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Indypicker.com Blog - Re-Picking Our Bakelite Jewelry Over the Years

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Indypicker.com Blog - Re-Picking Our Bakelite Jewelry Over the Years

It's been 12 years since we started Indypicker.com and as we just bought some Bakelite bangles this weekend and we thought it would be fun to show everybody some of the picks we had made since 2008.

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Indypicker.com Blog - How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry

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Indypicker.com Blog - How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry

How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry What is Bakelite? Bakelite was created by Belgium Scientist Leo Baekeland in 1907 when trying to develop an alternative for shellac which was used to cover woodwork. The result was not what he had expect, but did give the world a new material to create everything from ladies jewelry to telephone cases and electrical insulators.  The evolution of non-precious material jewelry a.k.a costume jewelry started with Celluloid back in the mid 1800's. Celluloid is highly collectible but has a drawback in that one it's flammable and second it can get diseased. Yes your...

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Indypicker.com Blog - Aurora Model Motoring ThunderJet Slot Cars

Indypicker.com Blog - Aurora Model Motoring ThunderJet Slot Cars

Aurora Model Motoring ThunderJet Slot Cars The Aurora Motoring ThunderJet 500 was and is one the all time classic slot cars of all time. Using the innovative "pancake" motor design to save space in the HO 1/87 body was quite ingenuous. By making the commutator flat instead of round as in regular slot car can motors were roughly reduced in size by about 90%.    In 1963 British American Engineer Derek Brand developed the motor to fit the new line of ThunderJet slot cars replacing the ill-fated vibrator motor. The line went from 1963 to 1971 when Aurora introduced the...

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Indypicker.com Blog - Go Vintage for Your Wedding Jewelry

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Indypicker.com Blog - Go Vintage for Your Wedding Jewelry

Wedding costs continue to rise with diamond bridal sets pushing 5 figures. While most vintage jewelry rings made of platinum and diamonds will push those figures this post is about what you the bride and possibly your bridesmaids can wear to compliment that beautiful wedding ring.    

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Indypicker Blog - Vintage Eldon Slot Car Find F1 Champ Juan Fangio

Indypicker Blog - Vintage Eldon Slot Car Find F1 Champ Juan Fangio

Indypicker.com has come upon a 1964 Eldon 1/32 slot car depicting the Dayton Fdry Spl #77 which was owned by the late George Walther of Dayton Walther Racing and father of racer the late Salt Walther. 

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