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The Collectors Newsletter #765 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #765 -- January 2010
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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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
White House Historical Association
The association was founded in 1961 as a charitable nonprofit institution for the purpose of enhancing the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the White House.
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2) Hey everyone! Welcome to 2010 - We are in desperate need of some new stories to start out the new year. Do you have any stories related to your adventures collecting? Share them with us. Put together a few choice words and email them to me at Phil@TIAS.com
My mother is now in her 80's and recently relocated to an Assisted Living Center. For the last 10 years she has attempted to give me and my sisters her "stuff". She couldn't bear the thought of it being donated but was happy if one of us took things. In the 1950's, she started her collection of Tamac pottery that was made in Perry, OK. Several years ago I helped her clean out a cabinet and she gave me several pieces. I became an avid collector and now have over 200 pieces of the Avocado and Frosty Pine. While in the process of putting her house up for sale, I stumbled across a box in the attic and was thrilled to see it filled with the rest of her collection of Tamac. She didn't remember storing any there and it was almost missed tucked back in a dark corner. I remember as a child making fun of the strange, free-form green pottery but it is now my all time favorite. I will continue my search for the hard-to-find Raspberry Tamac and hope that my daughters will treasure my collection as much as I have. Mickey
Many people who collect antiques and collectibles keep their collection on display or stored away. The items in these collections are like highly admired pieces of art that are seen but rarely touched or used. Other collectors integrate their antiques and collectibles into their daily life. Items such as furniture, plates, depression glass mixing bowls, Art Deco alarm clocks, Tony the Tiger cereal spoons and Huckleberry Hound Jelly glasses are not only part of a collection, but also essential items that are used every day in these collectors homes.
Are their vintage items in your home that you use daily? What is it about these items that makes you want to not just admire them, but use them in you daily routine? Tell us about them and what makes them so special to you. Send your story to Newsletter@tias.com today. We've got over 15,000 readers that would love to hear your story.
My grandson, who was about 4 at the time, and his mom came over for dinner one evening, and he spotted a large and beautiful caramel apple on the counter. "Nana, did you get that just for me?" I lied- caramel apples are a favorite of mine- and said, "Sure did, Darlin! and you can have it for dessert if you do a good job on your dinner." He ate with gusto and speed, and finished before anyone else, then asked politely if he could have his dessert. I brought it to him, and the rest of continued with our conversation and meal, which was interrupted by a loud "HEY!!" We all looked at my grandson, whose eyes were huge as he stared into the bite he had just taken. "Somebody put an APPLE in here!!"
Sue in Kentucky
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Books & Ephemera from
2. Legendary 1936 Canadian Dot Cent brings $402,500
to lead Heritage Auctions $11 million+ NYINC World
3. Artfact Live! Presents Americana, Fine Art, Silver &
Jewelry from Winter Associates
4. Original Miami Beach Antique Show Discount Tickets
5. Autograph Store Charity Fund raising Raises over
$1,000,000 for Charity in 2009
6. Kovels' Top 10 Antiques & Collectibles
Searches For 2009
7. Artfact Live! Presents an Antique Auction from
Constantine & Pletcher
8. Historic Painting to be sold in aid of Help for Heroes
9. West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Has Best Show
Ever In January With Record Breaking Attendance
10. CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES AMERICANA WEEK
11. Dan Morphy's York Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising
Show slated for Feb. 6, 2010
12. The 49th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique
Show Hosts Free Antique Appraisals
13. Vintage Promise To Provide Assortment Of Vintage
Earrings And Rings
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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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.
When my children were small I would not allow them to chew gum in church. My mother taught me that it was disrespectful. One Sunday one of my older daughters Sunday School teachers gave the gum as a treat. I had four children. At some point in the service I realized that all four of them were chewing gum! I immediately made them spit it into a tissues and I put it in my pocket book. On the way home from church I was really "raking them over the coals" so to speak and my oldest daughter who was given the gum said it was ok because her teacher gave it to her. I proceeded to tell her and all of them it was not ok no matter who gave it to them because you just don't chew church in gum!! Needless to say that erupted in laughter and they all still remind me of it to this day! ...-thirty five years later. Julia Phillips, Cowpens, S.C.
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?
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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 Becky requested recipe for “Thai-style Creme Caramel” we had two replies...
Thai-style Creme Caramel
•1 cup coconut milk
•1 Tbsp. sugar
•1 tsp. vanilla extract OR 1/4 tsp. pandan essence/paste (available in tiny bottles at Asian/Chinese food stores)
•1/4 cup (or more) maple syrup, table syrup, OR your own syrup made with Thai palm sugar (see below)
•pinch of salt
•a little canola oil (or other healthy oil) for greasing ramekins
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease ramekins with oil.
2.Beat eggs by hand with a fork or with an electric mixer for 1 minute.
3.Add the salt, sugar, vanilla OR pandan paste, and coconut milk and stir until well blended. (If you are using pandan essence/paste, note that it will turn the dessert a bright, tropical green.)
4.Pour a little syrup into the bottom of each ramekin (enough to cover the bottom + up to 1 Tbsp. more).
5.Now pour egg and coconut mixture into each ramekin until 3/4 full. (Do not stir - syrup will naturally remain at the bottom of the ramekin.)
6.Place ramekins in a large glass baking dish or on a deep-sided roasting pan.
7.Pour some water into the bottom of the baking dish or pan - until water reaches at least 1/4 way up the side of the ramekin.
8.Bake for 30 minutes, or until a fork inserted into the pudding comes out clean. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
9.To serve, run a knife around the inner rim of each ramekin (to loosen pudding).
10.Overturn the ramekins onto individual dessert plates. The pudding should fall out easily, with the syrup naturally dripping down over the coconut custard.
11.Serve with green tea or strong coffee.
•Thai-style Creme Caramel will keep (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 5 days...Carol Thomas
Thai Creme Caramel
Ingredients (serves 8)
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/3 cup water
* one 400ml can of coconut milk (note: NOT coconut cream)
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* 6 eggs, lightly whisked
* 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (see below)
* Toasted shredded coconut for garnish
* Shredded lime rind for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Make the caramel: Combine the white sugar and water in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Boil without stirring, occasionally brushing down side of pan with a pastry brush dipped in water, for 3-4 minutes or until golden. Pour the caramel mixture into the bottoms of eight 2/3 cup capacity ovenproof ramekins (Pyrex glass dishes work well). Set aside for 5 minutes or until it hardens.
Make the creme:
Slit one vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a small, sharp knife. Using the back (dull) side of the blade, run the knife along the inside of the bean, collecting the paste. One bean will be enough (about 1 teaspoon) for the recipe.
Save the vanilla bean husk for another use, such as simmering in milk for your coffee or putting into a jar of sugar for dusting doughnuts.
Whisk together the coconut milk, milk, egg, brown sugar and vanilla bean paste in a large bowl until well combined. Strain through a fine sieve into a large measuring cup or something that will allow you to pour easily. Carefully, slowly pour over the caramel mixture in the ramekins.
Place the ramekins in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until the custards are just set.
Transfer custards to a baking tray and set aside for 1 hour to cool. Cover each one with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight to chill.
To serve, run a flat-bladed knife or thin spatula around the inside edge of the ramekins. Place the serving plate on top of the ramekin and quickly turn them over together. Remove the ramekin and allow any caramel to drizzle over your lovely cremes.
Sprinkle with toasted coconut and lime rind to serve.
This can be made a day ahead.
VARIATION: Make a paste of 1 tsp instant espresso coffee powder and 1 tsp water. Substitute that for the vanilla in the recipe.....Penelope
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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.
My cousin and I have an ongoing friendly battle regarding who makes the best BBQ ribs each year. Once a year we get together for a blind taste test where the family judges and the winner gets this ugly trophy that has a rib bone nailed to a board and the words "I made the best ribs this year" burned into the board. It's become quite a family tradition. To keep it fun, I try to use a different recipe every year. I'm looking for some good BBQ rib recipes to try out and would enjoy hearing ideas from your readers. .. "Little Willy" in KC :-)
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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