Category Archives: good luck charm

My Balangandan

I have what I thought was a coppersmith’s sampler.  It has what looks like pieces of fruit and other items hanging from a holder.  The longer fruit, like the pineapple, is over 5 inches long and the round fruit, like the … Continue reading

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Where Are These?

This sterling “Oudja” pattern was manufactured in 1895 by Frank M. Whiting & Co. of N. Attleboro, MA.  I’ve only seen this pattern on one site, and then only as a reference and not for sale.  The “Eye of Horus” … Continue reading

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