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Old 06-13-2013, 12:26 PM
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The ruffled cuffs look earlier to me, too. Men didn't wear ruffles like that very much in the 19th century.
Our VERY early pin had ruffles on the clasped hands; I was wondering about the ruffles myself!
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:36 PM
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If you see examples of the earliest Phi Beta Kappa keys, often times the hand on it had ruffles.....

The ruffles from what I've seen on other pins was indicative of the 1700s style. This pin could also be from one of the English colleges as well.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:54 PM
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I got a beautiful Alpha Phi badge from eBay today. As soon as I took it out of the box, I thought it seemed smaller than my original badge from the early 1990's. When I compared them, I was correct. The older one was smaller and seems more delicate. Do older badges tend to be this way? (I can't wait for church tomorrow. I've wanted a jeweled badge since college!)
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:09 AM
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Some of the older badges are smaller because they are 14k. Many of the badges after 1970 switched to 10k.

I have seen a stunning rose gold badge that was smaller from about 1950
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:07 PM
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I got a beautiful Alpha Phi badge from eBay today. As soon as I took it out of the box, I thought it seemed smaller than my original badge from the early 1990's. When I compared them, I was correct. The older one was smaller and seems more delicate. Do older badges tend to be this way? (I can't wait for church tomorrow. I've wanted a jeweled badge since college!)
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:09 AM
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I'm at convention and got the most amazing badge! It's from Delta chapter at Tufts in 1904. It is absolutely the most delicate thing I have ever seen. Due to my excellent education in all things hinges and clasps thanks to GC Badge Trends, I recognized this find and snatched it up! Picks to come later.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:12 AM
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See? The back of the badge is every bit as important as the front! Congratulations on your find.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:17 AM
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See? The back of the badge is every bit as important as the front! Congratulations on your find.
Exactly! I thought of you. Without being able to look too closely at the front, there aren't enough details to distinguish it's age. After looking at it longer, there are tell tale signs, a cabochon ruby, diminutive size, rose gold, seed pearls. The back told the story in seconds.


ETA: Thanks! I get to wear it for opening ritual today.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:18 AM
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How do you post a picture? I have been trying, but I can't figure it out.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:37 AM
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How do you post a picture? I have been trying, but I can't figure it out.
Your picture needs to be uploaded/saved somewhere on the web. I usually use ImageShack, but there are other sites where you can upload your picture.

Once you've got the picture on the web, copy the URL, click this button in the message window, insert the URL (make sure to remove the default "http://" -- I usually highlight it and paste over it), then click okay.

Alternatively, you can surround the URL with [ IMG ] and [ /IMG ] (removing the spaces, of course).
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:00 AM
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Good Morning, M.I.

Someone taught me recently so pay it forward! When preparing your post, look in the posting toolbar immediately above the text window. click on the second icon from the right (or seventh icon from the left,) it looks like a photo of a mountain with a yellow sky and sun. This should produce a popup window that tells you to paste your image URL in the highlighted box.



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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 PM
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Exactly! I thought of you. Without being able to look too closely at the front, there aren't enough details to distinguish it's age. After looking at it longer, there are tell tale signs, a cabochon ruby, diminutive size, rose gold, seed pearls. The back told the story in seconds.


ETA: Thanks! I get to wear it for opening ritual today.


Cabochon ruby?? Rose gold??!!! Must see pics ! Enjoy convention. Kappa Delta is currently in convention in Boston.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:18 PM
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Here are the pictures of my new, rescued badge. It's from 1973, so not that old, but something I think is sort of cool, is that it's from our Delta Tau chapter at LSU, which is recolonizing this year. By the way, thanks so much MysticCat and MaryPoppins for giving instructions on adding pictures.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:41 AM
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^^^ It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. We're still waiting on AOII Angel's photos, but she's at Convention, so she has an excused absence.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:08 AM
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I just got back from AOII Convention in Chicago where 975 sisters gathered for a Magnificent Celebration! I came back with a wonderful souvenir that was the luckiest find.





Note the hinge and whale tail spinner.



The badge on the left is from Delta Chapter (Tufts) 1904 and the one on the right is from Lambda Chapter (Stanford) 1915. Notice how much thinner and more delicate the Delta badge is than the Lambda badge.

The interesting thing about this badge, as well, is that it is engraved Tufts 1904 but AOII wasn't installed at Tufts until 1908.
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