Saturday, November 05, 2016

Ship Launch Buttons

Although I have a great interest in history I really do not collect items, other than books, guns and cats.  Certainly if you have cats in the house they will destroy most things left out.

So when it comes to souvenir pins and buttons I am always surprised at the range of items out there.  One item I have recently been made aware of is Ship Launch Pins/Buttons. 

It would appear when a ship was launched at the launching ceremony Pins were given out as souvenirs or they may have been used as a form of a ticket to watch the ceremony.
Most of those I have seen are from the World war 2 era.  They are about 1 1/2 inches.

In that era it was not unusual to launch one or two ships at a time

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