This 1950s Valentine pin, on its original “Valentine” Berkander card. is marked “1958/10” on the back in pencil. The pin reminds me of walking with my mother to the “Dime store” when I was a little girl. While she shopped, I’d entertain myself peeking at the bright colored plastic jewelry. I was drawn to this pin the moment I spied it. Now more than six decades later, this is a wonderful, and not often seen, find that’s in overall good condition from those mid-century days
This pin is featured in Leigh Leshner’s book, Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry on page 79, with one exception. It never had the words, “Be my Valentine” on it, like the one in the book. This sweet Valentine Day’s pin has a subtle message, “what a dear you are to me.”
The little thermoset plastic white deer is in good vintage condition, meaning it shows average wear for its 60+ years of existence. It measures 1.25' long by 1.5” tall. The red color is vibrant on the heart, ears and feet, although there are a few signs of wear, include a small about of missing feet enamel. The simple pin and fastener work well. The card itself is in good vintage condition as well.
This very cute l950s heart brooch is a wonderful reminder of simpler times and a very fun vintage piece. Whether you love Valentine’s Day or vintage jewelry, it’s a delightful collectible piece. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition of this wonderful thermoset plastic vintage dear-heart pin.
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