Ext Rare Late 1860s Mattoon Illinois 1st Issue Police Badge by C. H. Hanson

Ext Rare Late 1860s Mattoon Illinois 1st Issue Police Badge by C. H. Hanson

Code: pdwlb00001il


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ARTIFACT: This is a circa late 1860's Mattoon, Illinois six-pointed star Police Badge and is most likely the department's 1st issue. 

The badge is a very early example of the fine work done by the C. H. Hanson Company of Chicago/ 

The star reads: 

VINTAGE: Circa late 1860's.

SIZE: About 2-3/8" in height x 2-1/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel-plated brass with painted lettering.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with "C" catch.



ITEM NOTES: This is from an old police and law enforcement badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VGEX05 LDEJX5/10 SLGGEX04/23/21

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine-Very Fine): The badge shows moderate wear and painted letters are mostly worn away.

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