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This is a circa 1930s New York Central Mail Service celluloid badge. The New York Central Mail Service ran on an early line which was important in connecting the East Coast with interior of the United States. The badge is an orange rectangle reading MAIL NEW YORK CENTRAL R.R. There is a window opening revealing a paper with the number 89813. handwritten on it.
1-1/2" in height x 2-1/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Celluloid wrapped around steel or tin backing with brass pin.
Horizontal one-piece safety type pin.
W&H CO. NEWARK NJ PAT. OCT 1 1929 on reverse.
This badge is from a railroad mail service collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX08 LABEX09/08 STRVAEJX10/22/21
8- (Very FineExcellent): Badge is slightly scuffed when held up to the light but has no major wear. Reverse is lightly tarnished.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.