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The Collectors Newsletter #738 -- September 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #738 -- 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 Goebel Networkers
There are two private, non-profit clubs on the subject of Goebel collecting. Both issue quarterly newsletters, have conventions, and charge very reasonable dues. 'The Goebel Networkers" is an offshoot of the Berks County, PA Hummel club. We have a bi-annual convention in Reading, PA the last weekend in April which coincides with Renningers extravaganza in Kutztown.
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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 am hoping someone can help me locate the info about my Evening in Paris gift. This past Christmas, my husband gave me a satin lined gold case with an assortment of cologne, perfume, Eau de Toilette, perfume essence, perfumed bubble bath oil, a total of 6 bottles, all full, but because of the age, have lost the scent of Evening in Paris. The bottles are not in the well known blue color but each one coated in gold including the well known tassel on the purse size perfume bottle. With this being issued all in gold, was this a commemorative issue of some sort? I have called antique stores, searched the internet, you name it, & have no luck in getting any information about this. I would certainly appreciate any & all information you may find. Thank You. Winnie in Kansas
Like Barbara from Arkansas, I was also thrilled with the beauty of these blue canning jars. When I first moved to Colorado in 1969, we had an elderly neighbor lady who gave us many jars of home canned fruit and jam. One or two of them were the blue canning jars. I offered them back to her, telling her that they must be "collectibles", as I had never seen one. She declined and I started buying them at yard sales and flea markets, usually for a dime to a quarter. At that time I was very surprised to see how plentiful they were. I helped my mother can in the 1950's while living in Arizona, but never saw anything but the clear jars. I also have collected any clear jars with a different insignia or name on them. I also have many with the round/dome type glass top with wire bail, and tall cylindrical ones with glass stoppers and wire bail. I'm told these latter ones were used for catsup and sealed with wax! I love the newsletter and have for many years. Keep up the good word and spreading the word about and for collectors.
I have been reading your news letter for a very long time now.This is the first time I have heard of collecting enamel wear.My wife who died a little over a year ago,collected just cream and green enamel wear.I still have over 400 pieces.some very rare.I think everyone should collect something.Just to have something to get excited about. I would like to have a place where one could send a picture of an item,and get some information on it. I say this because I recently won the bid on a cloths sprinkler.I have searched everywhere I could think of with no luck.My wife and I have been collecting over 50 yrs.and I have never seen one like it. Keep up the good work,and keep those news letters coming.Sonny in WV
To Arlene in Brooklyn regarding when is the right time to dispose of your collection? The answer is really Never!!! Sounds like your kids wouldn't appreciate the items so give them to friends or neighbors who would treasure them. I advertised a toy sale at my residence and sold some of my childhood toys to a gal who was 20 and really loved the 1960 toys. I could see the "glint" in her eye. She wasn't a dealer who wanted to bargain, buy cheap and resell. I usually won't sell to dealers. A few antique items were given to a friend of mine because she loved the era they were from and still has the items after 20 years. I've received items through the years through friends or older neighbors and I treasure all the items. There is a lot of love and sentiment attached. So, Arlene, dispose of your items when you are ready and find appropriate new owners.
This is in response to the lady whose grandmother covered the cracks in her ceiling by pasting flowers cut from magazines over the cracks. I work as a tour guide at a historic house museum, and the original owners of the house did the same thing on their ceiling! The house was built in 1855 and the family lived there until about 1875, and the ceiling in the front parlor was painted with a very neat border, with painted flower vines running across it. At first glance it just looks like a flower vine design, but if you look more carefully you can see that each vine covers a crack in the ceiling! This family was very wealthy, so they probably could have had the ceiling repaired and completely re-painted, but they didn't. The decoration on the ceiling is one of the few things that had not been changed between the time the family moved out and the time the house became a museum, so the other lady's grandmother wasn't alone in her decorating scheme! Elizabeth in California
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Thomas Brooks desk brings $49,450 at Hal Hunt auction
2. Invest in Antiques & Collectibles - Enjoy now and sell later!
3. SKINNER FINE MUSICAL INSTURMENTS AUCTION
SKINNER OCTOBER 11th IN BOSTON
4. SKINNER FINE JEWELRY AUCTION NETS OVER $2M
5. Anglo-Saxon Treasure Hoard Found in Staffordshire
6. WORLD PROOF NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION OPENS
7. Vintage Yard – Hunt Your Choice Of Antique Rings
8. Original 1958 Disneyland Map Art by Sam McKim at
Auction Oct. 4
9. Rare Peter Max Posters & Other Pop Culture at
Auction Oct. 4
10. Artfact Live! Presents Firearms Auction
Extraordinaire from James Julia
11. Willis Henry Auctions presents 2009 Shaker
Auction on Artfact Live!
12. Treadway Toomey first in line for LiveAuctioneers
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13. SKINNER HOSTS RICHARD WRIGHT COLLECTION
OF FINE DOLLS – OCTOBER 10TH, MARLBOROUGH, MA
14. Smith House Fall Toy Robot Auction
15. Paintings & Pistols Bring Top Prices at Garth's
16. Artfact Live! Presents Important Collectible & Decorative
Asian Works from Grogan & Company
17. Elvgren, Leyendecker, Vargas and Beyond:
Masterpieces of Pin-Up in Dallas Auction
18. Artfact Live! Presents October 4th, 2009 Estate
Auction from Michaan's Auctions
19. Artfact Live! Presents Large Two Day Toy Auction
from Homestead Auctions
20. Artfact Live! Presents October 2, 2009 Eclectic from
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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.
Years ago I was with a friend who was returning his three year old grandson home after a day long visit, We were talking in the front seat, with Michael in his car seat in the back. Suddenly he piped up "look at the Cheshire Cat". We looked out the window, and sure enough,there was a partial moon looking like the Cheshire Cat. ..George and Morris and Molly's Mommy
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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 Marilyn requested an easy recipe for “cah'tonh” here are some of the responses that we received.
This is for the reader from Upstate,NY. What she describes is a recipe my mother used to make when we were kids. It is as follows:
Pork Spread (Gutton)
1 lb. ground pork
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1 large onion, diced
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan with enough water to
2. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally for 2 hours until
water is evaporated.
3. Put in bowl and keep refrigerated.
4. Serve in a sandwich, on crackers, or on toast.
Comments and Notes
Sometimes it is necessary to add a little more water, while the
pork is cooking and just continue simmering until water has
evaporated...A Reader from Vernon, CT
Recipe Request from Marilyn in issue #737, I was brought up in a mill town in Maine where the majority of folks were French Canadian. They made a dish called "creton". (I think that is how it was spelled.) It was mainly ground pork with spices and after simmering it it was placed in a bowl and put in the fridge to harden. It then was spread on toast in the morning. I don't know if this is what you meant but maybe it can help. Thom in Florida
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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.
Does anyone know how to make beer basted chicken. I had it at a picnic many years ago and would love to try it again. Stephen
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