Here are three collecting websites to get you started.
Interesting and diverse articles such as:
- from hospital gowns to paper couture - the unlikely origins of 1960s disposable dresses;
- unpublished children's notebooks reveal poignant view of history;
- making beauty amid the ugliness of World War 11 Japanese American camps;
- love tokens - how Victorians fell in love with pocket change; and
- tacky treasures - tv lamps of the 1950s.
If you go to the site and click on antique trader, you will find some good stories on collectibles, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery and art.
43 people who collect strange things, from hotel do not disturb signs to 3500 dalmatian spotted items.
Prior to the rules for travel being brought in, I was able to add three more vintage tins to my collection, which I think numbers about 350 now.
They were a Peak Frean budgerigar tin, a large Willow floral tin and a Plaistowe birds of Western Australia chocolate and confectionery tin. The Plaistowe factory in Perth began operation in 1915 and in 1930 Plaistowe manufactured more than 400 confections. Plaistowe was acquired by Nestle in the 1990s and the Plaistowe brand only applies now to cooking chocolate and cocoa.