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Messenger cap badge, number 2

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department Special Delivery Service cap badge, number 2, with screw post attachment on verso. Spread eagle surmounts medallion with raised crest marked "U.S. MAIL / SPECIAL DELIVERY." Numerical figure positioned below crest in japanned raised block letters.

The badge shown is from a New York City post office. Designed for an individual carrier, it was never issued by the Post Office Department.

Date:
1900s
Markings:
Front: U.S. MAIL / SPECIAL DELIVERY / 2 Back: C.D. REESE CO. INC. / 57 WARREN ST N.Y.
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
0.75 x 2.5625 x 2.75 in. (1.905 x 6.50875 x 6.985 cm)
Museum ID:
1996.2010.45
Place:
New York

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