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The Collectors Newsletter #622 -- June 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #622 -- June 2008
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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
5. Newly listed items
6. Funny Old Stuff
7. Wanted ads. Can you help?
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The Fairy Lamp Club
Dedicated to the research and advancement of information related to Victorian and contemporary fairy lamps and other candle-burning devices; membership consists of advanced as well as beginning collectors. For more information, Click Here:
Are you interested in Fairy Lamps and vintage lighting? Take a look at:
If you are a member of a collectors club or you are looking for collectors with similar collecting interests, check out our new Collectors Club Directory at:
2) 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.
Editors Note - As you can see below, we received a few more great stories on the topic of items returning to their owners. Tell us about an antique or collectible that found it's way back to you. This could be a lost item from your childhood that turns up in an unusual place many years later, or perhaps something that belonged to a relative many years ago that found its way through the years and many miles to mysteriously end up in your hands. We've had some great stories on this topic in the past and it's been quite a while since someone has sent us one. If you have a story like this, or any unusual story related to antiques and collectibles or anything vintage, please forward it to email@example.com . .....Phil
I got married very young and gave my doll trunk to my sister, who was 11 years younger than myself. This was a metal red plaid w/ a couple drawers and hangers for the doll clothes. She in turn saved it and gave it to her daughters to play with, of which they are all college grads now, and last year she gave it to my grand daughter, who is 6. It is in almost the same condition as when I gave it to my baby sister. When I visited from GA last year, her mom, my daughter, told her to show "Mimi" what she found. Inside those drawers was my charm bracelet from 6th grade and my grade school bracelet w/the name of my grade school in letters on the charms, St. Vincent. She also had my rosary and scapular from my childhood and several holy cards from that period. You cannot imagine my pleasure at having these returned 50 years later. I never remembered the charm bracelets until I saw them again. What treasures to have them back. Chris J
Growing up in a small southern town in the fifties and sixties was a good experience, and my brothers and I had the special advantage of playing in a funeral home. Some members of my mother's family had owned a funeral home for generations, and our friends were envious of our special knowledge of what was behind the doors of the formal public rooms. I had been told that in the old days the business was a combination furniture store and funeral parlor. I thought that this was very funny, but have been told that it was a common practice. (I still do not see what connection the two businesses have) Anyway, a few years ago, I walked into the dining room of an old house at an estate sale, and was immediately smitten by the beautiful early 20th century dining room suite. It had apparently only sat in that room, never used much, and was in pristine original condition. Even though I didn't need dining room furniture, I was compelled to buy it immediately. Imagine my surpri se when I was setting it up in my dining room to find shipping tickets on the back of each piece reading, "Ship to Fields Furniture and Undertaking Co., Milan, Tenn." S.Murray-Jackson, TN
I donít have anything that was lost and eventually made itís way back to me like the other interesting stories Iíve read here but I do have an item I lost and wonder if by chance I could get it back. My grandfather lived in Charlevoix, Michigan and was married to my grandmother who had come from Hungary in the Ď20ís. She died in 1983 and when my grandfather died in 1999 my mom and I cleaned out the house to get ready for the estate sale. I really wanted my grandmotherís family bible and had set it aside to take with me when we were done. Wouldnít you know I forgot it and it ended up in the sale that was held when I was out of town. It would be really great if anyone bought it that day (Iíd buy it back) and was willing to let it go.
My grandfather was Ralph Hamilton and my grandmother was Margit Hamilton. Some of the names in the book were: Susannah Doclomanski, Cherney, CzernyÖ thatís all I can remember. The bible itself was written in Hungarian and was in pretty good shape. If anyone has any info on this Iíd love to hear from them, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I'm not sure I have the right category for this, but here goes. I have a large OLD Bible in my possession that I don't remember where I got it from and is not from my family. The marriage certificate in it has the names Lewis Durham and Jane Vandemark married at Stone Ridge 2/10/1875 (Lewis born 12/4/1857 and Jane 7/10/1857). It was presented to Jane by Lewis on 12/5/1883. Other names written in are Helen Alexander and Anthony Marchione (married 11/11/1935 or 38), John Homa and Helen Alexander (4/20/1936). Births: Theron Durham 1/20/1875, Anna B Durham 3/27/1880, Lewis M11/13/1894, Fred Durham 8/24/1885, Robert Alexander 9/23/1876, Harry and Roy Alexander 2/1/1901, May Alexander 8/23/1908 plus a few other names such as Eleanor Hulseaple, Patricia Ann and Edward Cox. This is quite a large old Bible, weighing approximately 10-12 lbs. It's also in a somewhat fragile condition. It's a real treasure with all the information and pictures that Bibles of th is typ e seem to have. If there's anyone in the reading audience who would like to have this Bible, I would be glad to send it to you by UPS/RPS if you'll pay the standard shipping charges. I can be contacted at: email@example.com . Thanks.....Millie
SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES OR COMMENTS ON THESE STORIES! Send them to 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
3) Antique News
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Premier Collectible Auctions announces new venture with Morphy Auctions
2. iGavel.com features Summer Jewelry Auction by Potomac Estate Jewelers June 13 Ė July 1
3. National Depression Glass Assn Convention July 19-20
4. A Life in Service to the Queen Mother
5. Oh to be in England when September's here!
6. The next Good, Better, Best Appraiser Workshop is scheduled for Oct 4th & 5th
7. Dickens As Popular as Ever With Readers and Collectors
8. Lg. 2 Day Estate Auction-Gas Pumps.Advertising-70 year collection
9. Geppi's Entertainment Museum steps "Out of the Box" with new interactive toy exhibit
10. Enduring Tchotchkes of Yesteryear
11. Next Star Artist Competition Finalists Announced
12. Urgent Jeff Koons Buy Alert !!! - artmarketblog.com
13. The Latest News in the June 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter
14. Occupied Japan Collectibles Top Kovels Top 20 List for May 2008
15. Art Glass Shades**Useful and Collectable
16. Farmington Antiques Weekend June 14th & 15th and Country Home Magazine Join Together
17. Skinner to Host Semi-Annual 20th Century Furniture & Decorations Auction June 28th
18. The Shops At Malleries: June 2008
19. Just Opened - Collectors Plus
20. Mikhail Klodt's Russian Masterpiece Sells For $1.3 Million At Heritage Auction Galleries
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at
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4) Your Classifieds...
"Indiana Jones","Harry Potter","Friends" Signed Photos
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 17,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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6) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Coming home from dance class one night, my daughter gave her two daughters, age 7 and 4 some of the candy "Milk Duds". We were all commenting on how delicious they were and the 7 year old asked if they were made of milk. I told her yes and also chocolate, caramel, etc. The 4 year old then said "I think there's "dead" people in them too". Evidently she heard Milk Deads instead of Milk Duds - we had a good laugh on that one. Paula, Ohio
We need stories for our humor section. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to email@example.com
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.
7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue Gordan requested a recipe for "Poutine" . We had several responses.
Gordan in Florida wanted to know how to make poutine. Poutine is a dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds, covered with brown BBQ chicken gravy and sometimes other additional ingredients. More variations can by found by doing a search for: Poutine recipe. The following recipe is ready in 25 minutes but other recipes can take upto 5 hours preparation:
# 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
# beef gravy, veal gravy, BBQ gravy or??
# 5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
# 2 cups cheese curds
1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
3. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.
Here is the definitive website for all things Poutine...
Being originally from Upstate NY (90 miles south of Montreal) I have had my
share of poutine, and this site covers all the bases from history to
restaurant reviews to recipes.
Dianne in Austin
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. 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've been using frozen pizza dough for many years to make "home made" pizzas for my kids. I'd like to try to make it from scratch. Does anyone have a favorite family recipe that I can try out? Steph in Nebraska
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 offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Charles O'Malley's Dinnerware & Collectibles
Welcome to the "Antique Capital of Nevada". Charles O'Malley's reputation as an expert on antique dinnerware and rare 20th century antiques has made him a local favorite for collectors, decorators and dealers alike.
Welcome to Eebit's House. We were lucky enough to gather a few cool trophy mounts. Several to choose from. It's cheaper than the ticket to go! We also have a variety of collectibles and unusual antiques. Surely something for everyone.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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