I did a little research (ok a lot of research) about what is considered vintage and what is just old.
I found that the majority of sites I visited stated anything over 20 years can be considered vintage, with anything over 100 years antique. Others stated it was a term hijacked by the media from the wine making industry.
On my quest for an answer I came across a beautiful site that I'm sure many of you will enjoy having a squizz at.
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Burgin Streetman has a love of vintage kids books and has been reviewing them since 2007. She has a fantastic collection with many books you will have grown up reading. So I questioned her "What makes a book fall into the vintage category?" Her reply being
"Technically to be termed vintage it has to be 20 years old. Anyone complaining to the contrary is in denial. "I had a giggle at this because not only does it make others feel old, it makes ME feel old! But why? Does vintage automatically mean old? Or is it just a term for an era passed?
Just a quick browse on sites like etsy reveals a lot of 80s gear labelled vintage (just over 42 500) and ebay has over 66 500 vintage 80s items for sale ranging from clothing to toys to books.
Yes, it's a bit of a grey area which I guess means it's up to the individual to decide what they consider vintage or not. I don't set out to intentionally offend readers but I do expect a bit of respect in the comment section. Really there is no need for sarcasm nor the need to hide behind the Anonymous veil - I'm nice, trust me!