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 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. At the time of publication in 2013, 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 very good vintage condition for its 60+ years of existence. The red color is vibrant; the pin and fastener strong and secure. There are a few very light 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 celluloid heart pin.
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