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Vintage British Empire Service League Canadian Legion Sterling Silver Enamel Lapel Pin

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Beautiful sterling and enamel lapel pin for the British Empire Service League, Canadian Legion, which was created in 1925, and later became The Royal Canadian Legion. Has deep, rich color in the blue and red, with a white maple leaf at centre and the initial "A." With Guelphic crown at top, on the reverse it is marked 'C. Lamond Sterling' with a stylized capital letter 'E', standing for the firm of C. Lamond et Fils (C. Lamond and Sons) of Montreal.

In November 1925, the Canadian Legion was founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League. The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League was incorporated by a special act of parliament the following year. The Legion grew steadily through the 1930s and then expanded rapidly following World War II. In 1960, Elizabeth II granted The Legion royal patronage and it became The Royal Canadian Legion. From the style of the hinge and clasp, pin dates to the 1930s or early 1940s.

Measures 1.0" tall and 0.8" across.

Arrives protected in a sturdy package.

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Vintage British Empire Service League Canadian Legion Sterling Silver Enamel Lapel Pin

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: sterling silver, enamel
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