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The Collectors Newsletter #754 -- November 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #754 -- 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.
United Federation of Doll Clubs
Members of the United Federation of Doll Clubs are united by their appreciation for dolls. The objectives of the non-profit organization are to create, stimulate and maintain a national and international interest in all matters pertaining to doll collecting.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Doll 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.
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
Hi Phil, The letters from readers on various topics are always fascinating glimpses into what drives each of us to collect, buy and/or sell. My collecting began in 1949 at the age of 5 when I bought a locked steamer trunk at a yard sale for $.25. After pulling it home in my wagon and prying open the lock, I had hours and days of fun with the contents; everything from old clothes to photos and other treasures I can no longer recall.
In my experience dealers reflect the general population with most falling into the “nice” category. I’ll always recall my visit a few years ago to a large but terribly disorganized shop in a nearby town. It was winter when few shoppers stopped by and the dealer kept busy with her embroidery while I searched the tables and vitrines for unrecognized treasures. A heavy, mouth blown, amphora shaped crystal vase caught my eye but it had no price tag. Handing it to the dealer, I said with a smile “Guess this must be priceless as it has no tag”. She looked it over for a moment before handing it back saying “You’re right it’s priceless and it’s yours now”. We both got a laugh from the brief exchange and I insisted she accept $5.00 to buy herself some lunch before leaving with my new treasure.
It’s been used regularly since and always brings a smile when I remember where and how it was acquired. The old chestnut “You collect more flies with honey than with vinegar” is particularly appropriate in the antiques trade. Though I’ve heard enough disparaging remarks from shoppers to fill a few volumes, the dealers who can shrug them off with a laugh do far better and sell more than those who can’t. Keep up the good work and best of luck. Paul in Upstate NY
I have a lot of memories from growing up in the 60’s. My grandparents owned a flower shop. There was a built-in bookcase in the showroom full from top to bottom of lady head vases! (You collectors can swoon now!) I can remember when a new one arrived on a shelf, as I was fascinated with the dangling earrings and attached do-dads. They all looked quite glamorous and I wish I had kept at least one of them. (Preferably Jackie Kennedy?) Many good stories are still shared about the shop and one of my favorites is the one of my grandfather cutting a hole in the floor of the apartment above to allow the only phone to be pulled up and down! Robin in Colorado
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3) Antique News
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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. Artfact Live! Presents Asian Art At Auction
2. Exceptional Antique Estate Auction December 5
3. General Robin Olds Estate Auction continues
4. Exceptional Photograph Album of Abraham Lincoln’s
Funeral Leads Cowan’s American History Auction
5. Major Auction of Firearms and War Relics Goes
Live Online on Proxibid
6. Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 09 – artmarketblog.com
7. Greek Art Reaches Giddy Heights at Bonhams
8. Zoo Art Fair 09 Fails to Deliver – artmarketblog.com
9. Grand Opening of our New Antique & Jewelry Store
in Valpaiso Indiana
10. SOTHEBY’S TO SELL WORKS FROM THE ‘
SAMMLUNG LENZ SCHÖNBERG’
11. Maloney Publishes 3rd Edition of Popular
12. Artfact Live! Presents Eclectic Collector #4 -
Antiquities To Antiques from Fusco Auctions
13. Artfact Live! Presents Auto Auction from Alderfer
Auction & Appraisal
14. Kerry Taylor Auctions presents Passion for Fashion
including an Audrey Hepburn Collection on Artfact
15. Massive collection of model airplanes to be sold
16. Artfact Live! Presents Sports Collectibles from
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
17. Artfact Live! presents Passion for Fashion Auction
including an Audrey Hepburn Collection
18. KERRY TAYLOR AUCTIONS TO SELL AN
HISTORIC COLLECTION OF AUDREY HEPBURN
19. Rare Garfield carte de visite brings $4,068 at
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Blenko Glass at Muddy Creek Antiques
Discount Holiday Shopping at Doris Stephan's Antiques
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday November 24, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
When my son was 4 years old I was on my way to the store and stopped at my Mom's house to run in and give something to her. My son was standing in the front seat beside me as there were no seat belts then nor any laws requiring young ones to be in the back seat. I told him he could wait in the car for me and as I was getting out of the car, he asked me about the two people knocking on the door of the house across the street. I said they are "two Nuns" (we lived not very far from a convent). When I returned shortly, my son was excited and told me the "two nothings" went in the house across the street. I could not help but chuckle and it still brings a smile to my face when I think about it. Thanks for your newsletter. I always enjoy reading it. June Westminster, MD
Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to Phil@tias.com
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
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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 we requested recipes for “favorite Thanksgiving side dishes” here are some of the recipes that we received.
One year at a family Thanksgiving gathering, this casserole was one of the delicious food offerings. It has been a favorite way to prepare cabbage ever since then. Enjoy!
Put into a casserole dish (in this order):
Melt ¼ Stick of Butter or Oleo in an 8” x 12” or 9” x 13” casserole dish.
Cut up or slice approximately 2 pounds of Cabbage (about ½ of a 6” diameter cabbage). (Bring a boiler (large enough to hold the cabbage) of water to a boil, add the cabbage and boil for four minutes. Immediately drain in a colander.)
Mix together: 1 cup of Mayonnaise
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
Toss the boiled cabbage in this mayonnaise and cream of chicken soup mixture. Add to casserole dish.
Grate cheddar cheese on top (we used white cheddar cheese).
1 Large Onion (Slice, separate rings, and place on top of cabbage).
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1 Package of Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 Stick of Butter or Oleo
Sprinkle this mixture on top of the ingredients in the casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
The following cranberry Relish recipe is good hot or cold, and has been a
favorite in my family for over a decade.
Hot Cranberry Relish
2 c. whole cranberry sauce ½ c. brown sugar
1 c. crushed pineapple* ½ c. chopped nuts
½ tsp. ground cloves orange juice (optional)**
Combine all (except o.j.) Heat, stirring occasionally until well blended.
*Drain pineapple well before adding (squeezing in a sieve works well)
**(Add orange juice for a thinner sauce; I use some grated orange peel for
the flavor without thinning.) Sue in Michigan
6 cups (about 3 large) Zucchini, thinly sliced
6 cups (about 5 medium) Yellow Squash, thinly sliced
4 cups Broccoli Florets
2 cups (about 3) Carrots, grated
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Medium – Large Onion, chopped
2 ½ cups Swiss Cheese, shredded
½ cup Butter
2 cups Sour Cream
2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons Salt
1 ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
1 (6 oz) box Savory Herb Stuffing Mix
2 cups French Fried Onion Rings (Canned)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 3 quart baking dish (See note below).
In a large stock pot, combine zucchini, squash, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, onion, and water to cover: bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Drain well.
In a large bowl, combine vegetable mixture, cheese, and butter, stirring until melted. Add sour cream, eggs, salt, and pepper, stirring until combined. Add stuffing mix; stir well.
Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish; bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle casserole evenly with onion rings.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes longer, or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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.
A friend gave me a recipe for a Turkish dessert. This was many years ago and somehow the ingredients were kind of lost in the translation. He called it Kadiff, (correct spelling is Kadayif), made with shredded wheat. I have looked it up at lots of recipe sites, but none I have found have the shredded wheat. Is there anyone who can get me the correct recipe? Thanks, Elaine.
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.
I am sophistomax. Surround yourself with Beauty. Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Porcelain, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Glass, The Unusual and Unique. I hope you enjoy shopping with me.
Aunt Pitty Pat's China Closet
Offering early Americana pattern glass, pressed glass, depression glass, Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey and other elegant glassware companies. Also offering china, porcelain and pottery.
Little Rapids Hillside Treasures
Welcome to Little Rapids. We are seeking honest, energetic and personable collectors, seeking honest, energetic and personable dealers. The past is alive and well. We will be offering from the most elegant European to the quaint America.
Koble Antiques by Patricia
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.
Walt & Pam's
Our store has something for everyone! From designer belts to pottery, from purses to angels, from costume jewelry to porcelain from furniture to pictures, and the list goes on! Join us for a unique journey into yesterday. Pam & Walt
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12) Helpful Resources:
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