- Nov 20, 2012
Estate sales haven’t started Back up yet where I’m at, I’ll have check to see if maybe there’s some in the near future. That bracelet and mirror is a great find!
I was just curious because I had come across a 1.25 OEC at a pawn shop and I think they were asking $4500, setting was awful though.
Oh I was dying to know what they paid for it but I know they’d never tell. We don’t get a lot of decent looking diamonds that size in our pawn shops.I was just curious because I had come across a 1.25 OEC at a pawn shop and I think they were asking $4500, setting was awful though.
There might be room, what a laugh that is.....if they priced it at $6500 they fully expect someone to come in there and offer 25% less especially if it's cash. These places crack me up because you know they didn't give the person who pawned it anywhere close to that.
HaaaaaHaaaaaHaaaa!Thank you @stracci2000 I do see that now. If I ever find real ivory I may be able to tell the difference easier.
So now I'm down to just the pocket watch case, lol.
But now that I think about it....didn't Hattie Carnegie breed a special elephant and have a string of these exact beads make from the one of a kind tusk?!? That is why they don't look like real ivory. Of course she would use a cheap clasp on a priceless necklace like this. That Hattie..she was such a rascal.
The pattern on the bell is called Francis I. Yes, I had to look that one up!
I was going to say the belt but the elephants I thought might be worth more. In any case you found some great things, these estate sales really are gold mines!The pattern on the bell is called Francis I. Yes, I had to look that one up!
Anyway, one is on Ebay right now for $275
Reed & Barton all sterling silver tea bell in the Francis I pattern, 1950. No monograms. It weighs 54.6 grams or 1.76 ozs Troy. We will be happy to assist in this. We will respond within 24 hours.www.ebay.com
The concho belt is the big find. I cant find an exact one online, but similar ones are around $300-600
Ivory has no value anymore. It is banned worldwide, and for good reason!I was going to say the belt but the elephants I thought might be worth more. In any case you found some great things, these estate sales really are gold mines!
Yes, this looks like genuine ivory.
No, I don't think so. It feels even wrong to just have it! My mom has no clue where it came from, but it was mixed in with a bunch of cheap, vintage costume jewelry.Yes, this looks like genuine ivory.
Ivory is easy to recognize once you spot the graining and the crosshatch pattern.
Depending on how the piece is carved, it can be distinct or subtle.
Will you wear it?
Nice finds! I love those earrings. Darn those pesky spiders, they get into everything.I ventured out a little this week because I’m still on the hunt for a few small antique diamonds. I had a lead that fizzled but there was a nice surprise there anyway...and a few random yard sale stops.
Small finds....a 980 silver rose brooch and a Swarovski abacus brooch.
Also a large swung glass vase...I love these and this is 23” tall. And I didn’t have to pay extra for the dead spiders and debris hiding inside. I don’t have a brush long enough to reach in so I may use DH’s BBQ tongues and a sponge. Shhhh....don’t tell him!!!
Saving the best for last although it doesn’t really count.....these sweet earrings with illusion settings tucked in a buttercup. They were not what I went there looking for so I didn’t get them. I am not a spontaneous shopper usually but after I left DH said he was surprised I didn’t buy them because I obviously like them. Sometimes I just need an extra nudge. I think if they can be converted to dangles that I would wear more than as studs....maybe I’ll call back on Monday and hold them. Sorry for the bad pic.
Ack! I haven’t seen one since we lived in TN but there we had a lot of them there. They are beautiful spiders.Nice finds! I love those earrings. Darn those pesky spiders, they get into everything.
I bought a decorative urn from Goodwill on Friday that came with a live baby black widow living in it!
Yes the little crystals move on the bars. It amuses me.