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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I was very lucky with this brooch it is another piece I bought from Newark. It was lying with other pieces it was in the bargain section, I recognized it straight away, Bernard Instone, I did a bit of bartering with the seller and we agreed a price. After I'd paid I and looked at the brooch and found B.I I told the seller who it was, he laughed and said well done.
    He told me that people bring him sacks of silver for scrap value, one time he found 5 Charles Horner necklaces all in very good condition, in the same sack. Just goes to show, people really done have a clue of the value of pieces they throw away, sad.
    The reason I knew this brooch was Bernard Instone is that one of my silver caddy spoons which is on CW has a similar pattern.

    Many thanks for looking.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      This caddy spoon as a similar pattern to this brooch.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      This is wonderful. The relief work is so special. Well done Jean!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      What a great time you must have had at many treasures!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Karen, yes the relief is excellent, have you bought any of Bernard Instone's work recently? As always your comments are always welcomed.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Judy, I loved every minute of it, its experience I'd like to repeat in the future. The fair itself is enormous and it takes 2 days to get around the stalls. There are stalls indoors and outdoors, luckily it didn't rain which was a blessing. I did buy quite a few pieces, I would have loved to have bought others but they were way out of my price bracket. Thanks for popping by :-)))
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      That's a good size brooch too! Good thing the dealer had a good sense of humor! It amazes me how little scrap silver is worth, just doesn't seem to make sense at all.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi shareurpassion, yes it is a large brooch and heavy. I found most of the sellers were very agreeable and willing to talk and pass on their information which was great. I do agree with you that I would think silver would be worth very little in scrap value at the moment, but if they have a couple of antique pieces of jewellery it would be worth it for them.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks


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