World's Fair Auction

Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT
Catalog Lot 64

Auction Local Time: July 18, 2019 19:50:21 EDT

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1901 Pan-American Exposition
Complete Box of 24 metal pins, each in their original box. The pins are all similar with some variations. They all have an Eagle at the top connected to a frying pan with an embossed Western Hemisphere in the bottom with "Pan American Exposition" "1901" written around it. There is also a small eagle where the handle meets the pan. The variations are: 7 are just silver colored, 10 are gold colored with red hemisphere and 7 are silver colored with a blue hemisphere. 22 of the boxes have cotton on the bottom and all have "The Messler Pan American Novelty Co. 834 Mich. St., Buffalo, N.Y." stamped on the top of the box. Size: Each pin is 1 1/4" wide by 1 7/8" high. Each box is 2 3/16" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" thick. The outer box is 9" by 4 3/4" by 1 1/8" thick. Condition: All the pins and small boxes are Excellent with the tarnish on the plain silver colored pins. The outer box is missing 2 aprons on the top and all the corners are separated on the bottom and the top has stains.

Winning Bid: $ 564


Estimate: $ 200 - $ 400

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