|Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 130||Auction date: 26 July 2022|
|Lot number: 564|
Price realized: 190 AUD (Approx. 132 USD / 130 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Red Cross Day, Committee badge, 1941, in gilt and enamel (25mm), by Amor, Sydney, features a Red Cross medal suspended below a pin-back suspender marked, 'Committee', and this pinned to a white silk ribbon with red print, 'Red Cross/Day/20th June/1941'. The ribbon aged and with a few pin-holes, the badge very fine and scarce.
The following is part of a report in The Sydney Morning Herald in NSW on Friday 20 June 1941, page 8 - 'There is no cause which invites support more compellingly than the Red Cross Society, and to-day is Red Cross Day, when everyone who is abroad in the city will find innumerable voluntary collectors eager to receive contributions towards a noble organisation which works unceasingly to mitigate the suffering and anxieties of war. From its International headquarters in Geneva the Society maintains contact with all the warring Governments and is able through the right of entry into their territories to bring relief to sick and wounded wherever they may lie. The Australian Red Cross has established convalescent homes in all the States and has sent overseas large quantities of medical supplies and gifts of clothing to British and Allied societies. In addition it maintains in each State and abroad bureaux for making inquiries about soldiers reported to be wounded.'
Estimate: 60 AUD