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The Collectors Newsletter #722 -- July 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #722 -- July 2009
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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 Old Appliance Club
“A large, active, friendly membership” featuring “fact-filled issues of The Old Road Home” newsletter –
The only vintage American appliance information clearinghouse in the world; parts, service, information, sources, referrals, buy/sell classifieds, historical articles on vintage stoves, refrigerators and appliances. 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.
Thank You! to everyone that has been sending in stories. Our story inbox was getting very empty, but many of you helped us out over the past few weeks. If you've been waiting for the right time to send us your antiques & collectibles story, now is the time.
Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
The last time I moved, my "collections" took up more space than the household appliances.
I have such a fascination with craftsmanship and ingenuity. I truly look at nostalgia as an historic footprint. I have my old toys that my kids have also played with. I have kitchen gadgets that I have to learn how to use (some are used, some are hung up on the wall in the kitchen to talk about!). I laugh every day that a teenager walks into my house and has to learn to use a rotary phone. I read the old books that I've amassed, cooking... sociology... etiquette... medical... I never thought that records would be hard to find! Letting the kids put, the needle on the record is really cool.
I love the stuff that I collect. Not to just have it, but to appreciate it and to use it. I know the value of the stuff that I have. What I love more about it all is how it was used in life.
I don't know how someone gets the bug to collect. My children definitely do not have my desire! I just love to surround myself with things that remind me from the past. (Not even my past) I am a computer professional (hard to explain my job), and perhaps the disposable nature of my industry makes me long for durable goods. Who knows.
I may be moving soon, and may need to part with some of my "stuff". Has anyone out there done that? And if so, how have they picked what they get rid of? Thanks, Heather
After reading J. & S. Cook story about finding the Tootsie Roll advertisement on the back of an etching I thought I'd share this quick story. My grandmother had a sister who died very young of Cancer. I had inherited a picture of her when my grandmother died. I wanted to preserve the picture so I took it to a professional to reframe it. The professional called me to tell me the picture had a piece of cardboard with some writing on it and she wanted to know if i wanted to have her keep it for me. I said yes, jumped in my car, ran down there to see it only to find it was a piece of a cardboard box that was blue in color and had some writing on it that my grandmother used to act as a boarder around the picture of her sister. On one hand I was glad to get the cardboard out of there because eventually it was going
to deteriorate the picture due to the acid content (I "assume") but on the other hand I was a little disappointed it was not a hidden treasure. However, after putting a little more thought into it, it was a bit of a treasure after all. See, my grandmother was the product of the depression. People from that era tended not the waste ANYTHING. She had re-purposed (free I might add) the cardboard box to make the picture stand out and make it prettier. It was another little piece to my grandmother's personality! In the end, I had the professional picture framer keep the piece of cardboard for me and I still have it to remind me of where my grandparents came from. Wendy from Ohio
Before the birth of twins (my brother and I), my parents rented a house, which included some antiques, in Los Angeles, CA. My Mother, always curious and investigative, found a piece of scroll parchment and a small paper mache object in a hidden drawer in one of the pieces of furniture. As the story goes, she did some research and stumble upon information which prompted a visit from an "important" person from a museum in Germany. According to the gentlemen, this piece of parchment, written in old Latin and the paper mache, was a deed to a boys school from the 15th Century. Evidently, stolen and hidden away in this piece of furniture. It is speculated, that a soldier during WWII stole it from the museum. 52 years later and we still have it, I want to convince my sister that it needs to go back to the museum...wish me luck! Celeste Del Valle, San Pedro, CA.
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. UNRESERVED, HIDDEN CACHE OF ENGLISH ART
AND ANTIQUES AUCTION AT RAGO’S ON AUGUST
7th AND 8th
2. Movie, TV, Music, Political & Vaudeville Autograph
Auction Aug. 2 in NY
3. Finding it at The Flea Randolph Street Market Chicago
Brooklyn Flea NYC
4. Artfact Live! Presents an Antique Doll Auction from
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
5. Artfact Live! Presents an Americana Auction from
6. Shop Three B's Boutique for Dinnerware & Glassware
7. “From the Mouth of Babes” - Daryle Lambert’s Antique
and Collectibles Blog – Joshua Lambert.
8. Furniture Repair Directory--Get Yours Fixed Here!
9. John Koch: Painter as Revealer of Life at
10. Cherry Blossom Depression Glass - Real or Repo
11. Sizzling Hot Summer Days at Dinnerware
12. St. Louis Antique Festival
13. Artfact Live! Presents Estate Auction from Michaan's
14. Artfact Live! Presents Estates Auction from Nadeau's
15. Artfact Live! Presents Antique & Decorative Arts
Auction from Apple Tree Auction Center
16. July 27, 2009 – Estate Treasures Auction -- 4PM
17. Toy Collector’s Audi Auction Raises £2,000 for
18. Starting out in Book Collecting
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
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WANTED: 'Tish-U-Knit' Sweater by Leon
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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.
Many many years ago my three children and I were returning from a week's vacation at Virginia Beach on a ferry across Hampton Roads (I wonder if they still run). We were standing at the back (stern?) of the ferry watching the wake when my eldest child, then about 10 and prone to using words beyond his years (he later became a member of Mensa), said "look at all that derbis down there". Of course, he meant debris. It became our family's catchword and to this day when anyone says debris I feel like they are mispronouncing it.
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
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: 'Tish-U-Knit' Sweater by Leon
WANTED: Memory Collectors Wanted
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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 Rita requested a recipe for "yeast-free bread" here are the responses that we received.
This is a Irish bread. I came across this recipe and thought I'd pass it along. Mind you I haven't tried it yet but it seems easy enough.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1½ cups water
2 tsp vinegar (cider or white)
Combine dry ingredients and mix. Combine water and vinegar. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead for two or three minutes (no need to overdo it). Shape into a round (about 1½ to 2 inches high), then place on pan. Dip a sharp knife into flour and cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Remove, and while hot, glaze with 1 tbsp melted or softened butter.
Hope this helps...Barbara
Yeast free bread - from an Oregon baker...Ellen
3 cups whole wheat flour (preferably stone ground)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rice milk or water (works with any liquid)
1/4 cup liquid fat (i.e. melted milk free margarine, vegetable oil, olive
1 Mix dry ingredients.
2 Do not sift the flour!
3 Mix liquids and add to dry.
4 Stir until there is no more dry flour.
5 Depending on the humidity of the air where you live you may need a little
bit more or less liquid.
6 The dough should be moist but not sticky.
7 It may take a few minutes for the flour to fully absorb the liquid, so
don't rush to add liquid or flour to it.
8 Score lightly the surface in a diamond or X shape to prevent splitting of
9 This is a country style bread that should be sliced thick.
10 It is important not to overwork the dough.
11 Shape into a ball or an oval, with oiled hands.
12 Place on clean baking sheet.
13 Bake for 40 minutes at 400F.
14 Variations: Rub the dough ball with virgin olive oil and sprinkle sea
salt and oregano for a foccacia flavor.
15 For tea time add a tsp pure cane sugar.
16 The liquid can be replaced for orange or other fruit juice if the bread
is to be used for teatime and you can even add dried chopped fruits.
17 For a savory bread the liquid can be tomato juice and you can add
chopped sundried tomatoes to the dough.
18 Sprinkling of seeds in the dough or on top of the bread is also
Also check out this site for Gluten Free recipes -
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.
MY HUSBAND GREW UP IN LIBERAL, MISSOURI AND WENT TO EAT QUITE A BIT AT THE LOCAL “CHICKEN RESTAURANTS:.. IE, CHICKEN MARY’S, CHICKEN ANNIE’S, ETC. THEY SERVE A “GERMAN COLESLAW” AT THESE RESTAURANTS. DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECIPE FOR THIS? HE REALLY LIKES IT AND I WOULD LIKE TO SURPRISE HIM WITH IT SOMETIME. THANKS… JANET
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:
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Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
The Dream Merchants
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We offer a wide range of unique and unusual treasures. Check out our dinnerware by Homer Laughlin and Ganz, pitchers from artists around the world, Victorian jewelry, Southwestern and tribal art, something for everyone!
Collector Bookstore is a leading specialty retailer of price guides and reference books to inform and educate collectors and professionals in the antiques and collectors markets.
Pookies Antique Treasures
Here you will find a selection of antiques and collectible items ranging from the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century. Customer satisfaction is always a priority. Questions are welcomed.
Fine antique and vintage toys, still banks, mechanical banks, glass, and porcelain.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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