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The Collectors Newsletter #498 -- February 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #498 -- February 2007
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1. Stories from our readers
2. Antique News
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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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.
A note from your editor,
The theme for our next newsletter is:
unusual things that children collect.
This could be you as a child or your children or the kids down the block.
We want to hear about kids unusual collections. I remember collecting
snail shells when I was a lid living in California (some were not empty)
Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org ......Phil
The stories from folks who didn't go when a relative asked for a visit made
me remember how glad I will always be that I went when my 87 year-old
paternal grandmother called me at 6 am years ago and asked that I come.
Granny was aloof, independent, and cold in manner (unlike my warm,
loving elderly relatives on my maternal side). I never hesitated but left my
husband to cope with unfed horses and children as I jumped into the car
for the 45 minute drive to her home. When I arrived she was seated,
pale and perspiring, in her favorite chair with an unfinished Cathedral
Window Quilt in her lap. She handed me the quilt and said " I know this
isn't finished but I want you to have it and I would like you to hold my
hand". I held her hand as she had a massive MI (heart attack). I
managed to dial 911 without releasing her hand and hung on until the
paramedics needed me to move. Granny didn't survive but I treasure not
only the beautiful quilt but the implicit message that beneath that cold
forbidding exterior she really did care but lacked the ability to be
demonstrative. Mary Bawol in VA
It was Christmas eve 1999, and my sister got a call saying my mother
had fallen out of her wheelchair and probably broken her nose. My
mother was in a nursing home and she had Alzheimer. She didn't recognize
us most of the time, and that was very painful as she was widowed quite
young and raised her 5 children all by herself, so we were quite a close
family. At that time , I was the only one that did not have a family supper
to make the next day, etc. so I went to the hospital with her. It was a very
long evening as emergency was very busy. She finally saw a Doctor and he
diagnosed a broken nose, no other damage. There was no room for her so
we were in the hallway, at the end , sort of out of the way and waiting for
the ambulance to bring her back to the nursing home. It must have been
4 am by this time. I was sitting beside her and just holding her hand.
Suddenly , mom looked at me and started asking me about her
grandchildren and how and what they were doing. She was very lucid. I
got to tell her that I had finally quit smoking after many many years. She
was always asking me to quit and I was never able to, and when I finally
quit, she very lost with the Alzheimer and it didnt register with her. That
time with her was the best Christmas present I ever received. Mom was
never lucid again and she passed away a few months later. , Jeannette
I had remembered that my Grandma, had told me that when she was a
little girl, she had never had a "real" doll. Of course, she had what were
called "rag dolls", but never a store bought one. I decided that year for
Christmas I was going to find a doll from "her era" that they were now
making. I found one, and it had an added bonus it could be wound up
and played a song, that she and I had sung when I was a little girl. I
bought it, then the next morning I got the call that grandma had passed
away the night before, very near the time I bought the doll. I kept the
doll, and at times when I was especially missing her, or made a "big" find
in my genealogy (she sort of nudged me into that), the doll, sitting on top
of my china hutch, would begin to play, though it had not been wound
since the night I bought it. Grandma has been gone for 11 years now,
and that doll doesn't play as often, but it still does now and then, just to
tell me she's watching over me.
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES! send them to email@example.com
Comments, thoughts? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
2) Antique News
The "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles for January 2007
The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These top ten
lists are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the
online search engines at the indicated Web sites in the month of January
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not
necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for
items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that
they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at
specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
1. Avon (Up from #4) 2. Teapot (Up from #3) 3. Blenko (Not listed last month)
4. Cookie Jar (Down from #1) 5. Steuben (Not listed last month)
6. Buttons (Not listed last month) 7. Nippon (Not listed last month)
8. Crock (Not listed last month) 9. Pyrex (Not listed last month)
10. Fire King (Not listed last month)
"No Movement" means the item has not changed position since the previous
months list. "Down from #.." indicates that the item has dropped on our list
since the previous list was published. "Up from #.." indicates that the item
has risen on our list since the previous list was published. "Not listed last
month" means that this item was not in the previous top 10 list.
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
1. White Ironstone (Up from #10) 2. Limoges ( Up from #4) 3. Nippon
(Up from #9) 4. Desks (Down from #2) 5. Civil War ( Not listed last month)
6. Glass (Not listed last month) 7. Transferware (Down from #6)
8. Satsuma (Not listed last month) 9. Belter (Not listed last month)
10. Plates (Not listed last month)
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just
search for "Hot List" at
More antique & collectible news from News-Antique.com
1. March 17 Auction Holds Many Electronic Marvels
2. LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS ANNOUNCES OUTSTANDING
RESULTS FOR THE FEBRUARY 4-5 FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS
3. MYSTERIOUS OLD MASTER PAINTING SELLS FOR $620,000 AT
CLARS AUCTION GALLERY IN OAKLAND, CA
4. Paristown Neighborhood in Louisville, Ky. Goes French
5. What’s New at JP Things & Did you Know Valentines Day!
6. Sandy's Fancy Pants Antiques and Collectibles Back at Tias!
7. Bath City Estate Sale - Feb. 17-18 2007!
8. LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Baseball History in its Weekly Free Article
9. Designing Woman Jewelry now open on Ruby Lane
10. LiveAuctioneers TOP LOTS for January 2007
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classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 210,000
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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.
Back in approx. 1971 or 1972 I lived in Warren Michigan and found a
diamond ring in the snow in the parking lot of a little strip mall. It was
glistening at me just as I was about to get into my car. I kept going back
to the various stores and left my telephone number but I was never able
to locate the owner. I was young then, no computers, and did not think
of placing an ad in the paper. I moved to California in 1973 and years later
I realized there were some letters inscribed inside the band of the ring. I
knew it had to be an engagement or wedding ring. It has always been a
very special treasure to me and I am hoping the owner is a subscriber to
TIAS' newsletters and might read this and identify the ring as theirs. I
would love to return it to the proper owner who could describe the ring
and the inscription as no one else would be able to do that. Please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you may be the owner or
might know the owner of this item. Please include your phone number,
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.
My granddaughter, Allison, has a much loved kitty she named Minnie. Minnie
was taken to th vet because she seemed to be having some sort of problem
with her kidneys....she wouldn't use her litter box and was 'wetting' on the
carpet, etc. The vet told Allison's parents that Minnie had a urinary tract
infection and possibly other problems pertaining to her kidneys and would
have to be kept for a couple of days to administer meds and check for kidney
stones. I spoke with Allison that evening and she told me that Minnie was in
the hospital. I asked her what the vet had found was wrong with Minnie.
With the wisdom of a six year old, she told me that Minnie had an infection
and she had to spend the night at the hospital because the doctor had to
check her for "kitty stones"! Sandy
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: Wanted: 1959 Les Paul Standard 1950 Fender Broadcaster
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Bev requested a recipe for "Coleslaw with peanuts".
Here is one response that came in this week..
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
In newsletter #497, reader Bev asked for a recipe that contained only 3
ingredients, with two being cabbage and peanuts. I suspect it may
have been a Peanut Salad recipe using a commercially made coleslaw
dressing, such as Marzetti's, heated in a pan with the peanuts and
then poured over the cabbage. While searching the Internet for her
request, I came across what must be the truly original recipe for
Peanut Salad. It was published in 1925 by none other than George
Washington Carver in a Bulletin (No. 31, June 1925) titled "How To
Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption."
How wonderfully appropriate this request came in during African
American History month! I am including Mr. Carver's original recipe
below, in which you have to make your own dressing, as well as the
link to the educational site containing the full bulletin and all 105 recipes
. I hope this gives Bev what she is looking for. Thank you for such a
wonderful Newsletter! Sandra, Midway Kentucky
NO. 60, PEANUT SALAD NUMBER ONE
1 small cabbage
1 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pint peanuts
2 teaspoons salt
Chop cabbage and peanuts up fine; add the salt and pepper. Cream
the butter, mustard, sugar, and flour together; stir in the vinegar;
cook in double boiler until stiff; add yolks of the eggs. Pour over
nuts and cabbage, and serve.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
Vintage Kitchen items are practical and collectible. We've
got lots of them here:
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 am looking for the recipe that Bisquick use to have on the box to make
an Apple cake in a 9x12 glass dish. If anyone can help me I would be
happy. Peaches can also be used. Thank You, Russ H.
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:
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