Fashion

1960s Enid Gilchrist collected infant designs scrapbook

Enid Beatrice Gilchrist was an Australian fashion designer who became well known for her numerous self-drafting sewing pattern books which were very popular in the 1950s to 1970s. Enid studied dress design at Melbourne Technical College and during World War II worked as a dressmaker for a pattern firm. She worked with the Victorian Infant Welfare Department and the Kindergarten…

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Collection of collectable Mickey and Minnie badges

We all love a good love story with a happy ending! Though its likely this one will never end. Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse from the ultra terrific brain of Walt Disney, brought to life in 1928. Cast your eyes upon these beautifully well kept 1960′s enamel pin badges starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Create…

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House & Home

Classic Rare Pea Green Rotary Dial Phone

Pea green was a popular colour through the sixties and seventies. Mix this with some drab, peach or saffron and you have an instant winning combination. David Nightingale Hicks was an English interior decorator and designer, noted for using bold colours, mixing antique and modern furnishings, and contemporary art for his famous clientele. Add a slice of Hicks…

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Classic 1950′s Marken Steel Furniture Duo Tone Mini Stools

Marken furniture was a quality furniture company based in Mitcham Victoria from 1950 to 1965. Known by their full name as Marken Tubular Steel Furniture, their furniture always featured strong pieces of tubular steel integrated into their designs. Here we have discovered a set of brother and sister mini stool complete with the original 1950…

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House & Home

4 Original Grant Featherston D350 Dining Chairs

Grant Featherston was Australia’s leading ‘post modernist’ furniture designer. He was born in 1922 in Geelong, and gained prominence in 1947 when he produced his relaxation chairs. They were made from plywood and webbing, although some were upholstered with sponge rubber and fabric. Featherston’s philosophy that a chair should follow the body’s contours was confirmed…

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1950′s Chrome/Laminate Diner Cafe Table and Chairs

The 1950′s were the age of the consumer. The post-war boom brought massive changes in the home; it was out with the old and in with the new. Open plan living was introduced and the fitted kitchen with it’s brand new appliances was the housewife’s domain. Design influences during this time were modernism, surrealism and…

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House & Home

J.H. Lynch “Nymph” Original Vintage Print

Joseph Henry Lynch more commonly known as J.H. Lynch was a British artist who passed away in 1989 at the age of 78. During his artistic life in the 60′s and 70′s his paintings were a household staple, commonly sold in the homeware department of retail chains such as Boots and Woolworths in the UK….

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THE ERICOFON / COBRA PHONE 1956 (1954)

Some things never lose style. Here’s one. The Ericofon by Ericcson. In the summer 1939, Blomberg brought new talent on board at Ericsson to handle the design segment. His name was Ralph Lysell and today he is considered one of the true pioneers in Swedish industrial design. Trained as an engineer in the US, his…

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Heidi A Golden Picture Classic Book – 1956

Heidi is a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her grandfather’s care, in the lush pastures of the Swiss Alps. It was earnestly written as a book ‘for children and those who love children’ (as quoted from it’s subtitle) in 1880 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. The story of…

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Panasonic Portable Tape Player RQ-2102 (slim line)

The joy of listening to your favourite tracks wherever you are. On tape. Here is the classic, one of the last, mid nineties Panasonic portable tape player (RQ-2101). Whether you are strutting the boardwalk or riding the line you can be rest assured you’ll have your beats in tune. This ‘slim line’ package offers AC…

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