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The Collectors Newsletter #726 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #726 -- 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.
Pepsi-Cola Collectors Club
The Pepsi-Cola Collectors Club is a national organization of people dedicated to the study of the history and the collecting of memorabilia of the Pepsi-Cola Company. Founded some 20 years ago by Bob Stoddard, the idea behind the Club was to unite collectors of Pepsi-Cola memorabilia across the world. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
Hi, I started a collection of Fenton hobnail milkglass over 40 years ago. I was not into collecting at that time but one of the ladies in my office gifted me with a Fenton milk glass ladies slipper/w cover and hence my collecting started. Living on a limited income most of my subsequent acquisitions were gifts or yard sale items. My collection has moved with me from Massachusetts to Florida and back again here to Massachusetts where I will spend my last years with family. Unfortunately, I find myself disabled and my milk glass and other collectibles are sitting in my son's storage shed while he is on my case to dispose of them. It's not easy when you're old and disabled to have to get rid of what you treasured for so many years. . I have sons and grandchildren that have no desire to "bother" with "unnecessary clutter" That hurts !! It seems that this generation doesn't want anything that isn't ultra new electronic gadgets. Their lives are filled with video games ,,computers and cell phones. I lived through one depression where as kids we were lucky to get a battery toy at Christmas but as they say "things are different now"
Meanwhile , with limited mobility and minimum computer skills I'm a prisoner of my collection. Does anyone have an answer to such a situation? -- Dorothy E.
Finding a hidden treasure...I was unpacking a multitude of things from a family auction, which included a large box of old starched, frilly curtains. The box was sold with a wood quilt frame that my grandpa had made. In the box were beautiful curtains with hand crocheted edges (made by my great-grandmother), and a small, dark quilt. I took a picture of the quilt and mailed it to my grandma, who told me that her grandmother had made it for her when she was a baby. Wonderful heirlooms...
I've taught my daughters to collect, as well. They are in their 20's & love the thrill of the hunt. They hate missing a garage sale, where they might find a treasure. (We do have our annual garage sale ourselves, so don't have tons of clutter around the house.) While garage saleing recently, there were citywide sales in the next town. My husband was with that day, and while I was studying the map, we stopped in front of a tiny, old garage. The girls elected for their dad to go in for all of us, and he came out with a couple of pieces that we collect for 10 cents each! The girls were so shocked, & we all wanted the pieces, but decided to let him have them! So, at the next sale, the girls were the first ones to jump out of the car! Ha! -- I love your newsletter, & all the stories & recipes--Jan from MN
I have a mini-collection of yard-long pictures....three. When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a couple of yard-long pictures. I loved one of them: "The Battle of the Chicks" which showed baby chicks fighting over butterflies. After she passed, her things were stored in an aunt's basement. Probably 20 years ago, I asked for that picture, and my dad went over and got it. Then I asked my dad if he could get the other one, "A Yard of Yellow Roses." Unfortunately, my aunt "couldn't find it," which we interpreted to mean that my cousin had it. So...my parents found "A Yard of Red Roses" for me in an antique store.
A year ago, my mother persuaded me that the chicken picture frame needed some work so we took it in to a frame shop. Under "Battle of the Chicks" was "Wedding Favors" by Mary E. Hart. We think that both pictures were probably in that frame before 1910. Last year my husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary, and I think that "Wedding Favors" was my grandmother's gift to us.
I probably will not enlarge my collection....unless I find "A Yard of Yellow Roses"!
Barbara Russel, Chesapeake VA
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Artfact Live! Presents Estate Auction from
2. Artfact Live! Presents August Gun Show and Coins
and Knives Auction from Wickliff & Associates
3. Historic Firearm Offered at Kaminski’s August Auction
4. Dealer’s Sing Praise for 60th Anniversary All Saints Show
5. New sales catalog features famed John Graham
collection of Britains and other military figures
6. Collectability - Where Does Value Lie?
7. Artfact Introduces Infinite Bidding™ - New Online
Bidding Software for Traditional Auctioneers
8. The Premiere Washington DC Antiques Art & Jewelry
Show Hosts Free Lecture and Book Signing with Judi
9. Fontaine’s Auctions presents Civil War, Antique
Firearms and Militaria on Artfact Live!
10. Princess Depression Glass - Scrolls and Squares
11. James A. Garfield archive brings $21,470 at Weiss sale
12. Belter parlor suite realizes $11,550 at Stevens Auction
13. Civil War Music This Week’s Topic at
14. Piccolo Art Bounces into Baltimore (booth 1817)
15. "Lalique May Be the Indicator" Daryle Lambert's
Antique and Collectible Blog - Watch The Prices.
16. Grab Some of the Good Life at the Historic Alexandria
17. iCollector.com Presents Premiere Antiques Auction
18. Bandboxes by Hannah Davis: A New England Treasure
19. EUROPEAN ANTIQUES TOUR FEATURES
AFFORDABLE SOURCES AND TAX-FREE SHOPPING
20. The Rise and Rise of the Artists’ Signature -
Artists’ Signatures Make the Fraser’s Rarities Index
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
VINTAGE PAPER PRE 1920'S POSTCARDS PHOTOS PRINTS BOOKS
The Kiss hand embroidery art painting
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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.
When my granddaughter was quite young, around 3 yrs.old, we took her to Galveston, TX to play in the Gulf ocean. When we crossed over the tall bridge to the island and she saw the water she kinda puckered up and said "Is there any little swimmin' pools around here?" Beth
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: '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 Doug requested a recipe for “cornbread pound cake” here are the responses that we received.
Cornmeal Pound Cake Recipe
3T dry bread crumbs
2c all-purpose flour
1t baking powder
1t grated whole nutmeg
3/4c butter, softened
1 1/2c granulated sugar
2/3c packed light brown sugar
1/2t vanilla extract
3 eggs, room temperature
1T powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350*.
Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray; dust with bread crumbs.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Beat butter in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add granulated and brown sugars and vanilla, beating until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. beat 30 seconds. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350* for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Sift sugar over top of cake.
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.
Years ago we truly enjoyed a Spaghetti that was the ultimate ! This was at a restaurant called "Santilles" in Arcadia, Calif. I have tried for years to find something close but as yet, nothing ! They called it "Pasta Pompadore" It had thin pasta, garlic and a lighter sauce and I don't know what else. Any help would surly be appreciated. Cookie
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:
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:
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