Costume jewelry club sponsoring Sept. show

MILFORD, Pa. – The Vintage Fashion Costume Jewelry (VFCJ) Club NJ/METRO Chapter is hosting its 28th vintage costume jewelry show Sept. 7, 2013, at Homer’s Restaurant, 18 Sparta Ave., Sparta, N.J., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Banquet Room.

Mirian Haskel costume earrings

This signed Miriam Haskell hexagonal green plastic pin mounted with oak leaf findings, coral beads, rhinestones and chain drops with glass beads and coral color art glass, with two pairs of matching earrings fetched $523 April 26, 2013, at Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co. of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co.)

Club members will display desirable jewelry designs from the famous jewelry houses of the 1900s. Signed vintage costume jewelry items — necklaces, brooches, bracelets, earrings and more — from the top names in the industry of the early manufacturing houses will be on hand. Table displays and discussions will add flavor to the event. A plentiful supply of beautiful but reasonable retro treasures that appeal to both collectors and shoppers will be for sale. VFCJ is an organization of collectors of vintage costume jewelry that regularly meets and annually runs shows in the Tri-State (New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) area.

The event is open to the public at no charge.

For more information on the Vintage Fashion Costume Jewelry Club or its September 7 event, call Joyce Simmons, NJ/METRO chapter coordinator of the VFCJ, at 201-213-2146 or email