Thursday, May 7

PINS 2

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On this page you will find lapel pins and some small brooches - those with butterfly clutches, tac clutches and small pin-backs. Brooches are on a separate page.

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RETRO MATTE PORCELAIN WHITE HEART FLORAL PIN
Size: 23 x 20mm
Excellent condition, silvertone pin. Unglazed matte porcelain heart with scalloped edge and rose bouquet cameo style. Butterfly clutch.

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RETRO BLACK BLUE HOUSE AT NIGHT ENAMEL PIN
Size: 24 x 18mm
Excellent condition, enamel house pin in silvertone. Butterfly clutch.

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AVON 1993 PINK RIBBON 'BETTER BREAST CARE AWARENESS' PIN
Size: 50 x 21mm
Signed '©Avon'. Excellent condition, the back tac clutch is a replacement. This is much prettier in person, with a pastel pink enamel on goldtone. It is titled 'Better Breast Care Awareness' from 1993.

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VINTAGE AJC BLUE GLASS BEETLE INSECT PIN
Size: 26 x 25mm
Signed 'AJC'. Good condition, the faux pearl bead has worn off their coats revealing a white base. The blue glass cabochon has aging bottoms which is reflected from the fronts. Butterfly clutch. 1960s.

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RETRO 14mm RHINESTONE ANGEL TAC PIN
Size: 14 x 12mm
Good condition with some aging on the rhinestone, little rhinestone angel. Butterfly clutch. 1980s.

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RETRO SMALL FILIGREE BUTTERFLY TAC PIN
Size: 15 x 10mm
Excellent condition, though the brass butterfly clutch has darkened.

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RETRO GREEN PURPLE FLOWER CLOISONNE TAC PIN
Size: 30 x 21mm
Marked 'Taiwan'. Excellent condition, enamel cloisonne of purple flowers on a dark green background. Butterfly clutch.

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RETRO GREY LUCITE NAVETTE SILVERTONE PIN
Size: 19 x 12mm
Fine - good condition, has wear on the silvertone especially on the edges that reveals the greyish base. Slight scuffs on the plastic grey lucite, it is a moonglow type lucite. The brass tac clutch has lots of aging, it is a tie pin type but is missing the chain so this can be worn like a normal tac clutch. 1960s.

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RETRO GUITAR PLAYER ARTICULATED FILIGREE TAC PIN
Size: 51 x 30mm
Excellent condition, nice aged appearance with oxidised-brass, oxidised silvertone and a faux pearl. The boots are dangling off a filigree piece, creative handmade piece, they are all held together by glue. Butterfly clutch. 

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RETRO RUBY HEART PENDANT STYLE TAC PIN
Size: 24 x 18mm
Very good-excellent condition with very minor aging on goldtone. There is a little red gemstone in the center, very fine facets on it, from other similar era designs it is likely a little ruby stone. Butterfly clutch.

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SUN HAT WITH FLOWERS RESIN TAC PIN
 
Size: 58 x 42mm
Excellent condition, made of resin with handpainted details. It is large sized. Butterfly clutch.

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RETRO INITAL 'D' OVAL HANDPAINTED FLOWER TAC PIN
Size: 14 x 11mm
Excellent condition, little silvertone pin, it looks to be made of clay, porcelain or stoneware, with carefully painted details. Butterfly clutch.

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VINTAGE AVON CALLING DOORKNOCKER PIN
Size: 23 x 14mm
Very good condition, some scuffs on the surface. A little-sized brooch in matte goldtone, the knocker is moveable! This pin was awarded to new Avon representatives from 1964 to 1983.

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VINTAGE LARGE INITAL 'A' CROSSHATCHED GOLDTONE PIN
Size: 39 x 58mm
Fine condition, there is some wear on the goldtone on the front. Aging on the butterfly clutches (they are signed "BALLOU REG'D"). Thin metal large pin, with a crosshatched texture. 1970s-80s.


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VINTAGE PAIR OF FAUX PEARL ORIENTAL FIGURAL PINS
Size: 19 x 14mm each
Good - very good condition with normal aging on the deep goldtone. The faux pearls are replaced. About 1940s.

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RETRO GOLDTONE LYRE MOTIF PIN
Size: 26 x 23mm
Good - very good condition with minor scuffs on the edges. Three clear rhinestones on the bottom. Tac clutch.

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RETRO GOLDTONE APPLE PIN
Size: 16 x 18mm
Good - very good condition with minor scuffs. Butterfly clutch has aging. Gold-plated.

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RETRO GOLDTONE FOOTPRINTS PIN
Size: 23 x 8mm
Good condition, brass butterfly clutch has dark tarnish spots.

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RETRO BROWN OWL BIRD ENAMEL PIN
Size: 20 x 12mm
Good condition with slight aging. The pin is silvertone, but it comes with a goldtone tac clutch.

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RETRO GOLDTONE WILD BEAR PIN
Size: 18 x 10mm
Very good condition, minor wear. Butterfly clutch has darkened.

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RETRO YELLOW BEAR FACE PIN
Size: 16mm
Good condition with aging (some patina spots on the brass back) and slight scuffs on the front.

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RETRO AVON GREEN HEART ANGEL PIN
Size: 22 x 16mm
Signed 'AVon'. Unworn in original box (no sleeve though). Green heart glass on goldtone, this is supposed to represent the May birthstone (emerald). Butterfly clutch.

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BEE HIVE PIN
Size: 34 x 26mm
Signed '©HOL 97'. Very good condition, a bit of the pearlscent paintwork on the wings have worn off. Butterfly clutch.

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VINTAGE 1928 CO. TINY FLORAL CAMEO CHATELAINE PIN
Size: 24 x 12mm
Unworn stock on original card. There is a small porcelain rose cameo on one of the pins. 1970s.

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VINTAGE STERLING CRESCENT DAGGER PAIR OF PINS
Size: 15 x 8mm, 17 x 8mm
Signed 'Sterling' on both. Good condition with lots of patina, almost black now. Aging on the rhinestones, one rhinestone has been replaced, that rhinestone is also vintage but not as old as the pins. One is a tiny pin with a pinback, the other has a screw post with screw clutch. These would be 1940s or earlier antique.

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VINTAGE TRIO SET OF FRUITS SMALL PINS
Size: 7 x 10mm (orange), 12 x 11mm (cherry), 12 x 9mm (grapes)
Fine - good condition. The orange has some chipping on the paintwork, cherries too. Minor aging, these are tiny fruit pins. Orange, cherries and yellow grapes. The clutches are not original to the pin, maybe 1960s/70s.

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VINTAGE COUPLE FIGURAL CHAIN DOUBLE PINS
Size: 17 x 11mm, 16 x 11mm
Fine-good condition with aging. Goldtone has turned a little dark, some paintwork lost on the lady's skirt and man's pants. Their heads consist of a faux pearl.

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VINTAGE 3-D CAPTAIN FIGURAL PIN
Size: 24 x 9mm
Excellent condition, doesn't look worn. Quality piece, highly detailed figure of a sea captain or pilot(?), the back is also detailed so the figure is 3-D.

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VINTAGE US NAVY SUBMARINE DOLPHINS PIN
Size: 39 x 11mm
Marked V-21-N. Excellent condition, plating still shiny.

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RETRO SAND DOLLAR MOTIF SMALL PIN

Size: 13 x 13mm
Very good condition.

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RETRO 'SPECIAL MOTHER' GOLDTONE PIN

Size: 17 x 18mm
Good condition, there are 2 small chips on the plating at the back. Front is alright.

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VINTAGE ARROW IN HEART GOLDTONE PIN

Size: 13 x 16mm
Good condition, minor aging. Brass butterfly clutch also has aging.

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VINTAGE SMILEY FACE GOLDTONE PIN

Size: 18mm
Very good condition, it just has very minor scuffs. 1970s.

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VINTAGE CHERUBIM 3-D GOLDTONE PIN

Size: 19 x 16mm
Good condition, a bit of goldtone wear on the knee and head (topmost parts). This is a small 3-D pin.

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AVON MATTE GOLD ANGEL WITH SHAMROCK PIN

Size: 32 x 17mm
Signed '©Avon'. Excellent condition but the brass tac clutch has aged (could be unoriginal to the pin).

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RETRO MATTE GOLD SHOOTING STAR PIN

Size: 7 x 30mm
Signed '©T&T' & 'FGM™'. Very good condition, some minor nicks on the ab rhinestone. Matte-goldtone surface.

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VINTAGE GREEN BUDGIE PARAKEET PIN

Size: 26 x 22mm
Very good condition, there is just minor scuffs on the enameling on top.

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RETRO ENAMEL GOLF GREEN PIN

Size: 20 x 8mm
Very good condition, enamel on goldtone.

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VINTAGE DONALD DUCK ENAMEL PIN

Size: 17 x 25mm
Good condition, some light scratches on the enamel on front, back goldtone has some dulling. Rubber clutch.

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BLUE DOVE WITH BLUE RHINESTONE SMALL PIN

Size: 15 x 19mm
Good condition, aging on the butterfly clutch, a few rub offs on the back edge. Front enamel has some scuffs.

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PORCELAIN ANGEL HOLDING ROSE LARGE PIN

Size: 55 x 54mm
Excellent condition. Large porcelain pin, butterfly clutch has some aging.

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VINTAGE SQUARE TIGER-EYE TAC PIN

Size: 9mm
Good condition with aging on goldtone. A tigereye gemstone is embedded in the center. Tac clutch.

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ENAMEL CAT IN JACK O LANTERN PIN

Size: 20 x 21mm
Very good condition, the brass clutch has aged though.

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RETRO GOLDTONE GOLF PIN

Size: 24 x 7mm
Very good condition, goldtone pin. Still shiny, though butterfly clutch has scuffs (not original to pin).

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VINTAGE ROUND GREEN GEMSTONE GOLDTONE TAC PIN

Size: 9mm
Good condition, pin is a little bent, and goldtone has a bit of aging. The tac clutch has wear on the goldtone on the sides and back. There is a green gemstone set in the centre, not sure if it is jade... it could be serpentine or others. Although it is very cold to the touch and I scratched it with a knife without harming it. This belonged to an uncle.

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VINTAGE SMALL LAMP POST PIN

Size: 33 x 10mm
Good condition, antiqued-goldtone has alittle bit of wear on the front. Small brooch with pin-back.

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RETRO CLEAR RHINESTONE WINGED ANGEL PIN

Size: 25 x 22mm
Excellent condition. Beautiful clear rhinestone studded piece! Butterfly clutch.

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RETRO WOODEN FLYING DUCK PIN

Size: 31 x 25mm
Very good condition, just very minor wear on the beak's paint. Cute wooden small duck pin, tac clutch.

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VINTAGE BUTTERFLY-FLOWERS SCATTER PINS

Size: 15 x 12mm, 12 x 12mm, 12 x 12mm
Good condition, there is some enamel loss on the white flower. Tiny pins with pin-backs. Each pin has a faux pearl in the center, the butterfly pin is marked 'Pat. 2066969' on the back. About 1940s-50s.

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LOT OF ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN SMALL BAR PINS

Size: 26 x 5mm, 26 x 4mm, 20 x 3mm
Good condition with lots of aging. All are probably brass; they have patina and some spotting. These are all tiny bar pins, they look rather old. The rectangular one has the early old-fashioned tube clasp, probably Edwardian (1901-1920).

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AVON AMERICAN FLAG HEART PIN

Size: 18 x 22mm
Good condition, there is abit of plating loss on the right bottom edge. Tac clutch.

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AVON EARTH HEART PIN

Size: 29 x 24mm
Signed 'AVON' in capital letters. Very good condition, enamel on goldtone. Butterfly clutch (not original to pin). Not sure how old this is, could be an older release.

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RETRO SILVERTONE SMALL WHALE PIN

Size: 18 x 13mm
Very good condition, a tiny silvertone whale. Pin-back.

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