Interesting article on Arley Pett’s Codfish Pins. Reminded me of a codfish pin my
mother had. See the attachment.
The pin is sterling silver and shows a codfish and a gaff or billy handle and a line and hook. It is 4-1/2" wide and 3/4" deep. On the reverse side is engraved "M.E. Bott "Sept.27th. 1892 19Yrs."
When Bill Blanchard had the Jewelry Store(Blanchard’s)on Maine St., next to Cape Ann Savings Bank I showed it to him. He had never seen one like it. I wanted to add this as a comment on the Codfish Pin post but couldn’t figure out how to do it and include the picture.