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Comic Postcard - Home Guard.
Comic postcard featuring a typically wartime children theme, this example entitled ' Home Guard '. Good, used condition, postally used in 1944 from Plymouth to a Birmingham address.
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Code: 10991Price: 9.50 GBP


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Jam Jar Vacuum Caps with Wartime Shortage Label.
Following the increasing expansion of the Dig for Victory campaign came the necessary need to deal with the produce. Preserving, jam and pickle making etc became popular and a whole industry grew up to supply these needs, these vacuum caps for use to seal jam jars were one of these products. This NOS example has a label warning of the ' Shortage of Steel ' to the front. Good, clean condition with some light marking.

Code: 10990Price:


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For Freedom - A Panoramic Picture Book.
C1940 ' For Freedom - A panoramic picture story book of our Navy, Army and Air Force '. Landscape format, 20 pgs with text praising Britain's fighting forces and illustrated with double, pop up illustrations typical of the publisher Raphael Tuck. Good, used condition with some rubbing, small tears and light creasing.

Code: 10989Price: 22.00 GBP


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M.O.F. Leaflet ' Soya Flour '.
1944 ed. 4pg leaflet published by the Ministry of Food outlining the properties of Soya Flour and providing recipes in which it could be used. Used condition with wear to edges.
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Attack & Defence - Unarmed Combat.
1942 ' Attack & Defence -Unarmed Combat in Pictures '. 48pgs illustrating some rather optimistic combat scenarios typical of the large number of privately published guides available to the Home Guard and other groups. This example is heavily used and has some damage to four pages ( illustrated ) but has been included as it is one of the more uncommon of this type of title. Priced accordingly.

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Royal Ordnance Factory No.18 lapel badge.
Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.18. No.18 was ROF Burghfield, (Filling Factory No. 18) (later part of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)).
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 2424 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse with light rubbing.

Code: 10986Price: 38.00 GBP


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1940 Ration Book R.B.1.
First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued to a Forest Hill address and dated Jul.1940, this particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons and slight marking. Interestingly the nominated supplier was the Royal Arsenal Co-Op.

Code: 10985Price: 12.00 GBP


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Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual.
1st, 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. 173pgs including 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.

Code: 10984Price: 22.00 GBP


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WW2 Barrage Balloon P.B.Cow Ltd, War Worker's Badge.
An uncommon , original WW2badge as worn by a worker in the P.B.Cow Ltd Factory London.Chrome and enamel shield depicting a barrage balloon over a silhouette of St Pauls Cathedral and Battersea Power Station with Latin scroll below "Sursum Corda" (Lift up your hearts) Half moon lapel fitting to reverse complete with manufacturer's details ' Thos Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham 'and numbered. P.B.Cow & Co' factories were in Streatham, Stanmore and Slough, they specialised in the production of rubber and plastics equipment for the Royal Air Force including Barrage Balloons. This example with undamaged enamel but with some surface abrasions and worn plating to reverse, priced accordingly.

Code: 10983Price: 34.00 GBP


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ARP Handbook No.6 ARP in Factories and Businesses.
Early, 1936 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 marking, creasing etc.

Code: 10982Price: 16.00 GBP

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