Shhh! Don't tell anyone. But the best kept secrets in vintage collecting today, are the wonderful Bakelite era wooden brooches. I never could figure out why they haven't been recognized for the wonderful "folk art" that they are! They're the best kept secret in the industry. Prices are still affordable. And the best news is that you can still find excellent examples of them. A great book on the subject is Wooden Jewelry and Novelties by Mary Jo Izard. For some fun brooches click here.