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14K gold with large diamond presentation badge for Joseph Jones Chief Special Agent of the Oregon Short Line & SP Railroad Co.

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Railroadiana754 of 1032A group of railroad police "pie plate" badges used in Chicago during the 1920's14K gold Railroad Detective badge with presentation for the PRR and LS&MS RR
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Posted 6 years ago


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A stunning 14K gold presentation badge issued to Joseph Jones who was the Chief Special Agent of both the Oregon Short Line and the Southern Pacific Railroad Companies. This badge has a large diamond in the center. Chief Jones made some high profile arrests in the Salt Lake area during the turn of the century.


  1. rrbadges, 6 years ago
    Yes..I will do that..the backs in some case are better than the fronts if you know what I mean!
  2. Militarist Militarist, 6 years ago
    From what you have shown us so far you have an awesome collection!!
  3. rrbadges, 6 years ago
    Thanks..I have been doing this for 38 years and have 2162 railroad police badges representing over 700 different railroad companies. I have a thing for the 10k, 14k and 18k gold presentation badges. I also like the sterling engraved piece as well. Some of my best pieces go back before the civil war from 1847-1860. These are German nickel, copper or silver. I'm always looking to add to my collection like everyone else who collects something. I bought my first badge in 1973 for $12.00 and still have it. I have a few of my badges on the railroad police website which is:
  4. rrbadges, 6 years ago
    I added the backs, as you can see some use the early T-pin attachment and a couple have engraved testimonials on the rear. In the early days of solid gold badge making they really knew how to craft a piece of jewelry.

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