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The Collectors Newsletter #405 March 2006
The Collectors Newsletter #405 March 2006
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1. Stories from our 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
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1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to email@example.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.
This is in response to the trash pick up stories. Please make sure the
items you are picking up are clearly designated for the trash pick up.
A couple here where I live had decided to do some remodeling and
painting the same weekend as trash pick up. They set their entire living
room set outside next to the garage, not out on the corner with the trash.
Someone in town decided they liked it and took off with it without getting
permission first. S. Roe Nebraska
Hi. I actually have two stories. I went to a breweriana show looking for
beer steins etc for my collection. It was about an hour ride and I was
disappointed when I could not find any items to buy. I left the show and
headed home. I went to a couple yard sales while returning and about 5
minutes from my house I went to another yard sale(it was now about
3PM). The people wee closing up and I purchased a plain looking
stoneware stein for 25 cents. I brought it home, placed it on the floor in
my game room and basically forgot about it. About 2 or 3 months later
while looking through an auction book I saw my same type stein and it
was valued at $250-$350. I ended placing the stein online and sold it for
Another time I went to a yard sale(it was the second day of the sale). It
had just rained and I figured there would not be much there as this was
the second day of the sale and the weather was poor. I purchased a
box full of junk and as I was leaving the owner asked me if I had seen
the saddle he was selling. He stated someone was interested the day
before but never came back to buy it. He stated it was $20 and I should
be able to make a profit on it if I sold it. I said what the heck and bought
the saddle for $20. That night I placed the saddle online(auction) and
one week later the auction ended and it sold for $3185. That was a good
buy. P.S. The box of junk I bought. It included a Booz bottle that I paid
$1 for. I placed that on auction also and it sold for $295.
Speaking of Oriental rugs...I own a cabin in upstate NY in the woods and
when I bought it, there was this awful old smelly dog peed on paint spilled
on rug under the kitchen table. I was putting down a new peel and stick
tile floor so I hauled the stinky old rug down to the road for the trashman
to take the next day. As I struggled to get it out there to the road, it was a
9 X 12 or larger, I happened to notice the label on the back telling that it
was an original Oriental rug, so I hauled it back up to the cabin, spread it
out and took some pictures of it. I put it on eBay with the notation that it
had to be picked up because I had no way to pack and ship it anywhere
living so far out in the woods and I would not be able to get it into my car
to take any where to ship it.. Well, would you believe that I had many
bids on that rug, and ended up selling it to a person in California
(obviously not a pick up only deal).She made arrangements for Fed ex to
pick it up and ship it to CA COD. She sent me a check for $70 extra to
go to the local hardware store for tarps and duct tape. I got $350 for
that rug plus the $100, wrapped that stinky sucker up and taped it. That
as a happy surprise, because it sure as heck was on it's way to the dump.
For many years a small city near us has had spring cleanup every may.
East end of town one week and the west end the following. Off and on for
about 20 years I have patrolled the streets looking, and acquiring. When
I was younger I was just furnishing my $100 a month apartment with old
but new to me furniture. Then as I began to learn about antiques I began
to be selective. Some of my finds were, A 50" Walnut roll top desk ( in
almost perfect condition), over 100 old dolls ( about 30 of them china or
leather or both), Old dishes by the 100"s (including carnival glass and
rose tapestry). military items (all US wars), etc. etc. etc. We used to
have a weekly rummage sale from these castaways. Our sale brought in
from $300 one year to $3600 another. I don't do this any more but I am
sometimes tested mightily. I still drive by and look on occasion, and
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2) The Latest Antique News
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Factors that go into pricing antiques & collectibles.
Information on Beautiful Bakelite!
Heritage Surpasses 1 Million Coins in Permanent Auction Archives!
Trash or Treasure Antiques Roadshow in Westhampton, NY
About Sandwich Glass at Cat Lady Kate’s Glass
Furniture Restoration, Repair, Stripping , Hardware, Caning and Seat
From Beatles to Zeppelin - Rare Rock Autograph Auction.
Four major collections anchor Inman's Mar. 17-19 Toy Auction
Noeys can replace lost memories!
New Coin Survival manual Released as Software
Vintage Calendars Functional Yes, But Collectible Too!
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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
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.
Looking for owner
I found a m mans gold wedding ring with the initials MKF to CBV 11/26/53
on inside of band found in Elmhurst , Ill. If you have info on who this ring
might belog to, contact Esther Rice firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if the item is found! Our readers enjoy hearing how
these searches are resolved. Send your email to LostAndFound@tias.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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7) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family 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.
This is more to bring a smile then to cause a laugh. Almost 8 years ago I held
my first grandson Shane in my arms when he was only minutes old. I said
"Hi I'm your grandma and I am the only one that really loves you. My job is to
spoil you." Over the years Shane and I became really close........then 4 years
later along came Michael. After one very competitive day for grams affection
I told Shane what I said to him the day he was born and told him that I also
said that to Michael. I asked him if I have been doing my job. He said "yes
We now have Gaven. When he was born 6 months ago Shane and his mom
were with me at the hospital when Gaven was born. After I held him, big boy
Shane held him, what a night! As we were leaving to get in the car Shane
stopped and said " did you say that grandma thing to Gaven?" I said of
course. I love you all! Taking my hand to cross the street he looked up and
said "that's great Gram's." .....Grandma Mally roselle Il.
Do you have a funny family story 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.
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Vicki was looking for a recipe for "Belgian Pie"
here are several of the suggestions came in. See below....
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.
Here is the one that I have for 4-5 pies
1 oz. compressed yeast or 1-1/2 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 c. lukewarm water
1-1/2 tsp. sugar
2 T. sugar
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cream, scalded and cooled to lukewarm or unscalded
1/2 c. soft butter, lard or vegetable shortening
2-1/2 to 2-2/3 c. flour
Dissolve yeast and 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar in warm water; set aside until
bubbly. Beat 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt. Add cream and butter.
Beat. Add yeast mixture and slowly blend in flour. Mix well and let stand
for 10 minutes.
Divide into 5 or 6 parts. Form into balls. Press into greased pans, forming
a 1/2 inch ridge around outside of the pan. Let rise 15 minutes. Pour rice,
prune, poppy seed, apple, cherry or any cake and pastry filling over the
center. Top with Cheese topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook 2-1/2 pounds prunes until tender. Mash prunes and remove pits.
Add 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Heat until warm. Fills 4-5
1 lb. Baker's cheese or dry curd cottage cheese
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar
Beat until smooth. Pour on top of filling. .....Sandra
4 tbsp. shortening
4 tbsp. sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
Flour, enough to make soft dough
For filling you may use prunes, applesauce, or pineapple
Cheese Filling Topping
Cream shortening, add sugar and cream until well blended. Add well beaten
egg and milk and mix. Add the baking powder and salt with the first cup of
flour, then continue adding flour until you have a soft dough. Divide into
four parts and form each into a ball. Roll out to fit bottom of pie pan, coming
up the sides a little to hold filling.
1 lb. cottage cheese
1/2 c. cream or canned milk
3/4 c. sugar
2 well beaten eggs
Pinch of nutmeg
Mix all and put through sieve on top of filling. Bake at 425 degrees for 20
to 25 minutes. Hope this helps--Nancy, Winnsboro, SC
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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.
When I was a teen-age babysitter in Utica, N.Y. in the late 40's, there
was a little boy I stayed with many evenings. His grandmother, with
whom he & his mother lived, made the most wonderful light-textured
lemon chiffon cake with a lovely lemony filling. There was always a
piece saved aside for me, & I relished every bite. I wish I had asked
for the recipe, but at that age it never occurred to me. I suspect there
was lots of heavy whipped cream in the topping, which in those days
was used without any guilt, but even so, just the memory of this
dessert causes me to want to bake one (from scratch, of course).
Does anyone have a recipe? Many thanks.....Charlotte
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
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