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The Collectors Newsletter #821 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #821 -- July 2010
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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.
Brewery Collectors Club of America
People just love to collect stuff. Any stuff. Never has the adage "one man's trash is another's treasure" rung so true. It's no wonder, then, that beer drinkers have long enjoyed collecting just about everything with a brewery name or brand on it — what we call breweriana today.
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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
Now we can share PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!
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of something you would like to find the value of and maybe the group can help you out.
Hi, I have a couple of "odd" items in my collection of antiques and would love to hear about the oddities in the collections of other newsletter readers. I have a completely intact, mint (label and all) roll of toilet paper from the 1870's. I never thought much about TP in the 1800's but it's not too bad. It's a bit rough and is ONE ply but I'm sure it's far better than keeping the old personal "rag" on a nail to use for this purpose. Surely, it was much cleaner. I keep it on display in my main bathroom. The other thing I have is a display of Limpet shells from an archaeological dig on the coast of Isle of Skye, Scotland. My dear friend and cousin (many times removed) sent them to me. They are from a site where early humans cooked and ate them in a fire pit near a cave on the coast of Scotland. My cousin - being from the Isle of Skye (where our ancestors once lived) - escorted the archaeologists each day to the site of the dig. They allowed him to remove some of the shells and he was kind enough to share them with me. I placed them in a shadow box along with a photo of the ancient fire pit where they were discovered. These shells are from 3,000 to 7,000 years old and I dearly treasure them - all the more so since my cousin took the time to collect and send them to me. As my grandson says, "Nanny, they still smell like the ocean - and they DO!!! They are still a bit black from being cooked in the fire pit. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
We have a small on site auction company in Michigan, we auction the property at the estate site, as part of our business practice, any family member who want to bid or staff that wishes to bid, not only do we announce it, they have bid paddles with red numbers on them and a red stripe on back so everyone knows who and when they are bidding, that has been our policy from day one 1, it appears it has worked well. Lynn
Dear Connie, I have collected antique dolls and certain cloth toys for many years now and I think I can help you. First, you do NOT want to use anything that has soap in it. I would use a NON SUDSING carpet/fabric cleaner. Spray it on a clean WHITE cloth - NOT directly on the bear. Then, gently rub the surface of the bear with the damp cloth and you will be amazed at the amount of dirt that will come off the bear. Continue to spray the white cloth and and gently clean the bear until it's as clean as you can get it - it may take a while. Then, take a clean damp white cloth (dampened with water) and gently wipe off the bear - allowing it to dry thoroughly . The non-sudsing carpet cleaner is not difficult to find = we use it in our carpet cleaner at home. We use Bissell liquid carpet cleaner and it can be found at WalMart near the carpet cleaners. If you don't see it there, check out the home cleaning product isle. Just remember not to spray the item directly. I think this will solve your problem without doing any damage to your much loved bear. I would suggest testing it in an out of the way area before using it all over the bear but I don't think you have anything to worry about. We've used it on fabric furniture, carpet, etc. and never experienced a problem. Hope this helps! Something like Spray N Wash will clean it but you will NEVER get the soap out of it. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Divine Antiques Launches New Site
2. CALENDAR OF ANTIQUES PROVIDES
FREE PAGES FOR PROMOTERS AND
3. Pair of Huanghuali chairs realize $26,880 at
4. Early Declaration of Independence Broadside,
Rare Gold at World's Fair of Money
5. Agnew & Brown target ball hits $29,120 at
American Bottle Auctions
6. Beautiful Antique Furniture Incl. Country,
Period, Victorian & Oak
7. The Birth of a Dynasty: National League
application letter of eventual New York Yankees
8. Duckor Collection of Barber Half Dollars in
Heritage Boston ANA Auction includes finest
9. The Christy Walsh Collection launches Heritage
Sports’ ‘Platinum Night’ auction
10. Heritage appoints Lon Allen as Managing
Director of Comics and Comic Art
11. Ed Jaster appointed Sr VP at Heritage
Auctions, will transfer to new Heritage Manhattan
12. RUSSO AND STEELE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
IN MONTEREY EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS OF
13. Mechanical banks draw high rate of interest at
RSL's $1.8M auction
14. RUSSO AND STEELE WILL SELL NO. 37 OF
THE IACOCCA SILVER 45TH ANNIVERSARY
EDITION FORD MUSTANGS
15. One of the Top 10 Most Valuable, Big Block,
Mid-Year 1967 Corvette’s Will Be Sold at Russo
16. AuctionZip Live! Presents Ken Farmer Auctions
& Appraisals' Summer 2010 Doll Catalogue
17. A distinctive collection of vintage rings and
several other exquisite pieces of jewelry is being off
18. New Issue of eNewsletter for Personal Property
Appraisers Contains Hard-to-Find Information
19. Kovels Top 10 Collectors Searches for June 2010
20. Legend Numismatics Acquires, Sells, Exhibits
Proof 1804 Gold & Silver Eagles
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Selling Old Cameos
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday July 30, 2010 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 youngest granddaughter is 2 1/2. This last April my daughters were taking her to a local rodeo. Gd kept telling her mom that she liked cowboys! They were watching the parade and a friend who was sitting with them with her son kept trying to get her to talk to her. But she just kept hiding behind mom and not speaking to her. Well, a cowboy in the parade stopped ant was talking to grand daughter. She started batting her eyes to him and was talking to him. A 2 1/2 yr old flirting with a cowboy!
Well she was walking into the rodeo grounds with mom, dad and auntie, the cowboys were warming up for the first event and she looked at her mom and said '' I love cowboys mom, can I take one home with me?'' The adults looked at each other in shock then her mom told her ''Not until your 30!'' She said '' Ok mom!'' We all had a laugh about that! As they say '' Out of the mouth of babies!'' Margaret
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 a reader requested recipes for "cream bottom pie with strawberry filling on the top" we received the following...
STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE
1 baked pie shell
1 qt. whole medium strawberries
1 c. whole strawberries, any size
3/4 c. water
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. sugar
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
Simmer 1 cup strawberries and 3/4 cup water. Separately combine cornstarch and sugar; add gradually to simmering berries, stirring gently until clear color. Spread cream cheese on bottom of cooled pie crust. Pour whole strawberries on top of cream cheese. Pour liquid mixture over all. Refrigerate 1-2 hours. Top with whip cream. 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:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
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.
There was a place in Brooklyn NY called the Sunflower Cafe. They had a dessert called a Mousse Cake. Absolutely amazing! Does anyone know how to make something similar? Beth
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.
Starling Antiques, your source for exquisite vintage clothing from the Victorian era through the 1970's, jewelry, silver, lace, linens, and household antiques for fine living.
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectables
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectibles is an Antiques showroom with Collectibles and Antiques including Porcelain, Glass, Furniture, Hand Carved Marble and Granite, Art Glass, Sevres, Dresden, Samson and Oriental Antiques including Chinese and Japanese Antiques
Therese's Antique Boutique
My inventory ranges from Depression Glass, Porcelain, Jewelry, Tableware, and Teacups. All items are described with the greatest detail. I am passionate about preserving and sharing a part of history and craftsmanship with anyone who is interested.
Jewels And My Girls
Welcome to our store! My girls and I love to collect vintage jewelry and antique items. Our inventory includes glassware, sterling silver and gold, wooden boxes, and our fabulous vintage jewelry! Our inventory changes weekly so please check back.
Rainbow Gifts and Collectibles
My inventory includes, but is not limited too, glass, china, pottery, and costume/estate jewelry. Come in and browse around. Thanks for coming!!
Vintage Cameras, Typewriters, Office Machines and Fans are just some of the fantastic items you will find here. We feature vintage and antique finds from barns, sheds, attics and sales from the Heartland of America.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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