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The Collectors Newsletter #263 September 2004
The Collectors Newsletter #263 September 2004
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In this issue.....
1. "The Card" & "No Food Processor"
2. Worlds Fair Collectibles
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
When I have a little extra time, I enter the name of the little town in Kansas
in the ebay search looking for souvenirs from the place my grandparents
lived. Finding anything from the place I spent many happy summers is a
joy. One find was a postcard and I was glad it was of the main street from
years ago. Luckily, the seller had also pictured the back of the card and
I couldn't believe it when I found it was signed by my Grandmother and
sent to her double cousin in 1906. Thru the nice seller, I found others he
had listed and later even more from another seller in the area. Now, I have
a nice collection of family history that even answered a question about
how my Great Grandfather died from being kicked by one of his huge
horses. I will be forever grateful to these sellers and treasure the cards
they helped me find in Illinois. Lila in Kansas
-- Another Story --
No Food Processor
My mother often told her favorite story of learning to cook. Her mother, an
excellent cook, had to attend a business meeting, and left her youngest sister
(my mother's aunt) in charge of meal preparation. Aunt Mildred was only
seven years older than my mother, and enlisted her nieces in preparing the
meal which included scalloped potatoes. Several hours later, when my
grandmother returned home, the young ladies were still cutting potatoes for
the scalloped potato dish. Since my grandmother had been gone long
enough for the potatoes to be done, she was a little mystified about what
could be the problem. When she investigated, she found that Aunt Mildred
had given clear instructions to make the potatoes, and my mother and her
sisters were busily cutting a slice of potato, and then cutting scalloped edges
in each slice. My grandmother thought it was hilarious, and ended up with
the fanciest fried potatoes she'd ever seen....Faye
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 email@example.com .
2) Worlds Fair Collectibles
This was an amazing event celebrating technical and social achievements
of countries around the world. These events were quite amazing and
produced some wonderful, unique, collectibles. Here are some examples.
1) 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Tumbler Set - $80.00
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2) Worlds Fair Collectible New York 1964 1965 Unisphere Plate - $45.00
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3) Chicago Worlds Fair 1833-1933 A Century Of Progress Sterling
Silver Souvenir Spoon. - $36.00
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4) St. Louis Worlds Fair 1904 Cigar Case - $30.00
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5) Chicago Worlds Fair 1892 1893 Silverplate Spoon - $39.00
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6) Chicago Worlds Fair 1933 Silverplate Souvenir Spoon - $24.00
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For Many more wonderful examples of worlds fair collectibles,
take a look at:
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:
Here are today's classifieds......
Auction of Magician Blackstone Sr. Items
Comic Book Collectors Kit 20% off
Etched Goldfilled Locket, Heart, Signed,Vint!
Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby
A History of 19th Century Foods with Recipes
Vintage Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Signed Art
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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.
Looking for a movie
Some good friends of mine have been searching for a movie from the
'50's. Their father was very particular about the movies they could see
when they were children. It was always a special event when he took
all five of them out to the show.
The one movie that they still talk about is The Little Kidnappers. It was
made in Canada and was about two young boys who go to live with their
grandparents after their mother has died. Their father was killed in the
Boer Wars. They find a baby all alone in under a tree and attempt to
hide him and take care of him all by themselves-hence the title.
They were able to locate a VHS video copy recently and showed it
during a family get together. Unfortunately, the last 20 minutes of the tape
was bad-scratched & jumped around quite a bit.
I was able to find a 1990's remake with Charlton Heston, but the original
one from the '50's is the one that would mean so much to them.
Does anyone know how to get a copy of such an old film? It would mean
so much to this family!
Thank you in advance. You can contact me, Ann, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
September 21, 2004 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
The flour sifter story reminded me of a day when I asked my daughter to
remove everything that was not in a can from my kitchen lazy susan. I was
slated to watch a couple two-year old grandsons and I planned to let them
play with the lazy susan and its contents.
The boys were immensely enjoying their new experience while I was busy
in the next room. Soon I heard sounds of "MMMMM" coming from the
kitchen. My daughter had forgotten to remove an opened bag of powdered
sugar and the boys had gotten into it. Powdered sugar was everywhere.
I opened the kitchen slider door and put them out on the patio until I could
give them a bath, as their faces, hair and clothing were liberally dusted with
sugar. They began to scream in frustration at having been removed from
the scene of the crime. I was busy with the vacuum while they were out
there shrieking. Soon enough, the crying stopped. I flew to the door to
find out why. They were out there....licking each other!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: GOLD KEY PINS
WANTED: Lids to Franciscan Apple and Desert Rose
WANTED: Stainless flatware 'Colonial Forge' by Reed & Barton
Wanted American Painted Signed "Puls"
WANTED: WANTED VINTAGE WATCHES AND PARTS
WANTED: COLLECTOR :BUYING OLD POSTCARDS( &Calendars)
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
290,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to:
10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Sylvia requested a recipe for "peanut butter fudge"
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.
Skippy Peanut Butter Fudge
1/4 cup Margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 jar (18 oz.) Skippy® Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set
2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt Spread with corn syrup over medium
heat, stirring occasionally. Add peanut butter. Cook over medium heat,
stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat. With wooden
spoon, stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread in
prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. To serve, cut into 1-inch
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.
The recipe I'm longing to find is one my mother probably got off of a
vanilla wafer box in the 50's or 60's; so far, I've been unable to track it
down. It was an "icebox dessert," and mom layered 4-5 vanilla wafers
with real whipping cream and I think, coconut. It seemed to me that she
poured a liquid over the top and put them in the frig overnight. The
result was a scrumptious dessert, enjoyed by her bridge club members
and of course her family. If you can help me, I'd be eternally grateful.
Thanks in advance, Myrna
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
Welcome to the wonderful world of Eccentric Teapots. You now have the
chance to build a fantastic collection of Beautiful Limited Edition, And
Collectible Teapots, Handmade to the highest standard.
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Our intent is to have items in as many categories as possible and add
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Fox Run Collectables
At the Fox Run we offer a wide variety of beautiful Indian Jewelry,
colorful antique carnival glass, a wide selection for coin collectors, as
well as stamps for stamp collectors, turquoise for jewelry making, and
frameable old western photos.
Past and Present Treasures
I offer a large variety of vintage porcelain figurines, pottery, glass and
miscellaneous vintage items.
A & E Antiques and Collectibles
Welcome to our store where old is new again. Visit our shop often for
that collectible for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We're always
adding new things.
A Touch of Glass
Welcome to our world of old. Come in and browse all our newly listed
items. We specialize in glass, porcelain, and pottery. We are so excited
to be here and look forward to serving you now and in the future.
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