This isn't swap-related, but I think you guys would appreciate this...
This morning, I spotted a thrift store that I'd never been to before and decided to look around. I didn't find anything I liked, but on the way out, some gloves in the glass case caught my eye. I asked to see the gloves (actually, it was a box full of vintage gloves), and fell in love with an obviously never worn, over-the-elbow, Kid gloves. They were so soft and just beautiful...and still in the original packaging. So I bought them (they were $3). Anyways, I did a little research and found out that these gloves were made in the mid 1900's! I've never owned anything so old before!
Wow, I'm totally envious! That's an amazing buy.
I recently got a retro Kayser corset/bralet for 1,5 USD, but it's definitely not older than a few decades back, at best.