Extremely Rare 1870's Western Union Telegraph Messenger Hat Badge
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Extremely Rare 1870's Western Union Telegraph Messenger Hat Badge

Code: comtg00000wu

$795.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare circa 1870s Western Union telegraph messenger hat badge. Western Union was started in 1856, although it had been operating for five years already under the name New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company. The large brass badge for this iconic and long-lasting company shows a shield bearing stripes and thirteen stars over a banner reading WESTERN UNION.

VINTAGE: Circa 1870s.

SIZE: Approximately 2-3/16" in height and 2-7/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass.

ATTACHMENT: Bendable prongs (two are present).

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a nineteenth century telegraph messenger hat badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJX14 LGIEX7/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge has light wear and tarnish.

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