Wartime World War II wings.
Bike Historical (and beautiful) bicycle head badges.
Soviet era I bought these enamel badges, pinned to a postcard, from a vendor on a Moscow street.
Police An essential addition to the uniform.
Scouting achievements I was in the scouts, but I didn’t earn anything like this number of merit badges.
I.D. The modern tag is very different from these twentieth-century analog predecessors.
Playing games Children like to be the sheriff etc.
VisCom Our School of Visual Communication (at Ohio University) has a simple “V” badge that we like to wear. There’s also a more detailed enamel version that is given to graduating students.
Photograph by Kate Stone (while a VisCom student): http://www.katestonephoto.com