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Essex crystal 5 of 8Stick pins again!Joseph R.I. Nash emblem on reverse painted intaglio.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This stick pin is a very rare document on the plane on board of which Louis Bleriot crossed the Channel on 1909 July 25, opening the way to modern aviation!

    Sadly, the stem is shortened, but the intaglio, backed with mother of pearl, is intact.
    18ct gold, french eagle's head hallmark, 11/16" wide.

    Another one, same size of crystal, certainly by same maker:


    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Madame ;-)
      It is a pleasure to see you here !
    2. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 4 years ago
      Fabulous item of historical and aeronautical interest - Super Score!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Paul! I had this piece for 25 years before seeing another (on the link)...
      Bought it for peanuts then as French sellers knew nothing about reverse painted crystal intaglios :-)
    4. Bluboi Bluboi, 4 years ago
      Love the History! Are you sure the stem is shortened? The one from your link says total length is 3 inches.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Really really really love this! I have never seen another like it and love the history!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      @Bluboi: yes, cut and not sharp... Total length of mine is 1.3/4".

      @Vintagelamp: I'm very grateful for your kind comment :-)

      Thanks GeodeJem, Vetraio, Mikelv, racer4four for your loves and like !
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Wonderful item.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Tora, Fran, Rick and Trey !
    9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      AMAZING-- I love early aviation related items!

    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Scott, many thanks for your so kind comment on this rare piece :-)
      Thank you Bratjdd, Valentino and Budek for your loves :-D
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Many, many thanks Agram and Roycroft !
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
    14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Bonnie!

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