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I'm checking out a couple different auction houses now. Thank you for those suggestions. I'll keep you posted as to what I find out!
renedjkstra, I don't know any more about it than what I listed above that the appraiser told me. I don't know anything about Qum silk rugs or Kashan silk tapestries. Should I ask for another appraisal...
Thank you, frisco. I appreciate it. And I almost feel like I should point out that I was directed by my grandpa to get the guns from under his bed to give to certain family members. When I reread what...
I, too, am a January baby. I used to hate the ugly brown/red garnets I'd always see (80's/90's) and wished I could have one of the pretty birthstones. After I learned that there are so many other beau...
Thanks for the love ho2culture, fortapache, vetraio50, Radegunder, aura, and Newfld. I really appreciate it. I'm still trying to figure these out if anyone knows anything. I had an appraiser take a qu...
Yeah, I'm not even sure why I thought Wedgwood. I guess it just has that same feel to it- and I possibly had Wedgwood on the brain... the place I found this also had a large Wedgwood jasperware fruit ...
Thanks for all the info guys. It's hard to research and learn when you don't know where to begin. I appreciate all the help!
I'm really bad at ceramics/pottery. Thanks, renedijkstra. You wouldn't have a link, would you? I googled your suggestion, but just got more of the same and still didn't see it or anything really simil...
Okay, so I did the valuation thingy offered here and found out that it is a Qum silk rug from central Persia- silk on silk foundation. They dated it from the 1970s. Their description: The ivory fie...
Is it generic? That's okay with me. I still really like it and since I've searched and searched the interwebs with no luck finding it, it can't be too generic. I appreciate everyone's help! Thanks for...
Just thought I'd give this a bump and see if anyone had an answer yet. Thanks, guys!
I think I'd have to agree with mj19696. Topaz comes in many different shades of blue and this looks almost identical to a stone in one of my rings. (Topaz) The only other gemstone similar in color wou...
Thanks ho2cultcha. I do kinda see a resemblance in the color schemes. Maybe they are vases instead of candle holders? Hmmm.... Thanks for the love Ms. CrystalShip, fortapache, jscott0363, ho2cultcha,...
I think maybe she's a Pot Belly Bear... except she couldn't be quite 44, maybe 40/41? I think these started to get super popular around 78/79/80, but then there was some sort of recall which possibly ...
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to find those for me. (I had to step away from my phone and rest my eyes) I don't know why I never think to check rubylane. ??????????? At le...
I haven't pushed the lever voluntarily, but something must have brushed up against it when I set her down earlier because she totally squeaked. I was kinda hoping she was haunted... sigh
Thanks, Manikin! Do you suppose she's pretty rare in her condition? I'd never consider selling her since she's my new BFF, but I can't believe how much trouble I've had trying to find another similar ...
I am not an antique chair expert, but I think the seat is original. I used to have an old rocker that had a seat like this, but the fabric was really worn. I eventually found a vintage fabric that I l...
Thanks, Peasejean55. That is kind of the way I was leaning too. It appears to be gold plated- maybe even 24k plated due to the orangy/yellow color of it. I just don't remember seeing any Marius hammer...
Thanks, Manikin! I figured she wasn't an original, but it's nice to know for sure. She's still worth the $8 I paid, I think.
Thanks, Manikin! I was hoping you'd see this and reply. You are my go to expert whenever I have questions about a new addition to my collection. Hopefully I'll be able to retain some of the knowledge ...
What a genius way to rewig her! I loved troll dolls growing up too, but obviously wasn't clever enough to come up with that idea. I really like the eyes on yours. I wish they would have made the movie...
I found out that this is an Ostby Barton 14k gold filled ring- and what I had thought was a fancy inlay is nothing more than where the gold has rubbed off showing the brass underlay. Oops. Solved.
Holy cow! Thank you so much for all of that information, keramikos! I'm in Nebraska, approximately 30 minutes from the Iowa border. I've always heard it pronounced I- uh-wuh- and the Iowans are more c...
I contacted the school and apparently the cards were printed with the signature. Still a cool find and something worth adding to my collection. I just wont be able to sell it on eBay for hundreds of t...
Oops! Melrose, Iowa! I guess I thought it was more legible than it actually is in the picture. Unless you knew it was Iowa you probably wouldnt even notice the lightly stamped Ia. I apologize! I have ...
Thank you, lugnuts. I had seen that article as well, but it didn't really give me the information I am needing. Thanks for the love Aura and fortapache. I appreciate you. If anyone else recognizes thi...
Thank you, Gillian! I just added a better picture in natural light so the color difference is more apparent.
Thanks, Manikin! I knew you'd be able to answer my questions! I think she deserves a spot on the shelf even if she isn't haunted. ;-)
No offense taken here, RCassano. It just seems like a funny thing for a jeweler to say. But we all have our quirks and I'm sure someone who's dealt with gold jewelry from an industry standpoint probab...
Thank you, RCassano! The date on the neck stamp makes more sense now, since my home was built in 1918. I've been having a hard time finding other bottles like this online to get a value. Just curious ...
Thank you, PhilDMorris, it really is a pretty ring. RCassano, thanks for the love, and it's definitely plated. There are tiny areas you can see where it's wearing off. I've updated with a picture from...
I FINALLY got my ring back! According to the gemologist, it is a completely clear white star sapphire surrounded by 13 single cut diamonds. He says it's European and guessed it was made between 1880-1...
Try again... https://m.ebay.com/itm/Kappa-Delta-Crest-Ring-Vintage-10k-Yellow-Gold-Onyx-Sorority-Greek-Society/311980852582?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20150519202348%26m...
It does appear to be the same crest! Thank you, Westiefanwestie! I never would have thought to link it to a sorority. I wasn't even aware they had crests. I still think the maker's mark is JJ White's....
Thank you so much, TallCakes! I am usually pretty decent at internet researching, but I have no clue when it comes to glass and didn't even know where to start! I am so excited to share with my grandm...
Of course I can't find my triplet loupe, but it looks to me to extend a teeny bit past on both sides.
Peasejean55, antiquerose, fortapache, aura, Caperkid, Newfld, TassieDevil- thank you all for the love! Thank you, racer4four- I think it's gorgeous too!
Thank you, cameosleuth! When I googled JJ White, I saw a couple rings with kunzite and I may have gotten a tad excited since the colors were so similar. Good point about adding the spike. It wouldn't ...
Could this maybe be kunzite instead of amethyst? Is there anyway I can tell?
YESSSS! That's it! Thank you, cameosleuth! Now have you an idea why the cost of arms? Was this popular at one time? I've never seen anything like it before.
I agree with you, cameosleuth, that it looks like a viscous fluid was applied to give it the blue color. I tried to take a picture at the right angle under the right light so you can see it. (It's ac...
(And kyratango, the back is more like the one cameosleuth posted. It's blue and sort of ripply)
Thanks, guys! So far I don't have an update. My jeweler had to go out of town, so she brought the ring back to me for now. When she returns she's promised to make a special trip to see her gemologist ...
Thanks, TassieDevil! I can't wait to hear exactly what it is either. I thought for sure star sapphire until she mentioned star quartz. I didn't even know there was a star quartz. Also, it's marked on ...
Originally she thought star sapphire. I don't know why she changed it to leaning more towards star quartz. She currently has the ring because they were gonna test the stones at her gemologists, so we'...
Okay, so the top word is Dunn and under that is Bros. But I still can't figure out the bottom word. But, at least I figured out who made it!
Thank you Faith1611, I sure hope so! And Izenenglish, I'll try those tricks when I get home and will let you know what I find! Thanks for the suggestions!
That explains so much! (And also why I couldn't match her to any Kestners.) Any idea how old she might be, Manikin? I was guessing early 1900's to 1930 maybe. I don't know which era in my collection t...
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