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Item: Description: Price:

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

SALE!

$225.00

SOLD!

BB328

YUMMY LEAVES OF BAKELITE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): What a fabulous vintage find – a Bakelite Dangle Pin. (c. 1930-40) These pins have become very scarce. I think that collectors are hanging onto them because they realize that they have very desirable pieces. This delightful pin has thick hand carved leaves at the top and six gracefully curved caramel hanging leaves with pea soup colored bell shaped dangles at each leaf center. They all hang from a caramel colored celluloid chain. The “bells” are strung on white knotted cords. Time has not dimmed the luster of this scarce dangle pin. The original pin back includes a safety clasp closure. Colorful and appealing, this collector's brooch brings the pulse of the past into your life. Everything old becomes new again and adds a quick fix to update your fashion style. Fun and Fabulous!

Condition: Very good. A few very small white spots and some wear on cords. (Price reflects these.)
Size: Total length 4 1/2” long, hangs 3” wide. Each leaf 1 3/4” long, 1” wide. Bells 1/2” long.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$200.00

$100.00

BB360

SOARING HIGH ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Bird Brooch / Pin ): From my personal collection I am offering this delightful Vintage Bakelite and Lucite Bird in flight pin. The body of the bird is light Kelly green Bakelite with a lovely carved split tail and painted enamel touches on the neck, eye and beak. A true duo – the heavily carved clear Vintage Lucite wings give the airy feel of flight. This is a book piece from the 1940's. Birds were a popular subject for the Bakelite market at that time. The wings are secured by two screw pins and the riveted pin back has the original C clasp closure. Fun and Fabulous!

Condition: Excellent Vintage. One dot of paint is missing.
Size: 4” wing span, 3” bird length, 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$100.00

SOLD!

BB359

CARVED STARBURST ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Bangle Bracelet ): This is a nice piece to slip into your bangle collection. A Vintage Bakelite Bangle (c. 1940) with medium carving all the way around. On two of the sides are elongated diamond designs; in between are more intricately carved curved and tapered starburst effects. Thick and graceful this creamed corn (with hints of peach) bangle is one that will blend in with many colors. I have noticed a recent trend of wear using just various shades of this neutral bangle. Some light, some dark, but all in the same basic tone seems to be catching on with many collectors. Guaranteed to make any day sunny and bright. A handsome bangle at an affordable price.

Condition: Excellent Vintage.
Size: 3/4” wide, 1/2” deep, 2 1/2” inner opening

SALE!

$125.00

SOLD!

BB362

DIVINELY DECO ( Vintage Art Deco Jewelry Necklace ): It was a great age of change – the war was over and young women “bright young things” bobbed their hair, roughed their knees, wore short beaded dresses and satin pumps. Everything was new, flashy and above all “Fun”. It was the era of jazz and flappers ruled. Every woman had her eye on Gatsby, but he saw only Daisy. The fashion of the day called for sautoir necklaces, a French term for a long necklace that suspends a tassel or other ornament at its end - the perfect complement for the frenetic dances of the day. This amazing black and carnelian necklace (c. 1920-25) has been in my personal collection for years. Pure Art Deco, it is made of early plastic and metal. (Does not test for Bakelite or carnelian stones.) The “all important” dangling ornament is gorgeous! Large oval disks of black with carnelian colored beads form a triangular centerpiece flanked by circular black pieces top and bottom with tiny rhinestones topped with round carnelian colored beads. The dangle ends with more tiny rhinestones, a carnelian bead and a black drop. The neck chain has black metal links. The effect of the total piece – simply eye dazzling!! These Deco pieces are in high demand and difficult to find. This necklace is most certainly fine enough for a party a Jay Gatsby's, where all of the careless people danced the night away. A unique treasure to own and to wear!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length of necklace 20 1/2”, dangle 5 1/2” long, triangular center 3 1/2” long and 1 1/2” wide.

SALE!

$375.00

$125.00

BB358

FASHION FAVORITE – SOBRAL ( Sobral Jewelry Acrylic Resin Bangle ): The hottest new designer in the plastic world is Brazilian Carlos Sobral. Longtime Bakelite and Lucite collectors are adding Sobral Bangles to their stacks of bangles to give them a new infusion of color and style. Each bangle is thoughtfully designed using vivid colors and patterns that give every piece a distinct look. For “ladies of style” who realize that “big is better” this is the bangle for you! Injected stripes and chunks give this bold bangle a multi-colored stripe effect. Vibrant, energetic and playful, this is the important “Now” look! Remember – Life is too short to wear boring jewelry.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2” wide, 3/8” deep, 2 5/8” inner opening.

SALE!

$99.00

50.00

BB086

COLLECTORS CRAVE VINTAGE ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Carved Bangle Bracelet ): Vintage Bakelite jewelry (1930 - 40’s) has been avidly collected for the past 20 years. Wide carved bangle bracelets like this one have achieved heightened popularity - and escalating prices! Deeply carved in a floral and leaf design, this splendid 1 1/2" wide vintage piece is a marbleized deep mellow cream corn color. The edges of the bracelet are carved away to accent the 2 central floral motifs. A bangle similar to this is pictured in the new "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Edition, on page 150. Of course it test positive for Bakelite and is a recognizable pattern to vintage collectors. It looks fabulous worn between browns or blacks. Own it now! Condition: Excellent. Very light wear. Size: 1 1/2" wide, 2 1/2" inner opening, 3/8" thick.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$350.00

$175.00

BB266

CHERRY ZIGZAG SET ( Judith Evans Resin Jewelry Zigzag Bangle Bracelet & Earrings Set ): Just what you’ve wanted – an opaque cherry and black Zigzag Bangle and matching clip earrings.(Rare to find a matched set.) Now you can afford this striking set by contemporary designer Judith Evans because it is made of Evan’s trademark phenol resin formula. If you like the look and feel of Bakelite at a fraction of the price, this is the jewelry for you. Without the formaldehyde that Vintage Bakelite contains these pieces won’t change colors! Designer J. Evans makes these domed bangle beauties with an inner dimension a bit larger than the vintage bangles. They work perfectly for a contemporary larger hand or with the addition of spacers they will fit a smaller hand. I mix mine with Vintage Bakelite and Lucite. The light weight matching clip back earrings are domed circles that will add a fresh zest to lots of other pieces. You gotta’ have style – make it your own. This is all of the fun without the expense. (Judith Evans is one of the contemporary designers included in the recently published book, “Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry”.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Bangle: 1 1/2” wide, 2 5/8” inner opening, 3/8” walls.
Clip Earrings: 1 1/4” diameter circle, 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$275.00

$135.00

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BB098

RED HOT SHULTZ HAND ( Shultz Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch ): What could be more fun then a Vintage Red Bakelite Hand wearing a polka dot Bakelite Bangle? Really! A wonderful pin featured on Page 118 of Karima Parry’s book “Shultz Bakelite Jewelry”. When you buy a piece of Shultz Vintage Bakelite Jewelry, not only are you acquiring something that you can wear and enjoy, you are buying a handmade, signed work of art. This red hand pin is a true cherry red and the black bangle bracelet is set with marbleized red/black dots. (Safety clasp pin back.) If you collect hands or Vintage Bakelite, this is a quality addition to add to your collection. Besides, it makes you smile every time you pin it on. It looks amusing on the back shoulder of a jacket. Be creative with how you wear this red, hot hand.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 3/4” long, 1 5/8” high, 1/4” thick.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$375.00

$175.00

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BB199

BERRY TREATS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin & Earrings Set ): This “good enough to eat” Berry Pin and Earring set is made of French Bakelite. I believe that this set is produced by Minnie and Dice. A large French Ivory grained oval forms the base of the pin. A deep burgundy brown celluloid chain holds 8 round cherries on undamaged brown strings. There are 4 opaque spearmint green berries and 4 marbleized peachy brown berries. The eight molded and veined leaves are pale green and peachy/brown. It is a large pin and the chain with the berries swings freely. There is a safety clasp closure. The matching earrings are clip backs. Fruit pins are highly collectable and this set is one you seldom see. It will make you feel like springtime any time of the year. Condition: Excellent. I do not know the age of this set. I have had it for 10 years. Size: Pin 3 1/2” long, 3 3/4” wide. Berries are 5/8” in diameter. Earrings 2 1/8” long, 1 1/4” wide.

SALE!

$110.00

$55.00

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BB177, BB179

BRAVO TO FRENCH HANDS ( French Bakelite Jewelry Pin ): These beautifully manicured hands are made of Galalith, known as French Bakelite. French Bakelite has the look and feel of Bakelite, but does not test as American Bakelite because one of its ingredients is skimmed milk. Each vintage design "drama queen" hand has a "V" shaped ring decorated with 3 rhinestones. A large colored stone flanked by rhinestones forms a fancy cuff bracelet. The top hand has a purple colored stone in the center of the bracelet, the second a blue stone, the third a pink stone and the forth and final hand has a red stone. Each hand has hand painted red polished nails. The pin backs are heat set and each has a safety clasp closure. Add one of these conversation pieces to your collection now. Two are even more fun!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide, 3/8” deep.

SALE!

$75.00

$35.00

Each

BB304

PEACOCK PIN ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Brooch / Pin ): This is an elegant Vintage Bakelite Brooch with a relatively rare decorated metal inlay. It is a 3-dimensional disk engraved with an Art Deco design that reminds me of a Peacock. The plain central area, representing the body, neck and head, is elevated. The metal disk is set in a Bakelite disk swinging from a Bakelite bar. Both are made of marbleized olive Bakelite. Visualize how striking it would look on a beige or other light colored jacket pocket. Like a metal for excellent taste. All eyes will be on you!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length 2 7/8”. Bar 1 3/4” wide, 5/8” high, 3/8” deep. Disk 1 3/4” in diameter, 1/2” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR'S PIECE

SALE!

$200.00

$100.00

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

$115.00

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.
SALE!

$200.00

$100.00

BB273

END-0F-DAY SWIRLS ( Vintage Bakelite Jewelry Perfume Bottle Pin ): This opulently hand carved Vintage Bakelite perfume bottle is a highly coveted collector’s item. (c. 1930-40) These “end-of-day” pieces can result in some sumptuous color combinations. At the end of the working day, the left over colors of Bakelite were poured and swirled together, giving the resulting tube a variegated appearance. This pin is a mix of brown and green shades. The heavy and deep carving features a large flower with leaves in the center of the bottle and the bar at the top features another floral blossom in the center of a bow. A gold colored metal chain suspends the bottle and a fine metal chain secures the domed stopper. (It is removable.) The back of the bottle is smooth and the bar at the top has a safety clasp heat set closure. This is a “book piece” featured in many of the Bakelite collector’s books - a luscious Vintage Bakelite scent bottle that is a real treasure. You will love it and wear it forever.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/2” long, 1 1/2” wide, bottle is 5/8” deep.

THIS IS A VINTAGE BAKELITE COLLECTOR’S PIECE

SALE!

$300.00

$100.00

 

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