1910's-20's New York City Metropolitan (Metro) Police Assoc. Annual Ball Floor Director Event Ribbon
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1910's-20's New York City Metropolitan (Metro) Police Assoc. Annual Ball Floor Director Event Ribbon

Code: pdgny00020mab

$85.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Nice 1910's 1920's New York City Metropolitan (Metro) Police Association Annual Ball, Food Director Event Ribbon by Whitehead & Hoag Co., New Jersey. The red, white, and blue ribbon that features an image of crossed batons and below reads: "ANNUAL BALL METROPOLITAN POLICE ASSOC.", a smaller, white ribbon 'tassel' reads: "FLOOR DIRECTOR". Suspended from the ribbon is a brass Maltese cross that displays an eagle wings spread and standing on a shield of stars and bars, surrounding are nice relief detailed leaves with a five pointed star, top center. The solder of the hanging pin has separated from the name badge. The ribbon's original card is present and the base of it reads: "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J. ENAMEL, METAL, AND RIBBON BADGES, ADVERTISING NOVELTIES, BUTTONS, GOLD AND ENAMEL EMBLEMS, LEATHER GOODS". The very base features a union stamp, "ALLIED PRINTING UNION LABEL TRADE COUNCIL 3". The reverse reads: "HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF THIS? The badge is often the only tangible souvenir that remains in the possession of the member who attended. Very often hundreds and thousands of dollars are spent on music, decorations, flowers, carriages, automobiles, cigars, as well as general entertainment, none of which remain in existence after the convention is over. The badge does, however, and aside from being a souvenir in itself, is a pleasant reminder of all the other good times experienced. In view of the facts, should not a committee give special attention to the selection of badge that is worthy of the occasion? In view of large sums of money that go up in smoke, should a committee allow the matter of a few cents to stand in the way of obtaining a suitable badge?"

VINTAGE: Circa 1910's 1920's

SIZE: Approximately Ribbon: 5" x 1 ¾"; Card: 5" x 3"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, ribbon, cardstock, ink

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with 'C' type catch on Name Badge; Horizontal safety style pin on hanging pin.

MARKINGS: "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N. J." on reverse of medallion; "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J. ENAMEL, METAL, AND RIBBON BADGES, ADVERTISING NOVELTIES, BUTTONS, GOLD AND ENAMEL EMBLEMS, LEATHER GOODS", "ALLIED PRINTING UNION LABEL TRADE COUNCIL 3" on front of cardholder.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Police and Law Enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEX00 LHEX8/15

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+ - Overall): The solder of the hanging pin has separated from the name badge, the original card shows heavy storage wear, light pencil markings on reverse, and areas of cardstock missing, overall the ribbon and the medallion are in wonderful condition, showing little to no wear and overall handsome patina.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.