his is one of a group of rare, best-in-class, badge dies that usually never hit the market – all fresh from the collection of a descendant of the founder of the 165-year old V.H. Blackinton & Co. (largest and oldest manufacturer of police, fire, security, military, and government badges and uniform insignia in the USA).
Anyone can own a badge, but only one person can own the actual original die that they were all made from. NOW, it can be YOU! So hope for a steal but bid to win. No doubt, this will be your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own this exciting piece of badge history.
Keep watching our auctions. We’ll list another die from this fabulous collection weekly!
Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare crossed anchors maritime badge stamping die!
This rare and heavy (over 5lbs) stamping die is solidly built and features two nautical crossed anchors and was most likely used by teh captain of a large boat or yacht. The die has fine and crisp detailing. The piece is marked on the bottom “WTR”.
Die presents well and is in very good vintage condition, with minor wear, oxidation, and patina commensurate with age.
This rare and historic law enforcement artifact will make an outstanding addition to any antique and vintage badge and die collection…Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 2-7/8″ in length, 2-1/4″ in width, 2-3/4″ in height
NOTE: Shipping cost is comprised of virtually all insurance. We do not mark up shipping.