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Old 15-04-22, 04:54 PM
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I came across these today. I am assuming they are sweetheart brooches? The ANZAC badge is collar size and almost looks like it had blades at some stage? The NZ badge is sterling silver. Any comments or opinions would be most welcome.

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Old 15-04-22, 10:11 PM
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The rising Sun badge looks like it might have been an Australian nurses badge, but I've never seen one with blades.

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Old 15-04-22, 11:45 PM
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Both standard sweetheart broochs IMHO. The Australian badge appears to be a WW1 British manufacture that has been silver plated, lugs removed and brooch pin added. Never seen an ACMF one with blades but they might very well exist. The only one I have seen with blades is a white metal post 1948 AMF King's crown armoured corps cap/collar badge.
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hi
agree with Kingsley except here is a WW1 cap badge with blades
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Old 16-04-22, 01:14 AM
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BC, After seeing your picture, then the RS might very well be a Nurses badge, that she replaced the blades with a pin making it easier to put on. It sure looks like one to me.

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Old 16-04-22, 03:15 AM
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hi Terry
i dont think so. i think kingsley is correct. probably lugs removed, pin added and plated.
the reason being that the bladed R/S were for officers and therefore should be bronze.
also, the nursing R/S were never lugged or bladed or slider, they were always meant to be fixed with a pin devise.
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Old 16-04-22, 05:08 AM
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Yep, I agree BC. Still looks like a nurses pin, but I bow to the more knowledgeable. The nubs do look more like lugs than blades on closer study.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. Interesting avenue for research regarding Australian nurses badges, although I suppose as has been said, they would have been made as pin backs only? I am also finding all of the different NZ fern leaf badges quite absorbing.
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