Posted 4 years ago
Green Bay Press-Gazette Reporter’s Badge is a rare badge probably from the early 1920’s or before. The Free Press and Gazette first merged in 1915 and I believe this badge was made shortly there after. This eagle top shield shape badge is nickel finished and 43.7mm wide by 52mm tall which is about 1 6/8in. x 2 inches. The obverse is inscribed “GREEN BAY REPORTER PRESS-GAZETTE”. The reverse had a pin which has been replaced with a safety pin. Such repairs are not unusual for a private issue badge that has seen so many years of service. The replacement safety pin only adds to it’s mystic.
Newspaper reporter badges are a badge collecting category that is followed by news paper theme collectors and law enforcement collectors since these badges gave the reporter the access to cross police and fire lines at news events or in this case maybe even a few Packer games.