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ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare lapel badge for employees of Boston-Maine Airways. It shows a caped Pilgrim brandishing a musket straddling a Boeing DC-2 which was the airline's logo. This badge comes with some history as it was purchased at the estate sale of Basil Dixwell of Auburn, Maine who worked for Boston-Maine Airways as an agent the airline changed its name to NEA and then as a pilot for the Civilian Air Transport Command in WW2 and then a pilot for Northeast Airlines in the post-war years.
VINTAGE: Circa 1937.
SIZE: Approx. 13/16" in length by 11/16" in height. p>
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver with blue and red enameling.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin back with drop-in locking catch.
MARKINGS: ROBBINS CO ATTLEBORO MASS STERLING.
ITEM NOTES: This extremely rare badge is from a large collection of airline wings, badges, pins, and patches assembled over the last 15 years.
CONDITION: 9.5 (Excellent-Mint): The pin shows almost no wear but being silver is very dark with tarnish.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.