Okay, here it is – the big one. I’ve been collecting for 35 years and over that time I’ve accumulated a great deal of vintage and antique fashion and sewing supplies. I need to move into a smaller space so a lot of fabulous and collectable pieces will be going out to new homes at bargain prices.
Note that this isn’t a closing sale, it’s a “no one needs 15,000 pieces of vintage fashion” sale to allow me to concentrate on what I do best. Today we’ve been selecting items and I have to tell you that there’s some sensational items going in, including a beaded silk Ceil Chapman ’50s ballgown, cocktail and party dresses, designer fashions from Dior, Kenzo, Comme des Garcons, all kinds of good things.
What: Vintage Clothing and collectables auction
When: 10am Sunday, 25th October 2015
Where: Steve Graham Auctioneers, 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.
Viewing times: to be announced.
More information: at Steve Graham’s site.
- Here’s a summary of what we’ve selected for the auction so far:
Ladies vintage and antique fashion from the 1800s to modern day including: ’20s dresses, ’30s wedding and tea gowns, ’40s dinner dresses, ’50s silk beaded ballgowns, ’60s shifts. Coats, hats, gloves, stockings, lingerie, blouses, skirts, trousers, shorts and shoes. Lots of jewellery from different eras including brooches, ear rings, necklaces and bangles.
Mens formal and casual wear from the ’20s-’60s, shirts, collars, ties, braces and knitwear. Overcoats and jackets. Hats and shoes.
Childrenswear from the ’30s to the ’60s, most of it deadstock.
Vintage fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and buttons. Millinery netting, wire and floral ornamentation.
Shop fittings, displays and mannequins (vintage and modern), vintage signage. Books and Miscellaneous items including small furniture and bric a brac., antique furniture & china, light fittings, clocks, costume jewellery, paintings, prints, bric a brac.