Thursday, 7 July 2016
We need your help to identify a possible South Melbourne Hellas pin
What is less obvious about this enamel pin, is its history and relationship - if any - with South Melbourne Hellas.
The photo of this pin was sent to South of the Border by club historian John Kyrou, who had in turn received it from a collector wanting to gauge its authenticity and provenance.
Though the quality of the photo is not great, there are above the word 'HELLAS' the letters 'S' and 'M', and below that the letters 'S' and 'C'.
Those things seem to indicate the likelihood that it is a South Melbourne Hellas pin.
On the back there is - possibly, as the writing is hard to read - the word 'WEBB', which one assumes is the manufacturer's name
But that's where you people need to come in. Have you seen a pin like this one before? Do you perhaps own one yourself? If it is a legitimate South Melbourne Hellas pin, could you help us identify the era in which they were made? If you can help, please leave your comments on here.