Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by MrNewportCustom, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

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    Graft a baby monitor or somesuch into it? [huh]
     
  2. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

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    The wigstand ain't too shabby, either. Who was his interior decorator, the Marquise de Sade?
     
  3. A.R. McVintage

    A.R. McVintage Registered User

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    I have several of these lying around the house...a brown, some pearlesscent shade, a white (I think) but can't find them right now, so I'm using this pic:

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    The Fuller brush man letter opener, a classic and available in just about every shade imaginable. A classic if you want a vintage letter opener.
     
  4. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    I wish I knew. All I know is that my brother paid five dollars for it at a swap meet. Sorry. [huh]


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  5. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    I was going through a book from the early 40's today and a piece of carbon paper fell out--even carbon paper was beautifully designed back then.

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    I love this clock too.

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  6. duggap

    duggap Banned

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    Several years ago, while conducting an audit, I was shown a warehouse that had the original desk of Mr. Roebuck of Sears and Roebuck fame. On it was a Remington typewriter with a serial number of three digits with a three digit phone number to call for repairs. Everything was keepsakes and not for sale or trade.
     
  7. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Perpetual Desk Calendar, Circa 1920

    I hit a killer garage sale last summer. Almost everything I purchased was circa 1920. Thank goodness my husband wasn't home to see me unload the car. :rolleyes: :eusa_doh:

    Anyway, when I spied this wonderful little desk calendar, I knew it deserved a home on my brother's desk. It is now residing there in comfort, well-loved and well-cared for.

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    Oh and I almost forgot. I am about to send him these too, from the same garage sale. 1935 Bookends from the Hartford Insurance Company.

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  8. MrNewportCustom

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    I love those bookends, VB. You can send them to my good, caring home if your brother's won't take them in. ;) :rolleyes:


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  9. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'd love to, MrNewportCustom, as long as you are willing to travel to my brother in his very snowy town and explain why he should give them to you and STILL buy his sister vintage goodies! lol

    Vintage Betty
     
  10. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

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    I've got to get a vintage perpetual calendar. I love those things. I might even change the date everyday.

    Sincerely,
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  11. MrNewportCustom

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    Is your brother a big guy, or do you think I could take him? :eek:

    :D


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  12. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike A-List Customer

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    Some desk sets, inkwells and various stuff:

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  13. Lucky Strike

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    A few more:

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  14. Brian Sheridan

    Brian Sheridan One Too Many

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    I like mine because it forces me to know what the date is. Otherwise, I forget.
     
  15. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Lucky Strike, your pictures and items are GORGEOUS! How did you take such fantastic photos? Are you a professional photographer?

    Vintage Betty
     
  16. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Lucky Strike. I'm drooling over those two black marble sets! :eek:


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  17. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike A-List Customer

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    Not my photos, strictly - I work for an auction house, and these are the old catalogue photos.

    Pity to let them go to waste after the sale is over, I think.
     
  18. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Are you looking for vintage office supplies?

    Are you looking for vintage office supplies?

    I know that KilroyCD and at least one other person in this thread are volunteers trying to re-create vintage offices.

    If you are a volunteer trying to re-create a historical office for a geographical site, please list:

    If you are a volunteer.
    The location you are working on restoring.
    What supplies are you looking for?
    If you are willing to pay for shipping for vintage office supplies to your project.

    This request is only for historical sites, not for personal collectors.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Vintage Betty
     
  19. kowalskt63

    kowalskt63 Familiar Face

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    Just the start...

    Just starting a "retro" office here. I'm planning on going "old school" here, but I'm not going to go crazy with it. i.e. might throw in a few modern, "vintage inspired" items as well.
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