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The Collectors Newsletter #773 -- February 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #773 -- February 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
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
American Bell Association International, Inc
The American Bell Association International, Inc. is a friendly group of bell collectors of all ages, youth to senior, who enjoy collecting and learning about bells.
Bell collectors are intrigued by the appearance, sound and history of bells. Bell collections vary depending on member interest: brass bells, bronze bells, ceramic bells, glass bells, crystal bells, porcelain bells, wood bells-- all types of bells. For more information, click here:
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2) We want your stories. 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
I am an avid reader of the news letter and like to read it at my desk while eating breakfast and drinking my 3rd. cup of coffee.
In regards to Glenda in Alabama Nothing in this world like a good cup of coffee not a New York Steak or a full rack of barbecue ribs at Texas Road house. After my Mother passed away I bought my brothers half of the personal property that was left. When unloading the cabinets I came across a glass Cory coffee pot. This is one where the bottom and the top are the same size and has a glass plunger in the top one about 7-8 in. across. You put the coffee grounds in the top and put water in the bottom put it on the stove and let it boil till all the water is in the top set it off and let it cool till all the water is sucked to the bottom pot. Makes the best coffee. If Glenda is interested in this pot have her to contact me as it will go to an auction sometime this month. Good to hear of people that like good coffee strong to the taste and almost burn as it goes down. Mike NC
I saw the mention of stained vintage tablecloths and have a remedy that MIGHT be useful for a last resort removal of the stains (especially coffee). I have used it on 1930's and 1940's white or colorful flowered white tablecloths. I have also used this method on white or light patterned hand knitted sweaters with coffee stains on the front.
Over a dishpan in the clean kitchen sink, pour or spoon onto the stain, straight Clorox bleach. Use a measuring cup or small container to hold a small quantity of bleach, not the big bottle, to avoid a disaster. Let it drip or ooze through the cloth. Wait a few moments. Then rinse the wet area of the cloth with plenty of water. If it looks like the stain removal worked, put it through the washing machine for a normal wash or hand wash it if fragile. If the stain is not gone, try again until it disappears. Leaving it a long time in straight bleach might cause holes in the cloth or fade it, but this short-time bleaching has worked for me without fail. Marie Baldner (Boise, Idaho)
I have a chest of drawers and a Lincoln dresser that I bought at an antique shop in 2001. The Lincoln dresser (probably not the correct name of it) had a large mirror, beautiful wood, shelves for candles so it is pre-electricity, and the original pulls. I bought them because they were old, beautiful wood and sturdy. The bedroom pieces I had before them were bought in a store in the 70's or so and did NOT last the test of time. They fell apart. My antique pieces will probably outlive me they are built so well. If I am in the market again for dressers or chest of drawers I am going with antiques again because not only are they prettier and sturdy but they were also hundreds of dollars cheaper! Wendy in Ohio
LOVE THE NEWSLETTER!! One of my very favorite family pieces comes from my maternal grandmother. This piece is also filled with childhood memories that connect me, not just to my grandmother, but to my cousin who was raised by our grandparents. This wonderful piece is a buffet done in tiger oak. It has a narrow mirror that runs across the back under the top shelf. There are two drawers across the middle - she used one for daily table wear and the other for napkins, etc.. My memories involve my cousin and the two middle doors which when open - expose the entire middle section of the buffet - this is where both my grandmother and I place our serving bowls and similar pieces inside. I now have the same dishes my grandmother used, being stored in the same buffet. My good silver is stored in the utensil drawer. The very long bottom drawer holds place mats, and other odds and ends. Every time I walk past this beautiful piece, my mind goes back to the many times my cousin and I got our fingers slammed in those center doors. Yet it also brings back memories of the wonderful meals my grandmother served on those old plates and in the old bowls- some pieces she had been using since she married. It all means the world to me. Then I have a 1913 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine which has no connection whatever to my family except that my g.grandmother had one. So, it brings out my memories of her machine and the lovely "Wedding Basket" quilt she made on it for her daughter upon her marriage -my grandmother. I bought it for a "song' - $13. It had been collected for use by missionaries in areas of Africa where there was no electricity. Sadly, they discovered that it would cost more to ship than it was worth. So, I bought it!! And even though it did not belong to my family, I still feel a connection to it - I can just picture my g.grandmother sitting at it making a wedding quilt for my grandmother and her husband to be - a quilt made in 1922 and was so "well loved" that only one full square remains to this day. I backed it with muslin and put it in my 12x12 family Scrapbook and I feel so very close to both grandmothers each time I see it. I think of my grandmother's five children and the wonderful old quilt that probably was used to cover each of them . So, I get a rush of warm feelings when I see that lovely page in the old album which holds the quilt square. I attached a picture of my g.grandmother in a tiny antique frame tied to the quilt square. When I think of how much my grandmother must have cherished that old quilt square sewed so long ago by her mother to have saved the ragged remnant. Then, one day, she asked if I wanted it. She didn't know it,but she may as well have given me an block of gold- it meant just that much.
I also came to own her much treasured "Sunday School Cards". She began collecting them in 1901 when she was just 3years old. I have nearly 130 of them; each in perfect condition. I also own my g.grandmother's cut glass sugar and creamer and several of her serving bowls. I love using each of these.
Of course I would be devastated if something were to happen to one of these treasured pieces, but why have them if you cannot enjoy them. So, USE the things you love - unless, of course, it happens to be some extraordinarily expensive antique.
All of the things around me that belonged to my g.grandparent's bring me a great sense of security and pleasure. They're a connection to my childhood and my years spent growing up watching my grandfather and grandmother so lovingly care for their unmarried children as well as their grandchildren. It's a life that few my age ever experienced and I don't take that lightly. So, I preserve every moment possible in scrapbooks. And being surrounded every day by these wonderful treasures is my own personal link to the past - MY past - my family's past. Judy jacksonville, fl
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. £65m World Record - the most expensive piece of
art ever sold at auction
2. Asselmeier & May Auctions Antique Estate Auction
3. Leland Little Auction: February 6, 2010 - Estate
Treasures Auction - 3:00 PM
4. German WWI flying ace awards hit $28,250 at
5. Spring Antiques in Schoharie
6. Artfact Live! Presents Antique Estate Auction from
Constantine & Pletcher
7. Annesdale, other estates to be sold Mar. 13 in Alabama
8. Artfact Live! Presents Prints From The Estate Of
Joseph K. Chek from Sloans & Kenyon
9. Artfact Live! Presents February 2010 Catalogue
Auction from The Potomack Company
10. Cowan’s Announces Partnership with Modern
Ceramics Scholars Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio
11. FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR SELLS FOR
$22,000 IN CORDIER ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS’ FALL
12. LiveAuctioneers releases live-bidding app for
Google's Android open-source mobile platform
13. 'The best items continue to become more and more
14. Vintage Yard Vintage Rings Setting the Mood for
Valentine and Love
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Sam woke me up at 7am this morning. As I laid in bed, he whispered to me, "Mom, can you help me with my pancakes? They turned all black."
It takes 40 seconds to heat up 5 mini pancakes in the microwave. He made 5 pancakes so he figured 5 minutes on high should do. Luckily, they didn't catch on fire but the smell was not good. The pancakes were cooked onto the plate and the whole thing had to be thrown out.
As I looked around the kitchen I saw that he set the breakfast table and made food for everyone. He made waffles for Steve & Grace, a poptart for Cassie and in my place at the table was a bowl of granola cereal that had turned to mush because he'd poured the milk in it for me. He is very sweet and we are thankful he didn't burn down the house. Kathy
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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 Ben requested recipes for great tasting snacks for a SuperBowl party. We received the following...
These won 4th place in our local contest, should have won 1st!
Sausage Stuffing Balls
1 lb. bacon, cut in thirds (not thick cuts)
1/2 lb. bulk sausage fried, drained & set aside
1 box stove top stuffing mix
1/2 C water
1/4 C butter
Melt butter in water. Stir in stuffing mix, add egg and sausage. Blend with hands. Chill if hard to handle a hour or so. Make into balls, wrap piece of bacon around and secure with round toothpicks. Place on cookie rack over a cookie sheet with sides to catch drips & bake 35 min or til bacon is crisp at 350 degrees. Best served warm.
Tortilla Roll Ups *must be made night b4*
1 package white flour tortillas
1 16oz sour cream
1 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 Tbls cumin
1 can chopped green chilies
Cream cheese, add all other ingredients. Spread on tortillas, roll up, filing in ends as needed. Place in fridge over night. Cut in 1" slices & serve with salsa. Kim in
Sausage Robin’s Dip
1 tube Jimmy Dean Sausage (medium or hot depending on your crowd; JD doesn’t have lots of grease to drain)
2 8 oz. blocks Philadelphia Cream cheese
1 can Rotel Tomatoes (you choose spiciness)
Robin says you have to use Frito Scoops (and I do ☺)
Cook sausage in frying pan—fast or slow—it’s up to you. Break up while it’s cooking.
When done, turn off stove, put in cream cheese and pour tomatoes around it. Let sit for @ 5 minutes. Stir together.
Serve now with fritoes, or serve later. Can be reheated in microwave or oven.
Can serve warm, room temp, or cold. But this is good just on a spoon cold from the frig, Linda’s mom likes on toast, and another friend likes on a sandwich.
Peanuts (salted with skins or without, or dry roasted)
Chinese Five Spice
Toss peanuts with Chinese Five Spice, using a ratio of 1 cup peanuts to ¼ tsp. Spice. Add more spice, if desired.
This gives the peanuts a unique and delicious flavor that many will not be able to recognize.
I have been making these for years and never have any left-overs.
Loaf of Party breads (1” square slices) I prefer the Rye or wheat flavors for this recipe.
Can of squirt cheese (or Velvetta) Any flavor….cheddar, sharp cheddar, American
Lay out single layer of breads on cookie sheet. Place a ¼”-1/2”slice of Kielbasa on each slice and top with a generous amount of squirt cheese or a slice of Velvetta. Place under broiler until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve immediately. If you want to be fancy, top each with a basil leaf. Enjoy!
Super Quick Chili
Hands-on Time: 12 min.; Total Time: 27 min. Slice tops from 16 (1-oz.) hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon chili into them.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (16-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
2 (16-oz.) cans small red beans
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes
1. Brown beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef to Dutch oven; sprinkle with chili powder, Creole seasoning, and cumin, and sauté 1 minute.
2. Stir in diced tomatoes and next 2 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Serve with toppings. Carol Thomas
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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 would really love to taste some boiled apple dumplings again. When I was a little boy I remember that my grandmother made them for us.
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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