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The Collectors Newsletter #1039 -- April 15, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1039 -- April 15, 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.
Today is World Art Day. There are over 6000 items listed in the Art category 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.
Here's a story from Carolyn A:
"When I was a kid, my mom had a set of salt and pepper shakers that looked like chubby little Dutch characters. I think they were given to her for a wedding present. Years later, after a move, I noticed only one of the shakers in her curio cabinet. One had been broken during a move. I did some digging to find out who made them, and I was able to find the missing shaker! Someone had just the one she needed for sale (and actually it was on TIAS). She was so happy to get that missing shaker replaced!"
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. Unique Queen Elizabeth II Childhood Drawings and Earliest Known Signature Up for Sale
2. Antique Trader Digital Edition Available
3. Artemis Gallery to auction ancient weapons, antiquities, ethnographic & Asian art, April 20
MANY other announcements 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!
Last week Lynn B. submitted an old recipe "...from an early 1900s Golden Rule Co. cookbook/household help book" for Ginger Cookies. The recipe said they should be baked in a "moderate" oven, and Lynn was not quite sure what that means. We had two readers kind enough to submit their comments about that. Thank you!
Claiborne R submitted this comment:
"I guess I am older than I think! When the question of what a "moderate oven" is was raised about the ginger cookie recipe, 350 degrees F. popped into my head from childhood cooking lessons from my mother. I looked it up and sure enough, 350-375 is officially "moderate." (My mother could bake in a wood stove; in the really olden days, you watched flour sprinkled on a baking pan to see how quickly it turned brown to gauge the heat of the oven.)"
Ella K submitted this:
"This is for Lynn. She found old cook book and she didn't know what moderate oven is. Well I googled it and it states it 350* . For moderate and gives all other temps as well."
Patty S sent us this:
"Love old cookbooks. They seemed more like household bibles than just cookbooks with their helful hints about just about everything. It's obvious that every day dining was a bit more formal than what we're used to today. One of my favorites is my 1950 Betty Crock Picture Cook Book. There's a section for salads, and begins with "Salad Etiquette". It's a list of questions and answers about how to serve salad. Here are two examples:
Q. Should one eat the salad green?
A. Yes, it is part of the salad and is intended to be eaten [lol! seriously?!?]
Q. Where does the salad fork appear in the table setting?
A. This depends on when in the meal the salad is served. If for the first course, the fork is at the extreme left. If with the main course or following it, the fork is inside the dinner fork just at the left of the dinner plate.
I think most people today get their salads from a to-go salad bar, in a styrofoam container, and eat it with a plastic fork!"
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:
Welcome to LP Antiques. Our mission is to find loving homes for the antique and vintage treasures we find. Our goal is your complete satisfaction and we hope you find as much joy in browsing our store as we do in finding these interesting and diverse objects.
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!
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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