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The Collectors Newsletter #838 -- November 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #838 -- November 2010
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4. Your Classifieds
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6. Funny Old Stuff
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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.
The Canadian Vintage Radio Society, and its bimonthly publication, Canadian Vintage Radios, is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, collection and enjoyment of antique radios and related items. Canadian Vintage Radios’ regular features include: start to finish restoration projects, biographies of famous Canadian radio personalities, regional reports on CVRS activities, technical discussions of specific radio repair problems, new product reviews, some radio-related historical fiction as well as classifieds ads and an up-to-date radio collectors events calendars.
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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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Last weeks Survey question was..
1. Do you think that taking items from the wreck of the Titanic and selling them is OK?
We received the following replies..
44.2% said Yes it is OK
55.8% said No it is not OK
This is interesting because the day after we opened the survey most of the respondents said Yes, it was ok. But as the number of replies grew, the majority swung into the No column.
Some written replies that were sent in include..
a) I see no purpose served in leaving them at the bottom of the ocean, when someone will treasure them and their historical value. They will not help the dead, no matter how long they remain there.
b) Who actually has the right to the items? A deep sea diver, the families of those lost, or the descendants of the owners of the ship company? It almost seems like grave robbing.
c) I respect that the wreck represents a burial site, but debris from the wreck is scattered over a vast area of the ocean floor. This debris is disintegrating further each year, while serious collectors of ocean liner memorabilia and others interested in the history of the Titanic would love the opportunity to acquire some of it. These objects when acquired will be treated with respect and preserved for generations still to come. Funds raised from the sale of salvaged items could be, and should be, directed to any number of extremely worthwhile causes. So, which is better ..... a spot on the ocean floor where something once existed, now gone due to corrosion and the action of nature..... or something retrieved and preserved and honored, where its recovery has generated funds to the betterment of those in need ?
d) The wreckage of the Titanic is the only grave those dear souls have ever known. To take any remnants of the ship or any part of their personal belongings for profit would be a desecration.
e) It only brings it back to life to continue its life cycle. Its taken from somewhere dark and reviled. I also believe that some of the recovered items should be kept in a museum to be shared with the world. Just the fact that it was found to me means the people who perished their hearts Will Go On.
f) As long as the items do not belong to one of the victims, it is ok to salvage items and sell them. It keeps the memory of the ship and event alive. If items are found which belonged to a person, every effort should be made to return that item to the appropriate heirs.
g) I see nothing wrong with this because its just like some kids throw away treasures that family has left behind . It is better for someone to enjoy them cause fishies dont collect.
h) These need to be put into a museum as a memorial. I understand the folks who are in the recovery business need to recoop their financial expenses, but a traveling/permanent show would be heavily attended.
i) Salvagers have to recoup money spent to bring up these treasures. I do hope they try to sell first to museums so more people can enjoy them. There's nothing sacred about Titanic that would keep folks from selling its artifacts or, for that matter, selling a religious item. I mean how would we come to possess crucifixes, rosaries, or statues if there was some moral dilemma with buying them?
j) Why leave valuable items under water? HOWEVER, I think descendants of those who went down should have the first crack at them for just the cost of the retrieval. It's not like the wreck can be maintained as a museum that we all could visit.
k) Let the dead of the Titanic rest in peace. The vultures just can't wait to prey on yet another graveyard, right? We know they're there--that should be the way it stays.
l) I suppose that by law whoever recovers the items has the right to them, to do what they wish. I would rather see the items in a display where everyone can see them, it is a part of history.
m) Salvaging as much as can be salvaged of any and all items including such things as lighting fixtures, dinnerware, glassware, brass ornamentation, etc. would be a fantastic thing and I hope to see it in my lifetime. SELLING IT ! ! ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THE QUESTION ! ! Build a museum and start an educational foundation to spark the interest of a new generation in deep-sea salvaging and restoration. Keep the memory alive so those that perished will not have died in vain and will have some sort of legacy.
n) Might as well be. I don't think anyone is going to stop because a few folks disagree. Personally, I'd rather see anything recovered put in a museum for the public good. But, exploration folks have to make money to do more exploring. Bringing history alive for public viewing isn't a bad thing as long as respect is shown in all regards.
-- This weeks survey --
So you found an incredible thingamajig at a garage sale last week. How do you find out what it's worth and what it is? Take this week's one question survey and tell us what you would do. Check it out at:
On the finding money question I would implement the Golden Rule. One time we were taking my oldest son to college, his first time away from home (my baby). We made a pit stop in which my younger son found a wallet loaded with money, receipts, credit cards, you name it; but he didn't tell us until we were already back on the interstate because he stuck it in his pocket meaning to take to the customer service desk & got sidetracked on something else. (Teenagers!!) So of course knowing the panic I would feel having just lost my wallet & also knowing the right thing to do what we have always taught our boys anyway we got off on the next exit, had to figure out which street that Kroger was on, get a phone book, call & the guy is there in a panic at the desk asking if it has been turned in. So they tell him we are at the next exit & he drives there in a panic, he had just cashed his paycheck! The first thing he does (in disbelief that we would even be returning it I am sure) is look inside! Like would we go to all the trouble to return it empty? So anyway we go on our way feeling relieved that the guy was so relieved, we take my son off to college & leave him. The very first weekend he is there, I get a call from a elderly lady that was at the beach with a metal detector looking for treasures & she finds my son's wallet, goes to the trouble to find our phone number many states away and calls. His wallet had his debit card with every dime he had worked so hard all through the summer, someone could have cleaned him out........something I know to be true, we reap what we sow!! Kim
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3) Antique News
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1. Important folk pottery auction slated for
Dec. 11 in Georgia
2. BRIGHTON MICHIGAN ANTIQUE SHOW
3. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. --
November 12, 2010 - Friday Night Auction -
4. Vouching for Antiques Week
5. POP! CHRISTIE’S SETS NEW WORLD
AUCTION RECORD FOR LICHTENSTEIN
6. Auction of Science, Technology & Clocks
Hosted by Skinner to Feature Militaria and
7. Jewelry to Shine in Moran’s November 30th
Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction
8. AuctionZip Live! Announces: 'No Listing Fees'
9. Artfact Live! October Auction Results Roundup
10. Authentic Pearl Necklaces to be Given Away
at The 50th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique
11. Big auction planned for Nov. 27 in Flowery
12. RARE TIFFANY SCENT BOTTLE
SURPASSES $225,000 AT CLARS
13. Christmas Tree Candles and Clip-On Candle
Holders – Antique Christmas Decorations Make
14. RAGO’S OCTOBER 20TH C. DESIGN SALE
TOPS $5.6M. EARLY 20th C. AT LEVELS NOT
SEEN SINCE 2007
15. RAGO’S THREE NOVEMBER FINE ART
AUCTIONS FEATURE MAJOR HOLDINGS
FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS \
16. Manuel Noriega personal items surface on
17. Pair of restored 1962 Chevy II Nova cars to
be sold Nov. 14
18. Haunting Sharon Tate archive reveals
touching personal side of tragic actress
19. $1.5 Million Record Price on
20. Vintageyard.com has laid out an array of
beautifully designed vintage rings to go drooling
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
4) Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
A Time Remembered
Disney Lenox Snow White Seven Dwarfs Treasure Box Set
Vintage Paper Items Postcards Photos Victorian Scrap
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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.
My six year old grandson is a life long lover of all things chocolate, as is his "Nonny". He was sitting on my lap recently and was telling me how much he loved me. I said I love you so much I wouldn't trade you for all the tea in China, he looks at me and says well of course not why would you want all that tea? To which I said "I wouldn't trade you for all the chocolate in Switzerland." He looks at me and says "Nonny, are you CRAZY?, I would trade you!!" His grand father said - you would trade Nonny for a Hershey kiss?, Dylan said "NO, not for one chocolate but for ALL the chocolate OH YEAH!!" I sure hope no one offers him that deal! Dylan's Nonny - Sue from Michigan
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: Vintage Medical and dental Items. Especially quackery.
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 Anne requested a recipe for "shaved, deli ham, grated swiss cheese, and other ingredients mashed up together" we received the following...
1. 1/2 pound baked ham, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2. 3 scallions, minced
3. 1/4 cup sour cream
4. 2 tablespoons Creole mustard
5. 2 medium celery ribs, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice
6. 1 1/2 teaspoons minced tarragon
7. 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
9. Hot sauce
10. 1/4 cup grated swiss cheese
1. In a food processor, pulse the ham until finely chopped. Add the scallions and process to blend. In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream and mustard. Fold in the ham, celery, tarragon and cayenne. Season with salt and black pepper. Add a few dashes of hot sauce and set aside for at least 10 minutes before serving.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
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.
Does anyone have a recipe for Pecan Crunch candy?...Janice
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.
We carry vintage costume jewelry, vintage Mexican silver jewelry, art glass and more! Bookmark our page as we provide research for our items as well as proper care techniques for jewelry.
Antiques and Collectibles galore. Antique tools, China, Pottery, Art Prints, Odds-n-ends, Collectibles, and Vintage Goods! Keep checking back as unique treasures are added weekly. Thank you for looking!
We carry a broad range of kitchenwares, specializing in vintage cast iron including Griswold and Wagner. Not just a kitchenwares store, unique and interesting items can always be found in many other categories as well.
Collectibles shop located in Mt. Horeb, WI. We have been selling for 14 years. We sell advertising collectibles, sports collectibles, postcards, and many other small collectibles.
We feature unique, hard to find items. Our inventory includes stuffed animals, toys, glassware, etc. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee. We accept payment thru Paypal, checks or money orders!
Rosenburgs Antiques and Collectables
I have had an Antique Shop for 40 years and have enjoyed all those years. I'll be bringing great antiques and collectibles for you to enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
The Kayleebug Shoppe
Located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We offer many unique and unusual items including China Cups, Collectible Plates, Boyd's Bears, Hummels as well as rare books and many other sundries.
KatSharpe Antiques, Collectibles, & Fine Vintage Items
Check out our collection of sports cards, books, china, glass, china, furniture, and other antiques and vintage items.
12) Helpful Resources:
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