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Southwest Postal Association convention badge

Description:

This airplane-shaped pin from the 1912 Southwest Postal Association Second Biennial Convention belonged to Garde H. Hines, an employee of the Kansas City post office. It has a small replica postcard attached.

Date:
1912
Markings:
visual left plane wing "Missouri / Iowa / Nebraska" visual right plane wing "Kansas / Oklahoma / Arkansas" on banner below airplane "U.S. Mail Service" address on postcard "Southwest Postal Ass'n / Second Biennial Convention / Kansas City / Mo" circular cancel "Kansas City.Mo. / May / 7-8-9 / 1912" maker's mark on reverse of airplane "(obscured) & H Co. / Newark, N.J."
Medium:
metal; celluloid (?)
Dimensions:
Other: 6 x 6.7cm (2 3/8 x 2 5/8in.)
Museum ID:
2004.2002.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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