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The Collectors Newsletter #787 -- March 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #787 -- March 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 Quilter's Society
Members receive bi-monthly newsletter, discount admission to Annual National AQS Quilt Show, discounts on quilting books, American Quilter Magazine; also publishes list of certified quilt appraisers.
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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 seem to feel much like many of your readers about the pickers TV show, but the feelings come from the items they pay a low price is and the selling price is for much, much more. Sure they have to make a profit, but when the margin is that big it is almost like stealing from the folks from which they purchased the item. CC in Al
Loved Rebecca's e-mail about her grandmother and "the list". Perhaps Rebecca could identify some of the special pieces of jewelry by looking at old family photographs. The jewelry a bride and groom wore on their wedding day was always special and often passed down to heirs, no matter how simple the wedding was at the time. Pocket watches were often confirmation or graduation gifts. So pick up that magnifying glass and search those old photos, and be sure to tell your children who the relatives are in each photo, make sure they are identified for future generations. Ellen
Phil...have loved Tias Newsletters for lengthy time.
See most folks criticizing Linda over "Pickers"show; Would dearly love to see their reactions to having their elderly kinfolk getting ripped off as these TV folks do..BBC used to have program whereby pickers would assist folks needing extra monies for some project or vacation,etc. They would evaluate needy people's things, and have an auction,whereby the outcome (not always successful,but generally) benefited the owners of the antique stuff with the needed extra monies. That's more fair,than Pickers do. What goes around,comes around. Pickers will fail,as money likes to see bad guys win...no matter what the situation. What's happened to fairness,let alone moral conscience? Let's do right by and for everyone,and quit with the "getting over" nonsense. Thanx & Regards...The Kanzun
For years, I've collected vintage children's books for their illustrations/illustrators. Always looking for biographies on illustrators. Mostly from the time periods 1900 thru 1930's. Both British and American. This led to collecting baby record books of the same period. Some of the illustrators of children's books also illustrated baby record book. I've slowed down collecting in the last few years because what I collect has become so pricey.
Also love women's historical biography. Mostly British, French, American. Mostly 18th Century thru 1940's.
Actually I enjoy much non-fiction....some fiction. Enjoy memoirs, diaries, too. My latest purchase is Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn: A Social History of the Tea Room Craze in America by Jan Whitaker.
About once a month I discover something else I'd like to collect. I'm sort of interested in paper ephemera and thought collecting vintage greeting cards might be fun. Oh well, I don't have the time or money to collect a little bit of everything! Hope this is the sort of information you're looking for.........Barbara
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Old Toy Soldier Auctions salutes Bill & Don
Thompson collection in May 1 sale
2. ELVIS PRESLEY CONTRACT TO PURCHASE
GRACELAND TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION APRIL 25
3. Country Joe's Collectibles Auction
4. Stunning 1927 Metropolis Insert brings $47,800 to
lead $1.27 million Heritage Movie Poster auction
5. Tradewinds Spring 2010 all-cane auction
6. Original Contract to Purchase Graceland, Signed
by Elvis Presely, to Cross the Block on Proxibid
7. Four prominent estates will be sold in Panama City, Fla.
8. Contents of 19c Farmhouse to be sold at Fontaine's
Auction Gallery 01201
9. 2010 LaGRANGE ILLINOIS COLLECTORS MARKET
10. Sotheby’s New York Highlights Release
11. J.M.W.Turner’s Masterpiece Modern Rome
12. Sotheby’s Spring Sale of Magnificent Jewels
Distinguished by Superb Color and Provenance
13. Sotheby’s Spring Photographs Auction
14. Iconic Warhol Self Portrait at Sotheby’s
15. Vintage William Morris
16. Great Oak Auctions announces May 22nd Auction
17. Missouri’s Largest Antique Mall to Open in Springfield
18. Morphy Auctions enters new territory, May 13-15,
with African art collection
19. Stark lifetime Americana & advertising collection the
cornerstone of Noel Barrett's May 1-2 auction
20. Glass Show Calendar now available on NDGA.net
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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Antique Carved Giltwood Chippendale Cartel Clock c.1760
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
My grandson's other Grandma watches the boys after school. The younger boy is about to turn 8 and the older one is 11. When my daughter-in law picked them up after work the other day, the younger one was telling her he had eaten a jelly sandwich and he just loves jelly sandwiches. He was going on and on about how good they are and that there is nothing better than Jelly sandwiches. Then he asked her where Jelly came from? His brother looked at him with rolling eyes and said "well duh, everybody knows Jelly comes from Jellyfish!"
Grandma Carlene, NY
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?
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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 Sue requested a recipe for "lemon cream pie". We received the following...
lemon cream pie
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1 box (4-serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/2 cup lemon pie filling (from 15.75-oz can)
1container (8 oz) frozen (thawed) whipped topping
Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
In medium bowl, cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until creamy. Gradually beat in milk until well blended. Add pudding mix; beat about 30 seconds or until smooth. On low speed, beat in pie filling just until blended. Fold 2 1/4 cups whipped topping into pudding mixture.
Spoon pudding mixture into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate pie at least 2 hours or until set. Pipe or spoon whipped topping on top of pie as desired. ...Carol Thomas
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
An older woman i work with told me when she was young a woman made her something called "scrapple" she recalls it was something made with corn meal and sausage in a loaf pan and then sliced and you fry it (kind of life French toast) and served with syrup and it was a delight she said the woman was from Ohio
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.
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques welcomes you to our store. We appreciate your business and look forward to years of quality customer service. We have been in business for 18 years and offer a variety of merchandise. Check back often!
Autographs and More
Our autographs range from history to silent films with current entertainers and sports figures included. True authenticity can only be guaranteed if obtained in person, we will always stand behind any sale. Purchase with confidence. Inventory Changes Frequently - Visit Often!
Specializing in postcards, vintage toys and the simply must have items!
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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12) Helpful Resources:
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