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The Collectors Newsletter #648 -- October 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #648 -- October 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.
Hull Pottery Association
The goal of the Hull Pottery Association is to preserve, educate and promote Hull Pottery, its collectors and its heritage.
For more info on this club, click here:
Are you interested in seeing some samples of Hull Pottery? Take a look 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.
Keep sending us your stories of "found things"....These stories are great and everyone seems to have one. Send us your story about how you found an antique or collectible to email@example.com
When I was growing up and my Dad was still alive the whole family would be together at Christmas. My Mom did most of the shopping and put both of their names on the presents. My Dad would always give me and my sisters a special gift that he had picked out. These would be put under the tree Christmas Eve after we were asleep. I have to say his were the most unique and sometimes practical gifts. For instance one year I got a toilet plunger. There it was sitting under the tree with just a bow and a name tag. I had just moved into my first apartment and thought it would come in handy. Then one year we all got dolls which is a good gift except at the time we were 25, 37, and 42 years old.
Then one year I bought him an exerciser, the kind that hooks on the door knob. The look on his face was great because he had bought me the exact same thing.
He also started us all collecting coins and bills. After all the presents were opened he would bring out a hat with numbers in it and everybody drew a number. He would then give you an envelope with an old coin or bill as your prize. I still have those "prizes" and a couple of the gifts I got him like the toy milk cow that you can really milk. (That was because he said he was going to buy a cow for my Mom to milk so "she would have something to do after she retired".)
It has been 16 years since he passed away but I remember it like it was yesterday. Sylvia in Morgantown, WV
My story goes back to a December about 1960. I had been sick with a sore throat,etc. The doc said I needed my tonsils out. It was just a few weeks before Christmas. I remember being afraid, not only of the surgery, but of missing out on sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what I wanted. Mom said she would mail my letter to him. I had especially wanted Gaylord, a plastic basset hound, that walked when his leash was pulled.
I packed my new little red and white metal suitcase and brought it to the hospital.
As Christmas neared, I became sicker. I had caught whooping cough and something else while I had been in the hospital. I came home instead of staying at the hospital. Then the doc made numerous house calls, trying every medicine to no avail.
Mom said she has mailed the letter to Santa. I was happy she did, despite feeling miserable. But my mom looked so sad. I couldn't understand why.
On Christmas day, there was no Gaylord under my tree, but there was a letter from Santa with money inside to try and find this dog when I got better. Beautiful writing!! I could actually read it.
I was sick from Dec - Mar. Sometime during that time, I did get Gaylord. and the smile came back to my mother's face.
I treasured that letter from Santa and kept it for years. Not till I was much older did I learn that my mom wrote the letter with her left hand . I treasured that letter even more. Lois , formerly of Lawrence,MA but now from Bradford, MA
I have loved Shirley Temple since I was a little girl & have a small collection of Shirley Temple items. I was wondering who else collects on "real people" how large their collection is & why they collect on that particular person. Thanks! Lisa Auger - Douglas MA
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)
Before the term "multitasking" become popular there was my mother. She was always doing more that she could handle at one time. So of course she also was sometimes described as "scatterbrained." The best example was in the kitchen. We always had electric ranges and she was constantly burning things because she would forget to turn off a burner. ALL of our potholders had burnt rings on them. She used those cast aluminum sauce pans many of the readers refer to. One morning I went in the kitchen and pick the pan off the range only to have the bottom drop out. She had left the burner on all night and it melted. We all laughed but it could have been a tragedy. She has been gone for fourteen years but I am sill reminded of her when ever I use her old wooden salad bowl. Turn it over and there they are - those familiar burn mark rings from setting it on the hot electric range.
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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
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. Disney Legend Collection in Oct. 26 Pop Culture Auction
2. Art as Alternative Investment - artmarketblog.com
3. Morphy's to auction Arthur Richmond Americana collection in Nov. 22 no-reserve sale
4. Asian,Ancient&Ethnographic Works of Art Auction at iGavel
5. Bidder sinks fangs into vampire killing kit for $14,850
6. Appraiser Workshops Announces New Valuation Workshop
7. Private Preview Evening of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
8. A WORLD-CLASS Trove of Treasures to be Showcased at Nationís Premiere Jewelry,
Art & Antique Show
9. 6th ANNUAL PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW RETURNS PRESIDENTSí
DAY WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 13 - 17
10. Letty & John's Vintage Collection as seen by Vintage Shopping Guide.com
11. Native-PotteryLink Announces Mata Ortiz pottery sale
12. Gerhard Richter Buy Alert - artmarketblog.com
13. 2008 Art Auction Records - artmarketblog.com
14. Street Art Goes Mainstream - artmarketblog.com
15. FALL WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW OCTOBER
31-NOVEMBER 2, 2008
16. The 60th Edition of the NOVA-Antiques Newsletter
17. Marx Toys in Phil Weiss Oct. 25 Toy Auction
18. Rolling Stones Memorabilia in Phil Weiss Oct 26 Pop Culture Auction
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
When my older brothers were boys, around 1950 or so, our mother had a friend who was fairly upper-crusty compared to us--old family, old wealth. Her name was Mrs. Leffert. Whenever my brothers referred to her they called her "Mrs. Leopard," and mom always scolded and warned that some day they'd call her that, by accident, to her face. Being boys, and full of mischief, they would laugh and assure her they never would. Well, the day came when Mrs. Leffert was coming to call: the boys were scrubbed clean, hair combed and Sunday best suits and bow ties donned. The doorbell rang, and the younger of the 2 did the honors. He opened the door and announced in a strong clear voice: "Good afternoon, Mrs. Leopard!" The poor lady just stood there, not knowing what to say, while my embarrassed brother stammered and blushed until Mom stepped in and changed the subject! That was 58 years or so ago, and Mom is gone, but we 3 still laugh about it, and my children who are 20 and 23 years of age know the story as though they had lived it. In fact they tell it as there own, and we all get a good laugh!
Ginny in Connecticut
I too had a sweet tooth as a child, and when I was about 5 years old I drank an entire bottle of "Castoria" which was a sweet version of castor oil for children. I then spent the day in the bathroom
George and Morris and Molly's Mommy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com 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: POSTCARDS, CALENDARS PAPER EPHEMERA
WANTED: Old Vox Guitars
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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 Jane Green requested a recipe for "cheese cake that was published in the San Antonio Express". We had one response for this recipe.
This recipe came from the San Antonio Express-News. It has a cake layer as described in your request. I hope this is the one!
Patty in Kentucky
Junior's Famous No. 1 Pure Cream Cheesecake
1/2 cup sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 extra-large eggs, separated
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 drops lemon extract
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
1 2/3 cups sugar, divided use
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature, divided use
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
For Cake Layer: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously butter 9-inch springform pan.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.
Beat egg yolks together in large bowl with electric mixer on high 3 minutes. With mixer still running, gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and continue beating until thick light-yellow ribbons form, about 5 minutes more. Beat in vanilla and lemon extract. Sift flour mixture over batter and stir by hand until no more white flecks appear; blend in butter.
In clean bowl, using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high until frothy. Gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Stir about 1/3 cup of whites into batter, then gently fold in remaining whites.
Gently spoon batter into pan. Bake just until center springs back when lightly touched, only about 10 minutes (watch carefully!). Cool in pan on wire rack while you make cheesecake filling. Do not remove cake from pan.
For Cream Cheese Filling: While cake cools, place 1/3 cup sugar, 1 package cream cheese and cornstarch in large bowl. Beat with mixer on low until creamy, about 3 minutes, then beat in remaining 3 packages cream cheese. Increase mixer speed to high and beat in remaining 1 1/3 cups sugar, then beat in vanilla.
Blend in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in cream. Mix filling only until completely blended; do not overmix. Gently spoon filling on top of baked cake layer. Place springform pan in large shallow pan containing hot water that comes about 1 inch up sides of pan. Bake until center barely jiggles when you shake pan, about 1 hour.
Cool cake on wire rack 1 hour. Cover cake with plastic wrap; refrigerate until completely cold, at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove sides of springform pan. Slide cake off bottom of pan onto serving plate or leave cake on removable bottom of pan and place on serving plate.
Makes 16 servings. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 370 calories (64.8 percent calories from fat), 7 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 20 g sugar, 0 dietary fiber, 28 g fat, 150 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium.
Source: "Welcome to Junior's!: Remembering Brooklyn with Recipes and Memories from Its Favorite Restaurant" by Marvin and Walter Rosen with Beth Allen
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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 am looking for the recipe for the peanut butter cookie squares that they used to make (when food was actually cooked) in the California school system. This would be from the early 70's. If anyone has their recipe for chili beans they served during the same time in the cafeterias, I loved to have that recipe too. Thanks! Pam
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:
11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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