Monday, April 5, 2010

The Art Of Collecting Antique And Vintage Children's Painting Books, Tin Watercolor Sets And Collectible Art Supplies

Colorful, Attractive Antique And Vintage Children's Painting Books And Art Supplies Are Very Collectible
Vintage children's painting books, paint sets, drawing materials and craft supplies are very collectible. I learned all about this hobby a few years ago when I was helping to plan some art workshops in a local art school for children called Phoebe"z Easle (Colllinsville, Connecticut).

The directors of the school, Elizabeth and Edward Cowell are avid collectors of antique and vintage children's art supplies, tools and materials.

Building A Collection Of Vintage Children's Paint Books And Supplies Piece By Piece

Like other similar collectors Elizabeth and Edward enjoy building their collection, piece by piece. You will see some of their collection on display in their beautiful main room art studio.

What Children's Vintage Art Material To Collect

Children's art collectibles might include: colorful tin watecolor sets, boxes of crayons, sets of colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, paint brushes, stamp sets, coloring books, brushes, pens, journal books, sketch pads, etc.

Often you will find older boxes of crayons, chalk, pencils etc. tucked away in grandma's drawer or mixed in with a box of junk you might find at a yard sale. Look for young artist sets with attractive packaging, interesting graphics and lettering or famous images or themes.

While 1940s and 1950's art products are popular, finding very early school and art related objects are quite collectible. The collectibles shown here are from the 1930's. It's difficult to find paint books that are not used inside, but even used ones can be quite important to collectors if the covers are special. Old tin watercolor sets, often from England can be quite beautiful and lovely to add to a collection of vintage art materials.

These lovely collectibles are from the collection of


C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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1 comment:

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