These distinctive collectible lapel pins are created by hand in the USA. They are hand modeled in clay by noted sculptors, then individually cast in the finest quality pewter. Whether you are a novice or true collector, you will appreciate the artistic value & quality in each piece. We have selected as part of our collection, pins that celebrate our great state of Michigan. Why are we the Wolverine state you ask? The most popular origin of the nickname comes from the 1835 Toledo War between Michigan and Ohio. Since a wolverine has a reputation of being ornery, Ohioans called Michiganians “wolverines” as the two sides struggled over who owned the disputed Toledo Strip. Who knew?! Go Blue!