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    Posted 3 years ago

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    USS Saratoga (CVA-60) master-at-arms badge.
    Die-cut, sunburst-topped shield with pin and small Burgess clasp. 2.90"x2", no hallmark. Likely struck in the Mid-1950s to mid-1960s. The Saratoga was reclassified (CV-60) in June of 1972.

    I'm currently collecting and researching U.S. Navy usage of law enforcement style badges, for another USN memorabilia book I'm writing.

    Help needed:
    I'd like to correspond with a police badge collector who is well versed in identifying materials used in vintage badge production. I also have a rare jeweler made USN MAA badge, possibly late-1930s or 1940s produced, that has an obscure stamp on the reverse. I've researched, but can't identify this stamped mark. See unidentified mark in second photo. I also have another USN MAA badge that is stamped "Silver y.t.k." I've been unable to decipher, the "y.t.k." stamp. (photo 3).

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