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  1. Slow in here

    It’s been crazy slow in here and thrift shop sub forum. Is it the pandemic? Just wondering. I used to look forward to seeing all the new finds over the weekend but last year has been dead. I know for me one real issue was the loss of the app. But I’ll try to do a better job posting even the not...
  2. ✅ SOLVED Really unusual silver chain

    I’m trying to identify this unusual chain. It’s solid sterling silver. It has what I can only describe as “dots” all over it. Weighs 97.6 grams. Any thoughts on the style or region of manufacture? Unmarked and unsigned. I feel like I've seen it somewhere before - maybe on vacation in the...
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Trash or Treasure? Unusual high relief bowl

    I was looking for something in the basement and came across this bowl I picked up a while back. I reminds me of the type of designs you see on the outside of German beer steins, but the relief is on the inside of the bowl. It has a green glaze and beneath that it looks like stoneware or...
  4. Gorgeous Jewelry

    Garage sale season is in full swing here in my area. Found some really gorgeous pieces this morning. We usually get stuff to scrap, but these are nice resale pieces. The earrings are 18k and they’re weighty at 15g so may scrap. The bracelet im pegging at 1900-1930s. Sapphires and old cut...
  5. ✅ SOLVED Ancient Coin in 14k Bezel - real or repro?

    I was able to do some detecting on Sunday at a local private beach. This was definitely the ?treasure? of the day. It?s a coin a solid 14k gold bezel. Maybe a charm or pendant. I?m trying to figure out if that coin is real. I believe (based on googling around) that it wants to be an Alexander...
  6. For the Folks doing weighted sterling calculations

    Very happy to pick this pair of sticks up this morning. They were $5.00 but half price today at $2.50 because second day. Sitting on top of a dresser in a bedroom with candles in them. It looks like nobody showed up for the sale yesterday :hello2:. Anyway - 2 lbs 1.4 oz as made and a...
  7. Tiny Gold nuggets

    I picked these gold filled charms up for a song and assumed it was gold foil inside. They?re actually tiny placer gold pieces. The charms come apart with a screw and the gold empties out. 1.29 grams total of 24k! It seems there isn?t much of premium for these little ones over scrap...
  8. Slow nickel

    I’ve always been a slow dime guy instead of a fast nickel guy when it comes to selling jewelry. But with gold prices up near 1800 again I’m finding my sales are more in the “slow nickel” category or the “extremely ridiculously long slow dime” category. In other words, I’m getting maybe 10% over...
  9. Unknown gold symbol - sorority?

    I can’t figure out what this little pin is. It looks like a sorority type pin. It’s 14k with enamel and tiny seed pearls. I thought the top shape was maybe a pagoda or a Greek letter? But then why the globe? Maybe some inter-Americas group? I don’t wanna scrap it if it’s something interesting...
  10. Aggravating fake 18k bracelet!

    Got this in a junk lot I just got around to looking at and when I saw it and opened it and saw the mark my immediate reaction was cha-Ching!!! I could feel something wasn’t right but I didn’t want to believe it lol. I weighed it, did a happy dance, and then tested it. Complete garbage. I...
  11. Thoughts on Painting and artist

    Hey all. I’ve had this one forever. Paintings are not my thing so I’m not really sure where to start. I bought for a few bucks because it was the perfect size for a spot in the house. Ppl have mixed reactions to it lol. Any thoughts on artist, period etc? It’s oil on board. The signature is...
  12. Unknown makers mark

    Please let me know if anyone recognizes this one. It’s not even one of those things where I feel like “oh I’ve seen this before”. Maybe a newer store like American Eagle or something?
  13. Stumped by jewelry designer

    Can’t figure this one out. It reminds me of the precolumbian repro pieces put out by Met Museum in NY and also of Karl Lagerfeld brooches. It is marked copyright 99 and then has a signature I thought might be “ALH”. The last time I had one of these “C 99” it was a Hobe piece identified on this...
  14. Couple of nice scores from an auction

    Picked up a lot at auction for $50 and pulled out these treasures. The first one is a 14k braided rope chain. I have never seen this mark before “Yugoslavia PL” on one side and “14k” on the other. At 13.9 grams it’s the standout. Then a nice high karat Victorian brooch I’m thinking is Etruscan...
  15. Can’t place this symbol / writing

    I know I’ve seen it before but now I don’t know where. They’re earrings. A little better than 18k gold. Maybe 800/1000. I found them in a junk bag I bought I bought along with a traditional 22kt clasp I usually see on Jaipur jewelry or mid-eastern jewelry. Any thoughts? Much obliged. 22kt...
  16. Gold Victorian bangle

    I relieved goodwill of this beauty for a few bucks. 18.9 grams. Really nice condition. That’s the listing photo below. I put it on Etsy.
  17. The Greek Tycoon worry beads

    I’ve had these in my collection for several years and have never been able to figure out exactly what they are. The movie “The Greek Tycoon” was a 1970s film about Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis but they changed the names because both families threatened to sue. Anthony Quinn played...
  18. Dandy of a pocket watch

    This little beauty was identified as a watch that “needs new battery”. I absolutely love seeing that lol. Paid $15. Solid 14k - and quite hefty too. Estate sale in NJ.
  19. Ring with symbol - maybe fraternity?

    Any thoughts on this ring - it looks like an upside down U conjoined with a K. I was thinking that maybe the U is an omega symbol? I can’t figure out why the U would be upside down. Thanks
  20. How to open watch and whether to scrap

    Hey guys. I got this watch in a cheap lot from an estate sale this morning. I figured out that it’s a Ferrari branded watch by Cartier. The crown is solid 18k and I assume the bezel is as well (definitely looks right). I can’t figure out to open it. I assume it’s a friction back but there’s no...
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