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The Collectors Newsletter #267 October 2004
The Collectors Newsletter #267 October 2004
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In this issue, over 317,000 collectors will read about....
1."Travel in time" & "Baking"
2. The new "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles
3. Your Classifieds
4. Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
6. A NEW book 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.
Travel in time
I have always been an avid "garage-sailor", based on my early upbringing.
My mother would always take the time to spend Thursdays (our day in
north-east Ohio) to go, so that we could spread our dollars in a better way.
There used to be a yearly event at the Cuyahoga County fairgrounds called
"The World's Greatest Garage Sale", and I had always remembered it to be
a delightful event (my mother and brother were pictured in the local
newspaper for attending because his stroller was full of "stuff" and he was
walking!). I kept the tradition up, recruiting friends along the way until I was
in my mid-20's. On one occasion, a friend of mine spied a 5th grade math
book that had been used as a part of our curriculum for the year. It was
priced at 5 cents... and out of curiosity, I picked it up. Believe it or not, my
handwriting was inside of the book where you used to write when you had
the book for the year! For 5 cents I picked it up. -Heather
-- Another Story --
I read the "Hot Cake" story and thought I would share a little cake story with
you. Back in 1975 my brother was getting married and my mother who was
the best cook in the world was baking and decorating the wedding cake
from scratch. She had the first bottom layer done and out of the oven so
she covered it with a cloth and set it on the dining table to cool as she
prepared the next layer. A short time later she returned to the dining table
to find that my husky puppy had gotten up and ate half of this cake. After a
few moments of wanting to finish off the dog, she put the animal out and
started another first layer. When this was out she again covered it with a
new cloth and went to rest a bit in the living room. A short time later she
went into the dining room and there in the middle of her big bottom layer
was her Siamese Cat SLEEPING on top of this nice "hot cake"! Well,
needless to say my mother gave it one more shot and shooed all critters
from the residence and prepared a final big bottom layer, all the other layers
and frosted it. My brother had his cake and we all ate it too!... Cyndi
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) The new "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles Last month's (Sept.)
"Hot" antiques & Collectibles These top ten lists are based on hundreds
of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at
the indicated Web sites.
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and
Depression Glass -
Milk Glass --
Cookie Jars --
Carnival Glass --
Fire King --
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site specialized in "high end" Antique and Art
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site is a free online price guide to antiques and collectibles.
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter
archives, just search for "Hot List" 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......
What is your favorite Jenny or Josh color?
Roseville Silhouette window box planter 768-8
A History of 19th Century Foods with Recipes
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TRIBAL ART, ARTIFACTS FROM SE ASIA
TURKOMAN JEWELRY, OLD, FROM AFGHANISTAN
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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.
Owner of item found (from Newsletter #199)
With reference to the Lost and Found I wrote about a Stetson China ashtray,
I found the man Bob Cigrand, who had drawn on it. He was a salesman for
Stetson. He told me some of the details of working for the company. He
does want the ashtray back. It will be on its way to him this week. Sincerely,
Fae Kelley - Carrollton, Ga.
Friend found (from Newsletter #266)
Thank you for running my story in your newsletter (#266, Oct. 2004)! I had
many wonderful replies but there was one – from Janet Amico in Mashpee
MA (thanks, Janet!!) – who sent me a phone number and I called it. It was
my friend!! Thank God!! After 14 years, we’re back in touch – thank you all
sooooo much!! Susan Lee, Houlton ME
Looking for Family
Hi: I am trying to find out any information someone might have on my family.
When I was 13 my mother died, my father was not able to take care of me
nor my brother, C.J. Hill. After my mom died we were placed in foster care.
We lived in East Alton, Illinois, but were moved to different towns. I know my
dad had family in Detroit, MI. Their names were Rollie Hill and Molly Hill, my
fathers name was Doren Hill and his mother was Martha Exdine, they were
from Missouri. This all happened a long time ago, but if anyone knows
anything please let me know. Thanks Donna Eck (Hill) TDX65@aol.com
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
Editors note - I just got a preview copy of Kovels' American Antiques
1750 -1900. It is absolutely beautiful. It is full of information and the layout
is packed with wonderful color photos. The Kovels have really outdone
themselves this time. This is a "must have" edition for your reference library.
Stop by your local bookstore and take a look for yourself, or here is an
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All in color with more than 400 full-color photos. Everything the American
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glass, jewelry, toys, advertising and much more. Use it to identify,
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7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
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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.
Every time I read these letters I mean to sit down and tell you about my
brilliant, wonderful little nephew. He is a very bright young lad. His
mother, my sister is always saying she almost has to have a lawyer
present when she is being quizzed by him, because he calls her on
everything. Anyway I had the pleasure (or the dis-pleasure depending
on how you look at it) of being at their home on a day that Matt was not
being very co-operative with his mother. She wanted him to do
something and he was quite adamant about not doing it. They were
going back and forth with their own pros and cons when Matt stopped
and looked at her straight-faced and said, "Mom, I'm like a jigsaw puzzle;
if the piece doesn't fit, don't force it!" Well, I tell you I was stunned and
then of course I totally blew the moment by bursting into laughter. I don't
who "mom" was more upset with then, him or me. Needless to say I
quietly bowed out. But I have on occasion reminder her of his words of
wisdom and we both have a good laugh. Who knows he just might make
a good lawyer some day...I thought your readers would get a "kick" out
of this story. Bobbie K., Ontario Canada
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: NBA 1998 Barbie Dallas Mavericks
WANTED: Do You Have This Lid?
WANTED: Wanted -Lid to Watt Pottery 3-Leaf Apple Bean Pot
WANTED: COLLECTOR PAYING GOOD MONEY FOR SIGNED AMER. PAINTINGS
WANTED: Scammell's Trenton China
WANTED: GOLD KEY PINS
WANTED: Lids to Franciscan Apple and Desert Rose
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 Jo requested a recipe for "cooga"
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.
Jo's recipe request sounds like the dessert my mother often made that
our family still loves 40 some years later. My mother called it Brownie
1 Cup flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup baking powder
2 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
1/2 Cup milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 Cup walnuts (optional)
1 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 Cup HOT water
Mix the first eight ingredients, spread into two quart casserole. Mix the
brown sugar and cocoa powder together and sprinkle over the top of
the batter, pour hot water over all. Bake in a pre-heated 350* oven for
45-60 minutes. Serve hot from the oven with whipped cream or ice
cream. Enjoy. It is also good cold the next day....Susan
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.
I HAVE A REQUEST. FORTY SOME ODD YEARS AGO, I WENT TO
MY TANTE'S HOUSE IN JAMAICA, NEW YORK. SHE WAS GERMAN
AND DID MUCH HOMEMADE COOKING. HER HUSBAND'S NAME
WAS MIKE. THEY WERE SUCH A CUTE COUPLE. TANTE WORE
OLD FASHIONED COTTON HOSIERY WITH GARTERS ROLLED TO
HER KNEES. TANTE FREDA AND HER HUSBAND, AL FREQUENTLY
VISITED AND WHEN WE WERE THERE ONE DAY, TANTE MADE A
YUMMY PUDDING MADE WITH CORNMEAL AND STEWED
TOMATOES. THE INSIDE WAS MOIST AND SWEET AND THE TOP
WAS CRUNCHY. IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO KNEW THESE
WONDERFUL PEOPLE OR WHO KNOWS OF THIS RECIPE I WOULD
BE FOREVER GRATEFUL....Irene
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:
12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
Decker's Basement Door
We offer collectibles from the 70's to present including Ebeling & Reuss,
Enesco, Goebel, Hummel, Norcrest, Schmid, and more. We have a
wonderful collection of Vintage Fiesta and various antiques. We look
forward to your visit.
My inventory includes limited editions, vases, stamps, oil lamps, Avon,
lighters, die-cast airplanes, Cameo Rose items, glass mugs, Hess,
Texaco, Exxon, Shell and Bp Oil collectibles.
Justagranny's Attic offers many treasures such as antique and vintage
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erika Vintage Boutique
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"Step into the BLUE FRONT SHOPPE and step back in time..." It makes
my day when I find that one item, someone was looking for but couldn't
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Angel In The Attic
Welcome! Our “Angel” offers a range of Antique, Vintage, Rare and
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Dealing in antique and vintage glassware, fine china, home decor,
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