2019 Australian Comforts Fund WW1 & WW2 Fundraising Badges, Buttons & Pins
This illustrated Australian Badge Guide is unique and the original, ground breaking guide that has been documenting the history of Australia’s fundraising badges, buttons and pins since 2012. Australian Badge Guides is designed not only for “completists” – trying to get their hands on as many badges as they can – but also the person just interested in Australia’s war history, including the efforts to raise funds on the home front. This 2019 edition is 124 pages in length and includes 353 badge images (including backs); known information about 16 badge makers and 434 references about the badges and the ACF.
The "ACF" or Australians Comfort Fund was originally formed on 24 August 1916 to raise money for comfort items to be sent to the Australian troops fighting for the British Empire in World War One. The ACF did astonishing work and was mainly organised and run by women on a voluntary-basis.
The ACF was formed from a number of Australian State-based patriotic organisations that had been individually formed at the beginning of the Great War. With the cessation of hostilities, the ACF officially ceased its fundraising operations on 16 April 1920, only to be reformed with the outbreak of the Second World War.
The layout of this Australian Badge Guide includes a full-colour image of each known badge, and relevant information for the collector with respect to technical details as well as known historical references to the particular badge and/or fundraising event.
The Australian Badge Guide has been written by a passionate badge collector with extensive military, literary and research experience who has also worked hard since 2012 in developing a badge collecting community on Facebook – this is because Australian Badge Guides is dedicated to honouring the wartime work of organisations such as the Australian Comforts Fund.
The Australian Badge Guide is an excellent reference on this topic and makes an ideal gift for any person with a keen interest in military and social history as well as the avid badge collector.
Our other Australian Badge Guide titles include:
Anzac Day – 2018
Anzac Day Over the Years - 2017
Australian Red Cross
Australia Day – New 2019 edition
Australian Badge Makers – New 2019 edition
Australian Comforts Fund – New 2019 edition
Australian Flags on Badges – New 2019 edition
Charities Badges - 2015
Gould League of Bird Lovers (NSW, Vic, Tas, WA)
Legacy Day/Appeal – 2018
People Featured on Badges - 2016
Radio, TV, Theatre and Newspaper Club Badges - 2018
Rose Day - 2017
South Australian Towns which issued badges in World War One – 2019 edition
Poppy Day (a useful adjunct to Anzac Day) - 2015
Salvation Army (Australia) - 2018
Tin Hat Day - 2017
War Memorial Badges – New 2019 edition
Wattle Day - 2018
World War One Peace/Victory/Repatriation Badges – New 2019 edition
World War One – all the known issues – New 2019 edition (50 MB eBook only – 778 pages long – in excess of 2500 badge images)
World War Two – Community Fundraisers - 2016
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