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The Collectors Newsletter #818 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #818 -- July 2010
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Baltimore Antique Bottle Club
The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about antique bottle collecting and to promote the hobby. Over the years, the club has become one of the strongest and most enduring bottle clubs in the country. The hard work of so many members since its inception has led to the club's success. The club provides a great opportunity to learn about an interesting, historical and potentially lucrative hobby and to make new friends and have a good time. . For more on how the club evolved, click the History link. Interest in bottle collecting in the Baltimore area has been generated by the fact that Baltimore had such a long, rich history in the manufacture of bottles and other glass products. Glass production ranked as Baltimore's 3rd top industry at its peak during the 19th century. The Baltimore Glassworks, for example, was an excellent producer of a broad variety of bottles during that era. Many of these bottles were dug by individuals in sites all over the city and surrounding counties. This led to the fascinating hobby of antique bottle collecting with a predominant focus on bottles manufactured in Baltimore.. The club meets usually on the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September through June in the cafeteria at Loch Raven High School. Every meeting includes a program, which may involve a speaker presentation or participation from the members. Prior to the meetings, members bring in bottles from their collections or those recently acquired to display or sell. In addition, other opportunities exist at the meetings to show and discuss bottles, socialize, answer questions from new collectors, and participate in drawings for bottle prizes. A popular feature is the Theme Bottle segment where members bring in bottles that are connected in some way-even marginally-to an event in the month the meeting takes place. The club provides refreshments.
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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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In regards to Bev's request for help getting an old bible fixed...
Have not talked to this person in forever but here is a referral: book restoration, bibles are his specialty--Jerry Pressler, (916)274-0814. He is in Grass Valley, CA. No idea of prices.
We have other book restorers listed, all CA, but thought I'd send this one along because of his specialty. Good luck, Karen - Venerable Classics
One of the most unusual uses of old furniture that I have seen, was done by a man who loved birds. He found old china cabinets, removed the glass and refinished the cabinet. He placed small tacks along the inside edges of the openings and crisscrossed fine nylon filament in a diamond pattern across the openings. These could only be used for birds that did not chew thru things. He added branches and nesting boxes inside, along with food and water cups. This was where he housed his finches. I believe he modified the door so the lower part could be opened for cleaning. From across the room, it was very difficult to see the filament and looked as though he had well trained birds that stayed in the cabinets. He had two matching ones in his living room on either side of his fireplace and they were beautiful. Anne in St Louis
I too was tired of paying 65 + dollars a month for programs I never watched which was 98% of them. On top of that they took off all my favorites and made them into pay for view! Can you beat that? A friend came and set up my TV to play my videos and DVDís! I do not know how he did it but I believe there are lots of folks out there who will know what I am talking about. I can now play my personal family made and purchased videos. I go to my library and check out 5 DVDís for one week, free! I get lots of work and fun things done in my own time. When itís time to relax I pop a big bowl of pop corn, get a soft drink and turn on the TV. I love the fact that I am entertaining myself with shows I want to see. Iím a big fan of the oldies but goodies! Try it, youíll like it! Alley in Texas! ~;o}
Not long ago, Doug from Michigan, sent in a request for information and assistance in locating a living descendant of the bride and groom listed on a 1911 Wedding Certificate in his possession. Without mentioning it to him, I began researching the name that he gave in the article. I emailed Doug and offered to continue doing research on the couple to see if I could find a descendant. Doug very kindly offered to send the certificate to me so that I could return it to a descendant if I found one. Before the certificate even arrived at my home, I had found the bride and groom and found a very nice woman who was researching this line - HER family.
I emailed her and told her about Doug and about the certificate. The document is quite lovely but being nearly 100 years old, it was becoming quite fragile around the edges; especially at the top and bottom, it was beginning to get several splits in the paper. It had been rolled and unrolled so many times through the years that it was becoming more and more brittle. So, I made the decision to mount it to acid free paper; using acid free, REMOVABLE, glue. As a document collector, I would have preferred not to put a backing on this lovely item, but I felt it was absolutely necessary in this case. Now, I can mail it in a large precut mat and all the new owner will have to do will be to put it in a standard frame.
She is so excited to be receiving the certificate and Doug is also thrilled to be able to return it to her. I've been doing genealogy research for over 25 years now and each new item is a challenge for me. I am so happy to have been a part of reuniting this lovely piece of family history with a descendant of the bride and groom from 1911. I have seen many old certificates but this is one of the loveliest I've come across. It has a bouquet of roses at the bottom that continues up the left side and also at the bottom is a gold seal from St., Paul's Lutheran Church in Detroit. There's an oval near the bottom showing Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding supper and the verse "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Josh. 24:15 In the upper right corner is another verse "Whether thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people and thy God, my God" Ruth 1:16
The wedding information is inside a lovely oval and handwritten in brown ink; in beautiful script. Even though is was used in 1911, it appears to be from around 1900. All of this was made possible because of Doug's desire to return the certificate and because of the newsletter! which put the two of us together in this joint effort!!! My personal thanks to Doug for being so willing to get this back to a family member. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fla
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9. The Fourth Annual New York Antique Jewelry
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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.
Last fall my grandson, a somewhat precocious age 5, was finally able to go on the annual "hunting camp" trip. He no doubt was pretty excited to be on the excursion with his father, cousin, uncle and grandfather, and perhaps that was why he ended up with a bit of an upset tummy. After one of several trips to the outhouse he told his grandpa, that something had upset his "solar system."
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue Jim requested recipes for "'Egg & Olive','Pimento Cheese' and Chicken Salad' sandwiches" we received the following...
EGG & OLIVE SALAD FOR SANDWICHES
8 hard boiled eggs, chopped fine
1/4 c. salad olives
1/4 c. of mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all above ingredients in a bowl. Spread on Roman meal bread. Cut into finger sandwiches. This is a very nice spread for party sandwiches.
This delicious and classic spread can be used as a sandwich spread or as an appetizer spread or dip.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. finely grated onion
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar or colby cheese
1 (4 oz.) jar minced pimientos, drained
Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise and beat well until smooth. Add onion, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper and cream well until combined. Add Cheddar cheese and beat until blended. Then gently fold in the chopped pimientos. Cover tightly and refrigerate.
Serve as a sandwich spread or as an appetizer with crusty French bread slices, apple slices, and crackers. To make into a dip, add more mayonnaise until desired consistency is reached.
CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES
1 c. finely chopped cooked chicken
1/4 c. finely chopped celery
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of black pepper
1/3 c. mayonnaise
3 tbsp. softened butter
Combine first 6 ingredients. Spread softened butter on bread, then spread salad mixture on bread and cut into desired shapes. Chill in covered container until ready to serve.
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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.
In the deli at BiLo Grocery stores in GA, they had a Lemon Crumb Pie that they stopped selling a couple years ago. The filling was like lemon curd, and it had a crumb topping like a coffee cake. I would love to have the recipe for this if anyone has it. Thanks Barbara
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.
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Jewels And My Girls
Welcome to our store! My girls and I love to collect vintage jewelry and antique items. Our inventory includes glassware, sterling silver and gold, wooden boxes, and our fabulous vintage jewelry! Our inventory changes weekly so please check back.
Rainbow Gifts and Collectibles
My inventory includes, but is not limited too, glass, china, pottery, and costume/estate jewelry. Come in and browse around. Thanks for coming!!
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.
JUST EARRINGS is an internet retreat that features all types, kinds, colors and eras of earrings. Looking for a certain color, you can easily find it here. We are a branch of Pumpkins & Peacock Feathers also on TIAS.
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