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March 2024: Day One

Thu, Mar 14, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 362

American/Detroit Employee Badges for Manufacturers Ca. 1890-1950, "From a Detroit Collector of Manufacturing History Items", 430 pcs

Estimate: $200 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Industries range from large and small organizations in hundreds of industries: engineering, steel, brass, rubber, sheet metal, fabrication, and auto suppliers. Companies include: Ex-Cell-O, Wadsworth, Kelsey-Hayes, Wilson Built Body, Gairing Tool, Evans Products, National Broach, Kelsey-Hayes, Shepard Art Metal Co., among others. Most badges are made of non-ferrous metals like brass, copper, and tin. Some have employee photographs. The count for the number of badges is approximate. Provenance: Property of a Detroit, MI Private Collector


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Property of a Detroit, MI Private Collector