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Belt Buckles235 of 301A lovely Leather Mustang Belt Buckle 1970??? Verdugo Hills Council 1964
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    Posted 9 years ago

    Stillwater
    (213 items)

    Found a new belt buckle to wear! Its an early one, 1920's-30's. I love how primitive and TARNISHED it is, exactly the kind of thing I look for. Only paid $35 for it too... What a steal!

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Hi Stillwater, I know this doesn't belong here, and I am sorry to bother you, But I had a question about testing the silver with the acid. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions then you could delete this? THanks!
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      No problem, what's up?
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Well, I got the silver tester, I guess it is by JSP. It is a very very red color. I tested a few things and I am getting different colors. I tested the candelabra in two different places, and I get a blood red reaction. Like right away. Some of the other things I have tested vary, but they included blue, green, white and black.

      What colors should I be looking for? Do I really need to scratch the surface? I think the candelabra is sterling, it is the only really really red reaction I got!
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      I actually updated the posting with the color of the test. Can you take a look and tell me what you think? All three places turned this same blood red color, this was done on the inside of the base.

    5. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/80062-old-candelabra-help-needed
    6. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      How long do you leave it on there? Let it sit for like half a minute, if it turns red, then blue and bubbly, its plated. Its kind of dark, I can't really tell. What you really should do is take a file or a knife and go down a good ways on an edge somewhere. If this kind of thing was sterling, it would be marked. A lot of jewelry is unmarked, but flatware, holloware, candlesticks, things like that ALWAYS are.

      Blue is a copper indicator, green is supposed to be lower purity silver, never read what black is but its no good, I have some fake coins that turn jet black. Basically, if it turns blood red or dark red, its good. Any other color is a no-go.
    7. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Hey stillwater, thanks for getting back to me. As far as the candlestick goes, I took a knife and scratched down real deep on the back of the base. I put the drop on and it turned deep dark red within 30 seconds.

      There could be a mark somewhere on this base, I am STILL polishing away the tarnish. They only thing I know is that it turned Blood red 4 times. all with scratching deep.
    8. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      And its marked "chrome plated century?" No sterling anywhere?
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      No sterling mark. It says

      "CENTURY
      Chromium Plated"
    10. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      No sterling mark yet!! Lol, There are other markings on the bottom side of the base. I cannot make out what they say because of the heavy tarnish. I have been polishing for weeks and cannot get the black tarnish off. Tonight I will take a toothbrush or soft brush to the underside and post some really good pictures for you. I don't want to waste anyone'e time. Thanks for your help Stillwater.
    11. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      No problem!
    12. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Not sure if you saw the final pictures of it....Just in case you're interested

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/81241-candelabra-endgame-photos

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