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The Collectors Newsletter #286 December 2004
The Collectors Newsletter #286 December 2004
HAPPY HOLIDAYS From TIAS.com
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In this issue, you will read about....
1. More Humor
2. Send Your Free Christmas Cards Today!
3. Your Classifieds
4. Software For Collectors. The Perfect Gift (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.
We were sent some extra vintage humor stories this this week......
My children are all in their early to late 40's now, but at almost every
reunion two stories crop up that bring tears of laughter. Kids do say the
After three girls, having a son was a new experience for me. One day I
was diaper changing and my 5 yr. old wanted to know "what's that?"
Believing I was a very modern Mother, I told her the correct term for his
genital organ. It was about a week later that she asked if some of her
friends could come in and see our new baby. As they crowded around
the bassinet, my 5 yr. old says "This is my beautiful baby brother" followed
by "And he's got peanuts too!!"
When this same sweet boy was in kindergarten, I received a call from
his teacher asking if he was having problems at home. I immediately told
her "no" and asked her why she would think that. "Well, I asked the
children to draw a picture of their family. Your son had a Father, his
Sisters, and when I asked him where his Mother was, he told me you were
dead!" I was quite upset and told her I would find out why in the world he
would say that. When I did, he pitifully looked up and said "I got tired of
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) Send Your Free Christmas Card Today!
Plenty of time to send one of our free online Holiday Cards. We have a
huge selection of vintage cards available for you to send right now online.
Take a look at:
Send One Today!
3) Your Classifieds...
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 240,000
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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SLEWED HORSESHOE PUNCH BOWL SET IN ORIGINAL BOX
A History of 19th Century Foods with Recipes
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Vintage Crested China at V For Vintage
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5) Lost and Found
We accept three 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.
3. If you have a friend or relative that has been lost for at least 10 years,
maybe our readers can help you.
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.
Our antiques' shop recently obtained a most handsome two inch thick
scrapbook dated 1914, belonging to Miss Lola Ilfrey, Sweet Briar
College, Va. It is in good condition for a paper product that is 90
years old. Wondered if anyone knows details about Miss Ilfrey and
addresses of possible relatives? Thanks so much for all assistance.
Elizabeth Villines firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or person? Maybe we can
help. Send us info at email@example.com
6) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
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gives you the insider's edge you need to buy and sell like an expert in today's
antiques and collectibles marketplace. The 37th edition features:
More than 50,000 actual retail prices. No estimated prices. And the Kovels
have reviewed every price for accuracy. Color and black & white photos of
vintage collectibles and classic antiques Exclusive report on unusual sales
of the year Hundreds of identifying marks and logos of artists and
SPECIAL OFFER-Order online and the Kovels will send you this year's new
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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.
Our little 3 year old granddaughter is quite a performer and loves the
attention her "singing" and "dancing" bring her. She has curly blond
hair and big beautiful blue eyes. She loves to go to Disney Land
as often as possible, we live fairly close and have year round passes
to satisfy her love of that "Happiest Place". My husband and I purchased
a Minnie Mouse dress for her last year at the park and now Katie insists
on wearing it and her "tap-et-te-tap" shoes every time we go. This last
visit she was looking particularly adorable (I know, I know...but she is a
darling!). People were commenting on how cute she looked. One lady
came up to Katie and said "You are so adorable! Do you know how
adorable you are?" Katie smiled a sweet little smile and said, "I know!"
She said it so sweetly with such acceptance and delight! We (including
the nice lady) had to laugh. Three is such a joyous, free of self doubt,
wondrous age! She and her little brother Gavin are the light of our lives.
Merideth, Fullerton, CA
My nieces bright 3-year-old Avery is fascinated by learning first and
last names. Preparing the miniature nativity set this year and pulling
each piece out, Avery said "sheep", "wise man", etc. Pointing to the
Holy family, his little finger touched the baby Jesus and he said "Baby
Jesus", then on to "Joseph". He seemed to have trouble remembering
Mary, so my niece tried hinting with "M" names. Suddenly he blurted,
"Mary, her name is Mary Christmas." ......Averill G.
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: WANTED large vintage Fairy Phonograph Lamp
WANTED: TAMAQUA, PA Items wanted
WANTED: Vintage Canister
WANTED: Horlick's Jar Screw Lid
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
319,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to:
10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Debra requested a recipe for a "Applesauce Pie"
Here is one of the responses to this weeks request. 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.
This recipe is from a 1933 cookbook.
-- Applesauce Pie --
1 3/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix thoroughly and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until center doesn't jiggle.
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.
Hi, would you be so kind as to see if you can find the recipe for Danish
Pudding - Cake I think is in title - is baked in - tube pan. was in
Southern Living in 1989 or 1990 thereabouts. Appreciate so much. It
is usually thought of around this Season - the Holidays., and wonderful!!
Thanks -- R. Reynolds, FL
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
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fresh inventory for Holiday shoppers.
Take a look at:
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on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
13) Helpful Resources:
1. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 300,000
antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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