Pins, Stick Pins – Anderson Militaria – Military Antiques, Americana
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All periods and variety of Pins, Sweethearts, Brooches, Stick Pins, Lapel Pins, and some Insignia will be found in this section...over 100 items!  GREAT BUYS!!

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ALSO at the bottom of this section you will find any WINGS and AIRPLANE related PINS in their own grouping.

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1 SP  -  WWII TINY PATRIOTIC EAGLE & VICTORY STERLING LAPEL PIN  On Layaway This is a side view eagle done in three colors, Red - White - Blue...all fired enamel; has an iridescent look to the colors.  Has a little ribband on the bottom with the word "VICTORY".  Pin back.  STERLING stamped on back.  1 1/4" wide.  $25

2 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC EAGLE RWB PAINTED PIN BROOCH  One of the most beautiful eagle pins in the WWII sweetheart motif.  Gloss paint and rhinestones, missing only two.  The eagle has a red rhinestone for his eye.  2 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" tall.  Some minor blue paint loss along the feathers, and very minor rubs in white.  Wonderful heavy patriotic brooch.  $45

3 SP  -  WWII RAMPANT EAGLE PIN BROOCH  On Layaway Wonderful symbol of America, with arrows, symbols of wartime.  Both ends of the arrows are painted with red, white or blue.  The eagle has a red "gem" eye.  This is a large and beautiful pin 2 3/8" tall.  Gold tone.  Pin back.  $45

4 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC AMERICAN FLAG PIN BROOCH  2" wide.  Nice flag on a staff, billowing in the wind.  Missing red paint from the high spots of the flag stripes.  Still a very nice substantial pin.  $20

5 SP  -  FABULOUS WWII FLAG PIN BROOCH  1 1/2 x 2 1/8".  Full color fired enamel for the red stripes and blue behind the stars.  Couple very tiny specks of blue missing.  The red looks as though it was painted over, and is in good shape.  Everything else is taken up with brilliant rhinestones.  A very nice vintage pin.  48 stars on the flag.  Pin back with locking clasp.  $45

6 SP  -  CUSTOM MADE NGNY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR INSIGNIA  1 1/8" wide custom made insignia pin, appears to be gold.  Nice quality.  Crossed sabers with a large orange enamel C in the middle of the blades, over the letters "NGNY" (National Guard New York).  $125

7 SP  -  WWII LARGE & HANDSOME WWII COASTAL ARTILLERY SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH  The background is formed from two rings, one large, one smaller, shiny gold finish.  Affixed to the face of the rings is a set of Coastal Artillery cannons; interestingly, the insignia was put on upside down! There are what look like small welds behind the four points.  I believe it was a mistake from the beginning, which makes it more interesting.  Below this is a crisp National Emblem in color enamel.  Twin pins on back; not a normal pin back but two long pins that fold up and then fold back down after inserting into shirt.  Near mint condition, with the tiniest paint missing.  2 5/8" tall.  $25

8 SP  -  WWI SWEETHEART PIN  On Layaway  Silver star on gold eagle emblem on a ring border.  7/8" circular.  Very attractive pin.  $20

9 SP  -  WWII RHINESTONE "V" FOR VICTORY PIN  This is a very nice and fancy rhinestone pin for a lady's dress or coat.  1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide.  This pin consists of varying sizes of rhinestones, with the largest at the bottom, and forms a nice large "V" for Victory.   $25

10 SP  -  WWII SPECIAL SAILOR BOY "DICK" SWEETHEART PIN   3 3/8" tall wood cut-out with painted front of a sailor in his uniform.  He carries a heart and on the heart is the penciled name "Dick".  Pin back, but seems to be missing the catch.  Lots of character.  $28

11 SP  -  UNUSUAL STICK PIN - PATRIOTIC 4-LEAF CLOVER   Believe this one dates WWII.  The entire face of clover is cloisonné or fired enamel in red, white and blue.  Long stick pin on reverse; total height is 2 3/8”.  Very fine.  Chip of paint out of the blue in stem.  $15

12 SP  -  WWII NAVY USN SWEETHEART FASHION STERLING PIN   Beautiful pin for a wife, mother or sweetheart at the home front.  In the shape of a feather or long leaf almost 3 3/4" wide, with the Navy USN and anchor affixed on one spot.  Nice detail.  The back has a stamp "TRU ART STERLING".  Pin back.  Clasp is missing.  $20

13 SP  -  WWII USN NAVY SAILOR SWEETHEART BROOCH PIN   Nice large pin, 2 5/16" tall x 1 7/8" wide.  No doubt what service her man is in.  Gold tone anchor with the letters USN over the front.  Pin back.  Very nice condition, showing very subtle age.  $20

14 SP  -  WWII RUPTURED DUCK TIE SLIDE   About 2 3/8" wide.  A crisp insignia on a fancy tie slide.  Came from an original store card that stated "WARRENTED 14 KT. GOLD PLATE".  No markings.  Unused store inventory.  For honorably discharged serviceman.  $25

15 SP  -  WWII RUPTURED DUCK TIE SLIDE   Sterling.  2 3/8" wide.  Gold tone.  Shows typical wear from use, but nice insignia on front.  Stamped STERLING on back.  For honorably discharged serviceman.  $10

16 SP  -  ANTIQUE TIN LITHO NEGRO GOOGLE EYES MECHANICAL PIN-PULL TOY  This is a really neat and quite rare vintage black Americana pin that’s shaped like an African native.  Just found a bag with these five that Dale bought decades ago.  When you pull the string at the bottom, the eyes go crazy and move (but have to be very careful when pulling, because the string is likely fragile).  Really a neat tin litho piece probably from the early 1900s.  The back of the pin is marked "Made In Germany" and the pin measures about 2 3/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall.  Three work fairly well...$35 each. (Notice in the photo one of the three shows the original transfer a bit low, making a shadow on the nose and eye).  Two are a bit stiff but can still move, just can't pull the string without breaking it (possibly a bit of oil will make each fine)...$30 each.  (The one in the photo with loose string, is now re-attached, and is one of the bit stiff ones).

17 SP  -  WWII SIGNAL CORPS SWEETHEART WING & INSIGNIA STERLING PIN   Very scarce to find sweetheart pins from the Signal Corps, and especially wings!!  Center insignia features the corps crossed signal flags and torch.  This is flanked with wings protruding from both sides.  The whole thing is thin stamped metal. It is stamped STERLING on the rear top wing.  Pin back.  Just under 2" wide.  $25

18 SP  -  WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN  2 1/4" wide.  This is cannon hanging under a sign that says "PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION".  One is brown and one is red.  Both are in very nice condition, with just a tiny bit of covering missing to the cord hanging from the top piece. Still intact.  $30 each

19 SP  -  FOUR WWII CROSSED RIFLES AND USA PINS  Two are cast metal crossed rifles under USA.  Pin back.  One is gold tone and one is dull silver finish. About 1 3/4" wide.  Another is cast metal American logo over crossed rifles in silver color. About 2 1/4" wide.  Another is an American logo gold colored clip pin. About 1 1/8" wide.  Very good.  $20

20 SP  -  BEAUTIFUL WWII RHINESTONE ANCHOR PIN   1 1/2" tall red, white and blue rhinestone anchor pin.  Also has a loop for handing from a chain.  In heraldry, the anchor is symbolic of HOPE.  Overall excellent condition, and only with very close-up examination, there are some tiny nicks, unseen with the bare eyes.  All stones intact, with one in the middle that looks a bit smaller.   $25

21 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC RED-WHITE-BLUE BEADED FLAG & BELLS PIN   Clever piece of hand crafted beadwork.  Consists of three beaded bells, one red, one white, one blue.  They hang from three thin leather laces.  The laces hang from a little leather rectangle sewn together to form an American flag, also beaded.  The bells even have beaded ringers.  Something a young girl would have liked.  Excellent.  2 1/4" high.  Pin back.  Great Home Front item.  $22

22 SP  -  WWII RIFLEMAN PATRIOTIC PIN   A handsome and complex pin, in shades of brass and copper.  Working front to back we have targets, crossed rifles, red/white/blue braided wreath (or maybe a good luck horseshoe?), with the National Emblem at the bottom.  Pin back.  About 2 1/4" tall.  Shows light use, but overall great condition.  $35

23 SP  -  WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN  1 1/2" wide x 1 7/8" tall.  This shows a drum major beating on a drum, which has the words "BEAT EM DOWN".  Excellent pin.  $25

24 SP  -  1940's SONJA HENIE LEATHER PIN WITH HANGING ICE SKATES   One motif of a much larger, extremely popular series of leather sweetheart and home front pins, during the 1940's, WWII period.  We collected hundreds of them over decades, mostly military related.  This pin back bar is maroon red with the name "Sonja Henie", and has a pair of off-white ice skates with metal runners hanging below.  Shows some age and use, and the pieces the skates hang from are very fragile.  Very rare.  About 2 1/2" tall.  $25

25 SP  -  ORIGINAL SPANISH AMERICAN WAR STORE CARD WITH 12 ORIGINAL "FREE CUBA" STICK PINS  About 7 x 7" original store display card with the title "FREE CUBA" and the Cuban flag in the middle.  There are 10 original stick pins.  Most of the paint on the pins is very good, but a few are missing some that has flaked off.  Pricing at Dale's original cost decades ago.  $350

26 SP  -  WWII FORT ORD BROTHER IN SERVICE HEART SWEETHEART PIN   Consists of a bar on top suspending a heart pendant.  The top has gold "In Service" wording, and the heart has "Brother" also in gold color.  The whole pin is a lustrous brown, and resembles a burled wood, or tortoise shell, but appears to be lightweight plastic.  The reverse has "Fort Ord" in gold writing, and then the owner notched in "CALIF".  Bar is 1 3/4" wide x 2 3/8" tall overall.  $15

27 SP  -  WWII U.S. NAVY 14K GOLD PLATED BOW PIN  2 3/8" wide.  On original store card, with the title "GENUINE HARD ENAMEL" and at the bottom "14 K. GOLD PLATED / EXTRA FINE QUALITY / MADE IN U.S.A.".  Near mint.   $15

28 SP  -  WWII SWEETHEART MOTHER-OF-PEARL HEARTS AND CADUCEUS PIN   Two very pretty Genuine mother-of-pearl hearts with chain going to gold plated caduceus.  The definition of "sweetheart".  In original box.  Mint condition.  Hearts are 1 1/4" wide and the caduceus is 1/2" tall.   $20

29 SP  -  WWII SWEETHEART SILVER NATIONAL EMBLEM PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX   Nice size pin with the National Emblem hanging from a bow.  Mint, in original box.  About 1 3/4" long x 1 1/8" wide.  Never used.  "STERLING SILVER" label under the pin.  $20

30 SP  -  WWII SWEETHEART U.S. NATIONAL EMBLEM PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX  Very nice original old store inventory.  Mint.  Pin is 1 1/4 x 1 5/16" tall.  Have 8.  Each...$15

31 SP  -  WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN  2 3/8" wide.  This is a nice WWII bomber aircraft, with red and green touches.  Very nice condition.  $25

32 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC "MOTHER" PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX   Thin silver oval band with script writing across the front "Mother".  Pin is 2" wide x 1 1/2" tall.  Has a tiny gold tone wings/prop at the bottom of the pin.  In the original box, with a "STERLING" sticker at bottom and a clear plastic lid.  Have three, all the same basic condition.   Each...$20  (Currently can't locate in storage)

33 SP  -  "SWEETHEART" PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX   Thin silver oval band with script writing across the front "Sweetheart".  Pin is 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/2" tall.  Has a tiny gold tone wings/prop at the bottom of the pin.  In the original clean box, with a "Sterling Silver" sticker at bottom.  Only have one.  $20

34 SP  -  CUSTOM MADE NGNY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR INSIGNIA  1 1/8" wide custom made insignia pin, appears to be gold.  Nice quality.  Crossed sabers with a large orange enamel C in the middle of the blades, over the letters "NGNY" (National Guard New York).  $125

35 SP  -  TWO TINY STATUE OF LIBERTY PINS  Two original and early patriotic pins relating to the Statue of Liberty.  I believe they date early, possibly to the WWI period, just based on construction and appearance.  The first is a Statue of Liberty arm and torch lapel pin.  Tiny equilateral triangle 1/2" on a side.  Gold beveled edge.  Inside, in descending size, a red, then blue interior with white "STATUE OF LIBERTY" arm holding the torch.  Fired enamel colors.  High quality. Good age to it.  Has tiny hinged pin with safety clasp.  Have no idea of the organization it represents.  Fine condition. The second is a lapel stud with flag and Statue of Liberty; has a small American flag with the Statue of Liberty in the middle.  5/8" diameter. This piece slips into a lapel slit, the back does not come off. Cute.  Both for $15

36 SP  -  WWII RED AIRPLANE PIN  Plastic propeller pin, with a small set of separate wings.  Both have pin backs.  The airplane is 1 3/4" wide.  The wings are 3/4" wide.  $25

37 SP  -  WWII PIN - OPERATION TORCH No Africa 8 Nov 1942   The basic elements are crossed US and British flags laid against a flat ring with the words "Nth AFRICA / 8 NOV 1942".  Top center is a "V" (Victory) supporting a red, white and blue patch.  Some initial research brought up this info: "Today in 1942, British and American forces went ashore in French North Africa.  This invasion, called Operation Torch, was the first offensive operation by US forces in Europe.  The operation also carried with it many political hazards, for the landing beaches were defended (or not defended, in some cases) by French troops under the command of the Vichy government; that is, the French government formed by the Germans after they invaded France in 1940."  You will be able to find much more. 2" wide.  Excellent condition.  Pin back.  Probably toned brass.  The bottom rear is stamped with a symbol and what appears to be the word "DEPOSE".  $45

38 SP  -  WONDERFUL FLAG MOTIF LADY'S HEAD STICK PIN   Not sure how old this is, but we acquired it probably 10-12 years ago, and is a charming item, well made. This is a lady's head with flag motif knit cap which is pulled down over one eye.  The top is long and falls to the rear, and has black/red ribbon tails.  Like a French high-fashion pin. She has full red lips, and even a beauty mark on one cheek.  Feels like it might be made of chalk or something like that.  It does show a couple tiny chips, seen only close up, so it has been worn.  The store label on rear reads "FRENCH FLAPPERS".  About 3 1/4" tall, including the pin.  $5

39 SP  -  BEAUTIFUL WWII PATRIOTIC US & BRITISH FLAGS BROOCH PIN   This is a real showy piece.  2 1/2" tall x 3" wide.  Wood construction.  Face seems professionally finished.  Brilliant, glossy hand painted crossed British and US flags.  The flag staffs have light grey name painted on which reads "CASA LOMA".  Simple pin back.  $25

40 SP  -  WWII 6th WAR LOAN PENNSYLVANIA LAPEL PIN  Tiny thing, 1 1/2" long overall.  The blue top part is 5/8 x 3/4".  Seems to be a hard plastic material.  Front is dark blue with the Minuteman silhouette, stars, and 6th in the lower right corner.  The rear has a lot of writing, with the date 9-27-44, and the initials W & H Co (Whitehead & Hoag Co), New Jersey.  Also "I bought "EXTRA" Bonds over and above my regular Payroll Savings.  6th WAR LOAN PENNSYLVANIA WAR FINANCE COMMITTEE".  $10

41 SP  -  TWO WWII MILITARY CROSSED RIFLES SWEETHEART PINS  Two very nice original WWII pins.  The first is crossed rifles with National emblem in the middle.  2 1/4" wide.  Nice quality pin, solid.  The second consists of a lightweight plastic Infantry helmet, pin back, suspending a pair of crossed rifles with a gold painted finish.  About 2 3/8" long.  The helmet is in the early style used by the Army during WWI - WWII.  $20

43 SP  -  FOUR WWI MILITARY CROSSED RIFLES, RIFLE PINS AND U.S. LAPEL PINS  Four very nice original WWI pins.  The first is a WWI Bolt Action Rifle Pin.  2 1/2" wide gold color rifle pin, with good detail. The second is a WWI blackened bronze collar crossed rifles pin.  Some areas where the black finish is gone, minor.  Scarce insignia.  Pin back.  2” wide.  The third and fourth are U.S. collar insignia.  One a “U.S./N.A.” (missing about 35% finish), and the other a “U.S./R” (very light wear).  $35

A. B. C. 44 SP  -  WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN   Consists of a sign board on a stake.  The sign board reads "MY MAN IS IN THE ARMY / NO TRESPASSING".  The sign is 2 1/4" wide.  Pin back.  (A) Nice original condition, with a little bit of red paint loss on the rifle and puff of smoke, and a bit of white missing in the word MY.  (B) Excellent condition.  (C) A bit of rubbing on the cap and end of the barrel.   A...$25  B...$30   C...$30

45 SP  -  WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN  Same as above, but this one says "MY MAN IS IN THE NAVY / NO TRESPASSING".  Very nice condition with only a tad rubbing of "THE".  $30

46 SP  -  1930's CONSAIR CONSOLIDATED MINUTEMAN EMPLOYEE PIN   This is an original 1930-possibly early 40's CONSAIR airplane manufacturer's employee pin.  Consair became Convair Aeronautics, 1941, when Consair and Vultee combined.  Silver pin has a classic design of the Revolutionary War Minuteman.  Lower right corner has an eagle with the name CONSAIR.  The other corners have airplanes, we believe two are Constellation and another twin engine (C47).  3/4" wide x 5/8" tall.  Nice bronze tone highlights with silver background.  We think it's a silver pin, but is unmarked.  Safety clasp on the rear.  $10

47 SP(A) -  BEAUTIFUL WWII NATIONAL EMBLEM BROOCH PIN  Appears to be made from pure copper, but not absolutely sure.  The emblem consists of several details, all in 3 dimension and superb detail.  The whole presentation is encircled by twirled copper wire.  2 1/4" in diameter.  Condition is great.  Pin back.  Have two, same condition.  Each...$40

47 SP(B) - Same as above but missing the pin on the back.  $30

48 SP  -  WWII ARTILLERY CROSSED CANNON LAPEL PIN  1 1/8" wide.  Bright, shiny brass color, in excellent condition, with nice detail to the cannon.  I'm not sure of the age, but think it could be earlier than WWII, based on the loop on back...just can't be positive.  $15

50 SP  -  WWII SON-IN-SERVICE NATIONAL EMBLEM SWEETHEART PIN   Spread eagle national emblem (3/4" wide) hanging from a RWB enamel "Son in Service" pin...single star, 5/8" wide.  On the original store card with the words "Sterling Silver" at the top, and "Non-Tarnishable" at the bottom.  Mint.  Have a small lot of original store inventory.  Each...$15

51 SP  -  WWII SON-IN-SERVICE NATIONAL EMBLEM SWEETHEART PIN  
Spread eagle national emblem (3/4" wide) hanging from a RWB enamel "Son in Service" pin...double star, 5/8" wide.  Mint.  Have a small lot of original store inventory.  Each...$10

52 SP  -  WWII MILITARY NOVELTY BROOCH PIN   This is one of the largest pins we ever found.  I can see it on a ladies coat or jacket; so 1940's.  Consists of a stamped brass spread eagle pin from which hangs three long chains which lead to a large stamped brass military drum (with nice detail), and three more shorter chains with a round ball at the end of each.  Even the chains are made from decorative links.  Properly laid out, the whole thing covers approximately 5 x 6", depending on how you splay it out.  $30

53 SP  -  SELECTION OF WWII FLAG PINS  Click on thumbnails to see larger views 

A.  Bow shaped flag pin, 2 3/4" wide.  Flag can be removed and a soldier photo added.  Mint, on original store card.  $15

B.    SOLD 

C.  1942 Flag Pin on original "Pledge of Allegiance" store card. Mint, with little crease on card.  5/8" x 1" high.  The reverse of the card has "The American's Creed".  $10

D.  A very nice lapel flag pin on original patriotic store card - "Democracy DEPENDS ON U...-nity" and "UNITED FOR VICTORY".  About 1" wide flag pin.  $10

E.  Nice lapel flag pin on original "Pledge of Allegiance" store card.  Mint pin, card has slight creases.  Pin is 5/8" wide.  The reverse has "The American's Creed".  Have three.  Each...$10

54 SP  -  WWII ARMY SWEETHEART PIN    Features a "Mr. Bill" look-alike, doughboy type soldier.  He is carrying in one hand, a sign which says USA.  Whole thing is supposed to represent the fact that a family member is in the Army.  Just under 2" tall.  Was just one of the many fairly inexpensive patriotic pins during the War.  A cute pin.  $20

55 SP  -  WWII TANK NOVELTY HOME FRONT PIN  Press formed plastic tank in great detail.  Almost 2 1/2" wide.  Pin back.  Tan color with highlights to spots on the tank.  Neat item.  $15

56 SP  -  ORIGINAL WWII ST. LOUIS LIBERTY LOAN SALESMAN'S BADGE   Standard badge shape.  Appears to be nickel plated.  Information stamped in reads as follows: "OFFICIAL SALESMAN / ST. LOUIS / LIBERTY LOAN / ORGANIZATION / 2953".  Fine condition.  1 1/2" tall.  Pin back.  Stamped on the rear "ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO. ST. LOUIS".  $45

57 SP  -  LARGE PATRIOTIC WWII EAGLE EMBLEM  On Layaway  Has red, white and blue rhinestone enhanced breast.  To add to the dazzle, there are three suspended 5-pointed stars along the bottom.  Eagle appears to be sterling, but I can't locate any markings.  2 3/4" tall.  $40

58 SP  -  HUGE WWII BRIGHT RED NAVY ANCHOR SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH   2 3/8" in diameter, made of unknown material.  Has a pin on back, and some other pieces, their use unknown.  Couple tiny chips in the red finish.  Great fashion item.  Overall fine condition.  $20

59 SP  -  BEAUTIFUL WWII 5-POINTED GOLD TONE STAR PIN   Excellent quality.  For a patriotic outfit.  1 3/4" tall.  Really nice shape.  The back as the maker name "ACCESSOCRAFT N.Y.C", with pin above.  $20

60 SP  -  WWII "SON-IN-SERVICE, IN THE AIR CORPS" PLASTIC PIN   Consists of the pin back bar with a fading inscription "IN THE AIR CORPS".  Hanging from the bar is a red, white and blue plastic son-in-service flag with one blue star.  Almost 1 1/2" tall.  Nice little patriotic piece.  $20

61 SP  -  WWII MILITARY MOTIF SPREAD EAGLE SWEETHEART PIN   Has an Art Deco styling to it.  The eagle has a chevron on its breast and the ribband below has a star.  2 5/8" wide.  Decorative details are silver colored and the rest is gold tone.  Fine pin back.  No markings.  $30

62 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC EAGLE PIN   2" across.  The eagle looks like it is taking off of landing.  Cast grey metal.  Very excellent 3-dimensional detail.  Quite a nice pin.  $20

63 SP  -  WWII SUPERB PATRIOTIC RWB BOW PIN BROOCH  Stylish, with lots of rhinestone glitter.  Large, 3" tall.  Heavy too.  The red, white and blue is hand painted on; more of the blue is missing, see photos.  All the stones seem to be intact, just shows a good amount of dirt/dust over them. Most are clear color, with one stripe of light blue in the middle.  Could use a careful cleaning.  $45

64 SP  -  WWII MILITARY STERLING USA LAPEL PIN  Two piece pin, held together with miniature rings.  The top piece is "U.S.A.", over the bottom piece of three chevrons.  Pin back.  About 7/8" tall.  Stamped STERLING on the back of the USA.  $15

65 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC MILITARY STERLING USA LAPEL PIN  Two piece.  Top piece is stylized American Shield, fired enamel red, white and blue.  The blue bar has "U.S.A" in it.  Hanging from it are two chevrons, perhaps for corporal.  Approximately 1 1/2" tall.  Pin back.  Stamped "STERLING" on each piece.  $25

66 SP  -  WWII PATRIOTIC LAPEL PIN   Spread wing eagle on a large shield over scroll, colors of cream, gold and blue.  Colors are faded about 30%.  Pin back.  Approximately 1" tall.  Back side shows some verdigris.  $10

67 SP  -  FABULOUS WWII LARGE BILLOWING AMERICAN FLAG BROOCH PIN  SOLD  Beautiful large pin in red, white and blue fired enamel.  Pin back.  An exceptional brooch from exceptional times.  About 2" wide x 2 1/8" tall.  Wonderful condition overall.  One white stripe on the right side, second from bottom, has some old looking fill of white where a piece had been knocked out.  Almost not noticed.  $65

68 SP  -  SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PATRIOTIC RIFLE PIN   Consists of a steel color Winchester Lee Straight Pull Rifle with bayonet, 2" long, pin back, with a 9/16" tall brass color bullet applied at center.  Excellent with some tarnish.  $10

70 SP  -  WWII U.S.A. SWEETHEART PIN WITH RHINESTONES   1 1/4" tall x 1 1/16" wide.  Tall, stylized narrow letters faced entirely with red, clear, blue rhinestones.  A few blue missing, as seen in the photo, and a couple clear missing, harder to notice.  No reds missing, but bottom couple are darker.  Needs cleaning, and may be easy to find replacement stones, or use these as replacements for other jewelry pieces.  $10

72 SP  -  WWII U.S.O. STERLING PIN   1" wide.  This pin consists of large entwined block letters USO.  The back of the pin is stamped STERLING.  Pin back with a clasp.  This has been worn over the years, and shows some uneven finish on the front, some gold tone having worn thin.  $25

75 SP  -  RARE WWII BADGE PIN "USA MINUTE WOMEN"   This is a red, white and blue fired enamel pin, 1 3/4" tall.  It has a large standing eagle in the middle with the words "GUARDING THE LAND WE LOVE" at the top and "U.S.A. MINUTE WOMEN" at the bottom.  Beautiful condition.  Have never seen another.  $45

76 SP  -  WWII "GOD AND COUNTRY" PIN   Famous motto from WWII era.  Mint, fired enamel.  1 5/8" wide.  Blue background with gold border and paint.  A tiny bit of blue missing from the middle of C and O.  Has two pins on the back...not sure why.   $15

77 SP  -  WWII ARMY SWEETHEART PIN AND FASHION BROOCH  Officer's cap, dress gloves, and a sword, all laid out in an artful display as a pin.  For the period, very fashionable.  Nice coloring of the items, and shows very light age spots on the cap. Rear of gloves is marked "LN/25".  $30

78 SP  -  WWII SWEETHEART DOUBLE GOOD LUCK PIN  Gold washed brass horseshoe with a 4 leaf clover applied at bottom.  The National Emblem eagle has small clear rhinestones (none missing) and a painted red, white and blue shield.  This is applied in the middle, and interestingly, over a large number 48, which you can see from the rear.   On the rear of the horseshoe, it is stamped with a logo and the words "GOLDEN KEY".  1 3/4" tall.  Condition overall is very nice, and with magnification can you see some minor spots of wear.  $25

79 SP  -  IMPRESSIVE WWII STAMPED BRASS SPREAD EAGLE PIN BROOCH  3 3/4" wide. This is a beautiful pin, and could actually be much earlier than WWII.   Similar to official versions but actually designed for Wartime fashion wear, expressing patriotic feelings.  A large and excellent fashion statement.  $35

82 SP  -  WWII DOMED GLASS SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH  On Layaway  Looks like a large button featuring the American National Emblem in full color.  This is a nice pin back item, different than most you see.  Quite attractive and well made.  1 11/16" across.  If you look closely inside, you will see some uniform flaking of the paint.  You don't notice it as much because of the heavy glass dome over it all.  A neat item.  It's difficult to photograph this item with all the reflections in the glass.  $25

84 SP  -  WWII STERLING "V" VICTORY PIN  Marked STERLING on the back.  1 1/4" tall.  Pin back.  Fine quality jewelry grade.  It has a couple areas of engraved lines (bottom left leg and top right curl), for a shading effect, but my camera can't get close-ups.  If your name begins with "V", this is a great item as well as a Victory related pin.  $25

85 SP  -  WWII TWO-PIECE MILITARY CROSSED SABERS & HELMET NOVELTY PIN   Crossed sabers over a WWI style helmet.  2 1/4" tall.  Pin back.  One of the sword hilts has some darkening.  Otherwise, good condition, good quality, metal pin.  $25

86 SP  -  WWII MILITARY MOTIF DRUM BROOCH PIN   A very attractive jewelry piece.  Silver and gold tone finishes.  Side of drum has a miniature National Emblem with some fired enamel details, and the drumsticks have a few touches of red, white and blue  sparkle from rhinestones, and white paint on the stick ends.  Fine condition.  Pin back.  2 1/8" high.  Exceptional piece.  $25

87 SP  -  WWII CROSSED RIFLES SWEETHEART BROOCH PIN   This pin is made up of two crossed rifles affixed to a circular backing ring.  For wear by mother, wife, or girlfriend of an Infantryman.  The circle is 1 9/16" in diameter, with the rifles sticking out a bit over.  Pin back.  Nice.   $20

WINGS and AIRPLANES

1 WA  -  WWII DIVE BOMBER SWEETHEART BROOCH PIN  Neat subject on this stamped pin.  The airplane is diving downward, surrounded by a decorative border, making this a patriotic piece of jewelry.  Details are very nicely done.  The plane is a bit more silver tone within the brass border.  Pin back.  1 7/8" in diameter.  $40

2 WA  -  LARGE WWII B-17 BOMBER SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH  Cast in silver colored metal in the early model B-17.  The most noticeable difference is the lack of the ridge over the rear fuselage.  Nice star insignia on wings.  Approximately 3 1/4" wing span. Overall darkening to the metal.  Pin back.  A very impressive pin for the family to wear.  $45

5 WA  -  WWII PLASTIC NOVELTY WINGS IN WWI DESIGN   Very stylish.  Light copper color wings and full color shield.  More attractive than later styles.  2 5/8" wide.  Pin back.  $20

6 WA  -  WWII HOME FRONT WING & PROP "BROOCH PIN" ON ORIGINAL CARD   (Representative sample pictured)  Probably the most popular symbol worn during the War.  Official examples were worn by aviation cadets, and officers.  Exact styles were sold in all sizes, and finishes as sweetheart pins. 2" wide metal pin. Original store inventory.  Have a few.   Each...$8

6 WA (B)  -  ANOTHER  Similar to above, with slight variation and a different card.  1 1/2" wide pin.  The top of the propeller looks clipped, but it appears to have been made that way.  Only one.  $5

7 WA  -  RARE WINGS OF MERCY LAPEL PIN C.1930's   Extremely rare pin expressing medical and aviation joined together in an organization which provided what looks like trans-oceanic rescue flights.  The pin is very small and narrow, 1 1/2" wide.  Under a loupe you will see an arch in red, white and blue enamel with the motto "WINGS OF MERCY".  Under the arch is the large Amphibian aircraft with twin vertical stabilizers on the tail, and a very deep keel.  Area under nose has large red cross where on military planes was any nose art.  Tiny pin on back.  Dates almost certainly in the 1930's.  Never saw anything else vintage from this group.  $20

8 WA  -  WWII AIR CORPS CAMP CAMPBELL SWEETHEART STERLING PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX   Two piece in Sterling.  The main piece is shield shaped, with eagle at center.  Has location over the top, reading "CAMP CAMPBELL, KY.".  Note CAMP, not FORT Campbell.  Small chain leads to second piece of the set, which is wing & prop insignia.  Unsold original store stock, in original box.  $20

9 WA  -  WWII TOP SERGEANT IN THE AIR CORPS SWEETHEART PIN IOB  SOLD Wing & prop top piece with pin back.  Suspends Top Sergeant Chevrons.  24 KT. Gold plated, on Sterling.  Very good original box, with a colorful box top that says "the original miniature rank insignia pin created by GK Co New York".  The pin is about 1 3/4" tall.  Unsold original store stock.   $20

10 WA  -  WWII SERGEANT IN THE AIR CORPS SWEETHEART PIN IOB 
SOLD  Wing & prop top piece with pin back.  Suspends Sergeant Chevrons.  24 KT. Gold Plated, on Sterling.  Very good original box, with a colorful box top that says "the original miniature rank insignia pin created by GK Co New York".  The pin is about 1 1/2" tall.  Unsold original store stock.   $20

11 WA  -  WWII WING & PROP LAPEL PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX   13/16" wide silver color wing and prop lapel pin.  Mint condition.  Have several from a lot of original store inventory, never used.  Each...$12

12 WA  -  WWII HOME FRONT WING & PROP BROOCH PIN IN ORIGINAL BOX  1 3/4" wide, gold tone metal.  Pin back.  Mint condition.  Original store inventory.  Have a few.  Each...$15

16 WA  -  WWII SWEETHEART MINIATURE AIR CORPS PILOT WINGS  Sterling Silver.  Exacting detail and high quality.  Pin back.  1 3/8" wide.  On the original store card.  Mint condition.  Have 3.   Each...$20

17 WA  -  TWO WWII CHILD'S WING PINS  Two Home Front pins for a boy or girl.  The first is a stamped metal (sticks to a magnet) pin, wings with a shield.  Painted in red, white and blue, the words are "JUNIOR Victory ARMY".  2 1/2" wide.  Very nice condition.  The second is a set of wings in gold-coppery finish.  The center bomb shows some pitting as if it was once damp.  Banner across the bottom reads "G. I. JR. BOMBARDIER".  2" wide.  Pin back.  Has a little bit of weight to it, not cheap plastic.  Does not stick to a magnet.  $25

18 WA  -  WWII SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT PIN WITH RHINESTONES   All glittery from the rhinestones over most of the surfaces; I think I only see one missing.  2" wide wing span.  Pin back.  Very nice sweetheart pin.  $40

19 WA  -  WWII NOVELTY MILITARY AVIATION KEEP 'EM FLYING PIN  Two piece. The banner on top has the engraved wording "KEEP 'EM FLYING".  Hanging below is a brown disc with a brass, four engine transport aircraft applied.  1 3/4" high.  Nice engraving.  Minor wear to finish on airplane.  $20

20 WA  -  RHINESTONE WWII TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT PIN  Passenger style.  2 1/2" wing span, 1 3/4" front to back.  Almost entirely covered with rhinestones, but some are missing. The wings seem to have all the rhinestones, except two long spaces that are missing stones.  Most of the missing stones are on the body of the plane, but there is a large square stone behind the cockpit.  There are holes on each side that appear to be deliberately holes, not meant for rhinestones.  The tail does have red and green stones.  Pin back.  With a little work, you should be able to fill in the spaces with rhinestones.  $30

21 WA  -  WWII TRIFARI STERLING SWEETHEART WING & PROP INSIGNIA PIN  Nice finish and shine to the finish.  The prop and around the inner portion of the wings have/had clear rhinestones; now upon close examination, 13 are still present and 16 are missing.  You almost don't realize they are missing until you look with a loupe.  A fine looking lapel pin.  2" wide.  Pin back.  Back is stamped STERLING and a crown with TRIFARI.  $35

 

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