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The Collectors Newsletter #798 -- May 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #798 -- May 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.
Antique Advertising Association of America (AAAA)
The Antique Advertising Association of America is America's #1 Club for collectors of all Popular and Antique Advertising. We've been around for 15+ years and have grown to include members from across the United States and Canada
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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
Having read the stories about pickers, I thought I'd share our experience which was not very good. This happened in 1998 when my father was undergoing treatment for terminal cancer. He was on a steroid medicine that impaired his judgment. My mother had suffered a stroke and was back at home recovering. I was working all day and staying at their home with them at night.
One day a picker stopped at my parents home. We lived in the country and our nearest neighbor was not that close. My dad proceeded to allow him to look around. When I returned home from work, my dad told me of the stranger who gave him $150. for some junk he found in the basement. This junk included a meal chest, wire egg baskets, metal flower baskets used for graveyard decorations, a coca-cola tray, antique jugs, a set of 4 custom mag wheels, and a few other things. Needless to say I was so mad that someone would take advantage of another person like that. My mother was so upset that she had me to go hide her silver service set in case the guy came back.
Word got out in the community but no one knew who this person was. A few months after my fathers death, I came home early to find a stranger standing in the garage. When I asked him what he was doing in there, he responded, "just looking to see if there might be anything you would want to sell." I told him he had best leave and leave very quickly.
I watch the show American Pickers and like the fact that they do make appointments to go view another person's property. A lot of the items they end up buying are things that would surely ruin if not for them. The pickers I have issues with are the ones who just show up unannounced....James in NC
I grew up in the 60's and my mother did not collect anything. However, she did have a set of the Pyrex mixing bowls that were the bright colors. The largest was yellow, then a green, red, and the smallest was blue. Mom would always make (from scratch) chocolate chip cookies in the yellow bowl, serve a green salad in the green size, usually serve a vegetable in the red bowl and always used the smallest blue bowl for gravy. When these bowls became popular a few years ago for collectors, I could hardly wait to find myself some of these. Today, I have several of these beautiful mixing bowls and use mine for many different things but still think about how mom consistently used her set for specific things. Glenda- AR
Years ago ( in the 60's ) old cars and trucks were plentiful in the rural Northwest but sometimes trying to save a vintage vehicle was tough. I spotted a Ford Model A pickup truck beside an old run down shed in Idaho ...Cows were around using it for a rubbing post. I went up to the farmers house and asked if it was for sale..".nope, gunna fix it up someday" Fast forward a few years..the Ford was still there only in terrible shape sunk in the mud and cow dung. One spring day I asked the farmer again..This time he said o.k....$1,200 ! After a close inspection which showed it was beyond restoration I left ...soon after it was hauled to the nearby ravine where his garbage was dumped....what a waste . .........Randy
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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. 300+ rare, vintage bottles will be sold in online auction
2. Cambridge Glass Collectors Convention - June
3. NDGA Convention - Wichita, KS, July 10-11, 2010
4. The Top 10 countries contributing to philately in 2010
5. Highly Important Orders Of Knighthood Conferred
Upon The First Earl Of Durham To Be Offered For Sale
6. WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL JUNE
4-6 WILL FEATURE ORIGINAL FLORIDA
HIGHWAYMAN R. L. LEWIS
7. Vintage Rings, Bringing The Elegance Of The Past
In The Present
8. Kaminski Celebrates Spring With May Estates Auction
9. WORKS FROM FOUR NOTABLE COLLECTIONS
TO SELL AT RAGO’S MAY 15 FINE ART AUCTION
10. Artfact Live! Presents A Two Session Antique
Auction from RO Schmitt
11. Fine Art And Antique Auction from Point Pleasant
12. Leland Little Auction -- May 8, 2010 - Estate
Treasures Auction - 3:00 PM
13. Fontaine's has cataloged auction slated for Sat.,
14. Furniture, Fine And Decorative Arts, Paintings
from Alex Cooper Auctioneers
15. Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Art from
16. Oceanic and African Tribal Art from Antique Helper
17. “Pioneers of Modernism: Poster Masters of the
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Limoges Tankard Artist Scotty
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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.
A few weeks ago I was chatting with my 6 year old great-grandson. He asked me all sorts of questions about when I was young, then he asked a question that I really had to think about before I answered. He asked what I had wanted to be when I grew up. That stumped me because I really couldn't remember, so I said, "I just wanted to be what I am right now--your grandma. What do you want to be when you grow up?"
He had an answer to that!! He said he knew what he didn't want to be--"The tooth fairy, because I don't want to handle all those slippery teeth and give away all my money!"
That kid cracks me up every day in one way or another but that remark is one that I'll always remember....Bobbi - Marion, IN
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: Ceramic Arts Studio Accordian Boy and Bass Viol Boy
WANTED: CUSTARD GLASS SOUVENIR & COBALT WHEELOCK SOUVENIR CHINA
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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 Gina requested a recipe for "Texas Twister Thighs". We received the following...
Thank you to the people who sent in recipes for "Texas Twister Thighs" but particularly to Gail Dengler. That is EXACTLY the recipe that I lost many years ago! I am so happy to have it back. Thank you so much. Gina from Pittsburgh, PA.
4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
(Serve with Ice cream, if desired)
1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
2. Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
3. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream or Ice cream.
My favorite Apple Crisp recipe comes from the Betty Crocker cookbook circa 1950.
Butter a 9 x 13 or 9 x 9 non reactive pan well and set aside.
Wash, peel, core and slice enough apples to fill pan mounding towards the center somewhat. I use a mixture of apples such as Rome, MacIntosh, Gala, Granny Smith and Empire. When pan is full sprinkle apples with 2-4 tsp ground cinnamon (I use the greater amount since I love the taste of cinnamon). Pour over all 1/4 C apple cider (may use apple juice or water as desired). In small bowl mix well 1 C sugar (or 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar or use part splenda) and 3/4 C flour. With two knives cut in the stick of butter until coarse crumbs develop. Work fairly quickly so that the butter doesn't melt or the topping won't be as good. Spread topping over apples and bake 30 -45 min. in a 350 degree oven. If the apples seem a bit bland you can sprinkle some lemon juice over the apples before putting the crumb topping on. Jeanne
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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.
Does anyone have a good recipe for dog biscuits? I know that people make these for their dogs instead of buying them. I'd like to make my dog a home made treat instead of the usual store bought doggy bones. Thanks.... Becky
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.
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Rare and unique antiques and collectibles for every interest. Our inventory grows every day, so check back often and see what treasures await you! Taylor Antiques & Collectibles promises the best possible customer service.
Treasure Journeys Antiques & Collectibles
Start your Treasure Journey here to find a piece of the past! Come in and visit often as the inventory is constantly evolving with collectibles and antiques that will appeal to most everyone's taste. We ship worldwide
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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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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