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Brown bakelite clips and other items with silver metal accents.

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betweenthelens's loves621 of 1685Faux Apple Centerpiece - MajolicaManhattan Optical Company, Bo Peep Camera. 1898
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    Posted 4 years ago

    valentino97
    (734 items)

    1930's dark brown bakelite dress clips, 2"x5/8" with silver metal insets. One of them (pic 3) has pitted....I guess I would too after 80 years :-) I posted these other dark brown items before: wonderful 1" wide carved bangle and a 2-5/8" pin. In fact....the bracelet might have been my first post! I would like to replace those narrow strips in the clips and bangle, and my brother is a machinist - he could do it.... I think since I don't plan plastic surgery or a major hand remodel.....I'll let these items age. :-)

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    Comments

    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Your Bakelite collection is incredible.
      So many beautiful plastics, from earthtones to
      candy-colored in so many fantastic hues to pieces
      "accented" with metals!!
      Seriously Mary... Just incredible!!!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Lovely pieces, the dark brown w/ silver is a great combo Val (or do you prefer Mary, I'm Jenni, but respect whatever you like to be called), great post
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Stunning !!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Hahaha Oh boy do I know what you mean and all I could do is laugh! When I was young/younger (haha) I was told that looks fade. I wish they would have just been more blunt by saying how it really feels. I'm cracking up and must leave this alone for now. You can only imagine what I'm thinking! Ahhhh tears in my eyes!!! haha

      Great post, thanks for the laugh, I needed that!!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Classic and wonderful!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Hi Eileen - thanks! I love bakelite with metal accents. I have a few really good pieces this green/metal bangle is case in point from my very first post 6 yrs ago:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/58973-chrome-and-bakelite?in=collection-5821 I am still after a bright orange brooch :-)

      Hi Jenni - Mary is fine, Val is too. Thanks for your nice comment :-)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Hi Rose - thank you for your nice comment :-)

      Hi Share - so true and too funny! My hands look okay from a little farther away, this camera sure loves to accentuate every wrinkle :-)

      Hi Karen and thank you for your nice comment :-)

      Thanks everyone for your like and loves: Col59, Scott, Fort, Phil, Hel1, Roy, Laura :-)
    8. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you Mary & plsd to meet you, your bakelite collection really is beautiful, it's so pricey now online, no doubt due in part to the fabulous workmanship - lucky to have a brother to help w/ repairs (my hubby the technician is hopeless lol)
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Your hands look absolutely fine...it was mine I was referring to! Great items by the way!
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Jenni - bakelite online is expensive. It's best to find it in person - junking, garage sales, antique malls - there is a lot out there still. The really great carved pieces are hard to find though. I keep hoping to find one :-)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Share.....I am going to figure out a photo editing tool to soften my wrinkles, but keep the bracelets nice and sharp :-)
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      The strips in the bracelet remind me of tire tracks.
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      True Phil - tire tracks. It looks like a tire doesn't it?

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