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The Collectors Newsletter #262 September 2004
The Collectors Newsletter #262 September 2004
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In this issue.....
1. "The Desk" & "A Thank You"
2. Fun with Vintage drinking glasses
3. Your Classifieds
4. Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
6. NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
7. Newly listed items
8. Funny Old Stuff
9. Wanted ads. Can you help?
10. A Vintage Recipe
11. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
12. New Online Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to email@example.com and we may publish it here . We want to
hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
Here is a wonderful story on our quest to find a computer desk. Laura,
my wife, and I decided to find a new computer desk Friday, Sept. 10, 2004.
The one we have is a cheapy, large, and hard to move. Friday night Laura
was talking to her mom and told her mom she was interested in finding a
new desk for the computer. Laura's mom told Laura that her Grandmother's
old teacher's desk was left at a house they used to live in when Laura was
Her Grandmother died 20 or so years ago and taught 5th grade at Lowell
school, in Princeton, Indiana, for 40 years. She was given the desk when
she retired and it was moved out, we understand, just before this school
building burned. When Laura's mom and dad moved from the house where
the desk was stored, they left it in the garage at this house. This was about
15 years ago.
We thought there would be no way the people who live in this house would
have the desk anymore, but we took a chance Sat. morning, Sept. 11, and
stopped by to ask about it. No one was home that knew anything about it, but
we left our phone number with the girl who was there. We never expected to
get a call from them. We went to look at another desk Sunday morning, but
it was to small. Sunday afternoon, we got a call from the homeowner where
the school desk was and he still had the desk. It was never used and still sat
in the same place at the home the in-laws used to live in. He said we could
We went out to pick up the desk Sunday afternoon. It was in great
condition, a little dirty, but still in good condition. The story gets even better
because when we removed the top, there was a card under the top, in Laura's
Grandmother's hand- writing, and it was still in good shape and legible.
Sunday was a very exciting afternoon for us. Needless to say, Laura and I
were very excited to pick it up. We are going to have it professionally
We have temporarily dated the desk to about 90 years old taking into
account the years Laura's grandmother taught, the time after she retired and
died, up to now. It may even be older than that, but we won't know until we find
some actual dates about when she taught and died and add them all up.
Michael and Laura E. Patoka, IN.
Dear Tias and readers,
In newsletter 259 I asked for assistance making the decision of whom
to leave possessions to eventually. I have so far received 21 wonderful
responses and I think the majority favor following my heart, not blood.
I have three surviving siblings and one brother-in-law with six children
and many descendants from all. My mother died in 1991, but I had not
seen "family" which is two sisters and one brother since about 1982.
My other brother and I have not communicated since January, 1997.
My position in the family was never favorable to feeling nurtured and
even less so for the past 20 years. I have a niece and nephew I fear
will never have family "hand-me-downs" but they live 100 miles away
and never,I mean never, contact me.
As one reader mentioned I do have a wonderful son. He lives over
1000 miles away but spends his three week vacations with me every
year (he's home just now). He pays my Medicare supplement, he
lavishes me with $100 gift certificates to Barnes & Noble (he is a
librarian), always buys me wonderful gifts while he visits, buys the
groceries and some eating out, buys me a pantry full of expensive
things I can't afford just before he leaves. Who can ask for more? I
have made up my mind to leave some things to my "fosters" and let
my son sell even the heirlooms if that's his choice, if I don't have to
sell some prior. Thank you all so much for your input - it crystallized
my thinking and I know I was on track myself. (Additional comments
from readers are posted online at:
Comments, thoughts? Post them online at:
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find,
unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is
interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send
your story to firstname.lastname@example.org .
2) Vintage Drinking Glasses
Why settle for drinking from a glass with now character, when you can
have something with some pizazz. There are many varieties of drinking
glasses. Here are a few fun examples.
Snoopy and Woodstock Glass Mug, 1965 United Features Syndicate
Price - $8.79 For More Info, go to:
Vintage Set of 8 Frosted Antique Car Glasses
Price - $36.00 For More Info, go to:
Four 1976 glass Garfield mugs from McDonalds
Price: $ 10.00 For More Info, go to:
Amber Hobnail Tumbler
Price: $ 6.00 For More Info, go to:
Cool Cat Thin Bottom Pepsi Glass
Price: $ 10.00 For More Info, go to:
Vintage 50s red flower drinking glasses - set of 5
Price: $ 10.00 For More Info, go to:
Clear glass boot mug with handle
Price: $ 10.00 For More Info, go to:
Set of 3 vintage tumblers by Hocking Glass. Forest green with
Price $15.00 For More Info, go to:
For More Interesting glasses, go to:
3) Your Classifieds...
Are you looking for a special collectible for your collection? Do you
have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple
classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 300,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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Comic Book Collectors Kit 20% off
Etched Goldfilled Locket, Heart, Signed,Vint!
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4) Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
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5) Lost and Found
We accept two types of Lost and found submissions for publication in this
1. You have a vintage item in hand and you are trying to find relatives of
the original owner(s). This could be an old photo album, baby book, diploma,
Family Bible, or other vintage items that can be linked to a specific person
2. You are looking for a fairly common vintage item that has deep personal
meaning for you or someone you know. I'm sorry, but we do not post
requests for "one of a kind items" that have been lost or stolen.
Remember to include as many details about the item(s) as you can. For
your story to run in this section, you must include your email address and
allow us to publish it. If this service helps you eventually track down the
relatives or find an item, please tell us about it in a follow-up story.
Item returned (From Newsletter #261)
I am happy to advise I have found a family member related to Belle Gieger,
the original owner of the Birthday Book listed in your newsletter of Sept. 2.
What a wonderful thing for you to do! I am delighted to be able to locate a
family for such a treasure- and all because of your generosity! Thanks
much. Mozelle Tonne
Letters need to go home.....
Hi, My Name is Deanna and I live in Bear, DE
A few months ago I purchased a box of stuff at a flea market in the bottom
of the box there were about 6 letters Dated 1945-46 They were letters S/Sgt
Meyer Rose had sent home to his wife Mrs. Sally Rose. S/Sgt Meyer Rose
was in the army and writing home from Manila and other parts of the world.
After being totally captivated by the letters and how much Meyer Loved Sally
I needed to get the rest of the letters . I woke up at 6:00am the next day so
i could be there when the market opened sure enough there were about 25
more letters I purchased them and rushed home to finish the story. I don't
think I have ever read a book that had as much love and passion for a
woman as these letters do I would like to get the letters to a family member
they need to go back home.
This is the information that I have -Cpl Meyer Rose 42207367
S/Sgt Meyer Rose (1946)
Rvt Meyer Rose( Mar 19, 1945) 300 3rd O.B. Depot Co.
APO 75 c/o Postmaster san Francisco, Calif
Mrs. Sally Rose 1328 Commonwealth Ave , Bronx , New York
Mrs. Sally Rose c/o chamelin Crompond, New York - Son Michael-
Daugh Trudy .... Thanks for your assistance I can be reached at:
How about you? Do you have some special vintage item that is in need of
its owner or are you looking for a special item? Maybe we can help. Send
us info at email@example.com
6) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
Lithographed tin advertising signs were introduced in the late 1870s.
Collectors like colorful signs that advertise well-known brands of medicine,
soft drinks, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages, or that feature pretty ladies,
blacks, early automobiles, trains, or airplanes. Readers of Kovels on
Antiques and Collectibles newsletter have been warned to beware of
reproductions that are showing up at flea markets, and they know how
to spot them. For more information on Kovels' newsletter, click
7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday
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8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and jokes that
are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share,
please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
It concerns my dear sweet Grandmother Smith, who died quite some
time ago. My grandmother was an excellent cook. She, my mother and
two aunts attended a potluck supper the first Monday night of each month.
One Monday, I went with them and enjoyed a delicious meal. When it
was time for dessert, Grandma Smith asked me to get her rhubarb pie
from the dessert table, so she could cut it. There was already one piece
taken out of the pie for my grandfather, who did not attend the potluck
supper. I looked closely at the pie and thought it looked a little odd.
Grandma Smith cut another piece and set it in front of me, and I realized
it wasn't rhubarb pie, --- it was String Bean pie!!! When we were able to
quit laughing, Grandma Smith admitted she had taken the frozen package
of 'rhubarb' out of the freezer without wearing her glasses. She was so
embarrassed! Later, she got home, Grandma Smith asked Grandpa if
he'd eaten his pie. He had. When Grandma told him it was string beans,
he said, "Well, I thought it tasted a little strange!...Jenny K.
Do you have a funny story or joke you would like to share? Make someone
feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com and we may
publish it here.
9) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can
you help someone out? To place an ad of your own take a look at:
Wanted American Painted Signed "Puls"
WANTED: WANTED VINTAGE WATCHES AND PARTS
WANTED: COLLECTOR :BUYING OLD POSTCARDS( &Calendars)
WANTED: COLLECTOR WANTS POSTCARDS & Calendars(pre 1970)
WANTED: COLLECTOR WANTS AUTHENTIC TIFFANY STUDIOS LAMPS!
WANTED: COLLECTOR BUYING QUALITY AUTHENTIC FINE TIFFANY GLASS
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
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10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Kristin requested a recipe for "raspberry Jello cake
dessert". Here is one of the responses. If you have a variation of this
recipe that you would like to share with our readers, please post it to:
Be sure to check out this weeks recipe request, below.
I remember a similar cake from the same time period. My family loved it.
Prepare batter for a yellow cake according to directions on the package.
Bake in a 9 by 13 inch pan. Just before the cake is done, make a
package of Jello in your favorite flavor, stirring until the gelatin dissolves.
Do not chill.
As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, use a wooden spoon handle
to poke holes all the way down all over the cake. Pour the warm liquid
Jello evenly over the cake. Refrigerate.
When Jello has set and the cake is cold, turn it out from the pan. Frost
with Cool Whip and scatter mini marshmallows all over the top. Refrigerate
We used to use 2 different flavors of Jello sometimes. Just choose
different colors and pour small amounts randomly on the cake. With
double the Jello, you get a firmer texture.Carolyn B. Whitestone, NY
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
11) A vintage recipe request from a reader
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods
from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section
is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you
submit a request, please include the the geographical region where
you had this recipe.
In New York City in the fifties and sixties I remember making peanut
butter fudge using the recipe that was on the Skippy Peanut Butter jar.
I contacted Best Company, Skippy's parent company, several years
ago and never received a reply. It contained peanut butter, margarine
or butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla (and maybe even some Karo
syrup). The mixture was shaped into a log and, if desired, rolled in
crushed peanuts. I would love to have this recipe and surprise my
siblings next time they visit. Thank you, Sylvia
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
email@example.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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