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  • Mel Raddatz

    Antique Trade beads

  • D a r i

    Antique Opalescent Moon Beads

  • Carene Boykin

    Moon Beads Opalescent Trade Beads Unbelievable -made in Europe, found in Africa mid 1800s. Called "18th century Amsterdam" - $3,700

  • Alice McCormick

    "18th Century Amsterdams" | Trade Beads | Opalescent Moon Beads | Made in Europe for the Africa trade in the mid 1800s. The origin and period of these rare opalescent beads are uncertain. They have been attributed to Venice, Bohemia, Germany and the Netherlands, where they are called 18th Century Amsterdams. The beads can be found on the sample cards of a prominent London merchant named Moses Lewin Levin dated 1851-1869. The beads were favored by the natives of Nigeria. 4025$ for the strand.

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