Posted 11 months ago
Although I only worked there for around 3.5 years, being a Pre-Divestiture Bell System employee I can never pass up the purchase of an item that I believe could be from a period in time that pre-dates the break-up of AT&T and the Bell Operating Companies. I found this for sale on 11/17/2013 at a local flea market. The asking price that I hapily paid for this was 2.5 times the coin shown in the photo next to the pin. Yes, it is a 14K pin too. The backing has no precious metals markings on it so I doubt it is 14K too, but the pin itself weighs near 2 grams according to my digital scale. I am not sure if the stones are real diamonds because I do not own a diamond tester.
So, can anybody tell me if this is a 30 year pin, or some other award given to an employee for something else?