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.
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
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
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.
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).
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
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".
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).
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.
48 SP -
WWII ARTILLERY CROSSED CANNON
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.
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.
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
53 SP - SELECTION OF WWII FLAG PINS
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A. Bow shaped flag pin, 2 3/4" wide. Flag can be removed and
a soldier photo added. Mint, on original store card. $15
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
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.
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
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".
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 - 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
63 SP - CLEVER MILITARY WWII ALL LEATHER NOVELTY PIN Consists of a sign board on a stake. The sign board is blue with white
print, reading "MY MAN IS IN THE ARMY / NO TRESPASSING".
The stake is red. The sign is 2 1/4" wide. Pin back. 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. $25
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 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.
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
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.
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.
77 SP -
WWII ARMY SWEETHEART PIN AND FASHION BROOCH
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
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.
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.
80 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
81 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
82 SP - WWII
DOMED GLASS SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH
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.
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
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.
1 WA - WWII DIVE BOMBER SWEETHEART
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
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.
6 WA - WWII HOME FRONT WING & PROP "BROOCH
(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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 WA - RHINESTONE
WWII TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT PIN
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