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ARTIFACT: This is a 1940s stewardess badge for Trans-Canada Airlines, a company dating from 1936 that in 1965 became Air Canada. Made by Scully of Montreal, the badge has a slot for a name plate at the top and beneath has a Deco wing design with a blue, rather than the typical red, maple leaf.
VINTAGE: Circa 1940s.
SIZE: Approximately 1-3/16" in height and 2-13/16" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated brass with enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Two single screw posts with one disc backing (one of the posts is shorter than the other - it looks to have snapped off at some time but screw still fastens).
MARKINGS: SCULLY LTD. MONTREAL.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MAEL96 LAGEX5/11
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge shows some light abrasions and all enamel is intact, and the tip of one of the posts is missing (but screw still fastens).
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.