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The Collectors Newsletter #387 January 2006

The Collectors Newsletter #387 January 2006

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1. Stories From Readers
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.

One more Christmas tradition story.
About 30 years ago the company for which I worked gave out fruit cakes
for the holiday. No one in the family was much enamored with that
holiday "delicacy". Consequently, we didn't eat it; but didn't discard it
either. The next year, we gave it to our oldest son for Christmas as a
joke. That started a tradition. Every year some one gets a surprise
present of a fruit cake (the same one) and, in the course of the years,
we have added a box of chocolate covered cherries as a surprise gift.
They have never been opened and, ideally, never will. Tomn E.
Chesterfield, Mo

--Another Story--

I have truly enjoyed the stories that have been shared of late. Several
sound so much like mine that I hesitate one more. But mine is slightly
different from them so here goes. My father built our family home in
1937 on land settled by my ancestors in the 1840's when Texas was a
republic. Each year Daddy would go down to the lower pasture and
cut down some old straggly and scratchy cedar tree. They are
everywhere on the blackland prairies of North Central Texas. He would
drag the tree back to the house and nail the tree to whatever boards he
could find. He would then proceed to nail the tree to the oak floor
through any carpet there. I inherited the home after my mother died in
1984. My husband and and I took all the carpet and different type of
coverings off the 3200 square foot house revealing the beautiful oak
floors. There in the living room where daddy had nailed the old trees to
the floor were all sorts of nail holes. When we had the floors refinished
we did not fill in the holes. They remind me of beautiful and funny
times when my father would hammer away making my mother nervous
and a little girl very happy. We do have a beautiful natural tree each
year but don't nail it to the floor! Our adult children and their children
won't think of Christmas at anywhere but "Granny's house" even
through she has been gone since 1984! It will always have my
blessings and imprint after all these years. I am so blessed to have this
piece of Texas to pass on to my progeny. Thank you for the wonderful
newsletter. Hope S.

--Another Story--

Some years ago I was making dog biscuits for Christmas gifts for my
Canine friends. As I pulled the cookie sheet of dog biscuits, cut in
festive Christmas shapes, from the oven, my teen-aged stepson came
in and asked what kind of cookies they were. I replied "They're dog
biscuits". He laughed, said "Oh, sure.. can I have one?" ...thinking I
was kidding. I said that if he thought he really wanted one he could eat
one. One bite later he coughed and said "These are awful!" I could
only laugh and assure him that I was certain they didn't taste too good
...to people. (my doggie friends were much more pleased.) Joni
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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

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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 200,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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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

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.
hello - I am searching for two particular high school yearbooks. I hope
someone can help me. The first is from West Catholic - West Philadelphia
Catholic Girls High School - In Philly (PA) - for year 1969
The second is from Vineland High School (Vineland, NJ) - for year 1976.

Please - can anyone help?? I've searched eBay, Bidz, Yahoo, etc....
Thanks in advance, Diane AntiqueHunter13@aol.com
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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more information than ever:

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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.
After reading the story about the left-over fettucini, I had to write with this story...

My older brother, Chuckie, who was skinny and tall had a ferocious appetite.
My Mom had a stock of cans of corned-beef hash always on hand for his
after-school snack. He was pretty forceful if he didn't get his corned-beef
hash! One day my sister, Margie, was home alone when Chuck came home
from school and demanded his corned beef-hash. She couldn't find any in
the cupboard nor in the refrigerator. Being a bit afraid of Chuck's
disposition, she opened another can of food, heated it up and served it to
him. That night Chuckie said to my mother "That new brand of corned-beef
hash is really good, Mom. You should buy that all the time". She said "What
are you talking about, I didn't have any corned-beef hash in the house so I
stopped on the way home from work tonight." When Mom looked in the trash
can to see what brand Margie had served up to Chuckie things got pretty
interesting. Margie had opene d a can of dog food and served it up! To this
day, Chuckie, gets a little green around the gills when this story comes up!

Thanks for a great newsletter. I always find something of interest in it. BJ
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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9) A Vintage Recipe
Phyllis was looking for a recipe for "Glazed Run Cake".
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:
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
Bacardi Rum Cake

1 pkg Yellow cake mix [18½ oz]
1 cup Pecans or Walnuts [chopped]
1 pkg Instant Vanilla pudding mix [3¾ oz]
4 Eggs
½ cup Cold water
½ cup Wesson oil
½ cup BACARDI Dark Rum [80 proof]

Preheat oven to 325°.
Grease and flour 10" tube or 12 cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over
bottom of pan.
Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts.
Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate.
Prick top, drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides.
Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat till glaze is used up.

Melt ¼ lb. butter in saucepan.
Stir in ¼ cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar.
Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Stir in ½ cup Bacardi dark rum.

--ANother Version--

This isn't necessarily "vintage" but it's the BEST rum cake recipe that I've
ever had.---Gina


1 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts
1 18-1/2 ounce yellow cake mix
1 1-3/4 ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup cold milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup dark rum

1 stick butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark rum

Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt
pan. Sprinkle nuts on bottom of pan. Combine all cake ingredients. Beat
for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan. Bake
for 1 hour. Cool in pan. Invert on serving plate. Prick top with fork. Drizzle
glaze over top of cake. Use brush or spoon to put extra dripping back on

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Note: The rum will
cause steam. Be careful not to burn yourself.
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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.
Hi, Could you get me the recipe fr ambrosia pudding that was mentioned
in the last newsletter?...darryll
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:

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Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this to a friend. To subscribe to this
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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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