Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vintage Dimestore Beauty & Cosmetic Collectibles Charm Collectors

Dimestore beauty accessories are popular among many different types of collectors. They have what we may refer to as cross over value. From vintage clothing enthusiasts to retro home collectors, these nostalgic wares are always favorites.

Hair nets, bobby pins and vintage cosmetic advertisements from early magazines have wonderful graphics and look great as vintage images.
Packaging and graphics of the 1940's and 1950s are very colorful.

These fun collectibles are of interest to so many people, from crafters, collectors and home decorators. You better scoop these gems up quickly because now scrapbookers and mixed media artists are also buying these images.

Perhaps the most loyal collector of beauty items is vintage clothing collectors who are apt to use the accessories and not just look at them.

Vanity collectors are another group of hunters who are in search for these treasures. But vanaity collectors prefer to decorate their boudoirs with these charming items and not disturb the packaging. Gals who like vintage bathrooms may not be as particular about the condition of the packaging and simply want to add these finds to their wall decor.

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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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