This vintage butterfly pin is made from golden metal and has been hand painted. It measures 1-1/4 inch high by 1-3/8 inch wide. The finishing is typical of novelties made in the mid-20th century. They are all a bit imperfect because of that. Some of these are marked Hong Kong on the back and others are plain. Still others are marked HK.
Each of the pins has 2 indentations for gluing rhinestones, crystals, or for painting.
These pins are from the 1950s and were meant for sale in 5 and 10 cent stores such as Murphy's, Ben Franklin and Woolworths. We love them for embellishment and just for the memories!
Not for children.