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Posted 2 years ago

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I'm trying to find out if this U.S. Deputy Marshal badge for the Arizona Territory is genuinely old, or just a reproduction. I have seen reproductions w/ the same writing & marks, but this one SEEMS old. It was amongst some items that my 92 year old mother had collected when she was running an Antique Shop, which she opened in the early 1960's, and retired from in 2008. It is 3" wide x 3.5" tall. It weighs 1.24 oz. - The pin looks like it has been re-soldered. It is not magnetic. Can anyone shed any light on this seemingly old badge?

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  1. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Fake I'm sorry to say. If you mother bought it from the catalogs that I've seen the price was 79.00 which is about 76.00 more than it is worth.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Agree modern and not worth much.

    scott
  3. rubytuesday81345, 2 years ago
    Thank You! - I'm sure she didn't buy it from a catalog - more like a yard sale or auction. - Thanks again!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Jeez if that were authentic it would be REAAALLLYYY neat. I was born and raised in Arizona so I'd love to own something like that
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Some people just don't know when to lie! I really liked it.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I would have loved one of these on my deputy dog lunch pail !~

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