Rare & Beautiful 1919 Bronze USS California Launching Badge from Mare Island Navy Yard
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Rare & Beautiful 1919 Bronze USS California Launching Badge from Mare Island Navy Yard

Code: 0t72usnlb00002miny


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THANK YOU ALL Very Much for the Orders that came in while we were on the road, we are processing them as quickly as possible! We are Currently BACK IN THE OFFICE so NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY, as we are FULLY OPERATIONAL and ABLE TO SHIP until Further Notice, our Show Travel is over until January 2022 for The Porky Police & Fire Memorabilia Collectors Show in Claremont California on January 15th.

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, and the Holiday Season is not yet upon us.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This Beautiful Launching Medal is from the launch of the USS California (BB-44), a Tennessee-class battleship constructed by Mare Island Naval Shipyard, based in Vallejo, California. The USS California served as the flagship of the Pacific Fleet for twenty years. Is was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was quickly salvaged, repaired, and relaunched to join WWII. The USS California was a very influential ship during its life, playing a key role in the Battle of Surigao Strait. This medal is in excellent condition. This medal was manufactured in such a way, as to be able to be used as a watch fob by the owner. 

VINTAGE: Circa 1919.

SIZE: Approximately 1-15/16" in height x 1- 1/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronze.

ATTACHMENT: To be attached to a watch via a leather belt.

MARKINGS: Front: U.S.S. CALIFORNIA. LAUNCHED NOV. 20-1919. NAVY YARD MARE ISLAND CALIF.

Back: MADE BY. F.J. BIJCHART. DIE SINKING DEPT. MARE. IS. NAVY. YD.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy Shipyard Launching collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX16 LBDEX01/17 SBDEX08/20

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Very minimal oxidization. So many of the small details on this medal remain, making for a stunning piece from the rope and bear on the front to the crossed flags and poppy flowers on the back.

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