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The Collectors Newsletter #685 -- March 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #685 -- March 2009
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6. Funny Old Stuff
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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Back in 2006 some of you might remember that my Dad was diagnosed with Lymphoma (It's now in remission!). In September of 2006 my two very athletic sisters decided to run the Long Beach Marathon as sponsored runners for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Many of the subscribers to this newsletter helped them raise over $2500 in donations.
This year, my sister Dorien and her friend Kenny are going to run the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego on May 31, 2009. Their goal is to raise $5000 by March 17, 2009. If you'd like them to run in honor or in memory of someone in your life who's been affected by a blood cancer, please send their name in an email when you donate, and Kenny will put their name on his race day shirt. If your employer participates in a donation matching program, Kenny and Dorien will work with you to setup a corporate match for your donation.
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1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Magic Lantern Society of the U. S. & Canada
We are a membership organization of about 150 people from the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. We are interested in magic-lanterns – the early projectors that gave delight to millions and eventually led to the movies. Here you'll find new friends who are fascinated by the machines themselves, others interested in the art of the slides, others interested in magic-lantern showmanship, and others in the place of the lantern in the broader culture. 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.
Same 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.
My grandparents lived in a typical colonial house. my grandma always had a box full of toys & books that she kept on the second landing going upstairs for us to play with. We loved these books & toys because they were different from what we had at home. My favorite book at Grandma's was a book called Playmate For Peter. I loved that book. For years I searched for that book & never found it. Once I found a child's book with Playmate for Peter listed on the back & bought it. But never found the elusive book. When Ebay came along it was the first thing I searched for & was so thrilled to finally find it. I bought the book from a woman in CA . I emailed her how much this book meant to me & how thrilled I was to find it. That was probably 10 years ago & we have become good friends through emails & stay in touch on a regular basis. So not only did I finally find my favorite childhood book but made a new friend to boot. Lisa - Douglas MA
One of my favorite collections is of the spiked Christmas tree toppers. About ten years ago a friend gave me one that had a base on it so it could stand on a table. They were popular that year. Since then I have collected about thirty from many countries. I buy them at garage sales for a dollar of less. At Christmas they are all stuck into a flat piece of Styrofoam with greenery on the base and cover my entertainment center. They are so beautiful. I've gotten many compliments. AZ
I was the third child in 3 years for my mother who, after 2 boys, was pleased to have a girl. I remember her reading to me a lot....but I don’t remember my brothers sharing the stories with us. (I don’t think they would sit still that long) The earliest memory of being read a story is at a time when we were visiting my Grandfather’s farm near Wausau, Wisconsin. Maybe she was reading from a book that had once been used to read to her, I don’t know, but I remember her reading the story, Thumbelina, just as though it were real and I was transported to a tiny world of happenings as she read the tale.
I was mortified when the poor sweet tiny girl was carried off, by a type of ugly bird I think, and remember being worried about her safety. Later in the day I wandered everywhere wondering if there might be Thumbelinas living in hiding places on Grandpa’s farm. I was probably 3 or 4 yr. at the time. I also remember my mom reading Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea and as I got older, The Emperor’s New Clothes. I loved all the old tales and perhaps especially the special time alone with my mother. My mom was a teacher that stayed home to raise her family and went back to work only after we left the nest. I am now a teacher and an avid reader. I never go to sleep without reading something! Good luck in your endeavor! Patti D. - Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Hello, I saw your post about favorite childhood books. My Grandmother had to downsize from their large house that was basically an antique museum to a much smaller place. Among the items were two books she read to me as a child. Peter Rabbit and Sparky the Fire Dog. If I shut my eyes I can hear her soft voice reading to me about Peter and his coat button getting caught in the fence. Many times she would stop and tell me about rabbits getting in her garden when she was a child and growing up in Cynthiana,KY. She would explain to me why Farmer MacGregor got so angry at the rabbits and that she use to as well.
Often she would tell me stories from her childhood afterward. One of my favorite ones was when she was in school, a one room school house, and had a cold. She did a combination cough and sneeze and said it sounded like a rooster being strangled. After she did this cough/sneeze, she would say, "...and my teacher looked up and said 'Was that a Long Island Red or a Leghorn!"
She use to laugh and laugh as she told me about it and I laughed to see her laughing so. I have my Peter Rabbit and Sparky the Fire Dog books now and look forward to reading them to my grandchildren some day. Raven
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5. Steamer Trunk of the Incomparable Hildegarde Surfaces in NYC!
6. Toy Collector Event Calendar... Now The Biggest on the Net
7. Iantiqueonline.com Editor Launches Funky Antique Blog
8. Currier and Ives Dinnerware Collectors' Club's 14th Annual Convention
9. Cody Old West Show & Auction
10. Daryle Lambert of the 31 Club on Education and Collectibles
11. Chair Sells For $28 Million... In Recession...?
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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.
A good friend recently passed away and I recalled this story about him to his grandchildren who got a chuckle out of it: As he had been on the School Board of Trustees for over 30 yrs. an elementary school was
named for him. At the dedication one of the young students came up to him and said "You must be very proud to be named after a school!" My friend just smiled and said he was! Beth
When I was about twelve-years-old, my mother, an excellent cook, was making chocolate pies for a church social. She had already prepared her signature piecrusts and mixed the filling when she was called to do an errand for my father. She grabbed the car keys, and as she rushed out the kitchen door, she shouted directions to me: "When the water in the pot is boiling, put that pot into it and start stirring until I get back." She returned a few minutes later to find me stirring her very watered-down pie filling. I learned that day what a double boiler is supposed to be used for. Joyce
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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 Edge requested a recipe for Flavorful Rice Pudding" We received the following....
This recipe sounds exactly like what Edge is looking for. It is the best Rice Pudding & is wonderful both warm or cold. When I was a little girl, I would walk to my great aunt's house after school. She would always make this for me because it was my favorite!
Aunt Mabell's Rice Pudding
Butter a round casserole dish. Add 2 cups of cooked rice to dish. Beat 3 eggs just until well mixed, add 1/2 cup sugar, 3 1/2 cups milk, and 1t. vanilla. Pour mixture over rice & sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes (or until set) at 325 degrees....Melanie
This is the recipe for rice or bread pudding handed down in my family, I don't know for sure how old the recipe is, but likely it predates the great depression of the 1930s : One hint - you might want to double the recipe!
Bread or Rice pudding
3 cups bread cubes or cooked rice
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg or 1 tsp cinnamon ( I always put both in)
Put bread cubes or rice and raisins in a casserole dish, mix the other ingredients together and mix them into the bread or rice, Bake in 350 oven 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until it is set in the center.
the raisins tend to fall to the bottom so you may want to stir the mixture after about the first half hour
Linda H in Nebraska (this sounds so good for this snowy day I think I'll make some!!)
Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding
This is an old-fashioned creamy rice pudding, baked, with no eggs.
1 quart milk, scalded
1/4 cup long grain rice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 300°. In a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, combine all ingredients. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. This will give the pudding a creamy texture.
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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.
My husband recently reminisced about something he used to enjoy at his grandparents’ home when he was younger. His grandparents were French-Canadian and lived in Western Massachusetts. He described this “special treat” as some sort of cherry sauce that was kept on top of his grandparent’s fridge, for warmth perhaps?? It required a starter that was passed from family member to family member. They used to serve this cherry sauce over ice cream and cake. He suspects there may have been some alcohol content but not sure if this was an ingredient or the result of fermenting fruit and sugar?? I have made brandied cherries in the past and it was not the same. I would appreciate any recipes if this sounds familiar to anyone out there! Thanks so much!! –Rebecca in NH
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.
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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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We carry wide variety of inventory. Glassware, kitchen collectibles, pottery, china, toys, paper, lighting, jewelry,furniture,prints, etc...If I don't have it, I'll find it for you.
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Ephemera & Paper Collectibles, We are specialist dealers in all forms of paper ephemera. We maintain a large amount of stock in a wide variety of areas at all times. Themes & subjects in all categories;
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We sell quality antiques and collectibles and sell Art Deco, Arts & Crafts & Mid century Modern items. We also specialize in perfume bottles, Art Glass and pottery.
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