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Postal inspector chest badge

Description:

U.S. Postal Inspection Service chest badge with vertical tension pin and clasp on verso. Six-pointed star encompasses circular medallion with eagle and shield emblem. Upper portion of medallion marked "U.S. POST OFFICE DEPT."; lower portion inscribed "INSPECTOR."

Although it is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, the Postal Inspection Service did not issue badges until the 1900s. Postal inspectors wore the star-shaped badge, like the one shown, until the early 1970s. This badge beloned to Post Office Inspector Dana F. Angier.

Date:
1900s
Markings:
U.S. POST OFFICE DEPT. / INSPECTOR [front] D.F. ANGIER [back]
Medium:
metal (nickel plated brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (6.99 x 6.99 x 0.64 cm)
Museum ID:
0.280853.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Additional Records
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  • MVS employee Medallion chest badge with Eagle Pediment, number 6000
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