Vintage Dates Bar Necklace

These are actual vintage stamps dating to the 1950-60's! I’m a bit of a sucker for antique and vintage items- there is something curious and nostalgic there that draws me in. When I came across this set of metal stamps, I knew I had to buy it to make these necklaces! I bought these stamps from a vintage/antique collector who found these at an estate sale. There are a few markings on this dovetailed box: a few addresses and a very worn out sticker that says N.Y.S. (the manufacturer of the stamps). The addresses indicate that these stamps were from Port Credit, Ontario and or Dundas in Ontario. Specifically, the addresses on the stamps are on Hatt Street and Halliday Avenue. S & K Furniture is stamped on one of these addresses, and a name on the other. Judging by the manufacturer sticker on the stamp set, the collector I bought this set from believes that this stamp set from before the 1960’s, possibly earlier. This makes them over 50 years old! Another neat fact is that one of the cities that is stamped on the box (Port Credit), was once an industrial area but is now residential area. Presently, near where S & K Furniture would have been, there is a bed and breakfast that runs out of a historic house. I contacted the local museum and they believe that the metal stamps were used to mark furniture with serial or identifying numbers. I also love that the font of this number set is unique and unlike other font on a modern stamp set. These vintage stamps have been well taken care of because the image that it imprints is still quite sharp for how old these stamps are. Know that each and everyone date bar necklace stamped with this little set has been made with something unique! Please note that due to the fact that these stamps are used and antique, that there are slight imperfections on the actual stamp that will be visible on the stamped number.

In the notes, please indicate what dates you'd like in numerical form:For example, 04.17.2015 or 17.04.2015 etc. Please let us know if you'd like your date aligned to the right, centre, or left.

This is stamped on a standard bar necklace, measuring 1.5 x 0.25 inches.

 

All our pieces are lovingly gift boxed in a foiled Mint box, ready for gift giving!

Choose from 14k Gold Fill in Rose or Yellow Gold, or solid sterling silver. All our pieces are cut and polished by hand out of sheets of ethically sourced precious metals by Jessica.

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