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Police Badges49 of 53Great Northern Railway Co. "Hill" Special Agent railroad police badge in 14K GoldAntique/Vintage (very old, no remake) US MARSHAL DEPUTY, ABILENE KANSAS 6 star badge.
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Posted 3 years ago

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I'm would like to know how to determine if these badges are obselete. I found them in an estate sale in middle Georgia. Does anyone know of a way to find out? Thanks.

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  1. bymorestuffga bymorestuffga, 3 years ago
    Thanks buddy. I'll give them a call.
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    If you go to the web site you will find that Agriculture and Commerce was the motto for Memphis Tenn. The current Badge has an Enameled center so I would think that this is out dated.........
  3. TerryB7777, 2 years ago
    Hi. No idea if anyone will see this post but here goes.

    The 2 badges in the pics are not current, but they are not obsolete yet either.

    The badges have the same basic shape and design as the current duty badges used by Memphis PD.

    To an average citizen, these would pass for current article badges, especially under low lighting or if displayed correctly on a uniform.

    These are badges that were used prior to 1969 when the City adopted it's current squarish city seal and began using that on badges as opposed to the state seal.

    The hat badge and the wording "agriculture and commerce" are derived from our state seal's motto. The hat badge was a state specific semi custom badge used in the 1950s and 60s.

    Hope that helps...

    Terry
    ex-police / tech consultant for police props/etc for film and TV
  4. TerryB7777, 2 years ago
    Thanks! I'm scrounging for 1930s Nashville badges and stumbled across this... got a zero notice call for them and no time to wood carve from photos... gotta find the real steel. You guys have a great site! Have a great day!

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