Auction # 31 Closing Tuesday - March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 90
Auction Local Time: July 15, 2018 22:25:41 EDT
1915 San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition Badge for "West Virginia" on the original card. The top bar has a circle in the middle that pictures 2 men, one holding an ax the other a pick, with a monument in between them that has "June 20 1863" written on it. There is also a plow, an anvil and crossed rifles pictured. Around the circle is "Panama Pacific Exposition" and the date "19" and "15" on each side of the circle. A bright blue ribbon hangs below holding a single sided medal with a raised image of the state of "West Virginia" with many of the towns identified. The card is marked "Bastian Bros. Co. Rochester, N. Y." both metal parts of the badge are also marked "Bastian Bros." on the back. Size: Badge is 1 7/16" wide by 2 7/8" high. Card is 2 1/4" wide by 4" high. Condition: The badge is Excellent with some light age toning of the metal. The ribbon is bright and clean. The card has a few extra holes in it (I assume the owner wore the badge and then returned it to the card) and a light brown spot behind where the bottom metal rests.