Tear Drop Memories Fresh Grave Finds DYING TO MEET YOU Mortuary Holiday Extravaganza! Fresh dug funeral, cemetery, and Gothic macabre antiques. Real Victorian Post Mortem photos a specialty. Online Seller TearDrop Memories welcomes you!
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - TearDrop Memories, the antique funeral, mortuary and death related collectibles shop just listed fresh dug Victorian Postmortem photographs, memento mori jewelry and rare antiquarian embalmers books. Tear Drop Memories is a Global shipper and Paypal Verified dealer.
Important discoveries include a real antique Victorian coffin. Used at the turn of the century, and quite sarcophagus like, this wicker basket Life sized casket saw action as a body transporter. The term basket case came into the popular lexicon as a direct result of this macabre machination.
Of timeless fascination is the recently acquired gold memento mori hair jewelry. Memorial jewelry was made popular during the reign of the British Monarch Queen Victoria after the loss of her beloved husband Albert. Each 19th century remembrance certainly brings pause and remembrance. Hand styled, set in gold and fancifully braided by artisans of the day, hair was saved from the deceased and woven with magical results. Sheaves of wheat, even pastoral or grave yard scenes were fashioned out of loved ones locks and made into brooches, bracelets and watch chains, a talent only recently being revived.
EAPG memorial glass plays a prominent part in this danse macabre. TearDrop Memories currently displays a remarkable assortment fine glass “In Memoriam”. Victorian Pattern glass plates and cups with the likenesses of several martyred 19th century presidents make powerful statements. Lincoln, Grant, McKinley all now immortal on the dinner table.
Truly illuminating is the increasing trend of consumers among home décor interior designers and the Gothic conscious to decorate their homes with funeral parlor lighting and candle powered grave vigil lamps. Dark mood re creation important to many is expressed with these unusual lighting choices. Tear Drop Memories defines this market with both cemetery lanterns and standing mortuary torchiere' in a multitude of styles
Of interest to Numismatists is an exceptional Civil War Undertaker token from New York dated 1863. This very fine bit of mid 19th century memorabilia has a fascinating history. As currency became scarce many merchants minted their own coinage. This penny like bit of Exonumia was coined by J.J. Diehl an Undertaker at 133 Essex Street NY New York. Depicted on this coin like token is coffin. One can only image the poor Union soldier receiving this in pocket change before a battle; certainly not a good omen.
Vintage Mortuary advertising give a ways include a large selection of funeral promotional items such as fans, paperweights, kitchen and smoking memorabilia all with a funeral parlor theme. Christmas collectors will be amazed at the selection of genuine Victorian funeral trade and early 20th century greeting cards.
TearDrop Memories is part of a three web shop enterprise offering antiques and collectibles world wide. Our other shops include North Fork Pets And Antiques for Victorian bird cages and vintage pet and Veterinary collectibles and Maidens Memoirs a website devoted to Love letters and antique Circus freak photography.
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