House & Home, Outdoors
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The Honey Flora of Victoria – 1949 (Fifth Edition)

The Honey Flora of Victoria is a paperback book published by Department of Agriculture, Victoria, Australia 1949 (fifth edition).  It is a comprehensive guide to the Victorian (Australia) flower sources for honey bees and is well sort after by bee keepers alike. The book contains descriptions of Victorian trees, blossoms and the honey produced there of. The main…

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Vintage 1980′s Brownie (Girl Guide) Uniform

Brownies were first organised by Lord Baden-Powell in 1914. A Brownie is typically a girl aged seven to ten years old. The program was designed to train girls in outdoor skills, first aid, and honorable values. In Australia (where girls of all ages are now called Girl Guides) the Guiding Promise is: I promise that I will do my best; To be…

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House & Home

1950′s Art Deco Iplex Bakelite Cake Canister

“Good things baked in the kitchen will keep romance for longer than bright lipstick.” Quoted from Marjorie Husted, the creator of Betty Crocker. This magnificent original mint green 1950′s art deco Iplex (Adelaide) bakelite cake canister has seen many a baked cake but is still in excellent condition for its age. It features a cream based…

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Fashion

1970′s Original Boho Embroidered Sheepskin Vest

Ultra-plush, extra-soft, and insanely warm, this vintage sheepskin vest from the 1970′s guarantees maximum hippie vibes in one extremely cozy and cute package. Neutral enough to pair with any other colour of your favourite flares, the natural camel / tan hue of the suede exterior along with the chocolate tone of the sheepskin fur pile…

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General Electric EA7-4630A Digital Alarm Clock

Timepieces are amazing things, even better when they sport rich walnut panelling, red digital clock display and feature an AM/FM radio with alarm. Let this classically aged 1980′s General Electric clock radio Model EA7-4630A create a special era in your home as it keeps track of events from the past, present and future. Suitable for…

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Fashion

Vintage Floral Silk Handkerchief

Flowers make great subjects for silk painting and printing. Their saturated colours and graceful shapes are perfect for silk scarf designs and also make for a graceful way to finish off an outfit for any occasion. This vintage handkerchief is in immaculate condition and has hand-rolled edges that neatly finish a feather-light silk scarf patterned with a aqua,…

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Outdoors
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1950′s Luxury Porcelain Brexton 6 Person Picnic Case

The history of picnics goes back to medieval times in England and Europe when elaborate outdoor feasts were enjoyed by the wealthy. Medieval hunting feasts and Renaissance era country banquets were the forerunners of the casual outdoor picnics we enjoy today. These feasts would traditionally serve cold meats like hams, baked meats and pastries. Brexton picnic…

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1950′s State Savings Bank of Victoria Money Tube

In the 1950’s banks went to a lot of trouble to ‘hook a customer for life’ by appealing to the young with colourful and novelty money boxes. This rare money tube produced by the much loved State Bank of Victoria founded in 1842 and taken over by the Commonwealth Bank in 1990 provides a very earnest reminder…

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1950′s Nally Ware Black and White Cake Canister

We all know the best part about baking a cake is eating it, right?! This original 1950′s Nally Ware stackable cake canister  somehow makes storing your cakes super fun as well. In a rare monochrome colouring and vintage script font this canister is in perfect condition for its age and is begging to be filled…

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Vintage Sanyo M2512 Personal Portable Tape Recorder

Sanyo was founded when Toshio Iue was lent an unused Matsushita plant in 1947 and used it to make bicycle generator lamps. Sanyo was incorporated in 1950; in 1952 it made Japan’s first plastic radio and in 1954 Japan’s first pulsator-typewashing machine. The company’s name means three oceans in Japanese, referring to the founder’s ambition to sell their products worldwide, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. This vintage…

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