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The Collectors Newsletter #1003 --May 29, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1003 --May 29, 2015
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1. Still celebrating 20 years online and 1000+ issues of The Collector's Newsletter with TIAS.com!
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4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
5. This Week's Antique News
6. Your Classifieds
7. Newly listed items
8. Vintage Recipes
9. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
10. New On line Merchants
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12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1. We are still celebrating 20 years of selling antiques & collectibles online! TIAS.com the web's oldest antiques & collectibles mall celebrated our 20th anniversary online April 20th 2015.
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All the boards are dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them out. Here is the link to our Pinterest boards:
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May Birthstone: Emerald
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.
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4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Please share your story about what you collect and what got you started collecting. We *love* to hear your stories! If you have a story you'd like to share, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to email@example.com so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
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. You don't need a Facebook account to visit our page. If you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story on our Facebook page, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. We're also highlighting one item each day that we find particularly interesting - something that's very unusual! Check it out!
Thanks to those of you who have responded in the past! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
It's always fun to see what other people own and treasure! Although we can't put the pictures in this newsletter, please visit our Facebook page to view the images and learn about those items.
Please let us know if you'd like us to highlight one of your favorite collectibles!
5. This week's Antique News
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1. Antique Trader producing auction consignment guide
2. Oil on canvas Yosemite scene by Thomas Hill (Am., 1829-1908) fetches $180,000 at Shannon's, April 23
3. Rago Open House on June 4 Features a Talk on "Contemporary Glass: Life Beyond Chihuly"
4. 19th century American Plains Indian pipe tomahawk will be sold at Mohawk Arms auction June 26th-27th
5. Enamel Cranes Sell for £124,000 at Dreweatts Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art Sale
6. Moran’s announces catalogued two-session auction featuring selections from the Joan Irvine Smith Asi
7. Museum-quality artworks, plus other fine antiques, will be sold on-site, June 13th in Memphis, Tenn.
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
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8. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a recipe.
Darlene F. requested authentic Hungarian recipes. Here is a response from one of our readers:
I married into a 100% Hungarian family. My first gift from my fiance'-to-be was a Hungarian cookbook! It became very clear before our wedding six months later that cooking Hungarian-style would be a must.
After several years' collecting and trying recipes, including ones sent in the Hungarian language from my in-laws in Hungary, I found the seminal work for Americans, ' The Cuisine of Hungary' by the world-renowned George Lang, still the 'gold standard' in any edition. Not only is this work a cookbook; it also is a history of the cuisine of the Hungarian people and culture.
Re: the request for 'Hungarian Goulash' as Americans know it, my advice would be to look for beef stews (called 'porkolt' in Hungarian).. My slow-cooker recipe includes a sweated-in-beef-scraps onion-carrot-celery base (about 1cup, /1/2 cup,/1/2 cup per pound of browned boneless stewing beef cubes) , 2 TBSP of the best Szaged sweet paprika you can find, and 2TBSP of tomato paste. The last two ingedients listed each should be cooked over medium heat for a minute or two in the vegetable/fat/beef mixtureto develop the flavor. Add beef stock to cover or at least 2 cups, whichever is greater. Add salt, herb (e.g. marjoram, OR thyme) and black pepper to taste. Follow slow cooker instructions for beef stew. Serve over parslied wide egg noodles or egg dumplings. In the area of Northern Hungary, around Budapest, the addition of about 1/3 cup sour cream to the stew just before serving is customary.
Re: stuffed cabbage rolls, see Lang's work or many works on Jewish cuisine. Also, my husband Imre did publish his lengthy recipe for Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls in a Church of the Epiphany, Royersford, PA cookbook many years ago. It was well received at the time.
Linda had several requests, and here are the responses:
Melt in your Mouth Chicken Pot Pie
3 lb chicken, cooked, deboned and cut into bite size pieces
2 hard boiled eggs
1 10 3/4 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 stick unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup frozen or fresh green peas (canned is too mushy)
2/3 cup finely chopped carrots
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place prepared chicken in bottom of 9x13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with Pam
Cover chicken with sliced eggs, peas, carrots and celery
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bring broth and soup to boil and pour over chicken
In a bowl, combine flour, buttermilk and melted butter and mix. Will be lumpy.
Pour mixture over chicken, eggs and veggies. Do not mix in, just let it sit on top.
Looks like too much liquid, but is OK. The flour mixture will soak up some of the liquid and the rest will be good to dip out with chicken when serving.
Bake in preheated oven about 45 minutes or until is brown on top and bubbly.
I think the buttermilk and self rising flour is the key to the topping.
I enjoy reading your news letters especially the recipes.
Stuffed cabbage rolls.
1 head of green cabbage
1 lb ground beef
1 heaping cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 small onion, grated
salt and pepper, to taste
For the sauce:
2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
Place the cabbage in the freezer overnight (about 12 hours). Remove and place in a colander in
the sink to defrost. This makes the cabbage pliable for rolling and stuffing.
Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage and discard. Peel the remaining large leaves, taking care
not to tear the cabbage as you go. Set the whole leaves aside and chop up the remaining cabbage
In a bowl, combine the ground beef, potatoes, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Set up a stuffing station with your whole cabbage leaves and ground beef mixture. With a paring
knife, trim the thick part of the stem off the base of the leaves, taking care not to cut through
the rest of the leaf. Place the leaves upright so that they are curling upward like a bowl.
Place a small handful of filling towards the base of each leaf and fold over the leaf from the
left side. Roll the cabbage leaf up and using your finger, stuff the loose end of the leaf
inward, pushing it into the center. Rolling the cabbage this way ensures that they hold together
nicely during cooking.
Continue with remaining leaves. If you have any leftover filling, simply roll them into
meatballs to place in the pot alongside the cabbage rolls.
Place the stuffed cabbage rolls in a large pot and cover with sauce ingredients. If you had
any leftover cabbage or meatballs, add them to the pot as well.
Bring the sauce to a gentle boil over medium heat and reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot,
leaving it slightly open so that the steam does not force the cabbage rolls to open. Cook for
approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until cabbage is tender and sauce has thickened.
Ro-tel Chicken Spaghetti
4 chicken breasts, cooked & chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can chicken broth
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked & drained
In a bowl mix together the soup, broth& Ro-tel tomatoes.
In a 13x9 greased casserole dish layer as follows: Spaghetti, Chicken, Soup mix, Cheese.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until heated through and cheese melts about 30-45 minutes.
As soon as you remove from the oven stir to mix well, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Bell Peppers stuffed with hamburger meat and cornbread dressing-
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
1 lg. onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
6 bell peppers, chop tops, 1/2 c.
Parsley (fresh or flaked)
1 tsp. chicken bouillon (1 cube)
1 c. water
Baked, crumbled cornbread
1/2 c. white cornmeal 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. sugar 1/2 c. milk 1 egg 2 tbsp. oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9" pan. Combine dry cornbread ingredients. Combine milk, egg, and oil separately, beating slightly. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Brown ground meat; drain and then add salt. Add chopped vegetables; saute until tender.
Cook bell peppers to be stuffed in covered casserole with 1 cup water in microwave for 7 minutes (or boil on stove top until tender). Drain boiling water, reserving to dissolve bouillon. Crumble cornbread into meat-vegetable mixture. Add bouillon dissolved in 1 cup boiling water drained from bell peppers. Season to taste. Add more liquid if needed. Stuff peppers and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Easy chicken pot pie
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas)
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 lb. (4 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed
1 egg, beaten
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Cook and stir chicken in dressing in large skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until done. Stir in vegetables and soup. Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with VELVEETA.
Unfold pastry sheet; place over chicken mixture. Fold under edges of pastry; press onto top of baking dish to seal. Brush with egg. Cut several slits in pastry to permit steam to escape. Place dish on baking sheet.
Bake 30 min. or until crust is deep golden brown. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
Cajun Pickled Eggs
1 doz. hard boiled eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 whole cayenne peppers
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
1/2 cup of water
2 bay leaves
2 1/2 cups vinegar
2 tablespoons Tony Chacheres (Creole Seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Shell your eggs and pack in jar.Mix all the ingredients and boil..Let brine cool then pour over eggs and seal jar..Refrigerate for at least 2 weeks then enjoy..
9. 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.
TIAS.com merchants have well over 4,000 cookbooks for sale! You can see them here:
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
Janice B sent in this request:
I'm looking for a deviled egg recipe that isn't, well, deviled. I had some at a party where the "stuffing" was a little on the sweeter side, and I couldn't quite figure out what made it sweet. They were smooth so there wasn't any sweet pickle relish in them. Any ideas?"
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help our readers find these recipes!
10. New Online Merchants this week
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. You can see them all here:
Bygone Finds from Alexlee
Hi and Welcome. I have been in the vintage/antique business for over 20 years & am very experienced. I carry a wide variety of merchandise in antiques, vintage, & mid-century areas & my customers have been very pleased. Come browse and shop!!
Shoppy's General Mercantile
Welcome to Shoppy’s General Mercantile. Come on in, have a seat, and enjoy browsing my collection. I have been in business for over fifteen years and offer a variety of Antique Vintage Photographs, Print Ads, Sewing Patterns, and other items.
A Vintage Addiction
At a Vintage Addiction we help you get hooked on the treasures of the past. We provide as much maker and owner history as we know. The pieces we offer are functional and beautiful, time tested and classic.Then and Now. That's A Vintage Addiction.
LULU AND DELILAH
Welcome! I have always been fascinated by things beautiful and unusual, and now I hope to share them with you. I'll do the searching, so you don't have to. I hope you find something you love!
The Vintage Jewelry Chick
Welcome to my shop! I'm a horse riding beach girl who loves vintage jewelry. Here in my shop you'll find Indian Jewelry, Navajo, Turquoise, Zuni, Mexican Silver, Sterling Silver, Victorian, Gold & gemstones rings bracelets in the Boho style.
Welcome to my on-line store! I have a small shop in Franklin, NC where I sell, buy, appraise, personal shop and do consignments. Come see me if you are ever in the beautiful North Carolina Smokey Mountains.
Welcome to Glass Alchemy! We specialize in Fine Antiques and Quality Collectibles. With over 15 years experience selling on line, we look forward to offering quality merchandise at reasonable prices with prompt and professional customer service.
11. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
TIAS.com has an "Advanced Search" feature to help narrow down your search results. Just use the SEARCH box at the top of any TIAS.com page, you'll see a link to "Advanced search", or bookmark this link for easy access:
TIAS.com has a page available so that you can send emailed vintage postcard messages to friends and family. Take a look at our selection here:
TIAS.com provides a directory which lists over 2300 clubs related to Antiques and Collectibles? You can search by name, website name, type or description, as well as alphabetically. Take a look here:
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!
12. Helpful Resources:
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