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- $495 plus s/h
Paula says - "This inlay yei buckle was purchased in the 1970s and kept in a display case, never used - it is NOS, New Old Stock - brand new vintage!"
Will fit a 1 1/8" wide belt.
The Buckle Guy Collection is self-explanatory. The discriminating owner of this group of vintage buckles gathered them over a period of 30-40 years, storing them in a showcase. They have never been used and are some of the finest buckles we have come across.
Yei is a shortened version of YeiBeiChei, a holy figure in Native American cultures.
The yei figure symbolizes healing powers.
Appearing as petroglyphs (rock art) in North America, Yei figures are often use in healing sand paintings and woven into rugs. The figures can be found depicted standing upright, curved, angled and in a three-sided square.
There are male and female yei figures. Female yei have square heads and male yei are depicted with round heads.
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NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|