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Dog Collars Fashionable Prior
To World War II

A dog collar is a type of choker necklace consisting of rows of beads or a wide band that is worn snugly high around the neck. They were first seen in France around 1865, and by 1880, the style had caught on in England.

At first, the rich wore dog collars made of wide bands of velvet or black fabric ribbon, bedecked with gemstones such as diamonds and pearls. Those with less money to spend on jewelry used glass beads or paste stones.

As the fashion developed, the fabric backing was eliminated altogether, and the total collar was made up of gemstones or beads. There might be as many as 20 rows of pearls in a single collar.

This style of jewelry remained popular until the start of World War I.

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Paper Dolls Made To Sell Products

Between 1895 and 1920, a common form of product advertisement was the use of paper dolls. These paper dolls often came in sets, so parents were encouraged to buy more of the product to complete a set for a young daughter.

Printers frequently printed the dolls first as blanks. Then specific advertisements could be imprinted by whatever company ordered them, so that often the same dolls can be found with a variety of advertising information. Among those companies advertising in this way were thread manufacturers and cereal makers.

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Germany & France Have Conflict
Over Porcelain

“A dispatch from Paris, France, says that it has just been calculated that every year more than $9,000,000 worth of fake Sevres porcelaines are manufactured, principally in Germany... and that there is no way of stopping this falsification of a special kind of manufacture of which the French government has long had the monopoly.

“The trademark of the Sevres porcelaines has changed with the successive reigns and empires, and the Sevres of the present time, which are just as precious and beautiful as those of the time of Louis XV. are marked with the republican insignia. For this reason the German manufacturers produce the fake Sevres porcelaines and place on each piece a mark of the olden time, which is no longer a trademark... and thus cannot be prosecuted by the French government.

“It is said that most of the German product is sold to America and that while you can buy a plate of German-made Sevres in Paris for 60 cents, you have to pay as much as $34 in London or New York for the same article.”

The problems of reproductions are not new. The preceding news bulletin was taken from the Glass & Lamps Trade Journal, dated August 4, 1906!

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