Nice, Late 1930's Matson Steamship Lines S.S. Matsonia Enameled Lapel Pin
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Nice, Late 1930's Matson Steamship Lines S.S. Matsonia Enameled Lapel Pin

Code: ol10009sms


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Nice, late 1920's Matson Steamship Lines SS Matsonia enameled lapel pin. The public shipping company was established in the late 1880's with initial routes to the Hawaiian Islands. The steamship was instrumental in the growth of Hawaii's tourism and economy. After WWII, Matson Navigation operated a luxurious airline with routes between the Pacific Coast and Hawaii and pilots flew the Douglas DC-4 aircraft. However, Pan American World Airways ultimately caused Matson to end its air operations as a result of political pressure that resulted in the inability to obtain federal operating authority. The pin is in the shape of a ship's wheel with a red flag through the center that reads: "S.S. MATSONIA".

VINTAGE: Circa late 1920's

SIZE: Approximately 3/4" x 3/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass, enamel

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with 'C' type catch

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an ocean liner collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJM16 LFJX3/16

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The pin shows minor wear, nearly all of the enamel and gilt details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.