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Vintage Little Nemo Sailor Pin Brooch Brier Mfg Co WWII Patriotic Brass


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This is a collectible figural pin made by the Brier Manufacturing company of Providence, RI, as part of their “Little Nemo” line.  The piece is made in the form of a sailor.  I’ve seen this piece dated as being made during the 1940s (WWII era), although I think that this may be an earlier one.  It is enamel painted and I believe that the metal is brass - the piece has good weight and does not attract a magnet, except for the pin part.  The piece is not marked, but my understanding is that some Little Nemo pieces were marked “L/N” and some were not marked at all, only identified on the card that they were attached to.  It measures 1 1//2” in height.  It is in very good condition except for some wear/chipping to the paint (see photo) - I would estimate that at least 90% of the paint is still present. 

This is a hard to find figural Little Nemo pin - great addition to a collection!