Extremely Rare 1937 Boston-Maine Airways (BMA) Lapel Badge
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Extremely Rare 1937 Boston-Maine Airways (BMA) Lapel Badge

Code: airni10001bma2

$1,000.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

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 artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.