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January 25, 2012

The Wildlife Pins of George G. Harris

By Phil Bourjaily

Twenty-seven years ago, George Harris of Englishtown, New Jersey was a truck driver with a degree in biology. He made a pewter trout pin for a local Trout Unlimited chapter and once he got started, he couldn't stop. Now he offers 500 different wildlife pins from popular gamebirds like the pheasant pin that I wear to bison and opossums.

Every step of the work, from sculpting the molds to painting the pins, is done at the shop in New Jersey he runs with his brothers. Harris' work is good, it's 100 percent made in the USA and the prices are reasonable: a fully painted pin costs $24. You can see the whole collection at ggharris.com.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good post, Phil. I've received several pins from this company as gifts or prizes and worn them on both hats and lapels for several years. Was not aware that they were available until your post. Thanks.

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from Canadian Lurker wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

What, no Dogue de Bordeaux pin?

*pouting*

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Cool stuff Phil

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from Zermoid wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Thanks for the info! Gonna make gift giving for alot of my friend much easier! Even the gold plated ones are reasonable priced.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good Post: Web sit is phenomenal

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from hansaskatoon wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good to see your support of American craftsmen. Hand made work is fading fast and artisans usually can't afford expensive marketing and ads. Best regards.

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from RandyMI wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

WOW Phil, these things are super!!! I immediately know of several I want without even looking around! I hope there is a quantity discount.... :-)

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good post, Phil. I've received several pins from this company as gifts or prizes and worn them on both hats and lapels for several years. Was not aware that they were available until your post. Thanks.

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from Canadian Lurker wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

What, no Dogue de Bordeaux pin?

*pouting*

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Cool stuff Phil

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from Zermoid wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Thanks for the info! Gonna make gift giving for alot of my friend much easier! Even the gold plated ones are reasonable priced.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good Post: Web sit is phenomenal

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from hansaskatoon wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Good to see your support of American craftsmen. Hand made work is fading fast and artisans usually can't afford expensive marketing and ads. Best regards.

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from RandyMI wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

WOW Phil, these things are super!!! I immediately know of several I want without even looking around! I hope there is a quantity discount.... :-)

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