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The Collectors Newsletter #941--October 11th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #941--October 11th, 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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Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us!
Are you looking for some ideas to spruce up your home before the holidays? We have a really cool board called "For the Home". It's filled with all sorts of things: big, small, old, really old, utilitarian or just plain pretty. Here's the link, you might have fun browsing through it:
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!
Also, remember that you can 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: Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, do you use vintage items to add to your costume? If you do, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to Phil@BigNews.biz so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
In our last newsletter we asked: Halloween is right around the corner. Before you know it Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will arrive. Do you have any vintage decorations that you use to decorate your home? Are there any specific memories that you have about certain decorations? Here are some responses that we received:
"Around 1959 (I was 7 years old), my auntie gave my mother some Xmas tree decorations as she was moving house. Some were round plastic (very modern!) with twisted frames with centers of stars, snowflakes, Art Deco style deer etc and came in pastel shades of pink green blue and clear. There were also plastic icicles and some very unusual and much loved glow in the dark cherubs and some plastic stars that slotted together to make them 3D. They sound tacky but they were actually very pretty. We used these for many years to dress a little artificial Xmas tree which I looked forward to with so much excitement...it meant Xmas had nearly arrived ...and that was a magic time! Eventually we bought modern new sparkly ones and the old ones were discarded....thrown away in the 1970s....or so I thought. About three years ago I saw a tin of Xmas decorations in an old biscuit tin at a jumble sale. There were identical decorations to our old ones plus a few more....I was really happy to find them ....then I found the glow in the dark cherubs underneath....was it a coincidence? Were these our actual original decorations? Where did they come from? There were no charity shops back then to donate stuff too...maybe they were given away by my mum to someone else.....I honestly don't know but I'm not giving these beauties away .....or selling them as these decorations are now apparently very collectable!!! Oh...and apart from the little cherubs, the Art Deco leaping deer is ...and was ALWAYS my favorite! They are a wonderful reminder of glorious Xmases spent in a crowded house full of friends and family....playing silly games....opening presents in front of the fire at Midnight because I was too excited to wait till morning! Mum and my 'aunties' having a sherry in the kitchen whilst cooking the turkey....dad and my 'uncles' reminiscing about the war (they were all RN engineers) with a whiskey in the living room. I used to listen to them talk about their heroic exploits in exotic sounding (to a child at least) places like Sidi Barani, Bardia, Gib, Malta, Singapore...and China! Happy days NOT spent in front of the television...except for the Queen's Speech! Now all I need to find is the little Xmas tree in its red wooden pot....!!! Kind regards, Sheena
"I love old and vintage items and for the different holidays I decorate with these items. Here is a photo of some of my Halloween decorations. The celluloid bobble head dog is not really Halloween but he is scary to me. Paulette" Here are two photos of Paulette's decorations:
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 strange collections, we received the following comment:
"OMG Phil! When I read about the Aunt and Uncle who had a jar of teeth in their kitchen I was amazed. My grandparents had the same thing! If only we knew why! Kathy K" editor's note: Does anyone have a logical explanation as to why these people kept broken teeth, and why they would be displayed in a jar in their kitchen?
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: Claudia sent the following: "I cannot identify this vase or age. Visited several sites, books and companies. I feel it is Japanese and 19th century. Any ideas? Height 4 5/16, Spread between rim scallops at widest 2 1/16, Spread between handles 3 5/16, Height to top of handles 3.75. Lots of heavy gold on this piece. I am puzzled by the handles. Absolutely beautiful. Definitely old. The mark is a little blurred. It is oval, blue on white. Thanks so much. Claudia " You can see two photos of Claudia's vase here:
Another request for identification: "I'm wondering if any of your readers would help me identify these kitchen items. The one at the left in the photo is 11" long x 2 3/4" at it's widest. It is marked Germany Aluminum with a globe inside a six pointed star.
The 2nd one on the right is 11 1/2" long x 2 3/4" at it's widest . It is marked Westmark Unikum Germany D.B.G.M.. Any idea what these 2 were specifically used for? Thank you, Lara H." You can see photos of Lara's kitchen items here:
Another request for identification
Lara asked about her glass bowl too: "I'm wondering if any of your readers would help me identify this bowl. It measures 3 1/2" tall with a 5 3/4" diameter at the top, 3 1/4" diameter at the bottom. The top is saw toothed not flat. Does anyone know who made it or the pattern name? Thank you, Lara H." You can see two photos of Lara's bowl here:
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers? Drop us an email with a photo attached, including all dimensions of the item and any other pertinent information, 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
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
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1. Spectacular pair of antique Meissen urns realizes $201,250 at Cottone Auctions' Oct. 4-5 fall sale
2. Work by Noguchi, Evans, Powell, Castle and Bertoia among Highlights of Rago's October 26/27 Auctions
3. The David Marshall Collection will headline Fontaine's Saturday, Oct. 19th sale in Pittsfield, Mass.
4. PLENTY OF THE UNUSUAL TO BE FOUND AT THE ESHER HALL ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
5. YOUNG GUNS OF THE ANTIQUES TRADE EXHIBIT AT THE ESHER HALL ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
6. Handwritten letter by Lee Harvey Oswald will headline Philip Weiss Auctions' October 24th auction
7. Rago Open House/Talk on October 24: "Isamu Noguchi and 'My Arizona'"
8. Sterling Associates to auction estate of beloved N.J. political figure John B. McDonald
9. British Colonial Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction
10. Still life by William Harnett (Am., 1848-1892) could fetch $200,000-$300,000 at Shannon's, Oct. 24th
11. Coin-ops, music-related items, gaming lots and more all do well at Fontaine's September 21st auction
12. The Top 20 Antiques & Collectibles in Sept. 2013
13. FINE JEWELRY TO HIGHLIGHT GROGAN'S OCTOBER AUCTION
14. Legendary Indian Coins Leaves Worldwide Collections More Impressive Than Ever Before
15. U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks, bonds, more will be sold Oct. 19 & 22 by Archives Int'l Auc.
16. Stampler to Auction Entire Inventory of Florida’s Popular Mark 1st Antiques, Oct. 12-13 and 19-20
17. Cannon and drum from the Battle of Gettysburg will be auctioned Saturday, Oct. 12th in Decatur, Ala.\
18. Beacon Ethyl Gasoline sign could fetch $40,000-$60,000 at Matthews Auctions, Oct. 17-18 in Peotone
19. Norman C. Heckler to hold a premier absentee auction of early glass, bottles and flasks, Nov. 4-13
20. Ball Boy Consigns Michael Jordan’s 1997 “Flu Game” Sneakers To Grey Flannel Auctions
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Fall is Here - So is Dinnerware Replacements!
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Many New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Summer is Almost Over Dinnerware Replacements BARGAINS
Wallace Sterling Flat Tomato Server-Sir Christopher
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday October 11th, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny stories
Do you have a funny 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here.
"Hi Phil, I love the newsletter. It seems like your funny stories tend to be about kids. I have one too. My son, who has a deadly peanut allergy, was in his kindergarten class when the school nurse came in to talk to the students about all different kinds of allergies, including peanut allergies. All of my son's friends knew that he was allergic to peanuts. The nurse told me that when she held up a photo of a peanut, for the class to see, one of my son's friends quickly took his hand to cover my son's eyes and yelled "Brian! Don't look! You're allergic to them!" Jean M."
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.
Our most recent request asked: "Can you ask your readers if any of them remember something called honeyscotch? When we were kids my mother would make it on special occasions and we would pour it over ice cream for dessert. Thanks, Charlie"
Here is a recipe from Linda L.:
In a 3qt. saucepan mix
1 C. Sugar and 2/3 C. Honey
Cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until you have the desired caramel color and aroma, being careful to not let it burn.
Remove from heat and stir in
1 ˝ Cups Heavy Cream and
3 Tbs. Butter
This can be stored in a covered dish in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks
Carol T. also sent something in. This is the "hard" version of Honeyscotch :)
"Pour your honey into a flat pan and get it hot; it gets thin. Add an ounce of Scotch whisky and blend it in with the honey. It will seem awfully thin, but as soon as the hot sauce hits the ice cream, you get the effect of thickness. It pools in the
bottom of the cup. carol T."
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"My husband and I are hosting a Halloween party. We've asked our guests (there's only 10 of them) to dress like someone, or something, from the 20's, 30's 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's. I thought it might be fun to make some vintage Halloween recipes to go along with the vintage costumes. I know I could find a book and look them up, but I thought I'd ask if any of your readers have any ideas. Thank you, Melissa N."
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 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 a store at TIAS.com. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our dealers.
I give you a Hardy Welcome to my new and Exciting brand of History. I have been interested in all collectibles since the early age of 8. I've been selling professionally for over 3 decades now. Thank you for your visit, and check back often. Ronald
ALLEY CAT FINDS LLC
Welcome to Alley Cat Finds. A place where you can find that unique gift for any occasion. Here you can find beautiful and affordable antique and vintage pieces, new and retired collectibles, fine and costume jewelry, and beautiful artwork.
Our collection includes: depression glass, crystal, crackle glass, milk glass, figurines, oriental items, metalware, collectibles i.e., Precious Moments, Barbies, jewelry, artworks, retired dinnerware and glassware.
CHRISTIAS ECLECTIC ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Bringing the past to your present
Welcome to Christias Eclectic Antiques & Collectibles. We have been bringing antiques and collectibles from out of the past for over 15 years. Your satisfaction is one of our primary objectives as we strive to have you visit us again and again!
HALLDER VILLAGE: Welcome to the past
Welcome to my shop! I have been an antique seller for a few years now always with many satisfied customers. I deal in every category of antiques: Porcelain, clocks, jewelry, electronics. We accept Visa at Paypal!
We are a direct importer of 17th thru 20th Century antiques and accessories and includes Swiss, German, Austrian, French and Italian antiques. Biedermeier, Jugenstil, Gruenderstil, and Art Deco. Cradles, Furniture, Military, Copper, Primitives.
Welcome to our store site! We have been selling for over 25 years and have items in many categories: lighting, art, jewelry, table top, posters, decorative items, mirrors, vintage postcards, chandeliers, and much, much more! Enjoy browsing!
12. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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