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The Collectors Newsletter #762 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #762 -- 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
After Christmas Sales at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see....
When you buy online from a TIAS merchant, you've got TIAS to back you up. All of our merchants offer at least a 7 day return policy if you need to return your purchase for any reason. With over 650,000 antiques and collectibles available online, you can trust a TIAS merchant when buying great antique & collectible gifts.
For today's sales and special offer see:
Send Vintage Virtual Holiday Cards to Friends and Family
We've got a HUGE selection of free vintage, virtual, New Year's cards. Send your virtual cards today at:
1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Western Regional Button Association
A club for those interested in the history and hobby of buttons (clothing fasteners).
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Button collecting? See:
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.
I love antique, estate, and rummage sales. I go all summer long, looking for the one thing that "grabs" me at the sale.
One summer, I went late to an estate sale, and could not find much to interest me.
But I spied a nice larger, red clutch, leather in a plain design. It had a tiny pen mark on one side, but otherwise looked fine. Priced at $4. I thought I would buy it as I did not find my "grabber". I threw it in the back seat, and rambled around a few more places. I went home, unloaded and began to look through my purchases from the day.
I remembered the pen mark on the wallet, so I got out an alcohol swab to get it cleaned. I hefted the wallet, and when I pressed the side to clean, it seemed a little pudgy.
I unzipped a side pocket, and found some little scraps of paper that had musical notes on them and blank on the back. I pulled them out and then I felt something inside which really made me dig deeper. I pulled out a neat little pile of money which was clipped together--all told, after the count, there were 4 $100. bills and a $50.
Since I go to many places, I had no idea where I bought this from, so I kept the money and had a good time with it, indulging in another hobby, rubber stamping and collecting rubber stamps. Terry from MN
My cousin and I both had keep over the years a couple of pieces of china that was our Grandmother's. She died before both of us were born. We are the only 2 cousins left living on the old family farm with our fathers having 12 other siblings. We are both collectors and love to go junking. So last spring we decided to try to start collecting Grandmother's dishes. We did not know the pattern name and could not find them in any book we had. So one Sunday when it was raining, I got on your website and starting searching through the china and on dial-up that is a slow process. After about 18 pages, I found a piece! I was so excited to learn the name and manufacturer. It was MILDRED made by Mount Clemens Pottery. I could not believe that! Our daddy's had a sister named Mildred and all the family said we were just like her and the year Mount Clemens starting making it was the year she was born. She has been dead for several years, but now we both have several pieces and enjoy it very much. It is not real easy to find now. It is very special not only to tie it to our Grandmother but to our special Aunt. We have used it for family get-to-gathers and always enjoy telling our story about the china. Love your newsletter. Would like to hear stories about others who have the china.
Judith Willis, TN
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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 email@example.com
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. Artfact Live! Presents Decorative Accessories
Auction from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
2. Artfact Live! Presents New Year's Antiques, Fine
Art & Orientalia from Time & Again
3. Artfact Live! Presents Annual New Year's Auction,
2010 from Braswell Galleries
4. City of Tamarac Florida Antique & Collectibles Show
5. Randolph Street Market Presents The Valentine
Market February 6 & 7 2010
6. "Aesop’s Mirror" Author Maryalice Huggins to
Appear at Historic Annapolis Antiques Show
7. Sotheby’s to sell Chinese Export Porcelain
8. Huge Civil War and militaria sale at Fontaine's, Jan16
9. SKINNER AUCTIONS WEDGWOOD, MARTIN
BROTHERS POTTERY, AND COLLECTION OF
CERAMIC CULINARY MOLDS
10. New TV series features the adventures of two Iowa
11. Baterbys earns pair of Best Art Gallery awards for 2009
12. AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Century
To Honor Dakota Jackson with Award
13. Full Steam Ahead for Trains at Auction
14. LiveAuctioneers.com’s preliminary end-of-year report
notes meteoric rise in site traffic, buyers
15. Celebrity Collectors Attend Fraser’s Autographs
Vintage Hollywood Evening
16. Free Membership Trial - Palm Beach Appraisers
17. Hunt Valley Antiques Show Celebrates Four Decades
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...
Edwardian German Silver Calling Card Case Purse
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday December 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
HI... I still laugh about this when I think about it... My son, William, was in 4H with his goats that he raised. He had them as pets, and when the 4H leader suggested that the goats have babies that he could raise, sell , and also get milk, to make some money, he decided to give it a try. He came to us and asked about it, and my husband said "well, we will have to take your goat to get her bred". (we didn't have a billy on the farm) On the way to getting his goat bred, William said "I know we have to get her bred, but what kind of bread are we going to use? Rye, wheat or what??" We roared with laughter, but of course he didn't understand what was so funny, because he was all business when it came to his 4H project.
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com 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 Ben requested recipe for “big, fat, fluffy, thick, pancakes” we had several replies...
The following recipe belonged to my Great-Grandfather. So light they almost float off the plate.
2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 C. buttermilk
2 eggs, separated
Beat together the dry ingredients, buttermilk and egg yolks.
Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in the flour mixture.
The batter is so fluffy you have to spread it onto a slightly oiled griddle. Bake until bubbles start to break, flip and brown the second side. Serve with real butter and maple syrup and enjoy.
This is a recipe for thick fluffy pancakes that is simple and easy to make. I have refined it several times and they are always a hit with everyone.
1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
3 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 1/2 to 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 Cups Milk
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
3 Tablespoons Vanilla
In a large bowl, sift together the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar - mix well. Make a well in the center and pour in the Milk, Egg, Melted Butter and Vanilla. Mix until completely smooth - the more the better.
Heat a lightly oiled cast iron griddle or frying pan (I use a 12 inch cast iron skillet to make large pancakes). Pour or scoop the batter into the skillet, using approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup for each pancake depending on how large you want them. Brown on both sides and serve hot...Ken in Kansas
Here are two recipes for Beer Pancakes - one a bit more time consuming but
worth the effort.
I think it is the yeast in the beer that makes these pancakes so fluffy.
The alcohol cooks out so these are safe to serve to the whole family.
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup beer
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pour in the egg, beer and melted butter; stir with a whisk just until
blended - a few lumps are okay.
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with vegetable oil or
cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot surface for each
pancake. When bubbles appear on top of the pancakes, flip, and cook until
browned on the other side.
3 Cups Sifted Flour
3 Tsp baking powder
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Eggs, separated
1 Cup Beer
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup melted butter
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar
Beat egg yolks with a fork. Stir in beer, milk, butter and add to dry
ingredients. Beat until smooth.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter.
Cook on a hot griddle until bubbles.
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.
I have searched through all my cookbooks and computer recipes but cannot find one that my sister gave me years ago. She passed away and I don't know what became of her cookbooks, etc.
The recipe was called "Dark Secrets". I found a similar recipe on-line but it did NOT contain maraschino cherries as did my sister's recipe. This Dark Secrets recipe contained chopped dates, nuts and maraschino cherries. It was baked in an 8 X 10 square pan and came out as a very dark, moist bar. A wonderful substitution for dry fruit cake.
Anyone have this to share? Judy H.
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.
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.
Rhonda Jo's Needful Things
I vow to keep my store stocked full of Stunning Vintage Jewels & antiques. I will strive to have items to peak your interest and to make your buying trip a pleasure!
We offer a wide range of quality, affordable, stylish vintage clothing & accessories dating from the 1940's to the 1980's. Some luscious vintage costume jewelery and a select group of fabulous fabrics are also offered from time to time.
Cottonwood antique mall
We have been in the antique business for 13 years and have many fine quality antiques and collectibles.Our inventory includes glassware, porcelain, jewelry, postcards, books and furniture.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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