This delightful Valentine’s Day mid-century heart brooch, with the iconic words, “Be my Valentine” hanging from a bow, is classic l950s-l960s. The pin is featured on page 31 of Roseann Ettinger’s book, 20th Century Plastic Jewelry with one variation. The one pictured has a slightly different font for the words, “Be my Valentine” on it. At the time of publication in 2007, the value placed on this collectible plastic pin was $75. My pricing reflects that font difference, and the likelihood this pin is a little younger and from the l960s
Made of mid-century thermoset vintage plastic, the pin measures 1.25” wide across the bow and dangles 1.75” to the tip of the heart. The heart itself is 1”. The heart swings freely from the attached brass ring that connects the two pieces. The red color is vibrant; the longer pin and simple C fastener are strong and secure.
This little pin is a wonderful reminder of simpler times and a fun vintage piece. Overall, the pin is in very good to excellent vintage condition for its 55+ years of existence. However, it does show a bit of light wear in the form of gentle scratches here and there. The white spots are light reflections, not discoloration.
Whether you love Valentine’s Day or vintage jewelry or would like to surprise a loved one with a sweet “Be my Valentine” message, it’s a delightful piece. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and classic fun styling of this “Be my Valentine” mid-century pin.
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