Our latest Australian Badge Guide: Anzac Day is available in print form exclusively through eBay Australia @ http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/272543293926?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Some 102 pages in length, with 271 references, and some 661 Anzac Day badge images, this makes this Australian Badge Guide a must have for serious collectors and those who are just fascinated by Australia’s social and cultural history. Who knows, perhaps you too will become an even greater badge enthusiast.
Interestingly, Anzac Day commemorations were first observed on Australia Day in 1915 (30 July 1915, with the first “official” Anzac Day commemoration being observed on 13 October 1915 as part of the tradition 8 hour day holiday celebration). Despite being officially observed on 25 April 1916, Anzac Day also continued to be observed under other names including Remembrance Day and Gallipoli Day.
Other interesting details included in the Guide include the first observance of Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial (later than you may first think), and references to Anzac Day badge guides in Australia’s newspaper archive. This Guide looks to correctly document these important historical artefacts which, if eBay is any Guide, continue to grow in value as the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing now shows.