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A scarce original circa 1959 'Robert Burns bicentenary commemorative badge' issued by the 'The Burns Federation' in the form of a gilt and enamel oval medallion, the blue horseshoe title surround enclosed by the date 1885 the year it was founded, the centre displaying the literary society's logo, a bird standing on twig over a white shield with crook, horn and green tree and suspended from a blue bar dated '1759 - 1959'. Very good mint condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Robert Burns Born: 25 January 1759 Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. Died: 21 July 1796 Dumfries, Scotland.
'Auld Lang Syne' being one of his famous poems.
A scarce original turn of the 20th century magnificent 'Scottish Clans Association of London badge'; gilded brass example in the form of a large title strap inlaid with blue enamel, the centre bearing a crowned shield depicting 'St. Andrew and his cross' flanked by a Highland soldier and Scottish lion upon a spray of thistles. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
'The Scottish Clans Association of London' was founded in 1898 to promote the study of Gaelic and the wearing of Highland dress.They were responsible for organising the Grand Annual 'Burns' Night Scottish Concert' at the Royal Albert Hall, London. They federated in 1939.
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