.We had a decent day at the flea, but it was really hot, so we're both worn out.
We did well, losing a full car load and half a pickup truck load and bringing in a bit over $400.
There wasn't a whole lot to take pictures of,
but I did think these guys
were photo worthy.
I was very good
and only bought one small bag of jewelry.
My prize is this duet (or duette) pin.
These are fairly rare,
especially complete like this one
I took several pictures and finally gave up,
since jewelry photography just isn't my forte.
I can tell you these pictures don't do this piece justice at all.
The stones are all there, clear and bright and shining.
Here's a shot of the back.
Duets are so called
because they are actually two pins
that can be joined with a back piece
to create one pin.
Hence, you can wear them as one large brooch
or two separate pins, usually clips.
The device was patented in the late 1930s
and their popularity continued into the 1960s.
Some are still made,
but the choice pieces are the vintage clips
in good condition.
PLEASE forgive these terrible pictures.
If you'd like to read more about duets
and actually see some good photographs,
That's it for tonight,
we're taking tomorrow off and doing nothing!