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The Collectors Newsletter #789 -- April 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #789 -- April 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 Society of Jewelry Historians
the American Society of Jewelry Historians, an organization dedicated to the study of jewelry history and the dissemination of jewelry-related information through its educational programs, which include lectures, special events and a newsletter. We encourage you to join us in this quest to understand jewelry as it relates to many subjects within social, political, economic and historical context.
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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
To Judy of Florida: The finger in the jar and the tooth were too groaty to keep! I threw them away!!! BTW, this Jerry is a she. :-) Sure enjoy this newsletter. Jerry
Been awhile since I wrote but I thought of this story.... Back in 1981 I was wandering thru yard sales with my baby in the stroller and happened along a lovely old broach for sale. It was similar to a cameo but with a beautiful hand painted lady that resembled me on porcelain, encased in a gold colored baroque frame.
I could not swing itís $5 dollar asking price but walked away wishing I could have afforded such a nice piece of jewelry. That Christmas, I opened a package and it was the broach, the same one I recalled seeing at a yard sale previously. How my sonís Grandmother happened along that same piece of jewelry, I will never know accept she said the lady painted on it reminded her of me. I still wear that broach and will keep collecting as the grand girls love jewelry now too...Denise in Michigan
Out of curiosity, I checked out Replacements.com for both Honey Hen by Harmony House China, as suggested by one of your readers, and the Break O' Day by T&T suggested by another -- they are the identical pattern! One of the T&T items has a rim color, but otherwise you could put them in one set and not tell them apart. Hopefully your reader in search of more dishes will now get what she wants. Beth
I enjoyed a good laugh from the "cedar chest" "see your chest" story. I could guess that the lady has a little age on her, as my hearing plays tricks on me too. Thanks for sharing the story!!
Hi! First I love the newsletter and so look forward to it. It's great to read about all the different collections and I love the stories about those special finds, whether it be at a garage sale, estate sale or curb shopping etc. You just never know what you're going to find which leads me to my story.
I recently came across an ad for a moving sale that had an antique baby cradle listed. I called to see if it were still available and to get some basic information. It was, so I made an appointment to go see it. I've been looking for one for a long time to sit on one side of my fireplace and thought what are the chances. I walked in and couldn't believe my eyes - there was the cradle I had been looking for. Turn of the century, complete with square nails. You could tell it had been used with love. There was one minor repair that will need to be redone, but for $25.00. The man kept apologizing for it not being shiny or polished - I just kept saying no, no it's fine just like it is - I LOVE IT!!!
Now I have two questions. First, I inherited a coat from an estate, gaberdine outside fully fur lined inside, excellent condition and probably 1930's or 40's. I need to find out where I can sell this. I took it to a furrier and had it cleaned, the fur glazed and the coat appraised. The furrier said it's probably one of kind, because he has never seen one like it before. I have color photos I can send. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Question number two: I received as a gift for Christmas a few years ago, these two matching wooden ? , that I can't seem to find out what they are. The closest I've been able to find is in a book titled The Forgotten Arts & Crafts, Skills from Bygone Days, on page 86. When Antiques Roadshow was here for a local Historical Society event, I took them but the appraiser I had didn't know what they were. Our local library had an antique event with an appraiser, which I took them to and he ask me what they were because he didn't. I can send photos if necessary. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Cindy in Ohio
Love your newsletter! I am jealous of Judy's 1888 roll of toilet paper, as I too collect old toiletries in my upstairs bathroom! My favorite is a glass urine specimen flask that I keep on a shelf above the toilet. I have gotten many comments, and luckily no one has ever left a sample! Mildred in Minnesota
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3) Antique News
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ANTICIPATED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE
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2. Kate @ Decotique Lecture Series Spring Kick Off
3. WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL MAY
SHOW SOLD OUT
4. Artfact Live! March Auction Results Roundup
5. Skinner Auction of Science, Technology & Clocks
May 1st in Marlborough, MA
6. Estates Auction from Nadeau's Auction Gallery
7. Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Art from
8. A 3-Day Fine Art And Antiques Auction from Maynards
9. Designers Choice ô Team to Select the Best at
Antiques & Gardening at Bryn Du
10. Continental Art & Furnishings from Pacific Galleries
11. Locati Auctions Important Photographs by W.N.
Jennings, April 5-19, 2010
12. Xcntric Estates Presents a Vintage Bridgeview
13. Modern Vintage Chicago - A Spring Vintage
Fashion and Jewelry Explosion!!
14. StampNews.com: Top 10 most interesting sport-
themed stamps of 2009
15. Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo,
April 9 - 11, 2010
16. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN ART TO HIGHLIGHT
CLARSí APRIL TWO-DAY FINE ESTATES AUCTION
17. Artfact Welcomes Three New Partner Houses to
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Antique Carved Giltwood Chippendale Cartel Clock c.1760
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday April 6, 2010 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.
My grandson's other Grandma watches the boys after school. The younger boy is about to turn 8 and the older one is 11. When my daughter-in law picked them up after work the other day, the younger one was telling her he had eaten a jelly sandwich and he just loves jelly sandwiches. He was going on and on about how good they are and that there is nothing better than Jelly sandwiches. Then he asked her where Jelly came from? His brother looked at him with rolling eyes and said "well duh, everybody knows Jelly comes from Jellyfish!"
Grandma Carlene, NY
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?
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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 a Deb requested a recipe for "Canadian Butter Tart". We received the following...
Canadian Butter Tarts
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons ice water
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon hot water
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
Fill a cup with ice and water. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Cut in the shortening to make pea-size pieces. Add the tablespoons of ice water from the cup until dough holds together. Form the dough into a ball. The dough is now complete. Put it into a plastic bag or wrap it up and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Roll the dough between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut the shells using a large glass or your smallest pot. You should have about 12 shells when finished. Put these shells into a greased muffin or tart pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Put walnuts and coconut on baking pan and roast for 5-10 minutes, until brown. Remove from oven and set temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Fill the bottom of each tart shell with about 10 raisins each.
Whisk together sugar, egg, butter, vanilla and hot water. Add coconut and walnuts. Pour mixture into tart shells, filling 2/3 full and no more.
Bake in 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before attempting to remove. Makes 12 tarts. Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL
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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.
About 20 years ago I had the most incredible Hickory Nut Pie at a restaurant in Wisconsin. I'd love to have it again. Does anyone have a recipe? Vin
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.
Retro Vintage Discount
The majority of our items are Holt Howard, Lefton, Davar, Norcrest and many other items out of Japan! We will soon be carrying Pyrex and other Kitchen Collectables.
Vintage, Antique and Eclectic Collectibles. A wide variety of lovely items. New items added often.
A store dealing in fine culinary and household antiques including many items dating back to the 1800's.
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!
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12) Helpful Resources:
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