Chester Independent Order Of Oddfellows Badge

Thomas Armitt of Chester 1833
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A rare William IV Provincial silver Independent Order of Oddfellows Badge, of shaped oval form with a medallic armorial centre set in a scrolled and part engraved frame for wearing.
The name Oddfellows refers to a number of friendly societies operating in the United Kingdom. It also refers to a number of Lodges with histories dating back to the 1700s. These various organisations were set up to protect and care for their members at a time when there was no welfare state, trade unions or National Health Service. The aim was (and still is) to provide help to members when they need it. The friendly societies are non-profit mutual organisations owned by their members. All income is passed back to the members in the form of services and benefits. The Oddfellows are fundraisers for both local and national charities. Branches raise money for local causes and the Societies as a whole raise significant amounts for charities.

By Thomas Armitt, Chester 1833.

Sold - £365.00

In good condition with no damage or repair.
104 mm (4.09 inches)
82 mm (3.23 inches)
45.00 Grams (1.45 troy ounces)
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