Nut-Brown Utility-Style Dress
Nut brown Utility-style dresswith self-coloured embroidery decoration with small shoulder pads; three-quarter sleeves with turn-back cuffs. Short metal zip to centre back and another in side seam. Belt loops (belt missing). Maker: Oakenfolds. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Desk Lamp
Small desk lamp with cream dome-shaped base and black press button switch. Chrome support which extends in three sections. Small light in white plastic shade which angles up and down.. Date: 1960 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Small Beaded Purse
Small beaded purse; decorated gilt top and clasp with a small metal ring at the centre of one side. Fully lined with tan silk. Beadwork depicts image of a church in landscape with symbols below and there is a small ball of beads at the base. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Satin Evening Dress
Long black satin evening dress; raised waist,scoop neck, short sleeves trimmed with looped bugle beads. Skirt gathered into bodice, long zip to back, fully lined. Maker: Berkatex. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Wedding Dress
White wedding dress; long with built-in train. Square cut neck, cut to form sweetheatrt neckline; roll collar from outer edges of neck around back neck. Bodice is darted to bust and from waist at back and cut to a point at centre front. Skirt is cut in panels and softly pleated at either side of centre front. Hem is machined. Metal zip to LHS,. Long tapering sleeves ending in points over back of hand. Rouleaux loops (x6) and buttons (removed) at wrist.. Date: 1954 - from the The Betty Smithers D
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Black and Cream Full-Length Evening Dress
Black and cream full-length evening dress; spaghetti straps. Two underskirts of calico and synthetic fabric. Dress is made of two layers of fine cream net overlaid with tiers of balck net with scalloped edging and star design. Black velevet ribbon trim beween each tier. Black net only stitched at top, loose at bottom. Shaped bodice with smaller tiers and black velvet bow at neckline. Full skirt, metal side zip.. Maker: Marldena - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire Uni
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Whitework dress with broiderie anglaise
Whitework dress with broiderie anglaise, high neck, long sleeves, full length, back fastening with press studs, buttons and hooks and eyes, wire supports for neck. Date: 1907 - 1915 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Selection of American Complementary Postcards
Selection of seven postcards from American hotels showing Art Deco inluences in the buildings and cars. 1. The Deco District. 2. Penguin Hotel. 3.Park Central Hotel. 4. Century Hotel. 5.The Deco District. 6.The deco District )duplicate of 1. 7. The Ocean Drive Miami Beach. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Oxblood PVC Raincoat
Oxblood plastic raincoat, made by donor. Lined with Heals fabric in gold, brown and maroon geometric cotton fabric. 3/4 length, top-stitched with slashed pockets (lined) to each front. Fastened with velcro to centre front. Stand collar and metal chain loop to inside centre back neck.. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Boots Stereo Radio Recorder SRR15
Radio recorder in red plastic housing with black mesh speakers either side of smoked plastic tape-deck. printed with red, white and blue geometric designs. Carrying handle and retractable aerial; black control buttons and dials to top. Maker: Boots. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Official Programme of the Wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer 1981
Official programme of the Royal Wedding: The Carriage Processions, the Ceremonial and the Marriage Service. Maker: The, Royal, Jubilee, Trusts. Date: 1981 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Gold Patent and Fabric Shoes
Gold mock patent and fabric mesh-work shoes. Patent from heel to instep, front has almond toes in mesh-work and edged in patent.Heel (6cm) is in taupe patent. Shoes have resin rubber soles. Maker: Stead and Simpson. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Deep Blue Dress
Deep blue dress with white 'ric-rac' print. raised waist, two buttoned bodice to collarless 'V' neck. Bodice is cross-over with short sleeves and self fabric belt. No label - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Necklace with Pendant
Necklace with pendant; fine rolled silver chain with clasp and ring to fasten. Ingot-shaped pendant with three stones, white, silver and black inset one on top of each other.. Date: 2001 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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White Sling-Back Peep Toe Shoes by Tesco
White peep toe, very good condition, label TESCO, white sling-back strap at back of shoe.. Maker: Tesco. Date: 1990 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Papercraft Stationery Gift Pack
Gift pack of stationery, containing 14 sheets of paper and 14 envelopes. Box has cream and light blue designs with a clear plastic lid. 'Papercraft Sationery. Designed and manufactured in the UK'. Maker: Scot-Michie, Ltd. Date: 1995 - 1999 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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KB Portable Radio Golden Rhapsody Super 8 Model
Portable radio in white plastic housing, silver mesh and stars to front; rotating control panel to right hand side with three depression buttons and rotating volume control on top.. Maker: KB. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Peach Synthetic Chiffon Dress
Peach chiffon type dress, gathered bodice and skirt into waistband.Two underskirts (one stiffened). Two tie drapes to shoulder backs, trimmed with bows. Long metal zip to centre back. Bodice fully lined. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Housecoat of Printed Rayon
Housecoat with drawstring waist. Front fastening (with press-studs), loose assymmetrical collar, dropped shoulder sleeves, very full and gathered into small cuffs. Drawstring waist with self fabric tie, long full skirt. Home made with name label 'D.E. Roberts' to back neck. Khaki ground with geometric circular designs in rust, black and dark green. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Italic Calligraphy Pens
Italic fibre calligraphy pens in clear plastic packet with yellow, green, red and white designs on sleeve.Pack contains six pens with four medium nibs with black, blue, red and green ink and one fine and one large nib with black ink.. Maker: Sanford. Date: 1995 - 1999 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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