• Short Summary

    THE FIRST COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF LIVE BEETLE JEWELRY HAS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES. CUSTOMS?

  • Description

    THE FIRST COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF LIVE BEETLE JEWELRY HAS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES. CUSTOMS OFFICERS WHO HAVE SEEN ALMOST EVERYTHING, NOW HAVE SEEN LIVE BEETLES WITH RHINESTONES PASTED ON.

    A SMALL CHAIN IS ATTACHED TO THE BEAST AND THE CRAWLING BROOCH IS PINNED TO A GOWN OR LAPEL. ONE SEAMAN BROUGHT IN 200. THEY WERE MADE UP IN YUCATAN AND CAME THROUGH MEXICO. THE NATIVES SET THE STONES BY HAND. UNFORTUNATELY FOR WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A SENSATIONAL NEW STYLE TREND, THE BEETLES ARE HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE AND THE AMERICAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS THESE PARTICULAR BEETLES ARE NOT WELCOME. THEY ARE WOOD BORERS AND ARE UNNEEDED, UNDESIRABLE AND UNWELCOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RLE4WOE2I9OF2CTF8QJWIWTB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RLE4WOE2I9OF2CTF8QJWIWTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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