Red Cross Tiepin

Production date
Pre 1973
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Object detail

Gold plated tiepin with equal armed Greek cross set within a wreath. Cross has faceted red stone (possibly glass) at centre. Small inscription "40" stamped below bottom of cross. Design is set on a tiepin with sliding retainer. All in a black jewellers presentation box, lined with satin and black velvet. Paper tag 'Frankfurt 1972'.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Production date
Pre 1973
Tiepin: L54 x W15 x H5 mm
Box: L90 x W35 x H25 mm
Media/Materials description
Gold plated steel with red glass, in textile lined box with black paper exterior.
History and use
The International Red Cross maintains a tradition of rewarding blood donors with such things as stickers, certificates, badges, key rings and tie pins. For some people who choose to make regular donations over a long period of time, these rewards become collectible mementos of their years of service. The Queensland Museum’s Red Cross collection includes examples of these keepsakes from Australia and around the world. This tie pin was awarded in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1972.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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