This is an Italian Post and Telegraph Militia (Milizia Postelegrafonica) enlisted man shoulder board from the 1930s into World War II. Formed in 1925, this group had anti-fraud duties during peacetime, as well as its wartime functions such as monitoring censorship and running the Field Postal Service. The board shows a bundled fasces intertwined with a pair of postal horns.
Circa 1930s - World War II.
Approximately 2-9/16” in height and 1-15/16” in width.
Pieced wool embroidered in cotton/silk threads; gold-plated brass.
Button hole; two screw posts with washers.
This is from an Italian militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX12 LABEX2/12
7+ (Very Fine+): The board shows some light wear and minor fading.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.