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The Collectors Newsletter #713 -- June 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #713 -- June 2009
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1. Featured Collectors Club
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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Nautical Research Guild Inc.
Founded in 1948, the Nautical Research Guild is an IRS 501(c)(3) approved nonprofit educational organization with an international membership of historians, ship model makers, artists and laypersons with a common interest in the history, beauty and technical sophistication of ships and their models.
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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.
HELP!! Our story inbox is getting very empty, so if you've been waiting for the right time to send us your antiques & collectibles story, now is the time.
- NEW STORY TOPIC -For the June 15th issue -
For many collectors the story about how they found an antique or collectibles was the real thrill. Basements, Yard Sales, Thrift shops, Flea markets are just a few of the places collectors find things hidden in boxes on back shelves or inside of other items or in walls or even in the ground. Is there an interesting or unusual story behind how you found an antique or collectible?
Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I have three special collections for which the hunting for and finding bring me as much pleasure as enjoying the displayed collections. My first collection started when I was a child and I have never paid for a piece. My grandmother told me that any rock with a complete circle around it is a “friendship” rock. Since then, I have picked up and collected any rock I’ve come across with a circle all the way around. I share them with special friends and display them with a collection of beach glass which I also started collecting while searching for rocks. There is a special beach in Maine where the majority of rocks, for whatever reason, have circles in them but that’s too easy…..I only go there for larger rocks to gift to friends. J
My second collection I am not really sure how it started. I may have inherited a couple pieces in costume jewelry from my grandmothers. I collect English bone china floral jewelry. I have approximately 150 pieces displayed in a glass cabinet and it makes for a gorgeous display.
The last collection is one I hunt for to give to a dear friend. She collects baskets (mostly woven/wicker style) that are animal-shaped. Her “official” rule is that they can’t be purchased off e-Bay but have to be found, for under $1.00 at yard sales or thrift stores. She has a great collection of turkey baskets for Thanksgiving, a couple reindeer for Christmas and others that are on display year-round. Her favorite is a funny looking frog and a fish. -- Thanks Phil, for this great newsletter! It is an e-mail I look forward to finding in my inbox! Cheers, Rebecca in New Hampshire.
Hi Phil, In her letter in Newsletter Issue # 710, Laurie bemoaned the fact that she had no one to pass her family treasures to. She could check with her church or local Historic groups to see if anyone there would be interested in her items. They surely would have value to someone. Also, Laurie could check if there are any Girl Scout troops or 4H groups in her area that she could give a presentation and encourage them to foster in interest in collecting. Maybe she could bond with one or more of the girls and feel comfortable giving them some of her items. Nursing or Retirement homes probably have residents who have collections or would know of someone who would also be interested and treasure her pieces. I would think that she could open up a whole new world of friends with this. If there's any way you can pass this information on to her, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much, Linda :-)
Hi! I would like to share my story about collecting perfume bottles. My sister was a antique dealer and I went with her to a antique shop that was going out of business. I was there to help her pack up the things that she bought. I noticed a tray with a powder box and two perfume bottles and thought they would look nice in my room. They were marked Germany. I was 18 at the time and that was the day that I began my collection of perfume bottles. I now have a large collection that covers 42 years. I went to a estate sale and bought a bottle that is called a "golliwog". I paid 10 cents and it is now worth over $150.00. This is just one instance of purchasing a perfume for little of nothing and it be of great value now. You do not see very many perfume bottles in antique shops or estate sales or auctions but it is fun to think that I might turn around and notice that tray with a powder box and two perfume bottles and fall in love all over again with collecting. Happy collecting! Elaine of Indiana
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts Go on the Block;
Skinner to Offer Tiffany, George Jensen
2. Artfact Live! Presents Prints and Drawings from Swann
3. Artfact Live! Presents Fine and Decorative Art from Apple
Tree Auction Center
4. The 14th Annual Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch
Show Announces High Sales Despite Economy
5. Everard & Company to Hold Online Auction
June 11th-30th on iGavel.com
6. The Courtyard Market at Merchants Square Mall was a
hit this weekend
7. Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Surprises – artmarketblog.com
8. Sotheby’s May 2009 NY Contemporary Art Sale
9. Antique Appraisers Offer Insider Tips for Selling Your Treasures
10. Fine Art, Antiques and More at Kaminski Summer Estates Auction
11. E. Howard #61 clock strikes $161,000 at Fontaine's sale
12. Canadian error stamps fetch $50,850 at Weiss auction
13. New live online video auction platform, DealitLive
14. LOCAL ANTIQUES DEALER SHEDS LIGHT ON
15. Deadwood Firearms and Old West Collection to Cross
the Auction Block on Proxibid
16. $1.9 Million Sold in First NYC Heritage/Bennett Stamp Auction
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4) Your Classifieds...
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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.
One night when I was visiting my best friend, she was babysitting her 3 year old grandson. As it was getting late, she offered to drive me home. It was a clear night with a beautiful half moon in the sky. I commented that the moon was really beautiful, and that it was too bad that someone had broken it in half. Her grandson puckered up like he was going to cry and started yelling that he didn't break it. Later in the month, his grandma was again babysitting her grandson. We went for an evening drive. This evening there was a beautiful full moon in the sky. Her grandson got really excited. He pointed to the moon and said that the moon was not broken anymore because his Daddy had fixed it with a hammer. We don't know where the hammer came from, but grandma and I had a good chuckle over it. I know that anyone who has ever been around little children has a bundle of precious, yet funny, things they have heard the little ones say. I would enjoy hearing some of them from your readers. From under the Oklahoma moon.
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF STORIES FOR OUR HUMOR SECTION!. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to Phil@tias.com
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Vintage Boy's Clothing and Accessories
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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 the last issue Jackie requested a recipe for "Chicken Riggies" here are the responses that we received.
Chicken breast simmered in tomato sauce, cream, sherry, shallots, garlic and sweet peppers, served over rigatoni.
4 TBSP olive oil
1/4 C butter
5 cloves garlic, minced
˝ C minced shallot
2 lbs cubed skinless, boneless chicken breast
salt and pepper to taste
1 – 4 oz jar sweet red peppers, drained thinly sliced
1/2 C tomato sauce
1/4 C dry sherry
1 pint heavy cream
1 – 8 oz package uncooked rigatoni pasta
In a large saucepan, heat oil and melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and saute until soft, then add chicken, season with salt and pepper to taste and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, or until halfway cooked.
Add peppers and stir in tomato sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes. Add sherry and simmer for another 10 minutes, then stir in cream and simmer for 10 minutes more. Toss all with hot, cooked pasta and serve.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
About 10 years ago while driving through upstate New York I had a wonderful tea at a small bakery/restaurant. They served "Maple Scones" as one of the many selections on their pastry platter. They were delightful and I'd love to make some. Looking for a recipe....Jane
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:
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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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Here in our shop you will find many interesting items most of which will have been made in the UK unlike those items produced more recently. Every item is covered by our unconditional money back guarantee.
Our store features mainly costume jewelery from the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian eras.
Bringing you treasures from decades past, we specialize in both decorative and functional collectible items in a variety of mediums, including porcelain, pottery, and kitchenware to name a few. Adding new inventory regularly to spark your interest!
Our store includes art from all eras, military collectibles, paper, antiques and rare books.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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