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This is a Rare Late 1960's Henson Airlines Pilot Hat Badge. The airline was formed in 1961 by Richard A. Henson as Henson Aviation, a fixed-base operator in Hagerstown, Maryland. It began its first scheduled flights to Washington National Airport in 1962 under the Hagerstown Commuter name, later changed to Henson Airlines.
Approximately 2-7/8" in width x 2" inheight.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Wool felt embroidered in silk and bullion thread, leather backing. Chrome-plated brass.
Single screw post with disc backing.
This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. PDJV20 LBCEX11/30/20
8+ (Excellent): The hat badge shows minor wear.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.