Service lapel pins

ddm502001 May 1, 2017

  1. ddm502001

    ddm502001 TrainBoard Member

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    When our Great Uncle passed his widow kept a few small items, after she passed these B of RT lapel pins were in her jewelry box.

    Is there much interest in these as collectibles?
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There are people who collect such items. Just need to find them.

    If you have the story of his career, to go along with these, they are even more valuable as family (keepsake) heirlooms.
     
  3. ddm502001

    ddm502001 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks,
    His was not so much a colorful career. Switchman/brakeman in a refinery switchyard Wood River IL. ILL Central at the end of career which became the ICG.
     
  4. ddm502001

    ddm502001 TrainBoard Member

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    Did some looking on collectable sites, these are actually fairly valuable, are 10K gold with hand laid enameling. I would have never considered. The oldest was the "T" style from the twenties, it is the least found of all them. A jeweler recommended keeping them for grandkids.
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    I've found a couple of Milwaukee Road at some local antique stores, some inexpensive. One was a 30 year pin, and a 15 year pin.
     

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