Nice Ca. 1900 Newsboy Badge Issued by the State of Maryland
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Nice Ca. 1900 Newsboy Badge Issued by the State of Maryland

Code: comn00004mnb-CON


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

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: Nice circa 1900 Newsboy badge issued by the State of Maryland. The oval badge is suspended from a large safety pin and shows a cutout in the center for paper name tag and celluloid insert; surrounding it reads: "NEWSBOY REGISTERED BY COMMISSIONER OF LABOR & STATISTICS MARYLAND" in black painted lettering. The reverse reads: "ARTHUR L. MERICK BALTIMORE, MD" in small detailed lettering.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900.

SIZE: Approximately 2-9/16" (with pin); Badge: 1-7/8" x 2-5/8".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickeled nickel, black paint.

ATTACHMENT: Safety pin, & "figure 8" loops.

MARKINGS: "ARTHUR L. MERICK BALTIMORE, MD"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a newspaper-related collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-KDB-25-16 LBDEX11/16 SRET01/19

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge shows moderate wear, celluloid missing, most of the nickel plated and black painted details remain intact, overall very fine condition.

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