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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I found these more than a year ago in a very small local second hand shop. I think the shop woman thought they were brass. The earrings are hollow inside. I've had good buys in that shop before - usually a buck or two for silver. This was real luck~!

    Made by Peter Quijo, Brugge, Belgium.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Super pieces !!!
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      25 cents???!!! Holy ---- ! Super find!!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I meant to mention the other day, it's funny to see the word Creole associated with European jewelry as I thought that was strictly an American South cultural term.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Waoooh... I'm speechless in front of your huntress talents :-D
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comments! I also fished out an 18K gold pendant from Italy out of this same shop a couple of months ago. That cost me 50 Cents....the scrap value was $14.00 ( it was REALLY small). I later sold it to an Italian for a profit. :-D
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Kathy - there are quite a few "Americanizations" over here, and you now see alot of advertising done in English. Here's a link to a commerical made in 1981 ago by John Cleese for GiroBlauwe:

      I took the earrings to my friend at the pawn shop, and she weighed them and said the scrap value is $155.00. Retail is close to $500.00. Imagine that.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Hey, nutsa - It's all a matter of timing. Being one of the first at a table where some unsuspecting person has not bothered to evaluate what it is they are selling! :-)
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      LOL.....So true.

      ~ I think my best profit was turning $ 40.00 into $ 750.00
    9. Windwalker, 6 years ago
      I like this comment...(not bothered to evaluate what it is they are selling! :-)
      Bought a Charles Cobelle painting at a yard sale for 2 dollars worth 4 to 5 000 us dollar's ..was a good day for sure...
    10. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      Don't you love that European gold that's not marked with a K so few thrift store clerks or estate sale companies knows what it is? Another one of my favorites it's the 14KP, they think it means "plate" but it actually means "plumb." Got $900 in a gold bracelet with that mark just this weekend. And we have to give a shoutout to the Mexican mark "plata" for silver that looks like it probably means "plate." God, years ago I got a HUGE tray that had over $3k in silver because of that mark... Ignorance is bliss... MY bliss!!!
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Stillwater - yes, I certainly do! Last year I bought a 14K gold brooch with accent diamonds that was marked KT14. 5 bucks. Also got a 14K white gold brooch with two diamonds for a buck - marked 585 but looked like silver. Much of my gold comes to me that way. My best find to date is my 18k Rolex design ring, which is also posted here. Flea market find, 50 cents. All there is to see is a tiny stamp of "750". I took it to two jewelers for verification. Woot woot!

      I hope you're going to post that bracelet!!! I wanna see!!!
    12. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      It's just one of those hollow clamper bangles that has flowers and stuff on it, nothing earth shattering, but it's big and heavy
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Stillwater - well, throw it on up here - I still want to see it. I didn't find bugger all today and need some cheering up, lol~!
    14. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      Lol okay sure! I'll post all of it. I got that bangle in the back during a pre-sale, it's a lot thicker and heavier than they usually are.

      She told me there would be a lot of gold the next day, so I came back and made an offer on all of it.

      I know this estate company real well, they're older people, old school, they don't know about calculating or scrapping their gold, they just put a price that seems reasonable for the 1990's when they started doing estate sales, they never updated you know? Still kinda surprised they excepted my offer though, which was $450.

      Theres 93 grams of 14 and 2 pieces are 18, which is about $2,250. I have a connection with a good refinery that gives me 98.5% spot, so I made out well on this one:
    15. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      You certainly did! I find gold every now and again that goes for scrap, but nothing on the scale of what you bought. :-)))
    16. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      I'm a total gold-hound. I learned early on that if you want to make a lot of (semi) easy money, learn how to sniff out gold, especially unmarked gold. Plus my family has a huge background in jewelry, so I was taught a lot growing up. I'm also nearsighted so I don't need to waste time using a loupe : ) Just a quick peek and on to the next piece
    17. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Will have to find the the *K* of this.... I know it is as I had it tested but was not told the %

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