February 2013Newsletter 4
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Greetings!

Happy Valentines Day! 

  

Welcome to the 4th Tanners Marketplace Newsletter.

 

Free Appraisals at the show:

   The TV show "The Old House Antique Showcase" will be filming several episodes on Saturday morning at Tanner's.  It's a new local show that will feature people getting their antiques appraised similar to the "Road Show" program on PBS.  The appraisals will be FREE with paid Tanners admission.   They are also looking for appraisers so if you are an appraiser and are interested in helping out please contact Dan at the contact info below.

   Everyone is welcome to bring something to be evaluated and you may be chosen to be on the show.  

   The program will air every Sunday at 7:00 A.M. on the CW Network, channel 6 on Charter and ATT and channel 46 on Dish and Direct TV.

    

It's Finally Here!

   The February show is this weekend!

The weather will be beautiful and this is a great opportunity to get out of the house and do something fun!  

   We have vendors with everything from Architectural Salvage to Zebra's, Fine Antiques, Artwork and Sterling Silver

Gourmet Foods, Militaria, Glassware and Pottery, Mid Century Modern, Jewelry, Furniture, Vintage Fashions and Accessories, Handcrafted Treasures, Bath Salts and Perfumes and so much more!

 

  And don't forget to support our local art community - the Artists Co-Op will be showing beautiful art by local artists!

 

Tanner's is also a Great place to find those vintage trinkets to use for Burning Man  and Steampunk Costumes.

 

  The show is at the Livestock Events Center on the Fairgrounds at 1350 N. Wells Ave.  Take the Wells Ave. exit from I80 and go North a few blocks.  Watch for the signs and flags.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me:

Dan Clements

dan@antique-antics.com 

775-741-9524

 

The previous Newsletters are available on the Archive page.   Click here to read them

 

 

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 newsletter emails then you may be on both the vendor list and the general list.

Depression Glass what is it and how do you know it is real?

Depression glass was made in the U.S.A. from the 1920's into the 1950's when it started to lose its popularity. Depression glass is not and never was fine china. It was made cheap with the intention of selling it cheap. It was mainly used as a premium or give-away for other companies to promote their products. It was common practice for customers to get complete sets free from cereal, soap, movie theaters, gas stations, and other places. Today it is a very popular collectible and because of its popularity it is being Faked in places like china and mexico. How do you know it is real? Practice and study. There are a lot of patterns and colors; pick one that you like and concentrate on it. The local library is a good source for books on Depression glass and it is free. The Internet has literally thousands of pages on the subject as well. The color should be light or thin almost clear. If it is a real deep/dark color, hard to see through, it is most likely faked.

Expect to see bubbles inside the glass. A few air bubbles are OK, in my opinion, and are expected. Quality Control was used but slight imperfections were accepted to keep costs down on this inexpensive glassware. Too many air bubbles can detract from the pattern or indicate a cheaply made fake.

Look for the Straw Mark. This is a thin line usually near the center of the piece. It is not a crack and should not go all the way through the glass. If it can be felt it should be smooth almost rounded. A crack on the other hand will go through the glass and a fingernail may snag on it. I have read two reasons for this mark. Both seem possible to me and it doesn't really matter because this straw mark is almost a dead give-away for true Depression glass.

Blowout is another flaw to expect. The molding process causes this. As these molds were used and reused over and over they would start to wear out and a small amount of glass would seep out from between the two halves. Lightly run your hand along the edge to feel this and know the difference between blowout and chips. Blowout Always goes out away from the piece and a chip Always goes in toward the piece.

The flaws mentioned here are indications of authenticity and to do not take away from the value of the glass. Chips and cracks always take away from the value. 

Vendor Setup Info
1.   Setup will be Friday the 15th from 12:00 noon until 6:00.  The events center staff will chain the doors closed every evening.
   We will also be open at 8:00 on Saturday morning for dealers to come and finish setting up.  Your packet and badges will be at the front door.   Please pick them up and pay when you arrive.  Coffee, Tea, 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 we 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 for the April Show

 

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

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     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 close by 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!

 

Sincerely,

 


Dan and Paula Clements
Tanners Marketplace
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408 
Email Dan Clements  dan@antique-antics.com
775-741-9524
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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Please print this coupon and bring it to the show for $1.00 off admission for your entire party.
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