Monthly Archives October 2016

Tips for Buying on eBay: Retro Homewares

Tips for Buying on eBay.  So many people ask me how I get such great bargains on eBay. Even people who have bought and sold on eBay quite a bit, don’t realise how eBay works. eBay provide great on line buyer tips http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/buy/tips.html but they are quite general and relate to new as well as retro goods. Tips for Buying on eBay Anyone buying second hand items, particularly retro homewares is usually looking for something quite specific. Retro Homewares are
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Flea Market Finds in 2016

Flea Market Finds or Trash and Treasure Market Finds are my favorite bargains.  I love the variety, the jumble, the walking and the chatting.  If the seller doesn’t appreciate what they have, and I do, then I feel the most satisfaction in giving the item a new home and making sure it does not end up in land-fill.  Look at some of the things I found this year to add to my collections. Flea Market Finds in 2016 When I
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Vintage Australian Plastic Makers Article

Vintage Australian Plastic Makers Article entitled “Bakelite Canisters and Bessemer Plates”. As I add items of stock to the Shop, I hope to add Articles about stock items, the makers and designers. My second article is about Vintage Australian Plastic Makers.  I have included information on Company History and Product Range where it has been available, and also Prices and Availability, and Plastic Development. Some of the plastic makers and brands included are Marquis, Duperite, Vogue, EON, Sellex, Ornamin, TAMCO,
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Retro Adrian Franklin Great Book

Retro: A Guide to the Mid-20th Century Design Revival by Adrian Franklin Retro Adrian Franklin.  This is a great book from one of the presenters of the ABC 2011 Series “Collectors”.  Adrian Franklin is an entertaining and informative writer and I am really enjoying this book published in 2011. I was at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney last week with my daughter and after flicking through this book, I had to bring it home. If you want some insight into
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