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WWI Shipyard Volunteer Lapel Badge by Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J.
ARTIFACT: World War I Shipyard Volunteer lapel badge by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, New Jersey. The oval badge shows a sailing ship in nice relief detail showing the letters: "U.S." in the center and surrounding it reads: "SHIPYARD VOLUNTEER". The reverse stud reads: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." and to the side a shield shaped maker's mark.
VINTAGE: Circa WWI.
SIZE: Approximately 1-1/4" x 7/8".
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Copper.
ATTACHMENT: Lapel stud.
MARKINGS: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J."
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Homefront collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX16 LDEX3/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very FineExcellent): The lapel badge shows minor to moderate wear, overall handsome patina.