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The Collectors Newsletter #723 -- July 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #723 -- July 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.
On the LIGHTER Side International Lighter Collectors
OTLS was founded in 1983 with 3 members. We currently have approximately 900 members in 16 countries. This club is for collectors of any type lighter -- Ronson, Zippo, Evans, European, etc. We also have a few members who collect other categories of tobacciana, such as ash trays, smoking stands, Case & Zippo knives (Case Knife Co. is now owned by Zippo). 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.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are reading the “Dr Seuss” Random House Beginner Book series. Some of the titles were Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat, One fish two fish red fish blue fish…. My parents liked them a lot. I have a collection of 50 or so different titles now. One of the more unusual books was “I was kissed by a seal at the zoo” by Helen Palmer. She also wrote “A fish out of water” and several other classics. This book was done with black and white photographs to illustrate the story. The pictures were taken at the San Diego Zoo. The dedication in the back of the book thanks Dr Carl Schroeder the zoo director. When I was about 7 my parents took us to San Diego to visit the zoo. My father, also a Dr Karl Schroeder thought it would be fun to visit another Dr Schroeder and walked into the zoo office and said Hi, I am Dr Karl Schroeder, is Dr Carl Schroeder around? Both Dr Schroeder’s thought this was fun and we got a private tour that day including a behind the scenes kiss from a seal just like the kids in the book. I have read my collection to my children and will pass them on to the next generation. Kathy
I grew up in a large city (in another state) and my grandparents lived in rural Arkansas. I had 3 brothers and 1 sister but my younger brother and I (being the oldest) got the benefit of learning the most of what my parents wanted us to learn about hard work on a farm and how to do it. This included caring for the few heads of livestock raised for home use. Milking the cow for milk. They grew up during the depression. It seemed to me that my grandparents planted enough food to feed the world! They shared with us, the whole family, and neighbors in need. Grandpa plowed with a horse. One day when they was a lull between shelling peas, beans, cooking, canning, etc. I went exploring around the farm. There was an old smoke house that was not used anymore. Grandma stored her canning jars in it. It seemed as if we had washed and scalded the first "100" layers of jars and there in the dirt, in the corner, I saw something blue. I couldn't imagine what it was. Snakes or not I jumped in the door of the smoke house and dug the other half of it up. It was the most beautiful blue jar I had ever seen!!!! A pint jar. I ran to the house yelling Grandma's name and everyone came out because they thought I was hurt. I asked her where she got such a beautiful jar and if I could have it. She laughed and said "of course" and told me everyone canned in them in earlier years. I used that jar as a pencil and later a pen holder and even took it to school when I left home. I now have all sizes and lids for all of them. I have different brands and lids made from different materials. I have over a hundred (just a guess) and use them for keeping dried goods in, candy, buttons, candles, you name it. I love my jars. I was born in 1945. I look forward to and sometimes save the newsletters for reading when I am alone because some bring memories and I laugh LOUD! Thanks to all. (Retired) Barbara in Arkansas
One of my first collecting passions was for old coins. This was in the late 50's, early 60's. I would go through my Dad's change every day and I would "buy" the interesting coins. I must have given up lots of Ben Franklin half dollars so I could "buy" the Liberty half dollars. From there, collecting ballooned into many areas of interest. I had a hard time giving up anything when I was growing up, so I still have my Barbie dolls, Thumbelina doll, matchbook cars, etc. As an adult my main interest is in collecting old toys, especially carnival ride toys, like ferris wheels, etc. I didn't have the money for a beautiful merry-go-round I saw at a flea market several years ago, and I haven't seen once like it since. I should have beg, borrowed and stole! Other collections I have are matchbooks, white birds (especially metlox), miniature toilets and outhouses (from dollhouses), and of course, my huge bulldog collection. Oh, and I have 25 boxes of Christmas ornaments, most of them old. My husband shares none of these passions, so TIAS is special to me.
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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. Memorabilia from Judy's D&G to be auctioned Aug. 22
2. Fontaine's adds second day to Civil War, firearms sale
3. Fusco & Four Marketing and Public Relations
Boston International Fine Art Show
4. Artfact Live! Presents August 7, 2009 Eclectic from Garth's
5. Barridoff Galleries presents Fine American and
European Art on Artfact Live!
6. Artfact Live! Presents Summer 2009 Auction from
Dargate Auction Galleries
7, A BIG ROCK, EXOTIC IVORY AND GREAT ART IN
WEST PALM BEACH
8. 40th Anniversary Woodstock Poster Unveiled in Boston
9. Chein toys to headline Clarity Sells auction August 15th
10. Late Summer Sales on iGavel.com
11. PSYCHIC JEANE DIXON’S LEGENDARY CRYSTAL
BALL SELLS FOR $11,950
12. Vintage Aprons at Mama's Treasures
13. Celebs by Post - Marlon Brando's engraved Ronson lighter
14. Inventory Reduction Sale at Miss Kitty’s Kitchen
15. Dr. Porsche’s personal One-Off 1961 Porsche 356
Carrera 2/2000 GS Cabriolet Offered In Monterey, CA
16. Dillinger's Double Derringer more than doubles
estimate at $95,600 in Dallas Auction
17. Bid Live on Proxibid at the Kull’s Old Town Station
Summer Shooters Auction
18. Huge Chinese Gold Coins on Display in L.A.
19. Quality Vendors Wanted for Indoor Shows
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Silver Multi Gemstone Necklace India
Kitchen Color Pizazz at Mama's Treasures
Lovely Dresden Tea Set HP Flowers Gilt
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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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday July 31, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
I knew it would happen one day or another. I am now officially an "antique".
About eight years ago, when my grandson was three, I was helping my daughter move. I had the privilege of having my grandson in his car seat in my back seat. I was following my daughter's car, which was following another car, going painfully slow. I was grousing about how she was making me drive like an old lady. The helpful little voice behind me piped up, "maybe that's 'cause you IS a old lady."
LOVE your newsletter! It's the first thing I open when it pops up in my email box! Thank you! --Lisa M.
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: '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 Janet requested a recipe for “GERMAN COLESLAW” here are the responses that we received.
This is one of the recipes that my family uses. Each member of the family has their own variation, but the basics are the same. My grandmother had 3 older sisters,4 older brothers and one younger brother, so you see how that would make each one unique. And of course the wives of the brothers got copies of the family favorites and improved on them or not, according to who you asked.
My great-grandfather brought the family here in 1889, along witht he wives of 2 of the older sons...Nancy Nelson
German Cole Slaw
1 small head of cabbage
1 small onion
1 small bellpepper
6 to 8 slices of bacon
Shred or slice the cabbage very thin. Slice the onion thin and grate the carrot. Chop the bell pepper fine.
Mix the vegetables and add salt and pepper.
Start with a cup of vinegar and add 1/4 cup sugar. You want to cut the acid of the vinegar with out making it cloyingly sweet
Add the vinegar/sugar mixture to the vegetables and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and stir once in a while so that all of the vegetables are marinated.
Fry the bacon crisp and crumble it over the slaw just before serving.
"This recipe has been handed down through generations of German families in
northern Idaho. Everyone around here makes it. It's good served either warm
1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
3 green onions, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
In a large bowl, combine cabbage and onions. In a saucepan, mix sugar,
vinegar, celery seed and salt; bring to a boil. Add oil; return to boiling
and cook until sugar dissolves. Pour over cabbage; toss gently. Chill.
1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
3 to 4 green onions, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 carrot, shredded
1 green pepper, chopped (fine)
1 teaspoon mustard seed
In a large bowl, combine cabbage and onions,carrot,pepper. In a saucepan, mix sugar, vinegar, celery seed and salt; bring to a boil. Add oil; return to boiling and cook until sugar dissolves. Pour over cabbage; toss gently. Chill. Yield: 14-18 servings....Carol Thomas---Cullman,AL
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 am trying to find a recipe for a Black Walnut cream pie like what my grandmother used to make. I would ask her for the recipe, but she would always tell me that she did not have a recipe, it was in her head. I have tried to create the recipe and I have come close, but not quiet. So could anyone help me?
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.
I like to search antique shops here in Alberta for antique and vintage items. I hope you enjoy my finds and can benefit in some way with your purchases. The items you'll find here will range from glass to jewelry.
Got Lucky Vintage
Got Lucky Vintage is pleased to offer the very best in 20th century design and illustration. Ephemera, jewelry, purses and more! Always something new and interesting.
The Dream Merchants
Presenting a fine collection of vintage lingerie and clothing including vintage day dresses, evening wear, handbags, hats and jewelry. For the vintage fashion/sewing enthusiast we also have a large collection of sewing patterns and fabrics. Paypal verified, satisfaction guaranteed.
Bay Town Treasures
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!
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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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