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BB277

RED HEELS AND RHINESTONE GARTERS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): A pin guaranteed to cause conversation! These saucy crossed legs have hand painted red heels and inset rhinestone garters. Made from Galalith, one of the oldest plastics used in jewelry, it has a milk base, but looks and feels like vintage Bakelite. You will really enjoy this eye catching pin! It has the deco look of the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. It has a heat set pin back with a safety clasp. One clever way to wear it is pinned upside down over a pocket or peeking out from under a lapel so that it appears that the legs are emerging from a hidden lady. Men love these sexy legs!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2" high, 1 3/4" wide.
$110.00

BB303

GIDDY-UP! ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): This is a perfect Vintage Bakelite Horse Brooch for those of you who love horses. He is a lovely chestnut color with a gold colored chain bridle and reins. The eye is made of translucent yellow Bakelite with a black pupil. It has a heat set pin back with safety catch on the back. You can see how elegant this pin would look on a green jacket or smashing on black. Better “Giddy-up” and catch this Vintage Beauty!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3” wide, 1 2 1/4” high, 1/2” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$235.00

$175.00

BB310

DELICIOUS RED LIPS ( Brad Elfrink Vintage Bakelite Lips Pin / Brooch ): One-of-a-kind, this brooch is hand carved by contemporary Bakelite designer, Brad Elfrink. Brad carves all of his original designs using only Vintage Bakelite stock. These crimson red lips are carved in fine detail and accented by a Sterling Silver decorated band around the black lipstick tube. Yummy! You cannot escape the charm of this original whimsical pin, so reminiscent of the Vintage 1930's and 1940's pieces. There is a safety clasp pin back. This fresh take on an old design is signed “Brad Elfrink” and dated “1-3-13”. What fun to wear to any event – day or night. I am certain that Brad's work will become collector pieces. I warn you – his work is addicting!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2” wide, 1 1/2” high, 3/8” deep.

DESIGNER BRAD ELFRINK USES ONLY VINTAGE BAKELITE FOR HIS UNIQUE JEWELRY CREATIONS

SOLD!

BB313

RARE BAKELITE BANGLE PRINT BLOUSE ( Vintage Silk Bakelite Bangle Printed Blouse ). From my Personal Collection I am offering this rare Vintage silk blouse printed with Bakelite Bangles. In all of my years of collecting I have only seen two Bakelite fabric prints and I own one of each. I remember years ago at an Antique Show visiting a booth that sold Bakelite and coveting the table covers that were made from yards of Bakelite printed material. Of course the dealer would not part with any of the yardage – who could blame him – but then I knew that such a thing was made. This blouse buttons down the front, has a soft pointed collar and long sleeves that button at the wrist. There is a tag at the neck that reads “I-V-Y” and another with “(S), 100% Silk, Made in China, See Reverse Side” where it gives cleaning instructions. Though marked Small, this is not what we call a “small” today. It is closer to a medium, but not a large or extra large. (You could have it altered or wear it like a jacket over a shell.) I am not certain when it was made – perhaps one of you knows? My guess would be 1970's or 1980's. The colors of the bangles are just yummy! Lots of reds, magentas, yellows, blues, pinks, & greens. A feast for your eyes! Though Vintage in age, it is in Mint condition. I have never worn it. The photos tell the story better than I. This is a Bakelite collector's treasure!

Condition: Mint.

Size: Marked “S”, but will fit a true medium easily. The back is 31” long, chest is 21 ½'' across, shoulder is 21” across back, sleeve is 22' from shoulder seam to end of cuff.

SALE!

SOLD!

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CATS RULE ( French Bakelite Jewelry Clamper Bracelet ): You can’t beat the sophistication and sly humor of French Bakelite. Dogs, especially Scotties, have been popular with Bakelite collectors since the 1940’s. Finally cats are taking their rightful place with Deco designers. This French Bakelite black and off-white cat clamper bracelet is the perfect novelty accessory for anyone who loves cats. These cute kitties are cut out and applied to the clamper bracelet. Clamper closings are nice because you don’t have to slip the bracelet over your hand. They have brass studs for eyes and the bracelet closes in the front. This color combination is always elegant and these “aristocats” make a striking pair – these cats rule!

Condition: Excellent. The hinge is tight.
Size: Clamper is 3/4” wide, over 1/4” deep. Oval opening is 6 1/2”. It will fit a small or medium wrist up to 6 1/4”.

SALE!

$150.00

SOLD!

BB323

RARE WOOD AND VINTAGE BAKELITE DUO ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry and Wood Dress Clips ): Clip it and forget it! Rarely seen, the combination of green Vintage Bakelite and dark wood setting is so striking. (c. 1940's) A very rich color mix that you won't see again. These large clips are meant to clip on your jacket lapel, pocket or V-necked dress. Wear one or two – Bakelite envy is sure to ensue. The ornate silver clips are screwed in place and are in tight working order. The Bakelite is riveted to the wood. For a bold and eye-catching jewelry accessory you can't beat this combination. (Dealers – these are bargain priced for re-sale.)

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 1 3/4” long, 1 7/8” at widest point, 1/2” deep at top.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$75.00

$50.00

BB321

THE LUXURY OF LUCITE ( Vintage Lucite Jewelry Set of Three Bangles ): Lucite items are very popular now and this trio of Mother-of-Pearl Bangles is really scarce and so luminous. (c. 1950-60) Each bangle is thick and has a 2 5/8” inner opening. I know that some ladies prefer the little wider bangles for comfort. Three different designs bedeck these Lucite Bangles – one is deeply cross hatched, one is plain but with an unusual shape and the third has deep waves as its design. Mother-of-Pearl bangles are hard to find and this set appears pearlized. Matching the pearlized color, you can wear them with anything, casual or dressy! Wear all three at once or use them with other bangles – they are spectacular with black. The feel of this Vintage set is like silk on your wrist. They always brought me compliments and now they can be yours to treasure at a price that can't be beat! (Sold only as a Set.)

Condition: Excellent. There are a few light scratches from age and wear. Not really a problem.
Size: All are roughly 3/4” wide, total width of set 2 1/4”. All are 1/2” thick with inner openings of 2 5/8”.

SALE!

$100.00

SOLD!

BB287

HARD TO PART WITH ( Vintage Bakelite Karen Karonimus Dot Bangle Bracelet ): I have had this rare colored Bakelite bangle in my personal collection for years. Now I am sharing it with you. This 7 dot design was made by Karen Karonimus, who uses only Vintage Bakelite to make very special pieces. I just love the colors so much and they happen to be perfect right now with fashion’s fascination with gray. This thick, rounded edge bracelet is a marbleized granite gray color (reminds me of smoke) inlayed with marbleized light salmon coral polka dots. It is so striking that I could keep it forever, but I only have two hands. It looks so dramatic with black. A whole new range of color combinations presents itself. Karen had quickly gained a reputation for her fine workmanship and novel designs. The inside is marked with the Karonimus hallmark – back to back “K’s”. I hope that one of you will love it too. Live on the edge of fashion sophistication.

Condition: Excellent. No scratches.
Size: 1 1/2” high, 3/8” deep, 2 5/8” inner opening. (Larger hands, this is for you!)

SALE!

$325.00

SOLD!

BB288

BLACK CHERRY BERRIES ( Vintage Bakelite Cherry Pin ): This “deliciously tempting” pin of Vintage Black Cherry Berries was part of “Style Fruits” when they began their reign. Sometime in the fall of 1935 the plastic jewelry industry underwent a transformation from streamlined deco to figural themes, a change from austerity to frivolity, from the seriously sedate to the unabashedly silly. This era lasted until the spirit of the world was dampened by World War II. Practically every fruit know to man was assembled in dangling, clattering splendor. No self-respecting 30’s woman would be caught dead without her Carmen Miranda cherry necklace or banana pin. These novelty themes lasted though the 40’s. Cherries seemed to claim the hearts of women and are still the most requested items. “Life is just a bowl of cherries” helped relieve the anxiety about the War at an affordable price. Eight black cherries hang from a black acorn top. I think the strings are replacements since they are not frayed and the glue on the back indicates that new strings were attached. There is a safety clasp closure on the back. Black Vintage Bakelite resists testing, but the look and sound of this brooch says “Bakelite”. The black color is a nice change from all the red cherries and provides a sophistication to the wearer. These cherries look snappy on green, red, creamed corn or a as a subtle addition to the current black-on-black accessory style. Wear them with pride – Vintage Bakelite has never gone out of style.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4” long, 2” wide. Cherries are 3/4” in diameter.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$225.00

BB296

FASHION'S DARLING – ORANGE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Orange Bangle ): Orange is a fairly unusual color for Vintage Bakelite, but this deeply carved orange bangle looks good enough to eat! It is a lovely color of orange – bright and beautiful! The 4 flowers have a cross-hatched center with lines carved inside of each petal. It alternates flowers and leaves. As you can see the carving extends around the edges. I like to wear my Bakelite Bangle in groups and this looks lovey with green or cream corn for a softer look. A wonderful addition to your bangle collection.

Condition: Excellent (Frog not included.)
Size: 7/8"wide, 3/8 deep and has a 2 1/2" inner opening.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$300.00

SOLD!

BB298

AMAZING APPLEJUICE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Reverse Carved Pendant & Brooch / Pin ): The reversed carved parallel grooves, along with the undulating surface carving, makes this magnificent Vintage Bakelite Pendant & Pin Set glitter as they move. That glitter is added to by the inset clear faceted glass jewels. The pin has six large square ones and the pendant five large square ones with lines of small faceted glass beads down each side. These amazingly beautiful pieces are made of transparent Applejuice colored Vintage Bakelite – one of the original colors that does not change with time by ozidation. The pendant dangles from a Celluloid Applejuice colored chain. The chain goes over your head with no clasp. Heat set pin back on the brooch has a safety catch. Outstanding additions to any collection! (Sold only as a set.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Brooch 3 1/8” wide, 1 5/8” high, 3/8” deep. Pendant 2 3/8” high, 1 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep. Chain 25” long, 4 links chain to pendant 1 1/2” long.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$225.00

For The Set

BB307

“AYE-YI-YI-YI” ( Brad Elfrink Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): Brad Elfrink is one or our very best modern Bakelite artists who uses primarily Vintage Bakelite stock for his highly prized unique jewelry. You can just hear this Mexican guitarist playing and singing “Aye-yi-yi-yi, Canta y no llores....” from the popular Mexican song – “Cielito Lindo” (Lovely Sweet One) written in 1888. Looking back and forth between photos 1 & 2 you can see his moveable hand strumming his guitar. He is snappily dressed in a cream corn yellow suit and sombrero, a marbleized orange serape and black boots. Brad has engraved his signature and the date “4-25-06” on the back. It has a pin back with a safety catch. Each of Brad's pieces are one of a kind. You will sing with joy when wearing this special pin!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 3/8” long, 2 1/2” wide, 1/2” deep.

DESIGNER BRAD ELFRINK USES ONLY VINTAGE BAKELITE FOR HIS UNIQUE JEWELRY CREATIONS.

SALE!

$275.00

$200.00

BB250

THE ALLURE OF PERSIA ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Scimitar Brooch / Pin ): Visually striking, this Vintage Bakelite Scimitar (c. 1940) brings to mind the “Tales of the Arabian Nights”. This fearsome weapon evokes the exotic spirit of desert brigands and a green oasis. An example of the Bakelite “Persian” design series, this brooch is “a book piece” seen in many of the Bakelite books. Mysterious and seductive, this pin is quite grand in scale. The blade is a deep marbleized green and the handle is opaque black with hand carved black accents. The hilt of this “killer” brooch is embellished with brass studs and rosettes. There are two free swinging chains that add additional menace to the look of the curved blade scimitar. The one piece riveted pin back has a safety clasp. Prepare to be noticed when you wear this exotic and unforgettable Vintage Bakelite Treasure. Think of the tales you can tell!

Condition: Excellent. This pin is designed to be worn at a slight angle to make sure the chains hang correctly.
Size: 4” long, 1 ½” at wide part. Hilt is ¼” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$270.00

BB278

JAZZ AGE MAN IN UNIFORM ( Vintage French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): This whimsical Vintage French Bakelite Black Bellhop pin is both fun and sophisticated. (c. 1930-40) Made of Galalith (French Bakelite), one of the earliest plastics, it looks and feels like Bakelite but has a milk base. A popular 1930’s figural subject, this bellhop is jointed at his shoulders and at his waist. He is lightly carved, has ten original rhinestone “buttons” and silver metal stripes inlaid down his pant’s legs. (The newer ones have a painted silver stripe.) He is wearing a black cap tilted smartly forward, exposing one painted eye and red lips. There is a trombone catch pin closure on the back. This bellhop pin has proven to be an enduring classic French Bakelite design. He is a light hearted, but commanding figure that is guaranteed to draw attention.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 5” tall, 2 1/2' wide.
$200.00

BB263

TASTY GREEN APPLE JUICE ( Vintage Bakelite Reverse Carved Bangle Bracelet ): I have held onto this Vintage Bakelite Bangle for a long time and enjoyed wearing it mixed with cream corn or brown bangles. Green Apple Juice is a rare color; plus this bangle is deeply reverse carved. The carving is embellished with green hand painting from the back, producing a two color effect. (c. 1940) The design has 3 large stylized flowers that are linked with curved vines and leaves. Colorful and impressive in depth and carving, this reverse carved Vintage Bakelite Bracelet would be a great addition to any collector’s stack. I see bangles like this go for high prices at auctions.

Condition: Very Good. There is a light scuff mark near one edge, not seen except on close inspection. The usual light scratches appear – they are vintage, too! The price reflects the light scuff.
Size: 1” wide, 3/8” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR’S PIECE

SALE!

$300.00

$225.00

BB240

CONNOISSEURS PASSION ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Bangle Pair ): Bakelite connoisseurs have a passion for rich and luscious colors. These two Vintage Bakelite bangles are heavily carved in a running leaf pattern. (c. 1940) The deep carving and thick walls enhance the colors and increase their value. The top domed bangle is a color I will describe as a deep rust/orange (not a bright orange). The bottom bangle is a delicious milk chocolate that enhances the rust shade of the other bangle. An extremely pleasing combination, these two beauties look terrific as a pair. Toss in a butterscotch or a green and create a totally different look. I like to by my vintage bangles in pairs or sets because they are instantly wearable and you are not stuck with singles that never seem to look right with anything. Wear this striking pair and you will instantly express your creativity and enthusiasm for the best of Vintage Bakelite. Sold as a set only.

Condition: Excellent. A few light scratches from wear. They are vintage, too! The brown bangle has a light scuff and a tiny indentation on the inside edge (see photo). They are priced to reflect this minor imperfection.
Size: Total height of both 1 3/4”. Brown bangle is just over 3/4” wide. Rust/Orange bangle is 7/8” wide. Walls are 1/4” thick, inner opening is 2 1/2” on each.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

$375.00

For The Pair

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CLASSIC COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Clamper Bracelet ): From my personal collection, I am offering this stunning hand carved Vintage Bakelite floral clamper bracelet. The bracelet closes in the front at the center top of your wrist. The marbleized translucent rootbeer color glistens and gleams with life. The hand carved flowers are all slightly different, as you would expect in a Vintage Bakelite bracelet. I love the pattern on the closure – it leaves the center with a graceful slant. The hinge is really tight with no traces of rust. The only reason I am parting with this beauty is that it no longer fits my wrist. So you ladies with small wrists will benefit. Clampers are the answer to your prayers and this one is a real treasure. A collector’s dream! Condition: Excellent. Size: 1 1/4” wide, inner opening 2 3/8 inner opening, inner circumference 6 1/4”, 1/4” deep.  Will fit a wrist 6” or smaller.


THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR’S PIECE

SOLD!
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A PERFECT STRIKE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): This Vintage Bakelite translucent root beer colored sports pin is a real winner! (c. 1940) Four fully rounded bowling pins and a round bowling ball (complete with 3 finger holes) are suspended from two large crossed bowling pins to form this delightfully whimsical pin. The original riveted pin back has a safety closure. A fashion accessory with a winning history. Condition: Excellent. Size: 2 3/4” long, 2 1/8” wide, top crossed pins 1/4” thick.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SOLD!
 

** Frog not included and is for display purposes only**

 
 

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