Siam silver tie bar featuring a Thai elephant. Siam silver is a type of Neilloware. Neillo is a technique of filling a recessed surface of metal, almost always silver, with a black metallic mixture and then polishing smooth. This piece has been lightly polished.
Mark/Label: OP Sail '76 on front, pewter mark on back
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Souvenir tie tack from the Tall Ships US Bicentennial celebration in 1976. Round tie tack is pewter with raised detail of sailing ships and OP Sail '76. Tie Tac is bordered with a rope design and figure 8 knot at the bottom. OP is a designation for Operation Sail, a group that organizes group sails for commemorative events.
Approx. Size: Clip: 2.5" x .25" (6 x .63 cm) ; Chain Length: 2.5" ( 6 cm)
Condition: Very good
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Gold metal tie clip with an enameled insignia of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Initials FOE in red, white and blue enamel.
Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) is an international fraternal organization that was founded on February 6, 1898, in Seattle, Washington by a group of six theater owners. Originally made up of those engaged in one way or another in the performing arts. Every year they raise millions of dollars to combat heart disease and cancer, help children with disabilities, and uplift the aged and infirm.
Snazzy 1970s onyx links set from Sarah Coventry Approx. Size: Links: 1" x .5" (2.5 x 1.25 cm); Tie Tack: .75" (2 cm) square Condition: Very Good, like new condition. Mark Label: Sarah Cov One of a kind vintage item – Buy Now
Cuff links feature black onyx inset into bright gold metal cube corners. Links are rectangles. Coordinating tie tack is square and has chain and base for securing in a button hole. Classy 1970s modernist look.
Lyman K. Stuart, son of Charles H. Stuart, founded Emmons Home Fashions in 1948, naming the company in honor of his mother, Caroline Emmons Stuart. Soon afterwards, the company's name was changed to Emmons Jewelry, Inc.
Sarah Coventry jewelry was introduced not long after the Emmons brand was born, and both lines were sold at home parties. The newer line's name honored Lyman Stuart's granddaughter, Sarah Coventry Beale (although some references claim that Sarah was his daughter). Coventry jewelry was typically less expensive than the Emmons-branded designs.
Emmons contracted with jewelry manufacturers to provide the styles the company felt its customers would purchase. Jewelry for both brands was often sold in matching sets. Sarah Coventry jewelry was most popular during the 1950s and 1960s, and continued to be offered at home parties for a few years after Emmons 1981 bankruptcy.