Utility Furniture Catalogue.
Scarce Feb1945, 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.
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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 excellent unissued condition. read more
The ' Blackout Book '.
1939ed The ' Blackout Book '. by Evelyn August . The 216pgs 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 conjuring in the black-out, sandbags and a running astrological strand ' You Can't Black-Out the Stars '. Good + used condition c/w the often missing d/w with light chips and minor tears. read more
William Does His Bit - Richmal Crompton.
1942 3rd 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 and partially repaired d/w. read more
Northumberland Home Guard Area Insignia.
Printed, probably by Calico Printers Ltd., this sign was used by Northumbrian Home Guard units. Featuring the County Council's arms, referred to as St.Oswald's Shield after the first Christian king of Northumberland. Distinct from later badges which had eight red and yellow vertical stripes this example has six bars and is typical of that worn during the War. Good, used condition with clear evi... read more
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. read more
Dig For Victory leaflet No.8 Tomato Growing.
1944ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.8 ' 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 good, used condition with slight marking.
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