Vintage Household Advertising Booklets Are Loaded With Useful Information
If you are lucky enough to find original household product catalogs or booklets you may have just tapped into some very collectible items.
One of my favorite sites for finding household ephemera is Kelley Street Vintage on Etsy.com
She often has early advertising pieces such as these 1930's Nu Enamel Paint Pictorial advertising booklets which covers kitchen, baths and more. These illustrations and color schemes offer important information to designers, collectors and historians.
The description Kelley offers about these colorful booklets is:
"These are very neat - a pair of 1930's vintage Nu Enamel interior Paints pictorial advertising fold out booklets, 3" x 6 1/4" double sided with 4 panels to a side, flower color themed enamel paints with kitchens one folder and baths the other, great for framing all together or can be framed as little scenes also, both excellent condition"
Recently a friend gave me a pile of older home interior and exterior booklets. He was saving these gems in his barn and thought of me when he rediscovered them. He knew that since I write books on kitchen and home collectibles that I would find these catalogs and advertising materials valuable for research purposes.
Don't Throw Out Old Paper Items
If you have ever attended a paper show, you will see some big prices on some of these catalogs. So, if you spot vintage household advertising booklets at a flea market or online at low prices...scoop them up. And do I have to tell you....when cleaning out your parent's home....don't ditch the paper stuff......there is value in those junk drawers!
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 I Antique Online 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 café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists