Posted 7 years ago
This is a non-sanctioned, novelty pin of the clear cover type. This means the Surlyn polymer skin bonded to the wooden core is not filled with white mineral pigment or colorant. I have processed Surlyn and other related plastics in my work experience and the natural or virgin state of these plastics is commonly clear and colorless or close to it. For example, the polyester used in water bottles, the PVC used in clamshell packaging, and the polyethylene used in zipper food storage bags. Front and back are identically marked with the plain Qubica AMF logo. There is no sanctioning marking on this pin. The nice thing about clear-skinned pins is that you get some sense of the interior construction of the pin. In essence, modern coated pins are strips and planks of wood that are glued together into a block and then turned on a lathe to achieve its near final form.