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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.