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WASP or BEE Pin - Vintage Plastic Metallic Plate

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Topic Name: Jewelry / Costume Jewelry
Color: Metallic Gold/Black& Cream/Moonstone/Red
Dimensions: 1-3/4" X 1-1/2"
Manufacturer Date: Wartime
Quality: Good
Quantity: One
Price: SOLD
Vendors Item# 9316-H104 (Please use this number referring to this item)

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The diversion of resources to the war effort caused many creative uses of materials. Old pins can occasionally be found of plastic with metallic coated plating. At the time, many of these were inexpensive and, understandably, few survived. We consider this piece somewhat rare. We have never seen the insect motif in plated plastic. The plating has worn into a rather attractive shaded patina that is remarkable and ironically much like the iridescent qualities of genuine insects. This bee or wasp has a faux moonstone cabochon head and red rhinestone eyes. A next-generation of plastic insects kin to the early plastic and celluloid cicadas of the 20's and 30's, we think this one is special. (#9316-H104-BeePin9316) To order this vintage plastic bee or wasp pin, just click on the blue shopping cart button to the left of the picture, or email us at: or telephone us at 773-929-9007 or fax us at 773-525-1920.

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Vendor Contact Information:
Contact: Terri Friedman
Po Box 148186
Chicago, Illinois  60614-8186 USA
Phone: (773) 929-9007     Fax: (773) 525-1920
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