WWII-era Vintage Sweetheart Pin | 1 Blue Star VB61
- Regular price
- $20.00 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $20.00 USD
- Unit price
This vintage WWII sweetheart pin is a 1 blue star flag and measures 1/2 x 3/8 inches. The piece is authentic, as it was purchased through the Ohio Valley Military Society.
This piece has been restored as close as possible to its original condition, cleaned gently by hand with steam, polishing cloths, and good old-fashioned elbow grease.
This vintage item is approximately 70 years old and has been loved and cherished by a previous owner, there will be some slight wear or imperfections. If there is any noticeable wear or defect, it will be mentioned here.
The Service flag, also called the Blue Star flag, is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities. The quantity of blue stars varies, as each blue star represents a service member from that family. During WWII the practice of displaying the Service flag became much more widespread. Most flags were hand made by mothers across the nation. The Service flag may also be displayed by an organization to honor the members of that organization serving during a period of war or hostilities.
Sweetheart jewelry was a token of affection from a service member originally given to their sweetheart. This tradition started in WWI, but became increasingly more popular during World War II era (1939-1945), as cloth was rationed as part of the war effort. As a result, clothing was unadorned and simple. Wearing a sweetheart brooch, bracelet or necklace not only served as a connection to a loved one who was fighting overseas, but gave the wearer a sense of style. Sweetheart jewelry expanded to all relations, including wife, girlfriend, mothers and sisters.
Hope Design Ltd. jewelry and men's accessories make the perfect gift for any military event or special occasion.
All items are gift wrapped in high-quality wrapping paper before being securely packaged for delivery.
Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Marine Corps to use trademarked images. Records on file. Official Hobbyist of the USMC; License number 22048.
Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Military Academy to use trademarked images. Records on file.
Frosted Hope LLC offers Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Air Force. Endorsement by the United States Air Force is not intended nor implied. These are officially licensed products of the Department of the Air Force. See www.airforce.mil for more information.
Frosted Hope LLC offers Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Space Force. Endorsement by the United States Space Force is not intended nor implied. These are officially licensed products of the Department of the Space Force. See www.spaceforce.mil for details.
Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Navy to use trademarked images. Records on file. Official Crafter of the Navy; License number HOB-NTLPO-HOPEDE01.
“Official Hobbyist of the Coast Guard”
Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Coast Guard to use trademarked images. Records on file. This Website is not an official U.S. Coast Guard site, however, the owner of this Web site is officially licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard. The use of the words U.S. Coast Guard, USCG, and other Coast Guard related symbols does not constitute a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement. To reach the official U.S. Coast Guard Web site, please visit
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.