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City letter carrier cap badge, number 1822

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department City Delivery Service cap badge, number 1822, with eyelet and tie attachment on verso.

Before 1887 the individual postmaster determined whether the letter carriers would wear a badge as part of the uniform. Many postmasters found the insignia necessary since it clearly identified the carrier as a member of the Post Office Department. Shown here is one such example of a badge used before the Post Office Department mandated badges in 1887.

Date:
1880s
Markings:
1822
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
0.25 x 2 x 3.5 in. (0.635 x 5.08 x 8.89 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.298
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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