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The Collectors Newsletter #650 -- October 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #650 -- 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.
International Association of Antique Umbrella and Cane Collectors
Antique canes and walking sticks are about so much more than you can imagine. The golden era of canes is from 1550 to 1930. Most people think that canes and walking sticks were used for the purpose of supporting people; however that couldn't be further from the truth. Canes were a reflection of the culture and a lady and gentleman never went anywhere with out one. People didn't use a cane they wore their cane. For more info on this club, click here:
Are you interested in canes? 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 us your stories of "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
Hi, Priscilla reminded me of a story my mother told about me when I was a toddler. She always put petroleum jelly on my patent shoes to keep them from cracking. One day she noticed I was very quiet, a sure sign I was into some kind of mischief. When she found me I was sitting with my shoes, one of Dad's shirts and the Vick's Salve jar polishing them thoroughly. Margaret from Maryland
After my father died, I became the family archivist, bringing home several boxes and suitcases full of letters. My grandmother and her family had saved every piece of ephemera that passed through their hands, including letters in their original envelopes, telegrams, postcards, playbills, WWI army orders, ration books. It's an overwhelming amount of paper, but a fascinating portrait of a family through time. For example, there are letters my grandmother wrote in 1915 when she spent a summer studying at Columbia University in NYC (having been home schooled in South Texas). My grandparents had married in 1918, and shortly after their marriage, my grandfather shipped out to France. He wrote my grandmother, whom he adored, several times a week on (now crumbly) YMCA newsprint stationery, numbering each letter, as he couldn't date his letters or give any telltale information away. Though these letters I have come to know my grandparents - who died when I was a child - as funny, kind, thoughtful and loving people with a great marriage, and I've only read a fraction of the thousands of letters. I doubt I'll ever get through them all.
One night while doing genealogical research, and googled my great grandfather. I found an article written in 1903 which mentioned a man by that name living with the Watervliet Ohio Shakers. I assumed it was someone else. But later I found an old family book stamped inside the fly leaf with a logo "Shaker Brooms" in a town in Indiana, just over the border from Watervliet Ohio. I recall my father mentioning a distant female relative being orphaned and brought up with Shakers, but he seemed vague about who it was. Further sleuthing revealed that indeed my father's own grandmother had been brought up in Watervliet with the Shakers. Apparently after her father died of yellow fever in Texas, she and her mother went to live with the Shakers, where a widow (and her child) could have food, shelter, community and a job without being preyed upon by suitors! I'm not sure what motivated my great grandfather to join the Shaker movement, but happily he met Alice there. They left the commune in their early twenties, married & had a family - else I would not be here today.
One of the treasures I found in the pile of papers I inherited was a journal kept by Alice before she left the Shakers. She wrote down shapenote songs, and little snippets of daily Shaker life, and coy references to George, who would later become her husband.
I also found a letter in elegant handwriting addressed to my great grandfather apparently in response to doubts he was having about his faith. It describes Shaker communism as the only true communism - among other things. Thanks to the internet I could google the sender of this letter, and learn in an instant that Giles B Avery was an Elder of the Shaker commune in New Lebanon NY, and his papers are kept at the NY public library. CK in CT
I have seen stories about different collections and must say that I have the collection bug also. My sister became an antique dealer years ago and she went to a shop that was going out of business. I was 18 at the time and not really interested in anything, but I went with her to help her pack up anything that she bought. As she was looking around I started to look also and found a beautiful tray with two perfume bottles and a powder jar on it. I thought it would look nice on my dresser and my sister bought it for me. It was marked Germany. That was the beginning of my collection of perfume bottles. That was 40 years ago. I now have a large collection of perfume bottles. When my daughter was about 4 years old I had mentioned to her that she would inherit them when I was through with them. One day she was looking at some of them and looked up at me and said “when are you going to die so I can have all these pretty bottles?” I laughed and told her not anytime soon I hope. That was 20 years ago and I am 58 now. I still collect and hope to pass all the “pretty bottles” to my daughter and son. My son said he wanted certain ones and that his sister could have the rest. He picked out one that is called a Golliwog, two sword shaped ones, one shaped like a gun, and two hand blown deer shaped ones. Now that my daughter is older I believe that she would much rather have me around instead of getting the pretty bottles. We are very close and all the treasures in the world couldn’t make up for that. Elaine
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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
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. The Great Belcourt Castle Online Auction Offers Newport Rarities
2. ABOUT 450 RARE, VINTAGE CLOCKS, INCLUDING AN E. HOWARD ASTRONOMICAL
#61, WILL BE SOLD AT A TWO-SESSI
3. Pre-Christmas gold, silver and costume jewelry sale!
4. Important Antique Multi-Estate Auction
5. 500+ antique clocks to be sold by Fontaine's, Nov. 8th
6. Lenexa, Kansas Has a New Antique Shop
7. The Great lehigh Valley Antique Toy and Collectable Show is Soon
8. Christmas Tour to Germany Spotlights Biggest Antiques Market - Buyers Benefit from Surging Dollar
9. Those Beautiful Antique Oil Lamps. .. are they safe?
10. New Issue of "ACA Appraiser's Update" eNewsletter
Souvenir Spoon Auction - sterling, enamels, pliques
12. Beatles Memorabilia in Oct 26th PRWAuctions.com Pop Culture Auction
13. The Great Tag Sale & Auction at Belcourt Castle, Newport, RI
14. Federal’s Depression Glass – Georgian and Diana
15. Mattress Factory Art Auction - artmarketblog.com
16. Investing in Art that Pays - artmarketblog.com
17. Betting on the Art Market Pt. 1 - artmarketblog.com
18. Save some green by going green… Buy vintage!
19. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Pittsburgh Fan Snagging Historic Babe Ruth Home Run Baseball
20. The Great Lehigh Valley Antique Show was Hit
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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It's easy to do. Go to:
to get the code.
4) Your Classifieds...
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday October 21, 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.
Years ago we were having one of our regular family get togethers. All 4 generations alive were present. My sons, me, my parents and my mothers’ parents along with mothers’ brother, sister and their family members all told about 25 or so of us. My now 31 (almost 32-year-old) son was 3 or 4 at the time. We knew he had been watching too much TV when all at once in sheer frustration over something not going the way he wanted, slapped the back of his hand to his forehead and in a loud and most exasperated tone, head thrown back, eyes rolled skyward said, “Oh, I’m God!” We had a very hard time punishing him for swearing while trying very hard not to laugh out loud. There was a TV show called One-day-at-a-time. The actor that played the mother (Bonnie Franklin) frequently used an expression (oh my god) that is commonplace now, but was not then nor is it now appropriate in our house. She also did the hand to forehead move my young son so aptly imitated. We later laughed until we cried over Nana’s (my grandmother) rendition of his almost perfect impersonation of the mother character. My Nana would have slapped one of us for saying such as that but this was her 1st great grand son. And she and my mother told that story over and over for years. Only Nana could retell it without it sounding like a bad word.
Thanks for letting me share memories of family gone. My sons are all grown with families of their own and my parents and all my grandparents are long gone.
Love the newsletter. I say Oh Boy! Every time I see it has arrived.Thanks, Mitzi C
Funny story about my twin granddaughter April and Amie Glass. April was always the more outgoing one so one day at church she spoke up that her birthday was soon. A friend of mine asked " when is your birthday "and she said up April 3rd. Not to be outdone , Amie piped up " and mine is Amie 3rd ". We got a good chuckle over that. Love your newsletter ! Tammy Glass , Cincinnati, Ohio
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
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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 Sue requested a recipe for "A giant Zach's Burro". We had one response for this recipe.
EL GRANDE BURRO
12 inch flour tortillas
Chopped, peeled, fresh tomatoes
Monterey Jack and mild Cheddar cheese (shredded and mixed)
Chopped green onions
Cooked ground beef (directions follow)
Your favorite spicy sauce
Saute ground beef until brown and season to taste.
Lay out tortilla and spread on a layer of sauce, followed by meat. Sprinkle on vegetables and cheeses. Roll/wrap tortillas. Arrange tortillas in a lightly greased baking pan or on a baking sheet and heat at 350 (in oven) until heated through--12-20 minutes.
Top burro with sour cream and serve with refried beans and Spanish rice.
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.
My sister has been searching for a recipe that her husband's grandmother used to make back in Kansas. He has been longing for the taste of Grandma's Buttermilk Rice Pudding and she has had no success in her searching. Does anyone have a recipe for this that they would be willing to share? My brother-in-law would be so pleased to be able to taste grandma's pudding again!!! Thanks to any of you who can help!
Val Otto Three Lakes, WI
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.
L & J Antiques and Collectibles Mall
We have been in business for over 30 years specializing in string holders, majolica, American pottery, black Americana, head vases, toothbrush holders and much more! Your complete satisfaction with each purchase is guaranteed with our 7-day money back guarantee!
Welcome to Sasso's! We carry a huge variety of desired vintage, antique holiday, Christmas, gifts, ornaments, toys, plush, beanbags and Enesco musical collectibles etc. We accept check, money order and credit card payment via Google Checkout.
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:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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