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Steve_Colby
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posted 04-01-2009 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve_Colby   Click Here to Email Steve_Colby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are various NASA tie tacks and a tie bar from Hal French's collection. I will add more shortly. The Mercury Friendship 7 pin is marked but the others aren't.


The "flame" is a red stone.

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posted 04-02-2009 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve_Colby   Click Here to Email Steve_Colby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's more...

The NASA pin is Sterling.




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posted 03-17-2012 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I acquired this tiebar in a collection of space pins many years ago. Anyone know the significance of the Mercury-spacewalking figure wearing a crown and halo?

It looks like it had some type of stone in the belly, but this one is missing. If anyone has a clue about this, I would love to know the story.

JFS61
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posted 03-17-2012 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JFS61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The spacewalking figure is a Biliken, which is the emblem of the Royal Order of Jesters, who are an honorary (and by invitation only) subgroup of The Shriners.

It appears that above piece could be tied to either Wally Schirra and/or Gus Grissom, as both were active members of The Shrine (John Glenn was a Freemason as well, but apparently not a member of The Shrine).

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