US Marshal Shield Badge story inside the box's packaging:
There was no uniform badge in the U.S. Marshal service until 1941, when the “Eagle Top” variety was introduced nationwide. Prior to this, each district made its own identifying badge. This type of badge was worn by the infamous Earp brothers, Wyatt and Virgil. This is also the type of badge worn by James Arness as Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke.
Each high quality Old West replica badge is crafted out of brass and steel. They are double-stamped then silver plated. Next, each Old West replica badge is individually hand finished for a unique antique look. Bar pin style back.
Each badge is packaged in an old-fashioned style Kraft box with a story inside.
Size: approx. 2 3/4" H