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This is a Wonderful Ca 1933, or earlier, Iowa Motor Vehicle Dept. POLICE Badge, Iowa State Patrol Predecessor.
From 1919 until 1933, the Iowa Motor Vehicle Department enforced state traffic laws with inspectors and agents as they were known then. In 1933, 15 Motor Vehicle Inspectors were hired to patrol Iowa's highways. Because of the POLICE title on this badge, and the ENFORCEMENT that tile represents, we believe that 1. This badge we have to offer is one of the badges worn by the 15 MVD Inspectors assigned with patrolling Iowa's roads, and 2. It should be considered a direct predecessor to the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol (later Iowa Highway Patrol, currently Iowa State Patrol), which was formed in 1935, with 50 new Patrolman.
Based on this information, we believe this badge to be extremely rare, and valued accordingly.
Approximately 1-1613" x 1-3/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Horizontal "safety" type pin.
This is from a Police Badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJJX19 LBCGEX04/19
8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Beautiful patina.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.