Alternative Name(s): Pin, Button

Fundraising badge dating to World War I with an image in the centre of King George V, the reigning monarch of the British Empire during World War I.

According to contemporary newspaper articles, King George's Day buttons were sold on 2 June 1916, the day before the 'actual' celebrations of the monarch's birthday. The purpose of the buttons was the raise funds for the support of allied nations, particularly Italy, Serbia and 'Russian Poland.'

Physical Description

Round metal badge. Purple border with printed words surrounds the head of King George V of United Kingdom. Flags (allies?) around his head. Pin at back fits into slot.

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