WWI US Public Health Service Officer's Cap Badge and Collar Insignia

WWI US Public Health Service Officer's Cap Badge and Collar Insignia

Code: usni00010


Product Description


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ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful and rare World War I era set of U.S. Public Health Service Officer's cap badge and collar insignia by GEMSCO. Originally established for the treatment of ailing mariners, the US Public Health Service was originally a network of marine hospitals that became known as the Marine Hospital Service in 1870. In 1902 an even longer name was adopted (Public Health and Marine Hospital Service), but in 1912 the agency adopted its shorter, modern name (Public Health Service). The badge shows an eagle perched upon a shield behind which an anchor and a caduceus are crossed.

VINTAGE: Circa World War I - 1920's

SIZE: Cap badge: About 2-1/8" in width by 2" in height; Collar insignia: About 1-3/16" in width by 1-1/16" in height.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Cap badge: Single screw post with stabilizing pin; Collar insignia: Horizontal pin with a tongue-type "C" catch.

MARKINGS: GEMSCO on each piece.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCJX98 LBGEX SLCGEX8/18

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Very minor wear.

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