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The Collectors Newsletter #1043 -- May 13, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1043 -- May 13, 2016

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1. Time to start thinking about Dads and Grads!
2. Open your own online store!
3. Supporting small independent merchants
4. Do you know what day it is?
5. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
6. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
7. This Week's Stories, Requests for Help, and old stories revisited
8. Facebook Updates
9. This Week's Antique News
10. Newly listed items
11. Vintage Recipes
12. New On line Merchants
13. Did you know?
14. Helpful Resources For Collectors

1. Time to start thinking about gifts for Father's Day, as well as the graduate in the family! TIAS.com sellers have a wide variety of items any Dad or Grad would love! Here are a few suggestions:
Vintage wrist watch: http://www.tias.com/clocks-and-watches/wrist-watches/
Vintage cufflinks: http://www.tias.com/simple_search/cufflinks/
Vintage pen and pencil sets: http://www.tias.com/simple_search/pen%20and%20pencil%20set/

2. 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 http://www.MakeAShop.com and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at support@tias.com.

3. Visit http://www.tias.com 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: http://www.tias.com/newly-listed-antiques

4. 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 we celebrate Cough Drop Day. No clue why the cough drop has it's own day, but we like the graphics on this old ink blotter!

Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques to read about some of the interesting and sometimes amusing "holidays"! You don't need to have a Facebook account to view that page!

5. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/

May Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.

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.

6. TIAS.com is on Twitter! Click here and be sure to follow us! https://twitter.com/TIASdotCOM

We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too! http://instagram.com/tiasdotcom

7. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to newsletter@tias.com and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. 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 newsletter@tias.com so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.

Here's a reprint of a story submitted in 2002 - well worth printing again. Do you have any interesting stories to share?
I am into metal detecting private homes so one day I approached the door of a likely house just outside Chicago. A man answered the door in his early 60's and we struck up a lively conversation about the property and its history. He was an only child and both parents had passed away and we quickly became friends. I had not even begun to sell on eBay yet but was always interested in antiques and especially World War II items. He took me to a closet off a bedroom on the second floor and inside this small closet was a shoe box full of letters from a soldier overseas, his sterling wings, as well as one photograph of the plane he flew in. You see, my friend was only about 7 years old during 1943 when this family friend was sent overseas as a waist gunner on a B-24 bomber stationed in North Africa. I bought the box lot from him and about a year later I put the picture up on eBay along with a war bonds poster I got from him as well thinking that it might induce a slightly higher bid

I could hardly read the name of the plane but guessed that it was Kadley's Harem. The auction was only a couple days old when I received a phone call from a rather excited man. He asked if possibly the name was Hadley's Harem instead of Kadley's Harem. I inspected the photograph under a jewelers loupe and sure enough it was! It turned out that the plane was involved with the ill-fated attack on Ploesti on August 1, 1943. The pilot and two other crewman never made it home. The photograph that I had of the plane matched perfectly an old faded, torn copy that the man had. The copy he had came from a widow of one of the surviving crewman and was believed to be the only one. Mine was identical and in perfect condition, having been kept in a closed shoe box for 57 years. I quickly canceled the auction and donated the picture to further the research efforts of the man who contacted me along with the silver wings.

And all the letters? Well, most of them were from Christopher Holweger, one of the few surviving crewmenfrom that ill-fated flight and helped to fill in some gaps in the narrative of the history of that brave crew. Who could have known that a small box of old letters and one photograph would mean so much? I feel honored to have been a part of restoring the dignity and honor to the crew of Hadley's Harem.-Blessings, Eric Seavey

Max G is looking for a toy from the 1980s to 1990s. Anyone out there familiar with what he's looking for?
I had a toy when I was younger, possibly 1980s to 1990s and I can't find
it anywhere. It was a transformer/megazord style toy, leaning towards
the megazord toy mainly because it was multiple vehicles clipping
together to make one robot. The vehicles if I remember were the size of
hotwheels, in metal and all of them where military vehicles. For
example, tanks became feet, lorry for legs, helicopter for a head etc.
If you have any idea what I'm on about please help, I have looked
everywhere for them and there is no sign of them anywhere. If you have
some, even better.
Thank you

Kristin needs help identifying an item:
"Hi, I bought this cute whatsit at a church sale quite a few years ago, I believe it is solid brass. 5.5" x 4" x 3.25". The deer/Elk in the center ring pivots. Any ideas?"

You can see the pictures here:

Quite a few comments, but I don't think there's any agreement yet on what this could be. Take a look and let us know if you can identify this object.

8. Facebook Updates
Remember that you can check out our Facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques 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 http://www.tias.com 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.

9. 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 http://www.News-Antique.com

1. Fine Art by Otto Pilny, Zhang Daquin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Inness, Ward, and Osthaus headl

2. Palm Beach Modern to Auction 550 Curated Lots of Art, Furniture & Decorative Accessories, May 14

3. Collection of photographs by acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer Michel Comte at auction

4. Previously unrecorded painting by Louis Remy Mignot soars to $120,000 at Shannon's April 28 auction

5. Now Available: May 11, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader

6. Early 16th century German Gothic tapestry panel realizes $48,380 at Ahlers & Ogletree's spring sale



MANY other announcements are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at: http://www.news-antique.com

10. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS.com - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6

11. Vintage Recipes

Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://bit.ly/1vDXn6h. Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email recipes@tias.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 recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.

TIAS.com merchants have thousands of cookbooks for sale! You can see them here: http://www.tias.com/books/cooking/

Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

Email recipes@tias.com if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
This recipe is from a very early 1900s Hershey Chocolate Company:

Cocoa Mousse

4 tablespoonfuls Hershey's cocoa
1/2 cupful powdered sugar
1 cupful cream, whipped
1 tablespoonful gelatine
1/4 cupful hot water
3/4 cupful granulated sugar
1 1/2 pints thin cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dissolve the cocoa, powdered sugar and gelatine (which has been softened in a little cold water) in the hot water, stirring over boiling water til well dissolved, then add to the thin cream and beat with the egg beater, gradually whipping in the granulated sugar and the vanilla. When the mixture begins to thicken slightly, fold in the whipped cream and pack in ice and salt for three to four hours. Serve with hot or cold cocoa sauce.

12. 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: http://www.tias.com/new-merchants

Welcome to ISoldMyTreasures! We specialize in fine crystal, dinnerware and elegant and depression glass wares. We have been in business since 1998 and look forward to serving you!

Countryside Collectibles
Welcome to Countryside Collectibles, We have been dealing in collectibles and antiques for well over 30 years and have a reputation for fair and honest dealings. We offer mid-century and earlier collectible. We offer 7 day refunds. We accept Paypal.

Allie's Vintage Alley
I have been buying, selling and trading antique and collectibles for 30 years. I sell a variety of great finds. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee, and I accept Visa and MasterCard (via PayPal), Checks and Money Orders!

LP Antiques
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.

Judy's Closet
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!

SK Antiques
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!

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: http://www.tias.com/cards/
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: http://bit.ly/1BN65Sl
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: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at: http://www.MakeAShop.com


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