This is a great 1890s US Mail hat badge #3. The back is a modified pinback from double loops with a straight-pin.
About 3" in width by 2-7/16" in height.
Silver plated brass and painted brass.
Horizontal pin with a “C” catch.
The markings are on the front, above and below the "3": C.J. HELLERS PAT.APR.10.88.
This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months.MAJX 06 LAAEX
6- (Fine): Moderate wear and tarnishing; badge has modified pin-back.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.