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Vintage US Post Office Letter Carrier Hat Badge at Bohemian Angel

Here for your consideration is a retired U.S. Post Office Letter Carrier badge from the (Circa) 1960s.

Ah, the stories it could tell if it could only talk! Think of how much it has seen day in and day out delivering mail in the 1960s USA!

We at Bohemian Angel have great respect for the United States Postal Service and its workers, as Richie, our co-owner, is a USPS letter carrier. We know how hard they work and all that they endure each work day. We appreciate what they do and we don't and won't take their hard work for granted.

Mail carriers work Monday thru Saturday in rain, sleet, hail, snow, and scorching temperatures. Regardless of what the elements bring upon us in neighborhoods all across the USA, they are outside at work doing what they do to provide us with our mail.

The words “LETTER CARRIER” were added to all USPS mail carriers’ badges in 1960. The carriers wore these badges on their hats/caps.

(Check out the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to learn more about badges and related memorabilia. Type “Smithsonian National Postal Museum” into your search engine and follow the link.)

Decade of Origin: Circa 1960s

Provenance: We acquired this badge from an acquaintance. She believed the badge belonged to her late aunt’s friend. She also believed the man who wore it worked in NYC.

Condition: VERY GOOD vintage condition! Cool natural patina starting on the back. Five photos have been provided for you. Click twice on each picture to enlarge an image.

Measurements: Approximately 2 ½ inches from east to west and 2 inches from north to south.

Front Markings: An eagle at the top; “U.S. POST OFFICE”; “35”; one star on the right side and one on the left; and: “LETTER CARRIER”.

~~Please read our shop policies before making a purchase. There you will also find our guide to vintage items to help you understand our categorization system.~~

The utmost care will go into the packing of this item for shipment. It will be securely packaged in a padded envelope.

USA: It will be mailed First Class via the USPS. You will receive a tracking number when your package ships.

Thank you for visiting Bohemian Angel.

Peace & Blessings!

Vintage US Post Office Letter Carrier Hat Badge at Bohemian Angel

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: US Post Office letter carrier badge, silvertone metal, brass badge circle attachment, vintage hat badge, retrired badge
  • Feedback: 106 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from New Jersey, United States.