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This little Sterling Silver Pin was recovered on November 3rd, 2019 down in Brooklyn, Mississippi. I have been unable to determine what "SEL 23" stands for and am hoping that some of y'all can shed some light.....

Note: This was recovered not far from Camp Shelby, and there was also a Civilian Conservation Camp nearby.


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An inmates home cell number that cud not spell.:BangHead:
 
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Maybe a solid end link to a bracelet or something.
 
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Maybe the 23rd Company Senior Enlisted Leaders ?
 
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This little Sterling Silver Pin was recovered on November 3rd, 2019 down in Brooklyn, Mississippi. I have been unable to determine what "SEL 23" stands for and am hoping that some of y'all can shed some light.....

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Wannabe, that is such a interesting find in good condition. Its small size reminds me of a lapel pin or similar for an organization. As for "SEL 23", perhaps making out what the design is will offer a clue. To me it looks like a leaf, a pine cone, or a wreath on the outside. In addition to posting on TNet, consider sending pictures to museums.
 
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Are there any attachment points on the reverse that would suggest it's a pin?
Don....

Yes... I also just added a Pic of the Back to my Original Post.
 
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Wannabe, that is such a interesting find in good condition. Its small size reminds me of a lapel pin or similar for an organization. As for "SEL 23", perhaps making out what the design is will offer a clue. To me it looks like a leaf, a pine cone, or a wreath on the outside. In addition to posting on TNet, consider sending pictures to museums.

Thanks Invent... I hadn't even noticed the resemblance to a "pine cone", but it's obvious now and could relate to something local, since we are known for our pine trees. It almost went in my pouch as scrap because of it's size, but luckily, something made me take a second look.
 
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Interesting that it was found near Camp Shelby and a former CCC camp. I did a quick search for CCC camp pins and most have the initials "CCC". A more in-depth search may reveal otherwise. Another approach may be to send the pics to a CCC camp museum - some are listed here -> CCC Museums. If it is related to a military unit that trains/once trained at Camp Shelby, perhaps the base historian would know (assuming there is one).
 
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Interesting that it was found near Camp Shelby and a former CCC camp. I did a quick search for CCC camp pins and most have the initials "CCC". A more in-depth search may reveal otherwise. Another approach may be to send the pics to a CCC camp museum - some are listed here -> CCC Museums. If it is related to a military unit that trains/once trained at Camp Shelby, perhaps the base historian would know (assuming there is one).

Thanks for the input. I will forward pics to the CCC Museum and a member of our local detecting group aka South Mississippi Relic Team is stationed at Camp Shelby and knows the base historian, so I'll ask if he will run this by them.
 
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Wannabe, your find is so cool, I hope you get an answer. When I tell people for every hour I spend detecting I can spend 10 hours cleaning, preserving, identifying and dating an artifact - you know what I mean. Best of luck:icon_thumright:
 
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Wannabe, your find is so cool, I hope you get an answer. When I tell people for every hour I spend detecting I can spend 10 hours cleaning, preserving, identifying and dating an artifact - you know what I mean. Best of luck:icon_thumright:

I do know what you mean, and in many cases the real treasure is not even the item I have recovered, but instead all the knowledge I acquire while researching said item.
 
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Maybe Shelby Environmental something and the year 1923. Very nice find.
 
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Bumping this in hopes of someone new seeing this post and being able to solve the mystery for me.
 
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I'm Convinced Because it is Sterling It's Jewelry.
and because of the lumps on the Back
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it was Soldered to something

Like a Bracelet or Necklace

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With Each Spelling out Something & the reason another can't be Found so easy.

And probably a College in 1923

{Schools were too Small back then to have such things)

I suppose it could be New & For someone who will Graduate in 2023 But Doubtful

I Also Doubt a Persons Name. Not something easy to make 1 Of

Was probably Mass Produced
 
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Wannabe, did you ever check with the base historian and/or a CCC camp museum in your state? If so, do tell.
 
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