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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Zeppelin78, May 19, 2019.

  1. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    FB0CC052-DF6F-46D3-9F24-99DF7C2AC365.jpeg 1727F1AF-E1E1-4995-B3E6-AD2440DA0068.jpeg 51627225-54FE-445B-989E-1D3CEF3B281F.jpeg 371355B9-253C-4397-9747-695C973D48F1.jpeg 2768904C-45C9-4BCA-AC6A-B55CD1373025.jpeg F041FBF1-0AE2-4F4B-9A6D-AD08BC3442A9.jpeg Hello everyone I have these 2 badge that I think might be original Arizona Badges but like to see what others think I have been collecting badges for many years but these got me stumped they look to me to have natural age and the clasps look to be old as well the pins have bends to them which I would think from putting then on a uniform or heavy coat any other thoughts would be great thanks Matt ..
  2. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    extremely cool looking !!
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice badges.....


    upload_2019-5-19_14-34-48.jpeg this one says reissue of authentic old west badge..
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  4. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you komokwa For the attachments and the reply it’s hard to believe the ones I have are fake they look and feel so Authentic pictures just don’t do justice but you just never know thanks again. Matt
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I have one in silver that I though..... think....thunk.....is real....but alas I now doubt it's veracity.....

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  6. Erstwhile

    Erstwhile Active Member

    I've never made a study of badges, but I would question the font styles used on the OP's examples. Why would the manufacturer change the style when marking the locations. Compare the "ARIZ." and "TUCSON AT" font style to the other lettering on the badge. To me, it looks like someone is adding location information with modern letter stamps to unmarked badges. They look good, almost too good. (I may be wrong, but that's my opinion.)
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  7. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for you thoughts and I ldeas erstwhile that’s what I wanted other people thoughts thanks again for your time. Matt.
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Could be a simple answer.... government contract to make the badges,state area left blank to be marked in whatever state they were sent to.
  9. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks hollyblue for that response in regards to erstwhile reply that’s a perfect way to explain the markings on the badges I couldn’t have said it any better.
  10. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Per the us Marshall's web site: "There was no uniform badge in the U.S. Marshals Service until 1941, when the "Eagle Top" variety was introduced nation-wide. Prior to this time, the badges came in different shapes and forms. Each district made its own identifying badge. "

    Which makes me wonder about identical badges from different states.


    EDIT: adding, I know nothing about badges. Just looked stuff up. ;)
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
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  11. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you jivvy for the link and the response I will need to check that out thanks again.. Matt.
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