Coins France 1886-89 Antiques French Post Cards Set Of 4 Collectibles Souvenirs
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Coins France 1886-89 Antiques French Post Cards Set Of 4 Collectibles Souvenirs:
Normal Wear - Normal wear is the minor and reasonable wear of an item that is endured in everyday, ordinary use. Normal wear includes items that can be cleaned up by the new owner and improved during reconditioning. Please check the photos for align="center">COINS
These are old antique French coins. They have not been cleaned.
POST CARDS - TIME ERA - Estimated between 1915 - 1920
These are old, vintage, antique cards of France and surrounding areas. Some may be in better shape than others. Please check the photos for acceptability. Possible damage could include frayed areas, wear, possible water damage residue or slight bending. They include famous areas or monuments in and around France. These cards contain excellent perspective of life in Europe at the turn of the century.
Patinas are films that develop on the surface of a metal, wood, or
other substance over a period of time. In many instances, the
development of a patina is considered desirable and may actually
enhance the value of the item.
One of the more desirable forms of patina have to do with the gradual
development of a brown or green film on metal objects. Due to exposure
to open air and the natural process of oxidation, an aged metal such
as copper and bronze tend to develop a patina that is often a pleasing
shade of green. Domes and roofs on buildings that feature sections of
copper tend to develop this green shade over a number of years. The
patina is often anticipated in the original design of the structure
and is an effect that the owners look forward to taking place over
A patina also often develops with various pieces of jewelry over time.
In the case of jewelry that has reached an age where the pieces are
considered antique, the presence of a patina is thought to enhance the
overall appearance and value of the jewelry. When this is the case,
cleaning the jewelry to remove the patina is not considered desirable,
as the action will actually decrease the value of the piece.
Leather goods may also develop a pleasing patina over time. Leather
jackets and belts will take on a darker brown patina as the material
begins to age and become suppler to the touch. This is one reason that
many people prefer the look of aged leather to the look of a new
leather garment or accessory. The patina adds an air of being a
comfortable and valued item, rather than something that just arrived
from the store.
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