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The Collectors Newsletter #656 -- November 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #656 -- November 2008
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6. Funny Old Stuff
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
International Disney Postcard Collectors Club
This club is run by Jay Patel a long time Disney postcard collector who lives in Florida, It had gone dormant for a while (understandable as it was shortly after he had both moved and had a child with his wife), but came back in 2003 and is doing well now. A subscription to the International Disney Postcard Collectors Club gets you the next four issues of the club newsletter "DISNEY DIGEST" The newsletter contains several articles showing new and vintage cards each issue, A members market place where you can place a free ad, and as the clubs newest feature there are door prize winners with each issue. (I, along with nine other club members, won a Disneyland Paris Postcard the first issue where this happened) click here for more info:
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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.
I love receiving your newsletter. Here is my story.
After my parents died I stored some of their letters and papers in a blanket box. Early this year I decided to clean it out. I found two pieces of paper relating to my Grandfather. I never knew him, he died when my Mom was 3. One was an old newspaper clipping with the story of how he died in an accident. There was no date on the clipping and it was beginning to deteriorate. The other piece was a receipt for a cemetery plot in our city with my Grandfathers name on it. I went online to the newspaper archives around the date I thought he might have died and discovered the story. I printed it up to save a good copy of it. With the story and the receipt I went to the cemetery office and asked if they knew where I could find his grave. They gave me a map and my husband and I spent only a few minutes looking when we found the numbered cornerstone of his plot. I realized he did not have a headstone which did not surprise me. My Grandmother was a young widow with a small child and I assume she could not afford one. The date on the newspaper clipping told me that he died on January 9th, 1909. This January will be the 100 anniversary of that date so I am planning to have a small marker put on his grave at that time. If I had not found those pieces of paper I would never have known where or when he was buried. Barb McNamara
I was looking at the news today about all the foreclosures and the people who came in and cleaned up the houses. It will make you sick to know that everything left goes into the dumpster unless one of the guys in the crew likes something & takes it home. And I mean everything including tables & chairs, plants, toys, pots & pans, clothing, mirrors, wall decor, lamps & probably antiques as well. When asked about this, the comments were that when charities are called, they fail to show up most of the time or are late as these guys work on a fast schedule. The dumpster they had filled up and were towing away was the size of a trailer - long. They complained about having to pay such huge/costly dumping fees - but aren't doing anything about it.
So all you folks in those sub-divisions - when you see these guys pull up feel free to ask them if you can have an item - am sure they will say fine take it.
Again - what a waste! Aren't our landfills going to get filled up faster than ever.....sad. DAJ
Speaking of dolls, I once owned three dolls as a child. The first one was a big doll and I really do not remember much about her other than my mother said I was a naughty child and poked her eyes out when I was about 3 yrs. old. I only know of the doll by seeing a picture of her, mother and me. She was almost as big as I was. That is all I remember about the doll and if I hadn't seen a picture or my mother telling about it I would have never known about it. I wonder now what kind of doll it was. It's eyes went from side to side as well and open and closed and that was back in 1945. Then one Christmas I was given a Sparkle Plenty doll with yellow yarn hair and soft rubbery body and I liked that doll and took good care of her. Mother and I moved to the city where she could find work and the doll stayed at Grandma's farm house where we had been living since I was born, so I got to play with her when I went to visit Grandma after we moved. My mother and grandmother then moved into town when I was 10 yrs. old and we three lived together and I was a bit too old for a doll I thought so I gave Sparkle to my cousin who moved in the house my grandmother gave to her son and his wife and daughter. My cousin was not as careful with Sparkle and left her by the sunny south bedroom window and she got a very bad tan and fell all to pieces. I never wanted anymore dolls really until one Christmas time I found a big box in the closet. One day just before the Christmas holiday my friend was over and she suggested we open the box ( my mother was working at the time) and see what was inside. We did and what a surprise, it was a doll (I was about 12 then). We then put her back in the box and hoped my mother didn't find out we had opened it. Come Christmas when I opened the box that was under our real tree with the doll in it I had to act very surprised so she wouldn't catch on that I had already seen her. In the box was my last doll a Madame Alexander walking doll with black satin hat with a big pink feather, a pink and white brocade dress and hoop skirt and black velvety shoes and stockings with back seams like ladies wore many years ago. To this day that doll sits on the shelf in our house with all my teddy bears I collect. I never had a teddy bear when I was a child but I sure have made up for it now. Kathy from Michigan
Hi my favorite thing is old ornaments when I was a small child I remember going to my Grandparents home and there tree was there with glass ornaments and tin garland and I fell in love with those ornaments when they passed away My Mom got the ornaments and now I do and I have sense add the plastic lace looking bells to them and tin shaped ornaments which I love and always look for more. My favorite Christmas would have to be when I was about. 12 I still remember it very much and I am now 51. I received all things Girl Scout. a diary, necklace, my uniform and sash socks and the little things to hold the knee socks up I will always remember it. Dianna
When I was a child in the 1960s, my grandparents always had the biggest Christmas tree. My grandmother had ornaments she’d collected through the years, along with our hand-made ones, that she put on the tree every year. I’ll never forget the character light bulbs she had that you could just screw into the light string – Santa, Snowman, Dick Tracy, etc. My step-sister took all those light bulbs years later and made them into necklaces, hanging each one by a cord, and gave them away to her friends. But the ornaments that always fascinated me were the ones that were made of plastic and had a tiny fan inside. You hung them over a Christmas tree light and the heat that the light bulb would generate would turn the fan. I still have one of those ornaments from my grandmother’s collection. It is made of pink plastic with silver glitter sprinkled throughout. I hang it on my Christmas tree each year in a place of honor, but the fan no longer turns because our modern Christmas lights do not put out any heat. Thanks for letting me reminisce. Helen from Texas
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1. Stuffed Animals Offer Comfort
2. Safekeeping of Your Jewelry
3. Meticulous Engineer's Estate Sale
4. Big auction planned for Dec. 6-7 by Leland Little in N.C.
5. World-Renowned Antiques Dealers Exhibit at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show Jan. 22-26, 2009
6. Beatles / Rock-n-Roll Vinyl & Collectibles Auction is going on right now at serioustoyz.com
7. WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW JANUARY 2-4, 2009
8. Heritage to send rare book collector to New York Antiquarian Book Fair
9. Christie's New York Post-War and Contemporary Art Week of Sales total $153 million
10. Contemporary Art Evening Sale, November 11, 2008
11. Sotheby’s New York Sale of Magnificent Jewels To be held on December 9, 2008
12. Tribal Art Web Site offers free shipping to military addresses
13. Collector's Sampler Passion Comes To Auction, Benefits Children's Hospital
14. Finding Nostalgia
15. iGavel Presents Everard & Company Fine Art, Antiques and Art Glass Auction
16. Don’t Just Give A Gift… Bestow History and Provenance
17. November Art Market Review - artmarketblog.com
18. Art Market Correction Statistics - artmarketblog.com
19. Disney Figures And Collectibles Gain New Interest From Adult Collectors and Dealers.
20. THE FINER THINGS TURNS TREASURES INTO CASH
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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.
We spent a week ‘Up North’, as we refer to a visit to the fishing cottage here in Wisconsin, with my grandsons ages 6 and 3 yr. Amazingly, Ethan and Elliot would be content on the pontoon boat fishing for hours at a time with their grandpa and every once in a while pulling in a fish. Every fish brought the same question: “is it a keeper?” and most would be thrown back to grow. When their dad asked what kind of fish they caught Up North, Ethan replied, “We caught Bluegills, Crappies, Perch and Keepers”. Patti D.
Several years ago my sister told me a story about her two little granddaughters. They were dressed for
Halloween and someone asked them who they were dressed as. The oldest replied "I am Cinderella and my sister is Snow Wipe!". This year I had a story for my sister that to me was just as good. Our little 2 1/2 year old granddaughter is starting to like the Disney Princesses. She has a tea set with Princess stickers on the dishes. I picked up a plate and pointed to Ariel and asked who that Princess was. She replied that is was "Ariel". I picked up another plate and pointed to Belle and asked who that was. She thought a minute and then said "Taco Belle". Grandma had a good laugh over that one!!
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue Benny requested some stuffing recipes. We had several responses.
Hi Benny, Here is my grandmother's recipe for dressing. As you can see her name was Molly Gordon, she passed away in 1997 at the age of 103 and my mom had the foresight to write down the recipe.
Here it is:
Turkey Dressing "Mollie Gordon" Style
Bread 1 lb. per 5 lb. turkey
Sausage (smoked) 1 lb. per 15 lb. turkey
Celery- 1 stalk
Onion- 1 large
Parsley- 1 small bunch
Chicken Broth- 1 can
Dry bread in a large bowl for several days and break it up into small pieces. Cook the sausage, liver, heart, gizzard in water for 15 minutes (If the sausage has a casing peel it off after cooking)and chop it up in a food processor. Chop celery, onion, parsley. Mix all together adding broth from sausage etc, eggs, and can of chicken broth and seasoning. Clean turkey, stuff, and close with lances. (Or do as I do, place a spoonful in the bird and cook the rest in a large pan on the side, this is foodsafe.) Salt skin. Roast turkey for 4 hours, bast every 15 minutes after turkey browns, lay cloth over skin. Extra dressing should be roasted for one hour separate from turkey.
Hope you try it, my family loves it. Carol
I was making this stuffing -- modified from a newspaper recipe -- 28 years ago, before cranberries made their way into so many foods it's hard to avoid them. It's sweet and buttery and thoroughly delightful. I always double or triple the following and bake what won't fit into the bird in a casserole. This will stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey:
1-1/2 cans (16-ounce size) whole cranberry sauce
1/3 cup fresh cranberries, cut up
3/4 cup melted butter
3 quarts small bread cubes (I prefer Roman Meal)
1-1/2 cups raisins (if you omit them, add another cup of bread cubes)
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Grated rind of two large lemons
Break up cranberry sauce with fork. Add salt, lemon zest, raisins, and cinnamon, and blend. In a separate bowl, carefully blend butter and bread cubes by drizzling and tossing. Gently combine the two mixtures...Chris K.
Here's one of my favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing recipes that you can share with Benny:
One or two bags of cornbread stuffing mix
One cup of chopped onions
One cup of chopped celery
One handful of raisins
One handful of chopped walnuts
One or two apples chopped
1/4 pound (1 stick) of butter
Swanson's chicken broth
Saute the chopped onions and celery in butter until semi-soft. Add the cornbread stuffing, raisins, walnuts, apples. Add enough Swanson's chicken broth to just moisten. (Remember the turkey juices will moisten the stuffing and cook the onions and celery until soft.) Stuff the turkey with the mixture or place in a casserole dish and bake in 350 degree oven for 1/2 hour covered then remove cover and let brown just a bit. Sometimes I use whole cranberry sauce in place of the raisins, walnuts and apples. Either way, the stuffing is always delicious. Jaci in Virginia
For over 35 years I have always made a traditional bread stuffing and stuffed the turkey. I spent a lot of time the day before making the
dressing, and getting it ready to stuff the bird in the early morning hours. I was given a recipe that makes stuffing in a slow cooker(crock pot).
I have made this for several Thanksgivings, and it is great. One of best things about this stuffing, it takes away the last minute rush with
getting the stuffing out of the turkey, cutting the turkey, dressing, etc.
1 pkg Brownsberry Onion & Sage breadcrumbs
1pkg Jimmy Dean pork sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 eggs slightly beaten
3 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup butter, melted
Brown sausage, onion, and celery. Cook in crock-pot 45 minutes on high setting,
then on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Carol C. .Royalton, Minnesota
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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.
Hi- I am looking for an old recipe for bread pudding with whiskey/bourbon sauce. I had the most delicious bread pudding that almost had a caramelized topping to it at a party. When I asked about the recipe I was told it was an old family recipe. With the holidays coming I would love to make it for guests....can anyone help with that? Thanks, Carol
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