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The Collectors Newsletter #644 -- September 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #644 -- September 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
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Heisey Collectors of America, Inc.
The National Heisey Glass Museum. The Museum has been owned and operated by the Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. (HCA) since 1974. Located in Veterans Park in downtown Newark, Ohio, it houses more than 4,500 pieces of glassware produced by the A. H. Heisey & Company in Newark from 1896-1957. Visitors are treated to breathtaking arrangements of Heisey glassware featuring hundreds of patterns and all known colors. Elegant cuttings, etchings and engravings, as well as experimental pieces, can also be seen. The collection is largely donated by or on loan from HCA members. In addition to seeing beautiful Heisey glassware, guests can learn about factory production practices through the display of molds, tools, etching plates, factory designs, samples and even "whimsies." The Museum consists of the historic Samuel D. King residence, an 1831 Greek Revival style home which was saved from demolition and moved to Veterans Park in July of 1973, and a new wing added in 1993 which features two large galleries, a media center and an archives facility. The Museum also contains a library facility open to HCA members and a Museum Shop stocked with reproductions made from Heisey molds, collectors' books, and even some original Heisey.. 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.
--More stories of "Found Collectibles"--
About 2 years ago I bought a group of three vintage ladies' compacts on eBay for $9.99. The pictures weren't very good, but 2 of the compacts looked interesting. The 3rd one was described as "unmarked, heavy
and plain." After I got them, I soon sold the first two for a small profit. The third one WAS very heavy and had a nice Art Deco design and a beautiful beveled mirror. I set it aside to look at later and forgot about it. A month ago I took it out and looked at it again. I was really struck by the weight and the glowing gold color and thought it might be sterling with a vermeil finish. I took it to a jeweler to have it appraised, but said not to do an appraisal if it wasn't sterling. I didn't want to pay $85 for what might have been a brass compact. When I went in to retrieve it, the jeweler said, "Well, it isn't silver, but I appraised it anyway." Turns out it's solid 14 karat gold and is valued at $4,400! I doubt that I'll ever have another "find" to top this! Diana C. - Santa Cruz, CA
A few years ago, our family purchased a pig farm. The old man who owned it lived alone in a home originally built about 1920, that had been moved from one side of the farm to the current homesite in the 1960s. They had "updated" it at that time and all the beautiful trim and 5 porches had been removed. Sad to say, the termite and water damage made it salvageable. We have since rebuilt on the same site.
When we viewed the house prior to purchasing the only thing that caught my eye was a ceramic cookie jar covered in dust and grease sitting on top of the old metal cabinets in the kitchen. She was a pig in a pink dress with a blue bow around her neck and I thought she was lovely. One day before we took possession the gentleman was there and we were discussing the sale when I mentioned that I would like to buy the cookie jar. He told me he thought it was cracked and proceeded to walk into the house and take her down. He handed her to me and told me I could have her. I offered again to pay for her but he would not let me so I took her home, gently washed her and checked for any damage. She was perfect. I have proudly displayed her ever since and have even purchased a boy Formal pig cookie jar to be her escort. She now sits within a few feet of where I found her. Nancy K.
Years ago when I was visiting relatives in North Carolina, we went looking in old houses. I found a hump topped trunk. I still have that trunk and store some of my Christmas decorations in it. It is one of my favorite items that I have acquired. I also found a set of Courier & Ives dishes at a rummage sale for ten dollars shortly after I got married. Thirty years later, I still have those dishes and have added most of the serving dishes
over the years. I love the hunt for bargains. Thanks, Brenda
I love reading about everyone's "finds"! I bought a bunch of stuff for a dollar at an auction a couple years ago. When I got home and looked through the boxes there was a glove box ornately decorated with a purple satin lining (Flemish Art Co.). On the bottom read, To: Leda December 23, 1911. It now has my grandmothers gloves in it. It's like it was meant to be!
--More stories about "What you would take if you had only a few minutes to evacuate?"--
When fleeing a hurricane"....My Great Grandfather was a glass blower in Germany. When he and his family came to America he had a few items that he had made. One such item being a set of hand blown glass canes with an internal filament of brown glass. When my grandparents passed they went to their oldest daughter, my mother. When my mom and dad sold their home and purchased an RV, they gave my sister and I each a cane. The family history behind such an item is very precious to me. Thanks for the newsletter, Sandy
I would grab my husband, then my dog. You just can't replace a good man or a loyal friend. I would then pack canned food, water a can opener, a couple of changes of clothes, meds, cell phones, chargers, flashlight and batteries. You just can't replace the first two! EZ
--More stories about refunds and bargaining--
I run a self-storage facility, and occasionally have to auction a unit. Once - only once - I did a "yard sale" of two units rented by the same person. As I was trying to cover the owed amount, I priced things fairly, but still well below brand-new prices. I put several signs up around the area: "I DON'T DICKER". My mother was my cashier, and since a lot of people tend to try to get their bargain at checkout, I put a big sign right behind Mom that said, "SHE DON'T DICKER NEITHER". The signs got a lot of laughs, no complaints, and we almost got enough to cover what was owed us. Jean in Oregon
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3) Antique News
News-Antique.com is now the #1 search result on Google for antique news. If you want to tell the world
about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Cottage Chic Popular Among College Students
2. Australian Art Auction News - artmarketblog.com
3. Fenton Glass, bottles identification guides available on DVD
4. Limited Edition Print Market Update - artmarketblog.com
5. Art Market Revolution Unlikely - artmarketblog.com
6. Geppi's Entertainment Museum welcomes crime authors to signing during Bouchercon
7. Asselmeier & May Antique Estate Auction 10/4/08
8. Spoons, clocks and more at Woody Auction, Oct. 25
9. Newly launched master website a central point for the Geppi family of companies
10. Candle Power Featured Exhibit at the October 19th California Country Antique Show
11. Extraordinary Finds in Smith House Fall Toy Auction
12. SKINNER TO HOST AUCTION OF FINE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OCTOBER 12TH
13. Pattycake's Plunder vintage fashion jewelry and Accessories
14. Jimi Hendrix as Rock-n-Roll Icon at LiveAuctionTalk.com
15. 20th Century Furniture and Decoration
16. Fine Art and Antiques From Savannah Estates and Various Owners
17. Sotheby's Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art South Asia: India Pakistan
18. Get Smart Movie Excites New Fans And Collectors
19. The Latest News in the October 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter
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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 have a four-year-old grandson who is always telling us that he loves us 10,000 times 10,000. Well, one day my husband came in one day and was covered with mud from his head to his feet. As he was washing up Jason came up to him and said "Grandpa, I love you as much as you are dirty." That has been the saying that goes around alot now with laughter and hugs. Janet, Oregon
Reading about the little girl who was pressing on the numbers of an old rotary phone in order to dial, reminded of a story that happened years ago in Virginia Beach, Va. I sold real estate there and I was working with a young couple in the conference room while their small child was entertaining himself in the room. We saw him at the end of the table staring intently at one of the office phones there. He seemed to be "huffing and puffing" so his mother went to the end of the table to investigate. She started laughing and motioned for us to come look. Someone outside the room was using one of the other lines causing the red indicator light for that line to constantly blink and the little boy was busy trying to "blow out" the blinking light! Mitzi F., Naples, FL
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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 Joe requested a recipe for "Bohemian Tripe Soup". We had one reply for this recipe.
1 lb. tripe
5 oz. smoked meat
4 tablespoon flour
1 clove garlic
salt - butter
Wash tripe well in cold water, cook 1/2 hour, wash again. In fresh cold water add salt, roots, carrot, parsley and celery cut in circles. Ad smoked meat and tripe, cook until tender. Cut up tripe in small noodles and cut meat in small pieces. Make very light browned flour with a piece of butter and 4 tablespoon of flour. Put soup into browned flour, add mashed garlic, pepper, marjoram, chopped parsley, ginger. Cook well. Add tripe and meat. Serve. Carol T. --Cullman,AL
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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.
In the 60's or 70's, I think it was, Bisquick baking mix had quite a few Impossible Pie recipes on their boxes. Some main dish and some dessert ones. They are no longer on the baking mix box and of course I never thought to save them as they were "always?" on the next box. Would there be anyone out there who thought further ahead and saved them, and would share them now? Thanks. Sandi C.
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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