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The Collectors Newsletter #653 -- November 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #653 -- November 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
It's NOVEMBER and TIAS.com is loaded with bargains for your Holiday shopping!
The merchants at TIAS have added many new items to the site over the past few weeks, so that you can have a great selection for your Holiday shopping. We carry over 600,000 quality items offered by reputable merchants at bargain prices. Get your Holiday shopping done early this year, with antiques and collectibles from TIAS.com. Checkout the most recently listed items here -
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
International Carnival Glass Association
Promotes interest in collecting old Carnival Glass; holds annual convention featuring displays, seminars and banquet.. click here:
Are you interested in carnival glass? 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.
For our next issue, tell us about your favorite Holiday related vintage collectible. Where did it come from and why is it special to you? Send your story to email@example.com
In your newsletter #580, Gretchen mentioned that she researched and found a home (and a family) for many old photos she found. I took a different approach. When my grandmother died, my grandfather downsized to an apt. One day my mother caught him at the dumpster with a large box. When she asked him what was in the box, he replied that it was full of old family photos, people that no one else knew. My mom told him that she thought I would like to have the box so he gave it to her. This box was indeed full of old family photos - even some of my own children that I had sent my grandparents through the years. I had the box for several years and then had a thought when my grandfather died. I went though the box and separated some of the photos by relative. I took these with me to the funeral and gave them to the appropriate family member. My relatives were so moved by receiving these old photos that some of them cried. For example, I had a photo of my grandfather, one of his brothers and his brother-in-law, my great uncle, in a canoe fishing. I gave that photo to my great uncle's daughter. He had passed away in the 1980's. She cried with joy to have this wonderful glimpse of her father. Helen in Texas
About 15 years ago I decided I should get a set of Christmas dishes but as I thought about it, I remembered the dishes I had from my husband's grandmother. They weren't"to "good" dishes but were supermarket giveaways from the 30's or 40's. All the regular dishes had long since been broken except for some soup bowls that we had at our camp. However, we had many special serving pieces- covered vegetable bowls, mixing bowls, and covered refrigerator bowls.
The pattern was Woodvine by Universal and has delicate red flowers and green vines on it. It looked very Christmassy and I decided to see if I could find more. Over the years I found many at flea market, antique malls and later on Ebay so I now have an extensive set which I proudly use for the Holidays and other times.
They will always bring back pleasant memories of Nana and camp to us and our children.. Hopefully the grandchildren will have fond memories of Holiday dinners at Grandma KayKay's house and this is what collecting and the Christmas is all about. It doesn't matter that they aren't Lenox or some exotic brand-just the memories! Others must like them too since I have sold several extra pieces on Ebay myself.
Reading the story from Gretchen about returning pictures to the correct families brought to mind a picture I returned this summer.
I have what is left of my mom's first photo album, sadly she had removed a lot of the pictures when she had Alzheimer's. However, left in the album was a wedding pictures of long time family friends. Only the oldest children in our family would know who they were, as we were spread out over 20 years and we had moved away, it probably would have been lost over the years. As I still had contact with the family I sent it to them. They were delighted!!
This summer when we traveled out to Washington State we stopped by for a visit. What I didn't know was that they did not have a wedding picture of their parents. They had taken it in and had it enlarged, so each of them had 5X7'. I was surprised how well that little black and white photo enlarged. Between us, and looking at other old photos, they were standing on front steps of a home, we were even able to identify whose home it was.
I so enjoy reading the Newsletter. Thanks for the good work. Bea, a transplant to NC
In 1982 my paternal grandmother gave me some items. Two of them I want to tell about here. The first one is a candle stick holder my great great grandfather made. She said he gave it to her when she was
sixteen, ca. 1918. He went on to tell her he made it when he was a young man. Being he was born 1834 we figured he must have made it about 1850. We keep a candle in it for when the lights go out.
Grandmom also purchased a wooden bowl at the Tennessee State Fair when my father was five years of age, ca. 1939. We keep it on the kitchen table filled with fruit year round. I also give it a good soaking of
extra virgin olive oil about twice a year. -Scott, Smithfield, KY
Hi. After reading CK of CT's story about all the letters her grandmother( great grandmother?) had about life as a Shaker, I'd like to make a suggestion. If there is a local historical society where she lives, she might contact them to see if they would like copies of these great letters. I'd guess that they would be thrilled to get such things donated to them and to be able to share them with others. Or else, if there is no historical society, the main library might like copies. I don't know how much information is out there about life in a Shaker community from that time, but I feel that what CK has would be of historical interest to some public organizations. It would be great to share this with others instead of just those in her family. What a treasure! Sorry, but I am a member of the historical society in my town and these things are always on my mind. There are historical societies in so many towns. All one has to do is look them up, they tend to keep a low profile. Thanks for this great forum.
Randee in Sacramento
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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.
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 October 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. Hutschenreuther - Not Listed Last Month, 3. Walking Cane - Not listed last month, 4. Westmoreland - Not listed last month, 5. Figurines - Not listed last month, 6. Ironstone - not listed last month, 7. Avon - Not listed last month, 8. Stamps - Up from #10, 9. Halloween - Not listed last month, 10. Carnival Glass - 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 ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
1. Limoges - No movement, 2. Transferware - Not listed last month, 3. Chairs - Up from #6, 4. White Ironstone - Not listed last month, 5. Staffordshire - Up from #7, 6. Mirrors - Down from #4, 7. Nippon - Down from #3, 8. Sofas - Up from #9, 9. Tables - Down from #5, 10. Sofas - Down from #9
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. The Great Lehigh valley Antique Toy and Collectable Show
2. CACHE OF GOLFING CARTOONS COULD PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
3. MEDALS COLLECTED BY ENGLISH PHYSICIAN WHO INOCULATED CATHERINE THE GREAT
TO BE AUCTIONED
4. Editor of Iantiqueonline.com Discusses How to Decorate Your Walls with Vintage Collections
5. Big News for Three B's Boutique
6. New Inventory for Dinnerware Replacements
7. Excitement Builds for “Legendary” Sports Auction in December
8. Mastro Auctions To Offer Treasured Babe Ruth Collection
9. Simply Supplements Launches New Website In Line With More New Products
10. Appraiser Workshops Blog Continues Growth
11. Ignore November Art Auctions - artmarketblog.com
12. Editor of Iantiqueonline.com Discusses How to Re-purpose Vintage Textiles, Salvage and Sewing Notion
13. Fine Art vs. Stocks at the Boston International Fine Art Show
14. Cross-Country Consignments at Kaminski’s
15. Correction on the Art Market, but still new records for major art works!
16. Art Market Reality Check - artmarketblog.com
17. The REAL State of the Art Market - artmarketblog.com
18. First Bay Area Exhibit of 100 Greatest U.S. Coins
19. Antique Rifles
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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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 come from a family of avid yard salers. It's in our blood and my sister's-in-law also have the disease. When my nephew was not even three years old, we were all vacationing together at the shore and driving around early on a Saturday morning. We hit several yard sales finding nothing special but still having fun. As we headed back to the house we saw one more sale. It looked sparse and not very promising. The adults looked at eachother - "Should we stop?", "What do you think?". The baby piped up - "Pull over. Don't even think about it." I guess, even at that age, he was already devoted treasure hunter. To this day, when faced with a decision to stop or not to stop, we say "Don't even think about it" and pull over. Thanks Tias - I enjoy every newsletter.
On my mother and dad's 60th Anniversary, my mother went to the beauty parlor to have her hair done. She told the shampoo girl that she had been married for 60 years. The shampoo girl looked at her incredulously and said "to the same man!!" My mother got the biggest kick out of the young girl's reaction.
I enjoy TIAS so much. Sallie Pierson Holden
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: Wanted to Buy 1940's, 50's &60's Party Cocktail Dresses
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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 Millie requested a recipe for "Lemon Meringue Pie made with Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk". We had several response for this recipe.
This comes from page 22 of "Try these Magic Recipes Made with Borden's Eagle Brand Milk" Cookbook, 1940. This book is one of my favorite product cookbooks, and what's better, this product is still available! Enjoy! -Bev Gelfand, NJ
Magic Lemon Meringue Pie
(Makes an 8 inch pie)
1 1/3 Cups (15 oz can) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Cup lemon juice
Grated rind of 1 lemon or 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
2 Eggs, separated
2 Tablespoons sugar
Baked 8 inch pie shell
1. Blend Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, lemon juice, grated lemon rind or lemon extract and egg yolks.
2. Pour into baked pie shell.
3. Cover with meringue, made by beating egg whites until foamy, then adding sugar gradually, beating until stiff.
4. Bake in moderated oven (350 F) 10 minutes or until brown. Chill.
1 (8-inch) crumb or baked pie
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE
Condensed Milk (NOT
1/2 cup lemon juice from
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, if
4 tablespoons sugar
1. In mixing bowl, combine EAGLE BRAND®, lemon juice, lemon rind or extract, and egg yolks; stir until mixture thickens. Pour into chilled crumb crust or cooled pastry shell.
2. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat until almost stiff enough to hold a peak. Add sugar gradually, beating until stiff and glossy but not dry. Pile lightly on pie filling.
3. Bake 325 degrees F. until meringue is lightly browned. Cool.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
I am looking for the recipe for the peanut butter cookie squares that they used to make (when food was actually cooked) in the California school system. This would be from the early 70's. If anyone has their recipe for chili beans they served during the same time in the cafeterias, I loved to have that recipe too. Thanks! Pam
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.
Pecan Hill Antiques & Collectibles
Pecan Hill has a wonderful selection of hand picked antiques and collectibles from fine old Southern estates. We have been in the business for 15 yrs. with many satisfied customers.
Kit n' Kaboodle
Kit n’ Kaboodle Consignment is a family owned business featuring household items and decor, furniture, and an eclectic array of vintage items and jewelry. Our team is ready to provide you with a quality, unique product for a fair price, complete with a money-back guarantee.
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