It’s pre 1940s week for Advantage In Vintage

So, As I’ve mentioned on here before I am currently saving up for my really rather expensive masters course at RCA (History of design if you wanted to know ; ) ) and this means lots of my vintage is having to go to fund it. Sob. What i’ve decided to do is have “themed” weeks so that if you are interested in a certain period, you’ll get it all in one week (although 50s may be split up into more than one week as I have soooo much 50s to sell!)

This week it is pre 1940s week and I have some GEMS up for sale.

First off i have these two stunners. Both 1930s and they came from the same owner. Considering their age they are in really fantastic condition. I can’t quite believe i am letting these go! (click the link below each item to see it on ebay)

                                                  1930s black polka dot day dress

                                              1930s brown polka dot day dress

Now onto this amazing original 1930s evening gown from the high end department store Marshall and Snelgrove. I reckon after a little hunt on the internet this is an early 30s dress. There is a similar one advertised by Marshall and Snelgrove in 1931. This link at the advertising archive should take you to it (you do need an account just to warn!)

                                             Marshall and Snelgrove 1930s dress

The vintage fashion guild offers a good description of the brand 

And as always from the ever knowledgable Miss Rayne a great descrition 

I actually think it might have been a bespoke piece- it has this extra little label with Cooper written on it perhaps suggesting the original owner of the dress. I just adore this dress and can only imagine the glamorous events it might have been worn to. The cape or bolero by itself is stunning and combined with the dress it is certainly a dramatic look. I think if it had fit me I wouldn’t have contemplated selling it!

And the final item I’m going to share- this wonderful little wallet or purse. I did a bit of research into this and it turns out it was made by Ludwig Krumm and hallmarked in 1899. Apparently this was a pretty upscale German leather goods firm,  and part of the Goldpfiel Ludwigg Krumm compnay. (The name was changed from just Ludwig Krumm to Goldpfiel in the 1920s). In the 1950s Goldpfiel achieved worldwide status of being one of the worlds most elite leather goods producers held in a similar regard to Chanel and Louis Vuitton, even producing all of the bags for Dior from 1956. So evidently in its day, as it was made by one Germanys most elite leather goods producers this would have been an expensive piece.

                                                    Ludwig Krumm wallet or purse

                                          To see all of my current listings just click here

I’ll keep you all updated when i do my next round of listings which will include a fabulous Jantzen swimsuit and a novelty print Blanes dress amongst other items!

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