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The Collectors Newsletter #658 -- November 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #658 -- November 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.
International Federation of Postcard Dealers, Inc.
Although primarily a dealers organization, the I.F.P.D. protects the interests of both collectors and dealers. Its purpose is to encourage professionalism, increase confidence, and strengthen ethics as well as advance and promote the postcard hobby worldwide. click here for more info:
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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.
A Note From Your Editor--
We had a number of people write in regarding people losing their homes and their possessions due to the current economic conditions. If you found yourself in in the position where you needed to sell off all your antiques and collectibles quickly, tell us how you would do it. Send your comments to email@example.com
In response to DAJ who wrote about the discards from foreclosed homes--
One of the services that I offer with my business is finding homes for items that will not go to a senior’s new home due to space issues, etc. I also do estate clean-outs. For the cost of a dumpster, one can contact some “college hunks” who will haul away the items. They donate over 70% of the items to various venues such as Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, and recycle centers; saving the landfills from getting any fuller. Being “Green” is more than a recent movement. We all need to find the best home for things. Start with the family member or friend who admires something. Let them have it now and you get to see them enjoy it. Once you are gone, it is too late. I was an antiques dealer for over fifteen years. Now I help people with their treasures in a new way. I have come full circle. My mother used to say that she needed to “eek some essence” out of a special item before she could let it go to someone else. I think it is our responsibility to use them up to the fullest before they are discarded for good. Robin in Denver
I agree with "Sad collector in California" that it is extremely sad that people are losing their houses. I think the original writer was also feeling sad that people some people have to leave their stuff behind, but that they would probably prefer that ANYBODY who would appreciate it have it rather than it going to the landfill. At least that is how I would feel. Judy
Just a comment on the foreclosure thread! We live in a very selfish society for one thing, if your marriage isn't perfect then just divorce, if you don't have enough to spend at Christmas then just charge it & pay later. When times get tough, just walk away, your word means nothing. Our grandparents did without & saved for items where as we are flooded with offers of more credit constantly. We lived in Denver at the time of the oil crisis & many businesses were boarded up and closed, the value of our home nose dived to almost 1/2 what we paid for it. We were advised to just walk from it, from everyone including our Realtor. But we knew our word was our word & we stuck it out several years exploring the different options out there and 3 years later we were able to get a "short sell" from the loan holder. Todays foreclosures are mostly a result of poor money management, poor choices & will power to say NO! 9 out of 10 people would have nothing left in one short year of being given $100,000 a statistic I have read recently. Spend, spend & spend!! We went from having nothing, not even a down payment on our next home to now having 8 homes, 7 we rent out, in 15 short years. Are we rich or super intelligent? No, we let our money work for us! My husbands income is less than $40 k a year & we have lived most of our 26 yrs of marriage of me not working outside the home.
I find it hard to feel sorry for people that have not learned to live with in their means or what it means to keep your word! Love the newsletter....sorry this is not about antiques! Kim Indiana
This is in response to the story of reposessed house contents going into the dumpster! A number of years ago, one of the families across the street from us lost their home to foreclosure. The wife was an interior decorator. She had done some redecorating to the house. She also had left some of the original decor good condition. The agency that repossessed the house destroyed much of the value of the house. Original ceramic tile in the bathrooms were replaced by cheap Linoleum. The mirror that covered most of the wall at the end of the living room was removed. The horizontal blinds covering the large windows in the living room were removed & trashed. It is interesting that when the families of home owners in this area are preparing the home for sale they have an estate sell. They take great pride in he decorating that their loved ones have done. It is interesting that I have heard of expensive properties sold by the owners as furnished properties. Why is is it that agencies who are repossessing houses seem to be deliberately devaluating the value of the houses? A puzzled neighbor in Anaheim, California
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1. Credit Suisse Charity Art Auction - artmarketblog.com
2. Iconic props from Survivor TV series featured in Grey Flannels Dec. 14 auction
3. T206 Honus Wagner card brings $791,000 at Weiss sale
4. Dorflinger tankard soars to $49,000 at Woody Auction
5. SCALEXTRIC SPECTACULAR!
6. The Story Of India Through Its Coins
7. America's State Quarters
8. New Lower Listing Fee! - The Vintage List Shop Directory
9. Using press releases to promote your antiques & collectibles business
10. The Rise of the Value of Surrealism - artmarketblog.com
11. Art Market Past and Present - artmarketblog.com
12. Movie Collectibles vs. Movie Memorabilia
13. Kovels' Top 20 Collectors' Searches for October 2008
14. Holiday Wishes at International Poster Gallery
15. Garden Statuary at a Glance This Week at LiveAuctionTalk.com
16. Aubrey Beardsley Illustration Sets New World Record at
17. X-Amazing Finds: Houdini-JFK-Elvis Autographs Movie Posters
18. The Great Lehigh Valley Antique toy and Collectable Show
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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.
I really enjoy reading your newsletter. I have a story about my son when he was in the second grade. I had picked him up at school and on the way home I asked him how his day went. His reply was……..”I had a very good bad day!” It seems as though his day was pretty rough. I had to hold in my laughter and ask questions about what had happened and he said “everything”. Poor little guy he was bumming. He also had a special word that he would use when he was mad about something, not sure how he came about using this word but it was funny when he said it out loud……the word was……”FIRETRUCK”…..it was much better then the alternative! My son is now a Marine serving his country in Iraq for a second time…..am I proud? You bet! Elaine from Greenfield IN
My husband and I drove from Florida to Williams Air Force Base in Arizona to visit my sister and her two little girls. Her husband was in Chile and she was having a real time with two little ones Selena and Leslie about 6 and 4, they were wild little gals and were able to run free on the Air Force Base with many other little ones. We took one day to drive to the Grand Canyon with the three of them. My sister took leashes for the girls to wear, she was so afraid they would go over into the Canyon, when we were in the parking lot getting them strapped in I got hold of the youngest, Leslie's, and she turned to me and said "Let Me Carry Mine" We almost rolled in the parking lot laughing. Jane
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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 Mary Ann requested a recipe for "Cranberry Bread" . We had two replies.
I am originally from Mass. and I make this cranberry bread every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy Cindy from Colorado
2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Put into measuring cup
1/3 cup diluted orange juice
2 Tbls oil
and enough water to make 3/4 cup
1 cup of cut up cranberries
1 cup nuts (optional)
Beat 1 egg add to dry ingredients along with liquids, fold just enough to dampen the
dry ingredients. Add cranberries and nuts
Pour into greased loaf pan pushing slightly into corners, let stand 20 minutes
Bake 50-60 minutes in 350 degree oven
4 cups all purpose flour (I used 1 cup whole wheat and 3 cups all purpose)
2 cups sugar (I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white)
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
1½ cups fresh orange juice
½ cup shortening, melted (I used ¼ cup butter and ¼ cup shortening)
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp. grated orange rind
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries (I used 1 cup dried and 1 cup fresh)
¾ cup chopped walnuts
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add orange juice, shortening, eggs and grated orange rind. Stir with a fork just to dampen. Carefully fold in cranberries and nuts. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease loaf pans and spoon in batter until about 2/3 full. Bake 1 to 1½ hours until done. (Actual baking time will be longer for larger pans and shorter for smaller pans.) Let bread cool in pans 20 minutes before removing. Do not cut until completely cool.
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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.
The recipe for bread pudding in the last issue caused me to remember my favorite lost recipe. I had a recipe for bread pudding given to me by the wonderful cafeteria staff at Fayetteville, Arkansas, high school when I taught there 40 years ago. It had a thick layer of custard, just like a custard pie, that formed under a bread layer on top. Does anyone have such a recipe? Nancy Villaverde - Honolulu, Hawaii
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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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