Planet Oranj

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Planet Oranj is a Seattle-based mid-century antiques warehouse that also sells all its stock online. So if you live in Portland, Maine, instead of Oregon and are questing for a Franciscan Starburst gravy boat to complete your set, this is the place for you.

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Planet Oranj's range extends from circa 1930 art deco/moderne period up to the early 1980's Memphis movement, with an inventory of vintage mid-century furniture, lighting, electronics, and functional and decorative objects.

A specialty is treasures from the forties through the early sixties, with tons of atomic age tableware, pottery, and sculpture, and some good-looking Scandinavian modern pieces. This is also the place to go if you're looking for a vintage record player or radio.

Little of the furniture is identifiably from celebrity designers, but the site claims owner Erskine Charles Wood is a "populist at heart" and therefore offers "a wider array of price categories and design styles than many of our competitors."

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This wide range includes some rare treasures, including this Eames clock and funky fifties dinnerware from Blenko Glass and Dansk.

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Clicking through the accessories and lighting categories is especially invigorating if, like us, you grew up in a house full of this stuff.

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Here it all is, in fairly pristine collection, and priced to avoid collecting too much dust in the warehouse.

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Which brings us to an important point: Planet Oranj doesn't actually have a retail space, but you can visit the warehouse by appointment.

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Prices seem reasonable but can always be checked by searching for a particular item on eBay, and there's always a Bargain Basement section with markdowns.

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