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The Collectors Newsletter #936--August 14th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #936--August 14th, 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
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
1.Check out today's Antiques & Collectibles sales event at TIAS.com
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3. This Week's Stories
Every week we post stories and comments from our readers. Send your story to phil@Bignews.biz 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!
Editor's note -- We have been told that some of your emails have not been getting through to me over the past few weeks. If you have not heard back from us after sending an email, please resend your email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, check out our facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link:
If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well.
For next week's issue, we're keeping last week's topic going as it has inspired many responses: Tell us about a time when you stumbled upon something (valuable, or just interesting) in an unusual place. Were you doing work on a house and did you open a wall up to find something? Were you cleaning out a closet, or did you open up a box or reach into a pocket of an old jacket, and find something tucked away?
Send an email with your response to Phil@BigNews.biz Your feedback helps us to keep the newsletter interesting :)
And thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
In response to last week's question which asked about a time when you stumbled upon something (valuable, or just interesting) in an unusual place, we received the following responses:
"Hi Phil. My surprise was that when my husband brought home one of those old big black heavy office desks of the past this is what he found stuck in the draws back seam: a souvenir elongated penny from the 1893 Colombian Exposition World's Fair in Chicago! Such a neat find which we still keep in the desk for good luck. Randee"
"Hi Phil, here is my "find" in an unusual place for the next letter. Years ago my husband and I stopped at a yard sale at a very old and rather rundown house. The people had been working several year to refurbish the house but were out of money to continue. They were willing to sell about anything. The upstairs had not been redone but they told us we could go up there and look as their was some old chairs, light fixtures, etc. There was some really cool built-in cupboards that were original to the house and we asked how much they would be if we came back and removed them. They told us we could have them if we removed them. We came back the next day to take the cupboards out. There was a large pile of trash on the floor of the room we were working in and I noticed a small shiny metal handle sticking up out of the trash pile. Out of curiosity I pulled it out to see what it was. I was so surprised to see an old vintage chainmail pot scrubber. It was in excellent shape. Since I collect vintage kitchen items, I was thrilled as it was something I had not actually seen in my years of collecting. I asked the homeowners if I could buy it and they just looked at me with a blank expression and said “what is it?” I explained what it was and they told me I could have it. That was a fun find! It was a simple item but a great addition to my kitchen collectibles. Shanna D."
"Dear Phil, When we moved into our home outside of North Bend, WA, the former owners had left their rosewood piano and requested we keep it until they could find someone to move it. Since my husband had to return to Phoenix to take our piano out of storage we agreed. The movers were over a few days before my husband returned. Upon moving the piano, I discovered a Drewerys Ale Beer advertisement. A RC Mountie and another man are in a canoe with a crate of Drewerys Ale in the canoe. The swift-moving river is in the mountains with pine trees. This was done at Coshocton, Ohio by American Art Works, Inc. The original painting was done by Hy Hintermeister. I know the trays are worth about $75.00, but I have never found the worth of this painting on tin. They were done to hang in taverns or where ale was sold. Marilyn C."
We received the following response about toys that are missed or bring back specific memories:
"Books, books and more books! I loved reading and picked up every Judy Bolton or Trixie Belden or Kay Tracey or Nancy Drew I could find. Today, I have many of the girls' series books in my library and when I see them I love the feeling I get. Same as when I go into a used book store and find the vintage children's section. I get the warm fuzzies! Noella"
If you have an opinion, or a story, in reference to any of the above topic, or any of our recent topics, we'd love to hear from you! Please send it to: Phil@BigNews.biz and maybe we will run it in an upcoming newsletter.
A request for identification:
"Here is an old tool marked "ROESCH TOOL PRODS LA 34 CAL" This tool looks like some kind of crimping/bending tool. The tool has a handle like a set of pliers with a wide jaw. The jaw is smooth with no teeth and is 3-3/8 inches wide. The tool is 8-3/4 inches long and appears to be very old. I can't find anything like it on the internet. Bruce L." You can see six different photos of Bruce's Roesch tool here:
Another request for identification:
"Dear Phil, I purchased this beautiful green art glass vase at a tag sale and have spent a lot of time researching it without any luck. Perhaps one of your readers can help. Vase measures 8” high, 8” at widest - including applied decoration (rigaree),
6.5 inches wide without rigaree and 4 inches deep at base. Many thanks, Nancy G." You can see three different photos of Nancy's vase 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@Bignews.biz
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. General Gasoline transitional sign, with Mobil Pegasus logo, hits $18,150 at Matthews Auctions
2. Barnstorming the Antiques Trail – European Antique Tour Spotlights Annual Bamberg Antique Market
3. Shannon's is seeking quality consignments for its October 24th fine art auction in Milford, Conn.
4. Make way for a colorful parade of dolls, toys & trains, Aug. 16 at Stephenson’s
5. Native American artifacts from the Popp collection will be sold by Woody Auction, Sept. 7 in Wichita
6. Previously unknown silkscreen by Warhol will headline Col. Kirk's Sept. 2 auction in Millville, Pa.
7. 29th Lasdon Labor Day Antiques Fair
8. The Curator's Eye Presents Arms and Armour
9. Aug. 26 benefit auction features designer picks from prestigious Hampton Showhouse
10. Antique Campbell's Soup tin sign should fetch $40,000-$60,000 at Showtime auction, Oct. 4-6 in Mich.
11. Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show to Feature Top Galleries and Special Exhibitions
12. Barnstorming the Baltimore Summer Antique Show (Piccolo Art)
13. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW REIMAGINED: EUROPEAN ANTIQUE TOUR SPOTLIGHTS TAX-FREE SHOPPING AND SIZZLING FINDS
14. Early Crowell bufflehead drake soars to $207,000 at Decoys Unlimited July 28-29 auction on Cape Cod
15. LiveAuctioneers Unveils Sleek New Design Theme In Q2, Reports Significant Increase In Mobile Use
16. Set of five 1970s-era United Arab Emirates banknotes hits $29,500 at Archives International Auctions
17. IT’S ANTIQUES ROADSHOW EUROPEAN-STYLE: SIZZLING FINDS AND TAX-FREE SHOPPING ON TAP FOR FALL TRIP
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Wallace Sterling Flat Tomato Server-Sir Christopher
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Brand New, Never Used Items at Dinnerware Replacements
Limited Edition "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Stein
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday August 14th, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny Old Stuff
Hi Phil, I loved the story that Sheila D. sent in last week about the doves escaping from the hawk and ending up in her kitchen. My funny story is about my granddaughter, Mia, who had a love of dinosaurs from the time she was about 2 years old. She knew more about dinosaurs than I could imagine, and could pronounce every one of them. Her parents would read dinosaur book after dinosaur book to her. There was a dinosaur exhibit near my house so I took her to see it. She must have been about 3 1/2 years old at the time. The dinosaurs were all very lifelike. Mia was mesmerized by all of them as they were animatronic and produced various roars and sounds and movements. While she was looking around, a boy of about 8 or 9 years old walked in and was scared when the triceratops moved and made a noise. He started to cry. With that, Mia ran over to him, patted him on the back and said "Don't be scared, it's not real, besides, it's a triceratops and they were herbavores anyway so he wouldn't have eaten us even if he was alive." Patti W."
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? These stories can bring a smile to someone's face and in this day and age, can't we all use a smile? 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
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 Lydia K. asked: "Hi Phil, Can you ask your readers if any of them have a recipe for Sloppy Joes that includes brown sugar or some ingredient that is on the sweet side? I remember that my best friend's mom always made them and they were a little bit sweet so I'm assuming it had brown sugar, but I might be wrong so if any of your readers have any suggestions I'd love to try it. Thanks so much and I love the newsletter! Lydia K."
Here' a Rachael Ray recipe that Allison M. forwarded:
Super Sloppy Joes
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:15 min
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered
Garnish: sliced ripe tomatoes, pickles, Deviled Potato Salad, recipe follows
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops. Serve with your favorite sides or sliced tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper, dill pickles and Deviled Potato Salad. Have plenty of napkins on hand!
Another reader mentions that sloppy joes can be referred to with different names, so that might help in searching for additional recipes:
"Lydia K. I don't know if they meant brown sugar or not. I've not seen cloves in a recipe either. Maybe everyone enjoyed the brown sugar better. It is interesting to see the 1945 version. I also found Sloppy Joes go by other names. Maybe you can find the one you like with one of the other terms. Wimpies, yip yips, taverns. In 1945 it appeared in an article My Best Meat recipes featured in National Livestock and Meat Board publication and was called "Barbecued Ground Beef." Heat 2 T of butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 small finely chopped yellow onion and 1 small , cored and seeded green bell pepper finely chopped and cook until tender about 15 minutes. Add 1 lb. of ground beef and cook until browned, approximately 6-8 min.
Add 1 cup of ketchup, 2 T. of yellow mustard, 1 T white vinegar, 1 T sugar, 1/2 t of cloves. Continue cooking on med-low. Stir occasionally until thick and dark approximately 25 to 30 min. Season with salt and pepper and serve on toasted buttered buns. Serves 6."
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader: "Hi, After reading about the person who had lots of lemon trees growing in their yard, it reminded me of my childhood. I grew up in California and always looked forward to the apricots from our trees. My grandmother would prepare the best apricot jam in the whole world! Now I live on the east coast and I miss the fresh apricots that I grew up with, especially my grandmother's jam so I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for apricot jam that might still be good even if I'm not picking my own fresh apricots. Thanks, Jordan K."
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.
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 a store at TIAS.com .....
We are 2 retired Divasaurs! Myself and my daughter in law, who love finding unique vintage treasures. I have been collecting and purchasing treasures for over 40 years and love every single minute of it.
Welcome to Lake Outpost Collectibles! We specialize in uniqueness. We love to bring unusual pieces to the marketplace. Our store carries new to vintage collectibles. We guarantee your satisfaction!
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We present an interesting selection of antiques, collectibles and decorator items for almost any taste. We have almost 30 years experience in the industry, so please look around and enjoy your visit with us.
Eclectic pieces from the late 1800's-modern era.
Welcome to My Shop. I have been an antique and vintage jewelry dealer online for nearly 15 years. I guarantee complete customer satisfaction with my 7 day return policy. Thank You for Shopping!!
Artistic Accents boasts a collection of beautiful objects to please those blessed with a "discriminating eye" for the finer things in life - jewelry, handbags, ceramics, books, and other rarities - all to beautifully accent you and your home.
DEBBIE'S DEALS LLC
Welcome to Debbie's Deals LLC! I am CAGA certified, with over 15 years of experience and many satisfied customers. My inventory includes art, jewelry, porcelain, glass, antiques and collectibles
12. Helpful Resources:
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