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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by montanajan
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I think the rule is still 100 years old for an antique and 30 to 50 years old for collectibles and 50 to 100 years old for vintage.

    I've noticed a whole lot of ebay sellers don't really have a clue what they're talking about.
    Re: ebay sellers calling something antique or vintage.
    Another mistake they often make is calling old Singers, etc, "industrial" machines. Most are simply the old all metal ones designed for home use many years ago. They are not the same thing as truly industrial sewing machines; they just are workhorses from the day when (my Mom anyway) it was customary to sew one's own clothing, coats, upholstery, draperies, quilts, costumes for kids, wedding gowns, mend jeans, & so on.
    These old machines still beat most of the newer models for durability, but technically are not industrial machines that were made for mass production of clothing, etc for retail markets.
    So true about the industrial machines. I worked as an operator for several years. I would not expect an antique machine to function as an industrial type, nor vice versa. HUGE difference. As well constructed as many antiques are, they are not built for speed. The average home machine stitches up to 800 per minute wide open and floored, while an industrial can power out a minimum of 2500. How many people can handle their fabric that quickly and maintain control? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    I love this post. Feel the very same way. Brows through antique stores and am finding our wedding gifts! What is up with that !! "they are vintage" still did not feel any better !

    I feel your pain ! hah!
    And the funny thing is, I am not sure who that older woman looking back at me in the mirror is! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickerson
    I am not 51 I am 25 with 26 years of experience! :-)
    Yes, and I just celebrated the 3rd anniversary of my 17th birthday. :lol:

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    RE: terminology such as "vintage" and "antique" I do think the definition for vintage is changing, and may depend on where you are selling/buying. I used to sell on Etsy, and the site rules stated that "vintage" could refer to anything 25 years or older (If I remember correctly. I know that it allowed some things from the 1980's to be labeled "vintage").

    I think "antique" was reserved for items 100 years or older.

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    We are not vintage, we are gently aged ;)

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    As a Vintageer myself, I am enjoying being wiser, and my cute young husband thinks Vintage it just fine.

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    I realized I was old the day my sis & I were in an antique shop and they had the same exact ice bucket (chrome with penguins around the top) that DH & I had gotten as a wedding gift *L* I knew then I was officially OLD!!! We did just celebrate our 43rd anniversary on March 15th...so I better face the fact that I am old...I tell my kids that I am NOT getting older....they are just catching up to me *L* our oldest DD will be 38 in Sept. DD #2 35 in Nov. and our 'baby' boy will be 28 in May...
    YEP I'm old...;-)
    Thanks for the dose of reality..Linda B.

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    The rotary telephone thing reminded me of a friend at work. He and his wife were going through some old albums and playing them. When he took one off the turntable and flipped it over to play the other side his teenage daughter about freaked out. She literally jerked and startled with, "No way!!" (that would be like turning a CD over, I guess :) )

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    Some ebay terms

    Rare: No longer available at Walmart

    Patina: rust

    Rich Patina: heavy rust with pits

    Cleaned professionally: 3 swipes with 60 grit sandpaper

    From pet free home: My dog hasn't drooled on it much

    From non-smoking home: I quit yesterday

    OOK: from limited chinese production run of 150,000

    [email protected]@K!!: Couldn't give it away at the flea market

    Gently Used: Hideously Disfigured

    Like NEW: I wiped the dust off it

    AS IS: Doesn't have a chance in hell of operating again

    Replica: Cheap Chinese copy of a Korean knockoff

    Get it before it's gone: bought overstocks in lots of a thousand

    Free Shipping: Just kick me an extra $50 and it's yours

    Collectible: Got it from the Micky Dee's drivethrough last week

    Vintage: Armpit stains won't wash out

    Recent OS: You DO still have your floppy discs, don't you?

    Have I got a deal for you: Newbie buyers only

    Shipped via UPS: beaten savagely by 2 irate gorillas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I think the rule is still 100 years old for an antique and 30 to 50 years old for collectibles and 50 to 100 years old for vintage.

    I've noticed a whole lot of ebay sellers don't really have a clue what they're talking about.
    Scissor Queen, you are correct. An antique must be over 100 years old and rare to be considered a true antique. Nice job explaining.

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    Go back and check out Katieranch's avatar... I'm not arguing with her regardless how old / young she is, lol.

    Wild in AZ.. Wild I tell ya varmits!

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    I understand, a few years ago my DGS asked me if I was an antique. LOL!!

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    I inherited an old Challenge treadle machine from my first MIL. My DH was wondering how old it might be. MIL had that machine when I married her son 56 years ago, and it wasn't very new then. I think that machine and I are both vintage.

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    Oh my goodness, I had the shock of my life too, when I went to an antique shop and on the shelf was my yearbook.My husband laughed and I cried!

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    lol - love the visual! i must remember - quilt scraps in my ears!

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    I've got Vintage stamped in from of my name too. Oh, well, the older the fiddler the sweeter the music!!!

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    Sad to say I am beyond vintage!! I once visited antique shops and found things my grandma used. Now I see my own things -- ouch!

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    That's a really good thing.......Love it....I'm well over vintage and loving it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Anna.425
    I jumped on ebay to look for quilt panels and jumped into the handmade quilts page. There was a "vintage" section that I spent sometime looking at. I came across one quilt that I know was not handmade as my mother purchased one for me when I was 8. As I continued to look through the various quilts I realized that many of them were from my childhood and they are labeled vintage. Now that official definition of an antique is 50 years or older. I am 51 and the realization came to me OMG I'm vintage! LOL I have the soul of a 30 year old.

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    I have been vintage for a while now and loving it/

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    I'm way past vintage....like DH's cars....just call me a Classic.:thumbup: :thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna.425
    I jumped on ebay to look for quilt panels and jumped into the handmade quilts page. There was a "vintage" section that I spent sometime looking at. I came across one quilt that I know was not handmade as my mother purchased one for me when I was 8. As I continued to look through the various quilts I realized that many of them were from my childhood and they are labeled vintage. Now that official definition of an antique is 50 years or older. I am 51 and the realization came to me OMG I'm vintage! LOL I have the soul of a 30 year old.
    x

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    We are all like fine wine....getting better with age.

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    I feel your pain!!! My shock came when I found my dollhouse furnture in an antique museum!!!!!! I was only 45 at the time!!!!! :shock:

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    I must be fine and aged well. I am 72 1/2. I feel like about 40. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    Just like fine wine, we are better aged. :lol:

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    What bugs me is when I see something in an antique store that I KNOW is from the 70s!! Those darn whipper snappers :wink:

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    Yeah!!!!!! I am Vintage I am a vintage. I thought I was an antique. Woo hoo. I am a vintage. Doing the happy dance.

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