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are these 'sparkly bits' on this 1950s purse Marcasite?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by laurenm, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  2. sewingmachinegirl

    sewingmachinegirl VFG Member

    This thread is hilarious!! and also informative at the same time :clapping:
     
  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Snickers.....oh man! I did some research and find that the magnetic test is not always conclusive evidence. Some steel is not magnetic (most is), and some pyrite can be magnetic, depending on the iron content and other elemental factors. So if those little guys did not attract the magnet, what do we conclude? Did iron pyrite win the bet?

    Nicole, you and I can still kill a few shots of Boodles.....:)
     
  4. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

    There are easy ways to tell. But maybe we'll let this ride a little longer, since I'm still hoping to raise enough toward our Bar/Pub fund.
     
  5. vintagebaubles

    vintagebaubles Administrator Staff Member

    Well, if this isn't decided yet, I've been with marcasites since I started reading this thread about 5 minutes ago! What's the bet to get into the action?
     
  6. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  7. vintagebaubles

    vintagebaubles Administrator Staff Member

    Well, since DH & I just spent all our money on our anniversary weekend (which included antique & vintage shopping today!), I'll put in for $2 and up it by a buck, for $3. (Had my quarterly Bloody Mary last night at dinner--LOL....)
     
  8. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    I want that Piggy Bank!
     
  11. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  12. *slaps five bucks on the bar*

    I'm still backing marcasite!
     
  13. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

    Gin and tonic coming right up!

    $24.00 and we're packin' it in (yeah!)
     
  14. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    Am I too late to join in? If not, put me down for $3 on marcasite! (Gorgeous purse, Lauren!)
     
  15. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  16. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  17. ...let me get my purse....
     
  18. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  19. Slap another $5.00 on the bar!

    I'm betting on marcasite, btw.
     
  20. Woo hoo! Pass the lady a gin!

    Marcasite has to be winning :clapping:
     

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