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    Posted 8 years ago

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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, 8 years 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.

    2. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Scott!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Here is an unusual WW1 era one that I have posted:

    4. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Scott! I went and commented on your's too, I never saw one like tjat!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years 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.

    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Here is a link to one of the Australian coin sweetheart items, noted above:

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

      (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, 8 years ago
      Thanks, tube. I hope I don't get arrested for displaying my buttons and flag!
    10. mmcnown, 5 years ago
      I found a pin like this in a box when going through my father's keepsakes as my brother and I were preparing things for an estate sale. The only difference is Dad's has two stars. Otherwise it is identical. I have been attempting to identify the pin for the past 8 years. I still have no idea who it belonged to. Dad was in the Navy during Korea. He was the only veteran of his 9 brothers and sisters. I had a great great grandmother who had two sons who served with the Union Army. Her husband was killed at Shiloh. Upon hearing of his death my great grandfather and his brother enlisted and survived the remainder of the war.

      I seriously doubt it, but could the pin be from the Civil War? I ask this because the pin looks like a mother's pin and this is the only time I know of in my family where a mother had two sons serving at the same time.
    11. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      As far as I know, these were WWI pins, The flags were US, Britan and France. I don't think they would have been on a US Civil war pin. This would have been worn by someone here in the states who had a (or in your case 2) sons/brothers overseas. I've seen as many as 4 stars on one pin. If it was WWI, could it have been a cousin, or something like that?
    12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Concur with upstate, these are WW1 era. Additionally, the history of use of "service stars" only dates back to WW1.

      Suggest you post your pin for feedback, mmcnown.

    13. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      Mac own; I'd love to see your pin as well. There are a lot of savvy collectors here. Post the best pics you can, both sides. Many of these were sterling, some were even gold!

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