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Important Costume Jewelry: What is a jelly belly?
Important Costume Jewelry: What is a jelly belly? The term Jelly Belly refers to a figural pin with a rounded middle made out of polished Lucite, a thermoplastic acrylic resin invented in 1937 by DuPont. These pins were most popular between 1942-1946 and created by jewelry maker Trifari. Since Jelly Belly’s were created during times […]
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Important Costume Jewelry: A Brief History of Trifari
“Forget the hair ornaments. Some lady in Paris has gotten all the French women to bob their hair, and they also are no longer wearing the high top shoes!” (Excerpt from “The World of Fashion Jewelry” by Barbara Ellman) Mr. Fishel said to his employees after a two week trip to New York. That afternoon […]
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50 Year Flood… of Jewelry!
It may be another 50 years before this opportunity comes around again...
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Antique Helper AND Ripley Auctions?
Antique Helper and Ripley Auctions? Clients and Customers…
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Silver and Decorative Arts Highlights from December 14 Sale
The December 14 Art, Antiques and Jewelry Auction includes a large selection of silver and decorative arts, including a gorgeous Martele silver bowl and examples of Reed and Barton's popular "Diamond Pattern" flatware and hollowware.
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Fine Art Highlights from December 14 Auction
This weekends Art, Antiques and Jewelry sale includes multiple works by outstanding contemporary American Fine Artists Donald Eric Hatfield and Chris Thomas, as well as an exquisite example of one of Indiana/Illinois painter John Cowan Templeton's sought-after Indiana Dunes landscapes.
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Top jewelry trends for 2014 represented in Antique Helper Jewelry Auction December 14
The December 14 Art, Antiques and Jewelry sale offers a huge selection of fine, estate and costume jewelry. You can find stylish holiday gift options for that special person in your life, including many items representing the top jewelry trends predicted by fashion insiders for 2014.
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Luscious Lucite
We have a fabulous collection of vintage Lucite handbags coming up in our February 14 Valentine SWAG Auction. Get the skinny here on the history and collectability of these perennial favorites.
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The S.W.A.G. Auction featuring Silver, Wine, Art and Gold
Whether you are looking for an opportunity to sell while the market is hot, searching for sound investments or in the market for the goods that will help keep you and your loved ones on the cool side of life, we have the auction event for you.
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Pop Up Gallery at Antique Helper Launches
The other day, we took a look around us and we said to ourselves—Look at all of this fabulous merchandise! And then we thought, wouldn’t it be nice if we could make it as easy as possible for folks to get what they wanted for Christmas this year; things that are real and genuine, gifts as personal as your own thumbprint?
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