1890s-Amalgamated Sheet Metal Int'l. Association (ASWIA)-Shopmen-Railroad badge

After collecting Labor Memorabilia for over forty-three years, I have been selling off my collection of about 6000+ Labor Union, Cause, Political & Miscellaneous items for the past thirteen years. I am again pleased to offer another piece from that collection. Many of these items have never appeared on ebay or for that matter, on any other venues selling historical Trade Union pieces. Some of the pieces date back to the year of 1834 and others are from the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Labor, IWW and other labor organizations of the late 19th century. There are Parade Badges, Pins, Convention Badges, Ribbons, Caps & Hats, 3-D items, Plates, Paper, Books, Signs & Posters of practically every union which ever existed including noted Labor leaders of the century.

I grade all of my items and rank them as follows: Good, Very Good, Excellent, Excellent+, Near-Mint, Mint and Pristine Condition and also, many are Rare, Very Rare and Extremely Rare pieces.

One of the items is a great looking, Extreme-Rare, 1890s "Amalgamated Sheet Metal International Association (ASMWIA) Local No. 426 - R.R. Shopmen - Cincinnati, Ohio" badge. This 3" x 9.25" badge with a gold-tone tin hanger and showing the traditional "Hand in Hand" emblem of their brotherhood. There is a nice hanging pendant showing the emblem/logo
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