Monday, June 8, 2009

Rare wartime Desoto trunk badge

From Joe Blair: Hi. I have been trying to identify this piece for sometime and have had no luck. I would appreciate it very much if you would help me. Thanks

Badger: We sold an emblem like that some time ago. We listed it as a 1942 Desoto Trunk emblem. Here's a picture of the emblem restored.
It uses a translucent blue and white enamels and the metal has a gold plated finish. You can view the old listing at:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Can this be a car badge?

From George:

I found this emblem at a thrift store. It has a hand written label that says it is an item that was attached to a car radiator of the 1920's-1930's. It is all metal, smooth surface, is 4" wide by 3.75" high. Is there anyway you can tell me if this is a true car emblem, and of which car and if it is worth anything?