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The Collectors Newsletter #757 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #757 -- 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
Holiday Shopping SALES at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see....
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club
This is the official website of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club (VCCC.) It is dedicated to those who love and are fascinated with vacuum cleaners old and new. Come and join us to explore and enjoy the world of the vacuum cleaner from the beginning to the present.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in collecting appliances?
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 have been collecting rocking horses since 1983 when I was living in Germany. My family was always trying to find one that I did not have so they could surprise me. One Christmas my sister drove up to my house and blew the horn for me to come out. She was so excited because she thought that she had the one rocking horse that I did not have. She pulled him out of the trunk and said, "I'll bet you don't have this one!" She had bought me a rocking horse made from rope lights and it actually rocked. I was tickled and said, "Oh wonderful, now I can put one on either side of my front door!" The look on her face was priceless. My Mom had given me the exact one the day before! We all had a big laugh about the matching rocking horses.
The same sister was dying of cancer in 2006 and she kept telling her children to look for the treasure. She told them it was in a shoe box. Needless to say they looked but to no avail. After she passed away, I was given the task of clearing out her closet so her husband would not have to. In my cleaning I found a plastic shoe box with several treasures...one was about nine hundred dollars (I guess that was her mad money) the another was a University of Alabama Rocking horse. I knew that the horse was meant for me and I had to finally admit that she given me a rocking horse that I did not have. Her children enjoyed their surprise and I have really treasured mine. It brings back so many memories of a wonderful sister. Thanks for letting me tell my story - Dorothy in Starkville, MS
We shop public auctions in Illinois, and often buy box lots that have miscellaneous items that we store until needed. Yesterday, I was unpacking some Christmas decorations we have had in storage for a couple of years. I opened a box that held a glass Christmas tree, and felt paper. Thinking it was care instructions, I pulled it out. There were two envelopes and each contained money! We found bank slips showing that checks had been cashed at two different banks. (no names on them, of course) Apparently the owner had cashed checks, spent some of the money, and either the envelopes fell into the box or they were hidden. As we have no idea where we got this box, we expect a Merry Christmas!
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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. Over 325 vintage bottles will be sold online, Jan. 8-18
2. Bidding extended for Collect.com Auctions mesh
3. STERLING SILVER FLATWARE MAILBID
4. Frank-Sammy-Dean GENUINE Autographed Photo:
Autographs & Movie Posters
5. Luxury Antiques Weekend at Linden Hall in
6. The Second Luxury Antiques Weekend at Kilhey
Court in Lancashire, UK
7. Vintage Wallpapers - Arts & Crafts and Art Deco
8. ANNUAL PRE-CHRISTMAS AUCTION
9. Souvenir Spoon Auction Catalog #98
10. TITANIC AND APOLLO MISSION ITEMS LEAD
I.M. CHAIT’S NATURAL HISTORY AUCTION ON
11. Gray's Auctioneers Holiday Auction
12. Vintage clocks to be offered at Converse sale,
13. Special Shopping incentives in Bahoukaville!
14. Fine And Decorative Arts from Dawson and Nye
15. Twelve Days of Artfact Live! Auctions
16. The Eclectic Collector Auction #6 - Amazing Train
Auction from Fusco Auctions
17. Artfact Live! Presents a Fine Asian Art Auction
from Michaan's Auctions
18. an Asian Art Auction from Waddington's
19. an Estates Auction from Nadeau's Auction Gallery
20. Tradewinds 11th Annual Holiday Sale
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...
$125 Holiday Specials - Authentic Autograph Photos
ART GLASS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
EARLY ENGLISH IRONSTONE AT HOLLY LANE ANTIQUES
Color Your Kitchen at Mama's Treasures
Items for sale on Petticoat Lane Collectibles
Past Life Regression Gift Certificate
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 December 8, 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 I was about 12 years old I started collecting the little glass containers that came filled with candy beads. My favorite is one shaped like a lantern. It even has a little handle on top. Well one day that summer I came home from a neighbor hood garage sale very excited that I had found a new piece to add to my collection. It was a little clear glass horn that had a red squeeze ball on the horns mouth end. I happily showed my new purchase to my Mom. It was then that Mom told me I had not bought a horn shaped candy container after all. I had in fact bought a vintage breast milk pump. My Mom is now 85 years old and still reminds me about it now and then when I find a new candy container for my collection...Robert
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?
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
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 Daphne requested recipe for “Mint Fudge” here are two recipes that we received.
Try this - looks good and tastes even better...Ellen
Chocolate Mint Fudge Recipe
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup white confectioners' coating
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
1 drop green food colouring (optional)
In heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup sweetened
condensed milk and vanilla.
Spread half of the mixture into a wax paper-lined 8 or 9" square pan; chill
10 minutes or until firm.
Reserve remaining chocolate mixture at room temperature.
In another heavy saucepan over low heat, melt white confectioners' pieces
with remaining sweetened condensed milk (mixture will be thick).
Stir in peppermint extract and food colouring (if desired).
Spread this mixture on chilled chocolate layer; chill 10 minutes longer or
Spread reserved chocolate mixture over the mint layer.
Chill 2 hours or until firm.
*Confectioners coating can be purchased in candy specialty stores.
1 cup sugar
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup butter or margarine
1 (10 ounce) package Andes mint baking chips
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lightly grease a foil-lined 9x9x2 inch pan; set aside.
Heat sugar, butter or margarine, milk and marshmallow creme in heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 5 minutes.
Add Andes Baking Chips and vanilla extract, stirring until chips are melted.
Immediately spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into 1 inch squares. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. For creamier fudge, let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving. 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:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
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.
Hi, I'm looking for a recipe that was in "Seventeen" magazine back in the late 70's (about '77 or 78 I think) for cookies that were like a giant Oreo cookies. I remember making them as gifts for Christmas and would love to do it again! Does anyone have the recipe? Thank you! Michelle, Minnesota
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.
Flatwater Agency Paper & Collectibles
Specializing in pinup blotters, automotive magazine ads and manuals, travel miscellaneous paper and collectible china.
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.
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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