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The Collectors Newsletter #727 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #727 -- August 2009
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Pocket Lighter Preservation Guild
Have your heard of the PLPG? The acronym stands for the Pocket Lighter Preservation Guild and Historical Society. We were established in 1982 and have been spreading the word about the fun of lighter collecting ever since. Our purpose is to keep the HOBBY of lighter collecting alive through you, the collector and have a whole lot of fun doing it. 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.
Editors Note -- We had many responses to Dorothy's story about what to do with her Fenton Hobnail Milkglass collection (Collectors Newsletter #726) here are a few of them.
Dorothy, there are several Fenton internet clubs that allow you to sell items on their chat groups. They have members from all over the country and some right in Massachusetts. There are 2 national Fenton clubs which have newsletters that have classified ads. To get the most exposure for you items, try eBay or Blujay, or any of the other internet selling sites. There are people who will do the listings for you and do all the necessary work to get them on the internet. They do charge for this service, but some are less expensive than others. Happy selling! John R.
This is in reply to Dorothy E's letter about her Fenton? glass shoe collection. It's is a shame that many young people are not interested in 'old stuff'. Before her family ends up throwing her collection out, I have a couple of suggestions. She could talk to other female members of her family to find out if any of them would like some of her collection. Then they can come pick some pieces out while they come for a visit. She can also contact some Estate Liquidators in her town to see if they would be interested in selling her pieces at one of their Estate Sales. That way she can realize some money from her collection that is currently sitting in boxes doing nothing. RANDEE in Sacramento
This is a short message for Dorothy E. I suggest to your son to see that you get a nice book shelf to hold many of your hobnail treasures and let you enjoy them as long as you are around. He and family can do away with them after you are gone. Life is too short and you should be able to enjoy some of your favorite collections. It is sad when family just can't be bothered with seeing their parents enjoy what they like. I hope my four sons think of this when I am unable to get around. Kathy
It seems the biggest hurdle for the woman who collected the hobnail milk glass, would be to get it from her son's storage shed to where she and someone could go thru it.
If you have a friend, or a high school student you could pay a few dollars to, or your son with the promise of your plans to distribute the collection - any of them could bring it to you. Then, one item at a time, share/give it to someone who thinks it's beautiful. My mother has been doing this with her collections for 20 years since her stroke. It ends up in someone's home who will enjoy it and share the story of it and you and then pass it down to their family. The other idea my mother has is to give items to our church for their various sales to raise money for various projects. we have done this with great success and many people are just thrilled to have these things and be helping the church.
We identify with your problem because I am the writer from a few months ago that will be the last person in our family line when mother dies and I will be saddled with a houseful of heavy glass antiques and other items. Mother has no abilities to go thru them or clean them or sell them, so the burden lies with me and i am so busy being a caregiver I can't even think ahead to trying to sell and package things up and mail them off. So I am happy to have her find people she cares about to give her things to. We will pray for you as my mother totally identifies to being a "prisoner" in her own body. Lois & Laurie
Hi Phil, Please let Dorothy E. know that she can take her Fenton milk glass and other collectibles to an ebay store who will list the items for her on ebay and she will pay the store a percentage of the amount received. (Most large cities will have an ebay store.) Or she may want to take her items to an auction house or even list them herself on craigslist.com, which is quite easy to do.
Please tell her to keep one of her favorite collectibles and that way she will always have one thing to look at that makes her smile. Sometimes when we get older and all our things can no longer be a part of our lives, we don't necessarily have to let them all go, we can keep just one very special piece to us and be happy in having that one. Thank you for your newsletter Phil. I truly enjoy reading it, and the stories always brighten my day! Sheri
I was pleased to see Dorothy E's letter about Fenton hobnail milk glass. I worked in the Fenton office for over 20 years, and milk glass hobnail is my favorite of all the colors. I have several pieces, and the big slipper with the lid is my favorite. Unfortunately they rarely make milk glass any more so I look at sales, antique malls, etc..........Millie.......
I would like to respond to and empathize with Dorothy E's frustration regarding her precious Fenton glass collection. Unfortunately our children's value may not always be the same as ours and we must respect this. I'm sure our values in our younger years were not the same as our parents. I too am a senior and can relate to her hurt, our children do not want some of our "treasures" that are both antiques and highly collectible. These are just things, although that happen to mean a lot to us but the bottom line they are only valuable to us and others who may have the same passion for them. I have instructed our children to take our "valuables" to an auctioneer who will be holding a high end sale and have them sold to those who will appreciate them. True, there may be dealers at the sale, but ultimately these items will eventually find their way to someone who will appreciate them, and the children will benefit financially from our pleasure of the collectibles that meant so much to us. Life goes on and who knows maybe they will start a collection of their own some day. I hope Dorothy may benefit from this letter. I do enjoy you newsletter and look forward to it each week. You provide a valuable service. Tom B.
Dorothy, can you contact a collectors club for Fenton or milk glass. Perhaps they would be able to assist you in disposing of your treasures. It is unfortunate that so many people have no regard for things that last and canít be upgraded to Fenton v.7. I have a cousin who doesnít want any of her motherís great collections and said I can have it all. Donít quite know what Iíll do with all of it, but an antique store might be the answer. Hope you find a loving home for your memories. Ruth
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While babysitting one day for my 3 year old granddaughter Samantha, she proudly showed me a new toy beauty salon she had received as a gift and soon became engrossed in brushing and styling the long hair of the mannequin on the stand. Suddenly a severe thunderstorm erupted and she was terrified by the noise. She ran to the couch where I was sitting and huddled against me with her ears covered. After about 5 minutes, though, she became restless and got up and started pacing, but with her fingers still in her ears to shut out the loud noise. She then turned to me and said "Grandma, could you keep your fingers in my ears so I can keep playing with my beauty salon?" Despite laughing, I did oblige her for a little while! Nancy G. -South Windsor, CT
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In the last issue Cookie requested a recipe for ďPasta PompadoreĒ here are the responses that we received.
Two Garlic cloves....Diced
Butter... One half stick
Onions or shallots.....Diced
White wine,Dry your choice.....Half a cup
Green onion diced.......One
Fresh Basil... one bunch
Sautee garlic ,green onion,Yellow onion or shallots, salt and pepper to taste in olive oil.Add butter,white wine and sautee until onions are soft but firm.
Penne pasta works well.When mixture is done mix in the Pasta,add fresh Basil and sprinkle with crushed red chile
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