Three day Vintage Holiday Party & SALE! Gifts, Jewelry, Decor, Clothing & Accessories Dec 6-8

Join the fun at our 31st annual Vintage Holiday Party and SALE!  Come haggle with your favorite dealers while enjoying food, drinks, door prizes, gift certificates and Holiday Cheer!

Everything on sale from our 95 eclectic dealers in Vintage Decor, Vintage Jewelry and Vintage Clothing!  

Looking for an original gift?….Why not buy the original?….find one of a kind treasures that will be remembered keepsakes. 

Three day SALE: Dec 6-8  Friday & Saturday 11- 6 Sunday 12-5

Sherman Oaks Antique Mall 14034 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  ( 818) 906-0338

Bakelite Jewelry

Piles of Bakelite

We have been selling Bakelite at the shop since its initial resurgence in popularity back in the early 80’s. Come visit an array of bangles, brooches, inkwells, pens, Mah Jongg sets  and many other oddities made from this funky fun material. Bakelite or Catalin is an early form of plastic, one of the first made from synthetic materials. It was originally fashioned for its electrically non-conductive and heat resistant properties for insulators, radios and telephone casings. It is usually recognizable by its beautiful array of retro colors, its loud and well known clank as bangles slide down your wrist to meet your hand and its lovely formaldehyde smell. In todays world we use the term Bakelite for all the mad colorful jewelry and Catalin for the colorful radios and decorative accessories of the same material. When using the brown industrial material like in telephones the term Bakelite is used. Originally this unique and first thermoset plastic was considered and exotic material. High end fashion designers like Martha Sleeper used it to make distinctive fashion jewelry . This jewelry sold for high dollars in places like Sacks Fifth Avenue. I purchased a spinach green strand of beads from a woman that told me she saved her paycheck from Saks for a year and paid $100 for it during the depression. Todays prices are truly a bargain! To add to the fun these patinated colors are often referred to by edible names  like applejuice, rootbeer or butterscotch. Truly one of the most fun things you can collect. 

It is incredible to see how no two pieces are alike. Each piece has its own color, sometimes hand carved distinction, shape, and character. The hunt to see all the varieties of Bakelite is fun and possibly never ending! 

Welcome to the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall Blog!

We are one of the oldest antique malls in LA. We have vintage toys, jewelry, glassware, home decor and other obscurities. We have an ever changing inventory for you to check out. 

At the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall you’ll find traditional mainstays as well as unconventional collections in our over 10,000 sq ft. antique mall 
  • Vinyl Records
  • Military collectibles
  • Antique Toys
  • Vintage prints and pictures
  • Antique Furniture
  • Vintage decor and accessories
  • Ephemera and Hollywood Memorabilia
  • Guitars & amps including Fender, Gibson and Martin
  • Fine wristwatches including Rolex and Patek Phillipe
  • Glassware from depression glass to Lalique crystal.
  • China, Porcelain and Art Pottery including Limoges and Roseville
  • Antique sterling silver and silver plate including silver 
  • Overlay and Tiffany
  • Old photos, buy an interesting Daguerreotype, tintype or cabinet card
  • Mid-Century Modern with many Eames Era designers
  • See our Jewelry page for our extensive antique, vintage and estate jewelry collection
  • Vintage accessories including vintage hats and vintage clothing



We buy individual antique and vintage pieces, collections or an entire household . We look to buy estate and antique jewelry as well as vintage and costume jewelry. We buy all styles of jewelry, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, vintage costume jewelry, signed designer jewelry, antique engagement rings, Bakelite, gold, sterling. We especially look to buy vintage decor and accessories, vintage handbags and purses, old photos, vintage guitars, vinyl records, mid century modern, and a wide range of interesting antique smalls.

The best way to sell your antiques is to email our vintage and antique buyers. Include photos and any information you may have regarding age, condition, size, marks or signatures, manufacturer with model numbers asking price and your location. If you don’t have email please call the buying office (818) 360-8071 (10am – 6pm).