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The Collectors Newsletter #719 -- July 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #719 -- July 2009
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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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers Club
an international, not-for-profit, novelty salt and pepper shakers collectors club. Currently we have members from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Our purpose is to provide services and education to those interested in the history and collecting of novelty and figural salt and pepper shakers. For more information, click here:
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
Don't have family to pass your collection on to? An elderly gentleman in our area had a great stamp collection. When he had a visitor with young children, he would show them his collection. He would watch to see which ones caught their eye. When it came time to go he always gave them a few stamps, the value of the stamps he gave away did not matter to him. He started many new collections by sharing his! Jardins.
I'd bought a house that had 2 lights hanging down from the ceiling in the front room but the shades didn't match. After over 15 years of shopping in used shops and good will stores I gave up hope of finding one. I went to my daughters help her in remodeling her house and sitting in top of her trash can was a matching shade. She had put in a new lighting system in her bedroom. I now have beautiful matching shades in my Living room. Mary Ella Salem, OR
I began collecting teddy bears many years ago after seeing a teddy bear sitting in a dress shop display window. I went in and asked the owner if the bear in the window was for sale and she said yes so I bought the nicest brown bear that looked so much like a real kind of bear and that started the collection. I now have around 300 of them all around the house on shelves where my granddaughters can only look at them. They were given teddy bears too but they do not take as good care of them like Grandma does. Maybe some day they can have my collection, if they are interested. I also have my first sons teddy bear and my last sons teddy. The middle boys were not interested in stuffed animals at all so there were none at that time other than their brother's and they never paid any attention to that bear. I got our oldest son his teddy bear by saving up S&H green stamps and turning them in for the bear. Bears in mind, Kathy
After what seemed a "long career" of education, my husband was commissioned a Naval officer. We had existed on borrowed and school furniture. Soon after we arrived in San Diego, CA, we heard of an auction being held once a month. It was cheap entertainment and we could pick up small things rather cheaply.
I remember Barbara Stanwick and Broderick Crawford coming to buy some Victorian furniture used on a set of a movie they starred in. I bought several pieces of depression glass which I still have. But we were more excited about a very plain mantle clock for $15.00. We treasured that clock for several years, all the while searching for clocks that we could afford. My husband would deploy for months and when he came home with extra money, we would spend week-ends in Pasadena searching for treasures! And we sure found some! After 39 years our love for old clocks has not waned--only increased. But the fun and excitement of searching was fantastic! When we retired to Savannah 10 years ago I opened a small antique business (featuring my clocks, of course) with approx. 50 in store and 150 still at home! One thing I regret is selling that first old clock! We sold it to a man who took it away strapped to a bicycle! Another crazy collector! What a story it could tell! Oh, and along the way I fell in love with millefiore glass lamps. Bottom line? Collecting is addictive but can also be very profitable!
Letha, Savannah, GA
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Unique Gold Rush Coin in World's Fair of Money Auction
2. “Reedy, But Which One? “ - Daryle Lambert’s Antique
and Collectible Blog
3. Autograph Store Completes Celebrity Memorabilia
Signing With Harry Potter Cast
4. Blenko Festival of Glass
5. Artfact Live! Presents Occupational Shaving Mugs,
Stevengraphs & Militaria from Antique Helper
6. Artfact Live! Presents Roseville Pottery Auction from
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
7. Artfact Live! Presents A Summer 2009 Discovery
Sale from Alex Cooper Auctioneers
8. Noel Barrett has Record Breaking Start with Artfact Live!
9. The Burlington House Commodes
10. Salon des Arts Erotiques at the Randolph Street
Market Chicago Antique Market
11. Artfact Live! Presents Marine and Oriental Art at Eldred's
12. Mickey Mantle Jersey Hits Home Run at
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Art from Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
14. Artfact Live! Presents Antiques, Jewelry & Collectibles
from Kodner Galleries
15. Hundreds of Rare Brass Construction Models Head
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18. Artfact Live! Presents A Midsummers Night Auction
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19. Artfact Live! Presents Midsummer Estates Sale from Freeman's
20. Just Art Pottery Offers Simplified Browsing for Roseville Pottery
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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 of my old coworkers told me a funny story about a family holiday party she attended. One of the older folks was a guest in the home, and he had left his dentures on a dish beside his bed. Imagine the sight as the family dog snatched the dentures from the dish, and ran through the house with them in his mouth. Yes they were in the "right" way so it looked like he had human teeth! Nancy, WI
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 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?
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 Linda requested a recipe for "a cinnamon bun recipe made without yeast" here are the responses that we received.
No yeast cinnamon rolls
2 1/8 cups flour
4 1/16 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/16 tablespoons sugar
1 1/16 teaspoons salt
10 1/4 teaspoons margarine
7/8 cup milk
1 Preheat oven to 425°F
2 Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powered in large bowl.
3 Cut in margarine until mixture looks like oatmeal or small peas.
4 Add milk gradually, stirring with a fork. Dough Should come away from
sides of bowl.
5 Knead 3-4 times and then roll into a rectangle (1cm thick) on lightly
6 Smear margarine over dough coating it not to thick but not to thin.
7 Sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon on top.
8 Sprinkle desired amount of brown sugar on top.
9 Sprinkle desired amount of raisins.
10 Roll up like a jelly roll, starting from the long edge.
11 Slice into 1-inch slices and place cut side down in a grease muffin tin.
12 Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.....Ellen
Shortcut Cinnamon Buns
yield: Makes 4 buns, serving 2
active time: 45 minutes
total time: 45 minutes
Traditional cinnamon buns are made with yeast, but our biscuit-dough buns are faster to make and just as delicious.
* 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
* 1 large egg
* 1/4 cup milk
* 3 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
* 1 teaspoon water
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and cinnamon. Into a large bowl sift together flour, remaining tablespoon granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and with your fingertips or a pastry blender blend into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. In another small bowl whisk together egg and 3 tablespoons milk and add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
Transfer mixture to a lightly floured surface and gently knead, 3 or 4 times, until it forms a dough. Pat dough into a 10- by 6-inch rectangle (about ‚ inch thick). Brush dough with some remaining milk and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar. Beginning with a short side, roll up rectangle to form a 6-inch log and cut crosswise into 4 pieces. Arrange pieces on a baking sheet, cut sides up, with seams touching. Bake buns in middle of oven until pale golden and cooked through, about 18 minutes.
In another small bowl stir together confectioners' sugar and water until smooth and drizzle over warm buns.
I have two words to say about this recipe:
This cinnamon bun recipe is just as good as any yeast recipe you can find, and a whole lot easier.
Because some mornings, you just don’t have time to wait for dough to double in size.
1 cup warm milk
1/3 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp water (eliminate if you’re opening a new package of brown sugar)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mix the first six ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, mixing thoroughly until the dough forms a large ball. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, water and cinnamon.
Divide the dough into ten pieces, and roll each one into a 2″ by 10″ rectangle. Spread the dough with the cinnamon mixture. Roll each strip into a tightly formed roll. Place rolls in a 9×13 inch baking pan, allowing some room for the rolls to expand. Bake the rolls until just starting to turn golden, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, and confectioners sugar. Spread frosting on the rolls before serving.
Makes 10 cinnamon rolls....Carol Thomas
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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.
I'm looking for a recipe for something called 'Fruit Crisp" I had it at a restaurant in San Francisco and loved it. Does anyone have this 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.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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We offer a wide range of unique and unusual treasures. Check out our dinnerware by Homer Laughlin and Ganz, pitchers from artists around the world, Victorian jewelry, Southwestern and tribal art, something for everyone!
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Here you will find a selection of antiques and collectible items ranging from the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century. Customer satisfaction is always a priority. Questions are welcomed.
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