WWI USCG LIFE SAVING BADGE SHINNECOCK NY STATION 72

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 27,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE U.S. COAST GUARD LIFE SAVING STATION KEEPERS HAT INSIGNIA FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, (LONG ISLAND) SHINNECOCK N.Y. STATION 72 WHICH WAS 2 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE SHINNECOCK LIGHT HOUSE A BRONZE FINISH LIFE RING AND CROSSED OARS WITH THE NUMBERS "72" IN THE CENTER.I CAN SUPPLY A XEROX OF THE STATION LIST FOR THIS STATION, IF REQUESTED AT TIME OF ORDER IT HAS SCREW POST BACK. WORN 1915 TO 1921. THIS DESIGN BADGE (A LIFE RING WITH CROSSED OARS) WAS WORN BY "SURFMEN" (LIFE SAVERS) FROM 1915 THROUGH WORLD WAR I I. HOWEVER THE LATER ONES HAD NO STATION NUMBER AND WERE GOLD PLATED. PRIOR TO THE FORMATION OF THE COAST GUARD FROM THE U.S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE AND THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE THE INSIGNIA WAS A LIFE RING WITH CROSSED OAR AND BOAT HOOK. I AM SELLING MY OWN COLLECTION, OF 40 YEARS, OF LIFE SAVING AND LIGH HOUSE INSIGNIA AND BUTTONS. yOU MAY NEVER SEE THIS STUFF SURFACE AGAIN. I RATE THIS AS EXCELLENT CONDITION. HOWEVER BIDDER MUST MAKE OWN DETERMINATION OF CONDITION FROM PHOTOS/SCANS AS T ARE NO RETURNS. SCANS MAY HAVE BEEN LIGHTENED TO SHOW DETAILS.

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