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Sea post clerk chest badge, number 72

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Sea Post Service chest badge, number 72, with vertical hinged pin 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 / 72
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 in. (6.35 x 5.08 x 1.27 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2025.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Sea post clerk chest badge, number 72
  • Sea post clerk chest badge, number 72
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