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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This week's ebay purchase: 4 wonderful (great-priced) carved bakelite brooches ranging from 2"- 3". Yellow is hard to photograph! The first pin is same as the red one I posted awhile back, but I like the shortest and oval most. The seller had 21 more - all same color. She just said they all came from the same estate, but had no other information. Sad! I would like to know why someone would collect all the same color bakelite pins. Who would do that? :-)

    Pic 2 shows embedded hardware. Pic 3 is a better exposure of the curved pin. And the last picture is two I've had for a long time: a beautiful carved orchid flower clip and a round pin to be worn with the short bar because they look good together!

    These were all originally white. The first one looks semi-translucent. It might have been a pale pastel...dirty snow or even a light apricot hue. I think it's the newest - 1950's. The others are from the 30's or 40's.

    Well, this should do it for yellow.....

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      You have such nice stuff...........

    2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Agree with Efesgirl!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      You are too funny wondering...haha These are all very pretty.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Bonnie thanks for your first, fast love and wonderful comment! This is my weakness obviously :-)

      Thanks Gudrun - you don't see the garbajo I have!

      Thanks Share - these came from Iowa, my niece could have picked them up for me. And, yes they are so great!

      Thanks Ken - basically I bought them because the first one matched my red one, but I was thrilled to get 4. I think today I like the surf board best :-)

      Thank you Mani :-)
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Looks like caramel candy... Beautiful!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thank you Ms.CrystalShip - they do look like candy :-)

      Thanks CW friends for loving these old bakelite pins: Kevin, Thomas and Peggy!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I love the carving in these, what a great group!
      I don't think the new ones match your oldies however; the flower triangle pin is fantastic.
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Just love these old pieces, Val! :)
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Karen, thank you - the flower clip is expensive now online. I've had it so long, I probably didn't pay more than $5 for it. Same with the circle which balances very nicely w/the shortest of my new purchases. They are already pinned to a dress form to remind me to wear them together. I also like to pin these to old funky bags (shopping totes) when I go to the swap meet.

      Hi Katherine and thank you for your nice comment :)

      Thanks friends for loving my"used to be white, now they are sun-tanned" bakelite pins: Aura, Mrsstyndal, Phil, Hel1, Bijou, Kyra and Judy :-)
    10. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Love your collection! You could open a virtual bakelite museum with all your treasures and all your knowledge!
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Lentilka - thank you! I know just enough to be dangerous....wrong sometimes too....:-)
    12. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Beautiful, juicy collection - the colour is perfectamundo! How did they become these colours if they used to be white? Is bakelite porous?

      The flower dress, or jacket clip is just amazing.
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thank you Gillian. Bakelite oxidizes and turns darker over time unless it's kept covered in a box. But how likely is that to happen after 60 or more years? The flower clip is a favorite. I dropped it a while back and there's a chip now. boo hoo, oh well, I still love it.
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      This is one of my favourite colours that you have, that and green.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Phil for your comment - these used to be white and now beautiful egg yolk to butterscotch. It's interesting to realize that women in the 30's-40's liked white, bought these as white brooches.
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Love button wasn’t working at the time...
      DOES NOW!
    17. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      Eileen, today is starting out Sunny in the "Mary's celebration of fantastic plastics". These are getting more expensive to find thanks to the good old internet. But still many out there to find at swaps, malls or thrift stores, yard sales, etc.

      Thanks for the love friends - Peggy, Karen, Elisabeth, Tlynnie, Vladimir, Gillian, Ted, Ivonne, Sean, Tigra, Rose and Jenni!
    18. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      Thank you Lisa - do you see there is a subtle variation of yellow hues in these? Some of these are featured in bakelite research books as nice examples to collect, but sadly no mfg. information. FYI - Bakelite Jewelry "The Art of the Carver" by Deborah Lyons and Lyn Tortoriello has hundreds of examples and is a visual treat!

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