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The Collectors Newsletter #953--May 1, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #953--May 1, 2014
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1. Mother's Day suggestions--only 9 days left!
3. This Week's Stories
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted Classifieds
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New On line Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
13. Come sell with TIAS.com!
1. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, 2014 this year. See what our TIAS.com sellers are offering! Time is running out!
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Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us!
Make sure to see the beautiful emerald board! May's birthstone is the Emerald!
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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!
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.
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. Check it out!
Last week, one of our readers wrote: "Looking for a copy of a cast iron toy company's catalog from the early 1900's called called Shimer and co. and son or another catalog called Columbia Grey Iron. Thanks. Joseph S." Another reader replied: "Did this gentleman try Google? I found both there and a lot of pictures for Columbia Grey Iron Co products!" Thank you for your suggestion, Roh!
Darlene F. of Beaverton, OR sent in her collecting story. Thanks for sharing, Darlene!
"Almost all my life I've collected books as being on a farm "out in the
middle of nowhere" and my library card didn't quite cover my depth and
bredth of my reading skills nor my love of books. When I met my boyfriend I
explained to him I had amassed a rather large collection of books as I
really wanted "an Eliza Doolittle Library" some day. This puzzled my
boyfriend as I had only 20 or so books in my apartment. What he didn't
realize (or perhaps it's due to my lack of full disclosure) I had a garage
and a storage unit filled with over 13,000 books.
Before I moved in with him I told him "love me, love my books". He replied
fine, but not too many books please. In fact, he wanted me to be realistic
over the whole situation. I said these books traveled from my childhood
home near Portland, OR to the Salem, OR area, to Seattle, WA before coming
back to the Portland-Metro area. The last major move took two trips, using
a 24-ft truck, and four guy friends with me as the driver and director of
I'd like to say I still have all those books, but sadly, I had to trim my
collection down from hundreds of cardboard file boxes to just 15 (and would
you believe my husband STILL grumbles about the 15 boxes being too
much?!!!). I had less than 50 repeat copies (most were deliberately kept as
they had author sigs. or were from friends/family) of my books, and yes, I
had read all of them at least once. Currently, I'm trying to quietly amass
another collection of books. We'll see how I do. lol"
Harry J is looking for a Homer Laughlin wash basin to match other pieces he has. Can you help?
I have been trying to locate a Homer Laughlin Wash Basin, Pattern 2366, Victoria/Violets Pattern. It has purple violets with gold flowers and rim. It is supposed to be Dutch Shape in toilet ware. I have the rest of the set from my Grandmother, and it is still almost as good new. I would really like to find the Wash Basin to complete the set. I have almost exhausted my searching ability. Someone has to have one somewhere. I know it is old; close to 1890 as far as my research has got me. Thanks, Harry J
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Thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
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. Irelands First Dedicated Fully Interactive Auctioneers APP. Causes A Bidding Sensation For WHYTE’S
2. Work by Nevelson, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s Fine Art Auctions
3. RARE Autographed Photo: WALT DISNEY 1930s AMAZING FIND!
4. Rare 17th Century Chinese Wall Hanging Headlines At Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
5. Contemporary art cache up for bid in Kansas City auction May 1
6. Map By Graphic Design Pioneer Charles Joseph Minard Sells for £5,208 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
7. The Canterbury Auction Galleries To Sell The Gregory, Bottley & Lloyd Collection Of Minerals, Fossil
8. Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper on May 14 at 6 pm
9. Australian and worldwide banknotes will headline Archives International Auctions' May 20th auction
10. Spring Roundup Gallery Sale is scheduled for May 23rd by Gordon S. Converse & Co., in Malvern, Pa.
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
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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.
Here's one from Elizabeth in Indiana: "Years and years ago, when we needed extra income, I took in typing, using my old black Royal typewriter and carbon paper (anyone remember that?). This was long before computers. One day a salesman brought some work over for me, and he started looking over my collection of teacups while I was reviewing the work. My heart just sank, because I knew I hadn't dusted them in a very long time! When he asked me if I collected any type in particular, I responded, without looking up, "I only collect dusty teacups." He chuckled, and I'm sure my face was beet red - but he continued to bring in his work until he retired."
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
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, we had qute a few requests for vintage recipes, and great responses! Thank you to all who responded!
Libby wanted a recipe for sweet, steamed "Suet Pudding". Here are the recipes that were submitted:
"In Collectors Newsletter #952 Libby asked for a Suet Pudding. Here is one that has come down through our family
Steamed Suet Pudding
4 cups flour
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped beef suet
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon soda
Method - Mix all ingredients together well. Serve with sauce.
Time steam 3 hours.
Hope this is of help - Jim H"
Sweet steamed "Suet Pudding" with raisins
1 cup chopped suet
1 cup raisins
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.In a large bowl combine suet, raisins, corn syrup, water, baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, flour and baking powder; mix well.
2.Heat batter in a steamer over 1 inch of hot, but not boiling, water. Steam until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, 1 teaspoon salt, butter, sugar and cornstarch. Stir constantly until mixture thickens; stir in vanilla extract.
4.Serve pudding and sauce warm.
"This is from a relative in England. Mums recipe I found for Suet treacle pud after she realised could do in microwave and not have to steam for hours - it is delicious and when I make I am greedy with it!
3 Tablespoons golden syrup
4oz s.r flour
2oz shredded suet
2oz castor sugar
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons milk
2 drops of vanilla essence
Place syrup in the bottom of a lightly greased basin
Mix flour, suet & sugar together
Beat in the egg, water, milk & essence
Spoon in the mixture on top of syrup
Cover basin with cling film & cook for 2 minutes
Remove cling film & cook for further 2mins
Let stand for 2mins before turning out
Let me know what you think xxx
I add syrup as well to it once individually served!!!! Submitted by Janet"
Here's a recipe for the suet pudding from Gail D:
3 c bread crumbs, dry and fine
1 c granulated sugar
1 c suet, ground
2 c seedless raisins
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c sour milk or cream
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 level tsp soda, dissolved in a little hot water
Blend bread crumbs, suet, raisins and sugar together, add cinnamon, eggs, cream, then soda and vanilla. Mix thoroughly, pour into well-greased mold. Use waxed paper and tight cover, steam 3 to 4 hrs. Serve hot with Foamy pudding sauce. Will make 2 qt mold. Plump raisins in hot water, drain, dry, cut.
Foamy pudding sauce:
1 TB butter
1 c powdered sugar, sift
1 egg, separate white from yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c whipping cream
Cream butter thoroughly, slowly beat in the sugar. Stir in beaten egg yolk. Add stiffly beaten egg white, vanilla and whipped cream just before serving. One TB of brandy may be added if desired or 2 TB of chopped candied ginger."
We had a request for "kolaches" from Sue B. Here are some submissions:
Cream Cheese Filled Kolaches
•1 cup of milk, whole is probably best but I used reduced fat (240 ml)
•5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened plus more for brushing (74 grams)
•1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
•1 large egg yolk
•2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour (315 to 380 grams)**
•1 scant teaspoon kosher salt
•1 package Red Star Platinum yeast (or Rapid Rise)
•1/3 cup granulated sugar (65 grams)
•2 1/2 tablespoons flour (20 grams)
•1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
•4 teaspoons melted butter (18 grams)
Cream Cheese Filling
•8 oz cream cheese, softened (230 grams)
•1 egg yolk
•1/4 cup sugar (50 grams)
•Pinch of lemon zest
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1.Put the milk in a microwave-safe measuring cup and heat just until it starts to boil. Let it cool down to 130 degrees F.
2.While milk is cooling, put the 5 ½ tablespoons of butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a spoon. Stir in the egg yolk, 2 cups (250 grams) of the flour, salt and yeast. Mixture will be crumbly and dry. Gradually add the milk and stir until thoroughly mixed. From this point, add remaining cup of flour by quarter cups until you have a soft dough that is neither too sticky nor too dry – though it should be more sticky than dry because kneading will remove some stickiness.
3.Put the bowl on the mixer stand and knead with the dough hook until it is smooth and elastic.
4.Rub an empty mixing bowl with butter, put the dough in it, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
5.Punch dough down and turn out onto lightly floured surface. Pinch off 16 equal size portions and shape into little balls or blobs. Place 8 balls on each of two parchment lined baking sheets.
6.Cover loosely with a greased sheet of plastic wrap and let rise for an hour.
7.While rising, mix together ingredients for the topping and filling.
8.Make an indentation in each risen ball and fill with a tablespoon of cream cheese filling. Brush gently with butter and sprinkle the topping over the bun and filling.
9.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and let the buns sit while the oven preheats.
10.Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes at 400F.
11.These are good warm or at room temperature. I like the fruit filled ones warm, but prefer to let the cheese version cool down.
"My mother-in-law, Mercedes "Cede" Nichols made them every year for Christmas she learned how to make them from her Mother who came to the U.S. from "Old Country" as they referred to it. They were always delicious, especially when hot out of the oven.
The spelling is different but I am sure it is the same thing. She updated her recipe to using Hot Roll Mix once it came out but originally she just used flour, sugar, salt and milk for the dough. If I find her original recipe I will send that one along.
Love the newsletter but especially love the recipe section, keep up the great work.
Apricot, Prune or any other kind of fruit desired
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
3 boxes of Hot Roll Mix.
Mix up according to directions but add 3 T sugar per box. Let rise. Roll out a chunk of dough very thin, 1/8 inch. Brush with butter using the feather brush. Cut into 3 inch squares, add 1 large tsp. filling of your choice to the center. Bring all 4 corners up to the center and pinch then place on a buttered cookie sheet, let rise a little. They will fall back down making a nice square.
Bake 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Rotate cookie sheet half way through cooking time from the bottom of our oven to the top to insure browning on the top as well as the bottom. Drizzle with butter.
1 box prunes
½ cup sugar
Cook until “smoochy”, drain if there is any juice left.
Same as prune version above. You can buy the Solo Apricot Paste in cans if desired.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
There are a few recipes that are still needed. Can anyone help?
1. "I had--and lost--a recipe a friend gave me in the early '70s. She called it Chicken and Pilaf or Chicken and Rice Pilaf. She got the recipe from her mother who lived in the San Diego area. She said she thought her mom got the recipe from a magazine. I remember a lot, but not enough. You sautéed rice and broken vermicelli briefly; I seem to recall seasonings added to that sauté. The slightly browned rice and vermicelli then went into a casserole dish and topped with raw chicken pieces (I used beasts). The recipe called for cream of mushroom soup and (maybe) cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup. Some of the soup was poured over the ingredients in the casserole which was then baked. The rest of the soup was cooked on stovetop with seasonings and a bit of sherry. The stovetop sauce was served on the side. The sauce was brownish, but I can't remember what gave it that deeper color. I hope one of your readers can supply the recipe. Thanks, all. Susan O."
2. "I think ? this was the name of a very simple and elegant dessert which was published in one of the early (newspaper style) Country People "magazines" maybe in the early 70s or so? It seems it was just melted chocolate of some type, and maybe eggs? and/or heavy cream?? I know that's not too much to go on, but if anyone remembers or has it, it would be a good one to share with me, and others. Thanks. Tired and REtired Sandi C"
3. "Back in the 70's I remember my mom baking a Bundt Cake that was dark chocolate with a "tunnel" of white coconut in the middle. this was so good! I have not seen this type of cake mix in the stores for ages. Does anyone know if they're still available? or does anyone have a similar scratch recipe I could try? Thank you for helping. Laurie R from Michigan"
4. "Grew up with it [scrapple] as a child from PA. I've tried to make it but can't seem to get correct amounts.it will not firm up enough to slice and fry. Any one have a recipe? I sure would appreciate it. thanks Lyle"
5. "Carrots, cauliflower, maybe potatoes? Maybe peas? Breaded topping ? Joan T"
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 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. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our merchants.
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Vintage Sewing and Craft Supplies 1950's to 1990's. Inventory includes Sewing and Craft Supplies including patterns, fabric, kits and other accessories.
Ken Frank Collectibles
With over 50 years of combined experience, we sell antiques, vintage clothing, miscellaneous items for both the serious and whimsical collector, jewelry both fine and costume, and a diverse selection of unique accessories for home decor.
Each piece is chosen with the greatest of care and attention to details. We love art and beautiful objects, this makes us highly respected in the antiques market.
Coins and Collectibles
Specializes in collectible coins and memorabilia. Prices are realistic and market related.
Willows and Magnolias
Our store specializes in unique antique and vintage estate finds. We offer a 7 day money back guarantee and accept Paypal.
From the Past Antiques
Welcome, please browse some. I'm based in history rich Southern New England and attend many interested buying sources as possible for variety and your shopping pleasure. I always try to describe and picture honestly and price for good value.
In our store we carry range of Antiques, Paintings, Collectibles, Furniture, Jewelry and Persian and Chinese Rugs. Dealers are welcome. Antiques-Furniture-Persian Rugs-Estates-Liquidations Bought and Sold.
All Things Country
Welcome to All Things Country I specialize in glassware, books, linens, jewelry and much more. I enjoy selling antique and collectibles. I attend many estate sales in our area and find unique treasures for my shop. FREE U.S. SHIPPING.
Jade of LIfe
Our quality is recognized and we have quality assurance card. All items are authentic, natural pearls. You can feel confident buying from us. We also sell Jade, Shoushan stone, wood, porcelain, folk arts and crafts.
Baubles and Bling
My inventory consists of vintage costume jewelry from the 40's, 50's, and 60's as well as contemporary jewelry. I carry such designers as DeLizza & Elster, Florenza, Schreiner of New York and many others.
Estate Jewelry & Collectables
Welcome to our inner sanctum, browse our many items that will capture your intrigue. The beauty that vintage items hold is the rarity and exclusivity, as well as the fact they will only increase in value over time.
Specializing in American furniture, 1810 - 1845, we also offer period lighting, appropriate decorative accessories and 19th - 21st century fine art, as well as furniture restoration and conservation services.
113 Main St. Antiques
We deal in everything from venerable to vintage. Decorative, architectural, furniture, collectibles and occasionally unique new items.
Specializing in Victorian/Edwardian era art & ephemera, period frames,scraps & ornaments. Yard Longs, Paul de Longpre, Helena Maguire, Victorian Cats, Animals & Victorian Florals. Hand picked paper pretties for the discerning collector.
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