Silver & Enamel Shield Crest Travel Charm from Vintage BraceletDescription:
Town: BAD LIPPSPRINGE, Germany
Vintage Silver & Enamel Crest Travel Shield Charm
Charm Depicts: BAD LIPPSPRINGE, Germany COAT OF ARMSFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Lippspringe is a town in the district of Paderborn, in North
Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the western slope of the
Teutoburger Wald, approx. 10 km north-east of Paderborn. Population
(2005) 15,211. The springs, the Arminius spring and the Liborius
spring, for which it is famous, are saline waters of a temperature of
70 °F, and are utilized both for bathing and drinking in cases of
pulmonary consumption. The river Lippe has its source in Bad
Lippspringe. Lippspringe is mentioned in chronicles as early as the 9th
century, and here in the 13th century the order of the Templars
established a stronghold. It received civic rights about 1400.
Shown below: 25 pfennig note with coat of arms (this is not part of the auction, just here to show the coat of arms)
A Lovely Sterling Silver Enamel Shield Crest Coat of Arms Travel Charm from Vintage bracelet.
Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age! I am listing 25 charms this week. See them here.Measurements:
Height: 1⁄2 inch
Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch
Weight: 1.0 gramsShipping:
I'd be happy to combine shipping if you win more than one!Photography:
is hard to photograph such small objects close-up. For some reason some
of the pictures look like there is enamel wear (I assure you there
isn't) and the lettering looks handwritten. If you are familiar with
these charms you know that they look much better in person.More Info:
sterling silver enamel travel shield charms were popular with European,
British and American travelers in the 1940's, 1950's 1960's, 1970's,
and are highly collectible items today. The colorful vintage / retro
look is very appealing to collectors and are quite the conversation
piece. Some have a vintage patina and some look like they are brand new
even if they are over 50 or 60 years old. They are wearable postcards
and miniature works of art.
Women documented their travels by
collecting a souvenir shield charm depicting the town or country coat
of arms crest, a scenic picture of the area, castles, a famous landmark
(Eiffel Tower), building (White House), person from history (Mozart) or
an event (Olympics).
The English charms usually have baked in
enamel and have an ornate sterling silver scroll pattern around the
edges. A lot of the Austrian shield charms have a gorgeous embossed
Austria Crest (Österreich Wappen) on the backs.
charm is a fond memory of a place visited. I often wonder who the women
were who collected and wore these travel bracelets, what they saw while
they visited, what they did, what they learned...I'd like to have known
I saw my first shield charm bracelet in an antiques market
in Greenwich, England on a trip to London and I've been hooked ever
since. I have collected these charms for many years, dreaming of seeing
these beautiful faraway places. I am now selling off some of my
collection to pay for a trip to Europe, (hence my seller name
eCharmony, it stands for ebay charm money).
I'm hoping to
experience the real "charm" of these places firsthand. I'm trading my
treasured charms for stamps in my passport and the most valuable thing
of all. Creating new memories.
I hope you love these as much as I do and thanks for helping me to finally get there.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 June, 2007.