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maisie
10-02-2006, 08:20 AM
From looking at another thread it looks like all you ladies have a great collection of Sweatheart items, so if you you have any items please let us all have a look!:D

maisie
10-02-2006, 08:21 AM
Here are a few of my RAF sweetheart broochs, and othe patriotic items:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b268/missmaisie/PA012479.jpg

jitterbugdoll
10-02-2006, 09:45 AM
Here's one of mine:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d630b3127cce93d5e36c112c00000015108AatmbRq2ctP

I still need to take pics of the rest :)

Daisy Buchanan
10-02-2006, 09:49 AM
I just adore these items, Jitterbug and Maisie. I don't have any yet, but after seeing all of your pics on another thread, I've been searching online for some. Just what I need, a collection of something new!

Lauren
10-02-2006, 10:59 AM
Here's one of mine:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d630b3127cce93d5e36c112c00000015108AatmbRq2ctP

I still need to take pics of the rest :)

Oh! I saw one of these at an antique store in Ohio and fell in love with it! The one there was missing one arm so I let it pass, but it was still adorable. I love sailors :)

jitterbugdoll
10-02-2006, 11:10 AM
This one is celluloid; the brim of his hat is broken, but I never could resist a sailor ;)

maisie
10-02-2006, 11:34 AM
That sailor brooch is so cute! I have seen a navy one like that too, as well as a soilder one and a marine, but i have to say that one is the cutest out of them all!:D

Nashoba
10-02-2006, 03:25 PM
I need to take some pictures of my collections....I'll go do that and post them in a bit...
Nash

jitterbugdoll
10-05-2006, 10:08 PM
More of my collection:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6ce24b3127cce8dbc17cd96b300000036108AatmbRq2ctP

The pair of white scotties is engraved: "Bob 1941"

The USN compact has a photo of the original sweetheart.

The gold stars are dress clips connected by three celluloid chains. This is the first piece of sweetheart jewelry I bought :)

jitterbugdoll
10-07-2006, 10:39 PM
I just added to my collection today lol

The bar reads "In the Army"
http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/80/77/2d_1.JPG

http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/82/93/b3_1.JPG

RetroModelSari
10-08-2006, 08:15 AM
What is the history behind those Sweetheart items? Forgive me for asking - I´m just a foreigner that never heard of those. [huh]

I have sort of an idea what they could be since I started to look for brooches on German ebay and found some cute items displayed as WHW broches. I checked wikipedia and found out those where given in exchange for giving money for charity in the 30s and 40s. First to support the unemployed during the depression, than to help to rebuild Germany and Austria during WWII.

Here are some samples of those WHW-broches:


I personally find them cute, but finding out they also where a part of Nazi-propaganda keeps me from buying them. :( I feel I better stick to Jugendstil, Art Deko and 50s brooches when ebaying.

Are the sweetheart-items sort of the american way of those? I´d love to know more since I find the sweetheart-items extremely cute and would love to find out more about them and their meaning :)

maisie
10-08-2006, 09:15 AM
Sweetheart brooches are like patriotic brooches worn to show support during WWII, also if ones have anthing to do with any of the armed services it was probably given from a soldier to his sweetheart (girlfriend) hence the name.

maisie
10-08-2006, 09:16 AM
I just added to my collection today lol

The bar reads "In the Army"
http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/80/77/2d_1.JPG

http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/82/93/b3_1.JPG

I like the circle one! And isn't that one with the dangling star a son in service pin, i think thats what its called?

RetroModelSari
10-08-2006, 09:30 AM
Sweetheart brooches are like patriotic brooches worn to show support during WWII, also if ones have anthing to do with any of the armed services it was probably given from a soldier to his sweetheart (girlfriend) hence the name.

Awwww.... now I understand. I was wondering where the name comes from. Thank you for the information maisie!

jitterbugdoll
10-08-2006, 03:11 PM
I like the circle one! And isn't that one with the dangling star a son in service pin, i think thats what its called?

Yes, service star flags did become known by that name, but they were also displayed by women whose husbands were in the service. A blue star means that you son or sweetheart is serving his country; a gold star means he died in service to his country.

The circle pin sold for $2--I love a good deal :)

jitterbugdoll
11-06-2006, 01:57 PM
I added to my collection yesterday--I think he's pretty cute:
http://www.uptownantiques.com/ebay/SWEATHEARTPIN1.JPG

texasgirl
01-09-2007, 08:30 AM
My fiance's sister got this for me for Christmas! I love it! And what was so neat was she put a picture of me and her brother on the inside dressed in our vintage clothes!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k260/texasgirl_333/Sweet_Heart_Pin_003.jpg

Folly
01-10-2007, 02:45 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/Folly/vintage%20things/ed_1.jpg

jitterbugdoll
01-11-2007, 07:55 AM
Here are my latest finds:

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/4/0/8/2/5/webimg/30527921_tp.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/0/0/3/8/webimg/30521062_tp.jpg

http://i3.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/81/c2/6618_1.JPG

http://www.webbeready.com/e3-images/6246.jpg

http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/81/a3/c101_1.JPG

http://i16.ebayimg.com/04/i/08/9c/e0/24_1_b.JPG

http://i16.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/80/b0/170f_1.JPG

Gray Ghost
01-11-2007, 09:24 PM
Good evening Ladies,

When I was dating my wife, before we got married, I gave her an original silver US Army Air Corp pin. It was a silver prop and wings. I need to learn how to post pictures on this site so I can show off some of my collerction.

Jitterbugdoll,
You are still my favorite pin-up.

Gray Ghost

jitterbugdoll
01-12-2007, 04:26 PM
Jitterbugdoll,
You are still my favorite pin-up.

Gray Ghost

Thank you, Gray Ghost--you just made my day :o

It sounds like you have wonderful taste in jewelry--your wife is a lucky gal!

Gray Ghost
01-15-2007, 11:30 PM
Thank you, Gray Ghost--you just made my day :o

It sounds like you have wonderful taste in jewelry--your wife is a lucky gal!

Glad to make your day. My wife is very special and I love to give her nice things, and nice things are vintage items as far as I am concerned. She plans to pose for me as a WWII pinup, so I can keep her picture in my footlocker at WWII events. I do my Father's Air Corp unit, the 13th "Jungle" Air Force and I am the CO of the unit. I will also have a typical non-pinup photo of her on my desk at the events. Trying to get her more interested, but she is not that fond of history, but she is very fond of the 50s era. So I have been working with her on that one. We both love the movie Grease and plan to have an old fashion Sock Hop with a Grease theme.

Gray Ghost

Girl Friday
01-16-2007, 03:15 PM
Awesome stuff! I just did this picture for my boyfriend (short notice, and photoshop was what made me think of doing this) so I found head shots of 40's movie stars, this one was Judy Garland, with my face.
http://marcier3.freepgs.com/MarcieJudyGarland.jpg

MissHuff
01-16-2007, 03:36 PM
You ladies have inspired me to purchase some sweetheart pins to add to my collection. I have a pin-up shoot coming up that I'll be doing with a navy theme in honor of a few sailor boys I keep near and dear in my heart. I think a sweetheart pin would add the perfect extra detail.

jitterbugdoll
01-16-2007, 03:40 PM
I'm wearing my sailor boy and "Remember Pearl Harbor" pins in this shot:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d623b3127cce8bb135ccbb7500000025108AatmbRq2ctP

waingirl
01-28-2007, 10:52 AM
Jitterbugdoll, this guy almost looks like your little cutie, just a different color. I hope one of out ladies on the lounge won this little guy. I was watching him but just couldn't spend the money, he ended up going for $43.00. http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/7523/navyhg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jitterbugdoll
01-28-2007, 10:56 AM
That's the same pin as mine, and he sold for a steal :)

retrogirl1941
04-09-2008, 08:35 AM
Heres some pictures of my collection:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry006.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry005.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry003.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry004.jpg
And now for the hankies and coin purse:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry002.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/homefrontgal77/sweetheartjewelry001.jpg.
I still have another 9x9 sweetheart pillow but did'nt get it out for the photos and I also have a letter holder. Its really neat but, the first pillow in the picture(the fort idiantown gap one) is where my husband and I met. Sorry for such large pictures and bad quality shots.

Samantha

Spiffy
04-09-2008, 11:19 PM
Retrogirl1941,
The military base in my parent's hometown has been there since the 40's, and when you go into older homes, tons of them have cool sweetheart pillows like yours.....I never figured them as homeade, I assumed they were tourist items. I'll have to keep a lookout at yard sales from now on!

Pip
04-11-2008, 02:33 AM
Shall have to find some of mine to pop up.

Although there aren't that many, despite buying them quite often. Usually give them away to friends. I can't wear them, and it seems a shame for them to be confined to a box, when they are designed to be worn, so nice to see them being worn :)

If that makes sense?

retrogirl1941
04-11-2008, 05:00 AM
That makes sense to me. My enigineers school pillow was given to my by my FIL b/c he saw me buying one the those pillows and thought It would get displayed if given to me. And my friend gave me the AAC pin with the bar.

Samantha

NoirDame
04-11-2008, 08:24 PM
I really want to start collecting this now!

I was wondering if this could be a piece of sweetheart jewelry? The bar looks like wings. The pendant is a buckeye.

Thank you!
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/Miseri_/DSC_0584.jpg

draws
12-17-2008, 07:56 AM
My Daughter and Son-In-Law are now based in Europe and I wear a Son-In-Service pin on my jacket lapel at all times. Since his enlistment, I have been collecting WWII sweetheart pins just for the fun of it and have accumulated a nice set of them. As previously stated, it is a shame that they cannot all be worn and are relegated to a box. On the other hand, it is important that these relics of our past be preserved. After all, isn't that the overall goal of us vintage collectors. If there you wish to see a close-up of any of these pins, please let me know and I'll post them for you.

I also have a collection of WW1 pins if anyone would like to see them.
http://www.nationallancers.org/images/IMG_0017.jpg

Miss_Bella_Hell
12-17-2008, 08:19 AM
That's quite a collection! Do any have rhinestones? I'm a sucker for militaria with rhinestones, it's such a weird combination!

draws
12-17-2008, 08:47 AM
That's quite a collection! Do any have rhinestones? I'm a sucker for militaria with rhinestones, it's such a weird combination!

This pin contains either a red rhinestone or a small ruby. I don't think that real gemstones were used in these pins but I can't really be sure.
http://www.nationallancers.org/images/afpin.jpg

Mrs. Merl
12-17-2008, 09:30 AM
How very sweet! Now I want to look for pins like this!

dgenevieve
06-13-2009, 11:19 PM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_6RfsoT57v7Y/SjQu5jsDkaI/AAAAAAAAA1M/sewYN7S1wRU/s400/flyingheart1.jpg

My sister and brother-in-law dug this beauty up in their garden! I wrote more about it in this thread (http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=41836) and in a blog post (http://curvehugger.blogspot.com/2009/06/vintage-love-flying-heart-pin.html) (more images there).

The general consensus is that it is a WWII-era sweetheart pin for a girl whose beau or male family member was serving in the US Army Air Corp. It's made of sterling silver and mother of pearl, with the letters "LGB" stamped on the back, probably a maker's mark for L G Balfour and co.

I adore it! :)

draws
06-14-2009, 04:19 AM
Nice find. I've got a collection of WWII sweatheart pins, going to my grand children, that that would love to have you be a part of. Let me know if you ever want to part with it.