Lapel pins featuring Shirley Strickland & Merv Wood, 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Jewellery/Pin/Lapel pin
Date Used
1956
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Two lapel pins, one of Shirley Strickland, one of Merv Wood, pinned to a small piece of purple card, with the inscription above in white print "Special Offer!/ OLYMPIC GAMES BADGES/ Collect the full set of 20". Pins are round, metal-backed, with white plastic rounded front. A black and white head-and-shoulder photograph of the athlete sits in the middle, with "1956/ OLYMPIC GAMES" printed above, and their name and discipline in smaller print below, on a yellow strip. A green laurel- wreath motif runs around the border. Pins issued with 'Lux Toilet Soap', and 'Lifebuoy' soap.
Measurements
H: 45 W: 33mm (H: 1 3/4 W: 1 5/16")
H: 90 W: 90mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 3 9/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.1327
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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