Many of these charms are highly detailed, with multiple charms being highly articulated as well. This bracelet tells someone's entire life story!
Original owner appears to have been married but never had children as there are no baby type charms, and she traveled the world! There is a locket with her & her husband Ray's photos. All charms are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I hope this bracelet finds a loving home. HAPPY TO SEND DETAILED PHOTOS OF ANY CHARM YOU WISH TO SEE UP CLOSE!
Complete listing of charms, with potential stand-alone value when applicable, is as follows. HD = Highly detailed (best observed with a magnifier). FA = Fully Articulated (charm moves in a functional manner).2D = flat image (like a paper doll). 3D = fully formed miniature (like a real doll). List of charms is as follows. SS 3D western style man panning for gold HD 1cm tall. SS 2D Taurus bull olive wreath disc charm HD.
WW2 soldier ID bracelet converted to charm, inscription mostly worn off (most likely belonged to the owner's husband, Ray). SS 3D 1cm HD grand piano. SS Guatemala 1/4 real 1889 coin 1cm. This is a real coin, w/1/4 real and 5 stars in a wreath on one side, and the sun over 3 mountains, stamped 1889, on the other side. These coins vary in value.
SS 3D Victorian puffy heart w/scroll work, inscribed "I Love You" 1.5cm tall. 2D primitive gold-tone elephant inscribed "to Tot from Ray". SS 3D HD lasso rope, 2cm across. SS 3D box, FA, perhaps was a lighter?
Insert is stamped sterling and comes out completely; charm may be incomplete. Not sure what this is.
SS 3D "RENO" gold mining pan w/ "gold" nuggets (nuggets untested). SS 3D bird perched on bird bath. Bird is flat (2-d), not highly detailed. SS 3D jack-in-the-box ball charm, 1cm.FA, ball is on spring and when box lid clasp is released it really "pops" out of the box. SS 3D bird on swing in cage. Minor damage to this as cage bars are all slightly pressed inward from wear. Bird is HD & swings freely on swing. SS 3D western bucking bronco HD 1.75cm long. Very high pitch- my cats don't like it.
2D gold-tone (untested) enameled white rabbit in black top hat 1.5cm tall. SS 3D western chaps pants HD.
SS 3D HD 1cm thimble. 2D gold-tone enameled Swiss flag w/clear red enamel and opaque white cross. Copper-nickel 8-sided Egyptian King Fuad 2.5 milliemes 1933 coin (real). SS 3D HD watering can 1cm.
SS 3D HD FA 2cm scissors. I tested them on paper- probably my favorite charm on here.
SS 3D HD "loot bag" tied up with rope. SS 3D HD western stirrup with arrow stamped detail on both sides. SS 3D HD large-eared rabbit. SS 3D HD single four-petaled flower with two leaves on a curved stem growing out of a pot. SS 2D HD lion of St.Mark Venetian city of Venice charm. Detailed on both sides, lion has a halo and rests his right front paw on a book. He is standing on a shelf that rests on a ball. SS 3D HD oil tower old oil drilling rig charm. Two square boxes joined together; perhaps they were painted and the paint wore off? Consistent with the other western/Nevada charms. SS 3D HD naked lady twirling a fan. Fan still has faint red, blue and black stain on it. Unknown gold-tone metal 3D HD FA painted package of Beeman's Gum charm! I almost kept this one. Silver stick of "gum" actually slides out part way! SS 2D HD WW2 fighter plane charm. SS 3D HD bag of "gold" charm. Sack with detailed "rope" closure.
SS 3D HD primitive "shackles" or "cuffs" on turn of the century thin, square link chain. Likely a wedding charm as these were common at the time to signify marriage.
Another of my favorites on this bracelet! You don't find chain like this anymore. SS 3D HD cow skull.
SS 2D HD maple leaf- likely from Canada. Marked +w+ under the sterling stamp. SS 2D HD map of California! Labeled are the cities Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles.14k gold 3D HD FA rickshaw or pull cart. Very detailed with wheels that spin freely! Likely a memento of travels to southeast Asia. SS 2D HD elephant with tusks. SS 3D HD FA man with music box and 3mm HD monkey on a chain!
You really must use a magnifier to appreciate this one! The man is highly detailed and stands 1.5cm tall.He wears a bowler and long coat with a music box resting on a pole. The music box opens fully and has a small cut-out on the edge into which you can slip the chain of the monkey when you stash him inside. The monkey is kept on an incredibly 1.5cm long, 1mm-link chain! The chain is very fine, turn-of-the-century square link.
Another one I was tempted to keep- I have never seen another like it, the detailing is superb! I could imagine this would fetch a high price. Amazing that after all these years it is intact. SS 3D HD FA toiled. No tank on this toilet, only the bowl, seat and lid on a pedestal.
Lid opens, no surprises inside. SS 3D HD rough, rustic boots or booties? They are two different sizes- perhaps his & hers?
Almost look like baby booties but not quite. SS 3D HD FA book locket, likely 1920s, with a cartouche over a striped background. Design repeats on back side. Inside are two pictures- him & her!
It's "Tot" & Ray! The pics are black & white, likely post-war & date from the 40s. This is the owner of the bracelet and her husband? Gold-tone enameled American flag charm- identical to the swiss flag charm listed earlier. 90% silver, 10% copper 1869 US seated liberty half-dime.I have learned so much from this bracelet! I never knew the US had half-dimes!
Not sure of the significance to the owner but it is a lovely coin. Not sure what this charm is.SS 1862 US 3-cent coin. Another coin I had never heard of! One side features a 6-pointed star with a shield inside, the other a roman numeral 3 inside of a C. SS 3D FA cauldron with curved bale handle. Looks like a real miniature cauldron!
Hollow inside, three round feet on the bottom. SS 3D HD FA lady in hula skirt- her legs sway back & forth & she dances! SS 3D super-creepy double sided puffy clown in uniform?His belt says US; perhaps a military characterchure? SS 3D HD FA hen sitting on her chicks! I've always wanted one of these- stamped "no cover charge" on the bottom. Hen lifts up to reveal two chicks underneath. SS 2D HD worn Gemini charm. SS 2D HD Republica de Guatemala 1/2 real 1894 coin.
SS 2D HD United States of America 1907 ten centavos Pilipinas coin. SS 3D HD horseshoe charm. SS 2D HD Hong Kong 5 cents 1899 Queen Victoria.Chinese writing on one side, Queen Voctoria's bust on the other. SS 3D HD croquet mallet. SS 3D HD cowboy hat. SS 3D HD camel saddle. CLASP: SS antique heart padlock with spring mechanism (no key needed).
This would latch the two ends of the bracelet together, but uses a permanently linked micro-2mm fine squarish link guard chain to keep the bracelet from falling off if clasp were to open, as seen in pics. The item "Antique Victorian to Mid-Century Sterling & 14k Gold LOADED 63 Charm Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Charms & Charm Bracelets".
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