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I am about to embark upon a long awaited break to the other side of the globe.This means that any orders for items from my sales site will not be serviced until early December. You may of course still order items but I would prefer that you do not pay for these until I contact you.
I will try to respond to messages but this may be sporadic.I look forward to bringing you a range of new nursing collectables upon my return in December.Thanks for your continued support.
Code: 51699Price: On Request
Royal Worcester Figurine,Sister St Thomas' Hospital I have been able to source another of these extremely desirable and scarce Royal Worcester Nursing Sister Figurines .These were modelled by Ruth Van Ruyckevelt in the late 1950s and early 1960s in a limited edition of 500 of each figure. This example is of a Nursing Sister from the Nightingale School of Nursing of St Thomas' in London.It features a seated Sister in a pink striped chair adorned with the Hospital badge to the rear.It is approximately 6 and a half inches inches tall with plinth and portrays a Sister in spotted blue uniform with white apron,complete with Belt and buckle,Nurses badge and pleated cap with bows,she is holding a book. In excellent condition with no chips,cracks or flaws
It is missing its original box and certificate
These figurines are increasingly rare and sought after and seldom come onto the market.Their scarcity reflect my purchase cost and subsequent retail price. Please ask for any further details or pictures.
Code: 51698Price: 1000.00 GBP
Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End,silver Nurses medal and GNC PairA nice pair of silver badges awarded to the same nurse.The first is a silver and enamel Nurses medal from the Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End.Previously the West Ham Hospital it was renamed Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End in 1917.
It consists of a two piece construction, enamelled disc with a red cross in a voided centre.On this is a silver laurel wreath in relief.There is minimal enamel damage around the edge as pictured.This is suspended from an original silk ribbon with a safety pin type fixing suspension bar .The reverse is engraved E.L.Huggins and it bears hallmarks for W? Birmingham 1916.Height ,medal and suspension ring 36mm,medal with ribbon 70mm
The second is an early Silver badge for the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.The hygiene badge is in excellent condition.It is marked to the rear E.L.Huggins SRN 7180 22.9.22 It bears hallmarks for Thomas Fattorini Birmingham 1923.This is Eleanor Letitia Huggins who is shown in the GNC register as having trained at the then West Ham and East London Hospital from 1907 to 1910.She is also listed as having been an early member of the College of Nursing No.2989 in 1917 but unfortunately I am missing her matching CN Badge.She also appears to have had at least one sister who also trained at the Hospital in 1913.
Royal Southern Hospital Liverpool,Silver Nurses Prize MedalA cased presentation nurses silver prize medal from the Royal Southern Hospital Liverpool.In it's original wooden lined presentation case with silk lining from Boodle & Dunthorne Goldsmiths,Lord Street Liverpool. The medal bears the Hospital Nurse training badge flanked by two angels and is suspended from a pin back bar brooch.The rear is inscribed Awarded to Nora Joan Smith Junior Nurses Examination1948.Hallmarked for B&D Birmingham 1948.Very good condition.Medal height 51mm
Code: 51696Price: 90.00 GBP
Royal Southern Hospital Liverpool,Silver Nurses BadgeA popular silver nurses badge from the Royal Southern Hospital Liverpool.In good condition although with a number of minor surface scratches.Pin and clasp is good and a silver safety chain is in situ.Hallmarked for WJD ( William James Dingley) Birmingham 1948.Height 38mm
I am also listing a prize medal for the Royal Southern which I believe is a match to this.
Lister Hospital Stevenage,Nurses BadgeA brass and enamel Nurses badge from the Lister Hospital Stevenage.It consists of a shield bearing the coat of arms of the Lister family with the addition of a rod of Asclepius.This is above a scroll bearing the latin motto Fides Salus Pietas-Loyalty,Health ,Duty.Good overall condition.Pin back fitting in good order although slightly loose.Unmarked to rear.Height 34mm
Code: 51695Price: 55.00 GBP
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre,Nurses BadgeA Brass and enamel Nurses badge awarded to nurses who completed their Orthopaedic training at this hospital near Oxford.The badge features two shields bearing the arms of Oxford and the University with the rod of serpent of Aesculapius signifying Medicine.Generally good condition although with minor surface marks Pin intact.Marked to rear K.A .Heavens 1971.Height 35mm
Guy's Hospital Nurses League,GNC Pair nurses BadgesA pair of Badges awarded to the same nurse for training in the 1950s.The first is the General Nursing Council for England & Wales chrome badge .This is engraved for J M Nicholls SRN 213443 5.4.54.This is June Mary Nicholls who is shown on the register as having trained at the Wingfield Morris Orthopaedic Hospital Oxford and Guy's Hospital London,probably having changed training schools part way through her training?
The second badge is the Nurses League badge for Guy's Hospital It bears an enamelled shield with the hospital crest which overlays a cross around which is a scroll.This bears the motto Dare Quam Accipere-It is better to give than receive and GHNL for Guys Hospital Nurses League.This is engraved to the rear June Nicholls.Safety chains have been added to both
Guy's Hospital The Butterworth Long Service MedalInstituted in 1889 by Joshua W Butterworth,this medal was awarded to all nurses of Guy's Hospital who had completed Five years of continuous satisfactory service at the Hospital.
The silver metal(not marked as silver)medal is suspended by a safety pin type fixing.The face shows an image of Thomas Guy,Founder of the Hospital. The rear is engraved to the recipient Brenda Wilson,Certificated Nurse on Completing Five Years Service.
Brenda Bennison(nee Wilson )was a student nurse at Guys from 1918 to 1921.Staff Nurse and Night Sister to 1923.She was Sister Lydia Ward from 1921 to 1923.The Guy's Hospital Nurses League Handbook and Register shows her as having received this Butterworth Medal.
Good overall condition but with some surface scratches.Height 47mm
French World War One trio of medals to a British NurseA grouping of three French medals to an English Nurse who volunteered for service with the French Red Cross.
The first is from the Society de Secours aux Blesses Militaires,of a plated metal.The rear is named to J W Bamforth. Plating is wearing in places but generally good.
The second is a French issue Victory medal and finally the third is the 1914-18 French Commemorative medal for War service.All three medals have replacement ribbons.
J W Bamforth is listed in the book" For Dauntless France" as a having been one of the volunteers who went to serve for Red Cross Work with the French but I have not yet been able to undertake further research to find out where she/he served?
Code: 51681Price: 150.00 GBP
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