Has Bud listed his badge for sale? Has a former director hit hard times and needs a little quick cash? We don't know what the story is behind this but this badge has a opening bid of $1.00 on FVStore.com.
The listing states:
Used : Director Arkansas ABC badge #1. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Shield. An item that has been used previously.
“Very good condition, with a little wear to the finish here and there visible only on close inspection, and a very small area of verdigris on the badge tip which should clean off. See listing for more details.”
You are bidding on a vintage Arkansas Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (A.B.C.) badge in its original leather case. This is an especially scarce director's badge, numbered 1. It's made from thick gold tone metal and measures 1.5" x 1". The badge reads:
and has a detailed shield emblem in the center. The reverse is unmarked. It closes with a rollover clasp. The shield is in very good condition, with a little wear to the finish here and there visible only on close inspection, and a very small area of verdigris on the badge tip. This should clean off easily with a soft brush and some water. I did not notice it until after I'd taken photographs. The metal does not appear to be compromised in any way.
The leather case snaps closed and measures 2" x 1-5/8". Over the years, it has conformed the shape of the badge and developed some light wear. It has a couple of small spots of verdigris on the inside.