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The Collectors Newsletter #730 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #730 -- 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.
Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club
The Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RBCC) is a wonderful way to expand your collection, cultivate friendships, and increase your knowledge of the fine porcelain produced in Tettau, Germany.
The RBCC was formed in 1995 with a purpose to promote and educate collectors and the public about Royal Bayreuth, offer opportunities to share information and authenticate pieces, and provide an atmosphere of fellowship and friendships within the realm of those who collect. 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. 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! Thought I'd share this story... My husband and I run a small, recently started jewelry business, and were looking for large desks to use for workspace. They are sturdy, most tools can be supported and they have drawers, adding to our storage space.
It so happens my dad was the one to get us our first two desks and they worked wonderfully! They were also old; one dated to the 1950s, but the other dated to the 1930s, not sale-able but a working history. So when he said there was another one, we said yes! We'd take it!
When my father and son arrived with the desk I was amazed. It looked old just by my first glance at the drawers. As I'm looking, my father points to a place on the bottom of the desktop where the date is August 1897. I was thrilled. We love using older desks because they are so sturdy. and this one wasn't a saleable antique. Because the previous owner had added formica to the top of the desk. We thought briefly about removing it, but we'll wait to get another desk before repairing it. The Formica will protect it for now from any spills, etc.
And we now collect old desks, jeweler's benches and hopefully a chemist's bench/cabinet (had one, it was 'lost' during a move). (They are priceless to us as we enjoy working on top of decades of stories that happened before us. And no one else would pay a cent for 'em. ) Kim P - Green Bay, WI
Regarding the stories about people who had beloved items lost or given away. If you have any items you treasure take a picture of them and store them in a computer storage file, even hotmail.com will work. In the event you lose the items or their pictures you can access them again. Better to have a picture to show your ancestors than just a memory.
This isn't about my collection. I accidentally started a collection for my mother. When I was a child, She mentioned that she thought a milk glass chicken in a store downtown was cute. I saved my pennies and eventually got her that chicken. When I grew up I traveled all over the world and everywhere I went I sent her a chicken from that area so she had glass chickens, stone chickens, wooden chickens and even a bamboo chicken. It became the chicken collection, and she put little labels on them to tell where they came from. She died and I got the chicken collection, which remind me of her every time I look at them. My niece wants me to make sure she gets them so she can be reminded of me and my mother. Funny thing is I do not even know if my mother liked chickens...Mary
My daughter's frog collection started in an unusual way. Back in the early 70's, it was a fad to embroidery things on the thigh part of Levi pants. There was everything from animals to rainbows and you name it. Usually it was someones favorite (whatever). My daughter saw a picture of a frog and thought it was so cute and asked me if I could embroidery that onto her pants. I told her of course I could. She loved it and wore those pants all the time. About 6 months later she was involved in an awful automobile accident. She was in the hospital for 8 days and even though she didn't know anyone for the first 5 days, her friends kept coming to see her and each time would bring her a frog of some sort. (Stuffed, ceramic, or anything they could find.) That is how she came about having a frog collection. She just turned 50 and has probably close to at least 150 frogs. All given to her by friends and family. B. Black, Cottonwood, AZ
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Victorian Sweetheart Bracelets
2. Artfact Live! Presents a Royal Doulton, Herend, &
Lladro Catalog Sale from William Bunch
3. Artfact Live! Presents Modern Design, Contemporary
Art and Murano Glass from Antique Helper
4. NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK 23 -30 NOVEMBER 2009
5. Artfact Live! Presents an August Art & Antiques
Auction from Antique Helper
6. Legendary Auctions Selected to Handle Sale Of
Massive Sports & Americana Photograph Collection
7. Artfact Live! Presents a Two Day Unclaimed Bank
Deposit Box Auction from Apple Tree Auction Center
8. HOW FINE IS IT? ISA HAS THE ANSWER IN ITS
SIX DAY COURSE “APPRAISAL OF FINE ART”
9. Major US Television Network Seeking Dusty Collections!
10. eBay India powers Celebrity Memorabilia auctions
on Tere Mere Beach Mein: Proceeds go to NGO SNEHA
11. THE ESHER HALL ANTIQUES AND FINE ART
FAIR RETURNS TO SURREY, UK
12. Vendors wanted for Antique, Collectible & Art Show
13. Harry Houdini AMAZING Autographed Photo:
Autographs & Movie Posters
14. TRADEWINDS FALL AUCTION
15. Bob Dylan: Musical Sage of the 20th Century at
16. Karl Momen at Royal Academy Stockholm Sweden
17. Art and Antiques Auction on September 8th and 9th
18. Estates Auction - Jewelry, Coins, Native American, etc.
19. Universal Holds Largest Foreign Coin Auction on 8/27/09
20. Mohawk Gasoline neon sign brings $30,250 at auction
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...
Fenton Art Glass Cranberry & Blue Hobnail
Petticoat Lane Collectible Items
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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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.
Since moving to Tennessee, I have been collecting fun phrases. One is a driving direction of two far-sees. You drive as far as you can see and then do it again and you should be there.
However, today, I heard a great one. A friend said the nurses in the hospital came right in and there was just no modesty. He had been getting ready to shower and said he had been "nakid as a picked chicken" when someone walked in.
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: AUTHENTIC TIFFANY STUDIOS LAMPS WANTED BY COLLECTORS
WANTED: Fine Signed Art Noveau & Art Deco Furniture 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 Pam H. requested a recipe for “beef empanadas” here are some of the many responses that we received.
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 lb. ground beef
2 lg. tomatoes, chopped
1 (3 oz.) can chopped green chilies
Bay leaf, drained
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chopped black olives
For filling - saute onion in butter. Add beef and brown lightly. Add tomatoes, green chilies and bay leaf; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 to 35 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat, discard bay leaf. Stir in olives.
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
4-4 1/2 tbsp. ice water
1 egg yolk
For pastry - in medium bowl, combine flour and salt. With pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup shortening until well blended. Sprinkle with ice water; stir with fork until mixture holds together. Shape into a ball.
Divide pastry into 12 pieces. On lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 6 inch round. Place about 3 tablespoons filling in one half of each round; fold over other half.
Press edges together with fingers, to seal. Flute edges. Cut slits on top of each empanada. Brush with egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with salsa. Carol Thomas---Cullman,AL
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.
In the 60's I would do a lot of cooking for my family, as both my parents worked. I made one of my favorite (and my families) meals. I don't remember where the recipe came from, other than it could have been from the Home Ec. teacher at a So. Cal school. It was a beef mix with macaroni and sauce made into a casserole with cheese on top and baked til the cheese was crispy. We called it Goulash, but all the recipes I found do not require baking in a casserole. It was really delicious. Can someone help? Thanks, Elaine.
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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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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