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 Post subject: Cheap antique stuff, what do you think?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:44 pm 
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I just stumbled on this dutchman and don't know what to think of it. He's got stacks of supposed antique rings, coins and other objects going for next to nothing. Anybody out there that knows a bit more on antique jewelry? I know language may be a barrier but his descriptions are pretty down to earth so with a bit of imagination you should be able to get through it...

eeuw = century

cheers for any insights...

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I'd be suspicious.


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The stash begs the question: why would anyone go through what must be a fairly intricate manufacturing process 8) for such small reward!

Can't answer that, really (maybe it isn't that hard to make these things? what do I know!), but I am convinced that digging the stash up is even harder... Let alone more then a thousand and a half items and counting.

Similar with a pedigree are fairly respected. Price-wise too :?

Recently, I've also fallen for a bit of 'Fleabay archeology'- and gave up upon finding out what a pain in the arse is to have such a thing properly identified. : And that one (much like the items on your list, I imagine) isn't wearable... Little things that are wearable and of indifferent cost... does it even matter what they really are?


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 Post subject: I have to wonder....
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You know, I have to wonder about this too....I checked out his list and ran across that neat little incense burner with the pink glass top. Hummm.....I've been an antique dealer for many years and find a couple of things that just don't fit with it's supposed age on this piece.

1) The 'Eagle' wings was not a design used at the probable dating of the glass in item #2.... The Eagle was considered bad luck in many societies. Swan types were normally used
2) The glass piece on top has rolled, molded edges. Prior to the early 20th century, glass was blown to shape then ground flat and smooth to make an edge. This method leaves no lines or molded edges.

They all LOOK old and some may very well be, it would take personal examination to validate that, this piece just left me wondering.

Lyresa D

Italics are edit after taking my foot out of my mouth... :oops:


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Hi squeaky:

The eagle wings and eagle were an integeral part of Roman Military and political might. *shrug* who knows maybe its roman in origin?

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 Post subject: You're right...
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You're right....they were....gray hair growing into brain....I was thinking much more recently.

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Also the double eagle was the symbol of the Byzantine Empire.

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