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The Collectors Newsletter #1088 -- May 19, 2017
The Collectors Newsletter #1088 -- May 19, 2017
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1. Special offers, sales and other news!
2. Open your own online store or place a Classified Ad!
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 sometimes a blast from the past
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:
More Than McCoy (
posted this press release: "Slashed Prices and New Additions include: Art; Copper; Art Pottery; Teacups; Glass; Linens; Cookie Jars; Doorstops; Bookends; Spice Sets; Baskets; Kitchen Collectibles; Sewing & Laundry Collectibles, & more!"
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 have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't have enough inventory for a store, and have only one or two items, or a set of something to sell, please visit:
Click on the Sell Now button at the top of the page to get started. If you have any questions, email email@example.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:
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 O. Henry Pun-off Day
The Complete Works Of O.Henry
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!
Visit our board for the May birthstone board - Emerald. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.
We just started a new board for Soup Tureens! More to be pinned there soon!
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/Blast from the past
Please share your story about collecting with us, and we will publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a reprint from the Collectors Newsletter published May 2002:
An "Ugly" jar. We get these incredible stories about "ugly" items that have been kicking around in someone's family for years. When someone finally gets around to getting it appraised or putting it up for auction, they are amazed at what it is really worth. Such is the case with this reader.... Here is my interesting story! It was great, and will probably never in a million years happen to me again! My husband's family has quite a history here in Midwest, IL. To make a long story short, he had a great grandfather who traveled around the world several times. Among things that we inherited from my husband's family home was this large, Acoma Indian jar. It was a piece which I always seemed to 'kick around' here in our midwestern home, as the southwestern motif just didn't seem to fit in! I had been listing and selling items, and having good luck at supplementing our income. One night, I decided I would list this very 'ugly' piece of pottery on a very visited auction web site. I started the bidding at $10, with no reserve. From that point on, for the next 7 days, I was on a roller coaster ride! I was emailed by 100's of people, asking questions about this piece, but one very nice person informed me that I must be totally ignorant as to what I had, informed me that it was a very valuable piece, told me to 'hang on for the ride', and that I did! It was one of the most exciting weeks I have ever had in my life! This piece sold for $8,625.00.....starting bid at $10, with no reserve. I later found out that this piece would retail for $12,000....an art gallery in Santa Fe was the high bidder. True story.....Very, VERY exciting! Sincerely, Sandy M
Do you have an interesting story to tell? Send your story to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
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
R. S. Prussia collectors need to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 22nd, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Drawings attributed to Picasso, Warhol, Dr. Seuss, Man Ray, Lichtenstein, etc. will be sold May 24th
Original artwork, skeleton clocks, vintage lamps, bronze sculptures, more at Bruneau & Co., June 3rd
Oil painting by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995) soars to record $120,000 at Shannon's May 4th auction
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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:
Here's a fun story and recipe from Sandi C:
Not sure if my "screwup" qualifies for the recipe page, but it SURE IS GOOD!! Background is this: I had read a tip in some magazine about making a Spring-like breakfast bread by using the fairly common 'recipe' of using frozen bread dough/dinner rolls, and using whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon, and some use butterscotch or another flavored pudding mix. I'm sure you've seen those recipes. The tip I read said to use the whipping cream, sugar and cinnamon, but then use orange marmalade with it, for a fresh take on it. A friend was grocery shopping with me and I bought the frozen bread dough and whipping cream. She asked me about the orange marmalade, and I replied, "Oh, I don't need to buy that, I have a couple jars at home". (Famous last words!) About 9:30 that night I was preparing the dough and discovered that what I was sooo sure was orange marmalade, was, in fact, pineapple ice cream topping! Stores were closed, so I thought, "Well, I'm this far, I've got to do something, so why not?" SO: here is the "recipe" I developed. I say that "tongue in cheek", as I rarely follow a REAL recipe to the letter. But, I'll try to put the amounts here, for those who do: One loaf frozen dough will make three 8" x 8" pans of my "TROPICAL TREAT COFFEE CAKE". I pour heavy whipping cream in the bottom of the pans, any where from well covered, up to 1/4" deep. Don't bother to count calories!! Then "schnipple" (cut in small irregular pieces, about the size of your first thumb joint) and drop them into the cream. Spoon pineapple ice cream topping over the dough schnipples. I used about 2/3 of an 8 oz. jar for each pan, or in other words, 2 jars made the 3 pans about right. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon and let raise overnight. In the morning, carefully pour more cream on top, just to wet up good the top of the dough. Then, again, sprinkle with a little more cinnamon/sugar and bake at 350 till done. That would likely be around 30-40 minutes, although I just check till it looks done. You can then, up end it onto a plate or let it cool in pan.I had bought a quart of whipping cream, and did not use it all. Next time, I'll add some chopped pecans and/or coconut to it, also. Some time soon, I'm even going to try the "original" tip, using the orange marmalade! Later: I still haven't tried the 'original tip', but did try doing this with Red Raspberry Fruit Spread, and it, too, is simply delicious!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
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:
American Antiques And Collectibles
Welcome to my virtual booth. Please feel free to use the Contact link to contact me with any questions about my items. Please buy with confidence as I stand behind all my merchandise.
Welcome to my shop on the web! Selling on the internet 20 years. My inventory includes a lot of railroad collectibles, plus vintage documents, books and magazines, toys, black americanna, postcards, military, boxing, photos, advertising and more.
The JJ Today collection captures the history & beauty of our past. Each of our featured collectibles have experienced meaning with some one at some place in time. All have value & are recognized as cherished keepsakes of our humanity.
Welcome to our Store! We stock a wide range of unique items ranging from high end to very affordable. Your favorite piece of antique or unique furniture is here, household curiosities, or simply your favorite book! Something precious for everyone!
Welcome to Bella's Place an online store offering rare finds, antiques, collectibles and other items you might not find elsewhere. We are very dedicated to helping our customers with any questions, information and/or guidance they might need. CIAO!
At Memory Lane
At Memory Lane, everyone is entitled to a piece of the past. You will find antiques and vintage in my shop. I am a small seller, but have been selling online for about ten years. Currently, my stash includes old milk glass & collectible glass.
Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
Welcome to my shop. I have been a dealer for 20 years and online since 2002. Vintage glass, porcelain, dolls, kitsch and so much more. Memories and heirlooms to treasure is my goal for my customers.
Vintage Paper 'n' Stuff
Welcome to Vintage Paper 'N' Stuff! We strive to provide a unique shopping experience offering an eclectic collection of vintage ephemera and collectibles. We pick up a piece here a collection there and offer it to you at affordable prices. ENJOY!
Welcome to my place on the web! You will find high quality french antiques and vintage jewelry in my shop. I've been a dealer for over 20 years and I have many satisfied customers.
Wanting More Collectibles Shop
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 ~
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.
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!
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
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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