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The Collectors Newsletter #704 -- May 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #704 -- May 2009
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2. Stories From our Readers
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4. Your Classifieds
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6. Funny Old Stuff
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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.
The National Graniteware Society (NGS)
The National Graniteware Society, founded in 1986, is an organization for collectors and true lovers of graniteware (also commonly known as Agate or Enamelware). The organization encourages learning about and understanding graniteware. It promotes friendship with other collectors of graniteware, and it gives to all members an equal opportunity to participate in new discoveries and general information concerning graniteware.
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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.
--NEW TOPIC FOR NEXT ISSUE -- Tell us about an antique or vintage collectible that you feel might have a personality or "spirit" and tell us why. We've had a number of readers in the past tell us how items seem to find their way home after being lost years earlier and hundreds of miles away. We've also heard stories about items that move on their own or seem to give the feeling that a dear relative or friend who has passed on is somehow present in the item. Has anything like this happened to you? Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I'm not sure if is the Rocker that is haunted, or the front of my bricks and morter store. During good weather I often put two oak rocking chairs outside in front of my store. Even on a windless, breezeless day, I will notice one rocker rocking all by itself while the other is not moving. But the weirdest thing happened one late night when I got carried away listing items online with my computer and did not finish until 3am. I finally decided I had to quit and go home, brought in my rockers, and turned my back to the empty, deserted street to lock my store's front door. While I was turning the key in from front door lock, over my right shoulder, at my back, I heard the loud sound of a male in a deep baritone voice clearing his throat. "Ahh-hu-hu-haa-aahhh!!!!!" the voice went. I instinctively turned my head and body to see who was so close behind me. (The voice could not have been more th an a foot or so from my ear) There was no one there........I was half-way home in my car before I realized that I had just been witness to the paranormal!!!!!
Thanks, Vicki O.
My grandfather came to this country in the early 1900's from Sweden. He was a sailor. He loved sailing ships, and hand carved a number of them. He carved everything from the hulls to the tiny railings to the life boats and masts. They were proudly displayed in his home, along with the many "ships in bottles" he created. When he passed in the mid-70's, my father received one of the models, a tall ship in a shadow box, with a painted background of a light house on a rocky shore. The story went that the 4 boys in the family kept kidnapping the hull of this particular ship to play submarine in the bath, which resulted in this ship taking a very long time to complete. Apparently my father was guilty more often than not, and was very fond of this shadowbox. That ship hung in my parents living room until my Dad passed away in 2003. When Mom came to live with us, the ship came with her, and now hangs in my living room, over the sofa. About a year after Mom passed, we came home one afternoon to find the shadowbox sitting on the sofa. Turns out the anchor the hanging wire was attached to had pulled out of the back after approximately 60 years of hanging in 3 different homes. It made no sense however, that the shadowbox was sitting where it was. It should have hit the back of the sofa and landed on its front. It was as if my Dad and placed the shadowbox on the seat of the sofa. I would have been devastated had anything happened to this ship, as it holds fond memories of both my father and grandfather. My husband, who can find a logical answer to everything, says it was my Dad as well, that it shouldn't have landed how it did. Diane in NY
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3) 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
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Fading of The Negro Baseball Leagues in America
2. Art-Athina 09 Greek Contemporary Art Fair
3. Catching the Dec Arts Express
4. The Old Master Painting Trap
5. How to Spot a Fake Picasso
6. New Australian Art Auction House
7. New Zealand Shelves Artist Resale Royalty Plans
8. Australian Art Market Blog Goes Live
9. Introducing the Australian Art Market Blog
10. Vintage clocks, watches at Fontaine's Auct'n, May 30-31
11. Old movie posters mean big bucks for Madison, NJ collector
12. Chicago Antique Market Opening Weekend May 23rd and 24th
13. Hitler watercolor to be sold by SoldUSA.com May 30-31
14. Artfact Live! to Host “American Indian Works of Art” at Stair Galleries
15. Dan Morphy buys back operating assets of Morphy Auctions
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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.
Back in the 80's, I was visiting my parents with my two children when they were small and my niece and nephew were there. We were sitting around the dining room table talking about what movies we had seen lately. We were talking about a particular movie, I don't remember which one, and I turned to my nephew (who was four at the time) and I asked him if he had seen this movie. He replied, "No...oh wait, yes. Yes, I saw it "at a theater near you"." As you might imagine, that and many other phrases he "coined" have been part of our lexicon ever since. Pamm in Tucson
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?
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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 Deb requested a recipe for "Coconut Cream Pie" We received the following.
COCONUT CREAM PIE
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. milk
3 eggs, separated
1 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. coconut
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
6 tbsp. sugar
1 9" baked pie shell
Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk in medium saucepan. Beat egg yolks slightly; blend in. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter, vanilla and coconut. Pour into baked pie shell and cover with meringue carefully sealing to edge of crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Prepare meringue by beating egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar; beat until stiff peaks form....Carol T
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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.
Once while on a trip to Canada I had a Figgy Duff. Does anyone have a recipe? Ben
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.
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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.
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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.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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