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A brightly coloured little fella who is an ultra-nostalgic curio from days gone by. He dates from the 50's and was uncovered (with a few of his chums) by my supplier in a old stock warehouse in Tokyo, just begging for a new nest to roost in! He may be almost 60 years old but his colours are as shiny and jewel-like as the day he was minted - photos don't do him justice!

This style of tin brooch is made by lithographing a single sheet of tin and then stamping/cutting it into shape. it's distinctive style and method of production made it cheap to produce, which sadly meant many of them were just discarded, and they've become rarer and rarer to find. He is in excellent condition for his age, however you may find small paint imperfections or tiny scratches on him - nothing that is really noticable when wearing him. Have a good look at the pictures and convo me if you have any specific queries. He comes on his original backing card, which is in good condition for it's age, and he has the word "Japan" stamped upon him. He secures by a old-school pin and hasp arrangement on the back - perfectly secure but please note, this is a vintage item from the pre health and safety days and therefore is not child-safe.

For size reference, he is about an inch and a half tall and the card he is pictured on is about an inch and a half square :D the last two pictures give examples of the backs of these brooches and the other designs I have. These are now all very limited in stock - when they're gone, they're gone!

Please check out my other listings for more vintage birds, there is a wonderful flock in need of a home! Convo me with any questions!These ship from my little studio in the UK. please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery to other countries, although it can be more or less depending on your local posties xx

Vintage 1950s Japanese Tin Bird Brooch - Blue Kingfisher


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: tin
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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