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The Collectors Newsletter #777 -- February 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #777 -- February 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.
American Cowboy Culture Association
Purpose is to promote all areas of cowboy culture; sponsors events relating to cowboys; sponsors National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration - held in September in Lubbock, TX.
The National Cowboy Symposium is part of an American folklore revival that had its beginning in 1985 when Hal Cannon and other folklorists from our western states started the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. The second such event was the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering that was started in 1987 on the campus of Sul Ross State University at Alpine, Texas. Other events were started at Prescott, Arizona in 1988 and Roswell, New Mexico in 1989. In 1987 Alvin G. Davis participated in the event at Alpine, Texas as a cowboy poet and determined at the time to start a comparable event at Lubbock, Texas. He, with a group of other like minded folks, put the Symposium together June 2-4, 1989 on the Campus of Texas Tech University at Lubbock. For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Cowboy related collectibles? See:
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
A ramble from your Editor....
As you may have noticed, the "American Pickers" thread got MANY folks to voice their opinions over the past 2 weeks. Lately we also had many notes from readers who as one reader put it, was "sick of this topic" and wanted us to move on to something else.
If one of our topics inspires our readers to take the time to contribute to the conversation, I'm going to try to make room for those readers and publish as many of their comments and stories as I can. My priority is going to be towards those readers who help us write this newsletter. Constructive criticism is always welcome, but before you write to me to tell me that you're "sick of this topic" please consider including a story that we can publish instead.
This is our 777th issue and the only reason we've made it this far is because of the generous contributions of stories, comments and opinions from readers like you. Please be a part of our community by contributing a story today. Many thanks.....Phil
In 1993 we moved into my great grandparents, grandparents home as they had passed & it became available & we had the need. My aunt had never cleaned much of grandma's things away, so many treasures to me were found. I proudly display many of them as being theirs & love my childhood memories of some of them. The one thing I still use every morning is a coffee canister that was sold with the Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets made right here in New Castle, Indiana! At the time I didn't know that was what it was but later my sister and I started doing some genealogy work of this side of the family & I realized this grandpa, John King, worked at the factory when he was just 18! It became my passion to find one & have one, which I did. At first they were made one cabinet per craftsman until the assembly line was introduced. I think I have one that was made from one maker as there are small initials in hearts on the backs of all the hardware! It was then I found books and info about them, recognizing my coffee canister that I found in her home as being part of a set they sold. The cabinets were sold for $1 a week to just about anyone that said they wanted one! (no credit checks in those days!!) Production went from 2 per day to 700 per day at it's peak of the company! Many homes here in New Castle have the stationary wall cabinets built in that replaced these cabinets in the 1930's. My search now is for one of their stools that could also be a step ladder! The hunt is always the fun part! Kim in INDIANA
Hello, Phil. I read the outrage from Linda about the show 'pickers'. I live in southwest Missouri, northern Ozarks. Linda, there are two sides to every story.
I know MANY older farmers who have collected for years, auctions are a great place to hang out with old buddies for a day, they end up filling their trucks. I have been invited to many an old barn to 'pick' what I wanted to have.
Many of these older people have saved stuff for years and are just over-whelmed. I know this to be a fact. Just clear the stuff out. Many aren't interested in wheeling and dealing, or even making an income from it, they just hate to see it rot out there. If there are two men enterprising enough to want to 'lessen the load' let 'em at it.
If you are jealous of the 'pickers', come on down to southwest MO where I can find you eight or ten barns that are just achin' to be picked through - one man begged us to just take it all - 300 head doll molds. Material things matter less to some people as they age, not all are collectors like us. Just another point of view...Diane
I am a EGG Collector.....are there any Egg Collecting club around.
I do have quite a extensive collection....somewhere close to 500....course there are some duplicates......have not been able to locate a Egg Club.....also on line there does not seem to be unusual one shown......I collect anything from real to any kind of media and size......if you can give me any information I would appreciate it.
Perhaps you will have information or article on Egg come closer Easter....just a little early.....Thank you for your cooperation....Roger "MrEgg" Mobeck...email@example.com
When I was young my parents saved S and H green stamps and once every couple of months we would go to the green stamp store. Well, my mother got a set of cannisters that are white with blue decorations, shaped like the real old cannisters from the old days. They were absolutely beautiful and they sat proudly on our counter.
Well, mom and dad have both passed and the cannister set sits in my china closet. At times I think I should get an appraisal to sell them, then i think back at all the memories and think...not!!
Then after reading this weeks letter from Tia's and I see someone talking about dishes called blue garland makes me really curious to find out more about my cannisters. So just maybe I will do that!! Thank you for the letters to keep my curiosity up!!! Cindy
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3) Antique News
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1. I.M. Chait's Fourth NYC Asia Week Auction is
Saturday, March 27 at the Fuller Building
2. Furniture & Decorative Arts from Freeman's
3. Diamonds, Jade, Gold Coin & Timepieces Auction
from Joseph DuMouchelle
4. Margaret Maywood-Ditmar Estate Auction from
5. Estate Auction from Braswell Galleries
6. "Wisconsin - Our Flag's 30th Star" Benefit Auction
7. 53rd Annual Fox Valley Antiques Show
8. KPM porcelain plaque soars to $7,250 at Woody Auction
9. Antique Black Americana Ragdolls As Folk Art
10. Modern Design from Uniques & Antiques
11. Fine And Decorative Arts from Dennis Auction Service
12. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales -- 2/20/2010
Estate Treasures Auction -- 4PM
13. Sewing Patterns Galore! 1000's to be added
14. Historic Mansion Setting for Central Ohio
15. Antique auction to be held in Wayne, Pa., on Mar. 25th
16. SKINNER OFFERS ESTATE JEWELRY & SILVER
IN FEBRUARY DISCOVERY AUCTION
17. THE THIRD ANNUAL LUXURY ANTIQUES
WEEKEND AT LINDEN HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND
18. The Beatles Rock on at LiveAuctionTalk.com
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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US Glass Delaware Tankard Jug Green with Gold Gilt
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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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.
My grandmother, of very hearty and independent New England stock, lived alone into her 90s. In her later years, she developed emphysema. The doctors believe it was from using hairspray in an enclosed bathroom for years and years. About twice a year, she would develop breathing problems that would require her to be hospitalized. As she would wait the 20-30 minutes for the ambulance to get out to her house, she would direct whomever was with her to get “the list” and she would add to it until it was time for her to go. We often thought this would make a good Saturday Night Live style skit! My brother did a wonderful impression of her calling out for “the list” that even cracked her up!
She would always return and then put little slips of paper or where safe, masking tape on the items she had added to the list, and use the photocopier at the pharmacy to make a copy of the list to share with her 3 kids. We were very fortunate that she lived long enough to be able to give everything in person as she downsized for a move to assisted living and then, finally, into a nursing home. Sharing the list in advance also prevented any resentment. There were a few special items that all 3 children wanted but they knew in advance who she had decided to gift them to so there was no resentment. The only thing I wish is that she had left the history of some pieces of jewelry she left me. They were in her safety deposit bank, all in envelopes with our names on them that we received after she passed. She left me some very old pieces of jewelry including what have been identified as gold beads from the early 1800’s and some antique silver earrings that are believed to have been made in Turkey. They are special to me but I wish I knew why they were special to her and/or to the family. Thanks for this newsletter…makes my day to find it in my Inbox! Cheers, Rebecca
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 I requested a recipe for the "Orange Julius". We received the following...
After I made this request, I did a little research on the Orange Julius Web site. Under nutritional information I found allergy warnings for egg whites and milk solids. Readers sent in several different recipes. Based on this info and what was sent in from readers, here is what i came up with..
1-1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
8-10 ice cubes
Blend OJ, milk, egg and sugar on highest level for about 30 seconds then add cube and run it on high until cubes are gone. I tried it with vanilla and it just did not taste right
1-1/4 cups orange juice
1 cup water
3 tablespoons egg white or egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups ice
Combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT the ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 to 20 seconds or until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds or so, until ice is mostly crushed yet still a bit coarse.
6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/4 cup regular sugar
1/4 powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8-9 ice cubes
1. Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender.
2. Blend for about 1-2 minutes, adding ice cubes one at a time.
Orange Julius from Top Secret Recipes book.
1 c. orange juice
1 c. water
1/4 c. egg substitute
3/4 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. sugar
1 heaping cup ice
Combine all in blender on hi speed for 15-30 seconds.
Athena in DE
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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 Grandmother used to make a dessert she called "Date Delight", which was a rather dense cake, containing chopped dates, and served with a dollop of whipped cream. This was from the early 1960's through the mid-1980's, when she died. My sisters and I have been for many years now trying to locate a recipe for "Date Delight", as none of us thought to get it while she was alive, and we never found the recipe among her cookbooks and written recipes. We have never seen anything that even comes close, and we all miss Grandma's "Date Delight". Please, can anyone help us find this recipe? Diane G. from Illinois
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.
Glad to meet you here at Auntie G's! We offer 'original owner' items acquired over time. Starting with Avon Glass Decanters and Salt and Pepper Shakers, we'll be be adding more items and hope you visit us often!
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We will be having items from antique, vintage, country, shabby chic and collectables. Visit us often as we will be having new items weekly.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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