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post #136 of 153
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1950s rayon gab pink (w/ black whales) sports shirt.



post #137 of 153
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Originally Posted by AlanC


Sorry to hijack the thread, VG.
SO YOU WERE THE ONE THAT OUTBID ME ON THOSE BUTTON LINKS!!!!!!!!
Well at least someone worthy got them. Well semi worthy
post #138 of 153
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
1950s rayon gab pink (w/ black whales) sports shirt.




I find this charming, VG. Very nice piece of vintage, and a good find.
post #139 of 153
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Alambic Drunkfinger.
Cheers on the Lambic. It's my favorite.
post #140 of 153
VG, Do you only buy clothes that fits you, or do you just buy to collect?
post #141 of 153
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Originally Posted by contactme_11
VG, Do you only buy clothes that fits you, or do you just buy to collect?

Mostly to fit, although I've bought a few things to collect.
post #142 of 153
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Is it Loetz?
Close enough for a cigar - Tiffany.
post #143 of 153
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Close enough for a cigar - Tiffany.
Interesting that I named the lesser-known "Tiffany" of iridescent glass.
post #144 of 153
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Interesting that I named the lesser-known "Tiffany" of iridescent glass.
Heh, yes - but they're often confused and tampered with: Antiques Roadshow:
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In the 1960s and 1970s, when collectors began to pay increasing sums for Tiffany, "people would take any unsigned piece of iridescent glass and put a Tiffany signature on it," Arlie explains. Unsavory and unknowing glass owners even added a Tiffany signature to quality pieces such as Steuben and Loetz, studios that sent out many of their iridescent pieces unsigned. "We once saw a beautiful Loetz flower-form glass vase "” it screamed of Loetz "” and it had a magnificent Tiffany signature," Arlie says, adding, "It's the glass you should be collecting not the signatures. I always look at forms and colors.
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"As prices go up and up, objects go round and round, often with bewildering speed.....A Southern client sent a photograph of a Tiffany lamp to Christie's and, following an exchange of correspondence, the lamp arrived in New York where, on inspection, it was found to be a modern reproduction. The owner was notified and the lamp returned. It was immediately placed in a local auction where it was purchased and sent by the next owner -- to Christie's. It was again returned. Over the next three months the piece is now known to have changed hands three further times, making its way, finally, into a Tiffany collection in California just in time to be included in a shipment -- to Christie's. The entire episode, from the time the first photograph of the lamp was sent, to the time that the lamp made its third visit to New York, took only seven months, highlighting the frantic pace at which the Tiffany market can operate. Another indomitable adversary has been an unsigned iridescent Loetz glass vase which first sold at Christie's in 1977, only to reappear some months later with a full Tiffany signature. The consignor.....took it to a glass restorer to have the Tiffany signature removed. The vase was then returned to Christie's and offered in its original condition. It has recently re-appeared on the market, this time boldly inscribed Loetz Austria."
post #145 of 153
I posted this thrift find in the vintage hawaiian shirt thread:
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
(...) although this one's really Barbadian (Barbudian? Barbadoan?), I suppose:
post #146 of 153
Very nice, LS.
post #147 of 153
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40s cotton flannel sports shirt with wolf print:



post #148 of 153
These printed shirts seem a little "I'm really psyched for casual friday".
post #149 of 153
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Originally Posted by jml90
These printed shirts seem a little "I'm really psyched for casual friday".

Perhaps, but they come from a time long before the advent of that heresy. In the spirit for which they were originally intended, I reserve them for the weekend.
post #150 of 153
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When I embarked on this project, I had hoped it would be educational--or at least entertaining on a small level. More and more, I've come to think of these postings as a kind of sartorial narcissism. Maybe I'm just in a funk, but, for the time being, I'm going to put this effort in abeyance.

Thanks to all who posted your kind words, and especially to those who joined in the posting fun. Your contributions really spiffed things up.
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