Nightingale School of Nursing Items.
|There can be no doubt in
the minds of serious collectors that the badge of the
Nightingale School of Nursing is one of the most beautiful and
superbly executed designs ever to be produced. For a nurse to
gain and ultimately wear one on her uniform must have been a
source of pride bar none.... The chance to own one -
become a custodian for a short time - is the stuff a
So when an American correspondent told us that she was about to
sell one it raised a certain attention. When she told us about
the actual sale she intended we were, literally, all ears.
If collecting a Nightingale badge is the stuff of dreams, then
this is one sale from which you might never want to awaken!
The badge and photograph of Ms Barbara Tyler - "Assistant
Matron-in-Charge at St. Thomas' Hydestile (Godalming, Surrey), when the hospital was moved out of London
during the Blitz of 1941. She was one of the team of three nurses who nursed
KING GEORGE VI, father of present QUEEN), at Buckingham Palace prior to his
death in 1952"... Stunning! Lets have a close look...
Complete with Uniform -
cap, cloak and St Thomas Hospital (Nightingale School of
Nursing) badge she really does fit the picture. To anyone
sitting on the opposite side of her desk - well, I can tell you.
If you were in favour you most certainly were and would work
endlessly to stay there. If you were not in favour, I have no
doubt that fact would have been made quite clear! But
looking at her job description, well, only for the bold and the
The box, John
Pinches, superb design red leather with gold tooling, clearly
inscribed with the words 'The Florence Nightingale School of
Nursing' and encompassing the Coat of Arms; The badge - perfect
beautiful blue enamel; he rear side clearly displaying the inscribed
wording of the 'Nightingale School - St Thomas Hospital', with the
name 'Barbara Tyler 1935'. The word 'Loyalty' is also clearly
inscribed on the bottom arm of the badge. The only indication that
this may not be the badge first presented to Ms Tyler lies in the
word 'Duplicate' on the top arm of the badge, but this could well
make the badge even more desirable.
May 2012 News
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