Ca. 1900 Hamburg-Amerika Steamship Line Petty Officer Hat Badge

Ca. 1900 Hamburg-Amerika Steamship Line Petty Officer Hat Badge

Code: ol00014hal


Product Description


ARTIFACT: Circa 1900 Hamburg Amerika Steamship Line Petty Officer hat badge in wire, tinsel, and silk embroidery on wool. The center of the hat badge shows an embroidered flag of blue and white with gray details and black lettering. The flag pole is coiled wire with tinsel detail and the oval badge features a wire coil embellishment along the outer edge, separated in one spot. The Hamburg Amerika Line was a transatlantic German shipping company established in 1847. The company's full name, in German, is Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Aktien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) and it was at one time, the world's largest shipping company.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900

SIZE: Approximately 2" x 1-1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wire, tinsel, silk/cotton/polyester thread, wool, cotton backing



ITEM NOTES: This is from an ocean liner and nautical collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBX16 LABEX9/16

CONDITION: 5- (Very Good+): The badge shows moderate to heavy wear and overall soiling, a spot of the outside border of wire coil has separated, great been there look!

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