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The Collectors Newsletter #449 August 2006
The Collectors Newsletter #449 August 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 On line 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 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.
Years ago, my grandmother gave me a lovely emerald and seed-pearl
lavaliere which she had had as a girl. I wore it so proudly to church one
Easter, only to look down to see the chain but no pendant. I was
heartsick as I looked everywhere, and finally had to tell my Grandma
that I had lost her beautiful pendant. She didn't scold much, but I could
tell she was disappointed that I'd lost such a treasure. Many years
later, I came home for a visit. I went to church with my Dad and
step-mom and they took me over to show me the old sanctuary which
had been converted to classrooms for the new parochial school. As we
stood reminiscing, I saw a glint in the dirt. I went over and picked up the
pendant I had lost nearly 15 years earlier! Some things lost truly can
be found again! Denise
I was reading about the houses people have bought at garage sales & we
had a super buy at a Sheriff's sale! These properties are foreclosed on
and the bank is who determines what the opening bid will be. There is a
list distributed ahead of time so you can look at the houses to see if you
are interested. We have just started a rental business and this was my
3rd such Sheriff's sale to attend. Usually in the crowd you will have
some realtor's, normal buyers and lawyers representing the banks. My
husband and I had figured out we had around $25,000 to spend as you
must pay cash, they do not allow bank financing, and we had about 3
properties selected we would like to bid on. Well you can imagine the
utmost excitement for me when the 2nd property to bid on the bank was
not wanting the over $35,000 left on the note, but it could be had for $68.76!
I think everyone must have just not been thinking or something but there
was a farmer and myself that bid back & forth until it got to $550.00 and he
said let her have it!! Now this was sight unseen, but I figured the land was
worth that much! To my excitement, the house had some trash in it, but it
was a 2 story 3 bedroom, paved driveway, total fenced yard with a small
garage in a not bad neighborhood. Today we rent it for $550 a month &
have people waiting in line if it is ever empty! Sometimes you are just in
the right place at the right time! Kim Indiana
The story of the chief of police reminded me of when I was in middle
school in California in the ‘60s. A deputy of the Monterey County King
City office told the school body of the day he and another deputy came
back to the sheriff office. They spotted through a back wall window
someone running away through the back yard. They knew he hadn’t
been in the office. They chased him and caught him with a sack of wild
marijuana that he had harvested from the sheriff department’s back yard!
Uncle Fred Crease was a young doctor living in Oakland when the San
Francisco earthquake hit. He and a fellow doctor took the ferry across to
San Francisco and tried to make their way up from the wharves into the
city to see what they could do to help.
Confusion dominated, in fact they were the rare persons entering the city,
others were fleeing. Almost immediately a frantic woman came up to Uncle
Fred and thrust a bird cage with a canary into his hands and said “take
care of my dickie bird!” He never saw her again and took the canary and
cage home with him that evening.
He and Aunt Blanche took care of the “dickie bird” and when Aunt Delle
came out for a visit, they gave it to her. On the train trip back to Noxubee
County, Mississippi, the porter took care of the bird in the baggage car
as a favor to Aunt Delle.
After the bird died, the cage was stored at the farmhouse, Sunshine. (It
might have been given to the three sisters there as a pet.) Years later,
the oldest of those sister, Mary Evelyn, took the cage back to Memphis
for her daughter’s use. Cavett
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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.
I am an Estate buyer so you could imagine how many photos and such
come across my desk at any given time. When I first started this business
I would save everything that had some personal touch. I mean everything
like gold jewelry that was inscribed or photos, letters anything that had
meaning to someone at some point. I told myself someday I will start a
website dedicated to lost and found memories. I have yet to get around to
it. Anyway, over the years these items have seemed to not catch my
attention like they used to. But every once in a while some item grabs my
heart and makes think about the people who it belongs too. Well this is
one of those items. So I will describe it and if the owner is out there I will
be glad to send it to them free of charge I will even pay the shipping.
Very thick leather bound, tin type photo album 5"tall by 4"wide about 3"
think. On the first page it reads " Presented to Katharine Korrklin by John
H Hutchinson Telegraph Operator Sept. 1st 1872.
Several photos no inscription till about half way a photo reads "Mother &
her Sister Amanda" next photo reads Ann Rebecca & Franklin V Paull,
next " My Grandmother Couklin & Brother Warren", "Dayton Paull, Mother
& Lena", Olive and George Paull", "Annie Bundy", "Henery Bundy". The
rest of the photos have no names.
Please contact me if this is your family I will send to you ASAP.
Thank You Staci Wojdak - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if the item is returned! 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
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guide to more than 750,000 listings and adding a digital version of "Kovels
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An online price guide expanded to include over 750,000 free prices, including
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Kovels Komments, a free weekly ezine with news, tips, marks, prices, and
answers to readers' questions
Yellow Pages with free information for collectors about parts and supplies,
appraisers, restoration, repairs, matching services, clubs and publications
The Kovels Store featuring books, leaflets and special reports-available in
print and digital editions.
To go to Kovels Online, a one-stop shop for reliable, trustworthy information
on antiques and collectibles from America's antiques mavens Ralph and
Terry Kovel, click here
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My neighbor and I are both antique dealers. Occasionally we have tag sales
in our backyards. I had bought at a tag sale these 4 matching ladder back
chairs really cheap. I finally decided to drag these out of the basement and
sell them. During the day I noticed my neighbor's wife point at these chairs.
I finally asked him if his wife was interested in them them she could have
them really cheap. He started laughing "I wasn't supposed to say anything
to you, but when my wife was cleaning out the basement she decided to
just get rid of these chairs, she had too many, and put them out on the
curb for trash pick-up." "Trash Pick-up" I said, "I bought these from the tag
sale that the coin dealer has at his storage center." I guess what goes out
occasionally comes back. Daniel--dba EastCoastDan
Do you have a funny family story 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.
8) Wanted ads. Can you help?
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
220,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
9) A Vintage Recipe
Russell requested a recipe for a "Green Tomato Pie"
Here are several response that came in.
If you have a variation of this recipe that you would like to share with our readers,
send them to us at email@example.com
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
GREEN TOMATO PIE
3 cups sliced green tomatoes
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 T. flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 t. cinnamon
5 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon flavoring
Pastry for a 2-crust pie
2 T. butter
Combine the tomatoes, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and flavoring.
Line a 9-inch pie pan with pastry, pour in the filling, dot with butter, and cover
with top crust. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature
to 350 degrees and bake about 40 minutes more.
This is a recipe that was tried and true in the Mississippi Delta. A neighbor's
maid cooked this often. Tastes like fresh apple pie. Hope this is what you are
looking for. :)
Mary Etta's Green Tomato Pie Recipe
8 Medium Green Tomatoes, washed, and sliced (not peeled)
1 Apple, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Cup Sugar
¾ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Cloves
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Minute Tapioca
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Pastry for a 2-crust 9 inch pie
Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
Place ½ of the tomato and apple slices in the bottom of the unbaked crust. In a
medium bowl, mix sugar, tapioca and spices. Sprinkle half of the mixture over the
layer. Place the remaining tomato and apple slices on top of the mixture as a top
layer. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over this layer. Top with pats of butter and
sprinkle with lemon juice. Place top crust on pie; seal the edges with a fork.
Cut three slits in the top of the crust about 2 inches. This allows for steam.
Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden and juices are bubbling.
Cool for at least 2 hours. Serve plain or top with ice cream....Junea
Quick Green Tomato Pie Recipe Yield: 1 - 9 inch Pie
8 Medium Green Tomatoes, Sliced
1 Apple, thinly sliced
1 Cup Sugar
¾ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Cloves
1 Tbsp Butter
1 tsp Minute Tapioca
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Pastry for a 2-crust 9 inch pie
Preheat oven to 400 ° F.
In a bowl, make a mixture of sugar, tapioca and spices. Arrange ½ of
the Tomato and apple slices in the bottom of the unbaked crust. Sprinkle
half of the mixture over the layer. Arrange the remaining tomato and apple
slices as a top layer. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over this layer. Dot
with butter and sprinkle with lemon juice. Place top crust on pie, seal and
flute the edges. Dock the top for steam.
Bake for 35 minutes or until crust is golden and juices bubble
through. (Fruit has finished cooking when juices flow out docking holes.
Rack cool for 90 minutes
Serve with ice cream or cheese.
In this quick recipe, Tomatoes are only washed, and sliced:
For firmer consistency, increase Tapioca to 1 Tbsp.
Covering the crust with foil for the first 30 minutes of
baking can improve the crust color. Increase baking time by 15 minutes.
Egg wash on top crust will create a glossy golden appearance.
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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.
When I was a kid in the early '50s, my grandmother used to make "mock
chicken legs" quite often. They were nice and crispy on the outside and the
inside was made of some kind of ground meat. I seem to remember it being
veal, but I'm not sure. Considering the relative cost of veal to chicken today,
that seems an odd choice for an "economy dish", but who knows? I'd
appreciate any recipes for these delicious "mocks." Diana
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.
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