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The Collectors Newsletter #752 -- November 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #752 -- November 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.
Treasures for Little Children (Formerly Toy Dish Collectors Club)
A club for collectors of children's dishes, toy glass, toy graniteware, tin tea sets, miniature furniture, doll houses, kitchen doll accessories, and related toys.
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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.
With the holidays closing in on us, a reader suggested that for our next issue, our readers might tell us about their favorite antique or collectible gift they received or gave to someone....Phil
I can certainly relate to the story told by Judy in Jacksonville about her grandmother in the country giving away family mementos to strangers who probably took advantage of her generosity.
After my mother-in-law passed and the family assembled from various points in the country, I noticed almost immediately that a prized table that had been in her family for four generations was missing. She had always told me that it would become my husband's some day because it always passed to the oldest child of each generation. When I asked what had happened to it, my father-in-law told me it was "gone". Turns out that a co-worker of my mother-in-law's, who had probably admired the table, showed up at their doorstep after her death and expressed an interest in having it. My father-in-law, without any thought to family members or sentiment, gave it to her. He had never paid any attention to my mother-in-law's wishes and she had never written anything in a will.
It made me almost physically ill. The only way, to this day, that I console myself with the loss and not being able to honor her wishes to keep it and pass it down to the next generation is remembering the wise words of a friend of mine. She told me to think of all the times I have found a treasure at an antique store or estate sale that gave me great pleasure and remember that they had belonged to someone else and through whatever circumstances, the piece now came to be offered for sale to an unknown buyer. It is just a material "thing" and I console myself by hoping that the lady who took the table enjoys its beauty and is taking care of it and will pass it on to one of her family members down the line.
In regards to Scott's letter (following) We also have 2 particular "dealers" in our area who do not have any scruples. Not only does one dealer do the same practice as you mentioned but he also mails out "notices" to relatives listed in obituaries that he will buy their estates. I personally find this "tacky." He is really not honest in his "appraisals" & takes advantage of those in a very vulnerable position. Another "dealer" will go to estates sales a day before they are listed to start. She will give them a sad story that she either has to go out of town or use an excuse that someone close to her is ill or whatever suits her tactics. It just takes "one bad apple" to ruin it for the many honest and reputable dealers. Unfortunately these two dealers are still in our area......Lois
Since the conversation is on dealers, I thought I’d pass along an experience (actually more than one, but they were all similar) about a dealer that used to be in my hometown. This was about 25 years ago, but the experience has stuck with me all these years. I have been an avid garage / estate / rummage saler for years. There was a dealer that would go into estate sales with sheets of his own “sold” stickers and put them on everything that he wanted. Then he’d argue about the prices trying to get a better deal. Eventually, the professionally run sales wouldn’t even let him in the door. He was very rude. It eventually got to the point that he couldn’t buy anything and he left the area.
I’ve met a number of dealers that are very nice and would go out of their way to help you, but it only takes one to ruin it. I’ll never forget this guy and what he tried to do. Scott
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. San Andreas, CA - Buck Kelly Drugstore Estate Sale
2. John Moran Auctioneers December 8, 2009, Antique,
Fine Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction
3. CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS LARGEST GROUP OF
LALANNE WORKS TO EVER BE OFFERED AT
AUCTION THIS DECEMBER
4. CHRISTIE’S TO SELL EXTRAORDINARY PEONY
LAMP FROM THE STORIED GLUCK COLLECTION
5. CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS: HISTORICAL DESIGN
REFLECTS – THE EAST 61ST STREET YEARS
6. Proxibid Brings Personal Assets of Auto Racing
Star Jeremy Mayfield to Online Bidders
7. Original Comic Art Superheroes Find a New Home
on the World’s Greatest Comic Art Marketplace
8. Pre Civil War Canopy Twin Bed and Twin Reproduction
9. $5 Million America's Most Beautiful Gold Coin at
Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
10. Dinnerware Replacements Adds New Inventory
11. PIMCO Founder Bill Gross Selling $3M Portion of
Stamp Collection to Benefit Smithsonian Museum
12. Autograph Store Charity Fund raising Helps 152
Organizations Raise Money in October
13. THE WINTER SARASOTA ANTIQUES SHOWS
14. ROYAL DOULTON EXPOSITION TO BE PART
OF ATLANTIC CITY SHOW
15. Strickler's Celebrity Autographs Pre-Holiday Special
16. Nearly 750 lots to be sold at massive estate
sale Dec. 5
17. CHRISTIE’S GOES COUNTRY - INAUGURAL
COUNTRY MUSIC SALE TO BE OFFERED AT
CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK
18. Porro Art Consulting & C. joins Artfact Live! to
present XX Decorative Arts auction online
19. Artfact Live! Presents Exceptional Lighting,
Antiques, Clocks, Watches from Fontaine's
20. Artfact Live! Presents Estates Auction from
Nadeau's Auction Gallery
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Blenko Glass at Muddy Creek Antiques
Discount Holiday Shopping at Doris Stephan's Antiques
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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.
We were cleaning out some items after a death in the family and came across some false teeth. My young son asked what they were for and I explained they were false teeth that people used for eating. He examined them closely, turning them over and over and finally asked, quite puzzled, "Where's the tongue?" RM in NC
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue Barb requested recipes for “Favorite ways to cook turkey” here are several recipes that we received.
A neighbor gave me this recipe years ago and it has become a favorite way to cook a turkey that will be moist and very tasty. Once it is in the oven to cook, sit back, relax, and then enjoy the best holiday turkey anyone can fix.
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 teaspoons hot water
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup peanut oil
3 teaspoons paprika
1 turkey or turkey breast
(14 to 16 pounds, maximum)
Combine pepper, salt, paprika and hot water. Let stand a least ten minutes. Add peanut oil and mix thoroughly. Select turkey carefully. It should not exceed 14 to 16 pounds. Wash and dry. Rub some of the peanut oil mixture on the inside and outside of the turkey. Truss as desired (tie its legs).
Pour the remaining oil (plus additional oil if needed) into a large paper sack (from the grocery store—heavy-duty with no holes). Rub oil into inside of sack until every pore in every inch of the sack is sealed with the oil mixture.
Place turkey into sack--breast up. Fold over the end of the sack and close securely with a metal clip or similar device. It is a good idea to rest the sack on a pan as some of the oil may seep through to the outside of the sack.
Bake in a moderate oven (325o) for approximately 15 minutes per pound.
WEIGHT OF TURKEY
8 pounds 2 hours
9 pounds 2 hours 15 minutes
10 pounds 2 hours 30 minutes
11 pounds 2 hours 45 minutes
12 pounds 3 hours
13 pounds 3 hours 15 minutes
14 pounds 3 hours 30 minutes
15 pounds 3 hours 45 minutes
16 pounds 4 hours
Since the sack is airtight, the turkey is cooked by live steam. Be careful when the sack is opened!
You will not have to baste the turkey since the oil-sealed sack is self-basting. You will not have to watch it carefully. The turkey comes out tender to the bone and golden brown. Your turkey is done, ready to serve, and you can wrap up the sack—after the turkey is removed, of course—and throw it away. Not even a roaster to scrub and wash.
Do NOT substitute any other oil for peanut oil. Only peanut oil will work and it also imparts a wonderful flavor to the turkey. Also do not attempt to substitute aluminum foil in place of the sack. It will not work.
Be careful when you open the sack. Open the sack with its end turned away from you to prevent hot steam from burning you.
Now this may sound odd but there is an old tradition on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay of cooking a turkey stuffed with sauerkraut. In general, here are the directions. Thoroughly drain enough sauerkraut to generously stuff your turkey. Fry the kraut in a small amount of lard with hot pepper added to taste. Stuff the turkey with the kraut mixture and cook as you would usually cook a stuffed bird. If there is extra kraut, place it around the bird in the roasting pan. Baste infrequently. It makes a marvelously juicy bird and the sauerkraut sweetens just enough in the roasting to make it a perfect accompaniment for the bird. Serve with mashed potatoes and a quality dark bread as well as the usual Thanksgiving sides. I recommend creamed onions as a go with. Alice V
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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.
After reading Beths request for ways to cook a Turkey, I was wondering about favorite family side dishes to go along with your family's Thanksgiving feast. Every family seems to have one or two dishes that they must have with their Thanksgiving meal and many of these are also unique to their family. Send us your favorite recipes for side dishes..Phil
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Aunt Pitty Pat's China Closet
Offering early Americana pattern glass, pressed glass, depression glass, Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey and other elegant glassware companies. Also offering china, porcelain and pottery.
Little Rapids Hillside Treasures
Welcome to Little Rapids. We are seeking honest, energetic and personable collectors, seeking honest, energetic and personable dealers. The past is alive and well. We will be offering from the most elegant European to the quaint America.
Koble Antiques by Patricia
I deal in porcelains and various other types of beautiful antiques. Many are signed and hand painted. I deal in Limoges - French, chocolate pots, tea and coffee pots, cup and saucers, etc. I also have vintage items of interest.
Walt & Pam's
Our store has something for everyone! From designer belts to pottery, from purses to angels, from costume jewelry to porcelain from furniture to pictures, and the list goes on! Join us for a unique journey into yesterday. Pam & Walt
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