Pistoia ITALY Vintage Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm
- Metal: 800 Silver
- Dimensions: Height 1/2" (5/8 to top of loop) x Width 7/16"
- Metric: Width 11 mm x Height 16 mm (to top)
- Weight: 1 Gram
- Condition: Vintage New Old Stock
- Time Period: Vintage 1945-1975
- Charm Type: Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm
Shield Charms History:Silver Content:
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). These charms were often given to women as gifts from their
men or friends who were traveling abroad.
of the enamel shield charms are Sterling Silver (925 - 92.5% silver),
Some are 800 Continental silver (80%) and some are silver plate. Silver
plate charms are sometimes marked 100 or not marked at all. It is not
unusual for silver charms not to be stamped, but typically they are
marked. I sell them as "silver plate" if they are not marked. Please see
the specs in the "Description tab" above.More Info:
of the travel shield charms that I sell are like new (New Old Stock)
even though they are at least 30 years old and never been worn. I also
sell many charms that have been removed from vintage charm bracelets
that I collect from all over the world. Some charms from Germany,
Austria and Switzerland are from pre-owned vintage bracelets.Send A Wish List:
if you don't see it here I might have the location you are looking for.
I have thousands and thousands of charms not yet listed. Send wishlist
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 January, 2015.