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ARTIFACT: This is a great, classic circa 1950s Howard Johnsonís award for five years of service. The Howard Johnson reataurant chain originated in 1925 in Quincy, Massachusetts, and their motor lodges followed in 1954. The award is an enameled tie bar with the HoJoís logo at center. The gold-filled tie bar was made by Balfour.
VINTAGE: Circa 1950s.
SIZE: Approximately 3/4Ē in height and 1-3/4Ē in width.
CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Gold-filled brass, enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Squeeze clip.
MARKINGS: BALFOUR 12-KT (12 karat) GF (gold filled).
ITEM NOTES: This is from an old hotel collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MEX14 LHEX8/14
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The bar has only very light wear.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.