Most of these items are things that I wouldn't mind owning for my own collections. In fact, I have some of them already. Why is it that things from another era are so appealing visually? Is it that they remind us of something we used to know or is it that they remind us of something we no longer have? Things seemed somewhat simpler in those days although I'm sure when something new came on the market then (as now) people were clamoring to attain it.
Life is a funny thing: if we look back at the way things were, sometimes they seemed more simple but in reality, I would imagine things were much more complicated and labor-intensive. In this day and age we have all the things available to us to make our lives much more simple yet in some ways things seem much more complicated. I guess the key is to enjoy what you have in the moment and take the time to appreciate them. It's not always easy to do that.