VINTAGE HILLCRAFT JEWELRY EARRINGS

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 14,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

UP FOR AUCTION IS A LOVELY PAIR OF VINTAGE MOTHER OF PEARL HILLCRAFT JEWELRY SLIDE ON EARRINGS. HILLCRAFT JEWELRY WAS MADE IN A TB SANITORIUM NEAR ROCKVILLE, INDIANA AND SOLD THRU LADIES' CLUB SALES. THESE LOVELY EARRINGS ALSO COME WITH HILLCRAFT PAPERWORK AND ARE IN THE ORIGINAL BOX. EARRINGS HAVE ORIGINAL RED TAG ATTACHED STATING "HAND MADE". HILLCRAFT JEWELRY WAS STARTED AROUND 1950 AT A TUBERCULOSIS (tb) SANITORIUM LOCATED IN ROCKVILLE, INDIANA W THE PATIENTS STARTED MAKING JEWELRY WITH GOLD FILLED WIRE. THE FACILITY WAS OWNED BY ALAN CHAMBERLAIN, BILL MAY AND CHARLES ELLIS WITH CHARLES ELLIS LATER LEAVING THE GROUP TO START HIS OWN JEWELRY BUSINESS IN GREENCASTLE UNDER THE NAME OF CASTLECRAFT.

THE HILLCRAFT JEWELRY INCLUDING EARRINGS THAT SLID UP OVER THE EARLOBES. HILLCRAFT WAS NOT MARKED ON THE PIECE, BUT CAME WITH A TAG INSIDE MARKED: "HILLCRAFT". THE HILLCRAFT JEWELRY WAS NOT SOLD IN STORES. IT WAS SOLD ONLY THROUGH WOMEN'S GROUPS AS FUND RAISERS. THE JEWELRY IS EXTREMELY SCARCE AND A "RARE FIND". SEE PICTURE AND GOOD LUCK BIDDING.

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