The Higgins landing craft were crucial to the success of the D-Day landings, and this tie clasp is a highly detailed company souvenir tie clasp most likely made for employees during the war.
The Higgins Boat, or in Navy jargon, LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) were one of the cheapest, fastest to produce, and most needed sea going vehicles that was used by our military in seaborne operations in WWII. There greatest roll is without question their use during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1844.
The Higgins plant was located in New Orleans, La., and it is most likely these were produced by the company for employees, but certainly could have found their way into the hands of officers and crews in the Navy.
Marked on the back, “Higgins,” and under the clasp on the pin, “36 FT. LCVP.” Highly detailed with a patina that suggests a silver plate at the least.
3 inches long, in fine condition.