Great Ca. 1900 Salem Light Infantry Military Brass Band Officer Hat Badge from Salem, Massachusetts
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Great Ca. 1900 Salem Light Infantry Military Brass Band Officer Hat Badge from Salem, Massachusetts

Code: uaihb00010ma

$145.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a great circa 1900 Salem Light Infantry (aka Salem Zouaves) military brass band officer hat badge from Salem, Massachusetts. The brass band was organized in 1837 as part of the Salem Light Infantry, which had been around since 1805. In 1988, the unit was redesignated as the First Battalion, 101st Field Artillery, Massachusetts National Guard. The badge is convex and has enameled lettering and an enameled striped crest upon an eagle's breast.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900.

SIZE: Approximately 2-1/16" in height and 1-7/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass, enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with two stabilization posts.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an early 20th century United States Army hat badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBGX14 LADEX5/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge shows only light wear; a couple of very tiny buts of enamel missing.

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