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    Mississippi Pin ?????????

    I have no idea what this pin stands for. Between the justers head, and the skeleton is a date 1868, At the botton is 1913. With cross swords from side to side.
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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Do you have a picture?

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Sorry about that. I forget to post it.

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    I am not sure about it, but man that is a hardcore looking pin. Battleaxes and swords crossed. Wow Scary!!

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Now who could wear THAT badge with Pride
    I could be tempted it's such hardcase, but I would rather know it's significance.
    I've spent some time researching.
    Possibly some Masonic connection - or otherwise theatrical?
    Whatever - I want one.
    Mike

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    I would bet it is a Definitely a krewe pin from the 1913 Mardi Gras celebration (see EDIT below). The first mardi gras parade with floats was in 1868 (Mobile Alabama).

    The letters probably indicate the krewe. Lots of krewes have come and gone over the years...

    Very cool pin! Where did you find it?

    DCMatt

    EDIT: Letter C O M stand for "Chronicles of Momus" which was the theme of the 1913 mardi Gras season.
    They told me I should hold on to my dreams.
    So I went back to sleep...

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    "(Mardi Gras) has as one of its most visible symbols, Folly, a jester, who in earlier times would beat those approaching the Throne of his King with animal skins as a form of atonement. Today he beats Death, a skeleton figure, with cow bladders for similar reasons, but few really know this "Folly figure" symbol was chosen for its double meaning. His medieval roots concealed from the Union occupying forces the fact that Folly, in 1868, was symbolic of the Old South and his arch rival, Death, represented his hated enemy the damn Yankee. Thus, on Mardi Gras evening, even during Reconstruction, the South would emerge triumphant, at least to those "in the know".. In modern Mobile hardly anyone is aware of this or cares. The original reasons are no longer important or relevant to the revelers. And like it was in the beginning, the symbol is again concealed."

    Don.....

    Source: http://jacksonsnyder.com/arc/slac/MardiGras/paradox.htm

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Hardly? I beg to differ suh!!!

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    This is a pin given as a favor to the members and guests attending the 1913 ball for the Order of Myths, a Mobile, AL carnival organization. the central shield is their emblem and I suspect the crossed battle axes refer to the theme for that year. Similar ones usually sell for $100-300 depending on rarity/ condition.

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    thauve:
    Welcome to Treasure Net!!
    And thanks for your contribution.
    Don.....

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    1913

    “The occasion when all the Ladies of the Evening came to a Mardi Gras ball.”

    On February 4, “the girls” from Mobile’s red light district were invited to a public carnival ball held in the district. According to a Mobile Press Register article, “the district turned out in force.” Those in attendance making sure the ball was orderly included the Mayor of Mobile and the City Police Chief. Members of the “Order of Myths” society were invited to attend the “public carnival” after their ball was finished. Much to their surprise, the public carnival receiving line is comprised of prostitutes from the district. It was reported that the red light district girls danced the Turkey Trot and Bunny Hug, two popular dances of the day. About 1,000 people attended the ball and reports indicated that “a good time was had by all.”

    Mobile Museum

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by daroofa
    1913

    “The occasion when all the Ladies of the Evening came to a Mardi Gras ball.”

    On February 4, “the girls” from Mobile’s red light district were invited to a public carnival ball held in the district. According to a Mobile Press Register article, “the district turned out in force.” Those in attendance making sure the ball was orderly included the Mayor of Mobile and the City Police Chief. Members of the “Order of Myths” society were invited to attend the “public carnival” after their ball was finished. Much to their surprise, the public carnival receiving line is comprised of prostitutes from the district. It was reported that the red light district girls danced the Turkey Trot and Bunny Hug, two popular dances of the day. About 1,000 people attended the ball and reports indicated that “a good time was had by all.”

    Mobile Museum
    only in New Orleans. I used to love that place during Mardi Gras. I wonder if its still the same (after Katrina)

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    Re: Mississippi Pin ?????????

    Cool pin!!! Way to go DC Matt.
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