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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (270 items)

    These two pair of earrings are very light weight and delicate and I believe they are made of celluloid. They are in good condition. Each pair ways only about 10 grams. I post these for Newtimes. Hope you like them. Might they be from the 1940's/50's ?

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Officialflue, jscott and Sean thankyou
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      Amazing condition for their age, in my opinion 40's to 50's sounds right. Beautiful!
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      Oh those are stunning!
      Yes, could be celluloid. My experience with galalith learns me it is very similar to bakelite: same look, weight and feel...only no smell and it sounds differently
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou nutsabotas and Newtimes for nice and valuable coments. Vintage plastics are confusing, there seames to be quite a lot of advice on line and some are contradicting. I'm sure you from experience know what to look for. I would take a course in plastics if I could find one. I have red a book on plastics but it wasn't about jewelry but on vintage plastics in general and some types were not mentioned. It would be good to hold, feel and compare together with someone experienced in plastic, but I guess that's too much to which for lol.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks for love vetraio, Caperkid and Aura and racer4you :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Lovely pairs! I think Valentino said these celluloid pieces were made in Japan, let's wait for her visit :-)
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou kyratango, Yes I always wait for Valentino
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Ha ha Kyra and Elisabeth for waiting! I am just guessing...and agree that researching plastics is very difficult. Maybe someday the original mfgs will publish their old salesmen catalogs. I think they are celluloid from Japan. Elisabeth you found a great website that gave many different examples of plastics.

      Desirable colors! I love these. I think....40's-60's.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Valentino :) a good guess is better than nothing lol
      I accept Japan even if I thought of US for some reason. I have to confess I don't remember the sight I had recommended you ha ha. Can you please email it to me :)
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl thankyou very much!
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Rick55!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Nicefice!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou bladerunner!
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Hi Elisabeth - I'm looking for that website you sent - it gave a breakdown of different kinds of plastics. :)
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Valentino!
      Thankyou peasejean!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Trey!

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