Monday, July 17

First Sale - Second Sale Rights?

Do not miss this article 

Small Sellers Are Getting Swept Up as Brands ‘Weaponize’ the Legal System

July 16, 2023

Every vintage merchant has a stake in what happens with cases such as these.  The trend is strong and increasing.  Your options to sell quality vintage finds with a brand label name may be at risk!

Law firms are increasingly using a tactic called “Schedule A Defendant” lawsuits to target online merchants on behalf of their clients in the name of trademark enforcement, and it’s having a devastating effect. A single lawsuit targeting hundreds of sellers at a time for selling a branded product can leave each seller owing many tens of thousands of dollars through default judgments that obliterate their businesses.

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Monday, October 17

Home Management Strategy

[  Book is sold ]
 The best vintage books, IMHO, are the early ones that talk about the practical skill of domestic science: home management.  Most often these are written to the attention of women and are full of old time treasured information on how to do just about every aspect of running a home.  So is it all about cleaning and feeding?  Hardly!  Hidden in-between the lines of these fabulous resources is a whole new glimpse into the power of women in 19th century and early 20th century.

My oldest book is The Practical Housekeeper and Cyclopedia of Domestic Economy, dated in 1898.  Seriously every aspect of living seems to be covered in this guide.  Any business man who failed to run a company in the same manner as the women of the home would lose his fortunes for sure.  To those who say things like : "Oh women just stayed at home and didn't have opportunity" are seriously mistaken.  I doubt there are too many people today who are charged with all the detail management of the Victorian home: Dwelling management, food supply, cost management, accounting, health care, child care, elder care, husband care (Domestic Manipulation!), manufacture and use of cements, purity of water, store room and marketing, culinary arts extraordinaire -  to name a few.

The Practical Housekeeper - sold

Just part of the topics covered in the book.

Saturday, February 19

Antique Books for Sale

These are available on the Etsy shop for complete details and buying ease.  For those under the Buy Now Direct - just sent me a request for purchase (see below)


Last but not least is a book that just begs for a cup of coffee (or tea) and a casual sit down and relax moment.  The Kyoto Costume Institute, Fashion - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century is a treasure trove of amazing photographs showing not only costume changes over the decades but also exquisite detail.  Any student of vintage clothing will love this book!  
Offered here at $25.00 plus shipping.
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Another special offering from my fashion library shelf: Hoorah For The Bra. Not quite vintage... but totally fun and informative! This is a popup book! Just love everything about it right down to the bra strap closure. $20 + media mail. 
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Thursday, December 23

 Wishing you and yours the absolute goodness and love of this holiday season!