Gold Plated Spitfire Pin
Gold plated Spitfire replica perfect for jacket or scarf
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Gold plated Spitfire pin badge handmade here in the UK from solid pewter, then gold plated. The perfect collector’s item or Southampton gift. Also included is a historic printed tag with your choice of any of three facts about the Spitfire.
Choose Sustainable Our artisans handmake all our lead-free pewter gifts here in the UK using sustainable production methods. Each piece has a low carbon footprint, in line with our ethos as we dislike carbon miles. The Spitfire Pin is made here too, from lead-free pewter, then plated with 24c gold.
The Spitfire Pencil features a Trivia Tag with a choice of three stories about the Spitfire. Children love collecting planes, plus it makes the perfect gift for fans of WWII history and the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire also froms part of Southampton’s heritage as it was designed and built in the city during WWII. The pencil also makes a lovely and ethical Southampton souvenir .
Discover Historic Facts with our Trivia Tags Choose any of the history facts below, each relates to the Spitfire. Remember to choose the one you want from the dropdown menu when you order:
- Birthplace: ”Southampton is the birthplace of the Spitfire aircraft, which saved the country during the Battle of Britain in WWII. Devised by R.J. Mitchell, the first Spitfire flew in 1936. Only 12 were initially ordered but more than 22,500 were eventually built.”
- Nickname: ”R.J. Mitchell, designer of the famous Spitfire fighter aircraft, wanted it to be called the Shrew or the Scarab. Instead it was named after the daughter of Mitchell’s boss, whose fiery character had earned her the nickname ‘spitfire’.”
- Schneider: ”The Schneider trophy air race was the most dangerous sport in history, a speed contest for sea planes held several times in Southampton waters. The trophy was won by Great Britian with RJ Mitchell’s SB-30 breaking the air speed record at 407 miles per hour in 1931.
Read more about the Schneider Trophy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Trophy
To see the Schneider Trophy and a Spitfire, be sure to plan a visit to Southampton’s Solent Sky Museum: https://www.solentsky.org/
Browse our full Range of Spitfire WWII gifts For other Spitfire gifts from Southampton, check our Paperweight or Battle of Britain Art Print. For a more substantial gift the Schneider Box includes handmade gourmet foodstuffs as well as Spitfire items. We also personalise on your behalf.
All you need to know about the Gold Plated Spitfire Pin Everything we sell is handmade by our artisans here in the UK, using sustainable methods. The pin badge is no exception as it is handmade in lead-free pewter, then gold plated.
Measurments: wingspan = 3cm Length = 2.2cm. Butterfly clip on the back.
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Gold Plated Spitfire Pin