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Charrington & Co. Ltd L.D.V. Lapel Badge.

Charrington & Co. Ltd L.D.V. Lapel Badge.

Enamel and brass lapel badge worn by members of Charrington & Co. Ltd L.D.V. This large, two piece, 30mm badge features the trademark of Charringtons, the mark of their Toby Ale. Examples of LDV lapel badges are uncommon based on their relative short existence and this example in good used condition with some minor abrasions. Numbered to the reverse.

Code: 11458

65.00 GBP

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INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb.

INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb.

The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light.
This particular example has recently been purchased from the original ( now 91 years old ) finder who picked this IB from his garden in Loampit Hill, Lewisham in 1940. Recently recovered from the garage and totally uncleaned, the body is oxidised making it impossible to unscrew the body by hand and is probably why the tail has been detached to enable inspection from the top. However, from the marks to the top screw this has also failed and a hole has been drilled to confirm the status which is inert. The removable fins retain approx 95% of their original finish including the silver overspray from when the bomb was originally painted. They also retain the ink inspection marks. The bomb body retains a good proportion of it’s silver finish but the oxidisation has resulted in loss and makes the stamped manufacturer details a little difficult to decipher although clearly apparent. The same applies to the nose markings. Also you can see ‘ stress ‘ marks incurred on coming to earth. It is exactly in the condition in which it came from the garage complete with moderate corrosion and dirt and has not been cleaned in any way. A rare survivor with provenance.
INERT
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Code: 11200

180.00 GBP

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Morrison Table Shelter Leaflet.

Morrison Table Shelter Leaflet.

8pg, illustrated leaflet ' How to Put up Your Morrison " Table " Shelter '. Published by the Ministry of Home Security this leaflet lists all parts and gives extensive instruction on the siting and erection of the Morrison shelter with illustrations to most pages. This uncommon leaflet has been folded and has some light creasing and marking.

Code: 10776

25.00 GBP

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Gas Mask Handbag.

Gas Mask Handbag.

Uncommon and desirable Gas Mask Handbag. As it became apparent that the gas mask was to be constant companion during the early part of the war ways were found to enable the mask to be carried in more stylish ways than the cardboard box in which it was supplied. One of the fashionable styles was in the form of a handbag with a box container for the mask as an integral part of the design. This example, in black faux leather has a lined bag with attached purse compartment and mirror sleeve with a flap closed by a snap. This flap forms part of a larger closure enclosing the gas mask box in which is contained a 1939, Medium size, civilian gas mask. All items in good, used condition.

Code: 10330

135.00 GBP

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Redhill Sand Container.

Redhill Sand Container.

Redhill sand container, heavy gauge, galvanised steel container which would originally been filled with sand and used to extinguish incendiary. Good, used condition complete with the weight indications to both sides.
Very Heavy item.

Code: 10188

85.00 GBP

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Austin, Longbridge Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Ashtray.

Austin, Longbridge Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Ashtray.

Stamped brass with enamelled medallion commemorating 231 ( 108 Warwickshire HG ) AA Rocket Battery. This unit was based at Longbridge, Birmingham and drew it's members from the Austin employees. The ashtray was probably produced in the Longbridge plant and was available via the Time Office for collection only as distribution costs were deemed prohibitive . Good, condition, patinated with undamaged enamel.

Code: 9695

45.00 GBP

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S.Staffs HG Sector HQ Sleeve Badge.

S.Staffs HG Sector HQ Sleeve Badge.

Uncommon, printed badge featuring a Stafford knot printed in white with black details on a Venetian red background. This was worn by the South Staffordshire Home Guard Sector HQ and was worn on both sleeves. The only examples of them being worn appear to be on SD tunics. This example, unworn was one of a number found in a gasmask case.

Code: 9693

140.00 GBP

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