- Van Rensburg AFRICA 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:
These 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.
Silver Content:Some 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:Most 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.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 26 January, 2015.