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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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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


  1. Yes please show a picture of the back or bottom so we can give a better guess. I love this by the way!
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. You were snake charmed into buying it. Hey - would make a nice Christmas present.
  5. 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.
  6. Lot's of companies made brooches in the 50's from different grades of silver.
  7. Magpie?
  8. Love them and great to see in person tonight. Thank you friend!
  9. 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....
  10. 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...
  11. Thank you Elisabeth - it has more of the traditional Navajo style. I bought both pins the same day. I couldn't decide and the price was very good.
  12. Somehow I didn't finish Ken - I wear it often because it feels good on, doesn't scratch easy, doesn't chip if it falls (not something I like to happen to my jewelry tho!) I love your coral color Kr...
  13. Thanks Elisabeth for the pkg I just received today! Will post later.
  14. Hi Ken: Thank you! There are some on ebay right now - looked at the other day. I really love this one and wear it often because. Again thank you to all for 19 loves of this pretty item.
  15. Congratulations - you definitely do not look 500. Love your fire my friend!
  16. More info please? Why do you assume this is bakelite?
  17. I am in retail malls every day. I know what is new. pic 1 definitely is.
  18. I like 2 and 4 the best. 2 could either be bakelite or lucite. I'm pretty sure 4 is lucite.
  19. I know where I was when John F. Kennedy was shot. My mother told me a great man had died. I was 4 - I knew she was upset. But when the towers were hit - I called my mom and dad and woke them up to a...
  20. Thank you Kevin - After all these years...I really don't know what happened or who caused it - very frustrating. It pisses me off! and while I'm washing dishes I think about the innocent people who ...
  21. Thanks Kevin for love!
  22. Yes - sorry, I just read this and emailed you.
  23. When is this UV nonsense going to end! I am laughing - don't take offense but I wonder if these rosary beads were designed so that they would show off during black-light bowling....or Mass? or at the ...
  24. I agree Phil! When something is also functional - I pretty much buy it by justifying that fact. I have 3 sisters Phil and 4 brothers so nothing ever gets done regarding my dear old mama.
  25. Very good Scott - I think CW's is nicer than that one for $199. CW thank you for posting more photos. This isn't for everyone but I love it. I'd wear it to a gallery opening or maybe to Thursday night...
  26. Mel - you said it! Seeing all the wonderful posts reminds you of all the great stuff you have! Sisters, husbands, boyfriends (etc) ask "why don't you sell this on ebay?" And, well that's why we all LO...
  27. It is very pretty. Wonderful color. Have you done the bakelite tests? 409, simichrome, rub for ether smell etc., etc., etc... It might be lucite but also a very good plastic to have.
  28. I agree with Karen!
  29. Thank you mel! This is a great website. I have used it before but thanks for posting it here. I need to go back thru and ID some items. No I can't find the same LE mark. I'm glad you love my jewelry. ...
  30. Thanks Amber for the awesome comment and all 18 friends for the loving!
  31. Sapphire! What a cutie!
  32. Hi Karen and thank you! Mel's sandcast bracelet is so nice. I wanted to share some of my beloved items. I agree with rustic, uneven - HANDMADE! qualities. My pictures are not great but the turquoise o...
  33. Thank you friends! Mani, Lee, agh, ken, mike, kevin, racer and Amber!
  34. Thank you Amber for the nice comment. Thanks friends for love: Mani, AGH, mike, kevin, musik, racer, and brat!
  35. Thank you Lee for loving! I am going to post the earrings from you soon.
  36. Thanks again Zowie! Share - well....yes Navajo style but the stones are really different. Please dig up some of your old beadwork photos for us! Thank you for loving and saying nice things about ...
  37. Hi melaniej - please no problem- I don't know how to do the moticons yet. Old-fashioned. I knew you liked it! Thanks - it is a brilliant bright blue turquoise like Bisbee. But no matrix and no marks.
  38. Yes those fatties all look alike. I have a feeling those marketing guys were a fluster when they realized that.
  39. Nice!!
  40. Well...or green verdigris can attach to metal if these earrings were exposed to the right temperature and conditions. For example - if they were left on a window sill. Or in a box in a garage. My regu...
  41. Me neither. I'm just posting what I have with some occasional new treasures! Your girls are back in school? Still hot as Hades here and could be until November!
  42. Yes I agree w/Zowie. You just have to keep them and pass them on when the time is right.
  43. Thanks Zowie - my fingers are getting so OLD! Thank God they still work. It does fit and I'm wearing it now. Thank you for the nice message!
  44. I took pix last night but my camera is so lame unless I shoot during the day. I think you'll enjoy. The ring has the same scratch markings on backside but don't show up as nicely as in your pictures.
  45. I'm glad you're back! Thanks for posting your "hand cuffs" hee hee! Very nice!
  46. Thank you earlquinn1 - Please post more items for us to chat about. Thank you Share!!!! Thanks all my friends on CW who stopped by to love this wonderful old dirty ice baby.
  47. Pandora this isn't my style but I Love your pictures! Looks like you live in a beautiful place!
  48. love!!!! Has a sand cast look doesn't it? This is really beautiful and thanks for posting. I love to wear silver and turquoise with black too! I'll post a similar pin for you to look at.
  49. Phone uploads? It isn't that hard to post them correctly - only takes a little extra time to look and edit the item again.
  50. Sorry brand new.
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Japanese Parfait Glasses 1999 - Saharan Rep. "Persian Cat" Postage Stamp


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