Featured Rummage sale bargains

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lark, Feb 3, 2023.

  1. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I have mentioned that I find good deals around here because people don't know what they have. A Premier design necklaces will go for $5 while a pair of sterling brooches go for 50 cents a piece. I am interested in age mostly. I would like to sell all of these pieces if they are worth it . All of these I paid less than $2 recently at the rummage sale . The two sterling brooches $.50 a piece. I am trying to learn so I am including my guesses. Thank you for any information.

    1)Mother of pearl and rolled gold with s brooch is missing pin on hinge of c clasp. no marks 1920"s

    2) brass and turquoise horseshoe brooch 1.5 " c clasp . origin? 1930's?
    3) brown Cloisonné 30" fish hook clasp says silver but is gold colored and i think the wire separating the enamel is silver. age?
    4) two sterling brooches with rhinestones. Have early hand crafted safety clasps( I think) were these kilt pins? 1900-1910? the clasp on the blue stoned one as RF marked.
    5) mother of pearl choker. 1900? some pieces missing.
    horseshoe front.jpg horseshoe back.jpg cloisonne beads .jpg cloisonne beads clasp.jpg s brooch front.jpg s brooch back.jpg sterling brooches clasp1.jpg sterling brooches front.jpg mother pearl choker1.jpg mother pearl choker 3.jpg
  2. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I’d have scooped all those up too! Great lot.
    Look up Miriam Haskell for the mother of Pearl necklace. I have a similar one that someone on here ID’d for me.I don’t know if it’s exactly the same but worth following up. I’ll see if I can find the post.
  3. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    When I researched the mother pearl necklace that is what i came up with as well. I just wasn't sure. 1930?
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The horseshoe looks like it's maybe 1910s/20s. The B pin is an old Victorian button converted to a brooch when it was relatively new. The cloisonne findings are silver with a gold wash. Those two bar pins look like they're 1910s too. I'd have snagged them too.
  5. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Lots of Chinese clasps have a gold wash/vermeil but are just marked silver I’ve noticed. How big are the sterling brooches? They look small, maybe lingerie pins? Maybe not. Just a thought.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  7. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    the silver pins are 3".
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  8. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I had a thought he S pin was converted from something but never thought about a button I would have liked it even better as a Button! Thank you everyone for your input. I have a few more batches to post. It just takes me awhile to post the pictures since I have to resize them. I never miss that rummage sale and I always go right for the jewelry! I have also not taught anyone about what they don't know!
  9. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I was going to sell the pins but they are the only brooches I have come across with that type of clasp. I may save them long enough to educate my granddaughters (9&11). I am trying to show them how to spot quality jewelry.
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those clasps are early safety clasps, first used in the 1890s. They are not a sign of quality per sé.
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  11. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    The two bar brooches look like Halley's comet brooches to me :cat:
    Nice score anyhow!
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Not kilt pins. They do look comet.

    I've either got or have had woven MOP necklaces like that, never found who made them though.
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  13. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I understand they were hand made by jewelers before mass manufactures began making them some where after 1910?
  14. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    As in Haley's?
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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Yep. It was a hot design for a while. I've never seen them in person, but now I keep an eye out.
  16. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  17. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Horseshoe nails would make sense. Just like the horse shoe brooch was in style. Is this the time period they all rode around the parks socializing on horseback?
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