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The Collectors Newsletter #682 -- February 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #682 -- February 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
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1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Lone Ranger Fan Club
The official Lone Ranger Fan Club, featuring 'The Silver Bullet,' a quarterly newsletter for Lone Ranger enthusiasts and collectors; publishing since 1988; will reply if SASE is enclosed. Click here for more information:
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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 NEW TOPIC for the next few issue ---Tell us about the very first thing you ever acquired for a collection. This can be as a child or an adult. It can be about a collection that started by accident, or one that was carefully planned. Just tell us about that first item and why you picked it or rather why it picked you :-) . Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
In 1955 when I was 6, my mother took me to see The Wizard of Oz that had been re-released in the movie theaters. I loved that movie from then on. The following year, my mother and I were in a downtown music store when I saw a square box with my beloved Wizard of Oz characters on it. It was the soundtrack of the movie on 3- 45 rpm records from MGM Records. I was so happy when my mom bought it for me that day! That was the start of my Wizard of Oz collection. Over the years I have acquired so many items that I recently had to downsize--or buy a bigger house! By the way, I still have the 3 records that started it all so long ago. And I still watch it every chance I get. Roberta in PA
On a cold, November, 1944 winter's day, the ground covered with snow, my mother, sister and I moved from New London, CT to La Jolla, CA. There was no snow in La Jolla, but it did have lovely gift shops near the La Valencia Hotel where we were staying until we found a home in the village. In the window of one shop was a collection of small, hand carved wooden dogs of all breeds. I was told that a local artist and fashioned each from local wood found in the area. Each one cost a dollar which was a tremendous amount at that time for a ten year old to manage. But, I saved my allowance each week and was able, thanks to the kindness of the owner, to collect a Collie (Lassie Come Home), a German Shepherd, Scottie, English Setter, ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, a Great Dane and an Irish Terrier. I still have the collection although a tail here and an ear there has been lost during the many moves I have made over the years. Now, my grandchildren love handling them
and they enjoy their beauty and craftsmanship. Margaret in Hopkinton, NH
My very first collections were typical kid things like rocks and shells. The first things I remember consciously collecting were old tins (candy and biscuit tins), I loved the decorations, preferred hinged lids, and liked all the interesting shapes. I also collected juice reamers, I liked the glass and ceramic kind. These collections have now been dissolved, but I now have collections of buttons (especially rhinestone), sock darners, and textile spools and bobbins, although I don't sew, for some odd reason I am drawn to these items. I also have a bunch of vintage purses and jewelry that I enjoy using and wearing on most days. My favorite little collection, one I haven't added to in awhile (shopping trip??) is old pill boxes, the kind ladies used to carry in their handbags or keep on the vanity. I like the ones with natural stone tops, or otherwise embellished tops, some enamel, and I keep them in an older mirrored curio box. Detrian
In the late fifties and early sixties, on Saturday evenings my grandparents, which lived across the street from us, would come over for dinner and my father and grandfather would watch boxing on TV. My grandmother would always take my sister and I into the bedroom and read us a story. Things like King Arthur and Black Beauty, it instilled in me a sense of wonder and a love of reading. I have tried to pass this love of reading on to my own children and think I have. My youngest son is working on writing his first novel and I have just published mine. As far as a favorite book, I just don't know, there were so many as a child, I remember with fondness Big Red and Sean and The Black Stallion, I tended to read a lot of books about animals. In elementary school the librarian always let me read the new books that came in first, before anyone else got to read
them, I would tell her what they were about and she would write it on the cards for in the card file. I truly think the one best gift we can give a child is the love of reading.
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
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. To post a release, go to
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. WOODEN NICKEL ANTIQUES TO OFFER RECENTLY
DISCOVERED ART COLLECTION IN CINCINNATI
2. ANTIQUES STREET FAIR
3. Prominent estates to be sold by Tom's Auctions, Mar. 7
4. Mind’s Eye Now Offering Custom Art Vaults
5. RB Designs coming to Canton!
6. Artfact Launches The Arts Ad Network
7. SKINNER TO HOST AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PAINTINGS
AND PRINTS AUCTION MARCH 6TH; PHOTOGRAPHY & SCULPTURE
8. Tims, Inc. plans Cabin Fever Auction for Sat., Mar. 28
9. LONG BEACH FLEA MARKET-SUPER SUNDAY SALE
10. Boston, MA Charity Auction Fundraiser – April 4 with
Celebrity Guests and Autographs
11. Iantiqueonline.com Launches FREE Posts in Antique
12. Ken Wadginski estate to be sold Mar. 28 in Mississippi
13. Posters Please will be offering a collection of over 400
original, rare posters.
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Amber Etched Console Bowl w/Candle Holders
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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.
My oldest granddaughter turned 6 this last December. She told me on the way to school on the morning of her birthday that now that she is 6 she should be changing classes and going to first grade! She didn't want to believe me that she had to stay in kindergarten till June and then when school started up after summer break then she would be in kindergarten. She kept insisting that because she was 6 she had to be in first grade! Took a few days and having several people explain to her that she needed to stay in kindergarten. That she still had things she needed to learn before she went to first grade. Guess she finally decided to stay in kindergarten because she has quit talking about changing classes. L.C.
My husband has to laugh (really!!) I was helping him clean out an old shop and found old gears and pulleys in the shape of a star and how wonderful they looked in my porch!!! My hubby said "If you keep this up, nothing will get thrown away!" Oh well, maybe he won't ask me to help him clean anymore! Betsy
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?
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 Barbara requested a recipe for "French dressing" We had one reply.
This might be what Barbara C. requested.
Mix in a bottle or a jar with a cover
1/2 cup olive or salad oil
2 TBS mild vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 clove garlic
Cover. When ready to serve, remove the garlic and shake hard to blend.
Makes 1/2 cup
To vary. add a few drops of onion juice. Tabasco or Worcestershire, or a tsp. of strained tomato juice, or season delicately with mustard or curry powder or add Dijon mustard to taste.
For a slightly thicker dressing add 1 TBS mayonnaise just before serving and shake well. .....Ann
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.
Years ago in the 1940s in Horn & Hardard's automatic cafeteria in New York City, besides having a most delicious cherry pie, they also had this wonderful macaroni and cheese in a white sauce. Does anyone have this recipe? Marilyn
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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Remember! Treasures are Cheap Therapy! We offer the best mix of all things vintage to feather your nest, with a hint of European Romance. Toleware, Pottery, Vanity, etc. Visit us Often. Sit a Spell. 1000s of Items to list.
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Our antiques include china cabinets, tables, bookcases, dressers, beds, armoires, hall trees, chests, sofas and more. We have china, limited edition plates, depression glass, cut glass, carnival glass, and other decorative glassware.
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Selling a variety of antiques, collectibles and vintage merchandise at reasonable prices. I offer a 7-day money back guarantee.
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Offering a wide variety of antiques & collectibles! Fine porcelain & china, art pottery, glass, vintage jewelry & more! Fast, friendly service! Orders shipped within 1 business day (Mon-Fri) of having received cleared payment.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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