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A scarce original circa 1930's 'Peter Pan League fundraising badge', silver plated circular example depicting 'Peter Pan' a fictional character of 'The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up' within an black enamel horseshoe title surround, the reverse impressed with early pattern maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford House Birmingham' (circa 1928 –1932 ). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minimal wear.
The 'Peter Pan League' was formed in 1929 as a fundraiser for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, the subscription for membership cost one shilling for which you received a badge, certificate and a monthly magazine.
Peter Pan was created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie and first appeared as a character in Barrie's 'The Little White Bird' (1902).
He appeared in silent films and Disney animated films, as well as television series, to mention a few.
A scarce original pre war 'Launceston New Hospital Fund badge'; gilded brass circular example with blue enamel title surround, the centre with embossed 'Launceston or Lanstefan Coat of Arms' (Ancient Capital of Cornwall) and motto 'Royale et Loyale' (Royal and Loyal), the reverse impressed with early maker's details Vaughtons Ltd Birm'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
A scarce original circa 1935 very colourful large celluloid tin button badge, depicting a Tutu clothed showgirl wearing a top hat and holding crossed Union Jack Flags, inscribed to the surround 'Evesham Hospital Gala Aug 29th 30th & 31st 1935'. Very good condition, colours remain bright, minimal foxing.
A very scarce original circa 1929 Immune ! hospital charity badge' in the form of a blue suited cut out character figure of a man wearing a top hat, impressed to the reverse in high relief 'University of Bristol Hospital Rag', with maker's details 'Birmingham Medal Co'. Fair condition, heavy central stress mark, surface scratches, bruises to face. Price reflects.
A scarce original circa 1932 'Children's League To Help The Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital For Children' celluloid tin button fund raising badge, the centre depicting a black and white portrait of 'Queen Elizabeth II' at the age of six, when the hospial had just been renamed, the rim with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Birmingham". Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, no signs of any foxing, excellent patina.
In 1932 the 'East London Hospital' was renamed the 'Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children'.
In 1942 it amalgamated with the Queen's Hospital in Hackney Road to form the 'Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children'.
A very good original gilt and enamel 'Roll of Honour' badge, for the 'Weston-super-Mare Hospital Extension', bearing a 'Red Cross' above an unnamed bar and plaque stating "For Work Done in Aid of the Sick and Suffering 1925.1926.1927", set within ornate title scrolls, inlaid with blue enamelling. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings and suspension ring, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Height with ring 38mm.
A good circa 1930's fundraising gilt and enamel badge for the 'Royal Hampshire County Hospital'. Very good mint condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
An early pre-war 'London Hospital Helpers Leaguel' small gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford House Birmingham" a mark dating it between 1928 -1932. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, some very minor surface scratches, gilt remains bright.
A good circa 1930's fundraising gilt and enamel badge for the 'Royal Berkshire Hospital'; the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, perfect enamel, gilt remains fresh.
A good fundraising '1938 Shrewsbury Hospitals Carnival Immunity badge', gilt brass example depicting the River Severn and town bridge in coloured enamelling; the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham 18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, perfect enamel, gilt remains fresh.
A good original turn of the century badge for the "New Infirmary Womens Effort', a circular gilt example with fine quality enamelling, surmounted by the 'Arms of Doncaster', with red cross on white ground to the centre and title surround inlaid in rich blue. Very good condition, enamel perfect except for a small ding at 4 o'clock, gilt remains bright.
Believed to be a fundraiser's badge, worn by a member of the 'Doncaster & District Womens Effort' who held a three-day fundraising bazaar, opened by 'HRH Princess Christian' on behalf of the 'Doncaster General Infirmary and Dispensary', later to be known as 'Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Dispensary' in 1906.
A good circa 1960's 'Cheltenham Hospitals For Voluntary Service silver plate and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
A good gilt and enamel 'Shrewsbury Hospitals Carnival 1939 Immunity badge', the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
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