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The Collectors Newsletter #766 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #766 -- January 2010
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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.
Wolverine Knife Collectors Club
The Wolverine Knife Collectors Club was established in 1978 and has been an active knife collectors club since that date. It now has 300 active members. Its Annual Shows are well known, with dealers from Canada, Japan, and all across the U.S.
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2) Hey everyone! Welcome to 2010 - We are in desperate need of some new stories to start out the new year. Do you have any stories related to your adventures collecting? Share them with us. Put together a few choice words and email them to me at Phil@TIAS.com
In the last issue I had asked readers to write in and tell us about antiques and collectibles they use every day. We got some great responses. We'll run more in upcoming issues, so if if you want to contribute a story, we definitely want to hear from you. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in 1958, the youngest of four girls. My next oldest sister was 6 years older. When cooking Mom and Jo had to keep me busy to keep me out of the way. My job when making quick breads or brownies was to grind the nuts in a hand crank grinder. Glass jar with a metal lid embedded with the grinder. Mother has passed, but I favor the nut grinder over the food processor every time. Can't wait for my granddaughter to be the next nut grinder.
I love my clear glass juicer and use it each morning. You know the kind, your man or woman power presses on the half piece of citrus to the juicer and then you have juice with pulp. Grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes are all juiced with great success. Something about an older item that is still around and serving its purpose. I leave it out because I consider it domestic art. Allison B. North Texas
All my vintage sewing machines (mostly Singer) are displayed artfully on top of armoirs, china cabinet, bookcases, and several are in cabinets and open for my daily use. Imagine how the Rockettes line up on stage and that is how my machines are displayed. I love the sound and motion of treadling while piecing to make a quilt top. They make such a great straight stitch and are made of metal -- again, something lasting for me to enjoy and hopefully my granddaughters. Allison B. North Texas
Thank you for a great newsletter. You do a great job of educating me and my friends and customers. I forward your newsletter regularly. With much gratitude, Allison C. Bayer, Plano, Texas
Hello, first let me say I love reading all of the interesting stories, and lot's of them spark up some good old memories- Thanks. As a boy I can remember taking the trips from our home in Connecticut to northern Vermont to visit my grandmother. It was always such a loving place to be, she would always have old cookie tins and jars filled full of homemade cookies and goodies galore. One of the things I remembered the most was the dishes we had used, Hall 's Red Poppy pattern. She had used them for daily meals, as she had obtained them weekly from the Grand Union Tea man. When it was time to auction off the contents of her home, all those dishes went in a box and sold for a few dollars, I was shocked as I wasn't able to attend and had not remembered them until my mom had reminded me, since then I have managed to collect nearly every piece of the set from china to the tin wear.... pieces my Grandmother didn't even have. I have also started collection the newer item's from China Specialties. So, now at the holidays I have a service for 12 that I proudly use with my family, My mom reminisces about being a little girl and using them also. It makes for a even more special day. Thanks for reading- Tim in VT.
I’ve managed to cull many of my grandmother’s items, still all in working order, still all beautifully cared for and preserved. I use many of them on a daily or regular basis. My favorite is an old pressed glass (clear, but with a faint pink tint) pedestal cake plate. It holds our constant supply of tomatoes. The pedestal is only about 9 inches, but it looks adorable with all the vined tomatoes heaped on it. Another useful object is my grandmother’s lemon squeezer. It’s made of aluminum, has a slotted seed sieve, (try saying THAT 10 times!) and this thing makes the BEST lemonade. Reamers will extract the juice, but the squeezer actually squeezes in some of the lemon oil, which makes the lemonade much more refreshing. AND I always add the juice of an orange to my lemonade. Seems to cut the acidity, and add flavor. You can’t taste the orange, but you sure know the lemonade is better. Linda in Leawood
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3) Antique News
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. The Dubois Collection to be sold in Wichita, Kan
., Feb. 13
2. Legendary Auctions’ To Handle First Public
Offering of Philip Kamin’s Photography Collection
3. WEST HOLLYWOOD ANTIQUES DEALER FACES
CHARGES OF SELLING FAKE PICASSO DRAWING
FOR $2 MILLION
4. Kovels' Top 10 Tips To Buying Smart in 2010
5. StampNews.com: Top 10 extraordinary stamps of 2009
6. KEY Estate Sales CHICAGO UPCOMING SALES
7. Artfact Live! Presents the Alexander Autographs
8. Bond, Batman and Popeye make ToyPedia the
Net’s Biggest Toy Catalogue!
9. SKINNER OFFERS REDISCOVERED GEORGIA
O’KEEFFE PAINTING IN JANUARY AUCTION OF
AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PAIN
10. ArtOfTime.Com Latest Arrival Patek Philippe World
Time 5131J with cloisonné dial
11. Sketch Maven Gives Comic Art Collectors More to
Look Forward to in 2010
12. Artfact Live! December Auction Results Roundup
13. ANTIQUES AND ART EXPERT TO GUIDE UVA
STUDENTS THROUGH ANTIQUES IN
14. January Sale at Dinnerware Replacements
15. "Olsen" 1913 liberty nickel sold for $3.7 million
16. Artfact Live! Presents a New Year Premiere Estate
& Collection Auction from O'Gallerie
17. Artfact Live! Presents the January Important Estate
Auction from Northgate Gallery
18. Sterling McCall Antiques Showcase
19. First Batman comic expected to set world record
price at Heritage Auctions
20. Kaminski Auctions Announces Free Antiques and
Fine Art Appraisal Event in Beverly Hills
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday January 12, 2010 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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.
A friend of mine used to say, if she didn't have any clothes on, that she had nothing on but the radio...mbmathis
In eastern Canada they have a saying -- STAY WHERE YOUR TO AND I'L COME WHERE YOUR AT...Sandy
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Tish-U-Knit Sweater or Ad
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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 "Little Willy" requested recipes for “BBQ ribs” we had surprisingly only one reply...
* 4 pounds pork spareribs
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 cup rum
* 1/2 cup chile sauce
* 2 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1 dash ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut spareribs into serving size portions, wrap in double thickness of foil, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap, and drain drippings. (I usually freeze the drippings to use later in soups.) Place ribs in a large roasting pan.
2. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rum, chile sauce, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Coat ribs with sauce and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.
3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Position grate four inches above heat source.
4. Brush grill grate with oil. Place ribs on grill, and cook for 30 minutes, basting with marinade.
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.
My mother made a lovely rice pudding from the time she was a girl through when she was an elderly lady. She was born in 1909 and I'm not sure whether the recipe was a family one or one she learned from a pre 8th grade cooking class in school. She used leftover rice and baked it with ingredients that formed a custard that rose to the top of the dish when baked and formed a kind of crust from cinnamon which she sprinkled over the top.
The result was a reasonably dense but moist rice "pudding" with a flan like custard about an inch thick on top. Can anyone help with a recipe?
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.
Modern vintage collectables from the early century 1900 to 1940’s for textiles and mid century 1940 to 1960s for china.
Misty Oaks Collectibles
Welcome! I find antiques and collectibles from around the Midwest, and am very happy to have you come on in and look around my store.
Retro kitsch to elegant antiques find an eclectic variety of porcelains, vintage linens, mid century modern, 40's, 50's, 60's Vintage Japan, California and West German pottery, kitchenalia and so much more!
A FLASH FROM THE PAST
We offer Vintage Jewelry and Collectibles for every Passion! All my Items are Hand Picked for Quality & Condition!! Our Professional Service, Competitive Prices, and Quality Items are why our customers keep returning. We look forward to serving you.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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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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