A Guide To Collecting Vintage Fashions & Lingerie

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You pull the garment toward you, revealing a gorgeous silk dress with lucite buttons in an aquamarine blue color that resembles a shirtwaist style popular in the s. So you toss the dress into your cart for purchase without ever knowing its true vintage identity. For tips on how to spot vintage in a thrift store, keep reading after the jump for insights on vintage clothing union tags, brand designs and Made in USA labels! Deciphering the vintage era of a garment is like putting together a gigantic puzzle. The more missing pieces you uncover, the clearer the picture and the more confident your answer feels. What are your tips for spotting vintage in a thrift store? Do you have a special strategy that I missed here? Let me know in the comments below the post, or share your advice and insights with me on Facebook , Twitter or via email.

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This style is common from until sometime around WWII. A far less-common treatment on sweatbands in the s and s has the Dobbs name debossed with gold. This does not show up very often. Black leather sweatbands are also very rare prior to the late s. Both of these examples are from the s.

(4 comments.) Introduction to Cymbal Stamp Timelines. This website offers information about the age of cymbals based on the “stamps” found on them.

As this adage implies, word choice when describing an item can sometimes be subjective, and the item’s value is often relative to the worth placed on it by an individual. With the value of an item being so variable, then, it is important to come to some common understanding of the standard meaning attached to basic labels.

Whether hunting at the antique shop for enjoyment, or surfing listings for just the right item, understanding what is meant by terms such as “antique” or “vintage” will improve the buying and selling process. These terms join a host of others e. But just being old does not make an item an “antique” or “vintage. Defining Terms While both terms, “antique” and “vintage,” do muster connotations of “old,” understanding the specific meanings that people knowledgeable about the trade attach to these words will go a long way toward clearer communication.

It is important to note that, for some specific items, like firearms and some clothing items, there are standardly accepted definitions of these terms that may differ from those discussed here. In fact, for firearms in particular, the word “antique” is very specific, and there are certain laws about the buying and selling of firearms based on whether they meet specific qualification. Specific guides for items provide information on the use of terminology within an individual category. Antique Today, everything seems to be an antique.

The Antiques Roadshow must regularly decide what is and what is not an antique.

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ILGWU has 31, members Dress general strike begins in New York City. Jewish Labor Committee formed to organize anti-Nazi activities.

Serial Number: Year Manufactured: Model Introduced: True Tone A fire at the Elkhart, IN Buescher plant in destroyed all prior records.

Under many conditions, an appellation of origin that discloses the true place of origin of the grapes is mandatory: This means varietal or type and appellation are each important indicators of separate flavor characteristics. A greater latitude of 1. Many wines are labeled “alcohol The variation is permitted for practical reasons. It is impossible to accurately predict final alcohol content in order to print labels in advance of bottling and it’s completely uneconomical to print labels after the wine is bottled.

Evaporation during aging is not entirely controllable, so some changes will occur. The most common methods of measuring alcohol content use equipment that is either imprecise vinometer or somewhat cumbersome ebulliometer. It can also be a considerable expense for small-volume producers. Large modern wineries frequently have fairly sophisticated chemistry labs on-site and are able take more precise measurements using a gas chromatograph.

In spite of the regulations, and regardless of methods, violations by over-stating or, more likely, under-stating alcohol content on labels are fairly common. Many modern California table wines are above The average consumer pays entirely too much attention to winery location and not nearly enough to vineyard location or appellation.

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The easiest way to date a piece of women’s clothing as vintage is to identify whether it has a union label. The most popular union label found in vintage clothing is from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU).

Wednesday, April 18, Guide to Vintage Shalimar This is nowhere near complete, but I can find no definitive guide to vintage Shalimar bottles anywhere, so I am going to make my own out of cobbled together information, pictures, and links. Hopefully some will find this, and find it helpful, and please, if you have information to add, share it! According to Elisabeth Barille, “while examining a sample of vanillin, Jacques Guerlain suddenly poured the entire contents into a nearby bottle of Jicky, just to see what would happen.

Shalimar means “Abode of Love” in Sanskrit. Made in for Shalimar. Designed by Raymond Guerlain.

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Dave from Louisiana – I just got a G at a pawn shop i Austin with serial number that came off the line two guitars before yours! My neck plate serial is I still haven’t figured out why they’d have different numbers unless the necks and bodies came off different lines. Still no idea on the date.

Often, the labels inside a garment can be the easiest clue to figuring that out. This is true in general especially for union labels, the tags sewn into pockets on US-made jackets that were made in unionized workshops. For a good guide to union labels, check out this post at The Fedora Lounge.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists said a kite mark on digitally enhanced photographs would raise awareness of how often such manipulation takes place and help stop people trying to achieve ‘unattainable physical perfection’. The college urged the next Government to set up a forum, made up of politicians, experts, and representatives from the media and advertising, for the development of an editorial ethical code.

Enlarge Ralph Lauren apologised to model Filippa Hamilton right after a digitally altered image of her showed her with a tiny waist left Consultant psychiatrist Dr Adrienne Key, of the college’s eating disorders section, said the media must be stopped from ‘glamorising’ excessive weight-loss and adding to the psychological and social pressures faced by young people.

A lot of people have no idea how much manipulation goes on. It urged the media to stop publishing ‘body critical’ articles targeting celebrities for being overweight, underweight or physically imperfect. Susan Ringwood, chief executive of beat, a charity combating eating disorders, said:

Vintage Fashions use Union Labels to Date Clothing – Let’s Try Hats

The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon.

A very fine medal, a superb gap filler. Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch. It has been well used but remains in pretty good condition for its age.

Lee History Lee Jeans History – from the VCA board courtesy of e*happy The history of the H.D. Lee Co. is woven into America’s western expansion and the world events of the 20th Century.

Marks are incised or cut into the wet clay, impressed with a tool into the wet clay or stamped with a machine and ink on dry clay. Marks may also be created in the mold — and these are the most permanent. Paper labels are the least permanent marks, and many companies used a paper label and another method for marking wares. Debolt’s Dictionary of American Pottery Marks is another good resource for identifying whitewareCeramics that are white or off-white, often high-fired, including vitreous china and ironstone, and usually used for dinnerware or bathroom sets.

Turn of the century and earlier homes had no running water. They used a pitcher and bowl set, a chamber pot, a toothbrush cup and assorted pieces in the bath area. Please don’t copy our images but use them for free to help with identification of your pottery. We’re emphasizing American pottery marks, but included a few Canadian pottery marks as well. Not all makers have a mark here, or a good one. We’ll update as able. Note that some of the marks have been enhanced for clarity — the original, unedited marks appear on linked photos.

Abingdon Pottery Abingdon pottery made artware from about to in Abingdon, Illinois.

Vintage Orange Crush Soda Bottles Take a Ribbing

By vinification methods and style[ edit ] Dark purple wine grapes on the vine See also: Winemaking Wines may be classified by vinification methods. These include classifications such as red or white wine, sparkling, semi-sparkling or still, fortified and dessert wines. The color of wine is not determined by the juice of the grape, which is almost always clear, but rather by the presence or absence of the grape skin during fermentation. Grapes with colored juice, for example alicante bouschet, are known as teinturier.

In the inside seam of the jacket is a two-sided label that corroborates this guess: on one side is the label for the National Recovery Board Coat and Suit Industry, and on the other side is International Ladies’ Garment Makers’ Union, AFL-CIO.

If you have items for sale, please get in touch by email, and send photos if posssible, to: You may also phone us at: Pre-Prohibition beer bottles made prior to , embossed or labeled, are always of interest. The bottle may be marked with the name of one of the thousands of beer brands from around the country. Stoneware beers marked with names such as Alstadt, Nauer, or Stoeckert, or any other marked stoneware beers, are also of interest. Advertising trays and glasses from breweries are also on our list of wants.

Early bottles embossed or labeled with spirit names such as gin, whiskey, rum, bourbon, or rye are always of interest. From New York to California, there were thousands of liquor dealers and distilleries before Prohibition. We wish to purchase examples from nearly any of these firms. Flasks embossed with images of eagles, hunters, prospectors, cabins, boats, girls on bicycles, railroad cars or carts, clasped hands, cannons, glass house names, and fancy scroll work are also sought.

How To Determine Production Date Of Vintage Levi’s Denim Jackets

As I was perusing the different fabrics listed there were a few items I think needed to be mentioned to aid in dating vintage clothing as well. Polyesters are made from chemical substances found mainly in petroleum and are manufactured in fibers. I have included the link to this site: The resulting cloth is heavy, wrinkle-resistant and retains its shape well. Crimplene was used in garments that required a permanently pressed look, such as skirts and trousers.

This Bottle Dating page (and website in general) is designed to address what the website author refers to as “utilitarian” bottles & jars (click for more information). Utilitarian items makes up the bulk of the bottles produced during the 19th century and first half of the 20th century.

As Berge noted in referring to bottles, the ” This bottle dating “key” is a relatively simple “first cut” on the dating of a bottle. Please be aware that in order to gain the maximum information about any particular bottle e. Unfortunately, the complexities of precisely dating bottles is beyond the scope of any simple key. A substantial amount of bottle type specific information must be reviewed by a user to increase the probability of dating accuracy.

Additional reference materials outside of this website must often be consulted to narrow down the date of any item as far as is possible and to really get a “feel” for the history of the bottle in question. The information on this website will, however, usually produce a reliable manufacturing date range for a majority of American utilitarian bottles manufactured from the early s to the mid th century.

For the first time user of this site it is highly recommended that the following information be read prior to using the key below. First this cautionary note:

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I also mentioned the triple-stitched wig part a couple of times, which dates a Cissette doll to or In this post, I want to explain the rest of the ways to date a vintage Cissette doll. When I say “vintage,” I mean dolls that were made between when the doll was first introduced and

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Olympic Special electric solidbody Introduction: Epiphone was a family business established in as “the House of Stathopoulo” by Anastasios Stathopoulo, a greek violin maker. In they incorporated and at this time made mostly high quality and fancy banjos. In the name was changed to “Epiphone” after Epi Stathopoulo, president of the company and one of the founder’s sons. In the ‘s, the company changed its emphasis to guitars.

Epiphone was the only banjo company to successfully switch to guitar production. Conn Company’s a band instrument manufacturer Orphie got Epiphone distribution rights moved. Now most guitar production went to Philidelphia although the labels still said New York.

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