I received a large open deer - stag pin as a gift in 1974 +/-. It is stamped "C Avery Ster". I too have had a hard time finding it online. Today I found an identical pin for sale and it too had the same hallmark. At first I thought it could have been a counterfeit James Avery, since all my others have the candelabra mark's and I couldn't find it. At the time J A jewelry was the all the rage and my friend was very particular and generous. I am sure he purchased it at a James Avery store in San Antonio or their store in Kerrville, Texas. Unfortunately I didn't save the boxes etc., who knew? I know this is an old post, I'm really excited and just had to share.