|Michael Baldridge California Pioneer
|Alan V. Weinberg comments: Probably made by Michael Baldridge himself as a member of the famous Parker H. French California expedition of early California settlers. The inscription detailed the challenging route they took. Pictured/enlarged in Q. David Bowers' California Gold Rush History book. A uniface gilt brass version of this badge is rare but collectible. This is the only gold, hand-inscribed version known to me.
|Alan V. Weinberg Collection (Western Americana)