April 22, 2004
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES NEWSLETTER #241
Believe it or not, I began this newsletter three weeks ago. I've been on
roller skates ever since. My apologies to you, and my thanks to those who
wrote because they were concerned. Special thanks to the lovely Princess
Pink and my dear friend Dr. John Webb, and the ever-sharp PD - you know
why. I suppose it's great to be this busy, but it doesn't leave much time
for the small pleasures in life - like typing to you, dear Accumulators.
This one will be short and not-so-sweet. But, I'll be back.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PLEASE DON'T TELL ME WHAT ELSE IS ON THE MENU
From Nashville, a tasty story. A pub called The Sutler has featured 19th century photos of nude women on their menu for years. But, after having been warned that the images might be too racy to comply with state law, they markered out every nipple in sight. Too bad, because the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided that only one photo, a picture with an exposed set of genitalia, wouldn't pass muster. Too late, you guys. Here's a novel idea for pictures on your menu - how about food?
I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE COURT SYSTEM DEPARTMENT
Remember the story you read here about a New Jersey man who won a judgment and took possession of the contents of a warehouse full of Jackson family memorabilia, and who is auctioning it off? Well, Michael Jackson was not amused. He is suing Michael Jackson the New Jersey contractor who has been hawking the singer's old Blue Cross card and his fan mail. Jackson wants millions in damages from Henry Vaccaro, who says his stash also includes "a strange note" and a jar of bleaching cream supposedly used by Jackson. What a great time to be an attorney!
AND SPEAKING OF UNUSUAL AUCTIONS
There's an auction taking place in Grand Island, Nebraska this weekend, and if you're the kind of person other people may not speak well of when you're gone, you can remedy that by bidding. The Rev. Jim Keyser of Trinity United Methodist Church will deliver the eulogy at your funeral - and he guarantees he'll speak very well of you. If you're the successful bidder that is - and you pay an additional $50 above your bid. Otherwise, he'll only tell the truth.
SITES TO SEE
Bonded Sale.com - At Bonded Sale.com, all sellers are bonded, and all sales are guarnateed, up to $10,000. The initial auction will take place from April 27 to May 2, so visit now for a look at the goods.
AntiqueWeek.com - Not only does this site have highlights of the current issue, and the most comprehensive list of collecting events on the Internet, there's also a great forum, where you can discuss everything from your latest acquisition to why that woman at the show you attended gave you a dirty look. Click on the link above, and then click on "Forums".
Okay, Accumulators - off we go. Artie and I are going to be doing a giant
antique paper and advertising show in Allentown, PA this weekend. If you're
in the nabe, stop by and say "Hi!". We'll be at the Agricultural Hall. Have
a great spring weekend. Happy hunting!
© 2004 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #241
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