Huge Fraternal Order of Eagles Antique Enamel Medal Badge Pin
This is a grand antique estate post Edwardian era medal or badge pin! On the top is a majestic bald eagle with wings outstretched perched atop two crossed American flags. It reads Aerie Raymond 1631. Next is a log, then the bottom part reads FOE - STATE GRAND AERIE OF EAGLES - 1913. The United States flags and the letters FOE are enameled in colors of red, white and blue, and there is a linear pattern underneath the red enameling. Please note that the enamel on the FOE looks brighter in the photos than in person - in person, it looks to be only slightly brighter than the enamel in the flags. This is a large badge, measuring about 3 5/8" by 1 7/8". Just imagine the reaction you'll get when you walk into your next meeting or event wearing this! Signed JOS. MAYER & BROS. - MAKERS - SEATTLE WN. Joseph Mayer Brothers was a very good maker. Good antique condition with a dark patina as shown. It looks like this was originally silver plated and now shows wear to mostly brass. The enamel is in very good condition for the age - there is surface roughness to the blue field of the flag on the right side (no loss of color) and a few tiny irregularities that were in the making. This is an excellent piece of history. Great to wear as a badge for a man - or as a brooch for a lady. Please feel free to email us with offers and any questions you may have. You will love this!!!
A few words about the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Founded on February 6th, 1898 by a few theater owners. They were instrumental in founding Mother's Day and also Social Security. Their lodges are called Aeries and their slogan is "People Helping People".
16 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Oink! Oink! See what you've been missing!
Thank you for shopping Jewelpigs! Featuring vintage costume jewelry, charms, sterling souvenir spoons, buttons and more.