Researching vintage items is part of the allure for me. And the frustration! Records can be hard to find and finding reliable sources is more than half of the battle. Collecting and selling vintage items is a labor of love, heavy on the labor side.....but learning about the history of an item is worth the digging!
I am currently researching a vintage ladies pocket watch I bought a few months ago-finally looking at it closer and trying to find out more about it. It is a cute smaller size for a pocket watch with a beautiful etching of a bird and flourishes on each side of the case. Inside, there is an engraving of the name "Rachel Barden". Imagining who owned this watch and the wonderful occasion when this must have been presented as a gift!