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The Collectors Newsletter #745-- October 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #745-- 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.
Thimble Collectors International
Premier organization for collectors of thimbles and other needlework tools. Membership benefits include quarterly bulletins, biennial conventions, published booklets and a network of regional groups.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Thimbles? 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.
I hope other dealers will submit stories and insights about being an antiques dealer. If more of us speak up and let the other collectors know more about what being a dealer is like, maybe they will see our side of it and appreciate how the treasures get to them and what is really involved. There are more good than bad in any profession and we need to show the good side to help counter the bad rep we have gotten. “A Big Bad Dealer” had good comments in the #739 issue and reiterated my comments from the #737 issue. Let’s hear from the other dealers out there! Share your unique stories with all of us collectors! I know that I could write a book about some of the funny and weird things that have happened over the years. Robin in Colorado
Dealers are not unethical because they try to buy low and sell high. An inordinate number are unethical because they remove price tags from items hoping the seller will quote a lower price, switch tags on items, walk away without paying for items, show up 2 hours early for a yard sale and then berate the homeowner for refusing to start their sale, push other sellers out of the way to obtain an item, make up their own rules regarding how a sale is to be organized and argue for lower prices based on their cost of doing business (as though they are entitled to pay pennies on the dollar). Clearly most people are simply looking for a bargain but dealers make up a large per centage of the unethical buyers. Jeff
I love reading stories about all your collections, though I am not a collector myself. I unfortunately own breakables inherited from generations - and no one in the family to adopt them! I would like to part with them since I am very old - and from time to time, I hand down to a friend one which she admires. I also have a beautifully carved and painted XVIII° Cen tury French Harpe, not playable, having to be restored, which I tried to sell for €1,500 and which chose to stay with me. It is sad to see the younger generation spending thousands on "industrial" type of furniture, so called creations richly presented , but still tasteless imitations - sometimes made of particle wood - but flashy looking and NEW. Don't think that I am fossilized: I use a laptop and cook in a very modern kitchen. I love modern art, and am very eclectic in my choices. I feel objects are a big load to drag in life, especially when they have a past and that their past is also yours. Do you have a recipe to get rid of it? carpe diem
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. SKINNER AMERICAN FURNITURE & DECORATIVE
ARTS AT AUCTION; NOVEMBER 8TH, BOSTON
2. All You Need Is Money to buy Beatles, Rollins Stones
3. October specials- prepare for cold weather!
4. London auctioneers Morton & Eden expect bids of
£30,000 for hoard of silver groats found in field
5. Michael Jackson handwritten lyrics, memorabilia at
Heritage Auctions, Nov. 6-7
6. Randolph Street Market Presents Modern Vintage
Holiday Market Chicago 2009
7. California Impressionists Weather the Storm at John
Moran’s October 13, 2009 California and American
8. Shannon’s presents Fine American & European
Paintings on Artfact Live!
9. iGavel Presents Asian, Ancient & Ethnographic Works
10. Tiffany salt and pepper set makes $4,000 at Hatch sale
11. Artfact Live! Presents Antiquarian & Estate Book
from The Gallery at Knotty Pine
12. Front and back bar brings a record $302,500 at auction
13. Scott Wells is the founder of the vintage tile movement
in Southern California
14. One of Seventeen 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible
440/6 Offered at Russo and Steele
15. One of Four Existing 1960 Chrysler 300F “Specials,”
NASCAR’S All Time “Flying Mile” Record Holder
16. Novemeber in New Jersey
17. 5th Annual Antique Appraisal Show & Sale
18. Artfact Live! Presents the Ellsworth & Marguerite
Riegel Three-Day Estate Auction from O'Gallerie
19. JFK's possible last signature and Jack Ruby's fedora
ready for Heritage Auctions' 20th Century Icons
20. WILDLY SUCCESSFUL ELVIS PRESLEY AUCTION
DRAWS COLLECTORS AND FANS WORLDWIDE
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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.
Our youngest grandson, Cameron, age 11 was here for a visit and he and I had gone out to our garden and got lettuce, spinach, radishes and green onions for him to take home with him. I got the radishes and onions cleaned up and bagged; then the lettuce. We were working on doing the spinach. I washed it a couple of times, rinsed it and we were then using the salad spinner to remove excess moisture before bagging it. Cameron was working the spinner for me -- with a great deal of enthusiasm I might add. We had just loaded a batch in the spinner and he was getting ready to put the top on when one of the leaves popped up and was sticking out the edge. I pointed it out to him and told him to tuck it back in before he started. When he grabbed the piece of spinach, he told it, "Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times." Karen, Idaho
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 jack requested recipes for “Sopapilla Cheesecake” here are several response that we received.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 45 min
Ready Time 3 Hrs
Yields 1—9x13 in pan
* 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 (8 ounce) cans crescent roll dough
* 1/2 cup melted butter
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 cup sliced almonds
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Beat the cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough, and use a rolling pin to shape the each piece into 9x13 inch rectangles. Press one piece into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough.
3. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the cheesecake. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar together with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the cheesecake along with the almonds.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 squares.
2 cans crescent rolls
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
16 ounces cream cheese softened
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to 350.
Press contents of 1 can of crescent rolls into bottom of 9 x 13 rectangular pan.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla until creamy then spread over rolls in pan.
Press contents of 2nd can of crescent rolls into a 9 x 13 rectangle and cover cheese mixture
Melt butter and stir in rest of sugar and cinnamon then pour over top and bake 30 minutes.
Jack wanted a recipe for Sopapilla Cheesecake. This looks like an easy and quick recipe from mommysrecipe.com -
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2-8oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 stick butter (1/2 cup real butter not margarine)
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Unroll and press 1 can crescent rolls into the bottom of your baking dish press the seams together. In a separate bowl blend the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla (I used a tsp and a half, i love vanilla extract) spread over top of dough. Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and place on top of the cream cheese mixture pressing seams together again. Melt butter and pour over top layer of crescents. Mix the reaming 1/2 cup of sugar & cinnamon together. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the top. If you don't think that's enough cinnamon sugar on top add more its really up to you there's no rules on this part of the recipe. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and bottom crust is slightly brown. Cool, slice and enjoy! Jaci ~ Carrollton, Virginia
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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 Irish Whiskey Cake? I understand that it is a tradition for the top tier of a wedding cake to be a Whiskey cake that is then saved until the birth of the couple first born? This sounds wonderful :-) William
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.
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
I appreciate your business very much and try to keep an array of fine quality pieces on hand, check back frequently for good bargains. My inventory includes glass, porcelain, vintage,costume jewelry, and my specialty - primitives.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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