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#1 TSC

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:12 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't these given out to factory workers who were cranking out the U.S. tanks?
Also what's it worth?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:50 AM

I don't know whether these were given to tank workers. However, I have seen this style of tank decoration on sweetheart jewelry. That could be what it is. It's also possible that it could be a lapel pin.

As to value, I've seen the pin back version of these selling for $5-$10. The screwback could be more valuable.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 02:31 AM

Thanks! :)
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:29 AM

Tony,

You may be right. It seems like I remember someone telling me that these were given to factory workers. Of course the memory is the first thing to go.... :blink:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:10 AM

I have even seen these added to collar disc for enlisted men during WWII.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:18 PM

Tony,

You may be right. It seems like I remember someone telling me that these were given to factory workers. Of course the memory is the first thing to go.... :blink:



You might have heard that from me, Jim?

Tony, Nice pin! Several years ago, I kept bumping into a fellow on eBay that was bidding fairly high on these small tank lapel pins and because I had a matched set, I emailed him to see if he wanted my duplicate. In the course of our conversations, he told me that these were, in fact, production pins for workers in the tank factories. I'm not sure if the initials on the reverse of yours were for the worker or the company's initials, but am leaning toward the worker. So far, I have seen pins for the Stuart, Grant and Sherman tanks. Here is an M4 "Sherman" pin from the F.L. Jacobs Co.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

Hi Gary,

I like your pin also :) Do you have any more pictures you can post? I'd like to see other/more tank pins.
I thought it was neat little item and most unusual. I did post this on another Forum and I did remember the
bit about the factory workers. So maybe your the originator, so to speak, of this theory!

Thanks for your reply,
Tony

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