BAKELITE BALLOON MAN 3-1/2 inch pin... always good for a smile! The balloon man is my all-time favorite bakelite pin, circa 1935-40. Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 149. The man-with-suitcase version of this is seen in Burkholz' "The Bakelite Jewelry Collection" on page 50. This piece is in the book "Bakelite Pins" by Karima Parry, page 125.
HUGE vintage 1930s 40s hand carved and painted Bakelite articulated African Drummer design brooch pin. Measures 4-1/4" tall by 1-1/2" wide. Rare piece!