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ARTIFACT: This is the first Japan Air Lines (JAL) employee lapel badge in unmarked silver. The badge is numbered and has characters on its reverse, and the logo design is a clever juxtaposition of the letters J A L resembling the oncoming nose of an airplane.
VINTAGE: Circa 1951-1952.
SIZE: Approximately 1-1/4" in width and 1/2" in height.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silver with enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing.
MARKINGS: 4038 and characters; STERLING on backing.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay RC/GEX94 LAGEX8/11 SeBBJX9/15
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The badge shows light wear and has an overall tarnish, with a slight ding to the enamel.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.