Airplane brooch: The missing dangle

5 July 2014 | category: Brooch Wisdom

vintage airplane brooch BROESJ

This week I wore my red airplane brooch. It was part of a large vintage brooch lot I bought a few months ago through eBay. It really pops when I wear it on this striped shirt.
But there is something mysterious about this particular brooch.

The missing dangle

If you look closely, you see a small chain attached to the wing. So the question that arises is: What would have been dangling at the bottom of this red airplane brooch?!

airplane bomb brooch airplane bombs
Maybe a bomb?
airplane name brooch

airplane effie brooch
Or an entire name? airplane bow brooch A red bow maybe…  airplane-city The skyline of a city? vintage-airplane-brooch
A paratrooper? airmail-brooch Perhaps it used to have letters dangling?

The search continues

Sadly I have no idea. I double checked, and there was no dangle attached to the brooch while it was being sold on eBay. It would be great if I ever came across a similar brooch that is still intact. But for now, the only thing I can do is more research of imagine what would have been there….

Do you own an airplane brooch? Maybe with a dangle? This is my only one. I do have another one. It’s actually for sale in the Broesj Shop. It does not have a bangle or a missing bangle ;-) But it’s still super cute.

Happy weekend fellow brooch lovers!

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  • Reply Yvonne 5 July 2014 at 11:23

    Oh, the mystery! Love seeing all the possible dangles :)

    • Reply Babette 10 July 2014 at 14:30

      Me too! I wish I had found an airplane brooch that looked exactly like the one I own. Ah well, loved the search as well :)

  • Reply SophieSweetVintage 5 July 2014 at 15:12

    Je bent duidelijk in Bomb Girls sferen! ;) Als je al die andere exemplaren zo ziet, maakt dat inderdaad wel heel nieuwsgierig . Er zal vast iets moois aan hebben gezeten (de paratrooper vind ik wel erg origineel, zoiets moet het zijn), maar wat??

    • Reply Babette 10 July 2014 at 14:32

      Jaaa. Ik heb bijna beide seizoenen uitgekeken hoor, haha! Ik vind die vliegtuig bommem-broche te gek, maar ik heb niet het idee dat er een bom aan heeft gezeten. Alhoewel, je weet het nooit :-) Wel jammer dat ze in Bomb Girl niet zoveel broches dragen, zou gaaf zijn als ze daar opeens een bakelieten hart zouden dragen.

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