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Title: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on April 26, 2016, 09:15:23 PM
Have just had a request for a Bolton School of Nursing (Green enamel) -Did one close recently?
Need another University Chester School of Nursing & Midwifery
Belfast City Hospital(silver)
Warwickshire School of Nursing(large oval with bear)
Coventry School of Nursing(Phoenix white edge)
Sunderland Bede college of nursing and midwifery
Brighton School of Nursing (Blue edging)

They still keep coming so any help is appreciated,thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on April 26, 2016, 09:49:16 PM
hi I have both the Coventry and Warwick but really don't want to let them go - alas I don't have any of the others Have a finding it was Sarah selling the Bolton
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on May 06, 2016, 04:16:53 PM
Thanks anyway Sue.
 Also a request for an Exeter School of Nursing.(triangular with castle to centre,red enamel)
 and a Cherry Knowles Hospital.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: markwatson on May 16, 2016, 02:53:49 AM
are you still looking the belfast city hospital badge have a spare one
let me know mark
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: markwatson on May 16, 2016, 02:56:22 AM
the bch i have is the SRN version
mark
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 12, 2016, 08:39:13 PM
Does anyone have a spare Hastings school of nursing enrolled nurse badge please?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 20, 2016, 08:40:42 AM
Spare Sussex Downs School of Nursing if anyone has one please?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on July 26, 2016, 07:53:49 AM
Current requests to replace lost badges include an enrolled nurse Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children ,Doncaster school of Nursing anyone?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on July 26, 2016, 12:09:34 PM
have a variety of Doncaster badges - is it any paticular one you're after?

Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on July 26, 2016, 07:11:31 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/3381723820/in/photolist-69QdF7-GERHHW-yu5hWP
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on July 26, 2016, 08:58:03 PM
good news I do have this so will post on Thursday if thats OK sue
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on September 03, 2016, 09:49:53 PM
 Latest requests are for a Sarum School of nursing Salisbury, RAF School of Nursing,Blue Barking & Haverhill SoN,Lanarkshire College of Nursing & Midwifery,Sussex Downs SoN,Mid Herts SoN,Canadian Red Cross hospital Taplow,and as many Army Dustbin lids as I can find!! If anyone has any spares or trades then please contact me to discuss details,many thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on September 04, 2016, 11:25:51 PM
Anyone have a spare Chester Royal Infirmary & City Hospital badge?
Regards
Myk
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on September 04, 2016, 11:27:59 PM
Peter, I have a RAF badge, any use?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on September 21, 2016, 07:13:12 AM
I have a client who is seeking a Princess Christian Army Nursing Service Reserve badge and is prepared to pay a very good price for one.If anyone does have or knows of someone who wishes to sell one ,please PM me .
The demand for army nursing groups and insignia is booming with Many Military collectors recognising this field of collecting.

Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: wilfb on September 21, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
Hi Peter.

PM Left.
Will.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on September 23, 2016, 04:25:14 PM
Hi Peter
Did you manage to get a PCANSR badge?
Regards
Mike
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 30, 2016, 07:33:19 AM
North East Essex(red version),Torbay school of Nursing ( three shields),Salford Royal Hospital( Green enamel maltese cross),Barking & Havering (Blue cross)

thanks for looking
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on October 30, 2016, 09:25:16 PM
pete think I may have a torbay - i'll need to check sue x
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 30, 2016, 09:51:17 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on November 03, 2016, 08:00:57 PM
hi pete have hunted high and low and I can't find it sorry x :(
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 13, 2016, 10:27:12 PM
No problem Sue.

Wanted by a husband for his wife's birthday, A blue SRN Army Nursing Service badge( The green comes up regularly but the blue and the Dustbin lid are always in demand!)
   also Pontefract School of Nursing ,Purple version,
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on November 14, 2016, 12:16:10 PM
There is an Army School of Psychiatric Nursing blue badge on eBay, Army nursing badge was the search term. 24.99.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 14, 2016, 02:11:44 PM
Thanks Mike but it was the general nursing badge that they are looking for.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on November 14, 2016, 02:34:21 PM
The GNC badge?  Apparently the Army Psychiatric badge seller has 37 of them.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 14, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
No Sorry Army General Nursing.I think I might have one to two GNC Badges to pick from myself!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 21, 2016, 05:39:19 PM
Looking for another Tameside General Hospital badge,if anyone has a spare?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 29, 2016, 08:04:07 AM
Frimley Park and Brookwood School of Nursing anyone? I thought one was on eBay recently?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 29, 2016, 02:06:08 PM
Another Barnet Area school of nursing sought.(Dove within a red enamel border)
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 04, 2016, 08:16:47 AM
Latest requests for lost badges;  Ashford Hospital Middlesex.
                                                Peterborough & Stamford School of Nursing Green EN version
                                                Leeds Eastern District School of Nursing Studies
                                                Hammersmith Hospital;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/18160005335/in/photolist-KufyUF-tEJLUg-i95Vco-aDgBcY-aDcK16-aDgBpw-aDd8Hi-aDd8A4-7Ek9MR-7koZ6V-6BCTJ1-6c8Gjw-6aqysu-aDgJf7-6a6fbw-tj8daT-HX2wNr-JLGTUT
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 05, 2016, 07:42:28 PM
Westminster Hospital Enrolled Nurse, Westminster Hospital League of Nurses.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 07, 2016, 03:46:03 PM
Kettering school of Nursing ,red enamel cross version,if anyone can help?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 18, 2016, 05:49:01 PM
I really don't know why I bother trying to help some people as it is wasted effort!! A customer is disappointed that the badge she bought (in near mint condition,thanks Sue!) seems a bit lighter than the one she lost! It also doesn't go through her uniform to well so it must be a fake!!! This is on a silver badge hallmarked 1964.This is one of many cases I have had where people have requested I seek out a badge only to change their minds once I get one for them. Nurses....Don't ya just love them!!!!!!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on December 18, 2016, 06:34:40 PM
Sounds soul destroying, did you take the badge back?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 18, 2016, 07:03:12 PM
I will do,I am sure it will be re homed with an appreciative owner before too long.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: wilfb on December 18, 2016, 08:26:02 PM
Hi.

Hope that if wasn't one of my (infrequent) recommends Peter. But perhaps, in the future, we will have all badge attributes listed - including badge weight.  Unfortunately we won't be listing pin sharpness (or maybe uniform 'resistance to pins') among the attributes....

There is only one test I know of that is totally foolproof (although I am not willing to reveal this online) but I think, even having proven a badge genuine we would still have unbelievers. I wonder how the 'seems a bit lighter' badge was weighed?!! 

But yes, I also have a mailbox containing questionable items - I do my best to help wherever I can but it can be testing.  But nurses, yeah, I just love them - most of the time....

Will.

Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on December 18, 2016, 08:28:04 PM
Hope you gave her short shrift!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 18, 2016, 09:19:49 PM
Thanks all,No I do offer a refund if people are unhappy with their purchase .Luckily 99% of people usually are happy but there is always one or two.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on December 19, 2016, 02:32:07 PM
how annoying is that??? it is a genuine badge and is in VGC - her loss
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 17, 2017, 10:16:15 AM
The requests to replace lost badges keep rolling in. If anyone has a spare Mid Hertfordshire school of Nursing,University of Wales College of Medicine Batchelor of Nursing version,Brompton Hospital Cardiac course,Ulster Hospital,Leicester Evington Infirmary(LEI),North Staffordshire SoN 1970s/80s.and lots more!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 21, 2017, 10:24:13 PM
 Clients seeking -Glasgow Royal Infirmary School of Nursing,another Westminster Hospital Nurses League,University of Nottingham School of Nursing.Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 25, 2017, 10:30:25 AM
North Lothian College (Blue) Anyone?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 25, 2017, 09:28:36 PM
And seeking another Guy's Cazenove medal,if anyone has a spare?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on April 02, 2017, 04:56:42 PM
And Still the requests from nurses seeking to replace lost badges,keep coming.If anyone can help do please get in touch.;

Army dustbin lid,Warwichshire school of nursing(large oval bear) Nuffield Orthopaedic hospital,Homerton college of nursing,St George's hospital silver belt buckle. St Mary's penny,And tons of others!

It is now three years since I launched my sales site during which time I have disposed of much of my collection but amassed almost as many more! I have been able to reunite many nurses with badges that they have lost but disappointed many more.I like to think that I have introduced several others to the delights of collecting and researching our nursing history.What I am not however is much richer and the purchase of mixed lots at auction has led me into trading in general Collectables with now two cabinets in an antiques centre in Norwich.So thank you to all members of this site that have supported me and my venture.It does still seem that there are many more items to discover but they aren't getting any easier to find.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on April 05, 2017, 09:30:40 AM
St Luke's Guildford,Addenbrookes Cambridge,Sheffield Children's hospital,

THanks.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on April 24, 2017, 07:11:08 AM
I have had a request for a Worthing and Southlands Hospitals badge,but it just missed the listing that Sarah had on Ebay,if anyone here bought that one I would welcome a chance to acquire it?  Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on May 17, 2017, 02:47:08 PM
Hello ,latest request is for either Booth Hall or Crumpshall Hospitals Manchester? Thanks.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on May 18, 2017, 08:57:00 AM
Cherry Knowle Hospital anyone?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on May 23, 2017, 07:14:22 PM
Latest batch of requests if anyone has any they wish to trade or sell; Frances Harrison SoN, Glasgow Royal Infirmary,Hope Hospital (enamelled cross),Bolton & Salford College,Withington Hospital south Manchester,Manchester University SoN,Lancashire CoN,Westminster League of Nurses,Sheffield school of Nursing Pendant badge with red enamel,Sefton school of Nursing(Blue rectangle)
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 11, 2017, 09:42:08 AM
Whiteabbey Hospital anyone?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 19, 2017, 08:23:41 AM
Bromley Health Authority Badge  please?

Although I am having a period of disillusionment with the whole thing at present as I am having a whole string of people ordering or requesting items and then changing their minds!!!
The name is Maleczek not Amazon!!! I do wonder if the whole thing is worth the hassle?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: wilfb on June 19, 2017, 07:51:39 PM
Hi.

Seek pre-payment Peter.  A deposit... Or the whole cost.... Up front..

Will.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on June 20, 2017, 07:34:00 PM
that must be so annoying and finding  :(
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 25, 2017, 09:27:07 AM
Croydon Health Authority,silver with dark border,this lady lost hers 20 years ago and is still looking!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 25, 2017, 06:15:20 PM
Oxford School of Nursing, and so it goes on!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: wilfb on June 25, 2017, 08:09:58 PM
Hi.

Yes, but this must be one of the few places that can help find much wanted items Peter. A real service....

Will.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on August 18, 2017, 06:27:04 AM
And more; Bath & Swindon College of Health,Gwent school of Nursing-Llanfrechfa Grange pendant badge.
Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on September 18, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
University of Southampton School of Nursing & Midwifery( rose shape with stag and book)?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on September 23, 2017, 10:19:57 PM
two more ;Aberdeen school of Midwifery and Glasgow Western and Gartnavel,anyone help? Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 11, 2017, 10:33:42 PM
I have someone looking for an oval King Alfred College,Health Studies badge if anyone can help?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 16, 2017, 03:04:38 PM
And a Buckinghamshire College of Nursing(oval badge with a swan)
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 23, 2017, 07:27:44 PM
And yet more if anyone can help; Frenchay School of Nursing,Grimsby School of Nursing,East Cumbria School of Nursing(green),Glasgow Victoria Infirmary,Trafford General Hospital Manchester,Whittington Hospital.

Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: myk1066 on December 23, 2017, 09:52:40 PM
Which of the Trafford?  I think there is a blue enamelled version & a red enamelled version.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on December 23, 2017, 09:57:46 PM
The maroon /red one Mike
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on January 04, 2018, 11:59:58 AM
Latest appeals for replacement badges if anyone has any they are will ing to part with; Guildford School of Nursing Red enamel cross, Llanfrechfa Grange pendant badge,University of Wales College of Medicine BN badge.
Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: Sarah Rogers on January 06, 2018, 09:40:41 AM
Hi, all the badges I am selling are on eBay. I'm pretty sure those sold a long time ago.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on January 06, 2018, 12:01:50 PM
Thanks anyway Sarah,always the way that people are looking for items we have already sold!
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on January 21, 2018, 10:07:43 PM
Doncaster school of Nursing x2, Leeds road Bradford badge being sought,many thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 17, 2018, 06:50:05 PM
Typical! Why do people ask for items the week after one has just sold on EBay?I have someone after a West Glamorgan SoN that Sue just sold a few days ago,I don't suppose anyone picked it up for a trade? If so I would welcome a PM.

Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: markwatson on February 18, 2018, 02:28:58 PM
hi peter
i have the west Glamorgan badge will give you a call
also won the fife set on Friday
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on February 18, 2018, 05:24:13 PM
thanks Mark,
I am just in Wales for a few days so won't be around till Thursday,if you are willing to sell or trade up I'm sure my client will be delighted.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on June 23, 2018, 03:47:57 PM
And still the requests keep coming;
 I have people looking for; Cranage hall and Mary Dendy Hospitals,Swindon School of Nursing,Simpson Memorial Maternity,City General hospital Stoke,QE SoN Birmingham,Hartlepool school of nursing,Glasgow royal infirmary, Multiple Army school of Nursings,and many many more.
Just too many people looking for needles in Haystacks and sourcing is getting harder and harder.It seems almost inevitable that we will see some prices rise as competition grows?

Thanks if anyone can help
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on June 24, 2018, 08:53:46 PM
hi pete I do have some on your "hit list" but alas I would rather keep them As for the army badges I think you're right the current dustbin lid is sitting at 191.00 Please let me know if there any others that you need I have no army ones left but could be persuaded to let some of my English ones go - if I have any that you need
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: wilfb on June 25, 2018, 08:23:08 PM
Hi.

Price rises!  Certainly have - dust-bin lids at 191...!  I will look peter, but I can say right now that I only have single items of my army badges and would not want to sell. As soon as I get my collection out of storage I will most certainly check for you.

Will.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on July 31, 2018, 07:39:45 AM
Latest want is a Southmead Health District Avon badge (round blue edge)from the 1980s.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on August 19, 2018, 07:01:06 AM
And still they come in; Mid Staffordshire (oval silver and enamel torch to centre),Brent and Harrow,silver and enamel shield with blue border.Also another Newmarket school of Nursing(one was reunited with one seeker but still one looking to replace a lost similar!
On the positive side I was recently able to provide one nurses with all three replacements for his lost items, so one very pleased customer.

I'm off on my travels shortly and have also been having major service issues whilst I change providers please expect communication delays until early September.Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on August 19, 2018, 11:33:42 AM
Oh, also several Great Ormond Street Hospitals SRN required,Ulster Hospital,Belfast City,etc,etc
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on September 17, 2018, 06:59:58 AM
Derby college of Nursing and Midwifery(red cross on a round badge, committed to caring)

Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 07, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
RVI Newcastle?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on October 07, 2018, 09:50:44 AM
Oh and another West Glamorgan? Thanks
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 20, 2018, 11:11:07 PM
Far more requests than I can ever hope to fulfil, but any help is always welcomed;

Booth Hall Manchester badge,
Bristol and Western red border.
Dudley road hospital
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on November 21, 2018, 06:31:21 PM
Which version of the DRH are you looking for
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 21, 2018, 08:13:32 PM
I think my client is after either version of the DRH archway badge?
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on November 21, 2018, 08:22:08 PM
let me check am almost sure I  have a  spare
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on November 21, 2018, 09:59:01 PM
Thanks,
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on January 27, 2019, 06:36:29 PM
Looking for a Dorset School of Nursing (blue),Western Infirmary and Gartnaval (Glasgow),Canadian Red Cross Hospital Taplow. amongst others.
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: nursesue on January 27, 2019, 09:59:50 PM
can't help you with those but do have a red Northampton general and a Royal Cornwall infirmary Truro if you're interested
Title: Re: Still Seeking
Post by: backman on January 30, 2019, 10:34:55 AM
Thanks Sue,The Cornwall Infirmary is a nice one but I have someone who wants the later Hospital Named version but thanks for looking.