Mariner Girl Scout Pins
Smooth wheel, 8 spokes
image: Angie Olds
Textured wheel, 8 spokes
Textured wheel with Midshipmite's Pin
6 spokes on the wheel
8 spokes on the wheel, large trefoil
Mariner Girl Scout Pin
the 1945 catalog the Mariner pin is listed as sterling silver for 90
cents, the 1949 catalog lists only a silver plated pin for 35 cents
and the 1958 drops it down to a nickel silver for 35 cents, stating
that it can be worn on the Senior or Mariner uniform (on the
neckerchief knot). An undated catalog from the 1963 era lists the
price as 75 cents. By 1978 the pin is no longer official wear on the
uniform and cost $1.20.
pin is now being officially reproduced for wear on adult uniforms.
Cal Holden submitted
the following detailed information on the Mariner Pins
There are at least 5 or 6 varieties of Mariner pins that were
made as they
changed suppliers and contended with wartime metal shortages.
These are all different and official: Remember they were all
With dimples all around:
A. Marked sterling with hallmark R for Robbins Co. N.
Trefoil 11.0 mm tall with shield approx. level with the rest of
trefoil surface. Horizontal rotary clasp.
B. Not sterling but, well made. No hallmark. Trefoil 11.0
mm tall with
shield level with the rest.
Horizontal safety pin clasp.
C. Pot metal with Lyon Brothers hallmark, cheaply made.
Trefoil 11.4 mm
tall with shield raised above the rest of the surface.
safety pin clasp
With just one dimple:
D. Marked sterling with R hallmark. Trefoil 11.0 mm tall
level with the rest. Rotary clasp.
Smooth surface .
E. Punched out of sheet metal but may be sterling. this is
variety. Trefoil is 12.2 mm tall and shield is raised. Rotary
Note from Cal Holden: In the wartime catalogs
of 1944,1945, and 1946 they show two mariner pins.
One is the flat one with no dimples or surface texture in
sterling at $0.90
plus 20% excise tax. The other is one offered only during the
war made with
a rayon design on a shield-shaped pin. It is only $0.30