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Rummage Sale Trifari Fur Clip circa 1941

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    Posted 1 year ago

    plein-air-…
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    Hello CW Friends, Here is another find from a rummage sale. I found this 4 years ago at a tiny sale. These ladies only had hats, purses, scarves and jewelry. One table had fine jewelry and everyone was crowded there. I wandered to a table of costume jewelry with hardly anything on it, but sitting there was this At $2, what could I do? It was a must have for me almost at any price.. Now I exaggerate. I also stopped by the fine jewelry table and bought something there too:)
    This dates from 1941. Design patent, attributed to A. Philippe, is number 125,162.
    Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

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    Comments

    1. raven3766 raven3766, 1 year ago
      It's beautiful!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Another rummage sale Maureen?
      That's it, I want your zip code!
      I agree with Ken, who knows his Trifari, that this is stunning!
      I've never seen this clip before, nearly 80 years old!
      Amazing find!!!
    3. plein-air-painter, 1 year ago
      Eileen, Ken, Raven3766 and all CW friends. I would love to go rummage sale shopping with you. The problem is. The sales are few and far between, as we all have lamented. I only know of one I would like to mention - a fabulous sale I used to go to in Chicago. This was 20 years ago, but I see online they still hold it. It was the fall Winnetka Community House Sale. It is held in an old school and each 'department' has a room. The jewelry room was huge. The same day the Kenillworth Union Church had its sale and that was awesome, too. Highly recommend both. Let's do a field trip! Best, Maureen
    4. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      What a lovely Philippe clip, the drum type center and cascading stones are a lovely design. Thank you so much for that Winnetka house & Kenilworth church sale info, if I am ever in the Chicago area in the fall I will certainly look for those sales, your finds there are incredible - online this piece would probably be super costly!
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      What fun that would be...
      Only a 35 hour drive @ 2,400 miles...
      Yes, I looked it up, Ha!
      How much fun to go to a sale like that.
      When I was 15, there was a place called Rummage Hall in Santa Barbara, where my Mother would take me to buy school clothes. ( Santa Barbara, not the Rummage Hall- Ha)
      My Mother, her friend & I would go sometimes to the Hall and when they opened the doors, all these ladies would swarm to the back to where the jewelry counter was. I remember getting bead necklaces and tearing them apart for hippie beads.. The ladies were most likely looking for gold & such, not what we desire here. Oh, to turn back the clock!
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Wow, what an awesome find! It’s funny how most people think that costume equals junk, but a lot of times may be worth more than fine pieces.
    7. plein-air-painter, 1 year ago
      Thanks Mrstyndall, I agree.
      Eileen, I love your stories of Rummage Sales of yore. They sounded like they were so much fun. I can only remember a couple, athough my mother did also go antiquing on occasion.

      Thanks, Collectors, for the loves.
    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      I saw that Trifari made this piece with colored "fruit salad" ( right term?) stones.
      I prefer the clear crystal, seems more elegant.
    9. plein-air-painter, 1 year ago
      Hi Eileen, yes they call these fruit salad stones and they did make colors. You can see a bunch of different ones on the morning glory antiques website. I like the clear also, but I would take any I find.:)

    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      This needs to go back up top...
      Stunning piece of Trifari History!
    11. plein-air-painter, 3 months ago
      Wow! I appreciate all the loves this piece got. Thanks to
      Watchsearcher
      Mrstyndall
      Ms.CrystalShip
      Everlastinglovevintage
      kyratango
      Manikin
      blunderbuss2
      lrizek
      vetraio50
      kwqd
      racer4four
      fortapache
      aura
      valentino97v
      Newfld
      MALKEY
      raven3766
      for that left button click!
    12. plein-air-painter, 3 months ago
      Eileen, You are a dear to periodically push my posts up to the front. I love looking for, talking about, and collecting vintage. So fun. Thanks for being a collecting friend to share that fun.
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      It is so beautiful. Love seeing it again. To push to top, do you love it again?
    14. six-0-one six-0-one, 3 months ago
      Gorgeous highly sought after piece - Fantastic find
    15. plein-air-painter, 3 months ago
      Mary I can't love a post a second time, although when I see one I have loved I reflexively try to. I think you have to comment, that's what does it. So thank you!

      six-o-one Thank you for the comment and love, too. I love finding old Trifari. I feel like I have stumbled on something that has an exciting history.

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