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The Collectors Newsletter #1037 -- April 1, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1037 -- April 1, 2016
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1. Open your own online store!
2. Supporting small independent merchants
3. Do you know what day it is?
4. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
5. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
6. This Week's Stories, Requests for Help, and old stories revisited
7. Facebook Updates
8. This Week's Antique News
9. Newly listed items
10. Vintage Recipes
11. New On line Merchants
12. Did you know?
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. 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.
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.
Yesterday was Eiffel Tower Day, which celebrates the dedication of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on March 31, 1889. Quite a few Eiffel Tower related items listed at TIAS.com
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!
Visit the board for the April Birthstone: Diamond
As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift. They also make up traditional engagement rings. Diamonds in shades of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid. The more saturated the color usually means higher value.
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.
We haven't had any stories submitted in quite some time. We sure would love to hear yours! Here's one submitted and published in our very first Collectors Newsletter on December 1, 2001:
A collection of sand. One reader submitted her husbands unusual collection this week. My husband, Marcel, has a sand collection which includes some from several different countries, as well as the USA. He collected rocks when he was 12 years old, and decided sand was a part of rocks, so he got his first sample at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. He is now nearly 58 and has 114 USA samples and 45 foreign samples. Some he collected himself and some were collected by other people who brought samples back to him. Most are either desert or beach sand, some are dull and some are beautiful. One looks like garnet. They are displayed in clear plastic bottles in a homemade rack, which he made specifically to fit the bottles. They are all labeled as to where they came from.--Beryl B
Last week Andrew sent in a picture of a large collection of old tools, and he was having trouble finding info about them. Most of our readers agreed that they appear to be stone cutter / sculpture tools. To view the image, visit:
Quite a few helpful comments made by our readers. Thank you!
One of our readers sent in this request for help to identify an item she has had for years :
"This is a metal plaque-picture I’ve had for years and I can’t find anything about it.
It weighs 3 ¾ lbs and the size is 7&11/16” X 12&1/4”
There is nothing written on the back. I can read most of the front which is:
BREAKING HOME TIES IN ‘61
“GOOD BYE-GOD SPARE YOU”
View the images here:
7. Facebook Updates
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!
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.
8. 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
1. Artemis Gallery’s March 31 Auction Raises the Bar for Cultural Antiquities
2. Porcelain enamel on steel artwork by Roy Lichtenstein brings $189,750 at Cottone Auctions
3. More than 1,100 lots in a variety of categories will be sold at Crescent City's April 16-17 auction
4. Antique Trader Digital Edition Available
MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now 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.
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 thousands of 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!
Carol T sent in another great recipe - thank you Carol!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pineapple salad
2 lb. sweet potatoes (about 4), peeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
3 cups fresh pineapple chunks (3/4 inch)
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Combine potatoes and pineapple in large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients. Add to potato mixture; toss to coat.
Spread onto rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 45 to 50 min. or until potatoes and pineapple are tender and golden brown, turning after 30 min.
11. New Online Merchants
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:
Hello, Welcome to Judy's Closet! I have been a collector, dealer, flea marketer, and just an all around antique addict my whole life. I mainly sell glass, china, figurines, pottery, and art. But, you never know what might show up.
Aberdeen Art Glass
Hello and thank you for visiting my spot on the web! My name is Edward Larson, the items listed in my TIAS shop are all available for free local pick up at our physical location
Brenda's Jewelry Box
Welcome to my jewelry store. I have been in business with my husband for over 20 years and we decided to separate our jewelry business from our other TIAS stores. We have many satisfied customers. My inventory includes costume and fine jewelry.
Dobson Antique Hardware And Collectibles Of Eugenia's
Eugenia's is a family owned business for over 40 years. We specialize in antique door and furniture hardware, antique lighting and bath accessories. We also deal in various collectibles. Our "brick and mortar" store Eugenia's Authenic Antique Hardware is located at 5370 Peachtree Rd. Chamblee, GA, 30341 is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Tin Lizzy Treasures
Welcome to Tin Lizzy Treasures. Our shop truly is the home of 100's of one of a kind memories. From art glass to farm antiques to Automobilia. We have a little of everything. Please visit us often as our inventory changes frequently. Thank you!
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.
12. 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!
13. 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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