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January 28, 2015 - We are excited to introduce our new auction category - Vintage & Designer Fashion.

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We are excited to introduce our new auction category - Vintage & Designer Fashion.

Unsure if your collection is Vintage?

Tanya Demby, at our Johannesburg Office, invites all discerning collectors and sellers of Vintage & Designer Fashion / accessories (antique couture and costume jewellery) to contact her for a valuation.

Tanya says, “An element of aesthetic appreciation is an understanding of the historical context: who was the designer; for which historical figure; and for what historical occasion?

Documentary provenance accompanying a piece of vintage clothing may greatly increase its market value.

If vintage clothing can be worn on suitable occasions, that adds to its value.  Overuse, however, may expose the piece to deterioration, detracting from its collectable value.”

Sought-after collectables:

1920s flapper dresses, mesh evening begs, beaded shawls, cloche hats

1930s bias cut evening dresses, tuxedos, lounging pyjamas, chiffon tea dresses

1940s tailored suits, fur trimmed hats, full skirts, pillbox hats

1950s Bakelite bags, Chanel-style skirt suits, opera coats

1960’s shift dresses, miniskirts, Pucci prints. Knee high boots

1970s wrap dresses, Missoni knits. Playsuits. kaftans

1980s power suits, Hermes scarves, logo print bags.


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