HTBS editor Göran R Buckhorn writes:
HTBS received an e-mail from Jeff S., who has a question:
‘In the 1960s and early 1970s, I rowed with my school and a couple of clubs in Philadelphia…Bachelor’s and Malta. My hands hurt for years after from being in freezing water for long periods!
I found the rowing pin pictured, but cannot identify it, nor do I know anything about it. The pin is cloissone, not painted. I wonder if HTBS and its readers might be able to help me figure out where it is from and if there is anyone who might want it for their collection? It is of nice quality and about 20 mm in diameter – thank you.’
It looks like a Russian, or more correctly, a pin from the Soviet Union era. It has the year 1948 on the back.
Is there any of HTBS’s contributors or readers who have any good ideas where Jeff’s pin is from and the history behind it?
Please contact HTBS with your information: gbuckhorn – at – gmail – dot – com or write a comment below. Thank you!