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Badge - Legacy Appeal Badges - 2 shillings

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Legacy Appeal pins with the Legacy torch issued prior to 1966, they are silver with blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.
Size
Badges 18 x 11 mm
Object Registration
01730
Keywords
legacy appeal, fundraising, badge week
Historical information
An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Their donation value was 2 shillings.
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. One of the pins does not have laurel leaves, the other has it wrapped around the torch instead of in the normal circular shape.
Made By
A J Parkes (Maker)
Significance
Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.
Inscriptions & Markings
On reverse '2/- Parkes Bris'.
Last updated
17 Apr 2020 at 11:29AM