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The Collectors Newsletter #725 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #725 -- August 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.
Pen Collectors of America
Association of fountain pen collectors; maintains library of materials for pen collectors; disseminates information, holds regular meetings; promotes collecting as a hobby and using pens; newsletter published three times a year. For more information, click here:
Are you interested in vintage pens? 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 everyone 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.
Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I married in 1963 to my husband, who grew up in a home from the age of 12, that was pre 1860 . The stairs (no railing one side/wide boarded wall other side) led to a homemade door made of lumber and behind it an open attic. The walls were not finished, there were windows on each end and the middle, which was under the steepest part of the roof, was floored with wide thick lumber.
Several times a couple stopped to visit that knew the history of the home. Some of their relatives had once lived in the home. They told the story of how, during the civil war, the most precious belongings and food was hidden under the floor boards in the attic from the soldiers passing through Georgia.
Once when I went up at night exploring, I saw a light in one of the side areas, but there was no source for a light there, but that is another story.
I loved to explore and the sweetest woman alive at the time (my mother-in-law) allowed me to go up and see what I could find. There were tons of old food jars with the labels attached. Do you remember when coffee came in clear jars-Maxwell House Coffee, I think. I still have some of these jars. In the area where I had previously seen the light mid-air I pulled up a floor board to reveal an old rusty buckle and a pendulum (spelling?) for a clock. It is gold colored and about 5" long. I still have it just because it is part of the history of the home. What happened to the clock, I wonder?
My mother-in-law has been gone for a number of years now and I still miss her. She was as near perfect as a woman could possibly be. And the old house was torn down by a relative who bought it after her death. They fold very old coins underneath where the porch was. I have not been told the value of the coins. They were from the 1800's, and I have a feeling that if they were sold it helped cover a "tidy" portion of the purchase price. That porch was replaced once that I could remember. I was given an old 7-Up bottle, but just think, if only we had used a metal detector while it was off.
Thanks to all the story writers and to you for publishing them. I really enjoy reading them.
I have an amusing story to tell. Several years ago I had a yard sale. I had a desk that was mine when I was a teenager. I am 52 years old. I was probably still in my late thirties when I sold the desk for $20.00 It was not an antique. My parents bought it from Montgomery ward and it had to be put together and refinish it. Well anyway back to my story. About a month after the sale of the desk. My husband and I were shopping around the local antique shops when we happened to discover my old desk in one of the shops priced at a whopping $125.00. I'm sure my parents did not pay any where near that amount. Needless to say we sure had a few laughs over that!
This newsletter is like a chance to meet and share with good friends. From the great stories, advice and sense of humor ("chocolate is God's way of making up for okra"). The joy of finding that collectable is as much fun as owing it. We lived on a farm when our daughters were school age. During this time our neighbor remarried and within a couple of years replaced the ramshackle house with a new modular home. In doing so his junk pile just on the other side of our corral gain new things. One day, while feeding the horses I looked at his pile and there in with the iron junk covered with frost was a glass butter churn with paddles and metal gears on the lid. Without thinking, I snagged it and headed for the house. I called him up told him what I had found and offered to buy it from him. He declined, saying it was just junk, but was pleased with the pork roast he got as a thank you gift. a truly win win situation. JB
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3) Antique News
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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. Garth's Celebrates American for Annual Labor Day
2. Roseville Pottery Videos From JustArtPottery.com
3. Asselmeier & May Antique Estate Auction
4. Tailgate Antique Sale - Barre MA 08/08/09 - Free
5. Artfact Live! Presents Best Of Santa Fe 2009 from
6. August At Bahoukas
7. American Brilliant Cut Glass to be auctioned Sept. 5th
8. Artfact Live! Presents Antique Gun & Historical Book
Auction from Cottone Auctions
9. Garth's Auctions Boasts Addition of Seltzer as
Director of Marketing
10. Artfact Live! Presents Freeman's Summer Sale
11. Hayfield Antique Show - Kansas City area
12. Ron Wallace Collection to be sold by Showtime Oct. 2-4
13. New LinkedIn Group for Personal Property Appraisers
14. SALES STRONG ACROSS THE BOARD AT JOHN
MORAN’S JULY ANTIQUES AND FINE DECORATIVE
15. AN ADDITIONAL UK FAIR FOR 2010
16. Artfact Live! Presents Cape Cod Contemporary
Paintings from Eldred's
17. Artfact Live! Presents Modern Art/Furniture, Textile
& Dolls from Winter Associates
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
VINTAGE PAPER PRE 1920'S POSTCARDS PHOTOS PRINTS BOOKS
The Kiss hand embroidery art painting
Antique Souvenir Hat Pin Holder Palace of Agriculture
Broken Vintage China Mosaic Table or Plant Stand
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday August 7, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
The Daddy of my 4 year old great granddaughter was fixing her lunch one day and made her a "hot dog". He said "Becareful Maddie, it's hot". She said "Dad, it's in the word, duh" Great Grandma in Colorado
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 Yvonne requested a recipe for “strawberry ice cream ” here are the responses that we received.
I found this recipe that sounded close to what Yvonne was looking for:
Strawberry Soda Ice Cream
14-16 oz. box of frozen strawberries
2 liter bottle of big red soda (or strawberry soda)
1 can of eagle brand condensed milk.
Mix it all together and run it through the ice cream maker.
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.
Looking for a recipe for cornbread pound cake. Any help would be appreciated. Doug
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.
Welcome to my little slice of cowboy history! Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day and thanks for looking. Giddyup.
Golden Memories Antiques
Our inventory normally includes Heisey, Fostoria, Fenton, Blue Ridge, Roseville, Weller, EAPG and other items of pottery and Elegant Glass. Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information about any item.
I like to search antique shops here in Alberta for antique and vintage items. I hope you enjoy my finds and can benefit in some way with your purchases. The items you'll find here will range from glass to jewelry.
Got Lucky Vintage
Got Lucky Vintage is pleased to offer the very best in 20th century design and illustration. Ephemera, jewelry, purses and more! Always something new and interesting.
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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