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The Collectors Newsletter #628 -- July 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #628 -- 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.
Folk Art Society of America
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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.
Topic for our next issue....
So here is a topic that always seems to get people talking. How has eBay personally affected your collecting habits? Tell us how it changed your life for the better, or why you avoid eBay completely. Or any comments in between. As always we are looking for stories with an interesting twist. This topic seems to usually get some very passionate replies from both sides of the fence. Send your stories/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share them with our closest 15,000 friends..... :-)
Judy’s son, who ate the Ex-Lax and was so “helpful” with the car, reminds me of my older brother Kevin. Of course I wasn’t around when he was little but I heard all kinds of stories. The best one was when he was about three and he took all the tubes out of a radio and put them back in the wrong places. Mom turned it on and poof! That was it for the radio. I guess it wasn’t easy to get those tubes out so he did earn points for being clever! My mom always told him, “I hope I live to see the day when you have a kid just like you!” It did happen (to a degree) but I’m sure my mom and brother are smiling down from heaven on the fine young man his son grew to be. Kelley in NY
In reference to the peony/dahlia question. The person that replied that the flowers could not be peonies since they were herbaceous perennials, I would like to point out that the root system of a peony looks very much like a bulb to the untutored eye. You can even separate the tuberous roots as you would bulbs, and they are often shipped dry in bags, like bulbs. Since dahlias need to be lifted each year and have no scent, I believe that the original writer was talking about peonies, just not using exact terminology. Up until moving back down South about a year ago, I had many, many different varieties of peonies, including tree peonies, and I miss them. Emmy
Reading the various tombstone inscriptions reminded me of one I saw while taking my parents around Cornwall, England in the late eighties. We were at an ancient church and poking around looking at inscriptions when my father discovered the following inscription on a tomb of twins who died in infancy:
They tasted of life's bitter cup,
Refused to take the potion up,
But turned their little heads aside,
Disgusted with the taste and died.
When my father passed away at age 91 I read this poem and could hear surprise from the attendees ... That is until I mentioned that my father had found life's cup rich and rewarding...
This is in regards to Alice V. She had stated that peonies are not from bulbs. They are from bulbs and I have purchased them that way. I have grown them and taken pictures of my daughter with a peony right next to her face and they were almost bigger then her head. But, you are right, dahlia's can be just as big. Carol G.
My friend's parents had been antique/junk dealers for many years. The wife passed away and soon the husband followed. My friend found that her Dad had written his own epitaph and left it beside his chair where it was certain to be seen. Here is what he wanted on his headstone: "I made a lot of deals in my life but I sure went in the hole on this one." His wishes were honored!
In newsletter #262 Denise reminded us to be compassionate to Elderly people selling a few of their treasures because they are in need. She complained that the $20 for the 12 Kings Crown Goblets was not fair to the elderly sellers. Actually it was very fair because their price has dropped drastically. Item 200236630065 on eBay -- 12 Kings Crown goblets, on Ebay last week, with a starting price of $24.99 was not even bid on. Timing has everything to do with prices paid for items. 10 years ago these same glasses probably sold for $10-20 each. Have a Great Day! ...Debbie
Lost & Found
Back in early June I placed a short story in this column stating that I had a big old Bible in fragile condition from the Durham-Vandemark family and listed several other names written on various pages. I received 3 replies from people who had Durham, Vandemark, or Cox in their family tree. I also received a number of inquiries from people just wanting an old Bible and as well as some who wanted it to repair/re-bind. I received some helpful info suggesting I donate the Bible and/or info to a library. I got alot of helpful info/suggestions from a lady named Penelope Athey which I greatly appreciate. After alot of thought and prayer, I sent the Bible home to a Durham relative in WI this morning along with names/email addresses of the other relatives who responded, and the same for non-relatives who wanted it for whatever reason. The Vandemark and Cox relatives will receive a copy of the family history pages as soon as they send me their mailing addresses. Thank you for letting me use your newsletter to find a relative of this lovely old Bible's original owners. Millie I.
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3) Antique News
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1. ANTIQUE JEWELRY: What is a Jelly Belly Anyway?
2. Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball Legend Lives on in History
3. Brief History of Inarco, Lefton, and Napco
4. Bayko Forum and Toy Collector Linking Up
5. THE AUGUST EDITION OF COINS NEWS, BRITAIN'S MOST POPULAR COIN MAGAZINE
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6. Nautical items, art, more at MV Auctions July 26 sale
7. Daryle Lambert’s 31 Club Gallery Acquires Collection of Dimitar Manev Paintings
8. LiveAuctioneers.com signs leading Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer Profiles in History
9. artnet Online Auctions – Contemporary Color Photographs Sale
10. Urgent Faile Buy Alert - artmarketblog.com
11. Herb Williams at Monsoon Gallery - artmarketblog.com
12. Affordable Investment Art No.10 – artmarketblog.com
13. China, Dinnerware, Replacements at Dinnerware Replacements
14. Cochrans Collectors Guide and Cochrans Blog
15. Female Form Honored in Bronze
16. SPORTS COLLECTORS DAILY LAUNCHES NEW VINTAGE CARD SALES TRACKER
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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.
I had taken my 4 year old grandson to visit his cousins before school started and after a week it was time to make the six hour trip home. We left early to beat the traffic, stopping for breakfast then back on the road. John said," Nannie, i'm in misery!". Well , i can't help that John, you have to stay in the car seat.Just take a nap. A hundred or so miles down the road, he woke up still in misery so i stopped at the next exit. All was good for maybe 10 minutes after getting back on the road.. John, you can't be in misery.You've had a nap , something to drink and eat. You've been to the bathroom so i want you to hush. We will be home before long. He soon fell asleep, Peace at last. He later woke up, broke the silence and yelled, " Nannie, I'm Not in Misery anymore, that sign says Arkansas!...Linda
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: carillon "regency" by Vita Craft Corp.
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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 Benny requested a recipe for "Chocolate Chip Pancakes". We had this reply.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
1 C Buttermilk
1 Tlbs oil or melted butter
1 C flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 C mini chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Have griddle hot. Spray with oil before adding batter.
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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.
Back in the 60's I found a recipe in Better Homes & Garden for a salad made with cooked green beans, tomatoes, in , if I remember right, sour cream with some other minor ingredients. I have searched the Internet including BH&G to no avail. I am hoping that someone out there might come to my rescue. Love the news letter Bea
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