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The Collectors Newsletter #718 -- July 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #718 -- 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
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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.
The Northeastern Spoon Collectors Guild
The NSCG holds two meetings each year. The Spring Meeting is always in Chicopee, MA in May during the first Brimfield Antique Market of the year. The Fall meeting takes place in a different Northeastern location each year. For more information, click here:
Are you interested in spoon collecting? Take a look at:
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.
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 7 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 email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I went to yard sales and flea markets when I was about 20ish…and bought a few things to decorate my apartment…I also early on collected anything “rabbits”, since my cousin had a real rabbit and I was not allowed, so, around 20ish,I started the collection…my mom passed in 2001, followed by my dad in 2002. My sister and I cleaned their apartment and I took most things home. They were quite poor and had no real antiques, but most of what they had I took…at the time my dad passed, there was a fire in a large apartment complex in their city and we gave most items, such as sofa, chairs, tv, and oven to the fire victims. What I really started doing when we lost them both, was go to yard sales and flea markets and I tried to “buy” them back…anything that reminded me of my mom or childhood, I bought. It was too much and I learned that I could not buy them back, they were in God’s hands and what I did have left was memories..So, I collect those now…There is not a day that passes that my mom does not come into my mind and heart. Eight and seven years later I miss them both as much as ever, but can now think clearly enough to enjoy all the times we had together. They were great parents. One thing I found in my mom’s house was a spoon I sent for from a cereal company when I was around nine and do I ever cherish it..to think my mom kept that spoon all those years. When I was in junior high school, taking home ec classes all the girls had to sew aprons. My mom also kept mine and I found it in her linen closet when we cleaned out her apartment. But, it is the memories I collect and cherish the most. Love the newsletter and all the stories. Thanks, Pam.
My parents were in the antique business back in the sixties when I was in high school and almost every Saturday night they would go to an auction and Sunday morning would consist of going through the box lots and sort and clean things up. One time I took a liking to a Hall china teapot and my mom said it's yours and when you go to the flea markets pick up every piece of Hall you can find. Didn't have much to spent then but I did find some gems and thanks to my mom , my husband , my friends, and all the flea markets, shows, mega malls and EBAY I have over 1200 Hall teapots...when the dealers saw me coming they would say, here comes the HALLTPOTLADY ! maggie in the Armenia mts. of Pa. Happy Hall Hunting
After moving to Georgia and renting for a few years we thought it was time to buy a house. As money was tight we ended up buying a small fixer upper on one lot and a big garage for my husband to work from on the other. The price was right and we bought it. The house had to be almost thoroughly gutted. The kitchen didn't even have hanging cabinets just old fashioned metal ones. Well, we started to put in the new ceilings and walls in the living room that's when the fun began. One day my son and I were sitting on the wood floor resting from the work we were doing. All of a sudden we could hear footsteps going across the room. We just looked at each other with wide eyes. What in the world was that? It was daylight I thought ghosts come out only at night! After that all heck broke loose. My car keys kept disappearing and after we searched the whole house they would be back right where I left them. Pots on the stove would move off the burners and the burners turned off. God awful rackets at night in the living room and when my husband would get up with his billy-club to see who was invading our home no one was there. Things started to disappear and reappear in the garage too. I would be on the computer and sense someone watching me. Then about a month later I saw the previous owner and told him my story. He had a little smile on his face and said, "that's my dad". Oh great! Well at least I knew we weren't going mad and who it was. His first was Culpepper and his son said he had been doing his tricks for sometime. We finally got used to him and sometimes I would talk to him about not letting me see him like his son did one day. Our ghost friend stayed with us for a few years until one day after I went up north to visit my sick mother. As my husband and I came home, opened the front door our son came running from his room. "I'm not sleeping here alone again" were the first words out of his mouth. He said that the night before we returned our ghost made a racket and was trying to open the bedroom door. Our son stayed up all night with that trusty billy club in his hands (although I don't know what he expected to do with it against a ghost). Then...........NOTHING...... No keys disappearing, no pots moving, no noise, no one looking over my shoulder. Peace and quite. A few weeks went by and I saw his son again. He said that he and his wife were talking about us recently. Happens that his mother died and they were saying that we will might have 2 ghosts. Till this day the ghost is gone. He made that racket on the night of his wife's death. I am certain that the reason he was in our home was that we was looking for her and they left this earth that night, happily, together!
There's more but I tried to keep it short. Hope you enjoyed my story. Barbara C. - Kingsland, GA
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We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Desirable, Appealing Ancients and World Coins in
Official ANA Auction
2. The Summer of Love Radiates Decades Later
3. Healing Spaces Author Says Antiques and Art
Can Help Sufferers Create “Place of Healing”
4. Artfact Live! Presents A Special Beach Haven, NJ
Estate Auction from Point Pleasant Galleries
5. Houston Antiques Dealers Association Fall 2009
Antiques Show & Sale
6. Autograph Club looks to the Future.
7. Lithopolis HONEYFEST ~ Mark your Calendar
8. Genevieve’s Antique Treasures to Aid in Economic
9. Antique Diamond Sale
10. Baseball Autographed Still a Hit
11. Affordable Photography at Troika Editions –
12. Kees Van Dongen Revived and Revalued –
13. Who Else Wants To Make Money Doing What
14. Artfact Live! Presents Books And Ephemera from
National Book Auctions
15. Artfact Live! Presents an Estate Sale from
Nadeau's Auction Gallery
16. Artfact Live! Presents Antiques, Fine Art &
Decorative Arts from O'Gallerie
17. Autograph Store Charity Fund raising Helps United
Way Exceed Fund raising Goals
18. Premier Stoneware and Redware Auction on
19. Skinner Discovery Auction July 15th & 16th in
20. Artfact Live! Presents Paintings And Prints from
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
WANTED: 'Tish-U-Knit' Sweater by Leon
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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.
I restore and sell Carousel and rocking horses for a living. My customers sometimes come to pick up their work at my home and studio. I also have live horses that I ride and play with.
One weekend I did have one of my live horses listed for sale in the newspapers, and had several people scheduled to come over and see her. Also scheduled was a couple coming to pick up their now restored Carousel horse.
Well, the first couple came, and happened to have similar names, or so I thought..They wanted to see the horse and maybe ride her, (not an unusual request)..I started to walk them around my house...to see their horse, and started to go inside....they kind of looked surprised...and asked "You keep your horses in there". well I responded,
" Just some of them, the others are out in the workshop".
The expression on their faces, was a bit confused then astonished as I whisked them into the house. They both started to laugh uncontrollably.....they were here in answer to the ad to sell my live horse! Marsha Schloesser - Carousel Workshop -Deland,Florida,
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
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: 'Tish-U-Knit' Sweater by Leon
WANTED: Memory Collectors Wanted
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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 Lori requested a recipe for "a Greek recipe (so says the owner) for a meat sauce (NO beans) that he puts on the hot dogs, burgers, etc" here are the responses that we received.
1/2 # grn beef
1/4 C chopped onions
1 garlic clove minced
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 c water
1/2 c chili pwd.---may need more
Cook beef, onion and garlic in skillet. Drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over hot dogs.
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.
All of the Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipes looked wonderful, but I'm wondering if anyone has a yummy cinnamon roll recipe that does not use yeast. I'm allergic to yeast, and cannot eat bread, rolls, donuts, and many other items (even Smokehouse Almonds have yeast in the flavoring). Can anyone help? Kind Regards,Linda Sloan
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.
Fine antique and vintage toys, still banks, mechanical banks, glass, and porcelain.
My shop is a trip back to playing in your grandmother's jewelry box. It was so much fun. She told the best stories that went with each piece. Bring your cocoa and graham crackers and spend a little while.
The Jewelry Box
specializing in quality vintage and contemporary costume jewelry at reasonable prices and FREE US Shipping. I've been selling vintage jewelry and collectibles online since 1998 and have built up an excellent reputation. Your satisfaction is my highest priority.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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