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Metal all-purpose zippers
neckline, etc. vintage
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Date: 5/2/13 8:54 PM

Is there a market for these? I've ended up with 50 of them, still in their packages.

Does anyone use these? Some are in beautiful colors.

I am wondering whether (and if so where) to donate them or sell them.
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Date: 5/3/13 2:36 AM

Are they the type used for dresses before nylon zips? If they are dress weight aluminum (?) (not the heavy brass used for jeans zips) I would certainly like to see some photos. I have friend who's recycle shop has lot's of stock from a vintage place that closed down. There has already been 1 zip to replace for 1940's cream lace dress and I had trouble finding correct colour / length for her to maintain the authentic 'vintage' label.. Can you let me know please? Thank you
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Date: 5/3/13 4:58 AM

I like the metal zippers over the plastic. I have a supply of long ones which I use and then cut off the excess. I really like them for men's trousers to replace the broken zippers.
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Date: 5/3/13 10:36 AM

Rita -- I've PM'd you.

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