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    Posted 8 years ago

    Betty1978
    (58 items)

    Here is a Victorian style bakelite and celluloid cameo pin, probably dating from the 1940's.
    3" x 2"
    I like wearing it on a vintage blouse or dress.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      ?? Just wondering if it is Bakelite -- or Gutta percha? I have a mourning (jet black) cameo pin (brooch) posted too. Mine is carved and IS gutta percha if you want to take a look.

      Here is some info about Bakelite and Gutta percha:

      http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=6f97a7ef3b381603d0314bab4f5b5326&action=printpage;topic=2279.0

      Thanks.....Hard to tell sometimes!!
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Let me know if you take a look at mine....

      Thanks, yours is SWEET. I love it!!!
    3. Betty1978 Betty1978, 8 years ago
      Hi! I've just read your commentary... I didn't know what gutta percha was. Thanks for all the info! Very interesting...
      I actually have no idea if it is gutta percha or bakelite. It tests for bakelite with simichrome, but I hear gutta percha does as well. Makes me curious about the subject: I think I will do some research about it...
      Anyway, I saw your cameo and find it gorgeous!

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