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The Collectors Newsletter #613 -- May 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #613 -- May 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.
Devil's Rope Museum
Largest antique barbed wire and fencing tool museum in the world. Old Texas Route 66 Museum also.
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to email@example.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.
Reading about saving kids artwork, reminded me about letters. When my father passed away several years ago I was going thru all the cards and letters he had received over the years, there were several boxes full. My first husband was in the service and we spent several years overseas, I tried to write to my parents often telling them about things my kids had done since I had written the last time. Anyway, going thru the boxes I found all of the letters I had sent, as I sat and read them I hadn't realized how many things I had forgotten. I am planning on sending them to my daughter who now has her own children. My son has already read them. I also found letters that my father had written to my grandparents when he was over seas during WWII, it was interesting to learn about some of his history, that he had never shared. Kat
I've been reading the stories in your newsletter about kids. Thought this might fit.
My daughter is 29. When she saw some of the drawings and other things she and her brother had made when they were little, she told me to throw them out. I put them away again. Someday in the future I'll give them to the kids. I did ask my daughter if she wanted the newspaper articles listing the grades and dates she was on the honor row in high school and her baby book. My daughter has been showing interest in the things I've collected like my dolls and asked for some. She hasn't started collecting on her own, yet, but that could be next.
Her brother doesn't have a very big apartment so I'm holding on to his stuff. Although I did give him 2 of the collector trucks I was given while a transportation manager. He has his eye on a couple of the other ones I have.
Then there's all those people who say young people today don't want to collect. They will, it'll just take some time. Sandra Herek
In the latest issue, I noticed an auction for Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys was listed. Many years ago my husband and I were visiting my sister in Palmdale, CA. She and I drove to Apple Valley early in the day, and my husband and my sister's friend flew over in our small plane later in the day. As we were waiting in the small Apple Valley, CA, airport, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans came in. They were interested in my sister's teacup long-haired Chihuahua, and struck up a conversation. They were waiting for their daughter to arrive with her husband in their small plane. Time seemed to drag on, and finally Roy Rogers said, "I could have ridden Trigger over here faster, and he's stuffed and in the museum!" It has been fun to share that story over the years. FL
I have been interested in family heirlooms since I was a child. I remember rocking in my Grandmotherís rocker (child size) and she told me one day it was mine. It is still in my home to this day and Iím praying someday for a granddaughter that I can pass the chair along to with all the special memories it holds.
I also know what it is like to be the victim of robbery and having many sentimental items taken from our home Ė my parentsí wedding rings, my Dadís WW II memorabilia, the wedding gift of jewelry my Dad presented to my Mom on their wedding day, baby rings, and jewelry from my Grandma, my class ring, etc. It was devastating at first until I realized the thieves could never erase the memories that my heart holds and someday everything will be restoredÖthat which moth and rust and corruption destroys. Marcy
Hi, I'm Kathy in Phoenix--formerly from the Chicago area. Please forward this to Margie N., who was looking for the large kettle her family had. It is probably a Guardian Service Ware Kettle, currently available on EBAY.
Just read the newsletter and Marge N is trying to find a pot like her Mother's. I have a large cast aluminum pot from Guardian Service that I use all the time when I can veggies etc. These pots were often sold with a glass lid. Some folks don't like to cook an acid food in an aluminum pan. Some times it just impossible to make things taste just like Mom's but we all love to try and bring back the good memories that went with the dish. Jan V
This is to Margie looking for the cast iron kettle... When my mom passed away and I was cleaning out her things I found a cast iron kettle with a a metal lid on it. Now I like cast iron to fry in but this monster weighs a ton!! (just exaggerating here) but I had it downstairs and thought I would make some fudge in it for Christmas. So I brought it up and proceeded to make my fudge. Well, I cooked so unevenly and my fudge turned out terrible!! It was sugar on the bottom of the pot and what a mess!! So needless to say I threw the pot back downstairs after spending a half hour cleaning it. And one of these days it's going on ebay and it's outta here! So you see some people love them and others hate them there's no in between. Cindy in New York.
For Arline looking for a good reference book on identifying silverware patterns.... Not sure of a book, but Replacements Ltd can usually help identify. Here's a link to their site:
I agree with you Wes. I sell to other dealers and buy from other dealers. It is all about knowledge. If you have done your home work know what it is and have a market for it buy it and turn it for a profit. We as dealers can not know it all and those of us who think we do are only deluding ourselves . If we learn from those mistakes. Lesson well learned. Debby
I donít think this has been mentioned as a sticker remover. I use lighter fluid a lot. I mainly collect old books and run across dealers who use stickers. The lighter fluid takes the stick right off after letting it soak a few minutes without damaging the paper. I have also used it on other items, glass, plastic etc with success, although you will have to wash the item in soapy water to get the rest of the residue off. I hope this will be of a help to someone. Doris M.
To Rebecca with all the sets of dishes. Use them. Don't save for a special occasion. I have my grandmother's set --- found when she passed away. I don't recall her ever using them. She used the old 1950 "jetson" style ones instead for everyday. What a treasure having them now and using them. Grandma is at every meal we have now. Cathy, Seattle
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3) Antique News
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Daniel Cooney Fine Art Kicks Off Its Spring Photography Auction At iGavel.com
2. Crashing the Art Market, Japanese Style - artmarketblog.com
3. The Next Star Artist ? - artmarketblog.com
4. I Antique Online: Free Online Antiques Appraisals
5.Plantsville General Store Antique Center Spoils Customers with New Penny Candy Counter
6. MFA Nets Mary Todd Lincoln Jewelry at Kaminskiís
7. American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, May 22, 2008
8. Queller's 1804 Dollar Reaches $3,737,500 at Heritage's $44 Million CSNS Auctions
9. African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art - May 16, 2008
10. The Cellar of William S. Morris III to Highlight Aulden Cellars/Sotheby's May 17th Sale
11. Iconic Work by Ed Ruscha, Created for the American Actor Bud Cort, to Highlight Sotheby's Day Sale
12. Sotheby's London to sell Turner's masterpiece 'Pope's Villa at Twickenham'
13. Sotheby's to Feature the Work of Renowned Indian Artists in Spring Sales of Contemporary Art
14. CHRISTIE'S PRESENTS ITS MOST VALUABLE LATIN AMERICAN SALE IN NEW YORK
15. Historic FDR Artifacts Coming to Heritage Auction
16. Results: Important Sports Memorabilia and Card - April 24, 2008
Click here: Results: Important Sports Memorabilia and Card - April 24, 2008
17. Most Significant Concert Poster discovered!!
18. Dolls, furniture to headline Stevens Auction, May 30-31
19. Reality of Black History Brought Home Through Vintage Photography
20. 12th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show NOV. 13-16, 2008
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
About 20 years ago, we went to Hawaii with 2 other couples. I think all we did was eat (or so it seemed). When I eat a lot it all settles in my stomach and I look like I'm pregnant. The day we got ready to go home, we called for a taxi van to take us to the airport. The driver was such a nice person, he asked us to bow our heads and he said a nice prayer for a safe flight home. As we were getting out of the van at the airport he hugged me and told me, "I hope you enjoyed your stay and come back again after your baby is born." He was such a nice person that I couldn't embarrass him, so I said, "OK." The guys (our friends) had to go hide behind a pillar so they could laugh. Everyone sure had a good laugh over this. And I don't think anyone will ever forget about it. Bev, AZ
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue, Janet. requested a recipe for "Brunswick Stew" . We had one response.
This is a very easy version of Brunswick Stew, but tastes great.
2 Cans stewed tomatoes
2 Cans cooked chicken
2 Cans Castleberry BBQ pork or beef
1 Can creamed corn
1 Can Shoe Peg White corn
1 Can small lima beans
1 Can small white potatoes ( cut into small pieces)
Salt & pepper to taste
Dash of Tabasco (Optional)
Mix all ingredients and cook on low heat for about 2 hours or
put into a crock pot on low heat
I am also from Brunswick GA and remember Twin Oaks well....Sue
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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.
Scottish pie! That's something I remember from my childhood. Does anyone have a recipe for me? Brian
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