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Posted 1 year ago


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I'm posting this for Nikki who has a similar hinged box. 3.5"x1.25" I'm sure this isn't old. I bought it for $7 in Beijing in 2009 and searched for antiques in my budget (snuff bottles, coins, jade beads etc) but was nervous to pay their asking prices. I bought some coins and carved jade pendants....and didn't feel good about my purchases - but didn't pay too much. When I returned I could find most for half the price.

On the other hand - I bought some Mao kitsch items (a ceramic vase, cigarette tins) that were very cheap and here they cost 3x or more.

I enjoyed China VERY much. I want to go back because but 21 days wasn't enough to enjoy this amazing place.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Great looking etchings, cool box
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thanks my friend Kerry - I just added 2 more pix. My sweetie calls me bunny - so of course I had to buy this box. 3rd picture taken at Fengdu right off Yangste River boat and the apologies to all but Cumi Cloud was model w/the beautiful model.
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Aimathena for looking at this....
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thanks Lee for loving my obsessions.
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    valention97, no need to apologies , I love birds :-)
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    I know you do - hope to meet your family someday. Some of my family and friends don't like birds. So naturally I assume I'm the weird lady who loves birds and apologizes all the time - forgetting that many like YOU appreciate a good tweet.
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    thank you geo, phil, smiata and mike!
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Hello valentino, I been watching for your Donald, :-)))
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Okay....I'll post it right now. Please don't be too hard on it.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you toolate, tom, phil, brat, sean and leah for your love.
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops, petey, dean and aimathena for your loves of this NOT OLD but COLLECTIBLE bone box. I've seen a bunch of them on ebay and my price is about right or maybe even a little lower.

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