309th U.S. Field Artillery Insignia metal pin. When I obtained it, it was attached to a small homemade cardboard square. Written on the cardboard it says "1950s - 1960s, 309th Field Artillery, Kahn". That would have been written by a past owner.
The pin measures about 1 inch square. The back is marked "Martin Kahn, Bronx 54 N.Y., 6K". Note that the address of Bronx 54 N.Y. is a clue to the date because the postal service started changing postal zones from 2 digits to our current zip codes in the mid to late 1950s. So, this pin could be from the Korean War, or the Vietnam War. The back has a double clutch holder. The posts that the clutch holder attaches to are slightly bent but that doesn't seem to affect the security of the attachment.
It is in beyond excellent condition with all coloring being just as vibrant as the day it was made.
I obtained a large lot of pins recently at an estate sale of a man who was a very serious pin collector. I was told he served in Vietnam so that was the time frame he specialized in but that he also collected pins from as early as WWI, WWII, and Korean War time frames.
This gentleman is moving into an assisted living facility, so his estate is being liquidated. The large lot of pins that I purchased consisted of 723 pins that he collected. I will list them several at a time in between my normal estate sale finds. If there is a particular unit's pin that you are searching for, just let me know because there's a good chance I'll have it.
You will receive the actual pin that you see in my photo.
Although small, when wrapped it will exceed the postal limit of one quarter of an inch for normal envelope mailing. Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail Package. Buyer to pay delivery charges of $3.99.
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All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.