47th U.S. Armored Field Artillery enameled Insignia metal pin. When I obtained it, it was attached to a small homemade cardboard square. Written on the cardboard it says "47th Armored Field Artillery". That would have been written by a past owner.
The pin measures about 1.25 inches long by 1 inch across. It has a deep enamel coating. The front has the motto "Bonis Avibus" along the bottom. The back is engraved "N.S. Meyer Inc New York" and has the Meyer shield with the word Meyer going vertically and New York running horizontally.
I found a Military Antiques website that shows this exact hallmark and they state that this particular hallmark was used in the late 1940s. The back has the pinback type of closure, or in other words the bar type.
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 $4.15.
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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.