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The Collectors Newsletter #743 -- October 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #743 -- October 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.
The Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association
From the mid-1930s, soda bottlers from across the nation unknowingly preserved forever a piece of Americana on the "painted labels" of their soda bottles. Attractive graphics, limited numbers, subject matter and exquisite bottle designs all contribute to the value of Applied Color Label (ACL) soda bottles. From cowboys and Indians to bi-planes and zeppelins, many soda bottle labels represent an era-gone-by. The Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association is a nationwide collectors' group dedicated to promoting the collecting and preservation of ACL soda bottles, one of the fastest growing segments in the bottle collecting world. The Association's bi-monthly magazine, The Soda Fizz, keeps members current on this exciting hobby. Articles on soda memorabilia and "go-withs" are also featured. Every issue is jam-packed with photos, plus members receive free classified advertising with every issue.
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Are you interested in bottle collecting? 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. 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.
My husband and I were fortunate enough to take a trip last Christmas with our daughter and new son-in-law to visit his family in Ohio. Traveling along on Interstate 77, what should I spy but a sign advertising the Fenton factory. We were on a deadline that day, but my dear son-in-law promised we would stop on the return trip home. We returned home the following Saturday and he kept his promise. It was like I had died and gone to glass heaven, unfortunately the factory was not working, but it was wonderful to see all the beautiful glass. The only problem my daughter and I had was deciding what to buy. My daughter later told me that her husband had remarked to her that if he had known how happy it was going to make me, he would have stopped going and coming. ..Bonnie in Georgia
I agree with Robin from the last newsletter about dealers getting a bad rap. I sell part time in a small shop because I love to buy and collect and it helps me keep my home from getting too cluttered. I haven't turned a profit in over 3 years now but keep at it because I love the hunt so much. What I would like to know is where are all the dealers getting their merchandise from if no one wants to sell to a dealer? I feel like we almost have to just get lucky at a garage sale or clean out a relatives house to get anything good anymore. All the true "estate" sales I attend have stuff priced higher than I can sell for on Ebay or in the shop and they seem offended if you offer them a low price. I am going to try buying at auctions again and see if there are any bargains there but I am at a loss. I try to be as honest and upfront as possible when buying but it seems like the minute you say you are a dealer, people turn off on you. Where do people think all the great stuff in the antique shops come from if not purchased cheaper than we can resell for? I'd love to get any advice from more seasoned dealers. I have been at this for 10 years part-time and the market has really dropped off for the glassware, smalls and costume jewelry since I started. Sherri in NJ
Dorothy should see if her community has a senior center. Many of them have low cost computer classes usually run by another senior,who understands the pace you may need to learn at. Also they may even have a wheelchair accessible van that could pick you up and bring you back home. Good luck Dorothy! Larry K. CT
Please tell Mary in NY to check out eBay for Topsy-Turvy dolls.There are several listed. Many are home made & there are patterns to buy also. If her doll was a ready made doll, there is one on there from Knnickerbocker in really good shape. I'm sorry she didn't get to purchase it when she wanted to. I'll say no more than that! TB in IN ( Editors Note - We have these dolls on TIAS as well :-) see:
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We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
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. Antique Trader breaks new ground with new “Collecting
Depression Glass” online seminar
2. Upcoming Collectibles Auctions on Artfact Live!
3. Breakthrough Appraisal Seminar Celebrates 15th
Birthday with a Free Virtual Tele-seminar Party
4. Gray's Auctions Rare Degas
5. 1940 Gabel Kuro jukebox hits $120,750 at Hal Hunt sale
6. The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival will host the
first event of the 2010 season November 6-8
7. Witt collection will be sold Nov. 14th by Woody Auction
8. Lily Spandorf Painting Highlight of October Auction
9. Elizabethan Jewels of the Renaissance
10. Artfact Live! Presents October 21, 2009 Nutcrackers
from Quinn's Auction Galleries
11. Artfact Live! Presents a Fall Estate Antiques & Art
Auction from Time & Again
12. Artfact Live! Presents The October Auction from
Grogan & Company
13. Artfact Live! Presents a KFA Doll Auction from Ken
Farmer Auctions & Appraisals
14. Artfact Live! Presents a Multiple Estates Auction
from Northgate Gallery
15. Artfact Live! Presents an Estate Auction from
Nadeau's Auction Gallery
16. Artfact Live! Presents Autumn Auction from
Abercrombie Auctions International
17. Artfact Live! Presents the Estate Auction Of L.
Clay Camp from Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery
18. Piccolo Art Hops into Hartford
19. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Furniture & Decorations
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...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Centennial Walnut George Jones Regulator clock
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Jack is the only grandchild on both sides of the family. One set of grands live in Paris, France. The other lives in the heart of Texas, about an hour from Jack’s family. He is getting exposure to a wide variety of experiences as well as both languages, and is very curious. All of his questions get someone’s full attention. When he visits the Texas Nana and Opa, sugar-free Popsicles are a special treat.
Jack is learning to speak both French and English, but he does a good job of “speaking yogurt”. When he doesn’t know the answer or the word needed, he comes up with SOMETHING. While riding in the child’s seat behind his dad who was driving, he asked his dad, “What kind of music is that?” His dad replied, “Classical music”. Jack nodded knowingly, and said, “Oh, yes. Popsicle music.” Nana Kit
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: Buying Milk Bottles From All 50 States
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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 Bret requested recipes for “ favorite warm, spicy drinks” here is one response that we received.
Hello from chilly Oregon - Fall has arrived
Not sure if you will publish because of the alcohol - but here are two
favorite hot drinks for a chilly winter evening.
We have an annual "Put the patio furniture away" block party and serve the
following to the neighbors that want to stop by.
Our only rules - bring your own cup and dress warm because be have the party
on the now empty deck. Lots of fun and we know that this may be the last
time we see some of our neighbors until Spring arrives. Ellen
Large cup of hot chocolate
1 shot glass of Peppermint Schnapps
Hot to Trot
Large cup of hot Tang ( yes Tang)
1 shot glass of Gran Marnier Liqueur
To the person wanting a hot drink on these chilly nights. One thing we like, I put apple cider in a crock pot, set on low, and add a few cinnamon sticks. Let it steep until warm then dip it out into cups. It's one of our favorites. And, Christmas Eve wouldn't be Christmas Eve without it. Bev from Arizona.
This is one I've used for years which is good for all ages - and for someone who needs a little "extra" warmth a little brandy can be added to it.
Hot Spiced Tea
1 1/3 cups Tang
1/3 cup instant tea
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Mix all together and put as much in a cup as you like and fill with hot water. Some people like it less strong so you have to be the judge as to how much to use. I would recommend starting with about 3 Tablespoons. Enjoy! From Rose Marie
2 bottles dry red wine
4 ounces port or brandy
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 large orange, zested
Serving suggestion: Garnish with cinnamon sticks or freshly ground nutmeg
Combine ingredients in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Do not allow mixture to boil. Heat for 20 minutes and serve in a large, heat resistant punch bowl.
SPICED APPLE CIDER
1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 c. red hots (sm. red, hot candies)
6 cinnamon rose tea bags (either "Celestial Seasonings" brand, or "Herbal Tea" brand)
In a large pot, mix the apple cider, red hots and the 6 tea bags. Simmer until hot, but not boiling. Then transfer to a crock pot turned on LOW, to keep the spiced apple cider warm while your company is visiting. Just leave the tea bags in the cider, too, until it is all gone.
This is a delicious NON-ALCOHOLIC drink which everyone can enjoy over the holidays, or anytime - especially on cold and wintery days, when the winds howl outside and the windowpanes are frosted. It makes you feel warm inside.
Spicy Apple Cider
2 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
2 quarts apple cider
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
Combine water and spices in a large soup pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Strain mixture discarding spices, return water to pot.
Add apple cider, lemon and orange.
Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated.
Serve warm. 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.
My father was born in London but has spent most of his life here in the U.S. During the Holidays he loves to have a steamed pudding because it reminds him of his youth in England. We usually buy them for him, but this year I'd like to make him a traditional English steamed pudding. Does anyone have a favorite recipe they can share with me? Sue
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.
The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff features unique jaw dropping items to make your family and friends stop, look and admire your collections! Some are pricey, some not. But trust me, all are hand picked because of their rarity, uniqueness and detail.
We sell vintage costume jewelry, dolls, doll houses, glass, kitchenware, hair accessories, Mid Century Modern, home decor , china dinnerware replacements, pottery, porcelain, cookie jars, the rare and hard to find! We look forward to doing business with you!
Circle of Friends Foundation
The Store will carry Avon Collector Bottles, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Collector Pipes, Vintage Jewelry, Collector Knives and Swords, Milk Glass, Crystal, Antique Furniture and Estate items.
Vic's Antique Shop
A collection of odds and ends that made us happy, could now be yours!
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12) Helpful Resources:
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