“former Texas Rangers Foundation” 24k Gold Plated Cinco Peso Captain Badge Bydwa
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“former Texas Rangers Foundation” 24k Gold Plated Cinco Peso Captain Badge Bydwa:
This is a listing for a 24k GOLD Plated “FORMER TEXAS RANGERS FOUNDATION” Badges made by David W. Alford of Houston, Texas. Mr. Alford was the Official Texas Ranger Badge Maker when this Gold FTRF was made. This Badges come with a copy of an email from David W. Alford (Former Texas Ranger Badge Maker and Texas Ranger Badge Expert) to me explaining these badges. My Texas Ranger Badge # 26. My Item # 396.
NOTE TO : These badges are only membership badges and have never been used for Law Enforcement Authority legal or otherwise. They are only Former Texas Rangers Foundation Membership Badges. They have no legal authority.
EMAIL DESCRIPTION: The following is the email from David W. Alford dated 8/28/2008 describing FTRF Badges:
Here are some pics of the FTRF Badge.
There are two Badges in the set; one 24k heavy gold plated (pictured) and the other identical but unplated (silver). I want to sell them as a set.
These Badges are 100% custom die Badges.
I designed and produced these Badges for the Former Texas Ranger Foundation. Privates, Sergeants and Lieutenant rank donors got silver Badges and Captains and Major donors got gold. The minimum entry donation is $500 for a Private and escalates through the ranks up to $5,000 for a Major.
There were very, very few of these Badges made from coins, the standard ones they ordered were of a different design, larger in diameter, and cast with nickel or gold plating. Only the “high-rollers” got the coin Badges.
A copy of this email is included and a part of this listing and description.
BADGE DESCRIPTION: This is a Gold Former Texas Ranger Foundation Badge made by David W. Alford (Official Texas Ranger Badge Maker when Mr. Alford made this Badge). This Texas Ranger Badge was handcrafted in the tradition of the originals from antique (1947-48) Mexican Silver (.900 Fine) Cinco Peso Coins. This Badge was struck on the same press David W. Alford used to make the regular duty badges that Mr. Alford furnished to the Texas Department of Public Safety. All the details of rimmed edges, joins, pinstems and catches are the same as used on the regular duty badges. The Badge is Hallmarked “ALFORD” and “HOUSTON, TEX.”
ATTENTION: This listing is for only the GOLD FORMER TEXAS RANGER FOUNDATION BADGE. The SILVER CINCO PESO FORMER TEXAS RANGER FOUNDATION BADGE is in a separate listing.
NOTE: I have many more authenticity Texas Ranger Badge that will not let me list. I will gladly send my Texas Ranger Badge List to the buyer of this Badge and any of my other listings. Just let me know that you are requesting the list.
PAYMENT: Can be made by PayPal.
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NOTE OF INTEREST: I ended two of my listing that are SPECIAL TEXAS RANGER BADGES. They are “TEXAS & SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISER’S ASSOCIATION SPECIAL RANGER BADGE BY HALTOM”, item number 153866431682. I had it listed for $5,000.00. The other Special Texas Ranger Badge is “DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SPECIAL RANGER by HM NIELSEN (CW NIELSEN MFG. CORP.)”, item number 153863993955. I also had it listed for $5,000.00. If interested I will relist each one separately for $5,000.00 each or a combined listing for both at $7,000.00.