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Old 05-02-18, 11:09 PM
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Default Tasmanian OAS Fund Badge - World War One

Here's an interesting Tasmanian OAS Fund Badge from World War One.

Does anyone collect these fund raising badges?

O.A.S. (On Active Service) Tasmania badge made by Alfred Stokes, Sydney, Australia in 1917.

The O.A.S. Fund of Tasmania helped raise money for those fighting in World War I. The charity was not a hospital relief fund, but one created to assist with the acquiring of provisions for the 'well soldier as distinct from the sick and wounded' who were still at war on active service in 'the trenches and camps'.

In May 1916, the Fund decided it would hold a Button Day every month selling only a set number of badges in the hope that the public would anticipate each month's release of badges and buy them on a regular basis. The badges sold for one shilling each.

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Old 06-02-18, 08:56 PM
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Very interesting, thanks for showing Mick.

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