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FRANCE Coat of Arms Vintage Enamel Travel Shield Charm

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noscript echarmony Store /noscript noscript /noscript Vintage Silver Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Icon of Paris, the Eiffel tower at sunrise Location: France Scene: France Coat of Arms Description: 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. The basic principles that the French Republic must respect are found in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" ร‚ Wikipedia Info: FRANCE, officially the French Republic (French: Rรƒpublique franรƒยงaise, IPA: [ร„ร‚epyรƒโ€นร‚ห†blik fร„ร‚รƒโ€ฐร‚โ€˜ร„ลกร‚ฦ’รƒโ€นร‚ห†sรƒโ€ฐร‚โ€บz]), is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents.[11] Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. French people often refer to Metropolitan France as L'Hexagone (The "Hexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory. France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. Due to its overseas departments, France also shares land borders with Brazil and Suriname (bordering French Guiana), and the Netherlands Antilles (bordering Saint-Martin). France is also linked to the United Kingdom by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel. The French Republic is a democracy that is organised as a unitary semi-presidential republic. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. In the 18th and 19th centuries, France built one of the largest colonial empires of the time, stretching across West Africa and Southeast Asia, prominently influencing the cultures and politics of the regions. France is a developed country with the sixth-largest economy in the world.[12] France is the most visited country in the world, receiving over 79 million foreign tourists annually (including business visitors, but excluding people staying less than 24 hours in France).[13] France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; it is also an acknowledged nuclear power. The name France originates from the Franks (Francs), a Germanic tribe that occupied northern Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. More precisely, the region around Paris, called รƒลฝle-de-France, was the original French royal demesne. The first King of the Franks, Clovis, is regarded as the forefather of the French kings. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" ร‚ eCharmony Vintage Enamel Travel Shield Charms Click on any photo to see an enlarged version. Milano, Italy Venezia, Italy San Remo, Italy - Casino Pisa, Italy Venezia, Italy Venezia, Italy Venezia, Italy Bellagio, Italy Milano, Italy Bolzano, Italy San Remo, Italy South Africa Wyoming Charleston, South Carolina Tunisia Sevilla, Spain Malta Barcelona, Spain Christmas, Michigan Milano, Italy Rothenburg, Germany Whitby, England Texas Enamel Map Charm Bolzano, Italy spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Want more charms? See my other listings. 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. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Austria Shield Charms Many Austrian shield charms have a slightly different shape than the typical shields. 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 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 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, innagurations, 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) spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Ornate Reverse Side I especially like to find the rare charm with an ornate 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 that way. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Unique Charm Shapes These types of enamel charms are great additions to your shield charm bracelet. Thesy are about the same size, contain enamel and are 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 My favorites of all. The gorgeous mountain, coastline, village scenes are like a miniature postcard. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Coat of Arms Heraldry, 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 a lot of times they are not silver. The colors are in warmer vintage palette and they are thicker than usual. 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 Who doesn't love these animal charms. One of my favorite shield charm bracelets contains all animal charms. 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 and the scene. The text panel fields are usually white, black or red. 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