WWI ERA VINTAGE NEAR EAST RELIEF NER PIN ARMENIA GREECE POSTWAR AID CAMPAIGN PIN

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  • Sold Date: May 27, 2016
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WWI ERA VINTAGE NEAR EAST RELIEF NER PIN ARMENIA GREECE POSTWAR AID CAMPAIGN PIN

Up for your consideration is this nice find of an ORIGINAL, World War One era, celluloid faced pin-back badge with the slogan "N.E.R. - Hunger Knows No Armistice". It is about 1 inch in diameter. The Near East Relief (N.E.R.) organization - later known as the Near East Foundation (NEF) - traces its history to 1915 when prominent New Yorkers formed the "Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief" to raise money for Armenian, Syrian, Greek and other refugees from the Ottoman Empire. Chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 as "Near East Relief (NER)", the organization was designated as the primary channel for U.S. postwar aid in the region. It undertook major nationwide campaigns to raise funds for its relief work and operated orphanages and other relief agencies in the region. By the NER acronym, and the reference to the "Armistice", we date this pin to the 1919 era. A very nice piece of history well worth preserving and displaying.

CONDITION: Very Good. Complete and fully intact. Nice red/white/blue/orange celluloid facing, with no crazing or crackling. The original pin is straight and intact. No notable wear. Light age tarnish on the bare metal back. Very nice display quality. Please view the multiple photos within the listing description for a closer
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