Tortoise-shell glasses in Japan.

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  1. LabelKing

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    Here's a place where one can get tortoise-shell eyeframes, but it's located in Japan:

    http://www.osawabekko.co.jp/index.html

    It has some nice images nonetheless.


    LK-

    Have you posted pictures of your glasses yet? I'd love to see them.
     
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    LK- Have you posted pictures of your glasses yet? I'd love to see them.
    Yes, I posted some: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    BTW, LK, FYI ABP can make things out of seal.
     
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    Just this afternoon I was perusing a collection of vintage NOS tortoise shell glasses at Art Deco Weekend in Miami Beach.

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    Ah... is your "rolleyes" smiley nearsighted?
     
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    Just this afternoon I was perusing a collection of vintage NOS tortoise shell glasses at Art Deco Weekend in Miami Beach. [​IMG]
    Some of these are just fantastic. Really great stuff.
     
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    Ah... is your "rolleyes" smiley nearsighted?

    No but it needs readers these days.[​IMG]
     
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    How much do vintage Tortoise shell glasses cost?
     
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    How much do vintage Tortoise shell glasses cost?
    The woman I spoke with on the beach today quoted me $1500 ballpark but added that she'd wiggle a bit, if need be.
     
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    The woman I spoke with on the beach today quoted me $1500 ballpark but added that she'd wiggle a bit, if need be.

    $1500 on the beach?? Does it come with a bathroom?
     
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    I presume it's only natural for tortoise shell dealers to hang around the beach.
     
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    I presume it's only natural for tortoise shell dealers to hang around the beach.

    You can probably get a great deal on tortoise shell at the Galapagos. Actually, maybe I'll start a business over there, hunt your own and I'll have artisans right there turn your shells into whatever you want.
     
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    BTW, LK, FYI ABP can make things out of seal.

    Last time I ordered a watch strap from ABP, they messed it up real bad. I assume you are referring to the same place in Paris.
     
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    Are tortoise shell frames brittle?
     

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