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The Virtually Succulent
Lapel Badge Collection

Many of these lapel badges, depicting cacti and other succulent plants, were obtained from gift shops and petrol (gas) stations throughout the South-West USA, but were labelled as made in the Far East including China. I avoid plastic, but a few badges are of an all-metal construction without enamel. Translucent badges on a glassy substrate e.g. Big Bend No. 2 are a recent innovation. No information is available about suppliers of these badges.
 
Badges from a few cactus and succulent plant societies are included at the bottom of the page.
 
On a PC monitor at 96 dpi these images will be about life-size. Click on images for larger versions.

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Badges from Arizona

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Badges from California

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Death Valley
National Park
Medal - front
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Death Valley
National Park
Medal - rear
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Badge: Great Britain

   

Badge: Mexico

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Marked "Mexico Taxco", found in NW London
 

Badges from New Mexico

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Badges from Texas

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National
Park Medal,
Big Bend,
Texas - front
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National
Park Medal,
Big Bend,
Texas - rear
 

Badges from Specialist Societies

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Above: The Sempervivum Society was active during the 1980's. The society no longer exists.
Image from: Cornelis Versteeg