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Discussion Forum

pyrex bowl set on ebay up to 9400.00 15 Replies

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Election Pins 1960s? 10 Replies

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Started by Molly. Last reply by Molly Nov 3.

Check this out 8 Replies

Started by Molly. Last reply by Molly Oct 28.

Help! Dragon Censer 4 Replies

Started by Bill Dyer. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Oct 22.

Zamy Steynovitz Art 7 Replies

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Advertising Thermometer 9 Replies

Started by Molly. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Oct 11.

What type of photos are these? 6 Replies

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Houdini photograph 8 Replies

Started by Bill Yazujian. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Oct 11.

Mickey Mouse Dropper? 18 Replies

Started by Lola Strickland. Last reply by Molly Oct 10.

I need help identifying a USN gauge 15 Replies

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Cool Rocker 4 Replies

Started by Molly. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Oct 8.

Help with what this is please. 6 Replies

Started by Paul Bradley. Last reply by Paul Bradley Oct 5.

Can anyone make out the artist name on this eagle? 5 Replies

Started by Beverly Frick. Last reply by Beverly Frick Sep 29.

Help needed identifying two hallmarks please 14 Replies

Started by Mark. Last reply by Molly Sep 29.

Help identifying crystal glasses, please! 8 Replies

Started by Bonny Evans. Last reply by Michael Sep 25.

Chinese silk Panda Painting 4 Replies

Started by Nikki. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Sep 24.

Imperial Furniture Secretary 14 Replies

Started by John Harding. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Sep 23.

Problems uploading my photos 5 Replies

Started by John Taglione. Last reply by Christine Sabol Sep 23.

3 Wheel Factory Cart in Louisiana - But what... 15 Replies

Started by Sarah D. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Sep 21.

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Comment by Molly on October 13, 2019 at 3:53pm
Comment by Molly on October 13, 2019 at 3:52pm

Use the forum. 

Look above at Add A Discussion and add some photos so people can help you with your query!  :)

Comment by Judy Toupin on October 13, 2019 at 11:30am

Have a wooden, not cardboard Bobbie Cigar (not Little Bobbie). not looking for value so much as year. Used vintage Bobbie cigar box made out of real wood not cardboard. Measures 8 inches long by 5 inches wide by 2 inches deep. Has been used so has some marks on it. On the back stamp it says factory know. 252 12th district state of Penna. 

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 29, 2019 at 1:44am

Mark, most cameras have a flower icon which puts you into macro setting.  Most suggest using macro for 28" (70 cm) or less. I usually take 3 or 4 shots and then save the best one and delete the others.  I use "SanDisk" software and save in MS Documents.

Comment by Mark on September 26, 2019 at 5:14am

Hi Tom,

I have now moved the post to the 'whad ja find" group.

I hear what you say about 935 silver being Argentium however that was not invented till 1991, and I believe the butterfly to be somewhat older than that.

Also, countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland have in the past produced jewellery with a silver content of 935.


Comment by Mark on September 26, 2019 at 4:59am

Hi Tom,

My apologies for the photo being so rubbish (had tried out a new app off PlayStore for macro photographing, but with little success.

There are no other inscriptions of any kind of any of the four wings, however I have just noticed scratched into the abdomin the letters 'S/O' or 'SIO'.

The tips of both front wings show the silver under the gold plating and looks to be crudely cut or filed, as if the butterly was part/off something larger, and added to the pin to make the brooch.


Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 26, 2019 at 4:56am

Mark, fyi, 935 silver is known as Argentium. The standard for Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.  By taking out some of the copper and adding germanium it changes to 93.5% Sterling Silver.  Germanium prevents tarnish.  Your butterfly was made by Orkin of London. (not confirmed, but I think I can see Orkin on the reverse picture.)

Using the Comment Wall allows others to walk over your post and doesn't keep replies or your comments together.  Using the Discussion does.

Comment by Mark on September 26, 2019 at 4:32am

Hi Vicki,

My mistake, just realized I commented on the 'Comment Wall, and should have instead created a new post in the 'Add a Discussion' link seen just above.

I think the problem is that so many people are writing in the wrong location because the 'Common Wall' space is so large, and the 'Add a Discussion' link is so small and can be easily missed.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on September 26, 2019 at 4:30am

Peep, jewellry that moves is called "articulated". "Tingler" is movement made by fishing lures.

You didn't mention the writing in the shadow in the pic with 935. I think the first word is Orkin and that refers to the owner/designer and seller. See Link. Not confirmed but his jewelry looks a lot like yours, same materials, etc.


Comment by Mark on September 26, 2019 at 4:19am

Hi Vicki,

I must admit I'm pretty sure I did post this on the 'whad ja find" group (will try again).

The pin is solid gold, having filed it a little, and tested it with gold testing acid.

I will check the butterfly when a new bottle of silver acid tester arrives in the post (Could try testing it with the gold tester, but will get better results with the silver acid)

Thank you for the comment "Tingler" I will look into this a little more now.

I have looked at www.925-1000.com (+ others) already, but have had limited success, but will persevere.

Many thanks,



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