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The Collectors Newsletter #728 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #728 -- 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.
The Radio History Society
In the early 1990s, members of MAARC concluded that there was a need for a radio and television museum in the Washington/Baltimore area. A committee was formed to study the issue. To pursue this objective, a non-profit corporation—The Radio History Society—was incorporated in Maryland in 1993 for the sole purpose of creating and maintaining a museum to preserve radio and television artifacts and educate the public on the important role of radio/TV technology and broadcasting.
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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 - Here is an interesting topic suggestion from one of our readers for our next newsletter....
I have a story topic you might request that I haven’t seen addressed yet. The One That Got Away My daughter-in-law’s mother from a different country went antiquing with me last summer on her visit to America. Her daughter says now whenever she speaks with her mother she brings up the fact that there was an antique plate she should have purchased but didn’t. I know many others have similar regrets for many reasons -- either because they have never seen the object again, because it was such a good price and the value has gone up more than they figured it would, or something else. Members may be comforted to know others have those “hindsight is 20/20” moments also. I enjoy your newsletter more than any other I receive. Thanks, Lindeeloo
Yard sale find. A few years ago an elderly lady across town had a “retirement” sale. She was moving to a small apartment from a two story house. Her yard was filled with lovely antiques and collectibles. I browsed the tables and noticed a lovely little court yard beside the house. I asked her if I could look at her water fountain and flower garden. While looking at all the plants I noticed a dead cactus in a small dish. I picked up the dish and the glass felt like velvet. I asked her if the item was for sale, she exclaimed, “But it’s a dead cactus”. I offered to buy it anyway and she said she would take a dollar for it. I hurried home and dumped the cactus and washed the lovely dish. To my surprise it was marked with a red banner with the name Wavecrest on it. I had never seen a piece of Wavecrest so I went to the library to research the piece. It turned out to be a brass collared pin dish. I was offered $125 for it by a local antique dealer but decided to keep it. It is proudly displayed in my treasure case. You never know what you might find at a yard sale. Happy hunting! Hilly in Central California
As small antique/collectables dealers, my husband and I frequent Goodwill, Salvation Army, and other charity shops. Once in a small coastal town in Texas, we were entering Goodwill and I said "I don't know why we come here, we never find anything!" Walked in the door and spotted a beautiful steamer trunk. It was marked $25, but it was senior citizens day, so we got it for $15! A few months later, in another small town I spotted (in Goodwill again) a pretty flower frog on a back shelf. I didn't know what it was, but thought "I KNOW that's SOMETHING" and paid the $2 cost. Turned out to be a Camark flower frog which we later sold for $45! This kind of shopping seems like a treasure hunt to us, and we love it!
We recently attended an auction of the property of a recently deceased 99 year old farmer. We bought several "box lots" as we often find treasures in them. Imagine my surprise upon opening a small medicine bottle...it contained a human finger-tip, complete with fingernail! Apparently, at some point, the farmer had cut off the tip of his finger and decided to save it! The next box contained a human molar! I guess he didn't believe in throwing ANYTHING away!!
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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
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
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Artfact Live! Presents Japanese Art at Auction
2. Toy Collector Teams with Lamborghini and Egidio
Reali for Retrospective
3. James Julia presents the Spectacular Maine Four
Day Auction on Artfact Live!
4. 2009 Ohio Summer Classic Car Auction Goes Live
Online on Proxibid
5. Memphis Picked for 2009 Royal Bayreuth Convention
6. EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
SEPT. 1ST FOR USPAP CLASS IN SAN DIEGO
7. Prominent local estates to be sold Sept. 12 in Ivor, Va.
8. The Art of Shrunken Heads at LiveAuctionTalk.com
9. Sports Memorabilia Buying Tips for Collectors, Investors
10. Banner Ad Advertising now available on
11. Roseville Pottery: Top Ten Searches of July 2009
12. Thomaston Place presents Antique and Fine Art
Auction on Artfact Live!
13. Artfact Live! Presents Major Antiques And Art
Auction from Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
14. Artfact Live! Presents Summer 2009 Catalogue Sale
- General from Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals
15. Artfact Live! Presents Summer 2009 Catalogue Sale
- Coins from Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals
16. Artfact Live! Presents an Estate Auction Featuring
Antiques from Nadeau's Auction Gallery
17. August 15, 2009 – Leland Little Auction and Estate
Sales – Special Estate Treasures Auction -- 4PM
18. Impressionist Paintings from the Durand-Ruel
Collection to be Sold by Sotheby’s in New York
19. Antique Silver Library Exceeds Expectations, Future
Antique Archival CDs Planned
20. Antique Trader features HISTORY’s breakout new hit
PawnStars in Aug. 26 issue
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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.
When my grandson was very young, around three years old, my grandmother died. She was 95 years old. When he asked me why she died, I explained to him that she was very old and the Lord took her on to Heaven. He looked at me with this terrified look and said, "Ma Pat, my mommy is still new isn't she?" Pat, El Dorado, AR
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?
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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 Puanani requested a recipe for “pie made with whole sliced lemons” here are the responses that we received.
The recipe requested for the lemon pie sounds like Shaker Lemon Pie. It is the only one I know of made the way the writer described.
Shaker Lemon Pie
4 small thin skinned lemons
2 cups of sugar
Splash of vanilla
Crust for a double crust pie
Slice the lemon as thin as possible and pick out as many seeds as you can. Mix the lemons and sugar and let sit for an hour.
Beat the eggs in one at a time and pour into a nine inch pie crust. cover with the other crust and bake for 45 minutes at 350°.
this recipe is similar to chess pie and is served at Pleasant Hill, the old Shaker community in Kentucky, near Harrodsburg. Nancy Nelson
Perhaps this is lemon pie in question. If you can get Meyer lemons, use them. Fran
SCINTILLATING LEMON PIE
Pastry for 2 crusts (9" size)
1-1/2 Tbsp. crystal sugar 1 tsp. nutmeg
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp. grated lemon peel
3 lemons, peeled (or unpeeled) thinly sliced
1/2 cup cold water
Roll out 1/2 the pastry & use to line 1 pie plate, making a high stand up fluted edge for lattice top.Refrigerate until needed.
On a lightly floured board, roll other half of pastry into 9" circle. Invert a round 8" bowl over circle & using a pastry wheel or sharp knife, trace around the bowl, cutting through the pastry. Remove bowl, then cut circle into 6 wedges. Lift pastry wedges, using a wide spatula & place on baking sheet. Combine crystal sugar and nutmeg & sprinkle over wedges. Bake at 400F for 10 min. or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool. (or you can use a complete top crust or lattice crust)
Meanwhile, mix granulated sugar with flour, salt, butter eggs, lemon peel, sliced lemons & cold water in a bowl. Carefully turn into prepared crust. Bake at 400F 15 min. Place the 6 pastry triangles over pie, with points touching at center. Continue to bake 10 min. longer. Cool. Makes 6 servings.
SHAKER LEMON PIE
2 large lemons
4 eggs, well beaten
2 cups sugar
Slice lemons as thin as paper, rind and all. Combine with sugar, mix well. Let stand 2 hours, or preferable overnight, blending occasionally. Add beaten eggs to lemon mixture; mix well. Turn into nine-inch pie shell, arranging lemons slices evenly. Cover with top crust. Cut several slits near center. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes or until knife inserted near edge of pie comes out clean. Cool before serving. This recipe is from a Shaker cookbook entitled “We Make You Kindly Welcome” Gerald
Shaker Lemon Pie
3 cups sugar
Double crust for 10 inch pie
All-purpose flour, for work surface
1/8 teaspoon salt
7 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Wash and cut 2 lemons crosswise into paper-thin slices. It is very important to slice the lemons as thin as possible; use a very sharp knife or a mandolin. Remove seeds and discard; transfer to a large bowl. Remove peel and pith of remaining lemon and discard. Slice lemon flesh crosswise into very thin slices. Remove seeds and discard; add to bowl with other lemon slices. Add sugar and toss well to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let mixture stand overnight, stirring occasionally. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out bottom crust into a 13-inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour; fit dough into a 10-inch pie plate, pressing it into the edges; refrigerate 15 minutes. Add salt and whole eggs to lemon mixture; stir until well combined. Pour into chilled pie crust. On a lightly floured work surface, roll remaining piece crust dough into a 13-inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour. Cut 8-inch long slash in the center of the top crust. Continue making slashes on both sides, descending in size, about 1-inch apart across the top crust. Place over filling and crimp edges to seal. Brush top of crust with egg whites. Transfer pie to oven and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and continue until crust is golden brown and shiny, about 30 minutes. Makes 1 10-inch pie. Elaine
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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.
Does anyone know how to make the "Sloppy Joe" from scratch? I've seen the cans in the supermarket, but I remember my mom making the mix up with ground beef from scratch. Any suggestions? Dale
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.
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Welcome to my little slice of cowboy history! Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day and thanks for looking. Giddyup.
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