June  9th  2015  Newsletter
Happy  June!




Hopefully you know by now that we are having a Special show at the Great Western Marketplace June 19th 

Through the 21st!



If you aren't familiar with the Marketplace it's on the West side of town off the West McCarran exit near the Home Depot store. They are a mall style store made of of many small businesses. You can get more info on their website GreatWesternMarketplace.com.


We still have vendor spaces available so it's not to late if you want to take part in the show. We have a lot of nice antiques and crafts vendors signed up already.

As an added bonus if you sign up as a vendor for the Tanners show the Great Western Marketplace will give you FREE space in their Craft Fair the previous weekend (12th, 13th & 14th) This Upcoming Weekend! That's right 2 SHOWS for the price of ONE and Antique Vendors are welcome too! 


For more information on signing up for the show I have created a special webpage with hopefully everything you need to know:

Click Here - http://www.tannersreno.com/GWM.htm


For questions about the Marketplace or to sign up for their show please call Elaina at (775) 624-1800
[email protected]


As a special treat we have entertainment coming for the kids and kids at heart.


Renee Grennan of Curiousities for Young Children will be here Saturday with projects to keep the kids entertained while their parents shop. Including Magic Shows, a Photo Booth and fun activities. As the show gets closer I'll post her schedule on the website. She is a well known children's party planner from the Truckee area.


 The show registration is now open on the website. 

Please go register right away to get the space you want. The layout map is on the website.


The next show at the Livestock Events Center is July 25th and 26th. The registration is open for it as well:  




All shows are at the Livestock Events Center
Feb 7th and 8th,  May 2nd and 3rd

June 19th - 21st
July 25th and 26th,  Oct. 10th and 11th
November 21st and 22nd
Magic of Santa Dec. 5th and 6th
 Five Things to Look for in a Valuable Antique.


    If you're going to spend some money on furniture and accessories, you may as well buy something that can hold its value after you use it. Antiques often have a greater chance of retaining value than new machine-made furniture. Plus, antiques add a sense of warmth, history, and character to your house.

   Whether you are purchasing antiques because of their beauty, or because you simply love older things, or because you are hoping that they will hold their value, the best rule is to Buy What You Like - and to keep your "RADAR" out for values. RADAR is an acronym that stands for Rarity, Aesthetics,Desirability, Authenticity, and Really great condition.

When you find an antique that meets these five criteria, you've probably found an item that's likely to appreciate in value as the years go by.


What constitutes a rarity? If no one else on your block owns one, you know that it's worth something. If no one in your zip code has one, it might be worth even more. And if no one in your area code has one, chances are, you have a piece that's pretty valuable.

Of course, something might be rare because it just didn't make it in the marketplace. The piece might be too large, too loud, or too ugly. Still, if you like it, well, this aspect of rarity can work to your advantage.

How do you know if it's rare? Here are a few of the attributes of a rare piece.

  • Few were made in the first place. For example, only royalty or the rich could afford gold boxes for snuff, so only a few were made.
  • Few of the original pieces remain. Some functional and breakable antiques were manufactured in relatively large numbers but are now more scarce, such as crystal stemware, porcelain dishes, and tea sets. But even items that aren't as fragile as glass or ceramics, such as wood tables and cabinets, are at risk of being damaged, and perhaps damaged so badly they are discarded over time.
  • A rare or unusual color or design for a particular type of antique.Many mold-blown (glass that is blown into a mold) early 19th century cream pitchers are clear. Sapphire-colored cream pitchers from this era are rare. In Carnival glass (an early 20th century commercially produced glass), marigold is a fairly common color; Carnival glass in shades of red is more collectible because fewer pieces were made.
  • Uncommon subject matter or style for a particular artist or manufacturer. Tiffany made few wisteria lamps (lampshades that featured wisteria blossoms) because they contained hundreds of pieces of very small glass and the process was extremely time-consuming. These lamps are rarer than Tiffany lamps with poppy and daffodil motifs, although no one would call any Tiffany lamp commonplace.
  • Unusual size or shape. These antiques "shaped up" in unusual ways. Some examples of rarities in terms of size or shape include silver spoons or other utensils with a specialized purpose, such as silver stuffing spoonsused for stuffing a turkey or goose or marrow spoons used for coaxing the marrow out of bones.
    A miniature, fine-quality salesman's sample of a piece of furniture from the early 19th century, or a large capacity candle mold for making 20 to 40 candles instead of the more common dozen-capacity molds, also are unusual.

    Reproducibility. If a piece is not being reproduced or is difficult to reproduce, its rarity increases


You may look at a piece, and think "If only that orange line weren't painted down the middle of it . . ." or, "If only that carving weren't slightly off-center. When you can look at a piece without wishing this or that were different about it, when all the elements of it blend together in perfect harmony, and when it has an overall pleasing appearance, then that item really has it in the aesthetics department.

Some folks believe that an object's aesthetic value is a matter of personal taste. On the other hand, some pieces of art and furniture have almost universal aesthetic appeal. Visiting art galleries and museums is one great way to see antique objects of art that are considered aesthetically pleasing. Books on your areas of interest also will show the better pieces.


Desirability is defined by what's in vogue in the current market. A few decades after Tiffany created his now-famous lamps, some people thought of them as gaudy, and so prices were steals by today's standards. Now people covet the artistry that Tiffany displayed.


Is it the real thing or is it a mere shadow of the original? Is it from the time period the seller says it's from? Is it made by the artist or company that is indicated? If it's signed, is the signature real? Is it the type of antique the seller says it is?

Part of the mystery and fun of antiques is separating truth from fiction. As technology and the ability to reproduce items become more advanced, identifying the authentic antique becomes more difficult.

Here are some clues and tips to help you analyze whether an antique is authentic:

  • Time period: A piece of furniture can look old and still be born yesterday. For example, you can use old wood and create a new piece of furniture. You can hire one hundred people to trample a new Oriental rug and thus, give it that worn in look.
  • Artist or company: An object with a Tiffany signature is worth more than an object without one. However, a signature is not in itself enough to authenticate a piece. Here's where your specialization comes in: You need to know the types of pieces Tiffany made - the texture of the glass, the colors, and the styles - and make sure that all the elements make sense before you can believe the signature.
  • The type of material: Is that bronze statue the real thing? Spelter, a combination of metals, can look like bronze. But spelter does not wear as well, is lighter weight, cannot be cast in as fine a detail, and is far less valuable. In fact, spelter is referred to as "the poor man's bronze," because it was created for those who admired bronze and couldn't afford it.
Really Great Condition

In an ideal world, the antique you are contemplating buying would be in exactly the same condition as it was the day it was born. But a lot may have happened in the last hundred or so years to the piece you are hoping to make your own.

Here's the rule as far as value goes: The less that was done to the original item to alter it, the more it's worth. That is, the fewer the additions or deletions over the years, the better.

The following terms are typically used to rate an antique according to its condition:

  • Mint condition means the piece is perfect. For example, with glassware, mint implies no chips, cracks, or breaks. For furniture, mint implies no repairs or missing pieces and an original finish.
  • Excellent condition means that the piece has minor flaws. Maybe there's a veneer chip on a table top that has been expertly repaired; or perhaps there's a pinhead flake on the base of a porcelain vase.
  • Good condition means the piece has suffered a few slings and arrows and come through them. Perhaps a porcelain figurine's finger has broken and been repaired by an expert.

Damage affects the value of different categories in different ways. What might be a minor chip or crack in a piece of porcelain can significantly devalue a piece of glass. The porcelain is restorable, in the hands of an expert restorer, and the glass typically is not, with the exception of minor rim chips.

It is polite to stare when it comes to shopping for value in antiques. Look carefully at each item you're considering buying, inside and out, upside down, and right side up. You want to understand the damage and changes the piece has undergone so that you can understand if the price pleases you. Also, knowing the flaws of a piece can be a negotiating tool.

Here's a quick guideline for the types of flaws you can look out for when examining antiques:

  • Scratches
  • Breaks and tears
  • Dings and gouges
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Fractures
  • Signs of repair, such as glue, runny paint, mismatched screws or nails, or putty
  • Missing parts
  • Discoloration
  • On figurines, broken noses or missing fingers

The general rule is: How much does the damage bother you? Anytime a piece sustains damage, its value decreases; but a repair job well done (that is, a repair job that you have to look for to notice, that maintains the integrity of the piece) can often increase the market appeal of a piece.


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 coupons.    

   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  
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
June 19th -  21st
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
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
Joke of the Day


Q: Which letter is the coolest?
A: Iced T

Q: What do frogs like to drink on a hot summer day?
A: Croak-o-cola.

Q: What do you call a cat at the beach?
A: Sandy claws.

Q: What does the sun drink out of?
A: Sunglasses.

Q: What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer's day?
A: I'm bacon!

Q: What do you call six weeks of rain in Scotland?
A: Summer!

Q: How do you prevent a Summer cold?
A: Catch it in the Winter!

Q: What do you call a french guy in sandals?
A: Phillipe Phloppe.

Q: When do you go at red and stop at green?
A: When you're eating a watermelon.

Q: How do men exercise at the beach?
A: By sucking in their stomach everytime they see a bikini.

Q: How hot is a Los Angeles summer?
A: So hot that I saw a fire hydrant chasing a pack of dogs!

For her summer job, my 18-year-old daughter arranged interviews at several day-care centers. At one meeting, she sat down on one of the kiddie seats, no simple task for most people. The interview went well, and at the end, the day-care center director asked the standard question, "Can you give me one good reason we should hire you?" "Because I fit in the chairs." 
She got the job.

My two-year-old cousin scared us one summer by disappearing during our lakeside vacation. More than a dozen relatives searched the forest and shoreline, and everyone was relieved when we found Alex playing calmly in the woods. "Listen to me, Alex," his mother said sharply. "From now on when you want to go someplace, you tell Mommy first, okay?"
Alex thought about that for a moment and said, "Okay. Disney World." 

Our first day at a resort my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to our room to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler and was on my way out when I paused and asked, "Can we drink beer on the beach?" "Sure," she said, "but I have to finish the rest of the rooms first."

Canadian Summer: 
I asked my Canadian friend "Did you have a good Summer? He replied "Yes indeed, we had a great picnic that afternoon!" 

It was at a miniature golf course on a brutally hot day when I saw a father with 3 kids. "Who's winning?" I asked cheerfully. "I am" said one "no, I am" said another. "No," the father said "their mother is!"

Funny Emails Subject: Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this one!

Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots?

He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet.

He then announced, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to. And, once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.

No sooner they got the boots off and he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up the grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again. Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots."

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