Beautifully Enameled WWI Utica, New York Home Defense League (HDL) Officer Badge

Beautifully Enameled WWI Utica, New York Home Defense League (HDL) Officer Badge

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ARTIFACT: This is a circa World War I Utica, New York Home Defense League Special Officer Badge. 

The badge is a red, white and blue striped enameled shield and reads SPECIAL OFFICER CITY OF UTICA H.D.L.
Home Defense Leagues, and similarly named agencies, were set up profusely in cities around the country during WWI to watch for spies, sabotage, and anti-American activities. 
This is a great piece of Law Enforcement, and WWI Home Front, History. 

VINTAGE: Circa World War I.

SIZE: 1-1/2" in height x 1-7/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silver-plated nickel/brass with enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with tongue type "C" catch.



NO. 46

ITEM NOTES: This is from a police badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEX07 LBDEX6/10

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Badge shows light wear and tarnish but has beautiful coloring.

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