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The Collectors Newsletter #699 -- April 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #699 -- April 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) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
National Depression Glass Association.
The National Depression Glass Association, founded in 1974, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of American made glassware manufactured just before, during, and immediately after the "Great Depression". The organization is also dedicated to the dissemination of educational information regarding the same. Our ultimate goal is a first-class museum of American-made glass and related items. Click here for more information:
Are you interested in Depression Glass? Take a look at:
2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to email@example.com 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.
--NEW TOPIC FOR NEXT ISSUE -- Tell us about an antique or vintage collectible that you feel might have a personality or "spirit" and tell us why. We've had a number of readers in the past tell us how items seem to find their way home after being lost years earlier and hundreds of miles away. We've also heard stories about items that move on their own or seem to give the feeling that a dear relative or friend who has passed on is somehow present in the item. Has anything like this happened to you? Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
When I was in high school, my best friend Bonnie and I would look around the antique shops in Covina and Glendora, California. It started out that I was just going along with her interest in antiques, but I got bit with the collecting bug and never recovered--nor do I want to! The first two antiques that I bought in high school were a circa 1920s composition doll and a gorgeous blue and white flow blue platter. Even at a young age, I liked the Victorian style of furniture, and while still in high school bought an ornate walnut over the mantel mirror and a Junghans Victorian walnut wall clock . both look fabulous in my Victorian farmhouse. My husband collects vintage tobacco related tins and wall signs, orange labels and Victorian furniture. I still love dolls, clocks and political memorabilia as well as all kinds of figural salt and pepper shakers. And I still thank Bonnie for getting me started!!!Nancy
I know my fellow TIAS newsletter readers love restoring old photos and other family items to the family or heirs, so I know you will enjoy this real-life Civil War mystery story in five parts by Errol Morris in the New York Times, "Whose Father Was He?" Start with the first part here:
It details the story of an unknown soldier at Gettysburg and also gives insight into all of us who try to preserve and organize materials from the past.
Of special interest to those who collect old photographs or Civil War era memorabilia, in the fifth and final piece of the series, Morris asks readers to keep an eye out for a missing ambrotype photograph, so I thought where better than here to spread the word?! To see the carte d'visite which were made from the original, now missing, ambrotype, see the story at the above link. WVCyndy
Being an avid reader (especially of your newsletter), I thought someone might be able to help me identify a book I used to read to my baby daughter -- she is now 55 years old. How do our children get to be older than we are!!! The only thing I can remember is it is about an African-American boy and his dog named Perp. I have searched the internet to no avail. Would love to find her a copy of this book for Christmas. You can email me at email@example.com. Thanks so much -- and keep up the good work. Arlene from Marietta, OH
One of my favorite stories when I was a youngster, was One Eye, Two Eyes and Three Eyes. This Grimm fairy tale was in a large book of fairy tales and stories that I had received for Christmas one year. I loved the whole book, but I would always go back to that one fairy tale. I still have that old book which I haven't looked at for awhile, maybe I'll get it out today! It amazed me how a person could only have one eye, or 3 eyes.
I still love to read, mostly autobiographies now! Jenny, Age 71, in Michigan.
I am the former president of two different treasure hunting clubs, metal detecting mostly, in Tulsa, Ok.
An unusual thing happened one time on St. Patrick's day, I unearthed an Irish penny. My wife & I are both part Irish so the penny is openly displayed with some other interesting finds. Kent
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
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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. Rare Work by Polish Painter Fetches Over $1 Million
at NYC Auction
2. CLARS AUCTION GALLERY TO HOST AUCTION OF
MERV GRIFFIN COLLECTION
3. Fusco & Four Marketing and Public Relations Adds
Mind's Eye to its Roster of Art & Antiques Clients
4. Ingersoll Mickey Mouse pocket watch from 1933
5. p4A.com Covers Crocker Farm Record-Breaking Sale
6. Steinbeck’s Fiction Lives on at LiveAuctionTalk.com
7. Vintage Car Hire Services Rajasthan
8. Sotheby’s to Offer African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian
Art 15 MAY 2009
9. Sotheby’s Sale of American Indian Art to be held May 20, 2009
10. Sotheby’s Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art
11. Important Works by Tamara de Lempicka
12. Sotheby’s spring sale of Russian Art
13. TIMESAVERS Chicago Illinois Upcoming Great Estate Sales!
14. Scripophily.com offering Free Studebaker Packard and
AIG Stock Certificates
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...
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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 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
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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.
When my niece was about five or six, she and her little brother came to visit with my sister. My niece was sitting on my mom's lap and was just looking her in the face with a puzzled look. She finally looked my mom in the eyes and asked "Grandma, do wrinkles hurt?" That was twenty some years ago, and my mom still loves to tell that story! It can still make us all laugh!
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?
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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 Jan requested a recipe for "Fluffy Strawberry Pie" We received the following.
* 1 Jello Strawberry flavor
* Gelatin(4 serving size)
* 3/4 c Cold milk (or powdered milk equivalent)
* 3/4 c Boiling water
* 3 1/2 c Cool Whip whipped topping
* 1/2 c Ice cubes
* 1 pt Strawberries,hulled and slic
* 1 Jello Vanilla flavor Instant
* Pudding and pie filling
* (4 serving size)
* 1 Baked 9" pie shell,cooled
Completely dissolve gelatin in boiling water.Add ice cubes and stir until melted.Prepare pie filling mix with 3/4 cup milk as directed on package fad about 2 minutes.Blend in gelatin.Chill,if necessary,until thickened.Fold in 2 cups of the whipped topping and strawberries.Pour into crust.Freeze 1 hour or chill in refrigerator 3 hours before serving.Garnish with remaining whipped topping and additional strawberries,if desired.
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.
Looking for a recipe for Irish Coffee Cake? Has anyone heard of this? I have an uncle who raves about it, but has not had it in years and I want to surprise him. Jess
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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Valley View Antiques
Specializing in Art Pottery and elegant glassware at low prices. Our focus is on American Potteries including Dakota Pottery, Rosemeade, Dickota, Ceramic Art Studio, Royal Copley, Weller, Roseville, and Rookwood, as well as Fostoria, Cambridge and other elegant glassware.
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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