Antique GIA to BLE Fraternal Pin
Fabulous Old Grand International Auxiliary and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Collectable Fraternity Organization Membership Pin
Absolutely beautiful, ready to Gift, Wear or Collect this beauty.
Designer / Maker : unknown
Type : Insignia Pin
Style : Pin Back
Time Period : Circa 1910 - 1930
Era : Turn of Century - Art Deco
Hallmark : none found
Precious Metal : 12K - 14K Gold Filled / RGP
Embellishments : Cloisonné Enamel
Motif : Crescent Moon & Star
Medallion Dimensions : 5/8” inch length ( 16.5 mm)
Weight : 1.7 grams
Origin : US
Condition : Excellent
Gender : Mens / Womens
Rarity : Unique - Rare
1” inch is equal to 25.5 mm
Photographed with an 1853 Dime / 11/16” inch width
Condition Scale : Poor / Good / Excellent / NM – Mint
Rarity Scale : Common / Unique / Rare / Very Rare
Near all of my items are vintage / antique pre-owned.
The G.I.A. came into existence through the services rendered by the committee of ladies assisting the committee on arrangements for the 1887 BLE Convention. Many weeks of association brought out the suggestion for such a group, and Division 1 with ten Charter Members was organized in Chicago on October 16, 1887.
The social, beneficent and charitable possibilities of such an order were recognized, and its growth was steady from the start. Today there are many G.I.A. Auxiliaries throughout the United States and Canada.
To serve the interests and welfare of the Grand International Auxiliary and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' members and their families throughout the United States and Canada.