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Vintage Bakelite
All items have been tested and are guaranteed to be Bakelite.
Bakelite now grouped according to color.
Red, Green, Butterscotch, Orange & Black
Chocolate, Root Beer, Apple Juice, Butterscotch items all available on this page.

Visit our new page of Mah Jong Bakelite Bracelets

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Vintage Dark Brown Carved Bakelite Bangle-Wide
NMG 15541

Here is vintage deep brown carved Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 2-7/8", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is almost 1/8", width 1". Lovely color and carved design. In good condition with little wear noted. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$85.00

Vintage Deep Apricot Bakelite Bangle-Wide
NMG 15542

Here is deep apricot colored wide Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 3", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 1/48", width 1". Lovely color classic look. In good condition with little wear noted. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$85.00

Vintage Butterscotch Tube Design Bakelite Bangle
NMG 15526

Here is vintage Butterscotch tube design Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 3-3/8", inside measurement is 2-5/8". Wall thickness is almost 1/2", width 3/8". Lovely color design. In good condition with little wear noted. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$45.00

Vintage Striped Deep Brown and Butterscotch Bakelite Bangle
NMG #15115

Here is vintage striped deep brown and Butterscotch Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 3", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 2/8", width 3/4". Lovely colors and carved design. In good condition with some light scratches consistent with age, in solid condition. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$110.00

Vintage Reverse Carved Apple Juice Bakelite Bangle
NMG 15114

Here is vintage 1940s reverse carved Apple Juice Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 3", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 3/8", width 5/8". Lovely color and carved design. In good condition with some light scratches and slight cracks (do not go through the entire bangle, more surface cracks), in solid condition. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$75.00

Vintage Deeply Carved Butterscotch Bakelite Bangle
NMG #15116

Here is vintage deeply carved Butterscotch Bakelite bangle. Outside measurement is 3", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 2/8", width 1/2". Lovely color and carved design. In good condition with some light scratches consistent with age, in solid condition. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$85.00

Vintage Leopard Spot Plastic Bangle
NMG 15112

Here is very stylish vintage leopard spot plastic bangle. Outside measurement is 3-1/2", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 1/2", width 3/8". Stylish design. In good condition, and a wonderful addition to your accessories!

$30.00

Vintage Faux Tortoise Shell Spacer Bangles-Set of 4 Bangles
NMG 15113

Here is a set of very stylish vintage Tortoise shell spacer bangles. Set of 4. Outside measurement is 2-7/8", inside measurement is 2-1/2". Wall thickness is 1/8", width 1/8". Stylish design. In good condition, and a wonderful addition to your accessories!

$45.00

Vintage Modernist Style Pierced Bakelite Earrings
Item #14082

Here is pair of vintage 1940s Modernist style Bakelite pierced earrings. Measure 7/8" in length In excellent condition with little to no wear noted.

$22.00
Vintage Bakelite Spinach Pierced Earrings
Item #11779

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is Spinach. The pierced earrings are button in shape. Each earring measures 3/4" in diameter. A friendly reminder these earrings have been previously owned and worn.

$22.00

Vintage 1940s Wide Butterscotch Bakelite Bangle
Item #11912

An superb vintage Bakelite bangle. This is a vintage wide Butterscotch Bakelite bracelet. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1-1/4", and a width of 1/4". It is a heavyweight bangle; can be worn with multiple thinner spacers for a different look. This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$62.00

Vintage 1940s Chocolate Carved Bakelite Bangle
Item #11913

This is a vintage Chocolate carved Bakelite bangle. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 7/8", and a width of 1/4". It is a heavyweight bangle; can be worn with multiple thinner spacers for a different look. This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$78.00

Vintage 1940s Apricot Bakelite Bangle
Item #11915

This is a vintage apricot Bakelite bangle. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1/2", and a width of 1/4". It can be worn with multiple thinner spacers for a different look. This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$48.00
Vintage Paprika Bakelite Earrings
Item #11911

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is Paprika. The screwback earrings are button in shape. Each earring measures 3/4" in diameter. A friendly reminder these earrings have been previously owned and worn.

$20.00

Vintage 1940s Faceted Vaseline Bakelite Bangle
Item #12630

I love this wonderful vintage Bakelite bangle-definitely an older ollectible piece. From a Pennsylvania estate, it is a wonderful faceted Vaseline colored bangle. It measures 3/8" wide with a wall thickness of 3/8". The inside diameter is 2-1/2". Nice patina and shine. Shows some very light surface scratches. One of the better older bangles we have seen in awhile.

$34.00
Vintage Burgundy Bakelite Dangling Brooch
Item #10263
Here is an early Bakelite burgundy dangling brooch. Circa 1930s. From a Delaware estate. Features a diamond shaped carved Bakelite piece connected by a small chain from the brooch bar. Measures 3" x 2". Older C clasp. Color appears to be dark brown; however when piece is held up to the light it becomes a lovely burgundy red color. In very good to excellent condition. A wonderful vintage piece from days gone by. A friendly reminder this item has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #10263 $145.00

Vintage Spinach Bakelite Spacer Bangle
NMG #11921

Another one of my favorite Bakelite bangles. A superb vintage Spinach bakelite bracelet. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1/4", and a width of 1/4". This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite

$28.00

Vintage 1940s Faceted Green Bakelite Bangle
Item #12193

I love this wonderful vintage Bakelite bangle-definitely an older ollectible piece. From a Pennsylvania estate, it is a wonderful faceted green colored bangle. It measures 3/8" wide with a wall thickness of 3/8". The inside diameter is 2-1/2". Nice patina and shine. Shows some very light surface scratches. One of the better older bangles we have seen in awhile.

$34.00

Vintage Green Bakelite Earrings
Item #12035

A wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. Button design, clip style earrings. Classic green color. Tests positive for Bakelite. Measure 1-1/2" in diameter. Excellent condition, reflection noted on earrings is from camera. A friendly reminder this Bakelite pair of earrings has been previously owned and worn.

$20.00

Vintage Vaseline Bakelite Earrings
Item #11068

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is vaseline. The screwback earrings are button in shape. Each earring measures 3/4" in diameter. A friendly reminder these earrings have been previously owned and worn.
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Item #11068 $20.00

  Art Deco Faceted Green Bakelite Bangle
Item #10262

I love this wonderful vintage Bakelite bangle-definitely a chunky beauty that is very collectible. From an old Eastern Shore estate, it is a wonderful faceted green colored bangle. It measures 1-1/4" wide with a wall thickness of 1/8". The inside diameter is 2-1/2". Nice patina and shine. Shows some very light surface scratches. One of the better vintage bangles we have seen in awhile. A similar bangle can be seen on page 203 of Leigh Leshner's book Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry.
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Item #10262 $165.00

  Art Deco Faceted Green Bakelite Buckle
Item #10264

Vintage six-sided Art Deco green Bakelite buckle. Measures 2-5/8" on each side. In very good condition.
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Item #10264 $45.00

Vintage Olive Green BAKELITE Bangle
Item #9325

Here is a vintage rounded octagon shaped olive green Bakelite bangle. Inside measurement of the bangle is 2-1/2", wall height measures 1/2", wall thickness measures 1/4". In very good condition, with only light surface scratches from ordinary use.
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Item #9325 $78.00

Vintage Faceted Vaseline BAKELITE Bangle
Item #6655

Here is a vintage thick faceted Bakelite bangle. Color is Vaseline, probably darker in color at one time as evidenced by the color inside of the bangle but oxidation has lightened this over the year. Certain colors of green are particularly prone to oxidation according to Karima Parry, author of Bakelite Bangles (see pg. 71.) Inside measurement of the bangle is 2-1/2", wall height measures 7/8", wall thickness measures 1/4". In very good condition, with only light surface scratches from ordinary use.
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Item #6655 $65.00

Vintage Vogue Vaseline Bakelite Earrings
Item #4304

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is Vaseline. The clip earrings are button in shape, without decoration, quality construction. Signed 'Vogue' without a copyright date. Goldtone metal. This is an attractive vintage pair of earrings, in a wonderful color for all fashions. The earrings are in excellent condition. The earrings are NOT new BAKELITE. A friendly reminder these pieces have been previously owned and worn. We also have some other matching Vaseline colored Bakelite items available.
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Item #4304 $20.00


Vintage
Creamed Spinach Marbled Bakelite Earrings
Item #6169

 

A vintage pair of earrings similar to our wide Creamed Spinach marbled Bakelite bangle. Button design, screwback earrings. Fabulous olive green color with yellow and brown marble swirls. Test positive for Bakelite with Scrubbing Bubbles. Measures 1" in diameter. Excellent condition. A friendly reminder this Bakelite pair of earrings has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #6169 $22.00

Vintage Wide Pumpkin Bakelite Bangle
Item #10085

I love to wear Bakelite bangles, and here is a wonderful pumpkin colored Bakelite bangle. Tested and guaranteed to be Bakelite. This bracelet is unusual in that it has a tri-colored cord wrapped around a portion of the bangle. The bangle measures 1" wide, 1/2" thick, inside diameter 2 1/2", and 3 3/8" outside diameter. Excellent condition. A fabulous color you will wear again and again. A friendly reminder this item has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #10085 $88.00


Vintage Carved Tangerine BAKELITE Bangle
Item #5623

 

Another one of my favorite Bakelite bangles! A superb vintage BAKELITE bracelet of a wonderful tangerine color! The bangle has an inside diameter of 2 1/2" , height of 1/2", and a width of 1/4". It is a deeply carved design around entire bangle. The bangle is in excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! NOT a new BAKELITE item. This is a nice vintage BAKELITE bangle, in a great color for any season. We also have additional Bakelite earrings and dress clips available! Enjoy! Please note this is vintage Bakelite, previously owned and worn.
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Item #5623 $68.00

Vintage 1940s Black Bakelite & Wood Bangle
Item #11920

Another one of my favorite Bakelite bangles. A superb vintage black Bakelite and wood bracelet. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1/2", and a width of 1/4". This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite

$54.00

Chunky Deeply Grooved Chocolate Bakelite Carved Bangle
Item #9324

From an old Eastern Shore estate, this is a lovely vintage chocolate brown Bakelite bangle. The bangle features a chunky deeply carved design. Inside measurement is 2-1/2" with a width of 1/4". In very good condition. A friendly reminder this piece is vintage Bakelite jewelry, previously owned and worn.
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Item #9324 $98.00

Vintage Chocolate Bakelite Carved Dress Clip
Item #4430

This is a lovely vintage chocolate brown Bakelite dress clip. The dress clip features a deeply carved rose design at the top, and the remainder of the clip shows a deeply carved leaf . The clip measures approx. 2 1/3" x 3/4" at it's widest point. The silvertone clip is in very good condition. The dress clip is unsigned except for Made USA noted at the top of the clip. A lovely vintage dress clip! A friendly reminder this piece is vintage Bakelite jewelry, previously owned and worn.
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Item #4430 $36.00

\Vintage 1940s Chunky Rootbeer Swirl Bakelite Bangle
Item #11754

One of my favorite Bakelite bangles. A superb vintage Rootbeer swirl Bakelite translucent bracelet. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1", and a width of 1/4". It is a heavyweight bangle; can be worn with multiple thinner spacers for a different look. This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.

$48.00
Vintage Rootbeer Bakelite Spacer Bangle
Item #11793

This is a warm Rootbeer Bakelite spacer bangle. Has been tested and it is vintage Bakelite. It measures 1/4" wide and 1/4" thick. Inside measurement is 2-1/2" across inside. It is a simple design without carving. The bangle is in very good condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear. NOT a new Bakelite item. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season. We have 2 available; each $28.00. Enjoy.

$28.00

Vintage Rootbeer Bakelite-like Bangle
Item #12448

One of my favorite bangles. A superb vintage Rootbeer swirl Bakelite-like translucent bracelet. Has the appearance of Bakelite but did not test as so. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 7/8", and a width of 3/8". This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. This is a nice vintage Bakelite-like bangle, in a great color for any season.

$15.00

Vintage Rootbeer Bakelite-like Hoop Earrings
Item #12449

A wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite-like earrings. Hoop design, for pierced ears. Classic Rootbeer color however do not positive for Bakelite. Measure 1-1/4" in length and width; 3/4" wide. This is a nice pair of vintage Bakelite-like earrings, in a great color for any season.

$12.00

Vintage Tea Bakelite Earrings
Item #13311

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is tea. The clip earrings are button in shape. Each earring measures 1" in diameter. Tested positive with Scrubbing Bubbles. A friendly reminder these earrings have been previously owned and worn.
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Item #13311 $20.00

Vintage 1940s Faceted Vaseline Bakelite Bangle
Item #12630

I love this wonderful vintage Bakelite bangle-definitely an older ollectible piece. From a Pennsylvania estate, it is a wonderful faceted Vaseline colored bangle. It measures 3/8" wide with a wall thickness of 3/8". The inside diameter is 2-1/2". Nice patina and shine. Shows some very light surface scratches. One of the better older bangles we have seen in awhile.

$34.00

Vintage 1940s Hoop Peach Bakelite Earrings
Item #11776

Here is pair of vintage 1940s peach Bakelite hoop earrings. Round shape. Clip earring. Measure 1-1/4" in diameter with a width of 1/4". In excellent condition with little to no wear noted.

$15.00

Vintage Toffee Bakelite Spacer Bangle
NMG #11922

Another one of my favorite Bakelite bangles. A superb vintage black Bakelite and wood bracelet. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2-1/2", height of 1/2", and a width of 1/4". This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite

$28.00

Vintage Butterscotch Bakelite Spacer Bangle
Item #11006

This is one of many pieces of older jewelry from a northern estate. This is a fabulous butterscotch Bakelite spacer bangle. Has been tested and it is vintage Bakelite. It measures 1/4" wide and 1/4" thick. Inside measurement is 2-1/2" across inside. It is a simple design without carving. The bangle is in very good condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear. NOT a new Bakelite item. This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season. We also have additional Bakelite earrings and dress clips available! Enjoy.

Item #11006 $28.00

Vintage 1930s Butterscotch & Chocolate Bakelite Dress Clip-Rare
Item #11260

Here is an Art Deco dress clip featuring butterscotch and Bakelite sections outlined in chrome. Measures 1-1/2" long and 3/4" wide. Unmarked. In good condition, with slight wear on chrome noted but not a distraction. Add this Art Deco dress clip to your collection.
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Item #11260 $38.00

Vintage Butterscotch Bakelite Earrings
Item #10623

Another wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings. This time the color is butterscotch. The screwback earrings are button in shape. Each earring measures 3/4" in diameter. A friendly reminder these pieces have been previously owned and worn.
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Item #10623 $26.00

Vintage Art Deco Bakelite Necklace
Item #10021

Here is a fantastic Art Deco Bakelite neckace. From a Pennsylvania estate, this necklace features butterscotch Bakelite round rod sections, alternating with swirled amethyst beads and faceted amethyst beads. Decorated necklace chain, brass finish. Measures 17" in length with older spring clasp closure. In very good condition, has been carefully stored during the past 20 years. A friendly reminder this Bakelite necklace has been previously owned and worn. Lay-away available; three payments of $41.66
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Item #10021
$125.00

Vintage Heavyweight Butterscotch BAKELITE Spacer Bangle
Item #9662

Another one of my favorite Bakelite bangles. A superb vintage Bakelite bracelet of a wonderful butterscotch color. The bangle has an inside diameter of 2 1/2" , height of 1/2", and a width of almost 1/2". It is a heavyweight spacer bangle; can be worn with multiple thinner spacers or between your other carved Bakelite bangles. This bangle is in very good to excellent condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! This is a nice vintage Bakelite bangle, in a great color for any season.
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Item #9662 $68.00

Vintage Butterscotch Bakelite Earrings
Item #8630

A wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings to match our Butterscotch Bakelite bangles. Button design, clip style earrings. Classic Butterscotch color. Tests positive for Bakelite with Scrubbing Bubbles. Measure 1" in diameter. Excellent condition. A friendly reminder this Bakelite pair of earrings has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #8630
$20.00

Vintage Butterscotch & Goldtone Bakelite Bangle
Item #7011

An unusual Bakelite bangle, featuring half of a wonderful butterscotch color and the other half of goldtone metal. Vintage BAKELITE bracelet with an inside diameter of 2 1/2" , height of 3/8", and a width of 3/8". It is a simple design without carving. The bangle is in very good condition, with very light surface wear. Bakelite is always wonderful to wear! NOT a new BAKELITE item. This is a nice vintage BAKELITE bangle, in a great color for any season. We also have additional Bakelite earrings and dress clips available! Enjoy!

Item #7011 $40.00

Mississippi Mud Bakelite Earrings
Item #6171

A wonderful pair of vintage Bakelite earrings to match our Mississippi Mud Bakelite wide bangle. Button design, clip style earrings. Classic Mississippi Mud color. Tests positive for Bakelite with Scrubbing Bubbles. Measure 1" in diameter. Excellent condition. A friendly reminder this Bakelite pair of earrings has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #6171
$20.00