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Studebaker Wheel
12-06-2010, 10:48 PM
A group of Studebaker employee service pins ended on Ebay this evening. I kept tabs of the 5 highest denominations with the results as follows: 35 year – $127.50; 40 year - $100.00; 45 year $371.00; 50 year - $591.00 and 55 year - $1,120.99. Pretty strong prices. Looks like the 40-year may have been the “bargain” of the bunch. Interestingly the 45, 50 and 55 year pins were all purchased by the same individual. The total for these three would have been $2082.99. My guess is that your wife bought them for you and you will be getting them for your Christmas gift. Let us know you lucky devil!!

JBOYLE
12-06-2010, 11:15 PM
I'd like to know if the new owner is a SDC or Antique Studebaker club member (if so that sould put to rest the CASO jokes for awhile) or whether he is just a an auto memorbilia collector.

davepink53
12-06-2010, 11:19 PM
Richard, they were all purchased by the same individual. Strange that the 35 yr pin went for more than the 40 yr. I think that my wife did buy them, time will tell.

barnlark
12-06-2010, 11:22 PM
I lost out on one of the lower ones not mentioned above. I'd like to have one pin of any year, but hard to justify before Christmas. Super price for that rare 55 year pin. The seller, if not a SDC member, had to be shocked and pretty darn happy. Those prices are why I'm not surprised when actual installable items like a rare NOS clock gets listed much higher than most of us would pay. There always seems to be someone with the means out there for items they really, really want. I'm glad they stayed together, though.

StudeDave57
12-06-2010, 11:42 PM
My guess is that your wife bought them for you and you will be getting them for your Christmas gift. Let us know you lucky devil!!
I am NOT married, so they won't be under my tree. :(
Oh, wait- I don't think there'll be a tree this year, either!!!!

Skinnys Garage
12-06-2010, 11:47 PM
.....I'd like to have one pin of any year......
I was just looking at the SI ad and they've got 5,10,20 year pins for $25 each and you can get the 15yr in a package with the others for around $100 a set. I believe I remember Richard Q. mentioning a difference in pins that had been presented or not as they would be jeweled for the employee. It would still be cool just to have them.

Milaca
12-06-2010, 11:51 PM
I am NOT married, so they won't be under my tree. :(
Oh, wait- I don't think there'll be a tree this year, either!!!!
Dave, you buy me a 50 year pin and I'll buy you a Christmas tree! :)

StudeDave57
12-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Dave, you buy me a 50 year pin and I'll buy you a Christmas tree! :)
Thanks, but-- we have like ten of them in the yard already- BIG tall live ones....
plus~ there's really no need to have one if nothin's gonna be under them, right? :confused:

no worries.



StudeDave '57 :cool:

HAWK64
12-07-2010, 01:13 AM
A group of Studebaker employee service pins ended on Ebay this evening. I kept tabs of the 5 highest denominations with the results as follows: 35 year – $127.50; 40 year - $100.00; 45 year $371.00; 50 year - $591.00 and 55 year - $1,120.99. Pretty strong prices. Looks like the 40-year may have been the “bargain” of the bunch. Interestingly the 45, 50 and 55 year pins were all purchased by the same individual. The total for these three would have been $2082.99. My guess is that your wife bought them for you and you will be getting them for your Christmas gift. Let us know you lucky devil!!

Richard. Slightly more in Aussie dollars which are nearly on par with the U.S dollar anyway and sadly, Greta did not buy them as a Christmas gift. I just blew my trip to the next SDC National in 2011 but could not let the opportunity go to secure those rare pins, especially with the 55 being an issued pin. Jim Q.

Studebaker Wheel
12-07-2010, 01:23 AM
Well congratulations Jim. I contacted the seller early on and learned they were being sold for someone who did not wish to have her name divulged. The owner did say her husband was in the Studebaker personnel department so while he had access to this stuff he was not the one to whom they were awarded. Therefore I really doubt whether the 55 year pin was ever presented to an employee with 55 years of service credit. However that is really not too big of a deal. It is the first 55 that I have seen with all three of the jewels in place and that is significant! Now we will have to wait and see if the seller has more!!??

HAWK64
12-07-2010, 01:31 AM
I'd like to know if the new owner is a SDC or Antique Studebaker club member (if so that sould put to rest the CASO jokes for awhile) or whether he is just a an auto memorbilia collector.

I've been an SDC life member since 1972 plus enjoying Studebaker memorabilia.

58PackardWagon
12-07-2010, 02:42 AM
There was a lady on ebay about two years ago that I was buying some items from whose husband had passed. She had some very nice, rare, high end stuff but hated having to respond to all of the emails. I wonder if it was her.

HAWK64
12-07-2010, 05:19 AM
There was a lady on ebay about two years ago that I was buying some items from whose husband had passed. She had some very nice, rare, high end stuff but hated having to respond to all of the emails. I wonder if it was her.

I am thinking that may have been Sharon Hall up around Connecticut who had earlier lost her husband Asa Hall. He had built an amazing Studebaker memorabilia collection. I purchased a few nice items from her via Ebay. These other items were out of the Ohio area.

2R5
12-07-2010, 10:33 AM
Jim , nice purchase , i sent you a PM about pins .

Studebaker Wheel
12-07-2010, 02:10 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/newsgroup/all5to55.jpg?t=1291748924

Here are the anniversary pins from my collection. Still working on that 60.

8E45E
12-07-2010, 02:20 PM
My guess is that your wife bought them for you and you will be getting them for your Christmas gift. Let us know you lucky devil!!

They're NOT Wedding Anniversary pins!! :D

Craig

2R5
12-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Theres one more you forgot to mention Richard. The 15 year Hamilton pin , I know of only 4 of these , here's one of them

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Hamilton15yearpin.jpg

Studebaker Wheel
12-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Theres one more you forgot to mention Richard. The 15 year Hamilton pin , I know of only 4 of these , here's one of them

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Hamilton15yearpin.jpg

Joe; I didn' forget, I just did not have one to scan!

studegary
12-07-2010, 08:45 PM
I lost out on one of the lower ones not mentioned above. I'd like to have one pin of any year, but hard to justify before Christmas. Super price for that rare 55 year pin. The seller, if not a SDC member, had to be shocked and pretty darn happy. Those prices are why I'm not surprised when actual installable items like a rare NOS clock gets listed much higher than most of us would pay. There always seems to be someone with the means out there for items they really, really want. I'm glad they stayed together, though.

Dave A. - I would sell a 35 year pin that is missing one pearl for $100 plus SHI.

mkletka
12-17-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm new to the forum and have come across some Studebaker items. Not sure if there is an interest in these or not. I have four service pins, 5, 20, 25 & 30. I also have an uncashed paycheck from Studebaker made out to my great great uncle for 12 cents dated 1932. Although I live in South Bend I am not really a collector of Studebaker items. Is there a market for these items? I'd really like them to go to someone who loves Studebakers.

stupak
12-17-2010, 02:11 PM
Mike: I have sent you a private message. stupak

58PackardWagon
12-18-2010, 01:32 AM
I bought a 25 year pin in Cedar Rapids at the Natl. I was thinking of having the pin cut and a ring made out of the top part. Has anyone out there done this?

Studebaker Wheel
12-18-2010, 02:00 AM
I bought a 25 year pin in Cedar Rapids at the Natl. I was thinking of having the pin cut and a ring made out of the top part. Has anyone out there done this?

A lot of Studebaker employees did. I have samples of both the red ball and John M. Studebaker pins made into rings.

HAWK64
12-18-2010, 06:59 PM
I bought a 25 year pin in Cedar Rapids at the Natl. I was thinking of having the pin cut and a ring made out of the top part. Has anyone out there done this?

I have a nice J M Studebaker hexagonal pin of the 20 year variety originally converted on a ring which I wear to most Studebaker outings.

grav1
12-25-2010, 12:41 PM
i have often wondered what these pins were worth. i have a five year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, 25 year and a 35 year, all in perfect condition. they were award to Ori Palmer who worked at Studebaker in South Bend in the 30's 40' and 50's.


Donald C. Gravenor

HAWK64
12-25-2010, 09:37 PM
i have often wondered what these pins were worth. i have a five year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, 25 year and a 35 year, all in perfect condition. they were award to Ori Palmer who worked at Studebaker in South Bend in the 30's 40' and 50's.


Donald C. Gravenor

Donald, you will note in the first posting on this suject that Dick Quinn (Studebaker Wheel) mentions the 35 year pin brought $127.50 whilst the 40 year pin brought $100. The 5, 10, 15 & 20 year pins do not command big figures, the fact you have 6 pins that were awarded to the same recipient would make that attractive to a collector. I guess they could be worth $200 plus. You may wish to keep them but if selling as a group on Ebay you should state what you know about the recipient, Ori Palmer to support the collection.

grav1
12-26-2010, 08:17 PM
i wouldn't sell them for 200. the five year pin i have is like a medal, more like you would get in the army. they are alot older than the ones above, but thank you for your thoughts.

Don

Bordeaux Daytona
12-26-2010, 10:55 PM
I have a bracelet that has some red ball pins on it. I guess a worker had it made from all his pins.