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The Collectors Newsletter #1057 -- August 26, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1057 -- August 26, 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
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
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: przmtz, Cam & Pete's Treasures (
posted this press release: "David Troutman Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Cross Teardrop Clip Earrings for Sale in our Store."
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
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:
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 Dog Day. TIAS.com sellers have over 3,000 dog related items listed!
Antique Photograph Of 2 Women And Large Dog
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!
5. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest!
The birthstone for August is Peridot
Peridot, the birthstone for those born in the month of August, is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.
Here is a link to the Pinterest Peridot page:
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!
We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too!
We recently added quite a number of really unique items there!We now have a Instagram button at the top of the page at
along with the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons.
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 email@example.com.
We received this message from Bobby Q, along with a picture, that you can find here:
"Hi. My daughter recently was given a small White Rock soda sculpture which was her great great mothers. The only thing we were told about it was that it was a display on the counter of her local pharmacy and that they gave it to her in the late 1940's. I'm sending you a photo. Just wondering if you know anything about this piece I can't find anything about it. Thank you Bobby Q."
If you can help Bobby, feel free to post at the above link.
"With Halloween only a few months away, I have an idea for the round robin story telling in the newsletter. My entire house is full of collectibles and antiques. It's an eclectic mix that brings me comfort, but apparently it's not for everyone. I've had people ask me if I don't feel uncomfortable bringing dead people's stuff into my home. I have yet to see the spirit of someone upset that I own their old dresser or mixing bowls or what have you. However, I have heard enough stories over the years to know that some inanimate objects do have a life of their own sometimes. So in the spirit of Halloween, maybe the next round of story sharing would have to do with 'haunted' items. I have an awesome account about a friend of mine written out below, and it is a true story!
My friend (we'll call her Mary) had a sister (we'll call her Sue) with whom she was very close. Sue passed away unexpectedly in her 40s, leaving Mary devastated. After the services, Mary's brother in law told her to feel free to go through her sister's belongings and take what she wanted. Sue had collected music boxes, and she was particularly proud of the star of her collection, an early 1900s German inlaid wood box. Mary knew it was her sister's favorite--she'd been with her when she purchased it a dozen years earlier--and so she decided that would be the one momento she'd keep. She took it home, cleaned it up and put it up on a shelf above her bed. Before putting it up, she listened to the disc inside, letting it wind down into silence. One year to the day of Sue's death, Mary was in terrible shape, missing her sister. Sitting at the kitchen table, she had a photo album out and was looking at old pictures of happier times. Then she heard a sound coming from somewhere in the house. Thinking she might have left the TV on, she went to the family room. The TV was off. Perhaps hubby had left on the bathroom radio. It, too, was off, but when she stepped into the hall, she realized the sound was coming from her bedroom. It wasn't until she pushed the door open that she realized what the sound was. . .Sue's music box was playing its tune. No one had moved the music box since Mary had tucked it onto the shelf a year earlier. The moment she touched it, the music stopped, and it hasn't played by itself since. We like to think it was Sue stopping by just to say "I miss you, too."
Ali K, Mesa AZ"
What about you? Do you have a "haunted" collection? Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. 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.
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
Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter. To post a release, go to
Artemis Gallery Presents Classical Antiquities, Ethnographic and Folk Art, Aug. 25
MANY other announcements are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
10. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
11. 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!
Here's a recipe from Mary M, from a 1959 Farm Journal's Country Cookbook:
Potato Chocolate Cake
Stay-fresh cake--a favorite at Western ranch tables
1/2 c. milk
3 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 c. shortening
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 c. hot mashed potatoes
4 eggs, separated
2 c. sifted cake flour
1 tblsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. sugar
- Heat milk slowly in saucepan. Add chocolate, stir to melt, cool.
- Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Combine chocolate mixture with potatoes. Add to creamed mixture. Beat in egg yolks.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into batter. Add vanilla.
- Beat egg whites until stiff, adding the 1/4 c. sugar gradually. Fold into batter. Pour into 3 greased waxed paper-lined 8" layer pans.
- Bake in moderate over (350 degrees) 30 minutes. Cool and frost as desired.
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:
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
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!
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
Welcome to our Tias Store bringing you the best in selection and pricing honest descriptions and honest shipping.
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!
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.
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
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:
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!
14. 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' online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at:
d) Here's a link to the page where you can research backstamps/marks on the back of your item.
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