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Edith Cavell, Marie Depage Medal - 1915 - N'OUBLIONS JAMAIS'

NEW! Edith Cavell, Marie Depage Medal - 1915 - N'OUBLIONS JAMAIS' -. Edith Cavell should need no introduction, being one of the most recognized women martyrs of the WW1. Marie Depage was aboard RMS Lusitania when it was sunk; she was en route to work with Cavell in Europe.

Designed by Armand Bonnetain in 1919. Large, non wearable bronze medals were commissioned by the Belgian school for graduate nurses (Commission de l’Ecole belge d’infirmières diplômées). Those were made by the known firm of Fonson & Cie.

This smaller, wearable version appears to be very rare and the only mention we found of this is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum (and there is no image there). This smaller medal differs from the non wearable by the reverse which reads: "1915 - N'OUBLIONS JAMAIS' -". The large medal has the following: "1915 - REMEMBER -".

Having researched this for long time, the only other mention of this small medal we found is from the archives of the Royal London Hospital. Again, there are no images but the entry reads that such medal was awarded to the nurses at the end of the 2nd year of studies, at the Institut of Edith Cavell and Marie Depage. They also mention 3 year badge which we know is much earlier vintage so their entries might not be entirely correct.

This medal comes with beautiful ribbon, bow arranged and with pin. 28mm in diameter. No maker marks, only designer: A.Bonnetain 1919. Very nice condition, lovely patina. Should be classifed as rare. Item # Rdc-145. *SOLD*

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Australia
Australia - Voluntary Aid Detachments membership badge

Australia - Voluntary Aid Detachments membership badge. WW2 and earlier period. In March 1943 VAD members were transformed into Australian Army Medical Women's Service. Very good quality and complete arrangement (top bar and badge). Bronze gilt, enamels intact. Full inscription: 'Commonwealth of Australia' - 'V.A.D'. 25mm in diameter. Pin/catch fastener intact. Rarely seen maker marked on reverse: 'Millers Ltd. Sydney'. Shows light wear. Very nice example. Item # Rdc-117 *SOLD*

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Austria - Empire- Republic
Bronze grade of the Red Cross medal of merit
NEW! Bronze grade of the Red Cross medal of merit. Early War quality, patinated bronze (or copper). Proper replacement ribbon. 36.7mm wide (large form). Some damage to centre-shield enamels.Nicely patinated. Item # Aus-116 (80)
$80.00
1864-1914 Merit Medal of the Austro-Hungarian Red Cross
NEW! 1864-1914 Merit Medal of the Austro-Hungarian Red Cross. Bronze class for men, original ribbon with patriotic 1914 pin (glued in place). An interesting combination. Medal in good quality, some enamel cracking to the centre shield but quite nice overall. Medal is 36.5mm wide (thus the so called 'large' form). Nicely gilded. Item # Aus-115 *SOLD*
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Austro-Hungarian Red Cross Merit Medal, bronze class

NEW! Austro-Hungarian Red Cross Merit Medal, bronze class . These were established in 1914 in the 50th Anniversary of the Geneva Convention. Awarded to both men and women in the Imperial Red Cross serivc. Medals with bow ribbon were for women.

Example offered here is with War Decoration and is missing the ribbon. Quality is fair, the so called 'economy' and likely from the late years of the War. Gilded bronze. Good condition (a bit of chipping to the wreath). 34.5mm wide.Item # Aus-111. (68)

$68.00
1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration for Ladies by G.A. Scheid. Silver and enamelled cross, hallmarked to suspension by 'G.A.S' (faint mark) along with fineness mark for '900' silver and city control mark ('A' for Vienna) on the loop. Couple very minor chips, otherwise excellent condition. Finely chased trims. Original ribbon with safty pin type fastener. Very attractive award, sure to please any collector. 48.5mm x 37mm. Item # Aus-96 *SOLD*
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1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration in original box of issue by G.A. Scheid, Wien.
1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration in original box of issue by G.A. Scheid, Wien. Silver and enamelled cross, hallmarked by 'G.A.S' along with city control mark ('A' for Vienna) and silver fineness (0.750 purity).  Few minor enamel flaws, otherwise great condition. Case is very good, small tear to cloth hinge covering. Interior of the case has an off-white velour lining, fitted for the award along with the ribbon well. Original bow-arranged ribbon. 37mm x 49mm. Very elegant set. Item # Aus-88 *SOLD*
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Austrian Burgenland (region) Red Cross badge
Austrian Burgenland (region) Red Cross badge. Low number '194' impressed to reverse. Good quality enamels, minor flaking around edges. Bronze gilt. Such regional badges are a rarity. Most likely a WW2 era vintage. Lightly vaulted. Reverse inscription (in relief): 'Landesverband Burgenland'. Horizontal locking pin fastener. Slightly worn but overall good condition. 33mm in diameter. Item # Aus-56 (85)
$85.00
Austro-Hungary, Viennese voluntary life-saving organization 1881 badge

Austro-Hungary, Viennese voluntary life-saving organization 1881 badge. This pre-dates the actual Red Cross in Austria. Number of such organizations made up the early RC and Austrian Samaritans. Large and very handsome piece. Bronze gilt and silver plating. Black enamels intact. Multi part construction. Rare to find in such quality as most of these were simply die-struck with black lacquer. Re-fitted with stickpin. Awesome details to all. 46.5mm. Wear to silver plating on arms of the star. Great badge! Item # Rdc-21 (99)  

$99.00

Austria-Hungary, Imperial Red Cross merit award, 2nd class with war decoration. Rich enamels, silver frame (hand-chased trim). Outstanding quality workmanship. Suspension eye with Austrian silver (800 or 900) content control and maker marks (both hard to make out). Enamels in great condition overall; only a few tiny chips to white edges. Reverse center disk missing. Original ribbon lightly stained. Attractive piece. Item # Rdc-99. *SOLD*  

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Austria or Germany, Junior Red Cross helper. Badge of merit. 24mm x 22mm. Very good condition. Item # Rdc-61 (20)  

$20.00
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Belgium
1871 Belgian Red Cross, Cross of Recognition 1st class
NEW! Belgian Red Cross, Cross of Recognition 1st class. This was the very earliest and the highest award given by the Belgian Red Cross to the volunteers during the French-Prussian War. Little is known about the award or the numbers issued. Came in 2 classes (ribbon with or without rosette). A beautiful cross in an unusual pattern, reverse features centre disc with hand engraved date "1871". A slight chip to white enamel on the left arm (close to the centre shield with the white/red enamel). Original ribbon with rosette is rare and it shows age/wear. Cross is in silver and it is slightly vaulted, measuring 41mm across. Overall condition is good for this super rare award. Item # Bel-98 *SOLD*
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Medal of Merit of the Belgian Red Cross, 1897
Medal of Merit of the Belgian Red Cross, 1897. Silver gilt, original frail ribbon. Excellent details. Named (hand engraved) to: "Dr. Simon Fils". Nicely patinated, enameled cross intact. 41mm x 26mm. Rarely seen award. Date 1897 stamped to the bottom. Item # Bel-97 (108)
$108.00
Volunteer's cross 2nd class. This early Belgian Red Cross
Volunteer's cross 2nd class. This early Belgian Red Cross award was normally issued for the International volunteers during the French-Prussian War of 1870-71. Very good quality, appears to be silver with gilded parts. Original ribbon. Black enamel has a small chip in the left-top corner but it is not detractive. Two of the ball-tips are bent. Reverse shows a Royal cipher of King Leopold. Cross is nicely vaulted. Rare. Measures 35.5mm in width. Crown measures 19mm in width and is quite robust. Item # Bel- 96 *SOLD*
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Belgian Red crossWW1 cap badge

Belgian WW1 period cap badge. Gilded bronze and light red enamel. Lugs for fastening. Nice detail of lions holding red cross, Royal crown atop, foliage below. Scroll to bottom reading: 'Inter Arma Caritas'. Very good condition. Item # Rdc-3 *SOLD*

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Bulgaria
Bulgaria, Great War (1915) Red Cross medal of Merit 1st class
NEW! Bulgaria, Great War (1915) Red Cross medal of Merit 1st class. Struck in silver (later - 1920s examples were made in silvered metal). Medal in excellent quality and condition. Original ribbon shows slight wear around the suspension but still very good. Medal measures 33mm in diameter. Solid silver medals are hard to find (in comparison to the silvered version). Nicely toned with age. Item # Bul-45 *SOLD*
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Bulgaria, RC society lapel badge. Screw/post fastening. 17mm x 20.5mm. Bronze gilt/enamels. Item # Rdc-45 (22)  

$22.00
Bulgaria, Honorary Blood Donor badge

Bulgaria, Honorary Blood Donor badge. Gilt and enamels. Very good condition, stick pin. 1970's vintage. Item # Rdc-26 (10)  

$10.00
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Canada
Canadian Red Cross Life Member badge
Canadian Red Cross Life Member badge. Excellent enamels, silver gilt. Marked to reverse: "RYRIE STERLING". 22mm x 17mm. Item # Rdc-128 (31)
$31.00
Canada, Red Cross hat badge. WW2 and later
Canada, Red Cross hat badge. WW2 and later. Copper, enamels and horizontal locking pin fastening. ø 27.8 mm. Slightly vaulted. Item # Rdc-127 *SOLD*
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Canadian Red Cross maple leaf pattern cap badge
Canadian Red Cross maple leaf pattern cap badge. Newer design (most likely 1970's and later). Synthetic enamels, copper plating on metal.  46mm x 44mm. Item # Rdc-126 *SOLD*
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Canadian Red Cross Society Blood Donor Service badge
Canadian Red Cross Society Blood Donor Service badge. Silver with enamels. Maker marked: "C. Lamond Fils Ltee, Sterling". ø 20mm. Lightly vaulted. Very good condition. Item # Rdc-125 (18)
$18.00
Service badge of the Canadian Red Cross, engraved on reverse: "Mrs. A. Frampton 1953"

Service badge of the Canadian Red Cross, engraved on reverse: "Mrs. A. Frampton 1953". Silver gilt, enamels. ø 19mm. Item # Rdc-122 *SOLD*

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Early Canadian Red Cross Society badge. Sterling, gilded

Early Canadian Red Cross Society badge. Sterling, gilded. Superb enamels. Great suspension. Well hallmarked. ø 25.2 mm. Item # Rdc-121 *SOLD*

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Czech Republic - Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia, RC Voluntary sister's badge

Czechoslovakia, RC Voluntary sister's badge. Post War era. Bronze, enamels. Shows wear, no damage. Rare badge. 24mm dia. Horizontal pin. Item # Rdc-48. (45)  

$45.00
Czechoslovak public health employee badge

Czechoslovak public health employee badge. Bronze gilt, enamels. 1960's vintage. Maker: Mincova Kremnica. Horizontal pin. 29mm dia. Attractive. Item # Rdc-37 (25)  

$25.00

Czechoslovakia, RC activist lapel pin 1st class. 14.5mm x 15mm. Good enamels. Item # Rdc-66  (16)  

$16.00

Czechoslovakia, RC activist lapel pin 2nd class (silver). Earlier vintage. Lacquers. Item # Rdc-67 (14)  

$14.00
Czechoslovak RC First Aid course badge

Czechoslovak RC First Aid course badge. Locking pin fastener. White metal and lacquers. 13.5mm x 14.5mm. Item # Rdc-69 (15)  

$15.00

Czechoslovak RC membership lapel stick pin. Good quality, bronze/enamels. 12mm dia. Item # Rdc-70 (10)  

$10.00

Czechoslovakia, 50th Anniversary of the Czech Red Cross. Lapel stick pin. Enamel intact. 12mm x 7.2mm. Item # Rd-71 (15)  

$15.00
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Denmark
Danish Red Cross Decoration for Merit 1st Class (Dansk Røde Kors Fortjensttegn I
NEW! Danish Red Cross Decoration for Merit 1st Class (Dansk Røde Kors Fortjensttegn I). Very rare, only 130 were awarded (since 1963). Fine quality in gilt, enamels intact. Striking design of pelican with young birds in the nest looking up to the red cross. Original ribbon, arranged in typical Danish style. 38.5mm wide, 50mm (bottom to ribbon eyelet). Reference: "DRK, Dekorationer, emblemer, platte og skal', page 12. Item # Scan- 31 (305)
$305.00
Denmark, Red Cross Badge of Merit (Dansk Røde Kors Fortjensttegn)
NEW! Denmark, Red Cross Badge of Merit (Dansk Røde Kors Fortjensttegn). This rare award was founded in 1963 and awarded only 312 times since. Cross of red enamel, white enamelled pelican with red cross in the centre. Very attractive design! Cross measures 40mm in width. Shows age and some wear. Original ribbon has a few stains. Reference: "DRK, Dekorationer, emblemer, platte og skal', page 10. Item # Scan- 32 (225)
$225.00
Danish Red Cross 1939-1945 Commemorative Cros

Danish Red Cross 1939-1945 Commemorative Cross. Silver, enamels intact. Original ribbon. 39mm wide. Item # Scan-18. (195)

$195.00

Denmark, 1902 Red Cross Ladies Department badge
Denmark, 1902 Red Cross Ladies Department badge. Silver gilt, profusely hallmarked on reverse. Hard to find badge. No chipping to enamels. 27mm diameter. Item # Rdc-116 (88)
$88.00
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England - Great Britain - United Kingdom- Scotland
Early Scottish Territorial Red Cross Brigade badge
Early Scottish Territorial Red Cross Brigade badge. Organization was originally founded in 1908. It was approved by the War Office as the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society. It was intended as a formation of voluntary aid detachments for service in the event of war. It comprised of 3 districts, each containing number of counties. Badges were only issued to registered
members of detachments and had to be purchased by the member. The Brigade was immediately mobilised after the proclamation of War in 1914. Sadly, there are no mentions of the Brigade after that - wheather it changed name/structure - is not known (Scottish Red Cross did not seem to know much about the history...). Badge offered is a beautiful, original period one. Brass with loops (lugs) and pin. Original faded red backing is still present but in fragile state. Should be regarded as rare. A most interesting and really nice looking badge. Quite large, measuring 56mm in diameter. Die struck and slightly vaulted. Worn condition with excellent patina. Item # Rdc-144 *SOLD*
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Unknown (UK?) badge of very fine quality in hallmarked silver (1955 Birmingham and maker)
Unknown (UK?) badge of very fine quality in hallmarked silver (1955 Birmingham and maker). Excellent condition, comes with short piece of ribbon. ø 27mm. Lightly patinated. Item # Rdc-130  (55)
$55.00
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps badge
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps badge. King's Crown WW1/WW2 period. Silvered badge with red enamels, nicely detailed. No chips to enamel. Hard to find. 32.6mm x 23mm. Vertical pin intact. Item # Eng-87 *SOLD*
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British Red Cross Society hat badge
British Red Cross Society hat badge. Early issue, late WW1 and later. Blue, red and white enamels intact. Original double folding prongs present. 40mm x 35mm. Item # Rdc-120  (28)
$28.00
British Red Cross Society hat badge. WW2 and earlier vintage. Brass, enamels. One of the original folding prongs broken. Some wear, especially to the top-right. 40mm x 36mm. Item # Rdc-119  (18)
$18.00
British Red Cross Society service badge

British Red Cross Society service badge. Issued for active service during and shortly after WW2 (pre 1953). King's crown to top. Enamels intact. High quality gilt. Made by: 'J.R. Gaunt London'. Marked with large letter 'L' and impressed member's namber '7586'. Excellent condition. Horizontal pin. 41mm x 26mm. Item # Rdc-46 (55).  

$ 55.00
British Red Cross Society regional membership badge. WW2 era. North riding of Yorkshire

British Red Cross Society regional membership badge. WW2 era. North riding of Yorkshire. Nice design. White/red enamel and gilt. Engraved to reverse member's number and name: 17773, Brenda Calvert. Made by J.R.Gaunt, London. Shows light wear and patina, no enamel damage. Horizontal pin. 50mm x 32mm (overall dimensions). Item # Rdc-25 *SOLD*

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France
WW1 France French  SSMB commemorative medal

NEW! WW1 SSMB commemorative medal. Extended to SSBM nurses/personnel who contributed their efforts in caring for the wounded during the War. Medal in form of the cross, silvered copper. It also features reduced sized, 1917 Military 'nurses' decoration - attached to the ribbon. This was an officially recognized distinction, awarded to nurses for extraordinary service in the field hospitals. Such palms are relatively rare. Original ribbon, lightly soiled. Cross shows typical wear and nice overall patina. Item # Fra-299 (95)

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SBBM Alsace Lorraine medaille General Paul Pau france WW1

NEW! Set of 2 medals attributed to General Paul Pau. These unusual medals were designed as WW1 commemorative awards of the French Red Cross Committe for the regions of ALSACE and LORRAINE.

The interesting part here is that these medals came as wearable with suspensions and ribbons. The pair offered here were made as non wearable, there are no signs of alterations or removal of the suspensions.

General Paul Pau started his career as soldier during Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), when he lost his right arm. Advanced through ranks and became General in 1903. Brought back from retirement by General Joffre in 1914, Gen.Pau was tasked with command of the Army of Alsace, war actions did not go well for the French and Pau moved on to the French Supreme War Council; and later various foreign missions. In 1918, Genaral Paul Pau became the head (leader) of the SBBM (Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires). It is quite possible that the pair of the medals were given to him as first (early) recipient or such. Our reasearch here, aided by the CRF historian gave no further clues (2009). It seems to be the only set made with no suspensions.

The design of the Lorraine medal was a variation of a brochure published in 1916 by the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint).

Design of the Alsace medal was also also published by Monnaie de Paris but in 1915, and used by the UFF as medal for medical administrators (in the military hospitals). Both were worn suspended from chest ribbons in silver or bronze grade.

Pair offered here are struck by the Paris Mint in silver (hallmarked). Attributes are nicely engraved. Both medals measure 31.5mm in diameter and planchets are 1.5mm and thicker. Please note that we do not want to separate the set. These were clearly given to one recipient and it is only fitting that medals should stay together. Item # Fra-297 (350)

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French Red Cross/UFF medal. First type, variant

NEW! French Red Cross/UFF medal. First type, variant with larger 'pebbles' of the inner border. Officially numbered to the reverse: 12 201. Good condition, slight wear. Complete with ribbon and dual pin fastener. Copper with silver plating. 24.2 x 33.8mm. Item # Fra-295 (40).

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$40.00
France, Red Cross/UFF membership medal. First type
NEW! Red Cross/UFF membership medal. First type, one of at least 3 known variants, which was certainly still in usage during WW1. 'Pebbles' of the inner border are smaller than on the example above. 23.3mm x 33mm. Silvered copper. Item # Fra-294 (28)
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French Red Cross/UFF (Union des Femmes des France

NEW! French Red Cross/UFF (Union des Femmes des France. The UFF was created in 1881, such medals were sort of a membership badge and are at times numbered or engraved (especially the erlier types). Version offered here is of later pattern (2nd type) as used during 1920's and during WW2. It is impressed with membership number 27 315. Manufacturer's mark also present. Complete with ribbon. Very good condition. Item # Fra-293 (52)

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$52.00
1914-1915 commemorative medal for nurses and medical personnel . Designed by Ovide Yencesse
NEW! 1914-1915 commemorative medal for nurses and medical personnel . Designed by Ovide Yencesse, a well known and respected medallist. His style of the soft focus imaging has won him many accolades. Medal complete with narrow ribbon to be worn around the neck. Silvered brass, shows age and wear. Details are still nice. 28mm x 23.8mm. Item # Fra-292 (48)

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WW1 French/Allied badge for the wounded. Type 1, variant 'B
NEW! WW1 French/Allied badge for the wounded. Type 1, variant 'B' (with additional - partial flower in the 'Japanese' field). Copper with gold plating. Very good condition, no damage to enamels - nicely patinated. Original fastener/catch assembly. 54mm x 23mm. These present realtively small yet very interesting collecting field of the earlier stages of the Great War. Item # Fra-291 (115)
$115.00
1917 Military 'nurses' decoration (Insigne des Infirmieres Militaires)
1917 Military 'nurses' decoration (Insigne des Infirmieres Militaires). Award established on May 1st, 1917, awarded to nurses caring for wounded in the field hospitals. Surprisingly rare. Original ribbon and device. Manufacturer's markings on the reverse, Arthus Bertrand (AB C). Excellent condition. (Ref.: Ribault/Caminade 2-063). Item # Fra-254 *SOLD*
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1864 - 1866. War Nursing Society (Societe Francaise De Secours Aux Blesses Militaires) service medal, 2nd class
1864 - 1866. War Nursing Society (Societe Francaise De Secours Aux Blesses Militaires) service medal. Original embroidered ribbon. Maker punch mark to reverse (SE). Excellent condition. 26mm wide. Item # Fra-202 (68)
$68.00
France Great War Wounded badge in hallmarked silver and original box
Great War Allied Wounded badge in hallmarked silver and original box. Featuring National symbols of several Allied countries (starting at 12 o'clock): Russia, Great Britain, Belgium, Serbia, Montenegro, Japan and France. Enamelled red cross symbol in the center. Whole badge in form of an oval with down-turned sword behind. Most interesting and hard to find. Complete with vertical pin for fastening. Inscribed: 'Gloria Volneratis Pro Jure Et Libertate 1914-1915'. French punch mark of wild boar for silver fineness, maker marked as well but not legible. Green textured box with yellow velour fitted linining. Gold trim to lid. Only 2nd time we've seen box of issue and badge of this type in silver. Excellent condition to all, no chips to enamels. 54.4mm x 23.1 mm. Fantastic piece for a wounded badges/red cross/WW1 collector. Item # Fra-162 *SOLD*
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French War Nursing Society medal 1st type (1864-1866)
War Nursing Society medal (1864-1866). Shows slight wear but overall good and better condition. 26mm wide. Item # Rdc-129 *SOLD*
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French Red Cross membership pin
French Red Cross membership pin. Circa 1930's. Enamels intact. Original pin fastener. 22mm dia. Item # Rdc-13. (25)
$25.00
Union des Femmes de France medal

Union des Femmes de France medal. Founded in 1881, this organization combined with the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires and L'Association des Dames Françaises (see #Rdc7 above) to form the Croix Rouge Francaise in 1907. Silvered bronze medal numbered #12300. It is suspended from an original woven Red Cross ribbon, but there is no reference to the Red Cross incorporated in the design (small Christian cross at 6:00 o'clock - compare #Rdc101 below), suggesting it could be an early example c. 1907. Ribbon lightly soiled. 24.5 x 33.5 mm. Item # Rdc-100. *SOLD*

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Union des Femmes de France Red Cross medal

Union des Femmes de France Red Cross medal. The Union was founded in 1881, and combined with the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires and L'Association des Dames Françaises (see #Rdc7 above) to form the Croix Rouge Francaise in 1907. Silver medal numbered (#27044) with Paris mint and M.Chort maker marks. Lovely details and nicely age darkened. Incorporation of banner of the Croix Rouge Francaise in the design suggests it is a bit later piece than #Rdc100 above, probably WWI. On original ribbon with embroidered Red Cross symbol. 24 x 33 mm. Item # Rdc-101. *SOLD*

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French, Catholic Women's Associtation pin. Silvered, with red enamel (a few superficial chips). Most likely WWI period. Maker-marked by Chobillon. Shows wear. 21 mm. Item #Rdc-109. (32)
$32.00

France, RC juvenile service stick pin. White metal, red lacquer. Worn, no damage. 14mm. Item # Rdc-64 (14)  

$14.00
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Germany - Imperial - German States - 3rd Reich - Republic
Bavarian 40 Years Long Service
Bavaria. Red Cross 40 Years Long Service cross. Thin silver cross (2 halves construction). Fitted with a beautiful bow ribbon for Ladies. Safety pin type fastener. Enamel in great condition. 35mm wide. Should be considered as very rare. It is not known when issued but most likely between 1914-1920. Amazing find for the Red Cross/Bavarian medal collection. Shows age and wear but no damage. Reverse inscribed: Für 40 Jahrige Dienstzeit'. Item # Ger-76  *SOLD*
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Saxon 1914/15 Cross
Saxony, Nursing Cross. 1914-1915 type (there were several variatons). Bronze gilt, enamels intact. Shows light wear. Proper replacement ribbon. Good quality. Slight wear to gilding. 28mm wide. Guaranteed original. Item # Ger-75  *SOLD*
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Germany, WW1 National Ladies' Association (Vaterlandischer Frauen-Verein) Red Cross branch, city of Schweidnitz badge
Germany (Prussia), WW1 National Ladies' Association (Vaterlandischer Frauen-Verein) Red Cross branch, city of Schweidnitz badge. City of Schweidnitz (currently Swidnica in Poland) is located in the Lower Silesia. During The Great War Women Volunteers helped to care for the wounded and dying soldiers. Offered here is a large breast badge in bronze with enamels. Simple yet elegant design. Reverse is hand engraved: A. Stubbe, 41, Berlin. C.19. Horizontal pin has been replaced. Badge is well worn, significant enamel cracking and few chips. While it would probably be imposible to find one from each participating city, we have seen a few different ones in the past. It would certainly sport many years of interesting research/collecting. Badge lightly vaulted. Rare piece. 29.5 x 38 mm. Item # Rdc-111.*SOLD*
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Bavarian Red Cross Society distinguished member badge

Bavarian Red Cross Society distinguished member badge. Fantastic piece! Large (45mm diameter) silvered badge. Old quality enamels. Highly vaulted, decorative edge trim. National colors with traditional Red Cross to center. Two loops for fastening. Maker: Friedrich Sedlatzek, Kochel. This firm made many fine military decorations and insignia before and during WW2. Item # Rdc-84*SOLD*

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Germany, post War - nursing sister's badge. Enamels intact, some wear to silver plating (inscription). Vaulted badge. 37mm x 27mm. Item # Rdc-16 (28)  

$28.00
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Greece
Greek Greece Hellenic Red Cross medal 1940 1941 WW2

Medal of the Hellenic Red Cross with War Decoration 1940-1941. Bronze, enamels (intact). Complete with ribbon (soiled). Medal shows slight wear but overall very good condition. 30.3mm dia. Item # Rdc-134  *SOLD*

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Hungary
Hungary, Regency period. RC Voluntary nurse assistant badge

Hungary, Regency period. RC Voluntary nurse assistant badge. This is rarely seen piece; issued only for a short period. Lightly vaulted. Bronze gilt, enamels. Re-fitted with horizontal safety pin. 41.5mm x 36.5mm. Shows age and light darkening to enamels. Item # Rdc-73 (70)  

$70.00
Hungary, Regency. Red Cross member badge mounted for wear as a brooch

Hungary, Regency. Red Cross member badge mounted for wear as a brooch. Bronze gilt, enamels. Crown separate piece. 35.5mm high. Great condition, light darkening to horizontal bar. Item # Rdc-76 (55)  

$55.00
Hungary, Red Cross
Hungary, Red Cross First Aid course badge. Old type (pre WW2). Unmarked. Broze and enamels (intact). Hard to find. 22mm dia. Item # Rdc-6   (32)
$ 32.00

Hungary, Post War Red Cross long service badge. Bronze gilt, enamels. Re-fitted with stick pin. Very good condition. 32mm x 25mm. Item # Rdc-80 (20)  

$20.00

Hungary, Communist era blood donation lapel stick pin. Bronze, enamels. 12.5mm dia. Item # Rdc-81 (10)  

$10.00

Hungary, frequent blood donor lapel stick pin. Bronze gilt, enamels. 1970's. 15.5mm x 13.5mm. Item # Rdc-68 (12)  

$12.00
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Italy
Geneva Convention 22 August 1864 commemorative medal
Geneva Convention 22 August 1864 commemorative medal. Gilded medal with enamels. Contemporary issue, original ribbon. Medal originally founded in 1910 and intended for attendees of the medical school, extended to volunteers in the infirmaries during WW1 and awarded in 3 classes. Further changes to criteria of the awarding occurred in 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1942. Current still awarded for voluntary hospital work while attending the medical academy. 29mm in diameter. Slight wear. Item # Rdc-143 (45)
$45.00
Italian 1916 Red Cross Merit Medal, silver grade small type. Attributed to: "ALESSANDRO LUDOVICHETTI" (impressed on the reverse). Very good condition, ribbon of national colours. Nice medal. Ref. Brambilla, page 575 type "C". Item # Rdc-142 (88)
$88.00

Red Cross of Italy Medal of Merit 1st class in gilt. Gorgeous design, very good quality. Complete with combined ribbon of national colours (replacement). Medal of this design (obverse) was originally founded in 1919 and awarded to the prisoners of War. Since, it has gone over many changes and it is still issued today. Measures 32mm in diameter. Shows slight wear. Item # Rdc-141 (69)

$69.00
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Japan
Japanese Red Cross Order of Merit - 5th class

Japanese Red Cross Order of Merit - 5th class. Very nice example in original, fitted case of issue. Silver, enamels intact. Original ribbon. Multi part construction. Excellent quality. 47mm wide. Item # Rdc-118*SOLD*

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Mexico

Mexico, RC Womens Committee badge in bronze and enamels. Some chipping, attractive badge. Safety pin fastener. 25mm dia. Item # Rdc-24 (25)  

$25.00

Mexico, Red Cross service badge. Clutch pin fastener. Lightly worn. 20mm dia. Item # Rdc-62 (10)  

$10.00

Mexico, Juvenile RC service badge. Bronze gilt, enamels intact. 26.5mm x 28mm. Item # Rdc-41 (14)  

$14.00
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Netherlands
Dutch East Indies Red Cross cap badge; NEDERLANDSCH INDIE Rode Kruis. Dutch red cross pin/ nursing pin badge
Dutch East Indies Red Cross cap badge. Very rare, WW2 period (and earlier) vintage. Gilt and enamels (no chipping). Lightly vaulted, 25mm ø. Inscribed: "NEDERLANDSCH INDIE". Red Cross in East Indies was established as early as 1870 (in Batavia). Made in Australia by 'K.G. Luke in Melbourne'. Very nice and hard to find. Item # Rdc-132 *SOLD*
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Dutch Red Cross 1940-45 Service decoration

Dutch Red Cross 1940-45 Service decoration. Awarded to all medical/Red Cross personnel for WW2 service in Netherlands and Dutch Colonies (between May 10th 1940 and May 5th 1945). All original with ribbon bar: 'INDONESIE 1945-1950' (bar was established later as an addition for work in Indonesia). In total 10,700 awards have been made, only 1200 with bar (making it quite rare). Good quality, silvered bronze. Enamels intact. Hard to find, would make great adition to your Dutch/Red Cross collection. 41mm wide. Very good condition, light wear. Item # Ne- 19  *SOLD*

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The Netherlands Red Cross Memorial Cross 1939-40
The Netherlands Red Cross Memorial Cross 1939-40. Bronze with enamels on original ribbon. Authorized in Feb 1942 for services rendered between Sept 1939 to May 1940. Marked to reverse: "Kon.Begeer Voorschoten". Fine example of a rare piece. 38 mm. Item # Rdc-110. (150)
$150.00
Dutch Red Cross, 10 year exemplary service medal

Dutch Red Cross, 10 year exemplary service medal. 1926-1940 type. Bronze, red enamels intact. Very good conditon just some light patina and one small dark spot beside numeral on reverse. Original bow-tied ribbon as awarded to a Lady. These are not often seen. 29mm diameter. Item # Rdc-96. (75)  

$75.00
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Norway
Norwegian 1940-1945 Red Cross Commemorative medal. (Norges Røde Kors Medaljen)

Norwegian 1940-1945 Red Cross Commemorative medal. (Norges Røde Kors Medaljen). A rather scarce medal, only awarded on 908 occasions. Very nice original, attributed to: "Dr. Ragnar Børsum" (he was a husband of a notable Norwegian WW2 Resistance member, Lise Børsum). Medal in lightly worn condition, original ribbon. Eye is (originally) attached in a slight off centre orientation. An excellent example of this rare medal and of historical significance. We have not done extensive research on the recipient. There are 2 forms of this medal, one for the imprisoned during the WW2 (bearing inscriptions on the reverse) and another one (such this one) with blank reverse (to accomodate recipient's name). Measuring 31.5mm in diameter. Item # Scan-30 *SOLD*

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Poland
Polish Red Cross gilt Medal (1st class) miniature crowned eagle
Polish Red Cross gilt Medal (1st class) miniature. Crowned eagle (either pre War or British issue WW2 + period). Good details. Enamels intact. 15.5mm wide. Nice example. Complete with fastener, unmarked. Some of the early ones were made in silver with engravings but those are rare. Interesting,enamelled ribbon suspension. Item # Rdc-135  *SOLD*
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Polish Red Cross Decoration for Merit, 1st type
Polish Red Cross Decoration for Merit, 1st type. Miniature (14.5mm) , silver class (1st). Red enamelled cross. Original ribbon. Decoration was approved by National Red Cross Comitee on January 31, 1921. It is believed that issuing occured until the end of 1922. Full sized medal is extremely rare and highly valued. Back side is plain. Unmarked but appears to be silver. Possibly French-made with very good details. Ref.(S. Oberleitner, fig. 111, page 265). Item # Pol- 102 (145)
$135.00
Honor decoration of Polish Red Cross - 3rd grade, type 1929
Honor decoration of Polish Red Cross - 3rd grade, type  1929. Miniature (14.2mm) of this rare medal. Appears to be silver, unmarked. Original ribbon, excellent condition and details. Reverse is plain. Full sized medals are quite rare, issued until 1937. Enamels intact. Ref.(S. Oberleitner, fig. 141, page 265/266). Item # Pol-101 (135)
$125.00
Poland, 1920's. Breast badge of the Polish Red Cross Life member

Poland, 1920's. Breast badge of the Polish Red Cross Life member. Cut-out design, red and white enamels intact. Inscription to outer band in Polish. Post/nut intact. Enamels undamaged. Light darkening. 27mm in diameter. Item # Rdc-52. (85)  

$85.00
Poland, WW1 era cap badge of the Silesian branch of RC

Poland, WW1 era cap badge of the Silesian branch of RC. 22.5mm. Some minor enamel damage. Bronze. Pinback. Item # Rdc-54 *SOLD* 

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Poland 1917 badge of the Red Cross Association

Poland 1917 badge of the Red Cross Association. Rare ceramic variation of the award (actually the only known type to exist for that year). 22.6mm. Light paint chips to red. Item # Rdc-55 (65)  

$65.00
Poland 1916 commemorative badge of Krakow (Cracow) branch of the Galicja Red Cross

Poland 1916 commemorative badge of Krakow (Cracow) branch of the Galicja Red Cross. Another super rare piece. Attractive design with bronze gilt Polish Piast crown (Piasts were the first Polish Royal House) and eagle. Small red cross atop. Vaulted badge. Pinback. Great condition. 23.6mm. Item # Rdc-56 *SOLD*

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Poland 1916 badge of the Red Cross Association

Poland 1916 badge of the Red Cross Association. Die-struck in thin metal. Red/white paint. Pinback. Hard to find even in Poland. Some rust and paint chipping. Overall good. Nice WW1 piece. Item # Rdc-57 *SOLD*

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Poland, Communist period. Red Cross nurse training center badge. Darkened bronze, enamels. Good quality, lightly curved badge. 38mm x 28mm. Thin horizontal pin. Item # Rdc-85 (28)  

$28.00
Poland, 50 years long service decoration

Poland, 50 years long service decoration. Reverse inscribed and dated (1919-1969). Gilt, enamels intact. Suspension bar with 50. 22mm wide. Nice piece, rarely seen. Item # Rdc-86 (22)  

$22.00
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Portugal
Portuguese Red Cross Order, miniature

Portuguese Red Cross Order, miniature cross. Good quality. Enamels intact, complete with original ribbon. Item # Por-58 (55)

$55.00
Portuguese Red Cross Medal of recognition in the SILVER grade! (Louvor Merecido, Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa)

Portuguese Red Cross Medal of recognition in the SILVER grade! (Louvor Merecido, Cruz Vermelha Portugueza). Silver grade of this medal is very rare, normally seen in the copper class. 32mm in diameter. Complete with ribbon. Medal in great condition, red enameled cross intact. Item # Rdc-138 (185)

$185.00
Red Cross Distinguished Service Medal with Great War Bar!
Red Cross Distinguished Service Medal with Great War Bar! Excellent example of this relatively hard to find medal and very rare bar "Ambleteuse 1917-1919 FRANCA". Medal in copper (3rd class), 1918 type. According to our reference material (MEDALHA DA CRUZ VERMELHA by Paulo Jorge Estrela) - there were only 82 such bars approved, amongst which only 25 in copper 'grade'. Medal of 32mm dia, showing beautiful detail and lovely age darkening. Planchet: 2.4mm. Bar measures 34.5mm x 18mm x 1mm and is die-struck (not cast). Ribbon appears original. A superb and scarce medal/bar combo. Item # Por-29 *SOLD*
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Royal Red Cross Order - 1932

Royal Red Cross Order - 1932. Knight class of this rarely seen award. Original ribbon and clasp. Gilt, rich enamels (no chipping). Very good condition - light aging. Item # Por-7 *SOLD*

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Portuguese Red Cross Distinguished Service Recognition award. Circa WW1. All Portuguese Red Cross medals are rare as considerably few were awarded. Typical 'Chocolate Brown' bronze medal. Original ribbon and clasp with the Cross. Attractive design with red enamelled cross to obverse. 32mm in diameter. Very interesting piece. Ribbon lightly soiled. Item # Por-9. *SOLD*

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Romania
Romania, 1941 Red Cross Decoration, pinback
Romania, 1941 Red Cross Decoration, pinback. Low serial number '0472' impressed to reverse. National Mint (Monetaria Nationala) marked in relief. Bronze gilt, quality enamels in good but slightly worn condition. Cross is lightly vaulted. Original pin/catch assembly. 37.5mm. Getting difficult to come by. Item # Rom-22 (152)
$152.00
Romania, Honorary Blood Donor badge

Romania, Honorary Blood Donor badge. Bronze, plastic enamel. 1980's. 31.5mm wide. Item # Rdc-27 (18)  

$18.00

Romania, RC activist pin. Bronze gilt, enamels by: IPMS ARAD. 17mm x 13mm. Good condition. Item # Rdc-65 (16)  

$16.00
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Slovakia
Slovak Red Cross exemplary 5 year service badge
Slovak Red Cross exemplary 5 year service badge. This is the 3rd class of the award. Remarkable low number of issue '10' impressed on the reverse. Badge shows wear and age, spotty verdigris. Enamels are still intact though. Original pin/hinge/catch in good shape. Given the very low number, this was likely awarded in the initial event of the issuance, so likely in 1939. Would certainly make for great addition to any Slovak/Red Cross badge collection. Item # Rdc-140  *SOLD*

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Odznak Slovenského červeného kříže Za 10 let vzorné služby

Slovakia, Red Cross (exemplary) service badge for 10 years. Complete with very rare original box of issue! Badge is silvered, proper inscriptions to reverse and award number is impressed on the back of the eagle: '1930'. Badge in very good condition, shows slight wear and a bit of tarnish to the reverse. Enamels are perftect. Box is of cardboard construction, presentation inset is fitted for the badge and covered in black plush. Exterior is canvas textured, has silver trim and letters "SČK" (Slovensky Červený Križ) which are impressed and filled with silver ink. We have not seen an original box for these badges in the past. Badges measures 33.5mm in diameter. Very nice set, the years of issuance were between 1939-1945.

Badge, detailed photo.

Item # Rdc-139 *SOLD*

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Slovakia, WW2 era stick pin. Silver (low grade) and lacquers. 14mm dia. Shows age, hard to find. Item # Rdc-63 (28)  

$28.00
Slovenia
Slovenian Red Cross badge

Slovenian Red Cross badge, second class (silver). 1950's. Indicating province of Slovenia as part of the Yugoslavia to the suspension bar. White metal and red paint to middle. Maker marked to reverse. 40mm diameter. Item # RdC-33 *SOLD*

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Soviet Union
Badge for the Honorary Donor of the Soviet Armed Forces (Почётный донор СССР)
Badge for the Honorary Donor of the Soviet Armed Forces (Почётный донор СССР). Established in 1944. Tombac with enamels, few light cracks but no chipping. Shows age and wear. According to our research, this example would date up to 1949. Hand engraved nubmer: 773 on the reverse. Original fastening nut, maker marked: з-д х-ного ф-да ссср. Badge is 37mm wide. Item # Rdc-133  (65)
$65.00

Soviet Union, Red Army Sanitary qualification badge. Bronze gilt, enamels (somewhat yellowish). Shows wear, nut/post fastener. 45mm x 39mmm. Vaulted. Item # Rdc-87 *SOLD*

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Soviet Union, 1938 Sanitary Defence leader badge. Early quality piece. Shows wear. 31mm x 21mm. Rare badge. Item # Rdc-31 (35)  

$35.00

Soviet Union, 1940's Sanitary unit badge. This little badge is surprisingly rare! Shows age and wear. 25mm x 19mm. Good details. Item # Rdc-89 (45)  

$45.00
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Spain
Spanish Red Cross Order french made
Red Cross Merit Order 1st class. Royal period, most likely 2nd type (after 1894). Most beautiful example, multi part construction of French manufacture. Punch mark of A. Chobillon on the eye, also French silver fineness hallmark (head of wild boar), most likely of WW1 or Spanish American War vintage. Erronous inscription: 'IN HOC SIGNO VINCES' (should be 'In hoc signo Salus') which is probably synonymous with this particular manufacturer. Quality is considerably better then Spanish-made pieces we've handled to date. Original ribbon. 39mm wide, 65mm high (to tip of crown).Slight cracking to the white enamel (not chipped) and some wear marks - otherwise condition is very good. Gilding is of exceptional quality. Multi part construction Item #Rdc-137 (258)
$258.00
Spanish Red Cross, Day of the 'flag' (fiesta de la banderita)

Spanish Red Cross, Day of the 'flag' (fiesta de la banderita) medal. This was a popular day for collection for the cause of the Spanish Red Cross, movement has been chaired by the Queen of Spain, as Honorary President of the Spanish Red Cross. Round medal in silvered copper, nicely enamelled. 27mm in diameter. Item # Rdc-136 (35) *ON HOLD*

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Sweden
Swedish Blue Cross

Swedish Blue Cross (a division of Swedish Red Cross) 1984 member's badge. Blue Cross-was a division of the Red Cross that operated in remote areas of mountains. This is a very well hallmarked sterling silver badge with blue enamel center. Issued to 'Agnete Ohlsson, 850607' (engraved on reverse). Very good condition. Locking type fastener. 30mm diameter. Item # Rdc-2  (40)

$ 40.00
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Thailand
Thai Royal Red Cross reward of appreciation medal
Thai Royal Red Cross reward of appreciation medal. Possibly 1940's, 1950's. Silver or silvered bronze. Small enamelled red cross device on original ribbon. Attributed. 27 mm dia. Item # Rdc-106. (80)
$80.00
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United States of America
SMMB medal to Anna Caroline Maxwell us army nurse corps

NEW! Relief Society for Military Wounded membership medal. The SBBM (Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires) was actually the first organization (title) of the French Red Cross (in the followance of the roughly outlined ideas during signing of first Geneva Convetion), founded in 1864. The original SBBM had split into 3 branches: SBBM,  ADF (1879 - Association of Ladies of France - this was meant for women of Catholic orientation) and UFF (1881 - Union of the Women of France, meant for the women of Protestant orientation). Action of all 3 branches were jointly managed by a Central Committee (established in 1907) and continued to operate until 1940 when CRF (Croix-Rouge Française) was established.

Medal offered here is remarkable due to attribution. Beautifully hand engraved on the revese : " 1918 Anna C. Maxwell". This would definitely be the SBBM honourary membership badge of one of the most infuential women in the American Red Cross - Anna Caroline Maxwell, credited with being instrumental in establishing of the US Army Nurse Corps. She is often referred to as "American Florence Nightingale".

Original medal in silvered copper, shows slight wear. Ribbon lightly soiled, complete with originally arranged safety pin fastener. Rare opportunity to own this historically important item in the 'life' of the American Red Cross. Medal measures 26.1mm in width (oval part). Item # Fra-296 *SOLD*

Additional photo

External link to Short bio of A.C.Maxwell, in site of American Association for the History of Nursing.

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Yugoslavia
Yugoslav Red Cross Committee badge
Yugoslav Red Cross Committee badge. 1950's vintage. Silvered bronze, All in great condition (enamels intact). Horizontal pin, unmarked. 27mm dia. Item # Rdc-114 *SOLD*
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Yugoslav Red Cross commemorative medal
Yugoslav Red Cross commemorative medal. Pre-Communist. Silvered bronze. Red enamel cross, mostly intact (surface chip in bottom right). Some spots of patina on reverse. Metal-backed ribbon mount. 26 mm diameter. Item #Rdc-113. *SOLD*
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Belgian Red Cross Merit decoration, first class. 1880-1940's
Belgian Red Cross Merit decoration, first class. 1880-1940's. Not issued after WW2. Three-part construction. Most likely bronze gilt. Lion with small red cross shield to center. Dark red enamel intact, except for a tiny crack on center shield. 37mm wide. Item # Bel-5. *SOLD*
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1879 L'Association des Dames Francaises (French Ladies Association)

1879 L'Association des Dames Francaises (French Ladies Association). This organization combined with the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires and L'Association des Dames Françaises to form the Croix Rouge Francaise in 1907. National service medal in silver. This very well may have been one of first Red Cross medals issued in France. Embroidered ribbon. 23mm dia. Much tarnish, no damage. Very rare. Item # Rdc-7. *SOLD*  

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Prussian Red Cross merit medal 2nd class. Finest quality in hallmarked silver (900 punch mark to rim). If you're looking for nearly perfect example this is it! Length of original ribbon. Nicely toned with age. Item # Ger-15   *SOLD*
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Bulgaria - 1915 Red Cross badge of service

Bulgaria - 1915 Red Cross badge of service. Very rare as not many were issued. Three piece construction. Silver (probably bronze with plating) and red enamels (some under enamel cracking to top arm ). No visible chipping. Ferdinand's crown atop. Very attractive piece. Maker marked to the back of slide 'W&A' (Austrian firm of Winter and Adler, Wien). 34.6mm x 25.5mm. Item # Bul-19

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1864 - 1866 War Nursing society service medal 2nd class (in silver). Original embroidered ribbon. Maker punch mark to reverse. Very good condition. Item # Rdc-88 *SOLD*

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Imperial Red Cross cap badge, WW1. Light gilt version, very good quality. Lightly convex, enamels intact. Details would indicate different manufacturer than item Aus-51 (above). 32mm x 26mm. Horizontal pin. Item # Aus-52 *SOLD*
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WW1 - Canadian Army Medical Service arm band. White canvas band with red felt cross. Snaps to inside (for adjustment) marked by 'Newey Brothers Ltd, Birmingham'. Two official stamps to backside. Fantastic piece from the Great War. Rarely up for sale. Light stains throughout. Very good overall condition. Item # Rdc-19 *SOLD*

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Japan, Men's Red Cross Membership medal

Japan, Men's Red Cross Membership medal. Bronze, silver gilt. Spotty darkening. Original ribbon with special membership rosette. 30mm dia. Item #Rdc-98. *SOLD*

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Cuban Red Cross Order of Merit

Cuban Red Cross Order of Merit. Early style Officer, circa 1930's. Silver gilt, fabulous enamels (tiny chip to top left side of bottom arm of red cross). Clearly inspired by the design of Spanish Orders (i.e., starburst base). Laurel wreath suspension. Multi part construction. Fine quality workmanship, most likely by Cuban firm of Vilardebo Y Riera in Havana. Reverse featuring date of founding of Cuban Red Cross in 1909, obverse with National Arms. Ribbon appears to be a proper replacement. Great condition with only minor wear to gilt. Hard to find Order, most pleasing in appearance. 47mm wide, 68mm (bottom of star to top of laurel wreath). Item #Rdc-94. *SOLD*  

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Austria or Germany, Junior Red Cross helper. Membership badge. Bronze/enamels. Very good condition.19.5mm dia. Horizontal pin. Item # Rdc-60 *SOLD*

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Austria Red Cross silver merit medal

Austria Red Cross silver merit medal. Oval badge suspended from tri-fold proper replacement ribbon. Green enamelled oak and laurel wreath surrounds angels, small enamelled shield to center. Issued for the early effort during WW1. Enamels intact. 48 x 36 mm. Item #Rdc-12. *SOLD*

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Merit Cross of the A/H Red Cross, Officer Class with War Decoration. A large (58mm x 46mm) and handsome breast cross. Wonderful enamels, hand-chassed trim. Crafted in hallmarked silver (900 purity and Vienna assay), maker marked G.A.S. (G.A.Scheid). Reverse properly engraved with dates: 1864 - 1914. Red Cross in center finished in gilt border. Perfect enamels. Multi-part construction. Original fold prongs intact. Cross is lightly vaulted. It would be hard to find a better example. Showing very light wear. Officer crosses can be quite hard to find. Item # Aus-55 *SOLD*

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1939-1945 Slovak Red Cross exemplary service badge

1939-1945 Slovak Red Cross exemplary service badge GOLD Class. There were 3 classes of this badge: bronze, silver and gold. Bronze was issued for 5 years of service, silver for 10 and gold for 20. Needless to say, all gold badges are rare. The Slovak Red Cross was founded in 1918 so badges awarded for 20 years service could only have been issued to original members, joining during early 1920's! All Slovak items are rare due to short period of independence (39-45). Round badge of traditional linden leafs rim with red enamel band. Superimposed (via 2 small rivets) is an eagle clawing the Red Cross enamelled badge. Full inscription (in Slovak) in relief to the rear of badge, impressed number (135) to reverse - very low, most likely shortly after award was instituted. Bronze gilt. Shows age and light wear. Horizontal pin for fastening intact. Light enamel cracking but not chipped. Great addition to your Red Cross collection. 33.4mm in diameter. Item # Rdc-59 *SOLD*

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Early Czechoslovak nursing sister's badge. Officially numbered to reverse (489). Lightly vaulted. Light damage to blue enamels (not detractive). Bronze gilt. 29mm in dia. Pinback. Item # Rdc-4 *SOLD*  

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St. John Ambulance War Service Pin

St. John Ambulance War Service Pin. With "Dublin" suspension clasp. Most likely WWII vintage. Bronze gilt with enamel. Impressed with serial number 8264. Excellent condition, very light signs of wear. Very attractive. Item #Rdc-95. *SOLD*

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Comite Central de la Croix Rouge Francaise (French Red Cross Central Committee) achievement gold medal. Circa 1907. Bronze gilt medal on original woven silk ribbon with Red Cross symbol. Rare piece. 23mm dia. Item #Rdc-102. *SOLD*  

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Red Cross medal of recognition, 1st class (silver
Red Cross medal of recognition, 1st class (silver) 1924 type. Complete with original case of issue and miniature. Both with proper ribbons. Silvered bronze. 30.5mm and 18mm dia. Enamels intact. Full size medal shows light wear. Item # Gre-13 *SOLD*
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Belgian Red Cross, City of Brussels Committee membership badge, circa 1930's. Wonderful cut-out design. Centre shield enamelled (both sides). Appears to be bronze gilt. Horizontal pin for fastening. Very beautiful piece, rarely seen. 35x27mm. Item # Rdc-92. *SOLD*

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Belgian Red Cross membership decoration, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode municipality (central Brussels). Most likely WW1 era. Enamelled centre shield and royal crown pendilia. A wonderful design. Bronze gilt. Low serial number (136) impressed to reverse. Very good condition, lightly worn. Rare and unusual badge. 38x34.5mm. Item #Rdc-93. *SOLD*

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French Red Cross (Secours aux Blesses Militaires) medal of recognition. Comite de Lyon. WWI era. Silvered bronze. Enamel intact, but with a few small scratches. Red cross woven in original ribbon. Hard to find. 26 mm dia. Item #Rdc-108. *SOLD*

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Thai Royal Red Cross reward of appreciation medal
Thai Royal Red Cross reward of appreciation medal. Possibly 1940's, 1950's. Silver gilt with enamel cross on medal. Another small enamelled cross device on original ribbon. Attributed. 27 mm dia. Item #Rdc-105. *SOLD*
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Thai Royal Red Cross reward of appreciation medal. Possibly 1940's, 1950's. Blackened bronze. Small enamelled red cross device on original ribbon. Attributed. 27 mm dia. Item #Rdc-107. *SOLD*
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Austro-Hungary, Viennese Red Cross Official/Doctor's badge. WW1 period. Fabulous and rare piece. Outstanding enamel quality, bronze gilt. Serial number '1452' impressed to reverse. Maker marked: F. Orth, Wien VI/2. Very large badge, 45mm in diameter. Lightly vaulted. Horizontal pin for fastening. Shows wear, no damage (just light scratches). This is perhaps one of the best Red Cross badges I've ever had a pleasure to offer. Guaranteed original, unique and interesting. Item # Rdc-20 *SOLD*  

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Poland - Communist era Red Cross Merit Order 2nd class (silver grade). Complete with original silk ribbon and enamelled miniature (stickpin). Nice quality set. Officially stamped to reverse: 'P.C.K.' (Polish Red Cross). Enamels intact (somewhat darkened). Fancy suspender. Item # Rdc-9. *SOLD*  

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French Red Cross Society membership service medal. First type (WW1 era) with original embroidered ribbon and suspension clasp. Member's number '5159' officially impressed to reverse. Maker's mark beneath. Extremely hard to find all complete (ribbon and suspension clasp). Item # Rdc-10. *SOLD*  

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Same as above but of 2nd type (WW2 era). Officially impressed '12208' ro reverse. Hard to find complete. Item # Rdc-11. *SOLD*  

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Germany, Red Cross membership badge. Unknown vintage, possibly post War. Enamels intact, light wear. Locking pin fastener. 27.4mm diameter. Item # Rdc-15 *SOLD*  

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Germany, 3rd Reich. Helping Sister's breast badge. Silvered bronze, white/black/red enamels intact. Considerable wear to silver-plating but not detractive. Horizontal pin for fastening. Marked with German control mark: 'Ges Gesch.'. 29mm in diameter. Lightly vaulted. Item # Rdc-17 *SOLD*  

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WW2 German Red Cross Personnel arm band. Great example of earlier quality with cotton embroidered cross and logo (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz). Rolled trim to edges. Some staining/soiling throughout but not detractive at all. Not often seen type. Would enhance any Red Cross collection. Guaranteed original. 112mm wide. Item # Rdc-18 *SOLD*  

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British Red Cross Society hat badge. Pre WW2 era. Blue, red and white enamel. Gilded bronze. Vaulted shape. King's crown atop. Slight chips to blue enamel, but hardly visible. Made in England by J.R.Gaunt, London. 26mm x 36mm. Shows wear but still in good condition. These are getting hard to find these days. Item # Rdc-30 *SOLD*  

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Kingdom of Bulgaria - senior sister's breast badge

Kingdom of Bulgaria - senior sister's breast badge. WW1 era. Beautiful design with floral motifs and scrolls. Enamel to crown, center disk and national flag below. Two piece construction (center disk is a separate piece). Vertical pin. Very scarce piece. Gilded bronze. Majority of gilt and enamel still intact. 42mm x 30mm. Very good condition. Item # Rdc-28 *SOLD*  

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Germany, 1914 Red Cross Volunteer badge. Blackened bronze, red emamel. Nut fastener (post lightly bent). Very good condition. 30mm x 27mm. Item # Rdc-23 *SOLD*  

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Imperial Russia - Outstanding achievement badge of Red Cross

Imperial Russia - Outstanding achievement badge of Red Cross. White and red enamel intact (one small crack but no chips). Gilt inlays (lettering) and imperial crown with ribbons atop. 2 piece construction. Vertical pinback for fastening, catch is bent. A rare badge to see. 33mm x 53mm. Item # RdC-34 *SOLD*  

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Prussia - Red Cross doctor's breast badge.

Prussia - Red Cross doctor's breast badge. This pattern dates from 1880's until beginning of WW1. Issued mainly to long time members of the German Red Cross, oftentimes as an achievement award or long service. Full size breast star, state recognized and authorized for wear (many red cross insignia were not) during formal State of Prussia celebrations and occasions. Next to Red Cross medal of Honour it was the highest (Red Cross imposed) Prussian decorations. 4-armed white enamelled cross with center disc of black/white and red enamels and inscription (Preussischer Landesverein Vom Rotes Kreuz). Wreath surrounding the center. Badge is deeply vaulted and of nice heavy construction. Metal being copper with silver plating. Made by prominent Prussian mint 'Godet of Berlin'. Badge numbered 1207. Number of awards falls below 1400, making this one of the later issues, perhaps 1910-14. Pinback for fastening. Enamels are quite nice, some small hairline cracks to white and a spot to red (looks like it was struck and some spider cracking had occurred), however not detractive. No chips whatsoever. Shows wear points. An exciting piece of world Red Cross memorabilia. .46mm x 46mm. Item # Rdc-35. *SOLD*  

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1915 Polish Commemorative badge of the Men and Ladies Association of the Red Cross of Galicia

Super rare 1915 Polish Commemorative badge of the Men and Ladies Association of the Red Cross of Galicia (Southeast part of Poland). A little history to inform you on Polish RC origins... Prior to 1914 Poland was not an independent country and the Red Cross could not officially be formed. From 1912 - 1919, a number of smaller organizations with similar goals to RC were formed. Austrian Occupational authorities agreed to allow forming of the 'Polish Samaritan' group. In 1914 groups associated with main cities had been organized in Krakow, Lwow and Warsaw (under the Russian authority). German authorities did not allow the organization to exist (Poland was divided between the German, Austrian and Russian Empires). Only when Poland gained its independence back - after WW1 ended was the Polish Red Cross was officially founded on April 29, 1919. I have more details on the above topic if you're interested. The badge offered here is for the member of the Krakow (Cracow) branch of the 'Galicja Red Cross'. Black, red and white enamels on silver plated bronze. Check out the intricate pattern to red enamels! Original pinback is gone, but fitted with stick pin. Austrian maker (how interesting), 'Geb. Jager, Gablonz j/n.' impressed to reverse. Most silver wash remains. Some light darkening. 23.5mm in diameter. Extremely rare piece of the European/Polish Red Cross. Very few of these remain today and would be impossible to replace. If you'd like a rare RC item - this is as rare as it gets!!  Item # Rdc-53 *SOLD*  

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Ladies Life-boat Guild membership pin. Very rare badge. George V era. Red/blue/white enamels. Gilded bronze. Kings crown atop, anchor within red cross. Letters R,N,L,I to corners. Horizontal pin for fastening. Made by: 'Caxton Kew Surrey'. Shows age and light wear. No damage to enamels. 30mm x 32mm. Item # Rdc-42 *SOLD*  

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Polish/Austrian Red Cross. 1918 Field hospital personnel badge. Again, very rare and beautifully designed. Bronze gilt, green wreath and red cross enamels intact. Pinback with small loop to attach the top part so it does not catch during work. 30mm in diameter. Item # Rdc-58 *SOLD*  

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Hungary - unknown Red Cross badge. Judging by its size (62mm x 45mm) and appearance (vaulted and curved) I think that it was used as a uniform insignia, perhaps worn at the shoulder of a sleeve. Most likely prior to or WW1 era. Die-struck in metal. Very nice design of oak and laurel branches surrounding national arms with crown of St. Stephen atop. Red enamelled cross to center. Vertical pin for fastening to reverse. Much age darkening does reveal traces of original gilt. Very unusual and definitely one of a kind piece. Item# Rdc-39. *SOLD*  

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WW1 French wounded badge - type 1

WW1 French wounded badge - type 1. This very rare piece was distributed in small numbers amongst all (qualified) Allies (as opposed to just French). It pre-dates the official wounded medal which was established in 1916. Enamelled center. Bronze, nice details to national symbols (US, French, British and Italian). Enamels intact, shows age and wear but no damage. Ribbon appears to be of age, however I am not certain if original to the award. 24.5mm. A must for the WW1 Red Cross collector. Item # Rdc-5 *SOLD*

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Soviet Union, National Red Cross general membership badge. Older quality (1940's), red star fitted with post and nut (marked to back). Badge (30mm dia.) has serial number impressed to bottom: 1559664. Interesting design. Nice, complete badge. Item # Rdc-90 *SOLD*  

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Croatian Red Cross WW2 era badge of Voluntary sister. Die struck in bronze with red, white and blue enamels. Small chip to white enamel, scratches and darkening overall. No damage though. All Croatian WW2 items are quite scarce. Scroll border. Inscribed: 'Dobrovoljna bolnicarka, H.C.K '. 35mm in diameter. Shows age and wear. Good overall. Unmarked but guaranteed original. Pinback. Vaulted. Item # Rdc-49. *SOLD*  

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WWI and earlier era Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge. Item # Aus-27.*SOLD*  

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Poland, very rare miniature to the Red Cross medal of merit 1923 - 1939 type. Full size medals are nearly impossible to obtain as very few were issued. Silver gilt, engraved to reverse: P.C.K Zasludze' (which is what full size medals had). Original ribbon, suspension clasp and chain pin for fastening. Extreme detail to eagle. Shows age and light wear. 16.5mm wide. Enamels intact. Item # Rdc-50 *SOLD*  

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Poland, 1919 badge of the Wielkopolski Red Cross (this was one of main regions of Poland). Some damage to red enamel but no excessive chipping just old cracking. Nicely detailed eagle affixed to the cross. Florals to corners. Lightly vaulted. Beautiful and rare badge. Fitted with post and small nut. Maker on nut: Kolodziejczyk Grawer Krakow. 26mm x 26mm. Fair to good condition. Silvered bronze. Quite attractive and hard to find. Item # Rdc-51 *SOLD*  

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Hungary, Regency period Red Cross Voluntary Sister's breast badge. Bronze, enamels. Lightly vaulted. Great looking piece. Horizontal locking pin. Large badge! 50mm x 38.5mm. Very good condition, just typical wear and aging. Rare badge. Item # Rdc-72 *SOLD*  

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Hungary, Regency period. Senior personel (doctor/senior sister) breast badge of highest quality. Bronze gilt, rich enamels. Horizontal pin. Lightly vaulted. 48.5mm x 38.2mm. Rare badge, very pretty. Item # Rdc-74 *SOLD*  

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Hungary, Regency (1922-1944). RC Junior Officer bage. Another rare badge of finest quality. Bronze gilt, rich enamels. Maker to reverse: Boczan Karoly, Budapest. Vertical pin. Lightly vaulted, 2 part construction (crown is separate). Excellent condition. 29mm dia. Item # Rdc-75 *SOLD*

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Hungary, Regency period Red Cross Voluntary Sister's cap badge. Shows wear, light crack to red enamel (not chipped). Difficult badge to obtain. 24mm x 20mm. Item # Rdc-77 *SOLD*  

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Hungary, Regency. Membership cap badge. Bronze, enamels. Crown separate. Vertical pin. 22.5mm x 16mm. Lightly worn, no damage. Item # Rdc-78 *SOLD*

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Hungary, Regency. Unknown badge. ORVOS. Bronze, enamels (intact). 23mm x 16mm. Item # Rdc-79 *SOLD*

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Denmark. 1902 Danish Ladies Red Cross badge. Also known as the " The Late Queen's badge". Sterling silver/gilt. Hallmarked by the known jeweller: G.S. Jensen 925 S (marking to the button-hole type attachment). Fabulous quality enamels. Light darkening. Very rare piece, seldom offered for sale. 27.5mm in diameter. Item # Rdc-82 *SOLD*  

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Denmark, 1927 Red Cross Badge of distinction for excellence. Silver gilt. Hallmarked to body: 930 S. Highest quality badge. Lightly vaulted, excellent condition. Complete with original box of issue by H.P. Larsen (golsmith). Button-hole type fastener. 27.2mm dia. Don't miss this one! Item # Rdc-83 *SOLD*  

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Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge, War of 1866

Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge, War of 1866. Large doctor's breast badge. Lightly vaulted. Great pattern with Imperial arms in black lacquer, enamel Red Cross to center. Black lacquer approx. 90% intact. Perfect enamel. Two small stains on front. Vertical double pin-catch fastener. Beautiful example. Very rare piece. 59mm x 45.5mm. Item # Aus-31. *SOLD*

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Serbia - Red Cross Order, breast badge

Serbia - Red Cross Order, breast badge. Silver and enamels. Local manufacturer. Multi-piece construction, excellent detail. Slight chip to reverse enamel professionally repaired, not detractive. Complete with original ribbon. 40 x 62.5mm. Item #Ser-20. *SOLD*

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Bulgaria - Kingdom (Tzar Ferdinand's era) Red Cross badge of service during WW1. Very rare as not many issued. 3 piece construction. Silver and red enamels (some cracking to top arm). Ferdinand's crown atop. Very attractive piece. Maker marked to the back of slide 'W&A'. 34.6mm x 25.5mm. Item # Rdc-1 *SOLD*  

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Portuguese Red Cross Distinguished Service Recognition award

Portuguese Red Cross Distinguished Service Recognition award. Circa WW1. All Portuguese Red Cross medals are rare as very few were awarded. Typical 'Chocolate Brown' bronze medal. Original ribbon and clasp with the Cross. Attractive design with red enamelled cross to obverse. 32mm in diameter. Very interesting piece. Ribbon lightly soiled. Item # Por-9 *SOLD*  

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British Red Cross Proficiency Badge. Issued to E.M.Cowlishaw #36680. Bronze gilt medal with enamels. Suspended from original ribbon with ornamental "Proficiency in Red Cross First Aid" brooch marked "J.R.Gaunt London, RoNo629286". The second marking may indicate the recipient's State Registered Nurse number. Such badges were awarded after the successful completion of three examinations, with bars awarded for each exam written thereafter. This medal includes a First Aid bar from 1945 and a Nursing bar from 1946. Very good condition, all enamels intact. Item #Rdc-104. *SOLD*  

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British Red Cross Proficiency Badge. Issued to E.M.Cowlishaw #24705. Bronze gilt medal with enamels. Suspended from original ribbon with ornamental "Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing" brooch marked "RoNo629286, J.R.Gaunt London". The first marking may indicate the recipient's State Registered Nurse number. Such badges were awarded after the successful completion of three examinations, with bars awarded for each exam written thereafter. This medal includes three such bars for Red Cross First Aid exams written from 1954-57. Very good condition, all enamels intact. Item #Rdc-103. *SOLD*  

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