Fabulous 1912 Brown University Brownie Football Badge in Gilt Silver by Bailey Banks & Biddle

Fabulous 1912 Brown University Brownie Football Badge in Gilt Silver by Bailey Banks & Biddle

Code: fcb00001bf


Product Description


HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!!

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH 2023: Thank YOU ALL for the Holiday Orders!!!

We Hope that all the LUCKY Recipients of these GREAT GIFTS will Just LOVE Them!!

So, NOW is the TIME to ORDER that wonderful ARTIFACT that you've had your eye on, Or that you are buying for that SPECIAL SOMEONE, as it will SHIP within 24 to 48 Hours of Receipt of Payment, but USUALLY Same Day!!

Just an FYI: Kanae is in JAPAN through December 7th, so I am doing the best I can with shipping!!

And I hope to start LISTING in a day or 2, probably mostly PATCHES until Kanae returns!!

Happy Holidays & Happy Collecting, Ron & Kanae

ARTIFACT: Fabulous 1912, dated Brown University Brownie Football Badge. Engraving on back shows original owners initials "LFB", badge is gilt sterling silver with red enamel and is made by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.

We are not certain if this was an early Mascot alternative to Bruno the Brown Bear, which dates back to 1904, or just a play on the Brown name, but it was definitely at least quasi-official, having been manufactured by the esteemed Philadelphia jewelry firm of Bailey, Banks & Biddle

VINTAGE: Circa 1912.

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

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled & gilt silver.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with drop in locking clasp.

MARKINGS: B. B. & B. SILVER and engraved "LFB 1912".

ITEM NOTES: This is from a State University and Colleges collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay01/12/20 MBJJX14 LEGEX11/14 SLFGEX02/10/23

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Badge shows extremely light surface wear, nearly all the enameled details remain intact, even lovely patina.

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