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824702
  • Title
    Series 08: May Gibbs relics, 1900-1969
  • Call number
    R 656/Item u
    R 656/Item v
    R 680
    R 681
    R 682
    R 683
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1900-1969
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    824702
  • Physical Description
    1 Badge of MBE - 6.5 x 5.0 cm - silver medallion in the form of a cross patonce, suspended from a bow of pink ribbon edged with grey
    1 Bell - 6.0 x 5.0 cm - metal, possibly a cow bell
    2 figurines - 6.2 x 4.2 cm - plasticine
    Printing blocks and flong - various sizes - wood, metal and papier mache
    6 printed handkerchiefs - 23.2 x 23.6 cm - cotton
    12 Gum leaves and 1 piece of bark - various sizes
  • Scope and Content
    Item 01
    R 656 / Item u
    Badge of MBE, awarded to May Gibbs in 1955. Obverse: conjoint busts of King George V and Queen Mary. Legend: 'For God and the Empire' Reverse: Initials 'G.R.J.' surmounted by a crown.

    Item 02
    R 656 / Item v
    Bell, probably a cow bell, nd.

    Item 03
    R 680
    2 Plasticine figurines, probably made by May Gibbs.

    Item 04
    R 681
    Printing blocks and flong for one of the Bib and Bub stories.

    Item 05
    R 682
    6 printed cotton handkerchiefs depicting May Gibbs’ characters.

    Item 06
    R 683
    12 Gum leaves and 1 piece of bark, probably used as models for bookmarks (various sizes).
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