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Whadja Find Today

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Discussion Forum

Is this Kalk? And do you know why the back is this way? 24 Replies

Started by Michelle Newman. Last reply by Michelle Newman 8 hours ago.

does anyone know what this lapel pin represents? 16 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by BikerBonnie 23 hours ago.

Glasbake pattern 5 Replies

Started by Lisa Sheard. Last reply by Lisa Sheard Dec 9.

Odd Brass Tube 4 Replies

Started by Brent B.. Last reply by Brent B. Dec 5.

does anyone know anything about this item, in with a "lot" of cufflinks 2 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by BikerBonnie Dec 5.

Does anyone recognize this mark? I've been searching for weeks with no luck. 10 Replies

Started by Jennifer Goodroe. Last reply by Jennifer Goodroe Dec 2.

Old, silver, jewelry? 5 Replies

Started by Jeannine Nield. Last reply by Jeannine Nield Dec 1.

Identify maker of milk bottle 1 Reply

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Michael Nov 29.

Anyone know what this might be? 12 Replies

Started by Bill Yazujian. Last reply by Bill Yazujian Nov 29.

Not a magnet. Lucky horseshoe? 12 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Lloyd Levine Nov 29.

Redware Pottery Object Help 7 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 28.

Large Pottery Bowl Mark 2 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by Molly Nov 26.

Help With Mark And Maker Of Miniature Porcelain Painting 13 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 25.

Merrill Ltd Ed Figurines 6 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Nov 24.

19c art, Artist name? 5 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Nov 24.

Never seen a level like this before 15 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 21.

Age/time period of this lighter 13 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 21.

Value for Robert Shaw Crown 16 Replies

Started by emily purpura. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 18.

pyrex bowl set on ebay up to 9400.00 15 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by BikerBonnie Nov 10.

Election Pins 1960s? 10 Replies

Started by Michelle Newman. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Nov 6.

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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.


Indy.

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.

Indy

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.

 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/336855247102424402/?lp=true

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,

Indy

 

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