Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Patches & Pins
  NASA career service recognition pins

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   NASA career service recognition pins
engineerdavid
New Member

Posts: 3
From: Orlando
Registered: Mar 2015

posted 02-14-2018 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for engineerdavid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How can I determine the approximate age of my NASA career service recognition pins (10 year, 20 year, etc.)?

Most all of mine have "10K" and "Lordship" stamped on the reverse. In addition, one of my 25 year pins is a pinback and the other ones are all screwback.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38923
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-14-2018 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I take it these are not pins you earned for your own career (otherwise you would know the years you received yours)?

I don't know of a comparative guide throughout the years, but this this document (excerpted below), shows the pins as awarded today.

engineerdavid
New Member

Posts: 3
From: Orlando
Registered: Mar 2015

posted 02-14-2018 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for engineerdavid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know about my long service awards, but I have a collection of older ones and I am trying to figure out about how old they are.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38923
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-14-2018 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your best resource may be past auctions of the pins, where the consignor provides the years s/he received them.

For example, this lot from a 2010 auction includes pins received between 1972 (5 year) and 2002 (35 year), with 10, 25 and 30 Year examples as well.

mmcmurrey
Member

Posts: 104
From: Austin, TX, USA
Registered: Jun 2012

posted 02-18-2018 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmcmurrey   Click Here to Email mmcmurrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by engineerdavid:
I know about my long service awards, but I have a collection of older ones and I am trying to figure out about how old they are.
I'm not sure about your question of age of older service awards but I have some that I can give their periods. The 5/10/15 year pins are for 1965-70, 1970-75, 1975-80. I also have a gold 25 year pin that is not porcelain but has all of the markings you described (lordship/pinback) and that would be for 1990.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2018 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement