Still trying to catch up with a huge lot of jewelry I bought a few weeks ago. It weighed about 10 pounds, a combination of new old stock jewelry from Rhode Island and the traditional vintage stuff I usually get. So the above red K’Nex toy box was full of jewelry. I’m just going to show you some of the fun stuff inside of it:
I really like this piece, from the 70s or 80s, it’s from the warehouse that closed in Rhode Island. New Old Stock. Sitting for over 30 years! I just find it a compelling piece.
This is a huge modernist looking piece by Les Bernard. the cabochons are glass (faux stone), right now it’s on reserve for someone, come July 1 if they haven’t paid it goes back on line, I really like this too!
I got an incredible amount of pins. See above! One of the more unusual ones is a Boucher pin, mid 1960s, of a gazelle in front of a slice of agate geod:
This is a lovely, hard to find pin. I was trying to list it today, didn’t find anything exactly like it, but I found enough to be thoroughly confused. Mr. T and I argue every week (usually over lunch, egg salad for me, roast beast and cheddar for him) he says I need to do auctions, I say nononono, most of what I sell has a quantitative value, so I know about how much a piece of jewelry can sell for. If I sell at auction, and my special customer around the globe isn’t looking that week, I could under sell an item. So this cool Boucher pin, a similar one has sold for 79.00 recently on ebay. However, there are currently 2 for sale online at 279.00. How the heck do you price this pin? At 79.00 I’m doing okay, but this is an extra special mid-century pin, there are none for sale on ebay right now. Google images only shows a small handful of similar pins. Personally, I’m really uncomfortable putting a high price on it. I do want it to sell, I don’t want it to join a lot of other friends in a velvet lined drawer at my house.
Selling high priced items is tough. I currently have a denim jacket from Barneys for sale, it was part of an AMFAR fundraiser, a limited edition designed by LA artist Joel Otterson. It’s cool, it’s been priced really high with no interest. It’s been priced low with no interest. Only 100 were made. It needs a special home, maybe I should send it to AMFAR and see if they would like to auction it off again. I can’t imagine how much it sold for originally, and I found it in a cardboard box in the field at the auction! Here’s the link for it, see if it works!
But you’re here for the jewelry. What else did I find that week?
A sweet little Coro 4 way locket, this is the 2nd time I’ve come across one of these. Very delicate and feminine.
I’ll be honest with you. I’ve been more than a little preoccupied over the last couple weeks. I’m going through a lifestyle change, it’s a good thing, but still it has me a bit topsy turvy. My darling Husband (dh) recently got a full time job after 4 years of searching. This is a great thing, but I’m going to have to take up the slack at home. I’ve tended to obsess about Ebay and Etsy (and Pinterest, and the Ecochic Team at Etsy, and buying stuff, and selling stuff, and and and…) So I going to try and back down a bit. I’ve been selling everything on Ebay, which can make a person a bit schizophrenic. I sell clothes, shoes, glass, animal figurines, mens ties, assorted vintage items, toys, plush animals, and jewelry. Now I know jewelry is my best seller, and I have probably enough to list just that for the rest of the year. So I’m going to try and back off of selling everything under the sun and sell just what I love, jewelry, animals, glass, that kind of thing. And I also am going to have to start getting up earlier to get my son off to school or day camp. DH starts work at 6:30, I’m used to getting up after 8:00, so you can see one of us is going to have to get the male child to the school bus and it looks like I’m the logical one. So I’m still going to the auction every week, but concentrating on jewelry that I love, early 20th century glass beads, rhinestones, glitzy yummy stuff.
It’s getting dark out here, I’ve still got to write to you about last weeks auction. I bought a lot of silver again. You were supposed to stop me from doing that!!! I’ll give you a hint…sterling silver bunnies!
TTFN as Tigger would say