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The Collectors Newsletter #350 August 2005
The Collectors Newsletter #350 August 2005
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In this issue, you will read about....
1. "More "Space" Collectibles" & "More Walking"
2. Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
3. Your Classifieds
4. Increase the value of your collection. (Sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
6. News from the Kovels
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
You Can Help These Cyclists Take on 1500 Miles For Charities
At about 5am my alarm goes off. I eat breakfast, jump on my bike
and meet up with the good folks at Pedal Pushers Online for a
morning ride. These cyclists have been training for several months
now to participate in two VERY long Charity rides. What they need
now are a few sponsors to help the charities they are cycling for.
Even a small sponsorship can go a long way. This is a good group
and these are good causes that could use your help. Take a look at
their Web site for more info:
1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
More "Space" Collectibles
This story about the "spacey-est" Moody Blues cassette is quoted from
but has been widely covered on fan-oriented sites. - Cheers - Gail
The group also received an unusual award from the group's biggest
outer space fan, Robert 'Hoot' Gibson, Chief NASA Astronaut. Taking
audio cassettes of Days of Future Passed and Seventh Sojourn with
him on every one of the space shuttle trips -- the Challenger, the
Endeavor, and the Atlantis -- the Moodies' music has had the singular
distinction of having traveled 10 million miles, and circled 420 times
around the earth. Encased in a special plaque, the cassette of Days
of Future Passed now resides in Los Angeles' Hard Rock Cafe
memorabilia display. A quarter century after they first vowed to stay
true to themselves regardless of the consequences, the Moody Blues
remain one of rock's most vital and unique resources.
- Another Story -
After reading the special walk story I thought about my eleven year old
son. He has always accompanied me to antique shops and museums,
at first it was with the hands behind the back walk and as he developed
a knowledge he would quietly ask if I had seen this or that - never
pointing, just telling me which shelf or cabinet to look at. So my son
was quite put out by the comment of a shop keeper recently. He had
seen an item that he wanted to buy for his father's birthday present but
when he entered the store the shop keeper very rudely told him to leave
because "kids don't know how to behave around antiques". I had
followed my son into the store and heard the comment so I was proud
of my son when he spoke quietly to the man and told him that he didn't
have to be rude to customers to drive them away. The man turned to
me (obviously not realizing that I was his mother) and said "kids today
don't know how to behave, if I was his parent I'd teach him a thing or
two" and asked if he could help me. Following my son's example, I
quietly told him that I had just come in to see what my son had intended
to buy his father for his birthday - but since he didn't want to make the
sale there was no point in my staying. The couple who had followed
me in the door also pointedly left at that time, telling the shop owner that
they had also heard his comments and since they had their child with
them, they figured they were not welcome either. We all went further
up the street to another antique shop and my son made a purchase for
his father - the shop keeper treated him as a valued customer. Since
then we have repeatedly visited the second store at my sons request so
he can purchase other items. The first store owner does not realize that
the child with pocket money today is the adult with wages to spend
tomorrow. Trish...New Zealand
-- Another Story --
The Most Requested Antiques & Collectibles For August. We had some
problem with this link in the last issue, so here it is again.
HEY! Send us your "Yard Sale-ing" story. We've got some great ones
but we want to hear yours too!
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 email@example.com
2) Today's Antiques & Collectibles Headlines from
- Halloween Museum Opens September 1st -
- Appraisal Courses Offered by ISA -
- 2 Day Antique Auction in Millstadt IL -
- Collectibles Course for Paper Collectors -
- Hebron IL, becomes a GIANT garage sale -
- New Arts & Crafts Movement Site -
- Hampton VA, Antique Show in Oct. -
- The Most Requested Antiques & Collectibles -
Put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
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Report news online at
3) Your Classifieds...
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 226,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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4) Increase the value of your collection. (Sponsors message)
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keeping accurate records on the history of each piece. Accurate records
can help contribute to the overall value of your collection. There are many
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5) Lost and Found
We have a new email address for lost and found comments and requests!
Send them to -- LostAndFound@tias.com
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
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.
Getting Closer (Collectors Newsletter #349)
Well, lots of folks have e-mailed to let me know that this award is for a
"special pig". I should have said that I knew that much (being my
husbands a farm boy). I got some great ideas to check out though.
I'll be trying to search the Detroit Papers for 1908 Fair results soon.
Don't suppose anyone knows how to dynamite information our of a
Fair Board though.......
Thanks for your help and I'll let you know if I locate the owner of the
award. Dona (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DONA! if you get more responses to you request, PLEASE let us all know.
Send an email to LostAndFound@tias.com with details.
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 or person? Maybe we can
help. Send us info at LostAndFound@tias.com
6) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
EVA ZEISEL'S FAMOUS "TOMORROW'S CLASSIC" DINNERWARE,
designed in 1952 and first manufactured by Hall China Company, has
been reissued for sale by Crate and Barrel. KOVELS ON ANTIQUES
AND COLLECTIBLES newsletter reports that the nationwide chain of
stores is calling the pattern Classic Century and has added a
Zeisel-designed mug to the line. The new earthenware dishes are
manufactured in England from original molds, but they're a different
tone of white.
For more information on the Kovels' newsletter,
7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday
August 12, 2005 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and comments that
are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share,
please send it to email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
When our son was of driving age, he and his Grandfather went to look at
a red truck. It was very pretty and had all the bells and whistles on it and
had a very good price. Needless to say our son fell in love with this truck.
Several days went by and the transmission went out and they replaced it.
Then it was the drive shaft and fixed it. Everyone got after him for
hot rodding it.
After 4 transmissions and 2 drive shafts Grandpa took over the truck.
Same thing happens and after 2 transmissions and 4 drive shafts we told
Grandpa to quit hot rodding. The truck sat when we couldn't find anymore
Several years went by and Grandpa wasn't feeling well and was nervous
about a test he was to have done so his blood pressure was up. Me, I'm
into natural stuff for healing and was explaining to Grandpa how lemons
will bring the blood pressure down. My husband listening to all this, yells
from the other room, "Quick Dad, go suck on the truck!" We all cracked
Grandpa is gone now, but on the lighter side, so is the truck! Robin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Old Guitars and Amplifiers
WANTED: Vintage Clothing Late 60's and Older
WANTED: ORIGINAL EUROPEAN PAINTINGS WANTED BY COLLECTOR
WANTED: Trifari lucite leaf or lily pad
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
230,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to:
10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Joycelle requested a recipe for "old fashioned fudge".
If you have a variation of this recipe that you would like to share with
our readers, please post it to:
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
While hunting for the several recipes I had of the cherry-tasting white
fudge I found a bunch of them in a mess of other recipes in a single
file -- so here is the file -- maybe some of these with the cherry
flavorings might be what she is seeking./Judy M.
WHITE CHERRY FUDGE
1 1/2 lb. white confectioners
1 can Eagle Brand sweet
1 c. chopped candied cherries
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
In heavy saucepan over low heat melt white chocolate
with sweetened condensed milk and dash of salt. Remove from
heat. Stir in chopped cherries and vanilla. Pour into greased
2 1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. dairy sour cream
1/4 c. milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 c. quartered candied
In saucepan combine sugar, sour cream, milk, butter,
corn syrup and salt; cook over medium heat to 238 degrees (soft ball),
about 9 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour
or lukewarm, 110 degrees. Add vanilla and beat until it begins to
lose gloss and holds its shape. This requires very little
beating. Quickly stir in nuts and candied cherries. Turn into
oiled 9 x 9-inch pan. Yields 1 1/2 pounds of white fudge.
FIVE POUND WHITE FUDGE
5 c. white sugar
2 sticks margarine
1 can "Pet" cream
Mix together and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constant-
ly. Remove from heat and add the following: 2 (7 ounce) jars
Marshmallow Creme and 1 cup chopped nuts. Place pan in cold
water and beat candy until set.
If you prefer a peanut butter taste, add 2/3 cup peanut
butter along with your Marshmallow Creme and nuts.
(you can add maraschino cherry juice to change the flavor; or orange or
any of the various flavorings -- a drop at a time until it meets your
"taste bud" choice)
PEANUTS WHITE FUDGE
1 lb. white chocolate
1 c. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1 1/2 c. Rice Krispies
Melt chocolate in double boiler; stirring constantly
until mixture is smooth. Add powdered sugar, butter and Rice
Krispies. Spread mixture into lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
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 geographical region where
you had this recipe.
Fluffy Donuts. I want em bad. What oil, temperature, and secret
ingredients make the best fluffy, home made, donuts? signed
"Tired of Dunkin"
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:
12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
Look for china, Elegant glassware, ironstone, 40's, 50's, and 60's
collectibles and many other assorted treasures in our Tias Shop. Visit
and shop often to get in on new items added regularly.
Barbara's Blackberry Creek
Antiques and Collectibles from vintage American pottery, stoneware,
and yellow ware to Noritake, Mikasa, English and Bavarian china and
porcelain. Glassware from Anchor-Hocking to Fostoria; Kitchen
collectibles from graniteware to vintage mixing bowls & much more.
Cline's Antiques & Collectibles
I specialize in vintage costume jewelry, with an emphasis on signed
pieces. I also have pottery, china, art glass and collector plates.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop.
If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell,
open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 200,000 customers
visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a
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
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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