Vintage RELIGIOUS Badge Pin - St. Aloisia, Celluloid Image, Ribbon, Braid
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AGE: C.1920 or so
ITEM: A MEMBER badge or CONVENTION badge for St. Aloisia. The writing on the ribbon is hard to see as it has faded quite a bit. But the writing isn't what's fun about this piece - it's definitely that pic at the top! Also, some of the writing appears to be in Polish.
At the top is a red and white runched section upon which has been overlaid a brass pin/medal depicting a celluloid image of the Holy Saint - Saint Aloisias I believe. Hanging from the ribbon is a very large aluminum medal of the Holy Virgin- at the back of the medal are the Sacred Heart of Mary symbols. At the bottom of the ribbon is a bit of gold boullion fringe.
CONDITION: No, the piece isn't perfect - heck its many years old - but there are no major faux pas. A touch of dirtiness to the top, patina to the brass edging of the medal at the top, a bit of boullion slipping from the ribbon base, but that's about it. Okay, the back pin doesn't have a catch to hold the pinstem in place. .
SIZE: Measures 10" long x 3-1/4" wide. Top medal measures 1-1/2" across. Large aluminum medal measures 1-1/2" x 2".
FINAL COMMENTS: Ready to take apart and reconfigure, or attach to a Santos or religious picture frame. It just has a great look!
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