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Vintage Gentleman’s Tie Bar – Mid-Century Modern.
Sterling Silver. Marcasite.
Front 2.9″ L x 0.25″ H
THE VINTAGE COLLECTION – The vintage jewelry that is part of my Private Stock Collection is, for the most part, pre-owned. It ranges in age from the 1860s to the mid-century 1900s, which means it can be from 55 to 150 years old. Even though we deem all of it to be extremely wearable today and of very good quality, there may be minor imperfections or evidence of wear on some pieces. Some of the jewelry is even hand crafted by the designer, so its construction may look different from mass-produced jewelry. We have provided several pictures of each item so you can see it from all sides and know what you’re getting.
We have valued the jewelry taking into consideration its age, designer, styling, quality and weight of the materials used. Many of the mid-century modern pieces are heavy sterling silver pieces and are priced accordingly. Pieces from renowned designers, such as Georg Jensen and Mikimoto will be higher.
Even though we have accumulated a great deal of knowledge of vintage jewelry over the years and have described the jewelry as best we can as to the maker, materials used and approximate year of manufacture, we don’t claim to have absolute knowledge. If you receive a vintage piece that you are unhappy with, you may certainly return it for a refund.
We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.
Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.