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The Collectors Newsletter #1052 -- July 22, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1052 -- July 22, 2016

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1. Special offers, sales and other news!
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
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1. Special offers, sales and other news - Every day we publish "press releases" from our sellers who are offering special sales, discounts on shipping, promoting special items, etc. Visit http://www.tias.com/special-offers to see the latest. Hovering over the image displays the message from that particular store. Come see what you can find! Here's an example: Randall Antiques & Fine Art ( http://www.tias.com/stores/rafa) is offering 20% off listed prices of ALL Japanese Woodbblock and other prints, flow blue, oil paintings, watercolors.
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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.
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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
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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.

Yesterday was Take A Monkey To Lunch Day. If that's not strange enough for you, take a look at this really unique and rare Schuco - Figural Monkey Compact - it hides a lipstick, mirror and powder inside. Take a look at the pictures here:
http://www.tias.com/schuco---figural-monkey-compact-429704.html

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

Here's the birthstone board for July: Ruby
Those born in the month of July have the ruby as their birthstone.
https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/july-birthstone-ruby/

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.
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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
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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!

Here is an interesting reprint from 2002:

Relative finds Portrait Sometimes you find people you know in the most unlikely places.... This story is a short accounting of a great experience of mine approximately 2 years ago here in New England. As of collector of Groton Ma. items, I followed a lead to a well known auction house (to be unnamed) and waited for the Groton item to reach the block, I won the item happily, Then a few items later the excitement began, A large portrait was put up for auction and identified by the auctioneer as a portrait of Ralph Farnham, with no other identification offered. With a starting bid requested at $500, no bid, then at $300, no bid, then it was withdrawn because of no interest. I was excited to see the item but I refused to believe my eyes or the possibility that this man was who I thought.

I shortly went to the checkout counter to pay for my item and at that time asked to see the painting, Now up close I was astonished and persuaded the clerk to reoffer the item, I was able to win it as the only bidder for $100. This portrait is of Ralph Farnham of Acton Maine my fifth grandfather, He was the last survivor of the famous battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. He died at 104 years old in Acton Maine. As a child our family visited his home. When I got home, I removed the tacks that secured an envelope to the back to find the complete identification of him, exactly as I have known since I was a child, from our family history. This now is a very important part of our family history collection. Just to think how much money this would have brought at auction if it were properly identified by the auctioneer. OUR FAMILY'S GAIN----Earl C. Groton, Ma.

If you have a story about an unusual collection, your best yard sale find or how you started your collection, drop us a note. We may publish it here. Send your note to newsletter@tias.com
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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.
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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

John Moran’s Saturday, June 18th Decorative Auction Event a Boon for Private Collectors
http://news-antique.com/?id=810282&keys=Modern-antique-wegner-natzler

Rare Western bottles will take center stage at Holabird Western Americana's August 6th auction
http://news-antique.com/?id=810285&keys=bottles-whiskeys-medicines-sodas

Churchill’s 1946 Paintings of Miami Beach, Giza Pyramids to Star in July 27 Boningtons Auction
http://news-antique.com/?id=810286&keys=auction-Churchill-art-antiques

Now Available: July 20, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader
http://news-antique.com/?id=810294&keys=appraisal-maps-art-auctions

Polk pens new guide for ‘rockhounds’ of every level of expertise
http://news-antique.com/?id=810295&keys=rocks-gems-collecting-pricing

Baterbys and ProSource are teaming up for the perfect date night experience, July 30 in Jacksonville
http://news-antique.com/?id=810296&keys=picasso-dali-chagall-kinkade

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
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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
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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!

Here's a recipe from the 1974 version of American Family Cookbook:

Ginger Ice Cooler

1 can (6oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1 qt. ginger ale, chilled

1. Blend lemonade concentrate with corn syrup, then ginger ale.
2. Pour into individual glasses over ginger ice (freeze additional ginger ale in ice cube trays and finely crush the ice). 1 1/2 quarts
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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
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Grandma's Treasures
http://tias.com/stores/grandmastreasure/
Welcome to Grandma's Treasures specializing in antique toothpick holders. I have a wide variety of toothpick holders with many dating back to the late 1800's. They are from popular glass companies including Heisey, Imperial, Duncan, McKee, and more!!

Deep River Sales
http://www.tias.com/stores/drsales
Welcome to our place on the web! We've been dealers for over 40 years. Our inventory includes: Early American Pottery & Glass and other unique collectibles. Thanks for stopping by - shop around and see if we have something you can't live without!

Vintage Variety
http://tias.com/stores/vintagevariety/
Welcome to Vintage Variety! I am so pleased to offer my favorite things on Tias for your enjoyment. Visit our store often for new items! I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7 day money back guarantee. We accept payments through Paypal.

DownHome Antiques and Collectibles
https://www.tias.com/stores/downhomeantiques/
Welcome to our Tias Store bringing you the best in selection and pricing honest descriptions and honest shipping.

Countryside Collectibles
http://tias.com/stores/mdpdcollect/
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
http://tias.com/stores/alliesvintage/
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
https://www.tias.com/stores/lpantiques/
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
http://tias.com/stores/judygarrels/
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
http://tias.com/stores/bjewelbox/
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
http://tias.com/stores/dobson/
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

SK Antiques
http://www.tias.com/stores/skantiques/
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!
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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.
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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:
http://www.tias.com/search.php
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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/
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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!
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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.
http://www.kovels.com/marks/pottery-porcelain-marks.html

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