April 2013Newsletter 10
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Welcome to the 10th Tanners Marketplace Newsletter.


The Facebook Page is up and waiting for visitors! 

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The most current info and pictures will be there.  Please click the Like link so you get notifications when we post updates.  It also helps our ratings and to spread the word about the shows.


Free Appraisals and Antiques Evaluations 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.  Dan will be doing FREE appraisals with paid Tanners admission on Saturday
4-27 from 10:00 to 1:00

   Everyone is welcome to bring up to 3 items 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 April show is this upcoming weekend!  The weather will be beautiful and this is a great opportunity to get out and do something fun!  

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

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


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 I-80 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

[email protected] 



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.



The sharpness of the design is the key difference between cut and pressed glass. 


On a truly "cut" glass item the design will be consistently crisp and sharp.  Older cut glass almost always has cut decoration around the top edge, and that's the easiest place to check the sharpness.  Closely examined, [older] cut glass will also tend to show minor variations in the pattern.  All the rays on the bottom of a piece may not be exactly the same length, for example.  A lot of new, very intricate, cut glass is on the market and it could possibly be machine cut so you won't see that variance.


Pressed glass, is, as the name implies, glass that was pressed into a pre-cut mold.  If there are mold lines in the glass (typically either 2, 3 or rarely 4), then it's not cut glass.  Pressed glass will usually have smooth outside edges or rims, due to the difficulty of getting the molten glass to fill in any intricate designs consistently.  The design will also feel smoother.  If there's a star in the bottom, that's a great place to check.  Run your thumb over the outside rim of the design.  Does it feel like a flat smooth plane with v's missing from it, or does it flow like a pattern?  Usually there will be lines and bubbles in pressed glass that are not found in true cut.


Modern cut crystal is often a hybrid of cut and pressed.  It's usually molded into a basic design, then cut or etched by hand.  There usually will be no mold lines, however.  If you look carefully you will see the smoother molded design along with the cut. This was very popular in the 70's when "24% Lead Crystal" was the rage.


Also if crystal is carefully tapped with your fingernail it will ring while pressed or pressed/cut glass will not. (do NOT tap crystal with a hard object like a spoon as the piece could break)


A great, free, resource is Glass Encyclopedia.com:


Check it out when you come across a glass related question.

Vendor Setup Info
1.   Setup will be Friday 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!  


Please post a Craigslist Ad and put the Facebook link and webpage address in it.

It also helps to place ad's with photo's of some of the items you will have for sale at the show.  The more key words we get out there the more people will see the ads.


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 It includes a discount.


Click Here for a Printable PDF file of a flier to hand out for the Legends Show in May  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 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!




Dan and Paula Clements
Tanners Marketplace
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408 
Email Dan Clements  [email protected]
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Show Schedule
February  16th-17th
April 27th-28th
May 10th-11th-12th
September 14th-15th
November 23rd-24th

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Nevada State
Reptile: Desert Tortoise

Nevada designated the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) as the official state reptile in 1989. Found in the extreme southwest of Nevada, the desert tortoise is the largest reptile in the southwest and can live more than 70 years.

The desert tortoise is listed as threatened. The population has decreased by as much as 90 percent in some areas since the 1980s due to vandalism, predation, disease, and collection for pets (now illegal). Habitat loss from mining, livestock grazing, off-road vehicles, and development are also major factors threatening this ancient animal.


If you want to help save them contact: Reno Tur-Toise Club
Adoption and care in northern Nevada of desert tortoises and other species.
Hotline: (775) 240-2855
P.O. Box 8783, Reno, NV 89507

Nevada Trivia:
Who was Bertha?
  Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died in the 1990's.
Many old timers remember Bertha and Tina (her baby) performing nightly. They had an enclosure just outside the building and I remember taking the kids there to visit them.

Save  $1.00 off the April 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.