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This is a 1910's US Post Office Dept. Railway Mail Service Clerk Badge in stamped nickel. The center of the badge is an oval with the letters: "U.S." overlapping in the center surrounded by thirteen stars and the words: "POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE" and the base of the badge is numbered "40075", a standing eagle is perched at the top of the badge clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Produced early 20-mid century, worn by until at least the 1930's.
Approximately 2-1/2" in height x 2-1/8"in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Vertical kick pin with a tongue-style C catch.
This is from a US Postal Service collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VABEV20 LBHE09/04/20
7 (Very Fine+): Badge shows moderate wear.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.