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The Collectors Newsletter #426 May 2006
The Collectors Newsletter #426 May 2006
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1. Stories from our readers
2. Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
3. Your Classifieds
4. Lost and Found
5. News from the Kovels
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New Online Merchants
12. 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.
As an amateur genealogist and the person responsible for overseeing
my company's heritage, my heart sank and I was devastated when I read
a recent post from April's #418 Collector's Newsletter. It was the one
from Jenny where she said she doesn't believe it's ethical to sell personal
I have a suggestion I'd like to make for ANYONE who finds themselves
faced with this type of ethical dilemma. Please ask the family if you can
DONATE the items/information to a local or state historical society for
prosperity. In most cases I think you'll find someone from a historical
society will even pick up the donated items from you.
Every day we loose one-of-a-kind documents, some deliberately, other
for unfortunate events such as floods and fire. Every document is
important and some are unique and one-of-kind....it is those we truly
need to preserve.
I think if you ask, in most cases you will find people are agreeable to
giving a donation so you neither have to sell nor shred and certainly
donating is a more palatable solution.
Thanks for listening and I hope this helps anyone faced with a similar
I was at a local community garage sale and saw this vintage fisher price
wind up clock in pretty good condition. The price tag said $8.00.
my husband says..your not going to pay $8.00 for a toy are you? He
was Thinking I was buying for one of my grandkids.. I asked the lady if
she would take less and she was pretty firm knowing it was a antique
old toy. I purchased the clock and listed it on auction and to my
surprise it brought in $110.00. Two people were actually fighting over
it. Needless to say my husband hasn't fussed at me anymore about
my garage sale finds.. Phyllis O, Arlington Texas
For as long as I can remember, my mother's sister would make Almond
Toffee every year just before Christmas time. She would give the toffee
to friends, neighbors and family as gifts. I couldn't wait until we got our
batch of toffee because I loved it so much. My aunt always claimed that
the recipe for the candy came from some friends of hers who owned a
small but growing candy company here in town. She had traded a piece
of antique furniture to them in exchange for the recipe and she had to
swear that she would never share the recipe with anyone. For years my
mother tried and tried to get the recipe but my aunt wouldn't give in.
After my mother passed away I tried several times myself to get her to
share the recipe with me but she wouldn't. When my aunt passed away,
her daughter and myself were the last of the living relatives. I asked my
cousin if I could have the recipe and she said "Well, mom never had it
written down, it was in her head so it is gone now." I was so disappointed.
I had tried to find recipes for the candy and had tried to copy it but could
never come close to my aunt's toffee. A year later my cousin hired an
estate sale service to liquidate the house and contents. There were
several items that I wanted so I made a point to be there very early and
get a spot in the front of the line. Once the house was opened and we
were allowed inside I quickly went through the house to try to obtain the
items I wanted. Once I had acquired the items I decided to head for the
kitchen to see what might be there. I spotted a little wood recipe box on
the counter that I had made and painted for my aunt years ago. It was
marked $5.00 and I had this sudden really strong "feeling" that I should
buy the box so I picked it up and put it in my box of treasures. Later when
I got back home I sat down with the recipe box to see what was in it.
There was not very many recipe cards in the box but what I did find was
all her recipes for foods that she was famous for. Her yummy mac and
cheese, the Christmas Jello Salad and several others. I couldn't believe
my eyes when I also found the recipe card for the Almond Toffee! I was
so excited. I had to pay $5.00 for it but I finally had it! Now I make the
toffee every year for my friends and family and I have lots of great
memories to go along with it. ........Shanna D.
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4) 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.
When I was a child back in the forties, my grandparents had a little
picture that hung at the bottom of their long oak staircase. It was a little
girl with a fearful look on her face,at the bottom of a staircase. Its caption
was --- On the long dark stairway where a bear is so liable to follow. I
would love to find this picture. I'm sure there were many made. If anyone
has one they would part with please contact me at
Please let us know if the item is found! Our readers enjoy hearing how
these searches are resolved. Send your email to LostAndFound@tias.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 LostAndFound@tias.com
5) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
TIP FROM THE KOVELS
In KOVELS ON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES newsletter, Ralph and
Terry Kovel offer this tip: clean cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge.
The salt is abrasive enough to remove bits of food, absorbs oil, and does
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7) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments
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.
My niece, now grown with her own children, was living with us for a couple
of years when she was around 9. She always helped me with dinner and
chores. One night while getting ready to fix dinner, I sent her into the living
room to ask her Uncle if he wanted AuGratin Potatoes or Mashed. All of a
sudden I heard a lot of laughter coming from my husband. When I went in
to see what was going on, they were both in a fit of laughter. It seems she
had misunderstood what I said and had asked him with a pained look on
her face if he wanted Rotten Potatoes or Mashed. Ever since then
everyone in our family calls AuGratin Potatoes, Rotten Potatoes. Diane
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Clare was looking for a recipe for "Bisquick chocolate chip cookies"
We had several responses to this recipe request. See below....
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.
An easy Bisquick chocolate chip cookie recipe
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/3 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, or 1 cup other chopped
sweet or semisweet chocolate
Mix butter, sugar, and egg. Stir in Bisquick, chopped nuts, and chocolate
chips or chunks. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking
sheet. Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes
about 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies. Kathy Dunton Berwick, ME
Bisquick Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
· 3/4 c Butter (soft)
· 1 lb Brown sugar
· 3 ea Eggs
· 4 c Bisquick
· 1 c Chopped nuts
· 12 oz Chocolate chips
Prheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix well butter, brown sugar and eggs; stir in Bisquick, nuts and chocolate
chips. Drop with teaspoon 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes until light brown.Recipe yields about 4-dozen cookies.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
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10) 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.
Comment on Family recipes
Is there a way to get in touch with Jevene M.? My Grandmother used to
have "traveling ministers" stay at their home while they preached at her
church. Just wondering if she might have any of my Grandmother Lydia
Napier's recipes in her cookbook. My Grandparents, George & Lydia
Napier lived on the border line of Powell Co & Montgomery Co, Kentucky.
It would be wonderful if I were to be able to find out that she did indeed
have one of her "country" recipes. Thanks, Cathy Martin email..
--A Recipe Request--
When I was a young girl, my mother and her friends met for "Girls
Club" every month at different homes. When their turn came, each one
would be responsible to serve a desert with coffee . My mother always
made Ritz Cracker Apple Pie.
Should have been called "appleless pie". I remember for a long time that
the recipe was on the back of the cracker box. Mom would even make
her own whip cream and put a dollop on the top of the serving. Does
anyone still make this Susan H. from Moultonboro, NH
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
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