I obtained this tie bar recently at an estate auction. It was part of a small box of items that I bid on and won. I believe this is from the 1940s and may be related somehow to the Indiana School of Nursing.
Inside this small box was a manila envelope containing school records such as grade cards, a few photos, a few pieces of jewelry like this one, and some personal letters. According to the school records, this woman attended the Indiana School of Nursing in the mid 1940s. It's my belief that this tie bar came from that era.
This tie bar measures 2-1/4 inches long. Each side piece chain is 1-3/4 inches long. At the bottom of the chain is a pendant featuring a gold cross on white background. At the top of this pendant is what I'd call an Aladdin's lamp or Genie lamp. This pendant is about 1/2 inch tall by 3/8ths inch across at the widest point.
Buyer to pay delivery charges from Nevada of $4.15.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items will safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.