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AKgreengirl

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2012 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKgreengirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I have recently felt the need to catalogue and photograph my growing collection, mostly to start the insurance process, but also somewhat out of pride and the desire to show off items that were meant to be seen and appreciated.

I focus mainly on collecting Unger Brothers pieces (some of you probably already read my previous treads), they are my obsession, but I have a few other pieces as well.  

Does anyone have an interest in me sharing the photos of these pieces here?

I noticed some other members sharing their collections, is that something that is alright to do on this forum?

Let me know and I will happily post photos of my growing collection for viewing and conversational pleasures.

And if it is not an OK thing here, please forgive the faux pas. 
-Grace

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-14-2012 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
see: Slide shows

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silberpunze

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2012 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silberpunze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is there any old (pre 1880) silver from Germany?

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2012 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, of course. We all love to see nice silver things - it is one of the main purposes for this forum.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2012 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I, for one, am really looking forward to seeing your collection!

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AKgreengirl

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iconnumber posted 09-18-2012 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKgreengirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yay!! Ok, I will be posting photos most likely starting tomorrow. Of course, as soon as I start a personal project, my home business starts picking up and makes me focus on it. smile Not that I am complaining mind you....

I'm so excited to share my collection with you all!!

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 09-19-2012 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Grace. I am very much looking forward to seeing some of your nice silver things.

Kimo

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AKgreengirl

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iconnumber posted 09-22-2012 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKgreengirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here she is, the beauty that started the obsession. 
For my introduction and further info on how I got interested in silver, check out: Thoughts/Quesions Re: Unger Brothers Fakes

Evangeline by Unger Brothers, hairbrush

A close up on her beautiful face. 

She has beautiful flowers surrounding her, morning glories I believe. 

The handle has interesting octopus like swirls on the end. 

I love how her hair wraps around the reverse side of the handle too. 

Her mark. 

Thank you all for your patience. More coming soon. <IMG SRC="http://www.smpub.com/ubb/smile.gif" alt="smile">

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-23-2012 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Grace. You bring back memories of when we first got started with our silver obsession. We decided we needed to document what we were doing and the rest is history. Complete absorption where one thing led to another, interests expanded and we have met some fabulous people along the way. Enjoy the journey.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2012 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Grace,

What a beauty! Thank you--that was a great pleasure. Please post more pictures of your collection!

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AKgreengirl

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2012 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKgreengirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the second piece I added to my collection (actually I got this about the same time as the next piece). At that point I don't think I realized I was "collecting," just that there was an extraordinary itchy type feeling to GEEET MOOOOOOORE!!!!!!! So I scratched...

Small Roses(?), Unger Brothers,  Vaseline/Rouge Pot

The wash is still visible in the lid (it's got my moonstone beads inside it).

Note the flaw is actually inside the glass. I assume it snuck in during the molding of the blank. I read somewhere (was it in their reprinted cut glass catalogue or silver catalogues?) that they did not make their own glass blanks, but bought from somewhere else. By doing that, they could focus more on the cutting aspect. 

No monogram, but a minor dent. Amazing for how long this piece has lived. 

Petite roses wrapped in little waves or scrolls (or are they feathers?) absolutely beautiful in their fine detail!!

The mark that, even when in my possession, makes my heart jump when I see it. smile

This pattern I can not find in their catalogue reprints, but I meant to mention that the Evangeline brush is item number 9726, seen on page 6 of their 1904 catalogue.  Next to her photo there is a list of 46 items in her pattern, from hair brush to tooth powder bottle, and that's just from the toilet set alone!!  *sigh*

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