RARE Vintage Car / Grill Badge. NSW Doctors No. 5785.

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RARE Vintage Car / Grill Badge. NSW Doctors No. 5785.

The disc has a large red Maltese cross with the Rod of Asclepius (Greek mythology) also known as the Staff of Asclepius in the centre. The rod or staff is white and the serpent is green. The edges of the cross overlap a blue border with red lettering 'NSW' at the top. Four numbers '5785' are stamped at the bottom of the disc.


Issued as a doctor's car badge in NSW from January 1928. The badges were issued by the NSW Traffic Branch after a two year campaign by doctors for vehicle identification to give them swift and uninterrupted passage particularly when travelling on punts and attending urgent cases. They were intended to eliminate the necessity to produce credentials when seeking preference in punt and traffic queues. Badges were attached to cars adjacent to the front and back number plates.


To prevent fraud, badges were only obtainable on the production of an order endorsed by the British Medical Association in Sydney. Unfortunately the records relating to the issue of the car badges were misplaced when the records were transferred to the Australian Medical Association in the 1980s.


Some enamel loss. The disc is 89mm in diameter, still attached to original grill bar.


Local Brisbane pick-up welcomed. Always happy to combine postage where possible & practical. HNCO are not responsible for import duties or customs charges. This is the buyers / importers responsibility.




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