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The Collectors Newsletter #717 -- July 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #717 -- July 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.
Noritake Collectors Guild
The Noritake Collectors Guild is an Online Community serving Noritake Collectors, Antique Dealers and People with an interest in Noritake from Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the World.
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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.
Thank You! to every that has been sending in stories. Our story inbox was getting very empty, but many of you helped us out over the past few weeks. 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 July 3 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.
As a collector I suspect I started out as a number of people do – when I was a kid it was rocks, little ceramic figurines, then moved along to various glassware of interest found at auctions and flea markets. After my husband and I were married, his mother presented us with a silver soup tureen. The long inscription on the cover indicated it had been a wedding gift in the late 1800’s. To me it has a very interesting pattern on it (reminds me of what I was told were old Pennsylvania Dutch hex symbols) but someone had apparently tried to polish it with steel wool and had a huge dent on one side. We had it restored and the hunt was on! Thanks to ebay over the years we have collected a number of pieces with the same pattern and still looking for others that should be out there somewhere.
For Laurie in the #710 news letter who had a number of glass items that she needs to re-home, I wondered if she has considered contacting several of the auction houses that specialize in glassware? Maybe someone who reads your newsletter has experience with this and can provide information on what would be most helpful if Laurie wants to explore that option. ..Sue
Polly's story about her brother and the knife for Christmas is very close to the story my Dad tells, but with a very different ending. When my Dad was a young boy Christmas shopping for his family, he saw a nice pocket knife, the kind with all the different blades. OH, he wanted it so badly! He bought it, wrapped it up for Christmas and put his name from Santa on it and put it under the tree. Christmas morning they woke up and the family dog had shredded all the paper from all the presents. When it came to sorting out the presents Dad was the only one who could identify the knife. He couldn't very well say that he had bought it for himself so he told them it was what he had bought his brother for Christmas. So my uncle got the knife and no one knew the real story until they had grown up. JK
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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.
We had five children all in the age bracket where they needed either a vaccine or thier polio shot-all I remember is their eyes as they saw the needle and knew their turn was coming. I guess our oldest couldn't take it any more. He ran into the crowded waiting room of the doctor's office and yelled, 'For the love of God, won't somebody help me?' I was embarrassed at the time, but now it only seems hilarious.
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
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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 Brett requested a recipe for "Cinnabon like cinnamon rolls" here are the responses that we received.
4 c. bread flour 3/4 t. salt
1 stick butter, cut in little pieces 1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. sugar 1 c. milk
Make dough with a bread machine following machine's directions. Roll out about 1/4 inch thick in a rectangle about 12 x 14 inches. (This is not easy just keep trying.)
1 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. margarine
2 T. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together. Spread over dough. Roll up Swiss roll style starting at the long end. Slice off ends in 1 inch slices. Place in a 9 x 13 inch pan about 1/2 inch apart; there will be about 13 slices so some will need to go in another pan. Put in a plastic bag and leave overnight. In the morning, it will have doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
8 T. margarine 1/4 c. cream cheese
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar 1/2 t. vanilla
Spread over rolls while warm. This recipe is a lot like the ones you buy in the mall. . . . . .
A friend sent me a recipe file that has lots of recipes from famous restaurants.
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages dry yeast
2 Tbl. sugar
3 1/2 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup margarine -- melted
1 teas. salt
6 cups flour
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 teas. vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 Tbl. milk
To make frosting, mix all ingredients until smooth.
In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package
directions. Add margarine, eggs and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast
Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Place in a greased
bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Punch down dough and let rise again.
Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21" size. Take 1
cup soft butter and spread over surface. In bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar
and 4 teas. cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly.
With knife, put a notch every 2". Cut with thread or knife.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Take hand and lightly press down on each roll.
Cover and let rise until double
again. Bake at 350 15-20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden.
DON'T OVER BAKE.
Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll
makes 12 Difficulty level 3 Ready in 1-2 hrs
2 pkgs active dry yeast
1 C warm water (105-110 degrees)
2/3 C sugar PLUS
1 tsp sugar
1 C warm milk
2/3 C butter
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
7 C flour or more if needed
1 C melted butter, divided
1 3/4 C sugar, divided
3 T cinnamon
1 1/2 C walnuts, optional
1 1/2 C raisins, optional
4 C powdered sugar
2/3 C melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla
6 T hot water, more as needed
In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast & 1 tsp sugar; set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, remaining sugar, butter, salt & eggs; stir well & add yeast mixture. Add 1/2 the flour and beat til smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour til dough is slightly stiff (will be sticky). Turn out onto a floured board & knead 5-10 min. OR knead with your bread machine or mixer. PLace in a well greased large bowl and cover; let rise til doubled, about 1 1/2 hrs in a warm place. Punch down and let rest 5 mintues. Roll out rectangularly 15"x20".
Spread dough with 1/2 melted butter, sprinkle with 1 1/2 C of sugar and cinnamon & nuts & raisins if using. Roll up jelly roll style & pinch edge to seal. Cut into 1"-1 1/2" slices 12-15 slices. Coat bottom of pan with remaining melted butter, sprinkle with remaining sugar. PLace slices close together in pan. Let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk, about 45 min. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Bake 25-30 min or til rolls are nicely browned. (I always brush with egg wash for the brownest tops) Cool rolls slightly.
In med. bowl mix melted butter, sugar & vanilla; add hot water 1 T at a time til the desired consistency.
I always thought their glaze had cream cheese in it...I personally would add 4oz softened cream cheese to my glaze.
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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.
Not sure if this would be considered a vintage recipe but I am looking for what our local hot dog place calls "hot" sauce as in Texas Hots. It is not exactly chili but it is a Greek recipe (so says the owner) for a meat sauce (NO beans) that he puts on the hot dogs, burgers, etc. The recipes I have seen so far seem to vary in ingredients and method so much that I just don't know which one would be correct. Does anyone have a good recipe for this type of item? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lori T.--
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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