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The Collectors Newsletter #1070 -- December 9, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1070 -- December 9, 2016

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1. Christmas Coundown: the clock is ticking for ordering holiday gifts online!
2. Special offers, sales and other news!
3. Open your own online store!
4. Supporting small independent merchants.
5. Do you know what day it is?
6. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
7. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
8. This Week's Stories, Requests for Help, and old stories revisited
9. Facebook Updates
10. This Week's Antique News
11. Newly listed items
12. Vintage Recipes
13. New On line Merchants
14. Did you know?
15. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1. Christmas Countdown: There are only 15 1/2 days left until Christmas! Many dealers are still offering special discounts! Visit http://www.tias.com/special-offers for all the sales promotions!
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2. 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: Acoma Lane ( http://www.tias.com/stores/tlca) posted this press release: "Beautiful sterling silver and MOP paneled bracelet. Each section hand painted when made in 1910. Rare. Marvelous condition. "
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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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 Weary Willie Day
Emmett Kelly The Sad Faced Clown Postcard (Weary Willie)
http://www.tias.com/emmett-kelly-the-sad-faced-clown-postcard-381694.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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6. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/ We've dressed them up for the holidays!

December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon

Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon are the birthstones for people born during the month of December. Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color and is found in Tanzania.

Here is a link to the Pinterest board featuring many beautiful examples of Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon: https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/december-birthstone-tanzanite-turquoise-and-zircon/

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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7. 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 We recently added quite a number of really unique items there!We now have a Instagram button at the top of the page at http://www.tias.com, along with the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons.
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8. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help/Blast from the past
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to newsletter@tias.com.

Here's a new story from one of our readers in Arizona, inspired by last week's reprint of a young grandson innocently asking what would become of his grandmother's stuffed monkey when she died:

I've not had anyone nicely ask (as did Janice's grandson in the most recent issue) if something would be left to them, but I did have
someone--quite blatantly--approach the subject. About 15 years ago, my sister had gotten married, and her new husband was coming
over to meet us all at Christmas. The youngest sister was the only one who had met him, and she did not have a very favorable
impression of him. Neither did I, after meeting him. This guy came into my house and started going on about my collections. As
you know, any collector likes talking about their best finds, how long they've been collecting and so on, but the conversation with this
guy was something else. He poked and prodded his way through my house, asking odd questions. Then he pointed to a large oil
painting I've had for years, one of my favorites, and wanted to know if it was by anyone famous. I told him it was by an artist who
was very well known in Europe, not so much stateside. He then asked how much it was worth. I was taken aback by this direct
question and instead told the very exciting story of how little I had paid for it at an auction after most of the crowd had left. He
was insistent, "Yes, but how much is it worth?" I'd done a little research when I bought it and discovered most of his work went
from $2,000 to $5,000, so I jokingly said, "Oh, a couple thousand. However, he's still alive but in his 90s. It should go up after
he dies." My new brother in law looked me right in the eye and, completely serious, said "I expect you to leave this to me and
your sister when you die." I was about 40 at the time... made me feel like he was plotting something to get his hooks into my
stuff! After he left I taped a huge piece of paper to the back of the frame that said, "Under no circumstances is this to go
to ________ upon my death." My sister is no longer with this buffoon, but recently my 18 year old son got quite the surprise
when I asked him to help me move this painting. I'd forgotten the note on the back and when my son saw it he started laughing.
"Boy, you really didn't like that guy, did you?" Son, you don't know the half of it...

Ali K, Mesa AZ
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Comments, thoughts? We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to newsletter@tias.com
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9. 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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10. 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

1959 Corvette, Pottier & Stymus rosewood bedroom suite, Whitney Houston stage-worn gowns up for bid
http://news-antique.com/?id=810610&keys=pottier-stymus-corvette-barracuda

Painting by Thomas Hart Benton headlines KC Auction & Appraisal's online-only auction ending Dec. 12
http://news-antique.com/?id=810576&keys=benton-thomas-hart-tiffany

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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12. 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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13. 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!
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13. 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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Cottonwood Antique Mall
http://tias.com/stores/cottonwoodmall/
The Cottonwood Antique Mall is a multi dealer mall located in the heart of the midwest with thousands of vintage items ranging from primitives to fine glassware. Shop our site for that unique treasure and tour our store on TIAS.

Wanting More Collectibles Shop
https://www.tias.com/stores/bfsvc/
Welcome to my shop on the web Ya'll~ From a small town, Murfreesboro, NC where I bought a drugstore(built in 1936)which I turn into a vintage collectible shop ~ I sold a large variety of everything ~ Visit my shop often in search for that one item ~

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.

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.

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.

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!

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
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14. 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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15. 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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Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this to a friend. To subscribe to this newsletter go to: http://www.tias.com/subscribePlease note that stories and recipes from readers are not checked for accuracy. They may be edited prior to publication. For questions or comments, you can reach us at support@TIAS.com 1995-2016 TIAS.com

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