This U.S. Army 7th Infantry Regiment DUI insignia pin is from a large collection of pins that I purchased at an estate sale. The previous owner was an avid military memorabilia collector. His main focus was on items from WWII and Vietnam, but would also pick up items from other time frames if they were rare or unusual.
The pin is attached to a small thin cardboard square. Any writing on the cardboard was put there by the previous owner and that's great because I can't imagine how long it would take me to look up and obtain information on over 700 pins. I'm using his information. He was the expert, so the information should be correct.
The writing on the cardboard that this pin is attached to says "7th Infantry Pre WWII". Researching the pin I found a website about how to determine the date on Military Insignia pins and found a statement that said the oldest pins were screw back construction and when the screw back pins were phased out they were replaced with the pin back designs. It then said the pin back insignia pins date to pre WWII through WWII. Going by that, it sounds like this pin back should be at least 1940s or a little earlier. (But, that's a guess on my part). It definitely has the look of a much older pin.
The pin is blue, white, and gold in color. It is enameled and measures 1.25 inches round. I see this type of closure called "pin back", but just to clarify, the closure is the "C" type closure.
NOTE: In my photo, under the 5 white bars in the center is an open area. Due to a reflection, the left side of that open area appears to be gold in color, but it is open and not metal so there can be no coloring.
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.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can 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. According to the notices received regarding the upcoming price increase, it will be quite steep with some package categories adding over 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 will also take 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.
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.