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The Collectors Newsletter #261 September 2004

The Collectors Newsletter #261 September 2004

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In this issue.....
1. The Dishes & Gumballs
2. Free Vintage Cards
3. Your Classifieds
4. Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
7. Newly listed items
8. Funny Old Stuff
9. Wanted ads. Can you help?
10. A Vintage Recipe
11. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
12. New Online Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors

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1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here . We want to
hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
The Dishes
When I left home in 1960 to go out into the world on my own, I took some
things from my parents home to use. One of the items I took was a small
meat platter that had belonged to my maternal grandmother. I believe she
probably bought it at one of the local 5 & 10 stores in Elwood, Indiana.

That plate along with others that belonged to my mother are still with me
today, however, the plate of my grandmothers has many other dishes
joining it. The first time I saw a small dessert dish that was the same
pattern was in 1984, on Rt 66 going to Oatman, Az. My husband and I
was on a Rt 66 Fun Run at that time, we had just purchased a 1931
Chrysler and it was our 1st Fun Run Trip. When I saw that dish in this
old gas station that was now a junk yard sale, I couldn't believe it. It was
only $.05 and I had to buy it.

Several years later while I was browsing in my local Antique Mall in
Canyon County, CA. I found a gravy bowl that matched. I think it cost
$5.00. What a find.

Well today, I have found over 100 pieces that go with that meat platter,
they have been found all over the US in my many travels, I found two
larger meat platters on my trip to Florida several year ago. They have
become my souvenier treasures from my vacations, and trips everywhere
I go. My last find was in Vermont on our vacation last July. It was the 1st
store I went into. My husband says that they seem to just pull me in like
a magnet. I think that it is my grandmother talking to me, and being with
me all the time.

I do not know what pattern it is, most are not marked, some are stamped
USA on the bottom. It is similar to the Homer Laughlin? dishes .

The best part of this story is, when we purchased our home, now in
Golden Valley, Az. in 1996. The lady who had lived here since the 70's,
was a good friend of mine also, and I decided to take her to lunch one
day. When I went to her home to pick her up, she invited me in. And in
her hutch, was the same dishes. I was amazed. When I told her that I
had that same pattern, and had started with only one plate that had
belonged to my grandmother, she told me that those were her
grandmothers, and that they had always been used for the Sunday
dinners only when she was a little girl in Illinois. Well my hutch sits in
the same place her hutch did when she lived here, so Grandmother's
dishes are here for me, as her grandmother's were for her...Jeri

--Another Story--

I have been collecting vintage (pre-1950) gumball and peanut machines
for many years now. My wife started all this about 10 years ago. I
asked her what she would like for Christmas. She told me she would like
an old gumball machine to put in our home. She thought one would look
nice setting in our living room. I thought she had lost her mind.....But I
looked around and found a 1947 Oak Acorn machine and bought it. I
paid $75.00 for it at a local antique store. Then I thought it would be nice
if I could find some gumballs to put in it. We had a few of the machines
around our office that an older gentlemen would come and fill. So I got
his phone number off one of the machines and gave him a call. I
introduced myself and told him what I had in mind and wanted to know if
he would sell me some of the small gumballs for our new machine. He
agreed and told me how to find his house. Well I went out there and
when I walked into his garage to get the gum, it was love at first sight.
He had around 150 vintage machines. He maintained a large vending
route and collected the vintage machines. I bought my first machine
from him. A 1946 Victor Topper machine. All restored and absolutely
beautiful....And so my venture began! Good luck with your Collecting!
Steve W. Bentonville, Arkansas.
Comments, thoughts? Post them online at:
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find,
unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is
interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send
your story to newsletter@tias.com .

2) Linens & Embroidery
When was the last time you sat down to a fine meal and found yourself
with an embroidered linen napkin or even a spectacular tablecloth. This
is an area of collecting that is vastly under collected and many of these
items are beautiful and very affordable. Take a look at these examples:

Vintage Linen Embroidered Towels - $24.50
For More Info and photos -

Vintage Tablecloth - Hand Stitched Quilting - $38.50
For More Info and photos -

Vintage cotton napkins with embroidery and applique flowers - $26.00
For More Info and photos -

12 vintage linen napkins with taupe embroidery, scalloped edges- $42.00
For More info and Photos-

Set of 5 Linen Napkins with Embroidered Baskets - $20.00
For More info and Photos-

Vintage Whitework Hot Rolls Bread Cozy, Dinner Sz - $15.00
For More info and Photos-

Vintage Embroidered Cotton Tablecloth - $45.00
For More info and Photos-

Vintage Linen Damask Tablecloth: Dots and Bars - $30.00
For More info and Photos-

To see more, take a look at:

3) Your Classifieds...
Are you looking for a special collectible for your collection? Do you
have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple
classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 300,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at: http://www.tias.com/classifieds

Here are today's classifieds......

Etched Goldfilled Locket, Heart, Signed,Vint!

Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby

A History of 19th Century Foods with Recipes

Vintage Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Signed Art

melodeon circa 1856 by George Prince of Buffalo, NY

1940s Evans Vanity Box w/ Compact & Cigarette Case
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4) Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
Do you have a record of everything in your collection? Have you written
down all the stories about how you found each piece? It can actually be fun
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5) Lost and Found
We accept two types of Lost and found submissions for publication in this

1. You have a vintage item in hand and you are trying to find relatives of
the original owner(s). This could be an old photo album, baby book, diploma,
Family Bible, or other vintage items that can be linked to a specific person
or family.

2. You are looking for a fairly common vintage item that has deep personal
meaning for you or someone you know. I'm sorry, but we do not post
requests for "one of a kind items" that have been lost or stolen.

Remember to include as many details about the item(s) as you can. For
your story to run in this section, you must include your email address and
allow us to publish it. If this service helps you eventually track down the
relatives or find an item, please tell us about it in a follow-up story.
Birthday Book needs home
This is a little black book with "Whittier's Birthday Book" lettered in gold on
the cover. The first page reads: To Belle Geiger, Arp, Texas, Sept. 3, 1921.

Birth: Feb 3, 1871 - Eleanor Geiger Kelly- Died Feb 18 - 1945 -12 noon

March 20, 1908 Russel Geiger Married Agnes Louise Merian 5-5-1937

April 24, 1905 Geiger Welmaker

June 20, 1950 Sara Catherine Rider

June 21,1954 Elizabeth Denny Welch

Some other surnames are: McKay, Welch,Morrison, Lynch, Thornton and

The back page written in pencil is as follows:

My great great grandparents were kidnapped in Hamburg Germany & put
on a ship for America Parents of Jessie Gieger who married Tabitha Martin
Abaham Geiger born June 11, 1761. His wife Mercy Geiger born
April 24th 1771 Parents of Tabitha Martin: James Martin born Oct 6, 1757
and Mary Martin his wife born Aug 12th 1764

This a real treasure especially for anyone interested in family
history/genealogy. The binding is in good condition with gold lettering and
pages edged in gold

I would be happy to send this to anyone with a connection to any of these
people. --- If you have information, please contact Mozelle Tonne at:
How about you? Do you have some special vintage item that is in need of
its owner or are you looking for a special item? Maybe we can help. Send
us info at newsletter@tias.com

Have you wondered how or where to sell your antiques and collectibles or
how to take care of the ones you want to keep? KOVELS' YELLOW
full of this kind of information, including names, addresses, phone
numbers, e-mail addresses and Internet sites for repair and restoration
services, sources for parts and supplies, auction houses, and much
more. KOVELS' YELLOW PAGES is available at your local bookstore and
at the Kovels' website, online at: http://tinyurl.com/69656.

When you order through the Kovels' website, you'll receive a FREE copy
of Kovels' 26-page leaflet "Publications & Clubs for the Collector." A $5.00
value, this leaflet contains names, addresses and the latest contact
information for magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and clubs of interest
to collectors.

7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
September 14, 2004 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6

8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and jokes that
are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share,
please send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
When my daughter was a little girl, she was learning to make her bed. I
was helping her pull up the covers and reciting Mother Goose Nursery
rhymes with her while we worked away. She took the reins and started to
recite her own version as follows:
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and TACO SHELLS
And pretty maids all in a row.

I could hardly control my laughter. I guess taco shells were a lot more
familiar to her than cockle shells...Mickie
Do you have a funny story or joke you would like to share? Make someone
feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may
publish it here.

9) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can
you help someone out? To place an ad of your own take a look at:






WANTED: blue onion

Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
290,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to: http://www.tiasExchange.com

10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Patsy requested a recipe for "Caramel Nut Slices".
Here is one of the responses. If you have a variation of this recipe
that you would like to share with our readers, please post it to:
Be sure to check out this weeks recipe request, below.

1 c. soft butter
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. finely chopped nuts

Mix well butter, sugar and eggs. Sift together flour,
salt, soda. Stir in. Add nuts. Shape in 2 rolls, 2
inches across. Chill. Slice dough 1/8 inch thick. Bake
at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks

11) 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 the geographical region where
you had this recipe.
When I was a little girl (back in the late 60's-early 70's), my grandmother
used to make a dessert that I absolutely loved. All I can really remember
about it is that it was made with raspberry Jello, mini-marshmallows, and
I believe Cool Whip as well. But the one distinctive thing I remember
about it was that it had cake-like consistency to it also -- what I believe
was just regular yellow cake or pound cake. I don't remember how she
made it -- whether the cake was perhaps crumbled into the mixture, or
placed in alternating layers with the Jello-marshmallow-Cool Whip mixture.
I do remember she used to make the dessert in a large round bowl.
Unfortunately, my grandmother has Alzheimer's and does not remember
this dessert. Would anyone know what I am describing? I would love to
make it for my little boy (and of course for myself!). Thank you! Kristin
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
recipes@tias.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:

12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
fresh inventory.

Clyde L. Bunce
Specializing in estate jewelry, silver, glass, china, art pottery, and
interesting decorator items. Satisfaction is our goal. Liberal return policy.
PayPal accepted for ease of payment. Questions welcome!

Limoges Demitasse and Treasures
Vintage & Antique Porcelains,of Limoges, Nippon, Meissen,and
Rosenthal, plus other fine treasures we find along the way. Please
stop in often we update everyday.

Virginia Goods and Gifts
We offer a diverse selection of antique, vintage & collectible items.
We are constantly searching for new and exciting finds. Sterling &
Silverplate, Asian, Hummels, Jewelry, Teapots & Tea Services, Cane
Chairs, & Mirrors & more. We guarantee your satisfaction.

R and D Collectibles
Come inside and browse the wonderful collectibles we have in
inventory. We carry a wide variety of collectibles - die cast cars, dolls,
vintage magazines, glass, pottery, books, vintage linens, vintage buttons
and much more.
Sell with us.
If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
http://www.tiasexchange.com. If you have more than a few items to sell, open
your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 170,000 customers visit us
on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:

13) Helpful Resources:
1. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 300,000
antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com

2. Looking for an expert to help you with repairs, or an appraisal?
Or just some help finding an auction house or a collectors club? Try this
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3. Get an online appraisal
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Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this to a friend. To subscribe to this
newsletter go to: http://www.tias.com/subscribe Please note that stories and
recipes from readers are not checked for accuracy. They may be edited
prior to publication. For questions or comments, you can reach us at
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