valentino97

California

Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry. I look at this most recent picture of me and I see my Grandpa - ohHave been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry. I look at this most recent picture of me and I see my Grandpa - oh boy. The M by the road? It's a pull out spot for narrow roads in Iceland. Happy Hunting friends! (Read more)

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Black Wedgwood pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Wedgwood blue & white jasperware brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Black glass beads for lentilka - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Old glass or ceramic scarab beads for Elisabethan - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
1930's-40's bakelite and wood brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Carved bakelite leaf brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pretty amber rhinestone pin and single earring. - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A few fun cufflinks circa 1950's - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
1960's aurora borealis crystal necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Faux amber chunky stretch bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Phil - do you have a picture of the lamp with the feathers? I haven't seen that! Post your Romanian flamingo please.
  2. Thank you for posting this tribute to your grandfather.
  3. Thank you cameosleuth for your nice comments and great research, including the link to the website cameotimes :-) Thank you friends - Kyra, Wandlessfairy, gargoyle, rniederman, Hunter, Aura and Ho2...
  4. I'm a little behind - thank you Virginia, Karen and Wandlessfairy for your nice comments :-) I tried to look up the lady but I gave up after awhile, yes love the traditional blue. Thank you - Ca...
  5. Bill - looks like a very fun time! Thanks for sharing - and I really like those animal mugs/vases :-)
  6. Really gorgeous! Looks like A&C. What a great find :-)
  7. I love your green glass frame. I think it's 1940's. I have some plastic lucite frames that are anywhere from 40's-50's. Love those postcards! Sanctuary State!
  8. Thank you cameosleuth for solving this mystery , from your link: "1979 black basalt jasperware, gilded sterling" - exactly like my lovely pendant :-)
  9. I worked at a newspaper and was in charge of "Special Sections" (ha ha - now that I think of it) that also included Fashion extras in Spring and Fall. We did some photo shoots, but none with lingerie....
  10. These aren't tacky. BB2 - you don't have a bad painting either :-)
  11. Wow and thanks! You know you have an incredible collection here! My mentors when I was 20 in 1980 were Dennis and Linda who also collected these. They also had the mirrored Turner prints (still have t...
  12. Thank you Judy - I love it too! Thank you Bonnie for this link. I tried to reshoot the marks using your technique combining macro and the loupe, but I still can't get a good picture with my old Ca...
  13. Eileen - what a bargain! Now are you looking for the matching pieces? Love it :-)
  14. What a great collection! The earrings are so sweet too :-)
  15. Thank you Peggy! Do you collect beads and put them inside your wonderful vases? :-) I think I'm going to do my fake knot technique with tiny size 15 metal beads from 1920's handbags and just string it...
  16. Thank you AdeleC and Bonnie - I figured it was 1966. Thank you both for confirming. Thank you Ken - yes it is! Thanks friends for loves: Fort, Hel1, Judy, Mike and Kevin :-)
  17. I prefer to keep these postcard old graphics as found. But...if they aren't perfect, already cut up, I think it's okay to use them for art projects which can be very nice - per Nutfieldhistory's comme...
  18. I should have asked - where did you find this beauty?
  19. Thank you Wandless - I did a salt test today - NOT AMBER - which I knew. I took it apart and did the salt water test, then restrung it so the rough side of beads shows - looks great! Thank you all ...
  20. Thank you Thomas!
  21. I'm not sure either Hel1. I have a few "bone or ivory" items to post - trying to find more info online before my post, but it's hard to ID. My first guess is bone :-)
  22. So gorgeous Eileen! This is very lovely :-)
  23. So Nice! I would love to meet up with you too someday :-)
  24. Love it! Looks like a popular large stone design I've seen recently, most likely from India, Thailland, China.... Here's mine https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/213716-howlite-bracelet-for-johi
  25. I love it! Could be desert jasper. I'd like to see the back too.
  26. This set is so beautiful! I really love it! The combination of colors is delicious and I am sure you love it even as it pokes you :-)
  27. Bonnie - I know, I thought about the woman who had that necklace and what she might have gone through if she lived in Germany or here in US and had relatives that sent her this. Thanks for your nice c...
  28. And, I was a graphic artist that used to work with rubylith - so long ago. Love This!
  29. Of course, not a phone number.
  30. Yes, Melaniej - a very nice grouping! Love all 3 together.
  31. So pretty Ken!! I love it :-)
  32. I see what you mean about the darkened color. It could be that the drill heated up and burnt the bead - then the metal "eye" was screwed into the bead part way....
  33. Life is good - but it takes a lot of time to keep warm!
  34. Ask him where it came from.
  35. Susan - you have shared a lot of info already. You've narrowed down where they came from and the time frame purchased. We would like to hear what you can find out. :-)
  36. papa - I know you wouldn't throw these in the trash. Pretty nice and no, we don't appraise or buy on CW.....but thanks for putting your phone # - they look pretty great.
  37. Something new in my Egyptomania! kitschy category I have to look for. Love it!
  38. Elisabeth - I think we both have this book "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. It's a beautiful book!
  39. Not as nice as your Neiger beads! I shouldn't say it that way - just different. I think my glass scarabs are older than 1950's but I can't confirm yet. Not tourist beads either - they are probably Cze...
  40. I have one of these too that my boyfriend brought back from Egypt a few years ago.
  41. Love the earrings in pictures 2 and 3. Plus the sweet little MOP and turquoise ring in #1 AND yes, the bug in #3 :-) Very nice spread. But, you know me, I like big and bulky bracelets. Why I wonder?
  42. Hi girlfriend! No, these aren't from China, and sadly not jade - most likely Czech. These aren't clay either which most of the "vintage scarabs" available online or otherwise are. I have some of those...
  43. Ms.Crystal - thanks - yes, big old funky brooches look great on big old fun tote bags :-) Thanks everyone for loves: Sean, (#1!!), lentilka, Ken, Bonnie, Hel1, Mrstyndall and Kevin :-)
  44. Share - probably because I have fun jewelry to post that can't be ignored - it's so gaudy?!
  45. Nearly all Neiger Egyptian necklaces online are from Europe. Yes, they're available here too, but usually $200 or more USD for most collectible color - red. (-:
  46. I love it!! Yes, you have Neiger blue glass beads, possibly even the white!, restrung from 3 strands of old Czech and Bohemian beads. As for your question "is it real or a fraud"? I haven't seen ...
  47. Ms.Crystal - so true!! It also has the distinction of being my 2nd largest bakelite brooch (the red dragon is 4") I'll have to update my pin/clip tree post too :-) Thank you friends for loves: Hel1...
  48. They probably had pretty little paper tags and logo boxes. Thank you again friend for your ID. Since you did I've been paying more attention online and in my research books. Thanks Karen, Aura, Ph...
  49. Hello lentilka - I don't collect these small bead necklaces because they aren't my style. I love them, especially the orange and black color combination. I wouldn't pass this up in my hunting :-) As...
  50. Thanks lentilka - its a very nice example of carved bakelite.
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A peacock base metal simple pin bar brooch, so well made and so colourful. Aesthetic George W. Shiebler mixed metal Curio Etruscan Medallion Brooch 1880s Bracelet, made of ?

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