Fantastic old vintage Bakelite pin! A famous figural made in'30s-'40s. This is the cool college hitch hiker, one of which is shown on the cover of the book Bakelite Pins. The college boy hitchhiker brooch, an actual book cover piece, is 2-3/4 tall. He looks great -- but is far from perfect.Appears to have had white paint repainted (it looks thick in some places). Has shallow surface hairlines and a deeper scratch across his face.
Perhaps experts at Bakelite repair could sand out. The pennant or whatever it is supposed to be on his carryall appears to have been repainted too. The pinstem is corroded on back and some of its metal discoloration leeched onto the Bakelite on back. Still, an amazing and rare guy!
He will be your BMIC (Big Man in Collection). He's a real doll! ORIGINAL VINTAGE BAKELITE FIGURE PIN HITCH HIKER COLLEGE MAN WITH SUITCASE" is in sale since Thursday, March 08, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "mys-trees" and is located in Imperial, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia, South africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.