Share your favorites on Show & Tell

If something bugs you....

In Costume Jewelry > Costume Jewelry Pins and Brooches > Show & Tell and Toys > Tin Toys > Show & Tell.
B: Fantasy jewelry box118 of 220Carved celluloid necklaces & braceletPlease pass the orange crush.....
9
Love it
1
Like it

fortapachefortapache loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
DrFluffyDrFluffy loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
NewtimesNewtimes loves this.
HunterHunter likes this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

valentino97
(275 items)

My bug collection of tin litho dime-store pins....circa 1960's-70's? I don't remember seeing them as a kid but later loved the vivid color and detail in these and snappers, toys, games.... so I bought what I could here and there - plus they were cheap. Wouldn't they look great on a black beret? - a homage to cigar bands boys collected in the 30's.

My favorite is the brown moth - good to have 3. I admired the yellow butterfly a customer at Macy's wore and she gave it to me right then.

I also have a blue parakeet but couldn't locate it in the hoarder jewelry area of my house. It really BUGS me when I can't find stuff...

Comments

  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    I absolutely love those! I would like to see their backs and how they were made. Here in my country you dont find them like that. I do have 2 ciccada brooches that I really like. I hope they are the start of a small collection for me. I will post one of them soon.
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Here's the back shot - it is tin - plain, cheap - made in Japan. Looks like they folded and pierced an "eye" , attached a headpin which hooks under another folded catch. All done from one stamped piece. The detail & colors are charming. I just love them. Thanks for your comments!

    I would love to have the ciccada pin in your collection. I see them on ebay but I can never afford them. Yes - could be French 60s-70s. The British designer/collectors Butler & Wilson "reintroduced" them in the 70s. Pretty dang fab. Would like to see your other one.
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the back shot.
    Well I love your tin ones. Seems to me we have the same taste for jewelry, I have some bakelite bracelets and necklaces too. But not as much pieces as you have!
    I live next to France (Belgium) and here nobody really knows those ciccada brooches. So here you can still find them very cheap. Although I don't think there are a lot of them. I just don't see them often.
    I will try to make a pic of the bigger one soon.
  4. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    my snappers weren't this pretty -- would still have them if they were -- very nice
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you epson for your appreciation of these humble bugs.
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you Newtimes - YES we seem to have similar taste in vintage jewelry. I don't have children so I have much more time to "collect". I have to stop! My boyfriend shakes his head because I'm not selling yet. There's more to life than pretty old things right??? I am not entirely sure. I'd like to give you one of these tin litho ciccadas...I'm not sure how to do that. Let me check w/CW and see what needs to be done for privacy sake.

    AND, I am very fond of Dries Van Noten - I can't afford anything - but his work is just gorgeous.

    I know you are a busy person - but I'd love to see the othe ciccada and your bakelite.
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    Ok I'll do my best for the bakelite and the other ciccada
    I love Dries Van Noten too but no budget for that.
    Well I used to collect old pottery. So my husband doesn't mind I switched to vintage jewelry. It takes up far less space in our home.
    I'm not selling yet either, only the stuff I really don't like. I convince myself I still don't have enough jewelry :-))
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    I put this last shot up because it is a sorta joke here - and especially in the American grainbelt states.
  9. kyratango kyratango, 17 days ago
    Thanks Val for the link to This post!
    I love them gathered :-)
    No need to be expensive to be lovable!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.