This wonderful, and rarely seen, festive vintage pin features a South of the Border Mexican Christmas flair with a red trimmed sombrero and decorative boot with holly leaves. The maker’s mark on the back is “© Corel,” a division of Coro. It dates this brooch to the l970s since that mark was first used in l971 and Coro, the parent company, went out of business at the end of the l970s.
This delightful holiday brooch is in good to very vintage condition. The “good” aspect is that there are signs of wear, especially on the red enamel on the hat brim, and some wear on the holly leaves, plus slight discoloration in a few small areas on the back. But overall, it’s in very good condition, showing better than vintage average wear for its 40 years of existence. The pin and clasp work fine. The pin measures 1 5/8” in width and 1 7/8” in height.
Set in gold tone metal, it has a glossy gilded enamel that adds to its charm, and three clear rhinestones on the boot buckle. This well made Christmas brooch has a substantial feel to it and is fun, festive, and unique. The pictures offer greater perspective on delightful vintage collectible Christmas pin from the l970s.
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