Scarce Circa 1918 American Protective League (APL) Captain Badge, 2nd Issue
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Scarce Circa 1918 American Protective League (APL) Captain Badge, 2nd Issue

Code: pdgfe00001apl

$675.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a scarce circa 1918 American Protective League (APL) Captain badge, 2nd issue. The APL was a band of private citizen volunteers who worked with federal agencies, most directly under the Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation. The members provided counterintelligence, informing on and even sometimes physically taking into custody suspected German and anti-war sympathizers. Conceived of in Chicago, the APL was formed in 1917 and spread to 600 cities. The organization disbanded, somewhat reluctantly, after the Armistice. The badge has a rare configuration with a small rank panel attached at the top. The badge is numbered 480.

VINTAGE: Circa 1918.

SIZE: Approximately 3-1/16" in height and 1-13/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety-style pin on bar.

MARKINGS: 480 on front.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI Federal police and law enforcement badge collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJEP14 LFGEX3/14

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The badge has an area of moderate wear in the center.

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