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Sea Post clerk chest badge, number 88

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Sea Post Service "eagle" chest badge, number 88, with vertical hinged pin on verso. Spread eagle clutching arrows and olive branch surmounts oval medallion with a U superimposed on an S, thirteen stars surrounding it; lower portion has branches on either side of a raised crest with the badge number.

Shown is an eagle-style chest badge worn by a steamship mail clerk while employed with the Sea Post Service. It is similar in design to the badge issued by the Railway Mail Service.

Date:
1891-1940
Markings:
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT / US / SEA POST OFFICE / 88
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 9/16 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in. (6.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm)
Museum ID:
1987.0206.548
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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