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The Collectors Newsletter #711 -- June 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #711 -- June 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.
The National Stereoscopic Association
is an incorporated, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1974.
The goals of the association are to promote the study, collection and use of stereographs, stereo cameras and related materials; to provide a forum for collectors and students of stereoscopic history; to promote the practice of stereo photography; to encourage the use of stereoscopy in the fields of visual arts and technology and to foster the appreciation of the stereograph as a visual historical record.
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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.
HELP!! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
My story is one of disappointment. My grandmother back in the 30's collected a set of dishes for my mother's hope chest. We used those dishes only for holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. I loved them, during the rest of the year I would take them down and carefully wash them, to keep them clean. Being the only daughter I expected to get them. When I went away to college, my mother gave them away to a rummage sale someone was having. They are almost impossible to find. I managed to find one place setting on ebay 10 years ago. they cost me over $100 for a dinner plate, cup and saucer, sugar bowl, and creamer. They were blue glass, which became my favorite color for collecting. So parents make sure that you know what your children may want to keep of your stuff before giving them away. I still keep a look out for the dishes when I go into a antique store or browse the internet. I know that I will never be able to replace the dishes because of rarity and cost, but I still love to handle the placing that I have. Janet in Oregon
I grew up in a huge family, although we only all lived near each other for the first 10 years of my life. My fatherís mother had the only collection I was aware of then, Blue Ridge pottery. Many grownups in my family had books, records and sheet music galore, and we had most of the actual books my parents had had as children, but none of those things counted as a collection. My grandmother with the dishes had stacks of matching Blue Ridge pieces in her china cabinet, but it was the unmatching plates kept on her two plate rails that always captured my interest. When there was a special day, like Easter, and many family members gathered at her house for dinner, we children got to choose from the plate rail which hand painted plate we would eat off of. We went in age order. I was the oldest (unless my motherís family was also joining us), and I always chose the same one. It had a Christmas tree on it, with presents underneath. When we had visitors there
on a non-special occasion, I always drew their attention to the unmatching plates on high. Once I was grown, I had a small pottery collection of my own; nothing matches, and I donít own anything as formal as china or silver. When it came time to distribute what remained of my grandmotherís things in the small apartment where she ended up, I was one of the first to be offered as many of the Blue Ridge dishes as I cared to have. But I am single and always a renter, so I couldnít find room for the whole set. I was happy to take just the plate with the Christmas tree; everyone else would have wanted it too, if they had remembered it. I look at it often, but so far I havenít started eating off it again. It brings back wonderful memories of my grandmotherís bungalow and those times before we moved to the opposite coast, when the little house was bursting with relatives. --Heidi, Oakland, CA
Many years ago my brother wanted a knife for Christmas. My parents were very stern and said "NO" loudly and firmly. Brother Drew took himself to the hardware store, bought a knife with his saved money. Wrapped the knife and placed it under the tree with a note saying "To Drew, From Santa" - my dependent had taught us both to be VERY independent! polly
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Artfact Live! Hosts Alderfer Auction & Appraisal Auctions
on June 11th and June 12th 2009
2. Pair of prominent estates to be sold June 27th in Florida
3. 1/8 Amalgam Audi R10 Le Mans Winner Joins Toy
Collector Charity Auction Lineup
4. Looff carousel horse, prewar Japanese toys dominated
top 10 in Mosby & Co. auction debut
5. The Best Americana Featured This June At The Chicago
6. Legendary Auctions To Offer Michigan Sports Hall of
Fame Member Plaques
7. Piccolo Art wades into Wilton Sunner Antique Show
8. 29TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE SUMMER ANTIQUES
SHOW PRESENTS OVER 550 INTERNATIONAL
DEALERS, 70 ANTIQUARIAN B
9. Wheathills Recycle Antiques Into Handmade Furniture
10. THE £2,000 PENNY
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4) Your Classifieds...
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WANTED: Vintage Boy's Clothing and Accessories
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
My 7 yr old Granddaughter was always used to going antiquing with me. So she learned lots of the 'collecting' language.
While visiting at her house, she came running into the living room from her bedroom to show me what she'd found. Savannah said "Look, Grandma, at my necklace! It's an antique! I've had it since I was 2!
I had always told her that her little brain was like a sponge, just soaked up and remembered everything. So her very next statement was "My brain is just like a Spongebob, isn't it, Grandma? She smiled so proudly.
Savannah is now 10 and truly does know a lot about collecting now and loves going to sales etc. with me. I have lots of fun teaching her. Teresa D. - Georgetown, Ky.
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 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?
WANTED: Vintage Boy's Clothing and Accessories
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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 the last issue Kevin requested a recipe for "cranberry muffins" here are the responses that we received.
For Kevin J Kevin, another quick and easy way to enjoy the flavor of these muffins is to use a complete pancake or waffle mix, replace the water with orange juice and add chopped craisins (sweetened dried cranberries found in dried fruit section of grocery store.) Bake as usual and enjoy! Here in New England, the majority of cranberry recipes also use orange to cut the tartness somewhat.
Bed and Breakfast Inn - Sandwich, Massachusetts
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
dash of salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons oil
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup nuts
Combine ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Heat the oven to 425į. Lightly grease 12 standard-size nonstick muffin cups.
2. For the muffin batter, whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, egg, and butter, then stir in the flour mixture just until blended. Now use the empty bowl to toss together the cranberries and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Fold the fruit into the batter.
3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle on the crumb topping and gently press it onto the batter. Bake the muffins until they are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool a little longer. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 1 dozen.
4. To make the crumb topping, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast them in the oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. While they cool, mix the flour, both sugars, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the butter and walnuts, then pinch the mixture into clumps.
Carol from Alabama
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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.
how do you make Monkey bread? I had it once at a friends house and it was great - Joe
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.
Blue & White
Here in our shop you will find many interesting items most of which will have been made in the UK unlike those items produced more recently. Every item is covered by our unconditional money back guarantee.
Our store features mainly costume jewelery from the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian eras.
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.
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