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Scarce 1960's NY State Dept. of Mental Hygiene Security Services Officer Badge
ARTIFACT: Scarce 1960's New York State Department of Mental Hygiene Safety Services officer badge in very nice condition by Bastian Bros. Co in Rochester, New York. The center of the badge shows the State Seal of New York and around it reads: "STATE OF NEW YORK". The top of the badge features an eagle with wings spread and head bowed with "OFFICER" just below in black enamel detail. The body of the badge is starburst-like shaped and the outer blue enamel ring reads: "DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HYGIENE SAFETY SERVICES" and the very bottom shows the number: "259".
VINTAGE: Circa 1960's
SIZE: Approximately 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt chrome plated brass, enamel
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with drop in locking swivel catch
MARKINGS: "BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y." and three union marks, see photo
ITEM NOTES: This is from a police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVADGX TRAHX16 LBDEX10/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very FineExcellent): The badge shows minor to moderate wear, much of the gilt and enamel details remain intact, overall very fine condition.