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Western Union ARP Lapel Badge.Silvered and enamel A.R.P. lapel badge for employees of the Western Union company, the well known telegram and telegraph company. 22mm with half moon lapel fitting to reverse. Patinated overall with some rubbing to highlights
Code: 10630Price: 56.00 GBP
Blouse Civil Defence A.R.P.57aA good, used 1943 dated ' Blouses C.D.General & N.F.S. A.R.P.57a / N.F.S.103 ' manufactured by the Rego Clothiers Ltd. Size 11 ( Height 5'7"- 5'8", Chest 39 - 41", Waist 36 - 38" ) with clear evidence of having insignia but now missing. Contemporary repair to lower left breast and two small areas of damage, rear of the collar and right shoulder which would easily be repaired.
Code: 10629Price: 58.00 GBP
Small Child's ' Mickey Mouse ' Respirator.A good, used example of the small child's respirator contained in it's original cardboard case and explanatory leaflet. Produced in a child friendly orange rubber with a blue coloured filter similar to the American produced child's mask that was specifically designed to look like Mickey Mouse and to be less frightening to children. The British version was less convincing and this example was produced by the London Rubber Co in 1940. In good, supple condition with some darkening to exterior, carrying case with some staining and rubbing, leaflet with some rust staining and creasing.
Code: 10628Price: 60.00 GBP
What To Do About Gas Leaflet.Double-sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1941 giving basic information concerning potential gas attacks. Good, used condition with minor staining, knicks etc.
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Code: 10627Price: 10.50 GBP
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 in good condition retaining a good proportion of it's original finish with some visible inspection marks etc. and a line of stress marks showing where it passed through a roof or similar. It appears to have partially ignited burning through the thermite body to reveal the internal striker mechanism.This example is a true souvenir of the aerial Blitz which has probably been extinguished by the smart action of a fire watcher or warden.
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Cooke's Explosives Limited National Service Badge.Superb condition National Service badge for Cooke's Explosives Limited. Based in Penrhyndeudraeth, South Wales Cookes had produced explosives largely for the mining industry but switched to producing explosives and munitions during WW2. Gilt and enamel with a half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and manufacturer marked for H.W.Miiler Ltd., B'ham.
Code: 10625Price: 50.00 GBP
After the Raid is Over Leaflet.Commercially produced 16pg leaflet printed in 1940 offering advice ' After the Raid is Over '. Information on compensation, war damage and injury insurance is offered. Generally good condition with rust staining to interior from staples.
Code: 10624Price: 12.00 GBP
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 and well made.
Code: 10623Price: 18.00 GBP
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. Headed by a message from the Prime Minister and offers 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, foxing
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Code: 10622Price: 10.00 GBP
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
Code: 10621Price: 7.50 GBP
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