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The Collectors Newsletter #416 April 2006
The Collectors Newsletter #416 April 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
11. New Online Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
Mother's Day special offers !
May 14th is less than a month away. Order your Mother's Day gifts today!
Be sure to check out the TIAS home page for special Mother's Day offers
from TIAS merchants. Go to
TIAS merchants have been
adding many fresh new items to their shops that would make wonderful
Mother's Day gifts.
How about a beautiful vintage vase for her Mother's Day flowers?
Maybe an antique locket for family photos?
Perhaps some vintage costume jewelry?
A Mother's Day gift of an antique or collectible will make a wonderful present
she will remember for years to come. Stop by today at
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.
I don't go to auctions very often but several years ago, my husband and I
in a nearby town. There wasn't too much I was interested in but we bought a
few things. At the very end an old Bible was put up. No one bid , so I bid
$5.00. I am into genealogy so I thought I would see if I could track down the
family and return it to them. When I got home I found it belonged to my great
great aunt who was born in 1861. It listed my great great grandparents in
Tennessee and their children. So the good deed I was going to do for
someone else turned out to be for me. Laura
When my Mother had to go to a nursing home this past year, I had to clean
out the little house she was living in next door to mine. She had accumulated
so many papers, and mementos that it took a couple of days to go through it
all. I did find an old Dictaphone tape, that has traveled with us for 46 years.
It has moved from Indiana to Tennessee, Florida and back again.
I could never find a Dictaphone to play it on as they had almost become extinct.
I remember my dad bringing it home from his office one day and let my
brothers and I talk on it, but I didn't remember what we said. Thanks to modern
technology, I went on the computer and found the resource I needed and had
the Dictaphone tape rerecorded and onto a CD.
I had always pictured my parents and brothers and I sitting around the table
taking turns talking on the Dictaphone, but I found out when I listened to it,
that it wasn't that way at all. Except for the fading in and out of voices and
space in between conversations, I could hear my brothers doing their
impersonations of the three stooges, talking about baseball and my dad
interview them as if they were celebrities. My Mother always did a good
Katherine Hepburn impersonation and I sang a few verses of the song "You
are my Sunshine."
This was all taped on June 10, 1960. It was fun to have 15 minutes worth
of going back in time and listening to all of us together as a family again. This
was all recorded before John F. Kennedy became President and the first man
on the moon. My father has passed away since then, but that old tape gave
me a glimpse of our life back in the 60's. Trish K.
Georgia's story of her special Chatty Cathy Doll when she was 6 years old
sure brought back the memories....My girlfriend across the street on the
corner had a Chatty Cathy and how I coveted her! My sisters and I had some
"regular" baby dolls, but nothing compared to my friend's. When we played,
she would once in a while let me pull the string and maybe hold her. I haven't
thought of that in many years. Thanks for the memories and a great newsletter.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2) The Latest Antique News
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Wm Morford Premier Auction #31
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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 240,000
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) 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.
Items need owner...
I am trying to find a family member of Daniel l. Woodring from Keifer,
Oklahoma. I have some things of his that I feel would be of interest to one
of his family members.
If someone is out there please contact me and I will get you these items
from his Navy days in the early 1900's. There are promotion slips, ration
stamps, letters to his mother and sister, and letters from the Navy to his
mother telling her of his death. My e-mail address is:
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
5) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
In KOVELS ON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES newsletter, Ralph and
Terry Kovel report that costume jewelry remains hot, with '70s styles
gaining interest. Look for Eisenberg enamels, Trifari, Panetta, Ciner,
Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent pieces.
For more information on the Kovels' newsletter, click:
6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday
April 20, 2006 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
When my daughters were about 6 and 8, a "somewhat real" description of
where they had come from had been given to them. Not too long after, while
enjoying some lovely chicken fingers at a family restaurant, my 6 year-old
cherub informed her grandpa that "I'm not going to have sex when I get
married... I'm going to adopt!" This was considered quite a sweet little remark
as I am adopted myself, but the look on grandpa's face was priceless! .Meg
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.
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:
List your Wanted ad in this spot. Go to
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Berta was looking for a recipe for "Round Butterscotch Candy"
We had one response to this recipe request. 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.
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Butter
1/2 C Sugar
2 tsp Vinegar
1/2 C Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Few grains Salt
Combine all ingredients except
flavoring. Cover until mixture
begins to boil.
Boil without stirring to soft
crack (see below) stage.
Add flavoring; do not stir.
Pour quickly into well-buttered
pan. (The candy should be in
a thin sheet.)
Cool slightly and mark in
squares. When completely
cooled, separate pieces.
* Soft Crack Stage:
275 degrees to 280 degrees
- OR -
use cold water test.
Cold water test for soft crack stage:
> use a cup or small bowl freshly
filled with cold water for each
> remove pan containing candy from
heat to prevent overcooking
> Pour about 1/2 teaspoon of candy
into 1/2 cup cold water; pick up
with fingers to check consistency
> soft crack stage: the candy will
form brittle threads in the water
and the spiral softens when
removed from the water.
This butterscotch candy recipe was
used by Mom for years...it was in
a cookbook she received as a shower
gift before she and Dad married in
1937. It's yummy!
Mary P. (Youngstown, OH)
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
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.
Years ago my mother-in-law gave me a recipe for "High Pancakes"
which she got from her mother or grandmother. We are in the
northeastern Ohio area, so they may be called something else
somewhere else. They were really good and my kids loved them. You
cooked them in oil (about 1/2 inch) and they came out about as big as
donuts. YMMM! Have lost the recipe, and my m-in-law is now in a
nursing home and does not know where all her recipes went when
she sold the house. John
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:
11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory that new TIAS merchants have
been adding for your Mother's Day gift giving.
Maison de la Croix
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along with other small antiques from Paris and Provence. Come and find
the perfect piece to complete or begin your collection!
Welcome! We are situated on the beautiful southern coast of Nova Scotia,
Canada. We specialize in depression glass, Fiesta pottery (pre 1986),
pressed glass, early 20th Century china and porcelain, as well as linens,
silver, and small furniture pieces.
Antiques by the Ackermans
We carry items of good quality and interest. Steuben, Lithophanes,
Mezzotints, Metal, Porcelain, and Glass
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 300,000
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