Posted 9 years ago
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!
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