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The Collectors Newsletter #716 -- June 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #716 -- June 2009
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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
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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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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Newspaper Collectors' Society of America
In February, 1984, the Newspaper Collectors Society of America was formed and Rick Brown began publishing Collectible Newspapers, a magazine for newspaper collectors. The magazine averaged 24-30 pages per issue and was professionally typeset. Issues were filled with journalism history articles, many of which were researched specifically for Collectible Newspapers. In addition to newspaper collectors, several national institutions subscribed to it. Auctions of historic newspapers were also held by mail and telephone bids. In April, 1997, the last print edition of Collectible Newspapers was produced.
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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 July 3 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.
In the last issue Dan wrote ---
As strange as it may seem, I enjoy having a yard sale once a year. Over the years I have made many friends and had people tell me how they enjoy coming to the sales. Some customers ask me to hold an items for them until they go home and get some money. I live at the beach so it is not uncommon for people not to have money on them. While many come back for their bargain, some never return. This year I had an older marble base floor lamp for $25. that a lady just had to have and would return. The sale is over and I still have the lamp. How do your other readers treat situations like this? I don't like to offend people by saying I will not hold the item...Dave
We received the following responses....
Dave- If you want to be sure that potential buyers come back to your yard sale, just get their name and phone number. That way, if they can't come back right away, at least you can bug them a couple of times! And to the person who was so disappointed that a nephew hadn't sent a picture of that bugle- for gosh sakes, just send them all that you know about the bugle and the man who owned it first so that, at least, the story will live on along with the object. See, if the family name doesn't come down their line, it will still be sufficient for your father to live on in some of his descendants. I may not have "inherited" my great-grandmother's name- either her maiden or married name- but I proudly display her handiwork in a small quilt that came down through the female lines from her, and still sell copies of her diary that she wrote in 1872! Carol
I, too have been asked to hold items, and they are usually the most desirable and expensive ones on sale. I ask for a deposit (on a $25.00 item it would be $5.00), take the person's name and phone number and give her a receipt with MY phone number.
If they don't show by a given time, say 2:00PM, call them.If they don't come they forfeit the deposit and you can put the item up for sale again. I would NOT hold an item without a deposit under any circumstances.
I always wear an apron with DEEP POCKETS at my sales. That's where ALL the money goes. A cash box is an open invitation when you get busy.
Phyllis from Cherry Hill NJ
This is in response to Dave who wondered about holding yard sale items while customers went home for money.
Tell them that you will hold it for them for one hour and if they do not come back by then, put it back on sale. I have also had trouble with people saying they wanted an item but had to get someone to help them transport it and after I mark it saved, they never return. I have since learned my lesson. I ask them to pay for the item first - they almost always come back to pick it up. And if not, I have still made money.
Judie in Pittsburgh
Shortly after my husband and I were married - both second marriages in our "middle years," his maiden aunt died and we were the estate liquidators. She lived in a little house in Long Beach, CA, that was packed with objects I remembered from my childhood - especially some white milk glass hobnail pieces, that I later learned were made by Fenton. I had a cousin who married when I was about 12 years old, and I remember she had some white milk glass hobnail Fenton lamps with ruffled shades that I thought were the most glamorous things in the world. This was in the fifties when "Early American" was the craze. So I pulled all the milk glass hobnail pieces out of the sale we had of my husband's aunt's possessions, and that started my collection - which now contains at least 46 pieces of Fenton white milk glass hobnail. I now have a book of Fenton Milk Glass, and my hope is to find some of the rarer pieces. I bought a cookie jar at an auction, only to have the lid fall off and break as I was carrying it to my car. Also, some friends try to help me by giving me what they think is what I collect, only it is to me "skimmed milk" glass that you can see through - there are lots of inferior reproductions, mostly floral store vases. We had a "wet bar" in our home with some open glass shelves where I displayed my collection. I convinced my husband to replace it with cabinetry with glass shelves inside, so that is now where my beautiful collection is displayed - the carpentry cost $6,000, so it has been an expensive project to house my collection of Fenton white hobnail milk glass!
I was a young mother of four little stair-step kids. My days were hectic and full to the brim and one day I found myself sitting in the dentistís waiting room. I had a toothache, had had to find a sitter for the four little ones and the dentistís office was the last place on the planet that I wanted to be. I was looking at a travel magazine filled with beautiful pictures of places I just knew I would never be able to afford to go see. Iíd be stuck in the dentistís office! The self pity was running pretty high and strong at that point. Then I saw an ad in the magazine for a glass paperweight made in Ireland that showed all the colors of green in Ireland. I very carefully and quietly tore the order form out of the magazine. (Yes itís people like me who mess up magazines in waiting rooms.) If ever anyone deserved something pretty and absolutely useless it was poor me. So I ordered it and felt very self righteous about it. It was very beautiful. A couple of years later a friend gave me another paperweight with a pretty pink flower in it. The two weights wound up in a warm dark corner and you know where that leads. I now have over 200 of them and have run out of space to put them. I never buy expensive ones so I have all that beauty in a bubble and donít have to worry about insurance, theft, security, buying and selling. I just sit and marvel at them. LP, Idaho --Personally, I believe chocolate is God's way of making up for okra.
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1. Local Dealer Bringing Rare Delaware Maps, Images
of Lincoln to All Saintsí Show
2. Donald Kaufman antique toy collection profiled in
New York Times article
3. Free Antique Silver Reference Guide With 2,000
Rare Hallmarks, Makers Marks & Silversmiths
4. 1870 $100 National Gold Note Highlights Currency
in Official ANA Auction
5. Multi-Estate Auction Now Live Ė Online Bidding with
Kansas City Metro Area Pick-Up
6. artnet Auctions - Recent Auction Results Show
Strong Demand for Fine Art Photographs
7. Katherine Creamer estate sold June 13th in Mississippi
8. EuropeAntiqueTrip.com announces itinerary for
European antiquing trips.
9. CollectiblesCornerTV.com reaches 10,000 monthly
10. Estate & Consignment Auction - July 2, 2009
11. Nautical Ship Lights and Hardware Direct To Collectors
12. Replacement Dinnerware from www.Dinnerware
13. Raleigh North Carolina Antique Roadshow
14. Asian Decorative Arts Fever at iGavel Ė artmarketblog.com
15. CHICAGO IL ESTATE SALES *Summer 2009* KEY
Estate Sales Calendar
16. AntiqueSilver.com Domain Sale with Sedo
17. Artfact Live! Presents Estate Auction from Michaan's
18. SOTHEBYíS WINE HAS SUPERB RESULTS FOR
FIRST HALF OF 2009
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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.
Back in the early 80's I was a young mom with 3 small sons. I got up one morning and went downstairs to make breakfast. What I saw on my kitchen sink freaked me out. There were fairly large white puffy eggs of some sort scattered all over the sink and dish drainer. I wondered if some sort of strange animal had laid eggs or if aliens had landed my imagination went wild. My husband scooped them into a trash bag and put them in the dumpster, several hours later as I was running the vacuum and I noticed the cat had an empty box, I managed to get it and discovered the answer. It was large pearl tapioca. The box was knocked over, the beads fell into the drainer, the water swelled the beads! Alas, mystery solved...Debbie Getter
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
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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 Lori requested a recipe for "Cranberry Nut Bread" here are the responses that we received.
Cranberry Nut Bread
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 cup chopped cranberries
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 3/4 cup orange juice
* 1 tablespoon orange zest
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the cranberries and walnuts, and stir to coat with flour. Mix together the egg, oil, orange juice, and orange zest. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until just blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack, and cool completely.
CRANBERRY NUT BREAD
2 c. sifted flour 1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 c. sugar 3/4 c. orange juice
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 well beaten egg
1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. shortening
sift together dry ingredients; cut in shortening; combine peel, juice, and egg. Add to dry ingredients, mixing just to moisten. Fold in berries and nuts. Turn into bread 9 x 5 x 3 pan. Bake at 350 for 60 mins. Cool. Wrap and store overnight.
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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 does "Cinnabon" make such great cinnamon rolls? Does anyone have a recipe that will make similar rolls? Brett
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.
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Our store features mainly costume jewelery from the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian eras.
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