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just wondering if all those passionate about vintage Bakelite jewelry can share their latest finds or perhaps favorite pieces? we never get tired of all the wonderful pieces of Bakelite jewelry that were produced. click below to see some of the pieces we have in our shop currently -
This is beautiful! Did the color emerge from just cleaning it?? What did you use to polish it??
Terri, I do not believe your black pipe is made of bakelite. It would probably melt or give off adverse fumes if smoked. I'm guessing it's either clay (Meershaum) or black briar. I can see something written on the side, what does it say, and what else is written on your pipe?
Hi, I found this Mah Jongg set a few days ago. It says it's catalin on the paperwork. I am not a bakelite collector and don't know much about it but I did read in this forum that catalin is basically the same formula as bakelite but it was made by another company in later years. My question is do bakelite collectors consider it the same as bakelite but just with another name and do they collect it along with bakelite or does catalin have it's own category and group of collectors? It's a beautiful set and looks just like bakelite. I want to sell it but don't want to misrepresent what it is. Thanks for any advice!