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The Collectors Newsletter #742 -- October 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #742 -- October 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 Official International Wade Collectors Club
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Are you interested in Wade ceramics? Take a look at:
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.
I have had to down size quite a few times but I still manage to collect. The simple way is go into each room and say to yourself “ if the house was on fire and I could carry ( no restriction on size) only 5 items what would you choose? That to me is the easiest test. I am not saying I have ever limited my self to 5 items but it does make you think EFR from Boca Raton Florida
I enjoy reading about people and their collections....Let me tell you about my collecting problem and how it was solve, at least temporarily. When I retired we relocated to a rural area with a 2 story house and 2 1/2 acres. When I lived in the city nothing was left out for fear of it being stolen ( On two occasions our auto were stolen from in front of the house!) With all my space I started to accumulate lots of stuff, some useful and some to be used in the future (such as old water heaters) . Well, the fire agency came though our area and gave out notices. I rented a 30 yard dumpster and filled it with treasures such as: old bbqs, sections of pipe, leaky garden hoses, old wood stove, repairable water pump, various sheet metal remnants, short pieces of rebar, cans of rusty nails (for inclusion in proposed cement work), and misc. cast offs that the kids gave me because I might use them. It broke my heart to see some of the "treasures" that my sons dumped. As I look around and see all the usable space I now have, my thoughts wander as how it can be better utilized......Frank in the foothills
To DH in California, PLEASE write down the story of the old lunch box and place it inside so that it won't be forgotten after you are gone. That's just too much of a treasure to have it forgotten. I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who treasures items like this. Monetary value matters little to me. It's more of a "heart" thing. I have to feel something for the things I buy. I don't look for items of great value - I prefer things that were loved and treasured by folks who could never had afforded expensive things. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dear Phil, A number of years ago my partner and I decided to have a garage sale. We worked for weeks sorting and pricing items to sell. A number of friends offered to help the day of the sale if we would furnish the beer. In those days we were all pretty dedicated drinkers and about 6 of our best friends showed up to help. We had a great sale, and a great time. At the end of the day we were so pleased with all the money we took in from the sale, we offered to take our friends out to dinner. Well, with the cost of the beer, cocktails before dinner, and the dinner, we spent more than we took in from our sale. But, we had a great day together, customers were happy, we were happy to rid ourselves of the clutter in the garage and we still talk about our one garage sale. We still have pictures to prove all of the above. Bill ..... Tulsa.
When I was a girl about 8 or 9, my 2 brothers & I would spend our summers in Kansas with our grandmother. We lived in California. My grandmother only had 1 child, a daughter, (my mother) & she died when I was 6. So she had kept many things from when my mother was a girl. I would enjoy looking & playing with them, but she never wanted me to take them home with me. Good thing too, for I surely would've broken them. But one thing she always did was to take us kids around the house & ask us what items we wanted, so she could leave them to us in her will. We never wanted to think of her passing & we would try to get through it as quickly as possible. Over the years, we grew more accustomed to the idea & would even switch items with each other. Well, in '86 she finally passed & we went back to Kansas for the funeral & to settle things. We discovered she had left notes on practically everything. If it was a family heirloom, she described it's history. One chest had my name on it. Inside she had lovingly placed many clothes, jewelry & other items she wanted me to have & almost all had notes attached. This had me crying that she took such great care in sharing not only her history, but the history of my mother. She even had purchased & wrapped a wedding gift to me, with a card. I wasn't even seeing anyone in particular then! We all loved our items from grandma, but the special memories & love that she gave us at the time of her passing are treasured more than words can say. I love you Grandma! Carol
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Just Arrived - Investment Quality Antique
2. Kansas City antique and collectible appraisal event
3. ALLISON KOHLER, JMK SHOWS, CHOSEN TO
PRODUCE THE NEW ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND
4. 19th Century European Art at Sotheby’s
5. Behind Camelot: The Kennedy Family Album
6. Bidders Take Aim at Firearms in Upcoming Garth’s Auction
7. AUCTION & ESTATE SALE COMPANIES AREN'T
THE ONLY ONES HELPING SENIORS MOVE ANYMORE
8. Atlantic City show is back and hotter than ever
9. Asselmeier & May Auction
10. CollectibleDetective.Com Offers Real Estate
Resources for Old Home and Antique Fans
11. Modernism, Asian, European & Ethnographic Art
& Antiques Now live on iGavel.com
12. Artfact Live! Presents Fall Fine Art, Antiques &
Decorations from Gray's Auctioneers
13. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Prints & Drawings,
Antiques, Sterling, Coins from Winter Associates
14. Free Antique Appraisal Fair
15. Lovable Charlie Chan: Vintage Movie Posters &
16. Artfact Live! September Auction Results Roundup
17. Exceptional Babe Ruth game-used bat brings
$537,750 at Heritage Auctions
18. Vintage Yard allows you to buy vintage rings and
vintage wedding rings at reasonable prices.
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...
Centennial Walnut George Jones Regulator clock
Mary's Memories - Vintage Porcelain, Pottery, Pewter
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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.
I enjoy reading every newsletter. It brings back so many good memories. Joyce especially brought back memories of my father. We lived about one mile from downtown. When I would ask for a ride, my dad would say "walking isn't crowded". Another of his favorites, when I asked for something, was "it doesn't hurt you to want". As I grew up and had a family of my own, I appreciated what my dad had taught my brother and I. He was right on both counts. I know our boys heard their Grandpa's words as they were growing up too. I was always happy to share it with them. I don't think it hurts our kid or our grandkids to hear these old saying, maybe it even does a little good. Thanks for allowing me to share my memories. Betty in Florida
Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to Phil@tias.com
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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 Jen requested an easy recipe for “Gingerbread/spice cake with white frosting” here is one response that we received.
Gingerbread/spice cake with white frosting
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose unbleached flour (11 1/4 ounces), plus more for dusting pan
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
8 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted, then cooled to room temperature
3/4 cup mild molasses
3/4 cup granulated sugar (5 1/4 ounces)
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 11 by 7-inch baking pan; dust with flour, tapping out any excess.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and cocoa in medium bowl.
3. Beat butter, molasses, and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in egg until incorporated. Gradually add buttermilk and milk until combined.
4. Add dry ingredients to liquid; beat on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Do not overmix. If using fresh ginger, batter will be lumpy. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
5. Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, and edges have pulled away from the pan sides, about 40 minutes. Set pan on wire cake rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm, or at room temperature. (Gingerbread can be wrapped in plastic, then foil, and refrigerated up to 5 days.)
7. Set pan on wire cake rack and let cool 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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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.
Here in the North East, the temps are starting to drop. I was wondering about favorite warm, spicy drinks that your readers enjoy to heat themselves up on these nippy nights. Bret
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.
Vic's Antique Shop
A collection of odds and ends that made us happy, could now be yours!
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Welcome to our store. We offer a wide variety of merchandise emphasizing vintage and retro. Look for glassware, fine china, kitchenware, books, toys and unique items. Enjoy your visit and have a nice day.
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