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Daily Sketch War Relief Fund badge and paperwork.

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, Birm... read more

Code: 7151

Reserved

Biscuit tin Gas-mask case.

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. read more

Code: 7142

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London Transport Carried On.

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.  read more

Code: 7122

28.00 GBP

11 Group R.O.C. history.

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. read more

Code: 7110

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Upper Thames Patrol cap badge.

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. read more

Code: 7098

Reserved

ARP matchbox cover.

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. read more

Code: 7091

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Factory ARP lapel badge.

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. read more

Code: 7078

68.00 GBP

Hertfordshire LDV armband.

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.  read more

Code: 7069

Reserved

The Story of WVS

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. read more

Code: 7040

25.00 GBP

Chivers Essential work badge.

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.  read more

Code: 7034

Reserved