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Posted 5 years ago


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This is such a curious piece ~ pin/pendant.
When I bought it I didn't realize that the arrow on it's roulette-like wheel could spin,....but as I examined it I discovered that it did.
It was so puzzling that I had to have it.
There aren't any markings,
it looks gold plated
I thought it must be from some organization,...Fraternity or Sorority
maybe it was an award?
It must represent / mean something.
I'd appreciate any help identifying this beautiful and curious pin.
Thank You!

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  1. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Kevin, Thanks for taking a look, and for the love.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Happy centenary! By the by, is the arrow broken? Is there something missing?
    I just tried googling: "arrow rotating" meaning. Interesting responses. What's skype?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Do you know of pinchbeck?
  4. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Hey Kev,
    I think it's complete, curious, isn't it?
    the arrow pierces the rotating 'roulette' disc.
    Thanks for the info on Pinchbeck,.......very interesting indeed!
  5. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Sean!
  6. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Manikin and Jason!
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Its Victorian, rolled-gold
  8. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the info, Stillwater.
  9. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thank You Carlomar!
  10. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 3 years ago
    Hi Budek,
    I have a pin that has some similar characteristics. The center of the one I have does not rotate, but the rest is pretty much the same. It is from a pre-WWI military academy. It is possible that the emphasis is on the arrow, not so much the rotation.

  11. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Hello Sunnybrook,
    Thanks for the great information, I have the pin before me on the desk where I work and pick it up from time to time, wondering what it is and what the design signifies. I'd love to see yours if you ever have a chance to post it.
    Now that you've mentioned 'military academy' I can see it.
    You're kind to take the time to write, I really appreciate it.
    Have a great week,
  12. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 3 years ago
    Hi Budek,
    I have to confess that there is one aspect that has left me curious. The pin makes sense. We have a link to the military cadet, and a wonderful photograph of him. I have been curious about the mount for a pendant. A cadet would always wear it as a pin. Anyone have idea?
  13. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thank You again, Sunnybrook, I appreciate your thoughtful comment.
    Best wishes for a great day!
  14. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the looks and loves, Moonstonelover, brat, agh, PadmeLupin, nutsabotas, PatSea, Jewels, & ttomtucker,
    much appreciated!

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