Rightful Owners

Pick Me Help Plunket partner, Public Trust has recently launched its ‘Rightful Owners’ campaign. This extraordinary campaign involves Public Trust sourcing 12 interesting and vintage items from around New Zealand. Each item has clues to its original owner and they hope to uncover the right histories and stories behind each item so they can re-unite them with their current rightful owner. The underlying campaign message is - make sure your precious sentimental items don’t get lost, by specifying them in a Will.

The campaign has been promoted through a range of media including Facebook where many people have already left comments and leads. It looks like this campaign is destined to go viral!

The 12 items are:

  • Silver Tray
  • WWII Medals
  • Certificates belonging to Edna McNabb
  • Tape measure
  • Nurse’s pin
  • Trunk
  • Boxing gloves
  • Victorian photo album
  • Toy car
  • Kodak Brownie camera
  • Super 8 home movies
  • Cigarette case

There were two stories from this campaign which we thought we would follow, the first being the nurses pin, and the second being the toy car.

J.A. Beattie, whose name is inscribed on the pin, may have tended soldiers and perhaps even saved lives. Undoubtedly, she would have brought comfort to many people suffering from all sorts of ailments. Obviously with our nurses link, we at Plunket would love to know the story that relates to this piece, and see if there are any ties to us.

The second story we thought we would follow was the mid-twentieth century, boy's toy car. Back then, children had fewer toys available, so such objects would have been highly coveted and cherished. This wee gem belonged to a P McRae.

We look forward to seeing how these stories unfold and reveal their rightful owners.

If you have information that might help, please visit the Rightful Owners Facebook page or call 0800 327 994 and tell Public Trust the story.

Brought to you in association with Public Trust, click here for full terms and conditions. To make sure your treasures aren't lost and ensure they go to the rightful owners, get in touch with Public Trust today.

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