Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Collecting Vintage School Day Collectibles

C. Dianne Zweig - Kitsch 'n Stuff: The Art Of Collecting Antique And Vintage Children's Painting Books, Tin Watercolor Sets And Collectible Art SuppliesBack To School In The 1940s And 1950s

Vintage school day collectibles are gaining in interest as baby boomers seem to want to recreate the look and feel of  their 1950s or 1940s experiences.

plastic pencil box with sharpener and sliding multiplier/divider, I had this .i thought this was great
From retro photographs and images to school lunch boxes  and more..... school stuff is hotter than ever. Some collectors  like to get their hands on all kinds of C. Dianne Zweig - Kitsch 'n Stuff: Collecting 1950s Plaid Lunchboxes And Picnic Collectibles retro school supplies including those iconic black and white composition books, pencil cases, rulers, book straps, flashcards, bells, crayons etc.

Old school desks and chairs  are also  sought after, along with wall decor such as calendars and pictures featuring school related images. On I have a newer board called "Vintage School Days"  .

Pencil box image courtesy of

Tablet and lunch box images from

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 cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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