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Costume Brooches1321 of 2503Phyllis Original Bug Pin with aquamarine type stone from 1940's.Vintage filigree brooch with faux pearls
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Bought this at an estate sale this morning two glass cases Portrait Brooches with quite a few of them being African Americans. If anyone has additional information it is much appreciated. Don

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    1. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Sorry!. can't help..but! what a great find, they are fantastic, love them...:-)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Fabulous Find !!!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Gosh, how wonderful!!!!
    4. CarlaAbraham, 5 years ago
      Beautiful find!!
    5. davyd286, 5 years ago
      Very nicely displayed!
    6. Antiquedon Antiquedon, 5 years ago
      Could these be called memorial pins or brooches?
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Sweet find and discovery !! A +++
    8. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 5 years ago
      i think that, in addition to mourning purposes, these types of buttons would have been exchanged between sweethearts or family members, since it would still be a relatively novel thing to have a photograph of a loved one taken. the photos are typically mounted under celluloid with these of buttons and were highly popular around the late victorian/early edwardian eras. your buttons are beautiful examples that appear great in condition, subject matter, and tinting.

      here's a bit more about photographic jewelry with some really spectacular examples:
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      These were popular in the very late 19th century.

      Photographs, while not an every day occurrence, were very popular and even the smallest towns had a photographer or two.

      You have some great examples to include a soldier!

    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      fantastic find! worthy of a good museum!

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