Greetings from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!! We are IN THE OFFICE and SHIPPING (and Cataloging!!) through MID FEBRUARY, h.
Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts to add to your collection here, NOW is an EXCELLENT TIME TO BUY, as we are IN THE OFFICE and ABLE TO SHIP, for the NEXT 5 WEEKS.
Happy Collecting, Ron & Kana
This is a circa 1900 Pinkerton's United States Detective Agency six-point star detective badge along with period paperwork, including a Certificate of Membership and a letter of certification for one Charles H. McIlvain.
This badge was not issued by the Famous agency founded by Allan Pinkerton; the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, but by a copy-cat agency that played off the famous name, which was eventually sued by Pinkerton National Detective Agency and forced to Cease & Desist.
Documents are various sizes; badge is 1-7/8" in height and 1-5/8" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Nickel-plated brass with black painted lettering; paper (laminated).
Vertical safety-style pin with a "C" catch.
Certificate of Membership has a Pinkerton's embossed stamp.
This is from a Private Investigator & Detective Agency collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJJX00 LBEJJX8/10
8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Items are in various conditions but overall are very fine.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.