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Scarce 1920's-1930's Haitian Constabulary (Gendarmerie) Small Size Uniform Button as Worn by USMC EM
ARTIFACT: This is a scarce circa 1920's or 1930's American-made small size uniform button for the Haitian Constabulary (Gendarmerie) as worn by United States Marine Corps enlisted men. The United States occupied Haiti starting in 1915 to safeguard American business interests on the island and remained there long after the Paris Peace Treaty of 1919. The buttons have N. Meyer of New York maker marks on reverse.
VINTAGE: Circa 1920's-1930's.
SIZE: Approximately 5/8" in diameter; pin is about 1-1/16" in length.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass.
ATTACHMENT: Cotter pin.
MARKINGS: N.S. MEYER NEW YORK.
ITEM NOTES: The button you receive will either be the one pictured or one in very similar condition. This is from an early United States Marine Corps uniform button collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 32@VAX10 LBCX3/14 S(1)VBCX11/16 S(9)VAIX3/18 S(1)VBCX04/20
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The button has some light wear and tarnish only.