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Costume Jewelry1903 of 3194Blue Flower Necklace and Bracelet SetVendome aurora borealis floral brooch
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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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This sweetheart jewelry pin was made in Australia during WW2.

There was a thriving market among US soldiers to buy these, with the heart shaped items being the most common.

This particular pin was purchased by "Van" and sent to "Mabel"-- most likely from the US as this is where is recently surfaced.

From the front it looks like a jeweler made piece (and the craftsman MAY have been a jeweler at one time), but the back shows that it was cut from a 1943s Australian Florin!

I do not know if Van or the relationship survived the war, but luck was certainly on their side!

Reproduction of these images is not authorized.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks musik and manikin!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom.

    scott
  3. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    What a lovely thing and all the more poignant because of the war!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting novice-- I have a several others, to include a necklace with aircraft plexiglass surround that is posted on Collectors Weekly.

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks packrat and leigh.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Here is a link to an earlier post of mine that shows a trench art example with aircraft plexiglass incorporated into the design:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/61555-ww2-trench-art-sweetheart-necklace

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks valentino and bratjdd.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko, vetraio and inky.

    scott
  9. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 1 year ago
    I love the pieces with a story behind them!
  10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking ny! Pls continue to share your sweetheart jewelry!

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking ny! Pls continue to share your sweetheart jewelry!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks moonstone and tom!

    scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks geo.

    scott

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