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The Collectors Newsletter #694 -- April 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #694 -- April 2009
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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.
NATIONAL REAMER COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
Reamers, also known to many as orange juice squeezers or juicers, are one of the fastest growing collectibles in America today. The main reason for this is time and efficiency. They have been replaced by electric juicers which perform the function of squeezing juice faster, and frozen concentrate which makes providing juice to a busy family in today's society an easier task. Click here for more information:
Are you interested in Reamers? Take a look at:
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.
NEW TOPIC for the next few issues ---Tell us about interesting collections of children that you know. This could be your kids when they were young, nieces or nephews, family friends etc. Kids collect some weird stuff, so this should be fertile ground. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I began reading at age 4. My parents left me with a babysitter one night and she read her English book to me before bed. The book must have bored her, because she fell asleep, I picked it up and continued reading the stories. My parents returned early, completely surprised to see me reading aloud to a sleeping babysitter. I have loved any story, and inhale books today. We have a grandchild due in April, and were recently invited to our daughter in law's shower. With so many choices in baby clothing and supplies, I was completely undecided in what to purchase for my husband's first grandchild. After 3 weeks of agonizing over a decision, I chose a library. Barnes & Noble shipped 45 classics, from baby/toddler to pre-teen books, to their home last week. All important treasures, all significant classics that every child should have at their disposal. I listed the books, wrapped the list in pink tissue, and place d it in a decorative box. When the gift was opened at the shower, everyone oooohed and ahhhhed over the list, and it was the ONLY gift passed around for everyone else to see. The mother and father to be were both surprised and delighted to receive the boxes of books, and immediately placed them in the baby's room. I think we've begun a trend here, but they will hopefully have those treasures for the rest of their lives. Kind Regards, Linda S.
Hello again, Books have long been a favorite of mine and my children. My mother-in-law had a set of the Pollyanna books. I read them to my children, and when they got older they read them again. My daughter, now in her thirties wanted the set, and knowing that her aunts already had claims to their mother's set, enlisted me to help her find a set of her own. This was back before internet shopping, but we searched every old book store when we traveled. We finally found a almost compete set of first editions in Yesterday Books in Coos Bay, OR. Now I am reading the books to my grandchildren. Janet, Oregon
My very first Foreign Coin is a French Coin with the ax on the back 10 cents made from Aluminum . I was about 8 years old and we were visiting my Dads Family in Monterey Alabama. We just got back from church and I turned around and went back outside for some thing and just a few steps from the front door on the cement was this coin, I think its from 1943 (it's here some where) it has some black on it. I stood there looking at it and pick it up, I really wanted to keep it really really bad and did not want to give it up, I looked up to the sky and said thank you and after a few minutes went in side to show the grownups and give it back to the owner of this great little wonder. I had to show all the grownups feeling sad as I went to each one, and each one said no not theirs and where did I get it. MY my such happiness when no one claim my gift form above. I still collect coin from all over old or new I love them all and even trade some of my extra's or let some of my extra's go to a new home. So if you have any coins that new a good loving home let me
know or if you would like me to ID you coin or coins for you let me know. Chrissy M
My favorite books from my childhood were Little Black Sambo and Brair Rabbit and the Tar Baby.My dad read these to me and this was so special as he was a policeman and worked second shift so I didn't see him very often at bedtime. It was also special because he had to go back to high school to get his diploma to become a policeman as he never finished because he had to go to work young because his family split up.He was not a reader and so when he read to me it was even more special. He died at age 52 so every memory of our times together are very precious. I wish I had those books now to read to my grandchildren.
Barb Muskego Wi.
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Rare Franz Petter Work Piques Collector Interest in April Sale
2. Library is Treasure Trove of S. Pacific Exploration History
3. 100+ classic cars to be sold Apr. 3-4 on iCollector.com
4. Poster High: Auction of Rare, Vintage Posters
5. Full slate of big sales planned for Philip Weiss Auctions
6. Chicago’s beloved Randolph Street Market Festival Chicago Antique Market
7. Find Family History in Antique Ads and Ephemera
8. HELLABY HALL HOSTS A LUXURY ANTIQUES WEEKEND
9. WorthPoint Offers 14-Day Free Trial Membership; Cites
Benefits in Tough Economic Times
10. artnet Launches New Decorative Art Price Database
11. The Washington DC Antiques Art & Jewelry Show Hosts
Premiere Preview Party to benefit Corcoran Galle
12. Kovels\' Top 20 Collectors\' Searches for February 2009
13. Quinn's to auction antiques from estate of Howard K.
Smith, famous Confederate collection
14. Winchester 3-panel die-cut brings $13,080 at SoldUSA
15. Babe Ruth signed postcard hits a home run for $62,150
16. Can trash become treasure?
17. Rare Coins, Jewelry, Fine Art and Antiques Cross
the Auction Block on Proxibid
18. AN VINTAGE ESTATE JEWELRY COLLECTION SALE
19. Earliest known Mickey Mantle game-worn signed
home jersey in Grey Flannel auction
20. Sarmatian-Persian Tribal King’s Ritual Gold Pectoral
Necklace and Pectoral Amulet 1 Century BC
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
John Maddock & Sons Semi Porcelain Hand Painted Compote
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday April 3, 2009 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Your newsletter is a joy and a source of many chuckles. Here is one from me. We always took our girls fishing and would explain that we had to " hook" the worms, and as they got bigger they could be the hookers. a choice of words that we never thought anything about. One Sunday at church, the pastor asked our youngest(she was about 3) what she wanted to be when she grew up. You can imagine the expression on his face and the redness on ours as she answered "I'm going to be a hooker" needless to say we had to explain that answer. Linda, Mn
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 email@example.com
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Parts Needed for an Oak Filing Cabinet
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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 Glen requested a recipe for "home made soda" We did not get any responses, so here is an unusual recipe for something you don't see every day...
Kitty Litter Cake
1 pk Spice cake mix
1 pk White cake mix
1 pk White sandwich cookies
1 sm Package instant vanilla pudding mix
12 sm Tootsie Rolls
Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions. Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in blender. They tend to stick, so scrape often.
When cakes are cooled, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Gently combine. Pour into a clean kitty litter box.
Put unwrapped Tootsie Rolls in a microwave safe dish two at a time and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat until you have nine, and bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Heat three more Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Serve with a new pooper scooper.
Collected by Bert Christensen
for an interesting photo....
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.
Peanut brittle dipped in chocolate. I had this on vacation once in the 1970's when I was small. I think I'd like to make some to help inspire some old memories. Does anyone have a good recipe? Tom
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Valley View Antiques
Specializing in Art Pottery and elegant glassware at low prices. Our focus is on American Potteries including Dakota Pottery, Rosemeade, Dickota, Ceramic Art Studio, Royal Copley, Weller, Roseville, and Rookwood, as well as Fostoria, Cambridge and other elegant glassware.
Mimi's Memory Lane
In my shop you will find an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, retro, mid-century, and just plain old. If you remember it I try to stock it.
The Kulture Vultures
A ladies vintage clothing boutique with fashions from the 1940's-1970's. Large selection of vintage jewelry, handbags, hats, gloves & shoes.
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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