News-Antique.com - Jun 21,2011 - Photo Caption: A boy sitting on a fence figurine marked "Made in Japan". He is made to resemble a hummel and was probably made in the 1960's. This is a nicely painted figurine that has the boy sitting on a fence with flowers at each side of him. It is 5 1/4" high and 2 3/4" wide. For more details, please visit:
New York - June 21, 2011 — TIAS.com (http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites. This month's list includes the top 10 terms for May 2011. The top 10 searches for April 2011 are also included for comparison.
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.TIAS.com. This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at http://www.tias.com/newsletter
TIAS serves approximately 170,000 unique customers a day. About 400 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over 650,000 items for sale online. The company has been building profitable e-commerce systems for merchants who sell antiques and collectibles since 1995.
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