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Coloradofinds' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Coloradofinds ...SURPRISE SALES and MARKDOWNS all over my shop!
Find something you LOVE!

Surprise Sales, a concept established here in 2008 returns for 2015.

Large private collection of vintage DESIGNER & LUXURY NECKTIES: FACCONABLE, COUNTESS MARA, IKE BEHAR, BROOKS BROS, XMI , ROBERT TALBOT, and many more! Paisley, Stripe, Repp, Foulard, Floral, Holiday, Skinny and Golf just to name a few. Something for everyone!

100 Ways to Tie a Tie that you never knew existed:
http://www.shirtsmyway.com/articles/different-ways-how-to-tie-a-tie-knots.php

NOTICE: COLORADO residents. Due to the high combined tax rates for sales made within the state of COLORADO and the burden of collecting and reporting Sales Tax I can no longer offer my items for sale to Colorado.

BAKELITE & CATALIN TESTING:

Most Bakelite and Catalin buttons exude a characteristic phenol smell which can be detected by rubbing or subjecting to hot water. Before I sell any Bakelite, I always test using a variety of accepted methods to include, hot water, smell and even the sound test for the characteristic Bakelite "clack".

Here is an expert opinion by Karima Perry, who has published numerous books on the subject and what she has to say about Bakelite, Catalin and Simichrome testing:
http://www.plasticfantastic.com/testing.html

BAKELITE, CATALIN & CELLULOID:

I have found the research and writings of Julia Pelletier Robinson to be the most scientific and informative. Here is a link to her website and an article about the differences among Bakelite, Catalin and Celluloid as well as other related articles.
http://www.celluloidforever.co/BakeliteorCelluloid.html

NOTE: My philosophy is to do no harm. If you are in doubt about any buttons in my shop please send me a convo. I do my very best to describe and test. If you remain in doubt, please do not purchase to conduct your own experiments and then request a refund based upon your own independent findings. I strive to help educate and inform along with the selling of vintage and antique buttons and collectibles.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.