I’ve been collecting B&K charms for a while now and have finally finished my first bracelet. It’s a very full and busy bracelet because I put a charm on every link. The four main shapes, scallop, round, art deco, and ships wheel, are all mixed together and there’s no real theme or pattern other than they are all Bates & Klinke souvenir travel charms from all over the Unites States.
The old Bates & Klinke Company produced some of my favorite collectible travel charms. Bates & Klinke, Inc. was founded in 1919 in Attleboro Massachusetts by Harold Bates & Oscar Klinke. Attleboro was a major center for jewelry production in the early 20th century. Bates & Klinke are noted for making souvenir silver charms from tourist travel destinations, along with souvenir […]