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The Importance of Research and gaining the correct information.

Sue Loveday

   There is nothing worse than finding an item you are looking for only to find the information given is sparse or, even worse, incorrect. This does happen mostly within the secondhand/preloved online market. Obviously if an item is boxed then all the information needed is printed on that box, however it’s the unboxed older/vintage items that can cause the most concern. You want to know the age of these things, so a date of manufacture is always useful but rarely stamped on the item. A makers name can help too and that is sometimes present on the item. Materials...

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The Great British Summer!

Sue Loveday

I thought it would be good to give an insight into how the weather can and does affect business. Actually it’s not just the weather, seasons and events can all effect businesses in general, both positively and negatively, I’ll save that for a later blog. For now let’s talk about the weather! Dealing in vintage/retro items our favourite places for sourcing products are charity shops and boot sales. Of course charity shops are there all year round and in most weather conditions, but boot sales are very seasonal. We always look forward to the spring, especially Easter, as this is...

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From Pre-loved To Re-loved, Where Did It All Begin?

Sue Loveday vintage dalek doctor who rolykins woolworths pre-loved

It all started with a good old fashioned clear out. We had 3 sheds, 3 lofts and a caravan packed to over flowing with our children’s old toys along with our own old toys, things we couldn’t bear to throw away. It was now or never. looking back it was a good thing. When ever we saw Brian’s mum, bless her, she always seemed to have yet another box of Brian’s stuff left behind when he moved out, boxes that were put in a shed without having been looked in first. It was time to sort it out. Old school...

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VRV A YEAR ON

Sue Loveday

It all started almost a year ago and we are enjoying what we do even more. Who wouldn't enjoy playing with, sorry, testing old toys/games? Being taken back to childhood fun and having a reason/excuse for acting like a big kid?  It can also be interesting and educational researching older items for more information on manufacture, materials, companies etc. For example, the material this item  is made from was the precursor to Bakelite. We found the information so interesting we included a link in the product description for your enjoyment. Although we have a large stock of items by their very...

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Blogs

Brian Jones

This is where we will be publishing our blogs. We will try and make them interesting for you and topics we have in mind are items detailing the history of some of the makers of the products we sell such as Dinky, Invicta Games or Waddingtons for example. We may also cover information on a typical buying day out and what we managed to obtain. If you have any other suggestions drop us an email to admin@vintageretroandvinyl.com or use the contact us form on the home page.  

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