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RMS clerk chest badge, number 5968

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Railway Mail Service (RMS) eagle-style chest badge, number 5968, with vertical hinged pin and clasp on verso. Spread eagle clutching arrows and olive branch surmounts oval medallion with a U superimposed on an S, thirteen stars surround it; lower portion has branches on either side of a raised crest with the badge number.

Date:
1899
Markings:
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT / U S / RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE / 5968
Medium:
metal (possibly unplated nickel silver, nickel plated steel, or nickel plated brass)
Dimensions:
0.5 x 2 x 2.5 in. (1.27 x 5.08 x 6.35 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.133
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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