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The Collectors Newsletter #918 --February 21st 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #918 --February 21st 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
3. This Week's Stories
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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2. We've got a couple of new Pinterest boards for you to check out. There are some very unique canister sets on our Canister board and for you photography/ camera buffs, we've created a board for you. March is just around the corner so there's a board dedicated to aquamarines and bloodstone, the birthstones of March and a St Patrick's Day board too. Did you know that Kitchen Collectibles are a very popular online search? Not only do we have a Kitchen Collectibles board, but we have other boards pertaining to household items as well. As always, many items have been added to our other boards. Check out our Pinterest page here:
and please "Follow" us! Here are links to our new boards and a few fairly recent boards.
Photography and Cameras
For The Home
March Birthstone Aquamarine or Bloodstone
St. Patrick's Day
Check out the other 152 photo albums of unique antiques & collectibles at
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 email@example.com 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-I've attached some photos of a music box that I remember playing with when I was a little girl. It was at my grandmother's house and I loved that the ballerina on the inside was "playing hide and seek" (in my mind) with me. The box would start off closed, but when I pushed the button, the music would start up and each little door would swing open so I could see the ballerina spinning inside. As the music ended, the doors would end up closed, but exposing the back side of them which was a pretty gold background with a little "pocket" on each door. When the music started back up again, the doors would swing open again and end up in their initial position, exposing what looks like a leatherette backing and an emblem of a crown. My grandmother would sometimes hide a ring inside of one of the little pockets but I never really knew what their purpose was. I was hoping that maybe one of your readers would know what they were for. Thanks so much! Maryann. PS I love tias and the newsletter." Click on this link to see the photos of Maryann's music box:
If you have a story to share with our readers, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in an upcoming issue.
A few weeks ago we published a story and some photos of old Valentine's Day cards that were cut out and put into a frame for a beautiful display. We received this tip from a reader that might help others looking to do something similar:
"Hello, I really enjoy reading about people finding old pictures and the stories printed about finding an old family treasure. We were going thru old things that belonged to my husbands Grandmother and found her old scrapbook. Nobody seemed to want it but I did and it was given to me. All the beautiful cutouts were still just as nice as the day she pasted them in but the paper in the scrapbook was crumbling. I talked to a man in an antique store and he told me if I soaked each page I could get the old glue to soften and the cutouts would then be able to come off. I did this each day and let them dry and finally got all of them out and into plastic sleeves. I did frame some of them under glass and they are darling! Thanks, dphoebe"
For next week's issue --
Long before cable tv, or network tv, for that matter, we know that children would look forward to listening to a favorite radio program. These days, we see all kinds of scary things on TV, in the movies, or, unfortunately, on the evening news but in the 1930's people's imaginations could go to town as they heard things like "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" Does anyone have any vivid memories of listening to the radio and the feelings you had for the program you were listening to? Do you remember what the radio looked like, or the room that it was in? Let us know and maybe we will post your story in an upcoming newsletter.
A Question about an item--
"Phil, I purchased this lovely glass bowl at an auction, whilst on vacation in New Hampshire a few years ago. There are no identifying marks. The pontil is well polished out. Cased glass, white inside with gold and silver flecks in a graduating rosey peach on the outside. Despite many searches on the internet I have found nothing that helps me to identify it, can you help? My very best wishes to your superb antique site. Bill P. Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. UK" Here are some photos of Bill's glass bowl. Can anyone help him identify it?:
And this request for identification --
"Any idea of the origin of this? I have a matched pair of these book ends, copper over what appears to be plaster or chalk ware. I've hunted high and low and can't find anything like them. I have more photos if you need them. Best way to make sure I get a reply is to tag me or send me a personal message (hectic life/schedule means notifications get lost) Thanks for any help you might be able to provide. Serene W. " The photos, and Selene's post are on our facebook page here:
"I began collecting vintage Christmas ornaments in the 1970s. Attached is a copy of my very favorite ornament. I have 3 exactly alike. I have tried to find something about this ornament on the internet but don't know how to word it. Can you give me some details about it? Thanks so much for your time. Sue B. Lake Charles, LA" You can see Sue's ornaments here:
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
If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
1. Work by Esherick, Sam Maloof and Wendell Castle Among Highlights of Rago's March 2 and 3 Auctions
2.Philip Weiss Auctions back up and running after Hurricane Sandy
3. Skinner to Present the Andy Williams Folk Art Collection
4.Elite Decorative Arts will conduct a massive Asian antiques auction March 16-19 in Fla.
5.Rare Totem pole sells for over £22,000
6.Morton & Eden To Sell Spanish Colonial Coins From The Archer M. Huntington Collection
7.An Encounter with John Wayne, JFK and the Wicked Witch of the West…
8.Government Auction To Offer Fine Jewelry, Luxury Handbags, Timepieces Feb. 24
9. UK Auctioneer To Sell Francis Bacon 'Screaming Pope' Paintings
10.I.M. Chait invites Asia Week visitors to Chinese & Asian art auction Mar. 17 in Beverly Hills
11.Standard glaze portrait vase of a cocker spaniel brings $2,640 at Matthews Auctions
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 Shelley China Specialists
Gear up for Easter at Dinnerware Replacements
Dinnerware Replacements 40% Sale + Many New Listings
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 Friday February 22nd, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in an upcoming issue.
"..... years ago on a flight from Orlando to NY. I had purchased a "Quaker Parrot", a little guy with a grey topped head. He had talked to me the minute I spotted him in a Key West bird shop, so when I put him in a carrier to take on the plane (for an extra fee), I wasn't surprised when he was loudly squawking "what are you doing" all the way through the airport and on to the plane. It had the people in the area all looking around for the source of all the noise . When I was in my seat an elderly hard of hearing passenger next to me ask what I was saying. I have laughed about that for years". George and Morris and Molly's Mommy
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.
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
I am looking for a, I believe to be ceramic little tea pot that hung over a fire pit that held a tea lite candle...When we had pancakes at my grandmothers house we used to get this out and warm butter in it for our pancakes..it was dark brown in color. If anyone knows where I can find one of these, Thanks Barbara U.
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.
Last week a reader asked for a good old fashioned German dessert recipe. Susan S. a German teacher in New Hampshire said that she has made this Apple Strudel recipe many times and it is always a favorite:
Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel)
Dough (for 2 strudel)
4-1/2 – 5 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp vinegar
1-1/2 tbsp oil
1-1/2 cups tepid water
1. Start with 4 cups flour in the mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, egg, vinegar, oil and water.
2. Now combine the egg mixture into the flour in the bowl. Use as little of the extra flour as possible (about 1/2 cup) in the kneading to get a dough that flows when you hold it by the top half. Knead the dough until it is smooth and comes clean off of the hand. Depending on how hard you knead, this could take 10-20 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into two parts. Store in small, tight-sealing, oiled dishes. Rest the dough overnight at room temperature.
Filling (for 1 strudel)
1/2 lb melted butter
3-4 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped (1-1/2 pounds) – try to use a mix of tangy apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, etc)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1 tbsp cinnamon, or to taste
raisins, dried fruit, optional, to taste
1. Melt about 8 ounces of butter in over low heat.
2. For the pulling, you need a large table. Spread and clip a clean cloth (a colored table cloth works great) over a large rectangular table. Flour the cloth and turn the dough from one dish out onto the center. With a floured rolling pin roll it out long and narrow, as much as possible. Brush the dough evenly with melted butter,. Lift and stretch the dough to about double its size. Brush the dough evenly with melted butter, concentrating on the edges. Lift and stretch the dough (including the middle) until it hangs over all the sides. When finished stretching, remove the thickened edge by rolling it on a hand as it is torn off.
3. If the fruit is very juicy squeeze some juice out. One one end of the long edge (about 6-10 inches from the edge), sprinkle with the bread crumbs, then sugar, apples, raisins and cinnamon.
4. Fold the dough over at the short sides, by lifting the cloth and quickly flipping the dough over onto itself. Roll up the dough by grabbing the cloth on both ends of the filled side and lifting it so that the strudel rolls gently. Be careful not to roll the strudel over the opposite edge!
5. Lift the roll in an S shape into a buttered pan (can use vegetable shortening since it is less likely to burn). Brush the strudel with melted butter. Pull and fill the second strudel. Bake together in a pre-heated 400F oven for about 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 350F. Bake until light brown for approximately another 25-35 minutes.
6. Let the strudel cool a bit before cutting it into pieces. Best served when still warm from the oven. Can be frozen and reheated.
One strudel serves 8-10.
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.
"I'm requesting help to locate a loved and lost recipe. My mother used to make a "treat" for us kids that we really loved. The treat consisted of saltine crackers that had a topping of meringue with ground nuts. I don't know if there were any other ingredients, perhaps vanilla flavoring was added. The meringue topped crackers were then baked in the oven. I would love to make this treat for my grandchildren but need to know the measurements and oven temp. I don't know if there was a special name for this treat. I think my mother originally got the recipe from the food section in The Cleveland Press. Thanks for any help in locating a loved but lost recipe! Carol...Cleveland." editor's note, we did some checking online and can't seem to find anything so we are hoping one of you will be able to help Carol out.
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 that just opened store at TIAS.com .....
Welcome to Zan's Collectibles on TIAS.com. We offer fine china by the place settings and individual pieces. We also have collectibles from Lenox, Limoges, Hummel, Goebel and more.
JON'S OLD STUFF
Welcome to Jon' Old Stuff. I am a life long collector and love connecting "old stuff" with new owners. I specialize in Ephemera like postcards, Letterheads, pamphlets and other paper items.
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!
12. Helpful Resources:
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