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  • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New! Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New! Quick View
    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!
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    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!
    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!

    Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Top

    Bust: 34 - 37 inches + 86 - 96 cm (stretch in top)

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm 

    Hips: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41

    Top Length from Outside Shoulder: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (room to move button another inch)

    Hips: Free

    Length from Waist to Hem:  24 inches + 61 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Total Length: Top and Skirt: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated 1950s wool top and skirt set, commercially made

    * Fabric consists of purple top and striped  purple, navy, lilac, gold and black skirt

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

    * Top has ¾ sleeves with round collar and bow closure

    * Short metal zipper at back neck

    * Skirt is very full with sunray pleating

    * Waistband with metal zipper and button closure

    * Unlined, hand-stitched hem, both raw and serged seams

    * Label reads Alex Coleman California

    Alex Colman California, founded in 1947, was one of many California clothing companies that opened post World War II period. The family-owned company specialized in quality sportswear, coordinates, and casual dress in the Californian style. The vivid and unique prints used by Alex Colman became their signature and set the standard. These prints were all designed by Blanche Lefton (Alex Coleman's daughter), who was inspired by her many trips to France, Germany and Italy. She would then visit Japan to personally work on her exclusive patterns with their printers: Kanebo and Toyobo. Blanche was an expert at engineering prints so that the borders would match perfectly. The ability of the company to produce these exclusive prints was one of the primary reasons for its success. In 1968, it had grown so much that it was listed on the stock exchange and in 1973 merged with Borden Incorporated. Sometime in 1980, the company finally closed its doors. Their legacy has endured, particularly the classic Coleman border and floral novelty prints and coordinates of the 1950s. Examples of these are highly valued by today's vintage fashion connoisseurs.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn. A small amount of wrinkling and pilling under the arms.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous set with all the hallmarks of superior design and construction. Alex Coleman fashions always stand apart from the rest. The colours are rich and vibrant too.   Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New! 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New! Quick View
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!

    1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Fits a range of sizes

    Bust: 32 - 38 inches + 82 - 96 cm (Depends on how you tie it)

    Waist: 22 inches + 56 cm (at rest)  30 inches + 76 cm (fuilly extended)

    Bodice Length from Centre Neck: 14 inches + 35 cm

    Pants Length from Waist:  40 inches + 102  cm 

    Hem Length in Pants: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Super 1970s palazzo pants and matching halter top, commercially-made set

    * Fabric features an abstract print in blue and black on white background 

    * Whilst the fabric is signed Artemis, a well-known Italian designer - the internal label is missing, just the size tag remains

    * Halter top with rolled collar and tie back

    * Top is lined in white acetate 

    * Pants have an elasticized waist with wide-leg palazzo pants

     

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a slight thread pull in a couple of places.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Fabulous set echoing the popular beach sets of the 1920s and 1930s.  Great contours on this outfit. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New! Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New! Quick View
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!

    Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches +53 cm 

    Shorts

    Waist: 25 - 26  inches + 63.5 - 66 cm (button can be moved)

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Outside Seam from Waist to Hem: 12. 5 inches + 32 cm

    Rise: 12 inches +30.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Amazing 1950s deadstock with tags cotton jacket and shorts set

    * Fabric design features yellow & orange roses on a dark background with brown     leaves

    * Jacket with just below elbow sleeves with buttons cuffs

    * Turnover collar and front fastening with MOP buttons

    * Patch pocket on either side of jacket front

    * Open seam edge  on each side of jacket

    * Shorts with a high waist and side metal zipper and button fastening

    * Waist band with loops

    * Shorts are fully lined in white cotton

    * Label reads Confection DeLuxe Macotex

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - never worn and well stored. 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Fabulous set and hard to come by. Especially in this condition. Fabric quality and design is absolutely wonderful. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New! Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New! Quick View
    • Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New!
    • Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New!
    • Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New!
    • Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New!

    Beautiful Clear Crystal Czech Necklace & Earrings Set- New!

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    Measurements

    Necklace

    Length : 15.5 inches +  40 cm 

    Cluster Length:  .75 inches + 2cm

    Extension Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

     

    Earrings

    Type: Clip

    Length: .75 inches + 2 cm

     

      

    Description

    * Stunning clear crystal necklace and earrings

    * Stones set in a cluster floral theme

    * Brass metal setting

    * Czech quality components

     

    Condition 

    This set is in excellent condition, nothing to note.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New Quick View
    • Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New
    • Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New
    • Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New

    Pink, Blue and Lilac Necklace & Earrings Set - New

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    Measurements

    Necklace

    Length:   15 inches +  38.10 cm 

    Extender: 2.5 inches + 6.35 cm 

    Width:  3.75 inches + 9.5 cm 

     

    Earrings

    Length: 3.50 inches + 8.89 cm

    Type: clip ons

     

    Description

    *Genuine Czech necklace and matching earrings 

    * Sapphire blue, amethyst and pink tourmaline glass crystal stones

    * Beautiful floral design

    * Brass setting

    * Very imposing statement piece

     

    Comment

    The necklace sits extremely well and has no flaws or missing stones that I can detect. Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) is the home of quality costume jewellery, having produced magnificent pieces since the Victorian era.

     

     

     

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    Blue Green Glass AB Necklace & Earrings Set - New Blue Green Glass AB Necklace & Earrings Set - New Quick View
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    • Blue Green Glass AB Necklace & Earrings Set - New

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    Measurements

    Necklace

    Length:   16.5 inches +  42 cm 

    Extender: 1.5 inches + 4.0  cm 

    Width:  3.75 inches + 9.5 cm 

     

    Earrings

    Diameter: 1.50 inches + 4.0 cm

    Type: clip ons

     

    Description

    * Extraordinary genuine Czech necklace and matching earrings with 3D effect

    * Blue and Green glass crystal in varying shades

    * Aurora Borealis stones

    * Beautiful floral design

    * Brass setting

    * Very imposing statement piece

    Aurora Borealis
    Commonly known as
    AB, is an effect which was jointly developed by Swarovski and Christian Dior during the 1950s. It is a shimmering opal-like (sometimes described as rainbow) finish that is said to enhance the beauty and sparkle of cut crystal.

     

    Comment

    The necklace sits extremely well and has no flaws or missing stones that I can detect. Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) is the home of quality costume jewellery, having produced magnificent pieces since the Victorian era.

     

     

     

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    Blue Sapphire Glass Necklace & Earrings Set - New Quick View
    • Blue Sapphire Glass Necklace & Earrings Set - New

    Blue Sapphire Glass Necklace & Earrings Set - New

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    Measurements

    Necklace

    Length:   16.5 inches +  42 cm 

    Extender: 1.5 inches + 4.0  cm 

    Width: 3.75 inches + 9.5 cm 

     

    Earrings

    Diameter: 1.50 inches + 4.0 cm

    Type: clip ons

     

    Description

    *Extraordinary genuine Czech necklace and matching earrings with 3D effect

    *Sapphire blue glass crystal in varying shades

    * Beautiful floral design

    * Brass setting

    *Very imposing statement piece

     

    Comment

    The necklace sits extremely well and has no flaws or missing stones that I can detect. Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) is the home of quality costume jewellery, having produced magnificent pieces since the Victorian era.

     

     

     

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    1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New! 1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New! Quick View
    • 1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New!
    • 1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New!
    • 1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New!
    • 1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New!

    1940s Bakelite Apple Necklace & Brooch Set - New!

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    Measurements

    Necklace

    Length:   18.25 inches +   46.36 cm 

    Widest Point:  1.5 inches  +  3.81 cm

    Brooch

    Length:   2.5 inches +   6.35 cm 

    Widest Point:  2.5 inches  +  6.35 cm

    This item is on lay-by for a special person and not available for general sale....thank you for understanding. Also added to this lay-by is vintage 1940s Cherry Necklace on Celluloid Chain cost $140 less discount is $126.  Total $446

    Inital desposit 21/12 - $50,  Payment 2 - 2/4 - $50, Payment 3 - 10/6 - $50

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1940s red bakelite apple necklace and brooch set

    * Apples are plano-convex

    * Green celluloid leaves on a white celluloid link chain

    * Brooch features a red bakelite bar with white celluloid chain

    * Single red apple and green leaf dangle from chain on brooch

    * Beautiful example of the novelty necklaces that were so popular in this period

     

    Novelty Necklaces

    As plastics became more accessible during the late 1930s and onwards and because they could be moulded into the most elaborate shapes, these materials became very popular in jewellery making. They were also colourful and relatively cheap to produce, as opposed to the use of semi-precious stones, an important factor during the Depression and the second World War periods. Designs became more naturalistic, moving away from the earlier geometric shapes and sparkle. Contemporary jewellery makers drew inspiration from the natural world – flowers, feathers, birds and fruits were all popular themes.

    Bakelite

    The most expensive of the available plastics was bakelite. Bakelite jewellery featured in many of the USA's high-end department stores such as Bloomingdales, Saks, Lord & Taylor and Macy's. The jewellery of this era is now highly collectible.

       

    Comment

    Colourful necklace with all components intact and in great condition, with only age-related wear and tear not noticeable at all.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

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    Measurements

    Length:  14 inches + 35.5 cm

    Extension:  3.0 inches + 7.5 cm

    Centrepiece:  1.8 inches + 4.572 cm

    Earrings: 1.2 inches +  3 cm 

    Type:     Clip ons

     

    Description

    *  Classic clear rhinestone crystal necklace

    *  Brass metal setting, hand made

    *  Matching earrings

    * Czech high quality components

     

    Comment

    The set sits extremely well, without any defect or missing stones. Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) is the home of quality costume jewellery, having produced magnificent pieces since the Victorian era.

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    Magnificent Czech Mosaic Collar Necklace & Earrings Set Quick View
    • Magnificent Czech Mosaic Collar Necklace & Earrings Set

    Magnificent Czech Mosaic Collar Necklace & Earrings Set

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    Measurements

    Length:  17.0 inches + 43.0 cm

    Extension:  2.0 inches + 5.0 cm

    Centrepiece:  4.5 inches + 11.4 cm

    Earrings: 1.5 inches +  4 cm 

    Type:     Clip ons

     

    Description

    *  Amazing necklace reminiscent of Italian mosaic pieces 

    * Multi-coloured featuring yellow, red and black crystals

    * Brass metal setting, hand made

    * Matching earrings

    * Czech high quality components

     

    Comment

    These earrings sit extremely well and have no flaws or missing stones that I can detect. Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) is the home of quality costume jewellery, having produced magnificent pieces since the Victorian era.