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September 7, 2004

Several years ago, the Nebraska State Patrol badge was one of the harder badges to find on the collectors market. The BADGE GUIDE goes into great detail to tell you just what to look for when seeking a “department issue” NSP badge.

Those who make up and sell reproductions often read the BADGE GUIDE too. State police and highway patrol badge reproductions are getting better and better. But, with a bit of education, you can generally always find something wrong with a reproduction. This is a good example.

The Nebraska State Patrol badges pictured in this photo are really close to the “department issue” from the front. Photos of the back were not available (probably for good reason, as the back tells more than the front when you are dealing with Nebraska). But, as with all reproductions, there is always something that screams “repro!” In this case, the badge numbers are in a block letter font. The “department issue” badge has a roman style font for the number. It is something that is easy for the educated collector to spot.

I would value these badges for time and material only, probably $40 each. So far as being a “department issue” collectible, they are worthless.

Our publication tells the secrets of telling a "department issue" badge from a fake or a reproduction. Should you encounter a badge that you have questions about, do send us a copy of the photos, front and back. This will
help us in our efforts of telling other collectors what is out on the market these days. Should you encounter a state patrol badge and have questions about it, send us a photo of the badge, back and front, and let us give you an opinion. Remember, it is your input that alerts us to the fakes and reproductions that are out there. Support this site by telling us of questionable badges. Our BADGE GUIDE will assist you in collecting only valid badges, and will advise on a bracket price for each state.