Planisphere Star Chart (Blue and Gold) Enamel Pin (Thirds)
THIS IS A THIRDS SALE PIN
This is a listing for flawed or imperfect enamel pin. Some flaws are more obvious than others depending upon the unit selected. Units sold as thirds are selected at random. However, all of these pins are still very wearable and fully functional. Thirds Grades (B2 Grades) have been deemed of a lower quality than "Standard Grade/A Grade" and slightly lower quality than Seconds Grade/B Grade", but are still fully functional and highly wearable. Thirds Grade pins may exhibit some of the following imperfections...
Discoloration on enamel
Discoloration on metal
6 enamel color or finish
Dull or unpolished enamel or metal
Enamel staining on metal
Large scratches on enamel
Small areas of missing enamel
Missing metal lines
Overfilled enamel covering metal lines
Scratches and gouges on enamel
Incorrectly filled color areas
For more information, including the differences between a Standard and a Seconds grade pin, check out myPin Grading Scale. These Thirds Planispheres do not come with a backing card.
This beautiful Planisphere Star Chart pin is a semi-functional planisphere with a large spinning piece on top and a fully detailed star chart on the bottom. Planispheres are used to help locate stars by aligning the time dial on the top piece of the planisphere with the date on the bottom piece. This allows you to get an approximate view of the sky depending upon the direction you're facing. This pin is hard enamel and has two pieces where the top plate fully rotates. This pin has a dark blue color base, is set on a highly polished gold-plated metal and measures 3" and has four posts on the back.
This planisphere pin is a semi-functional but decorative item with artistic interpretation. Please consult with a full-sized planisphere appropriate for your latitude for more accurate stargazing.
NOTE: This pin features four posts on the back for added stability due to the size, weight and balance of the artwork. Due to the large size and delicate features of this item, each unit will be wrapped in a small sheet of bubble wrap and shipped in a sturdy padded mailer. International shipping may be more expensive than other items due to the weight of this piece.