Red Cross Lapel Badge

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Japan
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Description
Clear plastic packet containing enamelled metal Lapel badge, shaped like a drop of blood. Red field with the letters "AB". Badge is still in original clear plastic bag printed with a Japanese inscription (obverse) which translates to 'Blood Donation, Red Cross Society'.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
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Measurements
L15 x W10 x H5 mm (badge)

L52 x W34 x H1 mm (packet)
Media/Materials description
Steel, glass, plastic
Signature/Marks
[Japanese characters]
Four Japanese characters (two rows) on reverse side of badge
AB
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 lapel badge features a Chinese inscription.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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N7760

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