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stracci2000

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Oh my goodness what a deal, you don't find prices that cheap here! @stracci2000
It was a family selling the contents of a house.
These kinds of estate sales are the best because they don't research anything. They just want to get rid of it all.
 

YadaYadaYada

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I don't like to post in two places but since these days I rarely have anything to share here....

.85 center OEC K color SI clarity
Single cut diamonds in hearts
Platinum setting

Of course I have to get it resized but here are a few quick pics I took today:
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stracci2000

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I don't like to post in two places but since these days I rarely have anything to share here....

.85 center OEC K color SI clarity
Single cut diamonds in hearts
Platinum setting

Of course I have to get it resized but here are a few quick pics I took today:
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Gorgeous! You certainly have a knack for finding these beauties!
I haven't yet ventured into platinum........but I will if the price is right!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Gorgeous! You certainly have a knack for finding these beauties!
I haven't yet ventured into platinum........but I will if the price is right!
Thanks, I'm not a "must be platinum"
gal especially because most of these types of rings are so small and resizing platinum up is expensive.
 

natasha-cupcake

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I don't like to post in two places but since these days I rarely have anything to share here....

.85 center OEC K color SI clarity
Single cut diamonds in hearts
Platinum setting

Of course I have to get it resized but here are a few quick pics I took today:
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I love everything about this ring. It's gorgeous!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Hey all, happy Tuesday!

Stopped by the estate place around the corner (I really need to give this place a name) and found a cute little Taxco (I believe correct if wrong) seahorse pin AND this Aurora borealis brooch and earring set!

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Rubymal

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I fell in love with this bridal themed celluloid jewelry box from ebay. I paid too much probably, but I just had to have it.

Put my ering and band in there for good measure.

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YadaYadaYada

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@Rubymal, oh I love that box, it looks to be in very clean and excellent condition and your rings look right at home in there!
 

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@Rubymal, oh I love that box, it looks to be in very clean and excellent condition and your rings look right at home in there!
Thank you! There was a bit of a yellow stain in one corner but I was able to wipe it away with a clorox wipe (I know, risky, but I had to try). I tried looking up the name of the jewelry store inside and came across this from an online biography:

J. Edward Campbell. - Active and progressive in business, J. Edward Campbell is prominent in Oswego as vice president of the Maltby Campbell Company, jewelers.

James Edward Campbell, a native of New York, died in Oswego July 4, 1918. He was educated in the public schools and as a young man enlisted in the U. S. Army, being identified with the service until he was 30 years of age. He spent the remainder of his life in the employ of the City Railway Company in Oswego.

After completing his schooling in Oswego, J. Edward Campbell entered the employ of Jules Wendell & Sons, jewelers, with whom he was identified for eleven years. The Maltby Campbell Company was organized in 1916 with U. Z. Maltby as president, Mr. Campbell as vice president, and Mrs. Maltby, as secretary treasurer. Upon the death of Mr. Maltby in July, 1928, Mrs. E. K. Maltby succeeded him as president. They are recognized as the city's leading jewelers and have an attractive store at 20 West Bridge Street.

From 1932: http://onlinebiographies.rays-place.com/ny/oswe/campbell-je.htm
 

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I’ve been out a bit (legally this time lol) but things are opening slowly here. Some of our thrift stores are not taking donations so they are very picked over. I went to a little estate sale but nothing there either. I’ve picked up just a few tidbits. Today though I wandered into a shop and there was this pretty bag, facing backwards but I could tell instantly it was high quality leather. So far it checks out...I am thorough but I’m not an expert so I’ll have someone verify the authenticity. I’ve found a few designer bags (amongst hundreds of fakes!) and only one was not authentic by the end. I’m fairly confident on this one too. Even if it’s a really nice fake I’m not out much. The leather has a few very minor marks that I am sure I can carefully remove. The lining is perfect.
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stracci2000

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I’ve been out a bit (legally this time lol) but things are opening slowly here. Some of our thrift stores are not taking donations so they are very picked over. I went to a little estate sale but nothing there either. I’ve picked up just a few tidbits. Today though I wandered into a shop and there was this pretty bag, facing backwards but I could tell instantly it was high quality leather. So far it checks out...I am thorough but I’m not an expert so I’ll have someone verify the authenticity. I’ve found a few designer bags (amongst hundreds of fakes!) and only one was not authentic by the end. I’m fairly confident on this one too. Even if it’s a really nice fake I’m not out much. The leather has a few very minor marks that I am sure I can carefully remove. The lining is perfect.
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Great find! Usually the thrift stores know the big designer names and put those in cases.
I hope it turns out to be the real deal!

I have been lucky to find some high end purses, shoes and wallets at thrift shops. Kate Spade, Mark Cross, Brahmin, Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, etc.
These are names that we fashionistas know, but thrift store workers might not recognize.

But Gucci, wow! You have a good eye!
 

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@1ofakind, even if it turns out to not be authentic that's a great looking bag, you can fit a lot in there most importantly!
 

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At this thrift store I think they assume everything is fake but they also just don't know. They have a case for what they consider nicer things but I've seen mixing bowls from target in there while out on the shelves a set of gorgeous vintage yellowware bowls is marked a couple bucks each. But we don't have a Target in town so maybe those bowls are really more desirable, lol.
The other bag I found there is a Balenciaga. :kiss2:

Even at our Goodwill they often have plastic purses from Walmart locked on a rack behind the counter while real leather bags are out on the floor. At least at GW though they lock up the plastic fake designer bags too.

Tomorrow I'm heading out of state to visit some pawn shops and see what's going on over there...I'm still a few little diamonds short for an upcoming project....maybe I'll carry the Gucci bag and get lucky!! :cool2:
 

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@1ofakind, did you go through the bag really well?? I carried a purse around for months and one day discovered two gold bracelets that were in there all along. There might be some treasure hiding!
 

stracci2000

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I'm so happy that garage sales are up and running again. Here are today's highlights.
Today I found two vintage pins. The circle pin hàs no mark, but the blue pin is Weiss. IMG_20200619_234718987.jpg
This is a real nice sterling Navajo cuff bracelet, $1.00!
Some people just don't know what they have........
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This is a cute silver plated purse mirror made in Denmark, 1930s.
I guess it was a souvenir from Bonaire.
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And here's a lucky shot of the cat!
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@stracci2000, ha, I love that last picture of Miso! Great finds today and that bracelet looks right at home on your wrist!
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000, ha, I love that last picture of Miso! Great finds today and that bracelet looks right at home on your wrist!
Bracelets like this sell for upwards of $100 in fancy shops around here, so I'm happy to have it! And the cat photo was magic! DH is impressed!
 

1ofakind

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Oh I hope I don't (do) have a haul to show later this week. I went to a couple pawn shops to look for small antique diamonds and they have one out for setting that I shouldn't (but will) go back to look at. It's already been to GIA and graded H, VS2, 1.46ct.
I have an OEC moissy that I like very much but I think I need to see this diamond. I will at least get pictures and drool on the glass case. I might have dropped a hint to DH at dinner but this year is already jewelry heavy for me....and I really do like the OEC moissy....I should just set that instead right. I should just stick to yard sales and hope to find a diamond one day, lol.
 
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