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Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Location: PORTLAND, OREGON Scene: ZOO ELEPHANTS Description: Vintage 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! Metal: SILVER PLATE 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 or friends who were traveling abroad. spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" eCharmony Vintage Enamel Travel Shield Charms Click on any photo to see an enlarged version. Louisville, Kentucky - Horse San Francisco, California - Cable Car San Francisco, California - Golden Gate Bridge Los Angeles, California - Coast Scene Los Angeles, California - Chinatown Los Angeles, California - Coast Scene Los Angeles, California - Skyline Los Angeles, California - Olvera Street Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Zoo - Tiger Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Zoo - Elephant Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Zoo - Flamingo Long Beach, California - Queen Mary Ship Long Beach, California - Building Columbia, California - Gold Panner 1 Columbia, California - Gold Panner 2 Columbia, California - Town Jackson, California - Gold Panner Eureka, California - Stump House Fresno, California - State Seal Fresno, California - State Seal 2 Washington DC - Capitol Building 1 Washington DC - Capitol Building 2 Washington DC - Capitol Building 3 Washington DC - Capitol Building 4 Washington DC - Capitol Building 5 Washington DC - Capitol Building 7 Washington DC - Capitol Building 8 Washington DC - Capitol Building 9 Washington DC -Washington Monument Washington DC -Washington Monument 2 Washington DC -Washington Monument 3 Washington DC - Lincoln Memorial Washington DC - Lincoln Memorial 2 Washington DC - Jefferson Memorial Washington DC - Jefferson Memorial 2 Washington DC - Jefferson Memorial 3 Washington DC - Jefferson Memorial 4 Washington DC - White House 1 Washington DC - White House 2 Washington DC - White House 3 Washington DC - Iwo Jima Memorial George Washington 1 George Washington 2 George Washington 3 Washington State Seal 1 Washington State Seal 2 Williamsburg, Virginia Chicago, Illinois - Marina City Chicago, Illinois - Marina City 2 Chicago, Illinois - Marina City 3 Chicago, Illinois - Skyline 1 Chicago, Illinois - Skyline 2 Chicago, Illinois - Buckingham Fountain Chicago, Illinois - Water Tower Chicago, Illinois - Water Tower 2 Chicago, Illinois - Water Tower 3 Chicago, Illinois - City Scene Chicago, Illinois - John Hancock Center Chicago, Illinois - Marshall Fields Great Clock Chicago, Illinois - Skyline 3 Chicago, Illinois - International House at the University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois - Skyline 4 Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Flag Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Flag New York, NY - 1964 Worlds Fair NYC Collage New York, NY - Empire State Building New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 2 New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 3 New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 4 New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 5 New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 6 New York, NY - Statue of Liberty and Skyline 7 New York, NY - Skyline New York, NY - Skyline 2 New York, NY - State Seal New York, NY - State Seal 2 New York, NY - NY International Airport (JFK) New York, NY - NY International Airport (JFK) 2 New York, NY - NY International Airport (JFK) 3 New York, NY - NY International Airport (JFK) - Radar Tower New York - New York Thruway New York, NY - 1964 - 1965 Worlds Fair Globe New York, NY - 1964 - 1965 Worlds Fair Globe 2 Albany, New York - State Seal Albany, New York - State Seal 2 Albany, New York - Empire State - NY Capitol Building Albany, New York - Empire State - NY Capitol Building 2 Las Vegas, Nevada - The Old Strip Las Vegas, Nevada - Roulette Wheel If you don't see a charm in my eBay store please contact me and I'll list it for you. email me: Las Vegas, Nevada - Roulette Wheel 2 Las Vegas, Nevada - Bally Slot Machine ร‚ spacer type="block" height="1" width="1" Want more charms? See my other listings or Visit my eBay Store. 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. A 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, 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 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. 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