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Bit of jewelry and an old wooden box

The finds on Tuesday morning were good, but the evening was pretty dry.

I did find this luggage inside one of the above bags. It was musty and a bit damp – it’d probably been in a basement for a long time. There were some pretty random things in there, like a couple of clipboards and a VCR tape for some movie. There was also a bunch of jewelry.

It was all vintage, but not much in the way of precious metals (my standards are getting high eh?). I’ll show you a few pieces though.

A little bracelet (I think) marked “Adrienne.” It’s marked as being “Gold filled” “Sterling base” and “Gold seal.”

A couple of cute teddy bear hair clips.

A nice old sterling silver ring. A few rocks are missing on the front.

Another Waltham watch. This one’s not worth nearly as much as the last one though!

This is an odd little metal box (only 1 inch tall) which opens up to show a figurine of Jesus. The figurine is marked “Germany” on the bottom.

Finally, this is a wooden box I found with the gold Waltham watch from a few weeks back. It contained some of the tobacciana that I posted in the past, so I’m guessing it would have been for that purpose originally.

It’s in decent shape – a little love would probably make it really great. The coolest part though is the inscription (last picture):
“Alfred Wood Lee from Ada Lee Willis, Christmas 1888.” There’s a few symbols lower than that but I don’t recognize them.

This box (and maybe some contents) were a gift for someone about 125 years ago!

That’s all for now!

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