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The Collectors Newsletter #831 -- September 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #831 -- 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.
California Antique Phonograph Society
We are a group of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs and records.
The club meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM in the Finkbiner Park Scout Hut on the corner of Dalton and Cullen Street in Glendora (click here for map). We do not meet in June due to Father's day and we do not meet in August due to the annual Show and Sale. At the meetings, members conduct presentations covering various topics relating to antique phonographs. Click on the presentation schedule button to see the interesting topics that will be covered in future meetings.
We also have a journal called "The Sound Box". Club members receive The Sound Box four times a year. The journal contains articles submitted by members relating to the hobby and information about upcoming events.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Antique Phonographs? 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
Are you trying to find out the value of an antique or collectible ? Post a photo on our facebook page at
and maybe the group can help you out.
The results of our first online survey are in. The first question was...
1. If you have over 100 small antique/vintage items to sell, which of the following would be your #1 choice to sell these items. (Answers are listed in descending order with the most popular answer first)
a) Sell on ebay or other online shop 30.5%
b) Sell them in a booth at an antique mall 16.8%
c) Put them in a consignment shop 10.5%
d) Have an estate sale 9.5%
e) Sell them through an auction company 9.5%
f) Sell them at a yard sale 9.5%
g) Sell them one at a time from home 8.5%
h) Sell them to a dealer 5.3%
Here are some of the additional write in answers submitted.
1. A combination of online (NOT Ebay) and a booth at an antique mall.
2. Flea market
3. This is a silly question, I would sell them on tias.com
4. I probably wouldn't sell them. I plan on my children and grand children to get them.
5. I don't think I would even sell them right now if I didn't have to. Just depends on what the items are. The market is too weak.
6. Sell them on consignment at an antique mall
7. A booth at an antique SHOW - I can sometimes get one for $10 here.
8. Craigs list
9. Sell them at a one-day show devoted to similar items, such as a doll show.
Here are some of the interesting answers to the second question in our survey...
2. What is the most unusual, weird, strange, single item in your collection and, where and how did you acquire it.
a) Puppy teeth. Kept stepping on them (ouch) when my puppies were cutting new teeth.So I put them in a jar amid my shell jars. Shocks nosie people when they realize what they are.
b) I have a statue and a framed picture that are the same little boy going fishing. I got them from my mother. She remembered the boy on a calendar when she was growing up and he was older that she was at the time. As an adult she found them both.Oops....I guess that's not a single item.
c) Dragon Dung... Ha Ha... I bought it at a rock shop
d) Wood handled wire chicken catcher bought at a auction
e) This is an easy one. It would be my son, He is all of the above. especially single. hint hint. The where would be from the good lord. How? practice practice practice
f) Inherited grandpa's glass eye.
g) A stainless steel rolling pin that has bakelite handles, it was purchased on ebay.
h) A picture frame with a brass plate that says it was made from teakwood from Adolph Hitler's yacht-found in my parents basement in a stack of other frames. I suspect Dad had a connection with Mel Fisher, the Florida salvage man, but I'm not sure. What picture would one put in this frame ??? I have tried to find a pic of one of Hitler's yachts but no success. Creepy to think he would have touched that wood.......
i) A Van Holboken Gin Bottle Dug out of the Virginia City, Nevada garbage dump site in 1961 by my Father. I know because I was there.
j) Balinese coin dogs
k) Bride and groom "dolls" from the 40's in China. A friend was a missionary there, and brought them back. Made of cloth, and arms around each other.
We'll post more survey answers in the next issue. Do you have comments about this new feature? Send them to Phil@TIAS.com
Hello from WV,
I have a question concerning the sale of old bibles. Recently I was at a local flea market and someone was selling old, used bibles.
I had never thought of it, but I was wondering what you or your readers think of that?
Is it taboo or ok to sell old family bibles that have been thrown to the side, put in yard sales, flea markets or estate sales?
One of the older ones didn't have any family history in it, but was a big masonic bible. The man doing the selling said they came from various estates. "That at least they weren't thrown in the trash to be forever lost." He said I would be surprised at what people throw away. I guess I would, considering what I have seen lately.
Do people collect bibles?
Also, if a bible is so old the pages are crumbling, what should a person do with it?
Any insight on this is much APPRECIATED. Thank You....Anne Bragg PS-I really enjoy your Newsletters and can't wait to check you out on FaceBook!
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Disrespect Elvis at your own peril
2. Noonmark Antiques Returns to 2010 Princeton
Fall Antiques and Fine Arts Show
3. Collecting Murano Glass - what makes it so
4. Investing in Firearms Proves Strong at Rock
Island Auction September Sale.
5. 100 Year Old Theory Disproved By A Postcard?
6. Falkland Islands 1928 2˝d Provisional
Presented at Stampex
7. Bertoia Auctions Issues Final Call for European
Toy Vehicles from Donald Kaufman Collection,
8. CoinManage 2011 Coin Collecting Software
9. Vonhoffs Gallery
10. Furnishing commissioned by East Indian
royalty headlines Austin Auction’s Sept. 25-26
11. Kitchen Collectibles make the top 10 list of
antiques & collectibles for August 2010
12. Toys of Times Past offers top-notch antique
toys, robots in Sept. 19 debut auction
13. Gray's Auctioneers Auction 37: Fine
Furniture and Decorations
14. Benjamin Franklin's famed ‘Disputes with
America’ letter of 1767 released by Midwest
15. Skinner Fine Painting Auction to Offer Wyeth,
Close, Metcalf Works and Significant Collection
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Murano Glass Chandeliers and Glass figurines
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 Tuesday September 21, 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 cousins grandson has just started kindergarten. His teacher told the class that they are not to use "baby talk" to use big people words. Don't say choo choo, say train, not nana but grandmother. The next day the teacher had asked the grandson what he did the night before, and he told her that he read a book. The teacher asked what book did you read,and with great thought (and pride) he said Winnie the Shit. Out of the mouths of babes!!
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 Pam requested recipes for "a rice dish around 1974 that was either uncle ben’s or some other brand,,,it had almonds in it and was made in the frying pan" we received the following...
Rice a Roni "Fried Rice" flavor is made in a frying pan, and has almonds in it. Could that be what you are thinking of perhaps? C Grasser - Castle Rock, WA
Hope this is what Pam is looking for - if not it is still a very good dish...Ellen
1/2 cube butter
2 c. UNCLE BEN'S® long grain rice
4 bouillon cubes
3 1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. slivered almonds
6 green onions
4 - 5 tbsp. soy sauce
Mix rice and butter in skillet and saute until rice starts to brown. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water, add to rice mixture and simmer until liquid disappears. Toast almonds in oven. Add almonds, green onions and soy sauce. Heat mixture 1 minute. Turn off heat. Cover skillet with dish towel, lid and let steep 20 minutes. Can be reheated to serve.
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.
I'm looking for a simple recipe for lemon bars. These delicious treats have a cookie like bottom and a yellow chewy top. I know there are lots of versions online, but I was wondering which were the favorite of your readers. Emily
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.
Vonhoffs Gallery is an antique and collectible web site, known for the unique, and unusual. World wide traveling has offered great opportunities to obtain rare items. Unpacking the brick & mortar store will offer many surprises for all.
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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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