Teletronics Australia

Vintage Electronics Collector

Finds from July 29th, 2014

As per usual, I decided to check out two local thrift shops on the drive home from school. The first shop I stopped at was the Hope Shop, which always has a nice array of miscellaneous items. I found three unsual shades that fit onto a standard ceiling light battern - at $3 each, I only grabbed the two most ornate fixtures. I've never run into any like these before - I believe that they're made of mica, and as such, are very fragile. Age-wise, I have absolutely no clue how old these are. I would guess sometime between the 1940s and the 1980s. Old or not, I quite like them! I also bought a nice old unused Chevron photo frame for 50 cents, which was probably from the 1950s or 1960s.

The next stop was the Port Macquarie Salvation Army, another old favourite. They receive some very nice vintage goods, as well as a wide variety of everything else! Today's visit yielded something I've been searching for - a nice dinnerware set! For the grand total of $6, I bagged a beauty! The pattern definitely looks to be of 1960s age, though I'm unsure of the actual age of the set. It's made of very thin china, possibly fine-bone china, and is in surprisingly great condition! The only major damage is a tiny chip on a bread & butter plates.
The dinnerware set consists of:

  • 6 Large dinner plates
  • 6 Bread & butter plates
  • 6 Bowls
  • 6 Saucers
  • 6 Tea cups