Early Canadian Veteran's Org. #'d Lapel Badge. British Empire Service League Canadian Legion
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Early Canadian Veteran's Org. #'d Lapel Badge. British Empire Service League Canadian Legion

Code: emi100020cvl

$38.00




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ARTIFACT: Early Canadian Veteran's Organization numbered lapel badge. British Empire Service League Canadian Legion. In November 1925, the Canadian Legion was founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League. The Legion grew steadily through the 1930s and then expanded rapidly following World War II. The lapel pin shows a maple leaf at the center of red and blue enameled disc, surrounding the disc it reads: "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE ??? CANADIAN LEGION" and is topped with a crown. The reverse has raised lettering that reads: "1927 R.D. ??? W. SCULLY ??? MONTREAL ??? 40820". The reverse is shown with the disc backing removed to allow for easy viewing of markings.

VINTAGE: Circa 1927

SIZE: Approximately ??" x 1"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled bronze.

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing and stabilizer pin.

MARKINGS: Reverse: "1927 R.D. ??? W. SCULLY ??? MONTREAL ??? 40820

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Canadian Veteran's collection which we will be listing more of over the coming months. ebay TRAX12 LCHX12/14

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The lapel pin shows minor wear and small spots of oxidation, nearly all of the enameled details remain intact.

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