Antique early Art Deco 1920s 10k bloodstone stick pin / signed William C Green & Co / stickpin / lapel pin / tie pin / tie tack / brooch

$135.00

Antique early Art Deco 1920s 10k yellow gold bloodstone stick pin / signed William C Green & Co / stickpin / lapel pin / tie pin / tie tack / brooch. Measures 2-1/2" total length, head measures 5/8" x 1/2", pin stem measures 1mm, weighs 2.1 grams. Features a 9/16" x 7/16" bezel set bloodstone. In excellent condition, circa 1920. Hallmarked "10K" as well as maker marked on the pin stem. Very nice for a mans tie pin. Also would make a nice conversion into a stickpin ring, which is quite on trend.

William C. Greene & Company- (101 Sabin Street- Providence, Rhode Island). William was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on August 19, 1826. Established in 1849, they were manufacturers of a general line of gold jewelry including rings, brooches, scarf pins, link buttons, etc., in 19k and 14k gold. According to American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater, the firm was also affiliated with BDA (Budlong, Docherty & Armstrong), as well as Charles H. Bliss (one of the Bliss Brothers also of American jewelry making importance). "After various vicissitudes of consolidations, receiverships, etc. the business was taken over August 1, 1910 by Edgar M. Docherty. In November 1915 it was reorganized and Frank R. Budlong, formerly New York representative, became a partner to form the firm of Budlong, Docherty & Armstrong." For a detailed account of the Greene firm and family see: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/RIGENWEB/2002-08/1029162931

Beth Hurd
Johnston, RI USA
beth [!at] the-hurds.com
http://www.the-hurds.com
Subject: [RIGENWEB] William C. GREENE Company
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 10:35:37 -0400

from: History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Biographical
NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920
pp. 368 - 369:

"WILLIAM C. GREENE COMPANY -- With a single exception, the concern of
William C. Greene Company, manufacturing jewelers of Providence, R. I., is the oldest of its kind in this city, and through the many years of its successful business career it has maintained a reputation second to none for its integrity and honest dealing, and for the quality of the workmanship which it was produced. It is at present the property of two energetic and progressive young men, Frank Rhodes Budlong and Edgar Milton Docherty, the former its president and the latter its secretary and treasurer. The concern has founded in 1849 by William C. Greene, whose name it still bears, and a Mr. Mathewson, and for a number of years the concern was conducted under the firm name of Mathewson & Greene.

Mr. Greene was a native of East Greenwich, where his birth occurred August 19, 1826. He was well known in the community for many years, and was one of its substantial business men. The original establishment was situated on Westminster street, Providence, whence it was removed to Page street, where it remained until 1854. In that year, Mr. Mathewson retired, and his interest was purchased by John T. Mauran, who conducted the business for about eleven years under the name of Greene & Mauran. In 1865, Mr. Greene severed his connections with Mr. Mauran and formed a partnership with Alfred Bliss, and opened up a new establishment on Pine street, where the firm of Greene & Bliss continued for approximately twenty-eight years, although the name was changed in 1873 to that of William C. Greene Company, by which it is known to the present time. After some years of prosperity, Alfred Bliss died, and was succeeded by his brother, Charles H. Bliss, who later lost his life in the Metis disaster, August 30, 1872. The business was finally bought by its present owners, Messrs. Budlong and Docherty, in 1915, and is
now conducted by them at No. 101 Sabin street, where a large business is
transacted. Frank Rhodes Budlong, president of the William C. Greene Company, was born at Cranston, R. I., July 22, 1889. He was the son of Robert and Edith M. (Merrill) Budlong. His father was for many years owner of the S. K. Merrill Company, manufacturers of jewelry, but is now deceased and is survived by his wife, who still makes her home in this city. The son, Frank Rhodes Budlong, received his early education at the famous Mowry & Goff School, where he remained for a number of years. After completing his preparation for college, he matriculated at the Moses Brown School, where he took the ususal classical course. He then began his business career by entering the employ of H. Nordlinger's Sons, dealers in precious stones, where he remained from 1908 to 1910. From 1910 to 1915 he was the New York office manager of the S. K. Merrill Company, of Providence. Mr. Budlong made rapid progress in business, and in 1915 formed the present partnership with Edgar
M. Docherty. Mr. Budlong has identified himself with the social and
fraternal life of the community, and is at the present time a member of
Harmony Lodge, No. 9, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Providence
Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Frank Rhodes Budlong was
united in marriage, June 2, 1910, at Providence, Rhode Island, with Ruth A. Peckham, a daughter of Thomas and Mary A. Peckham, of that city. They are the parents of two children, as follows: Merrill Peckham, and Frank Rhodes, Jr.

Edgar Milton Docherty, secretary and treasurer of the William C. Greene
Company, is a native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he was born
August 8, 1883. He is a son of Finlay and Jessie (Gordon) Docherty; his
mother is now deceased, but his father now resides at Prince Edward Island. While Edgar M. Docherty was still a small child, his parents removed from their Canadian home to the United States and settled at Boston, Mass., where the lad attended school for a time. Later the family returned to Canada, where his education was completed in the public schools of his native place. After graduating, Mr. Docherty, then eighteen years of age, returned to the United States, and after several years with Attleboro and Providence jewelry concerns, entered the employ of the William C. Greene Company. This was in 1910, and five years later he and his associate, Mr. Budlong, purchased the concern of which Mr. Docherty is now the secretary and treasurer. Mr. Docherty is interested in public affairs, and is a staunch supporter of Republican principles and policies. He is at the present time committeeman from his ward. He is also well known in fraternal circles, and is a member of Harmony Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Providence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Providence Council, Royal and Select Masters; and St. John's Commandery, Knights Templar. Edgar Milton Docherty married, August 8, 1903, Margaret MacLellan, a daughter of Daniel and Mary (Beaton) MacLellan, of
Prince Edward Island. Two children have been born of this union, as
follows: Bruce MacLellan and Curtis Gordon, who are twins."

from the RI Historical Cemeteries Database Index:
BUDLONG, ROBERT EVERETT 1863 - 10 APR 1916 PV003
BUDLONG, EDITH MAURICE (MERRILL*) 1862 - 20 JAN 1938 PV003
BUDLONG, FRANK RHODES 1889 - 20 JUL 1956 PV003
BUDLONG, RUTH ALICE (PECKHAM*) 1888 - 19 SEP 1965 PV003
BUDLONG, FRANK RHODES 1913 - 8 JUL 1976 PV003
from Ancestry.com's database of Providence b-m-d:
Bruce MacL Docherty, son of Edgar M & Margaret J Docherty was born 26 Nov 1909
Curtis G Docherty, son of Edgar M & Margaret J Docherty was born 26 Nov 1909
This URL has info about a third child of Frank Rhodes Budlong, Marcia
Peckham Budlong, who married and divorced Henry Wright Stevenson, Jr.:
http://www.mouseworks.net/stevenson/genealogy/stevn.htm

OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaways are Non-Refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs.

The following conditions apply:

1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.

2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle-free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification. NON US BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING RATES....


OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaways are Non-Refundable, NO EXCEPTIONS. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs.

The following conditions apply:
1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification. NON US BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING RATES.........

THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ITEM OR ITEMS SHOWN IN THE FIRST IMAGE ONLY. Any other items shown in the listing are not included, and are shown to help you visualize size, scale and proportion, and to show other similar items that we may have available in our inventory.

Payments

We accept the following types of payment:

U.S. Buyers:
Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Bank Wire Transfer, *Personal Check

*Personal checks will be held 14 days to clear before shipping. We require a $35 fee for any check returned to us from the bank for insufficient funds.

Payment is due within 48 hours of purchase. Money orders and cashiers checks and personal checks due within 1 week of purchase. Items will be returned to stock after this time. Ohio residents must add 6.75% sales tax (or provide us with a current Ohio vendors license number held in your name).

Non U.S. Buyers:
We accept Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only) for purchases under $200. For all purchases over $200 we require either Western Union or *Bank Wire Transfer. Any fees are the buyers responsibility.

*Information for Bank Wire Transfer: please contact and we will supply on request with an active purchase order. There is an automatic $20 fee applied to all bank wire transfers.

Shipping from United States

We ship United States Postal Service (USPS) only. Domestic U.S. shipping rates are listed in each of our descriptions. We always combine shipping on multiples purchases, so please do not submit payment until you receive an order confirmation from us.

ALL NON U.S. ORDERS PLEASE NOTE- Any Value Added Tax (VAT), Duty, Customs, or Import taxes or fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If you are unsure contact your countries customs office. IT IS ILLEGAL TO FALSIFY THE VALUE OR CONTENTS OF YOUR ORDER- please do not ask us to do so.

Refunds

OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaway's are Non-Refundable. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have BEFORE ordering. Read the description carefully for accurate measurements. If you are unsure, contact us for further clarification, as no exceptions will be made to our return/refund policy. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A VIDEO OF ANY PIECE IN OUR INVENTORY- JUST ASK!

The following conditions apply:

1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of your notification of return.

2) The item must be returned via US Postal Service, in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with tracking. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please provide us with the tracking number once posted.

3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

In case of items damaged or lost during in shipment, please notify us immediately upon receipt of the parcel, and we will provide you with information regarding filing a claim with USPS. DO NOT RETURN ITEMS DAMAGED IN SHIPPING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US, AS DOING SO WILL VOID THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE SHIPPING INSURANCE POLICIES. Be sure to keep all the original packaging, as well as all pieces of the damaged item. USPS will ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.

USPS requires a waiting period of 30 days from the date of mailing before filing a claim for lost items. If you have not received your parcel within a reasonable period of time after receiving our notice of shipment, please email us to report the problem. USPS may ask to review email correspondence between the buyer and seller to confirm details and verify the loss.

Additional

We offer fellow Etsy dealers a 10% courtesy discount. Please notify us before placing your order so that we may make the appropriate adjustment to the listing.

Legal imprint