New Years Greetings and update.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and thanks for your custom over the past year.
I have posted a larger double update for you to peruse over this period. Any orders will be posted in the first week of the New Year subject to postal strikes etc.
Happy New Year
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A.R.P. First Aid Pouch.
A.R.P. fist aid pouch by Johnson & Johnson. Cotton pouch containing three dressings, two wound ( No.8 ) and one burn ( No.11 ). Designed to be carried in the pocket and for immediate use before the arrival of specialist first aid parties. Good, clean condition. read more
River Emergency Services Identity Card.
River Emergency Services identity card dated 1939 and made out to a resident of Hampstead. The RES was a uniformed civil defence force that operated on the Thames under the control of the Port of London Authority. Card in good, used condition and uncommon. read more
A Cog In The Wheel Salvage Scheme badge.
20mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' A Cog In The Wheel ' salvage scheme. The scheme was started in 1942 by the WVS in London, in an attempt to involve more schoolchildren in the collection of salvage. These badges were awarded to the more successful collectors. Good, clean condition. read more
Full Size Hitler Chamber Pot/Po.
This Phoney War period novelty was manufactured by Fieldings under their ' Crown Devon ' banner. This full size chamber pot titled ' No.1 Jerry ' features Hitlers' face in the interior ready to receive a face full with the exhortation to ' have this on old Nasty ' and another violation of Poland '. Some of these novelties were fitted with a musical box to the underside which would play ' God S... read more
Potato Pete's Recipe Book.
Produced by the Ministry of Food the 11pg booklet featured ' Potato Pete ' a cartoon character, used to promote the consumption of potatoes, especially those grown in home gardens. Illustrated throughout with cartoons and containing a potato recipe for every occasion. In good, clean condition with some erasing to cover, an iconic part of rationing culture and increasingly uncommon. read more
Civil Defence Battledress Blouse (Rescue Austerity)
1943 dated CD Battledress Blouse (Rescue Austerity). This size 2 blouse was produced by the Rego Clothiers Ltd and is a small size designed for someone 5'4" or under. The austerity pattern was a simplified design that dispensed with pocket pleats and other economising measures. Good, moth free condition which has some minor evidence of previous insignia being present, now removed. The previous ... read more
Salvage Steward's plastic lapel badge.
Ministry of Supply Salvage Steward's plastic, pinback badge. Introduced from 1942 for full-time employees of shops and offices who were appointed by local authorities as stewards to oversee the efficient collection of salvageable materials such as scrap metal, cardboard, paper etc. Good clean undamaged example, maker marked to reverse F&G ( Fraser & Glass ) and less easily acquired compared wit... read more