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The Collectors Newsletter #657 -- November 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #657 -- 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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
International Elephant Collectors Club
This website is for the elephant collector. It is devoted to the International Elephant Collector's Society, which promotes elephant collecting and information about elephant collectibles. click here for more info:
Are you interested in elephant related 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.
I had a number of photos from high school back in the early part of the 1950's. At one of our all 50's school reunions, I handed out photos from my albums to the persons in the photos. They were amazed and delighted to see themselves as they had been then. Many of them had never seen those photos of themselves before. It felt good to pass them on because I know some day when I'm gone, my son will come in and just throw things like that away. He wouldn't have a clue as to who they were and where they are now. It certainly made the reunion more fun...Florine J.
Just a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the letter from 'Carol in New York'. It was beautifully written with a feeling of a real love for antiques. I too, talk to my antiques (not all the time, you'll be glad to know - just when I'm dusting them and feeling a bit nostalgic!). I ask them what their lives were like, what they have seen and tell them how beautiful they are. My teenage children think I'm not quite right in the head - but then they think that anyway. Somehow it gives me a feeling of connection to previous fascinating eras.
Thanks for the great newsletters - I love being in the company of people who feel as I do. . . . Fiona in Canada
In 1944 or 45, my parents gave me a dollhouse that I have since found out was a bit out of the ordinary: it apparently was a special order series made for Marshall Fields in Chicago and is 35" at the base, two-story, 6 rooms with a stairwell, made by the Rich Co. I reopened this dollhouse last month after 35 years and the 4 storage bins of accessories accumulated over 65 yrs. What surprises and treasures! And this has got to be the most appreciable "real estate" in our present economy!!. My daughter preferred an even larger horse barn, handmade in full detail and is now a Ferrier and raises horses. The grand-daughter is too young, so I get to refurnish it for my enjoyment once again. I would love to hear for anyone who has a Rich house of this size and will email pictures for comparison. Happy Holidays, Sally Reed, email@example.com
To the person who wrote about the things going to the dumpster on the foreclosed homes if you look closer many of the people in those subdivisions are also going though foreclosure. I live in one of those areas even though I have lived in my home a long time those around me are losing their home in alarming rates they try and sell their positions in yard sales and they give some away, but when the time is up and they have to leave most do not have room in their next place, they can not afford to store it, and some do not always have ways to move it. It is so, so, so sad to see people in whole communities that leave their homes, their, lives, their things, memories, their hopes and dreams, please do not worry so much about the about the land fill or the company who has to pay the high prices at the landfill they are being paid well to dispose of these peoples lives but remember these peoples lives are being forever change just think to lose your home and then to be so down as to not be able to store move or take your possessions and family heirlooms with you. My family had to leave many things behind in the depression when they moved to California. I cherish the few things they were able to keep. I have collected many things over the years and as I look at them my heart breaks for these families as I think how sad I would be if I had to leave my things behind, lets all say a small prayer for these families. I know you can get these items, yes you can ask and they will give these Items to you, so if you take some remember those who had to leave them behind even though we can help save the landfill who is trying to save these peoples memories do not forget where you got these items how it came about that you were able to get them and the sacrifice someone made so you could have them.....A very sad collector in California
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3) Antique News
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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. QUALITY AND RARITY LEAD THE WAY IN WEST PALM BEACH
2. THANKSGIVING IN THE COTSWOLDS UK
3. iGavel Presents The Fall Jewelry and Watch Auction
4. Discount Travel Packages For Collectors And Merchants
5. Sotheby's RESULTS: Latin American Art Evening Sale - November 18, 2008
6. One of the finest Civil War collections ever offered, Nov. 20-21, by Heritage in Gettysburg
7. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana on December 3
8. Finest Lincoln Cent Collection, Registry Rarities in Heritage's December Houston Coin Auction
9. Sotheby's NY Wine Sale: Finest & Rares Wines Featuring Two Private Collections - December 6, 2008
10. Sotheby\'s December 3 sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
11. Christie's New York- Sporting and Wildlife Art on December 3
12. Mastro Auctions Live “Connoisseur” Event Scheduled in December
13. Mastro Auctions December Premier Sale Tops Off Flurry of Year-End Events
14. E. Howard #61 floor regulator clock sells for $189,750
15. CHAIR SEATING & WICKER WEAVING DEMONSTRATIONS 2009
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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.
When our grandson was about 3 , he was going to the store with his mom. Not long after they left the house he told his mom he needed some chicken towels. Completely at a loss as to what they were, much frustration on both sides and several questions later she put it all together. He wanted some of the moist towels you get when taking out chicken at KFC. We still get a good chuckle every time we visit KFC.
My husband and I were both farm-raised kids. When we married and moved to a city. We both had the urge to have a garden. Planting, watering, weeding and harvesting is a joy we wanted to share with our young daughter, so we traveled weekly and sometimes biweekly to my mom’s farm to plant our garden.
Around the same time we taught our daughter (now 21 years old) an abbreviated version of a bedtime prayer:
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels ‘round my head
Mathew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless the bed that I lie on
We told her these 4 were her guardian angels. One evening after a full day, with an overly tired child on our hands who refused to sleep in her own bed, I told her she had to sleep in her own bed or her guardian angels wouldn’t know where to find her. Very indignantly she replied she could “sleep where she wanted as ‘they’ weren’t here anyway”. Stricken, I asked her why she would ever think that. Her reply: “Because they’re at Grandmas house! That’s where the garden is, so that’s where my garden angels are!!”
Needless to say we learned that introducing vocabulary to a young child also comes with the obligation to define the new words.
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
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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 Carol requested a recipe for "bread pudding with whiskey/bourbon sauce" . We had one reply.
This is from "What's Cooking for the Holidays" by Irene Hayes. It is a companion to her other cookbook, "What's Cooking in Kentucky", and I can recommend any recipe in either book. But then, maybe that's just prejudice since I'm a native Kentuckian.
There is no reason that bourbon, or whiskey of any kind, cannot be substituted for the rum in this recipe.
Another thing to watch out for is the fact that the sauce is not heated after the whiskey or rum is added, so the alcohol is not burned off. If the children will be served the bread pudding you might want to make a non alcoholic sauce for them.
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
3eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 Large apple
3 cups bread cubes
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla
Pour into buttered casserole. Top with bits of butter. Sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg.
Bake in 350° oven until browned on top. Serve with rum sauce.
Combine in saucepan
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsps butter or margarine
Mix well and bring to a boil
2 tbsps flour
1/4 cup cold water
Blend into butter mixture
Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat.
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup rum (or more to taste)
Serve warm or cold
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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.
Was just recently talking to a coworker/friend about old recipes from our family and friends past. She had mentioned a gift she use to get from a since departed elderly friend that she mentioned that she would love to have gotten a recipe from her and never did. It was one of those family best kept secrets that really has been kept a secret. I mentioned that we might just write you all and check with you all and within your web site to see it is something some of you might help us. The gift was Cranberry Bread. Extremely moist and yummy. The family was from Maine.
I will be checking your web site for some possible recipes as well. Thanks!! Mary Ann - Pensacola FL
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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