Plastic Jewelry, 5th Ed By: Lyngerda Kelly & Nancy Schiffer
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. More than 1,000 exciting pieces accompany the story of plastic jewelry from the 1920s to the present in this revised and expanded 5th edition. Colorful and lightweight, examples include natural tortoiseshell and horn, synthetic celluloid, Bakelite, and Lucite -- all in a variety of forms. Jewelry has been made from natural plastics since ancient times. Today, they are much sought after collectibles as plastic jewelry has found its place in the history of fashion design. Original designs of bracelets, pins, necklaces, buttons and buckles are featured accompanied by text that gives the materials used and a history of the styles. Updated price guide included. This book is a great resource for collectors, fashion design students, and history buffs. 251 color images
This is a genuine jade and sterling choker. The bottom of the pendant comes to a teardrop. It has been said that this particular necklace is known for safety when traveling. It hangs almost 6 and it's marked made in Pakistan.
This attractive 3 pc set is a ring and earrings that are silver tone and has an oval with floral motif. It a built in ring adjuster in it. It's a size 6. The earrings are missing the rod but otherwise are like new.
This original cloisonne heart necklace has a light blue ribbon, that's 29 , for around the neck. It has a lot of 24ct gold etching and is definitely one of a kind. It is also hand crafted and very rare. It's made of ceramic.
This attractive sweater accessory is a long gold chain with balls containing large muli-colored stones at the end followed by tassels. The beads are marble or or like a mother of pearl-they aren't.This piece is over 100 years old. It's 36 long.
These are 4 vintage cute rings:1 is silver with multi-colored stones, size 7; 1 is silver with a large green stone, size 5, size 5,; 1 is silver with 3 white beads, size 5; and the last 1 is gold and triangular top with a redish-pink stone, size 7. Price includes all 4.
2 Vintage Hat Pins Gold Tone & Cats Eye Silver Tone
2 VINTAGE HAT PINS GOLD TONE & CATS EYE SILVER TONE. GOLD TONE HAS A GREEN RHINESTONE MEASURES 2 INCHES LONG X 1/2 INCH AT THE TOP. THE SILVER TONE CAT EYE MEASURES 2 3/4 LONG X1/2 AT THE TOP. GOOD CONDITION. ADD $3.00 SHIPPED IN THE USA. REF:1051957
This Avon necklace is white with flowers and comes with the original box. The box is nice and sturdy but not perfect but the necklace is perfect. It's a 20 chain and is held in place with a sticker on the cotton that says Research Hospital . The chain is 19 long.
This is a vintage white owl pendant by Alan. It's got dangling gold oval shaped eyes, and is 4 1/4 long from the top of the ear to the tip of the tail. to me it seems to have a somewhat angry or irritated look.
This vintage necklace is not just beautiful but classy. It is 24 inches and is shaped sort of like an upside down gold heart. It has a large amethyst in the center with a pearl on the top and the bottom. Combine it with the ring (item 234) and save 25%.
Musical jewelry box with the original tag marked Handcrafted pure brass trim called a Greeting Box by Via Vermont, 1994 in working condition. It has the adorable foil like top picture of cherubs with a violin. The box sits on 4 cute little feet. It is 2 inches high, 5 1/4 inches long and 4 inches wide. Sold just as found.
Elegant goldtone clip earrings. Six smaller faux pearls intertwine with the larger three faux pearls. Each pearl cluster clip earring measures about 3/4 inches. No identifying markings. Minor wear. Fine condition.
Signed Fabrice Paris France Large Red Strawberry Pin
This is a lovely red Strawberry pin signed Fabrice. Very collectible. Paris France. Resin I beliveve... You are bidding on 1 pin, the larger size Strawberry. 2nd pin is available, please see our other auctions... Size: about 2 1/4 high and 1 3/4 at widest.
Egyptian Revival Cleopatra Bib Necklace - Marked Klein
This sexy Anne Klein bib necklace is still in vogue after nearly 30 years. Go from the office to dinner and look rich the whole day. Each section of open metal work is nearly 1.5 inch in length, giving the Cleopatra look. The toggle closure gives the wearer the option of having the necklace at 17 or 18 inches. Done in Anne's brushed metal gold-tone finish. Marked Anne Klein with hang tag. Condition: Very good
Marvella is known for their faux pearl jewelry, but to have a piece with stone is an added bonus. This accent pin has a pretty green stone center. Initially I thought it was jade, but it may be quarts. The stone is framed with small faux pearls. Measures 1-3/8 and marked Marvella. Condition: Very good
This large longhorn belt buckle measures about 2.75 inches by 5 inches. No identifying markings. Appears to have been brass plated at one time but now very worn with some oxidizing. This rustic belt buckle is in Average condition.
Stainless steel belt buckle with mirror finish, southwestern roadrunner theme. The back is stamped Chambers Belt Co., Made in USA. Very minor surface scratches. This belt buckle measures about 2 inches by 3.25 inches. Fine condition.
Large vintage Avon Modernist necklace alternates five silver-tone and gold-tone metal wedges for a sophisticated look. The pendant measures 2-3/8 inches tall, and 1.5 inches wide and hangs from a 20 inch snake chain. Signed Avon on the reverse and the hang tag. Circa 1960s Condition: Very good
This fine vintage advertisement for a 1950 ad for Swank is in excellent condition. This magazine ad measures approx. 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 and is suitable for framing. This vintage magazine ad depicts a tie clip where you open it to reveal a picture and another tie clip and cuff links.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Make your own attractive, contemporary pieces of costume jewelry with some of the most versatile of materials. It was conceived as imitation jewelry with non-precious materials. Costume jewelry has since evolved in such a way that the division between it and fine jewelry is becoming less evident. Today costume jewelry is quite fashionable and owes its success to the great range of pieces, the vibrant finishes, and the affordable prices. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, learn how to make various pieces - rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings - with enameled copper wire, felt, polymer clay, cloth, and paper. Chapters include a history of costume jewelry, techniques for using each material, tools and materials needed, glossary, and an artist's gallery to inspire your own creative ideas. This book is a great resource for jewelry makers of all levels, costume designers, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art form of jewelry. 556 color images
Delicate hand painted onyx heart necklace signed by the Japanese artist. Circa early 1970s. The puffy heart pendant measures about one inch by one inch. The goldtone chain measures about 14 inches and offers a spring ring clasp. This vintage butterfly design necklace is in Excellent condition.
This is a great modernist sterlng silver necklace by Particia Von Musulin. High end collectible designer. Sterling silver triple strand pearl shaped beads. Gold washed chunky modernist twisted pendant centerpiece. Dramatic style- silver and gold. Marked 925 Sterling Von Musulin on the lock and on the pendant piece. Size about 17 inch long total, 2 3/4 inch long at the gold wash center. Beautiful piece in beautiful condition!
This elegant, vintage necklace is made of rectangular black beads separated by small crystal beads. Approximate total length is 29 in. No clasp, just slip on. No damage but I would suggest restringing as this is quite old. Purchased at an estate sale. Highly polished beads. This can ship USPS 1st Class Parcel.
Costume Jewelry Silver Tone Floral Filigre Pin Brooch
This is a 2 inch in diameter silver tone brooch or pin. It is of a flower with a red glass stone center and silver filigre petals. Pin signed Germany. In good condition, very bright and shiny. Free shipping in the continental US.
Junk Drawer Jewels Military Buttons Chains Watch Parts Plastics
Nearly FOUR pounds of cool old stuff for artists, hobbyists, crafters, watch collectors, and jewelers. Too much to list individually...so here are some of the highlights... ~art deco celluloid hat ornament top ~some mother of pearl buttons on card ~antique victorian black buttons on orig. paper ~black and white geometric pieces ~a bunch of brass military buttons ~ various assorted military insignia ~vintage Mickey Mouse Club toothbrushes ~several old chains gold tone, silver tone ~broken rhinestones brooch, necklace, buttons, etc. ~old plastic advertising drink stirrers ~a few old canceled stamps, US and foreign ~a couple of vintage compacts, one for perfume ~old worn celluloid pocketknife ~an old Christmas tree pin (not broken) ~huge old antique pocketwatch porcelain dial ~lots of old watch bands ~a couple of old watches, watch movements ~English wrap cuff links missing a blue rhinestone ~odd earrings ~old metal thimble ~old plastics, lucite confetti, various pieces ~miscellaneous jewelry, not broken and broken ~costume flag pins lapel pins ~antique raw milk labels ~wood spool thread ~clip on velvet blue bow tie ~composition cherries or holly berries ~Victorian, Edwardian, art deco, mid century era ~metal toy deputy sheriff badge ~metal cowboy saddle pin (broken shank) ~Victorian Edwardian baby shoe as is ~hat pins ~mother of pearl carved flower earrings pierced ~pop beads ~one bone carved mah jongg gambling stick more...a few beads, etc... You are Buying this AS FOUND~AS IS... 100s of assorted pieces! ONE PRICE for ENTIRE LOT
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Sarah Coventry became a household word by selling beautiful, inexpensive, costume jewelry direct to the consumer and remained in fashion for more than 60 years. This in-depth look at the history of their designs contains more than 1,000 color images and engaging text. It begins with the unsigned years of 1949-1963, covers the cardex years of 1954-1965, includes the catalog years of 1966-1984, and has a smattering of beauties from the years after Lifestyle Brands acquired the rights to the trademark for other concerns. All of it has been carefully researched and documented, and presented here in full color form. Complete with a thorough genealogy of founder C. H. Stuart and his family, this is a great resource for jewelry collectors, historians, and fashion designers. 1,063+ color images