Here for your consideration is this collectible patriotic Trifari Faith Hope and Charity Brooch designed and patented August 6, 1940 Patent number 121,821by Alfred Philippe made in the USA. This gold & rhodium plated base metal brooch features a banner over an anchor encrusted with rhinestones proudly displaying the words Faith Hope and Charity. On each side of the anchor there is a beautiful heart and cross encrusted with rhinestones in a field of red and blue enamel. This brooch was made in tribute to a heroic effort by a small group of British-operated RAF Gladiator class bi-plane aircraft defended the entire fighter cover of the island of Malta in 1940 World War 2. They played a preeminent and successful part in defending against the siege of Malta. There were actually more than three aircraft in the defense of the island but after the campaign three aircraft were named Faith Hope and Charity which gave rise to the myth that these three aircraft defended the island. It is signed on the reverse Trifari with crown and patent pending. The clasp back functions perfectly. This wonderful brooch measures approximately 1 ½ inch by 1 inch a nice size. This pin is in good vintage condition with a few darkened stones with age appropriate wear to the gold wash and enamel loss consistent with its age and use. Here is your opportunity to own this wonderful piece of history. It would make a wonderful addition to your jewelry collection or a nice gift for that special.

ITEM ID
tri0540
TYPE
Costume
COLOR
Blue, Red, White
CREATOR
Trifari
ITEM SIZE
1 ½ inch by 1 inch
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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US Patriotic Red White and Blue 'Faith Hope and Charity' Brooch Alfred Philippe Trifari Company 1940

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