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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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Paper clip and contact paper groovy necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Celluloid & bakelite ring made from toothbrushes, etc.  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Upcycled red&black bakelite and celluloid  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Phylis the 1979 Westfalia goes camping at Pismo Beach. CA - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Carved 2-color overdye celluloid bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Celluloid & rhinestone bangle and (fallen) leaf - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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


  1. Love it love it Love It!
  2. So amazing! Our favorite color!
  3. Wow what a beautiful color combo.
  4. I love these advertising banks!
  5. I think it's some sort of sign. Pretty neat - how big is it?
  6. Great idea Sharone! It looks like a quick, fun project. There's another one on here too to show her that's colorful. Have a great day!
  7. I just watched "Smash his camera" the film about Ron Galella. It's very interesting and he took some wonderful pictures on the fly. What do you think?
  8. I love stamps. Can't help it - I'm a snail mailer.
  9. Looks great!
  10. I think it's pretty special that you bought it from someone who hustles. Well done and wear it with pride.
  11. LOVE YOU!!! (and your wife too, hope you are both well) So true about Al Gore and the hideous Ugg boots. I enjoyed your reason for buying these cufflinks - because you had to buy them. Congratulations...
  12. Love your long hair! If I knew how I would enjoy doing a straight razor face shave on that last boyfriend of mine....
  13. I sure hope my family doesn't throw my favorite knives out.
  14. Thinking of you when I watched an old Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward movie "From the Terrace" 1960 on Netflix - about 2 hrs into the movie Paul is sitting in the Nassau Aeronautics office and there are ...
  15. Tramp art of the 20th century? Thank you Lee for loving. Sean thank you too. Phil thanks for your comment. It's not something I would spend time making but I saw it at the thrift store and appreciated...
  16. Thank you friends for all the love: Sean, Jewels, AGH, Rustfarm, Racer4, Phil, Kyra, Elisabeth, Fort, Pat, Trey, Lise, Harborguy, Peasejean, Mani, Ttom, gargoyle, austro, inky, nadia, surf, mike, suga...
  17. Usually to get in the holiday spirit of Spending! one has to buy a little something for oneself first. Anyway that's how it works for me. Love it!
  18. I love it too - great research Phil - thank you!
  19. This is really neat. I think it could be anywhere from 1940's to 70's. I love it!
  20. You have given 100 brooches to someone? That's pretty darn great! I would love being your friend! It hurts to lose one. That's the one you always miss the most (like men - joking).
  21. I believe these are from Peru but I'm not sure. I would have bought them. Very nice!
  22. Weirdpuckett - I'm game too. If you don't want to model it - throw it on a manikin. Let's do it.
  23. Thank you for this research!
  24. Thank you Mani, Gargoyle and Jewels!!
  25. Thank you friend! It's not as neat as itmidcent568 - but it is fun.
  26. Hi Gudrun - stay warm! When you peel off the layers at your holiday party you could have this on - dramatic, simple, elegant. I think it is probably a designer 70's-80's Lucite or resin since it's hea...
  27. You are right - quality today is not nearly as good. You can tell the oldies. Thanks for this treat! Will post mine too. PS. I have 3 like your top right clear star (in the Chanel tradition 3 diffe...
  28. I love all these. Thanks for sharing them.
  29. Your examples are really great! I love the variegated example. I also have one from contact paper attached to paper clips. I assumed mine was 1970's - but it must be newer now that I read these posts....
  30. Well - in the true sense of magic, a mystery where Copperfield's museum is located. Somewhere in the Nevada desert.... Thanks about Marshall, MI museum - will visit on my next road trip to the Midw...
  31. SO pretty all together. Delicate and lovely colors.
  32. Priceless to us Missouri nuts.
  33. Thanks Elisabeth for sharing these beautiful photos from your home. I hope to visit you someday! These are very nice! A class is good to learn how to work with what you have. A friend who is a good p...
  34. Mani - Helms trucks similar to the above are a favorite at the yearly car show in Seal Beach and Long Beach. In Iowa - I remember the Blue Bunny ice cream delivery truck.
  35. David Copperfield's museum in Las Vegas? I have to check it out next time am there. I haven't forgotten about your invitation to the Magic Castle. Busy w/work now and want make this a very special tri...
  36. 5 women and the imp is above his left ear?? And thank you for this wonderful research.
  37. Amber - wonder how you are, it's been too long - happy holidays!
  38. It's really hard to make something when it's not the way YOU would make it.
  39. or it could be Lucite - agree 60's.
  40. late 50's or 1960's - very pretty. Nice to have a set - hope you enjoy it.
  41. Glass in a late 50's or most likely 1960's set.
  42. 1960's I think - pretty!
  43. Yes I thought you had some Circus posters on here too. Aren't these wonderful stamps? Have you been to the Ringling Circus World Museum in Baraboo? It is a great museum full of posters and they have l...
  44. Gudrun I pin my biggest bad-est to old tapestry fabric shopping bags but sometimes they can work as a shawl clasp. Depends - I love copper.
  45. You could wear it closing a shawl or pashmina - or pin it to a cool old funky fabric bag when you're out prowling around the swapmeet.... I love it by the way.
  46. I love this graphic! I know you collect magic images but have you bought the USPS vintage circus posters stamps yet? How am I going to be able to use these? I love snail mail - I actually mail postca...
  47. These are so beautiful!
  48. Wow agh you are the best!
  49. Gudrun I love your reason for buying this. When I travel I wear a bracelet I made w/4 small stone fetish birds. It isn't old so I can't post it - oh heck I might. Would you mind? Reminds me of my swee...
  50. Thanks Elisabeth for the research on these beautiful brides. I'm sure you are enjoying your book.
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Japanese Parfait Glasses 1999 - Saharan Rep. "Persian Cat" Postage Stamp


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