Christmas Pudding, Birthday and Shower Charms

The tradition of hiding small tokens or charms in pastry for good luck goes back to Roman times- but was revived and enjoyed mainly during the Victorian era. I love the old sets of sterling tokens, each meaning a different fortune for the new year. In the 1940’s they started using them in birthday cakes. […]

Decisions decisions

  It’s hard to pick favorites- I’m trying to gather all my charms in one place to show a fellow collector on a vacation (20th anniversary- everyone cheer) and I’m overwhelmed by how many wonderful ones there are- then I look at just 1 of the many catalogs (thank lavalleyjo for scanning hers- they’ll be up […]


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Alien in Gold Spaceship? or…?

  Whatever it is it’s wonderful – any different ideas? This went for a super price, wish I’d bid higher! Where’s a lotto win when I need it? click here to see the ended auction Not to dispair- she has lots of active auctions including a large 14K vintage leo charm as seen on page […]

ebay stanhopes- gold and sterling

I can’t see the mark on this one but since I own one of these (mine is stanhopeless) I know this was made by Walter Lampl. I can’t help thinking this must have a replaced stanhope- why would a tv have the lord’s prayer? BUT notice that the seller managed to get a picture of […]