Ca. 1930 Long Beach, California Special Police Badge Belmont Heights Methodist Episcopal Church
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Ca. 1930 Long Beach, California Special Police Badge Belmont Heights Methodist Episcopal Church

Code: pdgca10008b

$775.00


Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1930 Long Beach, California Special Police badge issued for use at the Belmont Heights Methodist Episcopal (B.H.M.E.) Church. The badge is shield-shaped with a cut-out star at its center. This is a Type 8 badge, and was worn by Long Beach patrolmen from about 1919 until 1924, and for even longer by members of the Special Police. Special Police officers were assigned to different locales occasionally requiring extra regulation, such as parks, banks, and in this case, churches. Due to the increased need for humanitarian services resulting from both the Great Depression and the Long Beach earthquake of 1933, this church and some others would have been granted an officer to regulate heightened traffic and activity. Belmont Height Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1914 and is still there over a century later.

VINTAGE: Circa 1930.

SIZE: Approximately 3-1/16" in height and 2-3/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel plated nickel, with nickel plated brass pin.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety-style pin with saddle.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a California police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEJX10 LIGEX9/13 SLGGEX07/26/20

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The badge has very little wear.

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