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The Collectors Newsletter #705 -- May 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #705 -- May 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 Imperial Glass Collectors' Society
The National Imperial Glass Collectors' Society was founded to interest people, to encourage learning, to enlighten and to understand one of our greatest heritages: the American glass industry and of the Imperial Glass Corporation, which was one of the largest and finest of all the great hand-made glass houses.
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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.
Every year the weather gets warm and everyone runs outside. Spring is fantastic especially in places that have cold winters, but the number of stories we get starts to slow down as people vacate the virtual world for the real world. Our story inbox is getting very empty, so if you've been waiting for the right time to send us your antiques & collectibles story, now is the time.
Here is a favorite topic....Tell us about the first item in your collection and how you got started.
Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
In 1980 my mother-in-law was having a yard/moving sale and several of the family were present helping monitor and sell things. At the time my son was not quite three years old and was with his grandma some distance away from me when I overheard a woman shopper say to my mother-in-law "that child looks just like a little girl that lived in my old neighborhood." I walked over to recognize the woman as a neighbor from where I grew up and I was the 'little girl' she remembered when she saw my son! I had not seen this woman since I was about eight years old and I doubt she would have recognized me as an adult, and we were not in the same area where I grew up. I found this recognition especially nice since I was always told I looked like my daddy, who died over four years before the birth of my son, and my son is named for him. Incidentally, whenever someone told my daddy I looked like him, his reply was always, "it looks better on her." Kathy M. Birmingham, AL
After reading a story in your newsletter about a "haunted" rocking chair - only to be haunted by a cat - it reminded me of when I was young and just had my first child. I wanted a rocking chair also to rock my newborn in, and being newly married and not having much money, my husband and I set out to find a reasonable priced chair. We couldn't find anything at that time, but my oldest sister had a beautiful rocker on her porch that was her then husband's aunt. His aunt and I were really close when I was around 6 yrs old up until she passed away, and unfortunately I cannot remember how old I was then, maybe 13 or so. Anyways, she said we could have the chair, so we borrowed my dad's van to bring it home. As I was waiting for its arrival, my husband came home to our apt and said that the rocker was "rocking" like crazy in the back of the van as he drove home. I didn't think anything about it, as it was a large empty van. My husband said he had jammed the rocker under the spare tire and it couldn't possibly move on its own. Then as he removed the rocker, he said it felt like someone was sitting in it. Now her aunt - in - law was a tiny woman, so she couldn't have weighed that much, but enough to feel the weight in a chair. He brought it in the apt and I put it in the bedroom. After that things were happening, I had my barettes moved from one room to another, my hanging plants started swaying on their own, I had a pan of water on the stove to make tea for my sister-in-law and myself when all of a sudden we heard slamming of something on the stove, we looked and the pan was elevating about an inch or two into the air and hitting back down on the stove. Her eyes came out of her head and she left running!! I was stuck home with no car and a baby. Our locks on our door (a chain lock and deadbolt) were also undone during the night. After that, I called my sister and told her she's getting the rocker back!! She laughed and said "I thought you's enjoy a visit from Franny!!". I still get goosbumps thinking about that time. Since then, I am very in tune about "the other side", as we have also had other "contacts" since. Cheryl C. NY
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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. "What Can You Get For a Dollar?" - Daryle Lambert – A Lot.
2. Graduation Specials at Dinnerware Replacements
3. DH March 09 Aboriginal Art Auction Pt. 1
4. Appraisal Studies Journal Presented to North
Carolina Art Museum
5. Tattooist Recognized as Top Designer by Interiors Magazine
6. WENDT, GAMBLE, & SANDZEN AMONG THE
HEADLINERS AT JOHN MORAN'S JUNE ART SALE
7. Artfact Live! Monthly Auction Roundup for April
8. LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON FOR THE WEST PALM
BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL PROMISES TO BE A GOOD ONE
9. Kansas City Vampires and Werewolves: BEWARE!
10. Edouard Cortes Paintings & 50 Year Ice Cream Collection
to Head Cordier Auctions' Spring Sale
11. 1948 Tucker for Sale at Clars on June 7th, 2009
12. A Tale of Two Art Markets – artmarketblog.com
13. Menzies Art Brands March 09 Art Auction Review
14. Autograph Store Charity Fundraising helps The Wounded
Warrior Project and The Ronald McDonald House
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4) Your Classifieds...
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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 husband, Tony, likes to collect old pennies. During the sorting process, dirty pennies need to be cleaned, either for keeping or sending to the bank. The bank will not take dirty pennies because they clog the counting machine. So, he tried a new way of cleaning them by letting them soak in a jar of vinegar. One sunny day the jar had been sitting by the kitchen sink. I had just turned and walked away when I heard a loud noise, similiar to a gunshot. I turned and thought a bullet had actually come thru the kitchen window, since there was glass everywhere. Upon closer examination, I realized it was only the pennies, which had exploded under pressure as the vinegar sat in the warm sunlight. Needless to say, he won't be using a lid on the jar from now on, or we'll find a better way to clean them! Although my heart was pounding then, it's funny now and I'm just thankful no one was hurt! Diane - IL
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF STORIES FOR OUR HUMOR SECTION!. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to Phil@tias.com
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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 Ben requested a recipe for "Figgy Duff" We received the following.
Ingredients: 2 cups bread crumbs, made from bread crusts
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp hot water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp ginger, allspice, and cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Water Molasses Coady: 1 cup molasses, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 tsp vinegar
Method: To make bread crumbs, soak dry bread crusts in enough water to soften; drain and squeeze gently to remove excess water. Break bread into crumbs and measure out 2 cups. Grease a 4 cup mold. Mix crumbs, raisins, molasses, and melted butter together. Combine baking soda and water and add to crumb mixture; mix well. Sift together flour, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and salt; stir into crumb mixture. Pour mixture into greased pudding mold. Cover the top with a large piece of greased foil and fold snugly over sides of mold to keep steam out. Remember to leave some slack in foil because pudding will need room to expand. Place mold on rack in a steamer or large pot. Add boiling water to halfway up the sides of pudding mold. Cover and steam for 2 hours or until firm to touch. Serve topped with Molasses Coady. Pudding can be placed in a cloth pudding bag instead of mold. Place bag in pot with enough water to cover bag. Pudding can be cooked in a pot with Jigg's Dinner.
Making Molasses Coady: In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Heat until boiling; simmer, stirring ocassionally, for 10 minutes. Serve over steamed or baked puddings...Carol T.
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.
I love rice pudding for breakfast. About 15 years ago on a trip to the UK I had "Toffee Rice Pudding". It was marvelous. Does anyone have this recipe? Margaret M.
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Bringing you treasures from decades past, we specialize in both decorative and functional collectible items in a variety of mediums, including porcelain, pottery, and kitchenware to name a few. Adding new inventory regularly to spark your interest!
Our store includes art from all eras, military collectibles, paper, antiques and rare books.
FemmeJolie313 Fine Jewels
If your looking for BLING, you've come to the right place!! Solid and substantial sterling silver maracsite jewelry with large stones that sparkle, and beautiful detailing. Featuring Art Deco, and Art Nouveau reproduction jewelry. Fast and friendly service.
Jodie Marie's Lovelies
Only true beauties are permitted, no junky stuff allowed! I specialize in antique and vintage linens, cotton fabrics, old sewing notions, and California Pottery. Art Deco and Victorian collectibles will occasionally appear..along with so much more!
Lisa LePaige Buy Rare Stuff
Welcome to my site featuring fabulous collectibles from the Lisa LePaige Estate Nouveau collection. The constantly changing collection was featured for five years on national jewelry television shows on the Gem Shopping Network and Today’s shopping Network.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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