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Until recent times, I began having a stronge interest in learning about & collecting amazing vintage or antique finds. Pickin' is my ultimate favorite thing to do beUntil recent times, I began having a stronge interest in learning about & collecting amazing vintage or antique finds. Pickin' is my ultimate favorite thing to do because you never know what you may find & to me it really is like treasure hunting. I collect various items like: old galvanized metal, vintage suitcases, pottery, art glass, furniture & pretty much anything else unique I may discover. If I have the space for it or if it has sentimental value I keep, but some findings I just have to suck it up & sell, which for now I just do locally. Profile photo is of my favorite very lucky find & I do tend to be a little protective over it! Was built in late 1800's & was imported from China. A friend translated it for me & described it as "an old goofy poem". As an artist herself, she said the calligraphy appears to be quite nicely & professionally done. Given this info along w/ many other factors, we believe it was once used by a scholar to store his or her books...guess this is when my interest in collecting & learning began! (Read more)

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Authentic Zuni MOP & Sterling Ring? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Twin fire extinguishers ???? - Firefightingin Firefighting
Seeking advice...Thanks in advance! - Firefightingin Firefighting

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  1. Thanks everyone for the comments & likes! MamaT, I've looked at the different signatures to compare & no luck...I AM going to go purchase a good magnifier TODAY, lol! Have several more for sure vintag...
  2. Thanks MamaT! Will check out the link shortly :)
  3. Thank you for the advice & cleaning tips, SpiritBear! Much appreciated & good info to know (:
  4. SpiritBear, you believe the more silver colored one I have is nickel plated? My apologies for just getting chance to reply back, but I was also thinking its nickel plated & was hoping someone would no...
  5. Yeah, my friend is regretting that he polished off most of the patina on the one WITH a hose, lol...all I did was wipe down w/ wet cloth to remove most of the caked on mud, but stopped when noticed g...
  6. Think I have this in a bracelet but not sure if stones are same color...will start a new collection & post pics
  7. Have the butterfly in all pink rhinestones! So far, I've matched quite a few & still at beginning of your list ??????
  8. I have 2 necklaces & a bracelet that have pendants very similar to this one. Purchased them about 10 yrs ago from a local boutique. Very nice & heavy glass pieces, but pretty sure ones I have were bra...
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Bronze  dog copper fire exstinguisher My Sisters Cabinet 2 925 Sterling silver amethyst stone bracelet unknown maker Coro Necklace and Earrings Seeking advice...Thanks in advance!

Likes

1920s Folding Chair? Tiffany & Co Open Heart 925 Trifari Dogwood Flower Brooch and Earrings Trifari TM Enamel Brooch Crown Trifari Necklace Coro Necklace Vintage Juliana Brooch Dragonfly and Butterfly Brooches Vintage Weiss Brooch Vintage Monet Earrings Napier Serpentine Necklace Murano Glass Pendant Trifari TM Bracelet Napier Brooch - Lovers Knot

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