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The Collectors Newsletter #698 -- April 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #698 -- April 2009
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc.
The NAWCC is a non-profit and scientific-driven association founded in 1943 and now serving the horological interests of 38,000 members worldwide. Click here for more information:
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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.
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.
Phil: I found an old newspaper clipping in my late husband's things recently and thought I would pass it on to your group. I appreciate your newsletter so very much and am always anxious to read the articles....anyway this is what I found:
Question: How old are clamp-on-lid canning jars?
Answer: No one knows when the first glass lid was clamped on by a wire bail. The earliest patent for this type closure was given to Henry W. Putman in 1882. The Putman-type jar was called a "lightening jar."
I just found this so interesting a tidbit, that I had to pass it on! Thanks again for your marvelous newsletter! <:))))>< Judi
My grandparents get the credit/blame for my collecting bug. When I was 9 (1956) and Dad had just finished his Air Force duty at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, we moved to the neighboring town of Alamogordo and he started his own Flying business. My Grandparents moved there from Ill. to help Dad in his business. On the numerous trips to the mountains or the near-by White Sands, my Grandmother would pick up "pretties"- what she called small colorful rocks, and I would help her. Then she told me about 'Rock Hounds" but said she was really a "pebble puppy"- that was the first time I had heard about anyone collecting anything. Then my Grandfather showed me his stamp collection and started me on my own stamp collecting. Then I got pennies for some weeds I pulled out of the yard and when I got enough I went to the local 5&dime and bought some nick-nacks.Thus the collecting bug started. Fast forward to 1974 when I was expecting my first child and my Mom & I were in a toy store looking at all the pretty dolls and I saw a Madame Alexander 8" Groom for $12.00 and while I admired it, I commented "The day I spend $12.00 on a doll I will have my head examined"! Well, I had 2 sons and no daughter so started collecting dolls anyway for myself! And by the way, I have spent way more than $19.00 on a doll and I have had my head examined -after a fall on the ice (they couldn't find anything). I just turned 62 and my love of dolls and collecting has grown to anything Victorian Child related- dolls, books, toys, pictures,etc. My Husband finally got tired of sitting thru auctions all day for that 1 doll that was among everything else and got interested in antiques so now we also collect RS Prussia, some Glass, fishing and hunting things and anything he thinks is a good buy! By the way, I no longer collect stamps but can't bring myself to part with my Grandfather's collection that he left me and I still have 2 of the 3 nick knacks that I bought with my weed money! Nancy in Wichita, Kansas
I just read the story about the old school bell and wanted to say to Bill (the author) that he should pick up and ring the bell when he passes it just for the joy the sound will bring him. Sounds can transport us back in time and make us feel like a child again. - I collect metal bells. Some of them sit on shelves, some hang from doorways or doorknobs but wherever they are, I stop and I ring them to hear their music and let my memories flow. They always make me smile. Alicia - Virginia
Probably 30 years ago now, I went to a "garage sale" at a synagogue in Flint Michigan. The people were still setting out things and the place was a hogepoge. My eye caught sight of a small, brass sculpture and as I picked it up to study it, I was struck by its perfection, and how it depicted a moment in time. It was less than a foot long and showed a Cossack soldier, complete with hat, leaning over from his horse to kiss his woman who was on tiptoe to reach him. One arm held the reins of his horse, which was up on two legs, the other was around the woman's waist, lifting her toward himself. The detail was wonderful. My heart fell in love with it but my mind said it would cost more than I had. I did not get it but have been searching for it ever since. I saw it again at a mall antique sale and again feared to ask about it. Maybe some day I'll find it again. But just looking for it gives me reason to attend sales. I buy other things but that one has my heart.
Shelah in Michigan
This is for V. White the Iris & Herringbone collector, our stories are so similar. I, too, started collecting Iris & Herringbone 30 years ago when I was in my late 20s when my great-aunt in Missouri had to go into a nursing home. The morning of her farm auction I was helping unload kitchen cabinets and found a stack of crystal Iris & Herringbone flat rim cereal bowls and cups and saucers. I was so taken by the pattern that I purchased them at the auction for a little bit of nothing. This was my first antique purchase even though my parents had been dealers for years. I enjoyed picking it up a piece or two at a time, fairly cheap, until Gene Florence featured it on the cover of his Depression Glass price guide several years ago. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to collect nearly all of an 8-place setting with double completer pieces. I have been fortunate to find most of the hard to find pieces, but I have not purchased any of the demi-saucers. They are just too high, but I have seen them. I still need a flat soup, luncheon plate, and a nut bowl. The most exciting find was the day I purchased 16 flat tumblers at a local auction. Wow! People are still taking about that crazy woman who bought those 2 flats of glasses for that much money. I sold 8 of those glasses which more than paid for the 8 I kept. I, also, became an antique dealer to help supplement my new collecting habit and to help pay for those trips to big flea markets where I could find my collectibles. My other collectibles are quilts, hat pins, graniteware, and crock bowls. My latest passion has been collecting old cow creamers, cow salt & peppers, and cow cookie jars. TR in Iowa
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1. Rare toothpick holder brings $2,700 at Woody Auction
2. REAT LAKES ESTATE SALE - APRIL 24-25 2009
3. artnet Launches Abstract Paintings Sale featuring
works by New York School Artists from 1940-1970
4. Terry Kovel to be guest auctioneer for WVIZ/PBS
Cleveland's 2009 televised auction April 23-26
5. The Drost Sisters
6. Sotheby’s to Offer Important Watches on April 28, 2009
7. Letty & John's Vintage Collection in NYC and our things
at Mrs Hoffman's Runway Charity Show.
8. June Etched Beautiful Crystal from Fostoria Glass
at Catladykate's Glass
9. Mickey Mouse vintage pocket watch 1933
10. Jim Graves living estate sale to be held May 2 in Kan.
11. Earth Day is Everyday At Auction
12. From gum machines to rare occupational shaving
mugs, Morphy's May 28-30 sale is a blue-chip offering
13. The Best Home Decoration Website
14. 100 Pieces Of Beautiful Antique Furniture.
15. Fine Art Featured at May 2 Auction
16. Guyette & Schmidt Decoy Auction on Artfact Live!
17. Last Major Studio Collection of Herter Brothers
Work at Bonhams NY
18. “Fire Sale on Memories – Chicago Tribune” -
Daryle Lambert – Antiques and Collectibles.
19. ZoopBox.com - The Internet Destination for
Collectors is Live today!
20. Part 2, Ted Williams' ex-wife's estate to be sold May 30
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
When the youngest of my three children, who is now 32, was five years old, we were all gathered around the table eating our dinner. Meanwhile, I had eggs boiling in the kitchen as the next day was Easter and the children were eager to color eggs that the Easter Bunny would hide from Mom and Dad.... When the timer went off, I dutifully got up to take the eggs off the burner, empty the hot water and run cold water over them so they could cool. In the process one of the eggs landed in the sink. "Darn!" I exclaimed. Whereupon my darling little girl asked, "Did they hatch?" Needless to say, we all had a good laugh and she hasn't lived it down to this day...Karen
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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 Lynn requested a recipe for "Apple Enchiladas" We received the following.
Chris Taylor in Bennet,NE
I use to work at a Mexican restaurant here in town and this is the Recipe I got
from there.. Recipe for cooking apple enchiladas,
1 (21 ounce)can of apple pie filling
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 tsp.ground cinnamon
1/3 c.up butter -replacement
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 c.up firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
Spoon fruit filling in a even way down the center of each tortilla,
sprinkleand distribute in a even way with cinnamon. Roll p and place,
seam side down. ina lightly greased 2 qt baking dish. Bring butter and
next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan:, reduce heat,and simmer, stirring constantly,3 mins. Pour over enciladas. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings or 12 if you cut them in half.
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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.
Does Anyone have a recipe booklet from a PET Powdered Milk box that included a recipe called "Fluffy Strawberry Pie"? It was on the box 40 years ago. The pie recipe called for powdered milk beaten with egg whites, included frozen strawberries and strawberry Jell-O. Jan
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Wooden Nickel Antiques
Welcome to our store! We have a variety of items from architectural antiques to fine and decorative arts. Browse our store for mantels, stained glass, back/front bars, Victorian/European furniture, chandeliers, oil paintings, much more! Contact us with questions.
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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