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. Also enjoy old places: taking pictures, exploring, finding about the history. (Read more)


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1920's tourists marry in Long Beach - Photographsin Photographs
Blue melange rhinestone pin on "pewter" - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Richard Kerr earrings? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked fuschia rhinestone pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Modern carved corn bakelite ring - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Modern bits of bakelite band ring - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lucite bangles circa 1970's.  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Green resin plastic stretch bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Translucent white lucite bangle from West Germany - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lacquer "cinnabar" bangles for Freiheit - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Yes I would say Czech glass. These are really wonderful!
  2. Yes, I love this!
  3. Someone else posted a belt like this but I can't find it and I believe it was agreed it was from Tibet, Nepal or Afghanistan. So Pretty by the way!
  4. Don't clean if angry - Yes - I agree! This is so pretty!
  5. These are so lovely!
  6. This is my birthday! - Oct 27. Really great - I love it!
  7. Thank you davyd286!!! - I looked online but never ran across Richard Kerr. These look like his technique.
  8. Thank you Nadia - no these rhinestones are glued in good and tight - a different type of jewel... Thank you friends for loving these: Phil, Kyra, Racer, Mike, Mani, Pat, Ken, Gudrun, Trey, Sean!
  9. It is rare that I am envious but I wish I had these. Great graphics.
  10. mike - I applied ahead about 6 mo for AR tickets to San Diego and got them so I think you will! Then my DARN family scheduled a reunion 1000 miles from SD...I was not happy. I sent a friend to AR w/m...
  11. Actually blunderbuss2 - you made a really good point. Look at all those Stocktons....I'm going to guess CA from some of PW's past postings....I could BE WRONG! You got mad at me once when I referr...
  12. I want to go to Cuba - so there I said it. I love your new Frontier sign! Hope to see it in person someday and just might happen. I love roadtrips.
  13. I hate to be the downer poster - but I think this is new. I have a ring and earrings from the 90's that are very similar.
  14. I have that book too. I haven't found one of these - your's is very nice! I do have the GE shaver lidded box in green and black (page 46), red and black box (page 55 - exact design 58) and a great bro...
  15. Beautiful colors!
  16. I tried to buy one like this. Yours is really great!
  17. Happy Holidays by the way - hope you and your family are fine!
  18. Not really 30 lbs? Beautiful glaze and form.
  19. Just gorgeous! Great job displaying them - wonderful colors.
  20. This is so gorgeous!
  21. So cute! You are very photogenic - belong in a gallery!
  22. Blunder you are right. I didn't look closely I thot the rivets were holes. Is it some type of nautical rope thing?
  23. You got to go on the biggest wood rollercoaster in America! Let me see what I can find and get those postcards posted....
  24. The fan tray is so gorgeous! All else as well.
  25. So pretty - great colors :)
  26. I love Columbia, MO. And Quincy, Hannibal and the little towns around Monroe City.
  27. It looks like a flag pole holder.
  28. Great colors and love the runner, rug too.
  29. I love St. V d P - the patron saint of used clothing! (St. Vincent de Paul)
  30. Nice graphics and as usual great research from AGH.
  31. Thanks walksoftly and Elisabeth - I am sure you are right! Someone sold them this photo! On the back of it his mother Elizabeth wrote "Bert Wilson & Marie Harding in Long Beach" instead of Mr & Mrs Wi...
  32. Thanks Trey and Nadia - I love a good story! Nadia the announcement is on cardstock - about 3x6 size.
  33. Thank you Kyra - it was such a surprise when I realized they married here in LB. I think the reason it was "not talked about" was because this was 1927 - they were on a 2-wk trip and didn't get MARRIE...
  34. Thanks Share for your sweet message! First off that's my dad's first grade picture at St. Columbkille's school. I also went to that grade school. My friends and I were bored sitting around drinking...
  35. Thank you AGH and fortapache for loving.
  36. I wish we had a audio feature on this site.
  37. Gorgeous!
  38. Thank you CW friends for loving this. Will take better pictures.
  39. And Surfdub!
  40. Thank you Jewels, AGH, Katherine and Elisabeth!
  41. Thanks Phil - these are pretty nice. I usually wear them w/the last 2 pins I posted on a black vintage 40's jacket. And these earrings just stand out - no need for more. Yes, they are 80's gaudy in ...
  42. Thank you Katherine for your nice comment! Thanks Elisabeth for your comment - it's a nice 60's pin. Thanks Phil - I always thought japanned was black and this seems to be gun metal or pewter gr...
  43. Thanks carolize and Phil - I haven't searched Juliana, Weiss or Sherman and need to look at some examples to compare. Thank you my friend Elisabeth for nice comment - it is a really pretty and vibr...
  44. Thank you SpunkysMom for your love and comment! Thanks Mike, Katherine, AGH, and Phil for your loves.
  45. Thank you mike, agh, phil and jewels for the love!
  46. Thank you SpunkysMom and Jewels for loving.
  47. Thank you Jewels!
  48. Yes I'm on the beach for the last 16 yrs. I know I shouldn't display too much because of the salt air....and yes, some of my things have suffered mainly textiles which was very sad and some really gre...
  49. Wow! Look at these lovelies. Love them all - how beautiful. I think the washed flower w/rhinestones on left and gold w/faux jade are pretty darn great.
  50. How gorgeous!!! You have so many great rhinestones. Here's what I've done w/my clear rhinestones. Pinned them all on a 1940's grey jacket on dressform as "work of art". The dressform is seasonally...
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Japanese Parfait Glasses 1999 - Saharan Rep. "Persian Cat" Postage Stamp


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