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valentino97

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Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry, textiles. I love road trips. My dad said my first words were "can Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry, textiles. I love road trips. My dad said my first words were "can I go too". I look at this recent picture of me and I see my Grandpa! Happy Hunting friends! (Read more)

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Tribute to Louis Comfort Tiffany - Animalsin Animals
Apple juice bakelite variations - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Crochet flapper beads circa 1920's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Iceland  bones at Thor's Cabin - Animalsin Animals
Wood burned glove box - Folk Artin Folk Art
Mad Canary: Beer and pop-top tab purse - Advertisingin Advertising
Bakelite clamper cuff bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pewter bracelet  from Sweden - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Pyrite sterling Mexico ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver bracelet from Tibet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. Love the design and colors!
  2. Wow, all wonderful! I love them all :-)
  3. I love these colors!
  4. It's Gorgeous!
  5. Lauren - he's the smallest parrot, bigger than a finch about the size of a parrakeet, but much sweeter tweet. Eileen - thanks for the birthday greetings! I am also happy that he's somewhat tame, so...
  6. Jenni - I understand! I have to use my laptop, but that's also because my eyesight is getting BAD. Thanks for your nice comment. I really love these bangles. They're pretty rare.
  7. I forgot my own post rule: Louie is 4"x2".
  8. BB2 - that's funny - I can believe the pesty parrots chewing wires! My little guy is not tame enough to let out around the apt. He's in the cage for a month or so. I take him out but he isn't really a...
  9. It's very cute, not scary my friend.
  10. Thanks Ken - yes, it's really lovely. These are not as expensive or collectible as bakelite but a gorgeous celluloid example from the 50's/60's.
  11. So lovely!
  12. Nice! 1970's item?
  13. Thank you evveryone for loves and comments. Ken - yes, pretty colors. Thank you :-) EAPGDepression - thank you, please post your bakelite :-) Bill - ha ha my friend, I don't drink martinis. I...
  14. Thanks friends for your loves and comments: flrjr2 - it's okay if Louie CT never talks, his voice is not as loud as my parakeets. I had to wear headphones sometimes with them. Yes, I am looking in...
  15. Thank you Aura!
  16. Eileen - thanks, I love RL and I didn't know about that seller. I'll pay attention. It is a curse isn't it - focusing on finding the missing items? LOL The first find is always the free or cheap find,...
  17. This can easily be repaired. Looks like it was made with simple metal head pins, shaped round at each end then linked together. You could make a pin from a long sterling tube, or and this is only if y...
  18. Jenni - this is so GREAT! (grrrrr great!) Do you think it is a flower posy pin? Looks like he/she wants to grip onto something.....
  19. Great comments as always. I love sea theme jewels too. :-)
  20. It's wonderful, great research Eileen! I love red rhinestones.
  21. Not sure, is it lucite? Do you think the clasp was glued on later, or is it embedded in the plastic?
  22. Ribbit!! Very cute.
  23. Thanks Ken - I'm expecting 2 carved applejuice bangles in the mail today and will post immediately. Regards, Mary
  24. Happy Halloween early!! Nice collection of skulls and little crawling critters too. I found the pig/sheep? bone while hiking on one of the channel islands off Ventura's coast. And the turtle was colle...
  25. Great find! So exciting to find a treasure to add to your collection!
  26. Kyra - thank you, I don't think my necklace had the tassels, but I could be wrong because over the years the tassels were often taken off. This color is easy to photograph :-)
  27. Scott - thank you, these ropes must have taken so long to make! Eileen - I love the color too. I think many of these ropes were made and then sold to dress and millinery shops. Ken - thank you ...
  28. Is it stone? Perhaps bloodstone. I'm not sure of the era - maybe early 1900's?
  29. Maureen, this is SO beautiful!
  30. Nice clamper bracelet :) flying fish? sea serpent?
  31. Love it! I have this ring too.
  32. Jenni - thanks. Can't imagine how much time it took to MAKE this!! But yes, very sturdy and could sway to the Charleston beat :-)
  33. You love them and did the best thing - rewire so you can enjoy.
  34. Because of the fabric tufting I don't think it's a sewing box. Probably for treasures.
  35. I love when a mystery tool is posted. Our CW experts always know right away.
  36. Not Trifari? Black flower looks perfect. Was easy to scratch these up.
  37. Hi Neil - ME TOO! Hey, that's got a nice ring to it LOL. Since I posted this I've bought more. Probably will update this post.
  38. Is the answer Late 1700's? And that is Georgian which Kevin knew right away?
  39. I didn't look up the mfg., you can do that. This is a 50's/60's plastic item.
  40. Thanks everyone for the CITES info and admitting that buying/selling in person is a whole different experience. And also, getting back to the jewelry box - not coral. :)
  41. I might have commented on this before. You have dyed stone beads. I know because I have been making jewelry for 30 years using gemstones, pearls, etc. and I visit Tucson gemshow every year. No, not ja...
  42. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/235736-black-glass-beads-for-lentilka
  43. Rose - also happy to hear you are on the mend. Are you having eyesight issues? I am and I have vertigo going down steps, escalators....but especially slow in the dark going down steps. Geez. I thin...
  44. Sorry, no clue and I've been into bakelite for 40 years.
  45. Maureen, I do that too when I post a brooch, wondering who on CW might have or know about it. :) Beautiful!
  46. There is a lot of research on CW for Sherman, take a look to see what the experts say :)
  47. Then it's the right time to collect hatpins.
  48. Very fun, I haven't run across these in my years of searching but I love them!
  49. This is so gorgeous and yes, pot metal, You could glue rhinestones, but honestly, pin it to your jean jacket and enjoy it as is. Here's one I recently posted: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/sto...
  50. I love it! And hope it gets chilly enough that you CAN wear it on your coat. Beautiful and at 4", it was meant to be worn on a coat or suit or hat or ...why not?...fabric shopping bag/purse.
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Lenox  “Golden Gingko” necklace, gold plated, turquoise colored beads Interesting find

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