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The Collectors Newsletter #674 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #674 -- January 2009
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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
TIAS IS HAVING A BIG YARD SALE THIS MONTH!
Check out the latest listed items at :
Do you want to list an item in our yard sale?
Here is a special $9 off coupon code for the TIAS classifieds. Coupon Code: YARDSALE122908 . This coupon code will allow you to post a FOR SALE classified ad on TIAS in January for just $1. To access the TIAS classifieds and post your ad, go to:
You can list any antiques or collectibles you would like to sell. Your ad will appear in our online classifieds, on the TIAS Web site and on Google shopping for 1 month. This is a great opportunity for you to clear out your old stuff and bring in some cash as well. So check out your basement and your attic and lets have some fun. We'll feature some of the goodies that are posted in this newsletter as well.
1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The International Wizard of Oz Club
Our early years focused primarily on the series of Oz books written by L. Frank Baum and his successors. But the extraordinary appeal of the 1939 MGM film based on The Wizard of Oz has added countless members to our group through the years -- shaping and influencing our collective interests along the way.
Most Oz fans quickly become Oz collectors. Books, dolls, autographs, housewares.... So much Oz to find and enjoy! The Club is a perfect place to spread word of vintage finds and forthcoming treasures.
We are organized as a 501(c)3 educational organization, with a formal structure, board and bylaws. We have an office with a part-time administrator, an inventory of publications available for sale and a growing archive of artwork and research material. Click here for more info:
Are you interested in The Wizard of Oz Collectibles? 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.
We are looking for stories about antiques and collectibles you have found in the attic, basement, barn, shed or even the walls of an old house. We are also looking for stories about childhood memories of your favorite toys. Send your story to me and we'll publish them in the next newsletter. Email email@example.com
In #670 Joyce told about a doll she received in the early 1950s. She looked like a newborn crying. I got one too at that time. As a matter of fact, I still have mine. Several years ago her cloth body started to disintegrate and my mother sent her to Colorado Springs to a doll hospital. At the hospital she lost her crying mechanism and her pink nightgown and bonnet. She gained a new dress and booties. On the back of her neck it says “L-Ideal Doll-Patent Pending.” I remember that Christmas day when my Grandmother sat holding the doll and rocking in the rocking chair. She would stop once in a while and look at that crying face, sigh, and rock a little harder. I hope you can find one for yourself. Laureen
In 1983 we bought an old historic home in the western village of Lincoln, New Mexico and have been renovating and finding treasures ever since. On the property was a very dilapidated hay barn which was leaning badly. We decided to tear it down and replace it with office space. In the process of clearing out the hay we came across a completely in tact petrified cat. About that time our brother in law came along en route to the 50th anniversary of the UFO incident in Roswell, NM. He said it must have come off of the UFO ship that crashed in our neck of the woods and somehow landed in our barn. If not that, surely it belonged to Billy the Kid who had stayed in our historic house as a guest of the sheriff. Either way this cat is quite a wonder and we continue to look for interesting artifacts...Cleis Jordan in Lincoln, New Mexico
Recently when I was cleaning out my parent's garage, I discovered an old toy in its original box called a Lanterna Magica. This came from my great-grandparents/grandparent's Victorian home, passed down through the family. It is a lightweight, dark painted metal box with a door on the side. Equipped with projection lenses, it also has long, rectangular, glass plates with quaint little scenes on them. It was made in Germany by a company that was incorporated in 1866; though, the picture on the box shows German coins dated 1879 and 1888. The oval trademark says E.P. with a 4-spoked wheel with angel type wings and 3 stars. Directions are in German, French and English. According to the inside box lid, the lamp used petroleum with a wick to provide projection light for the pictures; however, one of the pieces for inside looks more like a fixture for mounting a candle. This is a fascinating toy, but hard to imagine that it was used by children! What a fire hazard! Jeannette in Pittsburgh
I was cleaning out our old farm house attic before it was going to be taken down and found a little pillow filled with old stockings under a floor board. These were the thick stockings with seams down the back that needed to be worn with garter belts. My Mother died in 1953 when I was three so I don’t know if this had been hers or whose it was. It was impressive to me though. I do remember when I was little that we used clothing to stuff pillows with. I still have the pillow though as it was something of my Mother’s as I have nothing else from her so it is special to me. Thanks for letting me share. Barb W.
I have fun reading other stories, and this topic of found objects is one where I can share an interesting tale. My soon-to-be husband and I purchased an old farmhouse in Caldwell, TX in the late 1980's. The sheds were full of items from previous owners (and the people we bought it from had never gone through them for some reason!). We found many items we still have today, such as cast-iron skillets, but the best find was an old ring. the ring was in great condition... 14-kt white gold, Edwardian filigree from the 20's or 30's; it had a teeny tiny diamond in it (maybe 2 points). We took the ring to a jeweler, who placed a visible emerald into it, and had the diamond made into a single earring stud. The emerald ring became my engagement ring (and I got a pair of earrings to match since it wasn't as expensive as a diamond), and the earring became my husband's "engagement earring". We no longer own that house, but we still wear the jewelry from it. Ellen M.
WE NEED YOUR STORY. 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 - YES, YOU CAN GET SOMETHING OF GREAT VALUE FOR NOTHING.....
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
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and
will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. WHAT A BARGAIN !
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Hillsbrough Antiques Mall launches new Web site
2. Rock Scully’s Grateful Dead Collection Rocks On at LiveAuctionTalk.com
3. 2009 American Art Pottery Association Convention to be in Philadelphia
4. What's New at Three B's Boutique
5. Iantiqueonline.com Launches FREE Antique and Auction Events Calendar
6. Leslie & Leigh Keno speak at Houston Heritage Luncheon
7. Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles Online Sellers Association Announces Formation
8. Rare Cecil Aldin 1912 card set for sale on TIAS.
9. R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth at Woody Auction, Feb. 21
10. Lots to Watch at Kaminski’s Winter Estates Auction
11. Helmut Newton is a Wise Investment - artmarketblog.com
12. Art and the Veblen Effect - artmarketblog.com
13. Photography Collection Wows Market - artmarketblog.com
14. Economic downturn has many people looking to convert their
antiques and collectibles into cash
15. Midnight Sparkle Vintage Clothing
16. "Rainbow" Silver Dollars at Long Beach Expo
17. Sacramento, CA - Once In A Lifetime Record And Book
Collector Estate Sale
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...
Some interesting items from the TIAS.com "Yard Sale"......
Very large Antique Wooden Fish
ACTION FIGURES, VIDEO GAMES, AND SYSTEMS SALE
Native American Korok Basket
Ladies 14 K Y. gold ring w/ gemological certification
Collectible Vintage Paper Postcards Photos Ephemera
Huge Sale on Sango, Pyrex, Corelle, Corning Ware Items
Medicine Box Humphreys Homeopathic Specifics
SCULPTED BUST OF EGYPTIAN IMHOPTEP BY DORIS APPEL EXCEL
HENKEL HARRIS wild black cherry dining set
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 15,000 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 Friday January 23, 2009 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.
Our extended family had gathered for a special occasion. This story is about our great grandson Jaden, who had a recent birthday. Just to make a little conversation I asked him when his birthday was. He promptly replied, "I just turned five after I was four." GGma Alice in Texas
When my son was 3 the movie "101 Dalmations" was a big hit. Needless to say , he was crazy about it. We were driving by a local farm one day when he looked out the window with the help of his booster seat and said "Look Dalmations" I tried to convince him they were cows but it took a while! Kim
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?
Buying Good Quality Antiques and Collectibles
WANTED: POSTCARDS. BUYING POSTCARDS, OLD PAPER ITEMS. CASINO ??
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 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 Bea requested recipes for "hor d'ouvres" for an upcoming Super Bowl party. We had several responses.
I have served these for years and have always gotten rave reviews! Quick and easy…keep on hand for unexpected company as well! Rebecca
1. Delicious Sweet Salsa Dip- Bring one block of cream cheese to room temperature and then top with about ½ jar of Newmans’ Own MANGO Salsa. Serve with tortilla chips. Add remaining salsa as needed.
2. Delicious Cracker Spread- Bring one block of cream cheese to room temperature. Top with any Hot Pepper jelly and serve with water crackers or any simple cracker.
3. Kielbasa Melts- Slice Kielbasa into diagonal ¼” slices. Put one slice onto one small mini-slice of rye bread (available in most supermarkets or delis) and top each with sharp or medium cheddar squirt cheese (cheese in a can.) Broil until cheese is melted and slightly browned at edges. Great finger food!
4. Sweet and Sour Meatballs- Thaw a prepared package of frozen PLAIN meatballs overnight in fridge or in microwave. Put in crock pot with one equal amounts of ketchup and concord grape jelly to cover. These are SO good!!
5. Mini Dogs and Beans- In crock pot, combine one package of mini cocktail hotdogs with 1-2 sixteen ounce cans of baked beans. B&M baked beans, which are slightly sweet and small/firm, are the preferred baked bean for this recipe here in New England! I used to work with a gourmet cook who would add 1-2 ounces of good vodka to several cans of baked beans and no-one ever suspected that they were anything but homemade!?!
Smokey shrimp dip
This will go very quickly and is equally good with potato chips or plain soda crackers.
2 (8 oz. each) packages cream cheese
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (Wright's has the most natural and least bitter flavor)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grated creamed horseradish
1 small can (tuna can size) cocktail shrimp, drained, rinsed, drained again (or you can use frozen cooked cocktail or popcorn shrimp, throughly thawed and drained)
In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, smoke, salt, and horseradish. When smooth and fluffy, stir in shrimp by hand with a spoon. Mix well, breaking up the shrimp into smaller bits. Serve in a bowl that is set down into a bowl of cubes or chips of ice...Penelope
Here's one that my brother just made for last Sundays football game.
In a crockpot pour one 8 oz jar grape jelly and one bottle of cocktail sauce. You can add more if you like, depends on the size of your crock pot and the number of guests. This can done a couple of hours ahead of time. Add thick slices of onion and green peppers. Then add either one of the following:
1) 2 packages of smoked sausage ( you can use turkey sausage and no one will know), cut in to chunks or slices, however thick you want them.
2) Make small meat balls ( I use a melon baller), using lean ground beef or pork sausage or Italian sausage or mix beef and pork. Flavor with salt and pepper, parsley, onion,garlic powder or crushed,Italian seasoning, or what ever you like...be creative. Brown them so they hold together, this can be done the night before and when cooled, place them in zip lock bag. Make alot and what you don't use, they can be frozen. I also keep extra packages of sausage and freeze what I don't use. We make them on nights when we have a large dinner and just want to nibble for our evening meal with fresh veggies.
The onions and peppers will need to cook before adding the sausage (or meatballs). Start on high to warm the cocktail sauce and grape jelly, stirring often. Add the onions and peppers and cook them. When they are getting soft, turn the crockpot down to low and add the sausage. This can stay the whole day like this. Using a 4-5 quart pot is ok. You can keep adding more sausage as needed, it just has to warm through.
I have also used a large pot on the stove to do this and place it in a large bowl on the table and have also used a warming tray to keep it warm. Keep a large spoon in it and you can also use tooth picks, the large, long ones. BUT no double dipping ! Enjoy Carol
This is the easiest and most scoffed down appetizer I’ve ever seen. I’ve only had it for about five years but it pops up everywhere now and makes those around smile. Pearl
Robin’s Sausage Dip
1 tube Jimmy Dean Sausage**
2 8 oz. blocks Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 can Rotel Tomatoes**
Robin says you have to use Frito Scoops (and I do)
**(Choose “heat” flavor according to your crowd)
Cook sausage in frying pan—fast or slow—it’s up to you. Break up while it’s cooking. (Jimmy Dean’s doesn’t even need draining).
When done, turn off stove, plop on cream cheese. Let sit for @ 5 minutes to soften cream cheese. Pour in tomatoes. Stir together. Enjoy!
Can serve warm or room temp with Fritos. (But this is good just on a spoon cold from the frig, Linda’s mom likes on toast, and another friend likes on a sandwich.)
The favorite in our house for any gathering is Hillshire little smokies wrapped in pastry. Use I pkg of little smokies and 2 packages of crescent rolls. Cut the crescent rolls into small triangles and wrap around smokies, bake according to directions on crescent rolls...Karen
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.
Does anyone remember how to make the "Hot Fudge Sunday Cake" I think there was a recipe on the side of a bag of flour. Not sure what kind. This was an amazing cake! I'd love to try it again. Stephanie
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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My inventory includes glass, porcelain, silverplate, pottery, and collectibles of all sorts!! My store is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is over 1,000 sq. feet.
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Florida's finest antiques, arts & collectibles at discount prices always at least 20%-60% below book value. So what's the catch? There is no catch!! We've searched the world to find the best of the best at the lowest prices.
The porcelain, ceramic, glass and crystal, silver, tin, wooden and leather items and also prints and books create the collection which items were kept in the family over the generations, some of them were bought while living in other countries.
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We offer a huge collection of vintage ads ranging from early 1900's and up. All print-ads are original, and are a must have for any collector of vintage memorabilia. They are also ideal for framing or giving as gifts.
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