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The Collectors Newsletter #724 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #724 -- August 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.
Paperweight Collectors Association
The Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (PCA, Inc) is a non-profit organization dedicated to appreciating and collecting glass paperweights. For a half-century, the PCA, Inc has championed the study and collecting of antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights. 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.
but it turns out the house belonged to a much younger man that was their son. Apparently the son had committed suicide. Since the suicide had not happened on the property it was not law to inform me of this fact. All the locals knew the story though (small town) and were a little spooked so the house did not sell for quite a while (my good fortune). Anyway, I was digging in the flower bed and I found a plastic Jesus statue holding a sheep on his shoulders and a child by His side. I can only assume the mother or father of this previous owner buried the statue in an attempt to deal with their grief.
On a happier note, I have also found many items in the old farm dumping site of a property I used to own. I have found colored bottles (brown, blue, green,and clear) from the mid to late 1800's and some of them are the really neat ones with raised printing on them like Dr. Hood's remedy... on them. I also found a silver spoon, calf "bottle" for feeding, cookie jar, door knocker, wooden cobblers shoe box and more. I used to find these items easier every spring when the rains came. The rain would uncover something new every spring. It was a great feeling. I used to really look forward to the rain each spring for this reason. I could not wait to find what mother nature uncovered each year! I uncovered (used a shovel) too. I found things from the 60's, 50's, 40's....all the way to the 1860's (which was the oldest thing I found). I have fun hunting at flea markets and yard sales but I don't think I ever had so much fun as discovering what was in this dump pile. It was like a treasure hunt and the second element which made it fun for me was that it was all free. In the end, (before I sold the property) I had over 30-40 items from this site and i still have them all. Love the newsletter - 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.
The story about finding an old Tootsie Roll advert as picture backing reminded me of what I found incorporated into a hand-made small wooden set of drawers I bought at a flea market. It's about a 1 foot square piece with 6 or 7 shallow drawers, perfect for jewelry. It's a fairly rustic style, copper bands around front and back to hold it securely, plain thin board construction with dark stain and old glass drawer pulls. I didn't notice until I got it home that the bottoms of the drawers are cut from an old ouija board. So far the box isn't talking to me. N HI
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We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites. This month's list includes June and July of 2009. This will also allow you to see how categories have shifted position from month to month.
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
3. Die Cut
4. Cookie jar
3. Cookie jar
4. Die Cut
8. Toothpick holder
10. Michael Jackson
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
9. Art Deco
10. White Ironstone
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
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. Artfact Live! Presents American Furnishings & Decorative
Arts from Pacific Galleries
2. Artfact Live! Presents August 2009 Firearms Auction
from Apple Tree Auction Center
3. Free Appraisal Fridays at Gray's Auctioneers
4. The Finest "Inverted Jenny" known expected to bring
$900K+ in APS Pittsburgh Auction
5. Antique Johnson Brothers England Five-Piece Wash
Stand Set Surfaces
6. Antiques and a New World of Social Media
7. Modern Vintage Chicago FALL FASHION & JEWELS
8. Fabulous & Important Estate/Consignment Auction
9. Toulouse-Lautrec: Truthful Depictions at LiveAuctionTalk.com
10. Major Civil War, Firearms and Militaria Auction
Available Live on Proxibid
11. $7 Million Gold, $10 Million Silver Coins in Spotlight in L.A.
12. World's Fair of Money Comes to Los Angeles
13. Crossroads of America Marble Show
14. Dinnerware Replacements Has Avon Hummingbird Crystal
15. Brasegard Antiques Online Webstore
16. Sotheby’s to Offer Rediscovered Work by Leopold Carl Müller
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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It's easy to do. Go to:
to get the code.
4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
The Kiss hand embroidery art painting
Antique Souvenir Hat Pin Holder Palace of Agriculture
Broken Vintage China Mosaic Table or Plant Stand
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
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday August 4, 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.
When our little girl was about 18 months old, we used to take car trips. As a young family we didn't have much money, so we would go on picnics and sing in the car. My 18 month old would try to help us and when we sang "You are my Sunshine" and came to the verse "you make me happy when skies are gray" we all loved to hear her sing "you make me happy when skies are gravy"! She did like to eat and I guess she knew more about food than colors!
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 a reader requested a recipe for “ Black Walnut cream pie ” here are the responses that we received.
BLACK WALNUT CREAM PIE
1 c. sugar
6 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
3 egg yolks (beaten)
2 tsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. black walnuts (chopped)
1 baked pie crust
Sift flour, sugar and salt together. Add milk and beaten egg yolks. Cook over low heat until thick then add vanilla and butter. Cool, then add nutmeats and pour into baked pie crust. Spread with meringue. Brown in oven. Carol Thomas---Cullman,AL
I saw a request in your recent newsletter and hope this is (or comes very close to) the pie the reader wants to make: Mary - Ohio
BLACK WALNUT PIE
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk, scalded
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 baked pastry shell
Combine sugar, butter, corn starch, and salt.
Add milk slowly, stirring constantly.
Cook over hot stove until thick and smooth.
Add slightly beaten egg yolks; cook 1 minute.
Add nuts and flavoring.
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Pour into baked pastry shell.
Bake in moderate oven (425º) oven until filling is firm.
Taste of Home has a Black Walnut Pie recipe try this.
BLACK WALNUT PIE
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar, divided
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped black walnuts
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
In a saucepan, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. In a bowl, beat eggs. Gradually stir in hot mixture; mix well. Add walnuts. Combine flour and remaining sugar; sprinkle over bottom of pastry shell. Pour walnut mixture into shell. Bake at 350 deg. for 45-50 minutes or until browned. Yield 6-8 servings...Submitted by Kathy
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 had a recipe for strawberry ice cream that I got from a home party in the 70's (Stanley or Tupperware can't remember which). I remember most of the ingredients but not sure on the amounts. It had strawberry soda, frozen strawberries, eagle brand condensed milk, heavy cream. Could anyone help with the amounts of each? Yvonne.. Morriston, Florida
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.
Golden Memories Antiques
Our inventory normally includes Heisey, Fostoria, Fenton, Blue Ridge, Roseville, Weller, EAPG and other items of pottery and Elegant Glass. Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information about any item.
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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