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The Collectors Newsletter #445 August 2006
The Collectors Newsletter #445 August 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 On line 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 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.
For the Love of a 1958 silver metallic blue Chevrolet Impala hardtop
My husband had a beautiful1958 silver metallic blue Chevrolet Impala
hardtop when we got married in May 1959. He sold it for what he owed on
the car loan. I advised him to refinance it, but on wages of $45 a week, he
couldn't afford the $62 a month car payment and a new bride. I was lucky,
and he picked getting rid of the car instead of me. I didn't know until last
year how much that car truly meant to him. He is a retired career banker
and he purchased that car brand new. He confessed to me that he thought
of it often. (I wonder if he thought of me as often or maybe regretted his
decision to pick me over his beloved car). Lol. I searched the web for weeks,
and was finally able to locate a model of it. I also bought a lovely display
case to show it off. Well, when I gave him the boxes to open, he gave me
one of his big grins that reminded me how much he loved surprises. But
nothing could compare to the look that passed over his face as he held up
the car, examining his dream car, ( albeit much smaller than the real one,),
stroking the satin finish and opening the hood and little doors and trunk,
to check out the interior and comment on the tiny instrument panel. It
surely is a precious memory that I will hold in my heart forever, as I am
certain will he. Carole M.
Moving from New England to the Southwest I had to downsize 30 years
ago. I was renting and went to a garage sale a few blocks away. While
shopping the owner said, "Do you know anyone who wants to buy a
house, this one is for sale." I replied, "I maybe interested, can I see
your home?" A week later I bought the house for $l7,500. I still own
the house and it is worth $l50,000 in todays market. What a great
investment I made at a Garage Sale 30 years ago......
My mother was a dedicated antique glassware and depression glass
collector. Our dinning room was filled with China Cabinets and shelves
full of antique glassware. The Dinning Room was filled with a rainbow of
colors. Blue Bubble, Pink Apple Blossom , Moon and Stars in Green
and Amber, Buttons and Bows in Red and Amber. Golden Iris, or Iris
and Herringbone, and the White Iris too.
My favorite was the Golden Iris, I loved the way it reflected the light and
sparkled and shined.
After my mother passed away. My father gave me the Golden Iris I had
so loved as a child. He also gave me the open hutch to display my
My first child was born in 1977 and he was about 18 months old when I
was mopping the dining room one afternoon and knocked the lid from
the butter bowl. It shattered and I was heart broken. Then a month or two
later, I did it again this time it was the sugar bowl lid.
So began my 20 year search through 13 states that I visited for
replacements. This was before e-bay, and tias where you can find almost
anything in a few seconds on the world wide web.
My best friend and I worked together and on one of our long out of state
trips to Columbia, South Carolina, we passed hundreds if not thousands
of antique shops along the way. We had stopped at a few and thoroughly
enjoyed ourselves. My friend knew of my long search for the 2 pieces of
golden glass that would again complete my mothers set.
We stopped at one last place, it looked like a tiny place, but once inside
it opened like a big warehouse and it was full of any antique thing you
could imagine. So we began our quest for the gold. We carefully searched
each area displayed. My friend found a lamp and bowl that she wanted . I
saw a few pieces of the Golden Iris but no lids. We rounded the last corner
and started toward the checkout and exit about 30 ft away, when there in
a lighted curio cabinet was a Golden Iris Butter Bowl with lid and a single
Sugar Bowl lid, displayed together on a lighted glass shelf with a mirror
behind those precious pieces. I swooned to my knees, which caused my
friend great concern. I could not speak, all I could do was point. She said
stay right here. She ran and got the clerk and together they carefully
removed the pieces and gently wrapped them. My dear friend then paid
for them and presented them to me. (Did I mention I was still on the floor,
and dumbstruck.) My friend carefully laid the package aside and helped
me to my feet. Picked up the package and arm in arm we walked out the
door. She thanked the clerk as the little bell wrung as we went though
the door. Once I was in the front seat of her Sidekick she carefully laid the
2 pieces of golden glass on my lap. And we went on our way.
That night she brought them in the motel room, placed them on the floor
between the beds. She knew I was worried someone would break into the
car and take them.
When I got home, I carefully placed the butter bowl lid and the sugar bowl
lid in the enclosed china cabinet where I now displayed the rest of my
pieces. And when I turned around there stood my friend with a roll of
scotch tape swinging from one finger. She did not say a word and neither
did I, I just took the tape and taped the lids to the bowls as gently as I
So that is the tale of the end of my 20 year, 13 state quest for the gold.
The July "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles has just been published.
Take a look at the top 10 requested antiques and collectibles for July 2006
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES! send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments, thoughts? Write to us: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2) The Latest Antique News
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Today's Antiques & Collectibles Headlines from
The "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles for July 2006
Bath City Estate Sale August 11-12 and 13!
LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Bobby Jones Signed Golf Books in its
Weekly Free Article. Click here--
Decorating Room By Room With Antiques & Flea Market Finds 101 Part
2: Antiques Make A Statement! Click here--
$1 Billion Display At World's Fair of Money in Denver
CLARS VERY SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER SALE TO FEATURE
CONSIGNMENTS FROM TV PERSONALITY TOM SNYDER
The Marc J. Matz Collection, Part 2, slated for Aug. 18
Appraisers Association Study Trip: Winterthur
Kitchen Trivia #10 And August Sale At Mama's Treasures
Engraved Treasure: Auction of Money Printer's Historic Archives
1850s Stagecoach to be Sold at Showtime Auction
Rosewood bed sells for $9,900 at Grand View sale
Console Bowls- From the Depression Era to the 21st Century
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3) Your Classifieds...
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classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 240,000
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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.
In regards to the doll I put in lost and found issue # 44;
.. I have gotten so many e mails and replies its awesome! There are ones
I have seen from people offering to send them to me free , offers to send
them for the postage only, countless links to items on E-bay and other
sites prices ranging from .99 to 400.oo~ It's amazing! I have put 2 bids in
on items on E-Bay, one lady ( GWEN :) * ) sent me a doll already, (Talk
about a doll!!) , and another is sending me the pattern. I love the news
letter and I simply assumed people were honest and for the most part
subscribe to it due to a common interest and love of antiques/ collectables,
and I am glad to say, I was right! There are a lot of great people out there,
and the TIAS newsletter has yet to be infiltrated by a majority of creeps, it's
a nice intimate thing , very refreshing. I accepted one doll and one pattern
each from 2 different people, and I also, as I said, bid on 2 (1 of which I am
still winning...) . The second doll I intend to send to another lady who wrote
me to tell me that she remembered one , too , and wanted one if I found
any more. So I am spreading the kindness, and I will use the pattern to
make 2 more for my 2 daughters., ages 5 and 7. So don't lose faith in the
whole of mankind, there are still lot of kind hearted people out there that ,
contrary to popular belief, you can meet on line. THANK YOU SO MUCH
TIAS~ for restoring a little bit of faith back into the human race for me, and
THANKS TO ALL WHO ASSISTED IN THIS SEARCH!!!!! With good
thoughts and intentions, Debra P. Minnesota
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 Kovel's
If you're shopping for tintypes, Ralph and Terry Kovel suggest you carry a
magnifying glass. In KOVELS ON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
newsletter, the Kovels report that clever fakes featuring American Indians,
Civil War soldiers, or black women holding white babies are showing up on
the market. Study the image with your magnifying glass. If you see a series
of dots rather than a continuous image, you're looking at a halftone screen,
which means the image was copied from another source.
For more information on the Kovels' newsletter, click
6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday
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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.
I live in North Carolina and 2 of my grandchildren, Emily age 9 and Harrison
age 5, live in Georgia. On a recent visit to Georgia my grandson and I were
discussing how much we missed each other. He told me how excited he
was that he would be coming to my house soon for a visit. I told him I was
excited too and wished he could live at my house all the time. He said, "I
do too Nanna". He then paused and with a big sigh said, "But I have to live
in a different house 'cause I came from a different tummy". Brenda H. G.
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
WANTED: OLD GUITARS
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
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9) A Vintage Recipe
D. Castillo requested a recipe for a "Maple Walnut cake "
Here are several response that came in.
If you have a variation of this recipe that you would like to share with our readers,
send them to us at email@example.com
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
A comment regarding this request.
I haven't a solution to the request for a recipe for Maple Walnut Cake, in edition
#444, but the request brought back a great memory of my Grandmother's cake.
First, a little background: during parts of the wartime 40's and after, our Mother
and my sister(s) spent time on our grandparents' California ranch. Grandma had
been from Vermont, and still maintained close contacts there. Although cane sugar
was rationed, she was able to have large containers (probably 2-1/2 gal) of maple
syrup shipped from Vermont to California by Railway Express, so we were never
without. For my middle sister's 7th birthday--in 1949--Grandma made a seven-
layer(!) maple cake, with maple sugar frosting between every layer! (That was
good for several years of sibling rivalry..........)
I hope one of your readers will be able to come up with a good old-fashioned
recipe for Maple Walnut Cake.
We thoroughly enjoy the Newsletter, and read every issue from top to bottom!
Keep up the good work. Best regards, S.B. Miller - San Carlos, CA
Maple Walnut Cake -- From Francine S.
2 C. Flour
¾ C. sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ C. brown sugar
½ C. salad oil
5 egg yolks
¾ C. cold water
2 teaspoons maple flavoring
1 C. (8) egg whites
½ teaspoon cream of tarter
1C. finely chopped walnuts
Sift first 4 ingredients together into mixing bowl.
Stir in brown sugar.
Make a well in dry ingredients.
Add in order: salad oil, egg yolks, water, and flavoring.
Beat until satin smooth.
Beat egg whites with cream of tarter until very stiff peaks form.
Pour batter in thin stream over entire surface of egg whites.
Fold in gently. Fold in nuts.
Bake in ungreased 10 inch tube pan; cool, then frost.
Maple Butter Frosting
Melt ½ C. butter
Place 4 C. powdered sugar in mixing bowl.
Beat in melted butter.
Add 1 teaspoon maple flavoring.
Add milk to spreading consistency, about ¾ Cup.
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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.
I have been looking for this recipe for years with no luck. My Grandparents
were from Canada and Maple syrup was plentiful on the farm. When we
went to visit, she always had the best treats for us kids and the best one
was a maple syrup pie. It was sweet but very light and would satisfy your
sugar craving for at least a week. Both Grandparents are now gone along
with the recipe. Could someone please help? Sincerely, Sweettooth
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
email@example.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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merchants at TIAS.
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