Red Cross Collar Badge in Case

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Collar badge, shaped like a flame. White field with a gold drop charged with a red Greek cross enclosed in a thin gold border. Gold plated stud badge is stored in original plastic container with foam support.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Badge: L13 x W13 x H13 mm
Case: L30 x W30 x H20 mm
Media/Materials description
Badge: gold plated (?) steel
Case: plastic and foam rubber
[Asian inscription]
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 collar badge case features an inscription in Chinese.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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