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BEVERLEY, ENGLAND - Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm

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Vintage Silver Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Location: BEVERLEY - Yorkshire, England Scene:ร‚ COAT OF ARMS Description: UK STYLE Vintage Silver Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet Shield Charm Measurements: Height: 5/8 inch Width: 1รƒร‚ร‚โ€ž2 inch Depth: 1/8 inch Weight: 1.0 grams Condition: Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age! Shipping: I'd be happy to combine shipping if you win more than one charm! spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" ร‚ About Shield Charms: History These sterling silver enamelled travel shield charms were popular with European, British and American travelers in the 1940's, 1950's 1960's, 1970's, and are highly collectible items today. The colorful vintage / retro look is very appealing to collectors and are quite the conversation piece. Some have a vintage patina and some look like they are brand new even if they are over 50 or 60 years old. They are wearable postcards and miniature works of art. Women documented their travels by collecting a souvenir shield charm depicting the town or country coat of arms crest, a scenic picture of the area, castles, a famous landmark (Eiffel Tower), building (White House), person from history (Mozart) or an event (Olympics). These charms were often given to women as gifts from their men who were traveling abroad. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" ร‚ Wikipedia Info: Beverley shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire Beverley is a market town and is the major town in the East Riding of Yorkshire; situated in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. According to the 2001 UK census the total population of the Beverley urban area (ie the built-up area) was 29,110, of whom 17,549 live in the historic parish. It is also the county town of the riding and is located 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Hull. Also it is 10 miles (16 km) east of Market Weighton and 12 miles (19 km) west of Hornsea. It is best known for Beverley Minster and its race course, and also for Beverley Friary and a fine medieval church, St Mary's, reflecting its former status as a wealthy wool-trading town. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" eCharmony Vintage Enamel Travel Shield Charms See my other Travel Shield charms... Click on any photo to see an enlarged version. New Mexico Maine Martha's Vineyard - Gay Head Lighthouse Las Vegas, Nevada - Dice Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas, Nevada - Roulette Washington DC Hawaii - Waikiki Beach Oahu Long Island, NY Acapulco Acapulco Cliff Diver Honolulu Delaware Koln Dom - Cologne, Germany Argentina Virgin Islands Bethlehem Scotland Bagpiper CCCP - Soviet Union Leningrad, Russia Espana (Spain) Italia - Red, white, green Boot of Italy New Hampshire - State Seal Atlanta, Georgia - Peach Washington D.C. - Smithsonian Amsterdam - Kon Paleis Europa - European Union Alamo - San Antonio, Texas Milano - Duomo Monte Carlo - Casino Disney World - Orlando, Florida Disneyland - Magic Kingdom Firenze - Florence Scotland Bagpiper Washington D.C. - Capitol Building Loch Ness - Scotland - Nessie the Sea Monster Newton Abbot Jersey Fleetwood Beverley Knaresborough Exeter Southsea York Oldham Cleveleys Cheltenham Einruhr, Germany spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Want more charms? Check out my other items! eMail your Wish List spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Shield Charm Collectors Guide Types of Travel Shield Charms spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Engliand or UK Charms English charms usually have baked in enamel and have an ornate sterling silver scroll pattern around the edges. The place name appears in the rounded curve on the bottom in raised silver. Primarily crests of England, Scotland, Wales locations. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Austria Shield Charms Many Austrian shield charms have a slightly different shape than the typical shields. Notice the curve on the top. A lot of these Austrian shield charms have a gorgeous embossed Austria Crest (รƒโ€“sterreich Wappen) on the backs. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Building or Landmark Charm Important or famous buildings: castles, churches, universities, bridges, cathedrals museums are depicted on these scenic travel shield charms. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Notable Person Travel Shield Charms Notable people from history are depicted on these shield charms. Favorites in my collection include Napoleon, Shakespeare, The Pope, and John F. Kennedy. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Event Shield Charms Event shield charms commemorate important events and occasions such as the Olympics, World Fairs, inaugurations, The Queens Jubilee, etc. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Charms in Unique Shapes Some of the older vintage shield charms were made in different shapes and sizes than the typical shield charm. I love to find these little treasures. (See Koln top left) spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Ornate Reverse Side I especially like to find the rare charm with an ornate stamping on the back. Some charms were made two sided with a crest, flag or coat of arms on the back and a scene on the front. I wish they were all made two-sided. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Unique Charm Shapes These types of enamel charms are great additions to your shield charm bracelet. These charms are about the same size, contain enamel and are also of the travel theme. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Silver or Metal Enamel These lovely cloisonne type charms have enamel baked around the silver or metal trim of the design. Some were created using silver, others were made from base metals such as copper and brass. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Enamel Bell Charms Enamel bell charms are a beautiful addition to shield charm bracelets. They are typically from mountainous European locations. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Scenic Shield Charms Scenic shield charms. The gorgeous mountain, coastline, village scenes are like miniature postcards that document your travels. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Coat of Arms Shield Charms These colorful charms portray heraldry, a town coat of arms, crests, state or country flags or combinations of these elements. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Brass or base metal Enamel I really love this type of charm, even though very often they are not silver. The colors are in a warmer vintage palette and they are thicker in depth than the most popular shield charms. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Flag, Crest, Coat of Arms Heraldry, Coat of arms, crests, state or country flags or combinations of these elements. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Animal or Character Charms Everyone loves these animal charms. One of my premier themed shield charm bracelets contains all animal charms รƒร‚ร‚โ€œ from zoos and nature parks around the world. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Old Vintage Enamel Charms These enamel charms have a somewhat muted vintage earthone) color scheme. They usually have a strip of silver between the name panel and the scene. The text panel fields are usually white, black or red. They don't get any prettier than this. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" About me: I have one of the largest collections of travel shield charms in the world. I have acquired tens of thousands of shield charms that are organized and alphabetized by country, city, state or town location. I have hundreds of shield charms bracelets that still contain all of their original charms. I frequently list my duplicates on ebay and sell charms from my online shield charm store. I am the editor of the Shield Charm Collectors Guide which contains a comprehensive collection of vintage enamel shield charms from all over the world. This handy guide assists collectors in their search, so they can browse photos of travel shield charms that exist and locate the travel shield charms that they are interested in collecting. If you are looking for a specific charm, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to locate the charm for you. Shield charms Shield Charm Travel charm German Charm Coat of Arms Crest Charm Vintage Charm Enamel Charm Enamelled Charm Shield charms Shield Charm Travel charm German Charm Coat of Arms Crest Charm Vintage Charm Enamel Charm Enamelled Charm noscript echarmony Store /noscript noscript /noscript

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