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The Collectors Newsletter #623 -- June 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #623 -- June 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.
Fan Association of North America
FANA was organized as a non-profit entity (Fan Association of North America, Inc.) in 1983 as an association devoted to the promotion, study, conservation and collection of fans. Research, education and exhibition of fans are encouraged to serve individuals, the public, museums, and organizations with similar interests. For more information, Click Here:
Are you interested in Fans? 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 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.
We need your stories. Has anything unusual ever happened to you while collecting?. Has an antique or collectible that you have acquired been found in some unusual way? Tell us your story. Sen it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish it here. many thanks, Phil
I have two nice tales....
1) My children have always been taught to share, so they always donated their used clothing & books. My daughter (now 34 years) was always sorry she had donated her favorite book: Raggedy Ann & Andy's Please, Thank you & I Love you Book. We recently found a copy at a library used book sale& bought it for her. When we got home & she started looking at it, she realized that it was actually her old book. It seems to have been donated & resold several times.
2) When we down-sized to a condo 2 years ago, we gave all our best things away to family & friends. My daughter, who lives near Columbus Ohio (we live in NJ) took our best silver & a quilt that had both belonged to my husband's paternal great grandfather. He had been named after this great grandfather and was always trying to trace him. We knew little more that that the family had moved to Pittsburgh from somewhere in Ohio around 1900. When we finally found his great-grandfather's grave (a Civil war clerk had accidentally changed the family's last name) it was less than 15 minutes away from her current home. We learned that the quilt was actually a burial quilt made from his ties. When we find someone to restore the quilt, it will be on display at the historical society where he actually lived. The silver & the quilt found their way home through us and a daughter who moved to Ohio only because of a college recruitment letter she received in error(but that i s a different story).
I collect real photo postcards of the small Iowa town I moved to almost 40 years ago. I was at a mall in Des Moines several years ago, and an antique show and sale was going on in the center of the mall. One vendor had thousands of postcards, categorized by town and state. After looking in the group for the town I was collecting, something kept telling me to look at the group from the town in which my mother was born in 1915. I had never looked at postcards from that town before, but I did that day. As I was going through them, there was a card with a glitter hand written name on it - it was my grandpa's name. "Greetings from Nels Paulsen." Boy, did I get excited! (He died before I was born - but I had seen his handwriting on some cards to my grandma). This card was from him, setting up a Saturday night get together with a woman I had never heard of - the postmark was 1908. I looked further and found another one to the same woman with a poem on it about not being available any more - this was early 1909. My grandparents were married in March of 1909 - so this was the last girl friend before grandma. My first thought was I had to call my mom, then I realized she had died the month before. She would have been so excited to see these! I will always wonder what the story was with this woman, he must have meant something to her or she would not have kept the cards for all the years before they were purchased to resell. Someday I hope to find more cards that he would have sent - but those chances are probably very slim. Lesson learned is always listen to that inner voice tugging at you. Paula in Iowa
Hello - I've been reading your newsletter almost from the beginning. I now need some assistance and I'm hoping someone in your newsletter family can help. I have a set of Blue Ridge Southern Potteries, "lone pine" mark, dinner dishes from my mother. I think they were purchased in the late forties or early fifties. I have researched the pattern both online and in the major books on the topic and have not been able to identify it. I obtained two leads for collectors clubs/newsletters, but neither are active at this time. I have exhausted my research capabilities. If you could ask your readership for someone who would be willing to help, please have them send me an e-mail and I can e-mail back pictures of the pattern and dishes for their review. Please have them put "Blue Ridge" in the subject line so I can respond more quickly. Thank you very much for your entertaining and educational newsletter. I have also benefited from several recipes shared by readers - like the oatmeal pancakes! Sincerely, Linda R -- ELRSMITH@aol.com
As a avid tag sale browser I found a book with the names of second cousins at a tag sale 15 miles from my home. I didn't plan on going to this sale but it was a nice day so I stopped and found it among some books. I was completely surprised to see it because I only knew them from my home town so I took it to my grandmother and she too was surprised. We both had a good talk about how I found it. Angie from Ma.
I'm a little behind on my reading and just came across the request for Brunswick Stew. The stew originated in 1828 by Uncle Jimmy Matthews of Brunswick Co. Virginia.
Parboil squirrels until they are stiff (half done), cut small slices of bacon "middling," one for each squirrel: one small onion to each squirrel, if large one to two squirrels, chopped up. Put in bacon and let come to boil, while the squirrels are being cut up for the pot. Boil the above until half done. Then put in butter to taste; then stale loaf bread, crumble up. Cook them until it bubbles, then add pepper and salt to taste. Cook this until it bubbles and bubbles burst off. Time for stew to cook is four hours with steady heat. Claire, MI
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 are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Magic Collection of Jay Marshall Public Auction
2. art net Online Auctions – Photographic Portraits Sale
3. Thousands of New Listings for Dinnerware Replacements
4. Arthur Parton painting hits $13,800 at Leland Little sale
5. Bertoia's chosen to auction legendary Donald Kaufman toy collection
6. F+W Publications Launches Sweepstakes Resource
7. TIAS Antique Dealer Requests The Antique Industry’s Assistance to Victims of the MidWest Floods.
8. Summer of Love at International Poster Gallery
9. IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY ART & DESIGN AT MORAN'S JULY SALE
10. Aussie Picasso Sale Overrated - artmarketblog.com
11. Letty & John's Vintage Collection
12. Clock fans go astronomical at Fontaine's June 14 sale
13. Caring for Cast Iron Cookware
14. Rinkya’s Redesigned Blog Brings Japan Unko, Unchi and Undies to the Internet
15. Finding Art Market Stars - artmarketblog.com
16. Diana Cartridges shell box hits $9,730 at SoldUSA.com
17. Asian Art Dominates Kaminski’s May Auction
18. Premier Collectible Auctions announces new venture with Morphy Auctions
19. iGavel.com features Summer Jewelry Auction by Potomac Estate Jewelers June 13 – July 1
20. A Life in Service to the Queen Mother
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at
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4) Your Classifieds...
"Indiana Jones","Harry Potter","Friends" Signed Photos
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
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday June 23, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My younger daughter inherited her mother's droll sense of humor but took it to new heights. (She won third in state for humorous interpretation in forensics in high school. She's gonna love me for that one! :-) I
think it probably came in very handy when she was a United flight attendant! She's turning (or turned!) 35 on February 9 but this event occurred when she was 10 years old. The TV was on and Amy heard the
newscaster announce that Princess Di was pregnant with her second child. She put her hands on her hips and said with this exasperated tone in her voice, "Well, SHE didn't waste any time, DID she?!?" Sue L. Poquoson, VA
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?
Movie Posters & Music Concert Posters Wanted! Top $$$ paid
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 17,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
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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 Steph in Nebraska requested a recipe for "Home made pizza dough" . We had several responses.
Here's the one we've used since 1975. You probably have most ingredients already.
1 c flour
salt pepper oregano (1t)
2/3 c milk
Grease pan. Preheat oven to 425. Partially brown
hamburger, etc. Put on top of crust.
Bake 20-25 mins.
8oz can pizza sauce
Garlic salt and oregano to taste.
Turn off oven. Leave in oven 10-15 mins.
.....Terry in Iowa
You can actually make pizza dough from any yeast bread dough recipe -- simply form into a large thin(1/4 to 1/2 inch) layer on a pizza tray, or roll out onto a cookie sheet and pre-bake. Then top with sauce, cheese and your favorite meats or vegetables, and put the pizza back in the oven until the toppings are done.
I make large soft pretzels for my kids this way too -- just take a "snake" of dough about a half to 3/4 inches in diameter, and twist into the traditional pretzel shape, or form into hearts or their initials. Brush the top with either melted butter or beaten egg yoke for a glazed crust. You can also sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar, grated cheese or salt and your favorite herbs. You can make garlic bread by rolling the snakes 2-3" thick, then cut into the dough every inch and insert garlic and butter or cheese.
And if you don't want to bother to make the yeast bread from scratch, there is frozen "challah" dough available in any market which carries kosher foods. You simply defrost according to the directions on the package, and form the dough into whatever shape you like.
Enjoy... Ellen from Vineyard Haven, MA
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage 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.
Boston Cream pie. I remember having it as a kid so vividly. The taste and the texture. Does anyone have a favorite recipe for this wonderful desert? Terry in NC
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.
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.
Decotique caters to Art Deco Lovers. We specialize in Antique, Vintage Handbags and Purses, Estate and Quality Costume Jewelry, early 20th Century Porcelain, Framed Art, Graphics and Photographica. Ten percent of proceeds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Hollywood Hats Antique Textiles
This is a world of antique textiles, including fabulous Vintage clothing from Victorian through WWII Era, vintage hats and accessories, antique lace, antique fabrics, vintage doilies and tablecloths
Welcome to Bede's Place! We carry vintage and antique costume jewelry, collectible vintage Scholastic books, and vintage crochet and knitting patterns and booklets. Happy browsing!
Big Fan Autographs and Collectibles
We specialize in rare coins, porcelain dolls, figurines, chess sets, die cast vehicles, and autographs and memorabilia from the worlds of television, movies, music, and sports for sale. All our items carry an unconditional life-time guarantee of authenticity.
The Clig Shop
Where shopping is just a cliq away. We sell a large variety of antiques, vintage, collectibles, hand-made heritage dolls, along with vintage jewelry, retro-vintage and more.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
12) Helpful Resources:
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