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The Collectors Newsletter #729 -- August 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #729 -- August 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.
Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS)
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I grew up in poor family, with little money for extras, like toys. Somehow my parents always found the money to get us a special Christmas gift. When I was about 7 years old, I miraculously received a ballerina doll, who quickly became my favorite. She wore a lovely blue tu-tu, and her hands and feet rotated for posing her in typical ballerina positions. I played with her so much, her feet fell off and were soon lost. But she was my favorite, and I loved her, so she was kept until well into my teen years. I really don't remember what eventually happened to her - probably was tossed when my parents moved after I married.
Several years ago, when I was in my early 50s I saw that very same ballerina doll in a second-hand store in a nearby town, except she was dressed in a 1920s flapper dress and fur coat. I knew it had to be the same doll, so I checked her feet - and sure enough, there were those ballerina feet!! The asking price was a little more than I felt I could justify for a doll for a grown women (I would have paid that much for a doll for a grandchild with barely a second thought!) I went back a few months later, but of course she was gone - I hope whoever bought her got her back into a ballerina dress that she was meant to wear! Judy in Montana
When my daughter was a baby I went to a local second hand store that was for babies and up to about age 5. I fell in love with this rocking horse they had for only 35 dollars. It was so beautiful and soft and so realistic with fur and the look in his eyes just seamed to beg me to take him home. But it was two days before pay day and I didn't have that much with me and neither did my friend who was with me. So sadly we left him behind. On payday I woke to the sad story on the news the store burnt to the ground during the night. I have since learned that I would have had a fabulous deal had I bought him. Diane in BG OH
Before you have that "get-rid-of-everything-before-downsizing" yard sale, be extra sure you are really ready to give up that seldom appreciated item. A few years ago, my husband and I sold our large house in order to simplify to much smaller quarters. I pulled every item in my house and tried to assess its value to me. Some things were easy: how many cookie tins, skillets, vases, sets of glasses, dishes, etc. do I need for the two of us anyway??? Unless I love that framed Batik that I brought from a military assignment in the Philippines during the Viet Nam War era, why should I keep it? If my children don't want that "whatchamacallit" that just takes up closet space, why not sell it? My husband doesn't wear the Thai silk smoking jacket. Why keep it? Jewelry? Out go all the old, seldom worn pieces. My own hand painted art items such as wooden screens, decorative boxes, and wooden trays went. (After all, I could always paint more. . .later.. . . someday. . . ) My books, volumes and volumes of classics and reference books acquired during my college and teaching years, became donations to schools and libraries. And the list of discards went on in that vein until our now meager belongings would fit our new quarters. People and dealers flocked to my sale. In my determination to rid myself of all those extras, I sold everything extremely cheaply---cheaply even for yard sale prices.
Now the "regrets" part of my folly have started. My original 1950's dresser lamps--the kind with the clear glass balls running from base to bulb--went for a song to a dealer, of all people. I now see reproductions featuring acrylic ball lamps for sale at hefty prices. Those lamps would fit so well in our present bedroom. The Batiks from Thailand would also fit in here. The list goes on as I now replace seasonal serving dishes and Christmas decorations. I could also use my handmade linen napkins and tablecloth bought in Hong Kong in 1967. The list goes on.
Regrets. Thankfully, my regrets never last very long. We truly did not need to encumber our "older" years with all those things. We are now enjoying the ease of scaled down housekeeping and negative yard keeping. We do have thousands of snapshots in photo albums, thousands of memories of our travels; we also have loving children and grandchildren who are accumulating their own things. Hey! Where did my regrets go? Thank you for allowing me to share this. It has been truly cathartic.
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Estate auction of military icon underway with
Manion’s International Auction House of Kansas City
2. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Antique Clock Auction
3. KIDS FIREHOUSE MUSEUM IN LARGO, FLORIDA
TO LIQUIDATE ASSETS WITH NO RESERVE
4. Summer Antiquing in Havre de Grace
5. Artfact Live! Presents Early American Pattern Glass
from Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
6. Artfact Live! Presents Painting, Landscape And
Sculpture from Louis C. Morton
7. SKINNER AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PAINTING &
PRINTS AUCTION SEPTEMBER 11TH IN BOSTON
8. Posters 101: Exhibit & Auction of Rare, Vintage Posters
9. Toy Car Collector Magazine to Live Again on Toy
10. Modern Design Auction on Artfact Live! on
August 25, 2009
11. Gigantic brain-like pearl to be sold Sept. 11-13 in N.Y.
12. Artfact Live! Presents Hummel & Lladro Figurines
from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
13. Artfact Live! Presents Three-Day Asian Art Sale
14. Historic Judy’s D&G Breweriana, Advertising &
Memorabilia Auction in St. Joseph, MO. Aug 22
15. Two Strong Sales in Two Weeks for Garth's Auctions
16. Heritage Los Angeles U.S. Coin Auction
approaches $25 million
17. Capes, Crooks & Cliffhangers: Heroic Serial
Posters of the Golden Age book new from Heritage
18. Heritage secures $35 million loan facility from
19. Spider-Man tops all heroes in $2.1 million Dallas
20. Antique Mystery Novel by Emyl Jenkins
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
When my grandson was small, he went with me to Sunday School one Easter. He was dressed in a beautiful white suit. We were running late and cut across the back lot where he ran ahead of me. I cautioned him to be careful, and sure enough, he fell right in a muddy place. I was really letting him have it as we walked on and about that time I tripped in my spike heeled shoes.....and you guessed it! I fell right in the mud. I didn't think it was funny, but he sure did, and though he is in his thirties, he still tells that story! Some things they just never forget....especially when you want them to! Pat, EL Dorado, AR
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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 Dale requested a recipe for “Sloppy Joes” here are some of the many responses that we received.
Hi Dale! I, too, remember my Mom making these when I was a child in the 70’s. She simply mixed bottled BBQ sauce, ketchup, and relish to add to browned hamburger. There was no set amounts…this really is a “to taste” recipe. The ratio will depend if you like your sloppy joes more spicy (use more BBQ sauce) or sweet (use more ketchup.) Enjoy! -Rebecca
Dale wants to make a sloppy joe sauce from scratch. Here's an easy one:
1 pound hamburger
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar (add more or less to taste)
1/4 cup ketchup
Brown hamburger with onion and green pepper. Drain off grease. Add remaining ingredients and simmer slowly to desired thickness and flavor. (Recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc.) Jaci B. - Carrollton, Virginia
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
3/4 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and
green pepper; drain off liquids.
Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix
thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and
You can also use the above recipe for Nacho's - just spoon out mixture onto
a plate of chips and garnish to your delight.
You may want to add salsa to the mixture when heating the other ingredients
for a little extra 'zing'
Just happens that I made a large pot of this mixture for a casual large family gathering recently. Easy to make, especially ahead, so the hostess can relax and enjoy the family or guests !!!! Can be doubled or tripled as needed.
1 lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
Cook the hamburger, onion, celery and garlic.
Dissolve the brown sugar in the water and add with ketchup to hamburger mixture.
Boil until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the molasses. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve on hamburger buns.
Optional to top with cheese, chopped onions, scallions or crushed pepper.
Tasty, easy and great for lunch or dinner ! Enjoy, "Pixie" from Flanders, NJ
Sloppy joes have many names, depending on area of the country you live in. They may be taverns, barbecues, or sloppy joes. Some people even call them loose meats or Maid-rites, although loose meats generally do not have a "sauce" and Maid- Rite is a copy right name. I did a quick Google search and found that they may also be called Yip Yips, Wimpies, Slushburgers, Hot Tamales, skillet burgers or Steamrs.
I like the following recipe because it can be adapted for large groups.
Formula for Taverns ( Sloppy Joes)
For each 10 servings
2 # ground beef 1 teaspoon mustard
1 cup ketup 1 tablespoon dry onion
1 cup water or tomato juice 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cook and drain ground beef. Combine with other ingredients. Simmer. You may use fresh onion to taste. Dehydrated onion just makes it simple. Eleanor J Stump
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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 sister is looking for a recipe for the beef empanadas she used to buy at the NCO Club at Albrook AFB in the Panama Canal Zone. She says they were the best ever and we would like to try to make them. Thanks! Pam H.
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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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