This Valentine’s Day or sweetheart pin is featured on page 79 of Leigh Lesner’s book, Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry. This is a not-often found mid century brooch – classic l950s-60s – and made of a thermoset vintage plastic. On the vibrant red heart are the words, “The Key of My Heart for You.” At the time of publication in 2005, the value placed on this collectible plastic pin was $45.
The pin is 1.75” wide and tall. The red heart and key are attached to a white lacey-looking heart. Overall for its 60+ years of existence, this collectible heart pin is in good vintage condition, meaning it shows average wear for its age. That wear is mostly in the form of some light scratches to the plastic and wear on the letters, plus some light rust on the back pin. But, generally, the red color is vibrant; the pin and fastener works fine and the brooch has been well cared for.
This delightful pin is a wonderful reminder of simpler times and a fun vintage piece.
Whether you love Valentine’s Day or vintage jewelry, or would like to surprise a loved one with a sweet love message, it’s a delightful piece. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and classic fun styling of this “Key of My Heart” mid century pin.
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