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The Collectors Newsletter #779 -- February 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #779 -- 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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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
A note from your editor - We've got over 15,000 subscribers to this newsletter and many of them are dealers. We are considering starting a new section about issues that are relevant to dealers. If you are a dealer tell us what's working for you. Are shows coming back, is eBay dead, where are you finding buyers for your merchandise. What's hot and what's not. Send us your news today to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read of this happening before in your wonderful news letter. But I wonder if it ever happened to two members of the same family on one day. In September of 2009 my Mother and I decided to go to some weekend garage sales. We must have gone to at least a dozen sales that day and all I found was an old empty vintage mans watch case and my Mother found a single book she wanted to read. At that point I think we were both tired and just went home. Later that night I was examining the old watch case when I realized the inner portion had been put in upside down. I began carefully removing the insert to turn it right side up and when the insert came loose I saw three old red seal $2.00 bills had been concealed underneath. I was about to call my Mom to tell her about my exciting find when my phone rang. It was my Mom calling to tell me that she had sat down to read her new book and when she turned the fourth page there was a crisp new $10.00 bill in between the pages. The weird thing was that Mom had bought her book at a completely different garage then the one I bought the watch case at. Neither of us remembered where we bought our items so we just kept our money. My Mom and I are now eagerly awaiting the new garage sales starting in the Spring. Robert in Gurnee, Illinois
This is in response to the Deena O'Daniel - Austin, Texas story about Lu Ray dishes from the January newsletter 769.
I am the youngest of three girls, born in 1953, my sisters were born in 1942 and 1947. I remember the pastel Lu Ray plates but perhaps because they only came in four colors (pink, blue, green and yellow) and our family expanded to five, we had different dishes (with roosters) when I was little. My story is about my family's use of the pastel plates before I came along. My two older sisters had a bickering relationship when they were young. For instance, my middle sister broke her arm when she was four and to this day insists our oldest sister pushed her. My middle sister hated the yellow Lu Ray plate and therefore my oldest sister always put it at her place when it was her turn to set the table. This caused my middle sister to literally gag herself into vomiting. Therefore -to this day- we joke about never giving Sue a yellow plate. Some years back I came across a yellow Lu Ray salad plate and with my daughter, (who was very well acquainted with the story) we showed it to Sue. At first she glowered at me then we all had a good laugh. And, miraculously she didn't throw up!
By the way, I have never been able to identify the set of dishes we had with Roosters (possibly chickens) on them. I believe they date to the late 1950s. All I have is one coffee cup and it has no handle. There are no markings on the bottom and there is one lone rooster/chicken pecking at seed on the ground. There is a small flower to the left of the bird. The background color of the cup is cream/off white and the decorative parts are yellow/gold, brown and a reddish rust color. The inside of the cup is brown and my mother used to say that they looked like they had coffee in them even when they were empty. The reason this lone handle-less cup survived is because mother kept it on the stove to pour bacon grease into it. I have searched eBay and the Internet but have never been able to identify the pattern. I have ruled out Metlox, Taylor Smith Taylor and Holt Howard. Any thoughts from readers would be appreciated! Kathy Mathews, Birmingham, AL
Antique Things used in daily life...
well to start........
i'm sitting @ my Old Oak Teacher's Desk
probably from the 30's Or 40's
somebody had put it to the curb, years ago
& a friend of mine saw it, knowing i was Looking for one,
threw it in the back of his truck
i did pay someone to re-finish it [total co$t about $100]
& i use it Every Day!
not to mention the Lamp on the Desk from the 1930's
& an Old Mail Sorter
Behind me, are 2 Heywood Wakefield 3 Tier end Tables from the 1940's
In my front window
is an Old Piece of Stained glass that came Out Of a Player Piano
Still Beautiful as it was, when it was made around the Turn ....of the LAST CENTURY
in the kitchen, i Use the Old Pyrex [red, blue & yellow] baking dishes
an old Wire Wisk & potato masher..
a 4-part divided Miss America Pink Glass Dish
My Old Round Oak Kitchen Table & Bentwood Chairs
My Kitchen Window is Filled With Antique Glass
My bedroom furniture is from a Great Aunt that passed it to me in My Teens
[a Myrtlewood Waterfall Type Set, With the Beautiful Black Bakelite Hardware]
& it is Still Used today
My Grandparent's Wedding Chest [a Lane Cedar Chest] still holds Blankets & Old Treasure
summertime, i still Use some Old Fairy Lamps with candles in them
the lamp behind me is an Old Cast Iron Floor Lamp from my Mother- in-Law...
i have an Old Singer Sewing Machine Cabinet [re-finished to match my desk]
With all the Little Drawers
That i Keep Old Tools & LittleTreasures in
it's pretty Endless...
I could Go On & On............
I Love the Newsletter....
it Comforts me that There are Others ......OUT THERE [Boy Howdy]
.....That Can Appreciate What We ....Allready Have
& that are as CRAZY .....for Collecting ....As I Am
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Aspire Auctions Winter 2010 Auction
2. Artfact Live! Presents Fine And Decorative Art from
Nye & Company
3. Lehman Brothers Art Collection Makes Over US
$2.2 million at Freeman’s Auctioneers
4. Artfact Live! Presents Collectible Paintings & Prints
From David J. Edwards from Westbridge Fine Art
5. Artfact Live! Presents Decorative Arts, Fine Art &
Jewelry from Bunte Auctions
6. February Art And Antiques Sale from Antique Helper
7. Unique Rodin sculpture to auction at $18k
8. Professional Appraisers & Liquidators' Gears Up
for Huge Winter Auction
9. Von Stuck bronze hits $20,880 at Litchfield County sale
10. Artfact Live! Presents a Single Owner Antique
Auction from Constantine & Pletcher
11. £250,000 'Dr Who' BBC prop sale
12. What’s it worth? Online militaria price guide now
13, Diverse Offerings: Asian Decorative Arts to a
Pennsylvania Oil on Canvas Lead Sales at Garth's
14. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales: 2/27 Estate
15. THE ORPHEUS PAVEMENT
16. The Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman Coins
17, Tom Perry of Tom's Auctions promotes CAI Fun
18. Charles Dickens' dog collar fetches $11.5k
19. Mynotera Auction for old books, postcards, stamps
20. London Début to Mark 100th Anniversary for Apex
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...
Antique Carved Giltwood Chippendale Cartel Clock c.1760
US Glass Delaware Tankard Jug Green with Gold Gilt
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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.
We attended a country auction last year in Ill. The owner was 99 years old when he died, and the barn was filled with old things. We bought several 'box lots' and took them home. Imagine our surprise when we looked at a small bottle...in it was the tip of a finger, complete with fingernail! The other small bottle contained a large tooth! Some people will save anything!! Jerry
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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 a recipe for "chicken fricazee". We received the following...
2 full chicken breasts
3 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 potatoes, chopped and cooked
4 carrots, sliced and cooked
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 stalk celery with leaves
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 pkg. chicken bouillon
Reserve the liquid from cooking the potatoes and carrots. Skin and debone the chicken. Cut into bite-size pieces. Heat oil in large saucepan. Brown the chicken. Mix together seasonings, spices and bouillon, add to chicken. Add 1 cup water and vegetables. Add soy sauce, chicken soup and mixture of 1/2 cup water and cornstarch. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.Serve over a bed of rice.
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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.
Hi, my aunt has made my family chicken & sliders on occasion. She used to have the recipe, but has since misplaced it. It's been such a long time since she's made it, but I think the sliders were homemade pieces of pasta. Does anyone know of a good recipe? Thanks, Kristen Metty MI
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:
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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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