Picked this up today , its red plastic , does not have any old or look like it ever had any gold on it. Never seen anything like it before.
Red Plastic WW2 Ruptured Duck?
Posted 09 July 2016 - 02:13 PM
I have seen several in plastic but painted.
Maybe this one just never got a coat of paint?
Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:31 AM
Normally the plastic ones I have/have seen are blue.
Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:06 AM
Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:24 AM
This is an interesting pin. No doubt original. I can't recall ever seeing one made of this material. I do know that uniform buttons were made during the war of some vegetable material and have the look of plastic. This might have been made before the war ended when brass was still rationed. However, years ago while scrounging in the basement of an Army and Navy store that was closing, I found several thousand of these pins made of sterling silver and gold plated. It would certainly have been more economical to make them of some base metal. Sterling jewelry was fairly cheap in those days so maybe the ones I found were made for people who just wanted something a little flashy.
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