Here for your consideration is this patriotic donkey pin/brooch depicting the Democrat Party Icon the Democrat Donkey. This style pin was designed by Alfred Philippe on behalf of State of Rhode Island US Senator John O Pastore. To promote costume jewelry Senator Pastore requested Trifari to make these pins so he could pass out Trifari pins while he campaigned for office. Senator Pastore promoted Rhode Island companies that made costume jewelry, at that time Rhode Island was known worldwide as the center for the costume jewelry industry. Trifari made this style pin in several ways. This particular pin was designed as brushed gold-plated metal. This brooch is made of gold-plated base metal with a clear rhinestone eye. This brooch made by the Trifari Company in the USA. It is hallmarked on the reverse Trifari, the pin back functions as it should. This brooch is a nice size measure approximately 1 ¼ inch by 1 ¼ inch, it will display nicely on your lapel. Here is your opportunity to own this piece of jewelry history. It would make a wonderful gift for a jewelry collector or for that special someone.