"Avery useful photo, Eva. Personally I think it would be good to have your earlier photo as well, simply as another example of a hairpin like Linda's. Truly, there is no controversy about these pieces at all!!"
"Meanwhile I found two (very bad) pictures of how it is worn under a local "club" of old costumes. It was around 1850, in later years, the pin was not worn anymore. It was worn with a little piece of red cloth or knitted part (cannot tell…"
"Joost, no problem. In order to avoid problems, I have removed my links and comments as it seemed to lead to controversy only, and this was not my intention. I wanted to enrich the discussion. I have never looked on Ebay for such an item, I was…"
"Eva, - I am sure I am speaking on Linda's behalf (unless she corrects me!) as well as my own if I say that neither of us would have been under any impression that you were trying to put down Linda's price or piece! Not at all - you were…"
Hello,everyone, I would ,love to hear some suggestion on how the best waydisplay my silver, the last year i have it in a cabinet, what helps becauseit does not need so much polishing because of humidity!!But then I have a rather big collection of brass bracelets and anklets, and I reallydo not know how to display them!!Any suggestion are very welcome!!Regards CarrySee More
"Sorry: I wrote a note about silver and brass cleaning further below, not having seen Waqar's. It confirms what he says, and also adds a number of other things. By the way, I think this is about the third time I have written this stuff, but of…"
"I missed out what Waqar wrote above about the aluminium and washing/baking soda treatment. Sorry for the repetition. Anyway, we are in hearty agreement. This method is about the only one that I fairly often use for heavily tarnished silver; if the…"
"I found myself using salt (as an abrasive) and lemon - or vinegar (another acid, after all) - on heavily tarnished brass and copper in the mid 60s, when we were young, and bought such things as old jam-pans (some of which we kept but many of which…"