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MVS employee chest badge, number 18609

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) cap badge, number 18609, with vertical hinged pin and safety clasp on verso. Spread eagle surmounts circular medallion with upper portion marked "U.S. MAIL." Medallion bears U.S. Capitol and a snub-nosed truck/van at center, surrounded by "POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE SERVICE." Numerical figures inscribed on skirt. This badge was issued to a MVS employee during the early 1950s.

Date:
early 1950s
Markings:
U.S. MAIL / POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT / VEHICLE SERVICE / 18609
Medium:
nickel-plated brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 1/4 x 2 x 2 3/4in. (0.6 x 5.1 x 7cm)
Museum ID:
1988.0170.704
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Additional Records
  • Base Post Office chest badge, number 250
  • MVS employee cap badge, number 124
  • MVS employee cap badge, number 36345
  • MVS employee chest badge, number 10487
  • MVS employee chest badge, number 18609
  • MVS employee chest badge, number 4852
  • MVS employee chest badge, number 7638
  • MVS employee Medallion chest badge with Eagle Pediment, number 6000
  • US Mail Motor Service Badge
  • Postal Inspector 'Raid' badge
  • Postal inspector chest badge
  • Postal inspector chest badge
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