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The Collectors Newsletter #647 -- October 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #647 -- October 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.
Hopalong Cassidy Club
Hi All Hoppy fans and newcomers! We dedicate this site to Hopalong Cassidy, the generations who know and love him, and to keeping the legend alive for all those that follow.
For more info on this club, click here:
Are you interested in seeing some samples of Hopalong Cassidy collectibles? Take a look at:
2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Keep sending MORE! found things....These stories are great and everyone seems to have one. Send us your story about how you found an antique or collectible to email@example.com
I have my grandmother’s large, very heavy, cut glass punchbowl with plate. We used it often when I was growing up, including for my high school graduation open house. When we got up the next morning, the plate was split neatly down the center. We tried several different repairs over the years and none worked. I had used the bowl without the plate, but always kept my eye open hoping I would find another one someday. Nearly 20 years after it broke, I was visiting a friend in the hospital and arrived slightly before visiting hours. There was a Good Will type store across the street that I had never visited. You guessed it; they had my plate! It was only $15. I was thrilled. Keep up the great newsletter, Alane in MI
I am responding to “a saddened collector” who was from Ca. I myself do not understand my generation. I am 44 yrs. old. I can’t imagine having to leave my home in a hurry. After my family and dog……..I don’t know what I would take? Yes, IT is only stuff, but it is MY and MY families stuff from generations before me. I am a “dumpster diver” and it’s not about taking other peoples garbage, it’s about NOT loosing the past, who-ever it might be? People don’t understand that once it’s gone –IT IS GONE FOREVER!! It makes me so sad when I see a dumpster in front of an old house full of treasures!! I would much rather have something old that has been used and loved than to buy something brand new. Everything made today is junk and just does not appeal to me. I have many pictures in my home of people I don’t know…..I originally bought them and the frame to put my family pictures in, but once I get them home and cleaned up----I just can’t bear to take that picture out. That picture is a somebody!!! Someone’s grandmother, mother, sister, daughter etc…… I don’t understand HOW someone can just get rid of something like that??? So I have my family of pictures and my “collection” family. I have labeled them all on the back. My family has all the names and dates and all the “collection” family has the dates I bought them and where I bought them from. None of my friends can understand why I LOVE to shop garage sales, flea markets and dumpster dive. BUT when they come to my home they all say how cozy and comfortable they feel here…..hum……maybe it’s because most everything is from the 40’s and before??? I also love to talk to “older” folks about the past and their lives and some of the treasures they have. It is very interesting to me. I can’t imagine living any other way. Kristen from Hawley, Pa.
This isn't really about antiques, but I had to comment on the 1st paragraph of this latest newsletter, you hear so much about the "slow down" of the economy, high this & gas price that. Well this is not true on
some levels, I just experienced my 1st Vera Bradley sale, they rent the coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN and it lasts Wed. evening to ticket buyers through Sunday at 5pm. (To those who may not know, Vera Bradley sells mainly pocketbooks, or purses!) The first day we went, it was busy but for kicks we decided to also attend the last day and you would think it was free money being handed out instead of bargains on purses no doubt! I personally spent over $1,000 and I heard reports they had record breaking numbers earlier in the day! The lines were wrapped around the whole front of the bldg. This sale has gone on for years but usually in the springtime only. All I could think was well I guess the economy isn't quite as bleak as some think! Kim INDIANA
Can you pass this on to Bill ... who questioned about Lenox Museum ... he did not give his e-mail. I have not been there, but am a Trenton native and collect old Lenox.
A few years ago I purchased a "lot" of vintage baby photos on ebay. Among them was a framed 11x14 b/w photo of a set of triplets taken while still in the hospital nursery. The photo is inscribed by the mother to the doctor who delivered the babies. It is signed "Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harris 1941 (A B C Boys) The boys had not yet been named. I would love to return this picture to one of the triplets or a family member. Another 11x14 photo in the group was of yet another set of triplets - The Wert Boys. It, too, was inscribed by their mother. Through the newsletter, I was able to locate Kevin Wert, one of the triplets, and returned the photo to him. He was very shocked and pleased that I had tracked him down. His mother had passed away not long before I found him and it was she who had inscribed the photo to the doctor. The photo was taken by the local newspaper and the only copy the family had was the one that had actually appeared in the paper - not a real print copy. So, I'm hoping to be just as successful with this photo. I've also, through the newsletter, returned a hand-made, wood-covered photo album filled with a lifetime of pictures. I found the daughter of the owner of the album and was able to return it to her. She was thrilled to get her childhood photos back and surmised that her mother had accidentally thrown it out while donating books to charity. Judy, Florida
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.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
the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites in the month of September 2008.
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
1. Cookie Jar - No movement, 2. Stamps - Up from #7, 3. Figurines - Not listed last month, 4. Roseville - Up from #9, 5. Dinnerware - Not listed last month, 6. Avon - Up from #8, 7. Pitchers - Not listed last month, 8. Vase - Not listed last month, 9. Transferware - Down from #5, 10. Westmoreland - Not listed last month.
"No Movement" means the item has not changed position since the previous months list. "Down from #.." indicates that the item has dropped on our list since the previous list was published. "Up from #.." indicates that the item has risen on our list since the previous list was published. "Not listed last month" means that this item was not in the previous top 10 list.
Here are the top twenty search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
1. Tables - No movement, 2. Limoges - Up from #4, 3. Chairs - Up from #7, 4. Nippon - Down from #3, 5. Staffordshire - Up from #6, 6. Desk - Up from #10, 7. Sofa - Not listed last month, 8. Rosewood - Not listed last month, 9. Mirrors - Down from #8, 10. Tiffany - Down from #9.
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
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
collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
and we may post it here.
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. James Brown King of Soul Rocks on at LiveAuctionTalk.com
2. Going out of business sales
3. Just Andersen candlesticks light up room for $15,600
4. Visit to vet confirms pedigree of rare Steiff bear in Bertoia's Nov. 7-9 auction
5. Eric Clapton & Cream Memorabilia in Pop Culture Auction Oct. 26
6. SKINNER, INC. HOSTS ASIAN WORKS OF ART AUCTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
7. Costs reduced for European antiquing trip
8. A Rinkya Blog Features the Lost Disney
9. Jimi Hendrix Concert Posters in Phil Weiss Pop Culture Auction Oct. 26
10. D.C. Spring Antiques Show
11. Kaminski Auctions Celebrates Second Year on the West Coast
12. Goebel Germany will discontinue production of M.I. Hummel figurines
13. Two Northern California Estate Sales This Weekend
14. Sotheby’s Transparency Scandal - artmarketblog.com
15. Art Auction for Barack Obama - artmarketblog.com
16. Network With Fellow Collectors
17. Works by Picasso, Dali, Chagall at Baterbys, Nov. 8th
18. Simply Primitive Antique Mall
19. Ironclad Legends Auction II Featuring Brian Roberts Game Used Items from Final
Yankee Stadium Game
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday October 10, 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.
When I was a new bride, 54 years ago this June, and both my husband and I were 18 years old.....I was sending him to the grocery store for the first time with a list of things I needed. I had on there SOS pads, but should have put Brillo I guess. He had been gone just long enough to read over the list, when he came back through the door in a big hurry and said: "Honey, what is a Sose (rhyming with Moss) Pad, I'm not about to ask for anything like that!" I can still see the look on his cute face after all of these years! I can only imagine what he thought I was sending him to the store for!
While sitting at the dinner table enjoying our first corn-on-the-cob of the season. Big brother, Vaden remarked as he started to eat his corn like a typewritter, "Lets race". We realized he wanted us to "Race him" in finishing the cob. We laughed at his perception, and began to eat our corn like a typewriter. Little sister Irie, stared at me across the table while she was eating on her corn cob and shouted. "OH OH,"(pause) "Your corn is dirty, don't eat it!". I looked down at my half eaten cob and saw the ground pepper which covered my cob . I answered "It is just pepper honey". She seemed so appalled that I could eat something so dirty! We all burst out in laughter. Hmmmmm she didn't think twice while playing in the sand pile. Leave it up to a 3 and a 5 year old. Their perception of things always amazes me. Linda S.
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?
WANTED: POSTCARDS, CALENDARS PAPER EPHEMERA
WANTED: Old Vox Guitars
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 17,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 17,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
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 E. Danielle King-Williams of South Carolina requested a recipe for "Red Pepper Relish". We had one response for this recipe.
SWEET RED PEPPER RELISH
3 1/2 c. sweet red peppers
3 to 4 lg. white onions
1 tbsp. salt
3 c. sugar
2 c. vinegar
Remove seeds and ribs from thick-walled peppers. Run peppers and onions through food grinder (smallest knife). Measure. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand 4 hours. Add sugar and vinegar and cook until thick. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal at once.
Yield: 7 1/2 pints. Very good on hamburgers, hot dogs or spread crackers with cream cheese and top with red pepper relish.
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.
Looking for a cheese cake recipe that was published sometime ago (I think in early 2004) in the San Antonio Express. Instead of a graham cracker crust it had a cake batter that was baked shortly then the cheese filling added and continued baking. Would love to have it again as I have lost my copy and it was delicious! Thanks for your help. Jane Green
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.
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I have devoted many hours to collecting, researching, and I really hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I have. It is hard to part with some of it, however it is time.
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Large and growing inventory of dog breed paper collectables with darners, pie birds and other quality items. Selling worldwide for many years we have a 30 day money back guarantee and FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on purchases over $10.00.
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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:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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