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The Collectors Newsletter #505 -- March 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #505 -- 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
A note from your editor
Something new in this issue. One of the most popular sections of this
newsletter are our vintage recipes. We've broken out a new section on
our Web site just for these culinary jewels. Take a look at:
and select vintage recipes in the
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.
My collection started indirectly with the passing of my grandmother.
After she passed away it was suggested that each grandchild go the
house and take what he or she wanted. I gathered several things one
of which was a pair of Mr. & Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers. At
the time I had no interest whatsoever in salt and pepper shakers but
thought that the set my grandmother had were kind of neat and besides
it was something that had belonged to my grandmother. Many years
later after getting married my husband was at a flea market and wanted
to buy me something. He saw a pair of salt and pepper shakers,
thought they were nice and brought them home. I now had two pair of
salt and pepper shakers and to me that was enough to start a collection.
I now have approximately 200 pair and am still collecting with Christmas
Salt and Pepper Shakers being my favorite. So although I had no idea
all those years ago when I took the set from my grandmother’s house that
I would be a collector that is exactly what happened. Keep up the great
work I look forward to receiving your newsletter. Pat, PA
I actually had a small collection of broken glass when I was in elementary
school. Little pieces, like jewels - and most were not sea-glass, but
sharp little shards. Never cut myself, though. Blue was especially hard to
find. Several of us would hunt for it at recess, so I never thought it was that
weird. Susan in NJ
I've read all the stories about the music boxes and my story is just as
unsettling. A few days after my brother died, I was playing with my
granddaughter (Taylor) and all of a sudden there was a beeping somewhere
in the house. I played a game with Taylor and we held hands while going
from room to room to figure out where the noise was coming from. Well,
we ended up in the living room with me staring at a clock my daughter gave
me for Christmas,6mths earlier. I picked it up with my heart beating hard,
because: 1. It was a clock with little angels all over it. 2. I never knew it
was an alarm clock and I hadn't touched it for a long time, so how did the
alarm get set to go off. 3. My brother told me he was going to haunt me
after he died (of course he said it in jest). But at that moment I knew it
was my brother letting me know he's OK! Have a Good Year! *Linda*
When my grandpa died over 6 years ago, my dad was made executor of
the estate, and had the job of going through all the boxes of papers and
things that grandpa had left behind. Grandpa had been a very private man
with his family, and didn't like to talk about his past at all with us. I had
never even seen any pictures of my great-grandparents, and assumed the
family had none. This was part of the reason I began to collect old
photographs of other people's relatives. When grandpa passed, however,
in his things we found boxes of old photos of his parents and other relatives
and friends, and I was given the task of sorting through all of it, assigning
approximate dates and names to each image, and putting them in photo
albums so that they could be seen. I was still in college at the time, so I
took my Easter week vacation and pored over the old photos.
Since I was beginning to train for a career in museum work, I knew about
preserving artifacts in an acid-free environment, so I decided to do this job
right and have all the albums and photo corners, etc. be acid-free. I
organized everything, was able to give an approximate date to most of the
pictures by looking at the clothes the people were wearing (due to my
experience as a fashion historian) and finally got to see my great-
grandparents. I can recognize them in pictures now, which is great. I
don't know why my grandpa wanted to keep this part of his life away from
his children and grandchildren, but I'm glad we were able to see this side of
him, and that we have this part of our history, as well.
Elizabeth U. in California
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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
Antique & collectible news from News-Antique.com
1. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights McQueen Collection in its Weekly Free Article
2. Androck Sale & History At Mama’s Treasures
3. Calling All Chair Caners!
4. JunkDrawerOnline For Hard To Find Items
5. Painting of 'Majestic' brings $8,800 at Philip Weiss sale
6. African Collection at A-1 Auction in Orlando, FL on March 25th
7. Shopping In Your PJS .... An American Antique Adventure
8. Kaminski Auctions Announces Spring Fine Art Weekend
9. Don Winton 1919 - 2007
10. Garden Ornament: Completing the Picture at Berkshire Botanical Garden
11. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Gen. Jeb Stuart Memorabilia in its Weekly
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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 have been trying for some time to find someone who has a copy or
someone who made a copy of the TV Movie, "The Dreamer". It stars
John Ritter and it is about the life of L. Frank Baum, the man who wrote,
"The Wizard of Oz".
I would appreciate any information I can get about this TV Movie and
where to find it. Thank you for your help,
Carol Sassman (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
Ralph and Terry Kovels' best-selling KOVELS' ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST is bigger and better than ever. The book that
t has become a staple in every collector's library now features hundreds of
color photographs and 900-plus pages packed with prices for more than
45,000 items. This new edition of the Kovels' annual price list includes
everything from ABC plates to Zsolnay pottery-more than 500 categories-all
in full color for the very first time.
KOVELS' ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST 2007 - 39th edition -
· 45,000 items and prices-what collectors paid at shows, sales,
auctions, and on the Internet
· More than 400 color photographs, plus factory histories and hundreds
of marks and identifying logos
· The Kovels' annual report on the antiques and collectibles market,
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· Easy-to-use index with alphabetical cross-references
And it's just the right size to take with you to sales.
SPECIAL OFFER-Order online and the Kovels will send you this year's new
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6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
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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 daughter babysits for a neighbor's precocious 4 yr. old. She had fed her
lunch, when she declared she couldn't eat another bite or her stomach would
pop. My daughter asked: "What would happen if your stomach popped?"
She declared: "Why then you would see my stomach bone!" Meg
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
Get your wanted ad in this spot so that 220,000 readers can help you find
what you are looking for!
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our NEW! vintage recipe archive online at:
Nancy R.. requested a recipe for "Apricot Squares". made with
dried apricots. Here are several responses that came in this week..
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
2/3 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch
2. Place apricots and enough water to cover in a small saucepan over
medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool, then
3. Cream together the butter, sugar and 1 cup flour until crumbly. Sprinkle
the mixture into the prepared pan, and pack down. Bake 20 to 25 minutes
in the preheated oven, until firm and slightly golden.
4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and brown sugar until well blended.
Combine 1/3 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix
in vanilla, walnuts and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on
wire racks. Cut into bars and dip in confectioners' sugar.
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.
Does anyone have a "corn pudding" recipe they could share? It was
made with dried corn. Joseph H.
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.
Welcome to our new store! We carry a variety of items including pottery,
china, books, collectibles, brass, 45 records, figurines, kitchen
collectibles, and more! Every day we will be adding something new, so
please visit often!
We are no longer closed. Back on the net and ready to do business.
Please browse my site and eclectic array of categories.
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