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The Collectors Newsletter #753 -- November 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #753 -- November 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.
Tribal Art Forum
Collectors of tribal arts have common interests and benefit from mutual interaction, regardless of their specializations. This is a place for novice and advanced collectors of tribal art to connect, engaging in mutual education by asking questions and sharing their knowledge on the Discussion Boards.
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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.
With the holidays closing in on us, a reader suggested that for our next issue, our readers might tell us about their favorite antique or collectible gift they received or gave to someone....Phil
My only brother in law, Tim, was always so thoughtful when it came to buying me Christmas gifts. I always received nice gifts from my family, but he seemed to put a lot of thought into the gifts he bought me. Two of my most precious keepsakes are two things I received for Christmas from him. Tim was a great Marilyn Monroe fan and for his birthday one year, my sister had me draw him a picture of Marilyn. He was thrilled with it and was always so grateful to me for doing it for him. This is when he started buying me special gifts. My favorite is a beautiful antique ink well with the rarely found, original glass insert. I think of him every time I see it. The other thing is an antique mirror which I use as a small table top. We lost Tim two Christmases ago to hepatitis and I feel a special sadness each year when the Holidays roll around now. Tim was one of those quiet people who was just always there and now he's gone and I really miss him. While we were going through the two years when our mother was fighting cancer, and then the final week when she was dying, it was Tim who was always there to do anything we needed him to do. He never complained, even though I knew he was as tired and emotionally drained as we all were. He loved our mother dearly. She passed away in April of 2006 and five months later our father died of a broken heart. But, while he was in the nursing home - it was, you guessed it - TIM who went to see him nearly every day when my sisters and I could not always go. He was a wonderful person and his death the next Christmas was a real shock to us all. I will always treasure his kindness to me and think of him each time I walk through my living room and see his tokens of kindness. We need to treasure those special people in our lives and make sure they know how we feel about them. After loosing our parents, I was later grateful that I had taken the time to send him a long letter telling him just how much he had meant to me and to the rest of the family during those difficult two years that our mother had cancer. Tim, I love and miss you; we all do. God Bless You - but I know you're happy - for you'll be spending your Christmas with Jesus again this year. Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
My mother loved crackle glass, which she called "cracked glass." It was very scarce in Nebraska in the 1960s, however, so her collection was small. When I married and moved to Ohio in the 1980s, I found crackle glass to be quite plentiful at flea markets and antique stores so I began to enlarge her collection by giving her pieces on all gift-giving holidays. Soon her collection was very large and included some rare colors. Years later in her last days, she enjoyed watching the way the glass sparkled on her windowsills as the sunshine played on all the cracks. She left the collection to me in her will and I treasure it greatly. And yes, my own children now give me new pieces of crackle glass. Jenni
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York City 20th Century Design Auction
2. AMERICAN COUNTRY ANTIQUES SALE!
3. It’s That Time Again – Daryle Lambert’s Antique
and Collectibles Blog – Sell Gold and Silver.
4. Just Art Pottery's New Search Function for Roseville
5. Artfact Live! Presents Annual Thanksgiving Auction
from Garth's Auctions
6. The 17th Annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry &
Watch Show Reports Increased Attendance
7. eBay Sales of Vintage Holiday Sears Catalog Soar
8. Remember When Antique Show
9. OLD WORLD RESTORATIONS OF CINCINNATI
UNCOVERS UNKNOWN WORK BY DUNCANSON
10. Kovels' Top 10 Collectors' Searches for October 2009
11. FINE PAINTINGS AND ORIENTAL RUG AUCTION
12. Bela Lugosi "Dracula" Autographed Photo - STUNNING!
13. Artfact Live! Presents European & Canadian Fine
Paintings & Decorative Arts from Walker's
14. Joyner Canadian Fine Art Auction from Waddington's
15. The Fall 2009 Catalogue Auction from Ken Farmer
Auctions & Appraisals
16. A Fall Antique Americana Estates Auction from
17. The Nov. 21, 2009 Estate Of Bob Claude from
Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery
18. November Decorative Arts Auction from Vintage
Galleries - S & S Auction
19. Important American, Russian And European Art
from Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC
20. Books And Ephemera from National Book Auctions
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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.
We love the 4th of July and all the patriotic songs. Many years ago, my Kendra was belting out "It's a Grand Old Flag"! She was doing great and then came...It's a grand old flag, it's a hot doggin' flag and forever....!" She still blushes a bit when we mention having hot dogs on the 4th of July.
I am a caterer of afternoon tea parties and one of my events took place at a local park. It was a croquet and afternoon tea picnic, everyone dressed in white, with music provided by my old 1916 Victrola and jazz records of the era.
As the Victrola requires frequent winding, my husband was always close by to ensure the music kept playing. At one point, a little girl, about 7 years old, came over and was watching the entire process with facination. She looked under the table where the Victrola was sitting on, she look behind and beside it too, and had a puzzled look on her face. When my husband came up to rewind the machine he showed her how to wind it, put on a new record and place the needle. She was happy to help and commented to him in awe "but it has NO WIRES?!"
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue we requested recipes for “favorite Thanksgiving side dishes” here are some of the recipes that we received.
For over 35 years I have always made a traditional bread stuffing and stuffed the turkey. I spent a lot of time the day before making the dressing, and getting it ready to stuff the bird in the early morning hours. I was given a recipe that makes stuffing in a slow cooker(crock pot). I have made this for several Thanksgivings, and it is great. One of best things about this stuffing, it takes away the last minute rush with getting the stuffing out of the turkey, cutting the turkey, dressing, etc. Dressing....Carol C. .Royalton, Minnesota
1 pkg Brownsberry Onion & Sage breadcrumbs
1pkg Jimmy Dean pork sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 eggs slightly beaten
3 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup butter, melted
Brown sausage, onion, and celery. Cook in crock-pot 45 minutes on high setting,
then on low for 4 to 6 hours.
1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
2 eggs - beaten
1 cup sour cream - low-fat okay
8 1/2 oz. package cornbread muffin mix (Jiffy brand if that is sold in your
15 oz. can creamed corn
15 oz. can whole kernel corn – drain ½ the water from the can
-Combine all ingredients.
-Pour into a greased 9" X 9" X 2" casserole dish.
-Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until center is set (no longer
jiggles when dish is shaken).
Looks like corn bread when done but the texture is much more moist
You can add diced ham, cheese, or spice it up with chopped jalapenos
I take this to every holiday dinner and to the pot lucks we have at work.
Cannot count the amount of times
I have given out this recipe.
It is a wonderful side dish with Mexican food too.
My mother always served a creamed corn casserole at Thanksgiving dinner. When I was old enough, it became my job to make it. The recipe:
1) ) Rub a bit of butter around the bottom and side of a round glass casserole
2) Open a can of Libby's creamed corn.
3) Spoon some creamed corn into the bottom of the casserole.
4) Crush 1 or 2 saltines with your fingers and sprinkle crumbs over the first layer of corn.
5) Place small pieces of butter randomly over the saltines.
6) Repeat layers of corn and saltines until all corn is in casserole., ending with saltines (there will probably be 3 layers of each)
7) In empty can, beat one egg, add a little milk.
8) Pour the egg mixture evenly over the casserole, poking a knife into the mixture so the milk/egg mixture will be distributed throughout.
9) Sprinkle 2-3 crushed saltines over top and place a few more small pieces of butter on top.
10) Place, uncovered, in a 350 degree over and bake about 30 minutes.
The only adjustment for larger quantities are to use a larger casserole, and beat 2 eggs with a bit more milk .
It's quite a nice vegetable dish. I am unable to give exact amounts; in fact, I cannot make this dish without using the empty can to judge the correct amount of egg/milk mixture.
This "recipe" is at least 70 years old, and was served only at Easter Thanksgiving and Christmas. Gloria W.
Corn always seems traditional at Thanksgiving. Here are two of family favorites used at special occasions.
Corn Maque Chaux
Can be served as soup by addition of stock.
8 ears fresh corn
½ cup bacon drippings
1 cup chopped onions
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup diced garlic
¼ cup finely diced Andouille (Cajun) sausage
2 cups coarse chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp. tomato sauce
2 cups tiny (150-200 ct.) shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 cup sliced scallions
salt & pepper to taste
Shuck corn and remove silk.
Using a sharp knife, cut down the length of the ear to remove kernels from the cob.
Scrape cobs with blade of knife to remove all “milk” and pulp; richness of the dish is dependent on how much milk and pulp is scraped from cobs.
In a 3 qt. cast iron Dutch oven set over medium-high heat, melt bacon drippings.
Add corn, onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic, and Andouille and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are wilted and corn is just tender.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and shrimp.
Continue cooking for 15 to 20 minutes or until juice of tomatoes and shrimp is rendered into the dish.
Add scallions and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Continue cooking for 15 more minutes or until full flavor of corn and shrimp is developed.
Serves 8 (or more).
Credited to John Folse, Chef- Owner, Lafitte’s Landing, Donaldsonville, LA
Crawfish Corn Casserole
¼ pound butter (1 stick)
1 large onion, chopped
¼ cup green onion, chopped
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 15-ounce can creamed corn
1 15-ounce can whole kernel, drained (not incl. liquid)
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
½ teaspoon salt
½ pint sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese
½ - 1 pint crawfish meat
2-3 dashes Louisiana Hot Sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sauté onion in butter.
Add egg, creamed corn can, corn, green onion and liquid, Jiffy mix, salt and sour cream.
Spoon or pour mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan or buttered 2-quart casserole dish.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Add cheese, crawfish and stir well.
Bake an additional 15 minutes, or until dish is slightly puffed.
This is our favorite Thanksgiving family recipe. It was passed down from my (Pa. German) Granny Munzinger to my mother, who we called "Hootie". We always referred to this as "filling", not "stuffing". My brother has updated this with amounts, and added the sage and sausage. Since turkeys seem much larger now, I wonder if this was for a home-grown farm bird. Leftovers are wonderful. - Kay M. Fiala
HOOTIE'S POTATO FILLING FOR A 10pound TURKEY
10 medium potatoes 5 slices bread moistened with milk
2 medium onions 2 tsp. salt
3 stalks celery with leaves 2 tsp. sage (optional)
4 Tbsp butter ½ tsp. pepper
¼ C. parsley, cut up ½ # pork sausage (optional)
2 beaten eggs
Cube bread slices and soak with a small amount of milk. Cube potatoes and mix with chopped onions and celery. Simmer vegetables in a small amount of water until potatoes are soft but not mushy. Combine drained potato mixture with bread, eggs, salt, pepper, sage, parsley, butter, and cooked sausage if desired. Stuff turkey or bake at 350 degrees in covered casserole dish for 50 minutes.
We'll be running more of these in the next issue....
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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.
Last weeks request resulted in some really interesting recipes. So for next week, send us more of your recipes for favorite family side dishes to go along with your family's Thanksgiving feast. Every family seems to have one or two dishes that they must have with their Thanksgiving meal and many of these are also unique to their family. ....Phil
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.
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I deal in porcelains and various other types of beautiful antiques. Many are signed and hand painted. I deal in Limoges - French, chocolate pots, tea and coffee pots, cup and saucers, etc. I also have vintage items of interest.
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