Politicians, aides, lobbyists, foreign dignitaries and others of high position and influence are always on hand for the pomp and circumstance of U.S. President inaugural ceremonies. Keeping these VIPS and the throngs of onlookers safe throughout the day’s events are various contingents of law enforcement and security officers. Though stoically determined to protect their president and his well-wishers, these peace keepers still want to look their best. A big part of their look comes in the form of these event specific badges.
Offered is a lot of (5) badges created and worn specifically for POTUS inaugurals that took place during the 1980s-2000s. These badges are appointed with stately design elements, such as the Seal of the President, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Bald Eagle and assortment of flags, banners, ribbons and stars. Fashioned in gleaming brass with enamel accents, this dignified assortment reports for auction duty in excellent to like-new condition with an average of (NM to MT), making for dynamic display.
1981 U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division for Reagan’s first inaugural, numbered “386” with maker name “Blackinton” on reverse
1993 DC Metropolitan Police for Clinton’s first inaugural, numbered “5507” with maker name “Bastian” and other hallmarks on reverse
1997 DC Metropolitan Police for Clinton’s second inaugural, numbered “1799” with maker name “Blackinton” on reverse
2005 National Law Enforcement for G.W. Bush’s second inaugural, numbered “4291” with maker name “Collinson” on reverse
2009 Capitol Police for Obama’s first inaugural, not numbered, maker name “Collinson” appears on reverse
Also present is a sixth badge: DC Metropolitan Police commemorating 5/15/95 “National Peace Officer Memorial Day”, numbered “1943” with maker name “Blackinton” on reverse, shows minor wear to rate as (EX-MT)