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The Collectors Newsletter #1047 -- June 10, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1047 -- June 10, 2016

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1. 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 decide 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! We've been sending newsletter with items handpicked by our dealers. Here are a few suggested search terms. Visit http://www.tias.com and insert one of these. You might be surprised at what you find!

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 is National Herb and Spice Day. Over 650 items listed when doing a search for the world: spice

1930s Black Americana Aunt Jemina Spice Set

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/

June Birthstones - June has three: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone. You'll see some beautiful examples here:

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 story about collecting from one of our readers from Haymarket, VA

I spent about 30 or more years collecting Sterling Silver and other treasures from various thrift stores in Virginia. I've sold only a few of my collectibles; thanks for posting photos of Mexican silver. I no longer collect from these stores as I have my fill and don't now want any more. These are three of my treasures and the first two were purchased for less than $5.00; yes, I bought these at two separate stores and they were each priced at about $4.95 each. I'm not anxious to sell these; I went back to the Clock Tower store in Falls Church VA where I'd purchased this first necklace and called the clerk outside and handed her $20 for showing me this beautiful necklace with 21 hanging prism-like pendants. It's stamped with a Taxco mark and I believe also a Mexican eagle mark which was discontinued after 1971. It was completely black with tarnish when she handed it to me and I've never seen another necklace like it.

This Sterling Silver Aladdin's lamp was in a box of freshly donated/priced items at a Goodwill store in Virginia where I live; it's in mint condition and was never used as a lantern. I know how Aladdin felt after I paid $5.00 for this and walked out of the store with my new treasure. I've never added oil and a wick to it as it likely might damage the metal.

I bought this Navajo Squash Blossom necklace at the same Clock Store, had to see the manager due to it's expense. I paid her $325 and later sold it on eBay for $850. These are usually not signed by this one was stamped "P.P." for Peter Padilla. It had Morenci turquoise and I later found out that this mine had been closed for a while. These usually were not stamped with a maker's mark because they usually were buried when the owner passed away. So it was rare in being signed and also due to the Morence turquoise. What a find !!!

Mark S
Haymarket, VA

You can view the pictures here:

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 Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter. To post a release, go to http://www.News-Antique.com

Gray’s Fun Summer Auction

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers will hold a two-session Online Discovery Auction on Thursday, June 16


Costume that Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies will come up for bid June 11th

Now Available: June 8, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader

Van Briggle Sells for $187,500; Evans Cabinet for $175,000 in Rago’s $4.6 M. 20th C. Design Auction

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!
Last week Margaret M requested a recipe for dandelion greens. We received quite a few recipes. Thank you to all who took the time to submit them!
From Sandra S:
3 or 4 slices of bacon, 3 tablespoons flour, 3 cups milk, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 small onion or green onions, sliced.
Vinegar to taste. Salt & pepper. Very young dandelion greens washed & trimmed. Yield: 4 servings

Cut bacon into small pieces & fry until nearly crisp. Remove with slotted spoon & set aside.
Add flour to about 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet (discard the rest) and cook a minute or two.
Gradually stir in the milk over medium heat, whisking smooth. When space begins to thicken, stir in the reserved
bacon bits, sugar & some vinegar to taste. Continue to cook & stir, adding salt & pepper to taste.
Add the sliced onion & desired amount of fresh young dandelion greens & bring mixture to a boil. Serve
immediately. Note: This cream sauce mellows the slight bite of the greens.
Note! I am Pennsylvania Dutch and this is NOT the family recipe. I have very many dandelion recipes and
this is one with a cream sauce. I have not been able to find the dandelion greens; however, we always used fresh
baby dandelion leaves, not canned.

From Carol T:
Wilted Dandelion Greens

2 quarts dandelion greens
4 tablespoons bacon fat
1/4 cup mild vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pint cream

Wash the greens thoroughly. Cut finely with kitchen scissors. Place greens in
a skillet & add the bacon fat,vinegar & salt. Cover until greens are wilted
add cream and cook until cream has cooked almost out & serve over small boiled

From Jaci B. - Carrollton, VA

Margaret M. wants a recipe for dandelion greens. I couldn't find the exact recipe but maybe she can find a recipe that is similar on these two sites:



Whole Foods Market sells canned dandelion greens and I'm sure if she checks other stores in her area she will find that them on the shelf as well.

Jaci B. - Carrollton, VA

From H Marie B, Boise, ID
Fresh, Frozen, Can, Dry and Salt dandelions to Preserve. See internet for a variety of preserving and salad serving recipes (Even Martha Stewart's). See older recipes below. I like my dandelion salads without cream, but with a warm, sweet, vinegar, onion and bacon dressing, also with chopped boiled eggs. Early picking and sweet vinegar dressing keeps them from tasting bitter.


Schuylkill Dandelions (Pennsylvania)

1 Quart young Dandelion Greens
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, well beaten
1 Teaspoon Butter
2 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Wash dandelions carefully, cut off some of the end of the older leaves. Make a mixture of the sour cream, egg, salt, butter and sugar (dissolved in vinegar). Let come to a boiling point in stew pan, then put in the dandelions. (That's all it says!). I would add pre cooked bacon bits, and a dribble of the bacon grease as an optional method or flavor.

Here is an ancient recipe from New Hampshire in the 1949 American Cooks:

Preserving Dandelions
"Pick over, wash clean one peck dandelions. and let drain some, put a thin layer of salt in stone jar [canning salt] then the dandelions and one pint coarse fine salt, and keep these in layer until the desired quantity is obtained and should the brine not seem very salt add more salt but not any water as the dandelion juice is sufficient, put a weight on at last. Soak well before using and require more cooking then in the season for them." This is typed exactly as written.

Modern recipes to preserve Garden Greens, including Dandelions, can be found in "Putting Foods By", 1973, The Stephen Greene Press, Vermont, by Hertzbert, Vaughan, Greene.

Pressure Canning ONLY, Hot Pack in glass Jars (recipe below) or in Cans.
A few additional comments are added by me (Marie B), an experienced canner and Dandelion salad maker.

Harvest dandelions in early spring before they bud (to avoid bitterness). Carefully pick over the fresh picked greens for grass, poor leaves, cutting off tough stems or roots. After washing, you probably will want the individual leaves left whole, not chopped up. Wash thoroughly, lifting from water to let sediment settle. Wash at least three times in fresh water, in small batches. When spun or patted dry, put into steamer or cheese cloth (tie the top), and steam about 10 minutes without soaking in water. Pack the clean sterile jars with steamed greens, leaving 1/2 inch headroom. Add only 1/4 teaspoon canning salt to pints, 1/2 teaspoon salt to Quarts. Add boiling water to 1/2 inch, remove bubbles with hot sterile tool (table knife works), if needed, clean rims and adjust sterile lids. Pressure process at 10 lbs for 70 minutes (pints) or 90 minutes for quarts. Remove jars gently, and let cool slowly. Make sure they are sealed, or use immediately.

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

Elena's Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to our family's place on the web! We've been dealers for over 20 years and we have many satisfied customers. Our inventory includes glass, porcelain and vintage art pieces! We accept Paypal, Visa and MasterCard!

DownHome Antiques and Collectibles
Welcome to our Tias Store bringing you the best in selection and pricing honest descriptions and honest shipping.

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.

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' 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
d) Here's a link to the page where you can research backstamps/marks on the back of your item.


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