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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Here is a recent bakelite purchase - nice 5/8" marbled ear clips in a pretty orange color that reminded me of Atticus Finch (because lawyers had lambchop sideburns) and Whitey Bulger (because he was a fast flyin bird on the run). It's hard to get pictures of these sweethearts but it was cage cleanin night....sorry guys - I know it's stressful being so tiny.

    I found the earclips for $2 and they are small enough to wear. I have a bracelet similar but not exact match.

    The finches were a birthday present and so small they are not allowed out of their cage except in the bathroom on cleanin night.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Collectomaniac and Sean for loving my orange stuff.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      They almost look edible! Love the colour.

      Are your finches Australian? I love these little birds.
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wonderful color on both - bird and earrings :)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Both sweeties! (Tweeties?)
    5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Aww... How sweet...
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Karen - thanks - these are society finches. I believe they are both males. Atticus has the prettiest song. They aren't loud but they are messy so I have to do a major cage clean once a month. Atticus Finch is the famous lawyer dad from "To Kill A Mockingbird". And Whitey Bulger is a mob rat who was on the lamb in California for 16 years. I hope I don't offend any friends or families of those 2 for naming my little guys after them. :) I am not sure if they are society or zebra finches and I need to do some more research.
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Elisabeth, Kyra and Nadia for commenting on the clips and chirps....
    8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 6 years ago
      Is Whitey always trying to escape?Trying to beat the rap?lol
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Yes gargoyle - when I first met this Whitey he had a look of pure disdain for me in his little beady eyes. And that was true for Whitey (James) Bulger too. He didn't think he would get caught.
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      nutsabotas, I have a pair of earrings exactly like this that I thought were glass, thanks to this thread I am now going to test them and see what they are, lol. :)

      Lovely earrings, lovely birds. :)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mani for loving all my stuff right now and here we are at the end looking at my sweet hearts!
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Love both -- the orange looks like the beaks
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thank you Rose...yes I posed the peckers with the orange or the beaks with the clips...
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Ken - if you can take a little simichrome w/a wht scrap of t-shirt w/you and rub it on the item - often the change will be yellow. Not always but 80% accurate. Harder to use on black and red. Bakelite is a little hard to compare against Lucite from the 1950's on. Many good costume jewelry companies were trying to duplicate the old 20,30,40,50's plastics but in the 60's and 70's - quality changed - plastic used in Avon or Trifari or Sarah Cov were thin thermoplastic. Still great but just different.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Ken - simichrome is a German metal polish that comes in a tube. I bought mine on ebay. It lasts a long time! Became popular with restorations on bakelite radios. No it wipes away clean with no residue. Like any paste it can get stuck in the nooks and crannies of your item. It's well worth the $8.00
    16. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks friends for loving the orange.
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I tested mine, they were not bakelite. Sad trombone.

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