Another Trained Army Nurse Badge, which are always in demand. It features a crowned Lion atop a QE 2 crown in front of crossed swords.This pattern of badge was in use between 1956 and 1973.(often referred to as the Dustbin Lid due to it's size).Made of a pressed base metal/pewter, this pin is original and in good condition .This is a slightly darker version than usual ,but there were several manufacturing variations produced. Height 42mm
A trio of badges awarded to the same nurse,Doris M Oliver. The first is for the General Nursing Council For England & Wales in silver and enamel.It is named for DM Oliver SRN 1593 3.2.22(This is Doris Musgrave Oliver) Enamel is good but the clasp is missing although the pin remains.Height 27mm
The second item is the original first pattern silver and enamel badge of the London Hospital.The badge was first designed in 1929 and this pattern was awarded (as in this case retrospectively) between 1931 and 1933.Complaints about the large size whose weight strained the starched aprons led to it being replaced by the smaller more traditional badges shortly after that. For more information on the history please check out Sarah Rogers excellent article; http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections25.htm
Condition is very good although with some surface wear. Pin,clasp and safety catch are all good.Named for Doris M Oliver Oct 1915 -April 1918 September 1920 Makers mark for J Pinches London Height 46mm This is in its original wooden silk lined presentation case in good condition.
The third is a silver and enamel badge for the College of Nursing which was later to become the Royal College of Nursing.This first pattern of badge was in use from 1921 and features the C&N on a blue enamel background
In good condition, pin and clasp present .Makers mark for J R Gaunt London Numbered for 17625 and Duplicate Height 47mm
A Silver and enamel Nurses badge from the Kingston & Richmond School of Nursing.The school was based at Kingston Upon Thames for a few short years in the 1970s and this badge is hallmarked for TF Birmingham 1976.The design features the Swan, the Coronet and the river Thames, all representative of the area.Condition is very good.Height 32mm
A silver and enamel nurses badge for the Royal Victoria Hospital Bournemouth from the 1950s.The shield shaped design features the coat of arms of Bournemouth.Good condition with pin and clasp intact.Hallmarked for 1951,makers mark Vaughton & Son.Height 32mm
A white metal and enamel nurses badge from the South East Staffordshire School of Nursing, dating to the late 1970s and early 1980s.The school based around Burton on Trent amalgamated the training for a number of hospitals in the area and the map design reflects these.In very good condition,pin and clasp good.Unmarked to rear. Height 37mm
A nice solid Silver and enamel nurses badge from the West Suffolk Hospital located in Bury St Edmunds.It features the 3 crowns each pierced with two arrows of the towns crest,these commemorating the martyrdom of St Edmund being shot with arrows.The badge is in excellent condition with no damage to the enamel.Pin and clasp are intact and a safety chain is in situ. Badge is hallmarked for Thomas Fattorini,Birmingham 1979.Height 29mm
A Rare 9ct gold pendant badge for the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary.It features the hospital buildings ,in relief and the ornate spreader bar bears the motto Deo Juvante-With God's Help.The badge is in very good condition .Engraved for Agnes S Patterson 1st Place 3rd Year. December 1921 Hallmarked 9ct gold for WJD (William James Dingley) Birmingham 1922 Height 37mm weight 7.7gms
A two piece hallmarked silver Nurses belt buckle relating to the Royal College of Nursing.Although it features emblems relating to the RCN crest, this was in fact privately produced rather than an official piece.
The design features a series of ornate leaves and scrolls and across the centre can be seen stars and suns which denote the day and night service of Nursing.A scroll bears the motto of the RCN, Tradimus Lampada- We hand on the Torch.Hallmarks to the clasp for PM Ltd Birmingham 1990 .Good condition with minimal surface rubbing.Clasp is good,Belt loops intact.Height 54mm Width 83mm
A silver two piece nurses buckle in the form of a number of Scottish thistles as pictured.Good condition with belt loops and clasps intact.Height 56mm Width 92mm Blurry Hallmark to clasp,Birmingham 1997
An unusual Two piece silver nurses buckle which takes the form of two dragonflies with extended wings amongst foliage.Good general condition with belt loops and clasp intact if slightly bent.Length 113mm Height 61mm.Hallmarked to the rear (Indistinct) BS Ltd Birmingham 1995
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