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Posted 3 years ago

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kyratango
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First pic:
-pair of silver (unmarked) and mussel m.o.p.
- One single big mussell shell m.0.p. with rose cut rubies and demantoid garnets(?), un marked silver.
Second pic:
-2 horn insects, unsigned,
-egyptian revival horn, silver (boar's head, french), carved stone scarab,
-Mississippi pearls, marcassites, silver (unmarked)
-Metal and paste winged insect
Third & fourth pic:
Close up of the mussels
All very long except big mussel and Mississippi!

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  1. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    my favourite is the one on pic3, but they are all so pretty!
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Newtimes, Geo and BelleEpoque for your so prompt loving!
    Belle, special thank for your comment!

    Think all of these long pins from 1890 to 1910 came by pair, as hats were too voluminous to be secure with only one...
    They were so long that women sometimes used them as weapons! A law was voted to enjoin wearer to put an end to their pins in order not to hurt other people!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!
  4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks to you,Valentino, for kind comment and loving! Manikin & Leah thank you for your loves :-)
  5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    These are all wonderful Kyratango!
    The engraving on the horn insects is so good and how whimsical to have a cicada and a damsel fly on your hat! Humans have also enjoyed breaking away from the serious.
    Are Mississippi pearls just a freshwater seed pearl?
    Great group thanks!
  6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hi Racer! Thanks for your interest and so kind comment!

    The Mississippi pearl: This pearl grows inside the American pearly freshwater mussel, which can be found in the upper part of the Mississippi and its tributaries (Tennessee, Cumber- land, etc.). The M. pearl is rarely round, mostly baroque, wing-like and resembles a dog's tooth, a bird's wing or an animal head or body. Colours: white, pink, purple, rose-coloured, bronze, blue-violet

    They are natural pearls,
  7. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
    What a lovely collection.
  8. Nigella, 3 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL hatpins! The little bee too in your other post. The mussel hatpins are stunning. And horn insects - so hard for hatpin collectors to come by. Am not allowed to offer to buy on this site but do please approach me if you should ever decide to sell one day. I would pay top prices for these - theyre wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing - lovely collection. Have so enjoyed seeing it!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Wow, Nigella, what a warm comment!
    I'm very attached to my collection, are you a hat pin collector?
    I (and certainly other fellows here!) would love some of your's to see!
    Thank you so much for your compliments :-))
  10. Nigella, 3 years ago
    Hi there - thanks for response. Yes I am a hatpin collector. I dont blame you for being attached to your collection! - its beautiful; the offers just there if you should ever want it.
    Yes - have only just discovered this site, but must make some time to post pics of some of my own hatpins for you to see. Watch this space....
  11. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    I follow you, so I will rush to see ;-)
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    wow!!! stunning!!
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you sooo much, sweetie Sean ;-)
  14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Vintagelamp and DrFluffy thank you for your lovely visit ;-)

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