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Mariner Girl Scout Pins

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Senior
Girl
Scout
Mariner
Pins

Smooth Wheel version of Mariner Pin
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Image donated by Angie Olds

Midshipmite Pin attached to Mariner Pin
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donated image

Mariner Pin

 

Mariner Pin
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variation

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8 spokes, large trefoil variation

Scroll down to read
Cal Holden's
detailed
information on
Mariner Pins.

WW II metal shortage Rayon Mariner Pin
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b & w image from catalog

Mariner Girl Scout Pin
1938-1980

In the 1945 catalog the Mariner pin is listed as sterling silver for 90 cents, the 1949 catalog lists only a silver plated pin for 35 cents and the 1958 drops it down to a nickel silver for 35 cents, stating that it can be worn on the Senior or Mariner uniform (on the neckerchief knot). An undated catalog from the 1963 era lists the price as 75 cents. By 1978 the pin is no longer official wear on the uniform and cost $1.20.

This pin is now being officially reproduced for wear on adult uniforms.

Cal Holden submitted the following detailed information on the Mariner Pins

There are at least 5 or 6 varieties of Mariner pins that were made as they
changed suppliers and contended with wartime metal shortages.

These are all different and official:  Remember they were all sterling, at
first.

With dimples all around:
    A. Marked sterling with hallmark R for Robbins Co. N. Attleboro MA
Trefoil 11.0 mm tall with shield approx. level with the rest of the
trefoil surface.  Horizontal rotary clasp.

    B. Not sterling but, well made.  No hallmark. Trefoil 11.0 mm tall with
shield level with the rest.
        Horizontal safety pin clasp.

    C. Pot metal with Lyon Brothers hallmark, cheaply made.  Trefoil 11.4 mm
tall with shield raised above the rest of the surface.  Horizontal
safety pin clasp

With just one dimple:

    D. Marked sterling with R hallmark.  Trefoil 11.0 mm tall with shield
level with the rest.  Rotary clasp.

Smooth surface .

    E. Punched out of sheet metal but may be sterling.  this is a wartime
variety.  Trefoil is 12.2 mm tall and shield is raised.  Rotary clasp.     
     


Note from Cal Holden: In the wartime catalogs of 1944,1945, and 1946 they show two mariner  pins.
One is the flat one with no dimples or surface texture in sterling at $0.90
plus 20% excise tax.  The other is one offered only during the war made with
a rayon design on a shield-shaped pin.  It is only $0.30. 

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