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The Collectors Newsletter #793 -- April 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #793 -- 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 Tax Token Society
The ATTS was founded over 35 years ago by members interested in learning about collecting tokens, scrip, punch cards, coupons, receipts, etc. relating to the history and collection of sales taxes. We publish a quarterly newsletter with relevant articles, editorials, advertisements and prices realized.
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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 think alot of people are forgetting the expenses these 2 guys incur driving around looking for their rusty treasures. I don't think they're ripping off the sellers. These people have alot of "junk" that's just going to rust and have to be disposed of by their family after they die. I think the sellers qualify more as hoarders, not wanting to get rid of anything. If the guys can flip something for 100% that's not alot at a retail level. Also, pickers sell to dealers who sell to the final customer. Often the price says bought and "valued at". They have to find that person who will pay the valued at price. As a seller on ebay, I don't feel bad buying a pin for $1.00 and selling it for $100.00 (doesn't happen often but it can happen). Often the person I'm selling to is on another coast or another country. The majority of that stuff is just going to rot, then they'll have nothing. Gretchen
Hello!! I love your newsletter and enjoy reading everyone's stories about their collections, etc. When my mother married (in 1946) she bought herself a Fleck broiler. I don't think you can find these today. I believe it's stainless steel on the inside; the outside is still a shiny chrome. It has a huge "element" on the top in the inside of the broiler and this (in my opinion) is the BEST broiler I've ever used in my life. Steaks, fish.....everything turns out perfectly. For years I've been begging my mother to let me have it but it never moved from its spot in the kitchen for 58 years. My beloved mother passed away 3 years ago and although it's still sitting in the same spot, I haven't moved it to my home yet. It's now 64 years old and still works perfectly. PS... my aunt (my mother's sister) also has the same exact Fleck. She still uses it today and that too is in excellent condition....and my aunt is now 96 years old.
Here's a subject for discussion that I have been thinking about for some time. We have a local auctioneer who often bids on and buys items for himself that he is auctioning. I'm interested in hearing the opinions of others...do you think this is ethical and why or why not? I opened such a can of worms with my comments about the American Picker show, thought I'd try to stir things up again. Jerry
I so enjoy your newsletter. I haven't a new story, but I want to comment on the letter from Paul in upstate New York. I totally agree with him that it is fair for pickers to be pickers. Many of the elderly who possess valuable old items just don't know what to do with them or how to advertise to sell them. My mother had many old collectibles when she died. Since she did not need the money before she passed, she kept the items in her family home. My sisters and I were able to keep only the most cherished items. Everything else in the house was placed in a yard sale in our tiny community, then the remainder was sold to a "junk and antiques" dealer for a very few dollars, just to move things out of the house. Had she had time and inclination, I think Mother would have loved to give things away to people who loved or needed them. I think my mother would have welcomed a few "pickers" to see her things and estimate their value. I think she would have been happy to sell her "treasures" just to know that someone else would enjoy them. Elaine
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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
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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. Slotin Auction to hold major folk art sale in Buford, Ga.
2. Russo and Steele Announces Private Client Services
3. Rolex, Patek Philippe and rare pocket watches anchor
Heritage Timepiece Auction
4. Informing Today’s Collectors is What Collector Books
Is All About
5. John Moran to Offer Large Selection of Jewelry and
Fine Art at April 27th Antiques Auction
6. Elvgren, Vargas, Petty and other Pin-Up luminaries
head to Beverly Hills for $3,000,000+ Auction
7. The 2010 Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association
Show and Sale
8. Platinum Plates Highlight Value In Purchasing Private
9. Delaware Antique & Collectible Extravaganza
10. Unique Piece of Aviation History Up for Bid As
First Flight Attendant’s Travel Trunk Goes Online
11. TREASURES & TRIFLES AUCTION
12. AMERICAN FOLK ART FESTIVAL 2010
13. Luxury Antiques Weekend at Stapleford Park, UK
14. Antiques on the Farmington Semi-Annual Store
15. Souvenir Spoon Auction #100 Special Anniversary
16. Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles March 2010
17. Psychedelic Art Posters of the 1960s are Great
18. MID-CENTURY CHICAGO ESTATE SALE IN
19. Litchfield Cty. Auctions Internet/catalog sale underway
20. Artfact Live! Presents Treasures And Trifles from
Grogan & Company
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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 29, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
I was visiting with my granddaughter Sydney, who had just turned 6. Her family had gotten two Boston Terrier puppies. While admiring them I told her that my dog Annie was blind in one eye. She said that their dog Cosmo had been kind of blind but now was really blind. I asked her what she meant and she replied, "Well, he's dead!"
It was all I could do to keep from laughing then and there, but maintained my composer to tell her how sad I was for her. Then we turned our attention back to the new puppies.
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?
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 Bill requested a recipe for "Rotisserie chicken marinade". We received the following...
LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN MARINADE
1 bottle Italian dressing
1 bottle honey dijon dressing
1 bottle balsamic vinaigrette
1-2 tsp. lemon pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Marinate chicken (overnight for best results).
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic
Many chopped onions
1/4 c. oil
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. celery salt
Marinate chicken (overnight for best results).
While cooking on grill sprinkle with poultry seasoning, sage, marjoram.
EASY MARINADE FOR CHICKEN
2 c. plain yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. each basil, oregano & black pepper
Combine the above ingredients until well blended. Pour marinade over the meat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove chicken, eliminating excess marinade. Place on Rotisserie. This chicken will be Delicious and moist. ....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.
Hi, I do hope someone might be able to help with this memory from around 1970's. Bings Bakery in Newark Delaware made the best and I mean best potato rolls my grandmother would takes us and I never did forget that taste. Not sure what they did to made the taste so different. I hope someone can help, I did call them but know help. Thank You - Joanne from Tennessee. Love the news letter.
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.
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 Collectibles.
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:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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