Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wow, stuff like this really does happen!

Hey, something cool happened!  A couple of weeks ago, I found this pin at a garage sale, and paid a buck for it.  My intention was to sell it on the My Pal Peppy site, and hopefully garner six or seven dollars' profit for it. It was just unusual enough, though, that I hesitated, thinking to try and identify it before listing it. Am I glad I did!

Last night, a bit of internet sleuthing helped me identify this as a design patented Coro brooch dating from the early forties. More investigating turned up a similar pin listed by the shop "Aged and Opulent Jewelry" (also on Etsy) and their pin is priced at $135!  I sent the owner photos of my pin, and was quickly rewarded by the response that my pin is indeed an authentic Coro brooch, and that it was a lucky find. I was also instructed not to polish it, as that would detract from its value.

This is super! I don't know whether I will sell it eventually or not. I've got to wear it a few times first, at least.What fun to acquire a collectible "find" of my very own! 

Junking is the ultimate cheap thrill!

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