c. 1910 Antique Edwardian Diecast RNLI Royal Navy Lifeboat Pin Cushion
This is an unusual advertising and fundraising British Lifeboat Pincushion in old original paint colours of navy blue, red and cream. It is made of a heavy early die cast metal such as lead or spelter, much as the early vintage toys of that era. It was produced as an advertising piece to secure funds for the R.N.L.I.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity formed to save lives at sea off the coasts of the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1824 and granted a Royal Charter in 1860, and is mainly volunteer run and funded by donations and still exists today. This old RNLI piece has been very heavily played with. It has cracks. It has bends, but still is rare, uncommon and a great old antique advertising sewing piece. It still has the blue velvet inner pad intact.
Please be sure to click the many images to see the condition in very close up and movable views. It has the original paint, although much is missing. This old piece is over 100 year old, and has been much loved and much played with in its life, as it clearly shows. It was found in Torquay, Devon, England. We have included many photos to give a very clear condition view.
Size: 4 inches long x 1 inch in height
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