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The Collectors Newsletter #815 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #815 -- July 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.
Automobile License Plate Collectors Assn, Inc.
ALPCA, the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, was founded in 1954. We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of license plate collecting and research, the exchange of information and plates, as well as all of the benefits of sharing a common hobby interest with others throughout the world.
ALPCA is far and away the largest license plate collectors organization in the world. ALPCA has about 3000 current members from 50 states and 19 countries. Our annual international conventions are typically attended by nearly 500 collectors. In addition we have dozens of smaller regional meets all over the country.
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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
Personally I'm tired of reading the complaining about the Pawn Stars & Pickers! PEOPLE there is an change the channel button on your remote or off button on your tv. Now I was remembering when I was about 6 yrs till the time I married, every Sunday was haul the garbage day, we lived in the mountains so we didn't have garbage service. We would gather all our garbage in the back of the pickup & when we got to the dumps, my Dad would say throw our garbage on one side & then we would pick thru the other side. People used set things that were still useable off to the side & those that needed would take it home. My Dad would find things like maybe a chair that the rung needed replacing or one time it was an old wind up record player that needed refinishing, worked perfect when he got done & it was a nice piece of furniture. Then sometimes my Mother would trade with someone for something she needed, like maybe a new set of dishes or even a new to us car. We raised our on chickens & when Dad chopped heads we would clean out the inside of the gizzard into a gold pan, then Dad would pan it out & WAL-LA there would be little flakes of gold, it seems chickens like shiney things. Keep the stories coming I do enjoy most of them. Connie, Ca.
I would like to go one step further to what Liz said about turning the TV off. We have had both cable and satellite and got tired of them so we recently just shut it down. With no outside antenna to pick up the local channels, it's amazing how much time we now have to conduct more internet research on art and antiques and visit our favorite flea markets and antique shops, not to mention thrift stores. And if we really crave Antiques Roadshow or something similar, we just hook the computer up to the TV and watch. It may not be the current episode, but being able to watch on our time is nice. Keep the newsletter coming; really enjoy it. Barb
I have been reading all the stories of people who think that dealers and auctioneers are all out to rip off the public. As a dealer I spent many hours and put many miles on my truck each weekend going to estate sales, garage sales, and or auctions. In order for me to make any money I had to buy cheap, asking for a better price was part of the game. If I spent $50 on an item, and then had to clean it up haul it to a show or the shop, pay the rent , the gas and wear and tear on the truck and try to come out with enough money for the next sale. I may get $250 but there is a lot of time and expenses involved before you get to say profit. Most auctioneers that I have dealt with have been honest but it is buyer beware check things over carefully before the sale, I have bought things and got them home and found them full of worm holes, when I hadn't checked them over before the auction started. You learn fast when you make a mistake. Rescuing relics from old farm yards is my favorite thing, but they are getting harder to find, after Ebay every one is a dealer so real good deals are much harder to come by. I have a large section of our barn full of things that I bought that didn't sell. You have to have inventory when you have a store, mall space, or do shows but it doesn't all sell. My kids grew up and moved out, my friend and partner moved to Calif. when my husband retired he decided that he didn't like to pack all the stuff to shows and sit there all weekend so I retired because I could no longer do it alone. It is fun and the hunt is exciting when you find a "killer" item that you can make a little money selling but few people get rich from the business. We buy what we like and sell what we can because we really like what we do. Give the TV shows a break, those "old horse traders" that they are buying from are nobodies fools, they won't sell it if they don't want to, they usually are not being taken advantage no matter how it looks. Beside how many times have you gone to a sale and ask for a better deal? It works both ways. Jan, in Oregon
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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
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
2. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Pt. 6
3. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Pt. 5
4. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Pt. 4
5. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Pt. 3
6. Finest Decoys On Offer at Copley Fine Art
Auctions, July 22 and 23
7. A nice collection of timeless jewelry designs
8. iGavel Auctions Lothrop Photographic Collection
Sale Captures Excellent Results With 98% Lots Sold
9. SKINNER’S AUCTION OF ASIAN WORKS
OF ART NETS $4.8M
10. SYED HAIDER RAZA PAINTING SELLS
FOR $51,850 IN RAGO’S JUNE 19TH GREAT
11. Bruce Lee Literature Sells for in Excess of
12. Vintage Pitchers take the #9 Position In June
Top 10 list
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4) Your Classifieds...
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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.
Our granddaughter age 8 was visiting grandma & grandpa and we decided to play go fish. We were down to a few cards each, and I forgot to ask her for a card and drew first, then she forgot to ask her grandpa for a card and drew first. Grandpa blurts out, "If you are too tired to play Old Maid maybe we should watch cartoons." She said "But Grandpa we're playing go fish." We all burst out laughing. So we quit playing and sat down to watch TV. Grandpa was asleep in minutes.
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?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: British and Canadian postcards wanted
WANTED: British and Canadian postcards wanted
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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 Terry requested a recipe for " Jam Crumb Cake" we received the following...
A Finish Recipe from Kim Moe - emailed by Marie Baldner
2 scant cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
2/3 scant cup unsalted butter
¾ cup Lingonberry preserves (or Huckleberry Jam, or other berries)
2/3 cup oatmeal
3 T butter
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Sugar
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Combine sugar, flour and baking powder and add cut butter under a pastry blender. Add the egg and mix. Spread mixture into a pre-greased 8 x 12" pan. Spread an even layer of preserves over the batter.
Combine all the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over the preserves.
Bake for 27-30 minutes until topping is golden.. Cool before cutting.
Jam Crumb Cake
Crumb Topping (recipe follows)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 10-oz. jar strawberry or seedless raspberry spreadable fruit
1. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Mix together the Crumb Topping; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until well combined. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla and beat until mixture is smooth. Beat in flour mixture just until combined. (Batter will be thick).
3. Spread the batter into prepared pan. Spoon spreadable fruit over batter, spreading evenly. Sprinkle Crumb Topping over all.
4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 9 servings.
5. Crumb Topping: In a bowl, mix 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter.
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.
Potato candy started during wartime when flour was not readily available. My family made it every Easter in the shape of eggs. We never used coconut, but that sounds really good. We stirred peanut butter into the potatoes and, oh boy, was that ever good!! Cut back on the sugar and add peanut butter according to your taste. I gotta make some with coconut next Easter!!
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.
Got Your China
Got Your China features mainly discontinued china from a variety of manufacturers, including Noritake, Mikasa, Lenox, Royal Doulton, Spode and several others.
Welcome to our online store! We have a large inventory of Nippon, Limoges, China and more!
We have been in the antique business since the early 1970s. We deal in Depression and Elegant Glass, Fire King, Kitchenware and 40s 50s 60s glassware, plus China and Pottery. We strive to advertise only merchandise of exceptional quality.
EuroLux Antiques--your premier source for exceptional antique furniture … We bring Europe home to you! Beautiful French and European Antique Furniture and Accessories. Exceptional Quality and Value. Friendly, Trustworthy, and Professional Customer Service. Secure, Reliable, and Speedy Shipping.
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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