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General Discussion / Re: Bronze Nightingale
« Last post by wilfb on December 10, 2017, 08:51:58 PM »
Hi.

Keep in there Peter!  We couldn't do without you and yours... Sad? You think that might be the problem?  My wife Pam says that you only need to change the 'S' to an 'M' and you will be describing me to a 'T'......  Glad that you got that bronze - I didn't bid. Maybe later we can feature the photographs on SoN. Right now I am desperately racing the clock to get the long overdue News page et al on line.....

Be back with you all on Thursday night!

Merry Christmas.
Will.
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General Discussion / Re: Bronze Nightingale
« Last post by backman on December 10, 2017, 10:29:41 AM »
I was the successful bidder on this,but don't really know Why? It is an interesting piece and clearly matches the size and pattern of the badges.The question is could it be used as the basis for  producing some sort of replica although it would be un enamelled and without fixings,and who might be able to advise? I will probably sit on it until I figure it out but will try and upload pics later.
 It is so dark and miserable here photography is proving problematic unless I can figure out a light box.I think I have acute onset Seasonal Affective Disorder( at least I think that's what people meant when they say I was sad?) I do hope that the £100 million euro lottery win hurries up so that I can invest in my Australian branch office of Nursing Collectables!!!
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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on December 04, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
Anyone interested in some swaps for a LH Registered Nurse or EN badge?
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Notice Board / Re: British Nursing Badges
« Last post by myk1066 on December 04, 2017, 09:56:15 PM »
Anyone interested in this book & has some badges they’d be willing to swap?
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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on December 04, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
Another gone on tonight for £24.
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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on December 04, 2017, 07:59:09 PM »
I didn’t win it unfortunately, went for £122.
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General Discussion / Re: Bronze Nightingale
« Last post by wilfb on December 02, 2017, 09:17:26 PM »
Hi.

Yes, any design is copyright of the designer - and where patents involved in the case of manufactured items. Graphic designs are usually copyright for at least 50 years (I believe) in the first instance, but can be extended if required by the legal holder.

Both instances are subject to complex national/international laws - a brief look at Google or other search engines will no doubt convince..... But even then the complexities demand a good lawyer.

The good part is that most holders are more than willing to help if asked and there are many expired items. Please don't ask me for a coverall answer -  each and every case is different and the variables are invariably variable!

Will.
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General Discussion / Re: In relation to our GNC Badge
« Last post by wilfb on December 02, 2017, 08:55:51 PM »
Hi.

Thanks for that myk - interesting article and the photo!  Those uniforms! Wow.....

Will.
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General Discussion / Re: Bronze Nightingale
« Last post by backman on December 02, 2017, 08:53:33 PM »
I believe that their design will be protected.I know that Fattorini would not allow anyone to have a replacement badge made without authorisation of the commissioning School of Nursing who they say retain the ownership?
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