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2511. U. S. Lighthouse Service Efficiency Pins

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2511. U. S. Lighthouse Service Efficiency Pins

The 1912 report of the Bureau of Lighthouses to Congress stated, in part, “To promote efficiency and friendly rivalry among lighthouse keepers, a system of efficiency stars and pennants has been established. To this end a system of efficiency stars and pennants was established. Keepers who were commended for efficiency at each quarterly inspection during the year were entitled to wear the Inspector’s star (red enamel on gold) for the next year. Those who received the Inspector’s star for three successive years were entitled to wear the Commissioner’s star (blue enamel on silver).

We now offer exact reproductions of the Inspector’s and Commissioner’s stars.

The inspector’s star is red enamel on brass, and measures 1 1/8” inches in diameter (#2511a).

The Commissioner’s star is the same size but is blue enamel on brass (#2511b).

Each just $10.95.