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The Collectors Newsletter #823 -- August 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #823 -- August 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.
The Beswick Collectors Club
The Beswick Collectors Club has been formed to foster interest in Beswick Ware, both old and new, to encourage collectors and people with an interest in Beswick to be able to meet or communicate with other members.
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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
Now we can share PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!
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of something you would like to find the value of and maybe the group can help you out.
Hi Phil, We enjoy reading TIA's a lot. Do a lot of garage saling and flea marketing and my husband is an ebay addict! Mostly old toys. Anyway I am writing to you because of the parlor sofa. We have my husband's grandfathers. It was brown leather with oak arms, enough to sit two adults and one grandchild! We had it recovered in a nice sturdy cranberry fabric and it sits in our play room today. We have a pool table and use it as our seating. When we were younger it was actually our bed for a while. Didn't have the feather bed but lots of quilts on the springs to soften it. Now if we use it we put on an air mattress. It is still a beautiful piece of furniture.
Thanks, Josie Lytle
I just have to write about people who are so proud of the fact that they have gotten rid of their televisions. I am shocked! Where do they get their news? If they say, "The radio," then where are the photos of the events? If they say, "Newspapers," then don't they realize how old the news is by the time they read it? Also, there are many wonderful programs on television, everything from situations comedy to spy thrillers, Shakespeare adaptations, nature specials, crime dramas, and early childhood education--what would Mr. Rogers have thought!? When I graduated from high school and went away to nursing school I met a girl who didn't have a television. She didn't know who the Lone Ranger was, or Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the Three Stooges, Mary Tyler Moore or Magnum, P.I. You miss a lot of every day culture and great programming by not having a television. NOT owning one is not the answer--choosing what to watch is. Oh, and I still get a lot done. Gina
Dear Phil: When I was a kid , all water was pumped by a wind mill or a hand pump in a well. My cousin and I had a great time playing down at the windmill, as from the well was a narrow trough that fastened to the well and went into the big water tank , for cattle and horses to drink. My cousin and I would take , little boats out to the well and float them down the trough to the water tank, and would play for hours doing this as it was a cool fun thing to do on a hot summer day.
My dad had built a wooden water tank for cows , It was down in the valley close to a creek. We would have to pump water for the cows everyday, Now there was a plank we had to walk to get to the well platform , as the hogs had wallered out a big deep mud hole where the water ran over.
My sister was 2 years old with beautiful blonde curley hair and blue eyes. She and mom, and I went to pump the water that evening. Now there was a meeting going on at church that night and mom had already bathed my sister and washed her hair. We got the tank full and mom was in a hurry as she still had chores to do. When we went over the plank and mom was trying to help my sister across , but she refused to budge and saying I will do it my self. Well mom went on and told me since I was 6 years older then sister, to watch her and help her get across. Just as we got to the middle of the plank , sister give a wild jerk from my hands and off she went into the hog waller, It was dark slick stinky mud and sister went over her head. I was screaming for help and luck would have it , mom had not gone far. She rushed back and grabbed sister out of the mud and all we could see was the whites of her eyes. Mom run over to the tank of clean water and begin ducking sister and trying to get mud off.
No matter how much mom shampooed her hair , it still smelled awful, and we did miss the meeting that night. Dolores
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3) Antique News
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1. Gray's Auctioneers Reports Stellar Summer Sale
2. 16th Century French porcelain manufacturer -
3. Reproduction Antique French Furniture - What
to look for
4. Huge multi-estate sale at Philip Weiss Auctions,
5. Showtime Auction Services major event slated
for Oct. 1-3
6. RAGO ARTS AND AUCTION CENTER
ANNOUNCES FALL 2010 AUCTION SCHEDULE
7. FancyDress99 See Rise In 1920's Fancy Dress
8. Large Estate Auction of Model Trains &
9. Multi-Million Dollar Collection of Large Cents
on Display at Boston World's Fair of Money
10. Handcrafted designs and styles in vintage style
engagement and wedding rings
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday August 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
My husband & I collected fine, or antique, or rare, other other fine books, over 43 years of marriage. Upon his death, I wanted to be sure my children, then already adults, knew what treasures were in those books. I was my intent then that when I passed on they would be sure to scan those books very carefully to see what they were, and then not to just toss them into a dumpster. So I told them to be sure to check each of the books carefully as " Daddy used to hide money in them". (Which of course he never did). I thought that was a great idea..then 2 years later my son called out of the blue & said: " Mother, if Daddy actually hid money in those book, why haven't you looked through them" ? There went my great idea! ARM in NC
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com 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: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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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 William requested recipes for "Chocolate Walnut Pie" we received the following...
Chocolate Walnut Pie
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup margarine
2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Melt the margarine and the chocolate together, stirring until chocolate is
Add eggs, sugar, salt, and syrup.
Stir until everything is mixed thoroughly.
Stir in walnuts.
Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 40-50 minutes, or until pie is
Let sit for 30 minutes before slicing.
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust made fromBasic Pie Pastry
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted and allowed to cool
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups broken walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a heavy pot on low heat.
Pour it evenly into the unbaked pie shell.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla well.
Stir in the walnuts.
Pour the mixture into the chocolate-lined pie shell and bake until the
filling is set, 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove to a rack and let cool.
The pie may be made ahead several days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Serve
with whipped cream if desired.
Chocolate Walnut Pie
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon imitation maple flavor
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, water and eggs; beat with whisk until well blended. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, maple flavor and walnuts. Pour into pastry shell.
3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly. Serve warm or cold. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftover pie. 8 servings. 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.
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "Pizza Cookie"? I heard about these from a friend who had one, but does not have the recipe. Does anyone know how to make these? Becky
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.
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.
Vintage Advertising and Rare Collectibles!Free Shipping on everything in our store!Added to daily so please check back often!
Starling Antiques, your source for exquisite vintage clothing from the Victorian era through the 1970's, jewelry, silver, lace, linens, and household antiques for fine living.
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectables
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectibles is an Antiques showroom with Collectibles and Antiques including Porcelain, Glass, Furniture, Hand Carved Marble and Granite, Art Glass, Sevres, Dresden, Samson and Oriental Antiques including Chinese and Japanese Antiques
Therese's Antique Boutique
My inventory ranges from Depression Glass, Porcelain, Jewelry, Tableware, and Teacups. All items are described with the greatest detail. I am passionate about preserving and sharing a part of history and craftsmanship with anyone who is interested.
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.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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