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Elisabethan's loves446 of 5606Tiny bakelite pins from 1930'sBakelite  initial MJ ring
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    butterscotch bakelite: 2.5"x1.75". I usually don't purchase painted items like this because in the 80's many items claimed to be but weren't bakelite. See picture 3 example.

    Why were some bakelite grooves painted in? I don't think it adds to the design. Maybe that was a later feature from 50's and beyond. Recently on ebay have seen some bracelets very similar to the one above in #3 which I purchased at Buffums in 1992.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you eye4beauty, mustangtony, inky, amberrose, bellin68, newtimes, l.a.lady, moonstonelover & Phil for loving - would appreciate any comments.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you musikchoo, freiheit and lisa for loving.
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you nldionne for loving this bird.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank you bratjdd, epson233, manikin, spunkysmom and pickrknows for your love.
    5. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Adore your self-portrait photo, I think they did well!!...:-)
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thank everyone for the loves: Lee, Sean, MJ, mikelv85 for your love.
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Thanks inky - I only got this one shot w/my sweeties - isn't it funny?! It's a favorite picture
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Nicefice - I've seen a few birds like mine online for sale.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Great post! When I saw the bird I thought ut would be something for you Mary, and then I saw it was yours... :) very nice. I agree even if I have not seen painted bakelite in real life. Seems very unnecessary. Bakelite doesn't need makeup being such natural beauties! Love the bird though.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Thank you Elisabeth! I love this bird. As for the bracelet - same showed up on Rubylane and the seller said it was a Diana Von Furstenburg bracelet, and it was bakelite. However, mine seems to be a very nice resin, doesn't pass any of the tests. Still it's 30+ years old, not a scratch, beautiful quality. I think it's a Diana V!!

      Thank you friends for your loves.

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