Extremely Rare 1930's - 40's VT MVD Inspector Badge in Amazing Condition
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Extremely Rare 1930's - 40's VT MVD Inspector Badge in Amazing Condition

Code: 0T57pdg20003mvd

$1,395.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare and beautiful 1930's-40's Vermont Motor Vehicle Department Inspector badge in amazing condition. This badge, made in nickel plated nickel, is exceptional and near mint. The Vermont Motor Vehicle Department Inspectors were the only Statewide Motor Vehicle enforcement agency prior to the formation of the Vermont State Police and this badge is considered in direct lineage of collectable VT State Police badges. The Vermont Highway Patrol was formed in 1925, of 10 Motor Vehicle Inspectors, mostly on Motorcycles, and a circle star badge was used initially. This badge is considered the 2nd issue and used from some time in the 1930's (I have seen a photograph of the badge in sue as early as 1933) until 1947 when the VT State Police was formed under the Department of Public Safety. It is estimated that there were never more than 20 Motor Vehicles on Duty prior to the formation of the Vermont State Police, and more often the number was closer to 12 Inspectors.

The badge, also worn by the Vermont Highway Patrol, is ornately embellished, the center showing the coat of arms for Vermont - a tall evergreen in a field with a cow, the mountains behind on the horizon, and detailed clouds in the sky and surrounding it reads: "VERMONT FREEDOM AND UNITY". An eagle sits atop and beneath it reads: "INSPECTOR MOTOR VEHICLE DEPT." The very base of the badge shows the state initials: "VT"

VINTAGE: Circa 1930'-40's

SIZE: Size 2-1/4" x 1-1/2

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel plated Nickel

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with over-under catch

MARKINGS: "INSPECTOR MOTOR VEHICLE DEPT. VERMONT. FREEDOM AND UNITY. VT."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Police Badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRABEJX TREJJXX17 LACIEX5/17

CONDITION: 9+ (Near Mint-): The badge only has minimal wear and abrasions

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.