WOW! I just tried Jack's photo listing program. I could not believe how simple it was. Any of you who are reluctant to try it, go for it. I could not believe that it just "whisked" my photos right out of my files and into a gorgeous little personal file on the site. You are a genius, Jack!
I posted five pictures of my Ginger Jewel pendant for those of you who would like to see it.
Lisa mentioned that she was surprised at how large it is. I did one comparison photo using the 1974 Sport Fragrance Shell and the 1992 Tropical Fish.
I discovered this site when it was practically brand new. I had been a compact collector and then had stumbled into the world of "solids". I thought that I was really a trendsetter in collecting, until I found out that several price guides had already been published!!! I had fun and bought what I could afford, mainly at flea markets.However, my acquisitions were small and often not Estee Lauder.
I have enjoyed reading the posts on this site .Even though I am not in the same league as most of you, it has been fun to see how people from all over the world have become a collecting family. Ann and Ken, I have admired your wonderful displays.I am grateful to Lisa and her husband, Jack for all the work they have done. My husband and I too share a love of collecting. He collected barber related items and I collected vanity items. We had such fun scouring flea markets! However our life has taken on new dimensions and obligations. We are selling some of the items we had such fun collecting. It is time for these objects to have new homes.
With reluctance(because it is my favorite), I have decided to sell my 1978 Ginger Jewel pendant. Page 58 in the 1967-2001 book. No Box, empty of Cinnibar. The cording and tassel are black. The one in the book shows taupe cording.It is in very good condition. It is magnificent. I could list it on eBay but I thought...No!...the true Estee lovers deserve first dibs. I have never seen this pendant for sale anywhere. I know many of you purchase all the new solids but I am sure that there are some of you who want these vintage EL beauties.
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)and I will send you photos. Make an offer. I will sell it to the highest bidder from this site. I will keep this process open until Feb.14th, Valentine's Day. If you just want to make a final offer, that's fine. If you want me to tell you if someone has made a higher offer, I'll do that on request. I promise to be honest and fair. I want my Ginger Jewel to have a special place in someone's collection.
There is an excellent article in the June 2003 issue of the Maine Antique Digest. It is a feature article, several pages long, entitled Indonesian Sellers Figure In eBay scam.
It shows how scam sellers steal photos from web sites. The clincher is that these thieves do not actually own the identical articles. They are trying to get money for things which belong to someone else.
Our worldwide internet community has created wonderful new friendships which would otherwise be impossible due to distances. Unfortunately,it has also spawned a whole new breed of clever thieves.
Read the article. It is excellent!
Even though I am not in the collecting league that many of you are, I still enjoy the posts, the photos, the chatter and the comraderie. Special thanks to Lisa and very patient, Jack.
It seems as if the prayers are circling the globe! No wonder, you have both done so much to make this site special with your wonderful photograghs and patient replies to questions. We all look forward to having you back. Fondly, Judith Anne