Curator Corner: Vintage Signs
On the hunt for vintage rustic signs? Check out eBay’s stash of authentic relics from diners in a collection pulled together called Sign Language.
If you’re old enough to remember Mad magazine’s awesome movie spoof issues, then these will fondly ring a bell. If you’re young enough to have missed all this, then get yourself to eBay and grab any one of these classic issues of 70’s and 80’s Mad magazines to read satirical comics at their finest.
Visit here to visit a trove of vintage Mad issues on eBay.
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Sellers)
Hanging With Cheryl Dunn: Part 3
"I have furnished whole apartments from street finds in the past" says Cheryl Dunn who lives deep in New York’s East Village on Avenue D — "the D-zone keeps it real" she jokes.
"This piece was so amazing. It’s an old school desk with lots of initials carved into it and a big USA. It’s a bench, and then there’s a desk… [MORE] for the row behind. There are pencil slots in the wood, the seat flips up. It has cast iron legs and fits perfectly in the foyer space."
After spotting it on the block, Cheryl dragged the desk to her rooftop, zapped it with hardcore bug killer, and sealed it in plastic for over a week in the cold. A note to vintage collectors: always disinfect street finds for bed bugs.
The result? A beautiful home edition with soul.
(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)
If you’ve been lusting for an Italian-made sports car for awhile, trust the taste of eBay curator hammeraclassic to hold your hand through the process of picking the perfect ride. We spotted this De Tomaso 1973 Pantera in the aptly (and directly) named “Classic Italian.”
(Photo courtesy of eBay seller vicsold. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Mondays with Marilyn
Here’s one of our favorite bottled blondes in extreme closeup. Marilyn Monroe is one recognizable babe! Did you know you could find photos like this one on eBay to have for yourself? Well, you certainly can. Click here to see the selection of rare and interesting Monroe prints currently available on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of Tim Cameresi via Pinterest. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Photographer Warren Bolster was at the right place at the right time when skateboarding had its resurgence in the ’70s. In grainy film, Bolster documented legends like Bob Biniak and Eddie Katz (seen above), bringing the energy of the streets to the pages of Skateboarder Magazine. If you dig around a bit, you’ll find vintage copies of this revered publication on eBay. Click here to see.
(Photo courtesy of Warren Bolster for Skateboarder Magazine. Text by Jenny Bahn)
We love us some ’70s Cher, especially when casually dressed in this fur-lined coat (Almost Famous, anyone?). If you want some chic hippie flair for yourself, head on over to eBay, where you’ll find plenty of jackets similar to this one. Click here to see.
(Photo courtesy of Boho Gypsy Girl. Text by Jenny Bahn)