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The Collectors Newsletter #714 -- June 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #714 -- 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 New England Antique Radio Club
Founded in June of 1988, The New England Antique Radio Club, Inc is dedicated to the preservation, collection, restoration, and enjoyment of antique and collectable radios, TV's, and related equipment.
For more information, click here:
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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.
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.
- NEW STORY TOPIC -For the June 23th issue -
For many collectors the story about how they found an antique or collectibles was the real thrill. Basements, Yard Sales, Thrift shops, Flea markets are just a few of the places collectors find things hidden in boxes on back shelves or inside of other items or in walls or even in the ground. Is there an interesting or unusual story behind how you found an antique or collectible?
Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
Thank for the news letter it is good to read how others became collectors. I was remodeling a basement for a man in Indiana When I started to put up paneling on the walls I noticed something on the ledge at the top. There was an old wooden butter mold and a green depression lamp. I waited till he came home and told him what I had found and presented them to him. He was tickled and said that was his mothers butter mold. He said for being honest I could have the green depression lamp. Not a stumble on but it was a good fine. I had been collection off and on but it got me to collection. I now have three show cases of Carnival some Tiffany and lots of other things. Getting so many my wife says we have to get rid of some. Keep up the newsletter we all enjoy it M--NC
My sister lives in a historical site that was developed about 20 years ago. During the civil war the town was wiped off the map and only a ranger and few locals from scattered homes closer to hwy 95 ever knew it was there Until it was built on. We try to meet at her house about once every few years since every one else is a days drive but us, and usually we all get together for a good visit. About 10 years ago, we went to the little cemetery to visit. We try to do a little there since no-one is responsible for it .We usually try to dig up one of the foot stones to re-set above ground and to help to preserve what we can. One of the boys went with us and I wanted a picture of him so he just sat on a handy grave-stone. A lot of them were blank . He then left to play with the other kids and my sister told me he had been sitting on a stone of a child his same age and name. As far as I know, he was never told of this, we thought it would cause him too much pain because of the strange coincidence.
My wife and I buy and sell artwork. We were removing the back of an etching to remat and clean it when we found an interesting piece. It turns out that the cardboard backing was actually an old Tootsie Roll Advertising sign. It measures 14" wide by 10" high and shows a little blond girl in a blue dress. Under her right arm there appears to be school books,with an unopened roll of Tootsie Rolls in her right hand. In her left hand she is eating a piece of the candy. The sign also has some verse in yellow letters along with a large picture of a roll of unopened Tootsie Rolls.Part of the ad is missing because it was cut down to fit the frame We have researched this extensively but cannot find any info on this advertisement. We even emailed the Tootsie Roll company pictures but they have no record of this ad. We think it may date from about 1907. We think we may have the oldest Tootsie Roll Advertisement there is.You never know what you will find in the back of an old picture. J & S Cook
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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. Kovels' Top 20 Collectors' Searches for June 2008
2. Information on Burley Winter Pottery
3. Check out www.dinnerwarereplacements.net to Find
Latest Listings in our Tias Store
4. Fostoria Glass Candleholders at Cat Lady Kate’s
Elegant and Depression Glass
5. Decorate and furnish your luxury home with antiques
6. Eagle River, WI Antique Show & Sale - 2009
7. Collectibles Corner TV seeking out Sellers and Experts
to spotlight on TV Show
8. Carnival Glass - Poor Mans Tiffany
9. bee green online auction services
10. New Venture Media Group Acquires Art New England
11. Artfact Live! Presents Jewelry, Coins and Posters
from Winter Associates
12. Artfact Live! Presents an Antiques and Art Estate
Auction from Constantine & Pletcher
13. Artfact Live! Presents Estate Antiques, Orientalia
& Art Auction from Time & Again
14. New Look for Appraiser Workshops Blog
15. Upcoming Artfact Live! Auctions Span the Globe
16. Rinkya Impacts Manga With the Golden Leopard!
17. Sotheby’s Sale of Finest and Rarest Wines
18. Another Addition To Put Dinnerware Replacements
at the Top of Your Shopping Sites
19. Man’s Best Friend Alive and Barking in This
Week’s LiveAuctionTalk.com Column
20. Host of Collectibles Corner TV makes Big Announcement!
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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 twin boy & girl children were about 4 years old, we lived in Northern Michigan. We visited my sister in California and were thrilled to go to Disneyland. The kids were enchanted and loved the whole experience. When we went back to my sister's home that evening, we asked what their favorite part was. My daughter wasn't sure, but my son loved Snow White and the Three Warts. fel
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?
WANTED: late butterfly glass
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 Jane requested a recipe for "Maple Scones" here are the responses that we received.
Maple Syrup Scones
1/4 cup real, good quality maple syrup
6 tablespoons milk or cream
2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or rolled oats)
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
11 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
1 egg, lightly beaten
large-grain sugar (for example: turbinado)
Preheat the oven to 400F degrees, rack in the top 1/3. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together the maple syrup and milk in a small cup, and set aside. Combine the flour, quinoa/oats, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Using a food processor, cut the butter into the flour mixture, pulsing until it resembles little pebbles in a beach of sandy flour (about 20 quick pulses). You can also cut the butter into the flour using a knife and fork, or smushing it through your thumb and fingertips. Now add the maple syrup milk. Pulse (or mix) until the dough just comes together - don't over mix. If the batter is too dry add more cream a bit at a time -you want it to hold together w/o being crumbly.
Turn out onto a floured surface, kneed once or twice, just enough to bring the dough together. Now arrange the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle (see photo). Trim the edges and slice the dough into nine equal-sized squares. Arrange the scones next to one another on the prepared baking sheet - 1/4-inch distance between each of them. Brush generously with the egg wash and sprinkle with the large-grain sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden along the bottom and tops.
Makes 9 scones
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
Growing up, my Mother would make a delicious red gravy from the drippings when she baked a ham. I know she always studded the ham with cloves and put some kind of brown sugar glaze on it. I have never been able to duplicate the dark red, sweet gravy that she made from the drippings. Any of your readers have a recipe or know how this is done? Thank you.
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.
My shop is a trip back to playing in your grandmother's jewelry box. It was so much fun. She told the best stories that went with each piece. Bring your cocoa and graham crackers and spend a little while.
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specializing in quality vintage and contemporary costume jewelry at reasonable prices and FREE US Shipping. I've been selling vintage jewelry and collectibles online since 1998 and have built up an excellent reputation. Your satisfaction is my highest priority.
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.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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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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