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olicat

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 11:15:43 AM »

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Hi

My badge from the London hospital has turned up on eBay . My name is on the back , Lynn Davies. Please can you all refrain from bidding as I am trying to get it back ! Thanks

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 03:55:31 PM »
Hello everyone. I am a 'new girl' to this website, but have been looking for something like this for ages; and am only glad that this forum exists! 
Anyway, regarding this topic; I was absolutely shocked to see that the 'West Lothian college of Nursing' badge, currently on ebay, was originally on for offers STARTING at 59.00. I see it didn't sell, and is now on 'to buy' at 56.  (As an aside, I see it is stated that it from 1959. I am sure this is incorrect, because West Lothian college wasn't in existence until at least the mid 70's).

On a slightly different note, can anyone advise me as to whether there are any other websites where you have a potential opportunity to by nursing badges, other than ebay and the 'Sally Bosley' site?  Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Sarah Rogers

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2012, 04:49:56 PM »
hi, that sellers badges often seem a little higher than others..but often go....supply and demand. we have checked nay antiques places and have so far only found 1 badge...perhaps i am finding another keen collector around! As another newbie they do seem rather like hens teeth!Good luck

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 11:22:17 AM »
Hi there
Another potential source is to do swaps with people.  Sally can be quite expensive. Myk1066

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2012, 09:36:11 AM »
hi - I have done swaps and this is a nice way to get a badge you want. I recently had a successful and wonderful swaps with Barry - getting badges that I have never seen on ebay or Sallys sites. I have bought off Sally's site and am very tempted by her Hereford but its beyond my price limit.........
As for the Lothian badge I would have bought it at that price if I Hadn't already got it - perhaps we could persuade Wilf do  do  a swap corner????!!!! Pete was thinking about selling some of items (see his posting  "closing down sale") Did offer to swap a nice 50 note for his tommies but alas no reply LOL!!!!
I have always found that badge prices on ebay can go in swings and roundabouts - sometimes they all go for big bucks and there are periods when they go for sensible money. I have noted that if a badge goes for high money it seems to bring a glut of same badge from others trying to cash in.
Its not just nursing badges that this happens to - a recent very guide interest badge ( about size of 10p) went  for over 100 and even some golly badges can command big prices.
When I started to collect badges London area badges were always out my price range and that started me specialising in Scottish and Brum badges as these were more sensibly priced - then Liverpool badges went and rocketed and was surprised to see the recent Liverpool SEN badge sell sensibly As for the scottish ones well they're rocketing - check out the Kilmarnock.
I have a very nice spare Myddleton maty if any interested in swap................
sue ;)

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 09:18:38 PM »
Thank you everyone, who was kind enough to answer my query about where you can purchase nursing badges from.  Most grateful

Does anyone happen know as to whether the 'Sick Kids' Glasgow hospital had a badge?  I suspect it did, though have never seen one (despite me being a Glaswegian!)
 
Also, am trying to find  - a photo even! of the Carstairs hospital badge. Does anyone know what it looked like?  Would be most interested.

Thank you.

Susan

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2012, 09:45:47 PM »
P.S.  I see that just tonight, a photo of the Glasgow 'Sick Kids' badge ( green, presumably E.N)  has just appeared on the Scottish section of badges. How fortutious!

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 04:18:36 AM »
hi rogartdog what scottish badges are you interested in buying /  swapping

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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 08:39:24 AM »
hi I am the lucky owner of the Glasgow sick kids I also believe thats  its the SEN version I missed out on Leigh's blue version as it went a bit beyond my budget but i will get one - one day....
not sure if I have a Cartstairs
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012, 10:31:07 PM »
Thank albeit you for your message.

Having been an i/p in the Glasgow 'sick kids' hospital; albeit many years ago, I should have recalled that there was a training badge. And what a badge too. Really beautiful.

As far as Scottish badges are concerned, I am especially interested in both the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh  'Pelican' badge; both the 'Nurses League' badge, and also the SEN 'Pelican' badge.

I am also interested in - even  seeing!, a photo of the 'Special' Scottish hospital 'Carstairs' hospital badge

Thank you.

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2012, 08:18:35 AM »
hi alas no luck I don't have a carstairs I think that there is an RIE  on as a buy it now on ebay. Scottish badge prices are definately rising  a few years ago I was able to pick them up for reasonable prices. I was able to  get 2 nice ones via Barry finding a recent swapping session. It has taken me a long time to acquire a glasgow sick kids - i also have 2 edinburgh sick kids and an Aberdeen sick kids. Have had no luck in tracking down an edinburgh SEN or nurses league badges
Oh and yes I did get tempted by a badge on Sally's site today and not the coveted Hereford!!!!!!!!

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2012, 09:09:02 AM »
a lovely badge sue, and sold already! ..if its the newest one on!

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« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2012, 08:03:42 PM »
guilty as charged I trained at good hope and have the blue maltese cross version I can't recall this version but a good price and have never seen one before so am thrilled to have got it ::) ;D

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« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2012, 10:14:40 PM »
Hello,
Thanks for checking about the Carstairs badge Sue. Sorry you don't have one, - I will just have to keep looking!
Yes you are right, there is an RIE 'Pelican' badge on ebay currently; however it is the older 'School of Nursing' as opposed to the 'Nurses League' one. Both are stunning in my opinion.. There is also an SEN version of the 'Pelican' badge. It's a different shape, but equally as lovely. ( can provide a web address for a photo, if anyone is interested)

Not surpised you bought that lovely badge today Sue!

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Re: Value of badges
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2012, 10:22:52 PM »
I would really love to see a photo - then i can get very envious and put another badge on my wishlist. One of my fave badges is the Leith as well as my own hard earned ones!!