Vintage and Retro Bakelite Collectables

From cigarette boxes to 1950s cake stands, vintage and retro Bakelite collectables have become increasingly popular in collectors' circles with plenty of demand for vintage homeware and appliances .

First created in 1907, the synthetic plastic became synonymous with everyday household items, jewellery and electrical goods.

The entire Bakelite range covers a vast array of products which were made popular during the early 20th century. In 1993, Bakelite became a National Historic Chemical Landmark, meaning you can own a piece of history.

Shop by Decade: Bakelite Collectables from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s

Bakelite was praised for its versatility which made it popular with manufacturers of domestic goods, like cutlery and electrical products. When shopping for Bakelite collectables, you may find you are enticed by a particular decade, either way you will be sure to find an era of retro or vintage Bakelite products that suit you.

The 1930s and 40s Bakelite collectables are known for their stylish art deco designs and attention to detail. Many products come in a unique range of shapes and patterns, such as Bakelite collectable clocks, jewellery boxes and kitchen utensils, including dishes and baking sets.

If you're looking for a more retro looking style of Bakelite collectables, the 1950s range tends to have the most iconic look.

Popular Bakelite Collectables, Including Jewellery

Bakelite wasn't just used for domestic and household products, the plastic manufacturer also specialised in fashion jewellery which popular from the 1940s onwards.

From rings and necklaces to bracelets and earrings, Bakelite jewellery was considered both stylish and elegant. Elsewhere, you'll find a range of fantastic art deco clocks , radios and billiards balls, or even Bakelite egg cups .

Buying Bakelite Electrical Items

Most Bakelite collectables are sold with this purpose in mind. It's worth remembering this if you're looking to purchase Bakelite electrical collectors' items, like Bakelite plug sockets or amps.