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RFD tiara style cap badge

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Rural Free Delivery (RFD) tiara-style cap badge with elongated head strap attachment holes on either side of insignia.

Many of the RFD designed badges, like the one shown, strapped around the letter carrier's hat or helmet. This helped prevent the badge from falling off while traveling down rugged country roads.

Date:
early 1900s
Markings:
U.S. MAIL / RURAL / FREE DELIVERY; in pencil on reverse "MARTINSBURG / W.VA"
Medium:
metal (nickel plated brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. (3.81 x 8.89 x 1.27 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.5
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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