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ARP Sidecap.Dark blue, serge sidecap favoured by members of the ARP and Civil Defence services. Serge body with cotton lining and sweat band with two chrome buttons, which denote the non-military nature of the cap and a hallmarked silver ARP cap badge. This example was probably worn by a women with traces of face powder present to interior. Good, used condition and uncommon.
Women in Green: The Story of the W.V.S.W. Heinemann, 1948 1st ed. Women in Green: The Story of the W.V.S. by Charles Graves. 284pgs inc. b/w photographs covering the formation of the WVS in 1938 to a point where over 1.25 million members were heavily involved in Civil Defence, salvage, evacuation, feeding and salvage. Useful history in clean condition with a marked and chipped d/w.
Code: 10840Price: 16.00 GBP
The Bull's Eye - A tale of the London Target. 94pg illustrated account of the bombing of London by the Group Co-ordinating Officer of the Civil Defence for the East End.
Pub.1943 by Reginald Bell,7pgs of photos and line drawings and cartoons interspersed through out the text.
Good contemporary account with striking cover artwork. Good overall condition, some rubbing to spine and minor marking of paper covers.
Evacuation Window Card. 18cm x 9.5cm card for display in windows showing involvement in the government evacuation sheme. It was primarily designed for display in the windows of houses taking evacuees or involved in the administration of the scheme. The image was designed by the well known designer Abraham Games.
In good, clean condition, complete with it's original envelope ( Melksham, Wilts ) and covering letter. Scarce.
Code: 10838Price: 45.00 GBP
Home Guard Group Photograph - C Company 22nd West Riding Btn.Landscape portrait of C Company ( Hipperholme & Lightcliffe ) of the 22nd West Riding ( Calder Valley ) Battalion Home Guard. 61cms x 22cms approx. In good condition, has been folded.
Code: 10837Price: 22.00 GBP
Comic Postcard - ' To Hell with Hitler ! 'No.14 in the ' Cheerful ' series published by an East London publisher entitled ' To Hell with Hitler ! '. In good, used condition, postally used in 1939.
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54th Kent Battalion Home Guard Recruiting Leaflet.Single-sided, coloured, recruiting leaflet for C Company 54th Kent ( Chislehurst ) Battalion Home Guard. Good, clean condition.
Code: 10835Price: 16.00 GBP
SFP Armband. Printed cotton ' SFP ' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subsequent 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. Good, used condition, some light marking.
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.7553. This example by Maples & Beasley, B'ham is in good condition with minor surface abrasions to the enamel, v.small chip at 12 o'clock, toned overall. Uncommon badge.
Code: 10833Price: 78.00 GBP
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 good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
Code: 10832Price: 34.00 GBP
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