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The Collectors Newsletter #649 -- October 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #649 -- 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
Some Wonderful Goodies Just Landed at TIAS.com
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The Ice Screamers
The Ice Screamers is a collectors club founded in 1982. Our members specialize in collecting ice cream parlor and soda fountain memorabilia. The variety of items we collect is amazing: from scoops to freezers, glassware to molds, ice cream cartons to penny licks, and much more. Any item with an ice cream or soda fountain - related theme is a potential collectible! For more info on this club, click here:
Are you interested in seeing some ice cream parlor memorabilia? Try some searches 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
Before I retired I had a small antique booth in an antique mall in Virginia Beach, VA. I specialized in American Art pottery and had a lot of Roseville pottery in the booth. I was always on the look out for estate sales or auctions as there was a lot of Roseville available in the area at the time. One weekend my wife and I went to visit her sister in Maryland. On the way we passed an old farmhouse that had a yard sale going on. We stopped to take a look. The lady that was running the sale was about 90 years old and sitting in a rocking chair in the shade of a tree. On one of tables were about 10 pieces of Roseville all in perfect condition and marked between $5 and $10. I suspected she had no idea what the pieces were worth and although I was tempted to just buy the pieces and and run, I felt I should at least inform the lady that the items were worth a lot more than she was asking. When I told her that, she looked me right in the eye and said: "Sonny, if I wanted more for them I would have asked more". Well needless to say I offered her a little less than what she asking and bought all the pieces she had. It was a great experience and I will remember it forever. Thom now in Florida.
I, remember Christmas past when we were all together Mom, Dad my sister and brother and of course me. The, wonderful handmade items that Dad made in his wood work shop. The, wonderful dinner that Mom and Dad fixed. One, memory that stands out is one Christmas that I got a pr. of black patent leather shoes still remember how shiny and later how they cracked much to my disappointment. So many good things to remember the toy train that all enjoyed as it wizzed around the track home movies of Santa Claus. Many treasures connecting me with the past. Priscilla
I saw where a lady wrote about having young collectors in the family, and well I to have my own. My son is 9 and has collected John Deere stuff since he was 2. I have a collection of Poppy Trail pottery in the Modern design. Well my daughter is 6 and has always enjoyed collecting horses until one day, I found somethings else at a garage sale. I went to a garage sale in a town close by and found the cutest pottery. It was cream color with flecks and had pink and purple flowers on it. It was priced by the piece. Well I picked up a saucer and saw Poppy Trail. So I asked the lady if she would take $20 for the lot. Well she hesitated and said the lady who owned it was not there and she knew it was her Grandmothers. Well I thought too bad, my daughter would love it. Then she asked another person at the sale and they said sure why not. I was thrilled. So I checked it out and it is the Pink Lady design by Poppy Trail and the collection is probably worth around $800. It has some very sought after pieces in it. My daughter loves it so I displayed it in the kitchen for her. She is very proud of her collection. She will ask to hold some of the pieces every once in awhile! I'm glad they are starting young. KW in Blanchard, OK.
When my grandpa died over 6 years ago, my dad was made executor of the estate, and had the job of going through all the boxes of papers and things that grandpa had left behind. Grandpa had been a very private man with his family, and didn't like to talk about his past at all with us. I had never even seen any pictures of my great-grandparents, and assumed the family had none. This was part of the reason I began to collect old photographs of other people's relatives. When grandpa passed, however, in his things we found boxes of old photos of his parents and other relatives and friends, and I was given the task of sorting through all of it, assigning approximate dates and names to each image, and putting them in photo albums so that they could be seen. I was still in college at the time, so I took my Easter week vacation and pored over the old photos.
Since I was beginning to train for a career in museum work, I knew about preserving artifacts in an acid-free environment, so I decided to do this job right and have all the albums and photo corners, etc. be acid-free. I organized everything, was able to give an approximate date to most of the pictures by looking at the clothes the people were wearing (due to my experience as a fashion historian) and finally got to see my great-grandparents. I can recognize them in pictures now, which is great. I don't know why my grandpa wanted to keep this part of his life away from his children and grandchildren, but I'm glad we were able to see this side of him, and that we have this part of our history, as well. Elizabeth U. in California
I lived in Richmond, VA back in the early 90's and loved to go antique shopping. I would usually buy small items that I could use around my home. While in one particular shop, I noticed a old looking oil lamp and I started talking to the shopkeeper about it. He had just received an estate that one of his buyers came back with from Pennsylvania and this particular estate had originated somewhere in the South. The story was that the family wanted to flee from the war and had family members who lived in Pennsylvania.
I thought the story was quite interesting and continued to look over the lamp. The shopkeeper had it listed for $45 and I ended up purchasing it for $35. He didn't know the maker or anything else about the lamp, however I felt that it was something well worth keeping in my hands. Turns out that I was right. What I thought might have been an older Heisey oil lamp is actually even older than that. It's made of flint glass and that explains why the glass looks just slightly darker and has a certain ring to it when tapped. Appraisers have looked at it - and as I've been informed, it's priceless. Regards, Debra T.
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.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
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. House of Gold makes available hard-to-find and in-demand jewelry on their new online jewelry mall
2. THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF COIN NEWS IS NOW ON SALE!
3. Concert Posters in Pop Culture Auction Oct. 26 in NY
4. SKINNER AMERICANA WEEKEND NOVEMBER 1st and 2nd IN BOSTON
5. Herzog painting realizes $80,500 at Nadeau's, Oct. 11
6. Important folk art auction to be held Nov. 8 by Slotin
7. Piccolo Art Scares up Antiques at the NEC
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
YES! you can put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
It's easy to do. Go to:
to get the code.
4) Your Classifieds...
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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
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday October 17, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Recently a friend of mine told me about going on a chartered fishing trip with his wife and friends. He had picked up his pole and started fishing when his wife, standing next to him said, "Since the reel is on the left hand side, do you think I have a left hand fishing rod?" Before he could get it together and answer her without laughing too hard, the Mate came to her and said, "Lady, you need to turn your pole over as you have it upside down." J B in SC
As a child of a coal miner in the late 1940's I too ate a quantity of Exlax and suffered for it. I still don't like dark chocolate. Also I remember biting into a bar of grainy brownish soap thinking it was candy. I still have an interest in trying different foods but have learned to stay away from reef fish after getting ciguatera from red snapper. Margaret from Maryland
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
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 17,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 17,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
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 Pam requested a recipe for "peanut butter cookie squares". We had one response for this recipe.
Peanut Butter Bars
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. shortening
1/4 C. peanut butter
2 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. oatmeal
Mix all ingredients together like pie crust. Place in a jelly roll pan. Pat down and frost with chocolate powdered sugar frosting.
2 1/2 C. powdered sugar, 9 T. cocoa, 3 T. butter, 1/4 C. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla. Combine and stir until thick enough to spread. May need more milk. Spread on bars and cut while warm.
Cheryl C. - Wisconsin
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.
For many, many years we would go to Zach's in Orange, Texas and always order a Burro. It was wonderful. Sort of like a giant burrito, but not exactly. Completely covered in Award winning chili, cheese and if you chose...onions. It would take up a whole oval plate.
Zach's has been closed down for several years now, but, I would love to have that recipe if at all possible. It wouldn't be just right without the recipe for the burro AND the recipe for the chili. Please help. Thanks,
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.
L & J Antiques and Collectibles Mall
We have been in business for over 30 years specializing in string holders, majolica, American pottery, black Americana, head vases, toothbrush holders and much more! Your complete satisfaction with each purchase is guaranteed with our 7-day money back guarantee!
Welcome to Sasso's! We carry a huge variety of desired vintage, antique holiday, Christmas, gifts, ornaments, toys, plush, beanbags and Enesco musical collectibles etc. We accept check, money order and credit card payment via Google Checkout.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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