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    Posted 3 years ago

    Newfld
    (731 items)

    This 2 1-2" x 2 1-4" multi enamel brooch was designed by Lester Gaba for Coro (1901-1998) in December 1941 shortly following the Pearl Harbor invasion. It shows the American flag in center surrounded by 21 central & South American countries flags with the words Amigos Siempre (Friends Forever). Signed Coro with patent no above, on goldtone

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    Comments

    1. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      what a beauty!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      This must be worth some $. I love it, what a find!
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      What a neat piece of history!
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      looks to be a rare find ...just lovely,..nice find jenni
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The enameling is most beautiful here !~
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks lentilka for the lovely compliment it's so nice of you and really appreciated :)

      Eileen you're right, it's all in the flags with this piece, and you can imagine I had a hard time finding a clean, minimally eroded version of the multi colored enamels - so I waited, comparison shopped & finally found this one. Many thanks for the fabulous kind words as always

      Mary this one was the highest priced of the several I found, of course it was from - drumroll.....rl lol! As with alot of Coro enamel pieces, they take a beating over time, so finding one in good shape is challenging. I did want it to look nice enough to see the country flag images, to show people which South American countries were on board with the US at the start of WW2 - I don't know that those countries were officially our allies during the war, but America was concerned about keeping friendly relations there. Did you know Orson Welles filmed a semi-doc in Brazil during the war, and Walt Disney went down to a few countries including Argentina and Brazil to make some adorable cartoon shorts, some with Donald Duck, and a beautiful musical cartoon intro called aquarela do Brasil (you can see it on ytube), where the cartoonists paint images of Rio de Janeiro and adorable creative things like a bunch of toucan parrots turning into a banana split with chocolate sauce, all to the music of Xavier Cugat's big band song 'Brazil,' it's so cool

      Great comment MrsT and I really love your grandma's Pearl Harbor brooch as well, that is very iconic also and it commands big $, an antique classic

      Thank you so much for the kind compliment Roycroft, it is rare to find one of these that although a bit faded looking from its age, is overall in pretty good viewing condition

      Thanks Phil for the super compliment, you know me Ms Rhinestone Lover, I rarely have an all enamel piece with no 'bling', so getting one of these in decent enamel condition was really important to me, and I totally appreciate your noticing it & the kind words

      Thanks all for the thoughtful love
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    7. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl and buckethead for the love, it's very kind of you and glad you enjoyed this WW2 brooch
    8. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks raven & Marie for the kind love, very glad you enjoyed this Coro WW2 piece
    9. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the love
      chrissylovescats
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    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you MrsT & Sean for the love, glad you liked this & really appreciate it
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      This piece really reminds me of Rockefeller Centre in NYC with all the flags surrounding the centre court !!~
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Phil you are so right, this really DOES look like the Rockefeller Center flags design, maybe the inspiration? Excellent comparison my friend, thank you so much for the super comment and keen eye

      Many thanks for the love all
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    13. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Designer for the love it's greatly appreciated, glad you enjoyed this WW2 piece
    14. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks mtg75 for the love, very glad you enjoyed this and Happy holidays
    15. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much Maureen for the kind love & enjoying this wartime Coro piece
    16. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks GlamorouslyRefinedFun and lentilka for the thoughtful love, I am so pleased you enjoyed these Coro flags

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