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Eisenberg Signature Jewelry

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Eisenberg & Sons Company was started in 1914 as perfume and ladies clothing store. As sales continued to struggle in the late 1930s the began to make jewelry to compliment the clothes.

Eisenberg jewelry while being costume jewelry used only the highest quality items such as Swarovski Austrian crystal rhinestones and multiple color rhodium plating was used for mountings.

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Deciding to Buy a Bengal Kitten

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I usually write about vintage items, but decided to share our experience with owning Bengal cats. You may be considering owning a Bengal and there are so many opinions. I am not a breeder so my views are from having owned Bengals as a pet.

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Coro Costume Jewelry Vintage 1950/60s

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Coro Jewelry was established in 1901 under brands such as CoroCraft, Coro Duettes and Coro Crown Pins going out of business in 1979. They at one time had the largest costume jewelry plant in the world based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Estate Sale Vintage Bakelite Bangle Showcase

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We just came across these gorgeous wide vintage Bakelite bangles. We have been into Bakelite for over 10 years. First you need to know the Bakelite lingo with colors like yellow is not yellow it's mustard. Colors like Mississippi mud, paprika and creamed spinach were created to describe these vintage pieces. All of these bangles are 1.25" wide.

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Finding Alternative Places to Shop for Vintage

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There is more and more turmoil brewing with eBay everyday. eCommercebytes blog has weekly headlines with nothing positive to say about what eBay has done to their marketplace.

Let's face it eBay doesn't really care about vintage like they once did, they want to compete with Amazon selling high volume low-cost items from China. A lot of the current Vintage sellers sell products with huge shipping charges attached. And in certain genres don't actually know what they are selling i.e. Bakelite jewelry.

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