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#1 WWII Legacy Girl

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:22 PM

I won these at an auction recently.  Are the WWII caduceus with the white N any more rare than the brown/black N ones?  I saw from an Army.mil chart that the white N was from 1942.  Might not be anything special, but since I haven't seen too many other, just thought I'd ask.  

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:58 AM

Wow, these are beautiful! Congrats on winning these.

I'm not an expert but I like to collect ww2 Nurse Caduceus too and I have to say that I encounter the ones with white N's not that often as the ones with brown/black N's.

 

Are these marked by the way?

 

Rene

 



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:30 AM

Looking now - they haven't even been taken off of the cardboard yet



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:32 AM

Wow, these are beautiful! Congrats on winning these.

I'm not an expert but I like to collect ww2 Nurse Caduceus too and I have to say that I encounter the ones with white N's not that often as the ones with brown/black N's.

 

Are these marked by the way?

 

Rene

 

 

Nope!  The claps have "patent pending" on them but that's it



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:39 PM

I have never seen a pair with the white enamel. Very nice score!



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:01 PM

Would these have been worn on the Nurses White Uniforms while working in hospital wards ???

 

These ae very nice, Never seen any like these before...

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:15 PM

Would these have been worn on the Nurses White Uniforms while working in hospital wards ???

 

These ae very nice, Never seen any like these before...

 

Leigh

 

Not specifically.  On the ward dress, the caduceus was worn on the left side of the collar and a pin-on rank on the right side of the collar.  But any colored N caduceus could have been used.  



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for the information.. I would have thought only the white N would be worn..

 

As this is not in my wheelhouse I learned something new today.. Thank you for your insight..

 

Leigh



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

These are now for sale - http://www.usmilitar...ite-enameled-n/



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:53 AM

The white caduceus was to be worn on the white nurse uniforms and were only worn for a short time during WW2.


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