This is a very nice hard to find set of 3 V.F.W. or "Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States" enameled 10kt. yellow gold pins. They have the beautiful American flag crest background set in enamel with either a yellow, orange or red cross (each cross has different colored enamel) with Auxiliary V.F.W. in blue enamel in circle on inside of cross with the American Eagle inside of that. Each pin is surrounded with lovely laurel wreath with a gavel at the bottom of each one. Pins have a safety or rollover locking C clasp. Pins are in almost perfect shape with no enamel loss and appear to have never been used. The cannons, anchors, guns and swords really stand out and were executed with great detail. The largest pin measures 28mm wide & 30mm tall or a little over 1" inch and 2.5mm thick and small ones measure 23mm wide & 25mm tall or a little under 1" and 2.8mm thick. Very solid and well made with largest weighing 6.3 grams and 4.5 & 4.4 for the 2 smaller ones for a total of over ½ ounce or 15.2 grams total of solid, tested gold. Pins are all marked with 10k and makers mark I cannot make out, please see pics. This would be a great gift if you or a loved one has ever belonged to the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary or collect VFW memorabilia. VFW can be traced back to 1899 and was founded to secure the rights and benefits of military service members. The VFW is still very active today, with over 2.1 million members.
Item ID: A-172