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#1 jmar

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

Hello all,

 

I'm having too much fun in here today!

 

I'll be adding a lot more over time, unfortunately there never seems to be enough of it these days.

 

Here's a really nice, very small 6th Infantry Division veteran lapel pin from a veteran who served during WW I. I have a soft spot for the Sight-Seeing 6th since that was the Division in which my dad served during WW II.

 

This example is a pin back with open clasp.

 

Also I forgot to mention in my earlier posts, please feel free to poast way any examples you might have that pertain to any of my threads here! I'd love to see other examples.

 

Thank you for your time and for dropping in!

 

Best wishes,

 

Joe

 

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#2 RustyCanteen

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Hi Joe,

 

Thanks for posting this, I have never seen it before. The construction reminds me of the 'AEF' overseas stripe lapel pins.

 

RC



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

Hi RC!

 

Thanks for stopping in and replying. I had never thought about it before, but they do really remind one of the AEF pins construction. I know I have one of those (somewhere) but for the life of me can't find it right now. If anyone has a pic already scanned please feel free to add it here. I try digging and see if I can find mine ion the meantime. It's amazing the detail that could be achieved. This pin is just shy of 1/2 inch. And this was wayyyyy before laser cut dies and computer driven enameling.

 

Attached is another 6th Infantry veteran pin. This little beauty is about 3/8 inch in height. A testament to the level of craftsmanship and care of a "simpler" time.

 

My best to you!

 

Joe

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

Joe,

 

Another very nice example that I missed. I need to do a search for your posts. I missed several over the holidays. :(

You are right that there is so much beauty in these little pins. Thanks so much for posting more!

 

...Kat



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

Joe and Kat, That's why I like these little items, great examples of the old "emblem jewelers" art.  I'd like to see a tally of the WWI unit lapel buttons. I have  1st Division, 32nd Division, and 33rd Division buttons, all of which, I believe, date from post-WWI made for vets.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:59 AM

I have  1st Division, 32nd Division, and 33rd Division buttons, all of which, I believe, date from post-WWI made for vets.

Pete

 

 

I would love to see pictures of your buttons. I know Joe would not mind you adding pictures to his thread or you could start a new one.

 

...Kat



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hi RC!

 

Thanks for stopping in and replying. I had never thought about it before, but they do really remind one of the AEF pins construction. I know I have one of those (somewhere) but for the life of me can't find it right now. If anyone has a pic already scanned please feel free to add it here. I try digging and see if I can find mine ion the meantime. It's amazing the detail that could be achieved. This pin is just shy of 1/2 inch. And this was wayyyyy before laser cut dies and computer driven enameling.

 

Hi Joe,

 

I have posted my example here: http://www.usmilitar...nths-lapel-pin/

 

The detail of these lapel pins is truly amazing once under magnification. They made them well!

 

RC



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Kat,

Here's the 1st Division lapel button, very small, maker's mark for BBB, Philadelphia, very nicely made as usually for Bailey Binks, Biddle.  The shield device is about 7/16" tall.  I assume this is a vet's piece -- Society of the First Division? I posted this a while back, but got no repsonses.  I'll post others soon, if Joe doesn't mind me adding to his thread.

Pete

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:37 PM

I posted this a while back, but got no repsonses.  I'll post others soon, if Joe doesn't mind me adding to his thread.

Pete

 

 

Pete,

 

Great example. I am sure Joe will respond but I am 100% sure that he won't mind you adding to his thread.

 

I posted something earlier about how I like this new format of the forum. I think some of the smaller items get lost in the mix of the bigger items. I honestly think that is why no one responded when you posted earlier. I know that I would have responded.

 

...Kat



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:45 PM

Thanks Kat, I just started a new thread on this forum, which, I agree, is great for some of the small items.

Pete



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:14 PM

Pete,

 

Great additions! Kat, who is always welcome and very supportive, is 100% correct, feel free to post in any of my threads. That's what this is all about! And I am very glad you did, a beautiful example.

 

Kat, thank you for your kind words and support! RC thank you for posting the AEF! A jeweler's loupe opens up a whole new vista on these! Incredible workmanship.

 

Best wishes!

 

Joe




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