Collecting 1950s, Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Collecting 1950’s: How to Identify 50’s Costume Jewelry

Hello, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Collecting 1950's! The 50's was a fun decade, and the jewelry from that time reflects this. Unlike the crystal clear rhinestones of the 1940's which mimicked real jewels, costume jewelry in the 50's was more about kitschy. There were brightly colored plastics, faux pearls, petite… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: How to Identify 50’s Costume Jewelry

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Collecting 1950’s: 6 Types of Ephemera You Can Collect!

Hello I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to Collecting 1950's! Every collector knows what ephemera is, but just in case you don't, ephemera are any items made from paper. Many of these items were meant to be looked at for a short period of time and thrown away, such as newspapers, flyers or advertisements. But the… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: 6 Types of Ephemera You Can Collect!

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Collecting 1950’s: Flea Market Finds!

I've been going to the local Forty and Eight Veteran's Flea Market for many years now, but only within the last two years have I been interested in finding vintage items from the Nifty Fifties. These days, you're lucky to find anything vintage at a Flea Market that isn't pure junk. Nobody really wants old… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Flea Market Finds!