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Old 10-08-2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Okay, so my husband's grandmother used to take styrofoam balls and use nice glass pins and turn it into decorative fruit. I will post pictures of these guys later today.
Is anyone familiar with this technique and if these or the pins themselves have any value. We're talking from the 70's-ish..?

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I've made ornaments with styrofoam balls and glass pins, but I've never seen fruit like that. I'd love to see photos.

As for value, are you asking about monetary value? You've got me curious.
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Here are some pictures:






So that's what I'm looking at. My in-laws are selling their house and are parting with a lot of things. We want to know if there's any monetary value to these guys, or whatever value there might be. I'll probably keep searching around, but any help would be greatly appreciated!
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They sure are pretty! It's hard to say what the "monetary value" would be. Even when something is appraised at such-and-such worth, it doesn't mean that you could necessarily find a buyer willing to pay that much. However, sentimental value is always worth the most.
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They are very pretty. However, I agree with Rasha. The sentimental value may be all there is.
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You are right that it was very popular in the '70's. I've always liked them. However, I don't know if there is any value in them.
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Pretty much what I was thinking. I'd just never seen or heard of these before LOL.. I could see if my mom wants some since she likes the fake fruit stuff..
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Are you at all sentimentally attached to them? Unless they are really heavy, I think a couple could make great additions to the Christmas tree. they would probably sparkle great with the lights!
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Great idea Angela! I remember using just plain apples one year on the Christmas tree. This would be wonderful!
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It would be cool, but I don't celebrate Christmas and no one in my family does. I kinda like them and they're sorta growing on me. But, no sentimentality on my part. I think I may see if my mom wants them, although she has enough junk, I'd just be adding to her pile. (not to say these are junk..when I say junk it just means clutter)

I have another question: I have a White brand sewing machine, I'm thinking from the 30's? It still works and stuff, even have the original bench (although multiple kiddies have engraved their names in it). I'm selling it, what do these guys typically sell for?
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