1950s

Stamp of approval

Dating vintage with care labels (see our feature on that here) only helps with garments that are 1960s onwards, but there‚Äôs a number of other labels you may come across that will help you to date older vintage pieces. Most of these are US labels, with the exception of CC41,…

Dating St Michael

For those of us in the UK, vintage Marks and Spencer clothing, under the name St Michael, is available in abundance. St Michael was used as a brand name from 1928 to 2000. Their labels have undergone a number of changes over the years and when checked, along with the…

Fire away!

1930s-1950s printed playfield bagatelle games. Pinball was a tabletop board game. The origins of pinball can be traced to games like bocce and ground billiards in which balls were rolled on a course. Ground billiards evolved into the tabletop game with which we are all familiar, and often refer to…