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The Collectors Newsletter #335 June 2005
The Collectors Newsletter #335 June 2005
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In this issue, you will read about....
1. "The Canon Ball" & "Reader Comment"
2. Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
3. Your Classifieds
4. Increase the value of 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 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.
The Canon Ball
As an avid collector of anything old and unusual, and especially fond of
anything found on my families farm, Here is a story that happened just
last week. I have an active adult son, son-in-law, and nephew, they often
camp out in what we refer to as the gully.
This is also a place where a trash dump was located many years ago.
Over the years, I have found a teapot, several milk bottles, and many
pieces of "junk." Last weekend they camped out and when they returned
I found what I believed to be a cannon ball in the back of my sons' truck.
WOW, I thought a real find! Being the researcher I am went to e-bay and
looked up cannon balls. Well this thing is worth about $100.00 I told my
son. He just smiled and said Mom you are crazy!
I then called my dad and told him of the "Find" he was concerned about
it exploding, told me to be Very careful.
As I told several people of my cannon ball, I thought I should take its
picture and sell it. I was so busy planning my sons' graduation party,
I put the thought on the back burner and planned the party.
The day of the party arrived and I was so proud of my son. His
Agriculture teacher came to his party, I was glad he was there
until............He said to me...so I heard you found a cannon ball. He
just laughed. I looked at my son who was laughing and I said, "Ok where
did it come from?" My son-in-law was beside me by then and said" Have
you ever heard of a "shot put?" Come to find out that is what it is; but
the guys had a great time listening to my story of the $100.00 cannon
ball! It is now proudly displayed on my bookshelf. Judy G.
-- Another Story --
Comment from a reader in regard to Elaine's story "Having Fun"
Collectors newsletter #333
"A comment about yard sale-ing Elaine...if there were more people
like her in this world it would sure be a nicer place."
Tell us your FUN stories of yard sale-ing. We want to get them for the
next issue, so send them today to firstname.lastname@example.org
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) Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
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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 235,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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keeping accurate records on the history of each piece. Accurate records
can help contribute to the overall value of your collection. There are many
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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.
I am an antique fanatic and upon one of my "roaming arounds" I came upon
a box with lots of stuff in it. One of the items was a Bible. Under the "family
register" are the parents' names, Mike Patrick O'Brien born in Ireland and
wife, Ellen May O'Brien also born in Ireland. Childrens' names, Nellie Mae
O'Brien and Helen May O'Brien. Nellie married John T. Porter and then
Elmer Beckner. There are pictures. One is of Tom Porter, school days
"55-"56; newpaper clippings; photograph of John Porter from the Kaylor
Studio in Mishawaka, Ind.; a picture of two women standing with a man with
a cane in a chair; Aileen and George wedding picture; picture of Tom Porter
at Diamond Lake, Michigan, June 6, 1947; newspaper clipping of Bing Lams
home "where I lived and called home," signed Nellie. Would like very much
to return this Bible to the family. There's also mention of South Bend, Ind.
Can you help me? Please e-mail me at 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 LostAndFound@tias.com
6) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
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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.
When my wife and I got married we each had 2 children from previous
marriages. We decided to have all the kids take parts in the wedding. My
wife's son gave her away, her daughter was a flowers girl, my oldest son
was an usher and candle lighter and my youngest (5 Years old) was ring
bearer. He knew we had not put our real rings on the pillow and as the
minister asked for the rings my son looked up at my best man and with
true attention asked him if he had the REAL RINGS. Everyone got a good
laugh and to this day we still kid him about it....David Austin...Atkins.Ar
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: QUALITY OLD SIGNED OIL PAINTINGS WANTED BY COLLECTOR
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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 "J" requested a recipe for "Penuche Cake".
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.
I hope this is the recipe that the lady is searching to find. There are
several recipes for Penuche cake at the Cooks.com website even
apple and carrot cake with Penuche icing. Enjoy!....Connie
CRAZY CHOCOLATE CAKE AND PENUCHE FROSTING
Printed from COOKS.COM
3 c. flour, sifted
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. cocoa (baking cocoa)
2/3 c. salad oil (Wesson)
2 tbsp. vinegar, white
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. milk
2 c. confectioners sugar, sifted
Cake: Sift dry ingredients into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan. Make
three little wells in the dry ingredients. Pour oil into the first, vinegar
into second, and vanilla into third. Add milk and stir with a fork until
well blended. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Can also be
made as a round double layer cake. Cool before frosting.
Frosting: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling,
stirring constantly. Boil and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Stir in
milk. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Gradually stir in confectioners sugar.
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 geographical region where
you had this recipe.
My mother has grown up receiving a box of opera fudge every Christmas
time. She shared it with when i was younger, but can't find it now. it has
a fondant-like center, with a chocolate outside. I would love to be able to
present my mom with this for this upcoming christmas. thanks, Abby
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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Offering a wide selection of antique glassware, pottery, china and
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This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop.
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If you have more than a few items to sell,
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