Thursday, 7 July 2016

We need your help to identify a possible South Melbourne Hellas pin

Despite the somewhat gloomy nature of the photograph - don't blame me, blame the source material - the nature of this week's artefact is fairly self-evident.

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.
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3 comments:

  1. Hi Paul,

    The problem with trying to identify 'Hellas' pin/badges are that they could have easily come from a Lonsdale St store or from Greece, rather than from the club.

    The pin displayed is the only legitimate SMH pin that I have come across in 20 years, which is from the earlier periods of the club.

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