In the interview with Brenda Sneathen Mattox (which I wrote about here), Brenda mentions subscribing to The Vintage Clothing Newsletter, by Terry McCormick. I did some searching, and I found that McCormick is a seller at eBay.
How do I know it’s the same Terry McCormick? Well, this is what it says on the “ME” page:
“In a former life I was a serious vintage clothing collector. I wrote a book, published in 1987, The Consumer’s Guide to Vintage Clothing by Terry McCormick (my then last name}. For about 10 years I published The Vintage Clothing Newsletter, which went all over the world and the U.S. and had about 800 subscribers. I also wrote a column for a magazine and had several articles published, including in Antique Trader. I’ve moved on to other things, but still have some of my clothes, hats, accessories and about 100 vintage hats left. During my serious writing days, I also collected books on costume, many rare and out of print from England, and innumerable sewing books and vintage sewing patterns. I have sold a lot of these materials over the last 10 years, but there is still plenty to go – so keep tuning in for more treasures!”
So, apparently she/he changed interests a bit and got divorced (or married). What’s hysterically funny to me is at the top of the very same “ME” page, it reads: “My name is Tery Weiss and I’ve been listing and buying on ebay since 1999 – which makes me something of an old timer.”
Did you catch it? Terry not only lost the McCormick and became a Weiss, but lost an ‘R’ in the divorce to become Tery! (Or had to give the ‘R’ up along with the old last name when married!) Either way, I want the lawyer who arranged that ;)