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The Kellogg's Ceral company placed 36 small pinback buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep cereal in 1943. I have assembled about 24 of the 36, but I am hoping someone here has a checklist of these small and relatively affordable homefront pins. It would make my searching so much easier if I knew what I was missing.

 

Thanks,

Jim

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The Kellogg's Ceral company placed 36 small pinback buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep cereal in 1943. I have assembled about 24 of the 36, but I am hoping someone here has a checklist of these small and relatively affordable homefront pins. It would make my searching so much easier if I knew what I was missing.

 

Thanks,

Jim

 

 

Jim, Here's a list of the pep pins. This came from a book "Illustrated Radio Premium catalog and price guide" Copyright 1989 by Tom Tumbusch.

The book also shows some of the pins.

 

Regards, Texasradio

 

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The Kellogg's Ceral company placed 36 small pinback buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep cereal in 1943. I have assembled about 24 of the 36, but I am hoping someone here has a checklist of these small and relatively affordable homefront pins. It would make my searching so much easier if I knew what I was missing.

 

Thanks,

Jim

I'd love to see some photos of these!

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here are some of the pins. I used this pic as these are duplicates are labeled. On the back of each pin is the word Pep and they are less than an inch aprox. 3/4 inch. The airplane pins are an inch and are a bit more scarce.

 

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The pin in the center with Bird/crossed missles is the USN VBF-12 insignia

Johnny

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Here's the way I have my Kellogg's Pep squadron Pins and cereal squadron patches displayed in a picture frame in my collection that I'm in the process of liquidating.

 

Mike

 

 

Can you post the pic again please. Thanks. Id love to see it.

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The Kellogg's Ceral company placed 36 small pinback buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep cereal in 1943. I have assembled about 24 of the 36, but I am hoping someone here has a checklist of these small and relatively affordable homefront pins. It would make my searching so much easier if I knew what I was missing.

 

Thanks,

Jim

Geez, I remember these from when I was a kid back in the 40's. I had a considerable number of these and the comic characters as well. Somewhere along the way they got tossed. I remember also having the Pep benne that some were attached to. My mother, bless here soul, had a habit of cleaning house from time to time, especially after I was married and moved out.

 

Richard

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Geez, I remember these from when I was a kid back in the 40's. I had a considerable number of these and the comic characters as well. Somewhere along the way they got tossed. I remember also having the Pep benne that some were attached to. My mother, bless here soul, had a habit of cleaning house from time to time, especially after I was married and moved out.

 

Richard

 

 

Richard

I have my dad's beenie with the pep cartoon pins in it, Popeye and others. He graduated in 45 and off to the Army. I have his hat and old stuffed animal. Very cool pins.

Bob

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Hopefully my picture will come through this time.

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the way I have my Kellogg's Pep squadron Pins and cereal squadron patches displayed in a picture frame in my collection that I'm in the process of liquidating.

 

Mike

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Today I received my lot of 21 of the 36 possible PEP Squadron pins, in a great exchange with arclight, and am very glad to have a start on the set; Thanks for all who contributed to this thread.

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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