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BEAD COLLECTOR'S CORNER is for people who are interested in collecting and studying beads and beadwork. Please feel free to join this Group, ask questions that interest you, and participate in discussions. Post images in the Photos archive, in the QUESTIONS Folder, so everyone can see the subject of your message or questions. Your input makes this a more interesting place to surf through!

Our main page photos feature some mysterious beautiful beads composed from translucent brown agate, sometimes seen having come out of Iran or Afghanistan--and thought of as "Persian." Although I have inquired of a number of collectors whether they have an opinion of the age and origin of these beads, so far, no one has expressed any opinion--apart from the vague ideas that they are "ancient" or "old," are "rare," and "are valuable." I know nothing practical. But I wonder if they may be Kushan beads (?). I'm guessing! This would make them ca. 2,000 years old. It would also make them "Bactrian"--which is a popular designation for a lot of beads from northern Afghanistan.

This is one of four Yahoo Groups moderated by Jamey Allen and devoted to beads. Please also consider joining: Trade Bead Talk, Amber Forever, and Tibetan Zi Beads for specific areas of collecting. Links to these Groups can be found here.

Jamey D. Allen

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  • 454
  • Collecting
  • Mar 29, 2002
  • English

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