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Miller's Collecting the 1950s

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Filled with period classics ranging from the finest designer creations to chainstore kitsch, "Miller's Collecting the 1950s" evokes the halcyon days of the era. After offering a useful outline of the chronology of the decade, the guide is then divided into three sections. "Homestyle" steps inside the 1950s house, featuring everything from furniture, ceramics, and glass to ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Mitchell Beazley (first published May 15th 1997)
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Mar 24, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was full of nostalgia for me, showing and describing many items that I remember from my childhood.
However, it was more than just “a trip down memory lane”- it was well presented and contained some useful information for those who are interested in collecting memorabilia from this important post- World War 2 decade. It was interesting to see the use that was made of new materials developed during the war years and also how the world burst into colour! Ceramics, furnishing,
Mar 26, 2013 TrumanCoyote rated it really liked it
Again, lots of fun stuff. Jesus, old Levi's are worth a lot. And again, with the rock record prices, she may very well be high...and they're all English issues anyway (so who cares?). As with the other volume, the Fashion part was least compelling to me (despite the way she refers with martini-like British dryness to "certain collectors" of lingerie for bondage-type themes); maybe if they'd put the clothes on models--then I could tell what they look like (as well as having another A-1 gawking ...more
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