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The Collectors Newsletter #503 -- March 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #503 -- March 2007
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1. Stories from our readers
2. Antique News
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
Newly listed antiques & collectibles
Have you shopped TIAS lately? We've got all sort of great new items
listed by new merchants who have just joined us as well as our
To see all of the latest merchandise, visit:
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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.
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES! send them to email@example.com
Comments, thoughts? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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) Antique News
The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These top
ten lists are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people
using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites in the
month of February of 2007.
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not
necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search
for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific
item that they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at
site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
1. Cookie Jar (Up from #4) 2. Avon (Dow from #1) 3. Stamps (Not
listed last month) 4. Fire King (Up from #10) 5. Fenton (Not listed
last month) 6. Nippon (Up from #7) 7. Depression Glass (Not listed
last month) 8. Locket (Not listed last month) 9. Milk Glass (Not
listed last month) 10. Dolls (Not listed last month)
"No Movement" means the item has not changed position since the
previous months list. "Down from #.." indicates that the item has
dropped on our list since the previous list was published. "Up from #.."
indicates that the item has risen on our list since the previous list
was published. "Not listed last month" means that this item was
not in the previous top 10 list.
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end"
Antiques and Art:
1. White Ironstone (No Movement) 2. Paintings (Not listed last
month) 3. Mirrors (Not listed last month) 4. Belter (Up from #9)
5. Meissen (Not listed last month) 6. Civil War (Down from #5)
7. Baskets (Not listed last month) 8. Royal Doulton (Not listed last
month) 9. Quilts (Not listed last month) 10. Satsuma (Down from #8)
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter
archives, just search for "Hot List" at
MORE - Antique & collectible news from News-Antique.com
1. The "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles for February 2007
2. Asselmeier & May "Papin" Antique Estate Auction
3. Engraved Treasure Auction: Paper Money & Postage Printing Plates
4. Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair 2007 Beijing Press Conference
5. Magazine Cover Art To Decorate Your Home or Office
6. Vintage Bakelite Jewelry
7. Geppi's Entertainment Museum announces special exhibits for 2007
8. Folk art by Charles Dellschau hits $8,050 at Slotin sale
9. Country Joe's Consignment Auction
10. International Poster Gallery Presents:
11. Antiques & Collecting Newsletter
12. New and returning exhibitors are silver and gold at Atlantique City
13. Kaminski Auctions’ First San Diego Sale a Solid Success
14. Designing Woman Jewelry Adds Inexpensive Line Vintage Jewelry
15. JOHN MORAN AUCTIONEERS SETS AN UNPRECEDENTED
14 NEW WORLD RECORDS AT THEIR FEBRUARY ART SALE IN PASA
16. Irish art fetches nearly $1.5 million at Hatch auction
17. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Painter Johann Berthelsen in its
Weekly Free Article. Click--
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3) Your Classifieds...
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classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 210,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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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.
In the late 60's there was a record that was on a cereal box. It was about
Ferdinando, or Ferdinand the Bull. If anyone has a recording of this story
I would just love to hear it. No one I know has ever heard it and I have a
baby bull that reminds me of this story, as the bull would sit and smellll
the flowers! Thank you if anyone can help out.
Joann.. please send email to: 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
5) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
KOVELS' TOP 10 WEIRD ITEMS AT AUCTION 2006
Ralph and Terry Kovel, authors of Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price
List, have chosen their "Top 10" Weird Items at Auction in 2006. The list
includes the world's largest rubber-band ball-a 3,300 pound ball, 5 feet in
diameter, a wooden gallows used in Cook County, Illinois, to hang convicts
from 1886 to 1927, and a watch made from a meteorite found in 1894 by
Robert E. Peary that sold for only $9,350-a bargain. What was so special
about the banana sticker that sold for $25,300! Find out more about these
and the other weird items that were auctioned in 2006 at:
6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday
March 2, 2007 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 youngest Grandaughter is 7 and lives several hours away, so we talk on
the phone whenever possible. We were talking a few months ago and she told
me her other Grampa was really sick. I told her I knew because her Dad and I
had discussed it. I told her the only thing I could do to help was to say
prayers for him. She said will you ask my other Grampa (my husband) to pray
for him too? I said yes of course we would. Then my mind went the prayer
chain at our church. I then forgot I was talking to a 7 year old and asked her,
honey does your church have a prayer chain? She said no Gramma, we just
sit on regular furniture when we pray!! Needless to say we have all had a lot
of fun with this story. Thanks and I love your newsletter.
Marie and Arnie G.
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?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Betty Lee requested a recipe for "peach kuchen".
Here are several responses that came in this week..
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
1 3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
8 sm. ripe peaches or preferably 2 lg. cans of Elberta (or any other kind)
of peaches, drained
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 egg yolks
1 c. vanilla yogurt
Stir flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in butter until like cornmeal. Pack
mixture into ungreased pie pan (glass). Arrange peaches over crust.
Stir together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake in 400 degree
oven for 15 minutes.
In another bowl beat egg yolks and blend in yogurt. Remove kuchen.
Pour cream mixture over fruit. Return to oven for 30 minutes more. (Can
also use plums, pears and apples).
Here are a couple of recipes that might be what Betty Lee from
Cincinnati is looking for. The first one is plain and simple to make, but
very, very good.
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup butter
2 large cans peaches, drained
2 cups sour cream
Mix cake mix and butter with pastry cutter. Press into a greased 9x13
pan. Layer peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix sour cream and eggs.
Spread over peach mixture. Bake at 350' about 40 to 50 minutes till sour
cream mixture is set.
This next one is a little more complex, but also wonderful!
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a deep-dish 9" pie pan.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, on medium to high speed, beat until light and fluffy:
1 stick softened, unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
Beat in 2 large eggs, one at a time until blended. Stir in the flour mixture
just until blended. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.
On top of all, layer 2 cups sliced, peeled peaches (you CAN just use 2
cups sliced canned peaches here)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
Sprinkle mix over fruit.
Bake in oven (place cake pan on a sheet of aluminum foil to catch
spillovers) until golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Let cool before serving.
Enjoy, Rebecca Terrill, Zephyrhills, FL
This for Betty Lee, who requested a recipe for Peach Kuchen.
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 c sugar
1/2 c margarine
1 Tbsp milk
sprinkle of salt
Mix together & press into a 9X13 pan. Put cooked or canned fruit or
pie filling on base & sprinkle with the following crumb topping:
3/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c margarine
Mix into crumbs. Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes or until crumbs
turn a light tan color.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
Vintage Kitchen items are practical and collectible. We've
got lots of them here:
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.
40 + years ago when my grandmother from Southern Iowa was alive,
she made the most wonderful Buckwheat Pancakes. Unfortunately her
recipe is gone as well. She always made them (or at least started
them) the night before. They had yeast in them and she cooked them
in bacon fat. I have tried different mixes and a couple of recipes that
I have come across and they are not at all what I remember hers
tasting like. Hers stood tall not watered down and thin. If anyone
has an old recipe that they've tried I will hope that they will share it
with me. Kathy S.
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:
11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new
merchants at TIAS.
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recapturing those special moments with treasured collectibles. We
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