Wild Wild West Badges / Old West Badges
We stock a wide variety of replica Wild Wild West Badges or Old West Badges such as; Texas Ranger Badges, Pinkerton Badges, US Border Patrol Badges, Deputy Marshal Badges, Apache Police Badges, Sheriff Badges, Deputy Sheriff Badges, Deputy Sheriff Star Badges, Tombstone US Marshall Badges, Marshal Dodge City, Indian Police Badges, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Badges, Wells Fargo Badges, US Bounty Hunter Badges, California Ranger Badges, Pow Wow Security Badges, Brothel Inspector Kansas City Badges, Deputy Marshal Kansas City Badges, Pony Express Messenger Badges, Brothel Inspector Badges.
Other traditional badge types - outside of strictly law enforcement - are widely varied and many exceptional replicas can be found today.
- Pinkerton Detective Agency
- Alan Pinkerton established his private detective agency in 1850. The company logo was an open eye and the motto. "We Never Sleep". These agents tracked outlaws all over the country from Jesse James to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. ( the wild bunch).
- Pony Express Messenger
- From April 1860 to October 1861, Pony Express riders carried the mail over a hazardous 1600 mile route in only 10 days. Johnny Fry, John Burnett, Richard Egan, Charlie Cliff and William Cody, aka "Buffalo Bill" all helped carry mail.
- Brothel Inspector Kansas City
- This badge is neither novelty, nor "Joke". Brothel Inspector was an official office. No foolin! This had to be the cushiest job in world. Their adventures were decidedly more in the category of " indoor sport".
- Indian Police
- U.S. Indian Police Every reservation had its own Indian police force which was empowered by the federal government. This type of badge was worn by Red Tomahawk, Police Sergeant, the man who killed Sitting Bull in 1890.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Also known as the Department of the Interior until 1859, when it was changed to Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tom Jeffords rode into the Dragoon Mountains by himself in an effort to make peace with the Cochie and his Apache Renegades.
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- The cells of Arizona's Yuma Prison were dug out below ground level, and had no roofs to shelter prisoners from the sweltering sun of the Arizona Desert. Not only were these jailbirds exposed to extreme heat up to 115 degrees, they also had to face dangerous venemous enemies such as Black Widows, Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, Centipedes and even Gila Monsters! What a picture of Hell on Earth! One time, a man put his boots on without looking inside, and was bitten by a desert centipede. His leg went gangrenous and had to be amputated.
- Railway Express Special Agent
- A merger of American Express, Wells Fargo, Adams and Southern Express resulted in the American Railway Express Company. After 1929, it became the Railway Express Agency. The badge was worn by Special Agents, whose job was to ensure the safe delivery of all goods.
- Special Agent - Sante Fe Railroad
- By 1860 there were 30,626 miles of railroad in the United States -- more than three times the mileage than existed just 10 years before. Theft was rampant and the losses in dollars of freight, parcels and luggage were overwhelming to the railroad companies. Railway companies, left to protect themselves, contracted railroad policemen. Two of the most famous Special Agents hired to protect the railroads were Bat Masterson and Allen Pinkerton.
- Western Atlantic R.R. Agent
- From its completion in 1850 until its incorporation into the Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis Railroad in 1891, the Western and Atlantic Railroad connected the port of Savannah to markets in the West, provided transportation through this essential corridor and gave farmers a ready market for their goods. Western Atlantic Railroad Agents protected the goods that traveled on the train.
- Confederate States of America
- This southern railroad became a major transport for the Confederate states during the war between the North and South. It provided the only practical link for getting troops and supplies from the East and West. Also were the slightly lower level, but no less important Union Pacific Special Agent and Santa Fe Railroad Guard badges.