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Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced me throughout my childhood. After leaving the socialist East Germany in 1985, I lost pretty much everything I have ever owned, including many special items handed to me by my grandmother. I will never be able to replace most of the jewelry, books, and furniture. Some time ago, I started going to antique stores and second hand stores and came across many beautiful objects that awakened memories of my beloved grandmother. These memories inspired me to start collecting vintage costume jewelry and porcelain and anything else that is old and gorgeous. Having said that, I also enjoy the hunt for a great find, the beauty of an old and previously loved item, and the thrill of finding out who made it and how old it is. (Read more)

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Mexican Sterling Brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Mexican Alpaca and Blue Glass Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Costume Brooch Made in Czechoslovakia - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Coro Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
More Plastic - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Plastic Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Necklace - Possibly Bakelite - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Carved Stretch Bracelet  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
950 Silver Cuff Depicting Nazca Lines from Peru - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
10K Natural Ruby Vintage Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Yes it was:) Thanks, Efesgirl!
  2. A few days ago I was looking for a brooch to wear and I found this one in one of my boxes. Thinking that this one was perfect for my outfit. I had a look at it and to my great dismay I noticed it was...
  3. I got one in a different style: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/141783-d-pollak-costume-pin
  4. I like to see the two brooches side-by-side. This way one can really make out the differences:)
  5. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I have been so busy and just now have the time to check my posts. The necklace needs to be re-strung and therefore it's hard to measure exactly. It is around 22 inche...
  6. Many thanks, Efesgirl, Manikin, and PostCardCollector:)
  7. Thanks so much for your comment, TassieDevil. I think so too:)
  8. Thanks, lentilka11. I have worn it once on a black dress and the colour looked really nice:)
  9. NevadaBlades, I like green too. That's the main reason I bought the bracelet:)
  10. Thanks so much, Mary. I really appreciate your help:)
  11. Yes, there is a mark. I added photo number four. I think is says Mexico and Alpaca.
  12. Thanks for your information, Efesgirl. That means that my brooch could, potentially, date back to 1918 or thereafter, when Czechoslovakia was first created:)
  13. Many thanks for loving my bangles: jscott0363, racer4four, TassieDevil, PhilDMorris, valentino97, vetraio50, mikelv85, kyratango, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  14. Mary, I read on line that "Scrubbing Bubbles" bathroom cleaner can be used to test for Bakelite. So I used it because I couldn't get my hands on Simichrome. I am not sure if the results are reliable...
  15. Oh, thanks so much for your comment:) I really like your posts too. Too bad I haven't had a lot of time recently to enjoy and read everything.
  16. I have some too: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/187404-celluloid-vintage-brooch http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155712-vintage-celluloid-clamper-bracelet http://www.collectorsweekl...
  17. Thanks so much for all of your comments: Lentilka11, valentino97, and TassieDevil:)
  18. Thanks so much for your comment, lentilka11:)
  19. Thanks, valentino97. Groovy is the word I was looking for LOL
  20. Thanks again, Efesgirl!
  21. Thanks, Efesgirl:)
  22. I went to Prague this summer and I felt like a kid in a candy store! The garnet as well the amber jewelry was everywhere! I felt the same in Karlovy Vary. I didn't buy one single piece because someh...
  23. Thanks for your comment, valentino97. I am not exactly fond of bone or ivory jewelry but I liked the delicate design:)
  24. TassieDevil, I am glad you like it too:)
  25. Thanks for your lovely comments, lentilka11, Efesgirl, and antiquerose:)
  26. Very nice!
  27. Alliececile and kyratango, thanks so much for your comments! I saw the lines but because the bracelet is just strung on old-fashioned elastic, I didn't think that it would be ivory. Isn't strange?
  28. Many thanks, jscott0363 and aura:)
  29. Many thanks, aura and jscott0363:)
  30. Thanks for your comment, Efesgirl. I paid $2.00 Canadian; this is around $1.50 US. For that price I couldn't resist :)
  31. Martika, thanks so much for posting your bracelet! I really enjoyed seeing it. Once again, I appreciate your help in finding out more info about mine:)
  32. PhilDMorris, thanks for your kind comment:)
  33. NevadaBlades, thanks so much for your comments!
  34. Thanks for your comments and your welcome back, kivatinitz:)
  35. Valentino98, thanks for your comment. Nice to hear from you:)
  36. Well, you did it, girl! This one is your prize for hunting LOL
  37. I am looking forward to seeing it:)
  38. Thanks for your comment, PhilDMorris:) Sorry for my late response.
  39. Jscotto363, thanks for your welcome back:)
  40. Lucky you! I read about Lea Stein and love her creations. I have seen some of her work in antique stores for a nice amount of money but I don't have any of her pieces. I have a few lookalike/inspir...
  41. Martika, you solved the mystery! Thanks so much! When I searched Nazca lines, I found many of the images shown on by piece. Phil and NevadaBlades have seen it before as well, but like me, could no...
  42. Many thanks,blunderbuss2, mikelv85, and lisa:)
  43. I love the colour!
  44. Thanks, Efesgirl. My husband said I am seeing things:)
  45. Thanks a lot, jeneric:)
  46. Many thanks, Nicspawee:)
  47. Well, that's the best bargain ever! Nothing beats free LOL!
  48. It doesn't look like a logo to me but rather like an art nouveau (leaves?) decoration.
  49. Love it!
  50. Thanks so much for your comment, jeneric:)
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