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Secret Squadron

Captain Midnight - Revived by Dark Horse Comics in 2012. The Captain Midnight character first aired as a radio serial in 1938. This button was distributed by Dark Horse Comics during the 2013 NY Comic Con. In the back of the book was a statement that the button would be available to anyone requesting the button while visiting their booth. 2", locking pin. Curl text: Captain Midnight c 2013 Dark Horse Comics Inc.


M3 is an award winning independent comic book written by Erica Schultz with art by Vincente Alcazar. 1", locking pin. No curl text.

NY Bets

1972 George Lois initiated every New Yorker into a new team: You're too heavy for the Mets? You're too light for the Jets? You're too short for the Nets? You're just right for the Bets! His clean sports angle made Off-Track Betting socially acceptable, and New Yorkers entered sleazy smoke-filled OTB parlors in droves and the city made a bundle. 2", NG Slater curl text. Locking style pin

Junior Ice Skating Competition

During the 1960s Prospect Park skating rink was home to the Brooklyn Blades Junior Ice Skating Competition. Measures 3", locking style pin, no curl text



Busy Bee Reading Club

From 1960-1965 

Detroit- Where Life is Worth Living. Celluloid Oval Open Pin Badge

The Detroit Convention and Tourist Bureau used the phrase "Detroit-Where Life is Worth Living" as the city's unofficial motto. It appears in the DCTB brochure as early as 1915. The motto comes from the first line of Edgar A. Guests' poem "In Detroit" (1913). The button features the silhouette of the Detroit skyline as seen from the Detroit River. This celluloid oval open pin badge was produced by Bastian Brothers Company of Rochester, NY.


This 5/8" celluloid button has L.O.T.M. written above a globe with a beehive on it. Under the hive are 5 intertwined rings with the letters T F L S P within them. On the left of the hive, a ribbon says Ad Astra. To the right, a ribbon says Peraspera.

The back paper is from Whitehead & Hoag 1896.

I'm thinking this is from some type of fraternal organization, but I can't seem to track down which one. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!