Antique Railroad Hat Badge Values

Railroad Uniform Cap Badges were worn attached to the hat or cap of a railroad employee and usually included the emplyee’s title and railroad name. There are many titles available for any given railroad and some people collect for example every type of cap badge from the B&O, while others try to collect conductor’s badges from different railroads, and even more just enjoy adding these into the various artifacts they have collected overall.

Cap badges are quite rare and desirable and can easily sell for hundreds to thousands of websites. There are several types of cap badges and most are marked by one of the following makers’ marks:
American Railway Supply Company New York
AM. RY. S. Co. NY
F.G. Clover Co. Predessessor AM. RY. S. Co. NY
PATRIDGE CO. K.C., MO SCOTFORD””
IRVINE & JACHEMS MARKET ST. S.F.
S.M. SPENCER MFG. CO. 9 CORNHILL BOSTON
R. WOODMAN MF’R BOTSON, MASS.

Most common badge makers were:
AM. RY. SUPPLY
Bastien Brothers
Denver Novelty Company
EBY CO.
FG Clover
JH Robbins
JP Cooke
Partridge Company
R. Woodman Mf’r
SD Childs
WW Wilcox
Williamson Stamp Company

Some of the most common positions shown on cap badges are:
Conductor
Brakeman
Engineer
Porter
Fireman
Clerk
and many many others

If you have a railroad cap badge please Contact Us for more information.

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