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Vintage plastic starburst coaster set of 8 with box

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Vintage plastic starburst coaster set of 8 with box

While rummaging through thrift and collectible shops it occurred to me that there were quite a few sets of coasters and it got me thinking – where did the concept for coasters originate? Well imagine my surprise when I found out that there is actually a term for collectors of coasters. A coaster collector is a Tegestologist. Tegestology, a term coined from the Latin word ‘teges’ which means covering/mat, means the practice of collecting coasters.The coaster is a direct descendant of the beermat which were first used in 1880 in Germany. Beermats were used to protect the wooden tables from...

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Alain Mikli eyewear designer - Vogue Finds

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Alain Mikli eyewear designer - Vogue Finds

Alain Mikli eyewear designer - Vogue Finds. I came across this pair of cherry red vintage plastic eyewear frames at a funky thrift store in Montreal, Quebec Canada. I was immediately drawn to it’s unique stop sign design. I had never seen eye frames in this unique design. So I did what any self respecting vintage lover would do, I bought them. I would either offer them on Vogue Finds or keep them for my own vintage eyewear collection. Upon closer examination I notice that the cherry red vintage plastic was manufactured in Paris, France and the designer of these unique...

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher doll - Vogue Finds

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher doll - Vogue Finds

Peggy Nisbet doll of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom. The Margaret doll was made in Endland in 1979. Mrs. Thatcher is wearing a lovely royal blue dress accessorized with scarf, handbag and wrist tag. She come in her original box which is in fair condition. The doll measures 8 inches high and is in very good vintage condition, there is some black paint rubbed off her pumps. If you are interested in purchasing this item you will need to email me your shipping address so that I can calculate actual shipping cost. Then, should you wish...

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Art Deco bakelite and chrome machine age coffee percolator set - Vogue Finds

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Art Deco bakelite and chrome machine age coffee percolator set - Vogue Finds

A smart coffee service for your home decor. This spectacular Art Deco design beehive urn with distinctive vintage Bakelite handles, plus matching cream and sugar set. Has a little glass dome to decide when it is done. This set is complete and is attributed United Co. Personally, I would use this for display purpose only. Excellent vintage condition looks like it has not been used. Measurements: percolator 13-1/2 inches high, creamer 4-1/4 inches high and sugar with cover on is 6 inches high. If you are interested in purchasing this item you will need to email me with your shipping...

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Canadian blue mountain pottery electric accent lamp - Vogue Finds

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Canadian blue mountain pottery electric accent lamp - Vogue Finds

Blue Mountain Pottery was a Canadian Pottery company founded in 1953 and closed in 2004. It produced various types of pottery, from animal figurines to jugs, pots, vases and lamps. Blue Mountain Pottery has a trademarked glazing process known as "reflowing decorating" which makes it easily recognizable. This process of glazing has the glaze run down the piece creating streaking patterns unique to each piece. Typical colouring used by Blue Mountain Pottery ranged from green, red, mocha and brown hues.To learn more about Blue Mountain Pottery see: World Collectors NetUp for sale is this unique Blue Mountain Pottery electric accent...

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