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QUESTION: Hi
I recently bought a beautifully made butterfly brooch. I can't seem to find anything about the manufacturer. the back is impressed with a lot of detail. There are 2 parrots (I think) On one side, under the parrot it looks like a stylized word, GOOD, and on the other side are symbols that almost look greek.Any help would be appreciated.

ANSWER: Hello, Please if you can take a picture of the front and again, the back is not very clear, retake a phot of the back.. My guess is the company 1928, but the picture is not clear for me to say for sure...

Valerie

http://www.vintagejewelrydeal.com

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QUESTION: Hi Valerie
Thank you so much for the info. I have included 2 more pictures. If you have any idea of a ballpark value and you are ok sharing with me I would appreciate it. If you can figure out the manufacturer that would be an immense help Thanks so much, Kathy

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Kathy,

The clasp of the brooch indicates that it is not very old. I would feel confident saying it can only date back to the early 1990's. My expertise is vintage jewelry and I am not familiar with the designer markings on the back. It looks very well made, the rhinestones are well set and give a nice "pave" look. I do not know the size of the brooch, but it looks like a nice size of 2 1/2 inches. I would put a price of $28-$38. I hope I helped you with this one, at least a little. Have a great holiday season.
Valerie

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Valerie Terracciano

Expertise

I can look at pictures and tell if it is costume or fine jewelry and I also have done appraising by photos. I know how to identify makers by their signatures and initials, hallmarks.

Experience

I have 20 years of experience pricing and selling vintage costume jewelry. I have sold on EBay for over 10 years and have worked over 100 antique shows worldwide selling buying and collecting antique jewelry. I have recently opened my first online webs tore where I am selling my costume jewelry http://www.vintagejewelrydeal.com

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I have most of my publicans on my own website.

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Self educated through 20 years of reading researching books and Internet.

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