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The Collectors Newsletter #758 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #758 -- December 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
Holiday Shopping SALES at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see....
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Vaseline Glass Collectors, Inc.
Vaseline Glass Collectors, Inc., (VGCI), is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in 1998 to educate and unify Vaseline Glass collectors everywhere! There are different definitions of what is or is not "Vaseline glass," depending on what part of the world you are located. Our organization uses this definition: Vaseline Glass is a particular color of yellow-green glass that is made by adding 2% Uranium Dioxide to the ingredients when the glass formula is made. The addition of the Uranium Dioxide makes the glass color yellow-green. Vaseline Glass is ALWAYS verifiable by using an ultraviolet light (black light) on the glass item. When this is done, the glass turns a bright florescent green! Sometimes, even the most trained eye can be fooled by a piece of glass that looks like Vaseline Glass, but will not 'glow' or fluoresce bright green under a black light. Not all yellow-green glass will turn florescent GREEN when a UV light is shined on it. When manganese is added to the glass formula (which also makes a yellow-colored glass) instead of Uranium Dioxide, for instance, the end product will glow under a black light, but the color is an orange/peach color OR a lime green color that is much fainter than the bright neon green under UV light. Manganese was added to the glass mixture to counteract the minor traces of iron that would give the glass a 'coke-bottle' greenish tint to it.
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Are you interested in Vaseline Glass?
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.
Hi everyone, I always love getting the newsletter to read. I have a question for anyone out there & maybe someone will know the answer. I went to visit my sister who lives in Woodstock, VA at the time, 2001 or 2002. There was an antique mall we went to that wasn't very far from her home and first thing that was seen was a picture on the wall. It had a woman kneeling by a gravestone, she was in black old time dress(maybe civil war era) and next to her was the ghost of the deceased in a soldiers uniform trying to comfort her. This picture or painting, not sure which, was just awesome, but at the time I didn't have the money for it, I figured I'd send the money to my sister when I had it saved up. Well the antique mall went out of business and now I'm not sure where to find this picture and I keep thinking of that darn picture. Does anyone know if or where I could purchase this picture or what the picture is called? Thanks to all who might know. Please e-mail me at email@example.com if you know anything about this picture. Linda
Hi....I have thought of this story for several years and always find it so surprising and it brings a smile to my face every time.
I worked with a gal in a factory and we were talking about where we grew up. I told her I had for a time lived NE Minneapolis(MN) and she said she had also. As we were talking I told her I went to Pierce elementary school and she also had. I said my favorite teacher was a Mrs Spaulding whom taught the fifth grade. She said I hadn't thought about her for years. As time went on one day she told me about a member of her extended family who worked for the gas company. One day he took over service calls for another out of his area. He went to a home where they had collected bells of all sizes. He said they were everywhere. When he went downstairs he was looking at some of them, when he saw a bell that had belonged to his grandfather or great grandfather, which he had on a horse drawn wagon when he delivered vegetables in our old neighborhood. He was so excited that he asked the home owner about the "Old Bell". The man said that his wife, a school teacher, had collected bells for years and had recently passed away. He gave the "Old Bell" to this serviceman and told him to keep it in his family. And yes, the man's wife was my old teacher, Mrs. Spaulding.
I don't know if the story is per say accurate but it is close to what I remember my ex co-worker telling me. A way beyond fifth grader ~ Joyce
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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
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. FINE AND RARE WATCHES AT CHRISTIE'S
NEW YORK ON DECEMBER 15
2. NEW YORK JEWELS AND MAGNIFICENT
JEWELS FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
3. American Currency & Gold Coins from Freeman's
4. December Catalogue Auction from The Potomack
5. Artfact Welcomes New Partner Houses to Artfact Live!
6. Two bronze figural dancers hit $60,950 at Leland Little
7. Estate of Jack In the Box Founder Robert O. Peterson
Hits the Block at Kaminski’s December Auction
8. Gold dominates in Heritage Auctions' $9.4 million+
Houston U.S. Coin sale, Dec. 6
9. Two monster estates will be sold in Ivor, Va., Jan. 1st
10. Autograph Collectors Daily - Top 10 Celebrity
Signers in 2009
11. Country Joe's New Year's Day Auction
12. Power of Love and Magic in This Week’s
13. Peter J. Crowley Photographic Art December Shows
14. Artfact Introduces iPhone App with Absentee
Bidding and Auction Price Research
15. The Estate Of William D. Ansley from Antique Helper
16. Eubanks, Harvey, Rungius and more in Western Art
Auction at Heritage Auctions, Dec. 16
17. Important Canadian & International Works Of Art
from Westbridge Fine Art Auct
18. Jewelry And Collectibles from Woodbury Auction
19. LEARN “THE BUSINESS OF ESTATE SALES” AT
A FOUR DAY SEMINAR IN GAINESVILLE, FL
20. Martin Willis Creates Online Podcast for Auctions
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...
Stunning Hand Painted Nippon Biscuit / Cracker Jar
WHOLESALE: Antique Vintage Jewelry Collection 400+ pcs.
A Time Remembered
I Love My Gift
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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.
Julianne and the Bear
One day I was at the mall with our youngest daughter, Julianne and her two older sisters. Seeing a large crowd gathered, we went to investigate and saw several performing bears doing tricks with balls and riding bicycles around the ring. Afterwards there was an opportunity to have their pictures taken with the bears. I wasn’t surprised when Michelle, age 10, and Ariana, age 8, wanted to have their pictures taken with one of the bears, but I was dumbfounded when my extremely timid Julianne, age 5, wanted to go with them. I watched in amazement when their turn came and Julianne proudly stood next to the bear with a big smile and actually put her arm around the bear and started stroking his neck.
On the way home, Julianne didn’t make a sound until we pulled into the drive. And then she said very quietly, “Mommy, I couldn’t find the zip.” Then I knew why she had been so brave. She thought the bear was actually someone in a costume. She is now 27 and we still laugh about the zip that wasn’t there. Carol St.Clair-Phillips
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 Michelle requested recipe for “Giant Oreo Cookies” here are two recipes that we received.
I found this recipe at the Desert News Website. My cousins in Utah make a smaller version and they are great. Hope this is the one you are looking for that was in Seventeen in the 70's. Rebecca Pacey - Eagar, AZ
Giant Oreo Cookies - Author: Janet Barton, Sandy
Yield: 24 servings
2 packages Devils Food Cake Mix
2/3 cup oil
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mixes, eggs and oil. Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Roll cookie dough into balls 11/2-inch in diameter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. Cool completely. For filling, in a medium mixing bowl blend together cream cheese and butter. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread filling over the bottom side of a cooled cookie, then place another cookie over the filling, sandwiching the filling between the cookies. Store in an airtight container. Each serving contains 309 calories, 17g fat, 35g carb, 237mg sodium, 92mg cholesterol.
Homemade Oreo Cookies -24 servings
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (room temp)
1 cup sugar, plus
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces chocolate chips, melted
8 tablespoons butter (room temp)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons light cream, plus
2 teaspoons light cream
Cookies: Cream butter& sugar together.
Add eggs and water, beat together.
Add melted chocolate until combined.
Add flour& baking soda, beat.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
Scoop rounded teaspoon onto sheet.
Press each cookie with bottom of a glass until it forms a round 1 1/2" in
Bake 17 minutes at 375°F, cool completely on rack.
Filling: Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.
Fill cookies and allow to set for 2- 3 hours (or refrigerate for 1 hour).
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.
Would any of your readers have a recipe for Amish sour cream fudge. Now it's the holiday season, I would like to try making some after tasting at a craft fair. thanks. Laurie
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.
Cottonwood antique mall
We have been in the antique business for 13 years and have many fine quality antiques and collectibles.Our inventory includes glassware, porcelain, jewelry, postcards, books and furniture.
Roads End Antiques
This is a collection of antiques and collectibles spanning 60 yrs of collecting. Glass, ceramics, post cards, furniture, oil lamps, and many more. I want to make this a pleasant experience for all customers and have fun in the process.
Flatwater Agency Paper & Collectibles
Specializing in pinup blotters, automotive magazine ads and manuals, travel miscellaneous paper and collectible china.
I am sophistomax. Surround yourself with Beauty. Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Porcelain, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Glass, The Unusual and Unique. I hope you enjoy shopping with me.
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.
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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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