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The Collectors Newsletter #902 --September 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #902 --September 2012
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1. Do you sell antiques or collectibles online?
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
3. This Week's Question & Answers
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New On line Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. We are looking for a few great antique dealers !
The Holiday shopping season starts next month and we are looking for a few quality antiques & collectibles dealers to join us at TIAS for the 2012 shopping season. Even if you already have an online store you can increase your sales with a store at TIAS.com. Have you got the right stuff? Check out how easy it is to get started today at:
2. This past week, we added some wonderful new photo albums for you to browse on Pinterest.
Vintage Magazine ads -
Candlewick Glass -
Vintage Sewing -
Dollhouse Furniture -
Vintage Lighters -
Vaseline Glass -
Vintage Pinup Art -
And 77 other photo albums of antiques & collectibles at
3. This Week's Story
Every week we post stories, comments and survey results from our readers
COME AND CHECK US OUT ON ...
Next week's story request is to tell us about something that you have collected that seems to have a spirit within it. This might be something that moves around the house on it's own or maybe makes strange sounds. Tell us haw you acquired the item, what it does that is unusual and how you feel about having it in your home. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Here is this week's story....
My husband loves antique furniture and several years ago he purchased a bedroom set - a lovey inlaid hardwood set that included a woman's vanity and a chest of drawers. The set is in my guest bedroom. Ever since he purchased the set, our grandson refused to sleep in the same room as the set. He was about 5-6 at the time and told me that the noisy people in the bedroom kept him awake. My sister has stayed in the guest room and has also reported waking up and hearing people talking. I've had a psychic look at the furniture, and she told me that the original owners of the pieces still check up on the furniture hence the voices in the middle of the night. Ann W.
In reading some of the stories, I will tell what my husband and I recently decided.
My mother was a hoarder and never could give anything away or otherwise dispose of her personal property. Money and possessions were her god. She did a good job on my brother and sister, and me to a certain extent. Many, many things were packed away and us three children never were aware of some of them, until going through my parent's house after they were place in a nursing home last year, both suffering from dementia.
I had asked mom on many occasions for one particular picture that had hung in my sister's and my bedroom for the first 12 years of my life. No one else was interested in it. But, when we moved across town, that old picture got relegated to the basement and hung on a wall behind all the other stuff, not being seen or enjoyed by any of us. I have many photos of relatives on my living room wall, my "rouges gallery" as my husband calls it. This picture was of George Washington who is actually a distant cousin six times removed, so I wanted it to hang among the others.
Finally about a year ago, after mom started down the dementia path, and her move to a nursing facility was imminent, I asked her one more time if I could please have the picture of "cousin George." She said "are you the one I promised it to?" I said "yes" and she agreed to let me climb up behind all the stuff in the basement to retrieve it and take it home. That was 15 years after I first had a place to hang it in my own home where it could once again be enjoyed by family. Although I still enjoy seeing it hang there now, I would have had many years to have it enjoyed by some relatives as they visited that are no longer with us.Some things seem more important when we are younger. As we age, things become less important and we realize the only thing that is important is family and people. All things are less relative in importance.
The lesson that my husband and I took from this is, that if something seems important to a family member, and we have had the enjoyment from it for some time, and could be OK with parting with it now, why not give it to that person now. As someone else pointed out, in one of their stories, sometimes children predecease a parent and therefore don't have the opportunity to enjoy some of the "heirloom" type possessions, especially if they are packed away or not available for others to be shared with.
This last Christmas, I gave my son a P. Buckley Moss print that he had made know that he would like to have eventually. I took him by the hand, led him to the family room where the print hung over the fireplace, and asked him to take it down for me. Imagine his expression and delight when I told him it was time for him to take it home with him. And, we gave our daughter a recently acquired Disney cell that she fell in love with when she found out we had recently acquired it. I had it for a few months, but her desire for it, meant more to me than me keeping it. So, I took it in, had it framed professionally, and wrapped it up for her. She also was quite surprised and delighted. Also, recently in cleaning out my father's house. (he was 93 when he died last year), I found several of his "toys" from his childhood and gave my son and daughter, and each of my three grandchildren something to remember their grandfather/greatgrandfather by.
It makes me very happy to see them enjoy those things now. There will still be a lot of things that they will have to decide whether to keep or dispose of when my husband and I are gone, but it means so much to watch others enjoy something special now. We are not rich people money wise, but I feel we are so rich in our children and grandchildren, and can pass a few material things on to them now, and actually richly see them enjoying those few "possessions." .... Pat
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4. This week's Antique News
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1. Mughal Dagger Tops $314,000 at Rago’s September 16th Auction
2. Missing Jewelry of Elizabeth I Revived in Sweet Romance Canterbury Bracelet
3. Antiques, collectibles to be featured at restaurant supply auction in Tulsa, Sept. 29
4. GROGAN’S SEPTEMBER AUCTION TO SPAN FIVE CENTURIES
5. Cavern Club Mic, Piece of Stage & Purchase Order to Auction
6. ‘Diamonds Speak’ in Watch Auction HQ’s Sept. 30 auction debut
7. Pretty Pieces, Big Names Bring Hearty Prices at John Moran’s August 28th Fine Jewelry Auction
8. Charity Fundraising Packages’ No Risk Auction Items Help 132 Non-Profits in
9. Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ Oct. 20 Internet-only auction caters to both new and budget-minded buyers
10.Rock Island Auction Company Premiere Firearms Auction Realizes $14.5 Million
11. Property from Boston physicians’ residence, estate of world traveler headline TAC Auction
12. Morphy’s to auction premier Adolf Grenke breweriana, beer can collection, Sept. 21-22
13. Archives International will host Wall Street Collectors Bourse auction in October
14. Huge multi-estate sale planned for Sept. 29-30 by Crescent City Auction Gallery
15. The Curator's Eye Spotlights Art For Eternity Gallery
16. Retro, Vintage and Antique Styles Featured in Jewelry Estate Sale at Sweet Romance
17. Make an Offer Day Returns: Autographs-Movie Posters-Sports-Historical Treasures
18. JOSEPH RUSLING MEEKER DOUBLES EXPECTATIONS AT CLARS SEPTEMBER 2012 FINE ART SALE
19. David Wynne Sculpture of Denis Compton to Auction
20. Five top tips for selling at auction
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Dinnerware Replacements Has A Big Sale of 35% Off
Fenton Art Glass
A Time Remembered
Beautiful Dinnerware in Many Patterns & Makers
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 16,000 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. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Thursday September 20th, 2012 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7, 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.
Hello, When my son was in pre-school he was excited to see a delivery truck stop at the house. He was soon sad to see it was plants for my garden. Instead of running away, he decided to pack a suitcase for me so I could leave. He even packed me a snack! Cathy from Ohio
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.
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Large Cobalt blue serving plate
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.
A reader requested recipe for ""Danish Pancake Balls" . We received the following...
"Aebleskiver is a Danish dessert, like doughnut holes, but sweeter and much better traditionally
served with glogg during the Advent. Cooked in a cast iron pan that resembles an egg poacher.
Serve hot with syrup, jam or powdered sugar."
2 egg whites
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups buttermilk
butter for frying
Yields about 30 aebleskivers,
In a clean glass or metal bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolks, melted butter and buttermilk at one time and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
With adjusted heat to medium, spoon batter into each well, filling half-way (about 1 tsp.). Allow to cook until the edges of each “pancake” begin to brown and pull away from the sides of the wells. Lightly run a knife or (in the traditional fashion) a knitting needle around the edge of each ball to loosen, and then flip over to cook through (about 2 minutes). Remove the aebleskiver to a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.
Alternative: Although aebleskiver are commonly filled with apple slices, you can substitute jam, dried fruit, or even cheese to create a delicious range of both sweet and savory variations.
Danish Pancake Balls
· 2 apples, peeled, cored, pared, and chopped into 1/2” pieces
· 2 Tbsp. butter plus butter to grease aebleskiver pan
· 2 tsp. cinnamon
· 2 eggs
· 1 Tbsp. sugar
· 2 cups flour
· 1 tsp. baking powder
· 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Place aebleskiver pan over medium-high burner and bring up to heat (to the point where butter sizzles on the surface).
In a separate pan, lightly sauté apple pieces in 2 Tbsp. butter until softened but still firm. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until creamy. Sift together flour and baking powder; gradually stir flour and buttermilk, alternating with each 1/2-cup addition, into egg mixture. Gently fold beaten egg whites into batter.
Reduce heat under aebleskiver pan to medium. Place 1/8 tsp. butter into each well to grease, using a pastry brush to coat surface of wells entirely.
Spoon batter into each well, filling half-way (about 1 tsp.). Place an apple chunk on batter, then spoon enough additional batter over apple to cover and fill well to the top. Allow to cook until the edges of each “pancake” begin to brown and pull away from the sides of the wells.
Lightly run a knife around the edge of each ball to loosen, and then flip over to cook through (about 2 minutes).
Remove the aebleskiver to a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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 tasted the recipe.
Lemon cupcakes made with real lemon. I remember they were NOT yellow. The cake was white and so was the icing. The interesting part of these cupcakes was that the lemon icing was fluffy and light. Anyone have any experience with something like this? Sue
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 that just opened store at TIAS.com .....
Rooster In The Pottery Capital Of The World
My store consists primarily of pottery from the now closed potteries that once thrived in this area. Many of the pieces, as you will see, are in unused condition because they were only displayed.
T & M's Timeless Treasures
Fine antiques and collectibles - specializing in Fenton (vintage and newer), china and other glassware.
Sue's Vintage Shop
I have been selling online since 1998 and have had many satisfied customers. I am selling jewelry, collectables and much more. Thank you for shopping!
Wisdom Lane Antiques
Here at Wisdom Lane Antiques, you will find a wide assortment of items ranging from collectible to retro. You can bet that every item gets better with age!
I have been in business for over 10 years and I have many satisfied customers. My store includes vintage buttons, advertising collectibles, US and world wide postage stamps, Avon, oil lamps, dishes and much more.
3 Angelus Gallery
Welcome to 3 Angelus Gallery! Thank you for viewing my Art and Vintage gallery and please look at some of my other items I will sell. We value our customers and ensure best class service.
The China Cupboard
We have specialized mainly in discontinued English dinnerware patterns,crystal patterns and collectibles since 1982. We are proud of our worldwide reputation for the quality of our products, service and packing. We look forward to serving you.
Fun and interesting antiques and collectibles. Included in our inventory are Railroad items, Magazine Ads, Old Photos, Silver, China, Sheet Music and a little bit of everything. Check us out!!
I have been in business for over twenty years. I am proud of my vintage quality merchandise. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee. I accept checks, money orders, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and, Discover.
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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