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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This dish has a few chips on the bottom and the label is tattered.
    Made in 1960s, from Lucite.
    I seem to recall my grandmother had one similar that she left on a table by the door for keys.

    Mystery Solved


    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      This is 1960s, made from Lucite.

    2. StacyEW StacyEW, 5 years ago
      Awesome - you are still my HERO!!!!!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      LOL! You really need to start learning how to do basic investigation of items by yourself, especially when the information is on the item. Those of us here who give the info all had to learn it, too.....
    4. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      dont be so rough on her, some ppl are natural investigators. For some, making a call on a material or a maker is frightenning. We all had to get a start some how. A lot of ppl don't have money either to buy similar items, expensive books that arent on the net or even afford the entry fees to an art gallery.
      C'mon, cut her a little slack :)
    5. StacyEW StacyEW, 5 years ago
      Thank you AnneLanders, I am mostly PC challenged, as my 10 year old gateway only runs on Vista & is not supported by most search engines anymore. But most of this is very new to me and is “Greek” to me, but I’ll take the harshness along with the help & try to learn Greek!.!.!.
      Efesgirl is my hero and has been schooling me plenty!

      Good night/morning - I'll pester you later!
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      AnneLanders -
      I was not being harsh - I was being encouraging. Everyone here started somewhere in the learning curve.
      It's not a matter of "making a call" but rather, "This is what I found in connection with my item and would like to know if I'm on the right track".
      Art gallery fees?
      Expensive books?
      Not in my world. I don't go to art galleries. My research books come from the thrift shop.
      I use my son's 8+ year old MSI laptop and research from home.


      Hang in there, Stacy - soon it will all start to flow downhill!
    7. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl, You have to realise that seeing the comments on face value, they looked so. I was merely standing up for someone who seemed to need a leg up....that's all....
      Stacey if I can ever offer assistance here then let me know. If I can, I will :)
    8. StacyEW StacyEW, 5 years ago
      I have come across some sites that want me to become a paid member so I close the page. I have had some luck using eBay, but with not knowing exactly what something is it has been tough. I’m not good with message boards and some sites are just too confusing for me to navigate through. So far Collectors Weekly has been easy to look around. I still have a hard time with categories, so it is great getting help. CW is the best site I have found & I’m so grateful to everyone who has been giving me advise!
    9. StacyEW StacyEW, 5 years ago
      I do have a quick question though (it might not have a quick answer)
      What exactly is the definition of antique, vintage, or classic? Is it age? Use to I thought antique meant over 20 years, but now some items that are over 100 years old are still not considered Antique???
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      The general classification of items are as follows:

      Antique: 100+ years old
      Vintage: 50-99 years old
      Contemporary/Classic/Retro: up to 49 years old

      However, many will label items 20 or 30 years old as being "vintage". I label them as contemporary/retro if the items are less than 50 years old.
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Anything that is 100 years old or more is an antique. No two ways about it.
    12. StacyEW StacyEW, 5 years ago
      Awesome info!
      I have two 31" - 32" dolls from 1905 that an appraiser told me were not antique.
      I am also going to use Contemporary - I like the sound of it better than Retro.

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