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    Posted 3 months ago

    RichmondLori
    (329 items)

    I have absolutely no information on this little gem of a pin, however I have to post it. It is smaller than a penny, and very detailed for it's size. . Anyone know what this is or who made it?

    UPDATE: this is an antique hair (wig) barrette for dolls Thank You Manikin

    Wow !
    I want to thank all of you for the conversation and great information on this piece.

    In fact, I have passed it on to a friend who acquired her Mother's massive Shirley Temple Doll and artifacts. My friend, Sharlene, has taken the task of preserving her Mother's treasured collection, while still displaying each item for viewing. Once it was clear to me that you all had solved the mystery of what this tiny pin was - I knew what I would do with it. Shirley now proudly wears the barrette. thank you. Lori

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    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      Just by it’s tiny size and the ribbon-looking design on it, I wonder if it was used to hold a ribbon in place on a lady’s dress or blouse.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Yes, Watchsearcher is right. It's a Victorian lingerie pin from 1880's to about 1920 or so. These little pins are very sweet to use if you have a charm, a button, a doo-dad that you want to pin to your sweater or beret or scarf.....your example is probably gold-filled and very nice.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      This is a vintage Doll barrette :-) I have several .
    4. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/212654413640215645/
    5. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Here is a doll with original one still in hair . They are like a safety pin and date 1900-1960s until few had them in this style . I have them on dolls from 1940s exactly same as yours :-)
      https://www.ebay.com/itm/174852754148?hash=item28b6094ae4:g:URMAAOSwACNgsRYI
    6. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Manikin, Wow, a doll barrette. :-)
    7. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 3 months ago
      Wow, thank you all. I appreciate the help. What a cool item to find in a lot of jewelry. The whole lot was only $5.00.
    8. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Glad I could help . They were used in most dolls hair and are a bear to remove ! So many dolls still have them in . I suppose someone found it and also was not sure and threw in jewelry box . I have a pair on my coffee table right now lol
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      The sharp point seems unnecessary for a hair barrette.
    10. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Yes it does but it has a sharp point just like a safety pin watchsearcher :-)
    11. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      It often was stuck into cloth that is under hair that is sewn on to a cloth cap .
    12. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      Good ‘point’, Manikin! Thanks!
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Wow, a doll barrette!?
    14. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 2 months ago
      Wow !
      I want to thank all of you for the conversation and great information on this piece.

      In fact, I have passed it on to a friend who acquired her Mother's massive Shirley Temple Doll and artifacts. My friend, Sharlene, has taken the task of preserving her Mother's treasured collection, while still displaying each item for viewing. Once it was clear to me that you all had solved the mystery of what this tiny pin was - I knew what I would do with it. Shirley now proudly wears the barrette. thank you. Lori

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