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.
Vintage souvenir travel shield charms are highly collectible today. Most travel shield charms have enameled pictures of landmarks, animals, flowers, or birds, along with the name of the travel destination on the front. They are quite inexpensive and it’s a great way to get introduced to the world of charm collecting.
These beautiful and brightly colored shield charms are fun to collect and they’re on sale for 20% off through the end of April in my Charmcraze-y ebay store. One can make a collection from any number of themes, from places you’ve visited to different flowers of the world.
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 […]