|Jan is right!|
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And as others have pointed out, keep searching! When you come upon a basket full of baggies of beads and odds and ends at an antique fair, look at every one. All the way to the bottom. When you encounter a display case full, look at every shelf. Even start with the bottom, shelf! No stone unturned.
Example: at a flea market last month, I stopped at a rather sparce table. From a distance it didn't look very promising. But there were a few lonely baggies on that table...I bought a 5.00 baggie. In it were...
1) a strand of Native American traded (the type commonly found in N. Ca)
Venetian glass white beads and green heart beads, 4-5mm, 23 inches.
These are seen at Native American shows for 50.00 or so per strand
2) A Mexican low-grade silver bracelet - comparable seen for 60.00 on
3) A pair of earrings with 6 Mexican horse milagros (Milagros can be
bought in bead stores for 2.00 per piece
Not that I will seek the same prices on what I list above for any of those items, but I feel it was a very well-spent 5.00! The NA traded Venetians will stay in my pile! And it was fun. The seller even knew what she had, was pleased that I knew what I had found, and she was just thinning out. I was grateful for the score and will try not to wonder what was in her pile at the beginning of the morning! :)