World's Fair Auction

Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT
Catalog Lot 144

Auction Local Time: July 24, 2019 02:19:55 EDT

Lot 161 has more information added to description. Lot 6 has an additional photo of the back.

1926 Sesquicentennial
2 Piece Badge. The top section of the pin is the Top of the Bell with an eagle above whose wings are spread and bears a shield at its breast. The shield is of stars at the top, vertical bars and stripes on the bottom. Holding in its talons on the left side are leaves, on the right, arrows. The eagle sits atop the support beam of the Liberty Bell. There are four vertical metal bars extending downward from the eagle onto the top beam. One vertical bar is visible on the far right of the support beam. In raised metal, block letters, the support beam reads "150 years of American Independence". The bottom section is the body of the Liberty Bell, connected to the top via a small metal loop. The top of the Bell is sectioned off by a horizontal bar, inside of which reads "1776-1926". Below this reads "The Sesqui-Centennial" which is above a depiction of Independence Hall. At the bottom is "Philadelphia". The crack is present on the far right side of the Bell. The back of the Bell is smooth. Size: 1 11/16" wide by 2 3/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little age toning.

Winning Bid: $ 12

Estimate: $ 25 - $ 35

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