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Mark D Swartz replied to Wendy Tran's discussion Found this carved wooden bowl yesturday, does anyone know anything about these? in the group Whadja Find Today
"    Your photo reminded me of this wood box that I'd purchased years ago at one of the local thrift stores; the animal depicted looks very much the same as the one on your box.  As you can see mine was made in 2 pieces, the top…"
17 hours ago
Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"  The woman who had purchased this cuff told me that she had thought of me when she bought it.  I offered to trade her one of my thrift store finds which I felt was equal in value to this cuff but I had to talk her into accepting a fair…"
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Susan Henderson replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
" Congrats!! I lived with a Navajo family for a few weeks when I was in high school,great experience and I learned about"pawn Jewelry" such as this authentic Navajo cuff. These pieces were often sold for a fraction of their value by…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you; I checked again on eBay for "man's cuff" and had never heard that term used before.  Almost every listing for this type of item also used the word "bracelet" likely so that members could find these…"
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Molly replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
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Molly replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
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Molly replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
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tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"This is not a bracelet, it's a Mans' Cuff. The turquoise is called "popcorn turquoise" and is mined in Arizona. Some people like it. This style cuff is made by many Native Americans and retails (new) for $690. to $900. JM (Jim…"
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Molly replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
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Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
" I'd looked at the bottom of this bracelet with a magnifier and doubt that there had been any other marks on it besides the "JM."  The JM punched onto it is very legible which leads me to believe that this was the only mark…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"  I decided to purchase this bracelet for myself based solely on its' design and the placement of the turquoise samples that it contains.  I'm not concerned about the metal used by the artisan but would believe and hope that it…"
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Mark D Swartz replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"I doubt that there had eve been any other marks on the bottom; you can see how legible the "JM" mark is.  My friend paid only $20 for this at a local thrift shop; I'd believe that whomever priced this had also looked for a metal…"
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vicki hufstetler replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM in the group Whadja Find Today
"Well, It may be silver plate, or the bracelet might have been worn - A LOT! In which case, if there was a marking, it could have worn off. I've got a few old rings that have only a "shadow" of a mark, very hard to see.  Solutions…"
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Silver Metal Navajo Style Bracelet with Turquoise Stones Signed JM

  A good friend of mine found this exquisite silver colored metal bracelet in a thrift store being sold very inexpensively.  I've collected many types of vintage Sterling Silver necklaces, rings and bracelets over the years and most all of them at a minimum have the words Sterling or "925" which give evidence that they are truly Sterling Silver.  This one has only the maker's mark "JM" which I believe indicates that it was made by the Navajo artisan James Mason.  I found only a few other Silver…See More
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tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Mark D Swartz's discussion Liquid Oil or Polish to Use On This Painting on Wood in the group Whadja Find Today
"Do you suppose curators should spray acrylic over the Mona Lisa? I think you should let your oil paintings grow old naturally and not worry about the color distortion.  It's called "patina". What happens in 20 years or so when…"
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I collect a variety of treasures from thrift stores and consignment shops, sell only a few of these on eBay and keep the nicer ones for my assorted collections. Things I collect: Swedish crystal esp. by Orrefors, all types of teak wood objects, vintage American pocket knives esp. by Imperial and Colonial, Metal Art in Pewter and Brass, Hand Made wood boxes, wood pepper mills, glass paperweights, etc. My eBay ID is smokyquartz11. The profile photo is of a Joe Zimmerman paperweight made with Greentown Glass fragments.
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My Childrens' Toy Musk Ox was Sold to Another Thrift Store Client

I yesterday went to a thrift store that I used to visit several years ago. The store was very busy with clients on a Sunday and I spent a long time looking thru lots of collectibles.  The only things I found were a very clean used childrens' Musk Ox toy that had a baby Ox on top and a Yamaha Baroque Alto recorder.  The Musk Ox was large and I asked the cashier to hold it for me.  I later walked to the cashier and went to pay for both when I sadly found out that they'd sold my Musk Ox to…

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Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:36am

Buying and Collecting Orrefors Swedish Art Glass

 My glass collection began surprisingly enough with an award offered by the Acura dealer where I used to work; our employees had a choice of 5-6 different items such as watches, a camera, a personal radio, jewelry and a Lancelot large crystal bowl from Orrefors.  Of the roughly 110 employees at the dealership I was the only one to select the Orrefors Lancelot bowl.  It is a magnificent and beautiful design by Erika Lagerbielke; over the years I've amassed a large collection of Orrefors…

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:55pm — 7 Comments

Are You a Collector or a Hoarder? How YouTube Videos Turned My Guilt Into Happiness

  I've always been a collector but began seriously collecting when I was in my 30's.  I am now 67 and have amassed a variety of collectibles.  When I was very young my parents would not let me own a knife; when I became an adult I truly enjoyed being able to buy any type of knife that I wished.  I now own a collection of antique knife-tool sets, mostly German and some American, a comprehensive collection of vintage Imperial and Colonial American knives and a small…

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Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:00pm

eBay Feedback Score Modification -- Help for Sellers with Negative Feedback

  I'd been on eBay for at least 9 years, had only one negative feedback from a buyer about a year ago; it took  me a full year to have my score move from 97 up to 98.9.  A member's eBay feedback score is supposed to be calculated based on the prior 12 month period, however 12 months had passed and the one negative feedback was still affecting my score.  I assumed that the one negative would automatically be deleted after a year however it remained in place.  I called eBay customer support…

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:51pm on November 28, 2017, BikerBonnie said…

Thank you for the prompt reply, Mark.

Bonnie Owings

At 7:24pm on November 28, 2017, BikerBonnie said…

what can you tell me about my Orrefors, I bought several years, ago, second hand in a little shop.

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