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Posted 7 months ago

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upstatenyc…
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The dealer that sold this to me called it an "Over There" pin, and claimed it was from WWI. I've never seen one like this, though I have quite a few Sweetheart pins. Does anyone have any more info on this? I just added it to my collection of Sweetheart pins, but if there's more to it than that, I'd love to know!

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    It is a sweetheart item that was worn stateside by those who had loved ones in service.

    Looks WW1 to me. The bronze base metal, quality enameling and shield are typical of that era.

    scott
  2. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 months ago
    Thanks, Scott!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Here is an unusual WW1 era one that I have posted:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75704-ww1-machine-gun-bn-sweetheart-pin

    scott
  4. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 months ago
    Thanks, Scott! I went and commented on your's too, I never saw one like tjat!
  5. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Thanks ny-- I appreciate that.

    If you have the time, take a look at my other postings. I have a lot of sweetheart items posted. Some of my Australian jewelry items made from silver coins, may be of interest as well.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Here is a link to one of the Australian coin sweetheart items, noted above:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/70173-ww2-souvenir-sterling-sweetheart-jewelry

    scott
  7. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 months ago
    I have the same pin and the provenance for mine strongly indicates WWI.
  8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 months ago
    Although yours most likly predates this law, it may be of interest:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title36/html/USCODE-2011-title36-subtitleI-partA-chap9-sec901.htm


    (b) Individuals Entitled To Display Service Lapel Button.—A service lapel button approved by the Secretary may be worn by members of the immediate family of an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged.
    (c) License To Manufacture and Sell Service Flags and Service Lapel Buttons.—Any person may apply to the Secretary for a license to manufacture and sell the approved service flag, or the approved service lapel button, or both. Any person that manufactures a service flag or service lapel button without having first obtained a license, or otherwise violates this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000.
    (d) Regulations.—The Secretary may prescribe regulations necessary to carry out this section.
    (Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1267.)
  9. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 months ago
    Thanks, tube. I hope I don't get arrested for displaying my buttons and flag!

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