I found this l970s Christmas tree pin at a flea market in Colorado. It’s pictured on page 10 of Nancy Yunker Trowbridge’s book, Christmas Tree Pins. She placed the value of this collectible tree pin in the $50-$65 range in 2002 when that book was published.
The maker’s mark, “ART ©” sign is on the pin back. Founded in the l940s by Arthur Pepper as Mode-Art Creations, Inc., the ART© mark was used after 1955 until sometime around l980.
The tree itself is two layers of branches with a lacy design highlighted with six small baguette candles and 15 rhinestones of orange, blue and green, with a clear rhinestone in the top star.
Overall, this collectible Christmas tree pin is in good to very good vintage condition. The “good” part is a couple of stones have shifted slighted over the years (see pictures) and that is reflected in my pricing should a hobbyist want to straightened the two baguettes. The pin and clasp work fine.
Set in gold tone metal, this tree stands 2.25” tall and is 1.5 wide. The pictures provide a greater perspective of the condition and beauty of this ART signed vintage Christmas tree pin. (Note: I have a red camera and on some pictures, you can see it’s hue or shadow; not metal discoloration).
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