$ 1,500.00

1939 Coro "Carmen Miranda" Bracelet, Gold-Plated Rhinestone Clamper

One of the rarest pieces of costume jewelry

Approx. Size: Interior Dimension - 2.25" (5.7 cm); Width - 1.50" (4 cm)

Condition: Very good, no dead stones, very minor wear on inside

Mark/Label: This piece is unmarked.  There is matching brooch with Trademark #13 as a mark.

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The famous gold-plated clamper bracelet by Coro made in 1939.  Dubbed the Carmen Miranda, this large openwork bracelet features large rhinestone camellias and daises with glass cabachon centers in red, blue and green.  Rhinestone pave petals surround the cabochon centers with green enameled leaves hanging on the gold stems.   This bracelet is very dimensional with each camelia sticking out almost 1/2 inch. Tab close has three rhinestones on the top.   Carmen Miranda stacked two of these on her arm during the Cuanto La Gusta dance number in the 1949 movie A Date With Judy.

Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed it's name to Coro Inc., a combination of the two names, in 1943. Coro was once one of the largest costume jewelry companies in the world and employed many distinctive designers including Adolph Katz, design director; Gene Verecchio; Oscar Placco; Robert Geissmann and Massa Raimond. The company filed for bankruptcy in the late 1970s. Coro had a large number of jewelry lines.   Check out the VJSE blog for a great article on Coro and Vendome.


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$ 145.00

Vintage 1930s Beaded Blouse, Navy & Pink Crepe de Chine

Interesting combination of navy blue and salmon pink silk crepe de chine.  

Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below

Condition: Good. Minor wear commensurate with age. Some minor bead loss at top right shoulder

Mark/Label: None

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Beautiful beaded vintage blouse from the 1930s.  Front yoke, sleeves and back are all in navy. Lower part of the front is in pink.  This blouse is slightly tucked at the waist.  Navy blue beading runs down the front fringing over the top of the pink.  More navy beads fall down the of the front.  The beading has an aurora coating that really makes them glisten. Three quarter sleeves with decorative horizontal darts near openings.  

This blouse is meant to be tucked in and was part of a set with a matching high waisted skirt since there are buttons along the bottom of the back and the bottom front edged is pinked rather than hemmed. Blouse is longer in the front than the back.  Back zipper side and side snaps. Light shoulder padding.  


Approx. Measurements taken flat:
Shoulders: 14.5" (37 cm)
Bust: 16.5" (42 cm)
Waist: 15.5 (40 cm)
Length in Front: 23 (58.5 cm)
Length in Back: 19.5 (50 cm)
Sleeve: 18” (45.5 cm)
Sleeve Opening: 4.5" (11.5 cm)


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$ 55.00

1940s Brown Pouch Handbag by Princess, Gold Crown Clasp

You're the vintage princess with this extraordinary 1940s purse

Approx. Size: 8" x 7" x 3 (20 x 77.5 x 7.5 cm); Straps are 1" (2.5 cm) wide; 6" (15 cm) hang; Closure: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure

Mark/Label: Bag by Princess

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Pouch style fabric vintage purse in medium brown. The focal point is the oversized crown snap close in gold metal. Beautiful brown satin lining with one main compartment plus a small pocket and an additional comb pocket, gold comb lock. Double straps. #FP126


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$ 125.00

1930s Art Deco Rhinestone Brooch by Fred Gray

This authentic 1930s art deco brooch is absolutely stunning.

Approx. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" (6.25 x 3.81 cm)

Condition: Very Good. No dead stones

Mark/Label: Star in a Circle, Made in USA. These marks are attributed to Fred Gray

One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.


Rectangular brooch loaded with sparking rhinestones in a floral and leaf pattern. Backing pot metal. Nice size for dresses, jackets, coats or even handbags. 


We have not found much information on this company. We do know that Gray was a designer for Coro before starting his own company in the 1930s. 


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$ 52.00

Vintage 1940s Coro Victorian Revival Mourning Cameo

This Victorian revival brooch from Coco is breathtaking in it's detail.

Approx. Size: 2" x 1.75" (5 x 4.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Coro, design patent # 121349

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Oval black glass cameo from Coro set in a gold metal rectangular "picture frame" setting. Small ring of pearl beading around the outside of the cameo. Wear as a brooch or hang from your favorite strand of pearls. Design patent number is dates from 1940. 

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$ 55.00

1940s Cocktail Hat, Black Velour Felt, Feathers & Beading, Hat Size 20

Here's a 1940s feather cocktail hat with a dab of sophistication

Approx. Hat Size: 20.5" (52.07 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" x 7" (20 x 18 cm); Height of Crown 6” (15.24 cm)

Condition: Good, minor wear commensurate with age.

Mark/Label: Exclusively Parkridge; Merrimac Velour Regale on hat body

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Back felt vintage hat with a side pom of feathers. Black beaded detailing top where the feathers meet the hat body. Hat body has two tiers in the front. 


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$ 65.00

1940s Black Straw & Velvet Tilt Hat by Janyth Roy

Tilt hats fit most women and the corded details on the back of this one make it a stand out.

Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most. Diameter: 7" (17.5 cm); Height of Crown 1” (2.5 cm); Decorative back piece: 5" x 5" (12.5 cm)

Condition: Very good. Netting is in great shape no visible holes

Mark/Label: Janyth Roy New York, Label size 22

Buy Now. Vintage Item only one available.

Beautiful 1940s hat by Janyth Roy. Round straw top with back piece of wool felt. Long black netting may be worn either down over the face or over the back. Black wool piece on the back of the hat has decorative cording. This one fits on top of the head so fits most. 

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$ 55.00

1930s Red Scottie Dog Brooch, S.S. Kresge Pin-Up Pups

Called Pin-Up Pups. Fun early plastic brooch, from a series sold at S.S. Kresge Co. during the 30s.

Approx. Size: 1.75" x 1"  (4.5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label:  None

Called Pin-Up Pups they were sold on a paper card that boasted "Our heads move" and indeed they do. Each Scottie dog head can be turned as shown in the second photo. Does not test positive for bakelite. 

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$ 55.00

1950s Rhinestone Brooch by Mazer Brothers

Perfect for cocktail attire

Approx. Size: 2.5 "x 1.5" (6.25 x 3.81 cm)

Condition: Very Good. No dead stones

Mark/Label: Mazer Brothers

One of a kind vintage brooch, get it before it's gone

Lovely silver metal swirl brooch with round rhinestones and navette and round stones in the base. Rhodium backed for maximum sparkle. Truly a lovely piece.  

The Mazer Brothers company was founded in 1926 by brothers Louis and Joseph Mazer in New York City. Joseph left to form his own company - Joseph J. Mazer and Co. - better known as JOMAZ, in 1946 while Louis continued Mazer Bros. into the early fifties. Later jewelry was designed by Andre Fleuridas, and in the 70s by Adolfo. Mazer is known for high quality, interesting designs and the use of Swarovski crystals. Mazer jewelry is very collectible.


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$ 12.00

Green Pinwheel Earrings, Prewar Germany

A subtle pinwheel design make these ear clips special

Approx. Size: 1" (2.5 cm )diameter

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Germany

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Beautiful thermoset plastic ear clips from Germany. Light green pinwheel design in the plastic.

Thermoset plastic jewelry is a type of melted plastic that is formed or poured into molds. Thermoset pieces cannot be reformed once they have been heated and formed making them strong and durable and perfect for jewelry design.  

The Germany mark rather than West (Western) Germany indicates these were made in Germany prior to the end of WWII


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$ 75.00

1940s Bolero Style Blouse with Rhinestones in Pink & Black Silk Crepe de Chine

This beautiful short, nipped-waist top with decorated sleeves also works great as a jacket.

Approx. Size:  Small, please check measurements below

Condition: Very good. No stains, rips or tears.

Mark/Label:  None


Beautiful short, nipped-waist top in black and pink silk crepe. Also works well as a jacket. Sleeves are decorated with burgundy and green Sequins, faux pearls and gold silk braiding in a flower and leaf pattern. Four large buttons in front covered in matching fabric. Glam look for either dressing up or in jeans. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15"  (38 cm)
Bust: 30"  (76 cm)
Waist: 28"  (71 cm)
Length: 21"  (53 cm)


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$ 48.00

Art Deco Changette Brooch, Onyx & Red Enamel, Hidden Money Compartment

Did your mom ever advise to "always have cab fare home?" Well now you can with this fabulous Changette brooch

Approx. Size: 3" x 1" ((7.5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Good, color still intact. Pin is operational. Back has wear per photo.

Mark/Label: Changette, pat. pend

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Unique design originally patented in the 30s, by the Changette Company allowed you to carry folded paper money or coins inside a beautiful brooch. Side door flips open to reveal your money. Red enamel and silver metal with black onyx. These pieces are rare and very collectible. 


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$ 87.50 $ 125.00

1930s Wild Brown Mink Stole with Head & Tails

1930s Wild Mink Stole with a surprise on the back

Approx. Size: Length" 68" (172.5 cm), including longest tail of 8"; Width: 8" (20 cm)

Condition: Pelts and lining are intact with no tears or rips. Several of the dangling tails have lost some of their sections and there are two loose pieces. My furrier says these cannot be reattached do to the dryness of the skins.

Mark/Label: None

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Our local furrier let us know that this stole is wild mink and is 70 - 80 years old. Wild minks are smaller than ranch minks so the individual pelts are more narrow.  These dark brown pelts are perfectly matched dark brown pelts creating slightly darker striping. 

In the middle of the back of the stole is a surprise, the head with glass eyes. Bakelite chain runs across the front and hooks into a loop on the other side. Brown silk crepe lining with small inside pocket. Please read condition report. 


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$ 14.00 $ 28.00

1930s Floral Brooch with Yellow Rhinestones

The striking yellow color makes this 1930's brooch a real standout. 

Approx. Size: 3" x 2"  (7.5 x 5 cm)

Condition:  Minor enamel loss commensurate with age

Mark/Label:  None

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Large prong-set dark yellow rhinestones with gold metal detailing and green enameling on the leaves. Open-back mounting makes the rhinestones really shine. Based on weight and construction I am estimating that this piece is from the 1930s.

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$ 18.00

Vintage Gold Folded Straw Hat, Ric Rac Trim, Hat Size 22

This is the most unusual vintage hat we have every seen.

Approx. Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 5"  (12.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None, unfortunately.

Definitely one of a kind - Buy Now.


Your guess is as good as mine. Round straw base with more straw folded over and round that base. All edges are finished with gold ric rac.



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