This l950s Valentine pin is on its original “Valentine” Berkander card – a rare find. I was drawn to this pin the moment I spied it. It reminded 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 nearly six decades later, this is a wonderful find that’s in very good condition from those 1950s days.
This pin is featured in Lyngerda Kelly’s and Nancy Schiffer’s 5th edition, Plastic Jewelry book on page 84, with one exception. This pin never had the addition of a “miraculous medal” like the one in the book. But other than that they are identical examples of those earlier times. The book pin is valued at $40-60 with that tiny medal, but without the original card, so my pricing affect both elements.
From top of bow to bottom of heart, this sweet, small Valentine’s Day pin measures only 1.5” and 1.25” wide. The red color is vibrant (although the pictures don't reflect that color well); the pin and fastener strong and secure, although a bit tarnished. Overall this mid century pin is in very good vintage condition for its 60+ years of existence. The card is also in very good condition, although it has a slight mark on the front where a price sticker had once been.
This pin is a wonderful reminder of simpler times and is 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 celluloid vintage heart pin.
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