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The Collectors Newsletter #585 -- January 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #585 -- January 2008
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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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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA)
The Happiest Music on Earth.. COAA is devoted to enjoying, preserving, and sharing knowledge of all outdoor mechanical musical instruments; including band, fair, and street organs, calliopes, and hand-cranked organs of all sizes.
For more information, Click Here:
Are you interested in music related antiques & collectibles? Take a look at:
If you are a member of a collectors club or you are looking for collectors with similar collecting interests, check out our new Collectors Club Directory at:
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.
I would like to send the wedding video to Pamela Suzanne Gilley who married Anthony M. Cismerce (unsure of this name) on June 4, 2000. We believe the wedding was in Georgia as the car seemed to have Georgia plates. The car appeared to be a dark colored Saturn. The wedding appeared to be in some type of office (and not a church wedding). Thanks for the help. You can e-mail email@example.com
A tip for people who like to decorate their homes with antiques: If you're lucky enough to live in a town with a historic society or small museum, see if they have anything that they don't have room to display. We discovered several framed portraits of our ancestors being stored in an office for lack of space, portraits we mostly didn't even know about. (Two had been donated to the museum by the family many years before we grew into the job of family historians!) With the permission of the museum's board, we entered into an open-ended lease of these wonderful, early 19th c. portraits. I've even prepared labels that outline the sitters' biographies. One of the stipulations of the lease is that we allow for visits to be arranged periodically, at our convenience. It's a win-win situation!
Hi collectors, I have just been given a vintage electric fry pan that has a ceramic insert inside it. I cant find any instructions or recipes about it. I tried looking up the manufacturers website but they don't make these things any more. Kambrook only do communications stuff. This cooking pan was made in Canada and is model number is 380, by it's "lovely" shades of yellow/tan I suspect that it was made in the 70s. Does anyone have any suggestions where I might look for instructions, as this thing has never been used and looks like it would be ideal for camping (on powered sites of course). I live down under in Australia and love to read all about the collectible world. It is amazing we are all the same when it comes to hunting down a bargain. Thanks for your help ..Deborah
After tons of years living in apartments or rental housed, my husband and I finally bought our house almost two years ago. It has a beautiful fireplace, something I always wanted. A friend of my husband's was over one day and we got on the subject of power outages in the winter, and his friend said to him "well, just think, if the power goes out and you run out of wood, you can throw your wife's chairs, tables, (etc) in the fireplace and keep warm!" I thought that was very rude considering I have a lot of antique chairs, coffee tables, wood ironing board, hutch, buffet just to name a few wooden antique articles. I did not think that was funny at all. My husband's reaction? "Yeah?, she'd kill me!" Cheryl, NY
Upon hearing the story that follows, many people have told me that I was treated rudely, but I don't feel that any criticism was intended. I just think that it makes an amusing tale.
My neighbor's 80 year old mother was set to be married the next day -- in my living room. The bride's brother arrived from England and came next door to meet my husband and me, and to thank us for hosting his sister's wedding. We invited him into the house and showed him where we planned to have the ceremony. Then we led him into a room that contains my collection of Snow White dolls. Upon seeing 700 Snow Whites and approximately that many dwarfs on display, he exclaimed, in the accent and expression that only a Brit can manage, "What an extraordinary display of self-indulgence!"
Years ago at a local auction I bought a tall, hand-made cabinet that I am sure was made by the lady who had owned the home. Instead of a back, it had a heavy piece of card board. My cousin and I loaded
it in the back of her truck and took it straight to the local cabinet shop. The boys there cut a piece of plywood to fit and nailed it on for me.
Later, she and I sanded and sanded and added 12 cans of paint. When it dried, we proudly carried it into my guest room where we lined the shelves with hand crochet done by my mother and filled it with some of my huge collection of starburst glassware.
A few days later when a friend stopped by, I proudly showed her my new but old cabinet. Her remark was, "Are you going to refinish it?" I still remind her that she does not know junk from treasures. Patricia E. Poteau, Oklahoma
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES OR COMMENTS ON THESE STORIES! Send them to 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
3) Antique News
Here is the latest news about antiques and collectibles from
1. FOR AUCTION: MAJOR COLLECTION OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
2. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Limbert Furniture Sold At Auction
3. Antiques & Collectibles Show 125 Vendors
4. Antiques Philadelphia - Spring Show at East Falls
5. Think your collection is covered by your homeowners’ policy? Think again.
6. Christie's Important American Silver, New York, January 17
7. Jimi Hendrix Stage-Worn Boots to be Auctioned by Heritage
8. CHRISTIE'S TO OFFER THE FIRST EVER AUCTION IN THE WEST DEVOTED TO CHINESE TEXTILES
9. Sotheby's - Asian Sales in New York - March 17-19, 2008
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at
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to get the code.
4) Your Classifieds...
THE JEWEL BOX BOOK Nouveau Trinket Box ANTIQUE CASKET
FOSTORIA AMERICAN GLASS HURRICANE LAMPS
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 17,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
So many of your stories in the humor section are about little children, and for good reason. My story involves my grandchildren (of course)
Early one morning my daughter-in-law had a fender bender which rendered her car undriveable. The police called a tow truck. She was unable to get a ride with either the tow truck or the police because she had the 4-year old girl and infant twin boys with her. (No child safety seats) Luckily she had the double stroller with her, and they set off to walk to my house about 8 blocks away. As they walked, my daughter-in-law worried. Reportedly, she said something to this effect. "Your dad is going to be very angry." My sweet little granddaughter didn't miss a beat and replied, "Well, Mommy, don't lie about it, that would only make it worse!" It's never to early to teach kids right from wrong! Love your newsletter. Jeanette in Michigan
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 email@example.com
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.
7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: OLD GUITARS
If you are looking for something, let us help you find it! Our wanted ads are affordable and they work! go to:
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 17,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
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, Herb requested a recipe for "Hot Cream Waffles". Here are the responses that were sent in.
someone asked for a hot cream waffle recipe. I have an old one here.
2 cups sour cream
2 eggs separated
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp corn meal
beat egg yolks and mix with sour cream
sift dry ingredients and mix with yolk and cream mix
stiffly beat egg whites and fold into mixture
best used right away on hot waffle iron
top with anything your little heart desires..
Hot Cream Waffles
“Cookie for using with a pizzelle iron."
Yields: 25 servings
4-Jumbo sized eggs “5 small”
1 cup and 3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla”
1 tablespoon and 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup butter
2-1/4 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1. In a large bowl, beat eggs, margarine and sugar together. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and Vanilla to form a sticky dough.
2. Preheat the pizzelle iron. Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the hot iron close the lid and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Steam will stop coming out of the iron. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Optional: Sprinkle with icing sugar when cool.
“10X Confectioners powdered sugar”
I do hope you enjoy! This ole recipe comes from my granny’s people in the Western Pennsylvania area.
ERICA W. “Elgin, South Carolina”
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy an old cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. 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.
Good Morning TIAS, I really enjoy your newsletter and look forward to reading it completely.
For five years in the early 1970's, I lived in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. My son was born there in 1970 and I joined Weight Watchers a year later. The WW instructors there had us make a no crust cheesecake using ricotta, gelatin, some sort of lemon liquid, etc. I have checked all the old WW cookbooks, but cannot find the recipe. I am hoping that some of your readers will be able to help me. I now live in Easton, PA.
Thank you for your help...Judy
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.
Ours is a unique building in the historic district of Ruston, Louisiana dating to 1923. We house an ever changing inventory. Drop in and visit often.
Midwest Sales Court
We have an assorted inventory including Avon, Books, Bottles, Collectibles (Primitive, Antique, Vintage, and Modern), Clothes, Dolls, House Decorations, Linens, Movies, Records, Tableware, and Toys.
Maria's Vintage Watch Collection
We have womens and men watches and a small line of costume jewelry. Included in our inventory is Maria's closet with a children's collection. Many of the watches are vintage but we also have new models.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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