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The Collectors Newsletter #323 May 2005
The Collectors Newsletter #323 May 2005
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In this issue, you will read about....
2. Finding Families
3. Your Classifieds
4. Improve 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 this story, 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.
Talk about serendipity... I do a lot of on line sales specializing in 20th
century ceramics, Nippon, Noritake, Art Pottery, etc. so every weekend
I am out and about hunting through garage sales for those perfect pieces
my customers seem to love and some times it pays off ($4.00 for a piece
of Roseville!) This past weekend I had bypassed this sale about four
times, but something drew me back. I stopped in and poked around and
just as I was leaving a nice red ware hand thrown plate caught my eye, it
looked very familiar, the art and the lettering kind of touched a note with
me. So I picked it up, turned it over and there on the back was the potters
name, C. Koegler, Alfred, NY, my aunt, Constance (Koegler) Wilson,
had thrown and sold the plate in 1943! I returned it to her and she almost
cried, she had always regretted selling this piece, and now it was back
home. She had made and fired many a piece in "Little Daisy Hotbottom"
during her school years at Alfred and went on to become a very
accomplished ceramic restorationist (now retired, unless she really, really
loves the piece!)
So gentle readers, if you ever come across a whimsical hand thrown red
clay piece marked C. Koegler, Alfred NY, I would love to hear about it and
maybe get it back to her, or at least let her know it is still out there.
Thanks, Bill Koegler, Eportunity Emporium, (email@example.com)
How about you? Tell us your story of serendipity. How a lost item somehow
found it's way back to the owner after many years. Send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here.
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) Finding Families
In this section, about once a week, we are going to try to assist LT Robert V.
Sanchez of the Navy's POW/MIA Branch to track down missing
families of deceased military personnel. Read the stories and if you can
help, give him a call or drop him an email using his contact info listed
Here is a list of people three new cases that Lt. Sanchez needs help on.
Arthur C Miller
Incident: ARM1 Miller was a crew member of a TBM-1C aircraft that took
off from USS ENTERPRISE to support mission on Peleliu Island. During
a bombing run, his plane crashed somewhere on or near the island.
CILHI is currently excavating the believed crash site. Donors for the
other two crew members have already been found.
-- Birthdate: 12 Apr 1920
-- Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York
-- Next of Kin: William R. Miller (father)
Julie F. Miller (mother)
-- Another Case --
Irvin Andrew Thompson
Incident: ENS Thompson was aboard USS OKLAHOMA during the attack
on Pearl Harbor. He was buried in the Punchbowl with the other bodies of
unidentified Sailors who lost their lives that day. An attempt was made to
correlate the serviceman buried in a particular grave to that of Thompson
but it was determined there was not enough evidence for a declaritive
finding but it was strongly supported. With maternal DNA evidence, it could
be positively proven.
-- Birthdate: 21 Oct 1917
-- Birthplace: Hudson County, New Jersey
-- Next of Kin: Andrew Thompson (Father)
Beaverton, OR (elsewhere in record, also notes him living in
-- Another Case --
Burdette Charles Campbell
Incident: Seaman Campbell was onboard USS ARIZONA during the attack
at Pearl Harbor...see Thompson case above.
-- Birthdate: 23 Jan 1924
-- Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska (attended James A Garfield high
school in L.A.)
--Next of Kin: Ezra Arthur Campbell (Father)
Los Angeles, CA
Emma Rose (Mother)
Meda Marie (sister?)
Charlotte Yvonne (sister?)
Thanks again! Rob
LT Robert V. Sanchez
POW/MIABr, CasAsstDiv, NavPersCom (PERS-624)
Phone: 901-874-4302, DSN 882
Fax: 901-874-6654, DSN 882
Toll free: 800-443-9298
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5) Lost and Found
We have a new email address for lost and found comments and requests!
Send them to -- LostAndFound@tias.com
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.
Lost item needs home...
Found, among my father's possessions, a graduation announcement from
Aloe Army Air Field (Victoria, TX) for the graduation of Class 43-C, March
20th, 1943. Inside the program (which has a leather cover) is the card of
James E. Overpeck and a newspaper clipping of James' graduation.
I have tried to relocate many such items, that my parents had, to the
original owners, but this one has remain elusive. If you know where to
locate Mr. Overpeck, or his family, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if I am unable to locate James Overpeck, if you or a member of your
family, were part of Class 43-C. Thank you!
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 LostAndFound@tias.com
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8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and comments 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.
Each time my two year old granddaughter, Trinity, burps or gets the hiccups,
my son would tease and tell her she had a frog in her throat. Her parents also
were trying to teach her to say "excuse me" when she passed gas. One day
after she passed gas, my son said to her "Trinity what do you say"? She
replied "It's ok I have a frog in my butt"....Sandy
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: We buy antique/vintage fishing lures/reels/rods
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
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10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Bev requested a recipe for "Hoover Caserole"
Here are several 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 also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
The Hoovers seldom ate alone. On one occasion the White House staff
had prepared for six guests and thirty-six showed up. The cook opened
the refrigerator and threw everything into a casserole made with meat,
vegetables and mushroom sauce. When some of the guests asked for
the recipe, the cook named this dish White House Supreme Surprise.
Unlike the Coolidges before them who were not used to having servants
and tended to treat them as equals, the Hoovers had supervised large
household staffs since their China days. More than one disgruntled
White House servant complained in print about uncaring treatment from
the Hoovers. The housekeeper, Ava Long, described many examples,
such as shopping for a luncheon for six people only to find that forty
would be coming with only a half hour's notice. Once, she instructed
the chef to grind up everything in the refrigerator and serve it as a
croquette with mushroom sauce. When a guest asked for the recipe,
she sarcastically called it "White House Surprise Supreme."
The following is NOT identified as Hoover’s casserole; however, it is
typical of the period.
Meat and Vegetable Casserole
1 lb diced cooked beef
3 medium baking potatoes; boiled, peeled and sliced
3 medium onions; peeled, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can cream of mushroom soup
˝ cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease casserole dish with butter
Arrange a layer of potatoes, a layer of meat and a layer of onions
in a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper;
repeat layering until all ingredients are used. End with a layer of onions.
Mix milk and cream of mushroom soup. Pour over top. Cover dish with
lid or foil.
Bake in preheated oven for 1/2 hour. Uncover and bake for another
˝ hour.....Mary Jo Ann
-- Another version --
Your latest newsletter asked for a recipe for HOOVER CASSEROLE.
I don't know if this is it, but in First Ladies Cook Book, pub. Parent's
Magazine Press; 1965 there is a recipe under Hoover's favorite's called
Presidential Corn Beef Hash, as follows:
2 cups minced corn beef (can be bought canned and broken up with
4 medium-sized boiled potatoes
1/2 cup hot water
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
9 bacon strips
parsley, chopped, for garnish
Mix all ingredients (except bacon strips and new potatoes) thoroughly,
add salt and pepper to taste. Shape into loaf form with bacon strips
over the top.
Bake in greased pan in moderate oven (350 degrees) 35 to 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the new potatoes, use them as garnish sprinkled with
Pour tomato sauce over the corn beef hash.
2 tablespoons butter
3 chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 clove garlic
1 finely chopped onion
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Heat butter in pan; add onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper,
and sugar. Cook briskly for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add
tomato paste, flour, and water. Stir until it comes to a boil. Simmer
1/2 hour, and strain around the corn beef hash on a hot platter.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
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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 geographical region where
you had this recipe.
if any of your readers have a recipe for rock candy, i would certainly
love to have it. (my mother used to make this 40 years ago). thank you
very much... Kenneth
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:
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