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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
    (924 items)

    This sweetheart jewelry pin was made in Australia during WW2.

    There was a thriving market among US soldiers to buy these, with the heart shaped items being the most common.

    This particular pin was purchased by "Van" and sent to "Mabel"-- most likely from the US as this is where is recently surfaced.

    From the front it looks like a jeweler made piece (and the craftsman MAY have been a jeweler at one time), but the back shows that it was cut from a 1943s Australian Florin!

    I do not know if Van or the relationship survived the war, but luck was certainly on their side!

    Reproduction of these images is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks musik and manikin!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      scott
    3. Justanovice Justanovice, 9 years ago
      What a lovely thing and all the more poignant because of the war!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting novice-- I have a several others, to include a necklace with aircraft plexiglass surround that is posted on Collectors Weekly.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks packrat and leigh.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Here is a link to an earlier post of mine that shows a trench art example with aircraft plexiglass incorporated into the design:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/61555-ww2-trench-art-sweetheart-necklace

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks valentino and bratjdd.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks mikko, vetraio and inky.

      scott
    9. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 8 years ago
      I love the pieces with a story behind them!
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking ny! Pls continue to share your sweetheart jewelry!

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking ny! Pls continue to share your sweetheart jewelry!

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks moonstone and tom!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks geo.

      scott
    14. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      Scott, I received a comment on one of my pieces, and I noticed you had commented with a link to this piece. I wanted you to see the piece I found as well: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/187485-australian-trench-art-bracelet.
    15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much upstate-- I love your WW2 florin piece as well!

      scott

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