Live Auction

March 2024: Day One

Thu, Mar 14, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 378

American/Detroit Tin, Brass, Paper, And Metal Ca. 1900 - Present, "City of Detroit Buttons, Pins, Employee Badges, Vendor IDs", 80 Pcs

Estimate: $100 - $400

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
City of Detroit Buttons, Pins, Employee Badges, Vendor IDs and Licenses from a range of sources including: Go Detroit! pin, Detroit Water Board badges, Detroit Parking Attendant buttons, Detroit Board of Education pin, City of Detroit Public Lighting Commission, Safety Patrol, Detroit Newsboy licenses, Detroit Dog licenses, Essential Transportation Worker pin, Detroit Housing Commission, Detroit Inspector Water Works, City of Detroit Gasoline Pump Operator ID, Detroit City Airport Employee IDs. Additional City of Dearborn Vendor license, City of Royal Oak Water Department employee ID, City of Flint Engineering Department. 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