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6 layer chevron strand w/ Peace Medal - Need appraisal help
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 14:22:04

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has been pretty tough for me the past few months and I have been holed-up waiting for the storm to pass. But, my fortunes have taken a decided up-tick. I am attaching some photos of a huge 6-7 layer chevron assemblage with a Peace Medal. I probably need to get a professional appraisal done, what are your thoughts?

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7 layer chevrons
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 15:00:35

Here is a mac daddy 7 layer and its little brother...larger one is exactly 2" long and 1-1/4" in diameter. 'Small' one is 1-1/4" long and 1" in diameter.

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Re: 7 layer chevrons...WAAAAAHOOOO!!!...& Glad to see you Mel.
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/05/2014, 16:01:26

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Awww, I missed you guys so much <3
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02/05/2014, 16:13:43



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6 layer chevron strand w/ Peace Medal- Do some internet searches...can we see the edge of the award?
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/05/2014, 16:03:15

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...can we see the edge of the award?
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 16:22:45

Here you go, let me know if you'd like to see more.

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Very often on the reproductions you can see casting flash on the circumference, this looks good!
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/06/2014, 18:50:53

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Crazy Kiffa strand!!
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 16:12:21

Let me know if you guys want any close-up shots.

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Re: 6 layer chevron strand w/ Peace Medal - Need appraisal help
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Posted by: Jim Johnson Post Reply
02/05/2014, 21:02:29

One thing is for sure re Peace Medals.....there are many thousands of fakes out there for every real item. There are several excellent books available over Ebay or Amazon re how to tell real from repro medals sold as real.Real US Peace Medals were made of copper and Silver....never bronze or pewter.
Is yours real silver or pewter or even German silver? That will tell you something quickly.
I will let the Chevron experts comment on the 6 layer chevrons.



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Pretty sure it's silver...
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 21:54:46

...it's definitely not bronze or pewter...the weight of it, look of it and (I know this sounds dumb) but the smell of it tell me it's real silver. The wear patterns seem right, the edges and high points are softly worn and the patina seems right. The way it's strung makes me think it's been an assemblage as is for many years.
Would more photos help in any way? Should I send it to someone to have it authenticated? The way it sits it looks like a very valuable piece, but I'm sincerely baffled as to how to verify. In the meantime I'll see if I can find some books re Peace Medals.
Thanks very much for the input Jim, it means a lot to me. -Mel



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More photos
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 22:33:23

Here's most of the rest of the beads in this group. I feel like I just cleaned out a rendezvous. Just call me Mountain Mel :)

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Re: More photos…Those large White Hearts are soooper good too…Search for Burma White Hearts...
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02/06/2014, 20:45:16

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Burma red hearts
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/06/2014, 21:57:28

I had no idea they were traded in Asia, it's so cool how much I still have to learn, love it!



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Re: More photos
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Posted by: SirBrackalot Post Reply
02/06/2014, 20:53:50

Just an inquistative type here, but you found these in some mountains?? like in a non US country? like afghanistan? or some place in the middle east...i'm just learning about beads, and I'm fascinated. Never would be able to travel there, but curious about the wondrous possibilities.



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and more photos - just the chevrons
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/05/2014, 22:56:29

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Last pics for tonight - unusual inner layer colors on these 7-layers?
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/06/2014, 00:25:15

The first pic shows a 30mm x 27mm seven layer with clear light green layers (this one has been through the wars, poor guy, very large chunk out of him)
The second pic shows a 25mm x 23mm seven layer with mixed black/brick red layers.

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In the Second photo, the brick first and third layer bead is very special!!
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/06/2014, 20:49:39

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What a killer score Mel, I am sooo happ;)y for you!!! Keep us apprised.
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/06/2014, 18:47:43

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Thanks Jake! I'm going to need some help with the Kiffas
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/06/2014, 19:27:12

I know you guys are busy and having fun right now, but when you get some time I'd love to get your opinion on the age of the kiffas. I think they look detailed enough to be older but they are far outside my usual scope. I'll post some additional photos in a new thread later tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for the encouragement and for sharing in my excitement! -Mel



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They are authentic!
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Posted by: jake Post Reply
02/06/2014, 20:39:33

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Re: They are authentic…A little rough, but great!
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02/06/2014, 20:41:07

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Re: Re: They are authentic…A little rough, but great!
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Posted by: Mel H Post Reply
02/06/2014, 21:04:05

Awesome! That is great news, I'm so thrilled. Man, when things finally get good they really get good, haha! Finally getting my karma back on straight I guess. Happy dance!



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WOWWW Mel. Found Ali Bab's cave ??!!! Great collection!
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02/07/2014, 04:56:34

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