January 17th 2015  Newsletter
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Happy  almost New Year!


Our next show is February 7th and 8th
at the Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave. (Rodeo Grounds in the Exhibition Hall)
Times: Sat 9-5  Sun 9-3
It will be a very fun Antiques and Crafts show! We have vendors coming from all over the Western U.S. The show registration is open on the website. Please hurry and get signed up if you want to be a vendor.  You can check the attending vendors list on the webpage: Click Here
If you are signed up please check to make sure you are listed correctly.


All shows are at the Livestock Events Center
Feb 7th and 8th,  May 2nd and 3rd
July 25th and 26th,  Oct. 10th and 11th
November 21st and 22nd
Magic of Santa Dec. 5th and 6th
How to Tell the Difference Between Cut Glass & Lead Crystal
Cut glass and lead crystal are both made from glass, but lead crystal contains lead in the mix that enhances the brilliance of the glass. It helps to know how to tell the difference because lead crystal glass is usually of higher value than other cut glass, and requires a bit more attention when cleaning. Lead crystal stemware and other pieces have distinctive characteristics which you can test by holding in your hand. Glassware (traditional soda-lime glass) contains about 50% silica (sand) and no lead. Crystal contains at least 24 percent lead. That lead content is the basic distinction between crystal and glass. The lead crystal is also more brittle. It's very common to find small nicks as even a light tap with a utensil can chip it.

The confusion surrounding crystal is based in history and chemistry. First of all, despite its name, crystal does not have a crystalline chemical structure. And, the term crystal (cristallo) was coined by Italian glassmakers in the famous Murano glassblowing center near Venice to define quality glassware. 

High quality crystal with a lead content over 35% will actually sparkle. If you are trying to tell if you have a piece of cut crystal, place your thumb into the incised or cut design of the piece and if you move your thumb around and you feel as if you will get cut, then you have a piece of cut crystal. (Be careful you don't actually get cut!) Crystal will take on the properties of sharp cutting. Fine glassware may contain some lead content but if the 24% lead content level is not reached for a specific piece of glassware then a manufacturer cannot by law call that piece "crystal."

  •  Lifting an item may shed light on whether your stemware or other piece is made from lead crystal or cut glass. Lead crystal will feel heavier than its cut glass counterpart due to the weight of the added lead oxide.
  • If you don't have two similar pieces for weight comparison, you can use your ears to determine whether you have cut glass or lead crystal.

    Lift the item up and place it close to your ear. Make certain first that there are no discernible cracks or imperfections. Avoid doing this test on pieces with any damage, or otherwise use care and do this test far away from the damaged section of the glassware.

    Lightly tap towards the base of the object using two fingers, similar to how you would shoot marbles, thumb and index finger pinched closed.

    Once lightly tapped, lead crystal will produce a sustained melodic "ping" but cut glass will not.

  • Closely examine the piece in bright light. Examine for transparency of the object. Absence of color is indicative of crystal, while glass will have some light hints of green or yellow. The light refraction in crystal will produce a rainbow effect.

  • Lead crystal is often thinner than glass, as the material can be manipulated during manufacturing to create more delicate shapes without breaking.

  • Another confusion is the difference between "Cut Glass" and "Pressed Glass"
    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] hand 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.

    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 usually 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.  This was very popular in the 70's when "24% Lead Crystal" was the rage.

    Vendors: The Facebook Page is a Great Place to showcase your items. Feel free to post photos and descriptions of some of the things you are bringing to the show and also use it to tell others about the other shows you are in.
    Don't forget to "Share" the posts on your pages too and have your friends "Like" the page.
    I am also happy to post calendars of when shows are on the TannersReno.com website. Just send me a note and I'll add it to the Shows page.

    If anyone has time and knowledge to help get the word out by contacting newspapers that publish event listings, run fliers to the antique malls and retirement homes and such. I would appreciate the help. Please drop me an email or call.

    A great resource to find out about local Craft Shows is the Reno Crafters website.
    You can find it here:
    The Facebook Page is up and waiting for visitors!
    Please click here to visit the Facebook page at:
    The most current info and pictures will be there. Please click the Like link so you get notifications when we post updates. Please also share us on your Facebook page.

    A nice local Nevada TV show is "Wild Nevada" on PBS - KNPB
    Wild Nevada is a travel-destination series that explores the interior of Nevada. Each program is filmed over two days. Hosts Chris Orr and Dave Santina begin their trip at starting point and travel to their destination. Along the way, they take short side trips to investigate points of interest and unique landmarks.
    Saturdays at 3:00 channels 5 or 755 in HD
    Available in view on demand at:

    Another neat local show is "Old Tales of Nevada Past and Present".
    A special local presentation highlighting the unique history of Nevada and the present day stories of entrepreneurs. A show that builds pride for all who live in Northern Nevada.
    * Airs on the CW network KRNS
    (6 and 790 on Charter and 46 on Dish)

    * Thursdays 1 pm. to 2 pm.
    * Airs on Charter's TV Channel 3
    * Saturdays 7 pm. to 8 pm.
    * Available anytime on Charter's "Video On Demand"

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

    The previous Newsletters are available on the Archive page.
    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 more than one list.
    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:  
    Motel 6 (right at the freeway exit)
       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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    Dan and Paula Clements
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    2015 Show Schedule
    At the Livestock Events Center
    Tanners Marketplace:
    February  7th and 8th
    May 2nd and 3rd
    July 25th and 26th
    October 10th and 11th
    November 21st and 22nd
    Magic Of Santa:
    December 5th-6th

    Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
    (We are there on Mondays)

    Weekly Auctions
    Weekly Auctions
    Auctions by Sammy B
    Fun Red Hats and Art
    2295 South Virginia Street
     Suite 16, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 800-1930

    A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
     Jokes of the Day


    Q: What do you call a cold dog sitting on a bunny?
    A: A chili dog on a bun.
    Q: Where do mice park their boats?
    A: At the hickory dickory dock.
    Q: Where did the sheep go on vacation?
    A: The baaaahamas
    Q: What do you call a thieving alligator?
    A: A crookodile
    Q: What goes tick-tock, bow-wow, tick-tock, bow-wow?
    A: A watch dog.
    Q: What do you call a cow that eats your grass?
    A: A lawn moo-er.
    Q: How does a mouse feel after it takes a shower?
    A: Squeaky clean!
    Q: What has four legs and goes "Oom, Oom"?
    A: A cow walking backwards!
    Q: What do you call a pig that's been arrested for dangerous driving?
    A: A road hog.
    Q: What does a cat say when somebody steps on
    its tail?
    A: Me-ow!
    Q: What do you call a gorilla wearing earmuffs?
    A: Anything you like, he can't hear you.
    Q: What do you get from a bad-tempered shark?
    A: As far away as possible.
    Q: What kind of cat should you never play games with?
    A: A cheetah!
    Q: What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?
    A: Stuck!
    Q: What do you call a sleeping bull?
    A: A bulldozer!


    Q: What happened when the lion ate the comedian?
    A: He felt funny.


    Q: Why don't bears wear shoes?
    A: What's the use, they'd still have bear feet!


    Q: What's a puppy's favorite kind of pizza?
    A: Pupperoni.


    Q: What is a cat's favorite breakfast?
    A: Mice krispies



    Q: What has a foot but no legs?
    A: A snail

    Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
    A: Nothing

    Q: What comes down but never goes up?
    A: Rain

    Q: I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?
    A: A candle

    Q: Mary's father has 5 daughters - Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?
    A: If you answered Nunu, you are wrong. It's Mary!

    Q: How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?
    A: It can have a hole in it.

    Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower- everything was pink!
    What color were the stairs?
    A: There weren't any stairs, it was a one story house!

    Q: A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man's son was in the operating room and the doctor said, "I can't operate on you. You're my son."
    How is that possible?
    A: The doctor is his mom!

    Q: What goes up when rain comes down?
    A: An umbrella!

    Q: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?
    A: The letter M 


    A duck, a skunk and a deer went out for dinner at a restaurant one night. When it came time to pay, the skunk didn't have a scent, the deer didn't have a buck so they put the meal on the duck's bill.



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