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Posted by: cn Post Reply
03/25/2022, 15:53:13

I recently acquired this strand. I'm trying to figure out if any of these are 1980s reproductions. Some look very old. Others show little wear. Any opinions?

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very hard to tell without good closeups of each bead
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
03/27/2022, 13:09:55

Also, a very large number of trade beads have survived 100 or more years in very good to excellent condition so condition alone is not a good indicator. That, and some repros are being artificially aged.



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Posted by: cn Post Reply
03/27/2022, 14:26:51

Thanks Roseanne. Here are some better closeups. I acquired these from a bead collector who purchased them in Tucson about 30+ years ago. I appreciate your comments.

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Posted by: beadstore.com Post Reply
03/29/2022, 11:20:53

Thanks for posting the clearer pictures! I would say those look good to me. Nice beads!



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Posted by: cn Post Reply
03/29/2022, 17:09:09

Thanks so much.



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Posted by: cn Post Reply
03/29/2022, 17:09:24

Thanks so much.



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Yes definitely legit-old
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Posted by: rosetta Post Reply
04/02/2022, 17:16:15



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A Better Name
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Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
04/02/2022, 19:16:40

WGN van der Sleen referred to this pattern as an "Arabesque."

Since "Lewis & Clark" is nonsense, and a previous descriptive name was devised..., why not use it?

JDA.



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