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The Collectors Newsletter #770 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #770 -- 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.
Aladdin Knights of the Mystic Light
Welcome to the Aladdin Knights Home Page, dedicated to the collectors of antique coal-oil and electric Aladdin lamps! With a mix of rural American history and modern technology we bring the passion of thousands into the reach of millions. These pages serve to educate, illuminate, and entertain everyone and anyone who has even the slightest curiosity about one of the greatest and most beautiful series of lamps ever produced—the last non-pressure, incandescent kerosene lamp made in the world! Each lamp is capable of 50 candle power and 2000 BTU of heat. We celebrate 100 years of Aladdin lamps beginning September 25, 2007. So feel free to look around at the many things these pages have to offer. Over time this site will grow and mature, so visit us often, but above all enjoy!
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Aladdin Lamps? See:
2) 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
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
For many years I wanted a ship's wheel.People told me to go to the old navy yards and ship yards to find one.
Never was satisfied with any of the ones I saw that were commercially made.
One day in the summer, I went toward the shore in South Jersey where I came across a nautical store. It looked like an old weather beaten shack, but inside it had everything imaginable.
In the back of the place half way buried, mostly obsured by the dirt and sand, my daughter and I came across a worn looking wheel, but the shop keeper said they would refinish it for me. When I came back two weeks later, they said that they were offered three times as much as I paid because when the wheel was cleaned up there were pieces of smooth beautiful green jade placed around the wooden wheel. I guess I found what I was looking for all those years. Carolyn
I started collecting Legos after buying my son a set of them for Christmas at a flea market. I cleaned apartments and new construction as I was a single mom with 4 boys. I found legos every where. In the carpet, grass, garbage, and just about anywhere you want to look. My son is 41 years old so I have been collecting them for over 35 years. I have a four drawer dresser that I have clear full. A lago table and several totes full. I have several small totes of people, horses, flags, men, guns, knives, motorcycles, and you name it. I keep telling my grand children When you quite playing with them I am going to sell them and buy myself a new car. Found most at garage sales. We have boats, helicopters, cars, houses, and you name and they have enough to build it. Love your news letter. Kaye Allyn, Wa.
I used to collect children's tea sets. I had my mother's tea set from the early '30's and unfortunately, she let me play with it and I broke some of the pieces to it. My mother had kept it in a box and all pieces were there, no chips, breaks....all perfect. It was lusterware, made in Japan and had hand painted pictures of cats and dogs drinking from a bowl. After my mother's death, I got the remaining pieces from her tea set and started checking e-bay to see if I could ever find any pieces to add to it. It took years to find that pattern but eventually I did and I got several pieces to add to it but have never been able to come up with a full set. Evidently it is a pattern that is difficult to find but I was always thrilled when I did find a piece from that set! That is what makes collecting fun, finding that obscure item you are looking for. Dee in Mansfield, OH
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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3) Antique News
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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. Artfact Live! Presents American Art from California
2. Artfact Live! Presents Swarovski Crystal Collection
from Kodner Galleries
3. Farm toys, toy trains, more to be sold Feb. 20-21 in Ill.
4. DRAYCOTT'S BADA PACKAGE HEAVEN FOR
5. Martingale raises Angel Round
6. Vintage Yard Transforming Quality Moments with
Vintage Rings of all Kinds
7. Valentine's Day Sale
8. Piccolo Art Roams into Richmond
9. Historian's $5+ Million Collection of American
Documents in NYC Auction
10. 1948 Tucker Convertible Will Be Sold at Russo
and Steele Collector Automobile Auction Sunday
11. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction
Re-opens to the Public Sunday at 8 a.m.
12. Antiques & Collectibles Dealers at TIAS.com saw
a 32.6% increase in their December 2009 Holiday sale
13. New CollectibleDetective.com Event Calendar
Benefits Treasure Hunters & Industry Pros Alike
14. Freeman’s presents The Lehman Collection -
Part II on Artfact Live!
15. Chalmers Catawba bottle realizes $19,600 at auction
16. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
CELEBRATES THIRTY YEARS WITH “ASSETS 2010”
CONFERENCE IN TORONTO
17. Sotheby’s to Offer the James S. Copley Library
18. Artfact Live! Presents the January Art & Antiques
Auction from Antique Helper
19. Artfact Live! Presents Antiques & Accessories
20. Artfact Live! Presents Miniature Lamps & Victorian
Glass from Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday January 26, 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.
My 4 year old grand-daughter asked me for an angel to hang in her bedroom. I found a kneeling Angel that recited "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep". I thought it would help her sleep in her own room. Well, she just loves it! And she loves to recite the poem, although, as with all little ones, she gets some of the words mixed up. She was telling her mom & I what she learned. It came out as "Now I'm Lenny Down the Street". Her mom & I laughed so hard we did not hear the rest of the poem, but I'm sure it was as special as the first line. Kids really do say the darndest things! - Patti in Illinois
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 Vic requested a recipe for Irish Coffee Pudding we had several great replies
Irish Coffee Pudding
6 Eggs , separated
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Coffee very strong
1 1/2 oz Unflavored Gelatin powder
1/3 cup Whiskey irish or irish mist liqueur
2 1/4 Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup Walnut crushed
1. Beat egg yolks with the sugar until thick.
2. Heat the coffee until hot but not boiling: add the gelatin and dissolve it in the coffee. Mix this mixture into the yolks and sugar.
3. Place in a double boiler (or in a stainless steel bowl suspended over boiling water). Continue beating until mixture begins to thicken, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, and when the bowl has cooled slightly, place it over cracked ice and continue stirring. Beat 1 1/4 cups cream.
4. When pudding mixture has cooled and is on the point of setting, fold in cream. Stir in the the whiskey.
5. Lastly, fold in the well-beaten egg whites. Pour into a souffle dish that has a double thickness of parchment paper tied around it: the paper should come up 3 inches above the top of the souffle dish.
6. Oil a jam-jar or bottle and press it down into the center of the pudding, this will leave a well that will later be filled.
7. Chill for several hours to set.
8. Remove the paper collar by easing around the circumference with a knife dipped in hot water.
9. Carefully remove the jar or bottle, and fill the center with 1 cup sweetened whipped, cream.
10. Decorate the exposed sides of the pudding with crushed walnuts, pressed on with the palm of your hand.
Step 1 - Prepare the following ingredients for the Irish coffee pudding recipe:
* 6 large egg yolks and whites, separated
* 1 cup whipped cream
* 3 tablespoons crushed walnuts
* 1 cup freshly brewed espresso (or freshly brewed strong coffee)
* 1/3 cup Irish whiskey
* 1/4 cup sugar
* Mint leaves for garnishing, optional
* 6 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
(Caramel Cream Sauce), optional
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup instant or freshly brewed coffee
* 1/3 cup heavy cream
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Step 2 - Make the Irish coffee pudding:
(1) Cream with mixer the yolks with sugar in a bowl. Pour mixture in a saucepan. Set aside.
(2) Brew coffee. Pour hot coffee in a separate bowl and then dissolve the gelatin in coffee. Stir coffee mixture into the yolk mixture.
(3) Heat saucepan and stirring the ingredients until thicken to a sauce.
(4) Fold in the whipped cream and then stir in the whiskey. Finally, add egg whites.
(5) Line four single serving soufflé cups with parchment paper. Pour equal amount of Irish coffee pudding mix into each soufflé dish. Let pudding mix set.
(6) If you want the caramel cream sauce, make it first (see article Step 3) and then return to this section. Otherwise continue... Top each serving with crushed walnuts, a tablespoonful of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and a mint leaf before serving.
Step 3 - Make the Carmel Cream Sauce if desired.
(1) Mix sugar and water in saucepan until sugar is wet. Cook on low heat until sugar turns brown, swirling often.
(2) Remove from heat. Pour in coffee and cream into the sugar mixture. Return and cook, stirring constantly until caramel texture forms.
(3) Remove ingredients from heat. Stir in Irish cream liqueur and lemon juice just before serving.
(4) Pour caramel cream sauce over Irish coffee pudding. Return to Step 2, #6 instructions.
Jaci Barganier - Carrollton, Virginia
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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.
Growing up in Cleveland,Ohio our special occasions included a meal at the New York Spaghetti House on East 9th. Street. The restaurant is closed but does anyone have their recipe for the "brown" spaghetti sauce? The rumor was that it included anchovies. Thanks from Cathy
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.
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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.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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