Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Vintage REDSTONE ARSENAL VISITOR BADGE Pinback Button! - eBay (item 310037781194 end time Apr-09-08 18:05:00 PDT)

This old Redstone Arsenal badge is marked, "Redstone Arsenal Visitor, Gate #10, Badge #67B." The Gate and Badge numbers are hand-written in blue ballpoint pen ink. Redstone Arsenal is a U.S. Army base near Huntsville, Alabama.

For historical information on Redstone Arsenal, visit
Here's a sample from the site:
Redstone Arsenal has served for more than 40 years as the Army's center for missile and rocket programs. In October 1997, the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal combined with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at St. Louis, Missouri, to form the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM). Today, Redstone Arsenal's aviation and missile experts research, develop, test, purchase, repair, or maintain the high technology weapons that American soldiers rely on to perform their duties.

The Army’ s missile and rocket program began in 1950 under Wernher von Braun and his team of German scientists. The 500-mile surface-to-surface Redstone missile was developed here. It was the first of the large U.S. ballistic missile systems to become operational.
The metal badge measures 1 3/4 inches across with an off-white and green rocket design. It has considerable foxing or aging on the front and patina on the back edges. There's a scratch on the front. The pin on the back is in excellent condition.

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