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OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
January 23, 2007


Until recently the collectors market has seen no reproductions of the Ohio Highway Patrol badge. This is mostly because the number panel of the Ohio badge is so expensive to reproduce. With each badge having to be numbered individually, then set in the reverse hard enamel, the constant changing of numbers would be time consuming and expensive.


Someone has copied the Ohio Highway Patrol die and is reproducing OHP badges displaying the number 757. The badges have been seen with both PATROLMAN and TROOPER ranks. The die is not well done, and easily detected when the reproduction is matched against a valid department issue badge. The badge can be easily detected as long as the maker sticks to the same number 757. There are also other mistakes easily seen by the educated eye when looking at the face of the badge.


Both the PATROLMAN and TROOPER 757 repro badges are shown in this posting. Should you encounter one of these badges, keep in mind they are worthless as a collectible. All things considered, they might bring $35 as a novelty badge. If you have questions about a badge, send us pictures of the back and front for an opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

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