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The Collectors Newsletter #825 -- August 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #825 -- August 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.
Brewery Collectibles 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.
While there had always been individual beer can collectors around, contact between them was mostly local and usually coincidental. Then, on October 20, 1969, an article in the St.Louis Globe Democrat featured the beer can collection of one Denver Wright, Jr. He soon heard from several kindred spirits in the St. Louis area, and at a meeting at Wright's house in April 1970, the organization now known as the Brewery Collectibles Club of America was born. Back then though, it was called the Beer Can Collectors of America.
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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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and maybe the group can help you out.
Hi, Phil -- I had to laugh when I read Gina's letter -- she was "shocked" that some people have abandoned their televisions. She wanted to know, "Where do they get their news?" and went on to knock radios for having no photos and newspapers for having stale news. She then opined, "NOT owning one is not the answer--choosing what to watch is." Well, I disagree. I do have a television, but haven't watched it in years; I can't even remember when I last bothered to turn it on. When I want up-to-the-minute news, weather, or any other input, be it for entertainment or education, I use another bit of electronic technology that's far more advanced than her beloved "boob tube" -- it's called a computer. Still laughing, Lynn in Florida
I have been a fan of Tias Newsletter for as long as it has been sending out its wonderful informational, interesting and humorous newsletter. You have brought much information to those of us who love the past and respect it as much as we do the present and the future. History is where we came from and without it we can never really know how we got here and be able to look forward with interest to the link it has to where we now stand and to where we are headed.
I have a question...is it possible that you could publish photos of two items of which I am trying to learn more? One is a doll I call "Freckles". She is about 22 inches tall, has brown yarn hair, vinyl head and hands. Printed on the back of her head is the copyright sign with "Uneeda Doll Co., Inc. MCMLXXXIV, Made in Taiwan. Is there someone out there who may know of this doll? I couldn't find her in an online search.
The other is a photo probably in the early 1900's. It is of a group of men, one of which is my grandfather, Thomas Dvorak. He is seated in the middle row the third from left or right and he's holding a large beer stein. He lived at 1507 Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL- a Bohemian neighborhood. He also was part owner of a fishing and hunting lodge on the Calumet Lake. His brother, Joseph Dvorak was the other owner of this fishing lodge. I am hoping that someone out there will know of the other men in this photograph. I believe one of the men may have owned the Kacena Saloon. The photo is titled "Kacena's Night Owls". It is my hope that someone will have this same photo and know more about the group called the Kacena's Night Owls. That link may help me to find out exactly where my grandfather lived across the pond. If anyone has any knowledge about either of these items, please email me.
Thank you for reading my email. Sincerely, Betty Kepka Schultz - Dixon, IL (Editors note - I've posted the photos to our account on Facebook - See:
We need your stories, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org today ! :-)
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Moran’s Announces September 28th Antiques
and Decorative Arts Auction -- Art Pottery,
2. Bid from your phone on militaria and more:
3. Kovels Top 10 Collectors Searches for July 2010
4. Noonmark Antiques Returns to York as ADA
5. Clark Gable Memorabilia In This Week’s
6. Fresh 30-year collection is centerpiece of
Morphy’s Aug. 24 Coin Auction
7. Historic samplers, original art, more at Flowery
Branch Auction, Sept. 6
8. Souvenir Spoon Auction #101
9. Quality Items Equal Quality Bidding at Cordier
Antiques & Auctions' Spring Auction
10. 2010 EDITION OF JOURNAL OF ADVANCED
APPRAISAL STUDIES JUST RELEASED
11. Bring Home John Hancock’s John Hancock!
12. Superstar apparel and a Celtics Championship
ring electrified Grey Flannel's $1.48M auction
13. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. --
August 21, 2010 - Estate Treasures Auction -
14. New Look for Gibbons Stamp Monthly
15. Precious metal coins in Stephenson’s Aug.
20 auction are on investors’ radar
16. New Phoenix & Consolidated Art Glass
17. New Flash Auction at North Shore Flea
18. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
ANNOUNCES FALL EDUCATION SCHEDULE
19. Newly Released Collection of Russian Icons
20. Garth's to Offer Amazing Americana during
Annual Labor Day Weekend Auction
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
RUSSIAN CZAR DINNER SERVICE
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
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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.
The story about "how did that feel" brought back the memory of my Dad and what he use to say to keep us from crying when we hurt ourselves doing something. If we fell or did something to make ourselves cry as children, I can remember Daddy saying, "I didn't see that, do it again!" of course we never wanted to do it again but it did get our mind off of the hurt and took away the pain of the incident! Such memories~~~Dad will be gone from this earth soon 20 years, but it seems like just yesterday....sure miss him and Mother. So all of you, if you still have your parents hold them close while you can and save up those memories.
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?
WANTED: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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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 Jean requested recipes for "Pizza Steak" we received the following...
While living on Guam for two years I joined the "Cookbook of the Month
Club" - here are two recipes I found ..Ellen
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
1/2 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 (5 ounce) boneless eye of round beef steak or 6 (5 ounce) sirloin steaks,
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 -4 tablespoons canola oil
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans pizza sauce
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Combine flour, salt, & pepper. Pound into steaks.
2. In large skillet, brown onions in oil over medium heat.
3. Remove & set aside to drain. Add steaks to skillet, & brown well on both
4. Return onion to skillet, piling them on top of steaks. Pour pizza sauce
5. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10-12 minutes, until
steaks are cooked through.
6. Uncover and top evenly with Parmesan and mozzarella.
7. Cover, and cook 3-5 minutes until cheeses are melted.
Pizza Steak - Crock Pot style
4 rib-eye steaks
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (28 ounce) jar Ragu
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large onion, cut into strips
1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms
1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese, to taste
Whole black olives
Mix tomato sauce, tomato paste and Ragu well.
Place the first steak in crock pot for bottom layer and spoon just enough
sauce over it to cover the meat.
Add a portion of the onions, whole black olives, bell pepper, mozzarella,
Parmesan and mushrooms.
Layer again with second steak, sauce, cheeses and vegetables. Do the same
with third and fourth steak, layering as you go along until all steak, sauce
and vegetables are used.
Cover with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Serve over pasta. Angel hair pasta works nicely. Garnish with black olives.
Serves 4 to 6.
NOTE: Thicken sauce with Italian bread crumbs if needed
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.
Good Afternoon, I receive your TIAS newsletter and enjoy it very much. I do have a recipe request for you. Many years ago, my mother made something called Puerto Rican pot roast. You cut slits in the roast and stuff them with bacon-wrapped olives; there were onions on top and a tomato sauce. This recipe came from a cooking club in Cumberland, MD.
Sure would like to have this recipe. Thank you!!! Susan J.
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.
Autumn's Antiques & Paper Gallery
We appreciate you stopping in at our shop. We offer a wonderful collection of antiques, primitives, advertising and linens. We look forward to serving our customers. So come on in and look around. Enjoy browsing our store.
Novak's Collectible Emporium
Specializing in rare unique collectibles like vintage records, toys, videos, NASCAR, music memorabilia and most of all making our customers happy
Vintage costume jewelry, linens, glass & other treasures! Vintage costume jewelry is my specialty but you will find lots of other fun treasures. I accept MC/Visa with paypal. Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy!
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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.
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12) Helpful Resources:
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