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  • Looking for Red ball logo pinback, circa 1930's

    I am currently looking for an original Studebaker red ball logo pinback, circa 1930's. I currently have one, and used to wear it everywhere. I would pin it to my coat, my hat, my dress suit. I wore it to weddings, funerals, and everywhere in-between. I liked it because it was small, yet distinct. Any Stude guy would recognize it from a decent distance, and it wasn't too flashy, like the lazy S's red white and blue.

    Then I made the mistake of pinning it to my lapel on my jean jacket last fall. I took the jacket off and tied it around my waist, because it was hot. I then took a ride in a small zoo-type train. I accidentally sat on it, with one of the metal buttons sitting over it. Needless to say, it got scratched up horribly, much to my disappointment.

    I want an original because I love antiques, and the newer ones do not do it for me.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, or have one they would like to sell for a decent price, I would be grateful!
    I have looked on ebay for months and have come up short. Thanks!


    1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. I can't wait till the salt is off the roads!!

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    If you only want one for wearing I'd suggest ordering a 5 year Red Ball service pin from the museum store . The 5 year pins is about the cheapest one out there and they are common. You can call them direct or order one on their website


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    • #3
      I can see the logic in getting something more common for wearing on a daily basis, as I almost lost mine a few times[:0]. I will probably go this route. However, I still would like to find an original to replace the one that I screwed up. Currently, it is sitting on my desk, staring at me with its damaged face[xx(]. I am always telling myself "I need to get another one of those." The first one that I purchased was at an antique show full of traveling vendors, of which I will probably never see that guy again. (he only had the one pinback anyway)

      So, the search is still on to those out there who know where I might find one Thanks!



      1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. I can't wait till the salt is off the roads!!

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      • #4
        I have a collection, but I am not sure I want to get rid of them.





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        • #5
          That is a sweet collection! And I do not blame you for not wanting to break it up!



          BTW...still looking[8)] Just thought I would bump this up for the weekend








          1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. I can't wait till the salt is off the roads!!

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          • #6
            nathan,

            I am sure i have seen your sig image before, but I just now noticed the dead AND lazy S combined into one! sweet!

            --george

            1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
            53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries

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