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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Hi there. Another Family item. My Dad DID serve in WW2 for the RCAF. I am not sure IF this is one of his pins he got, or what year/war it is from. I am assuming it was my Dads as it was in my Mom jewelry box. Both Mom and Dad ( + RIP + ) so I can ask. I know it is for Canada / Canadian with the Maple leaf -- but what about the rest of it? Looks like the *LION PASSANT* on the one to the left......For England? England & Canada -- and the middle badge?

    So I am reaching out to CW members to know the:

    ~ History
    ~ Year
    ~ Which War?
    ~ What the logo mean - the 3 of them?
    ~ anything else you can tell me

    Thanks as always


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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      Hi Antiquerose,

      Please excuse an American for venturing an opinion into what he thinks is pure Canadiana

      The crowns are designed like Victorian crowns, which may be just the jeweler's whim, but he/she was certainly working from that reference. The shield in the middle looks very much like some of the really complicated coat of arms on some of the unofficial versions of the old Canadian Red Ensign. Check out the image on this page:

      That leave the left shield, and without further research I'd speculate it's an old provincial coat of arms of Quebec, although slightly different from current

    2. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      I agree with Chris. My grandfather was in ww2 and my grandmother had a few pins from him and that era. She once told me that hr called his an "identifying badge". It had his military unit ie marines or army, squad number, and country of origin. I din't know if that is what yours is but thank you for sharing it. Such history is lost today becsuse peopke simply don't care.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      great new postings!!!!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Thanks & Hugs for stopping by and LOVING my items.... :kissy:








      SEAN68 --> Thanks Sean for the Positive comment !!

      robin56 --> Thanks for the comment. So true. This has been well worn / loved. I do not care if it is not perfect. It is the history it has attached to it. Some might say it trash -- but me -- it is still a Treasure !!



      Chrisnp ---> Thanks so much for the info. Figured it was Canadian, and still has a special meaning for me. Thanks for the Info !!


    5. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Have a warm Remembrance Day weekend antiquerose.
    6. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      Center: Dominion shield (take a look here ans scroll down)
      Right: maple leaf, ofcourse
      Left: Quebec coat of arms. two Fleurs de Lis on gold, granted 1868 and used until 1939 when replaced by three gold Fleurs de Lis on blue (azure).
      So, it was made before 1939 and has nothing to do with military.Possibly even Victorian because of Queen`s crown which differs from King`s crown of both George V and VI.
      Patriotic souvenir badge.

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