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    Posted 6 years ago

    stwillia76
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    I have this strange pin brooch. By the c clasp and bar I believe it to be Victorian. It is not marked and I can't even tell if it is gold in color or silver. Very detailed wings. There are letters on it E and C. Don't know if it is a fraternal thing. Or a gift. Don;t know if it is for a woman or man. Beautiful workmanship. Has anyone seen any like it or know what it is?

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      It looks like a highly embellished stylized military Observer wing.

      The "EC" letters don't fit for any military affiliation I am familiar with-- maybe a sweetheart piece or possible something outside of the military.

      The pin and catch is typical of UK products.

      scott
    2. stwillia76 stwillia76, 6 years ago
      You are probably right. There have been several pins and stuff from the UK. Could it be some hospital thing? Or maybe it is a sweetheart thing. Still a nice piece.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      I don't know stwillia-- maybe someone else will chime in!

      scott
    4. ron1939 ron1939, 6 years ago
      I just wonder if its E O C behind the E C looks like a key hole shape
      Or a O.
    5. stwillia76 stwillia76, 6 years ago
      I thought maybe the same thing. I have several English nurse pins. Just wonder maybe this is somehow related to the nursing? I love finding these strange pieces and trying to find the story behind them.
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    6. Militarist Militarist, 8 months ago
      Just a guess Estonian Observation Corp

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