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Sea post clerk chest badge, number 81

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Sea Post Service chest badge, number 81, 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 surrounding it; lower portion has branches on either side of a raised crest with the badge number.

Show 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 / U S / SEA POST SERVICE / 81
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
1.3 x 5.1 x 6.4 cm (1/2 x 2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Museum ID:
1992.2025.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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