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    Just wondering if anyone knew anything about the Studebaker Century Pins. My great grandfather owned a dealership and these were passed down from him to me. Anyone know what the diamonds would represent?

    Thanks!!!



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  • #2
    Just a guess. They were probably part of the 100 year anniversary of Studebaker in 1952. I'll bet Richard or Bob will know.
    Ed Sallia
    Dundee, OR

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    • #3
      Ryan,
      These pinbacks were introduced by the Studebaker Corporation to its Dealer network salesmen around 1960 to help generate increased car sales. With the square style Century Club a salesman would have to generate 500 points through his sales to receive the pin. If he managed the same sales effort over the next year he would have a diamond added to the pin like yours. A similar scale was used with the round Century Club style. That looks like you have 7 diamonds in that pin suggesting the original owner was a great salesman over the years. There is also a "50" Century Club pin.
      In my Studebaker memorabilia I have a Century Club pin with 3 diamonds & also the square type with no diamond. Trust this helps with your question.

      \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
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      • #4
        Thanks for the information!!!! That was exactly what I was looking for. These will certainly stay with my family....but now I know what they represent. Thanks again for the history lesson!

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