You are bidding on this Authentic Pony Express Messenger Badge, YES THE REAL DEAL BADGE!!!!!! This badge is from the mid 1800s too 1890s about and is super hard too find and very very rare! As you can see from all the pictures the back pin is missing which holds onto the chest of a jacket or shirt in its long journy. Also take a good look at the pciture too see the wear and back of the badge too see for its authenticity. This badge along with two other badges im putting up on ebay are from my own personal collection which i am putting NO RESERVE but do hope too get a good amount of money for since its hard for me too sell them, i really enjoy having them. This badge was put in a sealed tight glass frame which was corked in and glued and staples from the back. I opened it by taking out the glass too get too the badge so you can see both the back and front of the badge for yourselfs. The Frame also comes with this badge which has a beautiful cloth too put the badge on all you need is some new glass. What a great badge for any wild west lover or old american memorvila. Please email me with any questions and view my other auctions! Also take a look at the other two badges ive put up and see how real they are and bid with confidence. Add 15.00 dollars for shipping and handling which comes with confermation also. The winner please get in touch with me if you want insurance on this badge, which i would suggest you get, that would be an addittional charge too the shipping.