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Tanker Mike 21-01-20 10:32 PM

FSSF sweetheart pin
 
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Here is a nice FSSF sweetheart or association pin, no markings on the reverse. Looks to be period correct, 3/4" tall.

Mike

Bill A 21-01-20 11:53 PM

Pretty sure that is an association / veteran's pin.

mike_vee 22-01-20 09:32 AM

One on eBay for 460.00 ::eek:

"Original WWII US Army First Special Service Force DI / DUI / Distinctive Unit Insignia / Crest.
The DI is in excellent condition. Die struck with no hallmark, the pinback attachment has a fully working roller catch lock. The DI measures 26mm by 14mm."
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-...4AAOSwFuJd0~TM


Then there is the repro version for US$17.00 (13.02). :D

"REPRODUCTION WW 2 US Army First Special Service Force (FSSF), Di Distinctive Insignia.
Gold colored stamped metal with red enameling, pin back.
Size is 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches."

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0253s-WW2...AAAOSw241Yf96X

Tanker Mike 22-01-20 04:05 PM

His valuation in my opinion is out to lunch.

Mike

RoyA 23-01-20 09:04 PM

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If a pin has a screw-back (some marked BIRKS) and visible horizontal lines in the red enamel, then it is wartime.

Here is the private purchase wartime pin acquired by Sgt. Charles Mann, 4-3.
Marked BIRKS STERLING.

The pin on ebay is junk; just a common association pin.
Mike's example looks promising but I can't tell in there are lines in the enamel.

castagain 27-01-20 01:10 AM

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To add to the conversation, here's a FSSF pin I have in my collection -- well made, 35mm by 15mm. I was unaware that the FSSF even had a DUI, so I assume this was an older association pin.

Regards,
Donovan

cw2311 15-03-20 01:50 AM

Here's one for you Roy! ;)


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-WW...53.m1431.l2649


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