VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY
Daniel W. VanArsdale, 7/2007, 10/2010, 5/2011,
Currently (8/25/2016) none
of the below links to Picasa albums are working. This is due to incompetence,
or deliberate sabotage, by Google, since
all these were working since any changes I made.
Many others have the same problem, and Google
seems to be offering little or no help since their priorty
seems to be to force everyone to
use Google+, their attempt at social networking. Even that route does not
seem to work. I am trying to solve this problem, and when I do I will remove this notice. DWV
Since 1987 I have collected
over a thousand different vintage costume jewelry owl pendants.
Almost all were purchased used, initially at California swap
meets and thrift stores, later on eBay. Most were mass produced
during a fad for owl pendants during the 1970's. Links are provided
here to view the entire collection. Each item is individually photographed
and documented. I hope this will assist collectors of inexpensive jewelry
and provide the general viewer with an appreciation of this episode in
There are approximately 1250 items in the
collection, representing over 900 different molds (shapes or
types). For many types I have collected variations such as both
a goldtone and silvertone example, or different colors of enamel.
Of the 1250 pendants, over 425 are signed on the back. Initially
I collected all categories of owl jewelry. But there are so many that
budgetary and space considerations incline one to specialize. Pendants
have the advantage of ease of display - they have a loop for suspension
(the "bail"), and most lie flat in contrast to pins. Pendants less
than one inch in length are likely charms or detached earrings, though
one pendant just one half inch long was attached to an 8 inch chain.
Larger pieces may actually be watch or key chain fobs, wall hangings
or even Christmas ornaments. Also included are pieces that have both
a bail for suspension and a pin for fastening to fabric.
My approach to collecting costume jewelry
has been influenced by long established conventions in coin and
stamp collecting. There is an impossible attempt at completeness,
and thus an interest in very common and undistinguished items as
well as the identification of variations and rarities. In addition,
I have sought to demonstrate how designers copy one another or modify
their own creations. There are many ways to collect costume jewelry,
such as by designer, material, style, period, animals, etc. No claim
is made here that my way is more appropriate than any other. If it
can escape the bane of fraudulent copying, inexpensive jewelry should
provide a rich province for creative collecting. Each piece once appealed
enough to someone to get them to buy it. Some pieces make us wonder
how that could be, but these illustrate how much tastes can change as
the years pass.
The collection is mounted on sheets
of black velvet tacked to walls. The pendants are hung in rows
using 5/8 inch brads with narrow heads. If a pendant has a particularly
narrow opening in the bail one can snip the head off the brad so
the pendant can be conveniently removed and replaced without removing
the brad. Rings or a bit of wire may also be used to hang a piece.
Chains are usually removed and tagged to identify which pendant they
go with. Some chains are left on and displayed if they can not be
removed without damage or are customized to the pendant.
The manner of organizing
any collection is important, especially as the collection grows.
Designer names are prominent in collecting and marketing vintage
costume jewelry, and are featured in the literature. But with
many unsigned pieces other criteria must apply also. Be sure
to organize your collection so that if you look at a picture of
a piece offered for sale you can easily check if you already have
it or not. For owl pendants the number of jointed segments (if any)
and the total length of the pendant are useful for this.
I used a Canon Power Shot
S50 digital camera (5 million pixels) for the pictures here.
All were shot without the flash and using autofocus and macro (close
up) mode. I gave up on "manual" focus, and some pieces presented
a challenge to the autofocus. It often helped to change the background
color, as from black to orange. If I were ever to do something
like this again I would invest in a SLR digital camera. It would also
have been helpful to purchase a light box, though an improvised arrangement
using a cut out plastic water jug can suppress reflections. I used
natural lighting, shooting only on sunny mornings, and controlling
the light by Venetian blinds. Though initially I often failed to do
so, I now advise that the photograph of a piece always shows a part
of the chain it is suspended on, if there is one. It is also informative
to include any parts of a set that may be present, such as earrings.
There are several online photo sharing programs
available. This presentation uses Picasa, a package of free
photo management software from Google. For information on Picasa
see the "Links and References" at the end of this page. Google also
provides 1024 MB of free disk space for one to share photographs using
Picasa. Links are provided below to 33 Picasa Web Albums containing
a total of about 1345 jpeg photos. These include a picture of every pendant
in the collection (some pendants appear in more than one Web Album)
and use about 25 % of my 1024 MB. Once within a Web Album the viewer
may wish to use the following Picasa options:
Comments, corrections or questions are
welcome. The great majority of photographs are of a single piece.
For each photo Picasa allows for a caption whose first line of
text is displayed in the Web Albums without requiring action by
the viewer. Following is the kind of information I have provided
in these captions.
- View the complete caption to a
photo by placing the mouse pointer over the image.
- Enlarge a photo by left clicking
the image. The enlarged image will display the complete caption.
- Leave a comment to a photo you
are viewing enlarged by clicking "Post Comment" below the image
and on the right.
- Return to viewing the entire album
(while viewing an enlargement) by clicking the highlighted album
- While viewing the album, activate
a slide show of highly enlarged photos by clicking "Slideshow"
on the top left.
In recent years, Google, which provides the Picasa software, discouraged
the use of Picasa in order to promote their social networking program
Google+. The situation has now been stable for a few years (2015). When
you click on a link to a Picasa photo album below, you will likely initially
see it displayed in the Google+ format, without any margins between photos.
There should be a yellow rectangle near the top-center of the display which
converts the album to a Picasa format with margins and captions. Alternatively,
you may stay in the Google+ format. Then clicking a photo provides an enlarged
version with its caption and other information to the right.
The designer or manufacturer's name or logo if it appears on
the piece. Also provided are product numbers, dates of manufacture,
country of origin, etc. - any inscription that appears. If information
comes from a removable tag, or from the chain, this is either not
used or the source is documented. Such identification can be added
to a piece to mislead a buyer. If no signature is given in the caption
to a piece it means it is unsigned.
Segments: This is the number of flexibly attached segments
through the vertical mid-line of the piece. Dangling eyes or wings
are not counted as segments. Joining of segments may be by jump
rings, permanent hooks on the piece or an incorporated chain.
If the number of segments is clear from the photograph I generally
do not bother to state it in the caption. If a piece is unjointed it
is considered to have one segment.
The vertical length in inches (to tenths) from the highest place
on the head (ear tips or top center of the head) to the lowest place
on the tail. The bail is not measured, but tassels are. The length
of a jointed pendant may vary with the size of jump rings. For multiple
or framed owls we measure the vertical length of the whole piece. Note
that the length of some pins is not well defined since its design may
allow multiple interpretations of what is a proper vertical direction.
However vertical direction is well defined for a pendant - it is just
the direction it hangs when suspended from its bail. Conversion: 1
inch = 2.54 centimeters. In the Picasa captions we abbreviate, for example,
a length of 3.4 inches by L 3.4".
The weight of the piece in avoirdupois ounces. This excludes
the chain unless otherwise specified. Conversion: 16 ounces =
1 pound, 1 ounce = 28.349 grams. Inexpensive electronic scales
are now available with accuracy to 1/10 of a gram. This allows rapid
and accurate weighing to the nearest 1/100 of an ounce. Though weight
is not visually apparent, together with the length it provides a useful
way to refer to a piece in a Web Album. Also modern copies are often
lighter than the corresponding vintage piece and hence weight may
become useful in authentication. In the Picasa captions we abbreviate,
for example, a weight 0.62 ounces by W 0.62 oz.
The type of accessory: pendant, pin / pendant, key chain
fob, locket, perfume holder, wall hanging, etc. If unstated it
means the piece is a pendant.
Materials: "Goldtone" and "silvertone" mean any type
of metal that is either gold or silver colored throughout, or is coated
with a gold or silver colored material. Similar use is made of the
terms "pewtertone," "coppertone," and "bronzetone." Though these
colors may seem apparent in photographs, it is common on eBay to
see a piece that, for example, looks goldtone in a photograph but
is silvertone. This may result from background colors or even your browser
settings. Thus we generally specify the predominant metal color even
it is seems apparent in the photo. About the only actual metals identified
here are sterling silver, copper, pewter and bronze - usually by a mark
on the piece. Auxiliary materials used on a piece may also be identified,
such as enamel, plastic, faceted glass, ceramic and paint.
The terms below relate roughly to how often I have seen a piece
offered for sale at yard sales, flea markets and shops (since 1987),
or on eBay (since around 1997). In 2008 new owl pendants from Asia
began appearing in great numbers on eBay and the number of vintage
pieces offered declined. The rarity estimates below are what was
observed prior to this change.
Price is not considered: a common item may be priced high, a rare
item cheap. For many items, especially smaller unsigned pendants,
I have not kept a mental tally. For these I either give no estimate of
rarity, or lump them in the category "AVAILABLE." These estimates do not
apply to handcrafted, imported or old (pre 1960) items. An estimation
of rarity must distinguish between the rarity of the type (mold), and
the rarity of a variation of
the type, such as the particular colors in the piece illustrated.
If it is not clear from the context, we will explicitly state so if
the rarity refers to a variation. The word "type" here is similar to
its the usage in coin collecting, where in a "type collection" one collects
an example of a basic coin design, disregarding varying dates and mint
marks. Again, the following definitions apply to the eBay market in
2007, but not thereafter.
ABUNDANT: I have seen
hundreds just in the previous five years. There are always
some of the type on eBay.
COMMON: I have seen dozens
over the years. There is often one for sale on eBay.
AVAILABLE: I may have
seen at least ten over the years. Or I may not have kept a
mental tally if the piece is small, unsigned or otherwise indistinctive.
Though probably the piece is not "common," if you watch eBay for
a few months one is likely to be offered for sale.
UNCOMMON: I have seen
several over the years. You may have to wait a year for one
to come up on eBay.
RARE: I have seen at most
a few. And the piece is easily recognized, being large, signed,
memorable in some way, or a type I have been looking for. It could
be several years, if ever, for one to be offered on eBay.
At the end of the caption I may add such information as:
(1) comparisons to other pieces, especially different versions
of the same mold, (2) different signatures found on the same type,
(3) selling prices (including shipping) of this or similar pieces
on eBay, with month and year of sale, (4) when the piece was purchased,
(5) assessment as to whether a piece is vintage or not,
and (6) any known appearance of the piece in a book or periodical. I wish
now that I had recorded the acquisition date of all the owls in the
collection, especially those bought in the last 10 years, since this
would have been useful in deciding if a piece is truly vintage. Recently
(10/2013) I have used Newspapers.com to search "owl pendant" or "owl necklace"
and find early advertisements of owl pendants. Several results are documented
in captions in the web albums. This could be used for other jewelry, but
only if it is in a category that has a conventional name to search for.
VINTAGE OR NOT?
Since around 2007 hundreds of new types of owl
pendants have been manufactured in Asia. At first, most of these
designs were imitative of popular vintage American designs. But
after a year or so, totally new creations appeared. These recent
imports may often be distinguished from vintage pieces in the following
ways: (1) they are almost never signed, (2) the new pieces are lighter
and often smaller than comparable vintage pieces, (3) genuine enamel
(glass) is rarely seen, however there is a "fake enamel", made of thin
plastic sheets, that is difficult to distinguish from real enamel and
impossible to distinguish in a photograph, (4) the back of the piece
often bears small indented dots (molds for metals with high nickel content
may bear such marks), or streaks, (5) chains supplied often have the "lobster
claw" type fastener, (6) recently, garish color combinations are often seen
on the imports. Using the eBay search function on "owl pendant new" one
gets over 15,000 matches (11/2012), but most of these are duplicates of
several hundred unique designs. The vast majority of such lots are from China
or Korea and many offer multiples with a per unit price less than a dollar
and very low or free shipping costs. Even if you do not find a piece you
are looking for, by searching new items you can get a feel for identifying
But increasingly they are looking more and more
like they are of vintage manufacture. Often such new designs will
be described by Asian sellers as "vintage" in eBay auction titles,
usually due to unfamiliarity with the term rather than deliberate
deceit. The term "vintage style" may also be used, which always applies
to a recent import. Many are in the category "New, Vintage Reproductions",
within the Jewelry & Watches category. However many domestic sellers
on eBay have begun passing off recent Asian imports as "vintage", often
at much higher prices than the direct seller's price. This may be due
to innocent second hand purchases, but often it is deception to get a
better price for the piece. This is likely the case when we see a seller
offering many such "vintage" pieces, or even multiple lots of the same
design. You may be able to find a piece listed by other sellers as new by
using the eBay search function. But this can be time consuming, especially
with thousands of different pieces coming in each year. This problem is growing
and threatens the market value of genuine unsigned vintage costume jewelry
as well as its historical study. A belated solution to this problem
would be the legal requirement that imported jewelry be permanently
marked with the country of origin. It appears that country of origin
identification was required in the past, though often it was by a
removable label. Perhaps recent trade agreements have nullified the option
to require such labeling. The current flood of imitative imports is going
to cost many elderly women hundreds of dollars of value in the costume jewelry
they have accumulated over a lifetime. Politicians I have contacted
about this do not seem at all interested.
Albums - Finding a pendant.
Ordering photographs within web albums may be
done by one of the following criteria.
(1) Signature. Ordering is alphabetic. Within blocks
of the same signature the next criteria apply.
If you wish to look for a specific owl pendant
whose photo and description may appear here, do the following
steps. The clickable titles are links to Picasa Web Albums.
Note (10-9-2013): after clicking the links below you will go to a Google+
display of the pictures without captions; a message will read "Click
here to go to Picassa Web Albums."
(2) Number of Segments-Length-Weight.
These terms are defined above. Ordering
is from smaller to larger for each criterion. If the number
of segments are equal, length determines order. If lengths are also
equal, weight is used.
(3) Expository requirements. I have
ordered some expository albums (e.g. Shared Parts) in a way that
(1) If the pendant has a mark
for silver (e.g. "sterling", "ster", "925")
or is unmarked silver - search for it by segments-length-weight
(2) If the pendant is signed
(and is not sterling) search for it by the name in one of the
following categories: A-C, Alice Caviness,
L-P, Q-Z, Razza, SAO (or SA?), Tancer II,
(3) If only the head
is depicted, or multiple heads (and it is not sterling
nor signed) - search for it by segments-length-weight in HEADS.
(4) If the owl is
enclosed within a frame or backdrop
(and it is not in any of the above three categories) - search
for it by segments-length-weight in FRAMED.
Pendants that do not fall
in any of the above four categories are ordered by segments-length-weight.
Search as follows.
(5) If the pendant is not jointed (one
segment) search for it by length-weight in the following ranges
of length: 0.-1.9,
(6) If the pendant has exactly two segments
search for it by length-weight in: Two Segments.
(7) If the pendant has exactly three
segments search for it by length-weight in the following ranges
of length: 0-2.9,
(8) If the pendant has four or more
segments search for it by segments-length-weight in Four
or more segments.
There are also the following expository
Common - Signed, Very
Common - Unsigned, Very Rare
- Signed, Very Rare
- Unsigned, Some Variations,
Oval Eyes Design (variations on a classic and abundant design) and
Parts (recommended - documents many examples of copying). Finally,
there are some auction photographs of owl pendants not in the
collection in Some
More information about all these Picasa Web
Albums, with sample photographs and links repeated, appear below.
The numbers in parentheses after the links are the total number
of photographs in the Web Album.
The following categories of
owl pendants appear in their own Web Albums.
(42) Signed or unsigned, all predominantly silver
pieces, usually with a mark "sterling", "ster" or "925". Designer
signed pieces may also appear in the appropriate web album for
that signature. Sterling designer names appearing in the album
are: Bergere, Danecraft, G, Gorham, IS, Ferrara, LP, LW, Reed
& Barton, R.M. Trush, TSG, Uno A Erre. Also Mexico: APA, JPO,
TJ-17, TM-12, TM-65, TM-120, TS-01, TV-69 and Taxco MPL.
Unsigned, and only the head is depicted, or multiple heads.
If signed, the piece appears instead in the appropriate web album
for that signature. .
Unsigned, and the figure of the owl is enclosed within a frame
or backdrop. If signed, the piece appears instead in the
appropriate web album for that signature. If the piece is a
framed head, it appears in the Heads category.
SIGNED OWL PENDANTS
A - C (60) Principal names appearing
on the pieces are: Aachener, Accent, AD, Alan, Alpaca, Appleye, Art, Avon,
BCO, Beau Sterling, Bell, Kelly Bensimon, Bergere, BHS, BJ, Blackington, B/Line,
Bremin, CA, Cadora, Capri, Hattie Carnegie, Cathedral Pewter, Celebrity, Ciner,
Cinerama, CMI, Coro, Coventry, CP, CR.
Following are links to Picasa Web Albums
in which you will see the signed owl pendants in my collection,
plus some auction photos of signed pendants I do not possess.
Items are organized alphabetically by the names. Several more common
signatures have their own separate web album. The principal names
actually appearing on the piece are used in the file name for the
piece, and below. If a first and last name appear, alphabetizing uses
the last name. All Mexican signatures appear under "Mexico."
Pieces which carry a designation for sterling ("Sterling",
"925", etc.) appear in the web album Sterling, whether
they also carry a maker's mark or not.
PHOTO: Signed CINER. L 3.3", W 2.54 oz. Enamel
on goldtone. Uncommon.
D - G (27)
Mimi Din, Walt Disney, Dodd's, D'Orlan, George S. Driessmer,
Elaine, Sigmund Espeland, Fab, JC Ferrara, FFA, Florenza, Four Seasons,
G, Gerry's, Linda Gissen, Goldette, Grey Owl.
H - K (43)
Names: The Handcrafter, Glenn Heath, Heirloom Pewter, Henderson,
Hensen, Heritage Pewter, Hije, HMS, Hobe, Hollycraft, Hong Kong,
India, Italy, Japan, Jeanne, JED, JEM, Jorgen Jensen, Joel, Betsy
Johnson, JOMAZ, Joseff, JPD, Kim, Kramer, Krementz Sterling.
L - P (55)
Names: Kenneth J Lane, KJL, LBS, LG, Logo: lighthouse, LIN,
LIST, LITT, LJM, Lunch at the Ritz, Lunt Pewter, Mandle, Maxine
Marsh, Metzke, Meuli, Mexico, Miracle Britain, Monet, Nadia, Napier,
Nautilus by Sinclair, ND, Ned, Newburyport Pewter, Night Owl (design
name), (NK69), (NK70), Norsk Tinn, Naustrom, Onik, P, Parklane, Pewter,
Philippines, Lucien Piccard, George S. Preisner.
Q - Z (55)
Names: Rafaelian, Rawcliffe Pewter, Reed, Reed & Barton,
Revlon, J. Ritter, Original by Robert, Nettie Rosenstein, Sarah,
P. Sarpaneva, Sascha B (Brastoff), Dan Schwann, Scitarelli, Selandia
Pewter, Sir-R, SN, Sovereign House, Sphinx, Sumthing Special, Swarovsky,
Sweden, Swoboda, Tarina Tarantino, TC, Tennesmed, Tish, Top's Retreat,
Tortolani, TSG, TTP, Unger Bros., Mr.We, Wee Wisdom Nursery School,
West Germany, Windsong, Winnard, Woodsy, WT.
SAO (or SA?)
and TRIFARI (18)
In the following links you
will see images of hundreds of unsigned owl pendants.
These are organized automatically by file name, and we have chosen
the file names so the images will be ordered by:
(1) the number of vertical segments
in the pendant, beginning with unjointed pendants (one segment)
(2) for pendants with the same
number of segments, by increasing length (to the nearest one
tenth of an inch)
(3) for pendants with the same number
of segments and the same length, by increasing weight (to the
nearest one hundredth of an ounce).
With these conventions the viewer can see
if a pendant in hand is in these web albums. Pieces that are made
of sterling silver, are signed, that depict heads only, that are
framed, are listed in their own albums. Some signed pendants
are also present in the unsigned category if they also appear unsigned,
or if the signature is difficult to read.
PHOTO: Unsigned. L 2.7", W 1.24 oz.
Plastic on silvertone. Rare.
SEGMENT 0.0-1.9 INCHES (169)
SEGMENT 2.0-2.4 INCHES (115)
SEGMENT 2.5-2.9 INCHES (80)
SEGMENT 3.0-9.9 INCHES (66)
SEGMENTS 0.0-2.9 INCHES (39)
SEGMENTS 3.0-3.9 INCHES (82)
SEGMENTS 4.0-9.9 INCHES (76)
OR MORE SEGMENTS (53)
By informal observation over the years,
and some counting on eBay, I have selected some types that
I think are the most abundant of all the signed owl pendants.
They are listed in order - the most numerous appearing first. As
for all these lists of common or rare pendants, estimates are approximate,
especially toward the end of the list.
PHOTO: Signed Alan. Silvertone.
Length 5.0 inches. Weight 1.25 ounces. Abundant.
VERY COMMON - UNSIGNED (26)
We have selected some owl pendants that
are usually (or always) unsigned and that we estimate to be
the most frequently offered for sale. We have also taken the
liberty to give names to some of the most abundant of these.
PHOTO: Unsigned. L 2.2", W 0.83 oz. Ceramic
on goldtone. Abundant. The "Spaghetti Wings" pendant.
pendants above as the most common involves some guesswork.
Selecting which are the most rare is mostly guesswork. In this
Web Album we present photos of some signed pendants from the collection,
each of which I recall having seen only one or two over the years.
There are many such pendants, so we have selected the ones that
I have specifically been looking for, at least for a few years. These
lists exclude imports, hand crafted and old pieces. You rarely see
two of them that are alike.
PHOTO: Signed Kim. L 3.3", W 4.70 oz. Enamel
on goldtone. Very Rare.
- UNSIGNED (28)
I have seen at
most only a few of the unsigned owl pendants in this web album.
Further, they are the type that I would have likely remembered if
I had seen more.
PHOTO: Unsigned. L 5.4", W 2.11 oz. Paint
on pot metal. The "Turtle Back" pendant - of which I have seen
but three in over 15 years of collecting. See the start of the
"Shared Parts" web album for a explanation of this name.
a design type are presented here in paired photographs. Variations
illustrated and described include color, material, signature
and construction. Some color variations of common types are themselves
PHOTO: Signed Gold Crown Inc. L 2.4", W 1.12
This is a fairly common type of pendant, but I have
only seen two with this color scheme.
EYES DESIGN (20)
There can be reasonable disagreement
about which is the second or third most common unsigned owl
pendant. But there is no doubt which is the most abundant. I call
this "Oval Eyes," and it is the King of Owl Pendants. Very few
other owl pendants have full oval eyes. Note it has three segments,
a barred beak, up-flared feathers on the head and no perch. On a
typical day (3/17/2007) I counted about 30 Oval Eyes pendants for
bid on eBay or in eBay stores. There were only 8 of the next most frequent
type (Spaghetti Wings). Oval Eyes may be the most popular figural
jewelry design ever produced. Yet the designer is unknown. I have
never seen a vintage example that is signed on the back, and I have
seen or read descriptions of hundreds. Some with plastic feathers
attached to the breast also have a metal tag reading "Sumthing Special."
This does not seem to be a proprietary claim to the Oval Eyes design
since it only appears on some feathered versions. Sometimes the pendant
may come in its original box with a company name, marketed as the
"Wise Old Owl" pendant. But these company names vary and never appear
on the pendant itself. If you have any knowledge of who designed this
pendant please email me.
PHOTO: Unsigned. L 4.7", W 1.37 oz.
Goldtone. Abundant. The "Oval Eyes" pendant.
In the web album we present both vintage
and recent designs that are derived from the Oval Eyes design.
Almost all of the new designs are not claimed to be vintage by
the sellers, although such odd terms as "new vintage" may be seen.
These recent copies are often smaller and lighter weight than the vintage
The same, or nearly the same,
parts (head, belly, tail) often appear on more than one type
of pendant. We begin this album with three "chimera" - combinations
of parts from totally different vertebrates. Most of the pictures
are of certain stylized owl heads, such as the "brainy head" shown
here, that many owl pendants share. One sees these heads over and
over, and I have taken the liberty to name them. Some shared bellies,
talons and tails are also illustrated.
AUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS (159)
of the most interesting owl pendants you will see here are in this web
album. It contains eBay auction photographs of many owl pendants that
I did not purchase because the price was too high or because I was away.
No copyright protection was claimed for any of these photographs,
but if they are your work and you wish me to remove them I will. Or
I will just give you a credit if you prefer. I have not used any of
these photographs for commercial purposes. This also applies to other
auction photos in the Web Albums linked to above.
PHOTO: Signed Beau. Sterling and faux turquoise.
LINKS and REFERENCES.
search string for vintage owl pendants. This
will list owl pendants in the vintage category currently for
sale on eBay..
Items for sale plus many links.
Searches through microfilmed newspapers for a text string. Fees apply.
Picasa Official Site.
General information and download box for Picasa.
Costume Jewelry. Includes a large alphabetic
listing of trademarks.
Rhinestone Jewelry, Maryanne Dolan, 1984.
Has over 40 pages of older trademarks.
Costume Jewelry 202, Julia
C. Carroll, 2007. Information on identification and dating,
organized primarily by designers.
Weekly Hall of Fame The online Collector's Weekly selected this site
for its "Collector's Weekly Hall of Fame" in January, 2010.
Other key words: Owl jewelry, owl necklaces,
owl drops, owl pendents, my costume jewelry collection, fashion
jewelry owl pendants, costume jewelry of the 1970's.
If you have any corrections or comments please
email me. Also send a good photo and description of any vintage
owl pendant not listed and I will include it and give you a
Email: Daniel W. VanArsdale
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