Posted 2 years ago
Some neat old pins that I like to wear on this jean jacket - but not all at the same time usually: Pic #1 shows starburst pin lower left - very mid-century atomic feel - but I think it is a sand-cast Navajo pin 1.25" not marked. Very nice and well made. Also note #1 - lower center plated bird 1x2" - tiny! mark Czechoslovakia. On the right side - fun "batman" 1960's? rhodium 2"x1.5" basemetal pin.
Pic #2: My only example of Scottish pebble jewelry! 1" brown round stone pin holding the wonderful bronze & silverplate stylized deco bird 3"x1.5" (clasp broken, sewn onto jkt)
Pic #3: Palm trees and gentle mtn on this butterfly-wing pin? - only brown and white with dirty bronze frame. 1.25"x1" oval domed pin sometimes I attach to brown pearl necklace and always gets comments.
The bird above 1950's Forstner sterling.
Pic #4: Of all collected this was the cheapest - the $1.00 silver art deco stylized flower pin 1.5"x1". Marked VP305 or 30S. Filthy and black when I found it. Also note the white enamel on silver .75" rhomboid? pin - I believe this is a military has a shield stamp on back but I can't make it out. Yes those are vintage handmade Navajo beads on the old manikin.
Some of these are great and some aren't - any more information is appreciated. I remember an exhibit in Santa Monica....around 2003 with a large collection of the deco pins like mine in #2. And that's why I bought mine altho it was damaged.
Any comments are most appreciated!