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The Collectors Newsletter #813 -- June 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #813 -- June 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.
Association of Coffee Mill Enthusiasts
ACME was established in 1994 for the purpose of preserving the history, and to encourage the collecting of domestic and international antique coffee mills.
ACME was created as a central repository for the sharing of knowledge, securing authentic parts pertaining to the repair, and restoration of antique coffee mills. We currently have about 200 members from the United States plus 5 other countries. Membership is open to any "Millaholic" regardless of the size of their collection.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Coffee Mills or other kitchen related collectibles? See:
for Coffee mills.
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 was interested, about auctioneers. doing the bidding. When I was born in 1932, My Dad was busy making a walnut rocking chair, to rock me in. He worked all winter on this chair , before I was born in March.
My Dad and My grandmother delivered me, because it was to bad of weather for doc. to get there in time. When doc finally did make it, My dad was sitting in the rocker , with me all cleaned up, and dressed.
My Dad gave me this rocker, years ago, and one time when we were moving , the rocker got left behind with the people that bought our farm. Then years went by the the rocker ended up in a farm sale. We went to this sale I recognized the rocker , but my husband didn't want to stay until it sold. So we asked the auctioneer, if he would bid on it for us. and He did and got my rocker back for me. I was so thankful , I now have the rocker in my family room . The rocker is 78 years old , and still a good rocker that we use today.
Enjoy all the letters and just to reiterate what has been said at one time or another. In regards to auction houses, garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, upscale shows, etc., there are as many crooked dealers, auctioneers and collectors as there are honest ones. I have bought and sold for over 40 years and have met them all. I have maintained that honesty is always the best way to go. You never have to try to cover up the lies. Treat everyone you meet as you would like to be treated. If that doesn’t work then you don’t need that person or his company. In the end you’ll meet new friends.
Regarding the letter from the writer who complained about the spoons not being in the box they had ultimately won. Any good auctioneer will ask the public to not remove items from it’s box so that everyone is on the same playing field. It is ‘ok’ for the auctioneer to take items from a specific box and sell them separately, but more often than not, specific pieces are lifted and placed in another box or area, or worst yet, stolen all together by collectors who obviously needed the item worst than you did. You, the buyer have to be vigilant and aware of what is taking place. It is difficult for the auctioneer to be in many places at one time, however, they should have acknowledged the problem by reselling the box.
I love the Pickers and Pawn Stars, everyone is trying to make a buck and the more involved you are, the more you put into selling, the more money you can make. You have to be able to put forth the effort though. As a dealer, I hunt it, find it, buy it, haul it, wash it, scrub it, paint it, fix it, wrap it, load it, pay taxes and rent on it……..how can I take any less……………?
..Tim in Kansas
Richard & Sally, you are not being criticized because of the profession you choose. Judging from YOUR letter, YOU are not being criticized at all. The criticism is to those that handle their profession in a very unprofessional way by bending the rules, cheating and stealing, to benefit themselves. It is the selfish actions of some, instead of caring for the people who attend auctions, that ARE actually their business. When their actions become known, they loose a customer, and that customer tells someone else, and so on and so on, until sometimes the business fails as well it should. C in Al.
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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. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…
2. Rare bottle hits $64.960 at American Bottle
Auctions' 50th sale
3. iGavel Auctions Online Sale of Ruhstaller &
Buffalo Brewery Advertising Sells 100%
4. World Cup was no match for the latest Stanley
5. Palm Beach Appraisers Association Renews
Annual Partnership with US Antique Shows
6. Predicting Art Market Profit Potential Pt. 1 –
7. Top iPhone Apps for Art Collectors –
8. Silver Gold Bull Launches New Perth Mint
9. The Spectacle of the Art Market Pt. 4 –
10. The Spectacle of the Art Market Part 3 –
11. The Spectacle of the Art Market Pt. 2 –
12. The Spectacle of the Art Market Pt. 1 –
13. Copley Fine Art Auctions To Offer Over 800
Paintings, Prints, and Decoys July 22 and 23
14. Litchfield Cty. Auctions Internet/catalog sale
June 30-July 14
15. Kitsch n Stuff: A Blog That Will Knock Your
Retro Socks Off
16. Chair Caning Exhibition at Tillers International
17. Old Town Auctions’ July 17 no-reserve sale
presents a celestial array of robots, space toys
18. Chair caning guild demonstrates rare weaves
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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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 oldest son was about 4 yrs old my husband took him to the hardware store with him. The man behind the counter had a cute bank. It was an apple where the worm came out and took the money. He showed it to my son and he looked at the man with no smile and said "that's not funny". Needless to say my husband was very embarrassed.
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?
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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 " Fruit Cocktail Cake" we received the following...
Fruit Cocktail Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16 ounce) can fruit cocktail 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease one 9x9 inch square baking pan.
Combine the flour, white sugar, egg, baking soda, vanilla and undrained
Mix until blended.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the brown
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
A hit at pot lucks, baby showers or just for good eat'n
Oregon Reader and Fan of this site...Ellen
I believe this is what the reader is looking for. We call it pudding but it is like cake.
Fruit Cocktail Pudding
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
Mix together and add
1 #2 can of Fruit Cocktail
2 1 egg beaten.
Pour into a greased pan 9 x 13
Cover with ½ cup nuts and ½ cup brown sugar
Bake 40 minutes at 350. Janet Bailey
In the last edition, Jackie M. requested a recipe for Fruit Cocktail Cake. I found two recipes for the cake in a 1972 edition of a cookbook written by the women of a small Pennsylvania church. I have never made this cake, but I have made quite a few of the other recipes from this book and all have been great.
FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE
1 C. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 C. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt
Beat 1 large egg. Add:
1 lb. can fruit cocktail (after taking out 6 Tbsp. juice)
Add dry ingredients. Mix and pour into greased 8"x12" pan. Mix:
1 C. brown sugar 1 C. chopped nuts
Spread on top of fruit dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until done. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.
FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE
1 1/2 C. sugar 2 tsp. baking soda
2 C. flour 1/4 tsp. salt
1 (1 lb.) can fruit cocktail 2 eggs
1/2 C. brown sugar 1 C. chopped nuts
Sift sugar, soda, flour, and salt together in bowl. Add the fruit cocktail (including juice) and 2 eggs to dry ingredients. Mix well with a spoon (not electric mixer). Pour batter into a rectangular pan, 9 x 13 inches. Mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup chopped nuts- sprinkle on top of batter. Bake 40 minutes in 350 degree oven.
For the sauce, place in a saucepan:
1 stick (1/4 lb.) butter 3/4 C. granulated sugar 3/4 C. canned milk
Cook until mixture boils. Boil 2 minutes longer. Add 1 box of Angel Flake shredded coconut to sauce. Pour hot sauce over hot cake. Serve warm or cooled.
I hope one of these recipes will bring back the memories for which you are searching. Happy reminiscing! Phyllis D.
I don't know if this is the same cake that Jackie had in mind, but my mother used to make this recipe back in the 1960s. It is a favorite at our house. Dolly in Iowa.
UGLY DUCKLING PUDDING CAKE
1 pkg (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg (4-serving size) lemon flavor instant pudding & pie filling
1-16oz can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup
1 C flaked coconut
1/4 C oil
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 C chopped nuts (optional)
Blend all cake ingredients except brown sugar and nuts four minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Pour into greased & floured 9"x13" pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes--do not underbake! Cool in pan 15 minutes. Spoon hot butter glaze over warm cake. Serve with whipped topping, if desired.
1/2 C butter
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C evaporated milk
1 1/3 C flaked coconut
Combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk in saucepan; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut.
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.
I have misplaced my recipe for VOYAGEUR BEAN SOUP, I believe it may have originated in Quebec, Canada. Not sure what I used for herbs or spices. Thanks if you have this recipe and will share it. Christina
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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