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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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N0001
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HEAVY ENAMEL, 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 1886 ALAMO ORNATE BROOCH PIN
EARLY TEXAS ARMY OF THE REVOLUTION FLAG OF 1824 FEDERAL BADGE
I have pondered and researched the insignia and pins of the era of Texas revolution from 1824 to the early 1830s, just prior to the Alamo and have some observations about this pin. First and most noteworthy is that the early Texans did fly the tri-color Mexican flag of 1824, and many wanted the Mexican constitution to be returned and did not originally seek outward independence from Mexico. These early Texans flew the Mexican flag of 1824 with the eagle and the snake over the cactus - exactly like is in this badge (different from the 1922 flag with a crown on the eagle).

Further, the presence of the U.S. federal era inclined eagle with the 13 stars and stripes shield is only found on U.S. military badges of the era and through the Civil War, most notably as used upon buttons.

The badge weighs in at 21.2 grams and is an elegant creation, at 2 1/8th inch across.

Now, it is marked sterling, and Sterling was a standard in England way before it was here in the U.S.A., and in early Baltimore there was an assay office as well during this era. So while Id be a lot more comfortable if this were formed from an old colonial Mexican Peso, the marking are curious. Solid back.



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