Featured Camphor glass?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Sorry it’s a poor photo and the only one from the auction house. Please would you have a look?
    Do you think I am looking at camphor glass necklaces? Bottom of the photo, green and blue.
    If so, worth asking for more photos or should I pass?
    Thanks for looking, from a very wet miserable Gloucestershire, soaked three times, lame pony and got my tax bill sort of day.....:stop::(
    Thankyou all for keeping me sane :kiss:

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Good luck with the pony, K.:( And the tax bill.:mad:
     
  3. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Thankyou
     
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    But to the necklaces, yep. The white one is shell. The green one is rhinestone and camphor glass. So is the blue one - Czech probably. Maybe French. The design looks "funny" for American.
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Do I see two chunks of amber? Earrings or something?
     
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  6. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Possibly. Hard to believe professionals who want to realise high prices can be so bad at promoting their sales!
     
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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's a right bugger's muddle. Necklaces are nice, camphor, I like the diamante, but I'm a sucker for that stuff. Lockdown has disclosed I have at least fifty necklaces like that. Oh dearie dearie me. I'd not go much above £20 for the lot, as it's so unclear.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I get the impression that people like that don't actually want to sell. I don't know what they do want though.:confused:
     
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  9. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    It’s an auction house so they should want to sell!
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Some sellers and auction houses don't follow the normal rules of logic.;)
     
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  11. drg642

    drg642 Well-Known Member

    I think sometimes people bid on lots that they can't see clearly, hoping to "find" a hidden treasure. I see jumbles of junk on ebay all the time that get good bids. Maybe there is something in there, maybe not, but I think the mystery of the unknown attracts some buyers.
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I do love grabbing hands fulls at car boot sales. A bunch of tangles cost me fifty pence once, and revealed a very fine silver and coral necklace amongst other things. The dealer said be couldn't be arsed to untangle.;)
     
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  13. drg642

    drg642 Well-Known Member

    I have found some good things in ebay lots, 18K earrings in a costume lot, a David Andersen necklace in an inexpensive sterling lot, other stuff I can't recall. I have also bought lots that looked promising and did not yield much. If I'm thinking about bidding on a lot with inadequate photos, I always look at the other listings the seller has. If they have lots of jewelry listings with better quality single items, I pass on the lot, assuming they know enough to have probably picked out anything good.
    I see many lots on ebay advertised as "Unsearched" but I have trouble believing that.
     
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  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The ones with lousy photos and spelling can be promising, especially if they've low feedback.
     
  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    More photos-won it for £30
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  16. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's better than I thought. Nice old cake decorations and a veil wreath, those ought to do well. A decent MOP bookmark, the Celtic brooch may be interesting, and you've a mourning brooch. Sixties clip ons, and the green brooch is probably jade in goldtone. Maybe jet. Pearl crescent is interesting too.
     
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  17. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Exactly this. Also if they appear to have missed something good in one listing I go and check out the others!.

    Agree, I nearly always find something good in the modern tat. I don’t stop to check it out for too long, if it’s cheap I buy it!.

    Yeah, right, unsearched means they have been through it with a fine tooth comb, the most powerful loupe known to man, used oceans of acid to double check that the M&S necklace isn’t 22ct gold and filed holes in everything else rendering it ruined!
    Cynical?...moi?....oh yes!
     
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  18. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    It’ll be a fun lot to sort through.
    I need something to get me through home schooling!
     
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  19. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I think you may find some things very good here :)

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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's the nice bookmark I meant.
     
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