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The Collectors Newsletter #827 -- September 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #827 -- September 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.
Buck Collectors Club, Inc.
For collectors of both fixed blade and folding pocket knives produced by Buck Knives, Inc. and their founders; strong club; many contributing members; quarterly newsletter.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in collecting pocket knives? See:
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!!!
Checkout the photos and from readers on our Facebook page at:
Are you trying to find out the value of an antique or collectible ? Post a photo or video on our facebook page at
and maybe the group can help you out.
EDITORS NOTE - Send us your stories about your latest addition to your collection. What did you find, where did you find it and why did you decide to put it in your collection?
Hello Phil, I suggest Judy contact the American Art Pottery Assn for identification of the tile on the fireplace. (I am not on Facebook or would have left a message there.) L.
If Judy, who asked about an old fireplace with tiles, doesn't find any interest in purchasing the whole fireplace, she might check into having the ceramic tiles removed. It would take someone who knew what he was doing to preserve the tiles, but there are many collectors for lovely old tiles, and they might be installed on a new fireplace. Nancy
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.
When I was about 6 years old, back in the early ‘50’s, my parents and I were invited by the neighbors next door for a “cocktail” party. It was explained to me that the adults will have “cocktails“ --“martinis” or another drink with alcohol, but the children could not drink those. It was also explained to me that there would be some food--small plates with different items, not a sit down meal.
So, there I was sitting on their couch looking quite refined in my dotted Swiss dress and white gloves. My parents had just been served their adult beverages when the hostess peaked around the kitchen door and asked me if I would like a shrimp cocktail. I politely replied, “No thank you. I don’t drink.”
I remember it got extremely quiet for a moment. The hostess went back into the kitchen and I heard her trying to muffle a laugh, but then everyone started laughing before it was all explained to me. So I ate the shrimp “cocktail” and washed it down with my very first ever Shirley Temple--the height of sophistication, and only age 6! -- Kathy
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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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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Gold, silver coins discovered in hidden
suitcases top Stephenson's $88K auction
2. Kentucky entrepreneur featured in national
3. Rare, early Halloween items lead the way in
Morphy’s Sept. 11 Holiday Auction
4. HWPH online auction: Over 600 stocks, bonds
and literature without limits
5. Moran’s Announces Fall Jewelry Spectacular
6. Magic of Magic This Week at LiveAuctionTalk.com
7. 308 lots of original artwork, celebrity clothing,
Hollywood, music and sports memorabilia
8. Tradewinds 37th all-cane auction!
9. Huge multi-estate sale at Leland Little Auction
& Estate Sales, Ltd., Sept. 17-18
10. SKINNER FINE JEWELRY AUCTION
FEATURES STRIKING COLLECTION OF
11. CLARS SEPTEMBER SALE TO BE
LANDMARK IN THEIR 60+ YEAR HISTORY
12. Schulz first day cover expected to fetch £1,000
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
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday September 1, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Last week our family had a get together at the mall. We went there to walk off dinner. While some were sitting I decided to go to one of the stores to look. It is a known jewelry and stuff store for girls. My 4 year old granddaughter ran up behind me and said 'Gramma, I want to go with you.' I said ok.' But before we go in I want you to know that we aren't going to buy anything, we aren't going to touch anything and I want you to put your hands in your pockets.' 'Ok, Gramma'. So we were walking around talking about different things for a few minutes. She was being very good and commenting on things then she piped up and said, 'Gramma, I'm taking my hands out of my pockets, it's just gross in there, my hands are all sweaty.' It was all we could do to keep from laughing out loud. That included every one around us, cashier and other customers a well. jh Prescott, Az.
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: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
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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 Doug requested a recipe for making "Hot Dogs". We received the following
Hot Dogs From Scratch
10 oz lean ground beef
1/2 lb smoked fatty bacon, minced
1 Tbs salt
1 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 pinch garlic powder
6 oz crushed ice
1 oz nonfat dry milk
Place the bowl to the food processor in the freezer, place blade in ice bath.
Combine ground beef with seasonings, place in freezer along with bacon until semi-frozen
In the food processor place the meat and the ice; process to a smooth texture until the temperature reaches 40 F.
Add the bacon and process until well blended and temperature reaches 50 F
Add dry milk and process to mix in.
Pipe onto plastic wrap, roll, tie every 6 inches. Refrigerate overnight.
The next day poach in water at 170 F until internal temperature of 155 F; shock in ice water.
Unwrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
Here is one hot dog recipe, personally I make sausages at home but not hot dogs, this is from about.com -- Mike
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home with about an hour of time invested. You can make these all beef or all pork, if you wish. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your own personal tastes. Plan ahead to find the casings, usually available at your local butcher shop.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
* 3 feet sheep or small (1-1/2-inch diameter) hog casings
* 1 pound lean pork, cubed
* 3/4 pound lean beef, cubed
* 1/4 pound pork fat, cubed
* 1/4 cup very finely minced onion
* 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
* 1 teaspoon finely ground coriander
* 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
* 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
* 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed
* 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
* 1 teaspoon freshly fine ground white pepper
* 1 egg white
* 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
* 1/4 cup milk
Prepare the casings (see instructions below). In a blender or food processor, make a puree of the onion, garlic, coriander, marjoram, mace, mustard seed, and paprika. Add the pepper, egg white, sugar, salt, and milk and mix thoroughly.
Grind the pork, beef, and fat cubes through the fine blade separately. Mix together and grind again. Mix the seasonings into the meat mixture with your hands. This tends to be a sticky procedure, so wet your hands with cold water first.
Chill the mixture for half an hour then put the mixture thorough the fine blade of the grinder once more. Stuff the casings and twist them off into six-inch links. Parboil the links (without separating them) in gently simmering water for 20 minutes. Place the franks in a bowl of ice water and chill thoroughly. Remove, pat dry, and refrigerate. Because they are precooked, they can be refrigerated for up to a week or they can be frozen.
Preparing the Casing
Snip off about four feet of casing. (Better too much than too little because any extra can be repacked in salt and used later.) Rinse the casing under cool running water to remove any salt clinging to it. Place it in a bowl of cool water and let it soak for about half an hour. While you're waiting for the casing to soak, you can begin preparing the meat as detailed above.
After soaking, rinse the casing under cool running water. Slip one end of the casing over the faucet nozzle. Hold the casing firmly on the nozzle, and then turn on the cold water, gently at first, and then more forcefully. This procedure will flush out any salt in the casing and pinpoint any breaks. Should you find a break, simply snip out a small section of the casing.
Place the casing in a bowl of water and add a splash of white vinegar. A tablespoon of vinegar per cup of water is sufficient. The vinegar softens the casing a bit more and makes it more transparent, which in turn makes your sausage more pleasing to the eye. Leave the casing in the water/vinegar solution until you are ready to use it. Rinse it well and drain before stuffing.
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.
Looking for a recipe for Coconut Rum Flan. I had this at a Cuban restaurant in Miami many years ago and would like to make it for my wife. Steve R.
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.
Vintage Textile Boutique
Vintage Textile Boutique offering a large selection of vintage linens from aprons to hankies to tablecloths. Coming soon vintage clothing and costume jewelry. Come in and browse a while.
Welcome to our first internet adventure where you will find all kinds of old and interesting items, especially Victorian and pre-1960 paper ephemera. Buy with confidence with our 7-day money back guarantee & charge card payment through PayPal.
Come take a peek at Limited Edition Plates, Adorable Children's Ceramic Picture Frames, Discontinued Lenox Kitchen Pieces, Lovely Vintage Embroidery, Rare Disney Figurines, Antique Singer Sewing Machine Parts, and many retired and "hard to find" treasures and gifts.
We've been selling online since 1995. We're pricing our items to sell quickly, and we've activated the Make-An-Offer button! The kids are grown now - that means it's time to downsize the remaining store items and our personal collections as well!
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
3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
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