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Strange Signed Button: Vincent Morello / 12 - 20 - 29 / 44-2210 NYC

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    Posted 6 years ago

    sunnynatur…
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    I found this strange signed plastic button. I don't think it's Bakelite.
    Vincent Morello
    12 - 20 - 29
    44 2210 N.Y.C
    Now, why would someone engrave a button?
    Any guesses as to the owner?

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    1. southcop southcop, 6 years ago
      seems a dog tag like Id tag worn by military.
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Vincent S. Morello, 34, of New York City, a firefighter with the New York Fire Department, was lost on September 11 in the World Trade Center. He came from a family of firefighters (His father, John, is a retired fire chief, his brother, Marc, is also a firefighter).
    3. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      There is also this ; Vincent Morello Senior Housing is an apartment community containing 80 assisted rental units.
    4. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      There was also a Vincent Morello that was a member of the Morello crime family in NYC ; was murdered in the 1920's?? - maybe a prisoner tag or worse yet, a morgue toe tag?
    5. sunnynature22 sunnynature22, 6 years ago
      Hmmmm..... The morgue idea is a unique idea. Very, very interesting suggestions. Thx
    6. Forty-Niner, 5 years ago
      Item is a WWII Era Bakelite identity disc that was issued to students in the New York City Schools. These were issued due to concerns of possible bombing raids by the Germans. Later, metal military style dogtags were issued to students during the "Cold War" of the 50's. This particular disc has a value of $20-$25.

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