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The Collectors Newsletter #811 -- June 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #811 -- June 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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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 agree, the 'pickers' are annoying with their faces and whining, etc. If they irritate you, do what I do. DON'T WATCH it !!
I am always amazed at the number of people that watch shows on t.v. and then complain. T.V.'s have "OFF" switches people. Get outside! Spend time with family or loved ones! Do a crossword puzzle! Stop supporting what you complain about! It's not rocket science! This goes for any show! The word 'reality' never has and never will apply to anything put on t.v. Period.! End of story.! Go find your own reality ! Liz
Dear Phil, I am a retired elementary teacher. The first week of school I explained to my students that no one was to tell a classmate to "shut up." I reminded them to think how they felt when someone told them to shut up and explained that everyone felt the same way. I told them that I would not tell them to shut up. We would not use such language in our classroom. Unfortunately they sometimes heard other teachers using the term. I agree that it is not a polite way to get someone to quit talking. Don
Pawn Stars need their mouth washed out with soap. Some of their language is atrocious! Don't they realize that some children are watching, and there are some adults like me who get sick to my stomach hearing their bad language. That is why I've only watched several times, always the same mouth, and will not watch again.
This is a comment about the remarks of Jane Anne of Fla. regarding American Pickers. I guess this show is a matter of how you choose to "see" it. First let me say that these guys were driving around MAKING A LIVING at "picking" long before the reality show hit the air. I personally like Mike and Frank. They show a GENUINE appreciation for the collections of these old people and I observe that they listen with interest to their stories. Yes, they DO try to get some of the more hard-nosed "hoarders" to sell. I believe it's because they know that some of these people are not simply "collectors" = they are true hoarders and that when these old guys are gone, much of their treasure will end up in land fills. So, yes, they are trying to save it from rusting away and YES they are trying to make a profit from it. When you look at the, sometimes, acres, or barn after barn of rusting rotting vintage pieces that if left in that condition, will simply deteriorate to nothing - then I understand why they would rather save it than see that happen to it. I see the true joy on their faces when they find a rare piece that can be brought back to life. I do not see that joy as the joy of making a buck - but the true thrill of saving a rare item from rusting away to dust. And that is just what will happen to most of this stuff. Many of these old people will die and their acres of rotting rusting "antiques" will be left to the trash heap. So, I choose to see the positive side of what Mike and Frank do. Yes, they do try to "break the ice" with some of these guys by making at least ONE deal - just anything to get them to agree to sell some of the rusting pieces they see. I give them a lot of credit for rescuing these items. As far as riding around in a Mercedes van - good grief!!! It's a truck!!! It's only the engine that is the Mercedes quality - have you seen the inside of that thing??? But, just remember - they were making a living at this long before the reality series came along. So, why can't we just lay off these two guys. I happen to like them and I don't see the same "rolling eyes" and things you seem to see. So, if they upset you so much - then why watch them? I do see them laugh and joke together about some of the people who refuse to even part with a cardboard box!! Still, the bottom line is - they know where most of these "treasures" will end up - in the land fill. Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
I read with interest that Jerry showed his auctioneer friend the comments. His response was that in Texas it was legal for an auctioneer to bid on the seller's behalf if it was known. There are several auctioneers that do not conduct business in this way.
I lived in Texas and here is my story. I was a regular at many of the auctions in the Dallas area. I knew all of the auctioneers well. One night I was at a particular auction house and a table was brought up for auction. The auctioneer was trying to get an opening bid of $50. As I often did, I bid half the amount. There were no other bids. The owner was on break and had one of his workers doing the auctioning. When he saw that there were no more bids he asked the owner what he wanted to do. He said that he was going to pass the item up.
I was really upset. I went over to speak to the owner and said that I did not think it was fair that he did not accept my bid. He said to me - I can't sell that item for $25, the consignor would be unhappy and he is a friend of mine. You wouldn't want me to sell your stuff for next to nothing.
Well, as it would happen I ended up having to liquidate my massive inventory because of a move out of state. I called one of the auctioneers that I had done business with. He was willing to take what he felt like was the "good stuff". Even though several of the items he rejected I had bought at his auction. Because I had to sell everything I was forced to call on the services of the auctioneer that had had the table. Well let me just tell you, I had a beautiful art deco bar. The first time it was auctioned he received a bid of $150 and didn't sell it because he didn't think it was enough money. The second time it went up for auction it went for $40 and he sold it. I did not attend either auction but had friends that were there and this is how I found out about it.
So I guess I have been on both sides of the dishonesty that goes on in the auction business. I lost a fortune on the inventory that I had to liquidate. Although, I know that it wasn't just the honesty of the auctioneers but a sign of the times. With the downturn in the economy people just aren't buying high right now. I know most of the customers at the auction houses are dealers such as myself and right now I just don't think they want to invest alot in furniture that may or may not turn over rapidly and at a price where they can make as much profit that once could be made. But even after months of my relocation I still feel sad that I had to sell my stuff. Denise
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
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1, 500+ lots of petroliana to be auctioned
Aug. 6 in Iowa
2. Vintage Yard, the world’s favorite jeweler
3. Some 70 art galleries from the UK and around
the world are exhibiting at the 12th annual
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5. Scripophily.com - The Gift of History
6. Auction Website Great Features LOW LOW Fees
7. R.S. Prussia auction to be held July 24 in
St. Louis, Mo.
8. WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL
KICKS OFF NEW SUMMER SERIES OF SHOWS
JULY 3 and 4
9. Skinner’s European Auction features Wedgwood,
Religious Icons and Important Statuary
10. Antiques & Interiors of Sandy Springs
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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
I was at McDonalds last week and ordered a Quarter-Pounder without cheese. Just wanted the sandwich. When I opened my box I couldn't believe it, they gave me a quarter-pounder without MEAT. I had 2 slices of cheese, catchup and pickle. Who would spend $3.00 for a strange cheese sandwich. They even wondered why I would order it, but nobody asked me.
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 a reader requested a recipe for "recipes for Grout Buns" we received the following...
SUBMITTED BY : JEAN L, BOYNTON BEACH, FL. REQUESTED IN NEWS LETTER 810
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
3 T. sugar
1 c. butter
2 beaten eggs
6 T. sour cream
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. water
1 t. sugar
Mix as you would pie dough and place in fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Roll dough 1/4" or less thick. Cut into 2-3" squares and fill with meat mixture. Make into a ball and let rise for 1/2 hour. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 onion chopped
1/3 head cabbage chopped
1/3 stalk celery
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry all together, drain and cool thoroughly before putting in dough.
2 lb Ground Beef
1 Lb Ground Pork
1 medium Cabbage
2 chopped Onions
1 stalk finely chopped Celery
Garlic Powder, Celery Salt, Salt & Pepper, to taste
Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, to taste
½ cup warm Water
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp (or 1 pkg) Yeast
1 Tsp Salt
2 beaten Eggs
3 cups Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 cup Margarine
6 Tbsp Sour Cream
Fry Onions, Cabbage and Celery
Add Ground meat and brown slightly
Add seasonings and steam for approximately 20 minutes
Drain all excess fat and chill thoroughly
Dissolve Yeast in water and Sugar for 10 minutes
Cut in Margarine; make a well and add 2 well beaten Eggs and the Sour Cream
Place in bowl in fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is fine)
Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness; cut into squares
Place a spoonful of meat mixture on square and bring the 4 corners together; pinch slips
Round off corners and place on an ungreased pan
Beat egg and brush mixture on buns before putting in the oven (optional)
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown
These freeze well. To reheat, place in microwave for 30 seconds or in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
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.
Does anyone have a recipe for Drying vegetables for a soup mix? Thank You, Jackie Mitchell
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.
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Welcome to our store! We carry a wide range of antiques and collectibles, as well as collectible kitchenware.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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