This pin is vintage 1950s. The name “Rei Tim Winkl” is a village in the German highlands where tourists visit and mountain roads await. No doubt this couple depicted a summer only activity.
I picked this up for very cheap on eBay from a European seller. It’s about the size of a half dollar and is very detailed for it’s size. It doesn’t have any markings on the back but almost looks like a mass produced item ready to be imprinted with the name of a scooter club or event on the bottom. Anyone else seen any of these? Let us know with a comment (see above) or e-mail us !
The front of this scooter says “Vespa” but the back end is more Honda Elite. Oh and unless that’s a small panther stuffed in the back of that basket, no house cat’s head is that big. And I have seen some enormous house cats in my time. In any case, what a rare brooch! It measures a whopping 2″ long and is marked “Dario” on the back.
And just to make you all incredibly jealous, I got this on eBay for $6.50. With shipping.
This is perhaps the strangest Vespa swag I’ve ever come across. It’s from Cassie’s collection and she got it from eBay years ago.