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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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
Sandcast sterling Navajo ring - Native Americanin Native American
salmon color celluloid bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Blue Morpho butterfly from Milwaukee Museum butterfly room - Animalsin Animals
1960's tin litho pinback parakeet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this in 1915 - Photographsin Photographs

Comments

  1. Not old - why do you post this?
  2. How to prevent this from happening? Only refund once your item has been received in it's original condition? I've seen this verbiage on ebay. But I have heard from a few sellers on ebay that they don'...
  3. Enjoy seeing these! After junking Tony my 1980's boyfriend (6 years - 3 states) used to ask me "what was the find of the day?" We would spread out my purchases - and I'd go over each one and why it...
  4. It looks like a bed pan doesn't it?
  5. Maybe they can give you some information. www.nationalbuttonsociety.org
  6. Gorgeous! Even the bottom. Your pictures are great as usual. I love this!
  7. This is so wonderful! Have you watched the Houdini mini-series on History channel? - and sorry, I might have already asked you this.
  8. So sad to hear! And has happened to all of us. Great color and shapes.
  9. Your collection is so amazing. I would like your opinion on a few I have - will post this weekend.
  10. Lovely! Can you take a few more pictures? And good that you keep them in the soft quilted jewelry roll/bag. I love these.
  11. Looks like the "brilliants" are steel cut. I think circa 1920's.
  12. Thanks Lise!
  13. I visited China in 2009 and I kick myself in the *** that I didn't buy the beautiful hand-woven reed bugs, birds and frogs from locals brought to the town of...that's what I don't remember. It was Jun...
  14. Thank you Mani - I think they are too. Thanks Mike for the love.
  15. I bet this got a lot of honks from people (and other ducks?!) passing by. Hee hee!
  16. I'm pretty sure 60's or 70's. These are becoming a bit expensive. Love this one!
  17. Thanks Elisabeth and southcop for your comments. Pretty isn't it?
  18. Thank you Karen!
  19. Is there some coral inlay?
  20. Tex - love!!!! do you also have a lot of postcards and other 66 stuff?
  21. Thank you agh and tom for love.
  22. Love you too - very lovely!
  23. hee hee and neither did they!
  24. She/he is a very beautiful peep. I love these that look natural and not cartoonish.
  25. Tom - haven't been to this area recently - but I think there were some good junk stores 10 yrs ago that I shopped. Thanks for mentioning the antique stores and other junk stores in this neighborhood.
  26. Yes my friend BB2 - I agree. I am sure it's all staged. The AR show quotes are sky-high - who can pay that much? so anyway I'm sure they don't. It's interesting but I am also annoyed w/the show makin...
  27. The NEMESIS to the BB2!!! (Who called you that? was it Tom? - I like it.) Jewels, sorry not kidding what does DDD mean?
  28. Seller packed this terribly. How lame. I hope you can give her a full recovery.
  29. I think you said USPS - and I agree they have gotten REALLY lax and careless in the last few years. She probably would have arrived okay if not lost, possibly thrown around or stepped on at the facil...
  30. How does everyone feel about Pawn Stars?
  31. Don't we agree it is not a REAL reality show. Those dorks are added for Hollywood effect, but I always want to see how the restorations turn out.
  32. Delicious!!!! I would love to own this. Organic motif, pretty matte color....nice functional size.
  33. Jewels in my world DDD means a bra with very ample cup.
  34. The Houdini movie on History channel w/Adrien Brody is pretty darn good. Have you been watching it? Hope you can get satisfaction from this watch - either to work or to return it. Sorry to hear. We a...
  35. I never find anything for 3 to 5 bucks in the Mickey world.
  36. So pretty - had you already bought this the other night? I love this since it has a geometric feel. Gorgeous of course my friend!
  37. Thanks Zowie. I agree we all have to age - what is the alternative?! Thanks for reminding me of that. Have a wonderful day.
  38. First off thank you my 10 CW friends for loving this very ugly, gaudy, cool, funky handmade ring. Thanks Sean, Karen and Kyra for making a comment. This really should go in the "how ugly is this CW...
  39. I am. Trying to keep cool - only 100 today. Have to wait until 10 pm my time to cook a meal....don't worry I am not starving. Thank you Kevin!
  40. Thank you Sean - happy Monday - hope you are well.
  41. Yes please show a picture of the back or bottom so we can give a better guess. I love this by the way!
  42. I love old Vegas ashtrays. Just keep watching ebay and you'll see if your item is better or best. What doesn't stay in Vegas ....deserves to stay with you.
  43. This is Middle Eastern - possibly for a dance or ceremonial costume - maybe tourist. Saudi? That's just off the top of my head because my internet connection is SO SLOW. I didn't look it up - just go...
  44. You were snake charmed into buying it. Hey - would make a nice Christmas present.
  45. Oh yeah! I love these - used to be cheap but no more. Way to go and hope you got them for the early bird price.
  46. Lot's of companies made brooches in the 50's from different grades of silver.
  47. Magpie?
  48. Love them and great to see in person tonight. Thank you friend!
  49. Great colors! Love them - These might all be tourist items from 1970's - Italy? Or not - Agram will chime in. Great color! I love them. I just found a bracelet that would match and will post it later....
  50. Thanks Elisabeth - I agree and am happy to own some nice pieces. I have more!!! I don't have any malachite which is odd since green is my favorite color. I think because I collect so much green bakeli...
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