Auxiliary Unit lapel badge.
Excellent example of the particularly scarce Home Guard Auxiliary Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel badge with half moon button hole fixing, non maker-marked, no damage to enamel.
These badges have now been acknowledged as wartime, issued post stand down of the patrols. read more
' Jerry No.2 ' Göring Comic Ashtray.
Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Göring's face in the interior with the dedication ' Jerry No.2 ' and ' Flip Your Ashes on Old Piggy '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. The examples featuring Mussolini and Göring are considerably more scarce than their counterparts showing Hitler. In excellent undamaged c... read more
Ordeal in Romford
1st Ed.1945 ' Ordeal in Romford '. 43pgs outlining the bombing of Romford from the first incident in August 1940 to the last V2 in March 1945. Includes an incident diary, civilian roll of honour and illustrated with b/w images showing various incidents and damage. Card covers, marked and creased with clean contents with some foxing. Uncommon. read more
Official issue ARP Beret. Official nomenclature ' A.R.P. 68 ', indicating the initial issue before the release of the austerity pattern. Size M manufactured by ' Kangol Wear Ltd ' in 1943 with markings printed directly onto the body. Silver ARP lapel badge used as a cap badge. Good, used, condition with some wear to the ribbon headband and some small areas of moth tracking. read more
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 lightly marked and chipped d/w. read more
' Sleeve, Belt, Web, HG pattern '.
Unique to the Home Guard, this webbing loop had two buckles attached which provided the fastening for the supporting braces for the pouches. The sleeve was then slid over the HG pattern leather belt which was narrower than the standard '37 pattern belt - hence the need for the sleeve. Maker marked but indistinct with a 1943 date to the reverse and in excellent, used condition. Scarce. read more
W.I. Fruit Preservation, Tin Button Badge.
Women's Insititute Fruit Preservation tin and celluloid button badge. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting - 22mm, colours remain bright, minor marking to reverse.
During the War fruit preservation was encouraged within the Women's Institute's across the country, even making use of wild fruits and berries. Their efforts were rewarded with the issue of a badge. read more