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The Collectors Newsletter #577 -- December 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #577 -- December 2007
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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
5. Newly listed items
6. Funny Old Stuff
7. Wanted ads. Can you help?
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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2) 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.
Lots of after Christmas and year end clearance sales at
Thank you for a wonderful news letter, always enjoy reading it.
My husband's brother-in-law passed away last month, his sister predeceased him.
The sons had the job of emptying the house, and called me about a few things they thought we might want, my husband's Grandmothers Manual of Prayers, some pictures, and a quilt that had named embroidered on it and the people were from St. Louis, Mo. I have been the one who has done family history, and we did have family close to that area, I was excited to see what it was.
The quilt has many names on it, in very used condition, but none of the names belong to anyone who we know. I am hoping to find someone who knows these folks and would like to have a family treasure. It is pink and white, the names are in black. I believe it is hand quilted.
The names all have St. Louis, Mo, under them. The names are: Lill Ketchemeir, Dollie Ward, Lucille Theisen, Elversa Lee, Laura Kaemper, Lula Martini, Helen Heller, Norma Killian, Blanche Ripplinger, Elizabeth Burns, Georgine Zipsen, Mary E. Miles, Ruth Hy F Jone, Miss Eleanor Brock, Viola Seidler, Naomi Overton, Dorothy Taylor.
Is this your family quilt? Please write me at email@example.com, to make arrangements to get it to you.
Hope to fine a home for this item. Carol Ann
Display of antique clothing..
My Sister has our Mother's velvet wedding dress from the 30s and she proudly displays it on an antique mannequin in a corner of her living room. One would think it would look out of place but her furnishings are all antiques and it looks great. Joan
Dear Jean, In response to your request for ideas for displaying your grandmother's wedding gown. My favorite is to place it on an old dressmaker's form. Of course that leaves it open to dust but I gently vacuum the dresses my antique dolls are wearing and the dust has not harmed the fabric in any way. I have also seen them in large shadow boxes but they have to be folded. I think the dress form is the nicest way to display it - it would be beautiful. God Bless, Judy
I recently found at a recycle room on Cape Cod a box full of old 8mm home movies going back to the early 1900's, travel films of this person and family history. The name I have found on some film boxes is Miss Florence Conlon, Leominster, MA 01453, if any family member would like to have these films I will send to them at my cost, there are over 10 in various reel sizes. Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoy reading your newsletter, informative, entertaining, nostalgic, quite often the best thing in my email the day it comes!
I just realized I have an antique in use, not sure if it is from the 40’s or 50’s. When my folks passed on I inherited the black rotary dial phone that they had used for years. It has been in constant use in my home. Works when the electric goes off, has a distinctive phone ring that can be heard all through the house, starts up ones heart if you are close to it when it rings, very entertaining for the grandchildren to use, good clear sound from the receiver.
Our recently married granddaughter wants one just like it. I put her name on the bottom of my phone and will keep my eyes open on ebay, etc for one for her to use until she inherits this one as I can’t give it up.
Peggy in the snowy mountains of NE PA
You asked for unusual collections. Mine isn't so unusual, but my term for it is a little strange.
I collect anything and everything, but my "special collection" is NAKED FROGS. When asked by other collectors what is my favorite thing to collect and I respond "Naked Frogs" they tend to just look at me with their mouths open, until I explain that the lovely Art Deco flower frogs shaped as nude female figurines are what I really like the best, and then of course they realize that what I collect are indeed naked frogs.
PS: I love your newsletter, and feel a real connection with the other readers. -- Konny in Houston, Texas (Some examples see:
I have a quilt that my sister-in-law made for me out of my stash of handkerchiefs that belonged to my mother and both grandmothers. I gave her a bunch of my old quilt books and she found one that had a quilt made of old hankies folded into butterflies. I took my hankies down to her and she made a bedspread size quilt out of them. She is now 87 years old and in very poor health, so I have a wonderful remembrance of both Irene and my mother and grandmothers. I also have a pillow that Irene made with a Texas Bluebonnet appliqued on one side and an Indian Feathered Star on the other.I have other quilts she made for me, and I cherish each one as wonderful memory of a wonderful woman. When I die they will go to my grandsons, her great-nephews, but the butterfly quilt will go to one of my children. Nancy Louisville, KY
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES OR COMMENTS ON THESE STORIES! send them to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
Here is the latest news about antiques and collectibles from
1. Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Week -- February, 2008
2. CHRISTIE’S New York Sales Highlights
3. CHRISTIE'S LEADS AMERICANA WEEK IN NEW YORK WITH A SERIES OF SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS
4. Los Angeles Art Show - K R Martindale Show Management
5. Putting the Artist Back into Art
6. NEW YORK ESTATES IN FLORIDA TO CROSS THE BLOCK IN CRYSTAL RIVER
7. BAKELITE BETTY now at SKIRT CHASER'S VINTAGE
8. Fresh To The Market Art and Antiques From South Florida Estates Offered by Mathesons’ AA Auctions in
9. COIN NEWS JANUARY NOW ON SALE!
10. Christie's NY: 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Results
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6) 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.
When Granddaughter Lindsey was about four years old, as we as a family led the little ones in acting out the Christmas story, she was playing the part of an angel who was to announce to the shepherds, "Behold, I bring you peace." But instead... she proudly proclaimed, "Behold, I bring you PIZZA!". Needless to say... end of pageant. Elaine B, NC
We need stories for our humor section. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Old postcards wanted
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our NEW! vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue, Paula requested a recipe for "Nut Sticks". Here are the responses that were sent in.
Hi: The Nut Stick sound like a part of this cookie…
My friend Cynthia makes these wonderful cookies… they are well worth the effort. BTW, this is Cynthia’s grandmother’s recipe.
I could not pronounce the name of the cookies so I call them Cynthia’s cookies...Lisa
6 egg white
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cup chopped pecans
Beat egg whites until stiff, slowly add sugar. Fold in nuts.
Use parchment paper or buttered foil on cookie sheet. Pipe finger/bar shapes on to cookie sheet. Sprinkle a few nuts on top of bars. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Cool a little then put Mocha cream between bars.
2/3 cup powdered sugar
½ cup butter (1 cube)
a little instant coffee
a little cocoa mix
Mix together, put between bars, and then dip one end in melted semi sweet chocolate mixture.
Given by Cynthia A
BELOW THERE IS A REQUEST FOR HUNGARIAN STICKS -A RECIPE REQUEST
Hungarian Nut Rolls
1 fresh yeast cake (or 1 envelope)
1/4 cup warm milk
1/2 lb butter(2 sticks, softened)
4 egg yolks (use whites for nut filling)
1/2 pint sweet cream (half and half)
4 cups FLOUR
1 teaspoon SUGAR
3/4 teaspoon SALT
1 lb WALNUT finely ground
1 1/2 cups SUGAR
1 teaspoon VANILLA
4 egg whites, beaten to stiff stage
Egg Wash- 1 egg beaten
Dough: Let yeast dissolve in milk for a few minutes. Melt butter. Mix butter with beaten yolks in big bowl. In a separate bowl, sift flour, sugar and salt together. Mix yeast mixture with butter and egg yolks, sweet cream, and then flour mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or spatula until smooth or use hands to mix. The mixture will absorb the flour, cleaning the sides of the bowl. Shape into 3 balls and refrigerate overnight.
Prepare filling by mixing together nuts and sugar and then add vanilla. Fold in beaten egg whites.
Use 1 to 1 ¼ cups filling per roll.
Roll out each ball into rectangle 1/8 to ¼ inch thick. Sides will be about 12 by 16 inches. With paring knife, even off sides slightly. Spread with nut filling to within ½ inch of sides. Roll from short side up long side. Place the three rolls side-by-side on a 10 by 14 inch baking pan or cookie sheet and let rise in a warm area for 3 hours. Brush top with beaten egg. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour.
Happy Holidays from the Kovalecs
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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.
I am looking for a recipe from the 1970's or 1980's for a sugar cookie made especially for Tupperware cookie cutters. The cutters were red plastic and about 1/4 inch deep. Most cookie dough would stick to them. This recipe was given at a party and was slightly different from most sugar cookie recipes. I remember it having lemon juice in it. I lost my recipe and the Tupperware company was unable to locate the recipe. Does anyone remember it and have a copy of the recipe? Irene
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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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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