WWII KC era Canadian Postal Corps Collar Badge (lot#2)
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You are viewing the scans for this rare Canadian Postal Corps Cap badge. It is made of brass and still in excellent condition with both original lug type attachments in good order. This badge has a gold colored center as well as on the leaves which surround it. May indicate an officer grade badge.
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Most likely the badge was made in the 1930's or '40's. The Postal organization got its start as a military unit, and operated as such, with efficiency and pride of service. ("Nor rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail, will stop us from our appointed rounds.") Established 3 May 1911 as The Canadian Postal Corps disbanded some time after the unification of The Canadian Forces in 1968. The crown added the prestigious "Royal" designation to their name in 1961, but less than a decade later, thanks to the socialist leanings of the Liberals and Trudeau I, as well as disruptive unions, the postal service lost its military nature, and became the questionable inefficient organization it is today, eventually being privatized to a great degree, again by Liberals, until it was unrecognizable when compared to the prestigious corps that it was originally. Interestingly it also got a lot more expensive too. Remember the 5 cent stamps of the '60's. It now costs a staggering $.95 to mail letter. If we compare car prices from that time; under the same inflationary results, a $4000 regular Chevy car in 1965 would cost 19 times more or over $76,000 today. More than twice what they are currently worth... NOW DON'T GO "POSTAL" OVER THIS!