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The Collectors Newsletter #817 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #817 -- July 2010
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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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
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I have an old family bible that the cover binding is cracked and splitting at the seams. Does anyone have an ideas on how to fix this or get it recovered, without resorting to tape. Any ideas on the cost of this type of project. Bev
I wanted to comment on Barb's comment about turning off the TV, we also pitched ours around 1988 and have never looked back! The first month was a little strange,we didn't quite know what to do with ourselves, but that quickly changed! We became the busiest most productive people doing much needed projects around the house, we actually played with our kids, we rode bikes, played games, read books & all the usual stuff! The icing on the cake was the lead article in Readers Digest that month was "want to improve your home life? get rid of the TV!" We now also use the computer if we want to see an old Star Trek or get the news or whatever, but we are not couch potato zombies taking in whatever is offered over the air waves as gospel 24/7! Love the newsletter! Kim, Indiana
We are not dealers, we occasionally find something at a yard sale or auction to resell, but basically we buy for our own collections. Recently we were on our way camping & came across a yard sale that I wanted to stop off at. We were pulling the camper so there was no place to park so I told my husband I would just quickly check it out. I ran up, ran along the tables & spotted a book called "Honolulu". It was only $1 & I didn't have time to check out what it was about, I grabbed the book, gave the woman a $1 & ran back to the car. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up to see what the book was about & found a full book of "forever" stamps. Okay, so not as great a deal as most people get & write to TIAS about, but I was thrilled with my "find"! Lisa - Douglas MA
The stories you ran quite awhile ago about the lady who died, leaving her quilting fabrics all bundled up (around money), and the fellow who did the same with magazines, were so interesting and funny. My mother had left old metal band-aid boxes here and there around the house with wads of cash in them! But the latest is: A friend was going through estate junk and walked to the garbage can to toss old phone books. You guessed it, she noticed a dollar bill fall out--and after going through the books--had a goodly stack of money!
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1. Skinner July Discovery Auction Features
Studio Paintings, Country Americana and
2. Old Toy Soldier Auctions chalks up 'best sale
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3. New publisher steps in to revive Jan Foulke’s
Guide to Dolls
4. What Art Investors Can Learn from Gold
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5. Choicest designs and priceless jewelry
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11. New Book Gives Collecting Tips on Some of
USA's Most Beautiful & Popular Gold Coins
12. Rare 16th-century Spanish Furniture
Highlighted in Cowan’s European and Asian
Fine and Decorative Arts
13. Celebrity Autographs outperform Stock Market
14. Steel City Con to Give Away Gift Cards
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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.
More hamburger trivia!
On occasion I would take my then four year old son to get a hamburger. We went to the best hamburger spot in town! It was on Second Street in Barberton Ohio called the Greasy Spoon! The waitress asked my son what he would like on his burger. He quickly said ketchup and mustard, ‘mixed’ together! She got out a small plate and mixed the two together as if to prove to him that they ‘were’ mixed together. That was in 1958! I imagine it is no longer there. Does any one remember this restaurant?
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue Shirley requested a recipe for "a really good old fashioned potato salad recipe " we received the following...
This my mother's recipe and everyone loved it. Now that she is gone, I continue to make this to the delight of everyone who tastes it!
5 lbs. white potatoes, boiled in skin, cool and peel, then dice
5 to 6 stalks of celery, diced
10 to 12 Mt. Olive Sweet Pickles, diced
8 to 9 boiled eggs, dice 6 and slice the remaining ones for garnish
1 small onion, diced (optional)
3 to 4 tablespoons Miracle Whip (adjust for personal taste)
1 to 2 tablespoons Yellow Mustard (adjust for personal taste)
Salt and Pepper
Toss diced vegetables and eggs, add Miracle Whip, Mustard, Salt, Pepper and Parika to taste
Slice eggs for garnish on top and sprinkle Paprika over them,
Can serve warm or chilled.
MY MOM’S POTATO SALAD -- This was basically Granny Carrie’s potato salad. .
Her secret was the pickle juice and of course she
carefully cubed, diced and sliced as called for.
Everything had to be uniform size. Then when her
masterpiece was finished, she placed it in a
large clear glass bowl and lovingly decorated the
top with pimiento, rings of green pepper,
celery seed and egg slices; ending with
a generous sprinkling of paprika.
Bon appetit! Barbara Campbell
12 medium new potatoes, cooked in jackets, slightly cooled, peeled and cubed
(this will be about 10 cups)
l onion chopped or l bunch fresh green onions to your taste. I prefer the green onions.
1 cup finely diced celery
¾ to 1 cup finely diced sweet pickles (Vlasic are the best!)
½ cup pimiento
10 to 12 boiled eggs, chopped (I prefer to mash them with potato masher and add them
to the mayo-pickle juice mixture)
1 to 2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ cup diced bell pepper
l to 2 cups mayonnaise well mixed with ¼ cup juice from sweet pickles (or more to your taste)
1 tsp prepared mustard if desired – gives it a good taste and color.
1 tsp paprika
Place all ingredients except the mayo, juice and mustard in large bowl. Stir in the mayo-pickle juice- mustard mixture well, but lightly, with a wooden spoon. I place in a large Tupperware bowl ; refrigerate overnight or for a few hours. Then add more mayo and pickle juice before serving if needed. I too like to place the salad in a clear glass bowl and decorate the top. Serves 16 – 20 people.
I have used sliced ripe olives and green olives stuffed with pimiento on the top also. Christy garnished the top with red radishes, which was colorful and tasty. My sister Carolyn uses two hard- boiled eggs for the top to make 2 daisies. Slice eggs lengthwise; 2 halves of l yolk for center of flower (reserve the other yolk for another dish) then cut whites into 8-l0 slices for petals. Use celery for stems and leaves.
You will find you like to make it your way, changing ingredients and amounts to your taste. I have varied this using mayo and sour cream; all sour cream and once when I had no mayo in the house, I used Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with Buttermilk with very good results. Bon appetit! Barbara Campbell
Potato salad is a must for all our family gatherings. We all have our "special" recipe, but that doesn't matter, just as long as somebody brings the "Potato Salad". This recipe can be altered to your family's liking. Sometimes I use dill pickles or both kinds mixed or mayonnaise and salad dressing mixed or just mayonnaise. Most of the time, it never makes it to the fridge! They all dig in as soon as its stirred up. I hope this is what you're looking for, Shirley!
Patty in Kentucky
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
10 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
1 cup sweet pickles, diced
1 cup sweet onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (reserve 2 eggs, sliced for garnish)
2- 2 1/2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing (depending on dryness of potatoes)
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard (add a little more if you like)
1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle juice
Place peeled potato chunks in a large pan (salted if desired). Cover with boiling water and return to a boil; reduce heat. Cook 25 to 30 minutes or until tender; drain well. Set aside to cool slightly. Add the remaining ingredients and toss all together gently being careful not to mash the potatoes completely. This can be served immediately as warm potato salad or chill in refrigerator for several hours to serve cold. Slice the remaining hard boiled eggs and garnish before serving.
I'm responding to the potato salad recipe request. I make my mom's recipe and it always gets rave reviews. Because I learned to make it without measuring, I'm kind of guessing, so please err on the light side of these measurements and you can always add more to your taste.
4# red potatoes boiled til done but not mushy (skins on)
1 dozen hard boiled eggs
1 large onion diced
5 ribs celery chopped
1 T. Grey Poupon or used dry mustard
I do not make eggs or potatoes the night before. The idea is to work with them warm so they absorb the dressing.
Skin the hot potatoes and dice. Chop warm eggs. I do a medium potato into about 8 cubes, and an egg into about six .
My family likes to get a real bite!
Generously salt and pepper all.
Add about 1 1/2 c. Hellman's (no substitutes!) mayonnaise.
Add about 1/4 c. sweet pickle juice
Mix all with a strong spatula or your wooden spoon. Add more mayo if it is too dry. Cover and refrigerate. When you take the bowl out to serve, you might need a bit more mayo if it got absorbed.
Sprinkle with paprika if you like. You can also save an egg and slice over the top for serving. Linda in PA
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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.
While growing up in Memphis during the 50' & 60', there were ready made sandwiches available at nearly every Drugstore Counter. They were 'Mrs. Drake's Sandwiches'. my favorites were the 'Egg & Olive','Pimento Cheese' and Chicken Salad'. i'd love to have the recipes for each of these if anyone has them or can tell me where to obtain them. Thanks. Jim Kail
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Vintage Cameras, Typewriters, Office Machines and Fans are just some of the fantastic items you will find here. We feature vintage and antique finds from barns, sheds, attics and sales from the Heartland of America.
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