This pin reminds me of walking with my mother to the “Dime store” when I was a little girl. While she hunted for patterns or sewing items, I’d entertain myself peeking at the bright colored plastic jewelry. Now over six decades later, this is a wonderful find from those 1950s days.
This pin is featured in Lyngerda Kelly’s and Nancy Schiffer’s 5th edition, Plastic Jewelry book on page 84, and also page 79 of Leigh Lesner’s book, Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry. At the time of publication in 2013 and 2005 respectively, they placed the value in the $40-$60 range. From top of bow to bottom of heart, this “Be my Valentine” red heart measures 1.75” long and 1 3/8” wide.
Made of a celluloid plastic with a brass pin and fastener, overall the pin is in good to very good vintage condition for its 65+ years of existence. The red color is vibrant; the pin and fastener strong and secure; and there are relatively few scratches given age and material. However, the "good" part relates to the gold lettering. Some letters (e.g. "v" is more worn than the other letters. My pricing reflects that. There are a few scratches here and there
It is a wonderful reminder of simpler times and a 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 vintage condition and charm of this wonderful red heart valentine pin. (NOTE: while the color red may show variations in the pictures, it is constantly vibrant and the same; difference is the lighting.)
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