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This page contains general information about a sample of our federal and Washington DC badges available. This page has links to other pages with specific badges -- usually organized by department and function -- as well as any featured specials of general interest.

Some badges are better categorized by type: DC Metro police, for example. If you are looking for specific pieces, you may need to check to ensure the item you need is not in a location you may expect on the site. As usual, if you have specific questions or items you seek, please email us for details. Include details of what you are looking for, to save everyone time and effort.

Badges shown here are collectible items. They are not intended for ANY other purpose. It is a violation of the law to carry, use, or attempt to impersonate a member of law enforcement or other organizations or carry a badge without proper authorization and identification. Familiarity with the law and proper use and display of these items is the responsibility of the purchaser. Federal and Government badges are particularly regulated.

Badges are listed (more or less) alphabetically within each category.

This area will take some time to sort out. As pages become active, the links will be enabled. Check back often.

 

Federal and Government (excluding military and APL) MOVED! Military and Department of Defense
MOVED! American Protective League MOVED! Inaugural and Special Issue

Federal and Government Badges


 USA HST Truman Administration Secret Service 14K Gold & STERLING marked Belt Buckle
Presented to James F. Maloney from the Head of MEXICO Secret Service Col. M. Inarreta


 

This is a mint 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch VERY HEAVY buckle script engraved as shown.

It features a large 14K gold 1 inch in diameter INCA sun wheel calendar centered with the 1/2 x 3/4 inch USA seal on one side and the 1/2 x 3/4 inch Mexico seal all in 14K gold on the other. The 1/4 inch boarder is also 14k gold .

The inscription reads "From Col. M. Inarreta" on one side and "To James F. Maloney" on the other.

The condition is MINT !   Here are other views      3.

$1,999.99


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
CAABDG-1
USA
 World War Two CAA Airport Inspector Die Struck Numbered Federal Police Badge
 This is a 1 ¼ by 1 ½ inch shield type badge in near mint condition as shown. $499.99 Available
     POLBUU-1
USA
 Group Lot of over THIRTY Period Original POLITICIAL Button MINT Collection Teddy Roosevelt Taft thru Nixon Lodge
This is a nice collection of political buttons etc.

Here are other views.1   2
$499.99   Available
   GUNN-1
 USA
 Property of US Government Cloth That wrapped a
US Colt 45 Cal Automatic Pistol
This is a 12 x 16 inch cloth that had wrapped the above mentioned gun that I had in my collection of the 1960's.

The condition is near excellent.
 $49.99   Available
ATMIC-1
 USA
World War Two Atomic Bomb MANHATTN Project Well Worn Police Badge
This is a screw & post mounted one piece die struck eagle shield as shown.  $349.99 Available
     MPCOP-1
USA U S ARMY Provost Marshal US Chief Inspector OBSOLETE Custom DIE FEDERAL POLICE Badge

This is a gilt multi piece 1-3/4 x 2-3/4 inch pin back and hallmarked badge.

The condition is near MINT.

Here are other views.  1   2 

 $1299.99 Available
CUSTOSV-1
 USA
Gilt Custom Die Patrol Agent US Border Patrol 1924 1999
 75 years Commemorative POLICE Badge

This is a not in service  Obsolete MINT 1-1/2 x 3 inch badge that conveys no police powers.
POR Available
   FBIHO-1
USA post
World War Two FBI Director J Edgar HOOVER Quill Pen ink Signed Letter
 
This is a Feb 2, 1959 dated 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 inch letter signed J E H on official FBI stationery.

There are 2 filing holes at the top otherwise it is in near excellent condition.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available
   FBIHO-2
USA post
World War Two FBI Director J Edgar HOOVER Quill Pen ink Signed Letter

This is a Sept 11, 1952 dated 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 inch letter signed J Edgar Hoover  on official FBI stationery.

There are 2 filing holes at the top otherwise it is in near excellent condition. 

Here is another view.
$129.99 Available
  DOPEP-1
USA pre
World War Two Treasury Department Opium or Coca Leaves Filled Prescription Order Form

This is a 8 x 10-1/2 inch duplicate order form as drug issued dated Oct 4, 1927.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$54.99   Available
   NAVYB-1
USA
 U S N A D Federal Police Eagle Shield and Matching Cap Badge.

This is a 1-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch silver eagle shield two piece pin back badge with a reverse number of 37. The center federal eagle is separately applied.

The hat badge measures 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 inches as shown. It has a number 69 applied to the box.

Condition overall is near excellent with some wear.
$249.99 Available
  LIB-1
USA
 Federal Official Salesman
 St Louis
 LIBERTY LOAN Organization # 1303 Silver Shield Badge
 This is a 1 x 1-1/2 inch square pre WW2 near excellent pin back badge as shown.

Here are other views.  1   2  
 $124.99 Available
ARN-1
 USA
 Security Police Aux Frankford Federal Arsenal Eagle Shield Badge
 This is a 1-1/2 x 2 inch badge in near excellent condition.  $89.99 Available
HOL-1
 USA
 HOLZER Hospital Gallipolis OHIO Silver Eagle Shield LARGE POLICE Badge
This is a 2-1/4 x 3 inch badge in near excellent condition.  $89.99 Available
BOND-01
 USA
World War Two US TREASURY Department War Bond promotion SILVER
Medal & Document

This is a April 11, 1946 signed letter to Edwin G Adair Rockbridge national Bank Lexington VA sighed y the state director C H Edwards.
The US silver dollar sized silver medal features the Revolutionary War Minuteman on the front and the IWO JIMA flag raising on the reverse.

Condition of the lot overall is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1  2   3
$129.99 Available
FBIRPT-01
USA
World War Two FBI POLICE
Heavy Style Surveillance of Female subject ARVAD Unit History Book
This is a 8 x 11 inch 4-1/2 inch thick 989 page filled with all activities of this woman. She interviewed Hitler, was at Gobbles wedding, traveled throughout Europe, South America and USA.

There is a report of her with JF Kennedy as well as other high profile persons. She later married a UK member of parliament.

Great reading and it shows how far J E Hoover went to spend the US money !

It is in G+ condition.
           
Here are other views.  1  2   3   4   5
  SOLD
REVSV-001
USA
 19th Century Federal POLICE Revenue Service Heavy GILT Buckle.
This is a near excellent 2 x 2-1/2 inch high detailed buckle.

Here is another view.

  SOLD
SESSV-001
USA
post
World War Two United States Secret Service Gilt Rimmed Coffee Cup
This unmarked cut is 3 inches high x 4 inches in diameter. It is in near excellent condition overall.

It was given to me nearly 40 years ago by a Secret Service agent who resided in Maryland.

Here are other views  1  2 .
  SOLD
 

FPDB-9321 USA
US Indian Police Badge

This 2 x 2-1/4 inch slightly concave badge that had the early catch now missing as shown.
It appears to have been worn. The condition is near good plus. 

$449.99 Available


FPDB-932
 Never Adopted Washington DC Capitol Special Police Badge Set

This is an obsolete Washington DC Capitol Special Police Badge set.

It is a die struck vaulted silver plated custom badge set . It has a blue enamel number 500 on the front lozenge. The badge  measures 2 x 3 inches & the hat badge the same.

There are no makers marks but assume made by Hahn Baltimore Maryland.

Here are the views of the backs  1  2

The condition is near mint.

$299.99  SET Available

FPDB-208
US Marshall Fort Worth Texas Eagle atop Shield

This is an obsolete US Marshall Fort Worth Texas Eagle atop Shield badge.

 

Turn of the century hand engraved silver shield, condition as shown.

It measures 1-3/4 by 3 inches high.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good ,with tarnish, as shown.

  SOLD

FPDB-28

This is an obsolete US Federal Special Officer badge.

It is die struck and very slightly vaulted. There are no maker marks. The badge is not numbered or identified by department and has a simple spring hook catch on the back.

This badge dates to the 1920s and it is long out of service.

It measures 1-3/4 by 2-1/2 inches high.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with deep tarnish, as shown.

$299.99 Available

FPDB-01

This is an obsolete Civil Aeronautics Administration Airport Inspector badge.

It is die struck and very slightly vaulted. There are no maker marks. The badge is machine numbered "32" on the back.

This badge predates the FAA and it is long out of service.

It measures 1-3/4 by 1-1/2 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent,, as shown. additional views:  1 , 2

$399.99 Available

FPDB-901 Civil Aeronautics Administration Airport Inspector Badge

This is an obsolete Civil Aeronautics Administration Airport Inspector Badge.

It is die struck and very slightly vaulted. There are no maker marks. The badge is machine numbered "330" on the back.

This badge predates the FAA and it is long out of service. It measures 1-3/4 by 1-1/2 inches.

The badge is the same size as the one above, the picture is just not as good. 

The condition is near excellent as shown.

 

$499.99 Available
FPDB-35

This is an obsolete United States Guard cap badge.

It is a die struck shallow vaulted silver plated custom die General Services Administration GSA Public Buildings Service badge. It has a black enamel number 1278 in the top lozenge.

It measures 2 inches high by 2-1/4 inches high.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

  SOLD

FPDB-51

This is an obsolete US GUARD GSA PBS badge.

This is a United States Guard for the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service breast badge. It is die struck and slightly vaulted. There are no maker marks. The badge is machine numbered "1442" on a banner in black enamel on the front.

It measures 2 by 2-1/4 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent,, as shown.

$199.99 Available
FPDB-519
USA Department of Defense Special POLICE Pinback Silver Color Shield Type Badge
This is as shown.  The badge measures 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 inches.

It is in near excellent condition.  Here is another view.
$89.99 Available

FPDB-03

This is an obsolete US Customs Department Hat badge.

It is die struck with white enamel on gilt. There is a maker mark on the screw post mounting: J. ARTHUR LIMERTZ BALTO MD.

It measures 2-3/4 by 1-1/2 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some minor damage to white enamel on the shield and fan, as shown.

$199.99 Available

FPDB-48

This is an obsolete US Customs Department DEPUTY COLLECTOR NUMBERED Hat SAMPLE badge.

It is die struck with white enamel on gilded brass. There is a number 7683 and SAMPLE on separately applied pads above the screw post mounting. There are no maker marks.

It measures 2-3/4 by 1-7/8 inches. Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent, with minor tarnish from age, as shown.

$199.99 Available

FPDB-49

This is an obsolete US Customs Department ASSISTANT DEPUTY COLLECTOR Hat badge.

It is die struck with blue enamel on copper. There is no number nor maker marks present.

It measures 2-3/4 by 1-7/8 inches. Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent, with minor tarnish from age, as shown.

$199.99 Available

FPDB-20

This is an obsolete US Customs Department Inspector NUMBERED Hat badge.

It is die struck with blue enamel on silver. There is a number 7841 on a separately applied pad above the screw post mounting:

It measures 2-3/4 by 1-7/8 inches. Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent, with minor tarnish from age, as shown.

$199.99 Available
  NYCPSS-1
 USA
1930's US Postal Service
NEW YORK City NY Superintendent of Station Gilt & Enamels Badge.
This is a maker marked & numbered 449 1-1/4 x 2 inch badge in G+ condition.

Here is another view.
$449.99 Available
USPSKEYFOB-1 USA
World War Two
Letter Carrier
New York City
Key FOB
This is a silver plated oval FOB that measures 1 1/2 by 2 inches.

The condition is near excellent as shown.
$29.99 Available

FPDB-19

This is an obsolete 19th Century low number US Mail badge.

It is die struck with separately applied black enamel and number "49". There is a C. J. HELLERS maker mark above the enamel insert, and PAT APR. 10.88 below. the screw post mounting: J. ARTHUR LIMERTZ BALTO MD.

It measures 3-1/8 by 1-7/8 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with deep tarnish and minor wear from age, as shown.

$199.99 Available

FPDB-24

This is an obsolete early-20th Century National Star Route Carrier Association US Mail Contractor badge.

It is a custom die struck with raised lettering and detailed Federal shield with five point star. There are no maker marks. It is a silver plate on copper badge.

It measures 1-1/2 by 1-7/8 inches high.

Here is a view of the back. The pin is a horizontal hinged pin with a safety rotor style catch (the internal rotor is absent)

The condition is good to very good, with deep tarnish and wear from age, and damaged rotor, as shown.

$99.99 Available

FPDB-24

This is an obsolete mid-20th Century numbered 24242 US Mail Post Office Department Vehicle Service badge.

It is a custom die struck with black enamel lettering and number "24242", featuring the US Capitol Building and POD delivery truck. There are no maker marks.

It measures 2 by 2-7/8 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with deep tarnish and minor wear from age, as shown.

$149.99 Available

FPDB-53

This is the 1970 design of the US Department of the Interior National Park Ranger badge.

It is a custom die struck with raised lettering and detailed DOI seal. There are 1/20 10K G.F content marks. It is unissued and has no number.

It measures 1-5/8 by 1-7/8 inches high.

Here is a view of the back. The pin is a horizontal hinged pin with a safety rotor style catch (the internal rotor is absent)

The condition is near mint, as shown.

$POR SOLD
FPDB-10

This is an obsolete 1986 Washington DC Police 125th Anniversary issued numbered badge.

It is a die struck vaulted chest badge with blue enamel on gilt. It has the number 2012 block engraved on the back.

It measures 2-1/4 inches high by 2 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

  SOLD
FPDB-34

This is an obsolete Washington DC Metropolitan Police Low Number badge.

It is a die struck vaulted plated custom die badge. It has a applied number 832 in a slot on the front.

It measures 2-3/8 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back. It has no maker marks.

The condition is very good to near excellent with tarnish throughout, as shown.

$499.99 Available
FPDB-47

This is an obsolete Washington DC Police Detective Sergeant Gilt badge.

It is a die struck flat gilded badge. It has no number however DETECTIVE SERGT. and DC are block stamped on the front banner and lozenge.

It measures 2-3/8 inches high by 2-1/8 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back. There is a 1937 patent number on the applied pin assembly.

The condition is slightly worn, still near excellent throughout, as shown.

$399.99 Available
FPDB-17

This is an obsolete Washington DC Police Retired Gilt badge.

It is a die struck vaulted gilded badge. It has no number however RETIRED and DC are block engraved on the front banner and lozenge.

It measures 2-3/8 inches high by 2-1/8 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is slightly worn, still near excellent throughout, as shown.

$249.99 Available
FPDB-32

This is an obsolete Washington DC Capitol Special Police badge.

It is a die struck vaulted silver plated custom die badge. It has a black enamel number 3466 stamped on the front lozenge.

It measures 2-1/2 inches high by 2-1/2 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back. It has a raised BASTION BROS ROCHESTER N.Y. maker mark.

The condition is worn, still very good to near excellent with tarnish throughout, as shown.

  SOLD
FPDB-22

This is an obsolete Washington DC Auxiliary Police badge.

It is a die struck vaulted silver plated custom die badge. It has a black enamel number 4664 stamped on the front banner and lozenge.

It measures 3 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is worn, still very good to near excellent with tarnish throughout, as shown.

$299.99 Available

FPDB-04

This is an obsolete OFFICER Executive Protective Service White House Police issued numbered badge.

It is a die struck vaulted chest badge with blue enamel on gilt. There is a number deeply stamped on the back.

It measures 2-3/4 by 2-1/2 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$999.99

(as a set with FPDB-05 below)

Available

FPDB-05

This is an obsolete OFFICER Executive Protective Service White House Police issued numbered badge.

It is a die struck vaulted cap badge with blue enamel on gilt. There is a number hand scribed on the back.

It measures 2 by 3-1/4 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$999.99

(as a set with FPDB-04 above)

Available

FPDB-39

This is an obsolete POTUS Staff Aide to the President of the United States Numbered ISSUED badge.

It is a badge worn by military aides and staff members directly serving the Office of the President.

It measures 2 inches in diameter.

It is machine numbered 19428 on the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

  SOLD
FPDB-40

This is a POTUS Staff Aide to the President of the United States Lapel Pin Insignia.

It is a gilded blue enamel civilian lapel pin badge worn by staff aides directly serving the Office of the President.

It measures 5/8 inches in diameter.

It is maker marked N.S. MEYER NEW YORK on the back in raised letters.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$39.99 Available

FPDB-52

This is an obsolete VPOTUS Pilot to the Vice President of the United States STERLING Silver gilded pilot wing  badge.

It is a badge the pilots directly serving the Office of the Vice President. It is accompanied by an official VPOTUS embroidered silk six color 4-inch diameter patch.

It measures 3 inches wide.

It has a raised STERLING silver content mark on the hinge pin back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$499.99 Available

FPDB-43

This is an obsolete VPOTUS Staff Aide to the Vice President of the United States Numbered ISSUED badge.

It is a badge worn by military aides and staff members directly serving the Office of the Vice President.

It measures 2 inches in diameter.

It is machine numbered 377 on the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$449.99 Available

FPDB-41

This is a POTUS Military Aide to the President of the United States Officer Branch Insignia.

It is a gilded blue enamel badge worn by military aides directly serving the Office of the President.

It measures 1-1/4 inches high.

It is maker marked N.S. MEYER NEW YORK on the back in raised letters.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

  SOLD
FPDB-45

This is a POTUS Military Aide to the Vice President of the United States Officer Branch Insignia.

It is a gilded blue enamel badge worn by military aides directly serving the Vice Office of the President.

It measures 1-1/4 inches high.

It is maker marked N.S. MEYER NEW YORK on the back in raised letters.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$64.99 Available
FPDB-44

This is a POTUS Staff Aide to the Vice President of the United States Lapel Pin Insignia.

It is a gilded blue enamel civilian lapel pin badge worn by staff aides directly serving the Office of the Vice President.

It measures 5/8 inches in diameter.

It is maker marked N.S. MEYER NEW YORK on the back in raised letters.

The condition is near excellent throughout, as shown.

$39.99 Available
FPDB-46

This is an obsolete Pre-WWI US Volunteer Life Saving Service Pre-US Coast Guard First Lieutenant badge.

It is die struck with simple hinged pin and hook catch on the back.

This badge pre-dates President Wilson's consolidation of the US LSS with the US Revenue Cutter Service to form the US Coast Guard.

It measures 2-1/8 by 1-3/8 inches.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with deep tarnish throughout, as shown.

$1,199.99 Available
FPDB-06

This is an obsolete INSPECTOR US Maritime Commission issued numbered badge.

It is die struck with black enamel on silver. There is a number 2057 deeply stamped on the back.

It measures 1-3/4 by 1-1/8 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with virtually intact original enamel, as shown.

$499.99 Available

FPDB-30

Pennsylvania Ordnance Works US Rubber Company High Explosives Fire Department STERLING Badge

Pennsylvania Ordnance Works U.S. Rubber Company WWII  STERLING Content Marked High Explosives Fire Department Badge.

This is a World War II era badge (1942) with two-piece construction, featuring an applied blue enamel US marked central disk and numbered "40".

The PA Ordnance Works US Rubber Division manufactured TNT for aerial bombs throughout WWII.  It was located in Allentown, PA (and Williamsport, PA).

It measures 1-3/4 by 2-1/2 inches high.

The fastener is a hinged pin and safety hook catch closure. It has a stamped DES MOINES RUBBER STP WKS maker mark and STERLING SILVER content marks.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent, with signs of long use with tarnish and some wear from age.

  SOLD
TEX-001  USA TEXAS State Senate Ass't Sgt of Arms 1961 Police like Badge This is a silver 1-1/4 x 2 inch silver plated shield with a common pin back.

Condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD