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The Collectors Newsletter #736 -- September 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #736 -- September 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
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The Society of Tobacco Jar Collectors
Purpose is to promote the collection and dissemination of information related to the manufacture, design, artistic merit, and historic, educational and cultural aspects of antique tobacco jars; annual convention.
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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.
I was pleased to see Dorothy E's letter about Fenton hobnail milk glass. I worked in the Fenton office for over 20 years, and milk glass hobnail is my favorite of all the colors. I have several pieces, and the big slipper with the lid is my favorite. Unfortunately they rarely make milk glass any more so I look at sales, antique malls, etc.
One of your readers stated that Fenton's is closed. No, Fenton's has stayed open and it was not sold. When they were going to close they were given so many orders and the gift shop had such a great business, they did not close. They just had a successful year . They may have cut down on production, but they are still open. I live in Williamstown, WVA and we all are so proud of Fenton's. Sally Hille,
Norma, you mentioned in your letter in the #735 issue that the Fenton Art Glass Company had closed a year or so ago. No, they haven't closed. They're still producing glass, but not near as much as they used to. They were in financial difficulty and down-sized quite a bit. I know this because I live approximately 9 miles from the factory, still visit the gift shop on occasion, and retired from there after a little over 20 years in the office in 2007. Millie
Re dorothys Fenten glass, or any ones collection that needs to go to new and loving homes. BEFORE you do that take a photo of every one, then you can still enjoy the memories that go with the item even though you no longer have the actual 'treasure'. When we cleaned out my mothers home we knew we could not take home and keep all her treasures, but with photos we still can have the memories.
I have been thinking for years now about a way to let my two sons know which of my many antiques are really precious to me. Of course I love them all, but not all of them would be considered "special" to me. I have a huge porcelain doll collection - many of which I made myself and they are dressed in expensive antique infant's and children's clothing. Then, I have a host of baby and doll related items and other antiques. The problem is - among these are many things that actually belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. So, I am concerned that my sons and their wives know which need to be kept in the family. I am even telling my young grandchildren about these precious family pieces. At only 8 years old, my grandson knows about them and just who each item belonged to!!! Some of them are to be his (the things from my grandfather) and he knows exactly which ones they are. I have put his name and his sister's name on several things.
So, I have decided to make a video of almost everything in the house - telling if it is a family piece (NOT to be sold) and telling a bit about each of the items - what it's approx. worth is today, how I got it and if there is anyone I wish to leave it to. I think this is a great idea - I won't have to mark everything thing in the entire house and it will keep my family from having to choose many of the things and will make sure that family pieces STAY in the family with a short history of the piece. I will make a copy of the video for each son. I can't think of a better way to do this. As young men, my sons are not interested in sitting down to hear a history of all of my antiques, but when I am gone, they will be able to know what I want them to keep and what is ok to sell and what it should be worth. I don't want them stuck with a house full of items, not knowing if they are getting rid of some precious family piece. I hope this idea helps someone with a similar problem. Like I said, I do have stickers under some of the pieces - giving them to family members who have expressed an interest in them. And - those for my grandchildren. My only granddaughter will get most of my dolls and at 6yrs old - she knows this already. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fl.
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1. ABA jerseys fly, Chamberlain uniform is MVP in
Grey Flannel's $1.2M Basketball Hall of Fame Auction
2. Gray’s Auctioneers Introduces Artfact’s Infinite
Bidding™ for September 19th Auction
3. Artfact Live! Presents an Antique/Art Estate Auction
from Constantine & Pletcher
4. Artfact Live! Presents Decorative Arts And Toys from
Uniques & Antiques
5. Shanghai Auctions joins Artfact Live! to present
Chinese Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction
6. Dinnerware Replacements Has Google Checkout!
7. Asselmeier & May Auctions
8. Remember When featuring Rebajes Collection
9. Big multi-estate sale slated for Oct. 3-4 by Philip Weiss
10. artnet Auctions Launches Prints Masterworks Auction
September 17-29 including Andy Warhol’s Unique P
11. Classic Aviation Poster Exhibition
12. the 2009 GuangZhou(China) international collection expo
13. California Country Antiques Show Oct 18, Special
Exhibit Set to Antique Miniatures
14. Artfact Live! Presents Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry &
Decorative Art from Kodner Galleries
15. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative
Arts from Quinn's Auction Galleries
16. St. Louis Antique Festival
17. LA BAHIA ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE SEPT 26 -
OCT 3, 2009
18. 2010 Historic Stock Certificate Calendar from
Scripophily.com is now available for Holiday Season
19. Thirteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show
(BIFAS) November 12-15, 2009 at The Cyclorama
20. Artfact Live! Presents Antiques And Americana
from Strawser Auctions
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Rare1941 Coro Door Knocker Gold and Rhinestone Brooch
Platinum ring, ladies, w/ round brilliant cut diamond
Kermit the Frog
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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.
This is a family story passed down from my mother. We lived on a farm, and my older sister Chris, who could not have been but 3-4 years old at the time, was outside playing with the baby chicks that had recently arrived.
As she was running around in her newfound glee, she accidentally stepped on one of the babies. She stopped, bent down to look at the now deceased chick, and said in a sincere tone, "Sorry Pullet, Daddy fix it!"...Ah, the blind faith and hero worship of a child!
This story has been retold for a half a century, and still always makes us laugh. Marcia - Martinsburg, WV
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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 Joyce requested a recipe for “watermelon rind preserves” here are some of the responses that we received.
his recipe is from a 1959 Farm Journal's Country Cookbook it sounds close to what my Mother used to make in the 50's Rose in Missouri
these take a 3-day period to make
7 lbs. watermelon rind
salt water (1/4 c. salt to 1 quart water)
7 cups sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 tsp. oil of cloves
1/2 tsp. oil of cinnamon
red food color (optional)
Use rind from firm, preferably under ripe melon; trim off dark green skin and pink section. Cut into 1" cubes ( Mom cut hers into 1/2"X 1/2" X 2" strips) or circles with small biscuit cutter or inside of doughnut cutter.
Soak about 2 hours in salt water to cover. Drain; rinse and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil; cook until tender, but not soft (about 10 minutes); drain.
Combine sugar, vinegar and spices; heat to boiling. Add color if desired. Pour over rind in large glass or pottery bowl; let stand at room temperature, covered with wax paper.
In the morning drain off syrup; heat to boiling and pour back over rinds cover and let stand over night.
On the third morning heat rinds in syrup; seal in hot sterilized jars. Makes about 8 pints.
I'm from Kansas, but I found this recipe in a cookbook I bought years ago in Alabama. Hope it"s what you are searching for. Cindy O.
Watermelon Rind Preserves
Cut all red meat from rinds, then peel all outer skin from rind. Cut rind into small cubes and soak in lime water overnight. Next morning, thoroughly wash lime water out. Cover rinds with water and cook for 15 minutes. Drain and wash thoroughly again. Chill rinds with ice cubes; weigh rinds and mix pound for pound with sugar. Add 2 sliced lemons and sufficient water to cook slowly for approximately 3 hours or until rinds become clear. Seal in sterilized jars.
WATERMELON RIND PRESERVES
1 lb. watermelon rind cubes
2 qt. water
2 tbsp. lime (calcium oxide)
2 c. sugar
1 qt. water
Trim off outer green skin and pink flesh, using only greenish-white parts of rind. Cut rind into 1 inch cubes, and weigh. Soak cubes for 3 1/2 hours in lime water (2 quarts water and 2 tablespoons lime). Drain and place cubes in clear water 1 hour. Again, drain off water and boil 1 1/2 hours in fresh water, then drain.
Make syrup of 2 cups sugar and 1 quart water. Add rinds and boil 1 hour. As syrup thickens, add 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced for each pound of fruit. When syrup thickens and melon is clear, the preserves are ready. Pack preserves into hot sterilized jars, add enough syrup to cover, and seal. Carol Thomas---Cullman,AL
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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 an easy recipe for Creme Brulee. I love it and want to share a good version with my grand kids ...Thanks, Dennis
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Costume jewelery from Victorian, Art Deco to 1950's. All pieces are in vintage condition. All accurately described. I pack all items well so that they arrive with you as they leave me. I also sell British Postcards mainly topographical.
Tubby's Collectibles offers a wide variety of fine collectibles. We offer certified authentic items for your collecting enjoyment with the assurance that you get exactly what you want.
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