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1943 Anti-Aircraft Training Instruction Serial VIII ' " Z " AA Artillery '. 26pg manual setting out training, drills and layouts for the " Z " AA batteries, most of which were manned by the Home Guard. " Z " AA batteries fired 3ins unguided rockets from batteries of projectors to produce a box barrage. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Excellent, clean condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, very slight rusting of staples. Uncommon.
Boxed roll of " Pelmex " ARP window strip. This transparent sellotape type of material was designed to be stuck to windows to cut down on the dangers of flying glass in the event of bomb blast. Good, used condition, with bruising and marking to box.
1946 1st Ed. ' The Story of " A " Sector Warwickshire Home Guard '. - 2nd and 7th Battalions. 139pgs telling the story of the two battalions that defended the east and south east of the county with sections on the B.T.H. Auxiliary bomb disposal unit and the L.A.A. Troop 7th Bn, intelligence, weapons and general history. In good, overall condition with slight marking to boards.
' V ' Victory lapel badge. Tin and card pin back lapel badge featuring a ' V ' and the morse code dot,dot,dot,dash for V. Good, used condition.
2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun manual. 944ed. 40pg manual for the 2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun published by Gale & Polden. Featuring a superb all colour, pull out chart showing the gun and exploded views of the main parts, ammunition etc and illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs. All the photographs show the gun being manned by Home Guard personnel who are the target audience for this commercial publication. Cover a little grubby with some bumps and minor tears , otherwise a clean copy of an uncommon manual.
200 Wartime Recipes - Ambrose Heath. ' From the Kitchen Front ' - ' 200 Wartime Recipes ' - Ambrose Heath. 1941 1st ed. 42pgs includes economy tips as well as large numbers of economic recipes with such delights as dandelion sandwiches and eggless cake. Good, clean condition with some light marking to covers.
Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge. Large 34mm tin and celluloid, pin badge featuring a tank design for the Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week ( Feb/Mar 1941 ). Bridge-Blean is situated just outside Canterbury to the North West. Badge bears the manufacturer's details of Thos. Fattorini, B'ham to the rim and is in excellent, bright condition with a little minor corrosion to the reverse.
D Company 7th High Wycombe Battalion Home Guard designation. A scarce example of the embroidered designation for D Company 7th High Wycombe Battalion Home Guard. The 7th Battalion wore a special numeral as a Company designator until stand-down, it was probably introduced in 1942. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Dig For Victory leaflet No.10 Jam & Jelly Making. 1943ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory leaflet No.10 ' Jam & Jelly Making '. Small format leaflet outlining the basics of jam making. In good condition with minor marking and creases. POSTFREE within UK
February 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.11 Vol.2 Feb 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on milk production, Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good, slightly tatty condition with minor rusting to staples, marks, minor tear and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon.
Fire Guard overlay for use with SFP armband. The reorganisation and subseqent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original SFP armband. This example printed on a rubberised cotton. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an armband.
First Police Reserve lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge with half moon fitting by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham for the First Police Reserve. This police organisation comprised retired police officers who had volunteered to serve again during an emergency. As manpower demands grew during the war the FPR amounted to just over 2000 men by 1945. In excellent condition, an uncommon item.
Home Guard Official 2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun manual. 1944ed. HG Instruction No.63 ' The 2 - Pr Anti-Tank Gun '. 100pgs including diagrams and sketches dealing with subjects from ammunition, aiming, stripping and drill. Good, clean condition.
March 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.12 Vol.2 Mar 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on gassing rats, Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good, slightly tatty condition with rusting to staples, marks, minor tear and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon.
West Riding - Harrogate ? Battalion HG Photos. 2 x landscape format photographs of a unit of the West Riding of Yorkshire Home Guard. Taken by a Harrogate photographer, both images are clear and in good condition.
WW2 Civil Defence Flag. 90 x 150cm approx. Civil Defence flag. Multi-piece construction printed onto cotton with manufacturers paper tag still tacked to one side. These flags were used at parades and CD headquarters. Toggle and halyard present ready to be run up the pole! Excellent condition.
' Acrow ' on National Service Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for the Acrow company ' On National Service '. Acrow were the well known manufacturers of construction equipment, in particular the telescopic tubular steel prop, used as a temporary support that bears their name. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini ' to reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
' Blackout ' Card Game. ' The topical game of Blackout ' - loosely based on whist with suits including ' Blackout Fashions, searchlights, silhouettes and black out views ' with the Black out card. Complete set with instruction sheet and conatined in it's original box. In excellent, clean condition with minor tears to box.
' Blackout ' Card Game. ' The topical game of Blackout ' - loosely based on whist with suits including ' Blackout Fashions, searchlights, silhouettes and black out views ' with the Black out card. Complete set with instruction sheet and conatined in it's original box. In excellent, clean condition complete with instruction sheet.
' Careless Talk ' campaign Poster. 25 x 38cms poster, part of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign advising of the need to ' be careful of what you say to strangers and in public ' as ' a few words may give something away that will help the enemy '. Printed by Greycaine Ltd, Watford for H.M.S.O. Good, clean condition, has been folded as usual minor creases.
' Carry On ' - LMS Wartime Newsheet. Dec. 1940ed. 4pgs ' Carry On ', the war time newsletter of the London Midland Scottish Railway. Has stories on the Home Guard, salvage, air raid alerts, timetables and a roll of honour of LMS personnel fighting with the forces. Good, clean condition, has been folded.
' Cockney Campaign ' - Stepney in the Blitz. 1945 1st ed. 144pgs ' Cockney Campaign ' by the Borough's Mayor Frank R.Lewey. An account of the the Borough of Stepney during the Blitz . Illustrated with b/w photographs. In good, clean condition with light sunning to spine. Uncommon and detailed account.
' Death over Haggerston ' - East London Blitz history. 1941 2nd ed. ' Death Over Haggerston ' - An account of the adventures that befell some East Londoners between the summers of 1940 and 1941 by H.A.Wilson. Featuring graphic illustrated d/w and other drawings by Clare Dawson this is a good contemporary East London Blitz history and is in good, used condition with some wear and marking to d/w, contents clean.
' F.D. ' factory ARP badge. Pressed white metal, pinback badge for an unknown company 'F.D.' with a painted finish. In excellent condition with some very minor paint loss.
' F.V. ' factory ARP badge. Pressed white metal, pinback badge for an unknown company 'F.V.' with an enamelled finish. In excellent condition with some very minor enamel loss.
' Four Years ' - History of 5th Caernarvonshire Home Guard. C1945 1st ed. ' Four Years ' - History of 5th Caernarvonshire Home Guard. 238pgs inc. b/w illustrations, maps and sketches outing the history of this Welsh unit that based it's operations in and around Llandudno. Excellent, clean condition with scarce d/w, ex RUSI and IWM collections.
' Get Your Mask On ! ' - Children's Book. Small size children's book, part of the Hotspur Handy Books series given away with the Hotspur comic entitled ' Get Your Mask On ! '. 50pgs with illustrations with colour covers in reasonable condition with marking to covers and rusting of staple. Uncommon, period item.
' Home Guard ' Soap. Wartime bar of 'Home Guard' brand soap manufactured by the Premier Soap Co.Ltd., Hull. Slightly mis-shapen but otherwise in excellent condition. A scarce survivor.
' Idle Women ' Magazine cover. April 1944 edition of War Illustrated with a front cover showing one of the ' Idle Women ' canal workers on a Grand Union barge. Magazine has numerous articles concerning Britain's war effort, in good used condition with some marks, folds etc. POSTFREE within UK
' It all depends on me ' campaign key ring. ' It all depends on me ' campaign was a commercial exercise promoting the everyday persons' importance in the war effort. This was reinforced by a series of products from badges, posters, cards and flyers all endorsing the slogan ' It all depends on me '. This two sided, plastic key fob features the slogan to one side and ' for victory and freedom ' to the other. it was available at 6d each for orders of 12 or more. Good condition
' Jerry No.2 ' Goering comic ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Goering's face in the interior with the dedication ' Jerry No.2 ' and ' Flip Your Ashes on Old Piggy '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. The examples featuring Mussolini and Goering are considerably more scarce than their counterparts showing Hitler. In good undamaged condition.
' Join the WLA ' Recruitment flyer. Attractive 15cm x 23cm flyer for WLA recruitment. Based on the larger poster design by Monica Goddard and printed by Fosh & Cross. In a demonstration of wartime expediency it has a typed notation to the reverse but is in otherwise excellent condition. Uncommon.
' Keep it Dark ' Poster. Part of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign this 25 x 30cms poster reinforces the campaign with the slogan ' Keep it Dark ! ' used after an example of sensitive information. Printed by Perry Colourprint Ltd for H.M.S.O. This example in good, used condition with some rubbing and minor creases.
' Meet the Members ' - Timber Corps history. C1944 1st ed. ' Meet the Members - A Record of the Timber Corps of the Women's Land Army '. 76pgs, 12 B/W illustrations. A contemporary history of the Timber Corps in good condition with a scarce dustwrapper, minor foxing with minor damage to d/w.
' New Ways of War ' - Tom Wintringham. An influential title by the left wing, International Brigades veteran Tom Wintringham. Drawing on lessons from the Spanish Civil War this 128 page ' Penguin Special ' deals with everything from home-made grenades, road blocks, anti tank ditches and everything required to fight a ' People's War '. Written in 1940 these methods were taught at the Home Guard school at Osterley Park which Wintringham helped to establish. A good clean copy with minor foxing, slightly chipped spine and named to front cover.
' Our Blitz - Red Sky Over Manchester '. 1941 ' Our Blitz - Red Sky Over Manchester ' by the Daily Dispatch and Evening Chronicle. A record in stories and pictures of the the German bombing of the Greater Manchester area in December 1940 and the new Year of 1941. 60pg, large format booklet. Generally copies of this title are very tatty, this example is in good condition with some light marking and creasing.
' Our Gang ' Churchill figure. Caricature ceramic figure of Churchill part of the 'Our Gang' series of figurines produced by the Devon based Bovey Pottery. Produced from October 1940, and were designed by Gwyneth Hall and Fenton Wyness the series included a pilot, warden, ATS girl, recruiting sergeant amongst others, production was scaled back to the more popular figures including Churchill. In excellent undamaged condition featuring a crack glazed finish with manufacturer's details to the bottom of the feet.
' Rafie's Rollicking Trip to Berlin ' pinball style game. An original ' Phoney War ' period pinball style game - ' Rafie's Rollicking Trip to Berlin ' by R.Journet & Co, London. Contained in it's original box, the game features bright, optimistic graphics typical of the period. In generally good condition with some of the edge sealing tape missing, but glass lid firmly retained, box with split seams, crushing and light marking.
' Sleeve, Belt, Web, HG pattern '. Unique to the Home Guard, this webbing loop had two buckles attached which provided the fastening for the supporting braces for the pouches. The sleeve was then slid over the HG pattern leather belt which was narrower than the standard '37 pattern belt - hence the need for the sleeve. Maker marked ' Bagcraft 1942 ' to the reverse and in excellent, used condition. Scarce.
' Squirt ' Birmingham AFS Journal. Feb.1941 copy of ' Squirt ' - the official journal of Birmingham and Dudley Auxiliary Fire Service. 40pgs with reports from all of the divisions of the Fire Force area, Q & As, puzzles, competitions etc. Packed with related adverts. Good, clean condition with one small, old tape repair to spine.
' Stand Down ' - L.B.Whittacker ' Stand Down ', the indispensable Home Guard reference by Len Whittacker. 153pg containing a complete listing of all known Home Guard units, their locations and commanding officers including AA units, transport columns and general service battalions. Also includes a useful general history of the Home Guard and a section on insignia. In excellent, clean condition, author signed.
' T ' Sector London District Home Guard Stand Down Order. Foolscap size, Illustrated ' Special Order of the Day ' for " T " Sector London District Home Guard. Part of the Middlesex Home Guard based at Ealing, this order is in the form of a thank you and good luck message by the CO Col.A.C.R.Waite M.C. on the Stand Down of the Home Guard in December 1944. Good, overall condition, has been folded with some light marking.
' The Siren ' Bristol Air Raid Wardens Magazine. May 1940ed. 40pgs ' The Siren ' a Magazine for Bristol Air Raid Wardens . Published by Police Headquarters, Bristol covering subjects as diverse as making garden baskets to WVS for Civil Defence. Good, used condition with light rusting to staples, some ageing to covers and wear and tear to spine. Interesting insight into Bristol's Warden's service.
' Vacuation ' card game - Used. Card game for two or more players topically called " Vacuation ". Featuring suits of cards, Evacuees, Householders, Teachers and Air Raid alarm and Extra Gas Mask cards with the aim to rid yourself of all cards. All 44 cards present but have seen heavy use with dog ears, creases and soiling complete with a hand written list of rules. Much played with and loved and half the price of the clean boxed set ( item 8648 ).
' Vacuation ' card game. Card game for two or more players topically called " Vacuation ". Featuring suits of cards, Evacuees, Householders, Teachers and Air Raid alarm and Extra Gas Mask cards with the aim to rid yourself of all cards. All 44 cards present, complete with instruction sheet and in good, used condition. Box with some marking, creasing and tears but substantially intact.
' When the Sirens Sounded ' ARP and the Times Newspapers. 1949ed. ' When the Sirens Sounded ' - an account pf ARP in Printing House Square 1937 - 1945 compiled and printed by the Times Newspaper. 99pgs with b/w illustrations, personnel list and pull out plans and diagrams giving a thorough examination of the Times ARP services and their role during the War. Complete with d/w and in excellent, clean condition. D/W with chips and rubbing.
'Z' Battery anti-aircraft manual. 1943 Anti-Aircraft Training Instruction Serial VIII ' " Z " AA Artillery '. 26pg manual setting out training, drills and layouts for the " Z " AA batteries, most of which were manned by the Home Guard. " Z " AA batteries fired 3ins unguided rockets from batteries of projectors to produce a box barrage. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Excellent, clean condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, very slight rusting of staples. Uncommon.
.30 06 P17 Rifle manual. US manual for the 30.06 P17 Rifle as supplied to the Home Guard. This 1918 edition comes complete with folding plates and 60pgs with b/w photographs and sketches showing exploded views, method of operation, ammunition etc. In tired, used condition ,with marks and stains and some chipping to spine and covers but now uncommon.
.300 Vickers Machine Gun Manual. C1941 Manual by the publishers Gale & Polden ' .300 Vickers Machine Gun - mechanism made easy '. 36pgs including b/w photographs and diagrams displaying the mechanism and usage of the Vickers MG. This manual was written for the Home Guard who were issued with the .300 Vickers as opposed to the the standard .303. The .300 Vickers was originally built for US use and was sent to the UK after being acquired by the British arms purchasing committees in 1940/41. In good, used condition with some creasing and minor foxing. Uncommon.
11 Group R.O.C. history. The Story of No.11 Group - R.O.C.. 120pg history of the Observer Corps in the Lincoln area. Illustrated through out with pictures of every post and their crews with relevant histories and anecdotes. 18cm x 25cm, board covers,some creasing and minor tears. Good copy of a scarce history.
11th Btn Cornwall Home Guard Comrades badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the ' Chough Comrades Association ', the Chough is the Cornish county bird, representing the 11th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. The 11th Btn covered the Newquay area. This scarce badge has a half moon lapel fitting and is manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in generally good condition with minor enamel loss to border.
11th Suffolk Home Guard, Battalion Souvenir. 68pg, card covered history of the 11th Suffolk, Ipswich Battalion Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and sketches complete with a Battalion roll at Stand Down. Good condition with minor creases and marks to the cover.
11th Sussex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Sussex (39 GPO) Battalion, Brighton, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon title to a Post Office Battalion.
12th Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Assoc. Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for 12th Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Regimental Association 1944. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered 701. In good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
12th Lancashire ( Leyland ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 12th Lancashire ( Leyland ) Btn . Accompanied by a standard, screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. The Lancashire battalions wore either EL or WL titles depending on their geographic location. Good, worn condition.
12th Northamptonshire Home Guard group photo. 36 x 20cm b/w photograph, mounted on card of No.7 Platoon 12th Northamptonshire ( Northampton Borough ) Home Guard. Taken in 1941, good sharp image showing an example of the Air Lewis Gun mounted for ground use. Good condition with paper protector.
12th Nottinghamshire ( Bassetlaw ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 12th Nottinghamshire ( Bassetlaw ) Btn ( Worksop ). Accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
13th Staffordshire, Cannock Home Guard Battalion History. 1945 1st ed. ' The 13th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment Home Guard 1940 -1944 '. 68pg, with card covers and b/w illustrations with a foreword by the C.O. Lt.Col.H.V.Mander M.C. the history covers all aspects of the unit from early organisation to Stand Down. One of the less common HG unit histories, in good, clean condition.
15TH Middlesex Home Guard Group photo. 36 x 21cms appro, framed and glazed. group photograph of ' C ' Company 15th Middlesex Battalion. 15th Middlesex were based at Harrow. Good, clean condition with all participants identified.
17th Middlesex ( Harrow ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by the 17th Middlesex ( Harrow ) Btn. Good, used condition, clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform , BD material still attached.
1936 Anti-Gas Training leaflet. Early ( 1936 ) Home Office ARP leaflet. 6pgs outlining provision for anti-gas training at a general and local level. Uncommon evidence of the beginning of the official construction of the ARP services. In good, used condition with some very light foxing and marking. POSTFREE within UK
1938 A.R.P.News. Large format edition of ARP News for July 1938. 34pgs with various articles of ARP interest ...' lesson of Spain, evacuation of children, history of the gas mask etc. ' Striking, graphic cover and in excellent condition, however, some minor clipping of two articles.
1939 Ration Book R.B.1 First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued to a Finchley address and dated Oct.1939, this particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons. POSTFREE within UK
1939 War service badge. Gilt and enamel button hole lapel badge by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. Bright, fresh gilding with undamaged enamel, numbered to the reverse. It is believed that this was one of a batch of test types based on earlier WW1 designs that were rejected in favour of more modern designs and put into storage. This example was amongst an unissued batch with the lowest number 2 and the highest 76, this example numbered ' S26 '.
1940 ARP Circular - Retention of ARP Equipment. 6pg 1940 ARP Security Circular dealing with the retention of ARP equipment by individual members of services. At this early point in the War this was largely concerned with the retention of gas masks and helmets. In good, clean condition, punched for filing.
1940 German air dropped leaflet. A German air dropped leaflet entitled ' From the Fuhrer's Speech ' an attempt to convince the reader of the power and determination of German forces and how well disposed Germany was to Britain ....' the policy of an understanding with Britain.' This double-sided, 30 x 22cms leaflet was dropped across Britain in August 1940 in a widespread manner. In good overall condition with folds, minor marks and creases.
1940 Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle. 1942ed. Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle 1940. Small format 14pg manual outlining the handling and use of the B.A.R. widely used by Home Guard units. Good, clean condition. Uncommon.
1940 Ration Book R.B.1 First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued to a Guilford address and dated July 1940, this particular example in good, clean condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons. POSTFREE within UK
1940 Ration Book R.B.1 First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued by the Lewisham food Office and dated July 1940, this particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons and crease to centre. POSTFREE within UK
1940ed. The Land Girl. Early, large format, August 1940 edition of the ' The Land Girl '. Featuring articles on ' Horticulture , The Land Army Hat and how to wear it A Land Girl at Work' etc. Good, used condition with some marking to covers. The early large format editions are not as common as the later small format editions which were printed in greater numbers.
1940ed. The Land Girl. November 1940ed of the ' Land Girl '. Large format 16pg format with b/w illustrations offering articles ' Land Girl Spitfire Fund, Medal for Milking and Harvest Party '. Good, used condition with minor marking to covers with pencilled name to top left.
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - Bookends. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone bookends with lead rosettes featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosettes apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Both in good condition and very heavy ( 4Kg ) ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - figure Lead figure of Cardinal Wolsey mounted on stone produced by the London Stonecraft as a souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled Portland stone base with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof as was the figure itself with this fact cast into the reverse of the figure. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - figure. Lead figure of King Charles mounted on stone produced by the London Stonecraft as a souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled Portland stone base with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof as was the figure itself with this fact cast into the reverse of the figure. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition with the exception of a well executed repair to sword and like all of these souvenirs, very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone letter rack with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. Wooden Napkin Ring made from turned oak featuring a transfer to the interior with the wording ' This wood came from the Houses of Parliament. Accompanied by the original numbered certificate certifying the source, the reverse of which has a brief history of the House. These and numerous other items from the blitzed Houses of Parliament were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. In excellent ' as new ' condition. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone ashtray with lead rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Fire Guard armband. Official issue, printed Fire Guard armlet for members of the Fire Guard not entitled or issued with uniform. Comes from the period 1941-43 when the Fire Guard was administered by the general Civil Defence services. Armband in unissued condition.
1941 Ration Book and Supplement. 1941 issue R.B.1/4 Ration Book for an Anstey, Leicestershire address with an accompanying Ration Book Supplement R.B.9 for the same address. In good, used condition with marks to covers and rusting to staples with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1941 Ration Book. 941 RB.1/4 General Ration Book. This is the fourth issue ration book, issued in 1941 from the Birmingham food office, the third page contains instructions on how to use the book. As usual with most ration books some coupons clipped and or cancelled, covers lightly dirty through use. POSTFREE
1941 Ration Book. 1941 RB.1/4 General Ration Book. This is the fourth issue ration book, issued in 1941 from the Smethwick food office, the second page contains instructions on how to use the book. As usual with most ration books some coupons clipped and or cancelled, covers lightly dirty through use. POSTFREE
1941 Unarmed Combat ....for the Home Guard. 1941 ' Unarmed Combat - an extract from Physical and Recreational Training , 1941 for the Home Guard '. 20pgs with some sketches and diagrams outlining basic unarmed combat techniques. Good overall condition, some nibbling to cover edge, contemporary notations.
1941 War Savings broadsheet journal. ' War Savings ' Vol.2 No.7 - Campaign Journal of the National Savings Movement Aug 1941. Fold-out, broadsheet showing the progress of the war savings campaign with results, targets, information and general news. In good, used condition overall with some minor marks and folds.
1942 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - Napkin Rings. Wooden Napkin Rings made from turned oak featuring a transfer to the interior with the wording ' This wood came from the Houses of Parliament. Accompanied by the original numbered certificate certifying the source, the reverse of which has a brief history of the House. These and numerous other items from the blitzed Houses of Parliament were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. In excellent ' as new ' condition. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer and also ITEM 9597 )
1942 Munitions Girl Handbook. 92pg handbook for the ' Munitions Girl ' by Caroline Haslett. Subtitled a handbook for the women of the Industrial Army it covers everything from tanks, vernier calipers and trade unions to ' Roytex ' overalls. This uncommon booklet is in good condition with slightly marked covers.
1942 NFS Tunic - Fire Force 17 Bristol. 1942 dated, heavy wool, double breasted tunic NFS pattern No.6 with NFS 17 Fire Force, Bristol badge to left breast. Size No.15 - 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins with 42ins chest in good, used condition with no major areas of wear other than cuffs etc., buttons dulled with one missing and area of fire force badge stitching adrift otherwise good. Manufacturer label to interior of tunic skirt with interior pocket and 5 years war service stripes to right sleeve added in sections. Good used example.
1942-43 Clothes rationing book. Early clothes ration book for 1942-43 to a Sutton Coldfield address. As with nearly all of these books the coupons have been used but the counterfoils, instructions and 43-44 application remain. In good clean condition. POSTFREE
1943 ARP ( Civil Defence ) Diary. 1943 Diary produced by the well known company Letts produced for members of the Civil Defence community. Contains 62pgs of ' essential information for ARP Officers, Fire Guards, Wardens and householders '. In good condition with a small number of pencil annotations with a rubbed cover.
1943 ARP Lamp. ' Lamp A.R.P. with Hood ' dated 1943 with Geo.VI cypher and manufacturer's details to hood. N/OS removed from a large box containing a large number put into storage as surplus to requirements. Minor marks, scratches etc, otherwise as new
1943 GWR Company magazine. 17pg November 1943ed. of the Great Western Railway Magazine. Contains various articles outlying the wartime work of the GWR including sections on the GWR Home Guard, comfort funds and casualties of staff serving with the forces. Good, used condition with rusted staples and lightly creased and marked covers.
1943 Junior Ration Book. A surprisingly scarce M.O.F. Ration Book ( Junior ) July 1943, R.B.4-6. Issued by the Manchester Food Office in 1943 and is in good, used condition with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1944 ' The Land Girl ' No.5, Vol.5 issue of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs containing articles on ' Land Army Fashion ' and ' Dairy of a Red Armlet '. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches with usual correspondence and news from the counties. Good, overall condition.
1944 - 45 Junior Ration Book. A surprisingly scarce M.O.F. Ration Book ( Junior ) 1944-45, R.B.4-7. Issued by the Hull Food Office in 1945 and is in good, used condition with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1944 Holidays at Home Suggested Menus Leaflet. During WW2, all non-essential travel was discouraged in order to conserve fuel supplies and ensure that train accommodation was available for troop transport and other official purposes. Local authorities were encouraged to provide entertainments that would encourage people to take 'Holidays at Home'. In the spirit of this, the Ministry of Food issued a leaflet with suggested menus with a ' holiday ' feel, picnics etc. This gatefold leaflet was printed in August 1944 and covers menus for four people for six days. Good, clean condition and unusual.
1944 Salute the Soldier lapel badge. Tin and celluloid, generic pin badge for the Salute the Soldier Campaign in 1944. Slight crease but not immediately obvious, with minor corrosion to the reverse.
1944-45 Ration Book. M.O.F. Ration Book R.B.1/7 1944-45 made out to a Worcester address. Good,used, condition with the usual cut and trimmed coupons, minor rusting to staples, bumped corners etc. POSTFREE within UK
1944-45 Ration Book. M.O.F. Ration Book R.B.1/7 1944-45 made out to a Southbourne address. Good,used, condition with the usual cut and trimmed coupons, minor rusting to staples. POSTFREE within UK
1945 Butlins souvenir ashtray. Brass with brass and enamel centre souvenir ashtray from Butlins camp at Filey. Many of the Butlins camps were requisitioned by the Government for the duration, Filey being one. However, the Government recognised the importance of holiday centres and were quick to return some of them back to Butlins in 1945. This souvenir ashtray features an enamel Butlins badge with a prominent 'V' and 1945 as it's centrepiece, the badges themselves tend to be uncommon. In good condition with one small piece of missing enamel.
1945 WVS Civil Defence Calendar. Attractively graphic covered calendar for 1945 produced by the WVS. Each month is illustrated by a 15cm x 20cms black and white image showing an aspect of the role of the WVS in wartime with three pages of explanatory text. Good, clean condition and scarce.
19th County of London Home Guard History. C1945 ' Home Guard - A Short History of the 19th County of London ( S.S.Gas Co. ) Bn '. 63pgs, inc appendices giving a detailed review of the work of the South Surburban Gas Co. Home Guard Battalion. Illustrated with b/w photographs with detailed appendices, rolls etc. In good, overall condition with some marking and creasing to covers.
1st Battalion Denbighshire Home Guard History. C1944 ' A Record of Service No.1 Battalion ( Denbighshire ) Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.John R.Williams. 162pgs with b/w illustrations and appendices outlying the activities of this North Wales unit. In excellent, clean condition with a dedication by the author inside front cover.
1st Cornwall ( Stratton ) Battalion Home Guard Title. Printed formation sign for 1st ( Stratton ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. The Battalion had it's HQ in Bude. In good, used condition, small glue residue to reverse. Scarce.
1st Hounslow GTC greetings card. Greetings card of the 1st Hounslow Girls Training Corp. Features the unique sleeve badge of the Hounslow group and a photograph of a Drum Major of the Hounslow Drum and Fife Band. Unused, good clean condition.
20th Kent ( Sevenoaks ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 20th Kente ( Sevenoaks ) Btn . Accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
21st County of London, Eltham Btn formation Sign. Diamond shaped, embroidered badge worn by the 21st County of London Eltham Battalion. The design reflected the original designation of the unit, 3rd Eltham Kent Btn within R Zone all set on the colours of the Royal West Kents. In good, used condition, slightly grubby with a moth hole in lower portion. Scarce.
21st Warwickshire Birmingham Btn Home Guard grouping. Small document grouping to a Sgt.Alfred John Branch of the 21st Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard. The group consists of his service certificate in original envelope ( Ladywood address ), certificate of proficiency, two 1943 group photographs and a HG Association leaflet. All items in excellent, clean condition.
250 ARP Questions Answered. 1941ed. ' 250 Questions Answered ' by R.F.Reynolds and J.M.Young. 75pg booklet dealing with HE and Incendiary bombs, war gases and first aid. Some diagrams. Good, used condition.
2nd ( Coastal ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. Printed formation sign for 2nd ( Coastal ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. In good, clean condition, probably unissued, small glue residue to reverse. Scarce.
2nd Battalion Middlesex Home Guard Helmet. 1940 dated MkII helmet manufactured by F & L with size 7, 1940 dated MkII liner. To one side is an inverted ' V ' made up of yellow and red, the regimental colours of the Middlesex Regiment with a white numeral signifying the Battalion to the centre. In this example the numeral is heavily worn but looks to be a ' 2 '. In the attached photos I have included images of this type of helmet being worn. In good, used condition with 90%+ original khaki finish present but worn. Battalion symbol in similar condition. Unusual and uncommon helmet, priced to reflect condition.
30.06 Home Guard dummy rounds. A full clip of dummy , rimless, 30.06 rounds for Home Guard use with the P17 rifle. All rounds are of US manufacture with various headstamp dates from the 1930's into wartime. All rounds in good, used condition, patinated overall. INERT
31st Btn Birmingham City Transport Home Guard Grouping. Insignia and ephemera grouping to a Sgt.F.G.Stanton of the 31st Warwickshire ( Birmingham City Transport ) Battalion Home Guard. Stanton was a pre-war regular in the R.A.M.C. and grouping includes photos and paperwork from this period, with HG certificate, boxed Defence medal and insignia from his later Home Guard service. Copies from the 31st Btn. history confirm his membership. Good condition.
37th Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Btn Home Guard titles. Printed cloth shoulder designations ' BHM 37 ' for the 37th Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard. The 37th were based around Small Heath. Accompanied by a printed Home Guard shoulder title. All items in good, used condition with evidence of havbing been removed from a uniform.
3rd Cambridgeshire Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 3rd Cambridgeshire ( Southeast ) Battalion ( Hildersham ) accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title.Both items with clear indiactions of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
3rd Inverness-shire (Newfoundland) Battalion HG badge. White metal, lapel style badge, for the Newfoundland Forestry Unit as worn by the 3rd Invernessshire (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard. This unit was made up of civilian forestry workers who arrived in Britain from Newfoundland in 1939 in order to help with the massive need for timber in wartime. By 1942 they were concentrated around Inverness where they formed a HG battalion and were granted permission to wear their lapel badge as a capbadge depicting a Newfoundland caribou. In good condition, patinated overall, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Scarce.
3rd Inverness-shire (Newfoundland) Battalion HG lapel badge. White metal, lapel style badge, for the Newfoundland Forestry Unit as worn by the 3rd Invernessshire (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard. This unit was made up of civilian forestry workers who arrived in Britain from Newfoundland in 1939 in order to help with the massive need for timber in wartime. By 1942 they were concentrated around Inverness where they formed a HG battalion and were granted permission to wear their lapel badge as a capbadge depicting a Newfoundland caribou. In good condition, with clean silvered finish, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Scarce.
42nd Battalion Home Guard Old Comrades Association Badge. Brass and enamel badge for the 42nd Battalion Home Guard Old Comrades Association, in this instance probably the 42nd Lancashire ( Eccles ) Battalion, although this is subject to confirmation. In generally good, used condition with loss of enamelling to ' 42 ', priced accordingly, uncommon.
42nd Birmingham Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 42nd Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Hall Green Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title.Both items with clear indiactions of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
43rd Lancashire ( Salford ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 43rd Lancashire ( Salford ) Btn . Accompanied by a red, embroidered Home Guard shoulder title. The Manchester HG Battalions used different coloured shoulder titles to denote the area they represented. The red title is the correct title associated with the 43rd Btn.Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
48th County of London LCC Btn Home Guard History. 1st Ed.C1945 ' 48th County of London ( L.C.C. ) Btn Home Guard - A Report as in the form of a resume of the history of " C " Company 1940 - 1944 ' by Mjr.K.Belsham. Often light hearted review of the wartime exploits of a London Home Guard unit. Excellent, clean condition.
4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard history. 95pg history entitled \' Home Guard BUX4, records and reminiscences of the 4th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard \' by Lt.Col.L.W.Kentish,DSO with illustrations. In good condition with scarce dust wrapper.
4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard history. 95pg history entitled ' Home Guard BUX4, records and reminiscences of the 4th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.L.W.Kentish,DSO with illustrations. In excellent condition with scarce dust wrapper ex. IWM collection.
4th Battalion Cornwall Camelford Home Guard. A good example of the printed insignia worn by the 4th Cornwall ( Camelford ) Battalion Home Guard. In excellent condition, with some minor marking, probably unissued.
4th Dorset ( Sherbourne ) Battalion Home Guard B.D. 1944 dated Battledress Blouse for a Sergeant in the 4th Dorset ( Sherbourne ) Battalion Home Guard. the Size 10 '40 Patt Blouse 5'9" - 5' 10", Chest 36" - 37", Waist 31" - 32" has Sgt. stripes to both sleeves, printed Home Guard shoulder titles, DOR 4 Btn. titles, 4 year war service stripes to right sleeve and a felt proficiency diamond and bar to left sleeve. WW1 MM and pair ribbons to left breast. In excellent, clean condition, light wear to collar and cuffs and four minor moth holes ( largest 2mm ) to reverse, sleeve and r/h front breast.
4th Somerset, Evans Company Home Guard Photo. 20 x 30cms approx., b/w photograph of a Home Guard unit belonging to 4th Somerset ( Frome ) Battalion, a section that was based at the Evans Co. Dated 1942. Good, clear image, has been rolled.
51st Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 51st Surrey Battalion, Malden , accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
56th Essex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 56th Essex Battalion,Waltham Abbey accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title and three rank pips. All items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
58th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 58th Surrey Battalion, Purley, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
59th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the Addington Battalion in good, clean condition with some glue residue to reverse.
5th Lancs ( Preston ) Home Guard Certificates. Certificate of Home Guard Proficiency and a Home Guard Service Certificate to L/Sgt.H.Collier of E Company 5th Lancs ( Preston County ) Battalion Home Guard. The Proficiency certificate shows Collier to have passed tests for Rifle, Sten, Grenade, Battlecraft, Map reading and general knowledge in October 1943. Both items in good condition with some light marking, creases etc.
5th Warwickshire Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 5th Warwickshire ( Solihull ) Battalion Home Guard. Titles in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
6th Sussex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 6th Sussex Battalion, Arundel, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
71 London Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 7st County of London Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion. Based in Bickley in Kent the 71st were part of the 16th Anti-Aircraft Regiment Home Guard that formed part of the AA defences for the the south east of London. In good, used condition.
7th Battalion ( Ludlow ) Shropshire Home Guard Photograph. 20cm x 15cm b/w photograph, mounted on card of " A" Platoon F ( Ludlow ) Co. 7th Batn. Shropshire Home Guard-Feb 1942. Clear image, some minor marking and creasing to board.
7th Buckinghamshire Home Guard patch. Embroidered wool on felt special numeral for the 7th Buckinghamshire (High Wycombe) Battalion Home Guard. Worn below the standard BUX designation the number 7 was embroidered on a number of different colour backgraounds each indicating a particular company, in this case 'D Company'. In excellent condition, with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
7th Cornwall Battalion Home Guard cloth badge Scarce WW II printed example of the black and yellow sign worn by the 7th. [Falmouth] Battalion of the Cornwall Home Guard. In excellent, unissued condition with ' Falmouth ' lightly pencilled to the reverse.
8th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard sleeve badge. 8th ( Helston ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard sleeve badge. In place of county designations and numbers, Cornwall battalions wore distinctive designs, in this case a stylised lizard printed on cloth. Badge in mint un-issued condition
8th Kent Folkestone Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 8 Kent ( Cinque Ports ) Battalion, Folkestone. Accompanied by a screen printed ' Home Guard ' shoulder title. In excellent, clean condition.
9th Batt. Hertfordshire Home Guard History. 1946 1st ed. ' The 9th Hertfordshire Battalion Home Guard ' - Major D.H.Neale. 143pgs containing a thorough history of the Bricket Wood Hertfordshire Battalion Home Guard which covered the area south of Hemel Hempstead. Illustrated with b/w photographs, cartoons and maps with roll of honour. Excellent, clean condition with lightly marked boards.
9th Cornwall Battalion Home Guard cloth badge Scarce WW II printed example of the white and green sign worn by the 9th. [Camborne] Battalion of the Cornwall Home Guard. A white shield with fifteen bezants and the number "9" on a green background. In excellent, unissued, condition with ' camborne ' lightly inscribed in pencil to reverse.
9th Glasgow ( Post Office ) Battalion Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the 9th Glasgow ( Post Office ) Battalion Home Guard. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse. In good, used condition with undamaged condition, one area of verdigris to the reverse.
A Basinful of Fun of Civl Defence No.17 magazine. Wartime comic publication called ' A Basinful Of Fun - Civil Defence No.17 '. 16pg publications containing jokes, cartoons and amusing stories pertaining to the Civil Defence services. In slightly tired condition but uncommon.
A Catechism of Air Raid Precautions. 1939ed.150pgs 'A Catechism of Air Raid Precautions' by Norman Hammer. A guide to all key points of ARP with a strong emphasis on gas, it's identification, treatment etc. Also deals with first aid, incident control, bombs etc. Excellent, clean condition with ink name to front cover.
A Cog In The Wheel Salvage Scheme badge. 20mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' A Cog In The Wheel ' salvage scheme. The scheme was started in 1942 by the WVS in London, in an attempt to involve more schoolchildren in the collection of salvage. These badges were awarded to the more successful collectors.
A Kitchen Goes to War. 1940 1st ed. ' A Kitchen Goes to War ' - famous people contribute 150 recipes to a Ration-time cookery book. Including recipes including ' an excellent cake for the troops 'by wartime personalities as diverse as Arthur Askey and Agatha Christie. In excellent, clean condition.
A.F.S. Matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring the A.F.S. badge to both sides. In good, clean condition with very minor corrosion to interior.
A.R.P Upgraded First Aid Point Enamel Sign. An uncommon enamel sign measuring 69 x 23cms for an ARP Upgraded First Aid Point. In good, clean condition with some minor chips, marks etc. with a black painted border. Upgraded FAPs were provided with more thorough medical facilities and personnel.
A.R.P. - A Complete Guide to Civil Defence Measures. 1939ed. ' A Complete Guide to Civil Defence Measures ' by W.F.Deedes issued by the Daily Telegraph. 80pg guide covering all aspects of civil defence from indendiary bombs to psychological factors involved in evacuation. In excellent, clean condition with a striking cover.
A.R.P. Bell. Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP to rim and the date 39 and mark ' J.B ' to top with the brand ' Fiddian 'stamped to the collar. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air raid warnings. In good, clean condition with casting marks to body and flaw to rim.
A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. 60mm tin containing A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. This item was used as part of the decontamination equipment carried by ARP First Aid Parties and Decontamination teams for decontaminating small areas of skin exposed to vesicant agents. Good condition, complete with content with two small ' bruises ' to tin.
A.R.P. Memo.No.13 ' Inspection & Repair of Respirators.....'. 1943ed. A.R.P.Memo No.13 ' Inspection & Repair of Respirators and Oilskin Clothing and Decontamination of Respirators. ' 32pg, illustrated memorandum dealing with the inspection and repair of all types of respirators from civilian to service patterns. Good, used condition, slightly marked covers.
A.R.P.Memo No.3 Organisation of Decontamination Services. 1942ed, 8pg A.R.P.Memo No.3 ' Organisation of Decontamination Services '. Gives broad outline to the Decontamination Services, their organisation, equipment etc. with illustrations. Good, clean condition.
ABC for Special Constables and Police War Reserves. 1941ed. 139pg ' An ABC for Special Constables and Police War Reserves ' published by the Police Review. Features a chapter on emergency legislation for the War featuring sections on propaganda, sabotage, POWs, lights, curfew orders etc. Good, clean, condition, slight wear to covers.
Adolf - sheet music. 1939 sheet music for the song ' Adolf ' by Annette Mills and featuring an amusing cartoon cover. Typical of the Phoney War period featuring lyrics ' you toddle off and all your Nazis too ' and ' Adolf you've bitten off more than you can chew '. Good, clean condition with some creasing to corners and a fold.
Adolf in Blunderland. Adolf in Blunderland: A political parody of Lewis Caroll's famous story. 1st Ed. Jan 1939 by James; Kester, Max Dyrenforth (Author), Norman Mansbridge (Illustrator). Typical early war material with cartoons of Hitler, Chamberlain etc. In good overall condition with some light marking and rubbing to covers and spine, clean contents.
Advanced Training for the Home Guard. 1942ed. 142pgs 'Advanced Training for the Home Guard' by John Brophy. Covers subjects such as tactical assualts, leadership, attacks on airborne troops etc with ten specimen exercises. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. Cover slightly marked otherwise excellent, clean condition.
AFS Cap badge. Chrome and enamel cap badge for the Auxiliary Fire Service. Solid, heavy, early issue badge with both lugs intact, good, clean condition.
AFS Club fork. Nickel silver pastry fork featuring the logo of the wartime AFS Club. In excellent condition. Unusual.
AFS lapel badge. White metal and enamel AFS lapel badge. Official issue, numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked 'HWM' (Millers). The white metal badges were later issues relacing the earlier silver versions. Excellent, clean and bright condition, slightly toned to reverse.
AFS London breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS London breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In good, used condition with some marking and evidence of being removed from a uniform.
AFS London sleeve badge. Embroidered AFS London sleeve badge. Usually seen on the arms of greatcoats worn by members of the AFS. Uncommon item in excellent condition, removed from a uniform.
AFS West Ham breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS West Ham breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In good, used condition with some glue marks to the reverse.
AFS Woman's overall badge. Embroidered cotton AFS on bluette circular badge ( 55mm ) intended for wear on the AFS/NFS Woman's wrap over overall/workcoat. Sometimes seen in wear on the ski cap. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Air Defence Cadet Corps cap badge. Chrome and enamel badge for the ADCC for wear on the sidecap. Formed in 1938 to promote aviation interest and training the ADCC was absorbed into the Air Training Corps in 1941. This example in bright, clean, undamaged condition.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Cap Badge. Chrome and Enamel cap badge for the Air Defence Cadet Corps. The ADCC, planned by Air Commodore Chamier was formed in 1938 with a view to prepare cadets for joining the RAF or the Fleet Air Arm. The Corps were subsumed by the ATC IN 1941. In good, used condition with both lugs to reverse and manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt '.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Officers Belt Buckle. Chromed, cast, two piece buckle worn by officers of the Air Defence Cadet Corps, the precursor of the Air Training Corps. Manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt & Son, London ' to the reverse, good, used condition and uncommon.
Air Raid Defence League lapel badge. Enamel and gilt, pinback lapel badge for the Air Raid Defence League. The League was founded in 1939 to 'secure effective air raid protection as a primary object of national policy', later the League was incorporated with the National Association of Air Raid Wardens and it is from this period that the badge derives with the inclusion of 'ARW' to the centre. In excellent, bright condition and maker marked to the reverse 'J.Gaunt, London'.
Air Raid First Aid - Essential to Fire Watchers. 9th ed. C1941, 30pgs ' Air Raid First Aid ' ed. R.J.Blackham. Illustrated guide to first aid likely to be needed in air raids, covering gas, blast injuries etc. This edition rebranded for the use of fire watchers with a section covering incendiary devices and a new cover. Good, used condition.
Air Raid Shelters for Factories & Commercial Buildings. 1939 Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories & Commercial Buildings. 27pgs text outlining different workplaces and the methods of protection illustrated by a large number of diagrams and plans. Good, clean condition with some minor marking.
Air Raid Warden Enamel Sign. 35mm x 230mm approx. Air Raid Warden enamel door, desk or gate sign. Featuring the universal ARP badge design and in the seldom encountered green and white vitreous enamel. Excellent, bright condition with some very minor edge chips
Air Raid Warden Sign. 7.5 x 15cm approx ,tufnell sign for Air Raid Warden. In good clean condition with minor paint loss to lettering.
Air Raid Warden sign. Cast, chromed ' Air Raid Warden ' sign. Polished highlights with paint infilling, 230mm x 32mm. These signs were variously used for door or desk signs. In good, clean condition.
Air Raid Warden Sign. 100mm x 70mm approx. cast alloy sign for an Air Raid Warden.Probably used or a door or gate, this example in good, used condition with some minor loss of black paint.
Air Raid Warden Sign. 21cm approx, alloy Air Raid Warden sign featuring the ubiquitous ARP badge designed by Eric Gill. Both the design and the letters are cast in relief. Good, used condition.
Air Raid Warden sign. Cast, brass ' Air Raid Warden ' sign. Polished highlights with repaired casting flaw to l/h edge, 230mm x 32mm. These signs were variously used for door or desk signs. In good, used condition.
Air Raid Warden's Helmet. A particularly clean example of a MkII helmet worn by an ARP Warden. Size 7, MkI, 1939 dated lining by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) with a 1939 dated shell with unknown maker's markings. Originally khaki painted ( retained to the interior ), oversprayed black with spray stencilled ' W '. With some scrapes and rubs this remains one of the cleanest examples we have handled.
Air Raid Warden's Post Enamel Sign. 31 cms x 30cms Enamel sign for an Air Raid Warden's Post. Probably an early War period sign judging from the colour of the enamel and uncommon in this size. Unfortunately this example has been bent and damaged accordingly with corrosion in the areas of enamel loss. Uncommon but priced to account for the damage.
Air Raid Wardens' Post Sign. 21cm x 6cm approx. tufnell Air Raid Wardens' Post door sign. In good condition with some minor paint loss to the lettering.
Air Raid Welfare Armband. Screen printed on elastic armband for a member of the Civil Defence services or attached to them dealing with post raid issues of those who had been bombed . In good, clean condition with the armband having lost some of it's elasticity, small split to one side.
Air Raids - What you must know. 1941 Ministry of Home Security pamphlet ' Air Raids - What you must know what you must do ! '. 65pgs of official advice on shelters, first aid, gas, incendiaries etc. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. In good clean condition with tear to spine and minor rusting of staples.
Air Raids - What You Must Know. ssued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1940 this 64pg booklet offers advice on subjects from gas masks to first aid and incendiary bombs to shelters. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches. In good, clean condition with minor marking and creasing to covers.
Air Sea Rescue game. Attractive wartime board game 'Air Sea Rescue'. Produced by 'Tuck' this colourful game, printed on board, is accompanied by it's card pieces and dice shaker in their original box. A good example of a wartime, economy game. Some marking to outside of board and box container.
Air Training Corps Cadet Manual. 21pg loose bound, 1941ed Air Training Corps ' Cadets Manual ' . Covers mostly mechanical subjects and is illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Unit stamped ' No.378 Mannock Squadron ' and in good, used condition.
Air Transport Auxiliary Official membership lapel badge. Non-hallmarked silver, official issue, pinback lapel badge for the Air Transport Auxiliary. Numbered to the reverse. The ATA, established in 1939, used experienced civilian pilots, including 100 women, to ferry aircraft from the manufacturers to the RAF. In so doing they saved the deployment of RAF flying personnel who were more urgently needed on operations . In excellent condition, slight patination. Scarce.
Aircraft Identification manual - American Monoplanes with the R.A.F. Part Four ' Aircraft Identification - American Monoplanes with the R.A.F. ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very minor creasing and some minor rusting to staples. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - German Monoplanes. Part Two ' Aircraft Identification - German Monoplanes ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very minor creasing and rubbing with some rusting to staples. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - R.A.Saville-Sneath. 1943 rev.ed. ' Aircraft Recognition ' by R.A.Saville-Sneath. One of the wartime Penguin ' Specials ' this 192pg paperback was authored by a serving member of the Observer Corps and covers all general aspects of aircraft recognition with more specific coverage of most current Allied and Axis aircraft types. In good, used condition with some bends, marks and chips to covers. Hard to find this title in good condition.
Aircraft Identification manuals - British and German Monoplanes. Part One and Two ' Aircraft Identification - British Monoplanes and German Monoplanes ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Each manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. These examples in good, used condition with minor creasing and rubbing with some rusting to staples. Stylish covers, inscribed to a member of the RAF.
Aircraft identifier disc. Double sided cardboard disc headed ' Enemy warplanes ' to one side and ' British Warplanes ' to the other. By spinning the disc against the image of the plane a series of corresponding windows give identification, performance, crew, armament etc and a profile image of the type. In good used condition with some creasing and marking.
Airspeed ARP Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel ARP badge for Airspeed, the plane builders based in York who were established in part by the author Neville Shute. Half moon fitting to reverse with manufacture's marks, ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbering. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel. Airspeed went on to be taken over by de Havilland but continued to work under the Airspeed name producing the Oxford trainer and Horsa gliders. uncommon.
Airwork Gatwick Airport National Service Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Airwork Gatwick Airport. Half moon fitting to reverse, numbered ' 79 ' and manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. Airwork had a long association with RAF flying training, the company was responsible for the initial training of tens of thousands of pilots and also became a vital part of the Air Ministry’s maintenance operations. Good used condition, wear to enamel finish with some minor enamel omissions, whether enamel flaws or damage unknown.
All Clear - Sheffield Civil Defence magazine. September 1940 edition of 'All Clear' the magazine of Sheffield's Civil Defence Services. This particular edition deals with various topics - a brief history of the history of Sheffield ARP, reports from various ARP Groups within the city and fitness for the Warden. 24pgs with some illustrations in excellent, clean condition.
Allies propaganda badge. Paper and tin, pin back badge showing the flags of the allies surrounding a british bulldog. My have been a supporter's badge for an unknown war weapons week or national savings fund. Good condition with some loss of gilding.
Allotment & Garden Guide Vol.I No.3 Issued as part of Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory campaign , this leaflet entitled ' Allotment & Garden Guide ' was one of a series issued in early 1945 under the same title. Vol.1 No.3 of March 1945 deals with all aspects of establishing an allotment and tips for the time of year. 8 page, gatefold leaflet in excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK
American Ambulance Great Britain Cap Badge. Bronze cap badge for the American Ambulance Great Britain ( AAGB ). The AAGB was a gift to the UK from the American community in the UK providing a fleet of ambulances and vehicles for use by surgical and medical teams. Drawing personnel from the MTC and FANY, members wore uniform identical to that of the MTC but with their own cap and collar devices. By late 1944 just under 400 women were serving with the AAGB. Badge in excellent condition with both blades.
American Ambulance Great Britain Sleeve Badge. Embroidered sleeve badge for the American Ambulance Great Britain ( AAGB ). The AAGB was a gift to the UK from the American community in the UK providing a fleet of ambulances and vehicles for use by surgical and medical teams. Drawing personnel from the MTC and FANY, members wore uniform identical to that of the MTC but with their own insignia. By late 1944 just under 400 women were serving with the AAGB. Badge, which was originally worn on the left arm, in excellent condition with paper backing and clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
American Red Cross - Rainbow Corner lapel badge. Chrome and enamel badge for the American Red Cross - Rainbow Corner. Pinback badge, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. This badge was worn by non uniformed British volunteers working at Rainbow Corner the largest of the ARC clubs in London situated between Piccadilly and Leicester Square. In good, bright condition with undamaged enamel. Uncommon.
American Red Cross-Gt.Britain lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for British workers in the American Red Cross. This badge was worn by paid and volunteer workers for the ARC in the various clubs that were established around the UK to provide comforts and welfare to US servicemen. 'Thos Fattorini, B'ham' maker marked to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
An Atlas of Gas Poisoning. 1938 3rd ed. HMSO.- ARP Dept. 15pgs featuring 10 colour plates demonstrating the effects on the body of the various poison gases with an explanation of the plates. In good condition with rust bleed to staples and light marking.
Anderson Shelter Extension Leaflet. 1939 Leaflet ' Galvinised Corrugated Steel Shelters - Variations on the standard unit '. 4pg with diagrams demonstrating the methods and materials required to extend the ubiquitous Anderson shelter to accommodate up to ten persons. Good, clean condition with some light creasing. Uncommon.
Anderson Shelter Spanner. A difficult to find shelter accessory , the rat-tailed spanner supplied with the Anderson shelter in kit form. One end of the spanner was used as a jemmy to align the holes in the shelter before insertion of the bolts. This particular example in good, used condition with size markings to body.
Anti-Axis satirical matchbox cover. Matchbox cover with a cartoon featuring Hitler 'In the Allies Grip'. Satrical verse to the reverse and side. In good overall condition with some stains, splits and minor corrosion. Uncommon piece of wartime satire.
Anti-gas bleach ointment. A full tin of Bleach Ointment for 'neutralising splashes of Mustard Gas'. Made by Boots, Nottingham tin in excellent condition with a clean and intact label.
Anti-Rumour Campaign Card. A card produced by the Bristol Information Committee, itself a regional office of the Ministry of Information, to be a signed undertaking not to spread ' malicious gossip and mischievious rumour ' in the ' highest interests of the nation at this time '. Clean, unused condition, hole punched for filing. FREEPOST within UK
Anti-Tank Weapons - Smash the Tank ! 1942ed. part of the ' Know Your Weapons ' series by the Publishers Nicholson & Watson ' Anti - Tank Weapons ' has 48pgs with diagrams and sketches with some optimistic advice about dealing with tanks using everything from sheets ! to Sticky Bombs and Northover Projectors. Good, clean condition with very slight marks to cover.
April 1943 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.3 No.12 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Large format, 35pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles and Wardens' News from the National Association of Air Raid Wardens. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with partial detachment of cover.
April 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.1 April 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on collective war-time adaptability and alpine dairying. Has been folded and has slight staining to spine , edge and rear cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
April.1945 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.11 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' How Germany Took our Bombing', and a ' what if ' review of the continuance of the V1 and V2 campaign etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Armband Poster. 45cms x 32cms full colour poster printed on light card, showing a representation of 80 armbands or armlets seen in the wartime Home Front. Start your wish list ! Price includes postage within UK
ARP ' Butterfly Brand ' Sealing Tape. Tin with some contents of ' Butterfly Brand ' ARP Sealing Tape. Intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, used condition, light staining to label.
ARP ' Key Man ' Lapel Badge. 25mm, tin and celluloid pin back badge for an ARP ' Key Man '. This badge was one of a series of generic badges which indicated ARP workers and their specific tasks. In good,used condition with some minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP ' Pillbox ' shelter brochure/poster. Brochure issued by the Cement & Concrete Association extolling the virtues of the ' Pillbox ' shelter. Taking the form of a poster which opens up to display plans and images of the shelter under construction and finished. Reverse contains text outlining it's merits and places to see a demonstration example. Good, clean condition with one rust spot. Unusual.
ARP ' Warden ' button badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP ' Warden '. Good, overall condition with some foxing and minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP ' Warden ' button badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP ' Warden '. Good, overall condition with some foxing and minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP ' Warden ' button badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP ' Warden '. Good, overall condition with some foxing and minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP - A Practical Guide. 1939ed. ' ARP a Practical Guide ' for the householder and air-raid warden by S.Evelyn Thomas 90pgs giving all major aspects of ARP including gas, shelters, decontamination incendiaries etc. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches and colour plates featuring the ARP cigarette cards issued by W&H.O.Wills
ARP - Serve to Save poster/shopcard. 38 x 25cms poster ' ARP Serve to Save ' by F.Gardner with a bold deco inspired graphic image. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd, London. Printed on lightweight card with holes to the top to allow for suspension in a shop door or window.
ARP - Shelters for Persons in Factories and Commercial buildings. 1939 draft of the Civil Defence Bill ' Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories and Commercial Buildings '. 27pgs with large numbers of sketches and diagrams showing locations and plans for shelter provision. In good overall condition with some contemporary pencil notation and minor rusting to staples.
ARP - What to do in an Emergency. Magazine format, 64pg review by John Langdon Davies of all matters ARP from the period C1939-40. Largely pictorial in tone, the booklet has a story of the Jones Family and how their life is affected by ARP with other chapters covering the usual ARP topics from gas to shelters. Double page section showing a refuge room and how it should be equipped. Bright pictorial covers and in good clean overall condition with minor wear to covers.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cm x 5cm Enamel sign for an ARP Air Raid Warden. Early War period intended for use on doors, gates etc. Good, used condition with some staining and chipping to one side.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cms x 7.5cms enamel ARP Air Raid Warden sign. Usually seen in red/white enamel, this example is in blue/white and was used as a door or gate sign. Good, used condition with some chipping and stress fractures with attendant staining.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cm x 5cm Enamel sign for an ARP Air Raid Warden. Early War period intended for use on doors, gates etc. Good, bright condition, with the exception of the chipping to screw holes .
ARP Ambulance enamel sign. Large, steel and enamel 'ARP Ambulance' sign. 31cms x 91cms approx. with usual nibbled edges and some stress marks but generally in good condition, six mounting holes. Large, heavy item can be collected from a mutually agreed location, arms fair etc.
ARP armband. Printed ARP armband. Black screen print/stencil on cotton with elastic retainers. In , unissued condition . Variation on design ( see item 10041 ).
ARP armband. Printed ARP armband. Variation with black screen print serif lettering on cotton with elastic retainers. In good, used condition with light marking ( See item 10080 for variation. )
ARP Armband. ( Possibly Scout Movement ). Good quality, embroidered ARP armband. Lined to inside with adjustable buckle fastening probably stemming from the early war period before standardisation of insignia. Some slight moth damage but otherwise in good order. There is strong circumstantial evidence connecting the use if this armband with the Scout movement.
ARP Axe and Cover. Rubber handled, insulated Chillington ' ARP AX ' conatined in 1942 dated canvas cover with adjustable shoulder strap. Axe in good condition with bright, manufacturer marked head and slightly grubby but solid cover with manufacturer marking and date.
ARP badge - Scottish interest. Brass and enamel, pinback ARP badge with a Scottish theme. Unfortunately not as yet identified. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Excellent condition.
ARP badge for nursing overall. Embroidered ' ARP ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall Patt. No.80. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall. Uncommon.
ARP Beret. Official issue ARP Beret. 1942 dated with official nomenclature ' A.R.P. 38A ', Size 6 3/4 manufactured by L.Silberston & Sons with inspection marks printed to the glazed cotton half lining. Probably unissued with the woollen body of the beret in excellent condition with two very minor, barely discernible moth grazes.
ARP Blackout 'Rufflette' brochure. 6pg brochure for the 'Rufflette' brand of blackout curtains and screens for use in screening windows,roofs and skylights. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In good condition with slightly marked covers and minor rusting to staples.
ARP Bleach ointment tin. Tin of ARP Bleach Ointment for use on areas of skin contaminated by gas. Tin in good used condition, with contents, minor dent to one rim, label with light marking but clean and bright.
ARP breast badge for Overalls. Embroidered cotton on bluette ARP breast badge for use on the overall . Good used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ARP breast badge. Embroidered on wool ARP breast badge. This type was more likely to be seen on uniform items rather than the overall. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ARP clasp knife. 1939 ARP clasp knife by George Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body and blade. Blade has been sharpened and has been patinated by use as has spike. In good overall condition.
ARP clasp knife. Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by the Davenport Cutlery Company rather than more common examples byGeorge Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body and blade. Blade and spike both patinated. Good, overall condition, would benefit from a more thorough clean.
ARP Collar Badge - Sealed Pattern. 1939 Dated Sealed Pattern for the ARP Collar Badge embroidered on bluette. Badge attached to a Post Office Stores Dept. tag with a further wax seal. The Post Office Stores Dept. produced much of the ARP and CD insignia through out the War. In excellent condition.
ARP compact. Small chromed, white metal ARP compact. 45mm across with a padded photo representation of an ARP badge to the lid. Mirror polished internal lid with soldered powder container to bottom section. Stamped ' made in England ' to reverse and in excellent, bright condition, with original powder. Unusual.
ARP Decontamination lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating membership of an ARP Decontamination squad or unit. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light marking.
ARP Domestic sandbag. Hygenic Domestic Sandbag made from linen designed to be filled with dry sand and kept in the attic, loft etc in order to tackle incendiary bombs. Approx 52 x 36cms with printed instructions and in unissued condition with some minor marks.
ARP Domestic sandbag. Hygenic Domestic Sandbag made from linen designed to be filled with dry sand and kept in the attic, loft etc in order to tackle incendiary bombs. Approx 52 x 36cms with printed instructions and in unissued condition with some minor marks.
ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle. ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle contained in the original tin. These goggles are a commercially modified pair of welder's goggles, the idea being to allow the user to see through the very intense light given by a burning incendiary to be able to effectively extinguish it. An uncommon example of the ingenious ARP products that flooded onto the market at the beginning of the War. In good, clean condition
ARP Fire Warden badge. Tin and celluloid ARP Fire Warden pinback badge. Probably dates from post 1941 attempts to augment the Fire Services with Fire Watchers, civilian volunteers who were to act as the first line of defence against incendiary bombs. In good used condition with some minor foxing and corrosion to reverse.
ARP First Aid button badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP First Aid. In good, clean condition with light corrosion to reverse.
ARP First Aid lapel badge - Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd. 20mm Enamel and silvered lapel badge for ' STC ARP First Aid '. Believed to be for the company Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Good, used condition.
ARP First Aid Sidepack. Standard issue wartime ARP sidepack. Heavy duty cotton construction with adjustable web strap, interior divided into three compartments and exterior marked ' ARP ' , inspection stamp to interior. Originally designed to carry a first aid kit, these packs were widely pressed into service to carry all many of ARP essentials. Good, used condition.
ARP Gas Cleansing poster. ARP card poster ' Poison Gas cleansing Facilities available here '. 20 x 25cms approx. Overall clean condition, very minor bump to corners.
ARP Gas/Alarm Rattle. 1941 dated, wooden ARP gas or alarm rattle. Dated and marked A.R.P. with a manufacturer's mark of ' B & E Ltd '. A carry over from the First World War when rattles were used, amongst other things to warn of the presence of gas. In good, loud, working order !
ARP Gas/Alarm Rattle. 1939 dated, wooden ARP gas or alarm rattle. Dated and marked A.R.P. with a manufacturer's mark of ' W.Clements & Sons '. A carry over from the First World War when rattles were used, amongst other things to warn of the presence of gas. In good, loud, working order ! Clean condition.Variation to 9731.
ARP Handbook No.1. 124pgs 1938ed .ARP Handbook No.1. - 'Personal Protection Against Gas'. This ubiquitous volume was issued in large numbers and deals principally with gasmasks and gas. Sections on decontamination and anti-gas treatment also included. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
ARP Handbook No.12 Animals ARP Handbook No.12 ' Air Raid Precautions for Animals '. 1st Ed, 1939, 28 pages dealing with all subjects from evacuation to humane methods of dispatch. Good condition with some very light marking.
ARP Handbook No.13 Fire Protection. 1942 90pg Handbook No.13 'Fire Protection - For the guidance of occupiers of factories and other business premises.' Covering subjects from emergency water supplies, fire watchers and fire pumps this wide ranging manual, illustrated with diagrams and sketches, sets out to defeat the menace of the incendiary bomb. In good used condition with some minor creasing, staining bumped corners and loss to spine, one of the less common ARP handbooks.
ARP Handbook No.14 The Fire Guards Handbook. 1942 ,45 page Ist Ed copy of ARP Handbook No.14 ' The Fire Guards Handbook '. A good clean copy, minor rubbing and creasing to corners dealing with all facets of the Fire Guard organisation from Incendiary bombs to stirrup pumps.
ARP Handbook No.2 First Aid...for Gas Casualties. First Aid and Nursing for Gas Casualties. 1938, 3rd Ed. example of this 47 page pamphlet. Contains general and technical information concerning the more common of the war gases and how to nurse those affected by them. In excellent, tight condition with some very minor marks to the cover.
ARP Handbook No.4 Decontamination. 1938 1st Ed. copy ARP Handbook N0.4 'Decontamination of Materials.' 69pgs dealing with all aspects of the work of the gas decontamination parties with appendices and adverts for ARP equipment. In good clean condition with some minor marking to covers.
ARP Handbook No.5 Structural Defence. 1st ed. 1939 ' ARP Handbook No.5 Structural Defence '. This oversize 58pg does not conform to the format of the other handbooks in the series and is one of the more uncommon. This particular volume deals with the science and physics of bomb blast and the scientific defence against this when applied to materials and locations likely to be used for protection. Discusses topics from ' effect of explosives on a rock tunnel ' to ' principles of shelter design '. Good, clean, used example, minor marking, creasing etc.
ARP Handbook No.5A Bomb Resisting Shelters. 1st Ed 1939 copy of the scarcest in the ARP handbook series entitled ' Bomb Resisting Shelters '. This oversize 10pg handbook does not conform to the rest of the series in dimensions but content is in standard format including plans for shelters. Light marking to covers, but overall in good clean condition.
ARP Handbook No.6 ARP in Factories and Businesses. 1938 1st.ed ARP Handbook No.6 'Air Raid Precautions in Factories and Business Premises'.69pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams dealing with subjects from trench shelters to decontamination and sandbags to warning systems. In good condition with some minor staining .
ARP Handbook No.7 Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping. 1941 3rd ed. ARP Handbook No.7 ' Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping '. 43pgs outlining all anti-gas measures to be taken for merchant ships including chapters on contaminated cargo, types of gas, protective clothing etc. Excellent, used condition, some notation and stamps to front cover, slight rusting of staples. Uncommon.
ARP Handbook No.8 Duties of Air Raid Wardens 1938 2nd ed. 26pg ARP Handbook No.8 - The Duties of Air Raid Wardens. Sets out the responsibilities of Air Raid Wardens including lists of equipment, setting up of Warden's posts and why Air Raid Wardens are needed. In good clean condition with a Halifax ARP stamp to front cover. POSTFREE within UK
ARP Handbook No.8 Duties of Air Raid Wardens. 1938 2nd ed. 26pg ARP Handbook No.8 - The Duties of Air Raid Wardens. Sets out the responsibilities of Air Raid Wardens including lists of equipment, setting up of Warden's posts and why Air Raid Wardens are needed. In good, used condition, rusting to staples.
ARP handbook No.9 Incendiary Bombs - variation 1942 edition of ARP Handbook No.9 entitled 'Incendiary Bombs and Fire Precautions'. 55pgs updated edition of the earlier volume including plans ,diagrams and photographs of incendiary bombs and how to best deal with them. Also section on exploding IBs and a series of appendices dealing with Incendiaries and Fire Guard training. Slightly marked covers, otherwise clean. Uncommon edition compared with it's earlier incarnation.
ARP handbook No.9 Incendiary Bombs....' 1940 edition of ARP Handbook No.9 entitled 'Incendiary Bombs and Fire Precautions'. 59pgs including plans ,diagrams and photographs of incendiary bombs and how to best deal with them. In good, clean condition.
ARP Handlamp ' Type C '. Unissued ARP Handlamp ' Type C '. The Type C was a more robust torch based on exsisting police patterns. This example in excellent, unissued and working condition. Battery , voltage details stamped into the reverse including the designation ' For A.R.P. use '.
ARP Industrial Bulletin No.1. 1941, 47pg ARP Industrial Bulletin No.1 produced by the Mininstry of Home Security. Classified CONFEDENTIAL, the bulletin covers topics as diverse as repair of civilian duty respirators, Detector paper, shelters and emergency protection, with a bias towards industrial topics. Has been folded but otherwise in excellent condition.
ARP Information display cards. Information cards designed to be filled in with local information about the location of warden's posts, first aid posts etc and hung in prominent positions in the locality. Also gives general ARP information. In excellent unused condition, variation to item 8945 Several available.
ARP Information display cards. Information cards designed to be filled in with local information about the location of warden's posts, first aid posts etc and hung in prominent positions in the locality. Also gives general ARP information. In excellent unused condition, pre punched with hanging tag. Several available.
ARP instructions for the erection of the Anderson Shelter. 939 Directions for the Erection and Sinking of the Galvanised Corrugated Steel Shelter. 16pg illustrated pamphlet giving instructions for the construction and sinking of the ' Anderson ' Shelter. Increasingly uncommon, this example is in good condition with some minor foxing and folding and some rusting to staples.
ARP Instructor's badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Instructors, Local Air Raid Precautions. This badge was introduced in 1942 in response to requests for a government approved badge for Civil Defence instructors. This particular example is for personnel trained at a local level. In excellent condition with undamaged enamel and marked to the reverse H.W.M.Ltd (Millers).
ARP Leaded Lights. Similar product to item , This box contains a roll of formed lead strips to be applied to windows to mitigate the effects of blast damage. Comes with a tin of adhesive and full instructions, another optimistic wartime product that flooded the market in the early war. Colourful box in excellent condition.
ARP Marshal lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating that the owner was an ARP Marshal. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light marking.
ARP matchbox cover. Colourful tin and celluloid matchbox cover with full colour ARP badge to obverse and reverse. The words ' Air Raid Precautions ' to one side. These matchbox covers were popular home front souvenirs. This example in excellent condition with minor foxing.
ARP matchbox cover. Colourful tin and celluloid matchbox cover with full colour ARP badge to obverse and reverse. The words ' Air Raid Precautions ' to one side. These matchbox covers were popular home front souvenirs. This example in excellent condition with minor marking.
ARP Memo - War-Time Lighting Restrictions for Road Vehicles. 1939ed Min.of Home Security ARP Dept. ' War-Time Lighting Restrictions, lights carried by road vehicles ' 7pg memo dealing with vehicle blackout restrictions coming into force at the beginning of the War, includes plans for vehicle blackout covers. In good, clean condition with the exception of the staples which have rusted away leaving some minor staining.
ARP Memo No.14 Domestic Shelters. 1940ed. ARP Memo No.14 Domestic Shelters. 8pg, large format memorandum, outlining and showing plans for a number of different surface shelter designs. Good, overall condition, some light marking, has been folded.
ARP Memo No.4 Organisation of the Wardens' Service. 1939ed. 19pg ARP Memo No.4 Organisation of the Air Raid Wardens' Service. Covers subjects from the purpose of Air Raid Wardens to their training. In excellent, clean condition.
ARP Memo No.7 Personnel Requirements 1938 1st ed. ARP Memo No.7 ' Personnel Requirements for ARP General and Fire Precautions Services, and the Police Service '. 11pgs outlining numbers and organisation of ARP personnel. Good, clean condition with slight marking to covers.
ARP Memo No.8 Air Raid Warning System. 1938 1st ed. ARP Memo No.8 ' The Air Raid Warning System '. 28pgs outling the air raid warning system, public warnings - raiders approaching/passed etc, street signalling and a countrywide listing of warning districts. Good, clean condition with slight rusting of staples.
ARP Memo No12 . 36pg 1940ed ARP Memorandum No.12 'Protection of windows in commercial and industrial buildings'. Illustrated throughout with diagrams dealing both with effective blackout methods and protection from blast. In excellent, clean condition.
ARP Memorandum No.10 Provision of Air Raid Shelters. 1939ed. ARP Memorandum No.10 ' Provision of Air Raid Shelters in Basements .' 39pgs with numerous sketches and plans outlining the selection, planning, organisation and construction of basement shelters. Good, clean condition.
ARP Memorandum No.11 - Gas Detection & Identification Service. 1939 1st ed.ARP Memorandum No.11 - Gas Detection & Identification Service. 12pgs outlining the basic principles of gas identification and the duties of the Gas Identification Officer. Ex IWM lib., good, clean condition.
ARP Memorandum No.15 Care & Custody of Equipment. 1940 1st ed. ARP Memorandum No.15 ' Care and Custody of Equipment '. 48pgs useful document giving scales of issue of equipment from gas masks to sandbags for various of the Civil Defence organisations and it's subsequent care. Generally good, clean condition, some light marking and annotations.
ARP Overalls/Boiler suit. An good, issued set of ' ARP 41 ' Overalls. Heavy weight blue cotton with two breast pockets and patch pocket to left leg with accompanying belt with pressed white metal buckle. White metal ARP buttons to main closures, pockets and epaulettes. Machine embroidered on bluette ARP badge to left breast. Remains of a manufacturer's lapel to interior but lost to wear/ washing etc.. Would probably fit 5'8" - 5' 10" with a 40" chest . In good, used condition with some minor wear , marks etc . Original ARP overalls are scarce survivors in any condition but these are good examples.
ARP Pamphlet - Garden Trenches. Large, folded, double sided pamphlet entitled ' Garden Trenches ' issued by the Home Office ARP Dept. in 1938. One page of written instructions with detailed diagrams and plans for the construction of a covered garden trench shelter. In good, clean condition with light marking , folding and slightly tatty edges
ARP pencil. Unused 2H pencil inscribed 'County Borough of Croydon.ARP Dept.' Unusual and scarce.
ARP Recruiting Poster/Shop Card. ARP recruiting poster made to be displayed as a window or door card. Part of the ARP recruiting campaign 1938/39 by the artist K.J.Petts. Approx. 25cms x 38cms in excellent condition with fresh colours.
ARP recruiting poster/shop card. ARP recruiting poster made to be displayed as a window or door card, with two holes to top of card mounted poster. Part of the ARP recruiting campaign 1938/39 by the artist K.J.Petts, printed by ' J.Weiner, London '. Approx. 25cms x 38cms in excellent, clean condition with fresh colours with some very minor bruising and marking to edges.
ARP Recruitment Leaflet. A4, double sided recruiting flyer for ARP services, probably pre-war. Photographic covers offering the choices ' Chaos ' ' Security ' and the options for the various ARP services to the interior. Good, used condition with a minor tear to fold and light marking to one corner.
ARP Rescue Helmet. Black painted, 1939 dated MkII helmet by the Sheffield makers Harrison Bros. & Howson for members of a rescue party. Size 7, 1938 dated MkII liner by Vero. Good, overall condition with various scratches and abrasions.
ARP Rescue Service Manual. ARP Training Manual No.3 'Rescue Service Manual' - HMSO 1942, 1944ed. 149pgs, illustrated throughout with diagrams, photographs and sketches, the manual sets out all means of rescue from simple rope rescues to tunnelling into collapsed buildings. In excellent, clean condition.
ARP Rescue Squad lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating membership of an ARP Rescue Squad or unit. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light rusting to reverse.
ARP School Instructor's badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for Instructors, Air Raid Precautions School, Civil Defence. Issued from 1942 for ARP instructors who had qualified at a national course. Enamel undamaged with clean fresh gilding, maker marked to reverse H.W.M. Ltd ( Millers ), good overall condition.
ARP Sealing Outfit. Produced by the makers of Butterfly Brand this box contains two rolls of sealing tape in tins, 1 x roll of glass reinforcement parchment paper , 1 x roll of glass reinforcement kraft paper and one roll of 4" sealing tape. This kit was intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, complete box with minor scuffing and rubbing.
ARP Shell Dressing. Standard Home Office issue shell dressing issued to the Air Raid Precautions Dept, dated 1938. Good clean condition with rip tapes still stitched in.
ARP Shell Dressing. Standard Home Office issue shell dressing issued to the Air Raid Precautions Dept, dated 1939 by Robinson & Sons Ltd. Excellent, unissued condition, all from the same package. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
ARP shelter badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge ' ARP Shelter 5 '. Probably worn to indicate a particular shelter allocation where large groups of people and shelters exsisted, typically in industrial and school applications. In generally good overall condition with some minor distortion and foxing.
ARP Shelter pinback badge. Tin and celluloid, finback badge for ' ARP Shelter 2 '. These badges were probably used in schools and large industrial operations as shelter indicators allowing easy recognition of those people entitled to be in the specific shelter. In good, used condition with some very minor foxing.
ARP Silver lapel badge. ARP lapel badge. 38/39 London hallmarked silver ARP lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting. The standard issue ARP badge for men, sometimes used as a beret badge, in clean condition with light overall toning.
ARP telephonist's/communications armband. Printed on to heavy duty cotton/canvas with a bold image of a telephone and ARP. In unissued condition with some minor rubbing and storage marks. An uncommon armband.
ARP Training Bulletin No.1 1941ed. Min. of Home Security ARP Training Bulletin No.1. 21pg pamphlet giving updates and new information regarding all subjects of ARP including helmet markings, incendiary bombs, detector paint and ARP for animals. Illustarated with some sketches, diagrams and graphs. In good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples.
ARP Training Bulletin No.4. 1941ed. ARP Training Bulletin No.4. This 20pg pamphlet deals with everything from ear plugs to anti-gas curtains but more interestingly deals with the introduction of the exploding incendiary with accompanying sketch. Also interesting sections on German flares and leaflet dropping balloons. Good used condition, some creasing.
ARP Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training. 1940 1st edition ARP Training Manual No.1 ' Basic Training in Air Raid Precautions '.86 pgs plus appendices, illustrations and diagrams large format manual dealing with gas, high explosive bombs, shelters, incendiaries etc including all basic principles of personal protection against air attack. Good used condition.
ARP Training Manual No.2 ' Officers Responsible for ARP... 1940ed. 67pgs ' A.R.P. Training Manual No.2 , Manual for Officers Responsible for A.R.P. Training '. This manual lays down the training required for all members of the ARP services inc. Wardens, messengers, FAP parties, Decontamination squads, drivers, GIOs and Rescue parties. Gives sample syllabus's and outlines the methods and purposes of training. Good, used condition with minor tears and marking to rear cover.
ARP Warden door sign. 20cm x 4.5cm approx, painted hardboard A.R.P. Warden sign. Excellent, clean condition.
ARP Warden Door/Gate Plaque. Attractive, cast alloy ARP Warden door/gate plaque featuring the iconic ARP device. In good, used condition with some loss of blue paint background colour.
ARP Warden sign. 100mm x 75mm hardboard ' ARP. WARDEN ' sign. Screen printed on brown painted surface. Probably intended as a door sign, in excellent unused condition.
ARP Warden Sign. Cast, stylised, alloy ARP Warden badge. Early War production designed for use on doors, gates etc. This style of badge has been reproduced but the sharpness of detail and the registered design number to the reverse marks this out as an original.
ARP Warden's report form pad. Part pad (approx 6 forms) of the standard Warden's report form. Instructions for use of the form printed to the reverse card support. The 1938 printed forms include sections for air raid damage, type of bombs, casualties, uxbs etc. Top form slightly grubby the rest in clean unused condition.
ARP Whistle and lanyard. Official issue nickel ARP whistle by Hudson, B'ham with regulation gold Civil Defence lanyard. Whistle in good used condition, with some light marks, lanyard showing light usage .
ARP Whistle and London Region lanyard. Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B'ham with attached white lanyard. The white lanyard was regulation, when a lanyard was worn, for the London Civil Defence services. Whistle in good, used condition with slightly grubby lanyard.
ARP Woman's Wrapover Overall. 1943 dated ARP 'Overall,(ARP.47). Bluette wrapover overall for women control centre staff in excellent condition with embroidered ARP badge to left breast. Clear manufacturer's label to interior indicating a size No.1 and with a 1944 overstamp over the original 1943 date. Probably unissued.
ARP/CD casualty labels. Tie on card labels for use to identify casualties at the scene of an incident. Double sided with categories to be filled indicating the extent of injuries/death, treatment, and identification.In unissued condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Atherton Wings for Victory Badge. Uncommon foil Wings for Victory badge for the town of Atherton near Wigan. Presumably given in exchange for a donation to the fund this example in good used condition with some bumping and creasing.
August's of Halifax National Service badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for ' August's of Halifax On National Service'. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse, numbered, and manufacturer marked 'Thos.Fattorini,B'ham'. In excellent, clean and bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Austin, Longbridge Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Ashtray. Stamped brass with enamelled medallion commemorating 231 ( 108 Warwickshire HG ) AA Rocket Battery. This unit was based at Longbridge, Birmingham and drew it's members from the Austin employees. The ashtray was probably produced in the Longbridge plant and was available via the Time Office for collection only as distribution costs were deemed prohibitive . Good, condition, patinated with undamaged enamel.
Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Association lapel badge. Brass and gilt lapel badge believed to be for the Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Association . Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. The Auxiliary Bomb Disposal squads were largely made up of Home Guard and Civl Defence personnel.
Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Bell Punch Co.Ltd Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit. ABDs were created from factory volunteers who detected, reported and assisted RE bomb disposal squads in disposing of UXBs. Of the less than 200 squads countrywide the Bell Punch Co. unit was one of the smaller amounting to 12 personnel. All of the units were incorporated into local Home Guard battalions in September 1942 where their numbers ceased to grow. This badge in excellent, clean and bright condition and is particularly scarce.
Auxiliary Bus Conductor's ( Clippies ) Armband. Cotton embroidered armband for an ' Auxiliary Conductor ' with Brighton Corporation Transport. The auxiliary conductors were usually women brought in as ' clippies ' to man the buses and trams in the absence of men who had been called up. In good, used condition with some fading and lightening due to wear. Scarce.
Auxiliary Driver's Association Cap badge. A particularly scarce example of the bronze cap badge used by the Auxiliary Driver's Association ( ADA ). This was an offshoot of the MTC, based in Birmingham which worked for the Ministry of Information. The badge represents a vehicle headlight blackout mask. ( See J.Mills Within the Island Fortress series No.4 MTC ). This example in excellent, clean condition with both blades intact.
Auxiliary Unit lapel badge. Excellent example of the scarce Home Guard Auxiliary Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel badge with half moon button hole fixing, non maker-marked.
AVF label badge. Gilt and enamel badge worn by members of the AVF - ' Amis des Voluntaires Francais ' or Association of Friends of the French Volunteers. Founded by the French HQ in London, it's predominantly British members supported Free French forces with leave centres, comforts and even organised manufacture of French cigarettes. In good, clean condition.
B.R.C.S. ARP Reserve armband. Heavy duty canvas armband worn by members of the British Red Cross Society ARP Reserve. Fastened by a solid brass buckle, this example is in good condition with some very minor marks.
B.R.C.S. Proficiency medal with ARP clasp. British Red Cross Society proficiency medal with the clasp 'Proficiency in Air Raid Precautions Training'. Named to the reverse '10120 C.M.Fisher' with manufacturer marks 'J.R.Gaunt,London and a regd number to the reverse of the clasp. In good, overall condition with undamaged enamel, toned gilding and slightly grubby ribbon.
Balloon Barrage Bar Brooch. Highly uncommon chrome and enamel bar brooch for the Balloon Barrage worn by members of Balloon Command and its associated units. Most cities had a balloon barrage encircling the city or vulnerable points against attack by low flying bombers, most famously around London. In 1944 in response to the launching of the V1 campaign, barrage balloons were established in belts as an obstacle to the missiles . Good, used condition with rubbing to high points.
Barnstaple Area War Weapons Week lapel badge. Tin and celluloid 30mm pinback badge for the Barnstaple Area War Weapons Week, April 19 - 26th 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to rim and in good, slightly faded condition, light corrosion to reverse.
Barrage Balloon Ashtray. 150mm, chromed ashtray featuring a barrage balloon device to the centre. In good, overall condition, some dullness and minor rubbing. Would benefit from a polish.
Battle For Fuel sticky labels. Gummed labels endorsing the ' Battle For Fuel ' and intended to be stuck to correspondence, bills etc to remind people to ' Watch Your Target Figure '. In excellent, clean, unused condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
BBC Staff lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge for BBC employees with half moon lapel fittting. Badge by H.W.Miller B'ham was worn by BBC employees including those involved in civil defence/fire guard duties. In excellent, clean condition.
Beating the Invader leaflet. 1941 double sided leaflet published by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Home Security dealing with the prospect of being invaded. Offers a patriotic message from the Prime Minister and more practical advice dealing with the immobilsation of vehicles, the authorities, and instructions in the event of invasion. Good, clean condition, has been folded with other minor creases etc. POSTFREE within UK
Bedfordshire Civil Defence area title. Embroidered gold cotton on bluette Bedfordshire Civil Defence area title for use on overalls. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall, less common than the wool varieties for use on BDs and tunics.
Belt Leather - Home Guard Pattern. Home Guard Pattern leather belt. Clearly based on the Mounted Services' Bandolier Equipment, this pattern of belt was made specifically for the Home Guard and required the HG Patt. Web sleeve to enable the use of braces and pouches ( SEE item 9221 ). This example manufacturer marked, dated 1940 and will probably fit a 34" - 36" waist. Excellent, clean, and supple condition.
Benedicto or ' Beat the Blitz ' board game. 1941 board game given away by the makers of Benedict Peas as a marketing tool. Broadly based on ' snakes and ladders ' the game features the journey of the humble pea from field to shop with such hazards as bomb craters, being turned back by the Home Guard and tank traps to catch the unwary player. In good used conditions with some creasing , rubbing and bumped corners, colourful and unusual.
Beware of the Butterfly Bomb Poster. 50 x 75cms large size, colour poster ' Beware of the Butterfly Bomb '. Displaying a life size photograph of a butterfly bomb and various graphics showing likely scenarios when finding them along with exhortations to ' Keep Away ' and ' Don't Touch It '. Printed for H.M.S.O. by Fosh & Cross, London. In good, clean condition, has been folded with two very minor holes to crease lines. Scarce.
Birmingham & District Fire Service Journal. Vol.5 No.1 May 1943 Birmingham & District Fire Service Journal. 32pg magazine filled with news from the Fire Service Divisions within Birmingham and Area 23 ( Rugby ) and 24. Illustrated with sketches and cartoons and contemporary advertisements. Good, used condition.
Birmingham AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Birmingham breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform. Retaining 40% of paper backing , fraying to edges.
Birmingham AFS Car Badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Birmingham Auxiliary Fire Service complete with fixing plate. These badges were worn on vehicles , not only through a sense of pride but also as an indicator of official vehicles. Worn condition with wearing of chrome and some damage to enamel however, an uncommon item
Birmingham ARP Gas Mask exhange card. City of Birmingham ARP dept. respirator exchange card, essentially a voucher to allow the exchange of a gasmask. Unused, mint condition. POSTFREE
Birmingham ARP Respirator Care leaflet. City of Birmingham ARP leaflet entitled 'How to take care of your respirator'. Lists dos and dont's relating to care of a gasmask and is signed 'Victor Hamilton - ARP co-ordinating officer'. In excellent clean condition. Several in stock. POSTFREE
Birmingham ARP title. Embroidered red on blue 'Birmingham' ARP title for use on the boiler suit. Usually associated with the early war period. In excellent condition with some old glue marks to the canvas backing. Scarce.
Birmingham Home Guard Association lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Birmingham Home Guard Association. Half-moon lapel fitting to reverse, in good, used condition with rubbing to gilt and undamaged enamel.
Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign badge. Tin and card, badge for the Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign with integral fixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in excellent condition and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid badge for the Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign with pinfixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in excellent condition and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Birmingham Socialist ARP Canteen Fund Badge. Tin and celluloid, pin badge for the Birmingham Socialist A.R.P. Canteen Fund. Featuring an attractive pictorial design, this scarce badge was manufactured by ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' whose name appears to the badge edge. Slight foxing and some light corrosion to the reverse.
Birmingham Victory Savings badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for victory savings. Featuring a lion smashing a swastika with a wreath ' Thanksgiving with Savings Birmingham 1945 '. In excellent, bright condition.
Birmingham War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Birmingham's War Weapons Week, Oct 14 - 19 1940. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example with slight marking and light corrosion to the reverse.
Birmingham Wings for Victory badge. Tin and card, pinback badge for the Birmingham Wings for Victory campaign. In excellent, unused condition with two minor spots of corrosion to reverse.
Birmingham Wings for Victory card badge. Cardboard badge with facility for pin fastening for the Birmingham Wings for Victory campaign. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the campaign, this example in excellent, clean condition.
Birmingham's Warship Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Birmingham's Warship Week, given in exchange for a donation to the Fund. In good condition with minor foxing and light corrosion to the reverse.
Birth of a Spitfire - the story of the MAP and the Spitfire Funds. 1941 1st ed. ' Birth of a Spitfire ' by Gordon Beckles. 160pgs outlining the story of Lord Beaverbrook and the Ministry of Aircraft Production and the involvement of the Spitfire Funds. Details fund raising efforts, scrap drives, construction and the issuing of a Spitfire. Illustrated throughout b/w photographs. Good, used condition with lightly marked but clean d/w with slight chips, tears etc.
Biscuit tin Gas-mask case. Gas-mask container in the form of a biscuit tin produced by Reads Ltd. of Liverpool for Elkes Biscuits. Brightly coloured with instructions concerning the care of the gas-mask to one side. Generally in excellent condition with some scratches and minor corrosion to lid. Paper label glued into the ' name ' box on the lid with barely decipherable address details.
Black-Out badge sales card. A4 card used for the sales of black-out badges with the slogan 'Don't Bump'. In good clean condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Black-Out badge shop card. Advertising card for 'tuppeny' luminous black-out badges. In clean unused condition.
Blackout bulb. New, old stock, War Dept. ' blue ' lightbulb. 25W bulb with blue coating designed to comply with blackout regulations, clearly marked ' War Department '. Contained in original packaging with war economy savage slogan. In working order but seek advice before use.
Bomb Reconnaissance armband. Printed cotton armlet for trained Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Officers. Authorised for wear in 1942 the armlet was worn by those CD personnel who had passed the regional BR course. Their job was to positively identify UXBs before they were assigned to the Royal Engineers BD teams. In excellent, clean condition with some minor storage marks and folds . Uncommon.
Bomb remover advertising flyer. Advertising flyer published by the Western Mail & Echo for one of the many ARP products that flooded the market from 1940. This particular product was the 'self locating Bomb remover ' for the removal of incendiaries, as to it's effectiveness!? Flyer in excellent, clean condition.
Booby Trap Switch No.10 - Auxiliary Unit provenance. British Booby Trap Switch No.10 Pressure with an Auxiliary Unit provenance. This switch was previously part of the estate of Sgt.Louis Pugh 1910-84 who was part of a Patrol based at Gibbet Oak, Tenderden, Kent, he went on to serve in the R.A.F. as a F/Lt. This switch was put up for sale along with other examples and copies of both the Countryman's Diary and Calendar 1938.The Switch No.10 was intended to trigger an explosive charge by the application of pressure to the plate, recommended to be laid under floorboards, pathways etc.This example in good condition still with the sealing tape over the plate mounting hole which also partially obscures a manufacturer's stamp. Primer and fuse cage a little a/f. INERT
Book of Wartime Recipes. 35pg booklet ' Book of Wartime Recipes for Cornflour and Custard Powder ' produced by Brown & Poulson Ltd. Written with M.O.F. approval, the booklet includes economy tips as well as large numbers of economic recipes. Included later addendum tipped in warning of change of circumstances. Good overall condition with some light marking .
Books for the Royal Navy poster. 38 x 25cms wartime poster published by the Royal Naval War Libraries appealing for donations of books and magazines for distribution to Royal Naval personnel. In slightly creased condition with some minor stains and edge nibbles, otherwise in good condition.
Borwicks Baking Powder Rationing leaflet. Folded A4 leaflet issued by Borwicks Baking Powders, offering kitchen hints to help with rationing featuring Borwicks. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Bourne & Hollingsworth ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for use by members of staff of the Bourne & Hollingsworth Store ARP. Bourne and Hollingsworth was a large department store on the corner of Oxford Street and Berners Street, London. They were renowned for selling the best quality goods and for looking after their staff, providing accommodation at Warwickshire House on Gower Street for up to 600 female workers. Like much of Oxford Street, the store suffered bomb damage in 1940. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse and in good, used condition with some very minor enamel loss
Boxed ARP Lamp. ' Lamp A.R.P. with Hood ' - M.O.H. Code No.WD3051. New, old stock, hooded ARP lamp contained in it's original box. Some minor storage marks to lamp, box with minor marks and dents, otherwise as new.
Boxed ARP Lamps. 2 x No68 ARP lamps in their original box. Hooded lamps made by Lucas with manufacturer's mark to base. Some very minor corrosion otherwise in excellent working condition. Carton in slightly a/f condition with rusting of staples, minor rips and bruising but with intact label and pricing stamp.
Boxed Civil Nursing Reserve Badge - variation. Silver and enamel, pinback badge for a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve, Pattern N.A.36. The CNR was recruited initially to augment staff at hospitals during war but was later extended to provide staff for FAPs in shelters and rest centres. Maker marked ' Gaunt, London and contained in it's original titled box. variation to item 9688.
Boxed Civil Nursing Reserve Badge. Silver and enamel, pinback badge for a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve. The CNR was recruited initially to augment staff at hospitals during war but was later extended to provide staff for FAPs in shelters and rest centres. Maker marked ' Gaunt, London ' and ' Sterling ' and contained in it's original titled box.
Boxed Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Silver and enamel ARP lapel badge for the Dunlop Rubber Co. Unissued condition, with overall toning contained in it's original box which is inscribed '1st aid M'. Half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse stamped 'silver'. Box lid grubby otherwise excellent condition.
Boxed Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Silver and enamel ARP lapel badge for the Dunlop Rubber Co. Unissued condition, with overall toning contained in it's original box . Pin back fitting to the reverse stamped 'silver'. Box lid grubby otherwise excellent condition. This colour way is believed to denote ' warden ' with a woman's badge fitting.
Boxed Emergency blackout lamp. Bakelite, ' Osram ', transformer blackout light that was intended to replace a standard bulb with a 6v bulb in an effort to provide low level lighting that conformed with blackout regulations. With a standard bayonet light fitting the light is in excellent condition although it is not recommended for use. Contained in it's original packaging with blackout scene graphic and the line 'Ideal for blackouts' and labelled 'Emergency Lamp - Ideal for Blackouts '. Excellent condition. ( Recommend testing before use ).
Boxed Silver ARP badge. Silver ARP badge with brooch fitting intended to be issued to a woman contained in it's blue card box. Badge carries London hallmarks for 1936 and is contained in it's original packet and is in excellent condition. The Man's badge was issued in a corresponding red box. Box is unusually intact with some rubbing to edges.
Boxed Staffordshire Police Reserve lapel badge. Boxed white metal and enamel lapel badge by Gaunts of London.Box and badge with matching numbers 205 This style of badge was in use from October of 1939 issued to members of the police reserve. Badge in clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel. Box in good condition with initials PR written to top corner.
Boxed White Metal ARP badge. White metal ARP badge in original card box of issue. Badge with man's horseshoe lapel fitting in bright unissued condition with it's greaseproof packet. Box in good, clean condition with one slightly damaged edge.
Boxed White Metal ARP badge. Silver ARP badge in original card box of issue. Badge with man's horseshoe lapel fitting in unissued condition, patinated overall with it's greaseproof packet. 1939 London hallmarks. Box in good, clean condition
Boxed WVS ARP badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for Women's Voluntary Services ARP. This badge was announced in 1938 issued for WVS volunteers who had undertaken ARP training, it was quickly superceded the following year by a new design. Designed as a lapel badge it is commonly seen as a hat badge. This example in bright, clean condition with undamaged enamel, maker marked H.B.SALE, B'ham. Contained in it's original box.
Boys Brigade National Service lapel badge. Silvered, pinback badge indicating National Service with the Boys Brigade. Members undertook similar duties to the Boy Scouts such as acting as messengers and other light duties with the CD services. Good, used condition with an overall patination. Uncommon.
Bradford Home Guard Proficiency Badge. Silvered, brass and enamel badge for Bradford Home Guard ,Proficiency. Lugs to reverse and maker marked Fattorini, Bradford. Presumably given to denote the successful attainment of the Home Guard Proficiency test although as there are bronze versions in circulation this might indicate higher levels of attainment. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Bradford Lord Mayor's Spitfire Fund lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Bradford Lord Mayor's Spitfire Fund. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, Bradford '. Good condition.
BRCS & St John CHSS certificates. Unused certificates indicating service with the British Red Cross Society & Order of St.John Central Hospital Supply Service. The Red Cross and St.John combined during the war to avoid duplicationof effort with the CHSS offering from the provision of bandages to comforts etc. to patients. In excellent, unused condition, several available. POSTFREE within UK
Brief Glory - The Story of A.T.A. 1st ed.1946 ' Brief Glory - The Story of A.T.A.' by E.C.Cheesman. 248pgs comprehensive history of the Air Transport Auxiliary , numerous b/w illustrations, roll of honour with numerous appendices included a nominal roll of all pilots. Good, clean condition with slightly sunned boards.
Brierley Hill War Weapons Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brierley Hill War Weapons Week Feb 8th - 15th 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in excellent, clean condition.
Brigade in Action - Weymouth St.John and CD 1946ed. ' Brigade in Action ' by D.G.F.Acutt. 296pgs highly detailed account of The St. John Ambulance Brigade and it's co-operation with the ARP and Civil Defence services in Weymouth during WW2. Extensive b/w photographs showing bombing incidents, CD personalities, and notable wartime incidents in and around Weymouth. Good, clean condition
Brighton & Hove Aid to Russia Disc Numbered plastic disc given for a contribution to the Brighton & Hove Aid to Russia Fund. The Joint War Organisation began an Aid to Russia Fund in 1941, with Mrs Churchill as the chairman. Around £8 million was raised over the course of the war, in part from contributions from the Penny-a-Week Fund. The Russian Aid funds provided everything from portable X-ray units, motor X-ray units and ambulances, to blankets, clothes, mediecines, medical equipment, and first aid kits. Good, clean condition and unusual.
Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week. 30mm badge manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. In good overall condition with some minor marking to front and the usual light corrosion to the reverse.
Brighton Corporation Civil Defence badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for ' Brighton Corporation Civil Defence - CWD Service '. Horseshoe lapel fitting, manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbered 52 to reverse. In bright, clean condition with one very minor enamel chip to banner.
Brighton Rest Centre Service Guide. 1942ed. ' County Borough of Brighton - Rest Centre Service. 32pg guide to the various post-raid services available in the Brighton area with a gazetteer of addresses and telephone numbers of the the various services. Excellent, clean condition.
Brighton Warship Week badge. 23mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brighton's Warship Week ,Feb7th - 14th 1942. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example in good used condition, light corrosion to reverse with some spotting to obverse.
Bristol Aircraft ARP Token. Plastic token issued by the Bristol Aircraft Co. to subsidise transport for it's ARP personnel. This token for the value of 1 penny. Good, used condition. Uncommon.
Bristol ARP Respirator Inspection Sheet. Bristol ARP Respirator Inspection sheet for 1941. Unused with some marking to edges. Interesting for the official reference to ' Mickey Mouse ' respirators to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Britain's Sea Power savings poster. 50 X 75cm approx poster entitled ' Britain's Sea Power - Maintain it with your Savings.' Poster features a bold, graphic image of destroyers in line ahead and was printed for the National Savings Committee by Alf Cooke Ltd.,Leeds. Poster in excellent, clean condition with some minor creasing and a 0.5 tear to bottom, has been folded at some time.
Britain's Home Guard - John Brophy. 1945ed. 'Britain's Home Guard - a character study' by John Brophy and illustrated by Eric Kennington. 48pg general history of the Home Guard written and illustrated by two ex LDV members which was intended to be written as a souvenir of Home Guard service. This book is marked out by the evocative illustrations by Kennington. In excellent, clean condition with covered, chipped dustwrapper. Contemporary dedication to fep.
British Auxiliaries Ltd War Work Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel War Work lapel badge for British Auxiliaries Ltd. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with impressed numbering. British Auxiliaries were I believe, based in Govan, Glasgow and made marine and other engines. Good, clean condition with some minor abrasions.
British Red Cross Medal for Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training. BRCS gilt and enamel medal with clasp for 'Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training' made by J.R.Gaunt, London.Inscribed to the reverse ' ' 8402 V.R.Brown '. In good,issued condition with undamaged enamel and clean ribbon, contained in it's original box of issue, an excellent example
Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Warship Week badge. 35mm Card and tin, pinback badge for Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Warship Week Mar 14 - 21. Good condition with some marking and light abrasions.
Bronze Air Raid Warden Sign. 40mm x 155mm Bronze door/gate sign for an Air Raid Warden. Featuring the ubiquitous ARP symbol the sign is in good, overall condition although for some reason has received a coat of varnish. Infinitely scarcer than it's enamel counterpart.
Bronze ARP Air Raid Warden Doorplate. Approx 15cm x 4cm bronze doorplate for an ARP Air Raid Warden. In excellent, probably unissued condition. Some paint residue (looks to be the same as that used to infill the lettering) to the reverse.
Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co. National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback National Service badge for the Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Birmingham. BTM were machinists for the aircraft industry as well as maintaining their original trade as tool makers. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbered ' 521 '. Excellent, clean condition.
Brookhirst ' On War Production ' Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for Brookhirst ' On War Production ' . Brookhirst Switchgear Ltd of Chester were manufacturers of electric motor control gear and were heavily involved in War production. Numbered to the reverse manufactured by ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good, bright condition.
BRX.1 History of the 1st Berkshire ( Abingdon ) Btn. Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. ex IWM lib. ' BRX.1 The Story of the First Berkshire ( Abingdon ) Battalion Home Guard ' by ourselves. 88pgs including b/w photographs, maps and rolls covering the brief history of the battalion. Excellent, clean condition with a number of library stamps.
BRX1 - The story of the First Berkshire (Abingdon) Battalion HG 945 1st ed. ' BRX1 The story of the First Berkshire (Abingdon) Battalion Home Guard ,. 88p., 14p. of b/w plates, covering the story from inception to stand down with roll of honour/ honours and awards. In good, clean condition, with lyrical ownership dedication to inside cover.
Buckinghamshire Hawker Aircraft Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 13th Buckinghamshire Battalion, the Hawker Aircraft Battalion at Langley, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Butterfly Bomb Warning Leaflet. 1943 single - sided flyer issued by the Ministry of Home Security warning of the presence of Butterfly Bombs and advising ' Don't Touch or Disturb it Keep Away '. In excellent, clean condition.
Butterfly bomb warning sign. 30 x 45cms approx. enamelled sign giving a warning to the danger of Butterfly bombs that may lie in hedges and ditches. These signs were a feature of areas that had been subject to a butterfly bomb attack as despite the knowledge of the numbers dropped in a raid (ascertained by counting the containers), they were notoriously difficult to account for because of their size and ability to snag in trees or undergrowth. Sign in excellent condition with some very minor ' nibbles ' to the edges. There were two main types of sign differing in wording the other warning of bombs in the vicinity. Scarce.
Butterfly bomb wings. Spring loaded wings from an SD2 ' Butterfly Bomb '. SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This set of wings is complete with the rod that attached to the fuze which the wings rotated to arm the fuze. Although in as found condition the wings retain a reasonable amount of the original paint and markings are visible . There are areas of corrosion but no holes, might merit restoration, but is an above average relic. Sadly no history.
Butterfly Brand ARP Glass Reinforcing Paper. A largely intact roll of Butterfly Brand ARP Glass Reinforcing Paper. Intended to be stuck to windows to mitigate some of the risk caused by flying glass in a bomb explosion. Good, clean condition, with one piece of sellotape. Uncommon.
Butterfly Brand ARP Sealing Tape. A full ( 70ft ) tin of Butterfly Brand ARP Sealing Tape. This was originally intended for the sealing of doors and windows etc against the ingress of poison gas. Uncommon to find a full tin. Good overall condition with some marking/staining etc to tin and label.
By Rail to Victory - LNER in Wartime. 196pgs 'By Rail to Victory - The Story of the LNER in Wartime' by Norman Crump. 1st Ed. 1947. Includes the blackout, Dunkirk, munitions, women and Overlord, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, fold-out maps, and diagrams. Important and useful history of the LNER. In good, clean condition with slightly stained boards.
C Company 10th Batt. Surrey Home Guard Photograph. 33cms x 17cms approx. group photo of No.10 ( Coombelands) Platoon, " C " Company, 10th ( Egham & Chertsey ) Battalion Home Guard. Photo mounted on card with East Surrey cap badge decoration and individual identification typical of the work of Gale & Polden . Good, clear image, one small ink stain to bottom corner of image and slight bumping etc of mount.
C.B.A.F. Spitfire Fund Writing case. Writing case featuring an embossed Spifire design with a Churchill quote made for sale in aid of the C.B.A.F. Spitfire Fund. This is believed to be the ' Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ' Spitfire Fund. The case has a blotter to the inside and a slip to take a writing pad. In good condition.
Cadbury's Ration chocolate. A rare survivor ! A complete bar of Cadbury\'s \' Ration \' chocolate. In it\'s utility, printed waxed paper wrapper bearing the slogan \' Cadbury\'s Ration Chocolate \' in good condition with some minor fading of the slogan. Cannot vouch for the quality of the chocolate !! - bar is intact with some whitening.
Callenders ARP badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Callenders ARP. Callender's were a cable making company and Callender's at Erith contributed to manufacturing PLUTO. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. In excellent, bright condition with a minute piece of missing enamel at 7 O'clock on the scroll.
Calne Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Calne collecting group, Calne is in the Wiltshire. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition with light abrasions to surface.
Cambridgeshire Civil Defence - Blouse A.R.P.57a. WW2 Warden's ' Blouse A.R.P.57a. ' Size 6 ( Height 5'5"- 5'6", Chest 35"-37", Waist 33"-35" ) with printed Warden shoulder titles to both arms, printed war service chevrons to right arm and embroidered CD with Cambridgeshire area title to left breast pocket. A nice touch was the finding of a 1944 dated instruction to attend a course of lectures in Cottenham, Cambs in the top pocket. A good original blouse in good, used condition with some minor moth damage ( 6 x 1mm holes ).
Cambridgeshire Home Guard shoulder flashes. Pair of two piece construction, shoulder flashes worn by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely battalions of the Home Guard. The 25mm x 10mm flashes were worn by the regular battalions of the Cambs regiment and were adopted by the Cambs HG from 1940 and were worn in place of battalion titles. In excellent condition.
Cambridgeshire Home Guard shoulder flashes. Pair of two piece construction, shoulder flashes worn by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely battalions of the Home Guard. The 25mm x 10mm flashes were worn by the regular battalions of the Cambs regiment and were adopted by the Cambs HG from 1940 and were worn in place of battalion titles. In excellent condition. Shown here with the accompanying envelope in which they were issued showing positioning details ( envelope not for sale ).
Care of Your Cat and Dog in Wartime booklet. How to Care for your Cat and Dog in Wartime by Bob Martin. Produced by Bob Martin Ltd., this 14pg booklet giving hints on ARP, first aid and wartime feeding for cats and dogs was in reality a vehicle for Bob Martin products. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline ' Be Careful What You Say & Where You Say It '. This poster is generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking to one corner . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' Of Course there's no harm in your knowing ! 'This poster is in, generally good, used condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking and two pin holes etc . Approx 20cms x 32cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline '….But for heaven's sake don't say I told you '. This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline '….Strictly Between You & Me '. This poster is generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' ...but of course it mustn't go any further ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' Of Course there's no harm in your known ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' ...Don't Forget Walls Have Ears ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 32cms.
Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ARP badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ' C.B.A.F.ARP ' widely believed to be from the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest centres of Spitfire production. In good, used condition with some abrasions to the enamel surface, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.
Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ARP badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ' C.B.A.F. ARP ' widely believed to be from the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest centres of Spitfire production. In good, used condition with some light abrasions to the enamel surface, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.
Castleford Spitfire Fund Flag Day Pin. Castleford Spitfire Fund Flag Day pin given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Good, used condition with pinhole to top edge.
Casualties Service armband. Screen printed red on white heavy duty cotton ' Casualties Service ' armband with ties. A generic style of armband typical of the production of ' Display Patents Ltd ' probably for use within the various frontline ARP medical services. It's style and wording would probably indicate pre-1941 usage before the reorganisation after that date. In superb unissued condition.
CD badge for nursing overall sealed pattern. Embroidered ' CD ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall Patt. No.80. This example is a 1941 sealed pattern used by the Post Office Stores Dept. that produced much of the cloth insignia for the Civil Defence services. In good, clean condition, uncommon badge even more so as a sealed pattern.
CD Group 6 London Region Hendon Paperwork Grouping. Certificate and paperwork grouping to a Miss V.P.Finlayson who was a Local Fire Guard Instructor in London Region Civil Defence Group No.6 based at Hendon. Certificates for Wardens' Service and Anti-Gas Training with correspondence re. Fire Guard training instructor's courses , thanks for service etc. Some folding, marking and minor tears but otherwise good condition.
CD Pamphlet No.1 Notes on Detection & Reporting of UXBs 1943ed. RESTRICTED, CD Pamphlet No.1 ' Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Missiles '. 46pg giving details of craters, camouflets, various explosive devices likely to be encountered. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition with some minor foxing to covers.
CD Raincoat Breast badge. Machine embroidered on denim, Civil Defence breast badge for use on the gabardine raincoat. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a coat.
CD Training Manual No.4 Incident Control. 1st Ed 1944 reprint 'Civil Defence Training Manual No.4 Incident Control'. 74pgs card covers, illustrated with diagrams and tables and covering topics as diverse as wind direction and parking to reconnaissance and the need for incident control. In good clean condition with some marking to covers.
CD Training Pamphlet No.6 Rescue of Crews of Crashed Aircraft. 1944ed. 8pgs Civil Defence Training Pamphlet No.6 'Rescue of Crews of Crashed Aircraft'. Pub. Min. of Home Security. Gives outline guide to CD rescue parties in how to approach crashes and locate crew members, types of aircraft, parachute harnesses, avoidance of self destruct devices etc. Good condition with central fold and minor tear. POSTFREE within UK
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1944 and given a RESTRICTED classification the70pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. This edition was the final eition with only minor amendments being issued before the end of the War. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1941and given a RESTRICTED classification the26pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. . 50mm tear to cover, contents however, in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1943 and given a RESTRICTED classification the 39pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1941and given a CONFIDENTIAL classification the 26pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Notable for the first mention of butterfly bombs , appearing as an added sketch in the table of existing bombs . Also lists Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. In excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
Central Clearing House - Outcasts souvenir. 1941 Souvenir ashtray of the ' Outcasts ' - the nickname for the staff of the London Clearing Banks - the Central Clearing House or CCH, who were evacuated and temporarily housed in Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. Ashtrays were commissioned from Fieldings and manufactured under their ' Crown Devon ' range and formed companion pieces to the earlier 1940, mugs by Falcon Ware (T.Lawrence Ltd) given on 23 August 1940 by the Controller of the CCH, Percy S.Quick on the first anniversary of their evacuation. In excellent undamaged condition with light rubbing to gilding, a highly unusual aspect of the Home Front.
Central Hospital Supply Service Armband. Unissued, screen-printed cotton armband used by members of the Central Hospital Supply Service. The CHSS was created in 1939 to coordinate the efforts of volunteers from both the Red Cross and St.John organisations who volunteered to provide supplies for hospitals in the form of bandages, blankets, comforts etc. Excellent, clean condition.
Channel Islands - wartime newspapers. Copies of the Guernsey Press and The Star for 1944 featuring the news as the occupying German forces would like it to be seen in the headlines. The centre pages feature Island news, more often than not court cases brought about by the theft of food ! Other features, new rationing scales , electric shortages, digging of potatoes etc. Fascinating insight into the life of the Channel Islands under occupation. Good, clean condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Chart of War Gases. 1942 ' Chart of War Gases ' issued by the Ministry of Home Security. 6 pg folded card format listing gases and their various properties and effects. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Chepstow Home Guard Armband. Standard, printed Home Guard armband on general issue from late 1940. Issued in lieu of uniform and or other insignia the armband saw continued service throughout the war. This particular example carries a stamp indicating issue from Chepstow station with inked individual national identity details to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition with slight marking to reverse.
Cheshire Air Raid Warden Plaque. Pressed tin plaque for a Cheshire Air Raid Warden. Painted finish with gilded highlights. Probably served as a house or gate sign. Good overall condition with much original finish remaining.
Cheshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 9th Cheshire ( Macclesfield ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed HOME GUARD shoulder title. Both items with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but are in excellent, clean condition.
Chief Warden Rank badges. Felt on wool rank badges for Chief Warden to be worn at the top of the shoulder. Good, used condition.
Child's ' Shelter Book ' - Spitfire Sabotage. Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Spitfire Sabotage '. 32pgs with illustrations . Good condition with light creasing to cover.
Child's ' Shelter Book ' - Tanks a Lot ! Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Tanks a Lot ! '. 32pgs with illustrations . Good condition with light creasing to cover.
Child's ' Shelter Book '. Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Commando Leader '. 32pgs with illustrations and wartime themed advertising to covers. Good condition with light creasing to cover.
Children's miniature book ' Anti-Gas '. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Anti - Gas ! ' by G.B.Simpson was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Children's miniature book ' Captured by U-Boat ' Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Captured by U-Boat ' by Rex Racing was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children's miniature book ' Commando Leader '. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Commando Leader ' by Hugh Cleverly was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children's miniature book ' Convoy in Danger '. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Convoy in Danger ' by Dennison Robb was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children's storybook ' FLAK'. \' Flak \' the story of a canine hero of the war by Shirley Goulden. Nicely illustrated children\'s wartime story book. Clean copy with uncommon dust wrapper which is slightly chipped.
Children\'s storybook ' Flak .' ' Flak ' the story of a canine hero of the war by Shirley Goulden. Nicely illustrated children\'s wartime story book. Good,clean copy ,with lightly marked dustwrapper.
Chingford AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Chingford breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform. Retaining 60% of paper backing .
Chingford ARP Pamphlet. C1939 12pg, card covered, pamphlet produced by the Borough of Chingford outlining the principle ARP services provided. Covers all services inc. decontamination, FAP, warden services, rescue etc giving the manpower requirements for each section. Good, overall condition with some light foxing, marking etc.
Chingford At War 1939 - 1945. 1sr Ed. 1946 172pgs ' Borough of Chingford - A record of the Civil Defence & Allied Services and Incidents which occurred in the Borough 1939 - 1945. A comprehensive review of the CD services with numerous b/w photographs, rolls, appendices and pull out map showing bomb locations. Excellent, clean condition.
Chivers Essential work badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback Chivers Jam, On Essential Work, national service lapel badge. Numbered 2304 to reverse made by Thos Fattorini, B'ham. 20mm diameter. Bright, clean chrome and enamel.
Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London Midland Scottish Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse \'Fattorini & Sons, B\'ham\' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel.
Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London Midland Scottish Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel with slight rubbing to high points.
Chromed LNER Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LNER Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London and North Eastern Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel.
Chromed WLA badge. Standard, die-struck WLA cap/lapel, pin back badge. This example has been chromed for reasons unknown . Small areas of enamel damage to crown and centre but otherwise in good, used condition. This variation is uncommon and as yet no specific reason is known for this treatment.
Churchill Patriotic wartime matchbox cover Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting a picture of Churchill and a selection of quotes from Churchill's 1941 message to Roosevelt and the US Premiers' reply. Good overall condition with some minor rust marks and surface marks.
Churchill Victory Lapel Badge. Brass, finback Victory badge featuring an image of Churchill complete with his trademark cigar supplanted by a ' V ' with a scroll underneath bearing the motto ' victory '. Good, toned condition.
Citizens Advice Bureaux War Service lapel badge. Large, handsome brass and enamel lapel badge for war service with the Citizens Advice Bureaux. Maker marked ' Toye & Co.Ltd, London ' with strong pin fitting to reverse. The first Citizens Advice Bureau came into operation in September 1939 and had passed the 1000 mark by 1942 dispensing advice in the confusion created by the war. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel with some minor enamel overspill to one edge.
City of Coventry Special Constabulary Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the City of Coventry Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham. Good overall condition with some minor abrasions to enamel.
City of Leicester Civil Defence Welfare Services lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the City of Leicester Civil Defence Welfare Services. As CD services expanded it became apparent that some form of welfare provision was required. Often provided in the form of mobile canteens or the provision of comforts, few CD Welfare organisations were recognised with a badge, Leicester was one of the exceptions. This example in good condition with undamaged enamel and manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse.
City of Leicester Neighbours League. Enamel and pinback badge for the City Of Leicester Neighbours League.A wartime organisation formed with the aim of alleviating the suffering of victims of bombing and the distress of the homeless. Organised along similar area guidelines to the Warden\'s service it had loose affiliations with the Civil Defence organisations and bore many similarities to a similar organisation in Norwich (M.A.G.N.A. - Mutual Aid Good Neighbour Association). In good condition with a minor enamel chip at approx. 3 O\'clock, maker marked \'Thos Fattorini, B\'ham\' to reverse. Uncommon.
City of London Civic Guard lapel badge. Die-stamped, silvered, brass and enamel pinback badge for the City of London Civic Guard. Created in 1942 as part of the Square Mile of the City of London Invasion Defence organisation, it's role was ill defined. It's duties however, were to assist the military and CD services in whatever was required in the advent of an invasion. In good, clean condition.
City of London, Post Office Battalion, Home Guard Battledress. 1941 Battledress Blouse Serge for a Sergeant in the 31st City of London ( St.Pancras ) G.P.O. battalion. Size 5, height 5' 5" - 5' 6", Chest 36 - 37ins. made by the Star Mfg.Co.Ltd., Belfast. Manufacturer's/size label to interior with WD inspection stamp. Tatty WW1 trio ribbons to l/h breast. In generally good condition with a smattering of minor moth holes which would reward invisible mending, missing button to l/h breast pocket.
City of Salford Air Raid Wardens lapel badge. Brass and enamel pinback lapel badge for the City of Salford Air Raid Wardens Corps. Manufactured by the Caxton Plate Co.of London. Badge in good condition with undamaged enamel, patinated overall.
City of Wells Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the City of Wells collecting group, Wells is in the Somerset. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
City of Westminster Warden door sign. Pressed steel, chromed sign for a City of Westminster ARP Warden. Mounted on a shaped piece of wood, these signs were originally intended as door/gate signs but this one probably made into a desk sign. In excellent, clean condition with minor wear to painted area. Uncommon.
Civil Air Guard cap badge. A chromed struck, crowned wreath containing the enamelled letters \' CAG \'. Intended for wear in the CAG FS style cap, the badge was introduced shortly after the formation of the CAG in 1938. The CAG was formed to expand pilot training in response to building up the RAF reserve. Badge in excellent, clean condition with both loops intact.
Civil Air Guard lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Civil Air Guard. The Civil Air Guard was a 1938 scheme in which the UK government subsidized training fees for members of flying clubs, in return for future military call-up commitments. Pin back fastener to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' W.O.Lewis, B'ham '. Good, overall condition with very minor rubbing to finish.
Civil Defence - C.W.Glover 1942ed. 816pgs ' Civil Defence - A practical manual presenting....the methods for adequate protection against aerial attack.' Standard reference dealing with all aspects of civil defence with comprehensive coverage of shelters. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, sketches and plans. Good, clean contents with sunned and faded boards. Very heavy
Civil Defence - Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Wartime pair of square ended Report & Control shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, unused and in good condition.
Civil Defence Ambulance shoulder titles. Embroidered, orange/gold on blue 'Ambulance' shoulder titles. One of the initially listed 1941 titles, this pair is of a probably locally sourced pattern being of a less fine weave and a distinct colour variation. Unissued condition.
Civil Defence Ambulance titles. Pair of gold on blue, embroidered Ambulance shoulder titles to be worn by Civl Defence personnel. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title - Birkenhead. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Birkenhead. Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, unmothed condition.
Civil Defence area title - Carshalton. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Carshalton, Surrey. Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, used condition.
Civil Defence area title - Cumberland. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Cumberland with an area or unit designator 4/W. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on bluette Civil Defence area title for Bedfordshire. Worn on the breast pocket of the overalls below the CD breast badge. In good clean, unmothed condition.
Civil Defence armband Mint un-issued Civil Defence armband. The Civil Defence ' armlet ' was introduced in 1940 and on general issue from 1940. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Defence at War. 1941ed. ' Civil Defence at War ' by Mrs Anthony Billingham ( CD Ambulance Service ) . Part of the Britain at War series, the 72pgs cover all aspects of the Civil Defence services with b/w photographs throughout and a striking colour dust wrapper. In good overall condition with some chips and minor tears to d/w.
Civil Defence badge for nursing overall. Embroidered ' CD ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall. Clear evidence of having been removed from an overall with slight marks, in good condition. Uncommon.
Civil Defence Beret /Cap badge Cloth CD badge introduced post 1943 after the metal ARP badge ceased manufacture and issue. Designed primarily for use on the beret, the embroidered version was not official issue but it's use was widespread. This example in excellent, unused, condition with old glue mark to reverse.
Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Badge. Printed wartime Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Badge. Worn on the left sleeve these badges were to be worn by CD officers who had passed a regional Bomb Reconnaissance course. The BRO's task was to identify and confirm reports of UXBs with visits before assigning the task to RE BD teams. First established in London Region the system was soon extended to the whole country. Initially those successful candidates had worn an armlet with the same design but the badge was authorised in 1944. In good, worn condition. Scarce.
Civil Defence Breast badges Embroidered, gold on blue wool Civil Defence breast badges. This pattern of badge was introduced from 1941 to be worn on all CD uniforms except greatcoats. Good used examples with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, several available, priced individually.
Civil Defence First Aid & Light Rescue manual. 126pg, soft covered manual ' Civil Defence First Aid & Light Rescue '. C1941, illustrated booklet covering aspects of first aid and light rescue at an incident. Produced by an instructor with the Warwickshire CD services and produced in Tamworth. Excellent condition.
Civil Defence helmet lamp. Civil Defence pattern helmet mounted lamp. This type of lamp was designed to be clipped onto the rim of the standard MkII helmet with the battery pack worn on the belt. It was generally worn by rescue workers and first aid parties. In excellent, probably unissued condition, war department marked.
Civil Defence lapel badge Brass and enamel Civil Defence lapel badge with silvered finish featuring the post 1940 rainbow design. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse. Badge in bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Civil Defence lapel badge Brass and enamel Civil Defence lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting, this badge features the CD design adopted from 1941. Excellent overall condition, with a small die flaw to the half moon fitting and undamaged enamel.
Civil Defence lapel badge. Brass and enamel Civil Defence pinback lapel badge featuring the post 1940 rainbow design. Badge in bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Civil Defence Lapel Badge. Enamel and gilt Civil Defence lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered 285, manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Unknown, generic style possibly linked to a factory. Good, clean condition.
Civil Defence matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a Civil Defence badge to both sides. Slight staining to one corner and one edge and very minor foxing, otherwise in good overall condition.
Civil Defence Medical Officer printed shoulder titles. A pair of printed gold and blue 'Medical Officer' shoulder titles. This title was one of those titles authorised in later supplements to the original list of authorised titles. Both in good, unissued condition.
Civil Defence Messenger Shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Messenger shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition.
Civil Defence Officer Ranks Bars. Pair of gold felt on dark blue wool, Civil Defence rank bars. In this instance used by, amongst others, Assistant GIO, Assistant Ambulance Officer and Messenger Officer. Good, used condition.
Civil Defence photograph. Clear photograph depicting a member of Staines CD, clear uniform detail including the wearing of the supervisory rank badge and white lanyard. SEE item No.8088 rank badge. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Defence rank chevrons. Pair of printed blue and gold chevrons for the rank of Senior Messenger, Senior Warden, Deputy Party Leader Rescue Service amongst others. Not originally listed in the official rank structure but by 1944 had been authorised. In excellent clean condition with some evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Region XII Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Civil Defence XII - South Eastern Region. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse with impressed number ' 48 '. Prior to the outbreak of WW2, it was recognised that an integrated civil defence service would be required, this resulted in the creation of the Ministry of Home Security, to be responsible for all civil defence matters. The country was then divided into 12 civil defence regions, each under a Civil Regional Commissioner, with 12 South Eastern Region having it's HQ in Tunbridge Wells. This badge was worn by members of the HQ staff. In good, used condition and scarce.
Civil Defence Rescue helmet. Black MkII helmet marked to show membership of a CD or ARP Rescue Party. Unclear Manufacturer markings to the rim with a 1938 dated, size 7 Mk I liner by Vero. In generally good, clean condition with the usual minor areas of paint loss and abrasions commensurate with use.
Civil Defence Rescue titles. A pair of embroidered gold on blue ' Rescue ' shoulder titles. The Rescue title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941 and these examples are of the official pattern. Both in good condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform with some glue residue to the reverse from previous display mounting.
Civil Defence Reserve Beret Badge. Printed badge for the Civil Defence Reserve for use on the beret. In clean unissued condition. Uncommon.
Civil Defence Reserve Beret Badge. Embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence Reserve beret badge. Variation from the accepted pattern which featured a rope encircling the letters ' CD '. Good, unused condition. The CD reserve consisted of mobile parties of CD services to be deployed in areas where existing services were in need of help.
Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column Shoulder title. Embroidered Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column VII Shoulder title. The Civil Defence Reserves were borne from the acute manpower shortages experienced by all the home front services and were to provide a mobile group of all CD services. The Regional Column was a unit of between 40 and 50 personnel providing it's own administration, first aid, rescue, decontamination and dispatch riders. Utility parties were made up of men sent from local authorities, the column was then dispatched to the area of most need. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Rest Centre lapel badge . Brass and enamel Civil Defence Rest Centre pinback badge. A variation on the 1940 ' rainbow ' design, this badge is in excellent condition with two minor bubbles to the enamel.
Civil Defence Tie pin/brooch. Enamel and silvered brass Civil Defence badge with long pin fitting to enable it to be used as a tie pin or brooch. Good, clean condition, patinated overall.
Civil Defence Tunic. 1942 dated ' Blouses A.R.P.57 ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 8 - 5ft 5ins-5ft 6ins Height, Chest 41ins to 43ins and 39-41ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by H.Leaning & Co.Ltd with WD inspection marks to interior. Has evidence of previous insignia and is in good, used condition. Four areas of minor moth damage, one small area below r/h pocket ( approx. 3-4mm ) and three to the reverse, all easily repairable.
Civil Defence War Service lapel badge. Standard brass and enamel, Civil Defence lapel badge but with the addition of five war service stripes. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse. Good worn condition with wear to gilding.
Civil Defence Wound stripe. Gold braid on blue wool, Civil Defence, wound stripe. To be worn on the left forearm, this particular pattern indicated a wound sustained during the Second World War, earlier wounds indicated by red braid. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Nursing Reserve coat badge. Embroidered Civil Nursing Reserve badge for use on the coat. Anticipating civilian injuries from air raids prompted the government to recruit a reserve of Nursing Auxiliaries. The Civil Nursing Reserve was formed for this purpose. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civilian Duty Respirator - Boxed. Excellent example of the Civilian Duty Respirator issued to all members of the Civil Defence services and other civilian services. This 1940 dated example manufactured by S.G. & Co.Ltd ( probably Siebe & Gorman ) is in excellent condition with some easily cleaned storage dust and comes with it's carrier, still folded and a tin containing the anti-dim cloth. This is all contained in the original labelled box.
Civilian Fire Fighter manual. ' Civilian Fire Fighter - A Manual For All Members and Organisers Of Fire Patrol ' by E.C.R. Hadfield. Published 1941 by The English Universities Press.126pgs with Contents including fire watching and the law, organising fire parties, types of incendiary bomb, first aid etc. , manual in good, clean condition. Uncommon.
Civilian Technical Corps Armband. Screen-printed armband for the Civilian Technical Corps. The CTC was a volunteer, quasi-military uniformed organization raised in 1941 in the United States of America, to directly assist with the war effort within the United Kingdom. Their support role was primarily in connection with RADAR and radio, but was extended across a wide range of areas over time. They wore a uniform identical to the wartime Royal Air Force, but with a new rank structure and badges. Armband in good, used condition, closures have been unpicked. Uncommon.
Civilian Technical Corps Cap badge. Die struck white metal cap badge for the Civilian Technical Corps. The CTC was a volunteer, quasi-military uniformed organization raised in 1941 in the United States of America, to directly assist with the war effort within the United Kingdom. Their support role was primarily in connection with RADAR and radio, but was extended across a wide range of areas over time. They wore a uniform identical to the wartime Royal Air Force, but with a new rank structure and badges. Uncommon.
Co Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm Brass and enamel badge with half moon lapel fitting for CWS ARP - Cooperative Workers Society or more commonly known as the Co Op. Thos. Fattorini B'ham made badge, with bright undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm enamel and brass lapel badge for The Co-Op ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting , manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback ARP badge for an as yet unidentified Co-Op. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Thos.Fattorini,B'ham'. In clean,bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm enamel and brass lapel badge for The Co-Op ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting , manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Coleshill Hall Victory celebration badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge given for attending the official victory celebrations at Coleshill Hall, Warks in 1946. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Combat without Weapons. 1942ed. 39pg booklet ' Combat Without Weapons ' by Capt.E.Hartley Leather. Produced by Gale & Polden this guide demonstrates a series of unarmed fighting techniques to be mastered by the ' average Home Guardsman ' and is dedicated to ' those middle-aged men who have rallied to the defence of their country '. In good, used condition with slight rusting to staples and light marking to covers and rubbing to spine.
Comforts Fund Voluntary Knitter badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge with a silvered finish for a Voluntary Knitter of the Nottinghamshire Services Comforts Fund. Comforts funds were established all over Britain providing everything from knitted scarves and gloves to the running of canteens for the armed forces. This example in excellent condition with undamaged enamel and bright finish.
Comic Hitler Memorial Card. Comic In Memorium card produced by the East London Printing Co. ' In Horrible memory of Adolf Hitler alias Schicklegruber ...Gone to hell -but not forgotten '. Slightly grubby but interior clean.
Comic Postcard - Victory Effort. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a child subject and the twin subjects of make do and mend and the dig for victory campaign. Good condition with some minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ' Mines Scotch Wots Yours '. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Agnes Richardson ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally unused with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ' News from the Front '. Tucks postcard featuring the artist ' Dinah ' and his trademark children with the title ' News from the Front '. Postally used to a Guilford address in 1945 and featuring a wartime exhortation from the Prime Minister. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ' precautions ! ' Saucy postcard by the artist Donald McGill featuring a double entendre involving a gas mask and honeymoon. Wartime slogan to reverse, postally used, good, clean condition. POSTER within UK
Comic postcard - AFS Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Taylor featuring a saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with light marking etc. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - Air Raids Warning. Bamforth comic postcard featuring a typically saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Air Raids. Comic postcard featuring an air raid subject. Postally used to an address in the USA with stamps to front of card. In good condition with some creasing and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Air Raids. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Taylor ' featuring a typically risqué scene. Postally unused, excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - any leave left? Comic postcard by the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell entitled ' Got any leave left?' Patriotic exhortation by the Minister of Production to the reverse, postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - armaments Bamforth comic postcard by the artist \'Tempest\' featuring women munition workers. Postally used and in good used condition with some marking and bumped corners. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - ARP Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Taylor ' featuring allusions to ARP work and messing around in the pub ! Postally used in 1939 and in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme. Good condition, postally unused, but with contemporary inscription POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme. Good condition, postally unused. POSTER within UK
Comic postcard - ARP Warden. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children in wartime poses, in this case a warden. In good condition, some foxing to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP. Comic postcard by the artist George Willis part of Valentine's ' Chummy ' range featuring a canine ARP subject. Postally used but in clean condition but with one crease running across a corner. priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP. Comic postcard.... ARP subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Used example with message to reverse, some minor marks POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - ARP. Comic Postcard, part of the " Humoresque " series from the Phoney War period concerning ARP and the RAF. Postally unused . In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Barrage Balloon. Comic postcard, part of the Kaygee " Civil Defence " series featuring a dog and a barrage balloon. Postally used with a 1940 postmark. Good condition with some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - blackout Early War comic postcard published by the Medici Society dealing with the blackout. Postally unused, good condition, some marking.
Comic postcard - blackout A good example of a Blackout themed comic postcard entitled ' somewhere in the black-out! ' Scarce example featuring the blackout. In good, used condition with some chipping to edges. postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, part of Raphael Tuck & Son's Blackout series entitled ' Hoping to see more of you '. Postally used 1943, in good used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout subject. Comic postcard published by ' Raphael Tuck ' as part of their ' Blackout ' series. Postally used in 1942 and in good condition. Postcards featuring the blackout are uncommon.
Comic postcard - blackout. Comic postcard.... blackout subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children. Postally unused. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout. Comic postcard.... blackout subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Used example with message to reverse, some minor marks POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Blackout. Comic postcard ' In this Blackout, sorry I can't see you '. Postally used and in good, clean condition. Stemming from the early war period Blackout themes are uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Bomb Proof Shelter. Bamforth comic postcard featuring a typically saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Booby Trap. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - Careless talk. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Clean, postally unused example, with notation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - censorship. Comic postcard by the artist Vera Paterson featuring one of her trademark children and a censorship subject. Some very minor marks and creasing, unused. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - clothes rationing. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres - ' Really a man can't call his coupons his own. ' . Patriotic exhortation to the reverse, postally used 1944. Some minor marks, otherwise clean. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - clothes rationing. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children pondering over her ration book. Clean, postally used example. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Clothes rationing. Comic postcard by the artist Violet Harford showing a charming scene ' An empty coupon-book is the mother of invention ' . Postally used in 1942 and in good condition with some light over franking to the scene. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Combined Operations. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children with a rationing theme. Postally unused in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Coupons. Comic postcard.... coupons .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring her trademark children . Clean, postally used example, sent to a Woking address. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - encirclement. Comic postcard from the publisher 'Tucks' by the artist Laurie Tayler entitled 'encirclement!'. Postally used (1943) with a war production exhortation to the reverse 'Express your thanks by building tanks!' Light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Evacuation. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a comic wartime scene with an evacuation theme. Postally used, good condition, light marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Girlfriend. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally used with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - haricot beans and gasmasks! Wartime comic postcard featuring the hardy perennial of British comedy- the fart gag. Postally used in 1939 to a Dunstable address. Clean condition.
Comic postcard - haricot beans and gasmasks! Wartime comic postcard featuring the hardy perennial of British comedy- the fart gag. Postally used in 1939 to a Dunstable address. Good, slightly tired condition POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Home Guard. Comic postcard by the artist Madge Williams showing a charming scene entitled ' Home Guard ' . Postally used in 1942 and in good condition with some light over franking to the scene. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - incendiary bombs. Comic postcard by the artist 'Kit Forres' featuring children gathering incendiary bombs and the strap line ' Coo! You ought to have seen ours!' Exhortation from Churchill to the reverse. In reasonable condition, postally used with some children's scibble to the reverse. Priced accordingly POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Is my journey necessary ? Comic postcard by the artist ' Dinah ' with the strap line ' Is My Journey Necessary ?'. Published by Raphael Tuck and featuring an exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Is your journey really necessary? Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres - ' Is your journey really necessary ? ' subject. Patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse, postally used 1944. Some minor marks. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Lord Haw-Haw Scarce Bamforth comic postcard featuring Lord Haw-Haw, the British broadcaster William Joyce who featured in widely ridiculed, German propaganda radio broadcasts. In good condition, postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Make do and Mend. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children dealing with wartime subjects, in this case make do and mend . In good condition, postally unused, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Meat Coupons. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children dealing with wartime subjects, in this case meat shortages ! In good condition, postally unused, some light foxing . POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Mechanisation Phoney War. Comic Postcard, part of the " Humoresque " series from the Phoney War period concerning mechanisation of the Army. Postally unused . In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Monkey Dictator. Comic postcard.... ' Heil Gran'Pop ' .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Lawson Wood . Clean, postally used example, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - No Coupons. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Agnes Richardson ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally used with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - On Leave Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children with a leave theme. Postally used in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Patriotic Soldier Comic postcard by the artist ' Vera Paterson ' featuring a young boy dressed as a soldier and the line ' Every Man to his post -'. Postally used sent to an Oldham address. POSTER within UK
Comic Postcard - Put that light Out. Comic Postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons showing a cartoon by Glibert Wilkinson captioned ' Hi, put that light out ! ' Postally unused , good condition with some very light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - queues. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres entitled ' Pooh! I don't stand in no queue ' Patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse, postally used 1944. Address partially obscured by pencil. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a rationing theme. Postally used but in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Sentry. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a typically comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - shortages. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a message about wartime shortages. Postally used in 1940 and featuring a wartime exhortation from the Primeminister to the reverse. In good used condition, some very minor creases and bumped corners. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - shortages/censorship. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children pondering over her leg dye. Clean, postally unused example. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Siegfred Line. Comic postcard by the artist ' henry ' with uniformed child ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfred Line ' under a sign for Downing Street. Unused condition. POSTFREE in UK
Comic Postcard - Siegfried Line. Comic Postcard published by Tuck by the artist Bert Thomas featuring the early war theme of ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line '. Postally unused, excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Siegfried Line. Comic Postcard published by Tuck by the artist Bert Thomas featuring the early war theme of ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line '. Postally unused, excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Soldier. Comic postcard.... ' I've gone crackers over a soldier ' .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring her trademark children . Clean, postally unused example, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - the Good Old Days. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' entitled ' The Good Old Days ' portraying pre ration times with an abundance of chocolate, oranges and bananas. Postally used in 1942 to a Lancashire address. Good condition with some marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - travel. Comic postcard by the artist 'Dinah' featuring that wartime slogan 'Is your journey necessary?' Postally used, sent in 1943 to a Derby address. Bumped corners and slightly dusty. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - U Boats. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a typical comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - WAAF Comic postcard by the artist 'Dinah' famous for his comic depictions of children. In good, postally used condition. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - Warden. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a typically comic scene. Postally unused, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Wartime scene. Comic postcard.... general wartime scene .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children in this case wearing a makeshift helmet and carrying a gas mask . Clean, postally used example, sent to a King's Lynn address. POSTFREE within UK.
Company ' National Service ' Armband. Printed cotton armband ,used instead of the more common enamel badge, this uncommon armband was worn by an employee of ' SELC ' ? to indicate that they were on work of importance and not shirking the war effort. Signs of heavy use but uncommon.
Company ARP badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for ' R.M.M.&Son Ltd ARP '. In excellent, clean condition with bright gilt and enamel. No manufacturer's marks but probably one of Fattorini's generic patterns.
Company ARP Badge. Stylised chrome and enamel, pinback ARP badge for an unknown company with the initials ' JMC '. Manufacturer marked ' Roden, Hatton Gdns, London ' . In excellent, clean condition.
Convoy your Country to Victory Savings poster. 75cm x 50cm National Savings poster entitled 'Convoy your Country to Victory - Save and lend through our National Savings Group'. Bold, colourful,graphic print by the artist Rowland Hilder. In good condition with some minor tears to bottom edge and one following a fold to the centre, main image unaffected. Old glue marks to reverse which do not appear to the front.
Cooke's Explosives National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Cooke's Explosives Ltd., Penrhyndeudraeth. Cooke's site was at Penrhyndeudraeth near Porthmadog, North Wales and produced large numbers of hand grenades. Manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, Bham ' to reverse and is in good condition with bright gilt and undamaged enamel, some wear to gilt.
Cornwall Civil Defence Insignia. Standard CD embroidered breast badge with wartime bordered area title for Cornwall still mounted on the serge pocket material of a CD tunic. Insignia in excellent, used condition, the backing material shows signs of mothing, clearly why it was cut from the original tunic, item has been treated against further damage.
Cornwall Special Constable's lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Cornwall Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham and numbered to the reverse. Good overall condition with light abrasions to the surface.
Cotton Spinners ' Vital War Work ' lapel badge. White metal lapel badge by Fattorini & Sons with a half moon lapel fitting for the Fine Spinners & Doublers ' Vital War Work '. Numbered to the reverse and in good undamaged condition. An interesting example of a civilian war service badge.
Cough & Sneezes Poster by Bateman. An example of a famous wartime poster issued by the Ministry of Health for the Coughs & Sneezes Spread Diseases campaign . The campaign was designed to show how thoughtlessness helps to spread not only the common cold, but also many other diseases. The whole ‘coughs and sneezes' campaign was far more to with fighting absenteeism than concern about people catching a cold. Drawn by the artist Henry Mayo Bateman ( 1887-1970 ) and printed for HMSO by Chromoworks, London measuring 76cm x 50cms. Excellent, clean and fresh condition, has been folded with one minor tear 20mm along fold at bottom. Scarce in this condition.
Coventry Civil Defence title. Embroidered gold on blue, cotton, Coventry Civil Defence area title. Similar in design to the later post-war area titles the wartime examples are distinguishable by being embroidered on heavy duty cotton and finished with a merrow edging stitch. In good used condition.
Coventry Home Guard Anti-Aircraft grouping. An interesting grouping of items to Pte. Wilfred Holt of 106 Warwickshire Home Guard AA Rocket Battery based at Coventry, part of 26th AA Regt, Home Guard. The grouping consists of an FS cap with a Royal Warwickshire cap badge, no date or size, but approx. 6 3/4, an 'arm' of insignia for WAR 106, AA Home Guard, and a Home Guard service certificate in it's original envelope with a Coventry address to Pte.W.Holt. All items in good used, unmothed condition, the certificate in clean condition whilst the envelope is slightly tatty. A good original Home Guard grouping.
Crosby Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for Crosby in Merseyside. In excellent, used condition.
Crown Ducal WWII 'War Against Hitlerism' Teapot. War time teapot made to replace aluminium stocks for the war effort and printed with all of the allied flags. 'Liberty and Freedom' on one side and the other with 'War Against Hitlerism. This Souvenir Teapot was made by Ducal for Dyson & Horsfall of Preston to replace aluminium stocks taken over for Allied Armaments. 1939. That Right Shall Prevail.' In good, clean condition with some very minor light crazing to lid.
Daily Express War Time Cookery book. 1939ed ' Daily Express War Time Cookery Book '.192pgs offering ' practical advice and recipes specially prepared for War time conditions ' Featuring delights such as ' tripe au gratin and ' economy rissoles ' - one for the hardier stomached amongst us. In good clean condition with one chip and minor tears to d/w.
Daily Mail ' Nipper Annual ' 1940. 96 pg Daily Mail ' Nipper Annual ' for 1940 by Brian White. Brian (H.B.) White (born 1902; died 1984) was a British cartoonist, creating 'The Nipper' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. Featuring a classic wartime cover the annual is in good condition with minor chips and bumps to cover.
Daily Sketch War Relief Fund badge and paperwork. Daily Sketch War Relief Fund was an extension of an already exsisting fund run by the paper ' The Daily Sketch '. Brought into being in September 1939 the Fund collected money, knitted garments, radios and musical instruments for distribution, mainly to the Services. Workers for the fund were entitled to the white metal, chrome and enamel badge, in this case a pinback version by Fattorini, Birmingham. The badge is in good clean, undamaged condition and is accompanied by two cards from the Fund thanking a Mrs H.Anslow for her gift of wool seaboot stockings.
Daily Sketch War Relief Fund badge. Daily Sketch War Relief Fund was an extension of an already exsisting fund run by the paper ' The Daily Sketch '. Brought into being in September 1939 the Fund collected money, knitted garments, radios and musical instruments for distribution, mainly to the Services. Workers for the fund were entitled to the white metal, chrome and enamel badge, in this case a pinback version by Fattorini, Birmingham. The badge is in good clean, undamaged condition.
Darwins, Sheffield, National Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Darwins of Sheffield. Horseshoe fitting to the reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. Darwins were ,and still are , steel casters based in Sheffield. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Dec.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.10 No.56 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 37pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' History of the Warden ', ' Folkestone....Heavy bombardment ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Decontamination Helmet. 1941 dated Mk II helmet by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) for use by members of Decontamination teams. Mk I, 1939 dated size 6 3/4 liner by Vero. Good, used condition with some light corrosion and minor dents commensurate with use.
Decontamination Services helmet. MkII helmet with Mk2 liner, black painted with white ' DC ' indicating membership of the Decontamination Services. 1940 dated shell with 1943 dated liner, both items being manufacturer marked. In good, used condition with minor abrasions and areas of very light corrosion.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly - 1944 November 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' Home Guard Rifle Clubs ' and ' Home Guard, we salute you ' in excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting to staples.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly. September 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' the Fly Bombardment ' and ' With the HG Coast Artillery '. 56pgs in excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting to staples.
Defence of the Realm poster. 38cm x 45cm poster entitled 'Defence of the Realm' setting out the imposition of defence regulations. These posters were issued to the police in mid-1939 and saw widespread use from September. In clean, unissued condition. Has been folded with some minor creasing.
Defence Regulations permit to enter. Unissued ' Permit to Enter ' under the Defence Regulations. This example preprinted for Transit Camp KH No.45 at Kentwell Hall, Suffolk but with no details of the owner entered. Excellent, clean condition, bumped corners. POSTFREE within UK
Defence-The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly-1943 September 1943 ed.containing articles on ' weapons of the German Army, Exploit your local knowledge and socks for the HG !' In good, used condition with some chipping to cover and spine.
Defence-The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly-1943 August 1943 ed. 48pgs containing articles on ' AA Battery's Mission, With the 30th Middlesex H.G. and Surprise Tactics in Training .' In good, used condition with some chipping to cover and spine.
Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare services. These post raid services covered everything from re housing to feeding, rest centres and general help and advice to those potentially effected by bombing. Good, clean condition,
Derbyshire Home Guard Grouping. Grouping of items to a member of the 3rd Derbyshire ( Chapel-en-le Frith ) Battalion. Size 6 7/8 field service cap with Notts & Derby's cap badge, L/Cpl rank stripes, Despatch rider trade badge, white lanyard, Home Guard shoulder titles and two pairs of SF3 battalion titles. All items in good, used condition with insignia showing clear signs of having been removed from a uniform. Field service cap showing use of considerable amounts of Brylcreem with the lanyard being grubby.
Derbyshire Youth Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pin back badge for Derbyshire Youth Service, manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '.Early in the war many local authorities sought to involve young people in working for the war effort. The increasing formation and growth of the pre-service organisations caused these groups to decline. In excellent condition, patinated overall
Devon Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for DEVON. In excellent, probaly unissued condition.
Dig for Victory Leaflet N.12 Seed Potatoes. 1941ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig for Victory Leaflet N.12 ' Seed Potatoes.' Standard 4 pg leaflet giving advice on handling and storage, varieties, cutting and the sale of seed potatoes. In good, clean condition, small hole to one corner from previous filing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.1 ' Grow for Winter..... Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory Leaflet No.1 ( New Series ). All colour, two sided pamphlet that doubles as a poster giving an all year round cropping plan. Generally clean condition with some minor marking and creasing, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.11 ' Bottling & Canning ' 1942ed. 4pg Dig For Victory leaflet No.11 ' Bottling & Canning Fruit and Vegetables '. Advises on all methods of preperation, processing and storage of fruit and vegetables for bottling and canning. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.13 - Storing Potatoes. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No13 - Storing Potatoes for Food and Seed. Standard 4pg pamphlet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this case advising on the differing ways of storing potatoes. In good used condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.14 - Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No14 ' Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys '.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on the different methods of preserving fruits and vegetables. In , clean condition with some minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.14 Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No14 Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. Standard 4pg pamphlet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this case advising on the differing ways of preserving garden produce. Good clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments and Gardens.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on preperation, cultivation and planting. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.16 ' Garden Pests '. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.16 ' Garden Pests and How to Deal with Them .' Dealing with everything from slugs to wireworm this leaflet identifies the pests, the plants they effect and the relevant solutions. In good, clean condition with very minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.17 - Potato Blight. 1942ed., single sided Min. of Ag. leaflet dealing with ' potato blight ' its' diagnosis and treatment. In excellent, clean condition, overstamped with an allotment society stamp. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.18 ' Better Fruit '. 1943ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.18 ' Better Fruit - Disease Control in Private Gardens '. 6 page, gatefold leaflet with b/w photographs giving general advice on pruning and spaying of all types of fruit from apples and pears to soft fruits. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 ' How to Sow Seeds ' 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 ( New Series ) ' How to Sow Seeds '. Gate fold, photographic leaflet outlining all steps in planting seeds. In good, clean condition with tiny chip to one corner. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 - Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic. 1942ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 ' Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic ' Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of the onion family their best methods of cultivation and storage. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 - Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic. 1944ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 ' Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic ' Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of the onion family their best methods of cultivation and storage. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.22 How to Grow Small Fruits. 1944ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory leaflet No.22 ' How to Grow Small Fruits ' small format leaflet outlining the basics of growing currants raspberries, gooseberries etc. In good condition with very minor marking and creases. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory Leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. All colour, two sided pamphlet giving an all year round cropping plan for a small garden or allotment. Generally clean condition with some minor marking, edge tears and creasing. One of the more uncommon of the series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.24 ' Roof and Window-Box Gardening '. 1944ed., double sided, Dig For Victory Leaflet No.24 ' Roof and Window-Box Gardening '. Showing that no stone was unturned in an effort to maximise food production this leaflet offers advice on the planting of window boxes and making use of roof space. Good condition with some creasing and minor foxing. One of the less common of the series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.25 How to Prune Fruit Trees. 944ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.25 ' How to Prune Fruit Tree and Bushes '. 6 side, gatefold leaflet giving all the information needed for pruning all varities of fruit trees. Good, clean example of the more uncommon later editions of the Dig for Victory series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.3 - Storing Vegetables 1942ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.3 ' Storing Vegetables for Winter Use '. Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of vegetables and their best methods of storage and the best place for doing so. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. 1941ed. Min of Ag.Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. Description of various vegetable crops and their best conditions for storage. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.4 - Peas and Beans. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No4 ' Peas and Beans '. 4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on varities and the planting and raising of peas and beans. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.4 Peas & Beans. 1941ed. Min of Ag.Dig For Victory Leaflet No.4 ' Peas and Beans '. Gives advice on varieties, planting and care. Double-sided 4 page leaflet in excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.5 Cabbages 1944 M.O.F. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.5 Cabbages and Related Crops. Everything you did and didn't need to know about cabbages, brussel sprouts, kale and cauliflowers. Good condition with some very minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.6 Root Vegetables. 1941ed Dig For Victory Leaflet No.6 Root Vegetables. Double sided leaflet issued by the Min. of Agriculture dealing with various root vegetables, carrots, swedes, beets and parsnips, descriptions, growing and storing. good, overall condition with some minor holes and rips, priced accordingly. FREE POSTAGE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7 1944ed., double sided, Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7 ' How to Make a Compost Heap '. Information required to produce manure from garden rubbish. Good, clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.8 Tomato Growing. 1944ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No4 ' Tomato Growing is not difficult '. 4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on varities and the planting and raising of tomatoes. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures. 1941ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 ' Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures '. Double - sided leaflet advice, not on the preparation of wine but fungicides ! Good clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures. 1941ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 ' Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures '. Double - sided leaflet advice, not on the preparation of wine but fungicides ! Good clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Planner/Poster. Colour planner produced by the Ministry of Agriculture in the form of a small poster offering cropping advice for members of the public embarking on the Dig for Victory campaign. Good, clean condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory poster. Ministry of Agriculture ' Dig for Victory ' poster featuring an empty area in which to write announcements pertaining to the campaign. Printed by Fosh & Cross and in good condition with some creasing and light foxing.
Directions for the Erection of Domestic Surface Shelters. 1939ed booklet published by the Home Office entitled ' Directions for the Erection of Domestic Surface Shelters '. 10pgs illustrated with sketches and diagrams the booklet sets out recommendations for construction materials and siting. In good, used condition.
District Warden's Helmet. MkII helmet with MkI 1938 dated, size 7 liner by Vero painted to represent the rank of District Warden.The London rank markings of stripes was adopted across Britain from 1942. The helmet has been overpainted over the original black, presumably when the wearer was promoted. No manufacturer markings or dates to the rim just a painted ' 7 ' presumably size. Generally good, but honest condition. Some paint loss and minor rust marks but otherwise good example.
Divisional Warden Rank insignia. Gold felt on blue wool sleeve insignia for the rank of Divisional Warden, District Warden in London. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Doing Their Bit - J.Mills Doing Their Bit is a detailed account of the many organisations which helped to win the war on Britain’s Home Front. The standard reference work since its original private publication in 1996, this is a unique record of civilian participation in the People’s War. Over 600 full colour illustrations record the lapel badges worn on civilian clothes by young and old, from the First World War veterans of the Home Guard to the young people training for eventual service in the armed forces. Detailed accounts of the activities of those who wore them are accompanied by evocative wartime posters and ephemera. A unique feature of this 300-page book is material from Birmingham-based Thomas Fattorini Limited who were major manufacturers of Home Front badges.Extensively updated Doing Their Bit is illustrated with over 700 wartime lapel badges and ephemera and records the wartime history of over 200 organisations which wore them. This invaluable guide should be on the shelves of anyone with an interest in the history of wartime Britain. Now in stock POSTFREE within UK HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Doncaster Civil Defence lapel badge. White metal,silvered, half moon fixing lapel badge for Doncaster Civil Defence. Manufactured by Fattorini, Bradford, this badge drew on the design of the standard ARP lapel badge by Eric Gill but with the inclusion of Doncaster's coat of arms and the words 'Doncaster Civil Defence'. Numbered to the reverse and in very good condition with moderate patination.
Donisthorpe Colliery ARP badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Donisthorpe Collery ARP, Moira, Leicestershire. Half-moon fitting to the reverse, numbered ' 56 ', manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. In good, used condition with some wear to the chrome finish. Colliery ARP badges are uncommon.
Double-sided Enamel Shelter sign. 61cms x 31cms approx, double-sided, enamel SHELTER sign. Manufactured by ' Chromo ' Wolverhampton. The Chromographic Enamel Company, Ltd., Dudley Road, Wolverhampton was a large producer of vitreous enamel products that specialised in signs, they ceased trading in the 1960's. This example was recently recovered during building works. Having all the usual edge knocks, scuffs etc. the sign has been sympathetically tidied. Heavy item.
Dowty War Sevice Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback, War Service badge for Dowty Engineering who manufactured propellers and propeller hubs. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
Drill, a short Manual for Soldiers.....Home Guard. 1942ed. ' Drill Up to - Date a Short Manual for Soldiers.....Home Guard ' 48pgs covering all aspects of foot drill. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dudley ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for Dudley Air Raid Precautions. Featuring the arms of the borough of Dudley in the midlands, non maker marked. In good clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Dundee Home Guard Photo. 20 x 15cm image mounted on card showing a platoon of what is believed to be the Dundee Home Guard. Subjects all wearing the Black Watch cap badge, Dundee photographers stamp to reverse .POSTFREE within UK
Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Small silver and enamel ARP badge for the Dunlop Rubber Company. Marked ' silver ' to the reverse. Small enamelled shield with half moon style fitting in excellent condition with undamaged enamel, patinated overall. This is one of a series with different colourways, this one believed to indicate ' first aid '.
Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Small silver and enamel ARP badge for the Dunlop Rubber Company. Marked ' silver ' to the reverse. Small enamelled shield with half moon style fitting in excellent condition with undamaged enamel, patinated overall. This is one of a series with different colourways, this is believed to indicate the position of warden. ( SEE also item 8126 )
E.S.C. ARP Lapel Bage. Chrome and enamel ARP for an unknown company or organisation with the initials E.S.C. Featuring a stylish deco design with a half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, in good condition with undamaged enamel.
Early Air Raid Warden's armband. Early war, screen printed, black on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Cloth tie with buckle fastening . Good example of an early armband. Very slightly grubby but otherwise bright and moth free.
Early Fire Guard shoulder title. Early embroidered ' Fire Guard ' titles . This style of title was adopted by the early Fire Guard organisation when they were administered by the Fire Brigades, the initial reorganisation of the Fire Guards bringing about their control by the Civil Defences services brought about the replacement of this pattern of title with examples in gold on blue embroidery. Good overall condition, . Uncommon.
Early Head Warden's Helmet. Mk II Helmet sporting the markings carried by a Head Warden outside London. By late 1942 these markings were discontinued in favour of those adopted by London - a series of stripes and bars. This example has a 1939 dated shell made by Jospeth Sankey & Sons with a size 7, 1939 dated MkI liner by Vero. In very good condition with 95% of paintwork present. Uncommon.
Early Issue Child's Ration Book. Oct.1939 R.B.2 ( Child ) Ration Book issued from the Finchley Food Office. With the usual missing and cut coupons and retailers details to the inside. In good, used condition with some fading to covers. Children's ration books tend to be scarcer than their adult equivalents.
Early LDV Armband. An early example of a printed LDV armband. Printed on cotton this example either predated or copied the style of the issue armband, probably printed locally to make up for a shortfall. Evidence of a safety pin closure, good, used condition.
Early War Air Raid Warden armband. Early war, screen printed, red on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Four cloth ties to the corners.. Good example of an early armband. Used, slightly grubby condition but otherwise bright and moth free.
Early WLA Armband. WW1 Pattern WLA armband that has been reused/reissued and has seen service during WW2. Displaying signs of heavy use, fading etc, the armband has service chevrons indicating a year and half of service. In generally good condition, with some mothing, and fading. Classic case of ' make do and mend '.
Early WLA Armband. WW1 Pattern WLA armband that has been reused/reissued and has seen service during WW2. Displaying signs of use, rubbing etc, the armband has service chevrons indicating a year and half of service. In good, used condition, with some mothing. Classic case of ' make do and mend '.
Early WVS armband. Early WVS armband , this style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
Early WVS armband. Early WVS armband in unfinished state. This style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with a 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in an unfinished state with the cotton armband overlayed on some linen as a stiffener but not yet stitched together, otherwise excellent.
Early WVS Armband. Embroidered wool on cotton WVS armband. Probably locally, or individually procured armband based on the first official standard armband introduced in July 1940. Well made example in excellent, used condition.
East India Docks Gas Course Photographs. 2 x excellent quality photographs showing attendees of a gas instructional course at the East India Docks probably for decontamination squads. Good detail of anti-gas suits etc., sharp focus. Photographers details to reverse.
East Lancs Regt. War Comforts Fund lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback bar brooch for the East Lancs Regiment Ladies War Comforts Fund. 'Thos.Fattorini, B'ham' manufacturer's marking to reverse, in good overall condition. Comforts Funds provided everything from cups of tea to socks, newspapers, sweets and cigarettes to the troops.
East Sussex Junior Service Squad lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the East Sussex Junior Service Squad. Before the creation of the various pre service organisations, many local authorities sought to involve young people working for the war effort. This badge made by H.W. Miller, B'ham was a visible recognition of youth National Service. In good, used condition, two very minor enamel flaws to r/h box.
East Wolverhampton War Comforts Group. Tin and celluloid pin back badge for wear by members of the East Wolverhampton War Comforts Group. As indicated by the design of the badge they were probably producing knitted comforts. In good, clean condition with some minor foxing.
Economizer ARP Lamp. Contained in it's original packaging, the ' Economizer ' ARP lamp was typical of the plethora of products designed to deal with blackout conditions. With a base constructed from bakelite with a flexible stem the unit uses mains voltage transformed to power a 3.5V bulb shrouded by a bakelite shade. In working condition but would recommend professional testing before use. Unusual.
Edgbaston War Saving s Badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback lapel badge for 'Edgbaston Savings Campaign 1941 ' featuring a pleasing image of a tank. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example in excellent condition with one small area of corrosion to rim reverse.
Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for the ' Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund. Numbered badge presumably given as a reward for a contribution to the fund. In excellent, clean condition.
Eldridge Pope Brewery ARP badge. Nickel and enamel lapel badge for the brewers Eldridge and Pope Co.Ltd. Eldridge Pope was a traditional brewery situated in Dorchester, opening in 1881 before ceasing trading in 2003. 25mm badge with half moon fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Philips, Aldershot '. Good, used condition with some very light marks, abrasions etc.
Elstow Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge ' EOF - Front Line Duty ' with pinback fitting to reverse. This badge is believed to be worn by members of staff of Elstow Ordnance Factory in Bedfordshire, ROF 16, which was engaged in shell filling under the management of J.Lyons of cornerhouse fame. Numbered and maker marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, used condition.
Embroidered Civil Defence armband. Standard pattern Civil Defence' armlet ' as issued from 1940. This example is the less common embroidered pattern as opposed to the more commonly encountered screen printed examples. This example is an over embroidered screen printed type as evidenced by the failure to over embroider the ' E ' in civil defence. In good used condition.
Embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles. Matching pair of used Home Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered titles in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. This type of title was commonly worn by Kent units.
Emergency First Aid for Air Raid Casualties booklet. C1942, 52pgs ' Emergency Street First for Air Raid Casulaties ' by Rufus Harris. Featuring an attractive cover showing the various pennants that would be shown by the services at an incident, the text is written in the light of experience ( the writer was the commandant of the Exeter First Aid Services ) and features numerous diagrams and sketches. Good, clean condition with light marking to covers etc.
Emergency Food Officer lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for a Ministry of Food 'Emergency Food Officer'. with the details of H.W.Miller, B'ham to the reverse half-moon lapel fitting. Gilt is fresh whilst the enamel is clean and undamaged, an excellent example.EFOs were largely administrative staff brought in to restore food supplies where disruption had been caused by air raid damage.
Emergency Hospital Scheme Stretcher Bearer lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a stretcher bearer in the Emergency Hospital Scheme. The EHS was in an essence an early form of nationalisation of the hospital system undertaken to deal with the expected large number of air raid casualties. Anticipating an equally large demand for staff such as stretcher bearers, volunteers, largely men were enrolled and late in 1940 were authorised to the wear this badge . This example in excellent condition with horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with the manufacturer marks for H.W Millers.
Emergency Medical Services Armband. Screen printed ' EMS ' on cotton armband. For use by members of the Emergency Medical Services. Popper fixing to the reverse, in good overall condition, slightly grubby from use.
Emergency Relief Organisation badge. Celluloid and tin pinback badge for the Emergency Relief Organisation. This was the name for most of the post-raid services including rest centres and air raid welfare in Scotland. From December 1940 the various post-raid organisations were brought under the ERO banner and badges issued. In good overall condition with some staining to the reverse.
Emergency Road Repairs armband. Screen printed, cotton, Emergency Road Repairs armband. This armband was worn by road repair gangs going in to bomb damaged areas in the immediate aftermath of raids to make repairs to damaged roads.
EMS Stretcher Bearer shoulder title. Emergency Medical Service - volunteer hospital stretcher bearer's shoulder title. Printed title, blue on khaki these titles were intended for wear on a specially issued khaki boiler suit. This example is in mint condition with one small pin hole to one side.
Enamel ARP Wardens' Post Sign. 23 x 23cm approx. enamel sign for an A.R.P. Wardens' Post. Areas of damage and chipping to the sides but wording intact. Enamel signs are increasingly difficult to obtain. Priced to accommodate the damage.
Enamel First Aid Post Sign. 61cms x 31cms approx, double-sided, enamel F.A.P. First Aid Post sign. Good, overall condition with the usual nibbles to the enamel to the edges and other minor damage. A green rust proofing compound appears to have been applied to the nibbles and dings which appears to be removable, otherwise a good, presentable example.
Enamel Shelter Sign. Enamel ' Shelter S Here ' sign. Single-sided, originally 55 x 30cms approx but now bottom edge has approx. 4cms missing due to corrosion. Missing enamel around the locating holes but otherwise in good condition. Priced accordingly to reflect the damage, a cheaper example to the increasing scarce and expensive option of obtaining a better example. Heavy item.
Enamel Shelter Sign. Superb example of an early War Public Shelter sign. Measuring 60cms x 30cms approx. and in striking black and yellow enamel this example was made by ' Chromo ' Wolverhampton. The Chromographic Enamel Company, Ltd., Dudley Road, Wolverhampton was a large producer of vitreous enamel products that specialised in signs, they ceased trading in the 1960's. In excellent condition with some very minor chips this would be hard to better. Heavy item - over 2kgs
Enamel Shelter Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel shelter sign. A common sight in most towns and cities during the War pointing the way to the nearest shelter. This example displays manufacturer's details to bottom right ' R & A Mann Ltd. ' and is in generally good condition with the usual enamel loss around fixing holes and one sizeable loss to bottom l/h side. However, all areas of enamel loss have been blackened and the sign looks very presentable. Currently very sought after and priced to accommodate condition.
Enamel Shelter Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel shelter sign. A common sight in most towns and cities during the War pointing the way to the nearest shelter. This example is in generally good condition with the usual enamel loss around fixing holes and one sizeable loss to bottom mid point. Some marking but the sign looks very presentable. Currently very sought after and priced to accommodate condition.
Enamel Shelter/Shelter Full Sign. 25 x 20cms approx. double sided Shelter sign. One side ' Shelter For Persons ' the other ' Shelter Full ' with two holes to the corners for hanging. In generally good/ excellent condition with minor nibbling to edges and ghosting to one side showing previous levels of shelter occupancy ( 30 ). Uncommon early War sign.
Enfield Battalion Home Guard insignia set. A full set of shoulder and battalion titles for the 30th Middlesex, Enfield Battalion, Home Guard. Screened printed shoulder titles with a set of battalion titles displaying different shades to the area and number designations, typical of that seen amongst Middlesex units. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
English Electric ARP badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for the English Electric Company. English Electric were involved in the production of a large array of weapons and other contributions to wartime production. Badge with half moon lapel fitting and maker marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In good condition with some surface abrasions but no enamel loss.
ENSA lapel badge. Bronzed lapel badge for the Entertainments National Service Association or ENSA , an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War II. ENSA operated as part of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes. Scarce example with half moon lapel fitting in excellent condition.
ENSA shoulder title. Uncommon embroidered wool ENSA shoulder title. This title was worn by members of the Entertainments National Service Association when in uniform or by permanently uniformed members of staff. Although unissued there are two small areas of mothing.
Essential Food National Service Badge. Attractive, chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Goodwin's Extra Self Raising Flour National Service marked ' Essential food '. Numbered to the reverse, manufactured by Thomas Fattorini, B'ham. Unfortunately badge shows enamel damage, but National Service badges for food production are uncommon. Priced accordingly.
Essex ARP ' warrant ' card. 1939 ' Warrant ' card showing the appointment of Mrs Elsie Bailey as a warden for the County of Essex. Initially using a Romford address subsequently being replaced with a Chigwell Heath address. In used condition with some marking and staining to outer boards, contents clean and legible.
Essex Home Guard Tunic. '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 2nd Essex ( Maldon ) Battalion Home Guard. Featuring a heavily worn manufacturer's label dated March 1941 possibly a size 12 - Chest 38ins - 39ins. Features Lieutenant rank insignia and printed Home Guard shoulder titles and ESX 2 area designations with WW1 Trio ribbon bar to left breast. What is particularly appealing about this tunic is the fob whistle to one pocket and the pocket contents - the old soldier's perennial, toilet paper and a pencil, left in the pockets from the day it was last hung up. Excellent, used condition with a small number of very small moth nips.
Evacuation Certificate. Official certificate given in recognition of taking in evacuees. 17 x 27cm illuminated certificate with facsimilie signature of Queen Elizabeth contained in it's original crested envelope made out to a Market Harborough address. In good, clean condition with light marking to envelope.
Evacuation Hostel lapel badge - Scotland. Chromed white metal and enamel pinback badge worn by the staff of the Evacuation Hostels Scotland. The hostels were conceived as part of the Government's 1939 evacuation scheme as a means of removing pregnant women away from danger prior to admission to maternity hospitals. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers). In good, used condition. Uncommon.
Evacuation notice. Small 1941 flyer to parents of evacuated children, urging them not to bring their children back into the cities and other ' danger areas '. Issued in April 1941 and in excellent, clean condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK.
Evacuee billeting expense receipt. A receipt issued by the City of Hull for the recovery of the cost of billeting school children under the Government Evacuation scheme. Good, used condition with some folds and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Exchanged Ration Coupons returned envelope. Pre-printed envelope issued by the Irthlingborough Industrial and Provident Co-op for the return of ration coupons after removal from ration books. Individual sections identifying coupon groups, heavy workers, soldiers, children etc. In good condition with minor marks. POSTFREE within UK
Exeter CD Housewives service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Exeter Civil Defence Housewives Service. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini,Birmingham ' and numbered to the reverse. The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. In good, used condition with light surface abrasion.
Exeter CD Housewives service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Exeter Civil Defence Housewives Service. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini,Birmingham ' and numbered to the reverse. The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. In good, used condition.
Extracts From Army Training Memo....for the Home Guard. 1942 ' Extracts From Army Training Memorandum No.42 - Issued for the information of all Officers of the Home Guard '. 41pgs of information from training exercises to conservation of ammunition. Much of the advice is endorsed by examples from experience. Good, used condition with some minor foxing, lightly stamped by the 54th Essex Battalion HG, punched for filing.
Factory ARP badge. Silver and enamel factory ARP badge. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, this attractive badge is made using the traditional ARP style badge with a tablet with the company identity soldered to the bottom. Sadly the identity of the company has been lost. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Factory ARP badge. 20mm chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for an unknown factory ARP. Featuring an attractive design with the initials ' HDA ' the badge is not maker marked. In bright clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Factory ARP lapel badge. Chrome and enamel ARP badge with half moon lapel fitting. ESC is believed to stand for English Steel Corporation. In good undamaged condition, no maker marks.
Factory Service ARP badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge featuring a generic design with the scroll ' Factory Service '. Manufcaturer marked ' Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. Bright, clean condition with very slight abrasions to enamel.
February 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 5, No.11 January 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Care of Farm Animals. Slightly tired copy with rusted staples.
Ferranti ARP Warden lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for an ARP Warden of the Ferranti company. During World War II, Ferranti became a major supplier of electronics, fuzes, valves, and was, through development of the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, heavily involved in the early development of radar in the United Kingdom. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer's markings for Thos. Fatttorini, B'ham. In excellent, bright condition.
Fieldcraft and Stealth manual. One of the Gale & Polden Training Series this 1943ed. by Lt.Col N.A.D.Armstrong uses 58pgs to illustrate the methods of tactical movement using fieldcraft. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and b/w photographs featuring HG personnel this example in good lightly used condition with some light marking to covers.
Fieldcraft for the Home Guard. 1940ed. ' Fieldcraft for the Home Guard - for Snipers, Observers and Scouts '. 116pg booklet, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams dealing with all aspects of fieldcraft with a strong emphasis on the work of the sniper. Good, used condition with some marking and creasing to front cover.
Fieldings Hitler Ashtray. Ashtray produced by Fieldings of Crown Devon fame featuring a figure of Hitler ensnared in a spider's web with the wording ' Caught in the Allies Web...Drop your Ashes on Old Nasty '. Produced in a similar style to the ' Hitler Po's ' but infinitely more uncommon. In excellent, clean and undamaged condition.
Fighting Patrol Tactics. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of the fighting patrol including attacking parachutists ! The 20pg booklet is illustrated with colour diagrams throughout. In good overall condition with some very minor marking to covers
Fighting Patrol Training. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of fighting patrol training offering a number of exercises and advice. The 20pg booklet is illustrated with colour diagrams throughout. In good overall condition with some very minor marking to covers, period annotations and some rusting of staples.
Fire Brigade A.R.P. lapel badge Brass and enamel ' Fire Brigade A.R.P.' lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, Bradford Works, B'ham '. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel
Fire Brigade Armband. Printed cotton armband for a member of the Fire Brigade. Good, clean condition.
Fire Force 2 Leading Fireman's NFS helmet. Early, 1938 dated MkII helmet for a Leading Fireman in 2 Fire Force Area based in the Durham area. Helmet in good used condition with red band denoting rank and NFS and area transfers with some wear. Size 7, 1938 dated MkI liner by Vero with man's name ' Selvey ' scratched onto rim and his number painted on liner. Interior grubby, exterior with scratches and scrapes commensurate with use. Good example.
Fire Force 9 NFS helmet. 1941 dated MKII/ 3 NFS helmet marked for No.9 Fire Force. No.9 had it's headquarters in Leicester and covered Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.Helmet manufacturer marked, JS&S for Joseph Sankey of Bilston with a 1941 dated, size 7, MKII liner. Some paint loss to top of helmet with good ,clear undamaged decals. Individual number both painted and scratched onto the rim with minor corrosion.
Fire Guard beret badge. Embroidered, white on dark blue wool, unofficial Fire Guard badge for the CD beret. No official FG headwear badge exsisted after the 1943 reorganisation but demand was satisfied from commercial sources who based their design on the exsisting CD beret badge. In good, clean condition with evidence of having been worn. Uncommon.
Fire Guard helmet. Firewatcher's pattern helmet, introduced from 1941 to provide an alternative to the standard MkII which did not consume so much high grade steel which was required for ballistically proof helmets. On widespread issue to second line Civil Defence services but primarily issued to firewatchers and the Fire Guard. Manufactured marked AMC and dated 1941 to both shell and liner. Although a common pattern, this example unusual for featuring a 'Fire Guard' decal to the front and a painted ownership to the interior 'Whitehall & Hillmorton Rd Sector'. In good overall condition with minor spots of corrosion and a 15% approx. loss of the decal.
Fire Guard Metal Sector Point Plate - Cambridge. Hand painted Fire Guard metal Sector Point plate with sector point identification to the front and a printed form glued to reverse showing requirements for an incident . These tags were probably used by the sector control point to manage an incident. Sector Point A252 was located at 71 Montague Road, Cambridge. Good clean condition.
Fire Guard shoulder title. Printed Fire Guard Sector Captain shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for the lowest uniformed rank in the Fire Guard in unissued condition.
Fire Guard shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in excellent, unissued condition. POSTFREE within UK
Fire Guard shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in excellent, unissued condition.
Fire Guard shoulder titles. Pair of printed Fire Guard Sector Captain shoulder titles. Post 1943 rank insignia for the lowest uniformed rank in the Fire Guard in unissued condition and cut to shape.
Fire Guard's Pocket Chart Double-sided, fold out aide memoire for the Fire Guard. Covering all aspects of the Fire Guard's role in brief from stirrup pumps to explosive incendiaries. Illustrated throughout. Heavily used but in good condition with some staining and wear to folds. Unusual but priced to allow for condition.
Fire over London. ' Fire over London - The story of the London Fire Service 1940-41 '.32pg booklet published by the London County Council in 1941 describing the Fire services role in defeating the big fire raids of 1940/41.Very much in the style of the HMSO series of wartime histories this example in excellent clean condition with minor marking to rear cover,
Fire Watcher lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used, bright, condition with light marking.
Fire Watcher lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used condition with some very minor rubbing.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge Brass and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with undamaged enamel and bright gilt finish, excellent condition.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Silver gilt and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used, bright, condition with light marking.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Brass and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Lapel fitting to reverse with undamaged enamel with some very minor abrasions, excellent condition.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Brass and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting. Featuring a silvered phoenix ( Fire Guard symbol ), condition is excellent with some very minor rubbing to high points.
Firestone publicity brochure. 32pg, card covered brochure showing the role of Firestone products during the War. Firestone produced tyres and other rubber products and this booklet with it's pictorial covers featuring Churchill on the beaches in Normandy covers all aspects of the War and the Home Front. In good, clean condition with minor creases and tears to covers.
First Aid at the Incident manual. 1944ed 128pgs ' First Aid at the Incident ' by E.K.Macdonald published by the City of Leicester Civil Defence Committee. Covers a number of subjects from control at the incident, mustard gas and maternity in air raids. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. Excellent, clean condition.
First Aid for Fighting Men. 1943, double -sided aide mémoire ' First Aid for Fighting Men .' With a specific note for issue to the Home Guard, covers all aspects of immediate treatment of wounds with the caveat ' wounds can look frightful ' ! Good, clean, used condition with pencil name to front cover. POSTFREE within UK
First Aid in Accidents & Air Raids. 1939ed. ' The Pocket Book of First Aid in Accidents & Air Raids ( including chemical warfare ). ' 92pgs covering all aspects of first aid with specialist chapters covering gas warfare, poison, wounds and a seperate inclusion on chemical warfare. In clean condition.
First Aid in Air Raids. 1941ed. ' First Aid in Air Raids ' by D.S.Merrick Winn & H.F.Hunt. 55pgs dealing with all aspects of incident first aid from preparing stretchers to gas and dealing with the dead. In good, used condition with minor marking to covers.
First Aid in Air Raids. 1941ed. ' First Aid in Air Raids ' by D.S.Merrick Winn & H.F.Hunt. 55pgs dealing with all aspects of incident first aid from preparing stretchers to gas and dealing with the dead. In good, used condition with minor marking and folding to covers.
First and Second Issue National Registration ID Cards. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all. These two examples are for the same person living at a Birmingham address issued in 1940 and the second issue in 1943. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
First Issue National Registration ID Card with Police Endorsement. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all with this particular example with a Police Endorsement given to serving police officers. Issued in Wolverhampton in 1943 with b/w photograph. In good used condition with light marking and scuffing, uncommon.
First Issue National Registration ID Card. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all. This 1942 example made out for an individual in Hatch End, Middlesex. These original ID cards were replaced by the new blue issue in 1943. In good , clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
First Pattern WVS Arm Badge and Name Tab. First Pattern, early WVS Civil Defence arm badge and name tab for Croydon. First introduced in 1939, these early pattern badges were embroidered on flannel which was then replaced by felt in 1941. Intended to be worn on the lower part of the right sleeve of either the jacket or overcoat it was sometimes encountered worn on civilian suits. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, uncommon.
Flare Parachute and AA fuze souvenirs. Two items that recently surfaced from a Nottingham house clearance - white silk parachute as used with German air dropped flares and a 1940 dated No.199 Fuse used with the 3.7" Anti-aircraft projectile. Parachute is in reasonable, creased condition with one panel ripped and other minor holes and rips with shroud lines tangled. Fuse patinated overall with clear indications of the projectile's detonation. Unusual and uncommon examples of the wartime souvenir habit.
Food Control - Register of Customers for Rationed Goods. Card covered Register of Customers for Rationed Goods introduced for the use of retailers. Lists customers by alphabetical order with address, national ID number and the various food groups they were registered for. This register was for a retailer in Bedfordshire listing customers in Henlow and Stotfold and other surrounding villages. Good, used condition with marking to covers.
Food Facts for the Kitchen Front. 'Food Facts for the Kitchen Front' - a book of wartime recipes and hints with a foreword by Lord Woolton, Minister of Food. 128pgs packed with delights such as 'cow heel with parsley sauce, dandelion salad' and of course 'Woolton Pie'. In good condition with some chipping to cover and spine and some minor staining, contents clean.
Food Leader lapel badge Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a Ministry of Food ' Food Leader '. Working as a direct link between the MOF and the housewife, Food Leaders sought to educate on food and the ability to use it to the best advantage by passing on tips, distributing leaflets and manning advice centres. Mostly WVS members there were 15,000 by early 1945. In excellent condition .
Forest of Dean Spitfire Fund badge. Generic pattern, probably made by Fattorini, Birmingham, chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Forest of Dean Fund. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Forest of Dean War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for the Forest of Dean War Weapons Week, given in exchange for a donation to the Fund. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' In good condition with minor foxing and light corrosion to the edge and the reverse.
Forest of Dean Warship Week badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Forest of Dean's Warships Week . Maker marked Thos. Fattorini, B'ham and featuring, more unusually a submarine. In good condition, some very minor foxing and light corrosion to reverse.
Franco-British Liason Committee lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for ' Les Francais De Grande-Bretagne ' or Franco-British Liason Committee. Set up by the French community in Britain it set about raising funds for the Free French, although membership was open to British citizens. The badge, which this the second pattern was given to indicate membership. Numbered and manufacturer marked to the reverse, excellent, bright condition.
Fruit Preservation Kit. As rationing came into force there was increasing emphasis placed on the preservation of foodstuffs particularly valuable fruit. This product ' saves fuel & sugar ' ' without heat ! ' when preserving fruit in jam jars. Although not specifically marked as wartime the slogans and instructions mark this item out as very much from this period. Light marking to box.
Fuel Watcher badge. Blue plastic 'Fuel Watcher' pinback badge. Fuel watchers were created by the Ministry of Fuel and were intially industrial staff, who were authorised to save energy consumption by any means turning off lights etc. The scheme was extended to include non-industrial concerns, shops, schools etc. The badge could be obtained from regional Coal Offices. Scarce badge in excellent, clean condition.
Fuel Watcher poster. 25cm x 37cm approx poster issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power and printed by W.R.Royle & Son as part of the 'Fuel Watcher' campaign. Featuring an image of the small blue plastic fuel watcher badges with the strapline 'Don't leave it all to your Fuel Watcher - keep on helping him to save heat,steam,power,light' In excellent, fresh, unissued condition.
Fuel Watcher poster. 25cm x 37cm approx poster issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power and printed by W.R.Royle & Son as part of the 'Fuel Watcher' campaign. Featuring an image of the small blue plastic fuel watcher badges with the strapline ' Help your Fuel Watcher - Save Power at Work .' In excellent, fresh, unissued condition
Full National Household Milk tin. Full USA 'National Household Milk tin which used to contain skimmed milk powder. The National Milk scheme was introduced in December 1941 after milk fell under the rationing scheme the previous month with supplies coming from the US and Commonwealth later in the war. The tin is marked 'Specially packed for the Ministry of Food' and 'From the USA' as well as other important information. Slightly stained and bumped label with minor corrosion. Good example.
Gas Cleansing Stations - A manual of Procedure against Gas Attack 1942 1st Ed.63pgs, card covers ' Gas Cleansing Stations - A manual of procedure during gas attack for casualty service personnel, Home Guard etc...' by Leslie Stewart. A thorough guide to running a decontamination service, illustrated throughout with diagrams and b/w photographs. Good, used condition with the usual marking, creasing etc to covers.
Gas Identification Officer Armband. Printed heavy duty cotton G.I.O. armlet for use by Gas Identification Officers of the Civil Defence services. Introduced in 1944 to indicate the specialist qualification of GIO who were to indicate the ' Designation and Identification of War Gases '. A particularly scarce armband and in good condition with some glue residue to reverse where previously mounted.
Gas Identification Officer Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet with a size 7 1/2, 1939 dated MkI liner by Helmets Ltd. GIOs were specially trained warden officers who had responsibility for the identification and treatment of gas at an incident. In excellent, used condition with the usual scuffing and marking through use with some minor rust bleed. Uncommon.
Gas Identification Officer shoulder title. Printed cotton G.I.O. shoulder title for use by Gas Identification Officers of the Civil Defence services. Introduced in 1944 to indicate the specialist qualification of GIO who were to indicate the ' Designation and Identification of War Gases '. An uncommon title and in good condition with some glue residue to reverse where previously mounted.
Gas Mask Banding Machine. A.R.P. machine for fitting the large rubber, retaining band in place on civilian Gas Masks. Made by Buss & Elston in 1938, whose impressed mark appears on the side, the machine works by placing a Civilian Gas Mask filter face down in the six open claws of the machine with the large rubber band on the outside. The gas mask is then fitted over the filter and the large handle raised to take the pressure off the retaining band which can then be slid into place. Lowering the lever releases the filter and the complete mask can be lifted out. In good, working order, handle screws off. Heavy item.
Gas Mask Handbag. Uncommon and desirable Gas Mask Handbag. As it became apparent that the gas mask was to be constant companion during the early part of the war ways were found to enable the mask to be carried in more stylish ways than the cardboard box in which it was supplied. One of the fashionable styles was in the form of a handbag with a box container for the mask as an integral part of the design. This example, in black faux leather has a lined bag with attached purse compartment and mirror sleeve with a flap closed by a snap. This flap forms part of a larger closure enclosing the gas mask box in which is contained a 1939, Medium size, civilian gas mask. All items in good, used condition.
Gasmask Spectacles. Special spectacles designed to be used when wearing a respirator. Wire framed pescription spectacles with flat side stems and coiled wire earpieces which allow for adjustment and a gasproof seal to be established. Contained in their proper case which has a printed instruction label regarding their use with gasmasks and a name label. Both items in excellent condition.
General Civilian Respirator for use by asthmatics. This version of the General Civilian Respirator is identical to the standard version, but was fitted with a flapper type exhale valve. The lack of any type of exhale valve was one of the major problems with the General Civilian Respirator, and as such this modification was made in small numbers to some later versions of the mask to aid those with trouble exhaling hard enough to push air out through the sides of the mask, including asthmatics. This version was made in much smaller numbers, and is more difficult to find today. In excellent condition with some minor corrosion to the adjustment buckles and one partial tear to one strap. Manufactured by Avon in 1940 and packed in the standard cardboard gasmask box which is in good condition with some minor marks and tears.
General Knowledge for Home Guards. 942ed. 82pg ' General Knowledge for Home Guards ' by Mjr.G.S.Mackay. Covers all aspects of Home Guard training from grenades, signalling, anti-aircraft etc. In used condition with lightly rubbed cloth covers but uncommon.
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This example retain has clear acceptance stamps and coding to the body of the bomb with the tail fins having a number of minor dents with 20% paint finish. The detachable steel nose is clearly dated 41 with a three letter manufacturer code ' dkp ' and has various minor abrasions . Less common variant of the standard IB INERT
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This particular example has been well loved with faint markings to the body indicating a 1943 manufacture date. INERT - UK addresses only
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This particular example has a 1936 date with various inspection stamps to the main body fitted with a later steel nose stamped AZ13 A and with a three letter manufacturer code ( jdb ). The green painted fin is complete with printed inspection marks and is completely removable from the body. Clearly this IB has been dropped as the body is deformed from the vertical but the overall condition of this example makes up for this. Excellent example. INERT. UK SALES ONLY
German 1kg Incendiary Bomb ( French Type ). A scarce example of a French INC 1Kg incendiary bomb. These magnesium bodied bombs were captured in large quantities after the fall of France and were utilised by the Luftwaffe. This particular example was obtained with a collection of items from a Bristol Air Raid Warden. In good overall condition, retaining 75% of it's original colouring. One of the integral, cast tail fins has broken off. Have also shown the section of CD Training Pamphlet No.2 1944 dealing with the bomb.
German air-dropped leaflet. English language, German air-dropped leaflet. Double sided A4 leaflet featuring photographs of the aftermath of the raid on Dieppe. These leaflets were dropped across the South coast in the autumn of 1942 in an attempt to demonstrate the folly of 'invasion', In good condition with some minor edge tears and one ripped corner.
German SD2B ' Butterfly Bomb '. An example of the infamous ' Butterfly Bomb ' that was dropped over the UK in profusion from 1941. Packed into containers which opened at height, the SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This example is the SD2B model with the threaded fuze pocket containing a 41 fuze - airburst or impact which is dated 1941 with an inspection mark. Bomb body has two indentations and a graze to one side, the former are probably casting shrink back whilst the last was probably incurred when dropped, it would also appear to have been repainted. Fins are in their original green paint and have a luftwaffe inspection stamp, maker's code ' jg ' and the date 43 to one disc. Springs are strong and the casing springs apart to form the arming ' butterfly '. An excellent example of a scarce piece of Luftwaffe air-dropped ordnance. INERT AVAILABLE WITHIN UK ONLY
German SD2B ' Butterfly Bomb '. - Home Guard Souvenir/Training Aid. An example of the infamous ' Butterfly Bomb ' that was dropped over the UK in profusion from 1941. Packed into containers which opened at height, the SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This example is the SD2B model containing a 41 fuze - airburst or impact which has manufacturer's markings and an inspection mark. The Butterfly arming wings are all intact and one has residual manufacturer's markings and a date 43?l. Springs are only partially functional and the whole bomb appears to have been repainted. A partial old paper label is applied to the bomb body which appears to read ' Butterfly ????? bomb H.G. Sector 21 ?? 194???. ' Whether this example was refinished by a member of the Home Guard for training purposes or to form a part of a later exhibition I can only speculate, however, in lieu of it's deficiencies refinished state etc it is priced accordingly and at a considerably cheaper price than would normally be expected for such a scarce piece of Luftwaffe air-dropped ordnance. INERT AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Gert and Daisy's Wartime Cookery Book. C1942, 101pg paperback ' Gert and Daisy's Wartime Cookery Book '. Featuring recipes that featured in a M.O.F. sponsored radio talk called ' Feed the Brute '. Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their role in the radio programme Workers' Playtime, they were played by sisters Elsie and Doris Waters who were sisters to Jack Warner of Dixon of Dock Green fame. Good, clean condition with minor foxing.
Giles Annual No.1. The first Giles Annual, featuring cartoons by the artist Giles.The start of a series of annuals showing the work of Giles that appeared in the Daily and Sunday Express. This annual contains work from 1943 onwards with cartoons lampooning Hitler,the invasion of Europe, GIs and wry and sardonic observations about wartime Britain. In good, used condition with some bumping to corners and minor creasing to covers, uncommon.
Gilt Spitfire badge. Small gilt Spitfire badge mounted on it's original sales card. Three prong fixing to reverse. Could well be a Spitfire Fund badge given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Excellent condition,
Girls Life Brigade National Service badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for National Service with the Girls Life Brigade. By mid War the GLB had 40,000 members and performed similar services to the other youth organisations. Pinback badge in excellent, bright condition, scarce.
Girls Life Brigade National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for national service with the Girls Life Brigade. The wartime activities of the GLB were broadly similar to those of the other youth organisations. Good, overall condition with some abrasion. Uncommon.
Girls Training Corps Forage Cap. Woollen forage cap in the form of a field service cap for wear by an officer of the Girls Training Corps. Featuring nickelled plain buttons and a gilt and enamel GTC cap badge by Fattorini, B'ham with a dark blue woollen body with full lining and cotton sweatband. Some areas of mothing with the worst areas to the reverse.
Girls' Training Corps Officer's badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback badge for Officer ranks in the GTC. Introduced in 1943 for wear by Officers of the GTC, which had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services. Badge in good condition with undamaged enamel and wear to silvered finish, manufacturer marked to reverse.
Girls' Training Corps Section Leader's badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback badge for the rank of Section Leader in the GTC. Introduced in 1943 for wear by Section Leaders of the GTC, which had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services. Badge in good condition with undamaged enamel and wear to silvered finish.
Girls' Training Corps sleeve and rank badge. Embroidered cotton GTC badge introduced in 1942 for wear by GTC officers. Worn just above the cuff on both sleeves. Accompanied by a rank star. All items in good clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Gloucestershire Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for Gloucestershire. In excellent, used condition.
Grand Union Canal National Service badge. Brass and enamel National Service lapel badge for the Grand Union Carrying Co. This particularly scarce badge, numbered 70, has a half moon lapel fitting with ' Thom Fattorini, B'ham ' manufacturer to the reverse. The badge comes from one of the companies who used the canals for transportation during the war with the ' Idle Women ' being amongst them. In good, used condition with some minor abrasions to the surface.
Great Sutton, Cheshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 20th Cheshire ( Great Sutton ) Battalion. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but in good, clean condition.
Great Western Railway - Air Raid Precautions. Dec.1940 1st ed. ' GWR - ARP, Special Instructions for the Working of Railways in Wartime '. 53pgs covering subjects from blackout lighting restrictions, interference by parachute troops and tunnels as air raid shelters. Good, used condition with marked covers, uncommon.
Greenwich Civil Defence area title. Embroidered Greenwich Civil Defence area title. Similar in style to the later post-war pattern, this wartime pattern was embroidered onto heavy duty cotton and then overstitched around the edges. This pattern was also worn by other London areas and Birmingham. In mint, unworn condition.
Grenades for the Home Guard. 1944 commercially printed manual ' Grenades for the Home Guard - EY Rifle and Cup Discharger ' by Lt.E.W.Manders. Illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs the 74pg manual covers all major grenade types in service with the British Army as well as a section on German types. Slightly grubby cover but otherwise a good copy of an uncommon manual.
Growmore Bulletin No.3 Preserves from the Garden. Started in 1940, the Growmore Campaign was one of the first practical responses to the growing need for food made evident by wartime demands. The campaign continued alongside the Dig for Victory campaign and this 1942 leaflet is evidence of this dealing with the preservation of most garden crops. Giving advice on Jams, pickles, bottling and canning and drying this example in good, clean condition with minor marking and creasing.
GTC 5 Year Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback Girl's Training Corps 5 Year Service badge. The GTC, had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services, this badge was one of a series given for accumulated service and the 5 year service would cover wartime service. Manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham and in good, clean condition.
Guerillas v Tanks. Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication describes the best ways of tackling tanks. Using a combination of diagrams, sketches and amusing cartoons to illustrate the subject. ' Cambrai ' covers subjects from camouflage, obstacles, ambushes, improvised mines and a detailed section covering grenades. Good, clean condition with contemporary ownership stamps to covers. Uncommon.
Guerrilla Warfare - Yank Levy. 1941ed. of ' Guerilla Warfare ' by Yank Levy. Albert "Yank" Levy was a soldier, military instructor and author who had served with irregular forces in several parts of the world in the 1920s and 1930s including the Spanish Civil War. He became a significant figure at the Osterley Park training school for the British Home Guard along with Tom Wintringham. This 96pg, illustrated manual outlined all aspects of irregular warfare. In good, used condition with lightly marked covers.
Guide to ARP and CD Services in Warwickshire 1939 1st ed. ' ARP - A guide to the Civil Defence Services in the County of Warwick '. 69pgs with fold-out map giving extensive information including names and addresses of the principal officers involved in Warks CD. Lists of locations, sirens, FAPs, WVS and equipment. Very thorough and comprehensive. Good, used condition with some light rusting of staples, creasing, marking etc.
Gulval Home Guard - Cornish HG souvenir. Unusual poetic souvenir of the wartime history of Nos 8 and 9 platoons, A Company, 12th Cornwall ( Land's End ) Battalion Home Guard. 8pgs including nominal roll of both platoons. In good, clean condition.
Guns For the Home Guard. C1941 ' Guns for the Home Guard ' by K.M.Lazarus. 48pgs covering the principal weapons used by the Home Guard, including Vickers, Lewis, BAR, Thompson and AT Rifle. Good, used condition with slightly grubby covers. Uncommon.
GWR Railway service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating employment with the Great Western Railway probably by a female employee. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel.
H.J.Heinz Fire Brigade badge. Embroidered, cotton on wool breast badge for the famous H.J.Heinz company fire brigade. Based on the design of the pre and early war AFS badge, this particular example is in unissued condition.
H.M.S.O. - ' The Home Guard of Great Britain '. One of the H.M.S.O. series of patriotic booklets produced by the Ministry of Information ' The Home Guard of Great Britain ' remains a particularly scarce title. This example, sadly lacking it's covers, remains otherwise, in good condition. The 65pgs are full of annotated photographs from ' The Beginning.... ' and includes chapters entitled ' Battle School ' and ' When Work is Done, Soldiering Begins ' also includes a photographic George Medal Roll with other awards. Scarce title - reading copy and priced accordingly.
Halesowen's War Weapons Week badge. 30mm tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Halesowen's War Weapons Week, Apr.26 - 3 May 1941. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example with slight foxing and light corrosion to the reverse.
Half Size Salute the Soldier Plaque. Half Size Salute the Soldier, War Savings Campaign 1944 Plaque. Approx 24 x 40cms plastic plaque made by De La Rue Plastics, manufacturer's mark moulded in relief to reverse. Presented by the War Office for the 1944 war savings campaign and often to be found displayed in public buildings, council offices and banks, the half size given for a less substantial contribution to the campaign. This example in good, slightly dusty, undamaged condition.
Half size Silver AFS lapel badge. Half-size silver and enamel AFS lapel badge. Marked to the reverse ' sterling ' and in excellent, clean and toned condition. Uncommon.
Hammersmith Hospital Emergency Hospital Scheme Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Hammersmith Hospital Emergency Hospital Scheme. The EHS was in an essence an early form of nationalisation of the hospital system undertaken to deal with the expected large number of air raid casualties, in the case of inner London, casualties were to be treated locally and then transferred to less dangerous areas. As a result increasing numbers of staff were required and as with Hammersmith Hospital many were issued a badge. In good, bright condition with very light abrasions. Uncommon.
Hampshire Civil Defence shoulder title. Embroidered gold on blue shoulder title for Hampshire Civil Defence featuring the Hampshire Rose. These titles were worn in pairs on the shoulder straps or epaulettes of either the battledress blouse or tunic. This example removed from a tunic with some stitch marks and edge nips otherwise in good condition.
Hampshire Home Guard portrait. 15 x 23cms approx. b/w photographic portrait of a member of the Hampshire Home Guard. Good, clean condition.
Hampshire Spitfire Song. Sheet music entitled 'The Hampshire Spitfire Song' with all profits from the sale of the music going to the 'Hampshire Spitfire Fund'. With lyrics such as.....'See the German bomber sail limping back to Mr Goering with a Spitfire on his tail.....The Hampshire 'Planes are here!' In good condition with some foxing and minor creases.
Handbook - Projector, Rocket 3 1942 Handbook for the Projector, Rocket, 3-Inch No.2, Mark I Land Service. The Z Battery was a short range anti-aircraft weapon system, which launched 3-inch (76 mm) diameter rockets from ground-based single and multiple launchers, for the air defence of the United Kingdom in World War II and from early 1942, the manning of Z Batteries began to be transferred to the Home Guard. This 33g manual, illustrated throughout with diagrams, sketches and fold out plates, give a thorough coverage of the main equipment of the Z Batteries. Excellent, clean condition with slight rusting to staples and curiously a German stamp to front cover. Scarce.
Handbook of the Thompson Submachine Gun - 1928 Model 1940ed. Handbook of the Thompson Submachine Gun Model of 1928 published by the maker of the gun the Auto-Ordnance Corporation. 58pgs with a large number of illustrations and diagrams and intended to accompany the number of 1928 Thompsons imported in 1940 that subsequently ended up in the hands of the Home Guard. Excellent, clean condition.
Harrow Bomber Fund pin badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for the 1940 Harrow Bomber Fund. Featuring a pun in the design this badge was made by Thos.Fattorini and is marked to the rim. Like its counterparts in the Spitfire Funds this badge was probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In excellent condition with minor corrosion to the reverse, uncommon.
Hartley Witney Child's Respirator Record Card. Official record card from Hartley Witney in Hampshire recording details of baby helmets and children's respirators. Filled in for a family in the village of Rotherwick in 1942. Good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Hawker Aircraft Fire Service badge. Embroidered red wool on blue breast badge for what is believed to be Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Hawkers as with many large business concerns had their own fire service and this badge demonstrates that it was affiliated to the Auxiliary units that proliferated in the pre and early War periods. In excellent , clean condition.
Hay's Wharf ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel, buttonhole ARP badge for 'Hays Wharf'. Maker Marked 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd.,Regent St. Birmingham' to reverse with half moon button hole fixing. Hay's Wharf occupied the South side of the Thames between London and Tower bridges.It was badly damaged during WW11and is now the site of London Bridge Hospital.
Head Fire Guard shoulder titles - variation. Embroidered gold on blue shoulder titles for Head Fire Guard. In good unissued condition. Variation to 9529.
Head Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered orange on blue shoulder titles for 'Head Fire Guard'. Authorised for wear in 1942 these were superceded by the white on blue titles after the Fire Guard reorganisation in 1943. Clean unissued condition. POSTFREE within UK
Head Warden / Post Warden (London) Rank Chevrons. Pair of printed,gold on blue, rank chevrons for the ranks of Head Warden/Post Warden (London), FAP Supervisor and Ambulance Section Leader amongst others. In clean unused condition, minor glue residue to reverse..
Health for ARP Workers. C1941 and featuring an attractive graphic cover this title ' Health for ARP Workers ' was produced by the Central Council for Health Education. 24pgs covering topics from ' pests ' to psychological issues and from personal hygiene to what to eat. Clean covers but rusting staples and some marking to interior.
Heart of England War Weapons Week badge. 25mm approx, tin and celluloid pinback badge for ' Heart of England War Weapons Week Mar 15th 1941 '. Featuring a design of an aircraft flying over the Midlands,this example is in good, clean condition with some corrosion to reverse and minor areas to edge. Manufactured by ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '.
Helmet Respirator. This respirator was designed for use by those who had certain medical conditions which prevented the use of regular gas masks. This device was dubbed the Helmet Respirator, and was also sometimes called the Invalid Respirator. It was a large and alien looking contraption that fitted over the wearer\'s entire head and shoulders. It had two circular eye pieces and a large bellows that could be operated by the wearer. The unit was secured by cords which could be tied under the arms and around the chest. This example in excellent condition and is clearly manufacturer marked and dated 1941.
Helmet with anti-gas curtain. 1940 dated, black painted MkII helmet with anti-gas cover and curtain.Clean MkII liner, size 7 1/4. Curtain in good, used condition, pliable with some very minor rips and rubbing to edges with 1940 date to interior of curtain. Curtain has not been removed from helmet. Excellent example.
Help and Information Incident poster. 50cms x 38cms approx poster ' For Help and Information Go To.....' with a blank space for relevant details. These posters were commonly seen at large incidents giving information to those affected by bombing etc. In excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
Hendon Fighter Fund Savings Stamp. I penny ' Hendon Four Fighter Fund ' savings stamp. Acting as a receipt for a contribution to the fund these pre gummed stamps were stuck on to a savings card until sufficient were acquired and a golden prize stamp was earned. Scarce survivor. POSTER within UK
Herefordshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 5th Herefordshire (Ledbury) Battalion. In good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic. Uncommon titles.
Herefordshire War Weapons Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Herfordshire War Weapons Week 1 - 8 March 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in excellent, clean condition.
Hertfordshire LDV armband. Early LDV armband. Unofficial locally made LDV armband which is generally believed to have been used in Hertfordshire. 42 x 5cm cotton armband with block printed LDV in excellent condition.
HG Instruction - Northover Projector. 1941ed. Home Guard Instruction No.40 ' The Northover Projector '. 6pg, gatefold leaflet giving instruction on the then, newly issued Northover Projector with diagrams. Used condition with folds , notations and grubby rear cover but uncommon.
HG Instruction No.68 - 3 1944ed. HG Instruction No.68 - 3" OSB Gun ( Smith Gun ). Particularly scarce manual outlining the deployment, handling and use of the 3" smoothbore Smith Gun. 57pgs including illustrations with sectioned views of the ammunition. The Smith Gun was invented by the chief engineer of the Trianco Engineering Company. It was developed as a private venture in 1940 and offered to the British Army as an emergency gun for issue to the Home Guard. The gun and limber/ammunition trailer could be towed behind an ordinary car, the gun was simply turned over onto one of its wheels to become ready for action. Excellent, clean condition with Alnwick HG stamping and scarce.
Hints for the Home Guard. C1940/41 64pgs ' Hints for the Home Guard - Training and Duties including the methods of defeating an armed man '. Lt.Col.D.C.L.Fitzwilliams. Early, naive study ' dealing with the enemy ' ! In good overall condition with some light foxing.
History of 12th Northamptonshire Btn. Home Guard. 185pgs C1947 ' History of the 12th Northamptonshire Battalion Home Guard 1940 - 1944 ' by Lt.Col.L.E.Barnes. A good, detailed account of the battalion during the war with numerous b/w illustrations and extensive rolls organised by company and rolls of those who went onto to serve in the regular Forces. Excellent condition with one minor bump to spine.
History of 45th Warks ( Birmingham ) Home Guard. 1945ed ' The History of the 45th Warwickshire ( B'ham ) Battalion Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.E.D.Barclay MC. 131pg, card covered history of the battalion that was based in and around central Birmingham. Illustrated with b/w photographs with various lists of personnel, their achievements and service. Good condition with lightly marked covers with some minor scuffing and tears, clean contents.
History of 7 Platoon, Milton, Brockton & Walton Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. ' History of 7 Platoon, Milton, Brockton & Walton Home Guard - May,1940-December 1944 '. 30pgs, some illustrations, unusual history of a specific platoon of 40 similar who were part of the 14th Staffordshire ( Stafford ) Battalion. Fair copy with some marking.
History of CD in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area. 6pg C1945 'History of Civil Defence in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area 1936 - 1945'. Comprehensive review of CD services within the area including seperate chapters for each of the services WVS,Rescue,Messengers etc. Raid diary outlining aerial activity over Bath and Bristol. B/W illustrations and large roll. In excellent, clean condition with slightly marked card covers.
History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Home Guard . A good copy of the History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Battalion Home Guard by W.C. Dodkins. Published 1948 this well written 80 page card cover history details the birth of the L.D.V to stand down. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and nominal rolls. Slightly marked cover with one small tear.
History of the Bromley Home Guard KT51. C1945 ' A History of the Bromley Home Guard KT51 ' by ' LDV '. Card covers, 80pgs inc. b/w photographs and illustrations covering all aspects of the Battalion's history from formation to Stand Down. Includes a nominal roll of all who served, inc. women organised in date order of joining. Includes a roll of those members who went onto serve with the regular forces. Good, clean condition with some creasing to covers.
History of the Ministry of Food Home Guard. ' Bureaucrats in Battle Dress ' The History of the Ministry of Food Home Guard by Henry Smith. 168 pgs, published in 1945, illustrated throughout, with rolls of personnel. Good clean copy with uncommon dustwrapper. The illustrations feature a photograph of the women's section wearing the specially designed MOF badge.
Hitler ' Po' ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Flip your ashes on old nasty ' and the pun ' The violation of Poland '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler ' Po' ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Flip your ashes on old nasty ' and the pun ' The violation of Poland '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler Caricature Wine Stopper. Wine or bottle stopper in the form of a caricature of Hitler's head . This was one of a series of caricature heads of Allied and Axis leaders in a similar form. Made from a resin type material this example in excellent condition with minor rubbing to highlights and a small hole in the reverse of the hat brim ( not visible from the front ). Uncommon.
Hitler Hate Club badge. Bronzed lapel badge for the ' Hitler Hate Club ' Features a ' British Lion ' grappling with a snake with Hitler's head - a protected design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
Hitlers Terror , Churchillian Bulldog figure. Pottery Bulldog figure sporting a helmet emblazoned with the phrase ' Hitlers Terror ' . Featuring a Churchillian pose, this figure has been factory painted in a more colourful rendition than the more usual green/black/brown examples encountered. In undamaged condition with some rubbing and small areas of paint loss to the shoulder area.
HMSO - 'Meet the US Army' HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., stapled card wrappers, 7 x 4.5" approx., an uncommon title, with large number of US servicemen arriving in UK. It was written by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice for the Board of Education for use in schools, to try to explain the American, his culture and his way of life to the British, lightly marked to covers, with some creasing otherwise good.
HMSO publication 'Land at War'. 96pg with paper pictorial wrapper 'Land at War' was published in 1945 authored by Laurie Lee although not acknowledged. Tells the official story of British farming including the Land Army, illustrated with photographs throughout. In good, clean condition with very minor rusting to staples and chipped spine.
HMV 1940 War Service Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating wartime employment by the HMV company. HMV or ' His Master's Voice ' was the brand name of the Gramophone Company and from the 1930s onwards, HMV manufactured radio and television sets and radiograms under the HMV and Marconiphone brand names in their factory in Hayes, Middlesex. During the War they continued similar production but with most of their production switched to military radio production. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbered. Good, clean condition.
Home Doctor - First Aid & Nursing with ARP Supplement. C1939 ' Home Doctor First Aid & Nursing with information on the treatment of poison gas and A.R.P. Supplement ' by A.M.Joyce. 254pgs with illustrations, one of the plethora of early war publications that emerged as publishers initially cashed in on the war. Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Service Certificate group. Small certificate given for service with the Home Guard Anti-Aircraft forces. Awarded to Pte.A.E.Page on the stand down of the HG in December 1944 with facsimilie signature of the CO of AA Command General Pile. Accompanied by Pte.Page's HG Service certificate with original envelope made out to a Birmingham address. Unusually Service certificate has printed details, both items in good condition.
Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Service Certificate. Small certificate given for service with the Home Guard Anti-Aircraft forces. Awarded to Cpl.M.Pinder on the stand down of the HG in December 1944 with facsimilie signature of the CO of AA Command General Pile. In good, clean condition.
Home Guard armband. Standard, printed Home Guard armband on general issue from late 1940. Issued in lieu of uniform and or other insignia the armband saw continued service throughout the war. In excellent, clean condition with slight marking to reverse.
Home Guard Bomb Disposal badge. Printed Home Guard Bomb Disposal sleeve badge. Special badge introduced in August 1943 for members of the Home Guard Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Units. Badge was intended to be worn on the lower left sleeve of the BD blouse. This example in excellent, clean condition, cut to shape.
Home Guard Cape. A highly uncommon example of the ' Cape Serge Home Guard '. Introduced in 1940, the capes soon proved to be unpopular and it would appear that most had been withdrawn by 1943. Made of serge with a partial lining and two shoulder straps with internal pockets, button fastening and closures to provide makeshift sleeves. This example in excellent + condition, size ' Medium ' Height 5' 8" to 5' 10" , Chest 40" to 42", made by J.Mandleberg & Co.,Ltd. in 1940. Unlikely to find a better example.
Home Guard Certificates - relatives. Home Guard Certificates were given to all who served in the Home Guard on completion of their service. These examples are made out to members of the same family Arthur and Lewis Foster who served from 1942 until Stand Down. In good condition, minor marking.
Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual. 1943 ed. of 'A Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual' by John Brophy. 126pg manual covers all aspects of squad drill, arms drill and field operations, also includes appendices on the Sten. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some marking to covers and some minor creasing.
Home Guard Drill and Field Service Manual. 1941 ed. of 'A Home Guard Drill book and Field Service Manual' by John Brophy. This manual covers all aspects of squad drill, arms drill and field operations, also includes appendices on the BAR and P17 weapons. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good condition with some marking to covers and some minor creasing.
Home Guard Encyclopedia. C1942 4th ed. ' The Home Guard Encyclopedia ' by A.G.Elliot. Covers all subjects that all self respecting Home Guards needed..... ' Night marauding, street fighting, sniper suits, tank destruction etc,' illustrated with diagrams and sketches. In excellent clean condition with very minor storage marks to cover.
Home Guard Explosives Manual. C1943 ' What the HG Needs to Know About Explosives ' by Lt.Chas.C.Knight. One of the Bernards ' Key ' guides series, the manual uses its 68pgs to give a good coverage of the general nature of explosives, their storage and care and their use in typical Home Guard scenarios. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. Good overall condition with some minor staining to cover. Uncommon.
Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual. 173pgs,1942ed of the Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual by Major John Langdon-Davies. This manual concentrates on concealment and camouflage and how to use natural cover. Also includes chapters on night training, concealment from the air and a 'reception for airborne troops'. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos and diagrams and in good, clean condition with some minor marking.
Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual. 173pgs,1942ed of the Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual by Major John Langdon-Davies. This manual concentrates on concealment and camouflage and how to use natural cover. Also includes chapters on night training, sniper suits, concealment from the air and a 'reception for airborne troops'. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos and diagrams and in excellent, clean condition with some very minor marking.
Home Guard Grenade. WW2 Home Guard extemporised grenade. Designed by Lt.Col.Williams Ellis of the 1st Btn. Merioneth Home Guard the grenade consisted of a rough casting sealed by a wooden plug, similar in design and construction to the WW1 Battye bomb. Filled with black powder and intiated by a piece of Bickford cord the grenade could be used as a practice or as a replacement H.E.Fragmentation grenade in place of the No.36 which was in short supply when this grenade was designed. In good condition complete with wooden sealing plug. INERT
Home Guard Handbook. Good copy of the 'Home Guard Handbook' by John Brophy. This edition was published in 1942 and deals with widespread topics from parachute troops to road blocks and Thompson Gun to 'Molotoffs'. 126pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some creasing and minor marking .
Home Guard haversack. Scarce example of the Home Guard issue haversack. Unique to the HG the haversack was made from a rubberised canvas with a single buckle fastening. This example is in good, used condition, 1940 dated, grubby and dusty with the strap extensions still sown in, minor damage to the bottom and one side, would benefit from a clean. A label has been sown in with a number inked in.
Home Guard History ' C ' Tottington Company 21st Lancs HG. C1945 ' The History of "C" ( Tottington ) Company 21 Lancs. Home Guard 1940 - 1944 '. 94pgs with a detailed account of the Company's activities with appendices, a nominal roll, fold out map etc. This copy has had the boards detached at some time and has been repaired with sellotape, hence is now rated as a reading copy of what is a scarce history.
Home Guard history - 3rd Cards HG. 1947ed.62pg 'Home Guard CDN 3' - a history of the 3rd Cardiganshire Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and maps and list of officers. Excellent, clean condition with uncommon d/w. Staining to cover boards.
Home Guard History - B Company 41st Warks, Birmingham HG. 1946 1st ed.' The Triumphs & Tragedies of a Home Guard ( Factory ) Company. - B Company 41st Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard by Mjr.W.Percy McGeoch. 188pgs inc. b/w photographs and sketches and nominal roll. Extensive coverage of training,camps etc. of this Edgbaston unit. Good, used condition, missing approx 20mm of card spine.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.1. 1941, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.1, the first of a regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life from equipment to sporting guns, age limits and the wearing of uniform etc. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing. FREEPOST within UK
Home Guard Info. Circular No.2. 1941, 6pg Home Guard Information Circular No.2, the first of a regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life from equipment to honours & awards, i.d. cards and the wearing of uniform etc. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing. FREEPOST within UK
Home Guard Info. Circular No.35 1943, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.35, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular deals with medical aspects of the Home Guard. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing. FREEPOST within UK
Home Guard Information Circular No.15 1942 Home Guard Information Circular No.15, 4pg covering diverse subjects form Civil Defence, ' AV ' battledress and the HG and the US Army. Good, overall condition with some creasing and marking.
Home Guard Instruction - No.23 1941 - Night Training. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.23 - 1941 Night Training '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving a precis of current thinking on night fighting. Ex War Office Library, good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.24 1941 - Protection Against Gas. 15pg, leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.24-1941 - Protection Against Gas '. Covering subjects from gas masks, clothing, training and types of gases, complete with separate amendment sheet. Good, used condition, minor marking, ex. War Office Library.
Home Guard Instruction - No.26 1941 - Miscellaneous Notes. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.26 - 1941 Miscellaneous Notes '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications, .300 Browning MG, Northover Projector, American ammunition etc. In good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.27 1941 - Weapons. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.28 - 1941 Weapons '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications. In good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.27 1941. 11pg pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.27 - 1941 Defence in urban areas '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications. In good, clean condition, ex War Office Library.
Home Guard Instruction - No.43 1942 - Protection Against Gas. 24pg, illustrated leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.43 1942 - Protection Against Gas '. Covering subjects from gas masks, clothing, training and types of gases. Good, used condition, minor marking and rusting of staples.
Home Guard Instruction No.12 - Factory Defence. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.12 ' Factory Defence '. 4pg leaflet outlining the basic points of providing defence for factories against sabotage, ground and air attack. Early Home Guard publication ( August 1940 ) in good, used condition, some marks to cover.
Home Guard Instruction No.15. Home Guard Instruction No.15 - 1940 ' Common German Military Expressions '. Single sided sheet containing rather optimistic German phrases centring around surrender ! Good, clean condition, ex War Office Library. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training. Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training, 5pg, gate-fold leaflet outlining aspects of AA training. Illustrated with sketches , silhouettes and diagrams. Some light creasing, marks etc.
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training. Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training, 5pg, gate-fold leaflet outlining aspects of AA training. Illustrated with sketches , silhouettes and diagrams. Some light creasing, marks etc.
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Collective Training. 1941 Home Guard Instruction No.30 ' Collective Training '. 8pg leaflet outlining section and platoon training with sections T.E.W.T.s and outdoor exercises. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.18 Care of Weapons. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.18 ' Care and Cleaning of Weapons '. 4pg leaflet outlining the basic points of the care and cleaning of the rifle B.A.R. and the Lewis gun. Good used condition with creasing and marking to top margin.
Home Guard Instruction No.36 - Mobile Patrols against Airborne Troops. 1941ed. Home Guard Instruction No.36 ' Mobile Patrols for Action Against Airborne Troops '. Sketchy and optimistic advice for Home Guard mobile patrols to engage airborne forces. Clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.51 Pts 1 - 4. 4 x manuals of Home Guard Instruction No.51 ' Battlecraft and Battle Drill for the Home Guard '. Part I ' Introduction & Battlecraft 1942 ', Part II ' Battle Drill 1942 ' , Part III ' Patrolling 1943 ', and Part IV ' The Organization of Home Guard Defence 1943 ' , the last dealing with the Smith Gun and Spigot Mortar. All manuals with the exception of Part I illustrated with sketches and diagrams and in some cases b/w photgraphs. All in good, used condition, some marking of covers and light rusting of staples. Complete set
Home Guard Instruction No.54 - Drill. Home Guard Instruction No.5, 1942 - Drill. 20pgs with some illustrations covering all aspects of squad, platoon and rifle drill. Good, used condition, clearly marked to the Herts HG, rusted staples, ex lib. IWM.
Home Guard issue U.S. M.1917 Bayonet and frog. 1917 dated U.S. M.1917 bayonet by Winchester for fitting to the U.S. .30.06in rifle, the standard issue rifle of the Home Guard. This provenance is further reinforced by the presence of a '39 Pat. Emergency pattern leather frog. All items in good, clean condition, scabbard manufacturer marked , frog with some surface cracking and manufacturer marked and dated to reverse. Blade, clean with some minor sharpening marks, all other metal parts with original bluing. OVER 18 declaration required.
Home Guard issue U.S.M.1917 Bayonet and frog. 1918 dated U.S. M.1917 bayonet by Remington for fitting to the U.S. .30.06in rifle, the standard issue rifle of the Home Guard. This provenance is further reinforced by the presence of a '39 Pat. Emergency pattern leather frog. All items in good, clean condition, scabbard manufacturer marked and dated 1918, frog with wear to high points and faintly manufacturer marked and dated to reverse. Blade, clean with some minor marks, all other metal parts with original bluing. OVER 18 declaration required.
Home Guard lapel badge - variation. Gilt and enamel lapel badge, variation on the standard pattern. Half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse, in good clean condition.
Home Guard Lapel badge - variation. Uncommon variation of the standard pattern of the Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel badge with half moon fitting to the reverse but with the unusual choice of red enamel. Unknown purpose but possibly using up old stock for use with the second phase of the HG. Good, used condition with enamel flaw at 5 o'clock position.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Chromed Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in excellent, clean condition with registered design number to reverse.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common pattern and in good, clean condition.
Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel, half moon fixing lapel badge. This badge is a variation on the standard HG lapel featuring the words ' Home Guard ' in a rectangular box. This example has bright, undamaged enamel and gilt and is in excellent condition.
Home Guard Lapel Badge. Attractive, large size, brass and enamel Home Guard lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse. This badge is an early design before the accepted designs became commonplace. Uncommon.
Home Guard lapel badges. Standard gilt and enamel Home Guard lapel badges. Half moon lapel fittings, gilt bright and fresh, undamaged enamel. Priced individually.
Home Guard manual of Unarmed Combat. Commercially printed, pocket book size manual of 'Commando & Guerilla Warfare...Unarmed Combat', for Home Guard and Service Use. Published by Bernards Ltd, London the manual features a large number of diagrams and diagrams showing a series of improbable attacks, holds and defences. A shillings worth of optimism! In good used condition, slightly loose cover with rusty staple.
Home Guard matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring the Home Guard badge to both sides. In good, clean condition with very minor foxing to one side and a small area of minor corossion to interior.
Home Guard Message form pad. Home Guard message form pad with 6 remaining forms giving sub-sections for information concerning enemy formations and the disposition of own forces. Generic form for universal HG use, in good clean condition.
Home Guard MkII Helmet with Net. 1941 dated MkIIc helmet manufactured by Briggs Motor Bodies ( BMB ) as issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel MkII No.2c helmets were identified with the holes to their brim indicating their lack of ballistic protection and as such were issued to organisations such as the Home Guard. This example has a size 7, 1940 dated liner also manufactured marked BMB and is complete with it's original net. In good, used condition with 90% of it's original paint finish.
Home Guard Pamphlet on Road Blocks and Check Points. 1941ed. ' Notes for the Home Guard on Road Blocks and Check Points ' 11pg pamphlet with diagrams. Describes the use of blocks, obstacles and mines and the use of ' EL ' vehicle labels. Minor water marking but contents clean and legible. Uncommon.
Home Guard Panoramic Photograph 21st Staffs Btn. 80cm x 20cm approx. panoramic photograph of B Company, 21st Staffordshire ( Wolverhampton ) Battalion Home Guard. Dated October 1942, taken by H.Whitlock & Sons, image in good, clear condition with some minor foxing to one end. Unusual format for HG unit photos.
Home Guard patch. 15 x 9cms Home Guard patch printed on cotton. These were on issue from August 1940 intially to avoid the waste of exsisting LDV armlets by the simple expedient of sowing the patch over the LDV lettering. The patch was also worn on the denim uniform. Patch in good clean condition
Home Guard Pocket Manual. 1941ed ' The Home Guard Pocket Manual ' by A.Southworth, RSM Sevenoaks HG. 64pgs inc. b/w illustrations and sketches outlining everything from weapon training, drill, battlecraft to field fortifications. In excellent, clean condition with very minor marking to covers and name to inside cover.
Home Guard Pocket Manual. 1940ed ' The Home Guard Pocket Manual ' by A.Southworth, RSM Sevenoaks HG. 48pgs inc. b/w illustrations and sketches outlining everything from weapon training, drill, scoutses and battlecraft to field fortifications. In goodt, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
Home Guard Post Office Armband. Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the Home Guard. Similar in format to the standard HG armband but with the addition of red GPO devices, This example in excellent, used condition. Unmothed with light marking.
Home Guard pouches. Pair of Pouches,Web, Home Guard Pattern. Designed in 1941, the pouches are basically a scaled down version of the '37 Pattern Bren gun pouch but with ample room for BAR magazines, ammunition or grenades. On widesspread issue from 1942. These examples are in excellent condition both manufacture marked and dated - in this case 1942. Web material is strong with all fittings present.
Home Guard Proficiency Certificate - Derbyshire AA Battery. Home Guard Certificate of Proficiency to a L/Cpl.. in the 120th ( 102 Derbyshire) " Z " A.A. Battery Home Guard. Certificate indicates the tests required to obtain the HG proficiency badges , in this case Gen. knowledge, Sten, " Z " AA Work. map reading and first aid. Certificate in good condition with some marking and creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Proficiency manual. 1st 1942ed. 'Home Guard Proficiency' by John Brophy. 124pgs with chapters on topics as diverse as strategy to sub-machine guns with 100 questions to quiz the keen Homeguardsman on his military knowledge. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In excellent, clean condition with some creasing to cover.
Home Guard Rhymes. 1943ed of 'Home Guard Rhymes' by Lt.A.H.Watkins HG with drawings by Lt.Col.J.C.T.Willis RE. Humorous verses illustrated with cartoons on Home Guard topics. Good condition with minor marking to covers.
Home Guard service certificates. Original unused Home Guard certificates. Certificates were given to all who served in the Home Guard on completion of their service. These examples in excellent unused condition with some very minor foxing. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Shooting Target. Cardboard target for use on small bore rifle ranges. Overprinted with ' No.82 Coy.21st Mx. Batt H.G. ' and impressed with manufacturer's details ' Banfield Bros '. The targets produced for the Barnet Battalion Home Guard were designed to replicate the profile of a German Paratrooper aiming a weapon . In excellent condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester Blue ,embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder title. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. This example in good, used condition with some minor glue marks to reverse.
Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester. Red, embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder titles. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. This example in good, unissued condition with slightly grubby reverse.
Home Guard shoulder titles - Manchester. Red, embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder titles. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. These examples in good, unissued condition with slightly grubby reverse.
Home Guard shoulder titles. A pair of embroidered cotton Home Guard shoulder titles. These examples are embroidered in less commonly encountered white cotton. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, in good, slightly dusty condition.
Home Guard shoulder titles. Matching pair of used Home Guard shoulder titles. Screen printed titles in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard shoulder titles. Good pair of embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles, yellow cotton on wool. This pattern is often seen in use with some of the Surrey battalions. In good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued. Sewn to shape and with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, Good, used condition.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued, cut but not shaped. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard sign. 20cm x 4cm approx, painted hardboard Home Guard sign. Similar in style to the early yellow ARP sign seen elsewhere on the site. In good, clean condition with some light marks, unusual.
Home Guard Signalling Manual. 1942ed.,56pg 'Home Guard Signalling Manual' by Geo.G.A.Walters. Covering topics including morse, semaphore, radio and message taking. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. Good used condition with some foxing to cover and contemporary pencil notations. Bound upside down !
Home Guard Silver Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns but more uncommonly in silver and in excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard silver spoon. EPNS spoon with Home Guard emblem. Spoon marked E.P.N.S. to reverse, slight rubbing to plate on the HG emblem, otherwise in excellent condition. These spoons were often given as shooting prizes.
Home Guard slip on shoulder titles. A good,original, matched pair of unworn, Home Guard slip-on shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on wool, these titles were unofficial and were based on the design adopted by the Regular Army and were probably sourced locally. Apparently in widespread use by 1941 these examples are in excellent,unissued condition.
Home Guard Training Manual. 1942ed. ' Home Guard Training Manual ' - Mjr John Langdon Davies. 186pgs covering all areas automatic weapons, rifle training, observation, fieldcraft, anti-aircraft, and village defence and street fighting with some sketches and diagrams. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics.In good, clean condition with some minor marking.
Home Guard Waterbottle Carrier. Home Guard issue, leather water bottle carrier. Manufacturer marked and dated 1941 this integral carrier and strap was on general issue to the Home Guard and allowed use of the water bottle without the necessity for wearing the full equipment set. Good, unissued condition, dry but supple.
Home Made Wartime Clutch Handbag. An excellent example of wartime ' make do and mend ' in the form of a home made clutch type handbag. Constructed of thick felt sewn with blanket stitch with military type snap fasteners. Embroidered with the word ' Mother ' and adorned with various military, mostly armoured, cap badges and sweethearts. An excellent example of a wartime expedient probably produced by a serving tank man. Good overall condition.
Home made, Spitfire badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Home made, Spitfire badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge 25mm, possibly silver. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Home Office ARP Gas Samples. Official Home Office gas samples for ARP instructional use. These samples of four of the main gases expected to be deployed by the Germans were intended for visual recognition. Whilst containing minute samples of the real gas they were colour enhanced to provide easy visual recognition. Safe and uncommon. SEIZED BY THE HOME OFFICE - please be aware anyone owning one of these kits is liable under 1996 Legislation governing poisonous gases to have them confiscated.
Home Office ARP Gas Samples. Official Home Office gas samples for ARP instructional use. These samples of four of the main gases expected to be deployed by the Germans were intended for smell recognition. Whilst originally containing minute samples of the real gas they have now only a vaguely chemically smell. All samples are contained in named tubes in named compartments . Safe and uncommon. SEIZED BY THE HOME OFFICE - please be aware anyone owning one of these kits is liable under 1996 Legislation governing poisonous gases to have them confiscated.
Horse Gasmask Bag. Large heavy canvas for carrying a horse's gas mask. Manufacturer marked and dated 1941 to inner surface of flap with the description ' Horse Mk I '. Excellent, clean condition with some storage marks ,all straps and closures present and working. Unusual.
Hospital Respirator. The British Hospital Respirator was a special purpose civilian respirator designed for use by hospital patients who were bed-ridden with sickness or head wounds. The mask has a large clear plastic visor, which allowed medical personnel to easily see the patient's face. A long corrugated tube connected to a bellows was used to pump in filtered air. The bellows could be operated by the patient or by a care taker. Dated 1944 and manufacturer marked. In excellent,clean condition. Heavy item.
Hospitals Emergency Service lapel badge rass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the 'Hospitals Emergency Service'. The Emergency Hospitals scheme was a scheme to allow better cooperation between hospitals in particular to deal with air raid casualties that may swamp local medical facilities. In good, clean condition with bright enamel and gilt.
House to House Fighting booklet. One of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' House to House Fighting ' by Col.G.A.Wade C1941. 44pgs giving advice on mouseholing, defending houses and attacking through walls with illustrations, maps and diagrams. Good, copy with light marking to covers and very slight rusting to staples.
Household Blended Starch carton and contents. A full carton of ' Household Blended Starch ' made by Rickett & Coleman to the National Controlled Formula. National control was introduced during wartime to maintain effective control of raw materials. Good, overall condition with one tear.
Householder's ARP Chart. Poster size Householder's ARP Chart with a detailed diagram of a Gas - Proof Room with a list of recommendations for articles to be kept in the so - called refuge room and accompanying actions. Good, used condition, slight 20mm tear to one side with light marking etc.
Hove VE/VJ Day celebration badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge commemorating Hove in Sussex and their celebration of VE/VJ Day, June 8th to 14th 1946. Maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to reverse and in excellent, bright condition.
How to Be Safe from Air Raids - J.B.Haldane. 1938 booklet entitled ' How to be Safe from Air Raids ' by J.B.S.Haldane. 62pgs of slightly alarmist information on ARP as it stood at the time and suggestions for improvements and self-help for the future. Slightly grubby covers otherwise clean copy.
How to Get Help after air raid damage poster. 76 x 50cms approx poster entitled 'How to Get Help - after air raid damage'. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London the poster gives information about rest centres, lost gas masks, ration books etc. In excellent, clean condition with fold lines.
How to Teach Battlecraft. C1942 ' How to Teach Battlecraft ' by Capt.R.A.Humphrey. Published by Gale and Polden and featuring a colourful cover, and sketches by the well known artist Ardizzone. 20pgs covering subjects from ' movement at night ' to ' tactical crossing of obstacles '. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
Humanitarian Workers ( Quakers ) National Service Badge. Gilt and enamel National Service lapel badge for Humanitarian Workers or Quakers. The Quakers or Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church undertook, like many others, a great number of war related jobs from manufacturing bandages to running canteens. Undamaged enamel with bright gilt marked ' Lewis, London ' to reverse. Uncommon.
Humanity Keeps an Appointment War Story of the Red Cross & St John. 45pg, illustrated booklet entitled ' Humanity Keeps an Appointment - War Story of the British Red Cross Society & St John Organisations '. Gives details of their medical and humanitarian work including POWs and fund raising. Good, clean condition, some minor marking to covers.
Humber War Production Certificate. 38 x 26cms approx colour certificate awarded to employees of Humber Ltd working on War production. This particular example was awarded to Thomas Samuel Smith. Humber produced light vehicles, trucks and armoured cars during the war. Good condition with some light creasing.
Identity Card endorsed ' mentally defective '. Identity Card, one of the new 1943 issues, made out to a woman and endorsed ' Mentally defective '. Her address is given as a hospital. Card is in excellent, clean condition and bears a cancellation from 1943 . An unusual example of wartime registration
If Hitler Uses Blister Gas Leaflet. Double-sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Health entitled ' If Hitler Uses Blister Gas '. Gives advice and tips for treatment and decontamination if in contact with blister gas. Printed in 1942. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Immobilisation of Vehicles Leaflet. 1941 Ministry of War Transport leaflet advising the population of the necessity of immobilising all vehicles in the event of invasion. Contains brief instructions on how this can be achieved. Good, clean condition. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
In the Service of the Nation-NFS Goes into Action. 1944ed, 12pg, board covered fictional account of the work of the NFS based on real incidents. Illustrated throughout with evocative colour plates. Undertaken for the NFS Benevolent Fund and printed by the stylish publishers ' Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd '. Good, clean condition with very minor marking to covers.
In the Space Of A Single Day - Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard In the Space of a Single Day - The Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard 1940-1944 and 1952-1956 by Jon Mills and Terry Carney. 162pgs, spiral bound, colour illustrations throughout. Out of print, seminal reference to Home Guard uniform and insignia. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
In the Space Of A Single Day - Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard In the Space of a Single Day - The Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard 1940-1944 and 1952-1956 by Jon Mills and Terry Carney. 162pgs, card covers, colour illustrations throughout. Partizan press reprint, s/h but clean copy. Seminal reference to Home Guard uniform and insignia. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Incident Control, CD Training Manual. Civil Defence Training Manual No.4 ' Incident Control '. 1943 published 74 page manual dealing with all aspects of controlling an incident, in other words an area/areas where bombs had fallen. This manual was aimed directly at Incident Officers who controlled the scene and reported directly back to the Controller. In excellent clean condition.
Incident Officers badge. Printed cambridge blue on black Incident Officers sleeve badge. This 50mm badge printed on heavy cloth/canvas was designed to be worn on the left sleeve by trained wardens taking charge of all ARP/Civil Defence services at the scene of a major incident. Uncommon badge in mint, unissued condition.
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Derby Souvenir. he standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example was recovered by an LMS signalman in Derby in 1941 and has been under a tool bench ever since. The bomb dis-assembles but is missing any internals, tail fin detached with light corrosion but 75% original paint Priced accordingly. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Shed Souvenir. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example was recovered from an outhouse and displays very clear evidence of having hit the ground. The bomb does not dis-assemble and is missing any internals, tail fin has been detached and reattached with a screw . Clear markings to body indicating 1936 manufacture with numerous inspection and batch marks. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary Bomb . The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light.This example , 1936 dated is in excellent condition complete with the original tape covering breather holes. 70% + original silvered finish to body. The fins only have 20% paint finish with a covering of light corrosion. Unusually this example comes with an FFE certificate from the Met Police. INERT Available within UK only
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This example shows evidence of having been dropped with slightly distorted fins and abrasions to nose. Inspection marks to body and nose, retaining approx. 60% of original silvered finish to body and 80% of original green paint to fins. INERT UK sales ONLY
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes and much of it's original painted finish. The fin retains approx 80% of it's green finish. The nose and fin are detachable. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes and dated 1936 and much of it's original painted finish. The fin retains approx 95% of it's green finish with a stamped inspection mark. The nose is detachable to reveal the usually missing, firing pin, spring, housing etc. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition but has been well restored with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes . Priced accordingly. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes and much of it's original painted finish. The fin retains approx 95% of it's green finish with a stamped inspection mark. The nose is detachable. INERT
Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles Lapel Badge. 32mm Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles. The IFV were created under the auspices of the Ministry of Supply consisting of senior engineering and administrative staff who oversaw the production of fighting vehicles by previously civilian contractors ensuring that the vehicles, from tanks to motorcycles, came up to the required standard. Large and impressive badge, numbered to the reverse and in excellent condition with some rubbing to highlights of central tank image.
Instructional Notes on .300 Inch Lewis Machine Gun. 1942ed. ' Instructional Notes on .300 Inch Lewis Machine Gun ( Ground Action ). 28pgs gives notes on use of the Lewis MG in .30.06 calibre, often converted aircraft weapons, for ground use. Many 30.06 calibre weapons, supplied under Lend Lease from the USA were predominantly to be found in the hands of the Home Guard with prominent red bands painted on them indicating their different calibre. Good, used condition, with slightly grubby covers but clean content.
Intelligence And Liason. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of Intelligence gathering and it's subsequent dissemination. 35pg manual with colour illustrations and maps contained in the reverse. Good, clean contents with slightly grubby covers with minor creasing.
J & EH Ltd ARP Silver Badge. Handsome hallmarked silver, pinback badge for J & EH Ltd. Stylised design carrying Birmingham hallmarks for 1941. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
Jan.1945 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.8 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Finsbury's Front Line Job ', ' Flying Bomb Casualties' ' Domestic Anumal Shelters etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
January 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 3, No.10 January 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on collective farm creches and sugar production. Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
January 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 5, No.10 January 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on post-war careers for Land Girls, and ' If you were a Land Girl in Brazil.' Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
Jersey ARP Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ARP services of Jersey. Featuring the coat of arms for Jersey presumably issued before the invasion of the Channel Islands, this uncommon example is in good, used, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
John Dickinson & Co. Ltd ARP badge. Brass and enamel ARP badge for John Dickinson & Co. Ltd, a major paper manufacturer based in Hemel Hempstead. Badge has a half moon, lapel fitting with undamaged enamel and fresh gilding.
John Peels Hunter Spitfire Fund Badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for John Peels Hunter Spitfire Fund. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good condition with some minor foxing and rusting to reverse. Uncommon.
John.I.Thornycroft National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for National Service with John.I.Thornycroft. J.I. Thornycroft were Naval shipbuilders and engineers later to become Vosper Thornycroft. Numbered to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Marples & Beasley, B'ham '. Undamaged enamel but worn to a matt finish otherwise good condition.
Jones & Shipman ARP Badge. 20mm Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Jones & Shipman ARP. This Leicester based firm was a manufacturer of machine tools, particularly grinders and lathes and was heavily involved in war production. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' and is in excellent, bright condition with one mark at approx. 7 O'Clock position.
July 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.4 July1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Wool for Lord Woolton ' and ' Fords & Fordsons ' . Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the rear cover, with a small tear, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
Junior Ration Book 1944-45. 1944-45 Ration Book ( Junior ) R.B.4/7. Made out to a Frome address this uncommon junior ration book for the later part of the War is in good used condition with slight rusting to staples, marking to covers with the usual clipped coupons etc.
Junior Ration Book Grouping. Two Ration books issued to the same recipient at a Doncaster address. A 1942 issue R.B.2/5 Child's Ration Book with the follow on R.B.4/7 Ration Book ( Junior ) for 1944-45. Both books in good used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons with the later Junior Rstion Book with an official address change label to the interior.
Kent Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for membership of the Kent Home Guard. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer's details ' H.W.Miller B'ham '. In good condition with very minor marks to otherwise undamaged enamel.
Kent Police Special Constabulary lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Kent Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham. Good overall condition with some minor chrome loss to top r/h.
Kent Special Constabulary lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Kent Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse. Good overall condition.
Kesteven, Lincolnshire Air Raid Welfare Rest Centre badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for Kesteven County Council, Lincolnshire, Air Raid Welfare, Rest Centre. Rest Centres were an integral part of the first response to air raids. Good, used, undamaged enamel with some minor abrasions.
Kettering Battalion Home Guard Register. Foolscap ledger containing the roll of the NCOs and men of numbers 4,5 and 6 platoon Kettering Battalion Home Guard. The ledger gives names and addresses and lists their various successes as gunners, bombers, bayonet, drill, rifleman, drill, musketry and gas, also contains notes on various exercises. Good, used condition and worthy of further research.
Kidderminster Warship Week badge. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Kidderminster's Warship Week , Dec 6th - 13th 1941. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example in good used condition, light corrosion to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ' to rim.
Kidsgrove Urban District Spitfire Fund badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the ' Kidsgrove Urban District Spitfire Fund '. Manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons B'ham ' to reverse. Probably worn by a collector or significant contributor to the fund. In good, clean condition, patinated finish.
King's Commendation for Brave Conduct badges for civilians. Scarce pair of plastic King's Commendation for Brave Conduct badges contained in their original box. Instituted in 1942, the King's Commendation was instituted in respect of acts of civilian bravery during the Second World War and the badge was awarded in pairs for wear on suit, jacket or dress lapels, it was broadly equivalent to a Mention in Despatches in military circles. Both two part badges are in good condition and attached to their original card, contained in the original box. The box has a number of small sellotape repairs.
L.C.C. Evacuation Armband. Screen printed cotton armband with corner ties for use by coordinators of the London County Council Evacuation scheme. Largely worn by teachers and other volunteers tasked with the onerous task of organising, accompanying and looking after the groups of children evacuated from the Capital at various times during the War. Excellent, clean condition.
Lancs Constabulary Air Raid Wardens Service First Aid Reference. 1939 Lancashire Constabulary Air Raid Wardens Service Pocket ' First Aid ' Ready Reference '. Issued from Accrington Police Office this 84pg booklet covers all aspects of primary first aid including fractures, wounds, poisons and a small section on ARP. Includes a fold out chart. Good, overall condition with some marking to covers and a small tear to chart.
Land Girl - Women's Land Army manual. Land Girl - A manual for volunteers in the Women's Land Army by W.E.Shewell-Cooper. 123pgs, linen covers, 2nd Ed.1942. The bible for WLA members covering everything from uniforms to rat poisons ! Front cover slightly faded with light marking and creasing otherwise good, used condition.
Laugh it Off One of the series of books by the publisher Raphael Tuck & Songs combining comic verse and drawings. Laugh it Off features superb artwork by Laurie Taylor and comic verses by ' Amos ' centring on a Home Front theme. In good used condition with light marking and two areas of crayon to back cover.
LDV Arm Badge. Early plastic LDV arm badge. 40mm plastic badge fitted with an elastic retainer for use as an armband. These badges are also found with a pin fitting but were clearly manufactured in the state of this example and probably originated from Leicestershire. Excellent, clean condition.
LDV armband. Official issue 'armlet' for issue to the Local Defence Volunteers. Printed on khaki, this pattern of armband was issued from May 1940 to be worn on the right arm in lieu of uniform. The intially slow delivery was made up for by a multiplicity of home made versions. This example in excellent, clean condition with one very small rust mark.
LDV Armband. LDV armband variation. Constructed from a lined blanket type material with screen printed lettering. This pattern of armband is linked to Lincolnshire units and was produced prior to the introduction of the official issue. Good, used, slightly stained condition.
LDV Handbook Good copy of ' Home Guard ' An LDV Handbook ' by John Brophy. This edition was published in 1940 and deals with widespread topics from parachute troops to road blocks and Thompson Gun to 'Molotoffs'. 126pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some minor marking ,creasing and foxing.
LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops. 1940ed. LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops, 8pg pamphlet on the identification, organisation, weaponry and how to engage parachute troops. Slightly tatty, used condition, has been folded with slight tears. Scarce, early LDV instruction priced accordingly to reflect condition.
LDV Instruction No.7 Field Defences. 1940 Dated LDV Instruction No.7 Notes on Field Defences. Double sided leaflet outlining construction of trenches, shelters and weapons pits/loopholes. In good, overall condition with light foxing and fold marks. POSTFREE within UK
LDV Instruction No.8 Tanks & Tank Destruction. LDV Instruction No.8 - 1940 Tanks & Tank Destruction. 4 page, illustrated leaflet outlining some optimistic advice on the stopping and eventual destruction of enemy tanks including the use of upturned soup plates to simulate AT mines ! Good, used condition with folding, some marking and small split across centre fold. Priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
LDV Instruction No.9 Grenades. 1940ed. LDV Instruction No.9 Grenades, 8pg pamphlet on the identification, storage and use of grenades with particular emphasis on the No.36. Good, used condition, has been folded with slightly grubby rear cover.
LDV Post Office Armband. Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the LDV. Similar in format to the standard LDV armband but with the addition of red GPO devices, This example in good, used condition with marking and stains from use.
LDV Rifle Training Manual. 1940 manual entitled 'Rifle Training for War - A textbook for Local Defence Volunteers' by Cpt.E.H.Robinson. 84 pages dealing with various types of rifle and their use with line drawing illustrations. In good, clean condition with some light marking and rubbing to cover.
LDV Rifle Training Manual. 1940 manual entitled 'Rifle Training for War - A textbook for Local Defence Volunteers' by Cpt.E.H.Robinson. 84 pages dealing with various types of rifle and their use with line drawing illustrations. In good, used condition with some light marking, creasing and light marking to cover.
Leamington Spa ARP Grouping. ARP paperwork grouping to a Mr E.W.Wills of King St, Leamington Spa. Consists of a 1942 Warwickshire County Council ARP Warden's warrant card, a Warks ARP course certificate, white metal ARP lapel badge and two WW1 service certificates indicating previous service with the Warks and Gloucs Regiments. Good, overall condition, some folding etc.
Leeds Knitting Circle lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Leeds Knitting Circle. Featuring the Leeds Coat of Arms and manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. Knitting Circles were popular organisations producing knitted comforts for the Forces. Excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Leicester Civil Defence Breast Insignia. Embroidered gold on blue wool breast insignia for a member of Leicester Civil Defence to be worn on and below the breast pocket of the BD blouse or four pocket tunic. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
Leicester Spitfire Fund badge. Tin,card and celluloid, pin back button badge for the Lord Mayor's Leicester & County Spitfire Fund. In good clean condition with some minor marks and foxing.
Leicester WLA Award Grouping. Three award certificates to a member of the WLA, Ruth Harrison. Official commemorative certificate and Release Certificate to Ruth Harrison who joined the WLA in November.42 and left in November 46. Accompanied by a typed letter from the County Secretary of the Leicester WLA announcing the award of the Long Service Armlet ( probably the red 4 year armband ). In good overall condition with some folding.
Leicestershire Home Guard Title. Unissued, blue on black, printed Leicestershire Home Guard area title. Good, clean condition.
Leicestershire POW Comfort fund badge. Paper Leicestershire POW Comfort fund badge. Secured with a pin this ' flag day ' emblem was given for a donation to the fund. Good, clean, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Lend a Hand on the Land Agricultural Camp Volunteer badge. Tin and celluloid pin back badge for a Volunteer on a Volunteer Agricultural Camp. Part of the Government's ' Lend a Hand on the Land ' campaign, the VAC was an attempt to allieviate the labour shortage in agriculture by encouraging families and children to holiday on farms to help with harvesting, weeding etc. In good, clean condition with some light marking
Lend a Hand on the Land lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for a volunteer in the 'Lend a Hand on the Land' scheme. The 'Lend a Hand on the Land' campaign started in 1942 and sought to encourage people to take working holidays on farms in order to supplement the agricultural work force. In excellent clean condition.
Lend a hand on the Land poster. Lend a hand on the land campaign originated in 1943 to encourage urbanites into the country to help in agriculture. This particular poster was of a generic type subsequently over printed for the Londoners' Land Club. In excellent, fresh condition with bright colours, approx 38cms x 50cms.
Lever Bros Civil Defence lapel badge. Brass and enamel Lever Bros. Port Sunlight Ltd., lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Located on the Wirral, Port Sunlight was built by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory. The badge comes from the in-house Civil Defence services for the model village and factory complex. In good, used condition.
Lewis Gun Mechanism Made Easy. 1941ed. ' Lewis Gun Mechanism made easy ' 20pg, illustrated manual by Gale & Polden giving a complete breakdown on the Lewis machine gun with notes on the .300 ( American ) Lewis Gun. Illustrated with fold-out plates. In good, condition with some minor marking to covers.
Lewis Machine Gun ( Airplane Type ) Manual. US ed. Manual ' Hand book of the Lewis Machine Gun ( Airplane Type ) Model 1917-18 Caliber .30 '. The Home Guard were issued with numbers of US made 30.06 calibre aircraft pattern Lewis guns, they were fitted with extemporised monopods/bipods and butts to adapt them for ground use. This manual was issued with them and clearly shows it's HG origins with ownership details to front cover. Illustrated throughout and retaining the colour pull out chart. Content clean but with grubby covers and nibbled spine. Scarce
Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. Unissued condition. Variation in style. ( SEE item 7918 )
Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. Unissued condition.
Lincolnshire Home Guard 'Imp' battalion sign. Printed Lincoln 'Imp' introduced from mid-1941 for wear by all of the Lincolnshire Home Guard battalions. With a design based on a mediaeval sculpture commemorating the legend of the construction of Lincoln cathedral this badge was worn in place of the more usual battalion numbers and letters. This example is a wartime example, distinct from the post-war version in it's slightly different design and is in excellent used condition with some glue residue to reverse.
Lincolnshire Home Guard Tunic. Scarce '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the Lincolnshire Home Guard in the form of the ' Lincoln Imp '. Size 16 BD ( Height 6' - 6'2", Chest 39" - 41", Waist 34" - 35" ), undated label but inspection marks suggest 1940 manufacture with Sgt's stripes, printed Lincoln Imps and printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms . Printed service chevrons to right arm. In generally good + condition with some very minor moth damage and one missing button. Initials to manufacturer's label and cutters label. Good, original and scarce item.
Lindsey CC Air Raid Wefare Armband. Lindsey County Council ' Air Raid Wefare ' armband. Screen printed on heavy canvas with cotton lining. These armbands normally had tie fixings, which in this instance have been removed with subsequent evidence of a safety pin fixing being used. Excellent, clean condition, uncommon.
Liverpool diary and shrapnel collection grouping. A collection of diaries to a University of Liverpool engineering undergraduate and English Electric apprentice accompanied by a shrapnel collection. Including diaries for 1939/40,41 and 43 some of which are sparsely filled, others filled with entries pertaining to engineering, bird watching, and Home Guard duties. Also has an entry for 1941 detailing bombing incidents, accompanied by cuttings and other ephemera. Extensive shrapnel collection with shell, bomb and fuze fragments.
Liverpool Red Cross Rally 1942. 22 x 40cm poster for Liverpool Red Cross Rally 3 - 10th October 1942 in aid of the Red Cross and St.John 'Penny a Week' Fund. Signed 'Percy Corkhill' and was printed by "B.P." Press Ltd, Liverpool. In excellent condition with two very minor stains and some creasing.
Lloyds Under Fire - History of Lloyd's Civil Defence. 1946 1st Ed. ' Lloyd's Under Fire - Atribute to the Civil Defence Services of Lloyd's 1938 - 1945 '. Focusing on the history of the CD services of one of the City of London's most famous institutions this 128pg is heavily illustrated and gives a thorough account from training to wartime service. Covers all aspects from shelters to V2s and has a large detailed roll. In good, clean condition with some light marking to boards.
LMS at War. 1946 ed. of 'The LMS at War' by George C Nash. 85 pg account of the London Midland & Scottish Railway from 1939 to 1945 covering topics from Dunkirk to D Day, air raids, LMS fleet, air raids, LMS workshops and evacuation. Illustrated through out with colour plates, b/w photographs and maps. Good clean copy with d/w.
LMS Railway service lapel badge Oval, brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating employment with the London, Midland, Scottish Railway probably by a female employee. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel but with a sub surface bubble and patinated overall.
LNER Railway ARP Manual. 1940ed. ' A.R.P.2 London & North Eastern Railway - Air Raid Precautions '. 19pg, foolscap format manual outlining ARP requirements specific to the LNER, covers air raid warnings to interference by parachute troops. Good, used condition, with light marking to covers, has been folded. Uncommon.
LNER Railway service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the London North Eastern Railway . Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel.
London AFS Recruiting Booklet. 1939ed. published by the LCC ' Information for Intending Candidates ' was aimed at informing potential new members of Londons' AFS. Featuring a striking colour cover the 12 pages cover everything from uniform, women members, expenses and conditions of service. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs this uncommon example is in good, used condition with a chipped front cover, and minor marking, creases etc.
London Auxiliary Ambulance Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service. The LAAS was spawned from the London Volunteer Ambulance Service formed in 1938 and was renamed on the outbreak of war. The badge was introduced sometime in 1940/41. Manufactured by Roden, London this example is in good, used condition with undamaged enamel and 1939 to reverse. Unusually this example has the button hole fitting for use by men rather than the more commonly encountered pin fastening.
London Evacuation Registration Form. London Evacuation Registration Form . In the form of a pre paid postage application to be returned to the Education Officer ( Evacuation ) at County Hall, Westminster listing children, names, ages and school attended. In unused condition. POSTFREE within UK
London Heavy Rescue Insignia Grouping. Grouping of insignia to a Heavy Rescue Service Clerk of Works. Comprising an embroidered London Rescue bluette breast badge, a pair of embroidered gold on blue Heavy Rescue shoulder titles and finally a pair of multi-piece construction rank badges, all for probable wear on overalls. This set is quite evocative being dusty and worn with clear evidence of having been removed from a well used overall. The Heavy Rescue squads were responsible for rescuing trapped casualties, the shoring up and demolishing of dangerous structures and were one of the busier CD services during the Blitz and the later ' V ' weapon campaigns.
London Home Guard ' S ' Zone Sleeve Badge. ' S ' Zone stretching from Hampstead to Elstree in North London took to wearing a letter S on their sleeve. When battalion designations became available the S was largely removed, one battalion the 24th Middlesex continued to wear it. This example is believed to have been worn by NCOs below the battalion designation on the left arm only. This embroidered wool example is in good, used condition and has some minor staining and has clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
London Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Shoulder titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 104th County of London Anti-Aircraft Battalion based at Blackheath. Accompanied by an embroidered Home Guard shoulder title and an embroidered 1st pattern AA divisional sign. All items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
London Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 30th County of London ( Tooting ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed HOME GUARD shoulder title. Both items with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but are in excellent, clean condition.
London NFS Helmet. Raw edged, 1941 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 MkII, 1940 dated liner for a member of NFS No.37 Fire Force. No.37 Fire Force covered S/E London with it's headquarters in Eltham. Helmet in excellent, clean condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner. Abrasions to NFS decal and Fire Force number which do not significantly detract, owner's name and number scratched to interior rim with some paint splashes , mostly to interior which will come off with a little careful effort. Good, clean example.
London Rescue Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette Rescue London breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In issued, slightly dusty condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
London Transport ARP manual. 1938ed,35pgs manual for London Transport staff covering the basics of ARP. Starting with an introduction to the staff the manual concentrates mainly on poison gas but includes sections on bombs and assistance to passengers. In good clean condition with minor ink staining to front cover.
London Transport Carried On. H.M.S.O. Style booklet entitled ' London Transport Carried On - An Account of London at War 1939-1945 '. 95pg, heavily illustrated paper covered booklet by Charles Graves published in 1947. Includes chapters on Government shelters ,London Transport makes munitions, At Home in the Tube, V weapons. In good overall condition with slightly scuffed covers.
London Transport Carried On. H.M.S.O. Style booklet entitled ' London Transport Carried On - An Account of London at War 1939-1945 '. 95pg, heavily illustrated paper covered booklet by Charles Graves published in 1947. Includes chapters on Government shelters ,London Transport makes munitions, At Home in the Tube, V weapons. In good overall condition with slightly marked covers.
London Transport Home Guard lapel badge. Blackened brass lapel badge commemorating wartime service with the London Transport Home Guard. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, maker marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Good overall condition, rubbing to highlights. Uncommon.
London Transport Railways ARP Manual. 1941ed London Transport ARP - Special Instructions for the Working of Railways. 75pgs covering subjects from lighting in the blackout to working instructions in air raids. Good, used condition with light staining and creasing to covers, clean contents.
Longbridge - Austin War Production. Superb large format book ' How Longbridge Spanned the Years of War - Austin War Production In Pictures 1939 - 1945 '. 52pgs with some full colour, packed with captioned illustrations showing the vast contribution made by Austin during the War. From Jerricans to Horsa gliders and Lancaster and Stirling bombers to lorries and cars, the Longbridge plant's efforts are chronicled in sharp detailed photographs. Lightly marked boards, otherwise excellent condition.
Lucas Lucas " Masklite " ARP Cycle Headlamp Shield contained in it's original card wrapping. The steel shield was designed to fit into existing cycle lamps to restrict the beam of the lamp to match the War time lighting restrictions. Shield in excellent , clean condition, wrapper with light marks and minor creases.
Ludlow & District War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for ' Ludlow & District War Weapons Week Mar 10th -17th 1941. In good, clean condition.
Luftwaffe target maps - Birmingham 1939 dated Luftwaffe target maps for Birmingham - Midlands Railway Carriage and Wagon Works '. With ,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations,and a 1:50 000 map similarly marked and also marked ' Geheim ' - secret. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! Both items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Luftwaffe target maps - Leeds. 1939 dated Luftwaffe target 'pack' for Leeds Gasworks. Containing a target description marked 'Geheim!' - secret,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations, 2 x 1:50 000 maps similarly marked (Leeds W.Gaswerk & Gaswerk Leeds Sud) and a larger scale 1:10560 map with overprinting. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! All items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Lumber Jill - Memoire of the Women's Timber Corps. 1994 1st ed. ' Lumber Jill ' by Mavis Williams - Her story of four years in the Women's Timber Corps, 1942-45. 96pgs, entertaining and informative memoire of the Timber Corps illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, sketches etc. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Luton at War. 1947 1st Ed. ' Luton at War ' compiled by the Luton News. 423pgs with numerous illustrations covering the whole of Luton's War effort from Civil Defence and air raids, Home Guard, Women's services, food production, salvage, war savings, and the extensive Vauxhall factories. Contains a Roll of Honour which includes civilian casualties as well as service personnel. Good, overall condition with slightly sunned boards and a tear to one page. Excellent and thorough contemporary account.
M.O.F. Dried Egg Tin. Ministry of Food ' Pure Dried Egg ' tin. Typical wartime production with labelling printed directly onto tin complete with salvage slogan ' this can is steel - save for salvage '. No contents ( thankfully! ) an iconic item from the wartime kitchen. Good overall condition with some surface spidering typical of wartime steel.
M.O.F. Leaflet ' How to Boil, Stew & Steam '. Gatefold Ministry of Food leaflet ' How to Boil, Stew & Steam '. Illustrated with photographs and sketches offering advice on the economical cooking of rations. Good, clean condition, has been folded. POST FREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' How to make Short Pastry ' Gatefold Ministry of Food leaflet ' How to Make Short Pastry '. Illustrated with photographs and sketches offering advice on the economical uses of short pastry. As further evidence of it's wartime heritage the opening illustration shows the subject cutting pastry with a MOF dried milk tin Good, clean condition, has been folded. POST FREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' Milk '. 1944ed. gatefold leaflet issued by the ministry of Food entitled ' Making the Most of Milk '. Offering advice on uses and recipes for fresh and tinned Household Milk from custard to soups. Good, used condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.F.Leaflet ' One Pot Meals ' 1944ed., gate-fold leaflet entitled ' One Pot Meals ' offering a number of serving suggestions for the production of a two course meal using one ring or burner of the stove encouraging fuel economy. Good, used condition with some minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.H. Evacuation Hostel lapel badge. Chromed white metal and enamel pinback badge worn by the staff of the Ministry of Health Evacuation Hostels. The hostels were conceived as part of the Government's 1939 evacuation scheme as a means of removing pregnant women away from danger prior to admission to maternity hospitals. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers). In excellent, clean and bright condition.
M.O.H. Hospital Service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for Ministry of Health 'Hospital Service'. The badge was initially issued to volunteer domestic staff giving part-time hospital service for over 96 hours per month. In April 1942 the issue was extended to all hospital staff other than doctors and nurses. In excellent, clean condition, manufacturer marked 'HWM' (Millers), with minor surface abrasions.
M.O.H.Evacuation Nursery badge. Enamel and white metal pinback badge for the Ministry of Health Evacuation Nurseries. Evacuation nurseries had originated as an offshoot of the Government evacuation scheme in 1939 and grew in size and importance as the numbers of women replacing men in industry grew. This badge in good, used condition. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers).
MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for ' MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd National Service '. Numbered to reverse, maker marked ' K & S '. MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd were Scottish based engineers who specialised in hydraulics primarily for Naval contracts. In excellent, clean condition.
Maginot Line/Siegfried Line patriotic handkerchief. Early War, silk handkerchief overprinted with martial scenes of the Army, Navy and Air Force surrounding a map showing the disposition of the Maginot and Siegfried Lines. Colours are fresh and the handkerchief is undamaged, an excellent souvenir of the 'Phoney War'.
Make Do and Mend Booklet. 1943ed Board of Trade Make Do and Mend Booklet. 32pgs offering large numbers of tips to make all types of clothing last longer by care, mending and reworking. Prepared by the Board of Trade for the Min. of Information with a forward by Hugh Dalton. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In good, used condition with some minor marking and creases, 4mm tear to rear cover.
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.6 Rayon. 1943ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.6 ' How to Look after Rayon '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign this leaflet offered advice on washing, ironong and general care of Rayon garments to get the most from them. Good used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.7.L C1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.7.L ' Patches '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign this leaflet offered advice on patching various items of clothing in order to extend their life. In good condition with some minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.8 1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.8 ' Every Woman her own Clothes Doctor ' . The government started a Make Do and Mend campaign to encourage people to recyle and reuse old clothes and other fabrics and resources. This example deals with renovating various type of clothing to give a new look and fresh life. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Making the Most of Meat - M.O.F. Leaflet. 1943, folded, double sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Food ' Making the Most of Meat '. Offers advice on making the meat ration last throughout the week. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Malvern War Weapons Week pin badge, Tin and celluloid pin back badge for Malvern War Weapons Week, May 10th - 17th 1941. In good, slightly faded condition with some minor foxing.
Malvern War Weapons Week pin badge. Tin and celluloid pin back badge for Malvern War Weapons Week, May 10th - 17th 1941. In excellent, bright condition.
Manchester & District ARP Instructors Assn. Lapel Badge. 20mm, Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for Manchester & District ARP Instructors Association. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel but dulled gilt.
Manchester ARP Messenger Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Manchester ARP Messenger Service. Horse-shoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer mark ' H.G.Bartlett, Manchester '. Undamaged enamel with minor surface abrasions, good, used condition.
Manchester Civil Defence breast badge and area title. Embroidered, gold on blue wool Civil Defence breast badge with attached area title for ' Manchester' . These patterns of badges were introduced from 1941 to be worn on all CD uniforms except greatcoats. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Manchester GPO Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 59th East Lancashire Battalion, the Manchester GPO or Post Office Battalion , accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Manchester Police War Reserve lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge by Thos.Fattorini, Birmingham with half moon button hole fitting This style of badge was in use from October of 1939 issued to members of the war reserve consisting of men over thirty recruited for wartime service only. Badge in clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel and the number 622 to the reverse.
Manchester Rest Centre Service Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the the Manchester Rest Centre Service. Badge worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids. In good, used condition.
Manual of Firemanship - Appliances. 1944ed 'Manual of Firemanship - Part 2 Appliances'. Part 2 of a series in the Manual of Firemanship, with this particular volume dealing with the applainces in general use by the wartime fire brigades. The 186 pgs deal with fire pumps, engines, escapes, canteens, buses breakdown lorries etc in a comprehensive coverage with b/w photographs and extensive diagams and illustrations. In good, clean condition.
Manual of Firemanship Pt.7 Fireboats and ship fires. 1944ed. Manual of Firemanship Part.7 ' Fireboats and ship fires '.149pgs illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches, and diagrams this manual concentrates on the various boats fitted out for fighting fires afloat including the famous ' Massey Shaw '. Good, clean condition with some minor creasing and marks. Uncommon.
Manual of Grenades. Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication describes every major type of grenade in service, No.36,69,73,74,75,76 and 77 as well as German and US types. Diagrams throughout with sketches showing throwing and use of the EY rifle. In good clean condition.
Manual of Grenades. Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication describes every major type of grenade in service, No.36,69,73,74,75,76 and 77 as well as German and US types. Diagrams throughout with sketches showing throwing and use of the EY rifle. In good, used condition with some light marking .
Manual Of Guerilla Tactics & Explosives. ' Manual Of Guerilla Tactics & Explosives - For Home Guard & Service Use ' One of the ' Key Guides ' by Bernards Publishers, this illustrated pamphlet contains sections on sniping, booby traps, fuses & house to house fighting. In clean, used condition with very minor marks to reverse.
Manual of Modern Automatic Guns. C1942 ' Manual of Modern Automatic Guns. ' part of the Bernards series of Key Guides. 18 pgs dealing with automatic guns, Sten, B.A.R., Lewis, Vickers etc. Notes and illustrations. Good, used condition with very light rusting to staples.
Manual of Rifles. C1942 ' Manual of Rifles ' part of the Bernards series of Key Guides. 17pgs dealing with rifles from the P.14 to the Garand with a small section on telescopic sights. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Good overall condition with some marking to covers.
Manual of Signal Training for Home Guard... C1942 ed. ' Manual of Signal Training for Home Guard, G.T.C. etc ' by B.T.Jones. 36pgs dealing with all aspects of signalling from semaphore to wireless. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. In good, clean condition with minor rusting to staples.
Map Reading & Field Training for Home Defence. C1940 ' Map Reading & Field Training for Home Defence - by the Scout '. 47pgs inc. maps, diagrams and sketches demonstrating the more practical sides of map reading including the siting of observation posts, camouflage and tracking. Intended for Home Guard consumption . In good, used condition, light making to covers.
Map Reading for the Home Guard. C1941 41pg manual ' Map Reading for the Home Guard ' by Capt.W.S.Stanley. Detailed coverage of compass usage, maps and direction finding. Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Marconi - A War Record. 1st Ed. C1946, 127pgs ' Marconi - A War Record '. Extensive coverage of Marconi's contribution to the war effort particularly in the field of radios and importantly radar. Extensively illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches. Good condition with d/w, slight tears and blemishes to d/w.
Marks & Spencer ARP First Aid badge. Large white metal and enamel pinback badge for a member of the ARP First Aid section for the well known retailer Marks & Spencer. Manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson & Co, London '. Undamaged enamel with dark patination to all metal areas. M&S ARP badges are uncommon considering the relative size of their retail operation.
Marks & Spencer ARP Warden's badge. Large white metal and enamel pinback badge for an ARP Warden for the well known retailer Marks & Spencer. Manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson & Co, London '. Undamaged enamel with dark patination to all metal areas. M&S ARP badges are uncommon considering the relative size of their retail operation.
Match book with wartime energy saving slogans. Bryant and May match books featuring wartime energy saving slogans. One side features the ' Mr Therm ' character shouting ' War factories need more gas - use less at home ', the other features a view of houses and factories with the strap line ' Gas saved at home gives more for the factories '. Good , overall condition with slightly dusty covers. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
May 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.2 Vol.3 May 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on sheep , Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good condition with minor rusting to staples, marks and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon
May 1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.9 No.49 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Reduced, economy format, 30pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles, many with a victory flavour . Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Good, clean, used condition.
May 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.2 May1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including Australian Land Army and Secretion of milk in the udder ! Has been folded and has rusted staples.
May.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.6 No.12 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' A.R.P.Parade ', ' Salute to the Veterans of the Zeppelin Patrol ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
McDougall's Flour Wartime Cookery Book. ' What to Give Them ? ' McDougall's Wartime Cookery Book. 30pgs with card covers offering sections on ' wartime economy ' and ' unrationed meat dishes ' with lots of recipes with an emphasis on the use of McDougall's flour. Good condition with some rusting of staples.
Mechanism of the Enfield ( 1914 ) Rifle. C1941 The Mechanism of the Enfield ( 1914 ) Rifle. ( Visualised ) Applicable for the U.S. Pat.17 Rifle published by Gale & Polden 12pg, card covered aide-memoire of the P.14 Rifle, the .303 version of the more common P.17 U.S. 30.06 that was on general issue to the Home Guard. Complete with fold-out colour plates with slightly loose pages.
Mechanism of the Ross Service Rifle. C1941, small format, card covered manual by Gale & Polden covering the Canadian Ross Service Rifle. With fold out plans, sketches and photographs this was designed as an aide memoire for one of the many rifles used by the Home Guard. In good, clean condition with very minor marks to covers and slight rusting of staples.
Memo - Demolition and Clearance. Issued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1942, this 16pg memo outline all aspects of demolition and clearance of bomb damage with sections on salvage, explosives, safety etc. Good, used condition.
Merchant Navy Comforts Fund badge. Chromed, pinback lapel badge for the Merchant Navy Comforts Service. The service, like many other contemporaries for other services, provided books, clothing, tobacco and other luxuries for members of the Merchant Navy. Good overall condition.
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for use by members of the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse and in excellent condition.
Metro Cammell ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback ARP badge for Metro Camell. The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company (MCCW) was a Birmingham, based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons. In the Second World War, Metro built tanks , including the Valentine tank and Light Tank Mk VIII. Manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt '. In good, clean condition, some wear to gilt.
Metropolitan Police at War 1947 scarce HMSO title ' The Metropolitan Police at War '. 89pg soft covered title dealing with the London police force at war. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and comprehensive rolls of honour, awards and service. Good overall condition with very lightly scuffed and marked covers.
Metropolitan Police War Reserve lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Metropolitan War Reserve. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Gaunt, London '. In good, clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Midland Regional Assoc. ARP Instructors badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Midland Regional Association ARP Instructors. Horseshoe lapel fitting with manufacturer's marks for 'Millers,B'ham' to the reverse. Produced locally in the absence of a national badge for qualified ARP instructors by the Midlands ARP region. In excellent, clean condition.
Millars National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for use of employees of Millars engaged on war work. Numbered to the obverse and manufacturer marked ' Thos. Flatiron, B'ham ' to reverse. Millars were originally manufacturers of construction machinery, cranes etc. Undamaged enamel, bright condition.
Miniature ARP Lapel badge. Quarter size miniature version of the iconic ARP badge design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, marked ' silver ' to reverse. In excellent condition, toned overall.
Miniature ARP Lapel badge. Miniature, 1/5 size approx., chrome and enamel ARP lapel badge. One of the less common patterns with a half moon fitting to the reverse, maker marked ' Lambournes Birmingham. Good, bright condition.
Miniature ARP Lapel badge. Quarter size miniature version of the iconic ARP badge design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, marked ' EPNS ' to reverse. In excellent condition, toned overall. The miniature versions of these badges are quite uncommon in contrast to their 1/3, 1/2 and full size cousins.
Ministry of Agriculture Official's badge. Large ( 40mm ) brass and enamel lapel badge for wear by Ministry of Agriculture Officials. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse and numbered. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel.
Ministry of Food - Queen's Messenger lapel badge. Silver and enamel, pin back lapel badge worn by members of the Ministry of Food Queen's Messngers. Following the experiences in the aftermath of the heavy bombing raids of 1940-41, mobile relief columns were formed containing canteen vans, mobile kitchens and water bowsers. Drawing staff largely from the WVS, each convoy consisted of twelve vehicles and fifty volunteers who were entitled to wear the ' QM ' badge. These badges were highly prized and were surrendered when the volunteer ceased to work on the convoys. In excellent condition and uncommon
Ministry of Food Armband. Printed blue and white Ministry of Food ' Food ' armband. Probably for use by MOF emergency food officers this example in excellent, clean, probably unused condition.
Ministry of Transport - Organisation of Transport for Defence Emergency. 1939, 3pg leaflet issued by the Ministry of Transport entitled ' Organisation of Road Transport for a Defence Emergency - Part II Public Service Vehicles '. Outline planning for the uses of buses and trams in wartime. Good, used condition. Ex lib.IWM. POSTFREE within UK
Ministry of War Transport Canal Poster. Bi-colour, letter press poster issued by the Ministry of War Transport warning of the waste of water at canal locks and advising the use of side ponds. The loss of water from the canals would restrict the loads carried by the barges. Canals enjoyed a resurgence during the War as every mode of transport was exploited for the war effort. Canal memorabilia from the war is scarce. In good, overall condition with some minor edge chips and corner damage.
Ministry of Works & Buildings enamel A.R.P. Sign. Small, 15 x 12cms approx, enamel sign produced by the Ministry of Works and Buildings for use with ARP related equipment in Government controlled buildings. This particular example indicates the location of a damper controlling air supplies possibly to a shelter or a gas filtering system. In excellent, clean, bright condition with some very minor enamel flaking.
MkII No.2c Helmet with Factory Markings. 1940 dated MkII No.2c steel helmet by Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham with the markings of a company ' DE Ltd ' stencilled to the front. These markings are repeated in the form of punched details to the the underside of the rim. Size 7, 1940 MkII liner by Compton Sons & Webb. The mild steel MkII No.2c helmets were identified with the holes to their brim indicating their lack of ballistic protection and as such were issued to Civil Defence, fire watchers etc. In good, used condition with the usual scares, abrasions etc.
Mobility for the Home Guard. C1942, commercial publication ' Mobility for the Home Guard ' by Francis Jones. 48pgs dealing with all aspects of why and how the Home Guard should be mobile. Good condition with slight rusting of staples and light marking to covers.
MOF leaflet - Cabbage Cooking. 1944ed. single sided Ministry of Food leaflet entitled ' Try Cooking Cabbage this way ' giving tips on how to cool cabbage and other green vegetables. Good condition with some minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
MOF Leaflet - Food for Invalids. 1943ed., standard Ministry of Food format double-sided leaflet entitled ' Food for Invalids and Convalescents '. Gives details of various recipes suitable for those needing special attention to diets during or after illness. Good, used condition with light marking and foxing. POSTFREE within UK
Morris Motors Fire Brigade factory helmet. Wartime Mk II helmet marked to a leading Fireman in the Morris Motors Fire Brigade. Size 7 liner, 1939 dated and maker marked ' BMB ' - Briggs Motor Bodies. Indistinct makers marks to rim of helemet overstamped ' M M Ltd ' , other painted and scratehed numbers to inside rim. Paint rates at approx 80% present with losses to rim and crown of helmet. Good, original factory helmet.
Morrison " Table " Shelter Leaflet 8pg, illustrated leaflet ' How to Put up Your Morrison " Table " Shelter '. Published by the Ministry of Home Security this leaflet lists all parts and gives extensive instruction on the siting and erection of the Morrison shelter with illustrations to most pages. This uncommon leaflet has been folded and has some light creasing and marking.
Motherwell & Wishaw Warden's ARP Blouse. Blouse ARP.57 Size 15 ( Height 5'9"-5'10", Chest 39"- 41", Waist 36" -38" ) , although not dated has inspection mark for 1942 for a warden based in Motherwell & Wishaw. Good original blouse with original insignia in excellent, moth - free condition, increasingly uncommon to encounter original un tampered with Civil Defence uniform. Motherwell is situated S/E of Glasgow with the big Ravenscraig steel Mills in close proximity and was visited by the Luftwaffe on a number of occasions.
Mrs Churchills' Aid to Russia Flag Day emblem. Pinned, paper emblem given in return for a donation to Mrs Churcills' Aid to Russia Fund. Formed in 1942 the fund went onto provide food, vehicles and supplies that went towards Russias war effort. In good overall condition with some creasing. POSTFREE
Mrs Sew-and-Sew Chart leaflet. Mrs Sew-and-Sew Chart leaflet No.8 ' How to Reinforce for Extra Wear .' Mrs Sew-and-Sew was a character thought up by the Board of Trade and was used as a vehicle to encourage thrift when dealing with wartime clothing shortages. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
MTC cap badge. Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Corps. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in excellent condition.
MTC cap badge. Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Corps. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in excellent condition.
MTTC cap badge. Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Training Corps. The MTTC was formed in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in excellent condition.
N.A.R.P.A.C. Registration Leaflet and Return Envelope. Four page leaflet outlining the work and organisation of the National A.R.P. for Animals Committee. The leaflet goes on to call for volunteers and comes with a pre-paid envelope to ease registration. Good, overall condition, has been folded.
N.Midlands Coal Owners ARP badge. Impressive hallmarked silver badge for the North Midlands Coal Owners Rescue Stations Co.Ltd ARP personnel who had attended a local ARP course. The North Midlands Coal Owners Rescue Stations provided training and rescue personnel primarily for the coal fields of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Birmingham Hallmarked for 1940 with manufacturer mark for Fattorini & Sons, half moon lapel fitting. One small chip to enamel ( bottom left ) otherwise excellent, patinated overall.
N.Staffs POW Comforts Fund lapel badge. White metal and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the North Staffordshire Prisoner of War Comforts Fund. These groups banded together to provide parcels containing everything from clothing, books, sweets and games to be sent to the camps to alleviate the tedium and shortages endured in the camps. Maker marked ' William White, B'ham ' to the reverse, in good, used condition with minor abrasions.
NARPAC Animal Service Armband. Excellent condition armband for the ' Animal Service ' of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. Excellent, clean condition with some minor storage marks.
NARPAC animal's collar disc. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar disc . Each disc had an individual identity number registered with NARPAC to make the identification of cats and dogs easier in a post raid situation. This is a variation to the normal plastic variety ( SEE ITEM 9249 ) being made of alloy. Good used condition.
NARPAC animal's collar disc. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar disc and owner detail brass disc. Each disc had an individual identity number registered with NARPAC to make the identification of cats and dogs easier in a post raid situation. Plastic and brass discs in good used condition with clear markings.
National Air Raid Distress Fund flag day badge. Double sided pin badge given for donations towards the National Air Raid Distress Fund. In excellent condition with very minor storage marks. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
National ARP for Animals - Animal Service Armband. Printed, coated calico armband for the National ARP for Animals - Animal Service. The Animal Service provided coverage for working animals such as horses etc. as opposed to domestic animals who were covered by the local animal guards and their officers and organisers. This armband in good, used condition with safety pin closures and some staining. Scarce.
National ARP for Animals - Animal Service lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with number ' 2943 ' to reverse. In excellent, patinated , condition . The Animal Service provided coverage for working animals such as horses etc. as opposed to domestic animals who were covered by the local animal guards and their officers and organisers.
National ARP for Animals Chief Guard lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Chief Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham. to reverse with impressed number 1517. In excellent condition with patination overall . The higher N.A.R.P.A.C. officials' badges are increasingly difficult to acquire.
National ARP For Animals Horse Standing poster. 41 x 18cms paper poster issued by NARPAC to indicate a safe area for horses post-raid. Accompanied by two separate directional arrows. Excellent, clean condition all items have been folded.
National ARP for Animals lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with number ' 2812 ' to reverse. In good, bright condition with light marking to enamel.
National ARP for Animals lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with number ' 2863 ' to reverse. In good, patinated condition.
National Association of Spotters Clubs lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the National Association of Spotters Clubs or NASC. The NASC was an umbrella organisation linking the large number of aircraft spotters and recognition clubs that proliferated in schools and youth organisations. Pin fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Roden, London '. Good, used condition with light rubbing of highlights.
National Butter wrapping. Greaseproof wrapping overprinted with 'National Butter' used for the wrapping of the butter ration.National Butter was a blended butter that conformed to the standards for fats introduced under rationing. Several available. POSTFREE
National Flour Bag - variation Coated linen bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are fron unused stock from Russells & Wrangham Ltd.,Malton. POSTFREE
National Flour bag. Paper bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are fron unused stock from the Chelmsford Co Op. POSTFREE within UK
National Flour bag. - variation. Paper bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are unused stock from a retailer in Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
National Identity card and cover. The standard post 1943 issue identity card with card protective cover . Card filled in to a woman living in Bradford with a 1943 cancellation stamp. Card and cover in good, used condition with some bumps and rubbing to edges.
National Savings collector's lapel badge. Plastic austerity stickpin lapel worn by members of voluntary savings groups and committees. This replaced the metal and enamel badge from 1942. In good overall condition with minor rubbing to high points.
National Savings Group member's badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Group. The badge features a victory V design. In good clean condition.
National Savings poster. 750 x 500mm poster entitled 'Lend to Defend' and featuring a bold graphic design by Charles Paine and dated 1940. Printed for HMSO by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, London and issued by the National Savings Committee with the exhortation ' Count every penny, every penny counts'. In good overall condition with some minor edge tears and one ink mark to margin.
National Savings Volunteer Armband. Printed armband for use by a Voluntary Worker for the National Savings Campaign. Probably worn when out collecting for the various campaigns. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
National Savings Volunteer's badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Committee or a local volunteer collector. Introduced as an economy measure to replace the earlier metal version. In good, clean condition with some light corrosion to reverse.
National Savings Volunteer's badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Committee or a local volunteer collector. Replaced as an economy measure by a tin and celluloid version ( SEE item 9354 ) Manufacturer marked ' H.W. Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. In good condition with undamaged enamel.
National Savings Week flag day badge. Paper pin badge given for donations towards National Savings Week. Savings drives were a constant thread of wartime life in an attempt to fund the war effort. In excellent condition, some minor rust marks to the reverse. Several available. POSTFREE within UK.
National Service 'Home Front' lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback lapel badge for an unknown company for 'National Service on the Home Front'. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel manufacturer marked 'Thos. Fattorini, B'ham'. An attractive badge.
National Service for the Motorist Leaflet. Pre War leaflet advising on National Service for the motorist. 5pgs outlining the jobs available to motorist and motor cyclists in the event of war. It is worthy of note that women drivers were to be employed ' primarily for staff work ' ! Good condition, light rusting of staples and has been punched for filing.
Navy League Comforts Supply Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the Navy League Comforts Supply. The Navy League was the charity that supported the Royal Navy and in this instance supplied comforts ( cigarettes, books, sweets, clothing etc. ) to the sailors of the Royal Navy. Worn either by a collector or an organiser, in good, used condition, manufacturer marked ' W.O.Lewis' to reverse.
Newey & Tayler National Service Badge. Brass and enamel National Service badge for the firm of Newey & Tayler a Birmingham based company that made steel wire and associated products. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse, maker marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham '. Good, clean condition.
Newport Warship Week pinback badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for the Newport Warship Week 1942, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. 32mm. In good clean condition.
Newton Abbott Wings for Victory badge. Tin and card, pin back badge for Newton Abbott Urban and Rural District Wings for Victory campaign April 10 - 17 1943. In good, used condition with some spotting of corrosion.
NFS ' Reception Officer ' Armband. Printed heavy cotton armband for a Reception Officer of the NFS. The pattern and authorisation for this armband was sealed in 1942 but very little other information can be currently ascertained, maybe an administrative post at the scene of an incident perhaps. Excellent, clean, probably unissued condition.
NFS 1 Printed Breast Badge Sealed Pattern. Sealed Pattern for a printed breast badge for NFS Fire Force Area 1. ( Fire force 1 was for the Newcastle area with it's HQ in Gosforth ). The Jan 1944 dated pattern was held by the post Office Stores Dept. who were contracted to produce insignia for a number of the Civil Defence services. Uncommon.
NFS 17 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 17 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 17 covered Somerset and had it's headquarters in Bristol. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 27 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 27 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 27 covered part of Manchester and had it's headquarters in Cheadle. In good condition, retaining much of it's paper backing, with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 29 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 29 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic.Fire Force Area 29 covered the North West and the Lake District and had it's headquarters in Preston. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 30 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service Area 30 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic.Fire Force Area 30 covered the East Kent areaand had it's headquarters in Maidstone. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic, old glue spot to reverse.
NFS 34 Women's Breast badge. Small size, printed NFS 34 breast badge usually issued for wear by women uniformed NFS members. Fire Force 34 covered the West of London and had it's headquarters at Ealing. In excellent condition, removed from a uniform.
NFS 36 Women's Breast badge Small size, printed NFS 36 breast badge usually issued for wear by women uniformed NFS members. Fire Force 36 covered Essex and had it's headquarters at Ilford. In excellent condition, possibly been removed from a uniform.
NFS 38 breast badge Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 38 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 38 covered S/W London and had it's headquarters in Wimbledon. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS Cap. Man's NFS peaked cap with chrome and enamel cap badge. Wool body with leather peak and headband. London maker with undecipherable mark, believed to be 6 5/8 size. In excellent unmothed condition with worn and stained interior and some rubbing to high spots of the NFS badge.
NFS Certificate of Service - Leeds. National Fire Service Certificate of Service with accompanying forwarding letter for 122034 Ernest Harry Brand who served form July 1940 through to December 1941. Brand, a resident of Leeds served with No.4 Fire Force based in Leeds. Good, used condition, has been folded and bears some marking from paper clips.
NFS helmet. A good example of a 1939 dated MkII helmet issued to the National Fire Service, No.38 Fire Force. Dated to rim with undecipherable manufacturer markings ( possibly RoCo ) and featuring a 1939 MkI lining by Vero, size 6 3/4. Painted name to rim with 95% original paint finish and excellent NFS transfers with two small chips to main transfer. Excellent.
NFS helmet. A good example of a 1939 dated MkII helmet issued to the National Fire Service, No.34 Fire Force. Dated to rim with manufacturer markings ' RO.Co ' and with a 1939 dated, size 7 1/4 MkI liner by ' J.C.S.& W.Ltd '. 34 Fire Force covered West London with it's HQ in Ealing. In good condition with 95% original paintwork and slightly dusty interior.
NFS lapel badge. Small,20mm, silvered and enamel, pinback NFS lapel badge. In excellent bright condition with a light patination and undamaged enamel.
NFS Relay Officer Armband. Printed armband for use by members of the NFS or AFS supervising a relay of pumps. When water was a distance from a fire or higher pressure was required, a relay was established where a number of pumps were introduced into the line to increase supply or pressure. Excellent condition.
NFS sidecap Mid to late war economy, white metal and enamel cap badge. This pattern replaced the heavier, cast or die struck examples in an effort to economize the use of raw materials. This example in excellent condition complete with white metal retaining pin.
NFS sidecap . Two colored,wool, NFS sidecap. Size 7 1/8 with chrome and enamel NFS cap badge and chromed buttons. Modelled on the Army's field service cap, this pattern of cap was particularly favoured by female ranks in both the AFS and NFS. This example in clean, used condition, with a number inked to the interior above the sweatband.
NFS Tiepin/brooch. Gilded tiepin/bar brooch featuring the NFS emblem. In excellent clean condition with bright gilding.
NFS Women's cap. National Fire Service women's ' ski ' cap. On general issue from 1943, the reinforced cotton, peaked ski cap was intended to replace the FS style cap for wear on duty when not wearing a helmet. This cap is in good, clean condition with one moth nip to the top. Cap is a size 7 and was made by J.Collett Ltd in 1944. It features an economy, die-struck NFS cap badge.
NFS Women's Greatcoat Shoulder Badge. Printed NFS badge for use on the women's NFS Greatcoat. In unissued condition.
NFS/AFS MkII Steel Helmet. A good 1939 dated Mk II steel helmet for use by the NFS of 12 Fire Force ( centred on Cambridge ). Manufacturer marked ( Fisher & Ludlow,Birmingham) and dated. Originally this helmet was used by the AFS whose white initials have been painted and can be clearly discerned to the rear. Paint work approx. 85% intact, over varnished NFS decal 95% with some scuffing and scratches. Good 1940 dated liner and chinstrap.
No.76 SIP Grenade. A scarce example of a No.76 ' Hand & Projector Grenade '. Invented by Allbright & Wilson the self-igniting phosphorous hand or Northover Projector grenade was quite rudimentary . A specially made bottle ( slightly stronger bottle for use in the Northover , denoted by a green cap ) containing phosphorous, benzine mixture and a strip of latex rubber which would ignite on breaking of the bottle and the exposure of the phosphorous to air. Uncommon survivor. INERT
No.9 Area ARP Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, finback badge for No.9 Area ARP. The country was divided into 12 civil defence regions, each under a Civil Regional Commissioner, No.9 was the Midlands Region with it's HQ in Birmingham. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini B'ham '. In good , clean condition.
Norfolk CC ARP course manual. 1938 Norfolk County Council manual for a short course in ARP. Designed to be run by a CAGS instructor, the course covers everything from decontamination, organisation, gases and protective clothing. Additional, contemporary pencil notes to the margins. In good overall condition with slightly dusty covers. POSTFREE within UK
Norfolk CD insignia grouping. Grouping of insignia removed from one uniform consisting of an embroidered CD breast badge, Norfolk area title, printed Warden's shoulder titles and an embroidered star usually associated with CD drivers. All items are in good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Norfolk Home Guard Tunic. Early '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 11th Norfolk ( Great Yarmouth ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' NK 11 ' shoulder insignia . Size 13 BD ( Height 5' 11 - 6' Chest 38" - 39", Waist 33" - 34" ), 1939 dated label manufactured by Joseph May & Sons, Ltd, Leeds.Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with printed service chevrons to right arm. In generally v. good + condition with some very minor moth damage to reverse . Good, original tunic.
Norfolk War Charities Week Flags. Flag Day emblems given in exchange for a donation to Norfolk War Charities Week. Although not printed on the flag these came with a collecting tin and paperwork indicating their source which is borne out in the design which features a silhouette of Norwich Cathedral. In good clean condition with some minor rust bleed where pin passes through the flag. POSTFREE within UK
North Riding Home Guard Anti Aircraft lapel badge. Silvered Home Guard lapel badge for the 101 North Riding AA Z R.A.. This translates to the 101 North Riding Home Guard Anti Aircraft Rocket Battery based around the southern areas of Middlesborough. Uncommon lapel badge for members of the Home Guard Z Batteries. Good, overall condition, toned with wear to lapel fitting.
North-West (London) Frontier HG history. 76pg Home Guard history 'North-West (London) Frontier, No.6 Co. 23rd Middlesex Btn' 1946. Amusing history of the unit illustrated throughout by the work of it's most famous member the cartoonist 'Giles'. Some other sketches by other artists. Card covers with slightly rusted staples and marking to covers, otherwise a clean copy.
Northampton Women's Warden Service Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for Northampton Women's Warden Service. Uncommon badge in generally good condition with one 1.5mm enamel flake ( although not the colour ) missing at approx. 12 O'clock.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP badge. Large brass and enamel lapel badge for Northamptonshire County Transport ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting, numbered to the reverse,'123'. Undamaged enamel, light overall patination.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP Car badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Northamptonshire A.R.P. County Transport, numbered 458. In good condition with heavy chrome with minor rubbing to highlights and undamaged enamel.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP Car badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Northamptonshire A.R.P. County Transport, numbered 318. In good condition with heavy chrome with minor loss of chrome finish to reverse and undamaged enamel.
Northamptonshire Home Guard titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 7th Northamptonshire ( Wellingborough Town ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title, a red felt proficiency diamond and embroidered war service chevrons. All in good condition, with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunis, two moth nips to diamond.
Northover Projector Drill round. Solid rubber drill round for the Northover Projector. Weighing nearly 1.5lbs this drill projector was designed for loading and firing practice with the Northover Projector. Originally painted bright red, for ease of discovery, this example has approx.20% remaining and has the wording ' Northover Projector Drill Projectile ' in relief to the base. In generally, good, used condition this example has clearly been the subject of a dog's attention at some time - maybe the Home Guard unit involved trained a dog to retreive them after firing ! but this does not seriously affect the appearance of a scarce item of Home Guard artillery.
Northover Projector spanner. Heavy steel, double-ended box spanner for the Northover Projector more properly known as the No.243 artillery tool. With the name ' Northover Projector ' cast into the handle, the tool was secured to the Projector mounting by a wing nut and was used in the assembly and dismantling of the Projector. In excellent condition.
Northumberland & Durham War Needs Fund lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for the Northumberland & Durham War Needs Fund. Manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, Bradford '. In excellent condition with bright gilt and undamaged enamel.
Notes On Raid Spotting. 1940, Ministry of Home Security, double sided, 4pg leaflet outlining the principles of raid spotting to avoid disruption to vital war production on every siren. Trained spotters would give last minute warnings after a general alert if the raid looked to affect the locality. Brief notes on look-out points and protected posts. Excellent, clean condition, has been punched for filing and folded. POSTFREE within UK
Notes on the Construction.....of Sandbag Revetments. 1940 1st. Min.of Home Security ARP Dept. ' Notes on the Construction, Maintenance and Replacement of Sandbag Revetments '. 11pgs inc. diagram with a discourse of everything you ever needed to know about sandbags including insect infestation ! Good, clean condition.
Notes on the Detection and reporting of UXBs and Shells. 1941ed. Min. of Home Security leaflet 'Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Bombs and Shells'. 13pg illustrated leaflet including a section on the then newly deployed butterfly bombs. Good clean condition with very minor marking to covers.
Nottinghamshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) Battalion and a printed H/G shoulder title. In good clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform, some glue marks to the reverse.
Nov.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.6 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Ladders in Rescue Work ', ' Uniform Retention ' Serious London Incident 'etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing, spine has some flaking.
Nox ARP Lampshield. Boxed NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform with blackout restrictions. Contained in it's original packaging. Carton and cover both in excellent condition with carton being a little dusty and marked from storage.
Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2 & No.3 Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2 & No.3, 4 page addendum sheets giving details of variant incendiary bombs. Illustrated with photographs and sketches. Good overall condition with some creasing and light foxing.
Observer Corps Club Identification Certificate. 1942 Certificate for the Third Grade of the Observer Corps Club issued to a H.L.McDowell of post Y.4 of No.19 Group. ( 19 Group covered the London area ). The certificate was awarded for successful completion of an aircraft recognition test. Mounted on board and in good, clean condition.
Observer Corps Duty Armband. Heavy, embroidered Duty armband for use by the Observer Corps prior to 1941 and the addition of the ' Royal ' prefix and the more widespread issue of uniform. In excellent, clean condition and increasingly uncommon.
Observer Corps Duty Armband. Heavy, embroidered Duty armband for use by the Observer Corps prior to 1941 and the addition of the ' Royal ' prefix and the more widespread issue of uniform. In excellent, clean condition and increasingly uncommon.
Observer Corps lapel badge. Chromed and enamel lapel badge for the Observer Corps. On issue from 1929 to recognise Observers who had no uniform and who had been awarded certificates of proficiency. Superceded in 1941 on the change of title to 'Royal Observer Corps'. In excellent condition with fresh finish.
Observer Corps Officer's Cap Badge. Die struck nickel cap badge for use on the RAF Officers cap by officers of the R.O.C. In the form of an Elizabethan Beacon Lighter on a mound with three flat lugs to the reverse. This badge was apparently in use from 1938 to 1942. Uncommon.
Observer Corps Tie Pin. Silver and enamel tie pin, marked ' silver ' to reverse. In good, clean condition, lightly toned.
Observer Corps Trousers. ' Suits, Royal Observer Corps Trousers B.G. ' in the official parlance. A 1942 dated Size 8 ( Waist 34-35" Height 5'8" ) pair of ROC trousers in excellent, used condition. Based on the design of the Army's '37 Patt trousers this ROC pattern retains all the similarities, leg closures, high waist etc. but dispenses with the large thigh pocket replacing it with a smaller pocket higher on the leg. Retaining all buttons ( a couple of contemporary replacements ), clear label and inspection stamping, excellent example.
Observer Corps. Pre 1942 embroidered Observer Corps breast badge. Badge worn by the Corps prior to it's granting of the ' Royal ' prefix, replaced in January 1942. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform with slight loss of merrowed edge.
October 1942 Edition of the Land Girl. Vol.3, No.7 ' The Land Girl ', one of the smaller, economy editions of the in-house Land Army magazine offering articles about hostels , the Tasmanian WLA and the WLA Benevolent Fund. In good, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
October 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.7 October 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on a day in the life of a uniform officer . Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
OLd Bill Stands By ! 37pg card covered, magazine format collection of Second World War cartoons by the renowned WW1 artist Bruce Bairnsfather. Featuring Bairnsfather's best known character ' Old Bill ' it sets ' an old friend in a new emergency ' with accompanying text. In good, used condition with lightly marked covers. Bairnsfather's WW2 work is not as well known or as prolific as his earlier WW1 endeavours.
Old Tins for New Poster. 90mm x 240mm Poster telling customers to bring in and swop tobacco tins every time a purchase is made ' to help the Forces '. ' Tobacco tins have to be used again because former supplies are wanted for food-packs and other service needs ' . Good, used condition, has been folded and one section ( top ) is missing-10mm approx.
Oldbury ARP Rescue Grouping. Insignia and paperwork grouping to a Mr T.W.Smith of Warley who was party of the Oldbury ARP Rescue Party. Insignia includes his boxed, silver ARP badge, ARP great badge, Rescue titles, senior warden rank chevrons and Oldbury area designation in Cash's tape, typical of Midlands' titles. Various wartime paperwork, correspondence, receipts and a commercially produced ARP notebook.
Oldbury Civil Defence area title. Embroidered, gold on blue area title for Oldbury in the Midlands. This example is a ' Cash's ' tape example and was known to be worn by the Oldbury Rescue units. Excellent, unissued condition.
Oldbury Salute the Soldier campaign badge. Tin and card, badge for the Oldbury Salute the Soldier campaign with integral fixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in good, used condition with some minor corrosion and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Oldbury Women's Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Oldbury Women's collecting group, Oldbury is in the West Midlands Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Ordeal in Romford. 1945ed, 43pgs 'Ordeal in Romford' ed.Glyn Richards. A record of the trials of the Borough suffered as a front line town. Includes a civilian roll of honour, incident diary including V1 and V2 attacks and is heavily illustrated through out with b/w photographs. Good used condition with bumped and creased edges to card covers.
Ordnance Factory Enamel Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for use by a worker at as a yet, unidentified ordnance factory. ' Doing Their Bit ' by J.Mills suggests appropriate candidates as either Walsall or Wrexham who had a shell filling and an explosives factory respectively. Numbered to the reverse with the manufacturer's details of ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Undamaged but enamel has dulled, uncommon.
Orlox Suet wartime box. Orlox Plain Suet Pudding ' In a Wartime Jacket '. Un-assembled, over printed, plain card cartons for Orlox Suet. In excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK Several available.
Oundle & District Thanksgiving Week Poster. 50 x 63cm Poster for Oundle & District Thanksgiving Week C1943. Poster lists all the events for the week including involvement from the Home Guard , WVS and Junior Training Corps. Window into a wartime week with H.M.Forces being offered reduced entry into the dances. In good overall condition with minor foxing and creasing from having been folded.
P.B.Cow production during air raids badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge from P.B.Cow & Co.Ltd for ' continuing production during air raids'. P.B.Cow & Co were a company based in Streatham involved in the production of rubber and plastics. They were variously involved in the production of Mae Wests and dinghys for the RAF, gasmasks and barrage balloon components. Badge in good,clean condition, manufacturer marked 'T.Fattorini, B'ham' and numbered to reverse.
P.O.W. Association lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback lapel badge for the British P.O.W. Association. This subscription association had branches throughout the UK and organised everything from parties for children of P.O.W.S to sending of comforts to the P.O.W. camps. In excellent, clean condition.
Paisley Battalion Home Guard Battledress. Early '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 2nd Renfrewshire ( Paisley ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' 2 REN ' shoulder insignia . Size 7 BD ( Height 5' 7" - 5' 8" Chest 35" - 36", Waist 30" - 31" ), 1940 dated label manufactured by Montague Burton, Ltd, Leeds and WD inspection stamp.Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with name and ID card number inked to label and lining ' A.Cochrane ' . In generally v. good + condition with no moth damage to reverse . Good, original tunic with scarce unit combinations.
PAK Parachute Co. National Service badge. Hallmarked silver and enamel national service badge for the PAK PARACHUTE CO., LTD.175a, Streatham Kcad, Mitcham, Surrey. Numbered 29 to reverse along with London hallmarks for 1944. The PAK Parachute Co. specialised in making parachutes, windsocks, aerial targets and other similar products. This example in excellent, undamaged condition , with very slight toning to PAK intials. Impressive badge.
Palace of Westminster Home Guard Cap badge. Very scarce die-struck white metal cap badge for use by the Palace of Westminster Home Guard. Raised from MPs, Lords and civilians working at Westminster . This example in good condition with long slider.
Paper Salvage lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for a Waste Paper Collector. Unfortunately the N.R.F. intials to the front of the badge have not been positively identified. However, the badge looks to predate the official Ministry of Supply salvage schemes brought in from early 1942. An attractive badge in excellent condition with undamaged enamel.
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allies leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and their respective countries' flags to the other. A patriotic sentence celebrating the defeat of the 'Greatest Tyrany in History' to the third side. In good clean condition.
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allied leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and the Generals Montgomery, Eisenhower and Alexander to the other with the words ' souvenir of the World War ' to the side. Good, clean condition with two minor patches of rusting.
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allies leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and their respective countries' flags to the other. A patriotic sentence celebrating the defeat of the 'Greatest Tyrany in History' to the third side. In good condition with some minor areas of foxing .
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Pershore & Dist. Warship Week Badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Pershore & District Warship Week 15-22nd Nov. 1941. Maker marked Thom.Fattorini, B'ham. In good, clean condition with minor corrosion to reverse.
Perthshire, Dunblane Battalion, Home Guard Battledress. '40 Patt Battledress Blouse Serge for a Corporal the in the 5th Perthshire ( Dunblane ) battalion. Size 8, height 5' 7" - 5' 8", Chest 37 - 38ins., Waist 32ins - 33ins made by D. & H.Cohen. Indistinct WD inspection markings. Featuring HG printed shoulder titles, TAY 5 Battalion titles, Corporal stripes to both arms and a three year service stripes to r/h sleeve. First World War ribbons with Territorial Medal. In excellent condition with one 3mm moth hole to left breast.
Petroleum Board Drivers cap badge. Brass and enamel cap badge for a driver with the Petroleum Board. Marked 'J.R.Gaunt,London ' to the reverse. .The "Petroleum Board" handled the distribution and rationing of petroleum products during the war and used uniformed staff to make it's deliveries. This particular example was used by a driver who made deliveries to the RAF airfields in Lincolnshire. In used condition with damage to the enamel.
Phoenix Assurance On National Service Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Phoenix Assurance employees on National Service. Phoenix were a fire insurance company . Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Thom. Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good, used condition with minor abrasions, edge nibbles.
Phosphorus bombs information sheet. 4 size, 1942 Ministry of Home Security information leaflet detailing Phosphorus bombs and their 'use by the enemy'. Also gives details of 1kg incendiary bombs and incendiary bomb containers. Good condition, has been folded with slight foxing to fold line. POSTFREE within UK.
PLA River Emergency Services lapel badge. Enamel and chrome lapel badge for the Port of London River Emergency Service. 20mm approx badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and manufacturer marked 'Thos. Fattorini, B'ham'. The RES was a uniformed civil defence force that operated on the Thames under the control of the Port of London Authority. In good condition with undamaged enamel. Uncommon.
Plymouth Salute the Soldier badge. Plymouth Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games' 'Liberator' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image with some minor foxing.
Poat 1943 Fire Guard armband. Fire Guard armlet introduced after the 1943 reorganisation of the FG service where all insignia was changed to white on blue to differentiate itself from the Wardens service. Printed armband in unissued condition.
Portslade Spitfire Fund badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Portslade Spitfire Fund, Portslade is part of Brighton. Probably given to indicate a donation to the fund this badge is once again manufacturer by the prolific Thos Fattorini, B'ham. Badge is in good condition but has suffered a blow to the front causing a doming effect to the reverse but with little damage to the obverse. Minor rust marks.
Portslade Spitfire Fund. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Portslade Spitfire Fund. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example is of an unusual design and is manufacturer marked Fattorini, B'ham. In clean condition with some minor foxing and corrosion to the reverse.
Portsmouth ARP City Messenger lapel badge. Large size, 35mm, chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge worn by Portsmouth ARP City Messengers. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Caxton Plate Co.,London ' and in excellent, bright condition.
Post D - Experiences of an Air Raid Warden. 1941ed. ' Post D Some Experiences of an Air-Raid Warden ' by John Strachey. An account of the author's experiences in London during the autumn of 1940. In excellent condition with clean but sunned d/w.
Post Warden's helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) with Mk2 liner, white painted with black W indicating the junior supervisory rank of post warden. This is a contemporary over paint with clear ghosting of the earlier diamond rank system still visible. In good clean condition overall with some scuffs and marks. Interior clean with an undamaged with a 1939 dated, MkI liner by BMB.
Post Warden's helmet. MkII helmet with Mk2 liner, white painted with black W indicating the junior supervisory rank of post warden. In good clean condition overall with some scuffs and marks and one area of paint loss to rim. Interior dusty but undamaged with a 1939 dated, size 7 liner by BMB, thick paint obscures the manufacturer markings.
Poster ' Save Bread - Serve Potatoes '. 37 x 24cms approx. poster ' Save Bread and you save lives Serve Potatoes & you serve the country '. Advocating the use of potatoes, which were never rationed against bread which needed wheat, most of which was brought over the Atlantic at great risk. Printed for HMSO by James Haworth, London. Good, clean condition, has been folded and has a few minor rips including a larger rip to top left.
Potato Pete's Recipe Book. Produced by the Ministry of Food the 11pg booklet featured ' Potato Pete ' a cartoon character, used to promote the consumption of potatoes, especially those grown in home gardens. Illustrated throughout with cartoons and containing a potato recipe for every occasion. In good, clean condition and uncommon.
Practical Camouflage Practical Camouflage or the Art of Guile together with other Home Guardery ' by Norman Demuth. 64pgs with b/w photographs and sketches with chapters on ' sniper screens ', ' road blocks ', ' vehicles ' etc. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon.
Practical Unarmed Combat. 1942ed. ' Practical Unarmed Combat ' by M.Feldenkrais. 96pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs showing Home Guard personnel demonstrating all manner of holds, throws and disarming techniques. In excellent, clean condition with slightly chipped and rubbed dustwrapper.
Printed Warden shoulder titles. Printed gold on blue Warden shoulder titles. Warden title sanctioned in 1941 with the printed titles introduced from 1943. In good used condition. POSTFREE in UK
Prisoner of War Help enamel badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for the ' POW help ' organisation. Although not much is known about this specific organisation it is typical of many groups established in order to send comforts etc. to British POWs. Numbered and maker marked ' Thos Fattorini, Bolton ' to the reverse with scratched initials In good overall condition with minor enamel loss to letter.
Private purchase 'Cromwell' pattern helmet. An example of this highly distinctive pattern of WW II Home Front private-purchase helmet. Made from a fibre type material and rivetted together and sold under the trade name of ' The Cromwell Protector Helmet.' Fitted with a 1941 dated MkII liner and with a gloss exterior finish. In excellent condition.
Protection of your home against air raids booklet. 1938ed of Home Office booklet 'The Protection of Your Home Against Air Raids'. 36pgs of advice on everything from first aid, refuge rooms, mustard gas and respirators. Illustrated through out with diagrams. An excellent copy of a booklet that saw widespread distribution early in the war. POSTFREE with UK
Public Gas Cleansing Centre Enamel Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel Public Gas Cleansing Centre sign. These centres were intended to decontaminate members of the public in the actuality of a gas attack, many were sited at public baths or schools. Some damage ( see photos ) but otherwise in good clean condition.
Qualifications for the Award of the Home Guard Proficiency Badge. 1943 ' Qualifications For, and Conditions Governing the Award of the Home Guard Proficiency Badges and Certificates '. 15pg manual outlining all the requirements for the award of the badge by all members of the Home Guard including Anti-Aircraft units.
R.A.F. Merlin Ashtray. Ashtray made from a RR Merlin engine piston ' as used in the Battle of Britain - August - October 1940 ' featuring an extract from Churchill's speech about ' the Few ' and the R.A.F. crest. Manufactured and retailed under the ' Tallent ' brand, this example in good condition.
R.B.9 Ration Book Supplement. M.O.F. R.B.9 Ration Book Supplement. These were issued to eke out existing ration books before the next general issue. This one issued in 1941 from the Loughborough food office. Good, clean condition with the usual cancelled and removed coupons. POSTER within UK
R.O.C. Beret badge White metal R.O.C. beret badge introduced form June 1940. Depicts an Elizabethan coast watcher surrounded by a laurel wreath. Good clean condition.
R.O.C. Printed Chief Observer Rank. Scarce, wartime , printed rank badge for a Royal Observer Corps, Chief Observer. Printed R.O.C. insignia is uncommon. Excellent, used condition.
R.O.C. Printed Leading Observer Rank. Scarce, wartime , printed rank badge for a Royal Observer Corps, Leading Observer. Printed R.O.C. insignia is uncommon. Excellent condition.
R.O.C.Breast badge. Embroidered Royal Observer Corps breast badge. Second pattern breast badge introduced from 1940 for wear on the breast pocket of the battledress blouse by Male Observers. This example in good used condition, with indications of having been removed from a uniform.
R.O.C.Breast badge. Embroidered Royal Observer Corps breast badge. Second pattern breast badge introduced from 1940 for wear on the breast pocket of the battledress blouse by Male Observers. This example in good used condition, with indications of having been removed from a uniform.
R.O.F. National Industrial Mobile Squad Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge, numbered to the reverse for the Royal Ordnance Factories National Industrial Mobile Squad. NIMS were envisaged as mobile teams of expert engineers who would travel to the various provincial ROFs for up to a month offering training and advice. These ROF volunteers were issued with these badges. Manufacturer marked ' T.L.M.Ltd B'ham ' and numbered to the reverse. In excellent, bright undamaged condition.
R.T. Company ARP badge. Small size company or factory ARP badge for ' R.T. '. Badge features the standard design of ARP badge with an additional scroll with the letters ' R.T. '. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse along with manufacturer's details ' Collins, London '. In excellent, bright condition.
R.T. Range Finder. Patented in 1940 and one of the plethora of ' helpful ' commercial devices aimed for LDV, Observer Corps and Home Forces use, the R.T. Rangefinder was intended to be used with the cord held to one eye with the ' rule ' held towards the target. Using the basic figures on the rule ( fighter, bomber, parachute, house, man ) a rough range can be arrived at. Manufactured by Turner, Richardson & Coy, the rule is in excellent condition.
RAF Comforts Committee Review. 1946 1st ed. ' Farewell Berkeley Square ! - A survey of the work of the RAF Comforts Committee Oct.1939 - June 1946 '. 28pg, card covers, quality history of the RAF Comforts Committee during WW2 . Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and illustrations putting into context the voluntary worker badge . Good, clean condition with some minor creasing to covers.
Raid Welfare Officer Armband. Printed, heavy cotton, armband or armlet for use by a Civil Defence ' Raid Welfare Officer '. Part of the post raid services offering everything from cups of tea to re-homing. Good, overall condition with some ink staining.
Ration book grouping. A group of ration books to one recipient consisiting of a 1940 R.B.1, a 1941 Ration Book Supplement R.B.9 a Points Coupon book R.B.10 and a M.O.F. receipt for coupon replacement. All items named to the same person with a Chichester address. All items used with creasing, minor staple rusting an with removed coupons but in generally good order.
Ration Book renewal information poster. Printed for HMSO by Wm. Brown & Co., London this poster was designed to be filled in with information to allow residents to claim new ration books. Printed with exhortations to bring old ration books and identity cards these 25cms x 38cms posters are in unissued condition.
Red Army Day flag day badge. Paper flag issued by the Joint Committee for Soviet Aid for ' Red Army Day - for the wounded '. Probably given in exchange for a donation and in good, used condition with minor rust marks from the pin and pen markings to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Red Cross & St John's Penny a Week Fund Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback Red Cross & St John's Penny a Week Fund Badge. The fund raised funds for the two organisations, who joined forces during the War, to embark on their wartime tasks. This badge was probably worn by members of the organising committees . Good, clean condition.
Red Cross & St.John C.H.S.S lapel badge. Gilt and paper pinback lapel badge for the Red Cross & St. John Central Hospital Supply Service. The C.H.S.S. had been created to to supervise the work of hospital supply depots and the production of medical supplies, bandages etc. Good overall condition with some wear to gilding.
Red Cross and St.John Flag day. Card flag day pin badge given for donations to Red Cross and St.John appeals. The Red Cross and St.John combined during the war to avoid duplication. In excellent condition with minor rust mark to reverse. Several available.
Reeves ARP Lapel badge. Large 30mm, chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Reeves A.R.P.. Reeves, were, and still are large suppliers of paints and artists materials. The badge is in excellent condition with deep, bright enamelling with no damage, striking example.
Regulations for the Home Guard Vol.I & Vol.II. 1942ed of Regulations for the Home Guard Vol.I & Vol II. Covers topics as diverse as registration of war graves for HG members to lists of army forms authorised for HG use! with a multitude of more interesting information.Good condition with some minor rusting of staples minor marks and creases.
Respiration Service breast badge. Woven silk badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn on the right breast pocket by CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Good used example with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Respiration Service lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn by many of the services involved in the Home Front, including CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, fresh condition.
Respiration Service lapel badge. Silvered pinback lapel badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn by many of the services involved in the Home Front, including CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' B.H.Collins & Co.,B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, patinated condition.
Respiration Service Manual. 1943 14th ed. ' Artificial Respiration are you Prepared ? '. 71pgs written with an ARP audience in mind, illustrated with diagrams and sketches, complete with pull out exam report sheets. Also includes a page about the Service's badge ( see item 9242 ) . In good, clean condition with some very light marking to covers.
Rest Centre Marshall Armband. Well constructed ,heavy cotton armband with the title ' Rest Centre Marshall ' printed in red. Issued presumably, for those people nominated to deal with the expected rush of people to rest centres in the aftermath of an air raid. Good, slightly ' foxed ' condition.
Rest Centre Service Armband. Printed cotton armband for ' N.C.C. Rest Centre Service ' , probably worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids. The armband is believed to be linked to Northamptonshire. Good, used condition with some staining.
Rest Centre Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel Rest Centre Service pinback lapel badge. 25mm with bright, undamaged enamel. Badge worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids.
Richard Johnson & Nephew National Service badge. Enamel and gilt, numbered, National Service badge for Richard Johnson & Nephew . The Manchester wire-drawing firm of Richard Johnson & Nephew supplied large quantities of wire during the War including components for the PLUTO pipeline . Half moon fitting to reverse with manufacturer's details ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, used condition with some abrasions to surface.
RNF Comforts Fund badge, Gilt and enamel volunteer worker badge for the RNF ( Royal Navy Forces ? ) Comforts Fund. 15mm badge with pin fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked Thos Fattorini B'ham. Excellent, bright condition.
Road Blocks - Home Guard Training Manual. C1941 ' Road Blocks ' by Col.G.A.Wade M.C. 24pg manual, part of the Gale & Polden Training Series offering advice on the establishing and manning and use of road blocks so traps can be laid capable of ' landing an approaching totalitarian on his nose '. Typical of the period, full of optimistic advice to counter the ' creeping Boches ' with colour diagrams and maps. Good , overall condition with some light marking to covers, clean contents.
Robinson & Kershaw National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Robinson & Kershaw Ltd. This was probably for use in the company's Cheshire tank production plant. Featuring a Cromwell or Comet tank with individual number to the obverse and manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' to the reverse . In excellent, bright conditon.
Robinson Company ARP badge, Gilt and enamel lapel badge for ' Robinson ARP '. Small size with half moon lapel fitting. In excellent condition with bright, undamaged enamel.
Roll Out the Barrel Mug. Contemporary topical Mug by ' Wade Heath ' featuring the lyrics of the popular wartime song ' Roll Out the Barrel ' sung by the Andrews Sisters amongst many. Following the wartime theme, the handle is in the form of a soldier. In good, undamaged condition with some crazing to glaze.
Roman Catholic air raid injury badge. Tin and celluloid,pinback badge carrying the slogan ' in case of injury call a Catholic priest '. Commonly worn by practising Catholics in the early part of the war concerned with the increasing liklihood of being injured in the course of an air raid. In good, used condition .
Rosedowns ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Rosedowns ARP in a stylised Deco design. Rosedowns were an engineering company based in Hull. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse but no manufacturer marks although it is typical of a Fattorini generic design. Good, used condition with some abrasions to the surface.
Rotherham Air Raid Welfare lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Rotherham Air Raid Welfare services. These post raid services covered everything from re housing to feeding, rest centres and general help and advice to those potentially effected by bombing. Good, clean condition, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham '.
Rotherham Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Shoulder titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 106th West Riding Anti-Aircraft Battalion based at Rotherham. Accompanied by an embroidered Home Guard shoulder title. The 106th were a Rocket AA battery. All items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
Rough Stuff for Home Guards. 1942 2nd ed. ' Rough Stuff for Home Guards ' by S.Duffield & A.G.Elliot. 80pgs detailing hand to hand fighting, suitability of shot guns, the dagger, sawn off gun etc with essays ' I caught a traitor , Treat 'em Rough etc. In good, used condition with light marking, creasing etc to covers.
Rowley Regis War Weapons Week badge. 25mm approx, tin and celluloid pinback badge for ' Rowley Regis War Weapons Week Feb 1st - 8th 1941 '. Featuring a warship design ,this example is in good, clean condition with some corrosion to reverse and minor areas to edge. Manufactured by ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '.
Royal Naval Volunteer ( Wireless ) Reserve lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Royal Naval Volunteer ( Wireless ) Reserve, a group of volunteers, often amateur radio hams, specialising in wireless operation, who with specialists form the Royal Fleet Reserve acted as a reserve for the Navy. Half moon fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ', good condition.
Royal Naval Youth Entry Badge. Embroidered badge for members of the Royal Navy Y Scheme, a scheme which allowed young men to pre select service in the Navy before their call up at 18. Requirements of the scheme required members to enrol in approved forms of training which included service in the Home Guard. When worn in HG uniform it was to be worn on the left arm. In good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been worn. Scarce.
Royal Observer Corps Blouse. 1943 dated ' Suits Royal Observer Corps Blouses B.G. ' A good, used example of the standard item of uniform issued to the R.O.C. by the middle of the War, complete with R.O.C. badge to left breast and with added white metal buttons. Manufacturer's label to interior indicating size 6 - 5ft 5" to 5ft 6" with 38" to 39" chest and 35" to 36" waist. In clean, unmothed condition with light signs of wear.
Royal Observer Corps lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge for the Royal Observer Corps. This is the post 1941 pattern brought about by the change in title of the Observer Corps to Royal. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse and in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel, lightly patinated to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory badge. Impressed plastic R.O.F.badge bearing the motto ' Front Line Duty' over crossed bombs and the letters ' ROF '. Two holes to the banner allowed it to be tacked onto clothing. It is believed that this badge was worn on the overalls. Badge in good condition with minor rubbing to the high spots
Royal Ordnance Factory badge. Impressed plastic R.O.F.badge bearing the motto ' Front Line Duty' over crossed bombs and the letters ' ROF '. Two holes to the banner allowed it to be tacked onto clothing. It is believed that this badge was worn on the overalls. Badge in good condition with rubbing to the high spots.
Royal Ordnance Factory Cloth Badge. Printed cotton, badge for Royal Ordnance Factory ' Front Line Duty '. This badge was worn on overalls, on office worker's clothing and also some ROF Home Guard units. Good, clean condition, some glue residue to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory Cloth Badge. Printed cotton, badge for Royal Ordnance Factory ' Front Line Duty '. This badge was worn on overalls, on office worker's clothing and also some ROF Home Guard units. Good, used condition, with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall, stained.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.3. No.3 was R.O.F.Birtley which made cartridge cases. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 291 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse, bright to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.13. No.13 was R.O.F Radway Green, Cheshire which produced small arms ammuntion.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 1047 to reverse. Large amount of bright gilding still present, excellent example.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Chromed, brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.13. No.13 was R.O.F Radway Green, Cheshire which produced small arms ammuntion.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 11127 to reverse. This badge has been chromed with most ROF.13 examples being finished in a polished gilt.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.12 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.12. No.12 was R.O.F Radcliffe, Wigan which specialised in engineering .These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 2752 to reverse. Large amount of bright gilding still present, excellent example.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.4 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.4. No.3 was R.O.F.Hereford which filled shells. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 836 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse with light rubbing bright to reverse.
Russia To-Day Society badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' Russia To-Day Society ' Let Us Go Forward Together '. In excellent, clean condition, probably given for a contribution to the cause.
Russia To-Day Society Victory badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' Russia To-Day Society Britain + Russia = Victory '. In excellent, clean condition, probably given for a contribution to the cause.
S.Staffs HG Sector HQ Sleeve Badge. Uncommon, printed badge featuring a Stafford knot printed in white with black details on a Venetian red background. This was worn by the South Staffordshire Home Guard Sector HQ and was worn on both sleeves. The only examples of them being worn appear to be on SD tunics. This example, unworn was one of a number found in a gasmask case.
Salford ARP Instructors Association Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Salford ARP Instructors Association. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with manufacturer's mark of ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Good,overall condition, toned overall.
Salute the Soldier Certificate. 32 x 21cms Certificate of Honour for the 1944 National Campaign for Salute the Soldier. These certificates were issued for fund raising, this particular example being awarded to a ' Mrs N.Parker - Blymhill Parish No.3 '. In good, clean condition with very minor marks and creasing.
Salute the Soldier badge - Llandudno. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for Llandudno Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition.
Salute the Soldier badge - Plymouth 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Plymouth Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition with small areas of foxing.
Salute the Soldier campaign poster. 37cms x 48cms approx Salute the Soldier campaign poster. Featuring an image of Churchill with a letter from 10 Downing Street wishing the campaign success. Issued by the National Savings Committee and printed for HMSO by Chromoworks Ltd, London. In good overall condition with one 3cm tear near to the centre and 2cm tear at bottom l/h edge. Glue marks to one side on the reverse with some minor bleed. Has been folded.
Salute the Soldier pin badge. Sherbourne Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games' 'Liberator' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image.
Salute the Soldier pin badge. Celluloid and tin pin badge for Rugby, Salute the Soldier campaign. The generic pattern badge is in clean and bright condition and is slightly different from the norm by having a red typeface for the location.
Salute the Soldier Plaque. Salute the Soldier, War Savings Campaign 1944 Plaque. Approx 35 x 58cms plastic plaque made by De La Rue Plastics, manufacturer's mark moulded in relief to reverse. Presented by the War Office for the 1944 war savings campaign and often to be found displayed in public buildings, council offices and banks. This example in good, undamaged condition.
Salvage poster. 38cm x 25cm approx poster exhorting the saving of newspapers, cardboard and brown paper with the slogan ' Raw materials are war materials'. Good, condition with minor creasing and light marking.
Salvage Steward's Guide. Small 3 sided leaflet entitled ' the Salvage Steward's Guide - How you can help '. Lists priority materials, why they should be kept and where they should be taken. In slightly creased and used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Salvage Steward's plastic lapel badge. Ministry of Supply Salvage Steward's plastic, pinback badge. Introduced from 1942 for part-time stewards appointed by local authorities to oversee the efficient collection of salvageable materials such as scrap metal, cardboard, paper etc. Good clean undamaged example, maker marked to reverse F&G ( Fraser & Glass ).
Save Fuel For Battle Poster. Issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power this 37cm x 25cm poster shows a series of domestic fuel savings scenarios in the ' Battle to Save Fuel '. In good condition, has been folded and has a minor 1cm tear along fold line.
Scottish Red Cross war worker pin badge. Brass and enamel, brooch type badge for a war worker of the Scottish Branch of the Red Cross Society. The style of badge suggests use by a female worker. In good overall condition.
Scottish war comforts lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the Highland association of societies, Edinburgh - War Comforts'. An attractive badge made by Thos' Fattorini, B'ham. for a group involved in supplying comforts to the troops.
Scout National Service badge. Merrow edged printed yellow on red Boy Scouts National Service badge. 60,000 were awarded during the war for ability to carry messages, local knowledge and the performance of some national service,often the putting up of air raid shelters. This example is 48mm x 18mm and is in good used condition with clear indication of having been removed from a shirt.
Seaborne Observer Corps Shoulder title. Printed Seaborne shoulder title as worn by R.O.C. Observers aboard ships. In 1944, during preparations for the invasion of France, a request for volunteers from within the ranks of the ROC produced 1,094 highly qualified candidates, from which 796 were selected to perform aircraft recognition duties as Seaborne Observers. The Seaborne Observers assumed control of each ship's anti aircraft batteries with the intention of reducing the previously high incidence of friendly fire, between allied vessels, a function in which they were highly adept. Uncommon.
Self Locating Bomb Remover Leaflet. Single sided leaflet advertising the ' Self Locating Bomb Remover ' - ' How to Save Your Home by removing that Incendiary Bomb '. Excellent, clean condition. POSTER within UK
Senior Fire Guard shoulder title. Uncommon shoulder title for the rank of Senior Fire Guard. Embroidered gold on blue. In good, used condition, having been removed from a uniform.
Senior Warden rank chevrons. Pair of printed chevrons for the rank of Senior Warden. In clean , unissued condition.
Senior Warden rank chevrons. Pair of felt on wool chevrons for the rank of Senior Warden. In clean , probably unissued condition.
Sep.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.4 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Robot Bombs...( V1 ) ', ' NFS Order of the Day ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Sept 1945 Art & Industry - War Posters. Sept.1945 edition of Art & Industry entitled ' War Posters '. 95pg industry magazine given over to a review of posters printed by the Allies during the War. B/W illustrations throughout, interesting information on artists, campaigns etc. Good used condition.
September 1944 ' The Land Girl '. No.6 , Vol.5 issue of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs containing articles on ' Threshing ' . Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches with usual correspondence and news from the counties. Good, used condition with foxing to cover and rusting to staples.
September 1945 Victory Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.6 September 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including marriage !! and a cautionary tail ' pride and prejudice .Has been folded and has rusted staples.
Set of wartime Public Information Leaflets. Issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office during the course of 1939 the leaflets, numbered from 1 to 5, were intended to provide information on all of the salient topics concerning civil defence and the public. Starting with ' Some things you should know if War should come ' through ' Evacuation why and how ? ' and finishing with ' Fire precautions in Wartime ' the leaflets were intended to allay people's concerns. In good clean condition with minor creasing and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Seven Battalions - London Transport's Home Guard. 128pg paper covered booklet entitled ' Seven Battalions - The Story of London Transport's Home Guard 1940 - 1946.' Published in 1947 by the London Passenger Transport Board, illustrated throughout with rolls of officers at stand down. In excellent condition with minor creases and abrasions to the cover.
SFP - Fire Party lapel badge. Silvered and enamel bar lapel badge for a member of a Supplementary or Street Fire Party. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse in good,heavily used condition showing only traces of the original silvered finish. Priced accordingly.
SFP armband with Fire Guard overlay. Printed cotton ' SFP ' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subseqent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original symbol. In good used condition with one seam lifted to allow viewing of the original armband.
SFP armband with Fire Guard overprint Printed cotton ' SFP ' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subseqent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original symbol however, in this instance the armband was overprinted. In good used condition.
Sheffield Home Guard Photograph. Good, sharp image of a group of Home Guard of the 66th West Riding ( Sheffield ) Battalion. 20 x 25cm image on card photographic mount by a Sheffield photographer. Signed by some of the participants.
Sheffield Rest Centre - Emergency Feeding Lapel badge. Brass, pinback lapel badge for the ' City of Sheffield Social Welfare Dept. Rest Centres Emergency Feeding '. Part of the immediate post raid services on offer by many of the major cities. In good, clean condition, maker marked ' Fattorini, Bradford ' to reverse.
Shelley ARP Ashtray. Hand decorated china ashtray by ' Shelley ' featuring a deco design with ARP motifs in the Civil Defence colours of gold and blue. Manufacturer's marks to foot with artists codes. In excellent, clean condition with light crazing to glaze.
Shelter at Home leaflet. 1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 18 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrisson shelters, refuge rooms and DIY internal shelters. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and photographs. Good overall condition with some foxing to the cover
Shelter at Home leaflet. 1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 18 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrisson shelters, refuge rooms and DIY internal shelters. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and photographs. Good overall condition with some foxing and marking to cover. Ex lib. IWM.
Shepton Mallet War Weapons Week lapel badge. 30mm approx, tin and celluloid pinback badge for ' Shepton Mallet War Weapons Week June 7 - 14th 1941 '. Featuring a striking design of an early pre War tank this example is in good condition with some corrosion to reverse and minor areas to edge. Manufactured by ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '.
Shooting to Live - W.E.Fairbairn & E.A.Sykes. Published in 1942 as a companion to his better known work ' All in Fighting ', W.E.Fairbairn combined with E.A.Sykes to outline handgun use. Much of the methodology was unorthodox and gleaned from experience in the Shanghai police and was thus of far more use than the received teachings of the military. This experience was passed by Fairbairn to numerous military groups from the Home Guard to SOE. 96pgs with b/w sketches and diagrams, complete with d/w which is slightly grubby with two areas of minor damage to corners.Uncommon.
Shropshire Civil Defence Shoulder title. Embroidered gold on blue title for Shropshire Civil Defence services. Featuring the Shropshire coat of arms these were often worn on the shoulder board of the Battledress or high on the arm. Good, used condition.
Shropshire Home Guard Title. Unissued, blue on black, printed Shropshire Home Guard area title. Good, clean condition.
Shropshire Home Guard Tunic. Early '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 4th Salop ( Baystonhill ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' SHR 4 ' shoulder insignia . Size 12 BD ( Height 5' 9" - 5' 10" Chest 40" - 36", Waist 35" - 36" ), 1940 dated label with WD inspection stamp. Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms and war service chevrons with WW1 and GSM ribbons to chest with green regimental lanyard to left shoulder . Clear evidence of a change in rank to it's current rank of Major. In generally good, condition with a peppering of moth damage to reverse and arms . Good, original tunic with scarce unit combinations.
Signalling & Map-Reading for the Home Guard 1941 Penguin Special entitled ' Signalling and Map-Reading for the Home Guard ' by H.G.Stokes. 128pgs outlining all aspects of signalling and communication for the Home Guard. Good, tight binding with minor foxing to covers.
Silver AFS lapel badge. Silver and enamel, pinback, AFS lapel badge. Official issue, numbered to the reverse and manufactured by H.W.Millers . In excellent, clean condition, toned overall.
Silver and enamel, quarter size ARP lapel badge Quarter size version of the standard ARP lapel badge in silver and enamel. Half moon lapel fitting and marked silver to reverse . Good overall condition with overall toning.
Silver ARP Tie Pin/Brooch. Sterling Silver and enamel bar brooch or tie pin. Silver marked to reverse of both badge and fitting. Good, clean condition.
Silver Vickers Armstrong ARP lapel badge. Silver pinback ARP badge for the Vickers Armstrong company. Birmingham hallmarked to reverse for 1941-42. In bright clean condition with slight toning to the detailing.
Simpson - Iodised Lozenges - sore throat remedy. Temporary Wartime pack of Simpson's - Iodised Lozenges, a sore throat remedy. Contained in clearly marked ' Temporary Wartime Packaging '. Good condition with contents but with slight staining to front and rear.
Sir James Laing & Sons National Service Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Sir James Laing & Sons National Service. Laings of Deptford Yard, Sunderland were shipbuilders and produced 41 ships during WW2 specialising in tankers. This attractive badge with half moon lapel fitting was made by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham and is in good used condition. Whilst there is no enamel loss there is considerable wear which appears to be a common trait shared by the four badges I have had previously, shipbuilding was a tough life !
Siren Whistle. Acme ' Siren ' Whistle. Nickel plated whistle that imitates the sound of a siren. This particular example is in excellent ,used and working condition, with some rlight marking to plating, dismantles to allow access to adjust tone .
Small Air Raid Warden sign. 7cm x 9.5cm small Air Raid Warden door or gate sign. Cast aluminium with paint infill. In good condition with very minor corrosion that could be easily polished out. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' J.W & C.J.PHILLIPS Ltd.'
Small Air Raid Warden Sign. 9cm x 4.5cm small Air Raid Warden door or gate sign. Cast aluminium with paint infill. In good condition with minor corrosion that could be easily polished out.
Small Arms & Special Weapons. Commercially printed, pocket book size manual of ' Small Arms & Special Weapons, for Home Guard and Service Use.' Published by Bernards Ltd, London the manual features a large number of diagrams and sketches of weapons including foreign weapons, grenades, Northover Projector and anti-tak weapons. Good, overall condition, some minor rubbing to covers and rusting to staples.
Small child's ' Mickey Mouse ' gasmask. More commonly known as the' Mickey Mouse ' gasmask because of it's bright colours and appearance the Small Child's Respirator was designed for young children below the age of 5. It's design was an attempt to make the mask less intimidating for children than the standard mask. This particular mask made by ' JB ' is clean and supple,with all elastics intact, filter manufacturer marked and dated1941.Box is lightly worn with slight rusting to staples and knotted carrying strap. Good, clean example.
Smethwick ARP Casualty Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for the County Borough of Smethwick ARP Casualty Service. Manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. Excellent, bright, clean condition.
Smethwick Civil Defence & First Aid Grouping. A large certificate and paperwork grouping to a Florence Lilian Fellows who appeared to have been involved with the Red Cross and St John organisations as well as Smethwick Civil Defence. The grouping has a large County Borough of Smethwick Civil Defence Certificate and approx. 20 various certificates for anti-gas training, war service, first aid, arp training etc. Most of these were issued just prior to and during the War and are accompanied by a head and shoulder and group photograph including Miss Fellows. All items in good clean condition and accompanied by other related but earlier paperwork. Comprehensive grouping.
Solihull Urban District Warship Week lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for Solihull Urban Distict Warship Week - March 7 - 14th 1942. In excellent, clean condition. 32mm.
Solihull Wings for Victory badge. Tin and card, pin back badge for Solihull Urban District Wings for Victory campaign, June 5-12th 1943. Good, overall condition with patination to reverse and edge.
Somerset County Council A.R.P.Warden Armband. Printed, cotton Somerset County Council A.R.P. Warden armband. Elasticated retainers and in good, lightly grubby, used condition. Uncommon.
South Lonsdale Home Guard Association lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for ' the Kings Own - South Lonsdale Home Guard Association '. Home Guard Associations and OCAs were set up during and very quickly after the Stand Down in 1944, this example dating from that period. Lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos' Fattorini, B'ham '. In good clean condition with some patination to gilt finish.
Southern Railway Home Guard in pictures. ' Home Guard Southern Railway in pictures ' Pb.1945,64pgs, card covered, pictorial history of the Southern Railway Home Guard units. Large number of well annotated photographs showing AA, artillery, parades,exercises and events the various units ranging from London to the South Coast were involved in. In good, clean condition with some minor marking to covers.
Southern Railway Home Guard Newspaper. Apr/May 1942 Apr./May 1942 edition of ' Southern On Guard ' the newspaper of the Southern Railway Home Guard. 4 page, tabloid size paper with large numbers of illustrations concentrating on the activities of the Home Guard across the Southern Railway region. Good overall condition with folding and minor foxing
Southern Railway Home Guard Newspaper. Jan 1945 Jan 1945 ' Stand Down ' edition of ' Southern On Guard ' the newspaper of the Southern Railway Home Guard. 8 page, tabloid size paper with large numbers of illustrations concentrating on the activities of the Home Guard at Stand Down across the Southern Railway region. Slightly tired condition with folding and minor tears and staining.
Southgate Civil Defence Grouping. Insignia and ephemera grouping to A.G.Reynolds of Southgate ARP. CD breast badge, Warden title and service chevrons, Borough of Southgate warrant card, notebook with various lists of personnel, ARP notes etc. and finally a card mounted photograph of Warden's Post H.4. ( Reynolds is the warden sat directly behind the sign. ). All items in good condition.
Southport Civil Defence lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge featuring the coat of arms of Southport with 'CD' either side for Civil Defence. Numbered to reverse and manufacturer marked 'Thos. Fattorini, B'ham'. In excellent condition with undamaged enamel.
Spifire ' Shareholder ' badge. Brass and enamel lapel featuring a Spitfire and the word ' shareholder ' with a half moon lapel fitting. To the reverse manufacturer's details ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' and ' Vauxhall-Bedford '. There is a belief that these badges were linked to the shadow factories producing Spitfire assemblies as part of their respective Spitfire Funds. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel.
Spifire ' Shareholder ' badge. Brass and enamel lapel featuring a Spitfire and the word ' shareholder ' with a pin fitting. To the reverse manufacturer's details ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' and ' Vauxhall-Bedford '. There is a belief that these badges were linked to the shadow factories producing Spitfire assemblies as part of their respective Spitfire Funds. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel. ( SEE item 9552 for variation )
Spigot Mortar Manual. S.A.T. Vol.I, Pamphlet No.23 ' 29mm. Spigot Mortar ' 1942 . 39pg manual detailing with all aspects of the use, drill and training with one of the main pieces of Home Guard ' Artillery '. With b/w photographs, sketches, diagrams and colour ammunition plates this is a particularly useful and uncommon manual. Good, used condition, slightly grubby covers.
Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. This example appears to be silver and bears some initials to the underside of the wings. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Spitfire fund badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge with the line 'Help to buy a Spitfire' surrounding a stylised image of a Spitfire. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Bright, clean condition.
Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition with some light rubbing to chromed finish. This example not specifically named.
Spitfire Fund badge. Generic chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Clearly marked ' Spitfire Fund '. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Spitfire Fund badge. Generic gilt Spitfire Fund pinback badge. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Clearly marked ' Spitfire Fund '. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Spitfire Fund lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge with the line ' Spitfire Fund ' and a number surrounding a stylised image of a Spitfire. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In clean condition with some minor buckling and foxing.
Spot Them In the Air - Recognition Booklet. C1940 Aircraft recognition booklet ' Spot Them in the Air ! ' by ' Cassandra and published by the Daily Mirror. Bold, stylised cover with black and white photographs and line drawings of both German and British aircraft. Good, used condition with some minor chipping to covers.
Spot Them In the Air - Recognition Booklet. C1940 Aircraft recognition booklet ' Spot Them in the Air ! ' by ' Cassandra and published by the Daily Mirror. Bold, stylised cover with black and white photographs and line drawings of both German and British aircraft. Good, used condition.
Squander Bug poster. 37 x 50cms approx poster issued by the National Savings committee featuring one of the iconic WW2 images, the 'Squander Bug'. Originally conceived by the artist Phillip Boydell as the 'Money Grub' the scheme was accepted almost unaltered except for the name. This poster was an adaptation by another, unknown artist, in an attempt to riducule extravagance and promote saving. In good to excellent condition with some very minor edge rips and creasing but otherwise an excellent example of a scarce poster.
Squander Bug poster. 37 x 50cms approx . Another poster issued by the National Savings committee featuring one of the iconic WW2 images, the 'Squander Bug'. Originally conceived by the artist Phillip Boydell as the 'Money Grub' the scheme was accepted almost unaltered except for the name. This poster was an adaptation by another, unknown artist, in an attempt to riducule extravagance and promote saving. Bright and bold graphics. In good to excellent condition with some very minor edge rips and creasing but otherwise an excellent example of a scarce poster.
SR Railway service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the Southern Railway. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel.
St.John Ambulance ARP badge. Embroidered gold on black St.John Ambulance ARP qualified badge. Worn on the lower sleeve of the St.John Ambulance uniform signifying personnel that have undertaken a course in ARP. In good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
St.John Ambulance Brigade ARP Badge. Tin and celluloid, finback badge for members of the St.John Ambulance Brigade ARP services. Excellent, bright condition, uncommon.
St.John Ambulance Brigade ARP Reserve Armband. Heavy duty webbing armband worn by members of the St.John Ambulance Brigade ARP Reserve. Fastened by a solid chromed buckle, this example is in excellent, clean condition, similar in style but scarcer than the B.R.C.S. ARP Reserve ( see item 7264 ).
Staffordshire ARP County Control badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback badge for Staffordshire ARP County Control. Maker marked to the reverse 'Thomas Fattorini, Birmingham'. In excellent condition with very minor rubbing to the high points of the design.
Staffordshire ARP enamel lapel badge. Chrome and enamel ARP lapel badge worn by members of Staffordshire ARP. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' manufacturer. Used condition with abrasions to the surface.
Staveley Coal & Iron Co. Ltd. ARP badge. Small, 20mm approx brass and enamel lapel badge for the Staveley Coal & Iron Co. Ltd. Horsehoe lapel fixing to the reverse with manufacturer's details ' Thos.Fattorini Co.Ltd '. In good condition with undamaged enamel but with a sub enamel shadow.
Sten Machine Carbine aide memoire. 1942, gatefold aide memoire for the Sten Machine Carbine 9mm, Mk.II & Mk.III published by the Bravon Ledger Company, Wilts. Published ' strictly for Home Guard use '. Excellent, clean condition with one drawing pin hole to top.
Sten Machine Carbine Manual. Commercial Sten Machine Carbine Manual by Gale & Polden C1942. 28pgs illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs. Photographs use a member of the Home Guard for illustrative purposes. In excellent, used condition, light marking to covers.
Sten Machine Gun leaflet. 1942ed. gatefold leaflet produced exclusively for Home Guard use concerning the ' Sten Machine Carbine 9mm.Mk.II '. Full description of assembly, mechanism, care and use with a diagram/exploded view. Good, clean condition with minor creasing and marking.
Stockport Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 38th Cheshire ( Stockport ) Battalion. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but in excellent, clean condition.
Stork Margarine ARP Badge. 20mm Chrome and enamel ARP badge for the Stork Margarine Works. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Stork Wartime Cookery Book. Circa 1943 Wartime Cookery Book printed by the Stork Margarine Co. 64pgs of chapters including chapters \' How to save your dinner if air-raids come .\' In excellent condition with some minor creasing to front and rear covers.
Story of CD in Wanstead & Woodford 1939 -1945 'It Happened Here - The Story of Civil Defence in Wanstead & Woodford 1939 - 1945' compiled by S.Tiquet, 1947. Card covered, 88pgs, illustrated with b/w photographs, maps cartoons and roll of serving CD members. Good informative history with detailed Blitz diary and listing of V1 and V2 incidents. In excellent condition with minor creasing of card covers.
Stourbridge Spitfire Fund badge. Generic pattern, probably made by Fattorini, Birmingham, chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Stourbridge Fund. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Strategy & Tactics of the Modern German Army. Bernards 'Key' guide No.25 'Strategy and Tactics of the Modern German Army'. Designed for Home Guard and Service use this guide, gives an overview of the makeup of the major components of the German Army. Covering Airborne, Mountain, Infantry, Artillery and Armoured divisions. 48pgs Illustrated through out with schematics and tables. In excellent, clean condition.
Streatham's War Effort booklet. 1945 1st ed. 92pgs ' To, For, And About You-The People of Streatham '. Illustrated overview of the people's contribution to the War effort of Streatham including sections on AFS, NFS, Police, WVS, Rescue Service, LAAS, GTC etc. . In good, clean condition.
Street and Guerrilla Fighting manual. 1942ed.47pgs ' Street and Guerrilla Fighting ' by Derek Whipp. Part of the ' Know your Weapons ' series published by Nicholson & Watson draws on experience in Russia to advise the methods of street fighting and other unorthodox methods of war from ambushes, knife work and sabotage.Illustrated throughout with b/w sketches and diagrams. In excellent, clean condition.
Struwwelhitler - A Nazi Story Book. Wartime parody of the children\'s storybook \' Struwwelpeter \' sold in aid of the Daily Sketch War Relief Fund. 24pgs of colourful cartoons and rhymes concerning the Nazi regime with chapters entitled \' The Story of the Nazi Boys, the Dreadful Story of Gretchen and the Gun, the Story of Little Gobby Poison Pen etc. In good clean condition with small repair to front cover.
Surrey Police Auxiliary Messenger Service lapel badge. White metal and enamel badge for the Surrey Police Auxiliary Messenger Service. Half moon lapel fitting manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, Birmingham, numbered to the reverse, excellent condition. PAMS consisted of 500 full time and a large number of part time youths between 16 and 18 who were employed as Police messengers. Put into uniform in 1941 and disbanded in 1945
Sussex Home Guard Grouping. Small group of items pertaining to a member,identified as A.E.Swainson of the Sussex Home Guard. Consists of a F.S. cap, approx. size 7, named and faintly manufacturer marked, Home Guard shoulder title , South East Command badge, WW1 medal ribbons and brass rifle oiler bottle marked ' SX HG '. Group is completed by a photograph of a Home Guard member with a passing resemblance to the character ' Godfrey ' from the sTV series Dad's Army . All items in good, used condition
Sussex Home Guard OCA lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Sussex Home Guard Old Comrades Association. Half moon, lapel fitting to reverse. In excellent, bright condition.
Sweet controlled price ration cards. Printed sweet ration cards displaying the controlled price introduced midway through the war. Three different cards, for different varieties of sweets including ' Quality Street ', in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Tactical Exercises in Incident Control. 942ed, 26pg booklet entitled ' Tactical Exercises in Incident Control '. Presents a series of scenarios likely to be faced by the Incident Officer and the likely approaches to those incidents . Published by Gordon & Gotch, London who produced a companion system called Tackitabs which helped in the management of an incident. Uncommon and in good used condition with name and number to cover.
Tactical Training in ARP. 1939ed. 'Tactical Training in ARP for Wardens and other Civil Defence Services' by S.Evelyn Thomas. Early commercial manual on civil defence with 204pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams with all colour centre plates illustrating the Watford visual system of CD control. In good, clean condition with minor chipping to spine some fading and marking to covers.
Tanks at War booklet. ' Tanks at War - how to recognise friend or foe ' One of the Bernards guides for ' the use of Home Guards....49pgs containing sketches and information on known types of tanks both Allied and Axis. In good, used condition with slightly grubby and bumped covers.
Tanks at War. 48pg booklet, part of the Bernard's ' Key Guide ' series ' for the use of Home Guards ', Tanks at War shows a series of outline sketches with information for tanks of all nations. Good, used condition with some foxing and creasing.
Tanks for Victory Lapel badge. 25mm, silvered brass, pinback lapel badge for the Tanks for Victory Club. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Fattorini & Sons, B'Ham ' and in good, toned condition. Tanks for Victory Club was another fund raising organisation and issued badges for different levels of achievement and belonging.
Tanks Victory Club Lapel Badge. Silvered and enamel lapel badge for the Tanks Victory Club. Made by Fatttorini, B'ham with a 25mm lapel fitting to the reverse these badges were awarded or purchased by the level of savings achieved and recorded on a membership card. In this instance the saver has become a ' Life Member ' of the club. Patinated overall with undamaged enamel.
Tate of Leeds Aircraft Dept. National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel ' numbered Fattorini ' national service badge for Tate of Leeds Aircraft Dept.Tate of Leeds, motor dealers had built additional garage space in 1937, which was used for the War Department and Air Ministry contract work. Subcontract work for Blackburn Aircraft Ltd (main works were on Roundhay Road) was undertaken including the manufacture of assemblies for Swordfish aircraft. Manufacturer marked to reverse and in good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights.
Telephonist's Gas Mask. Officially modified Civilian Duty Gas Mask to allow use of a telephone exchange or telephone equipment whilst wearing mask. 1938 dated, size ' Normal ' mask with additional microphone/receiver and earphone on steel headband. In good, used condition with all wiring intact and numerous dates and markings. Elastic harness has now lost some elasticity with a crack to the harness web but still displays well on a head form or mannequin. A good example of an uncommon pattern of gas mask, priced to accommodate faults.
The ' Brighter Blackout Book '. 1939ed The ' Brighter Blackout Book '. by Howard Thomas and sold in aid of the Daily Sketch War fund. The 292pgs are filled with games, puzzles and pastimes to undertake whilst in the shelter or enduring the long periods of blackout. Includes things as diverse as the Swastika Puzzles and book excerpts ' I married a German '. Good, clean condition with some slackness and marking of boards
The ' Cylocopaedia of ARP Equipment ' Brochure. 41pgs C1940 Brochure compiled and published by Air Defence Equipment Service listing available ARP equipment from handcarts to incendiary shields, sirens to gas proof doors. Illustrated through out with b/w photographs and sketches and containing essays on related ARP subjects. Generally excellent condition with some fading and marking to spine.
The Aircraft Builders. 1947ed H.M.S.O. publication ' The Aircraft Builders - an account of British Aircraft Production 1935 - 1945 '. 96pgs giving an overview of pre-War expansion and the subsequent wartime mass production of aircraft. Covers the Ministry of Aircraft Production, technology, labour force, repairs and comparisons with the German aviation industry. One of the less common HMSO short histories in good, clean condition.
The Animals Go Too Children's Book. C1940 40pg book concerning the plight of animals in the war aimed at a children's audience. Large numbers of b/w photographs accompanied by appropriate poems and doggerel. However, notable for some plates showing animal ARP work. Good, overall condition with some marking and staining.
The Art of Guerrilla Fighting & Patrol. C1941 1st Ed. 112pgs ' The Art of Guerrilla Fighting & Patrol.' by Alfred Kerr. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams covering subjects from sniping to first aid. Good, clean copy with some contemporary pencilled notes.
The Art of Prowling, Home Guard manual. C1941 ' The Art of Prowling ' by Col.G.A.Wade. 18pgs with b/w sketches offering almost childlike advice on the subject of prowling ending with a Latin proverb that translates ' they may be bloody foxy but they cannot diddle me '. Part of the Gale & Polden series aimed at a Home Guard audience ( see item: 8985 ) this example in very good condition with light marking to covers.
The Beaver Club lapel badge and ribbon. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Beaver Club in London. Staffed mostly by British women, the Club, near Trafalgar Square offered a number of services from haircuts to coffee to Canadian service men. Staff members wore one of two badges, this example being the larger 35mm example, the 1940 date celebrating the foundation of the club. Maker marked J.R.Gaunt, London. This example is mounted onto a medal ribbon with an enamelled bar with a maple leaf motif. In good, used condition with some patination.
The Beaver Club lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Beaver Club in London. Staffed mostly by British women, the Club, near Trafalgar Square offered a number of services from haircuts to coffee to Canadian service men. Staff members wore one of two badges, this example being the smaller 15mm example. Maker marked Fattorini, B'ham. In excellent, clean and bright condition.
The Birmingham City Transport Home Guard. The 31st & 32nd Warwickshire (Birmingham) Battalions Home Guard, May 1940 - December 1945. 60pg, card covered illustrated history of the Birmingham City Transport Home Guard Battalions which drew men who worked on the City's Passenger transport network. Battalion roles and awards and casualty lists. Profusely illustrated with photographs with many individuals identified. In excellent condition with some light marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon history.
The Birmingham Corporation Home Guard. The 29th Warwickshire (Birmingham) Battalion Home Guard, May 1940 - December 1945. 104pg, card covered illustrated history of the Birmingham Corporation Home Guard which drew men who worked in the City's Utilities. Profusely illustrated with photographs with many individuals identified. In excellent condition with some marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon history.
The Browning Automatic Rifle manual. C1941, small format, card covered manual by Gale & Polden covering the Browning Automatic Rifle. With fold out plans, sketches and photographs this was designed as an aide memoire for the principal medium automatic weapon used by the Home Guard. In good, clean condition with very minor marks to covers and slight rusting of staples.
The Browning Automatic Rifle. A Gale & Polden card covered aide memoire covering the Browning Automatic Rifle used by the Home Guard as a section automatic weapon. Gate fold format with b/w photographs and diagrams. Good, used condition.
The Browning Heavy Machine Gun. 1942ed. ' The Browning Heavy Machine Gun - .300 calibre model1917(water cooled) Mechanism Made Easy '. Produced by Gale & Polden, this 32pg booklet was produced to explain the workings of the standard Heavy Machine Gun used by the Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams. In good, used condition with some foxing and marking to covers.
The Complete Lewis Gunner. 1941ed. 'The Complete Lewis Gunner' 76pg, illustrated manual by Gale & Polden giving a complete breakdown on the Lewis machine gun and it's operation. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, photographs and fold-out plates. In good, clean condition with some minor marking to rear cover.
The Defence of Bloodford Village - HG manual. 16pg, 1940ed. of The Defence of Bloodford Village by Col.G.A.Wade M.C. Early and Influential Home Guard manual setting out a series of defensive scenarios centred around the fictional Bloodford Village. It is written, quite creatively for the time, as a series of dreams by the local Home Guard Commander with a series of bulletin points - make some tank traps, watch out for the Fifth Column etc. to reinforce the message. Illustrated with colour maps and in excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
The Defence of Villages & Small Towns. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' The Defence of Villages & Small Towns ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of Defence of these localities including fighting patrols, shotguns, and road blocks. 28pgs in good, used conditions with slightly grubby covers and minor creasing.
The Fighting Patrol. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' The Fighting Patrol ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of the fighting patrol. The 20pg booklet is illustrated with colour diagrams throughout. In good overall condition with some rusting to staples.
The Fire-Party's Handbook. C1940, 16pgs ' The Fire-Party's Handbook. ' Illustrated with sketches and diagrams includes stirrup pump drill and disseminates information with a question and answer format. Good, clean condition with some contemporary notations.
The Hawker Platoon - Home Guard History. 1945 1st ed. 71pgs ' The Hawker Platoon "E" Company 53rd Surrey Battalion HG - Service record 1940-1944 complied by Sgt.G.D.S.Garrett. Card covered history of a unit almost entirely made up of engineers and draughtsmen employed in the experimental design office of Hawker Aircraft based in temporary accommodation at Claremont near Esher. Illustrated with maps, sketches and caricatures and with a platoon roll. Card covers chipped and marked to edges, contents clean. Uncommon.
The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940-1944 1946ed. ' The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940-1944 ' by Maj.E.A.Mackay. 156pgs with a general history from LDV to Stand Down with individual battalion histories including the AA and MT units. Good, clean condition with some were to spine.
The Home Front - British Wartime Memorabilia 1939 - 1945. 208pg, all colour, introduction by Peter Doyle and Paul Evans to all aspects of British Home Front collectables. Extensive coverage from ration books to uniforms, posters to toys, badges to womens services. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK.
The Home Guard - David Carroll. 1st ed 1999 The Home Guard by David Carroll. 125pgs paperback part of the Sutton photographic series giving extensive photographic coverage of the life and work of the Home Guard with detailed captions. POSTFREE within UK
The Home Guard - N.R.Storey. One of the popular Shire series ' The Home Guard ' by Neil R. Storey is a useful overview of the history of the Home Guard and is profusely illustrated with b/w and colour illustrations of their attendant memorabilia and ephemera. New copy. Recommended. POSTFREE within UK
The Home Guard by Neil R.Storey. New title in the ' Shire ' series, 56pgs with colour illustrations throughout. An excellent general history with a strong emphasis on related collectables. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK.
The Home Guard of Britain - Charles Graves. 1943 1st ed. Illustrated with a photograph frontispiece. A well-researched and authoritative account of the Home Guard, three years after its formation. Chapters include 'Private Armies', 'Blitz', 'Reorganization' and 'Directed Men'. With Appendices 'The Ulster Home Guard' and 'History of the Home Guard Medical Organization'. With details of individual home guards - district, zone, sector, battalion, company and platoon reports. Chipped and creased d/w with some minor foxing.
The Hotspur Comic. October 1944 edition of The Hotspur Comic. 14 pages of stories with a colouful cover showing a steamroller driven by a soldier crushing a Nazi turret. Other stories include ' the Vanishing Major ' and ' Old Joe's Jungle Jokers '. Tatty condition but intact. POSTFREE within UK
The Kitchen Front - 122 Wartime Recipes. 64pgs ' The Kitchen Front - 122 wartime recipes broadcast by Frederick Grisewood...and others, specially selected by the Ministry of Food '. Featuring a cover by the artist Kenneth Bird better known as Fougasse. In good used condition with light marking to covers.
The Land Girl. . Early issue (No.10 Vol.1 Jan 1941) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on poultry keeping,'Land Girl' Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In clean condition with minor rusting to staplesntre.Early issues of the Land Girl are uncommon
The Last Ditch - David Lampe. 219pg classic study of the Auxiliary Units. Although published in 1968 and hindered by the Official Secrets Act, David Lampe's work is still very useful containing extensive appendices listing Aux. Unit Intelligence Officers and Group Leaders and the Gestapo arrest list for Britain.A good overview of the Aux units, this edition in good condition,
The Life-Boat Service & The War. 40+ page soft covered title ' The Life-Boat Service and the War - the first eighteen months ' Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs tells the story of the Life-Boats their role in Dunkirk and air sea rescue before the RAF organised similar services. In good overall condition with light creasing and marking to covers.
The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. ' The Midnight Watch No.12 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on the portable ladder, trailer pumps, knotting amongst others. In good used condition with folds and slightly nibbled edges. Uncommon.
The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. No.11 ' The Midnight Watch No.11 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on the exploding incendiary, duties of officers and organisation of street fire parties. In good, clean condition, has been folded. Uncommon.
The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. No.18. ' The Midnight Watch No.18 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on Sectors and Areas, FG duties and the comic strip Half-Trained Harry. In good used condition with folds and two tears along central fold line.
The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. No.5 ' The Midnight Watch No.5 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on incendiary containers, post equipment and factory fire watching. In good, clean condition, has been folded. Uncommon.
The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. No.6 ' The Midnight Watch No.6 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on plotting incendiary bombs, pump hoses and women factory fire guards. In good, slightly tired condition, has been folded, with one tear.
The Park Gate Iron & Steel Co.Ltd ARP Lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge from the Park Gate Iron & Steel Co.Ltd for wear by a member of the ARP First Aid groups. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '.The Park Gate Iron and Steel Company was a British company that smelted iron ore and turned it into rolled steel and semi-finished casting products. Its works was at Parkgate, South Yorkshire. Good, overall condition.
The Post Office Went To War. 1946ed. ' The Post Office Went to War ' by Ian Hay. Part of the H.M.S.O. series, this 96 page card covered book covers the Post Office's role during the War both on the Home Front and abroad. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and in good, clean condition.
The Queen's Regiment Welfare War Worker badge. Brass and enamel pinback lapel badge for war workers involved in work for the welfare of the troops of the Queen's Regiment. Large numbers of people banded together to provide ' comforts ' and other services to the troops. Excellent condition , gilt fresh with undamaged enamel.
The Rise and Ascent of Number Two Platoon. 52pg History of "A" Company,17th Battalion, Cheshire Home Guard by Harold Jager, printed in 1945. 17th Cheshire was the Heswall Battalion. This illustrated history contains an extensive roll giving addresses and other additional information. In excellent condition with some minor marks to cover.
The Shelter Book. C1939/40 ' The Shelter Book ' for use in ' Shelters, Tubes,Basements and Cellars in wartime '. 307pgs of various stories, poems, essays and notes. First pages have space for listing ARP wardens, decontamination posts, dog's NARPAC registration etc. Good, clean condition with some marking to board covers.
The Story of WVS 52pg booklet entitled ' The Story of WVS ' Pub 1959 by Virginia Graham. H.M.S.O.Well illustrated history of the WVS with a strong emphasis on it's wartime work. Clean copy with a few very minor creases to the cover.
The War & Thames Board Mills 1939-1945. Company History entitled 'The War & Thames Board Mills 1939-1945' a history of the Second World War as it affected the two plants of Thames Board Mills at Purfleet and Warrington. TBM produced much of the heavy cardboard conatiners used for transport and storage of explosives and other war material. 60pgs, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and a roll of honour. Good, clean condition with d/w. Uncommon.
The War That Went On Wheels. C1945, 62pgs ' The War That Went On Wheels - The War Record of the Tilling Group of Companies 1939 - 1945 '. The Tilling Group was made up of 23 seperate companies primarily running bus and tram companies as well as building the same. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and illustrations. Interesting overview of the wartime public transport companies, In good, overall condition with lightly marked card covers.
The Wartime Scrapbook - Robert Opie. A fabulous full colour, 59pg Wartime Scapbook by Robert Opie. The book concentrates on the everyday items of the Home Front particularly packaging, children's games, magazines,comics and posters. Undertaken in Mr Opie's inimitable style with nuggets of information included in the text, a great guide to what is available. Hardcovers - new book.
The Women's Land Army - Vita Sackville West. 1944. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece 112 pages and 62 plates. The standard contemporary account published for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and written by Vita Sackville-West an English author, poet and gardener a strong advocate of the WLA and famed later for her work at Sissinghurst Castle. Good, clean copy with marked and chipped d/w.
Thompson Submachine Gun Mechanism Made Easy Manual. C1941ed.,32pg manual ' Thompson Submachine Gun Mechanism Made Easy '. Published by Gale & Polden as one of their series aimed at the Home Guard, this copiously illustrated manual explains the complexities of the Thompson SMG from filling magazines to clearing jams. Good, clean condition with slight marking to card covers.
Times Newspaper ARP lapel badge. 20mm Silvered enamel lapel badge for the Times Newspaper. Uncommon.
To the Last Round - Leics & Rutland Home Guard 1940 - 45. Fascinating 220pg study of the Home Guard in Leicestershire and Rutland by Austin Ruddy, Illustrated throughout. An excellent and thorough study of a typical county's Home Guard Battalions. POSTAGE INCLUDED WITHIN THE UK.
Toc H Services Club lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for the Toc H Services Club. Toc H is an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers' club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I. During WW2 they provided a number of clubs providing welfare to the Forces. In excellent, clean condition, manufacturer marked ' Collins, London '.
Toc H War Services Clubs lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for Toc H War Services. Toc H is an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers' club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I. During WW2 they provided a number of clubs providing welfare to the Forces. Excellent condition with ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' maker's mark to the reverse.
Toc H War Services lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for Toc H War Services. Toc H is an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers' club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I. During WW2 they provided a number of clubs providing welfare to the Forces. Excellent condition with an indistinct maker's mark to the reverse. Uncommon.
Torquay Wings for Victory pin badge. Tin and card pinback badge for Torquay Wings for Victory week March 6-13 1943. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good condition with some darkening to bright finish.
Total War Training for HG Officers and NCOs. 1942 2nd ed. ' Total War Training for Home Guard Officers and N.C.O.s ' by Mjr.M.D.S.Armour. 114pgs covering everything from ' scientific ambushes ' to ' town and village defence ' . Reinforces advice with a series of T.E.W.T.s and quizzes. Good used condition with some chipping to spine and light marking.
Total War Training for HG Officers and NCOs. 1942 2nd ed. ' Total War Training for Home Guard Officers and N.C.O.s ' by Mjr.M.D.S.Armour. 114pgs covering everything from ' scientific ambushes ' to ' town and village defence ' . Reinforces advice with a series of T.E.W.T.s and quizzes. Good clean condition with some minor chipping to cover..
Trailer pump instruction manual. 63pg Instruction manual for the Scammel Trailer pump. This model of trailer pump was the 350/500 gallon produced by Scammel Lorries of Watford. Covering all aspects of operation of the trailer pump including fault finding and servicing with photographic and diagrammatic illustrations. In good, used condition with the occasional oily thumb mark and minor tear.
Transport Goes to War. 1942 1st ed. ' Transport Goes to War ' HMSO - Ministry of Information for Ministry of War Transport, the official story of British War Transport , railways, buses, road transport, canals, docks - the delivery of war materials, troops goods and workers in the midst of enemy action. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Trench Mortars and Bombs ..for HG Instructors. Home Guard manual entitled ' Trench Mortars & Bombs ' which is listed as a ' supplement to training course for Home Guard Instructors ' by Capt.C.A.Marques. 12pg manual illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches describing a series of ' home made ' mortars and their ammunition. In good, clean condition. Unusual.
TUC Decleration - War Savings. 50 x 75cms approx. poster issued by the National Savings Committee as WFP.77 'Decleration by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress' essentially advocating the adoption of national savings as a means of helping the War's financial needs. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross,London. In good condition with some edge rips and glue staining to one side.
Ulster Home Guard lapel badge. Silver and enamel lapel badge for the Ulster Home Guard for wear in civilian clothes. Some sources suggest that this is official issue, weight being given to this arguement by an issue number to the reverse. Badge in excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel and a light patina.
Ulster Home Guard lapel badge. Silver and enamel lapel badge for the Ulster Home Guard for wear in civilian clothes. Some sources suggest that this is official issue, weight being given to this arguement by an issue number to the reverse. Badge in good, clean condition with two enamel flaws which look worse in photographs than in reality.
Ulster Home Guard Shoulder title Yellow on khaki embroidered Ulster Home Guard cloth shoulder title. Removed from uniform with stitch marks to the edges in excellent condition.
Unarmed Action by Micky Wood. 1941ed. ' Unarmed Action - A handbook for the Home Guard ' by Micky Wood. 63pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs showing Home Guard personnel demonstrating all manner of holds, throws and disarming techniques. Micky Wood was the lightweight wrestling champion of Great Britain. In excellent, clean condition
Unarmed Combat - Your Answer to Invasion Ju-Jitsu. 1941 guide to unarmed combat, more particularly Ju-Jitsu, aimed at Home Guard use. Written by James Hipkiss and illustrated throughout with line drawings showing holds and moves and featuring a fold out chart for instructors. In good tight, clean condition with slightly bumped corners.
Uncut Home Guard Shoulder titles. A block of four screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued, cut from a roll as required. In excellent, clean condition.
Uncut Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued, cut from a roll as required. In excellent, clean condition. Variation to item 8632.
Uncut Printed Warden's titles A pair of printed Warden's titles in their uncut state as issued. Excellent condition.
Unissued Gloucester ( Cirencester ) Btn. Home Guard Titles Set. Unissued printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 3rd Gloucester ( Cirencester ) Battalion . Typical set issued for use with BD and greatcoat. Good, unissued condition with some minor staining.
Unissued Kent ( Erith ) Btn. Home Guard Titles Set. Unissued printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 56th Kent (Erith) Battalion . Typical set issued with a BD or greatcoat. Excellent condition.
Unissued National Registration ID Cards. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all. These original examples of the first issue have not been filled in other than the unique four letter area code which has been stamped. Excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK
Unissued Nottinghamshire ( Newark ) Btn. Home Guard Titles Set. Unissued printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) Battalion and uncut printed H/G shoulder titles. Typical set issued with a BD or greatcoat. Excellent condition, minor glue marks to reverse.
Unissued WLA 2 Year armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for two years service. In excellent, unissued condition but with no closure buttons which have been left unattached.
Unused NARPAC animal's collar discs. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar discs. These examples are unissued and are in excellent , clean condition. Several available, priced individually.
Upper Thames Patrol cap badge. Brass o/r's cap badge for the Upper Thames Patrol. This Home Guard formation covered the non-tidal part of the Thames from Teddington Lock to Oxford and was drawn from men from the Berkshire and Middlesex Home Guard. The badge, which features the arms of the Thames Conservancy surmounting the letters UTP, is in good polished condition. The slider is intact and the rear is toned overall.
Utility Furniture by Jon MIlls. 36pgs, hard cover. A comprehensive guide to the introduction of Utility Furniture including a facsimilie reproduction of the first Utility catalogue. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Utility Furniture Catalogue. Scarce 1944, Board of Trade, Utility Furniture Catalogue. 16pg card covered catalogue illustrated throughout with the styles of furniture available under the new ' Utility ' scheme. With an introduction by Hugh Dalton who oversaw the introduction of the scheme, there are also comprehensive guidelines as to the qualifications to obtaining permits for purchase. In good, used condition with light marking and fold to front cover, and otherminor folds and creases . An opportunity to obtain an important, original guide to a landmark in the history of rationing. SEE item 7247 Utility Furniture by Jon Mills for an explanation of the scheme.
Utility labels. Unused Utility price labels. Intended for attachment to clothing giving style, size and price and featuring the ' utility symbol ', all with strings to attach to each item. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Utility shirt collars. New/old stock utility shirt collars. White, size 17 shirt collars, clearly marked CC41 to collar and to retailer marked envelope. Excellent condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Utlity Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951. 1974ed. 48pg ' Utlity Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.' Valuable study undertaken by the Geffrye Museum of the official ' Utility ' concept. Illustrated throughout with examples of fabric, clothes, furniture and every day items produced under the Utility banner. In excellent, clean condition.
V for victory pin badge. Celluloid and tin pinback badge featuring a patriotic British flag and a V for victory as well as a morse V. Good overall condition with a minor scratch to the front face.
V1 rudder. An excellent example of a rudder from a V1 pilotless rocket. Aluminium covered rudder retaining 85% + of the original painted finish with some surface corrosion to one side. The control bar has been sawn off at the time of recovery but everything else remains. Unfortunately it's story has been lost but it remains a highly scarce souvenir of the world's first cruise missile.
VA LDV lapel badge. Brass and enamel ' VA ' LDV lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, no manufacturer's details. Attractive design featuring a parachute, possibly Vickers Armstong ( badges have seen with numbers from 4 to 600 indicating a large company ). In good overall condition. LDV lapel badges are uncommon considering the short time between it's inception and the change of name to Home Guard.
Victory Bell - variation. RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal supposedly from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 the bell features a prominent ' V ' on the handle and relief images of the ' Big Three ' leaders, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. This example omits the wording around the base indicating it's origins.
Victory Bell - variation. RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal ' from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 ' the bell features a prominent ' V ' on the handle and relief images of the ' Big Three ' leaders, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. Significant variation in design to the more commonly found bell ( See item 9333 ). In good condition with a slightly dark appearance. Uncommon.
Victory Bell. RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal ' from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 ' the bell features a prominent ' V ' on the handle and relief images of the ' Big Three ' leaders, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. This example was cast by the Bucks Diecasting Co.Ltd., Burnham. In good condition with the usual minor marking to surface finish.
Victory headscarf. Large, rayon headscarf with ' VE ' and peace motif overlaid over a printed desgn featuring ration books, Allied flags, Churchill, and the Royal Family. These wartime themed headscarfs, hankies, and scarfs were popular as they were not rationed and were a bright and contemporary fashion accessory. In excellent, clean and bright condition.
Victory lapel badge Silver and enamel, pinback Victory badge. Marked ' silver ' to reverse, good clean condition, patinated overall.
Victory Lapel Badge on Original Sales Card. Chrome and enamel lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting. Featuring the morse notation for the letter V superimposed on a V and still attached to it's original sales card shorting people to ' wear your Victory badge '. Excellent condition.
Victory lapel badge. Pressed chrome lapel badge featuring the ' V ' and the morse symbol for V, three dots and a dash. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. In clean, bright condition.
Victory pinback badge. Enamel and brass pinback victory badge. Featuring a patriotic red, white and blue design encompassing the word ' victory ' a ' V ' and the morse code for V. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Strattons '. In good, clean condition with an enamelling flaw at approx. 4 O'clock.
Voluntary Land Club badge Brass and enamel, pinback, badge for the Voluntary Land Club. This was one of many organisations linked to the ' Lend a Hand on the Land' campaign promoting the production of foodstuffs. In bright,clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Volunteer Agricultural Camp badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for a volunteer on a Volunteer Agricultural Camp. These camps were part of the 'Lend a Hand on the Land' campaign which encouraged civilians to take working holidays on farms in an effort to assist with the harvest. Good condition with some foxing and minor corrosion to the reverse.
Vosper Ltd ARP lapel badge, Excellent condition gilt and enamel lapel badge for Vosper Ltd ARP Services. With a half moon lapel fitting and manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Thomas Fattorini, B'ham'. Vospers were the well known marine manufacturers. In excellent condition with fresh gilt and undamaged,clean enamel.
W.D.&H.O.Wills ARP cigarette cards in original album. Set of 50 cards given free with Will's Cigarettes entitled ' Air Raid Precautions ' Issued in 1938, the full colour cards show subjects from choosing your refuge room,gasmasks, incendiary bombs and anti-aircraft guns with explanatory text to the reverse. They were intended to be mounted in an accompanying album and were issued pregummed. This set is contained in it's original album issued by the manufacturer. In good condition.
W.I. Fruit Preservation, Tin Button Badge. Women's Insititute Fruit Preservation tin and celluloid button badge. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting - 22mm, colours remain bright, minor marking to reverse. During the War fruit preservation was encouraged within the Women's Institute's across the country, even making use of wild fruits and berries. Their efforts were rewarded with the issue of a badge.
W.J.A.C. ' Spitfire ' Cap badge. Embroidered on wool, ' Spitfire ' cap badge for use on the grey field service cap worn by members of the Women's Junior Air Corps. Good, used condition and uncommon.
W.L.A. Release Certificate and Letter. W.L.A. Release Certificate to a Miss A.W.Sharpe who served from 1942 until 1946 with accompanying letter thanking her for her service in Lincolnshire and asking for the return of uniform items. Good, clean condition with paper clip and other light marks.
W.L.A. Release Certificate. W.L.A. Release Certificate to a Miss D.M.Ordish who served from 1945 until 1949. Good, clean condition.
Wallasey Warden Service. C1944 32pg, card covered contemporary account of the Warden's service in Wallasey between 1938 and 1944. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and covering subjects from the inception of the Warden Service through shelters, messenger service, fire guards etc. Includes a roll of honour and a diary and accounts of various incidents through out the war. Better than a reading copy but has sellotape reinforcement to card covers, various underlinings and notations and various creases, tears and marks. Interesting and uncommon.
Wandsworth Civil Defence Grouping. A grouping representing one man's service to King and country in two World Wars. Firstly a WW1 War & Victory medal pair to 73616 Pte.R.Watson Notts & Derby Regt of Putney contained in their original envelopes, box and envelope of transit. A certificate from the metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth for Civil Defence of London 1939-45 awarded to Robert Watson, Warden and fire Guard. This is accompanied by a standard Civil Defence printed armband, embroidered Warden shoulder title, silver ARP lapel badge and a length of Defence Medal ribbon given in lieu of the medal for the initial awards. All in excellent/good condition. Accompanied by some research.
War Cookery Leaflet No.10 Your Children's Food in Wartime. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.10 ' Your Children's Food in Wartime. '. As with other leaflets in the series this leaflet offers advice, centring on the importance of a child's diet and the essential food groups and the help available from local Food Offices. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.11 - Dried Eggs. 1945 War Cookery Leaflet No.11 - Dried Eggs issued by the Ministry of Food. This double sided leaflet attempts to provide recipes for the ubiquitous wartime favourite dried eggs. Good, clean condition with a few very minor tears. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.13 - Puddings. C1943ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.13 ' Puddings '. Double sided leaflet outlining ration puddings. Excellent,clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.15 Breakfasts. 1944ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.15 ' Breakfasts '. Double sided leaflet outlining ration breakfasts for ' growing school children and young factory workers '. Good, used condition with minor marks and creases. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.17 Jam Making 1944ed. Ministry of Food, War Cookery Leaflet No.17 ' Jam Making ' offering economic recipes for making various jams. In good, clean condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.18 High Teas.... 1944 ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.18 ' High Teas and Suppers.' Double-sided leaflet giving tips on economy recipes for tea and supper. . In good, used, condition with minor edge wear. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.19 Fat Ration. 1945 ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.19 ' Making the Fat Ration Go Further '. Covers ' butter extenders ' and collecting extra fat and fatless recipes. Good, used condition with slight ' nibbling ' to edge. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.22 Fruit Bottling. C1944ed. Ministry of Food, War Cookery Leaflet No.22 ' Fruit Bottling without sugar '. As with the rest of this series gives a number of simple and practical tips on bottling and preserving fruit. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.24 Drying & Salting. 1945ed. Ministry of Food, War Cookery Leaflet No.24 ' Drying & Salting '. As with the rest of this series gives a number of simple and practical tips on the preservation of foodstuffs using drying and salting . Good, used condition with small tear. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.3 Potatoes. C1943 War Cookery Leaflet No.3 - Potatoes issued by the Ministry of Food. This double sided leaflet attempts to provide recipes for the inventive use of potatoes with the exhortation ' Potatoes save Shipping '. Good, used condition with a few creases and minor tears. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.4 ' Carrots ' Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.4 ' Carrots '. As with other leaflets in the series this leaflet offers numerous recipes and ideas involving carrots including the start of the legend of carrots helping you see better in the blackout ! In good condition with holes punched for filing. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.6 ' Vegetable Cookery ' 1943ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.6 ' Vegetable Cookery ' offering tips on how to make the make the most of vegetables in avoiding waste and extracting the most nutrition. Slightly creased with minor tears. FREEPOST within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.6 Green Vegetables. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.6 ' Green Vegetables '.As with other leaflets in the series this leaflet offers advice, centring on the importance of vegetables in the daily diet including nettles. Good, used condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.7 ' Soups '. August 1943ed. War Cookery Leaflet No.7 ' Soups '. As with the rest of this series gives a number of simple and practical tips on the making of nourishing soups and some unusual ingredients. Good, used condition with some foxing. POSTFREE within UK
War Cookery Leaflet No.9 Fuel Saving C1942 ed. Ministry of Food War Cookery Leaflet No.9 ' Fuel Saving Tips and Recipes'. Double-sided leaflet giving tips on fuel economy and recipes that involve little use of fuel. In good condition with some very minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
War Diary - English Electric Co.Ltd 1938 - 1945. C1946 ' War Diary - English Electric Co.Ltd 1938 - 1945 '.255pgs with numerous illustrations of the work of the English Electric Co and their products during the Second World War. Includes Roll of Honour and a seperate chapter on work done in conjunction with Napiers.
War Economy Pack - Newey Snap Fasteners. Card of 12 Newey Snap Fasteners marked to the reverse ' War Economy Packing '. In excellent condition - new old stock. Several available.
War Emergency Pack ' Jiffy Dyes '. Small pack of ' Jiffy Dyes ' made by Drummer Dyes. Marked ' War Emergency Pack ' to top corner, complete with contents. Slightly grubby condition.
War Savings badge. Card badge featuring a bold graphic design for an anonymous War Savings Campaign in October C1941. Clearly given for a donation to the fund and was presumably attached by a pin through the attached ribbon. Good, overall condition with some minor marking . Uncommon.
War Savings Poster - Woman Ordnance worker. W.F.P. 319 ' War Savings - will make your dreams come true '. 75 x 50cms poster featuring a Woman Ordnance Factory worker printed by J.Howlett & Son Ltd., Nottingham for H.M.S.O. In good general condition with various minor rips and tears with archive tape repairs.
War Savings Poster. 50 X 75cm approx poster captioned ' The most you can SAVE is the least they deserve '. Featuring a bold graphic image, printed for H.M.S.O. by E.S.& A. Robinson Ltd., Bristol. In excellent, bright and undamaged condition.l
War Service Scouts handbook. 96pg handbook for War Service Scouts published by the Boy Scouts Assoc. Includes chapters on ARP, Patrolling 'Commandos must begin somewhere!', self defence as well as all the normal Scouting endeavours. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps,sketches and maps. In good, used condition with slightly creased covers and rusted staples.
War Time Pack - Snap Fasteners. Card of 6 British Snap Fasteners marked ' War Time Pack '. In excellent condition - new old stock. Several available. FREE POSTAGE in UK
War Worker lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for ' B & E War Worker '. Numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Unusual form of National Service badge in good overall condition with bright chrome and enamel. One very minor chip to top l/h.
Warden armband. Printed cotton 'Warden' armband with cotton tie fixing. Later elastic modification. In good used condition with slight fading to lettering.
Warden Helmet with Gas Curtain. Good, 1939 dated MkII Warden's helmet with a size 7, MkI 1939 dated liner. This example features a gas curtain, frequently used as protection from sparks and embers etc. from burning buildings. The helmet is in very good condition with minor marks and abrasions. The gas curtain is pliable with rubbing to helmet edge with previous cuts or rips having been strengthened from the inside by the addition of material.
Warden's 1942 Presentation biscuit Barrel. Oak biscuit or tobacco barrel with ceramic insert and white metal fittings. Pinned to the exterior is a presentation plate with the dedication ' Presented to Mr & Mrs Ladd by "A" Group Wardens Corps 31-10-42. In good overall condition with one split. JM
Warden's Register. Unused ' Warden's Register ' which was intended for the recording of information pertinent to a warden's sector. Has provision for listing adults and children, addresses, refuge or shelter accommodation and gas mask sizes. In excellent, unissued condition.
Warden's Shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Warden shoulder titles.Slight variation with longer than standard. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Warden's Shoulder titles. Wartime pair of standard, round ended Warden shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Warship Week fund badge. 30mm tin and celluloid pinback badge with the slogan 'Our Warships Week'. A generic design probably given for a donation to the fund. In excellent condition.
Wartime ' Old Maid ' card game. Full set of cards in it's original box of the game of ' Old Maid '. Complete with the wartime additions of the cards for ' Land Girl ' , ' Airman ' etc. Good, used condition, box with some minor damage but intact.
Wartime ' Roll out the Barrel ' Novelty Mug. Wartime ' Roll out the Barrel ' Novelty Mug manufactured by Wade Heath the well known Burslem ceramics company who specialised in the production of novelty pieces. Featuring the lyrics of the song ' Roll out he Barrel ' which was popular during the war, recorded amongst others by the Andrews Sisters, and sporting a serviceman as a handle, these novelty items were popular during the war. Wade produced a similar design with Churchill replacing the serviceman. Undamaged condition with light crazing to glaze.
Wartime 'Wynosan' First Aid Ointment. New/old stock, boxed 'Wynosan' Brand First Aid Ointment. Typically wartime printed tin contained in a clean carton marked to both top and bottom tabs with slogans 'Waste paper is a vital war material. Please save it'. In excellent clean condition.
Wartime 1461 Squadron ATC Sleeve Badge. Wartime printed sleeve badge for 1461 (Wigston & District) Squadron Squadron Air Training Corps. The badge is a generic pattern with the squadron painted to the centre. Excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Surprisingly uncommon.
Wartime 7F ATC Sleeve Badge. Wartime printed sleeve badge for the 7F (1st City of Liverpool) Squadron Air Training Corps. The F suffix indicates that the squadron was one of the 50 founding squadrons of the ATC. The badge is a generic pattern with the squadron painted to the centre. Excellent, unissued condition, uncommon.
Wartime Aids For All Animal Owners Booklet. C1941 32pg leaflet issued by N.A.R.P.A.C. - National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee outlining Home Office advice for animal owners in time of war. Covers topics including air raid precautions for all types of animals, feeding in time of war and ARP on the farm. Slightly tired copy with foxing, light marking and some chipping to pages. Uncommon.
Wartime at Baker Perkins. Large, landscape format wartime company history for Baker Perkins of Peterborough. Baker Perkins produced large numbers of artillery pieces particularly the 25pdr and the mountings for various medium artillery, A-T guns, and naval weapons along with other pieces of equipment. 30pgs with copious b/w illustrations with some large colour plates. Excellent, clean condition.
Wartime ATC Cap Badge. Wartime, economy plastic Air Training Corps badge by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Surprisingly uncommon, this example is in good condition with both blades present but with the usual deformation typical of badges made from these early plastics.
Wartime ATC Rank insignia. War economy printed badge for the rank of Leading Cadet in the Air Training Corps. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, small cut. Uncommon.
Wartime ATC shoulder title. Early embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 229 Squadron. This example is an early wartime economy example that was supplied without squadron numbers that were embroidered on issue to the relevant unit. In good used condition.
Wartime ATC shoulder titles. Embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 464 Squadron. These examples are wartime economy examples that were supplied without squadron numbers that were subsequently embroidered on issue to the relevant unit. In good used condition.
Wartime ATC Sidecap. Woollen RAF pattern o/r's sidecap as worn by the Air Training Corps. RAF blue serge body featuring chromed ATC badge and buttons, cotton headband with manufacturer's label attached ( details obscured ). Good, used condition with slightly grubby interior.
Wartime Barlova Malted Drink Tin. Tin for ' Barlova ' Malted Milk. Displaying classic wartime economy traits with direct printing onto tin and spidering common to many wartime tins. Information panel indicating the ' war emergency measures ' undertaken. In good, clean condition.
Wartime Birthday Card - Blackout Theme. Wartime economy birthday card with a black out theme. Generally good condition interior has some staining. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime boot polish. 'Lane's Superfine Wax Boot Polish' Unused tins of boot polish with contents although some contents have shrunk back from the sides. In excellent condition with 'Economy War-Time Pack' slogan to rim. Several available.
Wartime box - Snowfire Tablet. Snowfire Tablet - healing block for treating burns, scalds, chilblains and chapped hands. Contained in box with ' waste paper and board is a vital raw material ' slogan printed to box. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Boxed Radio Valve. Replacement ' Mazda radio valve contained in a wartime box with salvage slogan ' please save this carton for re-pulping ' to interior. Manufactured by Edison Swan it is unknown whether this valve works and would recommend testing if bought with the intention of use. Carton in good, used condition.
Wartime Bus Tickets with Salvage slogans. 10 x wartime bus tickets issued by the North Western Road Car Co.,The North Western Road Car Company was a bus company in Stockport, and these single fare tickets all bear salvage slogans to the reverse, with 5 x differing messages. All tickets have been used and clipped but are in good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Bus Tickets with Salvage slogans. 10 x wartime bus tickets issued by the North Western Road Car Co.,The North Western Road Car Company was a bus company in Stockport, and these single fare tickets all bear salvage slogans to the reverse. All tickets have been used and clipped but are in good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Bus Tickets with travel restriction slogan. Wartime Bus Tickets issued by Crosville Motor Services Ltd, a Somerset bus company based in Weston Super Mare. All issued and clipped bearing the slogan ' unless you are a worker keep off the buses between 4.30 and 7.30. This was part of a Ministry of Transport scheme to ensure the more effective transportation of war workers. Unusual. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Bus Tickets with Waste Paper Slogan. Wartime bus tickets for Gresswell's Bus Service with a waste paper slogan to the reverse ' Waste Paper is actually a raw material of War give it to the the country '. Unissued condition. Sold in groups of five, POSTFREE in the UK.
Wartime Bus Tickets with Waste Paper Slogan. Wartime bus tickets for Gresswell's Bus Service based in Lincolnshire, to the reverse a waste paper slogan ' Beat the Paperhangar be a . . . - Paper Saver ' in a reference to Hitler. Unissued condition. Sold in groups of ten. POSTFREE in the UK.
Wartime Cadbury's Plain Chocolate. Rare survivor ! Complete bar of Cadbury's ' Plain Bournville ' chocolate. In it's utility, printed greaseproof paper wrapper which were introduced as a wartime economy measure, it bears the slogan ' Cadbury's Plain '. In good condition but cannot vouch for the quality of the chocolate !! - bar is intact with some whitening.
Wartime Cadbury's Milk Tray Assortment box. Scarce wartime Milk Tray Assortment box by Cadbury's. The clue to it's wartime provenance is the the strapline 'covered with blended chocolate' - blended chocolate was a wartime expedient as full cream milk supplies were limited and were blended with seperated milk to produced 'blended chocolate'. In good overall condition with minor scrapes, tears etc.
Wartime Child's Toy Helmet. Pressed tin, child's toy helmet. These items were popular during the early part of the war and this example is in excellent condition, retaining it's original elastic strap although now with a tied repair and ' tired ' elasticity
Wartime Child's Toy Helmet. Pressed tin, child's toy helmet. These items were popular during the early part of the war and this example is in good condition having received a contemporary coat of black paint and a replacement bootlace strap.
Wartime Childhood. ' Wartime Childhood ' by Mike Brown.New title in the ' Shire ' series, 56pgs with colour illustrations throughout. An excellent and charming general history with a strong emphasis on related collectables. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK.
Wartime Comic Christmas Card. Wartime Christmas card featuring a humorous Wartime scene. Printed on lightweight card typical of wartime economy measures. Good, used condition. POSTER within UK
Wartime Copies of the Girl's Own Paper. 3 x copies of the Girl's Own Paper, March and November 1941 and March 1942. Full of stories ' Siren Cinderella ' , ' World on Wings ' etc., with other pertinent wartime articles and adverts with a regular ' Worrals ' story, a contribution by W.E.Johns. All copies in good, used condition with some marking, small rips, tears etc with corner missing to March 1941 edition.
Wartime Currant Box. Unused wartime currant box with National Salvage Campaign slogan ' Your country needs paper . Do not burn this carton save it with your waste '. Excellent condition.
Wartime Drummer Dye Box. Wartime Pale Green ' Drummer Dye ' box with contents. Box with wartime salvage slogan. New old stock with some staining to box. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Economy Masonic Jewel. A plastic Steward's Masonic Jewel issued in 1945 by the Royal Masonic Institution For Girls. Manufactured by the London Assn. For the Blind plastic was chosen because of the shortages of precious metals, enamels etc. In good overall condition, slightly grubby ribbon.
Wartime Elastoplast tin. 70mm tall tin for Elastoplast adhesive bandage. Clearly marked ' WARTIME CONTAINER ' to indicate the decrease in quality in line with adherence to wartime restrictions on packaging. Tin in excellent condition with some very minor scratches and with some original contents.
Wartime Food for Growing Children booklet. 1942ed. 25pg booklet ' Wartime Food for Growing Children '. Published by the Ministry of Food and based on a series of ' Kitchen Front Broadcasts ' by the M.O.F. giving general advice on nutrition and children. In excellent, clean condition
Wartime Izal Antiseptic - ARP use Wartime bottle of Izal brand antiseptic with contents. One label recommends Izal for use with ARP medical teams and for the disinfection of gas masks. In good condition with fading, staining and bruising to labels.
Wartime lightbulb. New, old stock ' Atlas ' lightbulb. 75W bulb contained in original packaging with war economy savage slogan. In working order but seek advice before use.
Wartime lightbulb. New, old stock ' Osram ' lightbulb. 25W bulb contained in original packaging with war economy savage slogan. In working order but seek advice before use.
Wartime lightbulbs. New old stock, 240v 60W BC clear lightbulbs in their original ' Atlas ' brand wartime packaging, bearing a long overprinted message concerning the salvage of paper. In excellent condition although use of the bulbs is not recommended. Several available.
Wartime Lightbulbs. N.O.S. 12v 80W SBC small pearl lightbulbs. Exterior paper wrapping is printed with salvage instructions ' should not be thrown away or destroyed ..... handed to organisation responsible for salvaging '. Are probably in working order but would suggest testing by a qualified person before use. Several available
Wartime London County Council armband. Printed white cotton armband for London County Council with white cotton retaining tapes. These armbands were known to be worn by various members of the LCC when involved in Civil Defence duties. This pattern of armband is seen in the numerous photographs of Evacuation from London. In good used condition with light soiling.
Wartime Manchester Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for MANCHESTER. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Wartime Milk Bottle Tops. - 'Silent Service' slogan. Card discs used for sealing milk bottle tops with printed slogan 'Silent Service-pure milk'. Unused condition. Priced individually. FREE POSTAGE
Wartime National Household Milk. Wartime Ministry of Food National Household Milk tin and contents.Typical wartime overprinted finish with salvage slogan printed to side. Good, clean condition with some minor spidering common to wartime tins, cannot guarantee contents !!!!
Wartime National Household Milk. Wartime Ministry of Food National Household Milk tin .Typical wartime overprinted finish with salvage slogan printed to side. Good, used condition with light wear and the usual wartime spidering to finish .
Wartime Orlox Beef suet boxes. Mint Orlox Beef suet boxes with wartime salvage slogans - ' waste paper is a vital war material please save it! ' and 'do not burn this carton save it for the dustman'. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Oxydol soap packet. Oxydol cartons and contents with nice salvage slogan to bottom of the carton. Cartons are in excellent condition with very minor storage ' dust ' to one end and some minor creasing Good clean examples of wartime packaging. 2 avaialble
Wartime pack - Newey's hooks and eyes. New old stock Newey's hooks and eyes mounted on card, the reverse printed ' War-Time Pack '. Excellent condition. Several available.
Wartime pack - Snowfire Tablet. Snowfire Tablet - healing block for treating burns, scalds, chilblains and chapped hands. Marked ' wartime pack ' and in good overall condition with creasing, marking and small tears to label. POSTER within UK
Wartime Packet - Luton Straw Hat Dyes. Wartime cardboard box containing a bottle of " Luton " Straw Hat Dye with partial contents. Box labelled ' Please do not burn retain for salvage '. Both box and contents in good overall condition, some areas of cardboard loss and minor tears.
Wartime packet of ' Vim '. New, old stock, wartime packet of ' Vim ' with salvage slogan to top ' save this carton for waste paper collection '. In good, condition with storage marks, rubbing and bruising.
Wartime packet of Blackey's Boot Protectors. Very clean, new old stock, packet of Blackey's Boot Protectors complete with contents. Plain cardboard packet with overprinting ' Wartime Pack '. Excellent condition with minor bruising to one end of the carton.
Wartime packet of Persil washing powder . Wartime packet of Persil washing powder. Economy packet with two colour printing directly onto cardboard. Packet has waste paper collection slogan to one end ' National War Effort this carton is made from waste paper '. Pack complete with contents and in good, clean condition, with minor creasing and bruising with a very small leak.
Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder . Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder. Economy packet with two colour printing directly onto cardboard. Packet has waste paper collection slogan to one end ' Save this carton for waste paper collection '. Pack complete with contents and in excellent clean condition, with some minor creasing.
Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder. Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder. Economy packet with two colour printing directly onto cardboard. Packet has waste paper collection slogan to one end with the reverse printed with ' wartime directions for using Rinso '. Pack complete with contents and in good condition, with some creasing, fading and denting. Priced individually.
Wartime Player's 'Navy Cut' cigarettes. Original wartime Player's 'Navy Cut' cigarettes in their original flimsy packaging. In an effort to save cardboard, cigarettes were wrapped in flimsy paper featuring a single colour repeating brand design. Introduced from late 1942 cigarettes were soon returned to their cardboard packs by Wars end. A rare survivor with contents intact and an intact wrapper. Wrapper has some staining and minor tears and creases.
Wartime Postage Stamp Book. Wartime postage stamp book, originally containing 2'6 worth of postage stamps, now only retaining a 1/2 penny stamp. Book contains information re. forces mail, air graphs, postage rates etc. with war savings and other patriotic exhortations. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime postcards x 5. A selection of wartime postcards by the artist Kit Forres featuring his trademark children characters. Unused, as new stock. Whilst not featuring specifically wartime subjects all the cards have patriotic or political wartime exhortations by Churchill amongst others. Excellent condition, sold as a group.
Wartime Pye National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel, numbered,pin back badge for employees of the Pye company employed on war work. W & G.Pye Co.Ltd designed and manufactured radio equipment for the British Army, including Wireless Sets No. 10, 18, 19, 22, 62 and 68, they were also greatly involved in the development of radar. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, Ltd, B'ham ' this example in good, bright condition.
Wartime ROC Recognition Test Proficiency badge. Printed, Wartime economy badge for those Observers who passed the annual aircraft recognition test. Introduced in December 1943 the badge was worn on the upper left sleeve. Uncommon in it's printed form.
Wartime Savings Poster - agricultural theme. 50cm x 75cm War Savings poster ' Savings - Feed all War Machines '. W.F.P.284 Issued by the National Savings Committee and printed for H.M.S.O. by James Haworth, London. Featuring a striking image and in excellent condition. Has been folded which has one 15mm tear and a further similar tear and other minor marks.
Wartime Sentimental Postcard. Wartime postcard by the well known publishers Bamforth with a sentimental image of a soldier and a young girl sold as part of their ' wartime greeting ' series. Good, used condition with some minor ink staining. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime shop brown paper bags. Wartime brown paper bags overprinted with the slogan ' In Wartime as in time of Peace we aim to give Quality, Service, Satifaction. In excellent condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Wartime shop wrapping paper - Kenilworth store. Sheets of printed wrapping paper from a Kenilworth store printed ' War Economy Packing . Commonly used in shops to wrap items such as butter etc. Excellent, clean condition. Several available, priced per sheet . POSTFREE within UK
Wartime shop wrapping paper . Sheets of printed wrapping paper with the slogan ' In War Time as in time of peace we aim to please '. Commonly used in shops to wrap items such as butter etc. Excellent, clean condition. Several available, priced per sheet . POSTFREE within UK
Wartime Spitfire Badges. Gilded alloy Spitfire badges. Cast manufacture with a stud fixing to the reverse with the word " Spitfire " in relief across the wings. Good condition. Several Available.
Wartime St.John printed shoulder title. Wartime, black on white canvas, St.John printed shoulder title. Example of wartime expediency, uncommon. In excellent unused condition, has been folded.
Wartime Tin - ' Zems ' Cough Sweets. Wartime economy tin of ' Zems ' Herbal licorice tablets for the instant relief of coughs, bronchitis and asthma. Featuring the wartime expedient of direct printing onto tin and featuring a controlled price. Clean, bright condition.
Wartime Tin of Soup. Wartime ' half label ' Newforge Meat Soup Consommé tin with contents ! This example features a half label, a wartime expediency designed to save paper. Label intact with some staining, tin in good condition with some very minor areas of corrosion to top and bottom
Wartime US supplied National Household Dried Milk Wartime tin of National Household dried machine skimmed milk, packed for the Ministry of Food and supplied by US suppliers. In excellent, near mint condition, contents solidfied with minor abrasions to label and tin.
Wartime utility radio. A good example of a Wartime Civilian Receiver or ' Utility Radio '. Manufactured by A.C.Cossor as indicated by the U3 marking to the reverse, the WCR was an attempt to standardise radio production in Britain in order to make economies in valuable radio production. The design was made by a wide number of manufacturers and attempts were made to make it generally available in an effort to boost morale. This example is in generally good condition (suggest a professional inspects it before attempting to make it work) with paper instructions present and legible to reverse. Case in clean un-woodwormed condition with some minor surface abrasions. HEAVY ITEM
Wartime WVS Hat. Officially issued WVS hat. Green felt body with maroon crepe ribbon with the standard WVS Civil Defence chrome and enamel badge. This style of hat was common to the ARP and Civil Defence services and this example manufactured by Sutton of Stockport has been inspected by WD inspectors indicated by the inspection stamps which also give an inspection date of 1943 ( letter N ). This date is further endorsed by the presence of a WVS label to the sweatband which was authorised in 1942. Size 6 3/4 this example has some slight damage to the brim and one small moth hole to the reverse but otherwise in good condition, evidence of it's usage is provided by the powder/foundation residue to the sweatband. Uncommon.
Wartime 'Dinkie' curlers pack. Card marked 'wartime economy pack' containing ladies 'Dinkie' hair curlers. Good overall condition with slight creasing to card and a small amount of corrosion to bottom of curlers.
Warwickshire Air Raid Warden armband. Superb ARP armband bearing the bear and staff emblem of the county of Warwickshire and the title ARP Air Raid Warden. In excellent, clean condition with printed and inked issue details to the reverse . An excellent and uncommon example.
Warwickshire ARP armband. Superb ARP armband bearing the bear and staff emblem of the county of Warwickshire and the title ARP First Aid Post. In excellent, clean condition with some minor marks, printed and inked issue details to the reverse. An excellent example.
Warwickshire ARP Pass and Warrant. 1938 dated ARP pass and warrant to a William Edward Payne from Offchurch near Rugby. Both items contained in an official ARP envelope. All items in good condition with some light marking etc.
Warwickshire ARP Warden armband. Superb ARP armband bearing the bear and staff emblem of the county of Warwickshire and the title ' ARP Air Raid Warden '. In excellent, clean condition with some minor marks, printed and inked issue details to the reverse. An excellent example.
Warwickshire Civil Defence area title. Embroidered gold on blue, cotton, Warwickshire Civil Defence area title. Similar in design to the later post-war area titles the wartime examples are distinguishable by being embroidered on heavy duty cotton and finished with a merrow edging stitch. In good used condition with traces of glue to the reverse having been removed from an album.
Warwickshire Civil Defence cloth cap badge. Uncommon, Warwickshire Civil Defence, embroidered cloth cap badge. Gold silk embroidered on blue backing designed for wear on the CD beret. Clear evidence of having been removed from a beret with fraying to edges and minor tears. Scarce.
Warwickshire Home Guard Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Warwickshire Home Guard. The badge has half moon lapel fitting to reverse and is in good, clean condition. The enamel is undamaged and what looks to be damage are flaws created during manufacture. Uncommon.
Warwickshire Home Guard Tunic. Early '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 4th Warwickshire ( Stratford ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' WAR 4 ' shoulder insignia . Size 7 BD ( Height 5' 7" - 5' 8" Chest 35" - 36", Waist 30" - 31" ), undated label with WD inspection stamp. Manufactured by B.Morris & Co. Clothiers, London. Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with Lieutenant , brass rank pips to each shoulder strap. Clean condition with one small area of damage to left sleeve, easily mended.
We Also Served - Cambridgeshire Home Guard. 1994 'We Also Served - The story of the Home Guard in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely 1940-1943'. 107pgs with black and white illustrations outlining, by battalion, the history of the Cambridgeshire Home Guard. Includes sections on the GPO Battalion, AA battery and MT Company. In good, clean condition with torn and creased but intact dustwrapper.
Weapons & Armaments of the Modern German Army. One of the ' Bernard's key guide ' series this booklet entitled ' Weapons & Armaments of the Modern German Army - fully illustrated ' was intended for Home Guard consumption. 50pgs filled with sketches and diagrams and text outlining everything from tanks to grenades. In good used condition, with some marking and rubbing to spine.
Welcome to Essex, wartime booklet. 1943ed. ' Welcome to Essex - an invitation to the troops in this county, especially the Americans, to inspect some of its most interesting features '. Produced, with proceeds going to the Essex War Fund, 33pgs extolling the virtues of towns and villages from Barnston to Writtle with illustrations and maps. Good condition with some creasing and marking to card covers.
When the War Came to Leicester Booklet. Card covered booklet ' When the War Came to Leicester Booklet. ' 23pgs largely dealing with the heavy raids of 1940-41, although does cover later in the War. Illustrated with b/w photographs, in good condition with minor marks to covers and wear to spine.
White metal ARP lapel badge. An excellent example of the white metal ARP lapel badge. This one features the half moon lapel fitting designed for issue to men and has the faint manufacturer's markings for Maples & Beasley. White metal badges were made in the period 1940-43 replacing the earlier silver examples.
White metal ARP lapel badges. Part of a larger hoard of white metal ARP lapel badges - manufacturer's surplus stock, recently discovered. White metal badges were made in the period 1940-43 replacing the earlier silver examples. Die struck examples with either half moon or pinback fittings, good condition. State preference for fitting choice when ordering. 2 or more £5 each.
White variation Home Guard lapel badge. Scarce variation of the standard Home Guard lapel badge. Gilt and white enamel lapel badge with half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Manufacturer marked ' Usher B'ham '. In excellent condition with bright gilt finish and undamaged enamel.
WI Produce Guild lapel badge. Silvered brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Womens Institute Produce Guild. In 1938 The Produce Guild was started for those members that were interested in gardening and cooking. Members of this Guild went through special tuition and a series of proficiency tests to improve cookery skills to teach others, demonstrate or judge. The focus was on improving knowledge and skills relating to food and played an imporatant role during the War in the effort to feed the nation. In good, used condition.
William And ARP - Richmal Crompton. 1939 1st Ed. 'William Does His Bit' by Richmal Crompton. The irrepressible character William decides to found the junior ARP, 256pgs with the occasional b/w sketch illustration. This example is complete with it's scarce colourful dustwrapper featuring William as a member of the Air Rade Precorshun Junier Branch ! In good clean condition with a chipped d/w with some small tears.
William Does His Bit - Richmal Crompton. 1941 2nd Ed. 'William Does His Bit' by Richmal Crompton. The irrepressible character William does his best for the War effort in 252pgs with the occasional b/w sketch illustration. This example is complete with it's scarce colourful dustwrapper featuring William with a stirrup pump! In good clean condition with a chipped d/w with some small tears.
Will\'s Cigarettes ARP cards. Set of 50 cards given free with Will\'s Cigarettes entitled \'Air Raid Precautions\' Issued in 1938, the full colour cards show subjects from \'choosing your refuge room,gasmasks, incendiary bombs and anti-aircraft guns with explanatory text to the reverse. They were intended to be mounted in an accompanying album and were issued pregummed. This full set in good condition contained in a Will\'s Wild Woodbine packet.
Wings For Victory Lapel Badge. 30mm Paper and tin, pin back lapel badge for the Wings for Victory campaign. Featuring a non area specific, generic design it was probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Good overall condition with some very minor corrosion to reverse.
Wings for Victory milk bottle tops. Unused wartime milk bottle tops featuring a ' Wings for Victory ' emblem and slogan. Excellent condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Wings For Victory poster. 57 x 7cm generic Wings For Victory Week poster W.F.P.281. Printed for H.M.S.O. BY W.B. & Co.Ltd, EC3. In excellent , clean condition, has previously been folded.
Wings for Victory Savings Bond Application. Fold out, information and proposal form for buying savings bonds supporting Wings for Victory Week. Featuring colourful bright graphics and in excellent condition.
Wise Eating in Wartime. 1943ed. ' Wise Eating in Wartime ' from the Ministry of Food's Kitchen Front Broadcasts. 32pgs. containing the synopsis of the various braodcasts offering advice on offal, eating too much sugar, soups and the use of vegetables. The chapters offer general nutrional advice with small tips and suggestions. Good overall condition with some minor foxing to rear cover and wear to spine.
With the W.A.A.F. ' With the W.A.A.F. ' by Susan Garth. Published by Raphael Tuck and featuring their trademark artwork on the front cover, this 48pg booklet is essentially a recruiting tool aimed at younger readers with it's emphasis on the positives of being a member of the W.A.A.F. In generally good condition with some creasing and marking to card covers.
Within the Island Fortress No.1 The Women's Voluntary Services (WVS) Within the Island Fortress - the Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 No.1 The Women's Voluntary Services (WVS) by Jon Mills. One of Jon's indispensable guides, 32pgs,full colour illustrations throughout, soft cover. PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Within the Island Fortress No.2 Identity Cards, Permits and Passes. Within the Island Fortress - the Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 No.2 Identity Cards, Permits and Passes by Jon Mills. 52pgs,full colour illustrations throughout, soft cover. Jon's usual comprehensive examination. Recommended. PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Within the Island Fortress No.3 Pre-Service Training Corps for Girls. Within the Island Fortress - the Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 No.3 Pre-Service Training Corps for Girls (WJAC,GTC GNTC). by Jon Mills. 36pg,full colour illustrations throughout, soft cover. PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Within the Island Fortress No.4 Mechanised Transport Corps. Within the Island Fortress - the Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 No.4 The Mechanised Transport Corps (MTC) by Jon Mills. 36pg,full colour illustrations throughout, soft cover. PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
WJAC Forage Cap. Fine wool forage cap for use by member of the Women's Junior Air Corps. Approx. size 6 7/8 with chromed buttons and chromed WJAC badge for ordinary members, oil cloth lining and suede sweat band. Excellent, clean condition.
WJAC Rank Insignia - Unit Sergeant. Scarce rank insignia worn by a Unit Sergeant in the Women's Junior Air Corps. Adopted for wear in April 1944, this distinctive insignia replaced other dress distinctions worn by Senior NCOs of the WJAC. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, and scarce.
WLA 2 1/2 Year armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for two years service with the addition of an applied half diamond indicating a further 6 months service. In excellent, clean condition with slight shrinkage following wear.
WLA Armband for 3 1/2 Years Service. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for two years service with 3 additional six months service chevrons to display 3 1/2 years service in total. In excellent, clean condition.
WLA ' E.S.W.A.E.C. Forewoman ' Shoulder Title. Very uncommon Women's Land Army shoulder title worn by a WLA Forewoman of members administered by the East Suffolk War Agricultural Executive Committee. The Committees were government-backed organisations tasked with increasing agricultural production in each county of the United Kingdom. First founded in 1915 and re-formed in 1939. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a greatcoat with one tear to top l/h edge. Scarce.
WLA 2 Year armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for two years service. In excellent, clean condition.
WLA 4 Year Armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for four years service. This example in good, clean condition with some shrinking caused either by washing or wear in the rain - a common occurrence with this particular armband also some moth damage.
WLA 4 Year Armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for four years service. This example in excellent, used condition without so much of the shrinkage and mis-shaping commonly associated with this armband.
WLA 4 Year Armband. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for four years service. This example in excellent , unissued condition.
WLA 6 month service half diamond. Merrow edged, embroidered half diamonds indicating 6 months service for application to WLA armbands for extra service on top of that indicated by the armband. In clean unissued condition. Two available. POSTFREE within UK
WLA 8 Year Armband with further service diamonds. Embroidered, wool on felt, multi-piece construction, WLA armband for 8 years service with the addition of further service diamonds indicating a further 1.5 years service. This example in excellent, used condition with a replaced button to reverse and is one of the less common of the series of armbands available to the WLA.
WLA Aertex Work Shirt. A scarce example of the WLA aertex work shirt. Short sleeved ' polo ' style shirt in aertex type material. 1943 dated and ' Large ' size manufactured by Towles Ltd whose label appears prominently in the neck. Excellent, used and undamaged condition and hard to find.
WLA Area Shoulder title. Embroidered cotton and wool area shoulder title for the WLA for the area of Carmarthenshire . These titles were intended for wear on the short coat and and were unofficially seen in the later stages of the War. Good, used condition with a couple of small moth nips.
WLA Armband for 5 1/2 Years Service. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for four years service with the addition of three further service chevrons to give a total service of 5 1/2 years. This example in excellent , clean condition.
WLA Armband for 5 1/2 Years Service. Felt and cotton, embroidered Women's Land Army armband for four years service with the addition of three further service chevrons to give a total service of 5 1/2 years. This example in good, used condition and is typical with these felt armbands, slightly mis-shapen from wear.
WLA Armband. Embroidered cotton on wool armlet indicating service in the Women's Land Army. This was the first issue armlet issued on joining. This particualr example has three half diamonds attached indicating 1 1/2 years service. In excellent, used condition
WLA armband. Embroidered, cotton on felt armband for the Womens Land Army. This is the basic armband worn on joining, further service with the WLA indicated by the addition of diamonds indicating six months service. This example in excellent, clean, bright, moth-free condition
WLA armband. Embroidered, cotton on felt armband for the Womens Land Army. This is the basic armband worn on joining, further service with the WLA indicated by the addition of diamonds indicating six months service, in this case a year's service is shown. This example in good, used condition with a couple of minor moth nips and slightly misshapen from wear.
WLA Bib & Brace Overall. Unissued Women's Land Army ' Overalls, Bib & Brace, Drill '. Standard item of work clothing on issue to the WLA, this example made by ' Workwear Ltd ' in 1944. Size medium to fit waist 28" - 31". Excellent condition.
WLA Breeches, Corduroy. 1943 dated Women's Land Army ' Breeches Corduroy '. Size No.2, waist 27"- 29", Hips 39" - 41", Height 5ft 1in to 5ft 3in. Clear manufacurer's label and WD inspection marks, good, clean condition with all buttons and leg ties.
WLA Corduroy Breeches. A good, probably unissued pair of 1943 dated ' Breeches Corduroy Women's Land Army '. Size 3, height 5' 4" - 5' 6", waist 24in - 26in and hips 36in - 38in with original leg lacing. Corduroy breeches were worn with WLA ' best ' uniform. These examples in excellent condition and unlikely to be upgraded.
WLA Drill overall coat. Women's Land Army ' Overalls, Coats,Drill '. 1944 dated, size Large - Bust 39" - 42ins by Workwear.Ltd. Standard working overall used by the WLA, this example in mint, probably unissued condition with all buttons, belt etc present.
WLA gilt and enamel tie pin on original sales card. WLA gilt and enamel tie pin manufactured by W.O.Lewis, B'ham on original sales card.Tie pin was not official issue but could be bought from the WLA shop. This example fresh and bright with card having creases and a minor tear.
WLA gilt and enamel tie pin. WLA gilt and enamel tie pin probably manufactured by W.O.Lewis, B'ham. Tie pin was not official issue but could be bought from the WLA shop. This example fresh and bright.
WLA gilt and enamel tie pin. WLA gilt and enamel tie pin probably manufactured by W.O.Lewis, B'ham. Tie pin was not official issue but could be bought from the WLA shop. This example fresh and bright.
WLA Greetings Card. Women's Land Army Christmas Greetings card published by Raphael Tuck & Sons on behalf of the WLA Benevolent Fund featuring an embossed design of a WLA badge. Good, used condition with some very light foxing.
WLA Grouping - Isle of Wight. Small grouping of paperwork , photographs and armband badge etc. to a Miss F.Butcher, originally from Manchester who went to serve on the Isle of Wight. Includes official notices of registration for the call up of women, postwar congratulatory letters indicating various awards for service, photographs in uniform, WLA badge and an armband indicating 3 years service. All items in good condition.
WLA grouping. Grouping of paperwork and insignia to a Beatrice Colwell. Originally from Hampshire the group includes WLA Release Certificate, Service Certificate, 2 year armband showing 3 1/2 years service, cap badge, birth certificate, Identity card and a post-War reunion programme. All items in good, used condition with some creasing etc to paperwork.
WLA Grouping. Land Army grouping to Mrs Agnes Gladys Ottway who served in the WLA from September 1941 to November 1946. Group consists of the Release Certificate, Service Certificate, brass and enamel cap/lapel badge and embroidered WLA slip-on shoulder title. All items in good, clean condition with the slip on title having had the slip-on tape removed probably having been sown directly to the greatcoat.
WLA Jumper. Official issue, 1943 dated, WLA woollen jumper. Size 4 by Towles Ltd, a contractor that supplied a number of uniform items to the WLA, with internal manufacturer's label. Generally very good condition, there are however three holes to l/h shoulder and central reverse with other snags, all of which could be easily repaired by a competent knitter. The front and sleeves remain undamaged. A good example of a difficult to obtain item of WLA clothing.
WLA notepaper. White headed notepaper with embossed Women's Land Army symbol to top left hand corner. In excellent clean condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
WLA overcoat sleeve badge. Unofficial WLA sleeve badge worn just above the cuff on the WLA overcoat. Made from cutting out the embroidered WLA insignia from an armband and stitched to the cuff. Often worn instead of the WLA shoulder slip ons. Uncommon.
WLA Service Certificate Womens' Land Army service certificate made out to a Miss Laura B.J.Johnson who served between Jan.1942 and Feb.1946. In good, condition with a light stain to left corner.
WLA Service Certificate. Womens' Land Army service certificate made out to a Miss Ethel Benson who served between June 1942 and January 1946. Contained in it's original envelope made out to a Scarborough address. In good, clean condition, slight tearing where envelope has been opened.
WLA Shoulder titles. Matching pair of embroidered shoulder titles for a member of the Womens Land Army. Originally designed to be slipped over the epaulette of the great coat. Good, used condition with contemporary repairs to retaining band.
WLA Shoulder titles. Matching pair of embroidered shoulder titles for a member of the Womens Land Army. Originally designed to be slipped over the epaulette of the great coat, these examples, as was common , have had the cotton band moved and then stitched directly to the coat. Good, used condition.
WLA six year armband. Embroidered cotton on felt WLA armband for six years service with additional applied diamonds for a further one year and six months service. This example in excellent, used condition and as is typical with these armbands slightly mis-shapen.
WLA snapshots. A group of seven b/w snapshots featuring Land Army girls at work around a threshing machine. The charming shots were found with other items belonging to an ex WLA member, Miss I Taylor who served in Hertfordshire in the period 1942/43. Good, clear images and uncommon.
WLA Ten Year Service Award. A scarce example of the Ten Year Service award for the Women's Land Army. Cast gilt and enamel, pinback badge made by J.R.Gaunt, London. This was accompanied by a certificate bearing an impression of the badge and was awarded for 10 years ' good ' service and was only ever awarded to a small number of Land Girls, consequently difficult to find and would rate alongside the Timber Corps badge in scarcity. Lovely fresh gilding with polished highlights and undamaged enamel with original red felt backing.
WLA tie. Womens Land Army tie. Imitation silk made by Tootal. Good overall condition with some very minor abrasions ( see photo ).
WLA Timber Corps beret badge. The Timber Corps was a seperate part of the WLA formed in 1942, wearing the same uniform as the WLA but with the addition of a beret with a distinctive and unique badge. By 1946 some 6000 women had served in the woods, forests and timber mills helping to replace drafted timber workers and to help to accomodate the extra demand for timber. This plastic badge is in excellent condition complete with both blades and maker marked 'A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Uncommon.
Wolseley on National Service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel National Service lapel badge for Wolseley. Part of the Nuffield Group headed by Morris, Wolseley were largely involved in vehicle production throughout the war. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, numbered with manufacturer markings for ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. In worn condition, patinated to reverse with wear to highlights and scratching of enamel.
Woman Home Guard Auxiliary Certificate. Approx 16 x 20cms certificate given in appreciation of service as a Home Guard Auxiliary. These certificates are not common when you appreciate that there were only 32,000 Women auxiliaries compared with nearly 2 million men in the Home Guard. This two-colour certificate was issued to a Dorothy Owles and is in good condition with some loss to reverse where it has been removed from an album/frame.
Women at War '39-45 the Home Front. New copy of ' Women at War 1939 - 1945 the Home Front ' by Carol Harris. One of the Sutton Publishing series with a large number of b/w illustrations giving a thorough overview of the increasing role of women in Britain during the Second World. Recommended. POSTFREE within UK
Women's AFS London breast badge. Embroidered cotton on serge AFS London breast badge for use by women. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform.
Women's Civil Defence/NFS Slacks. An unissued pair of ' Slacks C.D. or N.F.S. ( A.R.P.73/N.F.S.97 ) '. 1944 dated Size 10 - Height 5' 4" - 5' 6",Waist 26" - 28", Hips 36" - 38". In an excellent unissued condition with
Women's Home Guard Auxiliary brooch badge. Plastic, pin-back brooch badge designed to be worn by women Home Guard Auxiliaries. Manufactured by Stanley & Sons, Walsall and marked to the reverse the badge was designed and issued in 1943. Badge unfaded with very minor distortion, good example.
Women's Home Guard Auxiliary medallion. A highly uncommon silver medallion presented to Women's Auxiliary Home Guard members of the 18th Warwickshire (Coventry) Battalion Home Guard. Featuring a stout pin fastening to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ' with Birmingham 1944 hallmarks. In excellent condition with light toning overall.
Women's Land Army badge - variation. Brass and enamel pinback WLA badge - variant with large crown, smaller script and small corn stook . In good, used condition, some patination to reverse, with intact and undamaged enamel. No maker. Unusual.
Women's Land Army badge, economy type. Brass and enamel, die-struck cap/lapel badge for the Women's Land Army. This is an example of the economy type, die-struck versions replacing the solid brass of earlier. Good condition, bright gilt and enamel.
Women's Land Army badge. Brass and enamel pinback WLA badge by H.W.M ( Millers ). Gilding in fresh condition, some patination to reverse, with intact and undamaged enamel.
Women's Land Army badge. Brass and enamel, die-struck cap/lapel badge for the Women's Land Army. Good condition with a cleanable stain at 1 O'clock position.
Women's Land Army lugged cap badge. Brass and enamel, die-struck cap badge for the Women's Land Army. This badge has lugs in the north and south position manufactured specifically as a badge for the hat rather than the universal pinback version. Good condition with a cleanable stain at 11 O'clock position. Uncommon.
Women's Land Army Proficiency Badge. Plastic, pin-backed, WLA proficiency badge by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Crisp moulding with un-faded bronze colour and intact pin and clasp
Women's Leeds Area N.F.S. patch. Printed N.F.S. patch for wear by a woman serving in the No.4 Fire Force that covered the Leeds area. Usually worn on the left breast of the tunic or overall the women's badges are exactly the same design as that worn by the man but a third smaller in size. In excellent, clean condition.
Women's York Civil Defence Tunic. Woollen four pocket tunic for use by a woman warden in the York Civil Defence. A.R.P.71 Pattern tunic , size 6 5ft 2in to 5ft 4in, Bust 34" - 36", Waist 26"-28" with printed ' Warden ' titles to both sleeves, embroidered CD breast badge with wartime pattern ' York ' area designation below. One year printed war service stripe to r/h sleeve with gold lanyard to l/h shoulder complete with correct belt and manufacturer's label to interior. Excellent, clean , moth free condition.
Women's Land Army card. Women's Land Army greeting card. Featuring an embossed, colour WLA badge to the front and themed verse to the interior. Written greeting to the interior. POSTFREE within UK
Worcester LDV pass and photograph. Card pass issued by the Worcester City Police certifiying that Sidney Edward Adams is a member of the Local Defence Volunteers. Individually numbered and accompanied by a b/w postcard photograph of a uniformed and armed man sporting an LDV armband. It is assumed that this the holder of the pass as they were acquired together. In good condition with some marking to pass.
Worcester Warship Week badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for Worcester Warships Week Mar 7-14 1942. Maker marked I.Sanders & Sons, Bromsgrove In good condition, some foxing and very light corrosion to reverse.
Worcestershire Home Guard Certificate. Unissued certificate presented by 4th Worcs Evesham Battalion for a Battle Squad Competition 1943-44. Issued examples have recipients details and are signed by the commanding officer. 27 x 23cms approx. Slight foxing and one small tear.
Worcestershire Home Guard Tunic. '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 7th Worcestershire ( Malvern ) Battalion Home Guard. Featuring a slightly worn manufacturer's label dated December 1940 , large size 18 - Chest 43ins - 44ins, Waist 38 to 39ins, Height 6 to 6ft 2ins. Features Lieutenant rank insignia and printed Home Guard shoulder titles and WOR 7 area designations. Particularly clean and moth free example in a larger than average size with one small repair to top left reverse.
WVS Housewives Service window card. 190mm x 190mm Window card for the WVS Housewives Service. Printed by Fosh & Cross in 1940 and designed to be placed in the windows of members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. In mint condition with a handwritten notation to the reverse ' Property of WVS Kingston.'
WVS - NAAFI lapel pin. Chromed, pinback lapel badge worn by WVS volunteers in NAAFI canteens. In excellent bright condition, no manufacturer evident with safety chain to reverse. Uncommon.
WVS armband. Early screen printed WVS armband. Red paint on white cotton material with evidence of safety pin fixing to reverse. In excellent, clean condition a good example of an early armband before standardised patterns were introduced.
WVS Armband. Calico-printed, close backed WVS armband. Introduced in 1943 for issue to those members of the WVS without uniform or previously issued armband whose duties brought them in touch with the public. In excellent, clean probably unissued condition.
WVS armband. Embroidered cotton on wool WVS armband. Introduced in 1943 for members of the WVS not in possession of uniform who were engaged on work where 'recognition of status is desirable'. In excellent condition .
WVS Armband. Wartime elasticated machine embroidered WVS armband. Very similar in style to nursing ' sleeve caps '. Good overall condition with one ink stain to front face.
WVS ARP lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for Women's Voluntary Services ARP. This badge was announced in 1938 issued for WVS volunteers who had undertaken ARP training, it was quickly superceded the following year by a new design. Designed as a lapel badge it is commonly seen as a hat badge. This example in good, clean condition with undamaged enamel, maker marked H.B.SALE, B'ham.
WVS Beret. Compressed wool WVS beret with WVS Civil Defence badge. Size 7 with clear manufacturer's markings to the interior and in excellent, moth free condition. COMM/01/JM
WVS Centre Organiser ' rank ' bar. Chrome and enamel, pin back, ' rank ' bar for Centre Organiser. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war these brooches were intially made in chrome and enamel . Centre Organiser refers to WVS members employed in local WVS headquarters known as centres. In good overall condtion, manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson, London .'
WVS Centre Staff ' rank ' bar. Economy chrome and paint, pin back, ' rank ' bar for Centre Staff. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war these brooches were intially made in chrome and enamel . Centre Staff refers to WVS members employed in local WVS headquarters known as centres. In good overall condition, with some minor paint loss, not manufacturer marked.
WVS Civil Defence badge. Chrome and red enamel WVS Civil Defence pinback badge. Introduced in late 1939/40 to replace the ARP pattern, with initial issues having enamel lettering. Worn as lapel badge or alternatively as a cap badge. Good clean example by Butler, B'ham.
WVS Civil Defence economy badge. Chrome and red paint WVS Civil Defence pinback badge. Introduced in late 1939/40 to replace the ARP pattern, initial issues had enamel lettering that was subsequently replaced by red paint as in this example. Some minor paint loss otherwise excellent condition. Manufactured by L.Simpson, London.
WVS clothing label. Woven WVS clothing label. This style of label was featured in most wartime clothing this size probably came from the greatcoat. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
WVS County Staff \' rank \' bar. Chrome and enamel pinback County Staff rank bar by L.Simpson, London. The County Staff brooch was introduced for WVS members employed at county headquarters from April 1942. Chrome in bright, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
WVS Deputy Centre Organiser ' rank ' bar. Chrome and enamel, pin back, ' rank ' bar for Deputy Centre Organiser. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war these brooches were intially made in chrome and enamel . Centre Organiser refers to WVS members employed in local WVS headquarters known as centres. In good overall condtion, manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson, London .'
WVS Housewives Section Armband. Printed on to cotton, WVS Housewives Section armband. The Housewives Service /Section were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality particularly in the care of casualties. Although denied an officially issued armband, WVS authorities had no objections to local issues prefering them to use the red on green type designs common to the WVS. This example in excellent, clean condition with some marking to reverse with indication of a pin type fastening.
WVS Housewives Sevice lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the WVS Housewives Service, Identification.The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality particularly in the care of casualties. Manufacturer marked ' Fattorini,Bradford ' and in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
WVS Housewives Sevice lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the WVS Housewives Service, Identification.The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality particularly in the care of casualties. Manufacturer marked ' Fattorini,Bradford ' and in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
WVS London Civil Defence arm badge. WVS Civil Defence embroidered arm badge and area title. Arm badge and area title embroidered on felt which replaced flannel from 1941 due to wartime shortages. The badge and London title were worn low on the sleeve although the arm badge does appear both as a breast and beret/hat badge. Both items in good, unmothed condition with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
WVS neck brooch. White metal, pinback WVS dress or blouse badge. Worn at the neck and thought to have been introduced sometime during 1940. In good, used condition.
WVS Post Leader armband. WVS ' Post Leader ' embroidered on felt, armband. The position of Post Leader was created during the decentralisation of the WVS organisation during 1942 to act as a liason with the local Wardens Post. The armband became available in 1943. This example in clean condition with one very minor moth nip to reverse.
WVS Surrey Civil Defence arm badge. WVS Civil Defence embroidered arm badge and area title. Arm badge and area title embroidered on felt which replaced flannel from 1941 due to wartime shortages. The badge and Surrey title were worn low on the sleeve although the arm badge does appear both as a breast and beret/hat badge. Both items in good, unmothed condition with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
WVS War Service Chevrons. Embroidered War service chevrons for three years for use on the arm of the greatcoat and often found tacked onto armbands. Excellent, unissued condition. POSTFREE within UK
WW2 Plasfort Helmet with Helmet Carrier WW2 ' Plasfort ' helmet with cloth skeleton carrier. The Plasfort was a commercially produced helmet made from an early plastic resin similar to Paxolin in an attempt to produce a viable helmet which did not use valuable war materials. These were bought by some local authorities and by private individuals and were commonly to be found amongst first aid personnel. The commercially produced cloth skeleton carriers were popular amongst Civil Defence personnel for ease of carrying the helmet when not being worn. Both items in excellent, clean condition,helmet liner size approx. 6 7/8.
WW2 ' Danger Unexploded Bomb ' Enamel sign. Large 61cms x 38cms enamel sign bearing the wording ' DANGER UNEXPLODED BOMB '. Designed to be attached to a cordon rope or post in the proximity of a UXB. Mounting holes to the corners and centre provided to facilitate this. In excellent, bright condition with the exception of two areas of damage with other minor chips scrapes etc. Particuarly difficult to obtain.
WW2 Air Transport Auxiliary, Silver Numbered Badge. A scarce, original WW2 period civilian pilot's Air Transport Auxiliary silver badge. Oval oak wreath surmounted by an eagle, "ATA" to the centre , with Latin motto scroll "Aetheris Avidi" (Eager for the air) the reverse impressed with official issue number "D1067". The ATA was created in1939 and based in White Waltham, nr. Maidenhead, Berkshire. It was disbanded in 1945. Excellent, patinated condition,
WW2 Bomb Disposal Training Incendiary Bomb. Based on the standard German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb, this is a replica made by the British for training purposes made from steel. Correct dimensions, with a sheet steel fin and a removable cap ( possibly to allow a smoke compound to be introduced ) and correctly weighted. The body is stamped INERT with a serial number and EOD. Good overall condition with minor marking and corrosion . Unusual.
WW2 Boy Scout Civil Defence badge WW2 Boy Scout Civil Defence embroidered badge, introduced in 1939 and was awarded for undertaking wartime duties such as runners, ARP assistants to boy scouts aged 14 and over, it was withdrawn on 31st July 1945. Good, used condition.
WW2 Boy Scouts National Service Leaflet. 941 leaflet ' They Were Prepared ' - Boy Scouts National Service. 21pgs with b/w illustrations outlining the roles taken up by the Scouts in war, fire fighting, aiding evacuees, CD messengers, ARP work, building shelters etc. Contains a section on the National Service and Civil Defence badge and also rolls of honour for gallantry during the war. Good, used condition, loose binding, light marking, foxing etc. Uncommon.
WW2 Devon Emergency Land Workers badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for Devon Emergency Land Workers. This 15mm x 20mm badge was worn by workers who volunteered or were drafted for work on the land in this case in Devon. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
WW2 Dorking CD Breast badge and Area badge. Embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence breast badge with a loosely attached ' Dorking ' area badge. The area badge is the embroidered cotton on bluette with a merrow edge type ( see item:8827 ).
WW2 Economy Army Cadet Force lapel badge. WW2 plastic economy ArmyCadet Force lapel badge. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall '. In excellent, clean condition with very little distortion.
WW2 Home Guard Beever-Eels Armoured Car Crewman's Badge. Embroidered cotton on oval serge backing badge for use by Home Guard Beever-Eels Armoured Car crew. Intended to be worn on the sleeve in the form of a trade badge they were devised for use by Home Guard units attached to the M.A.P. who operated the Beever-Eels. ( SEE Mills & Carney ' In the Space of a Single Day ' ) Partial paper backing to reverse. Uncommon.
WW2 National Pigeon Service badge. Brass,enamel and silver gilt button hole badge for the National Pigeon Service who provided trained homing pigeons for essential use by the RAF, Army, Home Guard, SOE and Special Forces to relay urgent messages back to England. Their enrolled keepers were issued with a numbered badge, in this case No.12395. This example by Maples & Beasley, B'ham is in good, bright condition. Uncommon badge.
WW2 Police steel helmet. A good example of the standard Mk II steel helmet for use by the Police. Dated 1939 and manufacturer marked ' H B H ' to rim Blue painted with white stencilling ' POLICE ' to front.Paintwork rates at approx. 80% intact with scratching and chipping to top of helmet Good, dusty, size 7 liner.
WW2 Scout Civil Defence proficiency badge. Merrow edged, embroidered Scout's Civil Defence proficiency badge. Introduced in November 1939 to be used in place of the National Service badge when worn for carrying out Civil Defence duties. In excellent, clean and probably unissued condition.
WW2 Women's Home Defence Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Women's Home Defence League. The League was started in 1941 by Dr Edith Summerskill Labour MP for Fulham West London. Women recruits learned basic weapon training and military skills. Manufacturer marked ' Collins, London ' to the reverse and in good used condition with small flake of enamel missing at approx 4 O'clock position.
WW2 Women's Junior Air Corps Cap Badge. Scarce silvered and enamel,pinback, capbadge for the Women's Junior Air Corps. Introduced in early 1945 for WJAC Officers up to the rank of Group Commandant for wear on the grey FS style cap. Excellent condition, slightly patinated with undamaged enamel.
WW2 Women's Auxiliary Police Corps lapel badge. Chrome and enamel WAPC lapel badge by Thomas Fattorini, Birmingham. With half moon lapel fitting and in excellent condition with undamaged enamel. The WAPC was founded in August 1939 and disbanded in 1946 with numbers reaching approximately 4000 at it's peek. Uncommon badge.
Wycombe RDC ARP telephone operator's log. Foolscap size ledger acting as the ARP telephone operator's log for Wycombe Rural District Council. Starting in December 1942 until May 1945, the log lists air raid warnings and air raids in the list of occurrences including various V1 incidents in June, July and August 1944. Interesting record.
Y.W.C.A. War Service badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid, finback badge for Y.W.C.A. War Service. Like many organisations the Young Woman's Christian Association undertook many and various roles during wartime from manning canteens to collecting material for bandages. Good, used condition with some light marking.
YMCA War Service Fund badges. Card flag day badges for 'The Margarets Fund-National Y.M.C.A. War Service Fund'. Presumably given to recognise a donation to the fund. In good order with some minor creasing and pin hole to top. POSTFREE
Yorkshire Home Guard battledress. '40 Patt BD blouse from the 41st West Riding (Dewsbury) Battalion (Heckmondwike). Large size, No.13 - 5ft 11"/6ft, 38/39" chest and 33/34" waist. In good, clean condition with nicely paired insignia, with one neatly repaired hole to the back and very minor moth 'napping' . Indistinct date 'Aug 42/43' to intact label with period tailoring modifications - darts to the back and additional closures to the waistband. A good, lightly worn, original Home Guard BD blouse.
Yorkshire Home Guard No.36 Grenade Manual. 37pg Instructional manual published by the Yorkshire West Riding Zone Home Guard on the No.36 Grenade. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams concerning all aspects of the working, throwing and deployment of the No.36 Mills Grenade. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing. Uncommon.
Yorkshire YMCA War Worker badge. Gilt and enamel pinback badge for a Yorkshire YMCA War Worker. Probably worn by a volunteer working in the myriad of tasks undertaken by the YMCA during the war, everything from running canteens and hostels to providing refreshments. Clean, bright gilt with undamaged enamel, manufacture marked to the reverse 'Fattorini, Bradford,.
Your Home as an Air Raid Shelter Leaflet. 1940ed. ' Your Home as an Air Raid Shelter '. 24pg pamphlet published by the Ministry of Home Security advising on the methods of making parts of the home less vulnerable to bombs, reinforcement of windows, escape routes, blast walls etc. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. Good overall condition with some rusting of staples.
'Britain's Sea Power' savings poster. 50 X 75cm approx poster entitled \'Britain\'s Sea Power - Maintain it with your Savings.\' Poster features a bold, graphic image of a King George V Class Battleship and was printed for the National Savings Committee by Thos, Forman & Sons Ltd, Nottingham. Poster in good used condition with minor edge tears and creasing, with some old repairs to reverse and traces of a residue to one side of the reverse where poster has been mounted. Sounds worse than the actuality. Priced accordingly.
'By Rail to Victory'-LNER in wartime 1947 published story of the LNER Railway in wartime. 196pgs with b/w illustrations, diagrams and maps by Norman Crump. Excellent, clean edition with covered, clean but chipped dust wrapper dealing with all aspects of the LNER during the war.
'Hang Out Your Washing on the Siegfried Line' sheet music. Colourful sheet music for one of the more popular wartime songs '(We're Gonna Hang Out) The Washing On the Siegfried Line'. Published in 1939. In good overall condition with some creasing and minor marking. POSTFREE within the UK
'Home Guard' Soap. Wartime bar of 'Home Guard' brand soap manufactured by the Premier Soap Co.Ltd., Hull. Slightly mis-shapen but otherwise in excellent condition. A rare survivor.
'Join the Crusade' savings poster. 25 x 38cms approx. poster issued by the National Savings Committee as WFP 101 'Join the Crusade - Buy National Savings Certificates'. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd.,London. In excellent condition with very minor creasing and marks.
'Under Fire - Britain's Fire Service at War' 2008ed 151pgs 'Under Fire - Britain's Fire Service at War' by John Leete including the story of the Corps of Canadian Firefighters in England, 1942-45. Interesting overview with a large number of previously unpublished photographs. New book. POSTFREE within UK
'Victory Baby Exhibition' certificates. Home Front frivolity! - Grand Victory Baby Exhibition certificates. Adorned with the dots and dashes of the morse code 'V' used throughout the war all of these 'Commended' certificates are filled in to individual contestants. In excellent condition with lists to the reverses. Several avialable. POSTFREE within UK
'When they sound the last 'All Clear''- Vera Lynn. 'When they sound the last 'All Clear' sheet music as sung by Vera Lynn,1941. Good clean copy with some minor chips to edges. POSTFREE
'Wop No.1' comic ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Mussolini's face in the interior with the dedication ' Wop No.1'and We've got him on the run'. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. The examples featuring Mussolini are considerably more scarce than their counterparts showing Hitler. In good undamaged condition.
'Z' Battery anti-aircraft manual. 1943 26pg manual Anti-aircraft training instruction "Z" AA Artillery. Manual dealing with the operation of the 3" Rocket projector more commonly known as a 'Z' Battery. Manual includes chapters on ammuntion, fire control, testing and training complete with fold out diagrams of battery layout and packing. 'Z' Batteries were largely manned by HG units and this manual provides an interesting insight into their operation . Good, clean condition.
£3,000,000 In Pennies - Story of the Red Cross Penny a Week Fund. ' £3,000,000 in Pennies ' the story of a wartime miracle. 50pg booklet outlining the creation and operation of the Red Cross and St John Penny a Week Fund. Their work included relief to POWs, post air raid help as well as their day to day nursing operation during wartime. Good, clean condition with light rubbing to spine. POSTFREE within UK