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The Collectors Newsletter #291 January 2005
The Collectors Newsletter #291 January 2005
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In this issue, you will read about....
1. More on "Seldom Used" vintage words
2. Some Interesting Vintage Postcards
3. Your Classifieds
4. What you need for 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
NEW series on PBS (sponsors message)
Antiques Roadshow FYI
starts 1/19 @ 8pm
Sneak preview at
1) After you read this story, 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.
In response to the "seldom used" words mentioned in issues # 280 we
had several responses from readers.
I had to smile at your story about words rarely used now, however,
owning a car from the 50's keeps those words in my vocabulary and
our kids and anyone we come in contact with while driving the car.
Guess it just depends on what circle you associate with whether a
word is gone or not. I have to admit, though, those other words in
the article, I no longer or rarely hear. Dot
How about cars with running boards and rumble seats. How many people
remember how to use hand signals? And how about when you could fill up
your tank for 50 cents? Then again who remembers that you could walk
across the street instead of running? Those were the good old days.
Hi, after reading about the loss of good words, I agree. But if
you still want to hear Supper, go to North Dakota, Breakfast, Morning
meal, Dinner, Mid day meal, Supper, Nite meal. Lunch is a snack when
some one drops by, and that's often up there. It might be sandwiches,
cheese and rolls, But anytime anyone calls, you feed them. I'd weigh a
ton in no time. But very hospitable. Here on the coast we have
Breakfast or Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. They are good cooks too.
You also get a lot of Jello salads and desserts. Its the Jello capital of the
world I think. Good for the differences. Valerie A., Windsor, CA
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 .
It's no hassle to ship large antique and fragile collectibles.
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about shipping answered. They have an entire new section dedicated to
antiques and collectibles now. Take a look online at:
2) Some Interesting Vintage Postcards
An affordable and fascinating collectible. They have been around for over
100 years and are available in every price range, style and topic. Here are
some exciting examples for you to review.
POSTCARD OF BASEBALL GREAT NAPOLEON LAJOIE
Antique Leather Postcard 1908
Art Deco Postcard: Lady with Cigarette. Hand colored
POSTCARD - LUSITANIA-MAURETANIA
Postcard showing a Group of young Men fencing
Old Victorian Baby Postcard
1902: Poland, Zakopane. Postcard of a Gypsy with Horse and Cart
Dachshund Dog 1910 Postcard w/Social Statement
Many more wonderful postcards can be viewed online at:
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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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.
Item needs home
We purchased a box lot at an auction in the Binghamton, N.Y. area a year
of so ago. One of the items in the box was a small personal bible. There is
a name and town in it, Nathan S. Niles, Georgetown, Madison, N.Y. I'd like
to have it go to a family member. The bible is dated 1847. I can be
reached at email@example.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 or person? 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
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Reading about the little girl who was excited about swimming when she
saw the sign, "Free Pool" reminded me of a story about my not so little
girl who had just left home and started her first job. I suggested to her
(back in the days when interest yields were much better than now) that
she should start buying a C.D. with every paycheck, and she said, "Oh
Mom, I spend too much money already buying c.d.'s!!!" She and I still
laugh over those mixed acronyms!! And to the person who missed
percolators, I just read that they're making a big come back with the
trendy set..........of course, our grown children will think they invented
them!! Love this email better than any I receive. Thank you very much
for it. Liz M.
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: Wanted: Vintage 1950s Prom Dresses
Wanted: Round Milk Bottle Bottles from all 50 states
Wanted To Buy: Old Guitars and Amplifiers
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
240,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to:
10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Betty W. requested a recipe for "Sugar Pie"
Here is one of the responses to that 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.
Well we just had this "sugar pie" for Christmas along with pecan and sweet
Everyone loved it and we have none left. Is even sweeter than pecan pie.
The recipe I have calls it Buttermilk Pie, but after eating it for the first time
everyone called it Sugar Pie.
Hope this is what she is looking for
BUTTERMILK SUGAR PIE
1 single crust pie 2 single crust pies 4 single crust pies
1 3/4 cup sugar 3 1/2 cups sugar 7 cups sugar
3 eggs 6 eggs 12 eggs
4 Tablespoons flour 8 Tablespoons flour 1 cup flour
1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 teaspoons vanilla
1 stick oleo 2 sticks oleo 4 sticks oleo
-- Mix all ingredients and beat well.
-- Pour into unbaked pie crust
-- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Notes: I Usually do 4 pies to use up buttermilk we usually do not have on hand.
This pie freezes very well and is a nice surprise gift for relative or neighbor.
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.
My grandma (born 1900) and mom (born 1922) always cooked a skillet
recipe they called "slum gullion." It is made with ground beef, tomato
sauce, chili powder, green pepper, and macaroni. (Very much a
depression-era, low cost and filling dish.) I would love to know the origin
of the name. I know lots of people who have prepared the recipe, but
none have ever heard of it called "slum gullion." Anyone heard of this
unusual recipe name? Thank you, Tami B., Riverside, CA
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
fresh inventory for Holiday shoppers.
Aunt Violet's Country Cottage
My shop is filled with memories. Dinnerware from a box of oatmeal or
from dish Wednesday at the movies. Kitchens items before microware
ovens. Household items that make you exclaim, “I remember those”.
Come in and reminisce with me.
Dara Tribal Village
Is it craft or is it art? It's by people for people, from around the world.
Wood, clay, metal, fiber and stone- all hand-worked by the best artisans
from past and present! Visit the ethnic gallery with a heart.
Come to a store with a little of everything. Items old, new, collectible and
collected. Things for the young and not so young. Comparable prices,
always willing to receive offers. Easy payment options and reliable
Our store includes, but is not limited to, Elegant, Depression, 40s 50s
60s, Kitchen Glass; diverse China and Pottery patterns; Childrens'
items; Advertising items. We also deal in unusual accessory items
from the Depression Era through the 1970s.
Antiques By The Falls
A fun assortment of antiques, folk art, and collectibles
featuring an eclectic and different variety of delightful and unusual small
items, primitives, advertising, jewelry, glass, pottery, toys, lighting,
kitchenware, and original folk art.
Offers romantic and elegant antique and vintage home decor including
furniture, linens, tableware, rugs, chandeliers and vanity items. Let us
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If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a
13) Helpful Resources:
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