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The Collectors Newsletter #645 -- September 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #645 -- September 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 Historic Camera Collectors Club
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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.
I really enjoyed the stories some time ago about items that members had, passed down through their families, that they still use today. I have decorated my kitchen with a Delft theme and have several Delft items. I have one very old bowl that looks like it may have originally had a top to it. I was thinking about using it as an open sugar bowl but then something suddenly occurred to me and I knew exactly where to turn to find the answer! Are there any antique or vintage items that should NOT be used in current day cooking and meal prep/serving? Could my old, old Delft bowl have any lead in the earthenware or glaze that would make it ill-advised for me to use it? Could any of the old vintage utensils with bright colored flaking paint have lead that I should avoid (I don’t have any but I see them for sale often)? Any old pots and pans or baking tins that could leach something into my foods? Mind you, I am not one to worry or be concerned…I am just curious and would love to hear advice from any experts out there. Thanks!! Rebecca in New Hampshire
I'm looking for the family of a former Vietnam War P.O.W. Major James Clements to return the P.O.W bracelet my husband Ralph wore while the Major was held captive. Date missing 10-09-67. In my research I discovered he was released in March of 1973 and passed away in March of 1997. He came from Queen City, TX. and served in the US Air Force. My husband wore the bracelet until Major Clements was released and told me he was there when the Major stepped out of the plane upon his release. Upon reflection, my husband regrets that he never got a chance to speak with Major Clements to let him know he was never forgotten. Major Clements' P.O.W. bracelet has been safely tucked away in my husband's jewelry box all these years and now it is time for it to go home to his family. We thank Major Clements for his dedicated service. We Pray you rest in peace and that your family be blessed through this brace let. My husband was Proud to wear it. Jacque Berkebile send email to: Berksca@comcast.net - Clovis, CA
About 40 years ago we had a town dump. One time as my brothers were unloading our junk, I was picking through other junk. I found a box of greeting cards someone had saved from various occasions but had then thrown away. I asked if I could take them home to decorate my play house. I was under 10 at the time. My brother reluctantly said yes probably figuring he'd just throw them out again when I wasn't looking. In one of the cards I found a $1 silver certificate. My mom put it away for safe keeping. I still have it. Elaine, PA
We are slowly updating our 1913 house with new roof and wiring etc. In the meantime I've done a few inexpensive updates like paint the 1970's dark cabinets green, and the dining room a deep pink. While doing the wiring in the attic we came across a plaster of Paris cast of a plaque with embossed roses, it matches the colors that we've done in the two rooms EXACTLY. It now hangs in the kitchen and I like to think it was the houses way of saying that it was meant to be our house. On a side note, we almost didn't buy this house. We had put a bid in on another house old house that had all the updates done already. At the last minute we decided not to buy that house, I kept feeling it had bad Karma with it. The couple who we were trying to buy it from were getting divorced and were going back and forth thru the lawyers. This house had such
a nice vibe, after we looked at it and put a bid in on the other house I dreamt about this house and my husband told me to forget about it. But we ended up here. Does anyone else feel the 'vibe' from their house?
I love the newsletter and especially all the cool stuff that people 'find'. Steph - MI
Old Things Found
I love this thread! When I was around 8-10 years old, my dad was in the "cellar-house" at my grandmother's farm (his mother) and found an old campaign button. He asked her if he could have it and she said "Yes, what do you want with that old thing?" I had forgotten about it and after both my father and mother had passed away, I was cleaning out their house of 45 years worth of "collecting" and found it again. It is a 1904 sepia toned jugate of Teddy Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks. It is nearly 3" in diameter and is in near perfect condition! I have priced smaller ones in the Kovels books and some run as high as $4500.00 but none are the size of mine! Teena H. - Nashville, TN (from Indiana originally)
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3) Antique News
News-Antique.com is now the #1 search result on Google for antique news. If you want to tell the world
about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and
collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
and we may post it here.
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Important November Russian Art Auction Announced
2. Morphy Auctions launches Toy Trains division, names Ken Post to head department
3. Antique Restoration
4. Stan & Priscilla Cypher toy collections headline Noel Barretts Nov. 15-16 auction
5. Kingdom of Atlantis 2009 issue Offered by W.P.N.A.
6. Certified C.A.G.A Doll Appraiser at www.antiquedollappraisals.com
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Lots To Sell - Please Help
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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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday September 30, 2008 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
I teach a full day kindergarten and have a wonderful aide who handles lunchtime duties. One day she asked the children what they did on their spring break. One little boy had been to New York City. "Did you see the Statue of Liberty?" she asked. When he answered yes, she inquired, "What did it look like?" 'It was green and yellow," he replied. Her next question: "Was it a man or a woman?" When told it was a woman, she then asked, "What was she doing?" He looked at her like she'd lost her mind, and with exasperation and a voice that tried as much as a 5-year-old can to be tactful, he replied "She wasn't doing anything; she's a statue!"
My husband and I have a dear friend who not only has a beautiful head of white, curly hair but also a full white mustache. He is, among many other things, an antique dealer and appraiser. At a recent (March) area antique show, he noticed a little girl in a stroller who was getting "antsy" while her Mom shopped so he asked the mother if her little girl could have a cookie. The mother said she could have one so our friend gave her a cookie. She took it very solemnly, looked at him and said, "Thank you, Santa". Of course, he loved that response and we have all enjoyed hearing his story!
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?
WANTED: Wanted to Buy 40's, 50's & 60's Party/Cocktail Dresses
WANTED: HoJo Child's Meal Plate
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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 Sandi C. requested a recipe for "Bisquick Impossible Pie recipes". We had many responses for this recipe.
This pumpkin pie recipe seems particularly appropriate for this time of year. You can do a web search and find lots of Impossible Pie recipes. I've made lots of impossible pies. Gina Costello
Impossible Pumpkin Pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup Bisquick
12 oz. can evaporated milk
16 oz. can solid pack pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" pie plate and set aside. Combine all ingredients in blender, food processor, or a large bowl. Cover and blend or process on high for 1 minute, or beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes, until mixture is smooth.
Pour into prepared pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. 8 servings
A reader wanted "Impossible Pie" recipes once published on the backs of Bisquick boxes. Here are four that came from these boxes. They are quick and easy and "magically" make their own crusts.
Impossible Chocolate Cream Pie
1 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 squares (1 oz. each) melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
Sweetened Whipped cream
Heat oven to 350°. Grease pie plate (9" x 1 1/4"). Place all ingredients except sweetened whipped cream in blender container. Cover and blend on high 1 minute. Pour into pie plate. Bake until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center (about 30 minutes). Cool completely. Top with sweetened whipped cream. [Sweetened whipped cream: Beat 1 cup chilled whipping cream and 2 tablespoon sugar until stiff.]
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bisquick
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes and softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1.2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Cheesecake Topping (recipe below)
Heat oven to 350°. Grease pie plate (9" x 1 1/4"). Place all ingredients except topping in blender. Blend on high, stopping blender occasionally to stir, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour into pie plate. Bake just until puffed and center is dry, about 30 minutes. Do not overbake. Spread cheescake topping over top, cool. Refrigerate untill chilled, at least 3 hrs. Serve with sweetened fresh fruit if desired. [Cheesecake topping: Mix 1 cup dairy sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla.]
Impossible Brownie Pie
1 bar (4 oz.) sweet cooking chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350°. Grease pie plate (9" x 1 1/4"). Place all ingredients except nuts in blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping occasionally to stir. Pour into pie plate. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with ice cream if desired.
Impossible Buttermilk Pie
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350°. Grease pie plate (9" x 1 1/4"). Place all ingredients in blender container and beat on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into pie plate.
Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with mixed fresh fruit if desired.
from Millie H., Colfax, LA
There are a large number of these "Impossible Pie" recipes on this Web site.
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.
In the 1950's at Nichols Junior High School in Mt. Vernon, NY, we girls had to learn cooking in -Home Economics- while the boys took -shop-.
I had never been allowed to use the stove in my house, fears that I was scattered and would burn myself prevailed. But when I made these -featherweight biscuits- (I think they were called)I earned my A from my parents and after that the kitchen was mine. The only thing I semi-remember about them, besides them being delicious and light, is that they called for baking soda, something my parents usually were adverse to. Here though, they did not mind. Anyone save that recipe out there?
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.
Noble Treasures, LLC
We really enjoy dealing in beautiful crystal and depression glass, and unique pieces of all kinds. We're also a fan of the 40s and 50s. You'll see quite a variety of collectible merchandise popping up, from toys and tools, to keepsakes and home decor.
Antiques, Auctions, Appraisal, Collectibles and more! You will find it all here! Unique collectibles, fine china, vintage, books and more!
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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