Past Commodore Lapel Pin


Before income tax, the government used to collect tariffs from ships coming into America. In 1847, a proposal was given to the Secretary of the Treasury that private yachts not engaged in trade should be exempt from inspection. The Secretary, being aware of the manpower required to uphold these inspections, agreed. Two years later The New York Yacht Club stated, "The American Ensign with the addition of a foul anchor in the union be adopted...." which would identify these private yachts to be exempt from inspection. Over the years the design was adopted to identify the different titles held within the Yacht Club with varying colors and themes while holding onto the original design.

Production Details:

1" Lapel Pin

Metal Clutch

Designed by Morris & King

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