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The Collectors Newsletter #792 -- April 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #792 -- 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 Station Wagon Owners Association
The ASWOA an automobile collector club for anyone who loves station wagons. The club is open to all makes and models of wagons and to anyone who is a fan of wagons, whether they own one or not. The club was founded in 1996 and currently has over 500 members around the US and in several foreign countries. Visit the Member's Gallery to see photos of some member wagons.
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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 a fan of the show 'Pickers'. I do not understand why people get upset when they find a piece of trash that is all rusted and just sitting in a field in disrepair, buy it, transport it and locate a buyer, people get upset when they make a profit. If you are thinking that these people are being taken advantage of, outlaw the process and that way we will never know what was sitting in a field and disintegrate away to nothing. These people are all over the place and that is there livelihood. It is no different than buying something cheap at a yard sell or a thrift store. What is the difference? except that these people have had to go out and look all over creation for the potential profit they stand to make. Be happy when 2 people agree on a price and an item is sold. What happens when you put an item you bought for $10 up for auction and it sells for $100, do you find who you bought it from and tell them you underpaid and give them $50? The collecting business is a game. Some people buy low and sell high and some people will not sell if the price is to low, the choice is there and when the seller and the buyer are happy, no one got stiffed except the other people trying to buy the item to. Don't be jealous for someone making money, come on ya'll, "Get a grip"...
Ellen wrote advising us to tell others about the people in the photos - great advice! About two years ago, I began a huge project to scan all of our photos and slides, together with photos or slides inherited from my parents and grandparents - back to the 1890s, and convert them into images on my PC. Scanners that will handle slides are not very expensive, fairly easy to use, and usually include some sort of image editing software. I concentrated on photos of people, homes and pets, then included saved birth announcements, wedding invitations, some quite old obituaries & anything else of interest, mostly ignoring pictures showing just scenery. Using an image editor I added names, dates and other short notes to the pictures and have them filed in folders for each year or event (with separate folders for all weddings, Christmas, etc.).
Once I have the project properly organized, I will create a dvd, indexed, and with background information about special events, making copies available for the extended, family (cousins, etc). When dvd's become totally obsolete, hopefully the next generation will copy it onto whatever new invention has taken over. It's been a wonderful adventure going through the thousands of photos & slides. I also had a few home movies converted to a dvd by a professional with the equipment (not cheap!). Sure hope the younger folks enjoy looking at their ancestors, I know my siblings are very eager for their copies. - Mary Ann, Frankford, Ontario
Read about what people have to say about American Pickers and first when the little sign comes up saying what they paid and then what they expect to sell it for, sometimes it will say Sold For, but most of the time it just what what they are estimating what they will get for it, it does not mean that is what they get. Everytime you buy something you are hoping you can get a certain price, does not mean you will.
Secondly the whining about they are taking advantage of these people, heck no. First off look at these places, if they were anywhere near a town they would be against laws against junk and made to get rid of it. Happened to my father who we just called the garbage picker and most of his was big stuff, trucks, buses, road grader, bulldozers, drags, etc. They gave him years to get rid of it and he cannot part with anything. So they came in and took it all away and then added on to his taxes the cost.
One example had an entire shed full of bicycles and some of them were newer but he would not let anyone have one even family and I tried to get him to donate them to an organization that cleans and paints and fixes them and then give them to area poor children for Xmas but he said no.
And the people I see on this show are my father all over but they are just lucky that they live our in rural areas, as the areas grow then people will start complaining. They are hoarders pure and simple, you will notice how many of them said Oh no, can't sell that I might need it. If I had a dollar for everytime I have heard that I would be rich.
Just my two cents worth. RK, Ohio
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1. Magic Collection of Jay Marshall Auction Part IV
2. Fashion Sketch Artist to Visit Randolph Street
Marketís Modern Vintage Chicago
3. CHRISTIEíS PRESENTS THE SPRING SALE OF
500 YEARS: DECORATIVE ARTS EUROPE
4. THE COLLECTION OF RAYMOND AND
5. CHRISTIEíS PRESENTS THE COLLECTION OF
DR. JULIUS AND DENA K. TARSHIS
6. CHRISTIE'S PRESENTS BLOCKBUSTER
7. EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1890s MUNCH
MASTERPIECE TO HIGHLIGHT MAY 4 EVENING
SALE AT CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK
8. My experience in purchasing Sterling Silver in
9. Premier mechanical bank collection of Richard C.
Stevens tops roster in RSL's May 22 auction
10. Civil War, architectural and country store antiques
join toys in Mosby & Co.'s May 5-20 auction
11. Fine Music Instruments Sound Off at Skinner Auction
12. Artfact Live! Presents Figurine Auction from Alderfer
Auction & Appraisal
13. Author and Collector, Caroline Ashleigh Offers
Advice on Acquiring Vintage Shoes
14. Artfact Live! Presents Spring 2010 Catalogue
Auction from Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals
15. Antique Watch, Marine Chronometer And Jewelry
Auction from RO Schmitt
16. Spring Catalogue Auction from the Potomack
17. Spring Asian Art at Auction from Eldred's Auction
18. Five brothers merge toy collections for Estate
Road Show May 8-9 and 22-23 auctions
19. Antique Furniture, Fine Art, Silver, And Jewelry
from Winter Associates
20. Outstanding Public Antique Auction from Dennis
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4) Your Classifieds...
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Antique Carved Giltwood Chippendale Cartel Clock c.1760
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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.
A few months ago I needed to talk to my youngest daughter. She went to one church and I went to another. Thinking she would be out of church by the time I called her, I used my cell. She had a problem with her cell as it seemed to have holes where the call wouldn't go through. Any I was lucky as mine call did but..they were running late that day and were standing for the last hymn and all of a sudden she was reaching for her purse. My son in law wondered what was going on...her phone was ringing and it was playing the theme from the Adams Family. Thankfully it was not heard over the music...Abby
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Wanted: Greentown Glass
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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 Shirley requested a recipe for "icing for cakes that was like fudge". We received the following...
Shirley requested a recipe for fudge-like frosting.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING
1/3 cup of milk (or evaporated milk or half-and-half)
6 oz. package of chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients and boil one minute. Stir frequently.
Cool until itís spreadable...Cyndy
(#1) Carol's Chocolate Fudge Frosting
A good fudgy frosting for cake or cupcakes
1/2 cup butter
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 pound confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave, or in the top of a double boiler. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the milk. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture. Add remaining milk, a little at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
Let stand until spreadable (frosting will thicken as it cools).
(#2) Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Chocolate fudge frosting recipe is cooked to a fudge consistency.
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2/3 cup evaporated milk
3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, and chocolate; stir to blend well. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture forms a very soft ball when a small amount is dropped into cold water, or about 232į on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; add butter without stirring. Set aside and let cool until bottom of pan is lukewarm, about 1 hour. Add vanilla and beat until frosting is creamy and just begins to hold its shape. Spread quickly on cake before frosting hardens. Makes about 2 cups.
Could you possibly be remembering wonderful ganache? This is a rich and creamy frosting made with just chocolate, cream and butter. This is about the best stuff there is to frost cakes, cupcakes, even for dipping fudge and peanut butter balls.
6 ounces (170 grams) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy cream (35% butterfat)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature (do not use margarine)
Frosting: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let the ganache sit at room temperature until slightly firm (about one hour) and then beat the ganache with a mixer until creamy smooth and light. With an offset spatula or knife spread the ganache over the cooled cake. NOTE: If you decide to use this recipe for dipping or glaze don't beat it.
I usually double this recipe, because someone will definitely ask for any that is leftover! I hope this is what you were looking for! Patty Alsip....Utica, Kentucky
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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.
Rotisserie chicken marinade - Many years ago in NC there was a restaurant that made an absolutely delicious whole rotisserie chicken. The secret was that each chicken was marinaded for a day before it was put on the spit. Do any of your readers have some chicken marinade recipes to share? Bill
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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