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The Collectors Newsletter #591 -- February 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #591 -- February 2008
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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.
Thank you for your newsletters, they come to work and we all read and enjoy them.
I do have a couple of thoughts I'd like to air.
First in regard to Terry's letter.
There will always be people around who love and appreciate beautiful things - [look at the Egyptian period, Art Deco etc.] You don't have to be old to see value or beauty in man made things.
My own children are very aware that the toys, books, china etc that they had as kids are now worth far more than they were bought for originally.
So please don't "sell" this younger generation short, a throw away society we might have become, but also remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what seems wonderful to you could be incredibly ugly and crass to someone else.
My second thought is ...
what a wonderful idea having a tips and hints section.
Could I start the ball rolling?
My elderly aunt has just given me a number of old knitting and crochet patterns which have been repaired with the old sticky tape that loses it's sticky and leaves ugly brown stains. If it was an old book or document then I would have no hesitation in getting the stains removed by a professional. But these are just of sentimental value and if they can't be repaired I will just have to resort to the old photo copier.
Thanks again for the wonderful newsletter and all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Barbara
Thank you for your newsletter, and your wonderful readers. I feel presumptuous in asking, but others have had such good responses to their requests. My "baby" will be celebrating his fiftieth birthday this year. When he was five years old, (1961), he had a favorite toy called "Big Lou." It was made of hard green plastic, about three feet tall. Big Lou could pop ping-pong balls out from one hand. Big Lou was inadvertently given to a charity, and he was missed for a long time. In fact, Big Lou's name comes up in conversation, even to this day. If anyone knows of a Big Lou anywhere "out there," we would be ever so grateful for the possibility of bringing one home to someone who would be overjoyed. Thank you very much. Naomi email@example.com
I have several documents that came through the thrift shop where I volunteer that I would like to give to a family member or genealogist. I have searched on Google without success. I have a marriage certificate for Robert E. Fritsche and Dorothy Floyd (?) dated July 19, 1924; a Curtis, Nebraska public school diploma for Charles J. Fritsche dated 1942; and a Nebraska School of Agriculture 1946 Certificate of Graduation for Charles J. Fritsche. All came in together. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like these items or have a lead on how to find family members. Thank you. Marian email@example.com
I always look forward to each edition of your newsletter. I bought a stack of sheet music at a thrift store in Greensboro, NC recently. In the stack, I found the sheet music for ONLY YOU by Austin Arnold. The song is dedicated to his wife. The sheet gives ordering information of "Order from Austin Arnold, 3231 Culver Street, Dallas 10, Texas". The price is 35 cents. The cover has Mr. Arnold's picture and has been signed by Mr. Arnold, Harley Lester, Lawrence Ivey, Glen Payne and Loy Hooker. I would love to get this treasure back to Mr. Arnold's family. If you can help email me at Nannasplace5@msn.com.
This is in response to one of the authors in newsletter 586 to Terry.
You made a comment on who will be collecting and how will this newsletter survive if it does not change. You made the comment “It seems like we are reading a lot about what happened many, many, many years ago from people who are grandparents or more and how nice it is that we have kept those pieces from so long ago. But, other than catering to a nostalgia blog for people over 67, I can't recommend your newsletter to anyone today that is interested in buying or selling antiques today.” If you have no respect for the people of the past the things they liked the things they collected the stories that go along with these things there will be no value in these things for you or the younger generations you seem you feel you represent. I happened to be from that younger generation and I love these stories the fact that I learned to love these things from the past generations. The things in this newsletter are the reason I collect the reason I find value in items that maybe would fall along the way. If you are looking for that one precious Item that will hold it’s value or have people under 30 want to collect it. It won’t happen without the people you seem to be saying bore you when you read their stories or are not giving you the information that will cause you to collect. Not all of these people are over 67 or grandparents or even older. They are people who love what they are doing or have done or what their children are doing or will do because the people like me and those who truly love to collect not even for the price but most of all the love of the history, love of the past because with out a past you will have no present no future and there will always be antiques, there will always be collectors who collect for the love of it not only the monetary factors. Prices will rise prices will fall as they have for years. The art items hold the tile of art to those who deem it so or to those that see the items as art grow up. Hurray for the newsletter I love the stories. I love the differences in what we collect and what we find interesting and I for on always recommend this news letter to those who are thinking of collecting and to those who collect. Keep up the stories keep up the collecting. Dianna from Paso Robles California.
After submitting my story to your newsletter a couple of weeks ago, I am excited to report that the 1899 photo I described has found its way home! The photo depicted a dogtrot log cabin with four adults at the fence in front of the house and I was pretty sure the location was somewhere in Texas. I received four responses, and one of them was a sure thing. A lady named Suzy in Wichita Falls told me her mother had related stories about her grandmother, Margarett Davis Lowrey (Margarett spelled with two "t"s just like on the back of the photo!) growing up in a dogtrot cabin with a separate kitchen. There is a small building next to the cabin in the photo that is most likely the kitchen. Her grandmother was one of the women standing at the fence in the photo. The family became estranged and years later a fire burned what few family mementos remained.
I came upon this photo because decades ago my grandparents took care of an older couple in a nursing home who had no one else to look after their needs. When they both died, my grandparents received their few possessions. This photo, a wedding ring, and a cameo brooch were among them. With my grandparents gone, my mother and I are pleased to pass on to Suzy all three items as links to her long lost family. She says she even has the same eyes and square jaw line as her grandmother and great grandmother in the photo. I want to thank TIAS newsletter for giving us the chance to link up in this way. It has been very satisfying and a whole lot of fun, and someday I even hope to meet Suzy. May I take this opportunity to remind everyone to write full names on the backs of photos with pencil or an acid-free pen (can be purchased in any crafts department). Please don't assume the people in your photos will forever be recognized. Daisy
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When my son was 3-4 years old, his nursery school teachers decided to have a birthday party for Jesus and ask each child to bring a gift for him to replenish toys in nursery. My husband bought a little train with a pull string for him to take. After church there sat David clutching the train I said, "You were supposed to leave that toy for Baby Jesus." He said emphatically, "He said I could have it."
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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In our last issue, Judy had asked for a pineapple rice recipe. The following was sent in by readers...
PINEAPPLE RICE DESSERT
1 c. cooked rice
1 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can pineapple pie filling
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. whipped topping (Dream Whip)
1/2 c. cold milk
Cook rice and 1 cup cold milk on low heat for 15 minutes. Add sugar and salt. Cool. Add pie filling and vanilla. Stir whipped topping mix into 1/2 cup cold milk and beat until fluffy and stiff. Fold into rice mixture. Put into dessert dishes and serve. May add cream and cherry on top if desired.
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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.
Many years ago I had a wonderful recipe for Irish soda bread that made a very nice light loaf. All the recipes I have now make a heavier loaf. If any readers could share their Irish soda bread recipes it would be greatly appreciated, with St. Patrick's Day not that far off. Mary Ann in Bluffton SC
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