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The Collectors Newsletter #1025 -- December 18, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1025 -- December 18, 2015
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1. Start a store now, and be open for the new year!
2. Christmas Countdown!
3. Do you know what day it is?
4. Pinterest: Visit the Christmas boards!
5. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
6. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
7. This Week's Antique News
8. Your Classifieds
9. Newly listed items
10. Vintage Recipes
11. First annual TIAS.com virtual holiday cookie bake
12. New On line Merchants
13. Did you know?
14. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. Start a store now, and be ready for your grand opening right after the first of the new year!
It's easy to open your very own online antique shop with TIAS.com! There are no setup or listing fees, and we'll even help you with a custom logo and banner at no charge! For more information, take a look at
and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Some of you probably rolled your eyes when we started our Christmas countdown but time flies!!! Only 6 days left until Christmas! There still may be time to order online if you ask the seller about expidited shipping!
Our dealers are not seasonal merchants, but they sure are loading up their stores with goodies for the holidays! They offer all kinds of antiques and collectibles, making shopping easier than ever. Vintage holiday decorations are a must these days! Visit
and use our search to shop, or shop by categories, listed on the far left of the page.
Remember, when you buy from TIAS.com you are supporting small independent merchants who sincerely appreciate your business. Your online purchase is also backed by the TIAS.com Trusted Merchant Guarantee.
To view the most recently added items by all TIAS Merchants, please visit:
3. Do you know what day it is? Just to show you how versatile the inventory presented by our hundreds of sellers can be, we've been researching little-known national and world-wide "holidays" that most people aren't familiar with, and matching them up with items for sale on TIAS.com.
Today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Although we couldn't find any ugly sweaters on TIAS.com, we've highlighted some little critters is comfy Christmas sweaters.
Visit us on Facebook
to read about some of the interesting and sometimes amusing "holidays"! You don't need to have a Facebook account to view that page!
4. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest!
We have several boards dedicated to Christmas and the Holidays, including vintage Christmas Postcards (awesome graphics from the past!), ornaments, decorations, jewelry, and a Hanukkah board!
Also visit the page for December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon
Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon are the birthstones for people born during the month of December. Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color and is found in Tanzania.
for more examples of the various birthstones available.
Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us! We update these boards daily.
5. TIAS.com is on Twitter! Click here and be sure to follow us!
We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too!
6. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to email@example.com and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Please share your story about what you collect and what got you started collecting. We *love* to hear your stories! If you have a story you'd like to share, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
Irene J shared this Christmas story:
"Back in the early 1970s, when my two oldest were very young, my father-in-law was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack just before Christmas. My husband and I had spent many long hours at the hospital and were exhausted enough from that, but also from trying to take care of the holiday preparations for our young family. Christmas morning, about 6am, I awoke to the sound of running water and splashing. We jumped out of bed and found our kids in the bathroom, the sink plugged up and full of water, still running and overflowing, while they were floating around little "boats" - a set of wood salt and pepper grinders that were a gift for a family member. Trying to wipe the sleep and exhaustion out of our eyes, our next thought was - oh, oh - did they open presents not meant for them? We ran into the family room, and to our horror, every single package had been torn opened.
We were devastated to know that now all the gifts for our families had to be re-wrapped. Even worse was the knowledge that the kids had opened each of their gifts without us there to see their excitement and Christmas awe. Not wanting to make this a Christmas of horror for the kids, rather than get upset with them, we asked them to bring each opened gift to us and tell us who they thought each gift might be for. At least we were able to squeeze a bit of joy out of that morning. For years after, when we tucked the kids into bed on Christmas Eve, we repeatedly told each of them that they were NOT to open anything before they got us out of bed in the morning."
Remember that you can check out our Facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link:
If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well. You don't need a Facebook account to visit our page. If you do have a Facebook account please "Like" us!
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story on our Facebook page, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. We're also highlighting one item each day that we find particularly interesting - something that's very unusual! Check it out!
Thanks to those of you who have responded in the past! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
It's always fun to see what other people own and treasure! Although we can't put the pictures in this newsletter, please visit our Facebook page to view the images and learn about those items.
Please let us know if you'd like us to highlight one of your favorite collectibles!
7. This week's Antique News
If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
1. Books from the Late Tim Clarke’s Ceramics Reference Library To be Offered at Bloomsbury Auctions
2. A Cartier Brooch Clinches $514,000 in Rago's $4.3 Million December Auction
3. Part 2 of the massive Credit Suisse Americana collection will headline Nadeau's New Year's Day sale
4. Krause unveils 2nd Edition of 'Case Knives'
MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
8. Your Classifieds...
Newest classifieds are listed here:
NEW: The Classifieds are now set up to accept PayPal as a payment option. Visit this page for more information:
WANTED classifieds are only $10 and will be listed for 30 days, and also be included here in the newsletter!
Promote your store online, or sell one or two items with a Newsletter Ad for only $25!
Christopher Radko China at Dinnerware Replacements
6 Heavy Crystal Arctic Rose Footed Ice Tea Goblets
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Christmas Dishes at Dinnerware Replacements
Bronze Kuan Yin
Christmas Crystal & China at Dinnerware Replacements
RENWAL Doll House Furniture
Noritake Arizona Stoneware Dinnerware Replacements
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Place your ad today at:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
9. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
10. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email email@example.com if you would like to submit a recipe.
11.We' having our own TIAS.com virtual cookie bake this year! Send us your favorite holiday cookie recipe and we'll feature it here!
Here's another recipe from Carol T from Cullman, AL. Thank you, Carol!
3 large egg whites
Pinch fine salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Red food coloring, preferably gel
Special equipment: a pastry bag fitted with a round tip; a small paintbrush.
Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 250 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. While beating, add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Beat in the peppermint.
Fold the top of a pastry bag fitted with a round tip over and down a few inches. Dip a paintbrush in the food coloring. Starting inside the pastry tip, brush a stroke of food coloring from the tip to the top of the bag. Repeat with 3 more evenly spaced strokes. Fill the bag with the meringue; try to spoon it directly into the center so as not to smudge the food coloring (though some smudging is inevitable). Pipe 1-inch-diameter mounds of meringue spaced 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake until the meringues are no longer glossy and feel light and dry when picked up, about 1 hour.
Open the oven for a few minutes, then turn it off and shut the door. Leave the meringues in the oven until they are completely dry inside, about 2 hours. The meringues can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you submit a request, please include the geographical region where you tasted the recipe. If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
TIAS.com merchants have well over 4,000 cookbooks for sale! You can see them here:
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
Email email@example.com if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
12. New Online Merchants this week
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants that just opened a store at TIAS.com. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our merchants. You can see them all here:
Berenice Denton's Cottage
I've been a dealer for over 40 wonderful years. My inventory includes antiques, collectibles, furnishings and fine art. Your satisfaction is my top priority. I hope you find a lovely addition to compliment your home.
Our treasures are sourced everywhere along the coast from Historic St. Augustine through the Florida Keys, as well as some very special, sweet, secret spots we can't divulge! We hope to inspire you to live green, embracing treasures from the past.
Back In Time
I'm glad you chose to visit my store. I have a collection of vintage items that are sure to interest you. Sterling silver, china, and oriental rugs are my specialty but look for other antiques here also.
Welcome to SKAntiques! My inventory consists of cut glass and crystal, tea pots and tea cups, plates, brass, china, books, costume jewelry, vinyl records, and much, much more. I hope you'll find that special something to compliment your collection!
Timeless Art LLC
Welcome to our website of Timeless Art!! We have been Designers for Interior and Exterior Design for Many Years and Pride ourselves in finding the most Unique and hard to find Art Elements for your Designs, including Garden Elements.
Family company that is specialized in some of the most beautiful antique around. We buy and sell our items worldwide and have had acquired a very happy clientele over the past 40 years of being in this beautiful business.
Times Past Jewelry
Welcome to Times Past Jewelry. We specialize in vintage costume jewelry with over 30 years experience in the antique and collectible trade. We quarantee satisfaction or your money back.
13. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
You can shop by category! On the left side of any screen on TIAS.com (including the individual stores), you'll find a list of Categories.
TIAS.com has an "Advanced Search" feature to help narrow down your search results. Just use the SEARCH box at the top of any TIAS.com page, you'll see a link to "Advanced search", or bookmark this link for easy access:
TIAS.com has a page available so that you can send emailed vintage postcard messages to friends and family. Take a look at our selection here:
TIAS.com provides a directory which lists over 2300 clubs related to Antiques and Collectibles? You can search by name, website name, type or description, as well as alphabetically. Take a look here:
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!
14. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at:
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