Rare Circa 1955 Bonanza Airlines (BAL) Stewardess Hat Badge 3rd Issue Type III
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Rare Circa 1955 Bonanza Airlines (BAL) Stewardess Hat Badge 3rd Issue Type III

Code: airmw50005bnz


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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LONG TRIP ALERT!!!
We are OUT OF THE OFFICE, and UNABLE TO SHIP for the Next FEW WEEKS!!!
We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE Leaving Tuesday 09/13/22 and will be UNABLE TO SHIP for a period of AT LEAST 3 THREE WEEKS!!
Once we leave, on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th, even though our office will have a skeleton staff, we will be UNABLE TO SHIP until our return in EARLY OCTOBER.
We will be HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD.
REGULAR SHIPPING will resume when we RETURN to the Office on or about WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th.
SEE YOU AT THE MAX IN YORK, PA on SEPTEMBER 15TH, 16TH, & 17TH!

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection.
We look forward to serving your collecting needs, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa 1955 stewardess hat badge 3rd Issue, Type 3 for Bonanza Airlines (BAL). Bonanza was started in 1945 by a trio including an ex-USN Lieutenant Commander, and flew until 1968, when it merged with other companies to form Air West. BAL flew largely within the southwestern United States, advertising their routes as following those of the "gold strikes". The badge is shaped like a capital "B" and shows on white enameled circle over a black airplane within a white circle.

VINTAGE: Circa 1955.

SIZE: Approximately 13/16" in height and 1-1/2" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt sterling silver, enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with come-under locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: STERLING, "L" maker mark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airline collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJX06 LCCEX6/13 SCJJX04/19

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The badge has a small area of light wear.

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