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The Collectors Newsletter #386 January 2006

The Collectors Newsletter #386 January 2006

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1. Stories from Christmas
2. Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
3. Your Classifieds
4. Lost and Found
5. News from the Kovels
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 Online Merchants
12. 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.
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We didn't have a 'big roll' of Christmas paper, but ONE piece that kept
turning up for years. It started in the early 40's when my father, an Army
officer, was away in the Pacific. One of those sheets of wrapping paper
that came several to a flat package with ribbon & holiday tape, ours had
a silvery-grey background scattered with snowflakes, and in the middle a
full-color picture of a smiling, bearded, red-hatted Santa. It had been
folded and taped flat around a record sleeve--a 72-rpm, of course. When
the gift was unwrapped, the paper was carefully saved because of
wartime shortages. That smiling Santa turned up every Christmas for
years, through several moves; sometimes it contained a record, sometimes
a handmade 'certificate for services' (fixing breakfast for Mom, etc.) It was
prized and treasured, but finally gave up the ghost from being handled so
much: fragile, taped up and much folded.

--Another Story--

The first Christmas after our father died, our mother gave each of us three
girls a gift from 'Santa in the Attic'; each was something from the family
that we'd never seen before, with something about whose it had been.
That was nearly 35 years ago, and I still treasure the Victorian slide
bracelet with a Niello button and gold fringe; it's well over 100 years old
now. Over the years, I've found and added matching items--a brooch, a
ring made from a cloak button, earrings made from a pair of ladies' cuff
buttons--and will pass them on to another member of the family to treasure
for another century.

It's so interesting how each person's story brings up memories for another.
Love the Newsletter! Happy New Year, (Ms.) Shon B.

--Another Story--

My family lived out in the country in Middle Tennessee. Since my brother
and I were little Daddy would get our Christmas tree on the Sunday before
Christmas. If Christmas fell on Monday, we got our tree the day before.
Getting our tree involved a saw, an open field and beautiful cedar trees. In
the early 1940's and 1950's Daddy knew whose land we could go on to get
a tree. We would choose a tree and cut it and bring it home. Setting the
tree upright involved nailing a plank to the bottom of the tree and nailing the
plank to the floor. In an old farmhouse one more hole really didn't matter.
When I married in 1961 my husband and I lived in an apartment in Atlanta.
I insisted that we needed to cut our tree ourselves. We found an open
field near a church and cut our pine tree. Needless to say our downstairs
neighbor came up stairs to find out what was causing the banging sound
overhead on his ceiling. After this we had a tree stand and had to buy
our tree. Pat

--Another Story--

My Mother's parents married on Feb 27, 1892. They received a cut glass
compote as a wedding gift.. but that first Christmas in 1892, my Grandfather
made his traditional ambrosia... oranges, pineapple, freshly grated coconut,
and cherries. (At least, these are the ingredients that are used now.) The
compote became known as the "ambrosia dish". My Mother was the only girl,
so she inherited the dish. We had ambrosia in the dish every year and the
years we were going out of town, the dish traveled with us. When I had been
married about 20 years, my Mother continued to bring the dish to our house
every Christmas, where she meticulous made the ambrosia. That year as she
left to go back to Tyler, Tx from our home in New Orleans, LA, she said it was
time to pass the dish on and she left it with me. We continued to make the
ambrosia... Mother made it when she came to visit, and when we moved back
to the Houston, Tx area, we carefully packed it and it made the move. The
last year she made the ambrosia, was when she came down and she was 94
years old. The next Dec 7, 1997, she quietly passed away in her sleep in a
retirement center. Several weeks later, on Christmas morning, my husband
and I meticulously made the ambrosia and could hardly do it for the tears.
Each year it gets a little easier... and our only daughter will one day inherit it.
She has already asked if they have to put ambrosia in it as her family doesn't
care for ambrosia. I told her that when we are gone they can put jello or
banana pudding in it as long as it is on the Christmas table. Arlene
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interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send
your story to newsletter@tias.com
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2) The Latest Antique News
Get the latest news about antiques and collectibles delivered once a week
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4) 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
newsletter.

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.
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Hello, First of all I love tias newsletters.. I'm looking for any yearbooks
from Steuben Junior High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The years I'm
looking for are 1969-1975, I've searched every where and I can't find a
website for them. Any help will be appreciated, Thanks ! April Captain
apeecap10@earthlink.net
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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
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5) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
Children's metal lunch boxes from the 1950s and '60s have been collector
favorites for more than 20 years. KOVELS ON ANTIQUES AND
COLLECTIBLES newsletter reports that within the last 10 years or so,
children's vinyl lunch boxes, introduced in 1959, have also been attracting
interest. In fact, a probable record for a vinyl lunch box was set at a recent
auction when a rare 1967 Chuck Wagon box made by Mattel sold for
$2,645.

For more information on the Kovels' newsletter, click http://www.tias.com/stores/kovel/specialnews.html
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7) 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 newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
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I enjoy your newsletter and wanted to share a funny story about family
raiding the fridge. My younger brother would often visit and help himself to
whatever was available. One day after work I returned home to find an
empty bowl in the sink. I realized that my brother had eaten leftover
fettucinne that my Yorkshire terrier didn't finish and I'd saved for the
next day! I didn't tell him till years later! Keep up the good job. Linda B.
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Do you have a funny family story 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.
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8) 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:
http://www.tiasExchange.com

We want your wanted ads!
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
248,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to: http://www.tias.com/classifieds
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Winnie was looking for a recipe for "Date Roll with miniature marshmallows".
Several suggestions came in. See below....
If you have a variation of either recipe that you would like to share with
our readers, please post it to:
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=16
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
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Winnie M. was looking for a recipe for a Date Roll. A family member
from New Mexico gave this to me and said she had gotten it many
years ago in a booklet that came inside a new refrigerator. The name
of the recipe was:

Refrigerator Fruit Cake

1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup Graham crackers or vanilla wafers
1/2 pound marshmallows
1/2 pound chopped dates
1/2 cup thin cream
20 Maraschino cherries
1/4 cup cherry juice

Combine and form into loaf or roll. Let stand 24 hours in refrigerator.
I hope this comes close to what she is looking for. LP in Idaho

--Another Version--

Mom's Graham Cracker Date Nut Roll

1/2 lb Graham Crackers
2 Cups Chopped Dates
1/2 lb Mini Marshmallows
l Cup Chopped Nuts
l Cup Whipping Cream,
l Tsp Vanilla

l. Combine 1/2 of the crumbs with dates, marshmallows, nuts,
whipped cream and vanilla.
2. Place mixture on a large piece of wax paper
3. Shape into a roll about 3" in diameter.
4. Coat with remaining graham cracker crumbs.
5. Firmly wrap up roll.
6. Chill 12 hours or longeer
7. Serve in 3/4 inch slices topped with whipped cream.

--ANother Version--

This may be the recipe for graham cracker roll that Winnie M. from
KS is looking for. My mother-in-law used to make it and it was
delicious! She was born in 1898 in CT and spent all of her life here,
but there may have been some distant relatives in KS years ago.

20 graham crackers, rolled 1 cup chopped nuts
24 marshmallows 1 container heavy cream - whipped
1/2 cup chopped dates

Roll crackers. Add remaining ingredients - then fold in cream and
mix well with hands. Shape into roll in wax paper. Chill overnight.
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10) 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.
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Does anyone know of a bundt cake, made with cinnamon, nuts, etc and
you then pour a rum glaze over it and let it set? Phyllis

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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.
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Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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