I wrote about eight easy ways to identify your garment as vintage, which helped you to recognize whether that great maxi dress you thrifted was actually from the ’70s or was just a 2012 lookalike.
Speaking of thrifting, I’ve also shared clues on how to identify vintage clothing labels in a thrift store and I’ve explained 11 ways to know a piece is vintage by its labels and tags and how the ILGWU union label can help you to date a garment’s era, too.
The list below should help you on your journey to figuring out how old your vintage dinnerware actually is. Bone China: c.1915 © (the copyright symbol): first used in 1914 Cooking Ware: c.1923 Copyright: after 1858, typically 20th century Craze Proof: c.1960, not used after 1970s Déposé: c.1900, French for patented Designed Expressly For: c.1927 Detergent Proof: c.1944 Dishwater Proof: after 1955 Fast Color: c.1960 For Decorative Purposes Only: 1990s Freezer-Oven-Table: 1960s Gesetzlich Geschutzt (or Ges. He specializes in vintage clothing, sports collectibles, vinyl records and tin toys.
Gesch.): 1900, German for patented Handmade: c.1962 Hand-Painted: c.1935 Incorporated: c.1940 Lead Free: 1990s Limited (Ltd.): after 1861 Made Expressly For, Made Exclusively For: c.1927 Made In: 1887, typically after 1915 Microwave Safe: 1970 NRA: 1933-1936, National Recovery Administration Oven Proof: 1934 Oven Tested: c.1935 Oven-to-Table: 1978 Patent Applied For: 1902 Patent Pending: 1940 Patented: 1900 ® (registered symbol): first used in 1949 Refrigerator Wave: c.1938, rarely used after 1952 Reg.
You probably make just as much, if not more money than your partner does, and no one’s asked you to wear pink underwear with ruffles since that one Easter Sunday when you were three years old.