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The Collectors Newsletter #755 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #755 -- December 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
It's Cyber December at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see....
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
United States Stamp Society
We are a non-profit, volunteer-run association of collectors to promote the study of the philatelic output of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and of postage and revenue stamped paper produced by others for use in the United States and U.S. administered areas.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Stamp Collecting ?
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.
Hi Phil, I love your newsletter!
Some may find this story funny, however, for reasons that will soon be revealed, the incident was quire unsettling to me.
Like many of your readers, I love estate sales. It might even be accurate to say that I haunt estate sales, but that would be sort of a silly pun given my little story. I am a costume jewelry collector and I often find pretty rhinestone pieces at local estate sales. At one particular sale, a woman (a friend of the deceased woman whose estate was being settled) was intent on following me around to each room at the estate sale as I shopped. She was very eager to tell me stories and share her memories of her deceased friend Ruth, even insisting that I take a few moments to view a huge oil painting of Ruth that stood guard in the foyer of the home. The painting kind of creeped me out, but I listened politely as Ruth's friend shared memories and stories about the deceased as we both stood beneath the painting.
I was finally able to make my way to a room that had a very small amount of jewelry on a dresser. It was late in the day and there wasn't much jewelry left, just a few pieces of cheaper jewelry. There was one very beautiful pair of vintage rhinestone earrings that stood out and caught my eye. I picked them up and admired them, watching the stones catch and reflect what remained of the late afternoon sunlight. Ruth's friend had followed me into the room and was admiring the earrings along with me. She complimented the design of the earrings and the color of the stones. She then added the single line that made me drop the earrings like a hot potato, "They are so pretty that we had Ruth laid out in those earrings." Needless to say, I did not buy the earrings. Cheryl K. Allen Park, Michigan
My mother and I had to go live with her two unmarried sisters when my father died. Mama took what she could when we moved from Calif. to N.C. One item he had that I remember so well was the Shawnee Dutch couple S/P set that sat on our stove. She also had the grease pot that went with them. When Mama and my aunts died that set disappeared. While shopping at the Charlotte Metrolina Antique Show one day I found the S/P without the grease jar and actually broke down and bought them for $50.00! Within the next year my husband came home from our local flea market one day with a set that he had purchased for a quarter!! The set I bought was new, but the set he bought was old and worn. She passed away in 1983 - this is a nice reminder of mama & my "growing up" years" in the mountains of NC. Julia in S.C.
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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. Antiques from Constantine & Pletcher
2. Jewelry And Collectibles from Clements
3. Collectibles from Charlton Hall
4. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Art from Point Pleasant
5. Online auction of Pearl Harbor memorabilia closes
6. 20th Century Fine Art, Furniture And Decoration;
Asian Works from Stair
7. December Auctions from Apple Tree Auction Center
8. 3-Day Premiere Firearms Auction from Rock Island
9. Figurine Auction from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
10. A stash of paintings found in the attic
11. Antique toys for Christmas
12. Dearly Departed: women & Mourning 1680-1918
13. Art Deco... and More...
14. Announcing C. Dianne Zweig’s Hot Retro, Mod,
Vintage Blog “Kitsch n Stuff”
15. Christmas Decorations at Mama's Treasures
16. Bearded Immortal Surprises at I.M. Chait's
17. SKINNER FINE JEWELRY AUCTION
18. Armacost Antiques Shows Assumes Ownership
of Delray Beach Show
19. Quinn's Dec. 2 Fine Jewelry auction to fund
scholarships for students of Arlington County, Va.
20, 2 Days Of Antiques, Fine Art,Orientalia & Militaria
from Time & Again
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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
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday December 1, 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.
Love the newsletter. This happened when my youngest son was 3 years old. Both my husband and I worked, and I would take my two young sons to day school prior to going to my dental assistant job. My three daughters took a bus to their schools before I left the house. One morning, I was making fried eggs for breakfast. My youngest son came into the room, all ready to eat. I asked him how he wanted his eggs, (meaning scrambled or fried). He said, "pushed". I thought he meant poached; so I said, no we are not having poached eggs. He replied...I want that one pushed up next to that one. (The little guy was really hungry and wanted two eggs. What a cutie! Betty - Dixon, IL
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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 Elaine requested recipe for “a Turkish desert called Kadayif” here are some of the recipes that we received.
Imitation Armenian Tell Kadayif
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 box full-sized shredded wheat
2 cups milk
1 pound chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 pound butter
Boil sugar and water 10 minutes; add lemon juice; cool.
Dip each roll of shredded wheat lightly into the cold milk, one by one, and put them on a towel to drain.
Mix nuts, cinnamon and sugar. Open the centers of the rolls with a spoon and fill with the nut mixture. Place in a buttered baking pan and put a dab of butter on each roll, or pour a spoonful of melted butter on each, and bake for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. As soon as they are baked, pour the cold syrup over the rolls, cover and let stand until cool. May be served with whipped cream. Makes 12 servings.
Yet another version of this Armenian dessert -- which we did not test -- replaces the nut filling with 2 pounds ricotta cheese (well drained).
After putting the first layer of kataifi in the buttered pan, spoon the ricotta cheese evenly on it and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon. Place the other half of the katiafi on top and press down gently.
Continue as before: bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. For this recipe, pour the warm syrup on it as soon as it is taken from the oven...Mary Ellen Carter
Elaine was looking for "Kadiff, (correct spelling is Kadayif), made with shredded wheat".
Could this be what she wants?
Shredded wheat dessert with syrup and nuts (MOCK KADAYIF)
1 box shredded wheat
1½ cups lukewarm milk
½ lb. sweet butter, melted
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1½ cups water
1 tsp. lemon juice
Dip shredded wheat quickly in lukewarm milk and quickly drain excess milk. Split each shredded wheat in half horizontally and arrange in 9"x13" pan which has been generously greased on sides and bottom with some of the melted butter. Sprinkle mixture of walnuts, sugar and cinnamon on top. Arrange remainder split shredded wheat over nut mixture and pour remainder of melted butter evenly over top. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 7 minutes. Cover shredded wheat with foil when it comes out of oven until it becomes lukewarm. Cook sugar and water together for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute more. Cool and pour over lukewarm shredded wheat and cover with foil again.
Makes 24 squares
You can buy Kataife dough which looks like shredded wheat or make it with the cereal.
Kataife, a Greek Pastry, using Shredded Wheat cereal.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
* 3 lbs. shredded wheat cereal
* 6 cups walnuts chopped fine
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 1-1/2 lbs. sweet butter melted
* 6 cups sugar
* 3-1/2 cups water
* juice of 1 lemon
Spread out half of the shredded wheat on a greased pan, 2 x 13, and pour half melted butter over it. Mix nuts and cinnamon together and sprinkle over shredded wheat. Add the remainder of the ingredients, and pour remainder of butter over top. Bake for 45 minutes in oven 300 degrees.
Make syrup by combining sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan. Cook for 20 minutes making sure sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool before pouring over kataife. Cool before serving. Serves 10-12.
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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.
I am looking for a recipe my German grandmother used to prepare green beans with milk and onions. I'm not sure of all the ingredients. It may also have had vinegar in the recipe. Does anyone have this recipe? Thanks, Shirley
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 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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