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The Collectors Newsletter #801 -- May 2010

The Collectors Newsletter #801 -- May 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.

Antique Fan Collectors Association, Inc.
The AFCA is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of an important part of history. Antique fans, whether they be water, air, electric or alcohol powered are excellent examples of the industrial, technological and stylistic advancement of modern culture.

For more information, click here: http://tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=2386&listByKey=2386&groupKey=1
Are you interested in antique fans? See: http://bit.ly/9AF6yh

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 Love to read your news letter and have been doing so for over 5 years now.I Wanted to respond to the letter about auctioneer's bidding on things they are selling.First off let me say ,I have been collecting and selling for over 40 years now and buy the majority of my things from auction's ...Estate sales most of the time.I for one DO NOT like it when they bid on things they are selling.With only one exception,If no one in the crowd wants the item then and only then should they bid on it.I go to 25 to 30 auctions a year .The trend has changed drastically as to what was once a great place to get a bargain. now people are buying from auctions that never have in the past .They cannot afford to go out and buy new so they are coming to the auctions to buy there furniture ,t.v.s and appliances .One other common thing is the auctioneer's having people in the crowd to bid up a item in order to get more money for it. like antique dealers there a lot of less then ethical people associated with auctions. The bidder has to know the ropes or what may have been a great deal can turn out to be a disaster. If you want to go to auctions I suggest you find a local auction house where you know the people who are running the auction and, check with locals to see what kind of a reputation they have. local antique dealers are a good place to ask.I have a local auctioneer and have not missed a single auction in over 10 years. So they know me and I know just what to expect when I show up for the auction.The other advice I would give is to get to the auction at least 1 hour in advance so you can find out what is for sale and make sure there is no damage to it as some auction people do not point out cracks,chips or breaks as they feel it is your job to know what you are bidding on. i have in the past left auctions due to shady going on's with the seller and the auctioneer .So if you have never attended a auction I would highly recommend the experience but" buyer beware" know what you want and make sure you know what you bid on is what it is represented to be. Once the hammer go's down it is yours!Like it or not.. Lots of fake glass out there so if you are looking for a piece of Roseville, hull, mccoy , or weller be extra careful.. one last piece of advice ,If you don't like what is going respectfully ask the auctioneer why he did or did not do something you found distasteful.They have been known to change the way they do things with just a little word from the bidders.chance s are if you don't like what is going the other bidders won't like it either and that can change the game completely ..without the backing of the crowd the auction comes to a halt quite quickly.. GOOD LUCK and happy bidding!!

--Another Story--

I am not sure if this is the place, but I have two old black and white photo postcards that came from the Delaware, Ohio area and one says Mrs. Linn and the other says Lizzie Linn, 1912. They are pictures of them and I would love to get them back to family members. If anyone knows of the Linn family in that area, please email me at mcuffman@msn.com. Thanks.

--Another Story--

Last yr. our youngest granddaughter who was 10 at the time was Spending the week here w her parents. We had asked them to come & help us decide what to do with a lot of our treasures & to put their name on a pc. of paper & fasten it to the back of any of our things,in other words,put their dibs on it before other family members did. All were invited the same week in June,but were unable to make it for one reason or another.

Avery, asked if she could put her dibs on some items that caught her eye & I said sure,not really thinking she would,but she was soon busy making her name tags
out & marking her own dibs & was purely fascinated with the whole process of going all over the house,garage & sheds.

Later that week,she & I were going thru some Staffordshire Ballerinas,that I had collected for over 45 yrs. & she said,gia there's no place to put a tag on these,but I've got dibs on these anyway ok? I told her I was sorry, but her Mother had already asked for them. Her Mom was in the kitchen,drying dishes & I heard her yell Avery Jayne,(which always means trouble_when both names are used together) what did you do that for? She had went to the kitchen & stomped her mom's toe.
Avery told her,because you put your dibs on something I wanted really bad.
When I told my dear husband of 48 yrs.Who's great idea the dibs were,he said I thought this would be easier,than everyone wanting the same things. (and he grew up w the dibs) so he knew all about how this worked.

But,we have actually been pleasantly surprised,because all of our children & 7 grands have different tastes & the process has been very easy,even though it has taken most of a yr.for everyone to get here & their dibs decided on.

By the way,I failed to mention that we have had (5) Antique & Collectible Shops in Central & N.E.In. since 1964 & have sold on online since 1998.
Since we retired to the Eastern Mtns.of Tn.in 2002 we have both faced challenging Health Issues & sell very little online today.

Our 3 middle-age children remember well growing up w so much of our stuff & helping us set up at numerous Antique Shows,Flea Mkts. & Town Festivals all over the Mid States for over 30 yrs & Buying at those Tues & Thurs nite auctions,that had those hard gray bleachers.

Two really don't want a house full of what they call Junk.Luckily we still have one daughter that appreciates the good old stuff & the 2 grand daughters.
So perhaps our Collecting Passions will live on long after we're gone & oh yes, we will still have an EState Auction one of these days,as the Dibs just didn't make a dent.

Enjoy reading your newsletter everytime it arrives,love all the stories & recipes..... giagia

--Another Story--

I was pleased to read the letter requesting information on returning pictures and information to a family member. You used to run a section in your newsletter for lost and found items, sometimes people, sometimes memorabilia or even family bibles. I miss that. I enjoyed seeing it again. Judy in NE (Editors Note - If people send in these requests, we are happy to run them...Phil)

--Another Story--

I love the newsletter and read it faithfully. I so enjoy the various stories and curious about the different items people collect. I collect too many different items but that's another story.
I have a box of pictures, and other memorabilia that I would like to return to family members, if they are interested. The last name is Trefethen and many of the photos are stamped with the name of a studio from the state of Maine. I obtained the photos at a yard sale. I would like to find anyone with a connection to the Trefethen family so I could return these items to them, if they are interested. I can be reached at aabby@rochester.rr.com
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story to newsletter@tias.com

3) Antique News
If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at http://www.News-Antique.com 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 http://www.News-Antique.com
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at http://www.News-Antique.com
1. 100+ vintage clocks will be sold June 18 by
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792409

2. The May 2010 Auction by Aspire Auctions
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4. Scripophily.com offering Free Cinerama Stock
and Greek Gold Bond Certificates
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5. Great Results – Daryle Lambert's Antiques and
Collectibles Blog – Is it working for you?
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792389

6. Polygon Becomes a Premiere Partner with The
Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792376

7. Big Memorial Day auction at Flowery Branch
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792375

8. Firearms Estate of Respected Collector Drives
Bidding Interest
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792373

9. Oscar Wilde Famous and Infamous This Week
at LiveAuctionTalk.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792372

10. Philip Sartore Collection Of Contemporary
Pottery from Belhorn Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792370

11. Rare 1782 American Bible Has the Last Word
at William Bunch Auctions, Earning $78,975
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792368
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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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 newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
When my granddaughter Audrey started going to school she LOVED dresses. It was the only thing she wanted to wear. She had stayed a couple of times with a Mennonite family that her mother was friends with while her mother worked and that is where she got the idea of wearing dresses. We have a local Goodwill here in town at that time and they always had lots of little girls dresses. She loved to go there with me and pick them out. One day in school her teacher asked her where she got such pretty dresses. She told her Grandma and I shop at BIG G. That is what she called Goodwill when she was little. She is not 13 going on 14 and still loves dresses. Grandma Joyce in Ohio
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to newsletter@tias.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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GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi

9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://www.tias.com/newsletter/topics/A%20Vintage%20Recipe.html Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.

In the last issue Jen requested a recipe for "homemade yogurt". We received the following...
Hello, Jen asked how to make homemade yogurt. It's nothing but plain old clabbered milk. The milk was from your own milk cows. Usually, the milk was whole, sometime separated and the skim was used. In the day before refrigerators the milk could and would turn sour. The sour milk was left to sit and the whey poured off. The solid was called clabbered milk. Honey, apple sauce, sugar, or other sweetener were added to make it palatable. The milk was not (and this should be stressed) pasteurized. If the pasteurization is done, it destroys the bacteria. Now a cultured bacteria is added to pasteurized milk to create the yogurt.

Your newsletter is great! Mari Collier - http://www.maricollier.com

--Another Recipe--

In response to Jen's request, here is how I made it for many years, plus some additional options.

1 qt. whole milk
2 tbsp. plain yogurt with live culture (starter)

Check on container of yogurt you use as a starter: it will say if it is live. In a stainless steel saucepan, warm milk (rinsing saucepan with cold water before adding milk helps prevent milk from burning) over medium heat to scalding, just short of boiling.

Allow milk to cool to lukewarm (100–125 degrees if you have a candy thermometer). If milk is used while it is too hot, it will kill the culture. In a clean glass or ceramic container, place the starter yogurt, then add the warm milk and stir gently. Cover and put in a warm place (80–110 degrees). Incubation time will vary according to the temperature but should be from 8 to 16 hours. When firm enough for your liking, refrigerate.

If you want your yogurt thicker, you can stir in some powdered skim milk along with the starter. If you want it Greek-style, or quite thick, you can line a colander with cheese cloth, add your cultured yogurt, and allow it to drain off some of its liquid.

You’ll want to save two tablespoons to serve as the starter for your next batch. This recipe can be doubled. After you have a little experience with this version, you can experiment with lower-fat milk and powdered milk to thicken it if milk fat is a problem for you.

If you’d rather use a crockpot, here is a good set of instructions: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html --Heidi, Oakland, CA
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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.
A wonderful dessert called Paczki or Polish Bismarcks. My great grandmother made these and I'd love to try them out . Bobby
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to recipes@tias.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/kitchen

11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Garretts Collectibles
Antiques & collectibles of all kinds! You never know what you'll find here! From sports collectibles to figurines, watches and furniture. We're constantly adding inventory so check back often! Happy Hunting!

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We are very eclectic and have a wide range of inventory that changes.We hope you find that special something your looking for, and enjoy our store.

Garretts Collectibles
Antiques & collectibles of all kinds! You never know what you'll find here! From sports collectibles to figurines, watches and furniture. We're constantly adding inventory so check back often! Happy Hunting!

Hallelujah Vintage
A collector's rummage store of hodgepodge, an unfolding adventure down the Lane of Memory. Obscure objects of interest, laces, old tools, doll clothing, bottles and jars, vintage clothing, unusual decorative items, architectural salvage, clocks, kitchenalia, paintings, postcards, and pizzazz!

Vintage Baubles Too
Shop Vintage Baubles Too for vintage clothing & accessories from classic to quirky, and vintage & retro collectibles from formal to fun!
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at http://classifieds.tias.com. If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at: http://www.makeashop.com

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Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this to a friend. To subscribe to this newsletter go to: http://www.tias.com/subscribe Please note that stories and recipes from readers are not checked for accuracy. They may be edited prior to publication. For questions or comments, you can reach us at newsletter@TIAS.com ©1995-2010 TIAS.com Inc.

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