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I'm an history enthusiast who has been overzealous in collecting and so am in the processing of downsizing.

I find that history is best understood and interpreted by handling old items, and that research can be fun if you want it to be! While I completed an undergrad degree in history, I found that the tangible side of things often made it better to connect with the past as compared to texts alone - one of my favorite papers was for a social history course where I was looking at advertising in a 1950s magazine, and there was something to be said about flipping through the original aged pages that made it so much more alive than looking at a microfiche copy or textbook, for example.

Vintage is our history, our stories, our memories. For that reason, I like mass market items more than upscale items, as they are more representative…

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  • Joined March 1, 2009

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About

I'm an history enthusiast who has been overzealous in collecting and so am in the processing of downsizing.

I find that history is best understood and interpreted by handling old items, and that research can be fun if you want it to be! While I completed an undergrad degree in history, I found that the tangible side of things often made it better to connect with the past as compared to texts alone - one of my favorite papers was for a social history course where I was looking at advertising in a 1950s magazine, and there was something to be said about flipping through the original aged pages that made it so much more alive than looking at a microfiche copy or textbook, for example.

Vintage is our history, our stories, our memories. For that reason, I like mass market items more than upscale items, as they are more representative of the era / society in which they came from.

Vintage silver holds a special appeal to me as it's a sort of middle ground - it was a luxury item, yet within the means of most, especially in the postwar prosperity of the 50s onward.

All coin jewelry I make and sell are made from genuine vintage coins, usually silver but sometimes I'll use copper/bronze as well.

I rarely use nickel or copper-nickel coins in the jewelry I make - those which are will be clearly identified so that those with nickel allergies are aware.

Link back to shop: greenlandturtle.etsy.com

I have another etsyshop by the name of SterlingDelights.etsy.com

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