Unique Ca. 1867 Police ("Village Patrol") Badge from Monroe Wisconsin

Unique Ca. 1867 Police ("Village Patrol") Badge from Monroe Wisconsin

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ARTIFACT: This is a wonderful, unique, just post-Civil War, circa 1867 "Police" (Village Patrol) badge jeweler made and engraved in Coin Silver from Monroe Wisconsin.
The badge is named to W. Sandoe, William Sandoe, a harness maker originally from Stephenson County, IL by way of Pennsylvania, who learned Harness making in (at the firm of D. F. Corson & Son) and lived in Monroe, Wisconsin from 1860 to 1867, except for time spent with the 93rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Late in 1867 Sandoe returned to Orangeville, IL to set up his own Harness Shop there. Some time in 1867 before leaving (the date is lightly scratched into the back of the badge) Sandoe worked in the Village Patrol of Monroe, a predecessor to the Monroe Police Department of today.
This is a one of a kind piece of EARLY Wisconsin Law Enforcement.
More information on William Sandoe can be found by following these links:

VINTAGE: Circa just post-Civil War

SIZE: Approximately 1 ¼" x 1 ¼

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Engraved, coin silver

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal "T" style pin with scrolling 'C' catch.

MARKINGS: "1867" hand engraved on reverse (see photo).

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Wisconsin police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEJX13 LBDGEX3/15

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Badge shows light wear and tarnish with moderate wear to some of the edges, overall excellent condition

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