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Suffragette stick pin, 14K gold plane propellor lapel pin with rubies, emerald, diamond

  • $47500 CAD

A 14 carat gold stick pin, tie pin or lapel pin in the shape of a plane propeller and offset with emeralds, rubies and a small central diamond. The colours are those of the suffragette movement and more specific those of the NUWSS after 1909, the propeller makes reference to the bi-planes around WWI. This may have been a piece commissioned by a lady who had a beau in the military, or perhaps it would have even been worn by the supportive gentleman himself.
In great condition with a bit of bending to the pin. 6.5 cm tall.

"The constitutional suffragists, adherents of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), used red and white from as early as 1906, and added green in 1909. (...) The militant suffragettes of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), on the other hand, used purple, white and green from 1908 on – the colours that many today think of as symbolising the whole of the women’s suffrage movement" The colours stand for loyalty, purity, and hope.

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