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The Collectors Newsletter #774 -- February 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #774 -- February 2010
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6. Funny Old Stuff
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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2) We want your stories. 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 wanted to write about the new show "American Pickers". I watched it for 45 minutes before I turned it off in disgust, It was disgusting the way
these two guys went around and ripped people off. It's one thing for people to take their stuff in to "Pawn Shop" but these two guys just look for people to rip off. If you looked it was old people that looked like they needed someone to help them that these guys riped off the most. They give all dealers and collectors a bad name. If you see these guys in your town run them out on a rail. This show makes Americans look like a bunch of crooks to the rest of the world. Boycott this show. Linda
Hi Phil, Thank you for the great newsletter! Shanna’s story about the Havilland Blue Garland dishes brought back fond memories of my own. My mother and grandmother purchased the same set for me at the local supermarket. My grandmother passed away when I was 15 so she was not there to see me get married. At my first bridal shower I was so surprised to open a gift and find the first box of those dishes with a card from my Grandma. It was as if she was there to share that special time with me.
As a child, I loved the bright blue of the pictures on the boxes and was kind of disappointed that the dishes themselves were more of a blue gray. Now as an adult, I am so glad they are the blue gray! I like it much better and on every holiday and special occasion, I think of my grandma and mom purchasing and storing those dishes for me. Thank you, Alane
Hi Phil..I've enjoyed The Collectors Newsletter for many years and read every one I've received, gathering information, recipes and laughing at many stories shared by your readers.
When I read Shanna's story (Newsletter #769) about the Blue Garland china, I was surprised to learn that it was originally distributed through a grocery store. Now I appreciate the opportunity to tell 'my story'.
My mom had been given a complete set of Blue Garland by an elderly friend who was downsizing, back in the 1970's, I think. Mom enjoyed using this set for several years and were her 'good dishes' during family occasions. By the time I inherited the set there were several chipped and missing pieces. So it sat unused in my lower kitchen cabinets for quite a long while, until I could afford to purchase the needed pieces. By that time, eBay and other internet sources caught my attention and I was able to eventually find all the pieces.
Meanwhile, one day I happened upon a garage sale and there in a box were 'my dishes'. Well, I just couldn't help it...I bought them all. I now have Blue Garland settings for 12 people, although I'm now at an age when I'll probably never again entertain that many guests at one time.
The good thing is that I was able to fill out my mom's pretty set. The bad thing is that I became hooked on old china and glass from the 20th century. Every time I saw something that appealed to me I went for it. I would set my alarm clock to get up in the middle of the night if need be, for a particular auction close and the rush of winning. although I don't have a need for all the sets I own (I won't divulge how many), I love them all and am not ready to part with any of them just yet. Storage finally became the problem, resorting to needing my
closets which are meant for clothing. I came to my senses and declared a moratorium on the purchase of any more china and glass...or so I thought.
And then one day when my husband and I were perusing our local antique shops I fell in love again with another stunningly beautiful white and gold set for 12...perfect as when manufactured with all the serving pieces. I dragged him back to that store several times and still the set was there, just begging me to bring it home. And because he sensed my feelings and loves me more than I deserve, he said we should make an offer. The next day we received a phone call and accepted the seller's new price.
That was 3 years ago. I no longer allow myself to check out the china. But the thrill of the ride was so much fun and I'm glad I had the experience, thanks to my mom...Charlotte from Temecula, CA
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Depeche Mode auctioning 12 unique wristwatches
to benefit teen cancer charity
2. Artfact Live! Presents Lehman Collection - Part
II from Freeman's
3. Artfact Live! Presents the Winter 2010 Auction from
Dargate Auction Gallery
4. Artfact Live! Presents Vintage Amusement Park,
Carnival & Advertising Auction from J.S. Dill Auction
5. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Art & Illustrations from
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
6. Hammer Museum in Los Angeles offers a window
into the creative process
7. TREASURES OF LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY -
400TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION 1610-2010
8. THE TORTWORTH COURT ANTIQUES AND FINE
ART FAIR IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK
9. Delaware Winter Antique Show
10. Bennie's Barn Antique Mall Glendale, Ky
11. Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Club
12. Gaston & Sheehan Brings U.S. Marshals Service
Auction Live Online on Proxibid
13. Special Anniversary Event at Sue's Antique
14. Good news: Collectibles improve your mental health
15. HIGH NOON’S WESTERN AMERICANA AUCTION
BIDS “HAPPY TRAILS” TO THE RECESSION!
16. MAGICAL MEMORIES FUEL TEARS AND HEATED
BIDDING AT HIGH NOON’S FIRST AUCTION OF THE
ROY ROGERS AND DA
17. Artfact Welcomes Four New Partner Auction Houses
to Artfact Live!
18. Tradewinds Mid-Winter Internet Only Cane Auction
19. Hugh Hefner’s Funnies: Over 55 Years of PLAYBOY
Cartoons – more than 100 originals in Heritage Aucti
20. 13p stamp error sells for £85k
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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.
I babysat 2 kids. One day I was telling them that I had a friend that just turned 99 years of age. With that one of the boys, age 7 told me he had a friend in school who had a grandmother who was also 99. "Oh" I said to him "thats great, that means next year she will be what?" His reply, "DEAD". I had expected him to say 100. Did i have a good laugh.
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue a reader requested recipes for "boiled apple dumplings". We received the following...
I am not sure if this is what the man meant by "boiled" apple dumplings but here's my mom's recipe:
Turn on Oven 1st thing as it must be hot 375 degrees before adding sauce
2 Crust pie crust
6-7 Granny Smith apples, peeled & sliced
3-4 Tbls butter
Make crusts, pinch off ball & roll out to 7" circle. Add sliced apples a sliver of butter, some cinnamon & sugar. Pull dough up around & overlap. Place in 9x13x2" pan. Repeat til you have 6-7 large dumplings or smaller ones.
Sauce: 3 C water
2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C butter
2 tsp cinnamon
Boil this on med high heat for 3-4 min. Pour over dumplings & bake 35-45 minutes uncovered. She made these for local restaurants & fairs for years. Kim Indiana
(1) Boiled Apple Dumplings
2 tablespoons sugar, PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
6 teaspoons sugar, divided
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour, sifted
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/4 cup milk
3 large apples
Additional milk and sugar
Sift together 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, salt and flour. Cut in shortening and stir in 1/4 cup milk. On a floured board, roll out the dough to about 1 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut dough into 6 squares. Peel and cut apples in half and core them. Put 1/2 apple onto each piece of dough. Put 1 teaspoon sugar onto each apple. Pull up the corners of each dough square and close them together; press to seal well.
Tie each dumpling into a piece of cheesecloth or muslin. Drop dumplings into a large pot of boiling water. Cook about 25 minutes. Serve with milk, sugar and cinnamon.
(2) Amish Boiled Apple Dumplings
2 C. self-rising flour
1/2 C. apple juice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 C. diced apples
2 (46 fluid oz.) cans apple juice
1 T. cornstarch
In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup apple juice and cinnamon, stirring until smooth. Stir in diced apple. Pour all the apple juice into a 4-quart pot with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Drop diced apple mixture by soup-spoonfuls into boiling juice. Cover and let boil 20 minutes. Do not remove lid during cooking. After 20 minutes, remove dumplings from pan; set aside. Stir cornstarch into remaining apple juice in pot and cook until thickened. Serve over dumplings. Makes 8 dumplings. Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL
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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.
My husband often mentions "liver pudding soup" that his mother used to make when he was growing up in the 1940's & '50's in Pennsylvania. We have some homemade liver pudding and I'd like to surprise him with a pot of the soup if someone has a recipe to share. Thanks, Bonnie
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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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