valentino97

Southern California Riviera.

I love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessoriI love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessories, the odd and ugly item that makes me laugh right then and there....and I have to buy. I have been collecting for 40 yrs so I know a fair bit about the above. (Read more)

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Oscar de la Renta RIP - Womens Clothingin Womens Clothing
W.Germany ear clips from Elisabethan match my fake patent clutch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
red/clear twist glass bangle for Racer - Good Morning from the LBC! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sea glass bottle neck ring for Jewels - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
14 assorted celluloid bangles  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1940's/50's Mexico sterling bird clip earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Handmade sterling USA map ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
I hold you dear in my heart. I will never forget you. - Advertisingin Advertising
Navajo bow-tie sterling & turquoise pin - Native Americanin Native American
Sandcast sterling Navajo pin - Native Americanin Native American

Comments

  1. Thank you Jewels for your nice comment! And thank you to all my CW friends for opening this post and taking a minute to honor a truly original designer.
  2. Thank your Virginia for your nice comment. He was great!
  3. Thanks Kyra - I keep 3-ring binders of "inspirations" (how old-fashioned is that - I think it's called pinterest now) and over the years - his designs were in there! This is me a very LONG time ago. T...
  4. Thank you surfdub66 for your love!
  5. Thanks Kevin for your love!
  6. Thank you racer - his designs were very special, wearable! gorgeous! He was not a snobby interview - nice, open and easy to talk with...
  7. You are welcome! in my attempt at the accent.
  8. It looks like jasper. At first I thought pietersite - not sure. I love brown so I have a few similar cabs but I don't know what they are.
  9. Love it, Love it!
  10. This might have been nick-named the bullet bra. The stitching obviously gave shape to the cup, now days molded stretch foam. I work for Vanity Fair Intimates and Fruit of the Loom. I love these old br...
  11. 2 but has to be more than that because 2 is a couple, 3 a collection and more.... Collectors Weekly.
  12. I love them - the red & white guys and the red w/yellow. How fun!
  13. So great! I love your items! Bakelite is still made - it's just chemistry after all, but the old bakelite: years of patina, oxidation, color change - that's what we all love.
  14. I like pencils and mechanical pencils because data changes...I have to erase my calendar a few times each month and seem like I always yell - WHERE is my pencil?
  15. So pretty - All or just some beads are plastic? If glass I would say 1920's-30's. If combo then 1920's-50's? Nice color friend!
  16. This is great Kerry! Sweet graphics!
  17. I am sure it looked beautiful on you!
  18. Great research from welzebub. I love Egypt items. This is really cool.
  19. Love it love it love it!
  20. Jewels me too! Theodor Frankenstein is named that because he/she has an anklet TF 3 numbers. I didn't feel right naming he/she Tammy Fay altho that came to mind first. And Cumi - is white and blue lik...
  21. Thank you Jewels for looking at this and your comment. I love this photograph! And - I think this is the last time I brought Theo out of my apt....he rules the roost inside but looks really scared dow...
  22. Thank you glazzman - I love it even tho it's a bit battered. Just like our world?
  23. Thank you Jewels! I love this globe even a little damaged. Thanks for enjoying Cumulus Cloud and Theordor Frankenstein, famous explorer.
  24. Israel? It would be very special to find a globe that is from 1947. Your and my bank might not have every country but full size globes do and are really neat to look at. I posted this awhile ago: htt...
  25. I have this too! I think it's 1960's You can tell how old it is by looking at the borders and countries.
  26. Fort I agree, I can't believe how many soulless cubes are out here in the city. (that people I like want to live in - yikes!)
  27. I agree Share! We have to find the right girls night out. I'm busy all this month but Nov. is pretty open. You have my email - what's going on where you live? Keep in contact so I don't forget w/my wo...
  28. I love your heart rocks! Jewels - you are rockin my world!
  29. You will have to keep the box too. They belong together.
  30. I love this one!
  31. I find it is easier to locate your favorite state, city, theme vintage postcards farther away from their original source ...because after all they were tourist items sent to relatives and friends who ...
  32. What was this used for? How big is it, what was inside it?
  33. Resin - new?
  34. Yep - I see the 5 star rating! That's some fish you're holding on to. I am very impressed.
  35. I love your eye and pictures Ted! I enjoy architectural details too. Took a few pictures of doors and hardware this weekend and will share later.
  36. They look like they are a lot of fun and full of personality.
  37. Plus it's from Robinson's - not RobinsonMay and not Macy's...which is how the store evolved. You're recycling. I love this.
  38. Congratulations on your new addition! I saw this post on Facebook and even without the English translation - I knew you had great news! I think this is a beautiful & interesting -ugly to some, but ...
  39. It might be a little older than the 60's. How long is this?
  40. My friend bought items similar to this in the early 90's from Thailand (I believe) for her store. They copied old items and made some amazing pieces. I bought some that I wear w/my real 20's rhineston...
  41. Julie - Many ebay, etsy and other online sellers are claiming something is bakelite that isn't. I have challenged many of those sellers. I've purchased some great old plastic items online but I knew t...
  42. AH - you need to test this bangle and your cream bangle w/simichrome. Anyone who is looking for bakelite will ask you if it is real and you need to prove it. Don't just say " it's brown and is bakeli...
  43. I just bought a few Items too that definitely were NOT bakelite altho advertised that way. Too good to be true but...also very nice old plastic. I didn't pay much. I think the easiest test for me & yo...
  44. You need to do a simichrome test to prove bakelite if you are going to sell this. Don't just say - there is brown on one side and that should mean it's bakelite. Buyers who know bakelite will know.
  45. Julie - I read that they changed their ingredients and 409 wasn't a good bakelite test to use anymore...maybe in the last 5 or so years? Switch to simichrome, blah, blah, etc. Even simichrome isn't 10...
  46. So true - these are really lovely! Nice finds!
  47. Sorry to my serious collecting friends. I'm home today working on a report I really don't know how to spin to my company's benefit. So I thought I would throw this out there again for a few laughs on ...
  48. Julie , sorry -I don't know how I missed these gems! Great prices on primo bakelite colors - love them - and great research and comments! Good advice to Ken regarding research and talking w/sellers. K...
  49. Thank you Jewels for checking these beauties w/love to kevin and agh long ago!
  50. Also after a year - thank you friends for loving these again. They are pretty cool but I still don't have red or black!
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