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    Posted 6 years ago

    valentino97
    (732 items)

    I bought this at a San Diego thrift store in the 80's. It was half-price day so it was $1.00. I knew it was bakelite and worth a lot of money. So pretty - softest butter color and now mustard. Originally in the 30's-40's it was probably white.

    Been looking into buffing some of my bakelite back to original colors. Won't do anything drastic until I research more.

    Hope you enjoy. It's sunny today and daffodils are blooming. I'm in a yellow mood.

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    Comments

    1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Wow... That's amazing price you paid for this... That's awesome. Back then I didn't even know about bakelite :)
      I love this color. I sort of like how things age. So, my first reaction is to leave it. But then again it's not mine!! Have a wonderful weekend.
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Is a hand manikin called a handikin?
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Nadia - I loved it more when it was the butter yellow. But I don't want to hurt it because it's a really great old example. This is my cheapest bakelite purchase - thot you would appreciate since you have a green bakelite bangle to share with us from San Diego way too.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      AGH - yes, I think this is a handikin!! Mani -thots?
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Man I love polka dots! They just get me every time....such a great piece of bakelite!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen - this was a really great find and worth a lot more than I paid.

      Thanks also to my friends on CW: Nadia, Katherine, AGH, Gargoyle, mike, patsea and kevin!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Love dots!
      Knowing nothing about bakelite, doe's the color aging affects only the surface?
      I mean, if buffed, is the original color appearing?
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Hi Kyra - yes by machine buffing nice clear original glossy surface is taken away. I think - yet restorers I've contacted won't tell me - that another gloss has to be added or it will oxidize even faster. I've tried to hand-buff w/simichrome. It just doesn't work. Also should be said that there was different quality bakelite. This is a very nice item but I should have stored it closed up in a cardboard box to keep it's color I preferred.

      I like the work I've seen from Etsy's Brighter Bakelite but his restored pieces are out of my price range.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kerry for checking in on my plastic fantastic.

      Thanks also to Raestelle for loving.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kerry for checking in on my plastic fantastic.

      Thanks also to Raestelle for loving.
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      You're very welcome Valentino :-) and thank you for sharing these wonderful "bakelite" beauties
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wow Val! It is so cool and wonderful this bangel! I'm just learning about bakelite as you know so I'm sorry I can't give you any advice. It looks great now :)

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