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    Posted 9 years ago

    Bootson
    (72 items)

    Hi,

    I need help to ID this nice little screw-back lapel pin.
    It is 7/8" high. No other markings.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 9 years ago
      Of all the things I have sold, pins of organizations is the hardest. There is a series of letters for just about everything. But I have a site that never fails me on this. Your pin is Vasa Order of America.

      Vasa Order of America was founded in 1896 in New Haven, Connecticut at the height of Swedish immigration to the United States as a Swedish-American fraternal order

      Vasa Order of America emerged out of the many Swedish societies that existed as a safety net for early immigrants. Named for the House of Vasa, the historic Royal House of Sweden, it has been noted as one of the largest Swedish-American ethnic or cultural organizations


    2. Bootson Bootson, 9 years ago
      Thanks Vestaswind,

      I looked high and low for too long with no luck.

      I guess it's no surprise I found this pin here in Minnesota where so many Sweds have immigrated.
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 9 years ago
      I had to unload a boat load of pins like that. I looked until my eyes bled until I found this site. You should save it, it comes in handy.
      http://www.exonumia.com/art/society2.htm
    4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 9 years ago
      Very cool! I wonder if my grandfather knows about it...he's second generation Swede-American in MN.
    5. Bootson Bootson, 9 years ago
      Thank you again, that's a handy resource. Researching this stuff is fun when you get results but real tedious when the answers aren't forthcoming.
    6. WiseEyes, 8 years ago
      @Vestaswind

      Neat bit of history. It's always cool to see when people know things about the past that I don't.
    7. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 8 years ago
      It's called tedious necessity, and being the queen of google. With all the things left to me I learned a lot.
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      http://www.vasaorder.com/directory.htm

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