WWII Military Sweetheart Buddy Brooch Celluloid Bell Hop Hotel Vintage Mid Century 1940s War Years Patriotic Militaria Jewelry Gift

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WWII Military Sweetheart Buddy Brooch Celluloid Bell Hop Hotel Vintage Mid Century 1940s War Years Patriotic Militaria Jewelry Gift

Vintage Militaria Jewelry - Articulated Plastic Buddy Brooch

Description ~ this wonderful "buddies" brooch is done in plastic, articulated at the arms and legs, and designed as a Bell Hop in a red uniform - simply adorable! Note - often these pieces were sent home to "sweethearts" while the men were fighting the war.

Book Note - my research indicates that similar pieces may be found in Leigh Leshner's Collecting Plastic Jewelry, page 120/163, w/an estimated book value of over $200

Measurements ~ approximately 2.5" x 1"

Dates ~ mid-century, c1940

Hallmarks ~ unsigned - please see pictures

Condition ~ Excellent: pre-owned vintage - w/just a touch of wear to the paint, this jewelry shows little other evidence of age or use - it wears wonderfully! All materials are present, clear, and chip/flake free; the hardware is in good, working order.