Posted 8 months ago
Ok, this isn't unusual in itself but the assay marks on the back are proving difficult.
I sent pictures to both the maker, Fattorini & Sons, and the Birmingham assay office and both replied with the date 1937, which is impossible as this Avon logo didn't exist until 1938/9.
The shape of the 'A' is subtly different from others I've seen online, with rounded, more sweeping soft edges & the seed pearls look very different to later ones I've found from the 1950s & 60s by Fattorini and Balfour.
Either the assay office is wrong or its a mistake or its a genuine early Avon pin, hitherto unknown.
The spelling of 'honour' suggests its either Canadian or English, which only deepens the mystery as Avon didn't start in the UK until the '50s
Any help solving this mystery would be very much appreciated, as always.
Maybe there's an Avon collector here somewhere? :)