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The Collectors Newsletter #781 -- March 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #781 -- March 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 Historical Print Collectors Society
The American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) is a non-profit group that encourages the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of original historical American prints produced from 1600 to 1900.
In our third decade, AHPCS has over 500 members including individual collectors, print dealers, educational and other institutions. Founded in 1975, AHPCS
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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 didn't see your question is EBay dead, just the reply from Lorne so I thought I would add my twopennyworthy. My husband and I happily traded on EBay for two years or more, mostly in antique ceramics or anything else we just liked the look of when nosing around local auctions. We posted all over the world maintaining a 100% feedback with our customer care and making lots of cyber friends along the way. A lot of our lovely items went to the USA. Then suddenly, overnight, we lost our USA business when EBay changed the rules on visibility, our potential American could no longer automatically see our listings. The rules have been eased a little but too late for us. We were forced to stop trading because we could no longer make any profit. I know we weren't the only ones forced out by this arbitrary rule change, now everyone has lost. It's just such a shame. It seems EBay don't learn, more rules are making it even more difficult so even though we would love to start again we know it would be just too difficult. I love your newsletter by the way and follow the threads with interest from this side of the pond. Catherine from Bedfordshire, UK
About 10 years ago while remodeling an old storefront building in Seattle , the new owner told us workers about some old clothes down in the basement that we could look through and take home . Well, we sorted though and tried on some...most too small ..a mens dress jacket that the smallest guy took home had a lump in the inside breast pocket he felt as he showed his wife...reaching in and pulling out 11 $100 bills ! And just before Christmas ! I had tried that same jacket on but it was just a tad tight......who knew !........Randy
I'd enjoy hearing from fellow readers regarding some of the most unusual items in their collections. I few years ago, I had an antique wash stand with a pitcher and bowl. As an added decoration, I added a "rare" and unusual item I found at an antique shop a few years ago - a roll of TOILET PAPER from 1888. It's completely intact and in amazing condition, including the label. I believe it was made for public rest rooms as it has directions on the back for installing it into a special holder. I doubt that many people have toilet paper that's over 120 years old. I now keep it on display in my guest bathroom along with some vintage hair care products - including one call Mustache Tamer. I get more comments on the roll of paper than anything else. I'd love to hear about more unusual items from readers. Of course, I doubt that anything will beat Jerry's "finger in a bottle". God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fl
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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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Antique Show & Sale
2. Antique Country, Advertising, & Juvenile Auction
from J.S. Dill Auctions, In
3. Paintings from Matthew's Galleries
4. Fine Art Estate And Antique Auction from Point
5. Revealed: What Ben Stiller collects
6. Russo and Steele’s Charity Gala Raises Over
$150,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
7. Notre Dame, Green Bay Packer great Paul
Hornung’s Fighting Irish jersey in Heritage April Auction
8. Fabulous Antique Estate Items Available Online
9. Next Good Better Best Appraiser Workshops
May 15 & 16
10. Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Autograph
Store for Charity Auction
11. Vintage Horror & Sci-Fi Intense Demand - No
End in Sight
12. SaleBuy.US is a new site that allows people to
find the things that they want and post the items
13. Morphy's announces details of debut Discovery
Auction, March 16
14. Northwest Art & Native American Art & Artifacts
from Pacific Galleries
15. Ulysses S. Grant Items to Cross-the-Block at
16. Important Firearms Auction from James D. Julia
17. Premier Art & Antiques from Pacific Galleries
18. Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce
Strip the Auctioneer
19. WWII Era Firearms from The Cobbs
20. Antique Estate Auction from Constantine & Pletcher
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
When my grand daughter was three my girl friend, her mother, my grand daughter Madi and I went to CiCi's Pizza for lunch. Madi was sitting next to my girl friend across from me and my girl friends mother. Out of the blue Madi said PaPaw you have hair in your nose. I said how about you Madi do you have hair in your nose. She paused for a second and in a pretty loud voice she said no; Madi has bugers in her nose. My girl friend laughed so hard tears were pouring down her face. Later she said she came very close to needing a dry set of pants. Bob in NC
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?
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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 Jackie requested a recipe for "Persimmon pudding". We received the following...
3 Cups persimmons
2 Cups buttermilk
1 Tablespoon plus 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 Cups sugar
3 large eggs
1-/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease a 4 x 8 x 12-inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Puree the persimmons, which will reduce them from 3 cups to 2 cups. Combine the puree with the buttermilk. Beat the stick of butter and the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one. By hand, in a large mixing bowl, stir the persimmons into the butter/sugar mix.
Sift all the dry ingredients together and fold them into the persimmon mixture. Put the batter into the baking pan, and place the pan in a larger pan and fill halfway up with warm water. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour & 15 minutes, or until the pudding is firm at the center, has pulled away from the sides of its pan, and a paring knife inserted into the center of the pudding comes out clean.
Serve hot with fresh whipped cream. This keeps well in the refrigerator four to five days and reheats beautifully in the oven or microwave. Serves 8-10. Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL
Being from NC I do have a great recipe for “simmon pudding”. It is a family heirloom so be sure you use the old timey wild persimmons AFTER frost. If you get them before frost they will be too bitter and not worth eatin’. Pick um up off the ground not off the tree or they will be bitter as gaul.
Start with 2 cups persimmon pulp (persimmons pressed through a sieve or mashed thru a persimmon masher removing pits) 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups milk, 2 eggs, 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract, 1 stick butter. Melt butter in a 9x13 glass-baking dish in the oven set at 325-350°. Mix other ingredients in a mixing bowl pour in the melted butter to the mix stir well then add it back to the 9x13 pan bake for 50-60 minutes till done or just set, as the family says until it doesn’t jiggle anymore. Let it rest before cutting into squares. If you like you can add spices to the mix before adding it back to the cooking pan. I like it with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon that type of spice but you might want to make it plain first and see what you like. Serve it warm or cold if it lasts that long. It really is good cold but it never makes it that long at our homes unless we are taking it to a family reunion or a church meal.
Good luck, Mitzi C
My mother-in-law always brought this to Christmas dinner. Carol Hanson, San Jose, CA
1 cup persimmon pulp (6 large)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
Make all measurements but the baking soda generous. Mix all together and put it in an aluminum mold about 2 quart size. Put a couple of inches of water in a large pot, then put in the full mold, cover the pot and steam for 3 hours. Serve hot with sauce.
1 cup whipping cream
2 cups persimmon pulp
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
Whip the whipping cream. Add the persimmon pulp, vanilla and sugar. Chill and serve cold over the hot pudding.
The pudding can be made ahead and frozen but the sauce should be made right before or at the most, the night before using.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
Hello, I’m looking for a recipe for Kresge’s Fruit Cake. Can you help with that one? Karen C.
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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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques welcomes you to our store. We appreciate your business and look forward to years of quality customer service. We have been in business for 18 years and offer a variety of merchandise. Check back often!
Autographs and More
Our autographs range from history to silent films with current entertainers and sports figures included. True authenticity can only be guaranteed if obtained in person, we will always stand behind any sale. Purchase with confidence. Inventory Changes Frequently - Visit Often!
Specializing in postcards, vintage toys and the simply must have items!
Glad to meet you here at Auntie G's! We offer 'original owner' items acquired over time. Starting with Avon Glass Decanters and Salt and Pepper Shakers, we'll be be adding more items and hope you visit us often!
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12) Helpful Resources:
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