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The Collectors Newsletter #514 -- April 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #514 -- April 2007

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1. Club of the Week
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
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 On line Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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CLUB OF THE WEEK
Highlighting Clubs of Unusual Focus or Interest

The Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club
http://www.vacuumland.org/

This is the official website of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club (VCCC.) It is dedicated to those who love and are fascinated with vacuum cleaners old and new. Come and join us to explore and enjoy the world of the vacuum cleaner from the beginning to the present at http://www.vacuumland.org/

Are you interested in vintage appliances? TIAS has a wide variety available online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/Appliances/1.html and http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Mechanical_Devices/1.html

Comments, thoughts? Write to us: newsletter@tias.com We collect interesting sites about collecting. Things like your favorite collecting site, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your information to newsletter@tias.com

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b) If your club would like to publish a newsletter on your topic of interest or (if you have a publication already, to offer it to our mailing list), we have an emailing list of approximately a quarter of a million collectors and we will assist you in soliciting subscribers and publishing to this list.
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Are you interested in vintage appliances? TIAS has a wide variety available online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/Appliances/1.html and http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Mechanical_Devices/1.html
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1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to newsletter@tias.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.

Editors note:
As you may have noticed, we've got a new feature starting in this weeks newsletter called "Club of the Week". Once a week we will feature a different club from our new club directory.

In this issue, we have some great responses to our request for stories about things our readers have dug up. Keep them coming. Send them to newsletter@tias.com ....Phil
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I love receiving your newsletter and reading all of the interesting stories. When you asked for stories about unusual items that people have dug up I wanted to share my short story.

When I was 17 and still living at home I decided to start a flower garden in the back yard of my parent's home in Southern California in the late 60's. Their house was built on a former orange grove run by the Irvine Company. Not long after I started digging I began to find a lot of unidentifiable rusted out items until I hit "pay dirt" unexpectedly. At first when I saw the object that I had dug up I thought it was a case for reading glasses. Upon opening it I was really surprised to find a membership card and receipt from the International Order of Odd Fellows for the Santa Ana, California Lodge that was completely intact! It was dated for October of 1922 and the paper card receipt wasn't even water or mildew stained!. Of course, my imagination began to run wild and I figured that it must have dropped out of the pocket of an Orange Grove worker not long after he received it. I can imagine that he scoured the whole grove unsuccessfully in an effort to find it. Unfortunately, the Santa Ana lodge had been disbanded by then and I couldn't research the owner or the history of the lodge. I still have the case with the card somewhere in a box in my garage. And now that I have been reminded of it I am going to tear the garage apart and find it. Thanks for reminding me of it. I'm going to put it on display with other memorabilia in my house. John from Sherman Oaks, CA

--Another Story--

Years ago when we hired a crew to build an addition onto our 100-year-old house, we decided to put a bit of modern basement beneath the addition, too. The house had a tiny old cellar, and we looked forward to having some real basement space. As the workers dug, we joked that any artifacts they found would be ours. To our delight they found a neat old earthenware cup. It's about the size of a modern coffee mug and has no handle. It is obviously hand-made and is quite blotchy, in blue, brown and gray shades. I can well imagine the original builder enjoying coffee in the cup, then losing it in the dirt as the old cellar was dug. Jenni

--Another Story--

When I was a little girl in the sixties, I would go down to my grandparents house, which was a quarter mile down our dirt road in rural Mississippi. One time in their backyard I found a small round ceramic object, about 1/2 inch across with a blue pattern on it. I didn't know what it was at the time, but have since surmised that it is a marble. I also have a smaller, similar marble, but I can't remember its origins. My absolute favorite dug up item is one my father found when he was a little boy, so it must have been in the thirties. It is a tiny little puppy, lying down, slightly less than an inch long. It is white, with a brown spot on each diminutive ear, and another spot on its back. I suspect it may be a hundred years old, or more. The surprising thing is that all three of these items are whole and unblemished, in spite of having spent years, and probably decades, in the ground, being run over by the vehicles of the day. I treasure them.
--Darlene, now in NM

--Another Story--

I don’t know if this qualifies as what you were looking for, but when I was a girl my brother, Rex, and I would go swimming quite often at our local “swimming hole.” It was a spring-fed pond named Giles pond, and many local young people would swim in its rather murky water. My brother and I both loved underwater swimming so we purchased masks and fins with our saved allowance money, and would dive down toward the bottom to see what we could find. We found coins, buttons, clothes, watches, wallets and even fishing equipment. It was a wonderful time for us and we felt like a couple of deep-sea archaeologists! But the most valuable find I discovered while walking along the muddy lane at the back of the pond. We preferred that side of the pond for swimming because most people gathered along the easier to reach sides of the pond. To get to “our” side, we had to drive down a rutted, bumpy, muddy road. Anyway; long story short, my friend and I got cold swimming one day and decided to take a walk back up the road to warm up a bit. Along the way I spotted something glittering in the mud of a rut. I stooped down and dug up an Amethyst ring that had been buried there. I had no idea how long it was there, but I’ve kept it all these years, over 20 years at least. Anyway, I had a jeweler look at it recently and he told me that the ring was probably from around the turn of the 20th century—1910 at least. It’s a very fine quality, square-cut Amethyst. So, you never know what treasures can be found in the oddest of places. Kind regards, Rita D.
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SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES! send them to newsletter@tias.com
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Comments, thoughts? Write to us: newsletter@tias.com 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 newsletter@tias.com
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2) Antique News
Here is that latest news about antiques, art and collectibles from News-Antique.com .
1. Web Wilson To Auction Rare Antique Builders’ Hardware. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782388&keys=antiques-hardware-door-knobx

2. SOTHEBY’S SPRING 2007 SALES IN HONG KONG TOTAL HK$1,050,186,100. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782387&keys=Hong-Kong-sotheby-record-chinese-art

3. THE MANHATTAN VINTAGE CLOTHING & ANTIQUE TEXTILES SHOW PAYS TRIBUTE TO THIERRY MUGLER. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782386&keys=vintage-fashion-designer

4. "Antiques Road Show European Style" in May features shops, trade sources, warehouses and the best markets in Europe. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782385&keys=antiques-shows-Europe

5. FAMOUS NAMES WILL LEAD THE WAY AT WOODEN NICKEL’S MAY 6 AUCTION. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782384&keys=Meeks-Herter-Cincinnati

6. Kaminski Fine Art Weekend a Smashing Success. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782383&keys=Auction-Sale-Pascin

7. Skinner to Auction Red Sox Legend Ted Williams' Jersey. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782382&keys=ted-williams-skinner-auction-sports-memorabilia

8. Art Prints and Posters – Where to Look For What You Need. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782380&keys=art-pritnts-art-posters-artwork

9. TIAS.com today announced the launch of their new on-line directory of collector clubs. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782379&keys=Collector-club-tias-directory-antiques-collectibles

10. Estate of Wilson Pickett to be sold in Atlanta, April 29. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782378&keys=wilson-pickett-stutz

11. RECORD FOR SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART AT SOTHEBY's. Click Here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782377&keys=chinese-art-sotheby-record-XU-BEIHONG

12. LiveAuctioneers' Top Lots for March 2007. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782371&keys=Auction-Art-Antique

13. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Jade in its Weekly Free Article. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782375&keys=Jade-Jewelry-Auction
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3) Your Classifieds...
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 225,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at: http://www.tias.com/classifieds

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Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw
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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 newsletter.

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 or family.

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.
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Last April my father passed away. While going through some of his things I came across a photo album that was compiled by Philome (not sure of exact spelling) Anderson. Phil as I called her dated my dad for several years. His name was Vestal Sherrill from Elyria, Ohio. This album has many photos in it of Phil and her family. I would love to find her or one of her family members so I can send these pictures to them. I have searched the net, however, Anderson is such a common name I have no clue where to start. The last time I had any contact with Phil she lived in the Elyria/North Ridgeville, Ohio area. Thank you for your help. Jean Trull , Send eMail to glassnutt2@yahoo.com
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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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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 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 - features:
· 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, including their list of record-setting prices from the past year
· 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 16-page leaflet, "Fakes, Fantasies & Reproductions No. 8," FREE!

for more information and to order- click here: http://www.kovels.com/e?priceguide
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6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday April 13, 2007 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6
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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 newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
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Reading a recent story about folks eating flower bulbs, thinking they were onions, made me remember a story from my childhood.
We always had dogs for pets when I was growing up, and after my sister and I married and moved away, my parents continued to have dogs. As is usually the case, as dogs get older, they sometimes require regular medications and such was the case with my parents two poodles.
My dad, who always liked a little snack just before bedtime, loved something called Milk Duds. Milk Duds are a malted ball with a creamy chocolate coating on the outside, and in almost every box, you would find a handful of "duds", meaning that there'd be no malt ball center, only the creamy chocolate.
Because getting a dog to swallow a pill is not always the easiest thing to accomplish, my mom found that she could take the dogs heartworm preventive pills, which they took every night, and hide them in the "duds" and the poodles would gobble them down, pill and all without a problem.
One night, Mom prepared the "duds" to give to the dogs and left them on the kitchen counter until after she'd had her bath. But when she came back to the kitchen to dispense the medications, the milk duds were gone. Mom runs to the bedroom where Dad is already fast asleep, she flips on the light and screams, "Daddy, did you eat the milk duds on the counter!?!" Dad sits straight up in the middle of the bed and says, "YES.....WHY?!?!" As she's running up the hall, Mom yells back to Dad, "The dog's pills were in those milk duds, I'm calling the vet to see what we need to do!"
They get the veteranarian's answering service, she gets him on the phone, Mom explains what's happened and is asking if they should get Dad to the hospital and have his stomach pumped...........and when the vet stops laughing, he says, "No, no need to go to the hospital, the pills won't hurt him..........and, the bright side is, your husband won't have to worry about getting heartworms!"
To this day, my dad's never eaten another Milk Dud..........he somehow just lost his taste for them! Rita, from South Georgia
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Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here.
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8) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?

WANTED: OLD GUITARS
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/1355837/PictPage/1923088429.html
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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: http://www.tias.com/classifieds
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our NEW! vintage recipe archive online at: http://www.tias.com/newsletter/topics/A%20Vintage%20Recipe.html Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.

B. Martin , requested a recipe for " 3-layer banana nut cake " We received several responses...
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Here’s a great recipe for the cake, but not the same frosting.
“Here's the winning Banana Nut Cake recipe (copied from the Los Angeles Time, 1955). Many readers have requested the recipe of the banana nut cake described in Jessie Jean Marsh's story. Mrs. Duncan Chapman's cake entry won her the title of Mrs. Pacific Palisades and later that of Mrs. Bay Area in the Mrs. American baking competition. In the final competition at the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel, Mrs. Chapman was first runner-up for the State of California”..... Helen Chapman King

Ingredients:
3 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups mashed banana
1 cup shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts (save 1/4 cup for topping)
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt

Cake: Sift together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt on a piece of waxed paper. Cream mashed bananas until almost liquid and smooth. In a separate bowl, cream shortening, then add sugar and eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Add buttermilk alternately with sifted dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Fold in creamed banana and 1/2 cup nuts. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until it springs back when touched.

Frosting: To prepare the frosting, mash the cream cheese in a large bowl, then add the butter and cream together. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar, continuing to cream. Mix in the vanilla. When cakes are cooled, brush off crumbs, frost and layer the cakes, then frost the sides and top. Decorate with reserved toasted chopped walnuts.

Here’s another recipe with the Banana Nut Frosting:

Cake:
2 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Frosting:
2 mashed bananas
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray three 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
2. Cream sugar and shortening together with an electric mixer. Add mashed banana, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to banana mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Stir in pecans.
4. Pour batter into pans. Bake 30 minutes.
5. To make the frosting, beat together bananas, butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add additional confectioners’ sugar as needed to achieve spreading consistency. Stir in pecans.
6. Spread frosting on top of one layer, top with cake layer, frost top of that layer, top with final layer and frost top and sides. Serves 16.

--Another recipe--

Perhaps this is the recipe that B. Martin is searching for. My Grandmother made a Banana Nut Loaf cake and when it was removed from the oven she spread it with this glaze and put it back in the oven for 5 minutes. This gave the sugar time to crackle slightly.

Topping Glaze
One Large Banana
One Cup granulated sugar
Mash very fine and add
chopped walnuts or pecans to taste 1/4-1/2 cup

This is a delicious alternative to heavy sweet icings and adds the flavor of real banana. Carolyn Crowley

--Another recipe--

his is from Meta Givens Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking 1947

BANANA NUT LAYER CAKE

1 3/4 CUP CAKE FLOUR
1 TSP SODA
1/2 TSP SALT
2/3 CUP MASHED WELL RIPENED BANANAS, 2 MEDIUM
1 TSP LEMON JUICE
1/2 CUP BUTTERMILK
1/2 CUP SHORTENING
1 1/2 CUP SUGAR
2 EGGS
1 TSP VANILLA
1/3 CUP FINE CHOPPED PECANS


GREASE TWO 8" LAYER PANS; LINE BOTTOMS WITH WAXED PAPER--GREASE PAPER. START OVEN 10 MINUTES BEFORE BAKING; SET TO MODERATE (350 DEGREES F).

STIR FLOUR, MEASURE, RESIFT 4 TIMES WITH SODA AND SALT. WITH SILVER FORK, QUICKLY CRUSH BANANAS TO FINE PASTE, ADD LEMON JUICE AND STIR IN BUTTERMILK. CREAM SHORTENING WITH WOODEN SPOON, ADD SUGAR GRADUALLY AND CREAM THOROUGHLY. ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME, BEATING WELL AFTER EACH ADDITION. STIR IN VANILLA. ADD DRY INGREDIENTS ALTERNATELY WITH BANANA MIXTURE IN 3- 4 PORTIONS, BEGINNING AND ENDING WITH FLOUR AND BEATING WELL AFTER EACH. FOLD IN NUTS. TURN INTO PREPARED PANS. BAKE 28 TO 30 MINUTES. REMOVE TO CAKE RACKS AND COOL IN PANS 8-10 MINUTES, THEN TURN OUT ON RACKS. LOOSEN PAPER BUT LEAVE ON CAKE, THEN INVERT CAKE TO FINISH COOLING. PUT LAYERS TOGETHER WITH WHIPPED CREAM BANANA TOPPING.

TOPPING:

1/2 pt WHIPPING CREAM 1/2 TSP VANILLA
2 TBS XXXX SUGAR 2 LARGE RIPE BANANAS

CHILL BOWL AND ROTARY BEATER IN REFRIGERATOR. WHIP CREAM UNTIL STIFF; ADD SUGAR AND VANILLA AND BEAT TO BLEND. PLACE 1 LAYER OF CAKE ON SERVING PLATE BOTTOM SIDE UP. SPREAD WITH WHIPPED CREAM, THEN ADD A LAYER OF SLICED BANANAS, THEN ANOTHER LAYER OF WHIPPED CREAM. NOW CAREFULLY PLACE 2ND LAYER TOP SIDE UP ON CREAM FILLING, AND REPEAT WITH CREAM, BANANAS, THEN CREAM.
BANANA SLICES BETWEEN LAYERS OF WHIPPED CREAM DO NOT DISCOLOR. SERVE PROMPTLY, STORE LEFTOVER CAKE IN REFRIGERATOR.
10-12 SERVINGS

--Another Recipe--

1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons banana liqueur or pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped nuts

Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 300°.
Grease and dust cake pans with flour.
Combine bananas with lemon juice in a small bowl; set aside.
In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl or kitchen mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and the liqueur.
Slowly add flour alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in bananas.
3 layers; 2 cups of batter per pan - 2 layers; 3 cups of batter per pan - or you can use bundt pan or 9 x 13 cake pan. Check cake with knife to determine when it is done at about 25 minutes (my three layers were done in 25 minutes but if you are making two layers your time will most likely increase).
Meanwhile make the frosting: Cream butter and cream cheese and add vanilla. Add confectioners sugar a little at a time and mix at high speed until smooth.
Cool completely then frost.
Place chopped pecans around side of cake to hide imperfections in layers or add to top.
Cover and place in refrigerator. Can be eaten right away. Best served the next day. Carol Thomas, Cullman, AL
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Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks

Vintage Kitchen items are practical and collectible. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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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.
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I am looking for an old Italian recipe that my 82 year old aunt told me about. Her mother made it when she young. It was made with Easter bread dough and Pork Shoulder Butt. Her mother cooked the pork till tender, then pulled it apart. Then spread that on the dough with other ingredients and baked it. This is an old world dish I would like to find to surprise my aunt. Anyone out there heard of such a dish? D.Treski Woodridge, Il
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If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to recipes@tias.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
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Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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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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Dolls and Lace Silk Flowers & Wedding
http://www.tias.com/stores/dollsandlace
Come in and browse our Dolls and Lace Shop. We have one of the largest selections of Vintage Millinery and Wedding items anywhere. You will also find Antique Dolls, Bears, Victorian Clothing, Holiday items and other wonderful treasures.

Historical Archives
http://www.tias.com/stores/bmarshphd
Antiques are a window in which we can view history. This store sells historical photographs, postcards, sheet music, and other paper items. Cabinet Cards are my specialty. Check out the excellent selection of advertising lighters. Enjoy your visit.
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This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at http://www.tiasexchange.com. If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 225,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at: http://www.makeashop.com
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12) Helpful Resources:
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