February 2013Issue No. 3
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Tanners Marketplace
Antique Collectible and Handcraft Shows

Welcome to the Tanners Newsletter.

If you missed the previous newsletters you can see them here:  Previous Newsletters 


Just over a week to go! and we are excited!

A very welcome addition to the show are the artists of the Reno Artists Co-Op!  They will have a nice selection of paintings and sculptures by local artists!  Please stop by and visit with the artists and pick up some great Art!

You can see more at their website:

Artists Co-Op Gallery 


I have updated the website and created a semi interactive layout map for booths showing taken and available spaces and a list of the vendors that have signed up and their booth numbers. Now you can easily see who's coming and where they will be.

Just click the links on the home page at:



Big News! There will be appraisals available at the show! The details have to be worked out but the CW network (Ch 6 on Charter and 46 on Dish and Direct TV) will be taping a new "Road Show" type program at Tanners. You will be able to bring in items and get an idea what they are worth! How cool is that!  

    The show will air on Sunday mornings at 7:00 and is called "The Old House Antiques Showcase" It may show up in the TV guide as "Paid Programming"  until they get it all set up.


There are still a few booth spaces left so if you are thinking that maybe the garage is just a bit too full or you could use some extra Cash you still have time to get signed up.


If any of you vendors have a website please email me the information and I'll add it to a Links page on the website (when I get it done :-) and post it in a future Newsletter.  


If you are a Vendor/Exhibitor and haven't signed up for your space at the show please do so right away as spaces are filling up fast!

Click the Vendor Signup link to the right. 


If you are thinking about being a vendor at the show and have questions please look at the website and give me a call or send me an email.


If you get 2 emails then you may be on both the vendor list and the general list.

Bakelite; What Is It and How Do I know If I Have It?

Bakelite is an early form of plastic. A gentleman named Beakeland invented this phenol formaldehyde in 1907. Bakelite was used in the manufacture of radios, telephones, cameras,  jewelry and many industrial products. It is actually still used today. There are collectors that specialize in each category or product and Bakelite is highly prized.

There are several tests for Bakelite.

The one test you DO NOT want to perform is the "hot needle" test. It is true that if you touch a hot needle to Bakelite it will not penetrate. Bakelite is too hard for the needle. However, if the item is celluloid instead of Bakelite, it will burst violently into flames. Any other form of plastic will melt and damage the piece.

Placed under hot water for a few seconds Bakelite will produce an acrid odor. You can also rub your thumb quickly over the item to warm it up and get the same odor.

The method we prefer is to use Formula 409, Dow Scrubbing Bubbles, or Semi-Chrome on a cotton swab. Rub the item, it doesn't matter what color the item is, if it's Bakelite the cotton swab will turn yellow.

Other clues for Bakelite are there are no mold lines and it is much heavier than other forms of plastic. 

Vendor Setup Info
1.   Setup will be Friday the 15th from 12:00 noon until 6:00.
We will also be open at 7:30 on Saturday morning for dealers to come and finish setting up.  Your packet and badges will be at the front door.   Coffee ..Sodas..Water and  Cookies will be in the back as usual.


2.    Saturday we will be open to the general public 9a.m. to 5p.m.   Sunday 9a.m. to 3p.m. Dealers can come in at 8a.m. each morning.


3.    Don't forget to order your tables and chairs if you need  them. The rented  tables are 8ft x 2 ft. Please bring table coverings for them. It is also a very good idea to have lights in your booth as the building is quite dark (bring 3 prong ext. cords too).


4.     Thank you (ahead of time) for turning in your tax money at the end of the show.  This is a State requirement.

PLEASE do not break down your booth until 3 p.m. on Sunday.    We always have people who come in at the last hour and want them to have a fun shopping experience.

Please let me know if you need tables and chairs and didn't specify them on your sign-up page so I can get them from the Events Center staff.
Help Spread The Word!

If you would like to help advertise the show we have created a flier with tear off tabs that you can print out and post on local bulletin boards or at your office. Many grocery stores etc. have places to post local events and every little bit helps get the word out. The more people that come the better everyone's sales will be!  


Click Here for a Printable PDF file of a flier to post on local bulletin boards  

If it doesn't print in color you may have to save it locally and open it in adobe Reader. 


Click Here for a Printable PDF file of a flier to hand out  There are 3 fliers on each page.


     We are open to any ideas that you have to let more collectors know about the show and get attendance up. On that note please click the Forward to a Friend link above and let anyone you think might be interested know about us.
Places to Stay:
A few people have asked if there are places to stay close to the events center.  The Events Center has RV spaces available (see the bottom of the show application page) and  there are several motels about a block away and the casinos are close too. Kayak.com lists some close by ones. You can narrow the search in the location box.:
   A friend of mine stays at the SandsRegency Hotel Casino when he visits. They usually have some good deals going. I did a quick check and found their deals page:  
Once he visited the first time they keep sending him free nights tickets.    
   Motel 6 is about a block away:  
   Days Inn is just a little further:
   Americas Best Travel Inn is right at the freeway exit too:
   There is a 24 hour Denny's and a Carrows restaurant very close. (walking dist. from motels, right at the freeway exit)
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!




Dan and Paula Clements
Tanners Marketplace
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408 
Email Dan Clements  dan@antique-antics.com
Dan and Paula Clements
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Show Schedule
February  16th-17th
April 27th-28th
September 14th-15th
November 23rd-24th

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Trivia Time
Nevada's State artifact is the Tule Duck which was created nearly 2,000 years ago.   Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the 11 decoys are each formed of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble a canvasback duck. This is a photo of a recreation of one of the ducks.

Save  $1.00 off the February Show admission
Please print this coupon and bring it to the show for $1.00 off admission for your entire party.
Click the Forward to a Friend link above to share this offer with your friends and encourage them to sign up for the newsletter too.