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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is the 14k gold Great Northern Railway "Chief Special Agent" badge of Alton G Ray. Ray was Teddy Roosevelt's Secret Setvice man before leaving in 1909 to become the Chief Special Agent of the Great Northern Railway. This ornate badge was custom made by the Charles Robbins Co, 0f Attleboro, Massachusetts and bears the 3D bust of Louis W. Hill who was the President of the Great Northern Railway.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      AMAZING Badge!!

      scott
    2. rrbadges rrbadges, 4 years ago
      Thanks Scott, I have been chasing this badge for 35 years and I was able to purchase it at the A&S auction in Waco, TX. Have a nice Thanksgiving! Chip Greiner
    3. rrbadges rrbadges, 4 years ago
      Thank you sir! I guess there was no question of where your loyalty was and who signed your pay check. Regards, Chip Greiner
    4. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      The DETAIL in his face is astounding! You can even see his glasses! Great badge.
    5. rrbadges rrbadges, 4 years ago
      Thank you Celiene. It is a very ornate and historical badge with great detail. Chip Greiner
    6. railnsail, 4 years ago
      Hey Chip, That's one SWEET badge. Presentation or uniform?
      Dave.
    7. rrbadges rrbadges, 4 years ago
      Hi Dave,
      It was actually his issued badge. There were also 12 Special Agent rank badges that were handed out to each of the 12 Division Special Agents. I have one of those and know we're another 5 reside. Chip

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