Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    HISTORIC AND RARE CIRCA 1885 U.S. INDIAN POLICE SHIELD BADGE CIRCA 1880-95 - This magnificently worn badge is an iconic reminder of the changing frontier in the United States at this time; how the purity of a culture was lost forever, and why the changes necessitated the formation of the U.S. Indian Policemen. This is an exceptional representation of one of the most sought after lawman badges in the collecting field, the original United States Indian Policeman shield badge.

    This very early example of a U.S. Indian Police badge features the desirable "crossed arrows" format within the wording, adding an artistic and classic Native American element to the design. The juxtaposition of that design feature opposes the cold form of the nickel silver, producing an interesting imbalance; signaling the end of an era when the bow and arrow were of any use to the Native American, and the imposition of advanced technology and inapplicable law to their race. From The George Jackson Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,295

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2019 September 5 Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part II !

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,097,506