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Article about: A small brooch made for good luck? as you can see it is a wishbone with a small mother of pearl disk with swastika in the center.

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    A small brooch made for good luck? as you can see it is a wishbone with a small mother of pearl disk with swastika in the center.
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    I think you may be right with the good luck brooch, this badge may possibly pre-date the third reich era, see attached link :Western use of the swastika in the early 20th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    cheers,John.

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    probably a good luck charm pre TR.

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    As has been said above, from the symbolism, it's clearly a "good luck charm" piece.

    I don't think this is a piece of trench art, though, and it's surely not German, as the whole wishbone-breaking thing and the associated use of the wishbone as a symbol of good luck are practically unknown in German traditions and popular culture. British or American is much more likely.

    (Don't let the Swastika fool you. Before it became identifed with Nazism in everybody's mind, it had been a very widespread and popular symbol of good luck.)

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