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Children's Hospital Birmingham,Silver Nurses BadgeA silver and enamel Nurses badge from Birmingham Children's Hospital.It takes the form of a Greek cross with overlaid disc on which is a lamp of Learning,(This is a common design which was used for several other training schools) In good overall condition although pin is very loose.,safety chain in situ.Hallmarked to rear for F&S (Fattorini & Sons) Birmingham 1948 Height 30mm
Code: 51859Price: 60.00 GBP
General Hospital Birmingham,Silver Nurses League BadgeA pin back enamelled badge for the Nurses League of the General Hospital Birmingham.Nice overall condition however the enamel has suffered slight loss at the top above B,also some surface scratches.Pin and clasp intact(pin is a modern replacement),securing ring for a safety chain present but no chain.Silver hallmarks for WJD(William James Dingley)Birmingham 1937 Height 30mm
Code: 51852Price: 40.00 GBP
Norwich and Norfolk Staff of Nurses,Bronze Long Service medalAn extremely rare, early broze long service badge for the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital.It consists of a plain bronze Maltese/Pattee cross with an applied circle upon which is "Norwich & Norfolk Staff of Nurses".On this is a pointed oval shape with the letters NNS intertwined and "With Goodwill Doing Service".The cross is suspended from two brass chains.this would have been joined to a plain brass pin back bar brooch but this is missing.Condition is good for it's age.There is moderate surface scratching throughout.
The rear of the badge is engraved 1894,Presented to Nurse E Shingles by the Committee for Five Years Faithful Services 1898.This appears to be Emma Mary Shingles,born in 1870, who is shown in the College of Nursing as having joined that organisation in 1917.Her address is given as 32 Surrey Street Norwich
Height of cross 45mm
A rare early nurses badge .
Code: 51851Price: 225.00 GBP
Snapethorpe And General Hospitals Wakefield,Silver Nurses badgeA superb silver and enamel nurses badge from the Snapethorpe And General Hospitals Wakefield.It consists of a Fleur de Lys symbol from the arms of Wakefield with two white roses of Yorkshire.The condition is immaculate with no surface scratches.Pin,clasp and safety roller catch all good.Makers mark for Thomas Fattorini,Birmingham,hallmarked for TF Birmingham 1968
The Dewsbury and Staincliffe School of Nursing,Silver Nurses badgeA scarce silver and enamel nurses badge from the Dewsbury and Staincliffe School of Nursing.The design consists of a light blue enamel greek cross with an imposed Disc which bears a white enamel rose of Yorkshire with a caduceus at it's centre.Condition is good with one or two minor enamel chips.Pin is a temporary replacement.Clasp and safety roller catch is good.Marked to rear B E Ratcliffe 1964-1967 Hallmarks for F&S (Fattorini & Sons) Birmingham 1965 Height 35mm
Ormskirk District School of Nursing,Silver Nurses badgeA popular silver and enamel Nurses badge from the Ormskirk District School of Nursing.In good condition but with several surface scratches and minor nibbling to the enamel in places.Pin,clasp and safety roller catch all intact ,although the catch is quite stiff.silver hallmarks for Thomas Fattorini Birmingham 1977.Height 32mm
Code: 51846Price: 65.00 GBP
Bethlem Royal & MaudsleyA white metal (I believe it to be silver but it is unmarked as such)and enamel Nurses badge from the famous Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital.Enamelled design features the hospital crest on a shield within a circular Band bearing the Hospital title.Enamel very good and intact.Pin,clasp and safety roller catch all in good order.Marked to rear J.E.Hannigan June 1960.Makers mark for Spink London.
Height 32mm. a scarce and collectable item.
Archway Group,Silver Nurses BadgeA silver and enamel nurses badge from the Archway Group London from the early days of the NHS.The group consisted of the Whittington,Hornsey Central,Mildmay Memorial and New End Hospitals as well as the Alexandra Maternity Home,Home for Confirmed Invalids and Santa Claus Home for Sick Children.
The central motif features a design based upon the original Archway bridge,designed by John Nash in 1813.In generally good condition but with several chips to the dark blue enamelling around the border.The pin,clasp and safety roller catch are all in good order.Silver hallmarks for F&S (Fattorini & Sons) Birmingham 1949. Height 30mm
Code: 51844Price: 95.00 GBP
St James Hospital Portsmouth,mental Nurses badgeA nice Chrome and enamel badge for the St James Hospital Portsmouth dating to around the 1960s.Originally the Borough of Portsmouth Lunatic Asylum,later Milton Asylum and from around the 1930s,St James Hospital.This badge features the Nurses Lamp of Learning over the wavy lines of the Solent,and below the Star & Crescent emblem of Portsmouth. In very good condition,pin and clasp good.Makers mark Thomas Fattorini Ltd,Regent Street Birmingham.Height 37mm
Code: 51838Price: 55.00 GBP
Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital,Nurses Training/Long Service badgeA large and impressive Nurses badge for the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital.This was founded in 1849 by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Hervey_Foster_Quin who studied under the founder of Homoeopathy Dr Samuel Hahnemann.
It always struggled to establish itself against conventional medical treatments but was well supported by wealthy contributors enabling it to expand on the Great Ormond Street site.It was given the title Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital in 1948 and joined the NHS later that same year.
This later pattern badge features an Ouroboros,a snake eating it's own tail symbolising renewal.Within this is a shield quartered diagonally with RLHH at the top.At the centre is an open book with the dates 1000 and 1849.In each quarter are a Rose,Shamrock,Caduceus and Thistle.Above the shield on a scroll are the words Similia,Similibus,Curentur-Let Like be Healed By Like,the tenet of Homoeopathy.I understand that this may have been a long service badge although it may relate to training,see; http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2008/10/11/the-royal-london-homeopathic-hospital/
The rear is engraved for Doris May Pearce Nov.1943-Nov 1945 Jan 1952-Jan 1954.The GNC Rolls and registers show her to have entered as an Assistant Nurse under rule10(1) and 43 in September 1949.She later appears on the register as a SRN on the 26.7.54 having trained at the RLHH.Height 44mm
A rare item which is seldom seen,the price reflects scarcity and my purchase price.
Code: 51841Price: 275.00 GBP
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