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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    Default collection of Upper Mississippi River basin natural pearls.

    As I traveled for sales beginning in 1965 I collected assorted natural pearls from jewelers between Burlington, Iowa and Brainerd, Minnesorta along the River.....Yes the blacks are natural Miss. R. basin pearls. None are reworked hinges. Note: in the 1920's this River was a major world source of natural pearls being sold in Europe. No doubt some were labeled from Near East.

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    Norm, it's fascinating to see these lovely pearls; thank you for posting!
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    Thank you for posting your collection. They are lovely!

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    Really gorgeous pendant on the bottom left. Reminds me of a labradorite drop pendant I have. Sweet collection!

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    Oh, happy memories of building your amazing collection, Norm; it's a treat to see these! I keep the magazine you gave me with the article "Wisconsin Pearl Craze" in my desk and enjoyed rereading it just a few days ago.
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    Wow, great collection.

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    Wow, gorgeous. What a wonderful collection, and a wonderful provenance.

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    I have always liked labradorite. I saw some fantastic bowls In Idar-Oberstein.
    thanks

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    Lovely pearls!

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    You have a beautiful collection. How wonderful to have pearls that are so unique and rare.

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