"I wasn't wanting an appraisal on the gold, I was just wanting to know what this pin was from. The solar, the fact that it was gold filled, and the logo on it, I was hoping might trigger someone's knowledge bank."
"BikerBonnie, On their Harley....took me a minute to get your joke. Love it.
I was just explaining what "gold filled" is; didn't mean to suggest that you had thoughts about melting it.
"Melt Value" is part of appraising…"
""Winged disk" is an ancient Lydian symbol. Its meaning is unknown. 10k gold filled is not good gold. It has less value than gold plated. No melt value. "Solar" is sometimes associated with nudist clubs."
"Hey Jeff -- that is a great link... but I wondered -- the ones in the link seem to have moving arms and legs and I don't see in the OP's photo any parts that look moveable. I noted the Wiki mentioned high end to less expensive models -- do…"
"These are Indonesian shadow puppets; see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayang
Yours don't look super old; mid or later 20th century or so. Could have been bought in Korea or elsewhere in Asia depending on where else he traveled."
"Thank you, I have tried and I'm not very savvy at looking around, but I really love them. They are very delicate. The gentleman that sold them to me was in his 80's as he says he was an octegenarian, and he wasn't quite sure…"
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