Penny Spitfire

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Click on the image to enlarge The tiny brooch models of aircraft, made from pre-decimal pennies, were commonly seen as gifts hand-crafted by RAF ...


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The tiny brooch models of aircraft, made from pre-decimal pennies, were commonly seen as gifts hand-crafted by RAF ground crews for their girlfriends, wives or mothers during World War II. The Spitfire was an obvious choice of shape for this jewellery.

This sample has been photographed at Cosford Air Museum.
[Martin Waligorski]

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By Jamie penn  |  2013-12-27 at 06:44  |  permalink

Hi there
I have just received an original penny badge spitfire from my great grand mother and was wondering what the value of an original would be although i would never sell it because I hope to become a pilot when I leave school

Thanks

By garyg  |  2014-05-08 at 10:47  |  permalink

I have a silver spitfire brooch made from a half crown, this was made in 1945 in Gateshead but thats about as much as I know. My Nan had it made.

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