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The Collectors Newsletter #739 -- September 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #739 -- September 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 Happy Pig Collectors Club
Happy Pig Club Motto: This is a club dedicated to people who collect pigs, so that they may gain more enjoyment from their hobby and to meet and mingle with others cursed with the same strange affliction. Just for the nonsense of it all and to give respect to "When I see a pig I think of you".
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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. 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.
Dear Tias: I love your newsletter...it is so informative and enjoyable to read. This letter is in regards to Winnie's query about Evening in Paris Perfume
Winnie, You may be able to get information if you type into your browser "Vermont Country Store. It sells products of the past. I suppose there is a customer support icon there and you could ask there about this product. You may be able to purchase the perfume. I remember this perfume during my youth, probably in the 40s...could have been earlier. I hope this will help. Betty Dixon, IL
Hello, Winnie in Kansas asked about a gold trimmed set with golden tassels. It sounds like a Christmas gift set to me. Evening in Paris was an inexpensive scent popular in the fifties. From then on the product waned in popularity as more and more people could afford the more expensive scents.
Your newsletter is still the most enjoyable mailing I receive. Others I quit after a few months as they are dull or repetitious. Thanks for sharing...Mari Collier
This lovely perfume -which my grandmother used and which I remember well was made by "Bourgeois". After Bourgeois was bought by Chanel, this perfume disappeared for several years I believe, but was "renewed" by Chanel and is back on the market. I bought a bottle a few weeks ago bu had to look all over for it because perfume shops do not carry it. It is still in a blue box and in a blue bottle much simpler, no gold, no tassel - but the new presentation is correct and the new fragrance very pleasant.
I have no memory of "gold" bottles - it seems your presentation was special.
As a Parisian, I am surprised that it is not all over town, I am sure it would be a success. And the price is reasonable
I have a different way of collecting. I had a moss rose child's china tea set as a child. After giving it to my daughter, I started looking for more items with the moss rose on them. After finding a few items in the stores over the years, I realized that I couldn't afford to buy all of them. I started collecting pictures of the items and logging the different companys that used the moss rose. It became an obsession to find as many different items as I could. I carry a digital camera with me when I browse antique and second-hand stores. I ask if I can take pictures of items that I don't have. I also collect pictures online. Ebay has lots of items, I contact the person with the item and ask them if I can have download their picture. If they have an item with a label I ask if they can take a picture of it and email it to me. They have been very helpful and most were interested in the different pictures that I have collected. So far I have over 1000 different items, cigarette sets, lamps, china, china animals, vanity sets, vases, etc., all different, but with the moss rose on them. It is getting harder to find different items, but it makes the search all the more fun. Just last week I found a moss rose duck and a mustache cup. Janet from Oregon.
As a fairly new subscriber, I feel I must question the "I usually don't sell to dealers" person.
I am a dealer for many reasons. I love the thrill of the hunt and the find. I do love a bargain, but the biggest reason is that I love old things and the memories they invoke. The lady apparently wants her treasures to go to people who will love and enjoy them. Who does she think our (dealers) customers are? They are people looking for treasures to love. I promise you we are NOT getting rich on our bargains. If I counted the hours on the road, cleaning up and/or repairing our purchases, the cost of gasoline, not to mention the price of the item, you would see that we are Not getting rich. We do it because we love it, and our customers love us for having the items they are looking for. We see that your treasures find good homes. If we were in the business for the money, we would have closed our shop when gasoline prices started going up, because that's when business started going down. Thanks for listening. A BIG BAD DEALER
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Chippendale desk hits $41,400 at Leland Little Auction
2. Art Deco Vintage Glass Squares Necklace, Bracelet &
3. Trick or Treat
4. Slotin Auction to stage Fall Masterpiece Auction Nov. 7
5. Artfact Live! Presents Stamp Auction from Fusco Auctions
6. Artfact Live! Presents A Fine Monmouth County Estate
from Point Pleasant Galleries
7. Warhol, Escher, Lichtenstein among Modern art greats
at Heritage Auctions
8. Huntley Antique and Jewelry Mall Opal Sale
9. Hidden Hill Antiques & Art, LLC Opens Show in Marysville, WA
10. The Merry Trio: Knife, Fork, & Spoon at Mama's Treasures
11. ART & ANTIQUE AUCTION
12. Jiminy Cricket Rare Animation Art at Auction Oct 4
2009 at PWAuctions
13. Psychic Jeane Dixon’s Crystal Ball Glows This Week
14. BEATLES Concert Tickets Highlight RocknRoll Auction
15. Comedy Icons Carlin Kinison & Belushi Artifacts at
Auction Oct. 4, 2009
16. Early Muhammad Ali Letters at Heritage Auctions
17. Online Bidders Deliver for Charlton Hall's 'Great
18. 2010 Depression Era Glass display at the Orland Park
19. Silver and Silver Plate Restoration
20. Sotheby’s to Offer Important Watches, Clocks and
Automata 20 October 2009
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...
Fine costume jewelry at very reasonable prices
Rare1941 Coro Door Knocker Gold and Rhinestone Brooch
Platinum ring, ladies, w/ round brilliant cut diamond
Kermit the Frog
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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 son was 4 years old in Kindergarten, his dad’s new carpentry helper had managed to cut his finger quite deeply on the job. My son thought this was so shocking and told his Kindergarten teacher all about it. She told me that with really wide eyes he’d exclaimed to her that the helper had cut himself in the finger really deep, “all the way down to the ‘testines’ and his that ‘testines’ were showing!” She had to have a think about that for a minute – she was confused and thought he meant intestines. She gently corrected him. He meant tendons. He’s now 20 years old and we still giggle about that. Dana H. – Calgary, AB.
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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 Stephen requested an easy recipe for “beer basted chicken” here are some of the responses that we received.
Beer-Basted Chicken with Sauce
12 oz. beer
12 oz. water
1 stick butter
garlic seasoning to taste''
Combine all ingredients in a small pan.
Cook chicken as you normally do on the grill except
Baste the chicken every 20 minutes with this sauce, until done.
Can be used on poultry, beef or pork --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 from Southern New England, Massachusetts to be exact. In the 50's-80's there was a store in New England called Jordan Marsh, which later evolved into Macy's.
They had a bakery department on the ground floor. They used to sell THE BEST blueberry muffins.
The muffins were more "cakey" than "crumbly" and were topped with large granulated sugar.
Does anyone out there have the recipe for these "jordan marsh muffins? Many thanks, Leslie from Massachusetts.
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to email@example.com 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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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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