People often ask me how I know about the age of items, and, it can be hard to answer because to me so much of it is obvious and subconscious. While in the Salvation Army the other day, however, I explained to two teenage girls looking through records what "LP" stood for, and, what a "45" is. This was a bit of a wake up call as to how old I am, I mean, the wealth of vintage knowledge that I possess. I decided there and then to put some of that knowledge to use here.
here with great information. Because they are easy to show, I decided to use manufacturer and store labels as my first post in this category.
8.29.12 Addendum: When I first created this post, I had planned to follow up with some other related posts. Although I have not yet been able to do that myself, other more hardcore bloggers such as Sammy Davis Vintage have done a terrific job of taking this to the next level! Check out her comprehensive post on vintage clothing labels by clicking one of these links. Within the body of her article and at the bottom, you will find even more links to more resources on the topic.