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Badge - War Orphans Appeal Badge

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Round metal button badge with white background and the Legacy torch and wreath in a stapled in cardboard and plastic cover.
Size
Badge 28 mm diameter ; Cover 50 x 50 mm
Object Registration
01708
Keywords
legacy appeal
Historical information
An example of a War Orphans Appeal button badge. These badges were a precursor to the Legacy Badge appeals that occur annually. The age of this badge is not known, possibly from the 1940s.
The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.
Significance
An example of an early Legacy badge that was sold in the 1940s to raise money for war orphans.
Inscriptions & Markings
Printed in red text 'War orphans appeal. Lest We Forget. 1/-'
Last updated
18 Feb 2020 at 2:56PM