Fancy Beetle, Unknown
Year(s) of Production: Unknown
Pattern Description: This beetle rests on a domed platform. The body is faceted with 6 legs, a beaded thorax and 6 feathered feelers.
Similar Patterns: Diamond Backed Beetle, Stylized Scarab
Fancy Beetle hatpins are black oval glass and measures about 1 3/4″ long and 1 1/2″ wide; the border around the beetle is 1/4″. The legs and feelers rest on the border. The word “Geshutzt” is printed on the back of some of these. Geshutzt is the German word meaning protected or patented. This piece is also well known to button collectors. The actual bug on this pin is a European cockchafer according to Dave Shetlar (entomologist).
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