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The Collectors Newsletter #829 -- September 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #829 -- September 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 Buttonhook Society
These Victorian era tools were designed to help pull buttons through stiff leather on shoes and boots, or to fasten buttons on garments. Most found today date from the 1880s to the 1930s, but an early reference to this useful tool dates back to 1611.
Buttonhooks appear in many shapes and sizes, and materials utilized range from steel to gold, and from early plastic to inlaid gems. Buttonhooks are wonderful collectible items and are collected worldwide.
In addition, the BMCC distributes two newsletters and two flyers each year.
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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!!!
Checkout the photos sent in from readers on our Facebook page at:
Are you trying to find out the value of an antique or collectible ? Post a photo or video on our facebook page at
and maybe I can help you out. If not, we've got lots of readers who are experts in many different kinds of antiques & collectibles.
EDITORS NOTE - If you could ask a group of 15,000 collectors one question, what would it be? Send us your question and we'll use them to put together an online survey. We'll run the answers in upcoming newsletters. Please don't send "what's it worth" or "what is this" questions. Send your question to email@example.com
My children are all in their early to late 40's now, but at almost every reunion two stories crop up that bring tears of laughter. Kids do say the darnest things!!
After three girls, having a son was a new experience for me. One day I was diaper changing and my 5 yr. old wanted to know "what's that?" Believing I was a very modern Mother, I told her the correct term for his
genital organ. It was about a week later that she asked if some of her friends could come in and see our new baby. As they crowded around the bassinet, my 5 yr. old says "This is my beautiful baby brother" followed
by "And he's got peanuts too!!"
When this same sweet boy was in kindergarten, I received a call from his teacher asking if he was having problems at home. I immediately told her "no" and asked her why she would think that. "Well, I asked the
children to draw a picture of their family. Your son had a Father, his Sisters, and when I asked him where his Mother was, he told me you were dead!" I was quite upset and told her I would find out why in the world he would say that. When I did, he pitifully looked up and said "I got tired of drawing!" .....Diana
Matchbooks for kids
When my brother and I were growing up my father was a traveling salesman and we were very poor. Each time he returned home we would be excited and the first thing out of our young mouths was "What did you bring us?" Because we had no money he would reach in his pocket and pull out a matchbook or dig through his suitcase and give us a bar of motel soap. Yes, we were kids who played with matchbooks although I don't remember ever trying to light them. I am 50 years old now and the matchbook collection is long gone. I have many times discussed with my mother that she got rid of one of our favorite and most memorable toys. I would have given so much to have that matchbook collection back. Recently my brother moved into a new home and EUREKA he found the box of matchbooks. Coincidently my cousin made me a glass front collection box for Christmas this year that hangs on the wall with an opening at the top that you can drop any collection of little things you might want to display. My brother sent me home with the matchbooks and it has been so fun to go through them. The designs are fun and some of them brought back places we went to as children. We did not know we were poor at that age and having matches as toys didn't seem odd to us. My mother is pleased as well because now she is not the person who through our favorite toy away. Renee J.
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
RUSSIAN CZAR DINNER SERVICE
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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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.
Hi, When my daughter, Jessica was tiny, she was crouched down next to the hose pipe, watching our brand new swimming pool being filled for the very first time. After a while she looked up at me with a furrowed brow and said. " Daddy, you are so silly. Why don't you fill the shallow end first so we can swim? " She is now nearly thirty and we still enjoy a good chuckle about it when chatting about old times. Pete in Durban, South Africa
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: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
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 Becky requested a recipe for making "Pizzelles". We received the following
My very first boss when I was 17 was the crankiest, littlest, bossiest little Italian woman you would ever meet. Her name was Ebby and she seemed to dislike just about everything. I have no idea why, but she seemed to take a liking to me. Perhaps it was because I would eagerly sample anything she brought in and loved it all--especially her Pizzelle cookies. You will need a pizzelle iron, which looks like a waffle iron, but the surface is flat with a dimpled texture. Better cooking stores should carry them. I think mine was $40 or so.
2 1/2 c. flour (all purpose flour)
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. anise
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Blend ingredients one at a time. The dough will be sticky. Heat pizzelle machine until light clicks off. Place a heaping
spoonful of dough in the center and slowly close the iron. It will take a few tries to get the correct amount, but it is fun
eating the mistakes. Bake for 1 minute. Use tongs or fork to pull cookie from iron--it will be malleable. Roll into cone shapes
or cut into quarters. Cool on a rack half hour or so; this will crisp it up. Store in a cool dry place.
Variations are to eliminate anise and 1 tsp of vanilla and use 1TBS fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp fresh grated lemon peel for lemon pizzelles, or eliminate 1 tsp of vanilla and replace with 1 tsp almond extract for amaretto pizzelle. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot. Or (even better!) melt semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler and dip the quarters in chocolate. Ali K, Mesa AZ
I would give the writer the recipe, but unless she has a Pizelle maker , it won't do her any good. If she buys the electric maker the recipe is included.
There are old manual iron ones and a newer electric maker,similar to a waffle iron. The batter is poured into the form and lid closed, after a few minutes- -remove to a drying rack and when cool sprinkle with powdered sugar. The shape is like a snowflake, a very thin and crisp confection, yummy ...Dee
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.
Looking for help making Amaretto Truffles. I just can't seem to get them right. Any help would be appreciated. Daphne
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.
Katie Scarlett's Attic
Katie Scarlett's Attic is proud to offer quality antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices...Specializing in jewelry, porcelain, pottery, turquoise, glass and unusual collectibles...With 25+ years in the antiques & collectibles trade...come visit often to see what's new!
Clinch River Antiques & Collectibles
We offer fine Quality Antiques plus special collectibles for Men. Enjoy a stroll through our Art Pottery, Vaseline Glass, Perfume bottles and Old Carnival Glass. Men will appreciate our fine tools, Military & Sportsman books and Collectible Toys.
Vintage Textile Boutique
Vintage Textile Boutique offering a large selection of vintage linens from aprons to hankies to tablecloths. Coming soon vintage clothing and costume jewelry. Come in and browse a while.
Welcome to our first internet adventure where you will find all kinds of old and interesting items, especially Victorian and pre-1960 paper ephemera. Buy with confidence with our 7-day money back guarantee & charge card payment through PayPal.
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:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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