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"This is the piece which prompted the collecting urge. It is a two-piece belt buckle made by William B. Kerr & Co. of Newark, NJ at just about the turn of the century. I call this piece the Butterfly Lady because of the shape. It is about 4 inches wide and 2.5" tall. At the time I acquired it in the mid-1970's, I had no idea what it was, or who made it. But I thought it was beautiful, and wanted to know more about it. I was amazed that something so fragile could have survived in such good condition for three quarters of a century, and was keen to know if other buckles of similar design and manufacture also survived. I was also impressed by how beautiful it was to wear. So I began to go to flea markets, antique shows and antique shops, looking for similar pieces."


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