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Looks like this cat spends a lot of time lounging around talking on the phone - she must be a teenager (by which I mean a teenager of yesteryear, pre-text messaging). The inexplicably-pink cat is holding a green book (or magazine) and a green telephone receiver, which both perfectly match her green rhinestone eyes.

This brooch measures about 1 5/8” long and is unsigned. It’s in very good vintage condition with two miniscule chips in the pink enamel paint on the cat’s face and a few tiny white spots here and there which are bubbles in the paint, original to manufacture. These are very clear in my oversize photos, but nearly invisible when viewed at normal size.

The last photo shows another anthropomorphic brooch I’m selling separately - a yellow cowboy poodle, available here:

Combined Shipping: I’m happy to ship multiple purchases together to lower shipping costs, but for most items I don’t pre-enter a combined amount as I prefer to figure it based on packed weight (it’s usually cheaper that way). If you’d like to know the cost to ship specific items together, just convo me. Combined shipping will always be less than shipping items separately.

International Shipping: Costs may be lower to your country. Feel free to convo me for exact rates.

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Catherine Johnson

Telephone Teen - Vintage 1950s Novelty Brooch, Pink Cat on a Telephone with Green Rhinestone Eyes and Book, Very Unusual


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, enamel paint, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 498 reviews
  • Favorited by: 37 people