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The Collectors Newsletter #624 -- July 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #624 -- July 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.
The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors
Group dedicated to the education of and preservation of historical bottles. This includes, but is not limited to, medicines, flasks, sodas, fruit jars, bitters, whiskeys.. For more information, Click Here:
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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.
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. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish it here. Many thanks, Phil
Lost & Found that's been found...
Well your readers did it again - within a couple of days of publication of my request, several readers had contacted me with suggestions, and one reader actually found the pattern name and type. I want to thank you and all those who helped in my quest to identify my mother's pattern. BTW, it is "Susan". Sincerely, Linda R.
My maternal great grandmother passed away in 1962 when I was ten years old. Fortunately I had the wonderful opportunity to know her and my great grandfather as they only lived 10 miles away and then with my family for a short time before she passed away. I love having family heirlooms and have a set of wineglasses that was a wedding present to them in 1900 as well as her cookie jar that she always kept sugar cookies in. I was also given another cookie jar, that is cream colored with green leaves but apparently the lid must have broken at some time because I never got the lid. A number of years ago my daughter and I were at a garage sale in a nearby town and they had a box of stuff for 10 cents each. I rummaged through it and found a single lid that looked like what I remembered the cookie jar to look like. Can you imagine my delight when I got home and it was perfect! You never know what you're going to find!
I also knew my paternal grandparents as we all lived on the home place. After my granny passed away in 1959 we moved into the "big" house with my granddaddy. I have my granny's book of favorite poems, biscuit cutter, snuff glass and several other things. I also have my granddaddy's wooden embossed handkerchief box that brings back many memories. We kids were not allowed in granddaddy's room. The only time I could go in there was when my Momma pressed his handkerchiefs and let me put them up in his box. As children are normally curious I also felt the need to investigate his desk (which is on loan to my brother as he restored it for his bed and breakfast). I was attracted by the little blue box with chocolate squares that you broke off. We didn't have a lot of candy in our house but I didn't think he would miss a little piece or two every now and then. It wasn't until years later that I realized the little candy squares I'd been eating was Exlax!
I love your newsletter! Keep up the good work! Bonnie in Stonewall, TX ..Bonnie J.
I know it's hard to believe, but I am re-reading my old TIAS newsletters as I've kept them all in my e-mails, and really must dispose of at least some of them.
Anyway, I always want to "put my two cents in" and stop myself, because, after all, I may be reading something 5 or 6 months old! But this time, reading a February issue, I just have to tell Charlene H. from Chicago: Thank you so much for finally putting my mind at rest. I now know that my inability to lose weight is due to all my old, new, antique and beloved CLUTTER!
I live among pieces that I love, look at, and use. I was a very young mother (certainly without much money to spend) when I began seeking out little out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-track antiques venues ... an old
farmhouse where they were selling off many years of accumulated stuff, or two big, old, falling-down mansions, where the owner of one was attempting to consolidate the wonderful, old "stuff" each had managed to acquire over the years. I had the car one day a week, and with my youngest in his carseat and my two older little girls in school, I would take a "new" country road, and I found TREASURES! Beautiful, hand-carved picture frames for a dime! Forty years later, they still hang on my walls, framing whatever I chose to put in them. A kitchen utensil here, a small, carved table, there. Whoever says young people don't love these things is half-right. Two of my three children do not enjoy living among old things (though I must say they do appreciate my love for them). My third, my youngest, could be left in a used-book store for hours, finding his own treasures. And he was always happy as a teenager to accompany me to antiques shops and flea markets, happily browsing right along with me.
We are all different. But we must be the same in respecting each other's rights (Terry) to be different, to enjoy different things, for whatever our reasons. Thanks for reading. Aelene from Brooklyn, NY
Charlene wrote: "......... Rather than a disposable society, the largest hurdle to salvaging history is overcoming the sparse anti-clutter mindset. Anything that needs to be dusted is blamed for every malady; I even read a report last week that clutter causes one to be overweight! I quote ". . .some people look at a shelf stacked with coffee mugs and see only mugs. But people with serious disorganization problems might see each one as a unique item - a souvenir from Yellowstone or a treasured gift from Grandma."
Moreover, the other hurdle is overcoming the propaganda that consumption and consumerism are purportedly what boosts the economy so unless one buys new, commerce suffers. -- Charlene H, Chicago"
I'm a long time collector of antique photographs. I've always loved history & the old photos really bring old eras to life. Shortly after I purchased a tintype of a civil war soldier, I started having strange things happen in my home. I would hear a male voice or unusual noises in a different room when I was home alone. Also at night when I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling like someone was patting my arm or leg. Now I've always believed in spirits or ghosts so these happenings didn't frighten me. I would sometimes tell them to leave me alone & I wouldn't be bothered the rest of the night. One night, I heard a voice right next to my ear, telling me to wake up. I sat up & there, in front of me, was a civil war soldier looking right at me. He nodded & tipped his cap & proceeded to walk through my wall into the next townhome!
I told this story to a few friends & they all thought I was a little crazy. A couple of weeks later, I was speaking with my next door neighbor & told her the story. She grabbed my arm & said 'So he was real?'. She told me that on that night, she couldn't sleep & was in her kitchen with a cup of coffee. When a soldier just appeared & walked right through our adjoining wall, across the room & through the other one. She thought she was going crazy & was afraid to say anything about it to anyone. But, she described him exactly as I had seen him. I showed her the tintype & she shouted 'That's him!'. I still have the photo, but I haven't seen or felt his presence since then.
Carol in California
I also want to add to people who have old family photos & can't ID them. Please don't throw them away. There are thousands of photographica collectors out there that could be interested in them for a variety of reasons. Even the simplest portrait shot might be of value to someone else. If you need help in identifying the type of photograph or dating the image - I can help. Email me at antqpics @roadrunner.com
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. Native American Legacy Preserved in Art Before Loss
2. Historic Live Sports Auction To Blow Into Chicago this August
3. FREE Lecture Series featuring TOP antique and design industry experts in
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5. Winner of Next Star Artist 2008 - nextstarartist.com
6. Jeannette Depression Glass - Adam and Swirl
7. BRIGHTON MASONIC LODGE ANTIQUE SHOW F&AM #247
8. Vintage Jewelry Group Purchases Entire Collection from DeLizza & Elster, Inc.
9. Toy Collector Magazine Wins Gold at 17th Annual International Automotive Media Awards
10. The McRae Marketplace in Georgia to be auctioned 7/24
11. Rinkya Blogs La Dolce Vita with Ohayou Giappone!
12. Saving the Art Market - artmarketblog.com
13. Provenance and the Art Market - artmarketblog.com
14. Hake's Sale of First Donald Duck Model Sheet Breaks Records
15. Jay B. Rhodes Oil Spout
16. Titanic passenger list brings $33,900 at Philip Weiss sale
17. EUROPEAN FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS TO BE AUCTIONED BY SKINNER, JULY 12TH
IN BOSTON FEATURING CERAM
18. THE JULY EDITION OF COIN NEWS IS NOW ON SALE!
19. More Good News on Replacement Dinnerware Items
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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 my son was 2 years old he kept looking out the window at our neighbors house who were moving to a different house. I asked him why are your constantly looking at their house. He looked at me and said I can't figure out where they are going to find a suitcase big enough to put that house in. Carol M.
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?
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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 Terry in NC requested a recipe for "Boston Cream Pie" . We had several responses.
Boston Cream Pie
Ingredients for Cake
1 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 cups milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease and dust with flour a single 9-inch round cake pan for a single layer cake. Dust two if you are doubling the recipe for a layer cake.
1. Cream the sugar, salt, and shortening together. Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla.
2. In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
3. Add about one-third of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix briefly. Add about one-third of the milk and mix. Continue twice more with the remaining flour and milk. Do not over mix. Scrape the batter into the pan.
4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.
5. Let the cake rest in the pan for about five minutes and then remove it to a wire rack to continue cooling.
For the filling:
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large egg yolks
Combine the salt, cornstarch, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in the milk. Add the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk often, until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook for one more minute. Set aside to cool.
For the topping:
Heat over low heat, two ounces unsweetened chocolate and three tablespoons butter until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in one cup powdered sugar and on-half teaspoon vanilla along with one to two tablespoons water until you have the desired consistency.
1. With a long-bladed, serrated knife, split the cake horizontally.
2. Spread the cream filling on the bottom half of the cake. Place the top half on the filling.
3. Spread the chocolate topping on the cake.
Since the filling includes milk and eggs, this cake should be refrigerated.
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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.
Thanks for a wonderful newsletter. It's always enjoyable. My recipe request is for a cookie named "Peek-a-Berry Boos." My mother cut it out of a magazine of the time (60s to 70s), probably Good Housekeeping or Redbook and glued it to a recipe card. Unfortunately, when going through her huge box of recipes after her death, it was apparent that at some point some of the cards had become stuck together and a portion of this recipe is missing. It's a soft cookie with oatmeal in it and at some point during the process a dollop of jam is put on top, followed by a dab of the cookie dough. Hence the very appropriate name. I would greatly appreciate it if someone who has this recipe would share it with me and the others who read the newsletter. Thanks. Pat
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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