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Submitted by Roy Ogus

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Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 5/22/2019 3:45 PM
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My wife inherited the pin/brooch shown in the image from her grandmother. Does anyone recognize the design of the item or knows what the lettering may stand for? We thought that these may be a person's initials, but these are not the correct initials for the grandmother. We wondered if the letters may possibly stand for the name of some society. Thanks for any feedback.

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5/24/2019 9:49 AM L for Levi perhaps?
5/24/2019 10:00 AM Initials representing her maiden name?
Initials representing her children's names?
Did grandmother inherent this from someone else?
5/27/2019 10:33 AM While it is hard to tell the materials because of the color of the photo, it appears to be from the 1930's, and the stones may be marcasite. Context would help, since the location where the owner lived may provide clues. For example, if she lived in Massachusetts, HLS could be Harvard Law Society; in London, England, the Harlington Locomotive Society. Also chck the reverse to see if there is a hallmark or maker's mark stamped on the piece. This may also provide a clue. Good luck with your hunt!

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