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House & Home, Outdoors
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Decor (Brian Davis Co) Plate and Cup Picnic Set (4)

One may call Brian Davis and Industrial Design genius. Davis founded the Decor Corporation in Melbourne in 1958, a specialist designing and manufacturing firm specialising in homewares. The principal goal of Decor is to innovate products through design. These well known (and very well kept) Set of 4 Picnic plates and cups are a 1970′s…

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Outdoors
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Wild Life and Outdoors Journals 1952 1953

Today the “outdoors” has become some kind of uber cool scene. Before this, meet Alfred Butcher, Zoologist and Conservationist, who through his wide ranging professional career and desire to educate the community, was a significant figure in conservation, wildlife management and environmental assessment. Alfred created these periodicals where you can learn such as how to…

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House & Home
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Vulcan Conray 1960s Electric Mid Century Heater

Here is an utmost quality version of a 1960′s “Ron Rosenfeldt” circa Vulcan Conray Heater. Architect and design commentator Robin Boyd noted in his text Australia’s Home: ‘The average Australian wanted to be as well off as the American in possession of television sets, refrigerators, better stoves and cars, but he understood that the industries…

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House & Home
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x2 Kriesler Craftsman Q4 Series Speakers

Kriesler, a high quality Australian brand that designed and manufactured audio equipment (and later black and white televisions) from 1928 to 1983. Here is a classic example of the workmanship in super 70′s style. Released in 1972 these speakers still hold fine form today. Distinctive in appearance with the true 1970′s material front used widely…

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House & Home
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1970′s Adler Manual Typewriter (Netherlands)

There was a time when offices, companies, businesses and the like ran on paper.. without a computer in sight. Typewriters would adorn the desks of employees with the rambling sound of touch typists trying to outdo each other with their wpm. Here is a stunning example of this Northern European made typewriter in bright yellow…

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Accouterments
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4711 Colognette Refreshing Tissue Pack of 9

Handy on all occasions you will find these 70/80s 4711 Colognette Refreshing tissues. If this is causing some kind of Jamais vu for you, let us enlighten you. This is certainly something your parents enjoyed and possibly even your grandparents and further.. The German 4711 brand has been making the same fragrance for over 200…

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House & Home
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1950′s Le Flandre Cake Icing Tongs Melbourne

We do love useful vintage utensils for the kitchen. Here is box set of 3 past loved cake tongs “for the professional and the housewife” as stated on the box. Manufactured by Le Flandre Co. of Melbourne in the 1950′s these stainless steel all quality tongs are an epic piece to make your cakes look…

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Accouterments
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Kodak Brownie Camera 2 and How to Make Good Pictures

The No2a Brownie is made in four bright and attractive colours; brown, blue, claret, green as well as in black. It is strongly made of aluminium covered leatherette and will stand hard wear despite it’s quality appearance. It is simple to use, makes a picture of popular size and is inexpensive. Size of Camera: 3…

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Outdoors
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1970′s Portable Safari 1700 Companion BBQ Kit

Here is a great addition to any household or better still (as its been made for) the boot of car, the back of a station wagon or placed in the combi (all pre 1980 of course). The complete and well kept set consists of the legendary Companion Safari 1700 Gas Cooker, two anodised aluminium kidney…

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Accouterments, Travel
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1958 Tartan Travel Bag – Regent Travel Goods

Here is classic well used Mid Century Modernist travel bag for the discerning traveller. Made by Regent Travel Goods PTY LTD of Melbourne Australia (now defunct) the bag as seen is dressed in a traditional handsome tartan. This quality bag has certainly seen better days, over 50 years old we are seeing the tartan coming…

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