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The Collectors Newsletter #917 --February 14th 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #917 --February 14th 2013
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
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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
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For The Home
February Birthstone Amethyst
March Birthstone Aquamarine or Bloodstone
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There's a lot of really beautiful, funky, and cool things to see!
3. This Week's Stories
Every week we post stories and comments from our readers. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Did you know that you don't have to have a facebook account to use the links to see the various photos that we mention below? Just copy and paste the link into your browser. However, if you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!
Here is a story we received recently:
"Hi Phil, Sorry for the long absence, I have been incredibly busy with family and work. Anyway, I am the guy who sent you the picture of the antique radio. Well I also collect almost anything interesting especially if it is a useful mechanical item. For this reason my interests (as many friends know) extend FAR beyond tube stereo and old radios. I actually love old typewriters. One fine day I will make a small (hopefully..) collection of the more attractive and notable ones. Anyway, check this story out! Once upon a time when I was a wee teenager of maybe 15-16 years old (1969) back in Brooklyn I was walking along the main boulevard and came upon this new antique shop. There in the window beckoning to me was this like brand new olive green and gold Oliver No. 9 typewriter with the original fabric cover and owners manual. I asked the owner how much it was and he told me $35.00. Well don't ask me HOW I did it but I managed to scrape up $35 and bought it. When I relocated to Staten Island in 1983 my Oliver sat in storage for 5 years. Unfortunately it was a damp environment and my Oliver's beautiful green paint was completely ruined. Although I still have it, I recently acquired another one from a collector. It is cosmetically all original but has been mechanically restored, oiled, new platen rubber, roller rubber, new ribbon etc basically ready to tackle another "Gone With The Wind"! Anyway, here are pictures of my "new" Oliver. Incidentally that pencil in the holder is for ruling the paper! You push it down to the surface of the paper and you can rule horizontally and/or vertically! This particular Oliver is from circa. 1915-16 and it works like a charm." You can check out the photos of this beautiful typewriter here:
If you have a story to share with our readers, please email it to email@example.com and we will include it in an upcoming issue.
For next week's issue -- A few weeks ago, Kathy H sent us a story, and a photo, of some vintage Valentine's cards that she saved before they were thrown away. She got creative and made them into a beautiful work of art that now hangs on a wall in her home. See a photo of what she did here:
There are many times that we have come across something that has been broken, is missing a piece, or is the last remaining piece to a matched set. Instead of throwing it out, sometimes those pieces can be turned into something beautiful and useful. We are in the process of creating a board on Pinterest with photos of antiques that have been repurposed but we need your help. We'd love to add your photos, and a brief description, to the board and to our facebook page. Please send them to us and when we get some really cool ideas, we will add the board to our Pinterest page for you to see.
A Question about an item--
Hi Phil, I am attaching pictures of a vase I inherited from my paternal grandparents. I had heard a story that my Grandfather brought it back with him after serving in WWII in the Navy in the South Seas. I also heard my Grandmother happened to come across it at a second-hand store and quite liked it. As they are both gone, I have no way of knowing where this came from. As you can see there is metal and enamel on a pottery type base. I always remembered it in their home stuffed with artificial flowers. After my Grandmother passed away I had asked my aunt if anyone had asked for the vase. Luckily, I was the only one that liked it and was able to keep in my family room a constant reminder of of my Grandfather with his anchor tattoo and my Grandmother who loved to shop! If anyone has any idea of this vases origin it would be greatly appreciated. Carrie H. You can see photos of Carrie's vase here:
And this request for identification --
"I picked this up at a flea market and have no idea what it is. It appears to be three separate leather straps, braided. They are secured with rivets at one end to a triangular piece of leather, and at the other, to a metal ring. It's a fascinating piece. I'd love to learn its practical historical use. Kind Regards, DJC" It looks, to us, like it has something to do with horses. Here are the photos:
What do you think?
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers. Drop me an email with a photo attached and we'll include it in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Send them to me at Phil@tias.com
We have even more interesting items that need to be identified. They will be posted in our next newsletter and on facebook within the upcoming weeks.
4. This week's Antique News
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1. Antique School Provides
2. Appraisal Courses Are Important Because
3. GROGAN SELLS RARE CHINESE RKO RUG
4.Webster, MA Mansion Scandinavian Modern Design Glass & Pottery - Session # 1
5. Very Rare Teco and Tiffany to be Offered at Clars in February
6. Silver plate by Pablo Picasso to headline Crescent City multi-estate sale, March 2-3
7. Hammel at Hunting Valley Antique Show (Piccolo Art)
8. Iconic Watchmen #1 cover art in Heritage Auctions Comics & Comic Art event in NYC
9. CHRISTIE’S CELEBRATES THE ECLECTIC EYE OF THE TALENTED AND BELOVED KING OF CROONERS:ANDY WILLIAMS
10. Top 10 Items of Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia
11. Morton And Eden To Offer 1859 United States Proof Set On Behalf Of The Royal Mint Museum
12. About 900 lots of quality fine arts and antiques will be sold by Cottone Auctions, March 22-23
13. Spider-Man #121 original cover art–The Night Gwen Stacy Died– in Heritage Auctions’ NY Comics Event
14. Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote original Chuck Jones Animation Art at Heritage
15. The Curator's Eye Partners With Manhattan Rare Book Co.
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Gear up for Easter at Dinnerware Replacements
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19th C Pastel American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Girl
Great New Additions for 2013 at Dinnerware Replacements
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Thursday February 14th, 2013. 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 an upcoming issue.
"I am a caterer of afternoon tea parties and one of my events took place at a local park. It was a croquet and afternoon tea picnic, everyone dressed in white, with music provided by my old 1916 Victrola and jazz records of the era. As the Victrola requires frequent winding, my husband was always close by to ensure the music kept playing. At one point, a little girl, about 7 years old, came over and was watching the entire process with fascination. She looked under the table where the Victrola was sitting on, she look behind and beside it too, and had a puzzled look on her face. When my husband came up to rewind the machine he showed her how to wind it, put on a new record and place the needle. She was happy to help and commented to him in awe "but it has NO WIRES?!" Laura P.
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: Woman's Home Companion - December 1914
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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.
Last week, in honor of Valentine's Day, we asked if anyone had a delicious red velvet cake recipe. Judy H. sent us this one which sounds delicious! (BTW, Judy, Due to shoveling out of all of the snow that we got here in the northeast, I haven't had the opportunity to try it out, but I'm looking forward to trying it!... Lauren) Here is what Judy sent in:
"My mom used to make this cake on special occasions. She died in 1966 but I still have the card she typed this recipe on. It's also called Waldorf Astoria Red Cake. It is very dense and moist; doesn't rise very high. I have never found a recipe as good as this one!
RED VELVET CAKE:
Cream together very well:
1/2 cup Crisco
1.5 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 oz red food coloring
In a separate bowl, sift together:
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa
1 tsp salt
Add the flour mixture to the 1st mixture alternately with:
1 cup buttermilk
Mix together 1 Tbsp vinegar and 1.5 tsp baking soda and quickly FOLD it into the cake batter. Be gentle; do not beat!
Bake 30 minutes in 2 grease & floured 8" layer pans at 350.
Cook until thick and then cool thoroughly:
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
In a separate bowl, beat at high speed until fluffy:
1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup Crisco
Beat the sugar mixture and 1 tsp vanilla into the 1st mixture. Beat until very fluffy.
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.
"Hi, I love your newsletter and your facebook page and look forward to seeing all of the items that people need help identifying and now I am the one who needs help. My 13 year old daughter takes German at her Middle School and she will be attending "Sprachfest" in a few weeks. She came home from school the other day and told me that she volunteered me to make "something German" for her to bring in to Sprachfest! I never thought I'd be writing to you asking for a recipe, but here I am asking if anyone has a good recipe for any kind of traditional German food. It can be any type of dish, but I'm leaning more toward a dessert, if possible. (I know, beggars can't be choosers, but I have a feeling a dessert would be easier to transport). Thank you to any of your readers who might have a good old traditional German recipe! Gail M."
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 .....
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES BY RGJ
I have been collecting and searching for rare and collectable antiques for over 12 yrs. I research, authenticate, and list only what has been deemed collectable. I will not list an item if I can not painstakingly authenticate it.
Lady Anne's Antiques
Bienvenué! That’s French for Welcome! Welcome to Lady Anne’s Antiques where our inventory includes everything from Antiques, Victorian Collectibles and Vintage Jewelry. We offer a 7-day money back guarantee and accept credit cards via PayPal.
This and That
Welcome to This and That where you will find a little of everything in antique and vintage glass. I spend time researching inventory to make sure I offer quality items. Please look around - you may find that certain something you can't live without!
Welcome! We sell Victorian - Vintage items specializing in Art Deco, Mid Century Modern, Retro eras including lucite, rhinestone figural costume jewelry, cookie jars, kitchen ware, purses, glassware,lighting, more!
Chernysh Antiques & Fine Art
Bringing you quality estate finds and consignments for almost 20 years. We love art glass, Asian art, antiques, fine porcelain, ivory, jewelry, art, glass, silver and quality collectibles.
Clocks N Things
We are a husband and wife who enjoy traveling around the countryside, finding interesting and unusual clocks, collectibles and anything that catches his or her eye. (He likes clocks, she likes things.)
A Fine Madness Collectibles
All items at A Fine Madness Collectibles are guaranteed original Vintage, Antique Ads, Prints, Artwork, Postcards, Hollywood and Paper Ephemera- never reproductions or copies.
I offer fine porcelain & china, vintage advertising, Steiff, porcelain figurines, & much, much more.
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