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Boxed roll of " Pelmex " ARP window strip. This transparent sellotape type of material was designed to be stuck to windows to cut down on the dangers of flying glass in the event of bomb blast. Good, used condition, with bruising and marking to box.
' V ' Victory lapel badge. Tin and card pin back lapel badge featuring a ' V ' and the morse code dot,dot,dot,dash for V. Good, used condition.
1st Brecknockshire ( Brecon ) Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 1st Brecknockshire ( Brecon ) Battalion Home Guard. Scarce title for the Welsh unit which only consisted of two battalions. Good, used condition.
200 Wartime Recipes - Ambrose Heath. ' From the Kitchen Front ' - ' 200 Wartime Recipes ' - Ambrose Heath. 1941 1st ed. 42pgs includes economy tips as well as large numbers of economic recipes with such delights as dandelion sandwiches and eggless cake. Good, clean condition with some light marking to covers.
4th Flintshire Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 4th Flintshireshire ( Mold ) Battalion Home Guard. Titles in good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Previously mounted in an album with glue and paper residue to reverse. Priced to accommodate this for what are uncommon unit titles.
ARP Tie Pin/Brooch. Gilt ARP bar brooch or tie pin. Designed for use on civilian attire but often seen being used on uniform. Good, used condition, a little mis-happen but with bright gilt, initials pencilled to reverse.
Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge. Large 34mm tin and celluloid, pin badge featuring a tank design for the Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week ( Feb/Mar 1941 ). Bridge-Blean is situated just outside Canterbury to the North West. Badge bears the manufacturer's details of Thos. Fattorini, B'ham to the rim and is in excellent, bright condition with a little minor corrosion to the reverse.
D Company 7th High Wycombe Battalion Home Guard designation. A scarce example of the embroidered designation for D Company 7th High Wycombe Battalion Home Guard. The 7th Battalion wore a special numeral as a Company designator until stand-down, it was probably introduced in 1942. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
February 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.11 Vol.2 Feb 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on milk production, Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good, slightly tatty condition with minor rusting to staples, marks, minor tear and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon.
Fire Guard overlay for use with SFP armband. The reorganisation and subseqent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original SFP armband. This example printed on a rubberised cotton. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an armband.
Home Guard Official 2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun manual. 1944ed. HG Instruction No.63 ' The 2 - Pr Anti-Tank Gun '. 100pgs including diagrams and sketches dealing with subjects from ammunition, aiming, stripping and drill. Good, clean condition.
March 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.12 Vol.2 Mar 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on gassing rats, Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good, slightly tatty condition with rusting to staples, marks, minor tear and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon.
Metrovick ARP Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for wear by Metrovick ARP personnel. Half-moon lapel fittings to reverse. Metropolitan Vickers or Metrovick were heavily involved in wartime aircraft manufacture particularly Lancasters and produced 1080 of the type by wars end. Good, used condition with some sub surface enamel darkening and wear to high points.
Printed Decontamination Shoulder titles. A pair of unissued, printed Decontamination shoulder titles. In excellent, clean condition.
West Riding - Harrogate ? Battalion HG Photos. 2 x landscape format photographs of a unit of the West Riding of Yorkshire Home Guard. Taken by a Harrogate photographer, both images are clear and in good condition.
WW2 Civil Defence Flag. 90 x 150cm approx. Civil Defence flag. Multi-piece construction printed onto cotton with manufacturers paper tag still tacked to one side. These flags were used at parades and CD headquarters. Toggle and halyard present ready to be run up the pole! Excellent condition.
.300 Lewis MG for the Home Guard Manual. 1941 2nd ed. .300 Lewis Machine Gun for the Home Guard - 1940 Manual '. 24pgs with fold-out plate outlining the mechanism, cleaning and firing of the Lewis gun chambered for the US 30.06 round. Good, used condition with rusting of staples.
.300 Vickers Machine Gun Manual. C1941 Manual by the publishers Gale & Polden ' .300 Vickers Machine Gun - mechanism made easy '. 36pgs including b/w photographs and diagrams displaying the mechanism and usage of the Vickers MG. This manual was written for the Home Guard who were issued with the .300 Vickers as opposed to the the standard .303. The .300 Vickers was originally built for US use and was sent to the UK after being acquired by the British arms purchasing committees in 1940/41. In good, used condition with some minor foxing. Uncommon.
.303 Lewis Gun - Know Your Weapons No.2. 1941ed. part of the \' Know Your Weapons \' series by the Publishers Nicholson & Watson \' .303 Lewis Gun \' has 48pgs with diagrams and sketches outlining the mechanism, action and use of the Lewis gun. Compiled by Home Guard instructors Capt.Jacklin and Derek Whipp. Excellent, clean condition.
' Acrow ' on National Service Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for the Acrow company ' On National Service '. Acrow were the well known manufacturers of construction equipment, in particular the telescopic tubular steel prop, used as a temporary support that bears their name. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini ' to reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
' All Clear ' Board Game. Wartime ' All Clear ' board game by Glevum Games based on the traditional snakes and ladders format. Printed on folding board featuring all aspects of ARP and bombing as the pitfalls and rewards of the game. Excellent, bright condition.
' Blackout ' Card Game. ' The topical game of Blackout ' - loosely based on whist with suits including ' Blackout Fashions, searchlights, silhouettes and black out views ' with the Black out card. Complete set with instruction sheet and conatined in it's original box. In excellent, clean condition with minor tears to box.
' Careless Talk ' campaign Poster. 25 x 38cms poster, part of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign advising of the need to ' be careful of what you say to strangers and in public ' as ' a few words may give something away that will help the enemy '. Printed by Greycaine Ltd, Watford for H.M.S.O. Good, clean condition, has been folded as usual minor creases.
' Careless Talk ' campaign Poster. 25 x 38cms poster, part of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign advising ' Warning be on your guard ' as ' Thousands of lives were lost because valuable information was given away to the enemy '. Printed by Greycaine Ltd, Watford for H.M.S.O. Good, clean condition
' Carry On ' - LMS Wartime Newsheet. Dec. 1940ed. 4pgs ' Carry On ', the war time newsletter of the London Midland Scottish Railway. Has stories on the Home Guard, salvage, air raid alerts, timetables and a roll of honour of LMS personnel fighting with the forces. Good, clean condition, has been folded.
' Cockney Campaign ' - Stepney in the Blitz. 1945 1st ed. 144pgs ' Cockney Campaign ' by the Borough's Mayor Frank R.Lewey. An account of the the Borough of Stepney during the Blitz . Illustrated with b/w photographs. In good, clean condition with light sunning to spine. Uncommon and detailed account.
' F.D. ' factory ARP badge. Pressed white metal, pinback badge for an unknown company 'F.D.' with a painted finish. In excellent condition with some very minor paint loss.
' F.V. ' factory ARP badge. Pressed white metal, pinback badge for an unknown company 'F.V.' with an enamelled finish. In excellent condition with some very minor enamel loss.
' Four Years ' - History of 5th Caernarvonshire Home Guard. C1945 1st ed. ' Four Years ' - History of 5th Caernarvonshire Home Guard. 238pgs inc. b/w illustrations, maps and sketches outing the history of this Welsh unit that based it's operations in and around Llandudno. Excellent, clean condition with scarce d/w, ex RUSI and IWM collections.
' HB Ltd ' On National Service Badge. Brass and enamel, pin back lapel badge for ' HB Ltd '. I was informed HB Ltd were a company involved in hydraulics, mainly naval. Manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ', good, used condition with some surface abrasions.
' Home Guard ' Soap. Wartime bar of 'Home Guard' brand soap manufactured by the Premier Soap Co.Ltd., Hull. Slightly mis-shapen but otherwise in excellent condition. A scarce survivor.
' Idle Women ' Magazine cover. April 1944 edition of War Illustrated with a front cover showing one of the ' Idle Women ' canal workers on a Grand Union barge. Magazine has numerous articles concerning Britain's war effort, in good used condition with some marks, folds etc. POSTFREE within UK
' It Came to Our Door ': Plymouth in World War II 1946 3rd ed. ' It Came to Our Door ' Plymouth in World War II by H. P. Twyford. 151pgs the text presents a first-hand eyewitness account of Plymouth in World War II by Western Morning News/Evening Herald war correspondent Pat Twyford. Illustrated with b/w plates and honours and awards appendix. Good, clean condition.
' It Came to Our Door ': Plymouth in World War II - Personalised. 1946 1st ed. ' It Came to Our Door ' Plymouth in World War II by H. P. Twyford. 151pgs, the text presents a first-hand eyewitness account of Plymouth in World War II by Western Morning News/Evening Herald war correspondent Pat Twyford. Illustrated with b/w plates and honours and awards appendix. This particular example has been annotated by the owner of a house called " Fosse " noting damage and the raids which affected it giving a more personal slant. Good, clean condition.
' Keep it Dark ' Poster. Part of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign this 25 x 30cms poster reinforces the campaign with the slogan ' Keep it Dark ! ' used after an example of sensitive information. Printed by Perry Colourprint Ltd for H.M.S.O. This example in good, clean condition.
' Meet the Members ' - Timber Corps history. C1944 1st ed. ' Meet the Members - A Record of the Timber Corps of the Women's Land Army '. 76pgs, 12 B/W illustrations. A contemporary history of the Timber Corps in good condition with a scarce dustwrapper, minor foxing with minor damage to d/w.
' Mein Pal ' Home Guard Asentee Poster. 24 x 36cm approx poster entitled ' Mein Pal ' with a caricature of Hitler embracing the figure of a Home Guard with ' Absentee ' emblazoned across his back. Created by the artist John.S.Smith this well known poster was printed for HMSO by Wm.Brown & Co., London. In good, used condition with some creasing, has been folded. Scarce.
' New Ways of War ' - Tom Wintringham. An influential title by the left wing, International Brigades veteran Tom Wintringham. Drawing on lessons from the Spanish Civil War this 128 page ' Penguin Special ' deals with everything from home-made grenades, road blocks, anti tank ditches and everything required to fight a ' People's War '. Written in 1940 these methods were taught at the Home Guard school at Osterley Park which Wintringham helped to establish. A good clean copy with minor foxing, slightly chipped spine and named to front cover.
' Our Blitz - Red Sky Over Manchester '. 1941 ' Our Blitz - Red Sky Over Manchester ' by the Daily Dispatch and Evening Chronicle. A record in stories and pictures of the the German bombing of the Greater Manchester area in December 1940 and the new Year of 1941. 60pg, large format booklet. Generally copies of this title are very tatty, this example is in good condition with some light marking, creasing and chipping.
' Our Gang ' Churchill figure. Caricature ceramic figure of Churchill part of the 'Our Gang' series of figurines produced by the Devon based Bovey Pottery. Produced from October 1940, and were designed by Gwyneth Hall and Fenton Wyness the series included a pilot, warden, ATS girl, recruiting sergeant amongst others, production was scaled back to the more popular figures including Churchill. In excellent undamaged condition featuring a crack glazed finish with manufacturer's details to the bottom of the feet.
' Our Gang ' Fireman Figure. Caricature ceramic figure of a Fireman part of the 'Our Gang' series of figurines produced by the Devon based Bovey Pottery. Produced from October 1940, designed by Gwyneth Hall and Fenton Wyness the series included a pilot, warden, ATS girl, recruiting sergeant amongst others, production was scaled back to the more popular figures including Churchill. This example produced in a white unglazed biscuit and is in generally good condition with some light marking and a small chip to the underside of the figure's helmet. A scarce figure priced at half the value of an undamaged example.
' Rafie's Rollicking Trip to Berlin ' pinball style game. An original ' Phoney War ' period pinball style game - ' Rafie's Rollicking Trip to Berlin ' by R.Journet & Co, London. Contained in it's original box, the game features bright, optimistic graphics typical of the period. In generally good condition with some of the edge sealing tape missing, but glass lid firmly retained, box with split seams, crushing and light marking.
' Squirt ' Birmingham Fire Service Journal. October.1941 copy of ' Squirt ' - the official journal of Birmingham and District Auxiliary Fire Service. 32pgs with reports from all of the divisions of the Fire Force area, Q & As, puzzles, competitions etc. Packed with related adverts. Good, clean condition
' Squirt ' No.9 Midland Region Fire Service Journal. Vol.6 No.10 December 1944 of ' Squirt ' the magazine of the No.9 Midland Region Fire Service, a later iteration of the earlier official journal of Birmingham and District Auxiliary Fire Service ( see item 10279 ). This 32g Christmas edition contains a round up from many of the Fire Divisions and their posts, contains humorous cartoons, period adverts etc. Good, used condition with some creasing and foxing.
' T ' Sector London District Home Guard Stand Down Order. Foolscap size, Illustrated ' Special Order of the Day ' for " T " Sector London District Home Guard. Part of the Middlesex Home Guard based at Ealing, this order is in the form of a thank you and good luck message by the CO Col.A.C.R.Waite M.C. on the Stand Down of the Home Guard in December 1944. Good, overall condition, has been folded with some light marking.
' The Siren ' Bristol Air Raid Wardens Magazine. May 1940ed. 40pgs ' The Siren ' a Magazine for Bristol Air Raid Wardens . Published by Police Headquarters, Bristol covering subjects as diverse as making garden baskets to WVS for Civil Defence. Good, used condition with light rusting to staples, some ageing to covers and wear and tear to spine. Interesting insight into Bristol's Warden's service.
' V ' Victory lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pin back lapel badge featuring a ' V ' and the morse code dot,dot,dot,dash for V. Good, used condition with some marking.
' Victory ' Flour 1lb Bags. 1lb flour bags featuring a patriotic scene with aircraft overflying Nelson's Column with ' Victory ' emblazoned in red across the centre. The bags were printed for ' Porters ' of Derby and are in excellent, unused condition. POSTFREE within UK
' When the Sirens Sounded ' ARP and the Times Newspapers. 1949ed. ' When the Sirens Sounded ' - an account pf ARP in Printing House Square 1937 - 1945 compiled and printed by the Times Newspaper. 99pgs with b/w illustrations, personnel list and pull out plans and diagrams giving a thorough examination of the Times ARP services and their role during the War. Complete with d/w and in excellent, clean condition. D/W with chips and rubbing.
" Utility " Plated Pins - Wartime Pack. N.O.S. boxes of " Utility " Plated Pins marked ' War-Time Pack '. Excellent, clean condition. Several available.
\' 18 Pounder \' Snap Fasteners. Snap fasteners in attractive patriotic packaging. New, old stock, several available.
\' Ack - Ack \' - An Appreciation of the Anti-Aircraft Forces. C1945 \' Ack - Ack \' An Appreciation of the Anti-Aircraft Forces with a foreword by Gen.Sir Frederick Pile. Concentrating on the Home Front including subjects as diverse as \' into action against the flying bomb \', \' gardening on gun sites \', \' gun sites at sea \', \' A.T.S. In mixed batteries \' and \' stamp collecting...on A.A. sites \' ! Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs. Good, clean condition,
\' All Clear \' - Vera Lynn Sheet Music. 1939 sheet music ' When they Sound the Last " All Clear " recorded and broadcast by Vera Lynn. Good, used condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
\' Black Market \' Birthday Card. Very scarce wartime birthday card mentioning the \' Black Market \'. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons and in unused condition.
\' Blackout \' Card Game. ' The topical game of Blackout ' - loosely based on whist with suits including ' Blackout Fashions, searchlights, silhouettes and Black out views ' with the Black out card. Complete set contained in it's original box with instructions. This is an above average example with some minor marking to box.
\' Blouses A.R.P.59a \' Civil Defence \' battledress blouse \' 942 dated \' Blouses A.R.P.59a \' Civil Defence \' battledress blouse \' style tunic. Size 2 - 5ft 4ins and under, Height, Chest 35ins to 37ins and 33-35ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Claude Alexander Ltd with WD inspection marks to interior indicating manufacture in 1942. ARP Pattern 59A was described as \' Rescue Party Austerity Battledress Blouse \' and was of a higher quality than the standard ARP blouse as it was assumed Rescue Parties would subject their uniforms to heavier use. Excellent, clean and moth free condition.
\' Ever Faithful \' 1st Btn Devon Home Guard . C1946 1st ed. \' Ever Faithful \' - being the history of the 1st ( Loyal City of Exeter ) Battalion Devon Home Guard 1940 - 1945 by Lt.Col.H.J.Wiltshire. 166pgs covering all aspects of the battalions formation and wartime service. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches with extensive appendices of battalion personnel, awards etc. Good, used condition with sunned spine.
\' Get Your Mask On ! \' - Children\'s Book. Small size children's book, part of the Hotspur Handy Books series given away with the Hotspur comic entitled ' Get Your Mask On ! '. 50pgs with illustrations with colour covers in good condition with light marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon, period item.
\' I Couldn\'t Care Less \' - ATA Memoire. C1946 1st ed. \' I Couldn\'t Care Less \' by Anthony Phelps published by The Harborough Publishing Co. Ltd. The story of an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot\'s experiences illustrated with b/w photographs complete with chipped and marked d/w.
\' I Need Your Rags \' Salvage poster. Ministry of supply poster \' I Need Your Rags \' urging people to \' put out your old rags for salvage \' and a list of the potential items that can be made. Printed for HMSO by Manly & Son, Ltd., London. 24cm x 36cm approx and in excellent condition.
\' It all depends on me \' Campaign Key Ring. ' It all depends on me ' campaign was a commercial exercise promoting the everyday persons' importance in the war effort. This was reinforced by a series of products from badges, posters, cards and flyers all endorsing the slogan ' It all depends on me '. This two sided, plastic key fob features the slogan to one side and ' for victory and freedom ' to the other. it was available at 6d each for orders of 12 or more. Good condition with a few abrasions to one side.
\' 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 condition.
\' Join the WLA \' Recruitment flyer. Attractive 15cm x 23cm flyer for WLA recruitment. Based on the larger poster design by Monica Goddard and printed by Fosh & Cross. In a demonstration of wartime expediency it has a typed notation to the reverse and staple mark but is in otherwise excellent condition. Uncommon.
\' Join the WLA \' Recruitment flyer. Attractive 15cm x 23cm flyer for WLA recruitment. Based on the larger poster design by Monica Goddard and printed by Fosh & Cross. In a demonstration of wartime expediency it has a typed notation to the reverse but is in otherwise excellent condition. Uncommon.
\' Keep it Dark \' Patriotic Handkerchief. 50cm x 50cm approx printed patriotic \' Keep it Dark \' handkerchief/scarf. Single coloured printed design featuring soldiers, battleships, artillery pieces and aircraft who appear to have delivered leaflets \' Warning ! Keep it Dark \' with four posters to the corners with doggerel advising of the subjects to be avoided. Good, used condition with some light marking.
\' Marching On ! \' - Scunthorpe Home Guard History. 1946 1st ed. ' Marching On ! - The Tale of a Home Guard Platoon ' by A.H.Norris. 47pg history of the Mill Platoon, B Company, 2nd Lindsey Battalion, the Mill in this case was the Rolling Mill Dept. of the Normanby Park Steelworks, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Illustrated throughout with cartoons and b/w illustrations with roll of platoon members. Good, used condition with slightly slack binding. Scarce.
\' Mein Pal \' Home Guard Asentee Poster. 24 x 36cm approx poster entitled ' Mein Pal ' with a caricature of Hitler embracing the figure of a Home Guard with ' Absentee ' emblazoned across his back. Created by the artist John.S.Smith this well known poster was printed for HMSO by Wm.Brown & Co., London. In good, used condition with some creasing and minor nibbles, has been laid onto paper. Scarce.
\' No Kiddin\' ! \' by Bruce Bairnsfather. 1945ed \' No Kiddin\' ! \' a book of WW2 cartoons published by the famous cartoonist and creator of \' Old Bill \' , Bruce Bairnsfather. Whilst many are aware of the work of \' BB \' with his main character of Old Bill and cartoons such as the \' Better \'Ole \', many are unaware that Bruce became an official war artist to the Americans during WW2. his book is a compilation of his cartoons when he was working with the Eighth Air Force. In good, clean condition, retaining it\'s bright d/w with chips, tears and repairs. Uncommon.
\' Run Rabbit Run \' Postcard. Comic postcard featuring a British Bulldog chasing a rabbit with Hitler's face. The card is a nod to the song "Run, Rabbit, Run" written by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler, originally sung by Flanagan and Allen and was a perennial wartime favourite. Slightly marked condition, postally unused. Scarce.
\' 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.
\' Squirt \' Birmingham AFS Journal. Feb.1941 copy of ' Squirt ' - the official journal of Birmingham and Dudley Auxiliary Fire Service. 40pgs with reports from all of the divisions of the Fire Force area, Q & As, puzzles, competitions etc. Packed with related adverts. Good, clean condition with one small, old tape repair to spine.
\' Stand Down \' - L.B.Whittacker 1st ed.1990 \' Stand Down \', the indispensable Home Guard reference by Len Whittacker. 153pg containing a complete listing of all known Home Guard units, their locations and commanding officers including AA units, transport columns and general service battalions. Also includes a useful general history of the Home Guard and a section on insignia. In excellent, clean condition and difficult to acquire.
\' State Express \' Cigarettes 1939 - 1945. \' State Express \' Cigarettes 1939 - 1945 The Story Of War Service By The House Of State Express. 32pg A4 format, card cover book illustrated with wonderful quality coloured pictures. C1946 the book tells the story of how State Express served the fighting forces around the world and civilians during the Blitz . Bright gold covers with a little rubbing and bumped. Contents, clean and bright.
\' Stay Where You Are \' Leaflet. Double-sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Information on behalf of the War Office and Ministry of Home Security entitled ' Stay Where You Are '. Based on experience of the German invasion of Europe this leaflet was designed to keep people at home to avoid the confusion and chaos created by refugees from the fighting. In staying at home ' you will be fighting Britain's battle as bravely as a soldier ' . Good, used condition, with various crease etc.,has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
\' Streatham\'s 41 \' - Flying Bomb Incidents in Streatham. 1944 50pgs card covers ' Streatham's 41 ' with a forward by the Senoir Regional CD Commissioner for London and the Senior District Warden for Steatham. Gives an outline of each flying bomb incident that occurred in Streatham in 1944 with b/w photographs, map etc. also has a roll of the principle Civil Defence personnel in the district. Sold for a 1/- with proceeds going to the POW section of Streatham's Comforts Fund. Good, clean condition with very light marking to covers and spine.
\' Thus We Served \' - the Wartime History of Raleigh Bicycles. 1946 1st Ed. ' Thus We Served ' by Dudley Noble. 63pgs outlining the war effort of Raleigh Industries which adapted it's Nottingham factory to the production of artillery fuses, ammunition components and the production of 200,000 bicycles for paratroopers and other H.M. Forces. Covers everything from the Raleigh Home Guard, War savings, Salute the Soldier, Bomb disposal etc. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches. Luxury, leather bound edition in good, used condition with light rubbing to covers.
\' Utility \' Lighter. As smoking was ubiquitous during the war, lighters were an everyday part of life. This example was designed as a ' utility ' model and marked ' UL ' to the base. All brass body with removable cap designed to be used with lighter fluid or petrol. This particular model was used by MI9 to conceal a compass to facilitate escaping POWs. Good, used condition, patinated overall.
\' Utility \' Stockings. Pair of N.O.S. ' Utility ' stockings. Clearly marked with the CC41 symbol and ' very slightly imperfect '. Excellent condition.
\' Utility \' Stockings. Pair of N.O.S. black ' Utility ' stockings. Clearly marked with the CC41 symbol and complete with original stock tags. Excellent condition.
\' V \' Victory lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pin back lapel badge featuring a ' V ' and the morse code dot,dot,dot,dash for V surmounted by a Union flag .Good, used condition with a slight stain to one edge.
\' Vacuation \' Card Game. Card game for two or more players topically called " Vacuation ". Featuring suits of cards, Evacuees, Householders, Teachers and Air Raid alarm and Extra Gas Mask cards with the aim to rid yourself of all cards. All cards present, and in good, used condition with separate instruction leaflet. Box with some minor marking, tears and creasing but otherwise intact.
\' Welcome to Essex \' War Welfare Souvenir Booklet. 32pg booklet entitled \' Welcome to Essex \' produced in 1943 with proceeds for Essex War Welfare. Covering everything from the history of the county to the services available within the county, the booklet was squarely aimed at the American serviceman who abounded in the East of England in this period. Good, used condition.
\' Wop No.1 \' Comic Ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Mussolini's face in the interior with the dedication ' Wop No.1' and ' We've got him on the run '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. The examples featuring Mussolini are considerably more scarce than their counterparts showing Hitler. In good undamaged condition.
\' WOR 4 \' History of the 4th Worcs. Btn. Home guard. 1943 ' WOR 4 ' History of the 4th Worcestershire ( Evesham ) Battalion Home Guard. Unusual for being published mid-war, this 12pg booklet lists Company and Platoon officers for the whole battalion. Illustrated with photo caricatures. Creased, card covers but good, clean condition.
\' Z \' Battery anti-aircraft manual. 1942 Anti-Aircraft Training Instruction Serial VI \' \" Z \" AA Artillery \'. 51pg manual setting out training, drills and layouts for the \" Z \" AA batteries, most of which were manned by the Home Guard. \" Z \" AA batteries fired 3ins unguided rockets from batteries of projectors to produce a box barrage. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Good, used condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, Uncommon.
\'Britain\'s Sea Power\' savings poster. 50 X 75cm approx poster entitled \\\'Britain\\\'s Sea Power - Maintain it with your Savings.\\\' Poster features a bold, graphic image of a King George V Class Battleship and was printed for the National Savings Committee by Thos, Forman & Sons Ltd, Nottingham. Poster in good used condition with minor edge tears and creasing, with some old repairs to reverse and traces of a residue to one side of the reverse where poster has been mounted. Sounds worse than the actuality. Priced accordingly.
\'By Rail to Victory\'-LNER in wartime 1947 published story of the LNER Railway in wartime. 196pgs with b/w illustrations, diagrams and maps by Norman Crump. Excellent, clean edition with covered, clean but chipped dust wrapper dealing with all aspects of the LNER during the war.
\'Hang Out Your Washing on the Siegfried Line\' sheet music. Colourful sheet music for one of the more popular wartime songs \'(We\'re Gonna Hang Out) The Washing On the Siegfried Line\'. Published in 1939. In good overall condition with some creasing and minor marking. POSTFREE within the UK
\'Join the Crusade\' savings poster. 25 x 38cms approx. poster issued by the National Savings Committee as WFP 101 \'Join the Crusade - Buy National Savings Certificates\'. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd.,London. In excellent condition with very minor creasing and marks.
\'Under Fire - Britain\'s Fire Service at War\' 2008ed 151pgs \'Under Fire - Britain\'s Fire Service at War\' by John Leete including the story of the Corps of Canadian Firefighters in England, 1942-45. Interesting overview with a large number of previously unpublished photographs. New book. POSTFREE within UK
\'Victory Baby Exhibition\' certificates. Home Front frivolity! - Grand Victory Baby Exhibition certificates. Adorned with the dots and dashes of the morse code \'V\' used throughout the war all of these \'Commended\' certificates are filled in to individual contestants. In excellent condition with lists to the reverses. Several avialable. POSTFREE within UK
\'When they sound the last \'All Clear\'\'- Vera Lynn. \'When they sound the last \'All Clear\' sheet music as sung by Vera Lynn,1941. Good clean copy with some minor chips to edges. POSTFREE
\" C \" Company - 8th Reigate HG History. 8th Surrey ( Reigate ) Battalion Home Guard " C " Company - A brief summary of it's History and Activity by N.R.Bishop. 11pgs with nominal roll of the unit at stand down. Good, clean condition.
\" One O\' One Durham \" Home Guard History. 1945 " One O' One Durham " by Maj.W.M.Patterson MBE. A short history of 101 ( Durham ) Home Guard Rocket Anti-Aircraft Battery. 31pgs outlining the narrative of an AA battery equipped with the Z rocket projector. Good, clean condition ex IWM lib and scarce.
\" The Twelfth \" - 12 Worcester Battalion History. 1945 " The Twelfth " 12 Worcester ( Warley ) Battalion Home Guard. Typical stand down souvenir with a short history of the battalion and a number of landscape and individual photographs of members of the battalion with all of the officers identified. Minor creasing to card covers otherwise clean condition.
£3,000,000 In Pennies - Story of the Red Cross Penny a Week Fund. ' £3,000,000 in Pennies ' the story of a wartime miracle. 50pg booklet outlining the creation and operation of the Red Cross and St John Penny a Week Fund. Their work included relief to POWs, post air raid help as well as their day to day nursing operation during wartime. Good, clean condition with light rubbing to spine. POSTFREE within UK
101st East Riding ( AA Rocket) Bty. Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 101st East Riding ( AA Rocket) Bty. Home Guard based at Hedon Airport, Hull. Accompanied by an over-stitched, printed AA Command badge. Good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
101st Gloucestershire Home Guard AA Rocket Battery. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 101st Gloucestershire Home Guard AA Rocket Battery based at Bristol. Accompanied by a screen printed shoulder title. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
102nd East Riding ( AA Rocket) Bty. Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 102nd East Riding ( AA Rocket) Bty. Home Guard based in Hull. Accompanied by an over-stitched, printed and padded AA Command badge and a printed Home Guard shoulder title. Good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
1055 Squadron ATC Title. Embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 1055 Squadron Air Training Corps. This is a generic economy example that were supplied without squadron numbers that were subsequently embroidered on issue to the relevant unit, in this case it appears to have been done by hand. Good, used condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
1055 Squadron ATC Title. Embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 1055 Squadron Air Training Corps. This is a generic economy example that were supplied without squadron numbers that were subsequently embroidered on issue to the relevant unit, in this case it appears to have been done by hand. Good, used condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
10th N.Riding ( Scarborough ) Btn HG Unit Photo. 10th North Riding ( Scarborough ) Battalion Home Guard HQ unit photo. 30 x 18cms, card mounted b/w image with all personnel identified. Good condition with light marking and creasing.
10th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. A set of unissued, printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 10th Surrey Battalion, Egham & Chertsey. Both items in good, clean condition
10th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 10th Surrey Battalion, Egham & Chertsey. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
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.
11th Btn Cornwall Home Guard Comrades badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the ' Chough Comrades Association ', the Chough is the Cornish county bird, representing the 11th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. The 11th Btn covered the Newquay area. This scarce badge has a half moon lapel fitting and is manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in generally good condition with minor enamel loss to border.
11th Derbyshire ( Repton ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Derbyshire ( Repton & Woodville ) Battalion. The title SF stands for Sherwood Foresters. Good, used condition accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title.
11th Essex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Essex ( Braintree ) Battalion, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title . All items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
11th Suffolk Home Guard, Battalion History & Souvenir. 68pg, card covered history of the 11th Suffolk, Ipswich Battalion Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and sketches complete with a Battalion roll at Stand Down. Good condition with minor creases and marks to the cover with some very minor strengthening repairs to card covers.
11th Sussex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Sussex (39 GPO) Battalion, Brighton, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon title to a Post Office Battalion.
11th West Riding ( Tadcaster ) Battalion HG Defence Medal Grouping. A defence medal and paperwork grouping to a L/Cpl.D.H.Hill of " E" Company 11th West Riding ( Tadcaster ) Battalion HG. Grouping consists of a 1943 HG Certificate of Proficiency and a HG Service certificate both to Hill, a mint Defence medal and a December 1944 notification of the Stand Down. All items in good, clean condition.
11th Westmorland Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Westmorland ( Kendal ) Battalion, good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon combination.
12th (Belper) Battalion, Derbyshire Home Guard Battalion titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 12th (Belper) Battalion, Derbyshire Home Guard. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title .
12th Glamorgan ( Swansea ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 12th Glamorgan ( Swansea ) Home Guard Battalion. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
12th Glamorgan ( Swansea ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 12th Glamorgan ( Swansea ) Home Guard Battalion. Uncut, unissued set as issued for use on the BD Blouse.
12th Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Assoc. Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for 12th Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Regimental Association 1944. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered 701. In good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
12th Lancashire ( Leyland ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 12th Lancashire ( Leyland ) Btn . Accompanied by a standard, screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. The Lancashire battalions wore either EL or WL titles depending on their geographic location. Good, worn condition.
12th Northamptonshire Home Guard group photo. 36 x 20cm b/w photograph, mounted on card of No.7 Platoon 12th Northamptonshire ( Northampton Borough ) Home Guard. Taken in 1941, good sharp image showing an example of the Air Lewis Gun mounted for ground use. Good condition with paper protector.
12th Nottinghamshire ( Bassetlaw ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 12th Nottinghamshire ( Bassetlaw ) Btn ( Worksop ). Accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
13th (Bodmin) Battalion, Cornwall Home Guard Title. Uncommon WW2 printed example of the green and red sign worn by the 13th (Bodmin) Battalion, Cornwall Home Guard. Good, clean condition with evidence of having been glued into an album.
13th Battalion N.Staffs Home Guard History. 1945, card pictorial covers, history of the 13th Battalion N.Staffs Home Guard. 68pgs covering the wartime history of the battalion which covered the Cannock, Hednesford, Penkridge and Chasetown areas. Illustrated with b/w photographs, cartoons and sketches with Roll of Honour and Women Auxiliaries section. Good used condition with slight rusting to staples. Uncommon.
13th Staffordshire, Cannock Home Guard Battalion History. 1945 1st ed. ' The 13th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment Home Guard 1940 -1944 '. 68pg, with card covers and b/w illustrations with a foreword by the C.O. Lt.Col.H.V.Mander M.C. the history covers all aspects of the unit from early organisation to Stand Down. One of the less common HG unit histories, in good, clean condition.
13th Surrey ( Admiralty Signals Establishment ) Haslemere Btn. H/G. Embroidered, yellow on khaki, representation of Mercury, messenger of the Gods, worn as a sleeve badge by the 13th Surrey ( Admiralty Signals Establishment ) Haslemere Btn. Home Guard. Unissued condition with some paper residue to reverse where removed from an album. Particularly uncommon.
14th Lancashire Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 14th Lancashire ( Bolton County ) Battalion, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
1554 Guard Nights - Portsmouth Electricity HG. C1945 ' 1554 Guard Nights ' - the story of the Portsmouth Electricity Undertaking Home Guard. 40pgs history of the 17th ( Portsmouth ) Hants Battalion with b/w illustrations, rolls etc. Includes chapters on the aerial attacks of 1941. Ex IWM lib in good, clean condition.
15TH Middlesex Home Guard Group photo. 36 x 21cms appro, framed and glazed. group photograph of ' C ' Company 15th Middlesex Battalion. 15th Middlesex were based at Harrow. Good, clean condition with all participants identified.
15th Warwickshire ( Coventry ) Battalion Home Guard Insignia Grouping. A grouping of insignia etc removed from a disintegrating greatcoat once the property of a member of the 15th Warwickshire ( Coventry ) Battalion Home Guard. Consists of printed 15 COV blue on khaki battalion titles, a printed Home Guard shoulder title, two rank pips and a stained and torn label from a greatcoat. All items in good, used condition. Whilst Warwickshire had a great number of battalion Coventry titles are not commonly encountered.
17th Middlesex ( Harrow ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 17th Middlesex ( Harrow ) Btn, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in excellent, used condition, clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
17th West Riding ( Leeds GPO ) Battalion HG Certificates. x certificates awarded to Sgt.P.G.Waddingham of the 17th West Riding ( Leeds GPO ) Battalion. Certificate of service indicating service between Oct.1940 until stand down in Dec.1944 and a HG certificate of proficiency for 1944. Good, used condition with slight foxing and staining.
1936 Anti-Gas Training leaflet. Early ( 1936 ) Home Office ARP leaflet. 6pgs outlining provision for anti-gas training at a general and local level. Uncommon evidence of the beginning of the official construction of the ARP services. In good, used condition with some very light foxing and marking. POSTFREE within UK
1936 ARP Anti - Gas Training. 1936 Home Office ARP Dept. ' Anti-Gas Training '. Early 6pg memorandum outlining initial plans from establishing anti - gas schools to the provision of local training. Good, used condition with light rusting of staples
1938 A.R.P.News. Large format edition of ARP News for July 1938. 34pgs with various articles of ARP interest ...' lesson of Spain, evacuation of children, history of the gas mask etc. ' Striking, graphic cover and in excellent condition, however, some minor clipping of two articles.
1938 Home Office/Scottish Office ARP notice. Mar.1938 Home Office/Scottish Office ARP notice ' What You Can Do '. 8pg leaflet outlining the Government's overall ARP strategy and the roles for volunteers in the Police, Observer Corps, Fire Service and the ARP services. Good, clean condition, has been punched for filing. POSTFREE within UK
1939 A.R.P.News. Large format edition of ARP News for November 1939. 30pgs with various articles of ARP interest including ' Firth of Forth ' raids ' , Rescue, clearance and demolition and shelter design. Includes large numbers of period related adverts. Good, clean condition with some minor marking, tears etc.
1939 A.R.P.News. Large format edition of ARP News for February 1939. 31pgs with various articles of ARP interest including ' Birth of the Barrage Balloon ' Trench Shelters ' , decontamination, first gas attack and organisation and instruction. Includes large numbers of period related adverts. Good, clean condition with some minor rusting of staples.
1939 Pattern Home guard Bayonet Frog. An example of the '39 Pattern leather bayonet frog which was the standard issue frog to the Home Guard. '39 Patt equipment was introduced in an attempt to meet shortfalls of the '37 Patt webbing equipment at the beginning of the War. Subsequently this equipment was issued to rear echelon troops including the Home Guard. The '39 Patt. bayonet frog was on widespread issue to Home Guard units. Good, used condition, inspection stamps to body.
1939 Ration Book R.B.1. First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued to a Spalding address and dated Oct.1939 this particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons and slight marking
1939 War service badge. Gilt and enamel button hole lapel badge by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. Bright, fresh gilding with undamaged enamel, numbered to the reverse. It is believed that this was one of a batch of test types based on earlier WW1 designs that were rejected in favour of more modern designs and put into storage. This example was amongst an unissued batch with the lowest number 2 and the highest 76, this example numbered ' S30 '.
1940 ARP Circular - Retention of ARP Equipment. 6pg 1940 ARP Security Circular dealing with the retention of ARP equipment by individual members of services. At this early point in the War this was largely concerned with the retention of gas masks and helmets. In good, clean condition, punched for filing.
1940 German air dropped leaflet. A German air dropped leaflet entitled ' From the Fuhrer's Speech ' an attempt to convince the reader of the power and determination of German forces and how well disposed Germany was to Britain ....' the policy of an understanding with Britain.' This double-sided, 30 x 22cms leaflet was dropped across Britain in August 1940 in a widespread manner. In good overall condition with folds, minor marks and creases.
1940 Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle. 1942ed. Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle 1940. Small format 14pg manual outlining the handling and use of the B.A.R. widely used by Home Guard units. Good, clean condition. Uncommon.
1940 Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle. 1940ed. Instructional Notes for .300 inch Browning Automatic Rifle 1940 ( Provisional ). Small format 14pg manual outlining the handling and use of the B.A.R. widely used by Home Guard units. Unit stamped to the 2nd Battalion Cardiganshire H.G.Good, used condition with some marking to covers.. Uncommon.
1940 Instructional Notes on the Ross Rifle. Instructional Notes on the Ross Rifle .303-Inch Mark IIIB 1940. 16pgs outlining the action, stripping and cleaning of this Canadian weapon that was pressed into service and equipped a number of HG units. Good, used condition with some light marking to covers.
1940 Picture Post - Air Raid. August 1940 edition of Picture Post featuring an iconic image of a member of an ARP Rescue party to the front cover. This 36pg magazine has an extended article concentrating on all aspects of an air raid. Full of illustrations for which Picture Post was rightly famous for. Excellent, clean condition.
1940 Ration Book R.B.1 First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued to a Bristol address and dated July 1940, this particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons with light rusting to staples.
1940 Ration Book R.B.1. First issue ration book R.B.1. Issued by the Ealing Food Office and dated Jul.1940. This particular example in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons and slight marking.
1940 Ration Books R.B.1 - Husband and Wife. A pair of first issue ration books R.B.1. to a man and wife living in Bromley in Kent. These examples are in good, used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons, instructions and counterfoils.
1940ed. The Land Girl. Early, large format, August 1940 edition of the ' The Land Girl '. Featuring articles on ' Horticulture , The Land Army Hat and how to wear it A Land Girl at Work' etc. Good, used condition with some marking to covers. The early large format editions are not as common as the later small format editions which were printed in greater numbers.
1940ed. The Land Girl. November 1940ed of the ' Land Girl '. Large format 16pg format with b/w illustrations offering articles ' Land Girl Spitfire Fund, Medal for Milking and Harvest Party '. Good, used condition with minor marking to covers with pencilled name to top left.
1941 ' Churchill ' Commemorative Booklet. C1941 commemorative booklet published by Hodder & Stoughton with excepts of Churchill's speeches and illustrated throughout with patriotic images showing Churchill going about his wartime role as leader.
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - Bookends. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone bookends with lead rosettes featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosettes apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Both in good condition and very heavy ( 4Kg ) ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - figure Lead figure of Cardinal Wolsey mounted on stone produced by the London Stonecraft as a souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled Portland stone base with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof as was the figure itself with this fact cast into the reverse of the figure. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - figure. Lead figure of King Charles mounted on stone produced by the London Stonecraft as a souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled Portland stone base with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof as was the figure itself with this fact cast into the reverse of the figure. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition with the exception of a well executed repair to sword and like all of these souvenirs, very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone letter rack with lead rosette featuring the Houses of Paliament ' London 1941 ', the rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. Wooden Napkin Ring made from turned oak featuring a transfer to the interior with the wording ' This wood came from the Houses of Parliament. Accompanied by the original numbered certificate certifying the source, the reverse of which has a brief history of the House. These and numerous other items from the blitzed Houses of Parliament were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. In excellent ' as new ' condition. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir. London Stonecraft produced souvenir of the blitzed Houses of Parliament. Tooled stone ashtray with lead rosette apparently made from the lead from the roof. These and numerous other items were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. Item in excellent condition and very heavy. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer. )
1941 Ed. Cycling Magazine. Mar 5 1941 edition of ' Cycling ' magazine. Featuring wartime themed covers and a number of articles including ' Home Guards and Map-reading competitions ' and ' Cycling in Tunis '. Good, clean condition with light marking and creasing.
1941 Fire Guard armband. Official issue, printed Fire Guard armlet for members of the Fire Guard not entitled or issued with uniform. Comes from the period 1941-43 when the Fire Guard was administered by the general Civil Defence services. Armband in unissued condition.
1941 London Fire Force Christmas Card. Unused 1941 Christmas Card for the London Fire Force Region with embossed NFS badge. Slight foxing but otherwise good condition. POSTFREE within UK
1941 Patriotic Churchill Wall Hangar. Patriotic card wall hangar featuring a caricature of Churchill by ' A.C.Southgate ' with a tear off strip with a 1941 message hoping the image was inspiring. Excellent, clean condition. Unusual.
1941 Ration Book and Supplement. 1941 issue R.B.1/4 Ration Book for an Anstey, Leicestershire address with an accompanying Ration Book Supplement R.B.9 for the same address. In good, used condition with marks to covers and rusting to staples with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1941 Ration Book R.B.4. 1941 RB.1/4 General Ration Book. This is the fourth issue ration book, issued in 1941 from the Coulsdon & Purley food office, the second page contains instructions on how to use the book. As usual with most ration books some coupons clipped and or cancelled, covers lightly marked through use.
1941 Ration Book. 941 RB.1/4 General Ration Book. This is the fourth issue ration book, issued in 1941 from the Birmingham food office, the third page contains instructions on how to use the book. As usual with most ration books some coupons clipped and or cancelled, covers lightly dirty through use. POSTFREE
1941 Unarmed Combat ....for the Home Guard. 1941 ' Unarmed Combat - an extract from Physical and Recreational Training , 1941 for the Home Guard '. 20pgs with some sketches and diagrams outlining basic unarmed combat techniques. Good overall condition, some nibbling to cover edge, contemporary notations.
1941 War Savings broadsheet journal. ' War Savings ' Vol.2 No.7 - Campaign Journal of the National Savings Movement Aug 1941. Fold-out, broadsheet showing the progress of the war savings campaign with results, targets, information and general news. In good, used condition overall with some minor marks and folds.
1942 Bombed Houses of Parliament souvenir - Napkin Rings. Wooden Napkin Rings made from turned oak featuring a transfer to the interior with the wording ' This wood came from the Houses of Parliament. Accompanied by the original numbered certificate certifying the source, the reverse of which has a brief history of the House. These and numerous other items from the blitzed Houses of Parliament were produced and sold in aid of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St.John Fund. In excellent ' as new ' condition. ( For more information see Jeff Dorman's article ' Parliament for Sale ' in the July/August 2012 edition of the Armourer and also ITEM 9597 )
1942 Munitions Girl Handbook. 92pg handbook for the ' Munitions Girl ' by Caroline Haslett. Subtitled a handbook for the women of the Industrial Army it covers everything from tanks, vernier calipers and trade unions to ' Roytex ' overalls. This uncommon booklet is in good condition with slightly marked covers.
1942 NFS Tunic - Fire Force 17 Bristol. 1942 dated, heavy wool, double breasted tunic NFS pattern No.6 with NFS 17 Fire Force, Bristol badge to left breast. Size No.15 - 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins with 42ins chest in good, used condition with no major areas of wear other than cuffs etc., buttons dulled with one missing and area of fire force badge stitching adrift otherwise good. Manufacturer label to interior of tunic skirt with interior pocket and 5 years war service stripes to right sleeve added in sections. Good used example.
1942 Ration Book. M.O.F. Ration Book R.B.1/5 1942 made out to a Beaconsfield address with Beaconsfield Food Control issue stamp. Good,used, condition with the usual cut and trimmed coupons, minor rusting to staples.
1942-43 Clothes rationing book. Early clothes ration book for 1942-43 to a Scarboro' address. As with nearly all of these books the coupons have been used but the counterfoils, instructions and 43-44 application remain. In good clean condition. POSTFREE
1943 ARP ( Civil Defence ) Diary. 1943 Diary produced by the well known company Letts produced for members of the Civil Defence community. Contains 62pgs of ' essential information for ARP Officers, Fire Guards, Wardens and householders '. In good condition with a small number of pencil annotations with a rubbed cover.
1943 ARP Lamp. ' Lamp A.R.P. with Hood ' dated 1943 with Geo.VI cypher and manufacturer's details to hood. N/OS removed from a large box containing a large number put into storage as surplus to requirements. Minor marks, scratches etc, otherwise as new
1943 Butterfly Bomb Leaflet. Scarce photographic leaflet detailing the appearance of butterfly bombs. Although not the first deployment against the UK, following their widespread use in the raids against Hull and Grimsby in June 1943 and the disruption and danger created by their use, information was distributed amongst Civil Defence services about their appearance. This leaflet was the first to be printed and distributed two months after the raid. In good, used condition with creasing and evidence of having been pinned to a board. Scarce.
1943 Ed. Cycling Magazine. Sept 22 1943 edition of ' Cycling ' magazine. Featuring wartime themed covers and a number of articles including 'War-Time Cycle Lighting Regulations ' and ' Holiday Cycling '. Good, clean condition with light marking and creasing.
1943 GWR Company magazine. 17pg November 1943ed. of the Great Western Railway Magazine. Contains various articles outlying the wartime work of the GWR including sections on the GWR Home Guard, comfort funds and casualties of staff serving with the forces. Good, used condition with rusted staples and lightly creased and marked covers.
1943 Junior Ration Book. A surprisingly scarce M.O.F. Ration Book ( Junior ) July 1943, R.B.4-6. Issued by the Manchester Food Office in 1943 and is in good, used condition with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1943 Tipton Wings for Victory tin badge. Tin and card pin badge probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund raised during Tipton\'s Wings for Victory campaign held between the 5th and 12th of June 1943. Good, used condition with some rubbing and minor loss.
1944 - 45 Junior Ration Book. A surprisingly scarce M.O.F. Ration Book ( Junior ) 1944-45, R.B.4-7. Issued by the Hull Food Office in 1945 and is in good, used condition with the usual cancelled and clipped coupons.
1944 ACI 640/641 for issue to Home Guard. Army Council Instruction 640-641 May 1941 issued specially for the Home Guard. This two sided ACI demonstrates modifications for the 3\" MkI artillery carriage and the Spigot Mortar mounting. Good, used condition, has been folded.
1944 Edition of Boys Own Paper. April 1944 ' Salute the Soldier ' edition of Boys Own Paper featuring a colourful image of a Tommy to the front cover. Small size wartime edition with articles on the ' Salute the Soldier ' campaign as well as ' Reconnaissance ' an the ' Portable Life Saver '. Full of stories and contemporary adverts, good clean condition with rubbing to spine and slight rusting to staples.
1944 Holidays at Home Suggested Menus Leaflet. During WW2, all non-essential travel was discouraged in order to conserve fuel supplies and ensure that train accommodation was available for troop transport and other official purposes. Local authorities were encouraged to provide entertainments that would encourage people to take 'Holidays at Home'. In the spirit of this, the Ministry of Food issued a leaflet with suggested menus with a ' holiday ' feel, picnics etc. This gatefold leaflet was printed in August 1944 and covers menus for four people for six days. Good, clean condition and unusual.
1944 Salute the Soldier lapel badge. Tin and celluloid, generic pin badge for the Salute the Soldier Campaign in 1944. Good, clean condition.
1944-45 Ration Book. M.O.F. Ration Book R.B.1/7 1944-45 made out to a Southbourne address. Good,used, condition with the usual cut and trimmed coupons, minor rusting to staples. POSTFREE within UK
1944-45 Ration Book. M.O.F. Ration Book R.B.1/7 1944-45 made out to a Bristol address. Good,used, condition with the usual cut and trimmed coupons, minor rusting to staples, bumped corners etc. POSTFREE within UK
1945 Butlins souvenir ashtray. Brass with brass and enamel centre souvenir ashtray from Butlins camp at Filey. Many of the Butlins camps were requisitioned by the Government for the duration, Filey being one. However, the Government recognised the importance of holiday centres and were quick to return some of them back to Butlins in 1945. This souvenir ashtray features an enamel Butlins badge with a prominent 'V' and 1945 as it's centrepiece, the badges themselves tend to be uncommon. In good condition with one small piece of missing enamel.
1945 WVS Civil Defence Calendar. Attractively graphic covered calendar for 1945 produced by the WVS. Each month is illustrated by a 15cm x 20cms black and white image showing an aspect of the role of the WVS in wartime with three pages of explanatory text. Good, clean condition and scarce.
1946 Victory Parade Programme. A victory parade was held in London on 8th June 1946 with a ' Grand Pictorial Souvenir ' being produced featuring portraits of the Allied wartime leaders and military commanders. This example of the souvenir contains the flyer which had details of the procession and march-past. Good used condition.
19th County of London ( S.S.Gas Co. ) Home Guard Battalion. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 19th County of London ( South Suburban Gas Co. ) Home Guard ( SEE item 8367 ' A Short History of the 19th County of London ( S.S.Gas Co. ) Bn ' ). Good used condition.
19th County of London Home Guard History. C1945 ' Home Guard - A Short History of the 19th County of London ( S.S.Gas Co. ) Bn '. 63pgs, inc appendices giving a detailed review of the work of the South Surburban Gas Co. Home Guard Battalion. Illustrated with b/w photographs with detailed appendices, rolls etc. In good, overall condition with some marking and creasing to covers.
1st Battalion Denbighshire Home Guard History. C1944 ' A Record of Service No.1 Battalion ( Denbighshire ) Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.John R.Williams. 162pgs with b/w illustrations and appendices outlying the activities of this North Wales unit. In excellent, clean condition with a dedication by the author inside front cover.
1st Caernarvonshire ( Conway ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 1st Caernarvonshire ( Conway ) Battalion Home Guard. One of the more uncommon HG units, good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
1st Cambridgeshire Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for the 1st Cambridgeshire ( City & North ) Battalion. Clear indications of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
1st Cornwall ( Stratton ) Battalion Home Guard Title. Printed formation sign for 1st ( Stratton ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. The Battalion had it's HQ in Bude. In good, used condition, small glue residue to reverse. Scarce.
1st Hounslow GTC greetings card. Greetings card of the 1st Hounslow Girls Training Corp. Features the unique sleeve badge of the Hounslow group and a photograph of a Drum Major of the Hounslow Drum and Fife Band. Unused, good clean condition.
1st Perthshire ( North Perthshire ) Battalion ( Pitlochry ) Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 1st Perthshire ( North Perthshire ) Battalion ( Pitlochry ) Home Guard. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title . Scarce Scottish title.
1st Renfrewshire & Bute ( Greenock ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 1st Renfrewshire & Bute ( Greenock ) Home Guard Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. This title is particularly scarce, as is true for many of the Scottish battalions, there being the single battalion for Renfrewshire & Bute Other units in the area wore the ' REN ' title for Renfrewshire. All items in excellent, unissued condition.
1st West Riding ( Bradford ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title set for the 1st West Riding of Yorkshire ( Bradford ) Battalion as issued for wear on the battledress or greatcoat.Good, clean condition, unissued condition
1st Worcestershire ( Worcester City ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 1st Worcestershire ( Worcester City ) Battalion. Battalion titles machine stitched along with a Home Guard shoulder title to a shaped piece of BD material. This was common to this battalion with the titles applied to material before attachment to the uniform. In good, used condition.
1st Worcestershire ( Worcester City ) Home Guard Grouping. A mixed grouping of items pertaining to the service of Pte.F.L.Keyte of the 15th Company 1st Worcestershire ( Worcester City ) Home Guard. Grouping includes ' WOR 1 ' and HG shoulder titles, war service chevrons, his size 7, 1942 ? dated FS cap along with a 1942 note pad with a few pencilled HG notes, a map reading test and a number of small bore rifle targets which would indicate that Keyte was a competent shot. Interesting grouping to one man.
2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun manual. 1944ed. 40pg manual for the 2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun published by Gale & Polden. Featuring a superb all colour, pull out chart showing the gun and exploded views of the main parts, ammunition etc and illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs. All the photographs show the gun being manned by Home Guard personnel who are the target audience for this commercial publication. In excellent condition with some light marking to covers. Scarce title.
20th (Hailsham) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard Titles Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 20th (Hailsham) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard accompanied by a South East Command Sussex & Surrey District printed badge and a printed Home Guard shoulder title as worn. Excellent, clean condition , removed from a uniform, minor glue marks to reverse.
20th Cheshire (Great Sutton) Battalion Shoulder Titles. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 20th Cheshire (Great Sutton) Battalion. Accompanied by a screen printed shoulder title and L/Cpl stripe. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
20th Cheshire (Great Sutton) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 20th Cheshire (Great Sutton) Home Guard Battalion. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
20th Durham (Darlington) Battalion Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 20th Durham (Darlington) Battalion. Both items folded to shape and in good, used condition, clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
20th Kent ( Sevenoaks ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 20th Kente ( Sevenoaks ) Btn . Accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
214 ( 102 Cheshire Home Guard ) AA Rocket Battery Insignia. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 214 ( 102 Cheshire Home Guard ) AA Rocket Battery Insignia. Active from 1942 this Battery was based in Birkenhead. Good used condition.
21st County of London, Eltham Btn formation Sign. Diamond shaped, embroidered badge worn by the 21st County of London Eltham Battalion. The design reflected the original designation of the unit, 3rd Eltham Kent Btn within R Zone all set on the colours of the Royal West Kents. In good, used condition, slightly grubby with a moth hole in lower portion. Scarce.
21st South Staffordshire ( Wolverhampton ) )Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 21st South Staffordshire ( Wolverhampton ) Battalion. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a screen printed shoulder title.
21st Warwickshire Birmingham Btn Home Guard grouping. Small document grouping to a Sgt.Alfred John Branch of the 21st Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard. The group consists of his service certificate in original envelope ( Ladywood address ), certificate of proficiency, two 1943 group photographs and a HG Association leaflet. All items in excellent, clean condition.
23rd ( 37th Post Office ) Btn Hampshire HG Proficiency Certificate. Unissued proficiency certificates for issue by the 23rd ( 37th Post Office ) Battn. Hampshire Home Guard. The Battalion was based in Southsea. In excellent condition. Several available.
23rd Durham (Washington) Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 23rd Durham (Washington) Battalion. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title .
24F ( Market Drayton ) Squadron ATC Title. Embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 24F ( Market Drayton ) Squadron Air Training Corps. The F suffix indicates that the squadron was one of the 50 founding squadrons of the ATC. This is ageneric economy example that were supplied without squadron numbers that were subsequently embroidered on issue to the relevant unit. Good, used condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
24th Middlesex ( Mill Hill ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 24th Middlesex ( Mill Hill ) Btn, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items folded to shape and in good, used condition, clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
250 ARP Questions Answered. 1943ed. ' 250 Questions Answered ' by R.F.Reynolds and J.M.Young. 75pg booklet dealing with HE and Incendiary bombs, war gases and first aid. Some diagrams. Good, used condition with light creasing and ownership stamp to covers.
26th West Riding ( Huddersfield ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 26th West Riding of Yorkshire ( Huddersfield ) Battalion .Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title .
29th (Battersea) Battalion, County of London Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 29th (Battersea) Battalion, County of London Home Guard. Good, used condition with glue residue to reverse.
2nd ( Coastal ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. Printed formation sign for 2nd ( Coastal ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. In good, clean condition, probably unissued, small glue residue to reverse. Scarce.
2nd (South Leicester) Battalion, Leicestershire Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 2nd (South Leicester) Battalion. In good, used condition, clearly removed from a uniform.
2nd Battalion Middlesex Home Guard Helmet. 1940 dated MkII helmet manufactured by F & L with size 7, 1940 dated MkII liner. To one side is an inverted ' V ' made up of yellow and red, the regimental colours of the Middlesex Regiment with a white numeral signifying the Battalion to the centre. In this example the numeral is heavily worn but looks to be a ' 2 '. In the attached photos I have included images of this type of helmet being worn. In good, used condition with 90%+ original khaki finish present but worn. Battalion symbol in similar condition. Unusual and uncommon helmet, priced to reflect condition.
2nd Cumberland ( Carlisle ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 2nd Cumberland ( Carlisle City ) Home Guard Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in excellent, used condition, clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
2nd Leicestershire ( South Leicester ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 2nd Leicestershire ( South Leicester ) Battalion. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
2nd Monmouthshire Battalion HG History. C1945 2nd Monmouthshire ( Newport ) Battalion Home Guard by Llewelyn Jones. 35pgs with general history of this S.Wales battalion with sections about the specific companies including personnel rolls, factory units and 187 Coast Battery. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Includes a medal roll. Scarce.
2nd Phase County of London Home Guard Battledress. \'49 Pat. Battledress Blouse worn by a member of the 11th County of London ( Poplar ) Battalion Home Guard during the Second Phase of the Home Guard. Faced with growing military uncertainty and the start of the Cold War in 1952 the Home Guard was reconstituted. Based on previous wartime experience local battalions were raised in skeleton form with training based on more modern arms. This uniform, although missing it\'s issue label would appear to have been manufactured in 1953 as indicated by the inspection marks. 2nd Phase embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with the distinctive, rubber backed felt area titles below. Tunic is in excellent condition with a smattering of moth holes, none of which are too large and do not detract from the appearance. Far less commonly encountered than its wartime predecessor, scarce.
30 06 P17 Rifle manual. US manual for the 30.06 P17 Rifle as supplied to the Home Guard. This 1918 edition comes complete with folding plates and 60pgs with b/w photographs and sketches showing exploded views, method of operation, ammunition etc. In good, used condition with marking to covers. Uncommon.
30.06 Home Guard Dummy Rounds. A full clip of dummy , rimless, 30.06 rounds for Home Guard use with the P17 rifle. All rounds are of US manufacture with various headstamps ( most manufactured by Franklin Arsenal ) and dates from the 1920's to 1930's. All rounds in good, used condition, patinated overall with some verdigris. INERT UK sales ONLY
30th ( Smethwick ) Btn Home Guard Paperwork Grouping. Paperwork grouping to Sgt.B.Barnes of ' B ' Company 30th South Staffs ( Smethwick ) Btn. Includes typewritten orders, note books, Attendance register, dinner card, training notes and LDV certificate. Good, used condition with marking, folding and creasing.
30th (Smethwick) Battalion, Staffordshire HG \' Sleeve \'. A ' sleeve ' of insignia for a Sgt. from the 30th (Smethwick) Battalion, Staffordshire Home Guard. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard unit titles, Sgt. stripes and a screen printed shoulder title. All items showing clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
31st Btn Birmingham City Transport Home Guard Grouping. Insignia and ephemera grouping to a Sgt.F.G.Stanton of the 31st Warwickshire ( Birmingham City Transport ) Battalion Home Guard. Stanton was a pre-war regular in the R.A.M.C. and grouping includes photos and paperwork from this period, with HG certificate, boxed Defence medal and insignia from his later Home Guard service. Copies from the 31st Btn. history confirm his membership. Good condition.
31st South Staffordshire ( Smethwick ) )Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 31st South Staffordshire ( Smethwick ) Battalion. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
35th Cheshire (Stalybridge) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 35th Cheshire (Stalybridge)Battalion. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by an embroidered shoulder title .
35th City of London ( Hackney ) Btn HG Titles. The 35th City of London ( Hackney ) Btn Home Guard wore their shoulder titles in a unique way as in this example. Titles were mounted onto a shield shape piece of cloth before application to the uniform. Also included was a coloured square of cloth ( black and brown have been noted ) whose exact meaning is currently under debate and is possibly thought to be a Company designator. This example was previously worn by a member of the HQ company with a brief provenance included. The shields can also be found as a one piece embroidered item without the colour designator. Scarce example with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
35th County of London ( Civil Service ) Btn. Home Guard Titles Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard unit title for the 35th ( Civil Service ) Battalion County of London Home Guard accompanied by an embroidered shoulder title.The Battalion had its headquarters in Westminster. This set of insignia is in unissued condition.
37th Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Btn Home Guard titles. Printed cloth shoulder designations \' BHM 37 \' for the 37th Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard. The 37th were based around Small Heath. Accompanied by a printed Home Guard shoulder title. All items in good, used condition with evidence of havbing been removed from a uniform.
3rd Cambridgeshire Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 3rd Cambridgeshire ( Southeast ) Battalion ( Hildersham ) accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title.Both items with clear indiactions of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
3rd City of London Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 3rd City of London ( Farringdon ) Battalion. Good, used condition accompanied by a printed HG shoulder title with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
3rd Inverness-shire (Newfoundland) Battalion HG badge. White metal, lapel style badge, for the Newfoundland Forestry Unit as worn by the 3rd Invernessshire (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard. This unit was made up of civilian forestry workers who arrived in Britain from Newfoundland in 1939 in order to help with the massive need for timber in wartime. By 1942 they were concentrated around Inverness where they formed a HG battalion and were granted permission to wear their lapel badge as a capbadge depicting a Newfoundland caribou. In good condition, patinated overall, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Scarce.
42nd Battalion Home Guard Old Comrades Association Badge. Brass and enamel badge for the 42nd Battalion Home Guard Old Comrades Association, in this instance probably the 42nd Lancashire ( Eccles ) Battalion, although this is subject to confirmation. In generally good, used condition with loss of enamelling to ' 42 ', priced accordingly, uncommon.
42nd Birmingham Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 42nd Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Hall Green Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title.Both items with clear indiactions of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
43rd Lancashire ( Salford ) Btn. Home Guard Titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 43rd Lancashire ( Salford ) Btn . Accompanied by a red, embroidered Home Guard shoulder title. The Manchester HG Battalions used different coloured shoulder titles to denote the area they represented. The red title is the correct title associated with the 43rd Btn.Both items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
44th County of London ( LTPB ) Home Guard Battalion. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 44th County of London ( LTPB ) Home Guard Battalion. One of the six London Transport battalions, the 44th was based in Camberwell. Good used condition.
48th County of London LCC Btn Home Guard History. 1st Ed.C1945 ' 48th County of London ( L.C.C. ) Btn Home Guard - A Report as in the form of a resume of the history of " C " Company 1940 - 1944 ' by Mjr.K.Belsham. Often light hearted review of the wartime exploits of a London Home Guard unit. Excellent, clean condition.
49th ( South Metropolitan Gas Company ) County of London Home Guard Shoulder Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 49th (South Metropolitan Gas Company ) County of London Home Guard. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
4th (Stratford) Battalion, Warwickshire Home Guard Battledress. 40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of a lieutenant of the 4th (Stratford) Battalion, Warwickshire Home Guard. Large, size 14 BD to fit 5ft 11\" to 6ft with 40-41\" chest and 35-36\" waist with label indicating manufacture by Service Tailoring & Co.Ltd, Leeds. Battalion titles have been attached with a certain agricultural approach to needle work and in a nice make do and mend touch the rank pips are reused WW1 types as found on cuff rank tunics. Generally in good worn condition with a smattering of small moth holes.
4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard history. 95pg history entitled \\\' Home Guard BUX4, records and reminiscences of the 4th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard \\\' by Lt.Col.L.W.Kentish,DSO with illustrations. In good condition with scarce dust wrapper.
4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard history. 95pg history entitled ' Home Guard BUX4, records and reminiscences of the 4th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.L.W.Kentish,DSO with illustrations. In excellent condition with scarce dust wrapper ex. IWM collection.
4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 4th ( Hughendon ) Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard. Good, used condition with clear indications of having been removed form a uniform. Accompanied by a printed Home Guard shoulder title.
4th Battalion Cornwall Camelford Home Guard. A good example of the printed insignia worn by the 4th Cornwall ( Camelford ) Battalion Home Guard. In excellent condition, with some minor marking, probably unissued.
4th Bedfordshire Battalion Home Guard Designation. Embroidered circular battalion designation for the 4th ( Luton ) Battalion Home Guard. Some of the Bedfordshire battalions tended to ignore official practice and wore the black/yellow/black flash of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment below which was worn a circular badge in regimental colours denoting each individual battalion. Good, used condition and scarce.
4th Dorset ( Sherbourne ) Battalion Home Guard B.D. 1944 dated Battledress Blouse for a Sergeant in the 4th Dorset ( Sherbourne ) Battalion Home Guard. the Size 10 '40 Patt Blouse 5'9" - 5' 10", Chest 36" - 37", Waist 31" - 32" has Sgt. stripes to both sleeves, printed Home Guard shoulder titles, DOR 4 Btn. titles, 4 year war service stripes to right sleeve and a felt proficiency diamond and bar to left sleeve. WW1 MM and pair ribbons to left breast. In excellent, clean condition, light wear to collar and cuffs and four minor moth holes ( largest 2mm ) to reverse, sleeve and r/h front breast.
4th Glamorganshire ( Neath ) Battalion Home Guard Titles. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 4th Glamorganshire ( Neath ) Battalion. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
4th Somerset, Evans Company Home Guard Photo. 20 x 30cms approx., b/w photograph of a Home Guard unit belonging to 4th Somerset ( Frome ) Battalion, a section that was based at the Evans Co. Dated 1942. Good, clear image, has been rolled.
51st Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 51st Surrey Battalion, Malden , accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
54th Kent Battalion Home Guard Recruiting Leaflet. Single-sided, coloured, recruiting leaflet for C Company 54th Kent ( Chislehurst ) Battalion Home Guard. Good, clean condition.
54th Surrey ( Wimbledon ) Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 51st Surrey Battalion, Wimbledon, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Although Surrey titles are amongst some of the more common those from Wimbledon are less common.
56th Essex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 56th Essex Battalion,Waltham Abbey accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title and three rank pips. All items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
57th ( Catford ) Battalion County of London HG Grouping. Small grouping of named items from a member of the 57th ( Catford ) Battalion County of London HG. Consisting of a \' LON 57 \' printed shoulder title , a wartime identity card for a John Hudson of Bromley , a 1942 dated, size 7 FS cap with KRRC cap badge also named \' Hudson \' and a small quantity of postwar ration books in the same name. All items in good used condition.
58th Civil Service Battalion London Home Guard Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 58th ( Civil Service ) Battalion County of London Home Guard. The Battalion had its headquarters in Westminster. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
58th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 58th Surrey Battalion, Purley, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
59th Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the Addington Battalion in good, clean condition with some glue residue to reverse.
5th Battalion, County of London Home Guard Insignia. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard unit titles for the 5th Battalion, County of London Home Guard. With its headquarters in Marylebone and the battalion provided a company made up of staff from the BBC. Comes with embroidered shoulder title and a plastic economy cap badge of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps with whom the battalion had an affiliation. All items in good used condition.
5th Berkshire Battalion Home Guard History. C1945 ' The 5th. Berkshire ( Wantage ) Battalion Home Guard. 43pgs outlining the history of this unit including their mounted patrol, work with the Americans, manning stop lines and pillboxes etc. Illustrated with b/w photographs and fold-out maps, illustrated card covers. Good condition with light marking, bumps, rubbing etc. Uncommon.
5th Cornwall ( St Austell ) Battalion Home Guard Title. Printed formation sign for the 5th Cornwall ( St Austell ) Battalion Home Guard. In good, used condition, glue and paper residue to reverse having been removed from an album, uncommon.
5th East Lancashire ( Preston )Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 5th East Lancashire ( Preston County )Home Guard Battalion. Accompanied by an overstitched ' Home Guard ' shoulder title. Good, used condition.
5th Lancs ( Preston ) Home Guard Certificates. Certificate of Home Guard Proficiency and a Home Guard Service Certificate to L/Sgt.H.Collier of E Company 5th Lancs ( Preston County ) Battalion Home Guard. The Proficiency certificate shows Collier to have passed tests for Rifle, Sten, Grenade, Battlecraft, Map reading and general knowledge in October 1943. Both items in good condition with some light marking, creases etc.
5th Warwickshire Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 5th Warwickshire ( Solihull ) Battalion Home Guard. Titles in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
62nd Surrey ( Norbury ) Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 62nd Surrey Battalion, Norbury, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
62nd West Riding ( Rotherham ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 62nd West Riding of Yorkshire ( Rotherham ) Battalion .Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title .
63rd Surrey Richmond Battalion Home Guard History. 1946 1st ed. ' Reminiscences of the 63rd Surrey ( Richmond ) Battalion Home Guard '. 47pgs with b/w illustrations outlining the wartime history of the battalion including the women auxiliaries and a roll of officers by Company. Card covers with some marking and rusting of staples otherwise good condition.
66th West Riding ( Sheffield ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 66th West Riding of Yorkshire ( Sheffield ) Battalion .Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a screen printed shoulder title.
6th Derbyshire ( Chesterfield ) Battalion Home Guard Titles. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 6th Derbyshire ( Chesterfield Borough ) Battalion. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
6th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 6th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Battalion. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
6th Sussex Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 6th Sussex Battalion, Arundel, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
70th West Riding ( Staincross ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 70th West Riding of Yorkshire ( Staincross ) Battalion ( Scissett ) .Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by an embroidered shoulder title .
71st City of London Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 71st City of London Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion. Based in Chingford in Essex, the 71st were part of the 15th Anti-Aircraft Regiment Home Guard that formed part of the AA defences for the the east of London. In good, used condition.
71st Gloucester Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 71st Gloucester Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battalion. Based in Bristol, the 71st were part of the 17th Anti-Aircraft Regiment Home Guard that formed part of the AA defences for the the city of Bristol. In good, clean condition.
7th Batt. Hertfordshire Home Guard History. 1945 1st ed. ' The 7th Hertfordshire Battalion Home Guard ' - Capt. A.St.H.Brock. 154pgs containing a thorough history of the Chipperfield Battalion Home Guard which covered the area of Tring, Bekhampstead and Hemel Hempstead. Illustrated with b/w photographs, cartoons and maps with roll of honour. Good, clean condition with lightly marked boards.
7th Battalion ( Ludlow ) Shropshire Home Guard Photograph. 20cm x 15cm b/w photograph, mounted on card of " A" Platoon F ( Ludlow ) Co. 7th Batn. Shropshire Home Guard-Feb 1942. Clear image, some minor marking and creasing to board.
7th Bucks Battalion Home Guard Photograph. 15cms x 20cms official photograph mounted on titled board 32cms x 25cms showing No.17 Platoon " E " Company 7th Bucks Battalion Home Guard. Good clear image, some bruising to boards.
7th Cornwall Battalion Home Guard cloth badge. Uncommon WW II printed example of the black and yellow sign worn by the 7th. [Falmouth] Battalion of the Cornwall Home Guard. In excellent, unissued condition with identification pencilled to the reverse with some light glue residue.
7th Cornwall Battalion Home Guard cloth badge. Uncommon WW II embroidered example of the black and yellow sign worn by the 7th. Falmouth Battalion of the Cornwall Home Guard. This was one of the Cornwall battalion badges that existed in both printed and embroidered patterns. In excellent, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
7th Somerset Battalion Home Guard history. C1945 1st ed.\' 7th Somerset Battn. Home Guard \', dec. card wraps., 71pp., ep maps, several sketches. Printed for \' Private Circulation Only \' by Bennett Bros., Bristol. Tells the story of the raising, organisation & training of the unit, which operated between Bristol & Wells, inc. Portishead, Clevedon, Keynsham, Farrington Gurney & Temple Cloud. Appendices including Rolls of officers, awards and Roll of honour. Good, clean condition.
7th Worcestershire ( Malvern ) Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 7th Worcestershire ( Malvern ) Battalion Home Guard. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform accompanied by a printed shoulder title .
8th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard sleeve badge. 8th ( Helston ) Battalion Cornwall Home Guard sleeve badge. In place of county designations and numbers, Cornwall battalions wore distinctive designs, in this case a stylised lizard printed on cloth. Badge in mint un-issued condition
8th Burton Battalion Staffordshire Home Guard History. C1945 ' The 8th ( Burton ) Battalion of the Staffordshire Home Guard. 64pgs outlining the history of the battalion including a section on the explosion at RAF Fauld. Includes b/w illustrations, and sections on works and post office platoons with lists of dramatis personae. Good, used condition with light marking to card covers and minor staple rusting.
8th County of London ( Islington ) Btn. Home Guard. Printed, blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder titles for the 8th County of London ( Islington ) Battlion. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, cut to shape and semi -padded.
8th Kent Folkestone Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 8 Kent ( Cinque Ports ) Battalion, Folkestone. Accompanied by a screen printed ' Home Guard ' shoulder title. In excellent, clean condition.
90th Lancashire Home Guard Battalion History. C1945 \' Record of The Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport Department 90th Bn. ( Lancs ) Home Guard \'. 28pgs souvenir history of the unit illustrated with b/w photographs with extensive appendices of company membership. Has been folded, various creases etc., otherwise good condition. Uncommon.
91st Lancashire ( LMS ) Liverpool Home Guard Battalion. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 91st Lancashire ( LMS ) Liverpool Home Guard Battalion with accompanying printed Home Guard shoulder title. The 91st were a railway battalion formed from the staff of the London Midland Scottish Railway based in Liverpool. Good used condition.
9th ( Central Newcastle ) Northumberland Home Guard Insignia. An ' arm ' of insignia worn by a member of the 9th ( Central Newcastle ) Northumberland Home Guard. Embroidered Home Guard title, early printed Northumberland district area badge ( St.Oswald's Shield ) and printed ' ND 9 ' area titles which have been padded with card. All items display the same level of wear and have been stuck into an album or display at some time. Good, used condition.
9th Batt. Hertfordshire Home Guard History. 1946 1st ed. ' The 9th Hertfordshire Battalion Home Guard ' - Major D.H.Neale. 143pgs containing a thorough history of the Bricket Wood Hertfordshire Battalion Home Guard which covered the area south of Hemel Hempstead. Illustrated with b/w photographs, cartoons and maps with roll of honour. Excellent, clean condition with lightly marked boards.
9th Battalion Wilts Home Guard. 1st ed 1944 ' 9th Wilts Bn. Home Guard 1940-1944 ' Printed by the Swindon Press and written on Stand Down, this 28pg, card covered booklet covers the role of the battalion from formation to stand down. Illustrated throughout with b/w illustrations and including a thorough dramatis personae of the battalion. Printed on economy paper stock giving a yellow hue to the pages, it is in good used condition with rubbed covers. Uncommon.
9th Cornwall Battalion Home Guard cloth badge. Scarce WW II printed example of the white and green sign worn by the 9th. Camborne Battalion of the Cornwall Home Guard. A white shield with fifteen bezants and the number "9" on a green background. In excellent, unissued, condition, folded to shape.
9th Glasgow ( Post Office ) Battalion Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the 9th Glasgow ( Post Office ) Battalion Home Guard. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse. In good, used condition with undamaged condition, one area of verdigris to the reverse.
9th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Home Guard Battalion Titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 9th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Battalion. Like many of the other Suffolk battalions the titles were worn horizontally .Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
A Basinful of Fun of Civl Defence No.17 magazine. Wartime comic publication called ' A Basinful Of Fun - Civil Defence No.17 '. 16pg publications containing jokes, cartoons and amusing stories pertaining to the Civil Defence services. In slightly tired condition but uncommon.
A Catechism of Air Raid Precautions. 1938ed.150pgs \'A Catechism of Air Raid Precautions\' by Norman Hammer. A guide to all key points of ARP with a strong emphasis on gas, it\'s identification, treatment etc. Also deals with first aid, incident control, bombs etc. Good, used condition with some damage to the corners of the opening pages, priced to accommodate this.
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.
A Kitchen Goes to War. 1940 1st ed. ' A Kitchen Goes to War ' - famous people contribute 150 recipes to a Ration-time cookery book. Including recipes including ' an excellent cake for the troops 'by wartime personalities as diverse as Arthur Askey and Agatha Christie. In excellent, clean condition.
A People\'s Army - Jon Mills. 1993 \' A People\'s Army - Civil Defence Insignia and Uniforms 1939-1945 \' by Jon Mills. Still the only available reference to the subject and long since out of print, the 109pgs contain an indispensable guide to the subject complete with full colour illustrations. Good, used condition.
A Record of an Edinburgh Home Guard Company. C1945 ' The Watch on the Braids ' - 3rd Batt, C Company Edinburgh HG, Braid Hills - The Record of an Edinburgh Home Guard Company 1940-1944. 158pgs, thorough history of the unit complete with b/w illustrations, cartoons, maps and a nominal roll. Complete with illustrated d/w ( archive tape reinforcement to the reverse ) and in excellent, clean condition and scarce.
A Record of the 5th ( Cum ) Battalion Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. \' A Record of the 5th ( Cum ) Battalion Home Guard \' by Mjr.E.G.Sarsfield-Hall. 128pgs detailed account of this Cumbrian unit illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches, maps etc. Covers histories of the various companies, coastal artillery unit ( 406th Workington Battery ) and the Women\'s Auxiliaries. Sunned, embossed boards with clean contents.
A School of Purposes - Fougasse Posters 1939-1945. 1946 1st ' A School of Purposes - Fougasse Posters 1939-1945 ' introduced by A.P.Herbert. 48pgs examining the wartimework of Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird. Working for the Ministry of Information, War Office, London Transport, National Savings amongst others, Bird was probably most famous for his ' Careless talk ' series of posters but produced much other work. Full colour coverage of many of the campaigns with an analysis of the meaning and effectiveness of the work. Complete with slightly grubby d/w with minor chips and tears, good, clean condition.
A.B.C. of A.R.P. Early War C1939 commercial publication by Jordan & Sons, London. Using illustrations to demonstrate Home Office ARP instructions this 16pg booklet covers subjects from Garden Trenches to Refuge Rooms. Good, used condition, has been folded, uncommon.
A.F.S. Matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring the A.F.S. badge to both sides. In good, used condition with some minor surface marking.
A.F.S./N.F.S. Rotherham Grouping. Insignia and ephemera grouping to Leading Fireman Ernest Clifford Teasdale who served with the A.F.S. in Rotherham and then the N.F.S. Includes photographs of Teasdale, certificate of service, cap badge and letter of appointment also includes items pertaining to post war A.F.S. service.
A.F.S.Drill & Instruction Manual. C1939 \' A.F.S.Drill & Instruction Manual \'. 70pgs including sketches and diagrams outlining pump and rescue drill to be undertaken to ensure slick performance at an incident. Good, clean condition with creasing to front cover.
A.R.P Upgraded First Aid Point Enamel Sign. An uncommon enamel sign measuring 69 x 23cms for an ARP Upgraded First Aid Point. In good, clean condition with some minor chips, marks etc. with a black painted border. Upgraded FAPs were provided with more thorough medical facilities and personnel.
A.R.P. - A Complete Guide to Civil Defence Measures. 1939ed. ' A Complete Guide to Civil Defence Measures ' by W.F.Deedes issued by the Daily Telegraph. 80pg guide covering all aspects of civil defence from indendiary bombs to psychological factors involved in evacuation. In excellent, clean condition with a striking cover.
A.R.P. - A Complete Guide. 1st.1939 \' A.R.P. - A Complete Guide \' issued by the Daily Telegraph. Bold, graphic design to cover with 80pgs covering aspects of Civil Defence measures including evacuation, air raid warning, food defence and evacuation. Excellent, clean condition.
A.R.P. Aluminum Canteen & Carrier. Uncommon aluminium canteen often carried by CD first aid parties and medics. Marked to the top \' A.R.P.\' and manufacturer marked to the bottom \' R.S \'. Complete with its\' unique webbing carrier. Minor dents and marks to canteen with light marking and stains to carrier.
A.R.P. Bell - Variation. Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP to rim and the date 39 and the manufacturer's mark ' G&J ' believed to be Gillett and Johnston. Variation to the ' Fiddian ' branded and the ARP bells. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air raid warnings. In good,used condition.
A.R.P. Bell. Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP to rim and the date 39 and mark ' J.B ' to top with the brand ' Fiddian 'stamped to the collar. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air raid warnings. In good, clean condition with casting marks to body and flaw to rim.
A.R.P. Bell. Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP and marked ' C.B ' to top . Turned, clean finish in contrast to the more commonly found 'Fiddian ' brand with it's rough cast exterior. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air raid warnings. In good,used condition appears to be missing an end cap to handle.
A.R.P. Bell. Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP to rim and the date 39 and mark ' J.B ' to top with the brand ' Fiddian ' stamped to ferrule. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air raid warnings. In good,used condition.
A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. 60mm tin containing A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. This item was used as part of the decontamination equipment carried by ARP First Aid Parties and Decontamination teams for decontaminating small areas of skin exposed to vesicant agents. Good condition, complete with content with two small ' bruises ' to tin.
A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. 60mm tin containing A.R.P. Bleach Ointment. This item was used as part of the decontamination equipment carried by ARP First Aid Parties and Decontamination teams for decontaminating small areas of skin exposed to vesicant agents. Good condition, complete with contents
A.R.P. by J.B.S.Haldane. 1st 1938 A.R.P. by J.B.S.Haldane. Haldane, an eminent scientist, writing for the Left Book Club sought to reassure the average man in the street of the efficacy of the Government\'s plans against aerial attack. He also sought to advise on what further steps that could be taken with chapters such as \' Official ARP Schemes \', \' Protection from Explosions \', Poisonous Gas and Smokes \', in order to avoid \' The Technique of Mass Murder \'. Good, clean copy.
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.
A.R.P. Form 24. Early War A.R.P. Form 24 giving basic information ref. local wardens and their intention to visit to offer advice on A.R.P., gas mask sizes, refuge rooms etc. Unused, several available. POSTFREE within UK
A.R.P. Haversack & Helmet Carrier Leyland A.R.P. Haversack & integral helmet carrier. Canvas construction with leather reinforcement with thick, reinforced shoulder strap. One large, divided compartment with external helmet carrier secured by press studs and straps. Modelled on earlier WW1 designs, this example bears manufacturer's details to inside of flap ( all be it faint ) in excellent, used construction with no damage with light marking. Scarce. Helmet not included.
A.R.P. Luminous Flower Buttonhole Badge. Early war period A.R.P. Luminous Flower Buttonhole Badge for use in the blackout. Still mounted on it's original sales card this scarce survivor still demonstrates some of it's original abilities in the dark. Typical of the plethora of ' ARP ' products that arrived with the early period of the War, many of which were quickly discounted once the serious nature of the conflict became apparent. Original NOS with some storage marking to flower and card.
A.R.P. Memo No.C2 ARP for Electricity Undertakings. 1938 2nd ed. H.M.S.O. \' A.R.P. Memo No.C2 ARP for Electricity Undertakings \'. 33pgs with diagrams outlining the ARP provision for the electrical infrastructure, sub-stations, transformers, switchgear etc. In good used condition with light marking. Uncommon.
A.R.P. Memo.No.13 ' Inspection & Repair of Respirators.....'. 1940ed. A.R.P.Memo No.13 ' Inspection & Repair of Respirators and Oilskin Clothing and Decontamination of Respirators. ' 18pg, illustrated memorandum dealing with the inspection and repair of all types of respirators from civilian to service patterns. Good, used condition, slightly marked covers.
A.R.P. Post Numeral. 25mm gold on blue wool number ' 1 ' used to indicate the warden post number within a sector. Not widely adopted. Unissued, clean condition. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
A.R.P. Wardens' Post Enamel Sign. 23cms x 23cms A.R.P. Wardens' Post enamel sign. Used to indicate premises used for use as a Wardens' post, these could vary from private houses to purpose blast proof shelters. Good, used condition with some chipping and corrosion to the edges with a dusty reverse. Wartime enamel signs have risen rapidly in price and are increasingly difficult to acquire.
A.R.P.42 Women’s Wardens Coat - unissued. A scarce Women’s Wardens coat designated ARP42 and in unissued condition. Manufactured in heavy bluette material under the ' Paragon ' brand by F.Fryer & Co. of Battersea. Featuring a double breasted design with integral front fastening belt and pockets with a machine stitched ARP badge to the left breast and white metal, detachable ARP buttons. Card label to inside giving official designation and size. Unissued condition but with some light marking from storage. scarce.
A.R.P.and All That. 1941 2nd. ' A.R.P. and All That ' an anthology compiled by C.Kent Wright illustrated by Eve Sheldon-Williams. 130 pgs of jokes, short stories and observations of the humorous side of A.R.P. Illustrated throughout with small sketches and cartoons. Good, used condition with lightly marked covers.
A.R.P.Handbook No.10 Training in First Aid. 1942 2nd ed. reprint 1943 \' A.R.P.Handbook No.10 Training in First Aid For Civil Defence Purposes \'. 64pgs, with illustrations, outlining the more practical first aid likely to be required at an incident. Paper salvage notation to front cover. Good, used, condition with minor marking, etc.
A.R.P.Memo No.3 Organisation of Decontamination Services. 1942ed, 8pg A.R.P.Memo No.3 ' Organisation of Decontamination Services '. Gives broad outline to the Decontamination Services, their organisation, equipment etc. with illustrations. Good, clean condition.
A.R.P.Memo No.3 Organisation of Decontamination Services. 1938 2nd ed, 12pg A.R.P.Memo No.3 ' Organisation of Decontamination Services '. Gives broad outline to the Decontamination Services, their organisation, equipment etc. with illustrations. Good, clean condition with rusting of staples.
A.T.C. Gazette. July 1941 issue of the Air Training Corps Gazette. 40pg magazine covering all aspects of A.T.C. life and things aviation including a large advert for Brylcreem ! Articles including cockpit familiarisation ( Spitfire and Master ), aircraft recognition and the camera gun. Good, used condition with some light marking and creasing.
ABC for Special Constables and Police War Reserves. 1939ed. 116pg ' An ABC for Special Constables and Police War Reserves ' published by the Police Review. Features a chapter on emergency legislation for the War featuring sections on propaganda, sabotage, POWs, lights, curfew orders etc. Good, clean, condition, slight wear to covers.
Accurate Shooting in War. 2nd ed. C1942 ' Accurate Shooting in War ' by Mjr.T.S.Smith an officer in the S.Staffs Zone HG. One of the series of guides aimed at the Home Guard published by Gale & Polden. 47pgs with a large number of b/w illustrations, diagrams and sketches. Good, used condition with light marking to covers and rusting to staples.
Acrow on National Service Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge worn by employees of Acrow Ltd., the manufacturers of the well known building support. Based in Slough Acrow's production was largely diverted to the war effort, making tank and aircraft parts, as well as formwork for the Mulberry harbors that were used in the D-Day landings. Heavily worn example with abrasions to the enamel, priced accordingly.
ADGB Instructions for Observer Posts 1938. 1938ed. Air Defence of Great Britain \' Instructions for Observer Corps \'. 15pgs outlining the methods of observing and spotting and the duties of an Observer Post which formed an integral part of the reporting organisation that existed during the Battle of Britain. Heavily used with rubbing, creasing and various marks but scarce.
Adolf - sheet music. 1939 sheet music for the song ' Adolf ' by Annette Mills and featuring an amusing cartoon cover. Typical of the Phoney War period featuring lyrics ' you toddle off and all your Nazis too ' and ' Adolf you've bitten off more than you can chew '. Good, clean condition with some creasing and light marking.
Adolf in Blunderland. Adolf in Blunderland: A political parody of Lewis Caroll's famous story. 1st Ed. Jan 1939 by James; Kester, Max Dyrenforth (Author), Norman Mansbridge (Illustrator). Typical early war material with cartoons of Hitler, Chamberlain etc. In good overall condition with some light marking and rubbing to covers and spine, clean contents.
Advanced Training for the Home Guard. 1942ed. 142pgs 'Advanced Training for the Home Guard' by John Brophy. Covers subjects such as tactical assualts, leadership, attacks on airborne troops etc with ten specimen exercises. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. Cover slightly marked otherwise good, clean condition.
Aeronautical Inspection Directorate Lapel Badge. Formed during WW1 the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate was established to provide detailed inspection of all materials, the manufacturing process to which they were subjected, and the assembly of various parts into component units and of the erection of the aircraft, engines etc on behalf of the Air Board. During WW2 the AID grew exponentially taking on the inspection of all aspects of aviation from construction to repair on behalf of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. This full size, ( 25mm ) gilt and enamel, lapel badge, numbered to the reverse, was worn by members of the AID staff. In good used condition with some light marking.
Aeronautical Inspection Directorate Lapel Badge. Formed during WW1 the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate was established to provide detailed inspection of all materials, the manufacturing process to which they were subjected, and the assembly of various parts into component units and of the erection of the aircraft, engines etc on behalf of the Air Board. During WW2 the AID grew exponentially taking on the inspection of all aspects of aviation from construction to repair on behalf of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. This small ( 15mm ) gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge was worn by members of the AID staff. Manufacturer marked ' Roden ' to the reverse, in good used condition with some light marking.
AFS Cap badge. Chrome and enamel cap badge for the Auxiliary Fire Service. Solid, heavy, early issue badge with both lugs intact, good, clean condition with rubbing to highlights.
AFS Club fork. Nickel silver pastry fork featuring the logo of the wartime AFS Club. In excellent condition. Unusual.
AFS Fireman's Cap. Man's AFS peaked cap with chrome and enamel cap badge. Wool body with patent leather peak and headband. Apparently in unissued condition with unmarked leather headband with a plush forehead cushion, size 7 1/8 and an oilcloth protector, now torn . In excellent condition with three almost invisible moth nips.
AFS Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel AFS lapel badge ( 20mm height ). Not the standard pattern of lapel badge, its design suggests an early war pattern. Good, clean condition.
AFS Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for wear by members of the AFS. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Bright condition, surprisingly uncommon in comparison with other AFS designs.
AFS lapel badge. White metal and enamel AFS lapel badge. Official issue, numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked 'HWM' (Millers). The white metal badges were later issues relacing the earlier silver versions. Excellent, clean and, slightly toned condition.
AFS Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for wear by members of the AFS. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Good, used condition, surprisingly uncommon in comparison with other AFS designs.
AFS Leicester breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS Leicester breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In good, used condition with glue residue to the reverse having been stuck to a display, no damage.
AFS London breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS London breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the uniform jacket. In good, used condition with clear evidence of being removed from a uniform.
AFS London breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS London breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In good, used condition with some marking and evidence of being removed from a uniform.
AFS London sleeve badge. Embroidered AFS London sleeve badge. Usually seen on the arms of greatcoats worn by members of the AFS. Uncommon item in excellent condition, removed from a uniform.
AFS Officer\'s Rank Scales. Pair of rank scales worn by officers of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Chromed scales mounted on leather surmounted by a chromed AFS button designed to be worn on both shoulders. Good, used condition.
AFS West Ham breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS West Ham breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform. In good, used condition with some glue marks to the reverse.
AFS Woman\'s overall badge. Embroidered cotton AFS on bluette circular badge ( 55mm ) intended for wear on the AFS/NFS Woman's wrap over overall/workcoat. Sometimes seen in wear on the ski cap. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Some glue residue to reverse.
AFS/NFS Home-made Souvenir. Typical of the work completed by many fireman in an effort to fill long shifts, this double shield with integral stand features the cap badges of both the AFS and NFS. Both badges in bright undamaged condition. Unusual.
After the Raid is Over Leaflet. Commercially produced 16pg leaflet printed in 1940 offering advice ' After the Raid is Over '. Information on compensation, war damage and injury insurance is offered. Generally good condition with rust staining to interior from staples.
After the Raid Leaflet - London Edition. 1940 ed. gate fold leaflet issued by the London Region of the Ministry of Home Security ' After the Raid '. Outlines advice on war damage, food, shelter and tracing relatives. In good used condition with light marking and a pin hole. Less common than the regional edition. POSTFREE within UK
After the Raid Leaflet - Provincial Edition. 1940 ed. gate fold leaflet issued by the the Ministry of Home Security ' After the Raid '. Outlines advice on war damage, food, shelter and tracing relatives. This was the provincial edition, distinct from the London edition which was printed in red and differed slightly in content. In good, used condition with some creasing and chipping to edges. POSTFREE within UK
Aids to Weapon Training. 1942 1st ed. ' Aids to Weapon Training - Some ideas on improvisation ' by Lt.Col.G.E.Thornton and Mjr.H.de L.Walters. 75pgs with b/w photographs sketches and diagrams this manual published by Gale & Polden covers aspects from A/T Rifle sighting to destroying unexploded grenades. Good, clean condition.
Air Defence & The Civil Population. 1st 1937 ' Air Defence and The Civil Population by H.Montgomery Hyde & G.R.Falkiner Nuttall. 239pgs covering all areas of civil defence based on the experience of WW1 and the recent Spanish Civil War. Illustrated with diagrams, photographs and plans. Outlines the various European attitudes towards protection from air attack. Good, clean condition.
Air Defence Cadet Corps cap badge. Chrome and enamel badge for the ADCC for wear on the sidecap. Formed in 1938 to promote aviation interest and training the ADCC was absorbed into the Air Training Corps in 1941. This example in bright, clean, undamaged condition.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Cap Badge. Chrome and Enamel cap badge for the Air Defence Cadet Corps. The ADCC, planned by Air Commodore Chamier was formed in 1938 with a view to prepare cadets for joining the RAF or the Fleet Air Arm. The Corps were subsumed by the ATC IN 1941. In good, used condition with both lugs to reverse and manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt '.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for members of the Air Defence Cadet Corps .Formed in 1938 to promote aviation interest and training, the ADCC was absorbed into the Air Training Corps in 1941. In good, used condition.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Officers Belt Buckle. Chromed, cast, two piece buckle worn by officers of the Air Defence Cadet Corps, the precursor of the Air Training Corps. Manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt & Son, London ' to the reverse, good, used condition and uncommon.
Air Defence Cadet Corps Sidecap. Uncommon example of the woollen grey/blue sidecar worn by members of the Air Defence Cadet Corps. The ADCC, planned by Air Commodore Chamier was formed in 1938 with a view to prepare cadets for joining the RAF or the Fleet Air Arm. The Corps were eventually subsumed by the ATC in 1941. Cap has a chrome and enamel, lugged ADCC badge to the crown and chrome ADCC buttons to the peak. Interior shows signs of wear and a label indicating size, 7 , and the owner's name. Good, overall condition and scarce.
Air Power of the Empire. C1941, landscape format children's book ' Air Power of the Empire '. Produced by Juvenile Productions Ltd, London with colourful plates of all aircraft types in service with the RAF including US Lease Lend types with explanatory text alongside, 29pgs. 1943 dedication to front cover. Good, used condition, light staining marking and scuffing to covers, clean contents.
Air Raid Defence League lapel badge. Enamel and gilt, pinback lapel badge for the Air Raid Defence League. The League was founded in 1939 to \'secure effective air raid protection as a primary object of national policy\', later the League was incorporated with the National Association of Air Raid Wardens and it is from this period that the badge derives with the inclusion of \'ARW\' to the centre. In excellent, bright condition and maker marked to the reverse \'J.Gaunt, London\'.
Air Raid Defence League Leaflet. Gatefold leaflet extolling the virtues of the Air Raid Defence League with a cut out application form. The League which was affiliated to the National Association of Air Raid Wardens set out to enquire and debate all issues prompted by the threat of air attack. Good, clean condition.
Air Raid First Aid - Essential to Fire Watchers. 7th ed. C1941, 30pgs ' Air Raid First Aid ' ed. R.J.Blackham. Illustrated guide to first aid likely to be needed in air raids, covering gas, blast injuries etc. This edition rebranded for the use of fire watchers with a section covering incendiary devices and a new cover. Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Air Raid First Aid. 4th ed. C1940, 32pgs ' Air Raid First Aid ' ed. R.J.Blackham. Illustrated guide to first aid likely to be needed in air raids, covering gas, blast injuries etc. with a section covering incendiary devices Good, used condition with light marking, creasing etc.
Air Raid First Aid. 4th ed. C1940, 32pgs ' Air Raid First Aid ' ed. R.J.Blackham. Illustrated guide to first aid likely to be needed in air raids, covering gas, blast injuries etc. with a section covering incendiary devices Good, used condition with light marking, creasing etc.
Air Raid Precautions - Outline of Policy. 1938 Pamphlet marked ' Confidential ' entitled ' Air Raid Precautions - Outline of Policy ' . 16pg publication outlining the history and need and the proposed policy for air raid precautions for those who were appointed to drive the initial recruiting campaign in Autumn 1938. Drawing many of its' the lessons from the recent Spanish Civil War which it references, the publication goes on to list the requirements for the overall scheme for ARP in Britain from AA guns to Wardens. Good overall condition with light staple rusting and some foxing. Unusual and significant document in the understanding of ARP.
Air Raid Precautions by an A.R.P. Officer C1939 ' Air Raid Precautions - A book for every A.R.P. Volunteer and every householder ' by an A.R.P. Officer. Published in Scotland this 120pg manual is a thorough distillation of the salient points of the official manuals published up to that point. Illustrated with some sketches and diagrams. Card covers, good, used condition and one of the less commonly encountered commercial ARP publications.
Air Raid Precautions Tape Tin & Contents. Original tin of Arms Brand ARP Tape. Designed specifically for sealing doors and windows against the ingress of poison gas. Still sealed with original contents, marked label but otherwise good condition.
Air Raid Protection Brochure. C1939/38 ' Air Raid Protection ' brochure issued by the Cement & Concrete Association extolling the virtues of air raid protection provided by various designs of shelters. 28pgs illustrated through out with photographs, sketches and diagrams with explanatory text calculating concrete thickness and the use of materials. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to card covers. Scarce.
Air Raid Shelters for Factories & Commercial Buildings. 1939 Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories & Commercial Buildings. 27pgs text outlining different workplaces and the methods of protection illustrated by a large number of diagrams and plans. Good, clean condition with some minor marking.
Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories & Commercial Buildings. 1939 Draft of Provisional Code, clause to Civil Defence Bill \' Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories & Commercial Buildings.\'. 27pg report outlining the provision of shelters in factories and commercial buildings with a large number of plans and sketches. Some light marking to cover with minor rusting to staples. Clean contents.
Air Raid Warden Armband - Symingtons. Multi-piece construction armband for use by an Air Raid Warden employed by Symingtons. R & W H Symington & Co Ltd were corset manufacturers with their main factory in Market Harborough. One of their most famous creations was the Liberty Bodice. Although not marked this armband has been identified as being used by Symingtons. Uncommon.
Air Raid Warden Bronze Door Sign. Scarce, bronze and enamel ' Air Raid Warden ' sign. 6" x 1.5" and manufactured by Butler Jones ( Nameplates ) Ltd based in S.E. London who were responsible for the production of many of the variations of Warden signs to be found. Good, used condition with paint residue to the reverse, light marking to obverse.
Air Raid Warden Bronze Plate. N.O.S. Air Raid Warden Bronze Plate. produced by the Metal Gravure Co., London. Accompanied by leaflet with instructions for care. Excellent condition.
Air Raid Warden Enamel Sign. 35mm x 230mm approx. Air Raid Warden enamel door, desk or gate sign. Featuring the universal ARP badge design and in the seldom encountered green and white vitreous enamel. Excellent, bright condition with some very minor edge chips
Air Raid Warden sign. Cast, chromed \' Air Raid Warden \' sign. Polished highlights with paint infilling, 230mm x 32mm. These signs were variously used for door or desk signs. In good, clean condition.
Air Raid Warden Sign. 100mm x 70mm approx. cast alloy sign for an Air Raid Warden.Probably used or a door or gate, this example in good, used condition with some minor loss of black paint.
Air Raid Warden Sign. 21cm approx, alloy Air Raid Warden sign featuring the ubiquitous ARP badge designed by Eric Gill. Both the design and the letters are cast in relief. Good, used condition.
Air Raid Warden sign. Cast, brass ' Air Raid Warden ' sign. Polished highlights with repaired casting flaw to l/h edge, 230mm x 32mm. These signs were variously used for door or desk signs. In good, used condition.
Air Raid Warden sign. Cast, ' Air Raid Warden ' sign. Originally with polished highlights with paint infilling, this example has clearly had various layers of old paint. 230mm x 32mm. These signs were variously used for door or desk signs but clearly this characterful example has spent it's life outside and is not one of the current spate of reproductions.
Air Raid Warden Sign. 7.5 x 15cm approx ,tufnell sign for Air Raid Warden. In good clean condition with some paint loss to lettering.
Air Raid Warden's Post Enamel Sign. 31 cms x 30cms Enamel sign for an Air Raid Warden's Post. Probably an early War period sign judging from the colour of the enamel and uncommon in this size. Unfortunately this example has been bent and damaged accordingly with corrosion in the areas of enamel loss. Uncommon but priced to account for the damage.
Air Raid Warden\'s Helmet. A particularly clean example of a MkII helmet worn by an ARP Warden. Size 7 1/4, MkI, 1940 dated lining by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) with a 1941dated shell with unknown maker\'s markings. Hand-painted \' W \'. to both front and back of helmet. With some minor paint loss this remains one of the cleaner examples.
Air Raid Warden\'s Helmet. An above average example of a MkII helmet worn by an ARP Warden. Shell by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ), dated 19?? with a size 6 3/4, 1939 dated Mk I liner by BMB.Neatly hand-painted ' W ' to front and rear. With some scrapes and rubs this remains one of the better examples .
Air Raid Wardens' Post Sign. Cast, chromed Air Raid Wardens' Post sign. 80mm x 130mm approx. Good, used condition, some loss of paint finish and glue residue to reverse.
Air Raid Wardens\' Post Sign. 21cm x 6cm approx. tufnell Air Raid Wardens' Post door sign. In good, clean condition.
Air Raid Welfare Armband. Screen printed on elastic armband for a member of the Civil Defence services or attached to them dealing with post raid issues of those who had been bombed . In good, used condition with the armband having lost some of it's elasticity.
Air Raids - What You Must Know. 1940 Ministry of Home Security pamphlet \' Air Raids - What you must know what you must do ! \'. 64pgs of official advice on shelters, first aid, gas, incendiaries etc. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. In good used condition with chipped spine and some marking and light creasing. This publication is the earlier iteration of the more commonly found later editions ( See item:12263 ).
Air Raids - What You Must Know. 1941 Ministry of Home Security pamphlet ' Air Raids - What you must know what you must do ! '. 65pgs of official advice on shelters, first aid, gas, incendiaries etc. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. In good used condition with minor creasing and wear to spine.
Air Raids - What You Must Know. Issued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1940 this 64pg booklet offers advice on subjects from gas masks to first aid and incendiary bombs to shelters. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches. In good, used condition with minor marking and creasing to covers
Air Raids on the Hartlepools. Scarce landscape format title \' Air Raids on the Hartlepools.\' Published in early 1945, 36pgs with b/w illustrations showing air raid damage with explanatory text. Good, used condition.
Air Sea Rescue game. Attractive wartime board game \'Air Sea Rescue\'. Produced by \'Tuck\' this colourful game, printed on board, is accompanied by it\'s card pieces and dice shaker in their original box. A good example of a wartime, economy game. Some marking to outside of board and box container.
Air Training Corps Cadet Manual. 21pg loose bound, 1941ed Air Training Corps \' Cadets Manual \' . Covers mostly mechanical subjects and is illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Unit stamped \' No.378 Mannock Squadron \' and in good, used condition.
Air Training Corps Economy Lapel Badge. Plastic, economy lapel badge for members of the Air Training Corps. Manufacturer marked ' A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall '. Good condition with some distortion, typical for these early types of plastic.
Air Transport Auxiliary Official membership lapel badge. Non-hallmarked silver, official issue, pinback lapel badge for the Air Transport Auxiliary. Numbered to the reverse. The ATA, established in 1939, used experienced civilian pilots, including 100 women, to ferry aircraft from the manufacturers to the RAF. In so doing they saved the deployment of RAF flying personnel who were more urgently needed on operations . In excellent condition, slight patination. Scarce.
Aircraft Identification - Friend or Foe - British & German. 1940 ' Aircraft Identification - Friend or Foe ? - British & German Fighters and Bombers '. 64pg manual published by the ' Aeroplane ' magazine giving thorough descriptions of most types in service in this period with photographic and plan views. Good,used condition with some rusting to staples.
Aircraft Identification \' Wheel \' Wheel aircraft recognition chart for American, British and German bombers and fighters. Featuring some graphic art work the wheel was rotated to reveal the identity of an aircraft and by turning it over the planforms of said aircraft were revealed. ' Recommended for boys in the A.T.C. and for a party game. Excellent, clean condition.
Aircraft Identification manual - American Monoplanes with the R.A.F. Part Four ' Aircraft Identification - American Monoplanes with the R.A.F. ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very minor creasing and some minor rusting to staples. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - American Monoplanes. Part Four ' Aircraft Identification - American Monoplanes with the R.A.F. ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very light rusting to staples. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - British Monoplanes. Part Two ' Aircraft Identification - British Monoplanes ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very light rusting to staples. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - German Monoplanes. Part Two ' Aircraft Identification - German Monoplanes ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. This example in good, used condition with very light rubbing to spine. Stylish covers.
Aircraft Identification manual - R.A.Saville-Sneath. 1941ed. ' Aircraft Recognition ' by R.A.Saville-Sneath. One of the wartime Penguin ' Specials ' this 174pg paperback was authored by a serving member of the Observer Corps and covers all general aspects of aircraft recognition with more specific coverage of most current Allied and Axis aircraft types. In good, used condition with some bends, marks and chips to covers. Hard to find this title in good condition.
Aircraft Identification manuals - British and German Monoplanes. Part One and Two ' Aircraft Identification - British Monoplanes and German Monoplanes ' prepared by the Aeroplane. Each manual contains 64pgs with photographs, profiles and text for various aircraft types to aid recognition. Popular amongst most of the Home Front services, particularly the Observer Corps. These examples in good, used condition with minor creasing and rubbing with some rusting to staples. Stylish covers, inscribed to a member of the RAF.
Aircraft identifier disc. Double sided cardboard disc headed ' Enemy warplanes ' to one side and ' British Warplanes ' to the other. By spinning the disc against the image of the plane a series of corresponding windows give identification, performance, crew, armament etc and a profile image of the type. In good used condition with some creasing and marking. Uncommon.
Airspeed ARP Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel ARP badge for Airspeed, the plane builders based in York who were established in part by the author Neville Shute. Half moon fitting to reverse with manufacture's marks, ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbering. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel. Airspeed went on to be taken over by de Havilland but continued to work under the Airspeed name producing the Oxford trainer and Horsa gliders. uncommon.
Airspeed ARP Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for members of ARP teams of Airspeed Ltd. Airspeed Ltd. was founded by Nevil Shute Norway (later to become a novelist as Nevil Shute) and designer Hessell Tiltman and became a subsidiary of de Havilland in 1940. Airspeed were to become famous for designing and building the Horsa glider. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' . Good, clean, bright condition.
Airwork Gatwick Airport National Service Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Airwork Gatwick Airport. Half moon fitting to reverse, numbered ' 79 ' and manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. Airwork had a long association with RAF flying training, the company was responsible for the initial training of tens of thousands of pilots and also became a vital part of the Air Ministry’s maintenance operations. Good used condition, wear to enamel finish with some minor enamel omissions, whether enamel flaws or damage unknown.
All Clear - Sheffield Civil Defence magazine. September 1940 edition of \'All Clear\' the magazine of Sheffield\'s Civil Defence Services. This particular edition deals with various topics - a brief history of the history of Sheffield ARP, reports from various ARP Groups within the city and fitness for the Warden. 24pgs with some illustrations in excellent, clean condition.
All Clear - Sheffield Civil Defence magazine. July 1945 edition of 'All Clear' the magazine of Sheffield's Civil Defence Services. This particular edition, 36pgs, deals with a round up of the various CD services by VE Day. Illustrated with b/w photographs and cartoons. Good, used condition with marking and scuffing to covers.
Allbright & Wilson Bomb Enamel Sign. 30cms x 20cms enamel sign by \' Chromo \' Wolverhampton that was located in the lid of the box containing Allbright and Wilson Bombs (AW Bomb) or officially Self-igniting Phosphorous Grenade (SIP grenade) Projector No. 76. This example in good, used condition with some chipping and rusting.
Allenburys\' Feeder - Baby\'s Bottle in Wartime Pack. N.O.S. - ' Allenburys' Feeder ', baby bottle made by Allen & Hanburys Ltd. Contained in original box marked ' War Emergency Pack ' with purchase tax label. As new contents complete with instruction leaflet. Light marking and stressing to card box.
Allies propaganda badge. Paper and tin, pin back badge showing the flags of the allies surrounding a british bulldog. My have been a supporter's badge for an unknown war weapons week or national savings fund. Good condition with some loss of gilding.
Allotment & Garden Guide Vol.I No.3 Issued as part of Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory campaign , this leaflet entitled ' Allotment & Garden Guide ' was one of a series issued in early 1945 under the same title. Vol.1 No.3 of March 1945 deals with all aspects of establishing an allotment and tips for the time of year. 8 page, gatefold leaflet in excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK
Ambulance Personnel Helmet. 1939 ( ? ) MkII helmet for wear by Ambulance personnel. Black overpainted 1939 MkII khaki helmet with Ambulance insignia to front and rear with a size 7, 1939 dated liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Indistinct manufacturer's markings and date to rim. Good, used condition with minor abrasions, marks etc.
American Ambulance Great Britain Cap Badge. Bronze cap badge for the American Ambulance Great Britain ( AAGB ). The AAGB was a gift to the UK from the American community in the UK providing a fleet of ambulances and vehicles for use by surgical and medical teams. Drawing personnel from the MTC and FANY, members wore uniform identical to that of the MTC but with their own cap and collar devices. By late 1944 just under 400 women were serving with the AAGB. Badge in excellent condition with both blades.
American Ambulance Great Britain Sleeve Badge. Embroidered sleeve badge for the American Ambulance Great Britain ( AAGB ). The AAGB was a gift to the UK from the American community in the UK providing a fleet of ambulances and vehicles for use by surgical and medical teams. Drawing personnel from the MTC and FANY, members wore uniform identical to that of the MTC but with their own insignia. By late 1944 just under 400 women were serving with the AAGB. Badge, which was originally worn on the left arm, in excellent condition with paper backing and clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
American Eagle Club Volunteer's Badge. mpressive gilt and enamel, pinback badge for the American Eagle Club. Worn by British volunteers and staff of the club which was situated in Charing Cross Road. Opened in December 1940 as the first club for Americans in London it was taken over by the American Red Cross in 1942. Some of these badges are encountered with the name of the volunteer engraved to the reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
American Red Cross - Rainbow Corner lapel badge. Chrome and enamel badge for the American Red Cross - Rainbow Corner. Pinback badge, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. This badge was worn by non uniformed British volunteers working at Rainbow Corner the largest of the ARC clubs in London situated between Piccadilly and Leicester Square. In good, bright condition with undamaged enamel. Uncommon.
American Red Cross-Gt.Britain lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for British workers in the American Red Cross. This badge was worn by paid and volunteer workers for the ARC in the various clubs that were established around the UK to provide comforts and welfare to US servicemen. \'Thos Fattorini, B\'ham\' maker marked to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
An Atlas of Gas Poisoning. 1938 3rd ed. HMSO.- ARP Dept. 15pgs featuring 10 colour plates demonstrating the effects on the body of the various poison gases with an explanation of the plates. In good condition with rust bleed to staples and light marking to covers - a mite macabre.
Anderson Shelter Extension Leaflet. 1939 Leaflet ' Galvinised Corrugated Steel Shelters - Variations on the standard unit '. 4pg with diagrams demonstrating the methods and materials required to extend the ubiquitous Anderson shelter to accommodate up to ten persons. Good, clean condition with some light creasing. Uncommon.
Anderson Shelter Spanner. A difficult to find shelter accessory , the rat-tailed, rough cast spanner supplied with the Anderson shelter in kit form. One end of the spanner was used as a jemmy to align the holes in the shelter before insertion of the bolts. This particular example in good, used condition with size and manufacturer markings to body.
Andover Home Guard Photographs. 2 x b/w 8\" x 6\" photographs mounted on card showing company and platoon size views of members of the 1st ( Andover ) Battalion Home Guard. Good, clean condition with light marking to card.
Another Jane\'s Journal. Jane was a comic strip created and drawn by Norman Pett exclusively for the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror from 5 December 1932 to 10 October 1959. Featuring Chrystabel Leighton-Porter whom he met while she was modelling for a class in Birmingham in 1939, the strip became very popular during the WW2, particularly amongst the troops and was considered morale-boosting. The salacious comic strip featured the misadventures of the title ingenue. The heroine had a habit of frequently (and most often inadvertently) losing her clothes alongside her intimate confidant a pet dachshund named Fritz. This scarce \' Jane\'s Journal No.2 \' features her wartime adventures in stories cartoons and drawings along with some racy b/w nudes. Covers with some minor chipping and creasing to covers, clean contents. Uncommon.
Anti - Absentee Propaganda Card. Card featuring the three Axis leaders saluting the word ' Absentees '. Propaganda card ' Absenteeism, except for vital reasons, inexcusable '. Good condition with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Anti-Aircraft Defence by Light Automatics. 1940 1st ed. ' Anti-Aircraft Defence by Light Automatics ( Lewis & Bren Guns ). Approved by the M.O.I. and intended for use by the Home Guard, this 16pg booklet outlines types of defences to be applied by units equipped with LMG's. Illustrated with diagrams. Good, used condition with light marking to card covers.
Anti-Axis satirical matchbox cover. Matchbox cover with a cartoon featuring Hitler 'In the Allies Grip'. Satrical verse to the reverse and side. In good overall condition with some stains, splits and minor corrosion. Uncommon piece of wartime satire.
Anti-gas bleach ointment. A full tin of Bleach Ointment for \'neutralising splashes of Mustard Gas\'. Made by Boots, Nottingham tin in excellent condition with a clean and intact label.
Anti-Gas Ointment, No.2. A jar of Anti-Gas Ointment, No.2 prepared by Boots. Complete with original contents ( now crystallised ) and in good condition.
Anti-Rumour Campaign Card. A card produced by the Bristol Information Committee, itself a regional office of the Ministry of Information, to be a signed undertaking not to spread ' malicious gossip and mischievious rumour ' in the ' highest interests of the nation at this time '. Clean, unused condition, hole punched for filing. FREEPOST within UK
Anti-Tank Weapons - Smash the Tank ! 1942ed. part of the \' Know Your Weapons \' series by the Publishers Nicholson & Watson \' Anti - Tank Weapons \' has 48pgs with diagrams and sketches with some optimistic advice about dealing with tanks using everything from sheets ! to Sticky Bombs and Northover Projectors. Good, clean condition with very slight marks to cover.
Application Form for Civilian Helmets. Double sided, Ministry of Home Security \' Application for Civilian Helmets ( Steel ) for commercial premises \'. Introduced in 1941, coinciding with the introduction of the so-called \' Zuckerman \' this Government scheme was introduced with a view that all employers should equip their workers with steel helmets. To facilitate this subsidies were available to purchase these civilian helmets, the start of the process being this form. Excellent condition, v.minor creases etc.
April 1943 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.3 No.12 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Large format, 35pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles and Wardens' News from the National Association of Air Raid Wardens. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with partial detachment of cover.
April 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.1 April 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on collective war-time adaptability and alpine dairying. Has been folded and has slight staining to spine , edge and rear cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
April 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.2 May1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including American Impressions and Rewards and Values. Has been folded and has no staples with light marking.
April.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.6 No.11 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Looting in Berlin ', ' Incident Control Training ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some loss to spine.
April.1945 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.11 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' How Germany Took our Bombing', and a ' what if ' review of the continuance of the V1 and V2 campaign etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
AR Divisional / District Warden Rank Badges. Old gold, felt on blue wool, rank badges for ARP Divisional / District Warden worn on both sleeves. Excellent, clean, probably unissued condition.
Area Eight - CD Services in Stroud and Gloucestershire. 1945 1st ed. \" Area Eight \" in the War against Hitlerism - being an account of the Civil Defence Services and A.R.P. in Stroud and Nailsworth. 244pg, thorough examination of the CD services of this particular area of Gloucestershire covering everything from training exercises to the work of the WVS, Gas Identification Services, Wardens\' service, N.A.R.P.A.C. etc. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, sketches etc.Good, used condition with some light marking to boards.
Area Fire Guard Captain Shoulder Title. Printed Area Fire Guard Captain shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for the highest unpaid uniformed rank in the Fire Guard, in unissued condition.
Argyll Emergency Relief Organisation badge. Brass and enamel badge for the Argyll Emergency Relief Organisation.The ERO was the name for most of the post-raid services including rest centres and air raid welfare in Scotland. From December 1940 the various post-raid organisations were brought under the ERO banner and badges issued. This example with pin back fitting and manufacturer marked ' B.H.Collins, B'ham '. In good overall condition and uncommon.
Armband Poster. 45cms x 32cms full colour poster printed on light card, showing a representation of 80 armbands or armlets seen in the wartime Home Front. Start your wish list ! Price includes postage within UK
ARP - A Practical Guide. 1939ed. ' ARP a Practical Guide ' for the householder and air-raid warden by S.Evelyn Thomas 90pgs giving all major aspects of ARP including gas, shelters, decontamination incendiaries etc. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches and colour plates featuring the ARP cigarette cards issued by W&H.O.Wills. Excellent, clean, condition.
ARP - Serve to Save poster/shopcard. 38 x 25cms poster ' ARP Serve to Save ' by F.Gardner with a bold deco inspired graphic image. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd, London. Printed on lightweight card with holes to the top to allow for suspension in a shop door or window.
ARP - Shelters for Persons in Factories and Commercial buildings. 1939 draft of the Civil Defence Bill ' Air Raid Shelters for Persons Working in Factories and Commercial Buildings '. 27pgs with large numbers of sketches and diagrams showing locations and plans for shelter provision. In good overall condition with some contemporary pencil notation and minor rusting to staples.
ARP - What to do in an Emergency. Magazine format, 64pg review by John Langdon Davies of all matters ARP from the period C1939-40. Largely pictorial in tone, the booklet has a story of the Jones Family and how their life is affected by ARP with other chapters covering the usual ARP topics from gas to shelters. Double page section showing a refuge room and how it should be equipped. Bright pictorial covers and in good clean overall condition with minor chipping and creasing to covers. Minor paint splashes to rear cover.
ARP ' Key Man ' Lapel Badge. 25mm, tin and celluloid pin back badge for an ARP ' Key Man '. This badge was one of a series of generic badges which indicated ARP workers and their specific tasks. In good,used condition.
ARP ' Pillbox ' shelter brochure/poster. Brochure issued by the Cement & Concrete Association extolling the virtues of the ' Pillbox ' shelter. Taking the form of a poster which opens up to display plans and images of the shelter under construction and finished. Reverse contains text outlining it's merits and places to see a demonstration example. Good, clean condition with one rust spot. Unusual.
ARP ' Warden ' button badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP ' Warden '. Good, overall condition with some foxing and minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP \' Butterfly Brand \' Sealing Tape - large. Tin with contents of \' Butterfly Brand \' ARP Sealing Tape. Large size intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, slightly tired condition, with missing lid. Heavy item.
ARP \' Butterfly Brand \' Sealing Tape tin. A now empty tin of \' Butterfly Brand \' ARP Sealing Tape. Intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, used condition with one bruise.
ARP \' Butterfly Brand \' Sealing Tape. Tin with contents of \' Butterfly Brand \' ARP Sealing Tape. Intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, used condition, with small bruise to tin. Instructions to underside of lid.
ARP \' Warden \' button badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP ' Warden '. Good, overall condition with some foxing and very minor corrosion to reverse.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cm x 5cm Enamel sign for an ARP Air Raid Warden. Early War period intended for use on doors, gates etc. Good, used condition with some staining and chipping to one side.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cms x 7.5cms enamel ARP Air Raid Warden sign. Usually seen in red/white enamel, this example is in blue/white and was used as a door or gate sign. Good, used condition with some chipping and stress fractures with attendant staining.
ARP Air Raid Warden Enamel sign. 23cm x 5cm Enamel sign for an ARP Air Raid Warden. Early War period intended for use on doors, gates etc. Good, bright condition, with the exception of the chipping to screw holes .
ARP Ambulance enamel sign. Large, steel and enamel 'ARP Ambulance' sign. 31cms x 91cms approx. with usual nibbled edges and some stress marks but generally in good condition, six mounting holes. Large, heavy item can be collected from a mutually agreed location, arms fair etc.
ARP Armband - Scout Movement. Good quality, embroidered ARP armband. Lined to inside with adjustable buckle fastening probably stemming from the early war period before standardisation of insignia. Some slight moth damage but otherwise in good order. There is strong evidence connecting the use of this armband with the Scout movement such as ARP messengers.
ARP armband. Printed ARP armband. Black screen print/stencil on cotton with elastic retainers. In , unissued condition . Variation on design ( see item 10102 ). Unissued condition with some marking from storage.
ARP Armband. Printed ARP armband. Variation with black screen print serif lettering on cotton with elastic retainers. In good, used condition with light marking.
ARP Armband. Printed ARP armband. Variation with black screen print serif lettering on cotton with elastic retainers. In good, used condition with light marking.
ARP Axe and Cover. Rubber handled, insulated Chillington ' ARP AX ' conatined in 1942 dated canvas cover with adjustable shoulder strap. Axe in good condition with bright, manufacturer marked head and slightly grubby but solid cover with manufacturer marking and date.
ARP Axe and Holder. Rubber handled, insulated Chillington ' ARP AX ' contained in a web holder for use on the NFS belt. Axe in good condition with patinated, manufacturer marked head. Webbing cover in good, used condition with some corrosion to rivets.
ARP badge - Scottish interest. Brass and enamel, pinback ARP badge with a Scottish theme. Unfortunately not as yet identified. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Excellent condition.
ARP badge for Nursing Overall. Embroidered \' ARP \' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall Patt. No.80. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall. Uncommon.
ARP Beret. Official issue ARP Beret. Official nomenclature ' A.R.P. 68A ', indicating an austerity pattern. Size 7 manufactured by A & J.Gelfer in 1942 with markings and inspection marks printed to the glazed cotton half lining. Nicely toned silver ARP lapel badge used as a cap badge. Almost in unissued with the woollen body of the beret in excellent condition. Excellent example.
ARP Beret. Official issue ARP Beret. Official nomenclature ' A.R.P. 68 ', indicating the initial issue before the release of the austerity pattern. Size L manufactured by ' S.M.Co Ltd ' in 1942 with markings printed to the glazed cotton half lining. Steel ARP lapel badge used as a cap badge. Excellent, used, moth free condition.
ARP Beret. 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 \' Beret Industries Ltd. \' in 1942 with markings printed onto a cotton protector. Pin back silver ARP badge. Very few signs of wear and moth free.
ARP Blackout 'Rufflette' brochure. 6pg brochure for the 'Rufflette' brand of blackout curtains and screens for use in screening windows,roofs and skylights. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In good condition with slightly marked covers and minor rusting to staples.
ARP Blackout Paper Roll. A roll of new old stock ' Presto ' Blackout Paper designed for use in covering windows in order to conform with wartime blackout regulations. Good, overall condition with slightly tatty ends.
ARP Blanket Bag. Large 1940 dated ARP blanket bag. Webbing construction with date and manufacturer details to interior with \' ARP \' stencilled to flap. Woven fabric carrying strap. These bags were used by Rescue and FAP squads carrying blankets and other equipment designed for use with casualties. This example is in sound but lightly stained condition with some damage to strap.
ARP Bleach ointment tin. Tin of ARP Bleach Ointment for use on areas of skin contaminated by gas. Tin in good used condition, with contents, minor dent to one rim, label with light marking but clean and bright.
ARP Breast Badge for Overalls. Embroidered cotton on bluette ARP breast badge for use on the overall . Good used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform with some residue of the paper backing to reverse.
ARP breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool ARP breast badge. This type was more likely to be seen on uniform items rather than the overall. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ARP breast badge. Embroidered on wool ARP breast badge. This type was more likely to be seen on uniform items rather than the overall. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ARP Chaplain Armband. Embroidered armband or \' armlet \' for chaplains officially attached to the ARP services. Buckle fixing. Good, used condition although this example appears to have suffered the attentions of a small rodent. Scarce.
ARP clasp knife. 1939 ARP clasp knife by George Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body and blade. Blade has been sharpened and has been patinated by use as has spike. In good overall condition.
ARP clasp knife. 1939 ARP clasp knife by George Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body and blade. Blade stained but retains it's full shape, spike similarly patinated. Good, clean example of the second of the three patterns of ARP knives.
ARP clasp knife. Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by the Davenport Cutlery Company rather than more common examples byGeorge Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body and blade. Blade and spike both patinated with signs of sharpening to blade. Slightly weak open and closure but otherwise good, overall condition. Increasingly difficult to acquire. 18+ UK Sales Only
ARP Collar Badge - Sealed Pattern. 1939 Dated Sealed Pattern for the ARP Collar Badge embroidered on bluette. Badge attached to a Post Office Stores Dept. tag with a further wax seal. The Post Office Stores Dept. produced much of the ARP and CD insignia through out the War. In excellent condition.
ARP Compact. Small chromed, white metal ARP compact. 45mm across with a padded photo representation of an ARP badge to the lid. Mirror polished internal lid with soldered powder container to bottom section. Stamped ' made in England ' to reverse and in good, used condition, with abrasions to to surface and some spotting. Unusual.
ARP Decontamination lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating membership of an ARP Decontamination squad or unit. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light marking.
ARP Domestic sandbag. Hygenic Domestic Sandbag made from linen designed to be filled with dry sand and kept in the attic, loft etc in order to tackle incendiary bombs. Approx 52 x 36cms with printed instructions and in unissued condition with some foxing and minor marks, has been folded.
ARP Earthenware Food Container. Large, ( and heavy ! ) glazed, earthenware food container manufactured by Doulton of Lambeth with manufacturer details impressed to reverse. Designed to provide an impervious, gas - proof receptacle for the storage of food in a refuge or shelter. Good, used condition with a nibble to bottom edge but otherwise undamaged. Scarce. Please contact for delivery options, over 2kgs and fragile.
ARP Emergency Carbide Incident Lamp. A 1938 dated ARP emergency carbide incident lamp by G.S.Milne Co.Ltd., of Deptford. This emergency carbide work lamp would be used at incidents where electricity supplies were interrupted. Adding water to calcium carbide to the storage container at the bottom, acetylene gas would be produced, this would pass up through the handle and on to the burner. It produced a bright white light, which was reflected by the shield. Heavy item.
ARP Fire Fighter\'s Goggle. ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle, a commercially modified pair of welder's goggles, the idea being to allow the user to see through the very intense light given by a burning incendiary to be able to effectively extinguish it. Marked ' GR ' to the bridge. An uncommon example of the ingenious ARP products that flooded onto the market at the beginning of the War. In good, clean condition with a minor loss to one of the brow pads.
ARP Fire Warden badge. Tin and celluloid ARP Fire Warden pinback badge. Probably dates from post 1941 attempts to augment the Fire Services with Fire Watchers, civilian volunteers who were to act as the first line of defence against incendiary bombs. In good used condition with some minor marking, light corrosion to reverse.
ARP Fire Warden badge. Tin and celluloid ARP Fire Warden pinback badge. Probably dates from post 1941 attempts to augment the Fire Services with Fire Watchers, civilian volunteers who were to act as the first line of defence against incendiary bombs. In good used condition with some minor marking.
ARP First Aid button badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback button badge for ARP First Aid. In good, clean condition with light corrosion to reverse.
ARP First Aid lapel badge - Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd. 20mm Enamel and silvered lapel badge for ' STC ARP First Aid '. Believed to be for the company Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Good, used condition.
ARP First Aid Sidepack. Standard issue wartime ARP sidepack. Heavy duty cotton construction with adjustable web strap, interior divided into three compartments and exterior marked ' ARP ' , inspection stamp to interior. Originally designed to carry a first aid kit, these packs were widely pressed into service to carry all many of ARP essentials. Good, used condition.
ARP Gas Cleansing poster. ARP card poster \' Poison Gas cleansing Facilities available here \'. 20 x 25cms approx. Overall clean condition, very minor bump to corners.
ARP Gas/Alarm Rattle. 1939 dated, wooden ARP gas or alarm rattle. Dated and marked A.R.P. with a manufacturer's mark of ' W.Clements & Sons '. A carry over from the First World War when rattles were used, amongst other things to warn of the presence of gas. In good, clean and loud working order !
ARP Handbook No.1. 124pgs 1938ed .ARP Handbook No.1. - 'Personal Protection Against Gas'. This ubiquitous volume was issued in large numbers and deals principally with gasmasks and gas. Sections on decontamination and anti-gas treatment also included. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
ARP Handbook No.1. - Thurrock ARP. 124pgs 1939ed .ARP Handbook No.1. - \'Personal Protection Against Gas\'. This ubiquitous volume was issued in large numbers and deals principally with gasmasks and gas. Sections on decontamination and anti-gas treatment also included. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, used condition with contemporary annotations and featuring a Thurrock UDC ARP stamp to front cover.
ARP Handbook No.12 Animals ARP Handbook No.12 ' Air Raid Precautions for Animals '. 1st Ed, 1939, 28 pages dealing with all subjects from evacuation to humane methods of dispatch. Good condition with some very light marking.
ARP Handbook No.12 Animals. ARP Handbook No.12 \' Air Raid Precautions for Animals \'. 1st Ed, 1939, 28 pages dealing with all subjects from evacuation to humane methods of dispatch with sketch illustrations. Good condition with some very light marking, ex Croydon Lib.
ARP Handbook No.13 Fire Protection. 1943ed. 1942 90pg Handbook No.13 'Fire Protection - For the guidance of occupiers of factories and other business premises.' Covering subjects from emergency water supplies, fire watchers and fire pumps this wide ranging manual, illustrated with diagrams and sketches, sets out to defeat the menace of the incendiary bomb. In good used condition with some minor creasing, fading to covers and minor loss to spine, one of the less common ARP handbooks.
ARP Handbook No.13 Fire Protection. 1942ed. 91pg Handbook No.13 \'Fire Protection - For the guidance of occupiers of factories and other business premises.\' Covering subjects from emergency water supplies, fire watchers and fire pumps this wide ranging manual, illustrated with diagrams and sketches, sets out to defeat the menace of the incendiary bomb. In excellent, used condition with some very minor marking to covers, one of the less common ARP handbooks.
ARP Handbook No.14 The Fire Guards Handbook. 1942 ,45 page Ist Ed copy of ARP Handbook No.14 ' The Fire Guards Handbook '. A good clean copy, with minor marking to covers, dealing with all facets of the Fire Guard organisation from Incendiary bombs to stirrup pumps.
ARP Handbook No.2 First Aid...for Gas Casualties. First Aid and Nursing for Gas Casualties. 1938, 3rd Ed. example of this 47 page pamphlet. Contains general and technical information concerning the more common of the war gases and how to nurse those affected by them. In excellent, tight condition with some very minor marks to the cover.
ARP Handbook No.3 Medical Treatment of Gas Casualties. 1938 1st ed. ARP Handbook No.3 ' Medical Treatment of Gas Casualties '. 145pgs thorough review of the properties of all known poison gases including phosphorous and how to identify them and the subsequent treatment required. Good, clean condition with very minor marking to covers.
ARP Handbook No.4 Decontamination. 1938 1st Ed. copy ARP Handbook N0.4 'Decontamination of Materials.' 69pgs dealing with all aspects of the work of the gas decontamination parties with appendices and adverts for ARP equipment. In good clean condition with some minor marking to covers.
ARP Handbook No.4A Decontamination of clothing.... 1942 ARP Handbook No.4A Decontamination of clothing, including Anti-Gas clothing & Equipment from Persistent Gases. 31pgs, paper covers, offering advice and instructions on decontamination of everything from steel helmets to personal effects. Good, used condition with cover marked ' Paper Salvage ' with creasing, small tears and marking. Another of the more uncommon handbooks
ARP Handbook No.5 Structural Defence. 1st ed. 1939 \' ARP Handbook No.5 Structural Defence \'. This oversize 58pg does not conform to the format of the other handbooks in the series and is one of the most uncommon and difficult to acquire. This particular volume deals with the science and physics of bomb blast and the scientific defence against this when applied to materials and locations likely to be used for protection. Discusses topics from \' effect of explosives on a rock tunnel \' to \' principles of shelter design \', complete with pages of relevant adverts. Good, clean, used example with minor marking, ex.lib.
ARP Handbook No.5A Bomb Resisting Shelters. 1st Ed 1939 copy of the scarcest in the ARP handbook series entitled ' Bomb Resisting Shelters '. This oversize 10pg handbook does not conform to the rest of the series in dimensions but content is in standard format including plans for shelters. Light marking to covers, but overall in good clean condition.
ARP Handbook No.6 ARP in Factories and Businesses. Early, 1936 1st.ed ARP Handbook No.6 'Air Raid Precautions in Factories and Business Premises'.69pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams dealing with subjects from trench shelters to decontamination and sandbags to warning systems. In good condition with some minor marking, creasing etc.
ARP Handbook No.6 ARP in Factories and Businesses. 1938 1st.ed ARP Handbook No.6 \'Air Raid Precautions in Factories and Business Premises\'.69pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams dealing with subjects from trench shelters to decontamination and sandbags to warning systems. In good, clean condition with some very minor marking.
ARP Handbook No.7 Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping. 1941 3rd ed. ARP Handbook No.7 ' Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping '. 43pgs outlining all anti-gas measures to be taken for merchant ships including chapters on contaminated cargo, types of gas, protective clothing etc. Excellent, used condition, some notation and stamps to front cover, slight rusting of staples. Uncommon.
ARP Handbook No.7 Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping. 1939 2nd ed. ARP Handbook No.7 \' Anti-Gas Precautions for Merchant Shipping \'. 41pgs outlining all anti-gas measures to be taken for merchant ships including chapters on contaminated cargo, types of gas, protective clothing etc. Excellent, used condition, ex. libs stamp to front cover. One of the more uncommon in the series of ARP handbooks.
ARP Handbook No.8 Duties of Air Raid Wardens-Edinburgh 1938 2nd ed. 26pg ARP Handbook No.8 - The Duties of Air Raid Wardens. Sets out the responsibilities of Air Raid Wardens including lists of equipment, setting up of Warden's posts and why Air Raid Wardens are needed. In good, used condition, light rusting to staples. This example was issued to an Edinburgh ARP worker who has filled in details to the reverse and has a post report included which includes a map of an area of the City.
ARP Handbook No.8 Duties of Air Raid Wardens. 1938 2nd ed. 26pg ARP Handbook No.8 - The Duties of Air Raid Wardens. Sets out the responsibilities of Air Raid Wardens including lists of equipment, setting up of Warden's posts and why Air Raid Wardens are needed. In good, used condition, light rusting to staples.
ARP handbook No.9 Incendiary Bombs - variation 1942 edition of ARP Handbook No.9 entitled \'Incendiary Bombs and Fire Precautions\'. 55pgs updated edition of the earlier volume including plans ,diagrams and photographs of incendiary bombs and how to best deal with them. Also section on exploding IBs and a series of appendices dealing with Incendiaries and Fire Guard training. Excellent, clean condition with 1942 ownership stamp. Uncommon edition compared with it\'s earlier incarnation.
ARP handbook No.9 Incendiary Bombs. 1939 1st. ed of ARP Handbook No.9 entitled \'Incendiary Bombs and Fire Precautions\'. 59pgs including plans ,diagrams and photographs of incendiary bombs and how to best deal with them. In generally good, heavily used condition with some minor staining, marking and rusting to staples.
ARP Handlamp ' Type C '. Unissued ARP Handlamp ' Type C '. The Type C was a more robust torch based on exsisting police patterns. This example in excellent, unissued and working condition. Battery , voltage details stamped into the reverse including the designation ' For A.R.P. use '.
ARP Indoor Sandbag. ARP Indoor Sandbag made from elasticated stockinette material designed to be filled with dry sand and kept in the attic, loft etc in order to tackle incendiary bombs. Designed to hold 7lbs of sand. Good, used condition with instructions faded but legible. Unusual.
ARP Industrial Bulletin No.1. 1941, 47pg ARP Industrial Bulletin No.1 produced by the Mininstry of Home Security. Classified CONFEDENTIAL, the bulletin covers topics as diverse as repair of civilian duty respirators, Detector paper, shelters and emergency protection, with a bias towards industrial topics. Has been folded but otherwise in excellent condition.
ARP Information display cards. Information cards designed to be filled in with local information about the location of warden's posts, first aid posts etc and hung in prominent positions in the locality. Also gives general ARP information. In excellent unused condition, variation to item 8945 Several available.
ARP Information display cards. Information cards designed to be filled in with local information about the location of warden's posts, first aid posts etc and hung in prominent positions in the locality. Also gives general ARP information. In excellent unused condition, pre punched with hanging tag. Several available.
ARP instructions for the erection of the Anderson Shelter. 1939 Directions for the Erection and Sinking of the Galvanised Corrugated Steel Shelter. 16pg illustrated pamphlet giving instructions for the construction and sinking of the ' Anderson ' Shelter. Increasingly uncommon, this example is in good, used condition with some marking and creasing.
ARP Leaded Lights. Similar product to item , This box contains a roll of formed lead strips to be applied to windows to mitigate the effects of blast damage. Comes with a tin of adhesive and full instructions, another optimistic wartime product that flooded the market in the early war. Colourful box in excellent condition.
ARP Leaded Lights. This box contained a roll of formed lead strips to be applied to windows to mitigate the effects of blast damage. Comes with tins of adhesive and full instructions, another optimistic wartime product that flooded the market in the early war. Colourful box in rather poor condition.
ARP Leaflet Anti-Gas Protection of Babies and Young Children. 1939 Home Office leaflet ' Anti-Gas Protection of Babies and Young Children '. 7pgs outlining the use of the so called Mickey Mouse respirator, the Protective Helmet for babies and small children and the Civilian respirator ( small size ). This leaflet is often found in the box of the Mickey Mouse respirator. Good, clean condition.
ARP Marshal lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating that the owner was an ARP Marshal. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light marking.
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.
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 marking.
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. Slight staining and minor foxing with some corrosion the interior, otherwise in good overall condition.
ARP Memo - War-Time Lighting Restrictions for Road Vehicles. 1939ed Min.of Home Security ARP Dept. ' War-Time Lighting Restrictions, lights carried by road vehicles ' 7pg memo dealing with vehicle blackout restrictions coming into force at the beginning of the War, includes plans for vehicle blackout covers. In good, clean condition with the exception of the staples which have rusted away leaving some minor staining.
ARP Memo No.1 Organisation of Air Raid Casualties Services. 1936 2nd ed. 32pgs ' ARP Memorandum No.1 - Organisation of Air Raid Casualties Services '. Concentrating on the organisation of first aid parties and posts with several plans for first aid posts and posts for dealing with gas casualties. Good, used condition with rusting of staples but clean content.
ARP Memo No.10 Provision of Air Raid Shelters in Basements. 1939ed. 1st ed. ARP Memorandum No.10 \' Provision of Air Raid Shelters in Basements .\' 39pgs with numerous sketches and plans outlining the selection, planning, organisation and construction of basement shelters. Good, clean condition
ARP Memo No.14 Domestic Shelters. 1940ed. ARP Memo No.14 Domestic Shelters. 8pg, large format memorandum, outlining and showing plans for a number of different surface shelter designs. Good, overall condition, some light marking, has been folded.
ARP Memo No.17 Civil Defence Uniforms. 1944 ARP Memorandum No.17 ' Civil Defence Uniforms '. 44pgs outlining all aspects of the use, care and distribution of uniforms for the CD services with tables of scales of distribution, sizing, pattern numbers, and official badges and armlets. Photographic illustrations. Good, used condition, sought after and scarce.
ARP Memo No.18 Civil Defence Motor Transport 1944 A.R.P. Memo.18 \' Civil Defence Transport \'. Scarce 55pg memo covering all aspects of CD transport from petrol rationing, marking of vehicles, transport officers, tyres and insurance ! Good, used condition with light marking.
ARP Memo No.4 Air Raid Wardens 1937ed. 11pg ARP Memo No.4 Air Raid Wardens. Covers subjects from the purpose of Air Raid Wardens to their training in an early publication. In goodt, clean condition, light rusting to staples.
ARP Memo No.4 Organisation of the Wardens' Service. 1939ed. 19pg ARP Memo No.4 Organisation of the Air Raid Wardens' Service. Covers subjects from the purpose of Air Raid Wardens to their training. In good, used condition with light marking and fading.
ARP Memo No.7 Personnel Requirements 1938 1st ed. ARP Memo No.7 \' Personnel Requirements for ARP General and Fire Precautions Services, and the Police Service \'. 11pgs outlining numbers and organisation of ARP personnel. Good, clean condition, punched for filing.
ARP Memo No.8 Air Raid Warning System. 1938 1st ed. ARP Memo No.8 \' The Air Raid Warning System \'. 28pgs outling the air raid warning system, public warnings - raiders approaching/passed etc, street signalling and a countrywide listing of warning districts. Good, clean condition.
ARP Memo No.9 Training & Exercises. 1939 1st ed. ARP Memorandum No.9 ' Notes on Training & Exercises '. 11pg, not the most riveting of reads but one to complete the memo series. Good, used condition with light marking.
ARP Memo War time Lighting Restrictions for Industrial and Commercial Premises. 1939ed.ARP Memo War Time Lighting Restrictions for Industrial and Commercial Premises. 12pgs setting out the restrictions and suggesting means of screening light sources from windows, doors, roof lights and exterior lighting. Good, clean condition.
ARP Memorandum No.11 - Gas Detection & Identification Service. 1941 2nd ed.ARP Memorandum No.11 - Gas Detection & Identification Service. 12pgs outlining the basic principles of gas identification and the duties of the Gas Identification Officer. Good, used condition, slight marking to covers ex IWM Lib.
ARP Memorandum No.15 Care & Custody of Equipment. 1942 3rd ed. ARP Memorandum No.15 \' Care and Custody of Equipment \'. 51pgs useful document giving scales of issue of equipment from gas masks to sandbags for various of the Civil Defence organisations and it\'s subsequent care. Rusting to staples but otherwise generally good, clean condition.
ARP Memorandum No.2 Rescue Parties. 1936 ARP Memorandum No.2 ' Rescue Parties & Clearance of Debris '. 9pgs outlining the organisation, responsibilities and expectations of Rescue Parties from personnel and equipment to UXBs and repair of damaged roads. Good, clean condition with slight rusting of staples.
ARP Memorandum No.5 Anti-Gas Training. 1937 1st Ed. ARP Memorandum No.5 ' Anti-Gas Training '. 43pgs listing materials available for trading including gas vans. Also includes details of local and national anti-gas training courses. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to covers.
ARP Memorandum No12 . 36pg 1940ed ARP Memorandum No.12 \'Protection of windows in commercial and industrial buildings\'. Illustrated throughout with diagrams dealing both with effective blackout methods and protection from blast. In good, used condition with light marking to cover and some light creasing.
ARP Overalls/Boiler suit. An good, issued set of ' ARP 41 ' Overalls. Heavy weight blue cotton with two breast pockets and patch pocket to left leg with accompanying belt with pressed white metal buckle. White metal ARP buttons to main closures, pockets and epaulettes. Machine embroidered on bluette ARP badge to left breast. Remains of a manufacturer's lapel to interior but lost to wear/ washing etc.. Would probably fit 5'8" - 5' 10" with a 40" chest . In good, used condition with some minor wear , marks etc . Original ARP overalls are scarce survivors in any condition but these are good examples.
ARP Pamphlet - Garden Trenches. Large, folded, double sided pamphlet entitled ' Garden Trenches ' issued by the Home Office ARP Dept. in 1938. One page of written instructions with detailed diagrams and plans for the construction of a covered garden trench shelter. In good, used condition with light marking , has been folded.
ARP Pattern 58 Trousers. ARP Pattern 58 trousers were for general distribution across all Civil Defence services. ' Much like the army battledress, the trousers featured two slant pockets, a rear buttoned pocket, a leg pocket on the leg and a bandage pocket on the front right. Buttons on the rear waistband allowed the battledress blouse to be buttoned to the trousers.' ( ww2civildefence.co.uk ). These examples are in good, used condition with a smattering of v.minor moth holes, one larger 8mm hole to one leg and a similar size snag to the same leg. Label missing with a residual remnant to the seam. Button missing to dressing pocket. Inspection stamp to the lining indicates manufacture in 1942. Perfectly serviceable pair of trousers approx. 33" waist, 32" inside leg.
ARP pencil. Unused 2H pencil inscribed \'County Borough of Croydon.ARP Dept.\' Unusual and scarce.
ARP Recruiting Leaflet. Early ARP recruiting leaflet. Featuring bold graphics, leaflet opens to give a list of ARP duties with their requirements and and an explanation of those duties. Manchester National Service Office details stamped to reverse. Has been folded and has some light marking but uncommon.
ARP Recruiting poster. Early ARP recruiting poster \' ARP Needs you now - train while there\'s time \'. 24cm x 36cm approx stressing the urgency of the need to train for ARP with a design by H.Harrison and printed for the HMSO by Sir Joseph Causton & Sons Ltd. A scarce design but has some condition issues: staple marks to one edge, a puncture hole to top l/h quarter, a scuff to top r/h corner and has been folded. These, when listed sound bad but don\'t detract too markedly from the overall appearance of the poster.
ARP Recruiting Poster/Shop Card. ARP recruiting poster made to be displayed as a window or door card, with holes to top of card mounted poster. Part of the ARP recruiting campaign 1938/39 by the artist K.J.Petts, printed by ' J.Weiner, London '. Approx. 25cms x 38cms in used, marked condition, with some bruising to edges. Would benefit from a careful clean, priced accordingly.
ARP Recruitment Leaflet. A4, double sided recruiting flyer for ARP services, probably pre-war. Photographic covers offering the choices ' Chaos ' ' Security ' and the options for the various ARP services to the interior. Good, used condition with a minor tear to fold and light marking to one corner.
ARP Rescue Helmet. Black painted, 1939 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies for use by members of a rescue party. Size 7, 1939 dated MkII liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Hand painted ' R ' to front and back of helmet. Good, clean condition with various minor scratches and abrasions.
ARP Rescue Service Manual. ARP Training Manual No.3 'Rescue Service Manual' - HMSO 1942, 1942ed. 149pgs, illustrated throughout with diagrams, photographs and sketches, the manual sets out all means of rescue from simple rope rescues to tunnelling into collapsed buildings. In good, used condition with very minor marking and Leicestershire Council markings to cover.
ARP Rescue Squad lapel badge. Tin and card pinback lapel badge indicating membership of an ARP Rescue Squad or unit. This badge is part of a generic series of similar badges indicating membership of the various ARP services. This example is one of the more uncommon of the series and is in good condition with some light rusting to reverse.
ARP School Instructor's badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for Instructors, Air Raid Precautions School, Civil Defence. Issued from 1942 for ARP instructors who had qualified at a national course. Enamel undamaged with clean fresh gilding, maker marked to reverse H.W.M. Ltd ( Millers ), good overall condition.
ARP Sealing Outfit. Produced by the makers of Butterfly Brand this box contains two rolls of sealing tape in tins, 1 x roll of glass reinforcement parchment paper , 1 x roll of glass reinforcement kraft paper and one roll of 4" sealing tape. This kit was intended to be used to make rooms gasproof by sealing all joints etc., they were later rebranded for use as window reinforcement against flying glass. Good, complete box with minor scuffing and rubbing.
ARP Shell Dressing. Standard Home Office issue shell dressing issued to the Air Raid Precautions Dept, dated 1939 by Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd. Excellent, unissued condition, all from the same package. Several available.
ARP shelter badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge ' ARP Shelter 5 '. Probably worn to indicate a particular shelter allocation where large groups of people and shelters exsisted, typically in industrial and school applications. In generally good overall condition with some minor distortion and foxing, corrosion to reverse.
ARP Shelter pinback badge. Tin and celluloid, finback badge for ' ARP Shelter 2 '. These badges were probably used in schools and large industrial operations as shelter indicators allowing easy recognition of those people entitled to be in the specific shelter. In good, used condition with some very minor foxing.
ARP Sidecap. Dark blue, serge sidecap favoured by members of the ARP and Civil Defence services. Serge body with cotton lining and sweat band with two chrome buttons, which denote the non-military nature of the cap and a hallmarked silver ARP cap badge. This example was probably worn by a women with traces of face powder present to interior. Good, used condition and uncommon.
ARP Silver lapel badge - Numbered. ARP lapel badge. 38/39 London hallmarked silver ARP lapel badge with pin fitting as commonly issued to women. To the obverse a number ' C6608 ' has been stamped, a practice that has been observed with Birmingham ARP issues although I am sure not confined to this area exclusively.
ARP Silver lapel badge. ARP lapel badge. 38/39 London hallmarked silver ARP lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting. The standard issue ARP badge for men, sometimes used as a beret badge, in clean condition with light overall toning.
ARP telephonist's/communications armband. Printed on to heavy duty cotton/canvas with a bold image of a telephone and ARP. In unissued condition with some minor rubbing and storage marks. An uncommon armband.
ARP Training Bulletin No.1 1941ed. Min. of Home Security ARP Training Bulletin No.1. 21pg pamphlet giving updates and new information regarding all subjects of ARP including helmet markings, incendiary bombs, detector paint and ARP for animals. Illustarated with some sketches, diagrams and graphs. In good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples.
ARP Training Bulletin No.2. 1940 ARP Training Bulletin No.2. 16pgs of miscellaneous notes including Contex filters, decontamination, disposal of uxbs and lantern slides. Good, used condition, slightly nibbled edge with contemporary Leicestershire CC property stamp.
ARP Training Bulletin No.4. 1941ed. ARP Training Bulletin No.4. This 20pg pamphlet deals with everything from ear plugs to anti-gas curtains but more interestingly deals with the introduction of the exploding incendiary with accompanying sketch. Also interesting sections on German flares and leaflet dropping balloons. Good used condition, some creasing.
ARP Training Bulletin No.5 1941 ARP Training Bulletin No.5. 12pgs of miscellaneous notes including explosive incendiary bombs, training films, ventilation in public shelters etc. Rusted staples with attendant staining, otherwise clean contents.
ARP Training Bulletin No.6 1941 ARP Training Bulletin No.4. 32pgs of miscellaneous notes including distinctive markings on steel helmets, incendiary bombs and auxiliary bomb disposal units. Good, used condition, light marking and rust staining to staples.
ARP Training Bulletin No.6. 1941 ARP Training Bulletin No.4. 32pgs of miscellaneous notes including distinctive markings on steel helmets, incendiary bombs and auxiliary bomb disposal units. Good, used condition, light marking and rust staining with replaced staples.
ARP Training Bulletin No.7 Notes for the Guidance of Wardens 1943ed. ARP Training Bulletin No.7.' Notes for the Guidance of Wardens at Rescue Incidents '. This 7pg pamphlet deals with everything from use of tools, likely location of casualties, public services etc. Good used condition, some creasing.
ARP Training Bulletin No.7. 1942ed. ARP Training Bulletin No.7. This 36pg pamphlet deals with everything from Fire Guard armlets, training films, gas mask modifications and the Civilian Protective Helmet. Has been folded, and in good used condition with light marking and slight rusting of staples.
ARP Training Bulletin No.8 1942ed. ARP Training Bulletin No.8. This 22pg pamphlet is useful for providing a comprehensive index for the rest of the other bulletins. Bulletin also deals with CD beret badges, German photographic flash bomb, FG armlets, training films, gas mask modifications etc. In good used condition with light marking and slight rusting of staples.
ARP Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training, Amended. Smaller format 1943 1st edition ARP Training Manual No.1 ' Basic Training in Air Raid Precautions - Amended Reprint '.57 pgs plus appendices, b/w illustrations and diagrams large format manual dealing with gas, high explosive bombs, shelters, incendiaries etc including all basic principles of personal protection against air attack. Excellent, clean condition.
ARP Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training. 1940, reprint 1941 edition ARP Training Manual No.1 \' Basic Training in Air Raid Precautions \'.85pgs with illustrations and diagrams. Large format manual dealing with gas, high explosive bombs, shelters, incendiaries etc including all basic principles of personal protection against air attack. Good used condition with some light creasing, marking etc.
ARP Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training. 1940, edition ARP Training Manual No.1 \' Basic Training in Air Raid Precautions \'.85pgs with illustrations and diagrams. Large format manual dealing with gas, high explosive bombs, shelters, incendiaries etc including all basic principles of personal protection against air attack. Good used condition with some light creasing, marking etc.
ARP Training Manual No.2 ' Officers Responsible for ARP... 1940ed. 67pgs ' A.R.P. Training Manual No.2 , Manual for Officers Responsible for A.R.P. Training '. This manual lays down the training required for all members of the ARP services inc. Wardens, messengers, FAP parties, Decontamination squads, drivers, GIOs and Rescue parties. Gives sample syllabus's and outlines the methods and purposes of training. Good, used condition with minor tears and marking to rear cover.
ARP Training Manual No.2B - Reinforcement. 1943 ARP Training Manual No.2B - Reinforcement. 24pgs dealing with the reinforcement of civil defence services, primarily the Regional Column. Overstamped with Berks ARP ownership stamp and Paper Salvage slogan. Good, clean condition with light rusting of staples. Uncommon.
ARP Training Pamphlet No.3 Advising the Public.... 1941 ARP Training Pamphlet No.3 \' Advising the Public in the Event of Invasion \' - Notes for the guidance of Air Raid Wardens. 6pg leaflet covering everything from the disabling of vehicles to the hiding of maps and valuables with a forward from Herbert Morrison. Good, used condition with some light marking
ARP Training Pamphlet No.4 gas Tests. 1942 ARP Training Pamphlet No.4 ' Notes on Gas Tests & Exercises '. 16pg pamphlet covering all aspects of gas exercises from safety to lessons learned. Good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples.
ARP Warden door sign. 20cm x 4.5cm approx, painted hardboard A.R.P. Warden sign. Excellent, clean condition, probably unissued.
ARP Warden Door/Gate Plaque. Attractive, cast alloy ARP Warden door/gate plaque featuring the iconic ARP device. In good, used condition with some loss of blue paint background colour.
ARP Warden Sign. 75mm x 115mm screen printed, aluminium ' A.R.P. Warden ' sign for use on a door or gate. Clear evidence of having been used.
ARP Warden Sign. Cast, stylised, alloy ARP Warden badge. Early War production designed for use on doors, gates etc. This style of badge has been reproduced but the sharpness of detail and the registered design number to the reverse marks this out as an original.
ARP Warden Sign. Screen printed, bronzed alloy ' A.R.P. Warden ' sign for use on a door or gate. 23cm x 5cm approx. Care instruction label affixed to reverse. Excellent, clean condition with some very minor marking.
ARP Warden sign. 100mm x 75mm hardboard ' ARP. WARDEN ' sign. Screen printed on brown painted surface. Probably intended as a door sign, in good used condition with some light rubbing and wear.
ARP Warden\'s Report Form Pad. Partial ( 18 forms, 1 loose )pad of the standard Warden's report form, A.R.P./M.1. Instructions for use of the form printed to the reverse card support. The 1939 printed forms include sections for air raid damage, type of bombs, casualties, uxbs etc. Each form has been over stamped to the reverse with an express report form. Good, clean condition.
ARP Warden\'s Report Form Pad. pad of the standard Warden\'s report form, A.R.P./M.1. Instructions for use of the form printed to the reverse card support. The 1939 printed forms include sections for air raid damage, type of bombs, casualties, uxbs etc. . Good, clean condition with front cover form slightly grubby.
ARP Wardens Companion. A.R.P. Wardens Companion produced by the County of Staffordshire. Essentially an aide memoire with pockets for identity card and warden's certificate and pages of essential information on war gases, first aid and the creation of reports. Further pages provided for official addresses and notes. Good, used condition with marked and creased covers, scarce.
ARP Wardens Post Log. Official issue, 1939 dated, Wardens' Post Log. This example issued to Dunstall Parish part of Tutbury Rural District in Staffordshire. Unfortunately it only contains one entry, others appear to have been removed. Good, used condition with some staining to board covers.
ARP Whistle and Derbyshire Region lanyard. Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B'ham with attached red lanyard. This item was sourced from a recent house clearance in the Wirksworth area and the red lanyard and whistle combination has been encountered most often from the Derbyshire area. Whistle and lanyard in good, used condition, uncommon.
ARP Whistle and Lanyard. Official issue nickel ARP whistle by Hudson, B'ham with regulation gold Civil Defence lanyard. Whistle in excellent , bright condition, lanyard very slightly grubby through use.
ARP Whistle and London Region lanyard. Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B'ham with attached white lanyard. The white lanyard was regulation, when a lanyard was worn, for the London Civil Defence services. Whistle in good, used condition with slightly grubby lanyard.
ARP Woman\'s Wrapover Overall. 1943 dated ARP \'Overall,(ARP.47). Bluette wrapover overall for women control centre staff in excellent condition with embroidered ARP badge to left breast. Clear manufacturer\'s label to interior indicating a size No.1 and with a 1944 overstamp over the original 1943 date. Probably unissued.
ARP/CD casualty labels. Tie on card labels for use to identify casualties at the scene of an incident. Double sided with categories to be filled indicating the extent of injuries/death, treatment, and identification.In unissued condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
ARP/CD Splinter Goggles. Introduced early in the War these goggles were worn by A.R.P. personnel to protect eyes from spitting incendiary devices and bomb splinters. Two types of these goggles are known, this example has a solid bridge with an adjustable strap and foam rubber padding to the interior. The central section with a cross could be rotated providing more vision when required. Stamped \' patent pending \' to one side and with 90% of the crackle finish paint remaining. Foam rubber now degraded and crumbly with the head band lacking elasticity. Uncommon.
ARP/NFS Skirt. 1943 dated ' Skirt, N.F.S.72/C.D.81'. Size 7 woollen skirt by Diamond & Schlaferman Ltd for a waist size 28" - 30", hips 38" - 40", height 5'2" - 5'4". Crepe waist band with now obscured inspection marks. Excellent, clean condition.
ARPS Civil Defence Instructor\'s Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for a Civil Defence Instructor who had trained at a national course level at an Air Raid Precautions School ( A.R.P.S. ) . The distinction between attendance at a national course was made with the award of a gilt badge as opposed to a silvered finish for those attending local courses. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with manufacturer\'s marking indicating manufacture by \' H.W.Miller \'. Good, bright condition and becoming more difficult to acquire.
Asquith On War Service Lapel Badge. 1940 chrome and enamel lapel badge for Asquith ' On War Service '. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini,B'ham ' . Good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions.
Assault Upon Norwich. 1942 ' Assault Upon Norwich ' by R.H.Mottram. The official account of the air raids on Norwich as part of the so-called Baedekker raids, including an account of the actions of the Civil Defence organisations. 40pgs including a large number of b/w photographs, a useful contemporary account. A slightly grubby and marked copy and priced accordingly.
Assistant Fire Guard Officer Shoulder Title. Printed Assistant Fire Guard Officer shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for one of the higher ranks in the Fire Guard, in unissued condition. Uncommon.
Association of Friends of the French Volunteers - AVF Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, 15mm, pin back lapel badge for the AVF - Amis des Voluntaires Francais or Association of Friends of the French Volunteers. This organisation, founded by the Free French HQ in London, concerned itself with the support and welfare of French troops based in the UK. Good, used condition with old repair to pin.
Association of Friends of the French Volunteers - AVF Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, 15mm,lapel badge for the AVF - Amis des Voluntaires Francais or Association of Friends of the French Volunteers. This organisation, founded by the Free French HQ in London, concerned itself with the support and welfare of French troops based in the UK. Good, used condition with lozenge shaped lapel fitting.
Association of Friends of the French Volunteers - AVF Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, pin back lapel badge for the AVF - Amis des Voluntaires Francais or Association of Friends of the French Volunteers. This organisation, founded by the Free French HQ in London, concerned itself with the support and welfare of French troops based in the UK. Good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
ATC Recruiting Leaflet. Scarce, colour recruiting leaflet for the Air Training Corps. C1944 with striking artwork to covers and an illustrated content outlining what the Corps had to offer and futures in the R.A.F. Good, used condition with marking to covers and one small area of damage to rear cover.
Atherton Wings for Victory Badge. Uncommon foil Wings for Victory badge for the town of Atherton near Wigan. Presumably given in exchange for a donation to the fund this example in good used condition with some bumping and creasing.
Attack & Defence - Unarmed Combat. 1942 ' Attack & Defence -Unarmed Combat in Pictures '. 48pgs illustrating some rather optimistic combat scenarios typical of the large number of privately published guides available to the Home Guard and other groups. This example is good, used condition, uncommon.
AUG.1939 Journal of the ARP Institute. Vol.I, No.5 Aug 1939 Journal of the Air Raid Protection Institute. 54pgs consisting of two main articles ' Control in ARP Services ' and the ' History and Organisation of the AFS ' with several pages of relevant advertising. Notations to cover and to articles but in good used condition. Marked covers and staining to reverse cover, clean contents.
Aug.1942 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.5 No.28 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Larger format, 33pg magazine an edition heavily featuring the British Restaurant organisation. With numerous other Civil Defence related articles ' Nationalisation of the Fire Service ', ' Principles for a Good fire Guard ' and the ' Mobile Resuscitation Units ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing and increasingly scarce.
Aug.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.9 No.52 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 41pg magazine featuring an iconic image of a V1 detonating in London. With numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Fly-Bombs and the First Aider ', ' Shelter Hygiene ' and the ' Role of the Home Guard in Civil Defence ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing and increasingly scarce.
August 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.4 July1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Land Girls and Trade Unionism ' and ' First Harvest ' . Has been folded and with a small tear, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
August 1944 \' The Land Girl \'. No.5, Vol.5 August 1944 issue of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs containing articles on ' Land Army Fashion ' and ' Dairy of a Red Armlet '. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches with usual correspondence and news from the counties. Good, overall condition, has been folded.
August 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.5 August 1945 edition of the Land Girl. Last of the wartime editions,16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including a feminist leader ' Growing up and being grown-up - A woman in the world '. Has been folded and has rusted staples.
August\'s of Halifax National Service badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for \' August\'s of Halifax On National Service\'. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse, numbered, and manufacturer marked \'Thos.Fattorini,B\'ham\'. In excellent, clean and bright condition with undamaged enamel.
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.
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, used condition, patinated with undamaged enamel. Uncleaned.
Automatic Scale Company National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for ' ASCO National Service '. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse with maker's details ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' impressed to fitting. ASCO - the Automatic Scale Company based in Manchester manufactured weighing machines and other retail machinery, they diversified to undertake war production specialising in weapons and tools. Excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Association lapel badge. Brass and gilt lapel badge believed to be for the Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Association . Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. The Auxiliary Bomb Disposal squads were largely made up of Home Guard and Civl Defence personnel.
Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Bell Punch Co.Ltd Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit. ABDs were created from factory volunteers who detected, reported and assisted RE bomb disposal squads in disposing of UXBs. Of the less than 200 squads countrywide the Bell Punch Co. unit was one of the smaller amounting to 12 personnel. All of the units were incorporated into local Home Guard battalions in September 1942 where their numbers ceased to grow. This badge in excellent, clean and bright condition and is particularly scarce.
Auxiliary Bus Conductor's ( Clippies ) Armband. Cotton embroidered armband for an ' Auxiliary Conductor ' with Brighton Corporation Transport. The auxiliary conductors were usually women brought in as ' clippies ' to man the buses and trams in the absence of men who had been called up. In good, used condition with some fading and lightening due to wear. Scarce.
Auxiliary Driver's Association Cap badge. A particularly scarce example of the bronze cap badge used by the Auxiliary Driver's Association ( ADA ). This was an offshoot of the MTC, based in Birmingham which worked for the Ministry of Information. The badge represents a vehicle headlight blackout mask. ( See J.Mills Within the Island Fortress series No.4 MTC ). This example in excellent, clean condition with both blades intact.
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.
Auxiliary Unit Pattern Knife. Although at first glance this is a purely commercial sheath knife, this pattern of knife has strong connections with the Auxiliary Units. Recorded examples of actual use with the Auxiliaries concentrate in the South West, Dorset, Cornwall etc. This particular example was acquired in Kingsbridge, Devon but unfortunately does not have any direct attribution to a specific unit. The Auxiliary units were formed in 1940 before the general issue of the standard Fairbairn Sykes pattern fighting knives so the provision of commercial knives was common. The knife features a clipped Bowie style blade with a blade 145mm in length with a cast cross guard and bone grips. Blade is marked ' William Rodgers, Sheffield ' and is contained in a plain, flat leather scabbard. In ' as found ' condition, uncleaned with some light pitting and marking to blade with clear signs of sharpening. Sheath in supple but grubby condition. OVER 18 ONLY
B.R.C.S. ARP Reserve Armband. Heavy duty canvas armband worn by members of the British Red Cross Society ARP Reserve. Fastened by a solid brass buckle, this example is in excellent, bright condition.
B.R.C.S. Proficiency medal with ARP clasp. British Red Cross Society proficiency medal with the clasp 'Proficiency in Air Raid Precautions Training'. Named to the reverse '10120 C.M.Fisher' with manufacturer marks 'J.R.Gaunt,London and a regd number to the reverse of the clasp. In good, overall condition with undamaged enamel, toned gilding and slightly grubby ribbon.
Baker Perkins Ltd., ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Baker Perkins Ltd ARP services. Baker Perkins were an engineering company based in Peterborough working on cordite mixers, followed by machines to make detonators and parts for anti-aircraft guns including the Bofors. Badge with half moon lapel fitting, numbered with manufacturing details of ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Generally good condition with one small crack to the enamel and some sub enamel marking.
Balloon Barrage Bar Brooch. Highly uncommon chrome and enamel bar brooch for the Balloon Barrage worn by members of Balloon Command and its associated units. Most cities had a balloon barrage encircling the city or vulnerable points against attack by low flying bombers, most famously around London. In 1944 in response to the launching of the V1 campaign, barrage balloons were established in belts as an obstacle to the missiles . Good, used condition with rubbing to high points.
Barnstaple Area War Weapons Week lapel badge. Tin and celluloid 30mm pinback badge for the Barnstaple Area War Weapons Week, April 19 - 26th 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to rim and in good, slightly faded condition, light corrosion to reverse.
Barrage Balloon Ashtray. 150mm, chromed ashtray featuring a barrage balloon device to the centre. In good, overall condition, some dullness and minor rubbing. Would benefit from a polish.
Battle For Fuel sticky labels. Gummed labels endorsing the ' Battle For Fuel ' and intended to be stuck to correspondence, bills etc to remind people to ' Watch Your Target Figure '. In excellent, clean, unused condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Battle of Britain Calendar. Glazed ceramic ornamental calendar celebrating the Battle of Britain in the form of a horseshoe inscribed with the immortal extract from Churchill\'s speech \' Never in the field of human conflict.....\' surrounding a picture in relief of fighter aircraft over the white cliffs of Dover. Perpetual calendar that requires manual changing, all month and date combinations present. Minor rubbing to high points and two areas of minor damage to the reverse.
Battle of Britain Patriotic postcard. Wartime patriotic postcard published by Valentines entitled \' In a Kentish Field \' as a momento of the Battle of Britain. Postally unused with minor marking and creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Battle Over Essex. 1946 ' Battle over Essex ' by R.J.Thompson. 80pgs primarily covering the air raids to the arrival of the V1s interspersed with the arrival of the Americans, the Home Guard and the contribution of women during the War. Illustrated through out with photographs and in good, used condition with creasing to cover.
BBA Ltd - Engaged on National Service Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge worn by workers of BBA Ltd. Featuring a half moon lapel fitting to the reverse along with manufacturer's details ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ', numbered 893. BBA Ltd were believed to be making materials for Spitfire, Hurricane and Typhoon aircraft. Good, used condition.
BBC Staff lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge for BBC employees with half moon lapel fittting. Badge by H.W.Miller B\'ham was worn by BBC employees including those involved in civil defence/fire guard duties. In excellent, clean condition.
Beating the Invader Leaflet. 1941 double-sided leaflet published by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Home Security dealing with the prospect of being invaded. Headed by a message from the Prime Minister and offers practical advice dealing with the immobilsation of vehicles, the authorities, and instructions in the event of invasion. Good, clean condition, has been folded with other minor creases and a small tear on the centre fold. POSTFREE within UK
Beating the Invader Leaflet. 1941 double-sided leaflet published by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Home Security dealing with the prospect of being invaded. Headed by a message from the Prime Minister and offers practical advice dealing with the immobilsation of vehicles, the authorities, and instructions in the event of invasion. Good, clean condition, has been folded with other minor creases and a small tear on the centre fold. POSTFREE within UK
Bedfordshire ARPS Instructor's Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back lapel badge for use by Bedfordshire ARP School Instructors. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Fattorini & Sons B'ham '. Good, bright condition with undamaged enamel with very minor abrasions which look worse in images than in reality.
Bedfordshire Civil Defence area title. Embroidered gold cotton on bluette Bedfordshire Civil Defence area title for use on overalls. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall, less common than the wool varieties for use on BDs and tunics.
Bedfordshire Home Guard/LDV Identity Card Photographs. A selection of b/w photographs used on identity cards of members of the Bedfordshire Home Guard. All bear partial or complete, embossed Bedfordshire cancellation stamps with some identities pencilled to the reverse. They are interesting as they show the black/yellow/black flash of the Beds & Herts Regt adopted by the county's Home Guard units, being worn.
Belt Leather - Home Guard Pattern. Home Guard Pattern leather belt. Clearly based on the Mounted Services' Bandolier Equipment, this pattern of belt was made specifically for the Home Guard and required the HG Patt. Web sleeve to enable the use of braces and pouches ( SEE item 9221 ). This example indistinctly manufacturer marked and dated, will fit a 34" - 36" waist. Good,used supple condition.
Benedicto or ' Beat the Blitz ' board game. 1941 board game given away by the makers of Benedict Peas as a marketing tool. Broadly based on ' snakes and ladders ' the game features the journey of the humble pea from field to shop with such hazards as bomb craters, being turned back by the Home Guard and tank traps to catch the unwary player. In good used conditions with some creasing , rubbing and bumped corners, colourful and unusual.
Bethnal Green\'s Ordeal. C1945 ' Bethnal Green's Ordeal 1939-45 ' by George F.Vale. 15pg pamphlet with fold-out map outlining the bombing of the area and the part played by the Civil Defence services including the tube station disaster in 1943. Ex.lib. and in good, used condition. Scarce.
Beverley Spitfire Fund Badge. Celluloid and tin, pin back badge for the Beverley Spitfire Fund. Usually given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, clean condition, minor marking to reverse.
Beware of the Butterfly Bomb Poster. 50 x 75cms large size, colour poster ' Beware of the Butterfly Bomb '. Displaying a life size photograph of a butterfly bomb and various graphics showing likely scenarios when finding them along with exhortations to ' Keep Away ' and ' Don't Touch It '. Printed for H.M.S.O. by Fosh & Cross, London. In good, clean condition, has been folded with two very minor holes to crease lines. Scarce.
Bicycle Lamp Blackout Mask. N.O.S. bicycle lamp blackout mask contained in it's original envelope. The mask was designed to be introduced in front of the lens of the standard bicycle lamp, the envelope in which it was contained was also designed to be cut out in order to act as a diffuser. The mask has some very minor rusting which has bled through to the envelope which remains sealed with the second image showing a typical example.
Birmingham & District Fire Service Journal. Vol.5 No.1 May 1943 Birmingham & District Fire Service Journal. 32pg magazine filled with news from the Fire Service Divisions within Birmingham and Area 23 ( Rugby ) and 24. Illustrated with sketches and cartoons and contemporary advertisements. Good, used condition.
Birmingham AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Birmingham breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform. Retaining 40% of paper backing , fraying to edges.
Birmingham AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette AFS Birmingham breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been cut from a uniform retaining the overall material. Clearly having seen use with snags and marking but characterful. Previously mounted in an album or display with glue residue to reverse.
Birmingham AFS Car Badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Birmingham Auxiliary Fire Service complete with fixing plate. These badges were worn on vehicles , not only through a sense of pride but also as an indicator of official vehicles. Worn condition with wearing of chrome and some damage to enamel however, an uncommon item
Birmingham ARP Deputy Divisional Warden badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for \' City of Birmingham ARP Deputy Divisional Warden \'. The rank title is engraved on a separately applied silver plaque as is common to many of these Birmingham ARP badges. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse and manufacturer marked \' Marples & Beesley, B\'ham.\' In excellent, bright and clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Birmingham ARP Gas Mask exhange card. City of Birmingham ARP dept. respirator exchange card, essentially a voucher to allow the exchange of a gasmask. Unused, mint condition. POSTFREE
Birmingham ARP Respirator Care leaflet. City of Birmingham ARP leaflet entitled \'How to take care of your respirator\'. Lists dos and dont\'s relating to care of a gasmask and is signed \'Victor Hamilton - ARP co-ordinating officer\'. In excellent clean condition. Several in stock. POSTFREE
Birmingham ARP title. Embroidered red on blue \'Birmingham\' ARP title for use on the boiler suit. Usually associated with the early war period. In excellent condition with some old glue marks to the canvas backing. Scarce.
Birmingham City Transport Home Guard History. 1945 1st ed. ' Birmingham City Transport Home Guard 31st & 32nd Warwickshire Birmingham Battalions '. 60pg, card covered history with extensive company rolls with casualty listings. Illustrated with b/w photographs inc. individual officers. Scarcer than the other Birmingham battalion histories with marking to covers but clean contents.
Birmingham Home Guard Association lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Birmingham Home Guard Association. Half-moon lapel fitting to reverse, in good, used condition with rubbing to gilt and undamaged enamel.
Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign badge. Tin and card, badge for the Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign with integral fixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in excellent condition and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign badge. 25mm Tin and celluloid badge for the Birmingham Salute the Soldier campaign with pinfixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in excellent condition and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Birmingham Socialist ARP Canteen Fund Badge. Tin and celluloid, pin badge for the Birmingham Socialist A.R.P. Canteen Fund. Featuring an attractive pictorial design, this scarce badge was manufactured by ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' whose name appears to the badge edge. Slight foxing and some light corrosion to the reverse.
Birmingham Victory Savings badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for victory savings. Featuring a lion smashing a swastika with a wreath ' Thanksgiving with Savings Birmingham 1945 '. In excellent, bright condition.
Birmingham Victory Savings badge. Tin and card, pinback badge for victory savings. Featuring a lion smashing a swastika with a wreath ' Thanksgiving with Savings Birmingham 1945 '. In good, used condition with some minor marking.
Birmingham War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Birmingham's War Weapons Week, Oct 14 - 19 1940. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example with slight marking and light corrosion to the reverse.
Birmingham Wings for Victory badge. Tin and card, pinback badge for the Birmingham Wings for Victory campaign. In excellent, unused condition with two minor spots of corrosion to reverse.
Birmingham Wings for Victory card badge. Cardboard badge with facility for pin fastening for the Birmingham Wings for Victory campaign. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the campaign, this example in excellent, clean condition.
Birmingham Wings for Victory Souvenir Programme. Fold-out souvenir programme for the Birmingham Wings for Victory Week held between June 26 and July 3 1943. Offering a guide to the extensive displays concerning the air war including a ' shot- down German ME.109. ' and an ' Ack Ack Gun, manned by it's crew ' in New Street. Also includes a timetable of parades and events. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Birmingham\'s Warship Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Birmingham\'s Warship Week, given in exchange for a donation to the Fund. In good condition with minor foxing and light corrosion to the reverse.
Birth of a Spitfire - the story of the MAP and the Spitfire Funds. 1941 1st ed. \' Birth of a Spitfire \' by Gordon Beckles. 160pgs outlining the story of Lord Beaverbrook and the Ministry of Aircraft Production and the involvement of the Spitfire Funds. Details fund raising efforts, scrap drives, construction and the issuing of a Spitfire. Illustrated throughout b/w photographs. Good, used condition with a marked d/w with chips, tears, creasing etc but under a protective cover.
Birthday Card - Black Market subject. Birthday card produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons with a black market subject. Clean, unused condition. These wartime subject cards are surprisingly uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
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.
Biscuit tin Gas-mask case. Gas-mask container in the form of a biscuit tin produced by Reads Ltd. of Liverpool. Originally Reads produced these tins for for Elkes Biscuits whose name was impressed in the bottom of the lid. Presumably either having ceased the contract or for reasons of economy this was stopped and this particular example has no name . 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.
Black-Out badge sales card. A4 card used for the sales of black-out badges with the slogan \'Don\'t Bump\'. In good clean condition.
Black-Out badge shop card. Advertising card for 'tuppeny' luminous black-out badges. In good, lightly marked condition.
Blackout bulb. New, old stock, Ensign brand. ' blue ' lightbulb. 25W bulb with blue coating designed to comply with blackout regulations. Contained in original packaging with war economy savage slogan. In working order but seek advice before use. Box in ' tired ' condition.
Blakey's Boot Protectors - Wartime Pack. NOS. boxes of Blakey's Boot Protectors prominently marked ' War Time Pack '. Excellent, clean condition with some light marking. Several available....
Bloody Bayonets. 2nd ed. 1942 , Bloody Bayonets - the complete guide to bayonet fighting ' by Sqn. Ldr.R.A.Lidstone. Produced by Gale & Polden this guide demonstrates everything from training to ' a kill following disarm ' ! Illustrated throughout with a series of sketches and diagrams, good, clean condition, some light marking.
Blouse Civil Defence A.R.P.57a A good, used 1943 dated ' Blouses C.D.General & N.F.S. A.R.P.57a / N.F.S.103 ' manufactured by the Rego Clothiers Ltd. Size 11 ( Height 5'7"- 5'8", Chest 39 - 41", Waist 36 - 38" ) with clear evidence of having insignia but now missing. Contemporary repair to lower left breast and two small areas of damage, rear of the collar and right shoulder which would easily be repaired.
Bloxwich, Staffordshire First Aid Post Enamel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back badge for Bloxwich First Aid Post. Enamel badges for individual FAPs tend to be scarce, simply by their relatively small size compared with a company or area ARP organisation and I have recorded under a dozen. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Vaughtons, B'ham '.
Bolton & District Comforts Fund lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge probably for workers or collectors for Bolton & District Comforts Fund. In excellent condition with bright gilt and undamaged enamel. Manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.
Bomb Reconnaissance armband. Original printed cotton armlet for trained Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Officers. Authorised for wear in 1942 the armlet was worn by those CD personnel who had passed the regional BR course. Their job was to positively identify UXBs before they were assigned to the Royal Engineers BD teams. In excellent, clean condition with some minor storage marks and folds . Clearly demonstrates the bleed through of the dyes to the reverse common to original wartime examples and absent on the numerous copies. Uncommon.
Bomb remover advertising flyer. Advertising flyer published by the Western Mail & Echo for one of the many ARP products that flooded the market from 1940. This particular product was the \'self locating Bomb remover \' for the removal of incendiaries, as to it\'s effectiveness!? Flyer in excellent, clean condition.
Bombers Over Merseyside. 1943 ' Bombers over Merseyside - The Authoritative Record of the Blitz 1940-41 '. 49pg, card covered book published by the Liverpool Daily Post and record of the bombing of Liverpool early in the War. Extensive photographic coverage showing bomb damage, Blitz scenes etc. and chapters dealing with the the Civil Defence services and the shooting down of a Heinkel over Liverpool. Good, used condition with some loss to spine, minor marks etc.
Bombs on Belfast. ' Bombs on Belfast ' - A Camera Record. 55pg, largely photographic record of the damage caused by bombing ,primarily the raids of April and May 1941. Card covers and in good, clean condition.
Booby Trap Switch No.10 - Auxiliary Unit provenance. British Booby Trap Switch No.10 Pressure with an Auxiliary Unit provenance. This switch was previously part of the estate of Sgt.Louis Pugh 1910-84 who was part of a Patrol based at Gibbet Oak, Tenderden, Kent, he went on to serve in the R.A.F. as a F/Lt. This switch was put up for sale along with other examples and copies of both the Countryman's Diary and Calendar 1938.The Switch No.10 was intended to trigger an explosive charge by the application of pressure to the plate, recommended to be laid under floorboards, pathways etc.This example in good condition still with the sealing tape over the plate mounting hole which also partially obscures a manufacturer's stamp. Primer and fuse cage a little a/f. INERT
Book of Wartime Recipes - Brown & Polson. ' Book of Wartime Recipes for Cornflour and Custard Powder ' compiled by the manufacturer's of the cornflour etc., Brown & Polson. 35pg booklet full of recipe suggestions with rationing and economy in mind. Good, used condition with some light marking.
Book of Wartime Recipes. 35pg booklet ' Book of Wartime Recipes for Cornflour and Custard Powder ' produced by Brown & Poulson Ltd. Written with M.O.F. approval, the booklet includes economy tips as well as large numbers of economic recipes. Included later addendum tipped in warning of change of circumstances. Used condition with some light marking, creasing etc., rusted staples.
Books for the Royal Navy poster. 38 x 25cms wartime poster published by the Royal Naval War Libraries appealing for donations of books and magazines for distribution to Royal Naval personnel. In slightly creased condition with some minor stains and edge nibbles, otherwise in good condition.
Books for the Royal Navy Poster. Issued by the Royal Naval War Libraries, a wartime charity , calling for donations of books and magazines and money to provide reading material to the Navy. Unusual example of another facet to the Home Front. Good, used condition, has been folded with other minor folds, creasing etc.
Boots ARP Home First Aid Kit. Wall mounted ARP Home First Aid Kit by Boots. Contained in a japanned box with folding mounting loops to the reverse and a carrying handle. Instruction sheet to drop down lid with a pocket first aid ready reference with ARP section. Complete with a good percentage of the original ' Boots ' branded bandages, cotton wool, safety pins, tourniquets etc. Good, used condition with some adhesive and material residue to reverse from wall mounting.
Borough of Dudley Warship Week Lapel Badge. 30mm tin and celluloid pin badge for the County Borough of Dudley Warship Week Nov.1941. Good clean condition
Borough of Gravesend A.R.P. lapel badge. 20mm gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for the Borough of Gravesend A.R.P. personnel. Pin back fitting to the reverse. Good, used condition with no damage to enamel.
Borough of Hampstead Warden\'s Warrant Card. Scarce, Borough of Hampstead ARP Warden's warrant card. Issued in July 1940 to a Joan E.Dewhurst. Faux leather covered card. In good, used condition with light marking.
Borough of Maidstone ARP Badge. 20mm, gilt and enamel badge worn by members of the Borough of Maidstone ARP department. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, marked ' Caxton & Co. S.W.1 '. Good, clean condition with bright gilt and undamaged enamel.
Borwicks Baking Powder Rationing leaflet. Folded A4 leaflet issued by Borwicks Baking Powders, offering kitchen hints to help with rationing featuring Borwicks. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Bourne & Hollingsworth ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for use by members of staff of the Bourne & Hollingsworth Store ARP. Bourne and Hollingsworth was a large department store on the corner of Oxford Street and Berners Street, London. They were renowned for selling the best quality goods and for looking after their staff, providing accommodation at Warwickshire House on Gower Street for up to 600 female workers. Like much of Oxford Street, the store suffered bomb damage in 1940. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse and in good, used condition with some very minor enamel loss
Bournemouth ARP Respirator Leaflet Foolscap format leaflet issued by Bournemouth County Borough ARP concerning the use and care of the civilian respirator. Has been folded, generally good condition with minor creases and edge tears.
Boxed ARP Lamp. New, old stock, hooded ARP lamps contained in their original boxes dated 1942 with Geo.VI cypher and manufacturer's details to lid. These lamps were produced by H.Miller & Co. Ltd of Birmingham and are contained in boxes intended for another type of lamp which has then been sealed with a brown, gummed seal with the title ' M.of.W.B. Lamp ' indicating the intended customer, in this case the Ministry of Works Board. Excellent condition with some storage marking with the boxes being in dusty, creased condition.
Boxed ARP Lamp. ' Lamp A.R.P. with Hood ' - M.O.H. Code No.WD3051. New, old stock, hooded ARP lamp contained in it's original box. Some creasing and marks to box.
Boxed ARP Lamps. 2 x No68 ARP lamps in their original box. Hooded lamps made by Lucas with manufacturer's mark to hood. Some very minor storage marking, otherwise in excellent working condition. Carton in slightly a/f condition with rusting of staples, minor rips and bruising but with partial pricing stamp to one end.
Boxed ARP Lamps. 2 x No68 ARP lamps in their original box. Hooded lamps made by Lucas with manufacturer's mark to base. Some water damage with minor corrosion and damage to paintwork otherwise good condition. Carton in slightly a/f condition with rusting of staples, minor rips and bruising but with intact label and pricing stamp.
Boxed Britain\'s Spotting Chair & Observer. Typical example of a toy from the pre War/ early War period beloved many boys. Part of the Anti-Aircraft Units of the British Army produced by W.Britain this example, No:1731 ' Spotting Chair & Observer ( Service dress with Field Glasses ) '. Contained in their original economy box with overlaid label and wrapped in tissue the figure and chair are in excellent condition. Chair swivels and figure's arm moves.
Boxed Civil Nursing Reserve Badge - variation. Silver and enamel, pinback badge for a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve, Pattern N.A.36. The CNR was recruited initially to augment staff at hospitals during war but was later extended to provide staff for FAPs in shelters and rest centres. Maker marked ' Gaunt, London and contained in it's original titled box. variation to item 9688.
Boxed Civil Nursing Reserve Badge. Silver and enamel, pinback badge for a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve. The CNR was recruited initially to augment staff at hospitals during war but was later extended to provide staff for FAPs in shelters and rest centres. Maker marked ' W.J.D. B'ham ' and ' Sterling Silver ' and contained in it's original titled box.
Boxed Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Silver and enamel ARP lapel badge for the Dunlop Rubber Co. Unissued condition, with overall toning contained in it's original box which is inscribed '1st aid M'. Half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse stamped 'silver'. Box lid grubby otherwise excellent condition.
Boxed Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Silver and enamel ARP lapel badge for the Dunlop Rubber Co. Unissued condition, with deep toning contained in it's original box . Half moon fitting to the reverse stamped 'silver'. Box lid grubby otherwise excellent condition. This colour way is believed to denote ' warden ' with a man's lapel fitting.
Boxed Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Silver and enamel ARP lapel badge for the Dunlop Rubber Co. Unissued condition, with deep toning contained in it\'s original box . Brooch fitting to the reverse stamped \'silver\'. Box lid grubby otherwise excellent condition. This colour way is believed to denote \' warden \' with a woman\'s brooch fitting with safety chain.
Boxed Emergency blackout lamp. Bakelite, \' Osram \', transformer blackout light that was intended to replace a standard bulb with a 6v bulb in an effort to provide low level lighting that conformed with blackout regulations. With a standard bayonet light fitting the light is in excellent condition although it is not recommended for use. Contained in it\'s original packaging with blackout scene graphic and the line \'Ideal for blackouts\' and labelled \'Emergency Lamp - Ideal for Blackouts \'. Excellent condition with packaging a little creased and worn. ( Recommend testing before use ).
Boxed Silver ARP badge - Man. Silver ARP badge in original card box of issue. Badge with man's horseshoe lapel fitting in unissued condition, patinated overall with it's greaseproof packet. 1939 London hallmarks. Box in good, clean condition with light rubbing to corners and edges.
Boxed Silver ARP Badge - Woman. Silver ARP badge in original card box of issue. Badge with woman's pin back fitting in unissued condition, patinated overall with it's greaseproof packet. 1939 London hallmarks. Box in good, used condition with light rubbing and marking and one weak corner.
Boxed Silver ARP badge variation - Man. Silver ARP badge in original card box of issue. Variation of the more commonly encountered box being smaller at 55mm x 45mm. Badge with man\'s horseshoe lapel fitting in bright unissued condition, with it\'s greaseproof packet. 1939 London hallmarks. Box in good, clean condition with minor rubbing to corners and edges.
Boxed Silver ARP badge variation - Man. Silver ARP badge in original card box of issue. Variation of the more commonly encountered box being smaller at 54mm x 54mm. Badge with man's horseshoe lapel fitting in unissued condition, patinated overall with it's greaseproof packet. 1939 London hallmarks. Box in good, clean condition with rubbing to corners and edges.
Boxed Silver ARP badge. Silver ARP badge with brooch fitting intended to be issued to a woman contained in it's blue card box. Badge carries London hallmarks for 1936 and is contained in it's original packet and is in excellent condition. The Man's badge was issued in a corresponding red box. Box is unusually intact with some rubbing to edges.
Boxed Silver ARP badge. Silver ARP badge with brooch fitting intended to be issued to a woman contained in it's blue card box. Badge carries London hallmarks for 1937 and is contained in it's original packet and is in heavily patinated condition. The Man's badge was issued in a corresponding red box. Box is unusually intact with some rubbing to edges.
Boxed Staffordshire Police Reserve lapel badge. Boxed white metal and enamel lapel badge by Gaunts of London.Box and badge with matching numbers 207 This style of badge was in use from October of 1939 issued to members of the police reserve, in this case Staffordshire. Badge in clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel. Box in good condition with initials PR written to top corner.
Boxed White Metal ARP badge. White metal ARP badge in original card box of issue. Badge with man's horseshoe lapel fitting in bright unissued condition with it's greaseproof packet. Box in good, clean condition with one slightly damaged edge.
Boxed WVS ARP badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for Women's Voluntary Services ARP. This badge was announced in 1938 issued for WVS volunteers who had undertaken ARP training, it was quickly superceded the following year by a new design. Designed as a lapel badge it is commonly seen as a hat badge. This example in bright, clean condition with undamaged enamel, maker marked H.B.SALE, B'ham. Contained in it's original box.
Boys Brigade National Service lapel badge. Silvered, pinback badge indicating National Service with the Boys Brigade. Members undertook similar duties to the Boy Scouts such as acting as messengers and other light duties with the CD services. Good, used, bright condition . Uncommon.
BPL Throat Mints - Wartime Pack. Temporary Wartime pack of BPL's - Throat Mints , a sore throat remedy. Contained in clearly marked ' Temporary Wartime Pack '. Good condition with contents, slight marking.
Bradford Home Guard Proficiency Badge. Silvered, brass and enamel badge for Bradford Home Guard ,Proficiency. Lugs to reverse and maker marked Fattorini, Bradford. Presumably given to denote the successful attainment of the Home Guard Proficiency test although as there are bronze versions in circulation this might indicate higher levels of attainment. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Bradford Lord Mayor's Spitfire Fund lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Bradford Lord Mayor's Spitfire Fund. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, Bradford '. Good condition.
Brass Home Guard Shoulder Titles. a matching pair of brass ' H.G ' shoulder titles. Although not officially sanctioned, these shoulder titles were often found in wear, most commonly on the greatcoat. Good, used condition with all lugs intact.
Brass Home Guard Shoulder Titles. Brass ' HG ' shoulder titles. Although not officially sanctioned, the brass Home Guard shoulder title was usually found on the greatcoat. Good, used condition.
BRCS & St John CHSS certificates. Unused certificates indicating service with the British Red Cross Society & Order of St.John Central Hospital Supply Service. The Red Cross and St.John combined during the war to avoid duplicationof effort with the CHSS offering from the provision of bandages to comforts etc. to patients. In excellent, unused condition, several available. POSTFREE within UK
Brief Glory - The Story of A.T.A. 1st ed.1946 ' Brief Glory - The Story of A.T.A.' by E.C.Cheesman. 248pgs comprehensive history of the Air Transport Auxiliary , numerous b/w illustrations, roll of honour with numerous appendices included a nominal roll of all pilots. Good, clean condition with economy reused d/w, chipped, small tears etc.
Brierley Hill War Weapons Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brierley Hill War Weapons Week Feb 8th - 15th 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in excellent, clean condition with light rusting to reverse and small chip to edge.
Brierley Hill Warship Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brierley Hill Warship Week 1941. Manufacturer marked \' Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham \' and is in good used condition with light rusting to reverse and minor foxing.
Brigade in Action - Weymouth St.John and CD 1946ed. ' Brigade in Action ' by D.G.F.Acutt. 296pgs highly detailed account of The St. John Ambulance Brigade and it's co-operation with the ARP and Civil Defence services in Weymouth during WW2. Extensive b/w photographs showing bombing incidents, CD personalities, and notable wartime incidents in and around Weymouth. Good, clean condition
Brighton & Hove 1945 Brighton & Hove " Under Fire ". Published by the Brighton & Hove Gazette, 32pgs, mostly pictorial, showing damage caused in the main raids of 1940 and 1943. Also includes a brief overview of the work of the Civil Defence services and includes a fold-out bomb plot map. Good, clea condition with minor marking, creasing etc.
Brighton & Hove \" Under Fire \". 1945 Brighton & Hove " Under Fire ". Published by the Brighton & Hove Gazette, 32pgs, mostly pictorial, showing damage caused in the main raids of 1940 and 1943. Also includes a brief overview of the work of the Civil Defence services and includes a fold-out bomb plot map. Good, clea condition with minor marking, creasing etc.
Brighton & Hove Aid to Russia Disc Numbered plastic disc given for a contribution to the Brighton & Hove Aid to Russia Fund. The Joint War Organisation began an Aid to Russia Fund in 1941, with Mrs Churchill as the chairman. Around £8 million was raised over the course of the war, in part from contributions from the Penny-a-Week Fund. The Russian Aid funds provided everything from portable X-ray units, motor X-ray units and ambulances, to blankets, clothes, mediecines, medical equipment, and first aid kits. Good, clean condition and unusual.
Brighton & Hove in Battledress. 1946 1st ed. ' Brighton & Hove in Battledress ' by D.L.Murray. 126pg, largely photographic record of Brighton & Hove in the War with sections on bomb damage, Home Guard, Civil Defence, crashed aircraft, personalties, salvage and youth groups. Bomb plot to fep and rear covers. Good, clean condition with some light staining to fep and minor bubbling to cover.
Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week. 30mm badge manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham. In good overall condition with some minor marking to front and the usual light corrosion to the reverse.
Brighton Corporation Civil Defence badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for \' Brighton Corporation Civil Defence - CWD Service \'. Horseshoe lapel fitting, manufacturer marked \' Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham \' and numbered 52 to reverse. In bright, clean condition with one very minor enamel chip to banner.
Brighton Rest Centre Service Guide. 1942ed. ' County Borough of Brighton - Rest Centre Service. 32pg guide to the various post-raid services available in the Brighton area with a gazetteer of addresses and telephone numbers of the the various services. Excellent, clean condition.
Brighton Warship Week badge. 23mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brighton's Warship Week ,Feb7th - 14th 1942. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example in good used condition, light corrosion to reverse with some spotting to obverse. Manufactured by Fattorini, B'ham.
Bristol Air raid Warden Breast badge. Early embroidered red cotton on bluette breast badge for use on the boiler suit by an air raid warden from Bristol. Good used condition and scarce.
Bristol Aircraft ARP Token. Plastic token issued by the Bristol Aircraft Co. to subsidise transport for it's ARP personnel. This token for the value of 1 penny. Good, used condition. Uncommon.
Bristol Aircraft Company A.R.P. Leader Armband. Lined cotton with buckled closure armband for use by an A.R.P. Leader employed by the Bristol Aircraft Co.Ltd. Part of a series identifying the various components of the company's A.R.P.teams, this was one of the less common of the series. Good, used condition with some minor damp staining to interior. Scarce.
Bristol ARP Respirator Inspection Sheet. Bristol ARP Respirator Inspection sheet for 1941. Unused with some marking to edges. Interesting for the official reference to ' Mickey Mouse ' respirators to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Bristol Bombed. ' Bristol Bombed ', illustrated with over 170 raid pictures 1940-1941; compiled by F.G. Warne in association with the Bristol Development Board; 48 pages. Good, used condition with some marking and chipping to covers and some creasing.
Bristol Siren Nights. C1943 \' Bristol Siren Nights \': Diaries and Stories of the Blitzes - Rev. S. Paul Shipley. A contemporary first hand account of the Bristol Blitz. These accounts are given chronologically by various citizens of the city covering the raids of 1940-41. Illustrated throughout with woodblock prints Good, used condition, light creasing to covers, clean contents.
Britain Fights ! Child's patriotic booklet published by Collins entitled ' Britain Fights ! ' C1940. 14pgs of colourised photographs, drawings and paintings showing Britain's fighting forces with patriotic text. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
Britain under Shellfire C1942 ' Britain under Shellfire ' by Frank Illingworth. Illingworth, a journalist, had been a member of the auxiliary fire service in Dover and in this 64pg paperback he tells the story of the beginning of the bombardment of Dover by German long range guns based in the Pas de Calais. Starting with railway guns and going on to the purpose built batteries the author outlines the effects on the populace of Dover. Good, used condition with minor marking and small tears to the graphic cover.
Britain's Sea Power savings poster. 50 X 75cm approx poster entitled ' Britain's Sea Power - Maintain it with your Savings.' Poster features a bold, graphic image of destroyers in line ahead and was printed for the National Savings Committee by Alf Cooke Ltd.,Leeds. Poster in excellent, clean condition with some minor creasing and a 0.5 tear to bottom, has been folded at some time.
Britain\'s ARP Stretcher Bearer Figures. Produced by the famous toy soldier manufacturer W.Britain, these figures were part of the boxed Air Raid Precaution set No.1759. The set comprised \' Stretchers, Bearers, Gas Casualty and De-contamination Squad in Regulation Heavy Anti-Gas Suits with Service Gas Masks and were advertised as ideal for A.R.P. demonstration purposes. This Stretcher Bearer party and casualty are in excellent condition with very little paint loss with manufacturer details to base. These figures are scarce with boxed sets selling for £300+
Britain\'s Home Guard - John Brophy. 1945ed. \'Britain\'s Home Guard - a character study\' by John Brophy and illustrated by Eric Kennington. 48pg general history of the Home Guard written and illustrated by two ex LDV members which was intended to be written as a souvenir of Home Guard service. This book is marked out by the evocative illustrations by Kennington. In excellent, clean condition with covered, chipped dustwrapper. Contemporary dedication to fep.
British Auxiliaries Ltd War Work Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel War Work lapel badge for British Auxiliaries Ltd. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with impressed numbering. British Auxiliaries were I believe, based in Govan, Glasgow and made marine and other engines. Good, clean condition with some minor abrasions.
British Coaster 1939 - 1945. 1947 ' British Coaster 1939 - 1945 ' - the official story. One of the less common H.M.S.O. history series, this 96pg, fully illustrated account details the vital work undertaken by the Merchant Navy's coastal vessels. These craft came under intense pressure from both the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine as well from German artillery based in France. Good, clean condition.
British Practice 1Kg Incendiary Bomb. Original, wartime all steel, dummy or practice German 1kg B1E incendiary bomb. This accurate representation of the bomb is stamped to the outside \' INERT CAR 329 EOD \' which is common to the other examples I have handled over the years. It is surmised that they were produced by the RAF EOD unit based at Cardington for realistic training and it is assumed they would contain a replaceable pyrotechnic element which would simulate ignition or just weighted. Some examples examined have a sheet steel closure which appears to be missing from this example, otherwise in good, clean condition. Uncommon.
British Red Cross Medal for Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training. BRCS gilt and enamel medal with clasp for 'Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training' made by J.R.Gaunt, London.Inscribed to the reverse ' ' 8402 V.R.Brown '. In good,issued condition with undamaged enamel and clean ribbon, contained in it's original box of issue, an excellent example
British Red Cross Medal for Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training. BRCS gilt and enamel medal with clasp for 'Proficiency in Anti-Gas Training' made by J.R.Gaunt, London.Inscribed to the reverse ' 5330 A.F.Spooner '. The Anti-Gas Training clasp was instituted by the BRCS in 1938. This example in excellent issued condition with no damage to the enamel.
British Restaurant Token - Frome. British Restaurants were communal kitchens created in 1940 to help people who had been bombed out of their homes, had run out of ration coupons or otherwise needed help.Originally called 'Community Feeding Centres' they were set up as a not for profit organisation with the aim of selling a complete meal for no more than 9d. In 1943, 2,160 British Restaurants served 600,000 very inexpensive meals a day. They were disbanded in 1947. The tokens were used as a form of payment and this example comes from a restaurant in Frome in Somerset. In excellent, clean condition and uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
British Restaurant Tokens. British Restaurants were communal kitchens created in 1940 to help people who had been bombed out of their homes, had run out of ration coupons or otherwise needed help.Originally called 'Community Feeding Centres' they were set up as a not for profit organisation with the aim of selling a complete meal for no more than 9d. In 1943, 2,160 British Restaurants served 600,000 very inexpensive meals a day. They were disbanded in 1947. The tokens were used as a form of payment and these examples are generic types, not specifically tied to a particular area. In excellent, clean condition and uncommon. 2 available. POSTFREE within UK
Bromley A.R.P. Emergency Meal tickets A pair of tickets issued by Bromley Corporation for A.R.P. workers to obtain a meal. These were issued to A.R.P. workers who were involved in incidents or duties enabling them to gain food whilst on duty. Unissued condition. POSTFREE within UK
Bromsgrove & District Tanks Week 1941 lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund. Good used condition with some light foxing. Uncommon.
Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Warship Week badge. 35mm Card and tin, pinback badge for Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Warship Week Mar 14 - 21. Good condition with some marking and light abrasions.
Bronze Air Raid Warden Sign. 40mm x 155mm Bronze door/gate sign for an Air Raid Warden. Featuring the ubiquitous ARP symbol the sign is in good, overall condition although for some reason has received a coat of varnish. Infinitely scarcer than it's enamel counterpart.
Bronze ARP Air Raid Warden Doorplate. Approx 15cm x 4cm bronze doorplate for an ARP Air Raid Warden. In excellent, probably unissued condition. Some paint residue (looks to be the same as that used to infill the lettering) to the reverse.
Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co. National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback National Service badge for the Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Birmingham. BTM were machinists for the aircraft industry as well as maintaining their original trade as tool makers. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbered ' 521 '. Excellent, clean condition.
Brookhirst ' On War Production ' Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for Brookhirst ' On War Production ' . Brookhirst Switchgear Ltd of Chester were manufacturers of electric motor control gear and were heavily involved in War production. Numbered to the reverse manufactured by ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good, bright condition.
BRX.1 History of the 1st Berkshire ( Abingdon ) Btn. Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. ex IWM lib. ' BRX.1 The Story of the First Berkshire ( Abingdon ) Battalion Home Guard ' by ourselves. 88pgs including b/w photographs, maps and rolls covering the brief history of the battalion. Excellent, clean condition with a number of library stamps.
BRX1 - The story of the First Berkshire (Abingdon) Battalion HG 945 1st ed. ' BRX1 The story of the First Berkshire (Abingdon) Battalion Home Guard ,. 88p., 14p. of b/w plates, covering the story from inception to stand down with roll of honour/ honours and awards. In good, clean condition, with lyrical ownership dedication to inside cover.
BSA Tools Ltd ARP Fire Service Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for BSA Tools Ltd ARP Fire Service. BSA Tools were part of the larger and famous Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA). BSA Tools were makers of machine tools much of which were involved in aircraft manufacture during the war. This badge is in heavily used condition with small areas of enamel loss but otherwise good condition. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse into which some initials have been impressed.
Buckinghamshire Hawker Aircraft Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 13th Buckinghamshire Battalion, the Hawker Aircraft Battalion at Langley, accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Buckinghamshire Youth Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Buckinghamshire Youth Service . Before the creation of the various pre service organisations, many local authorities sought to involve young people working for the war effort. This badge made by H.W. Miller, B'ham was a visible recognition of youth National Service. In good, used condition,
BUF ARP Pamphlet. Scarce pamphlet issued by the British Union Fascists outlining it's position on Britain's ARP provision. Couched in a thinly veiled anti-semitic attack on Leslie Hore-Belisha the British secretary of state for war (1937– 40) and the apparent lack of preparedness in the defence against air attack. Unfortunately the covers have suffered from a poor sellotape repair but contents remain undamaged and clean. Scarce.
Burton Upon Trent AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Burton Upon Trent breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform.
Bus Tickets - Blackout slogans. A pair of early war bus tickets bearing blackout slogans to the reverse advocating safety in the blackout. Issued by the Eastern National Omnibus Co.Ltd and punched indicating issue. Good, clean condition and scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Butterfly Bomb Leaflet. Scarce 1943 photo leaflet entitled \' Anti-Personnel Bombs are being used \' showing butterfly bombs and how they are likely to be encountered. The leaflet references the raids over Hull, Grimsby and Cleethorpes in June 1943. Good, clean condition with minor marking. Scarce.
Butterfly Bomb Warning Leaflet. 1943 single - sided flyer issued by the Ministry of Home Security warning of the presence of Butterfly Bombs and advising ' Don't Touch or Disturb it Keep Away '. In excellent, clean condition.
Butterfly bomb warning sign. 30 x 45cms approx. enamelled sign giving a warning to the danger of Butterfly bombs that may lie in hedges and ditches. These signs were a feature of areas that had been subject to a butterfly bomb attack as despite the knowledge of the numbers dropped in a raid (ascertained by counting the containers), they were notoriously difficult to account for because of their size and ability to snag in trees or undergrowth. Sign in excellent condition with some very minor ' nibbles ' to the edges. There were two main types of sign differing in wording the other warning of bombs in the vicinity. Scarce.
Butterfly bomb wings. Spring loaded wings from an SD2 ' Butterfly Bomb '. SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This set of wings is complete with the rod that attached to the fuze which the wings rotated to arm the fuze. Although in as found condition the wings retain a reasonable amount of the original paint and markings are visible . There are areas of corrosion but no holes, might merit restoration, but is an above average relic. Sadly no history.
Butterfly Brand ARP Glass Reinforcing Paper. A largely intact roll of Butterfly Brand ARP Glass Reinforcing Paper. Intended to be stuck to windows to mitigate some of the risk caused by flying glass in a bomb explosion. Good, clean condition, with one piece of sellotape. Uncommon.
Butterfly Brand ARP Sealing Outfit. A complete, unused boxed Butterfly Brand ARP sealing kit. Containing 2 x tins of 2\" sealing tape and 1 x roll 4\" sealing tape, a roll of glass reinforcing kraft paper and a roll of glass reinforcing parchment paper contained in the original carton with it\'s original brightly designed label. The kit was intended to be used to make a room and windows gas proof with reinforced windows against blast. Excellent , complete condition with an opened seam to box lid and some fading and marking.
Butterfly Brand ARP Sealing Tape. A full ( 70ft ) tin of Butterfly Brand ARP Sealing Tape. This was originally intended for the sealing of doors and windows etc against the ingress of poison gas. Uncommon to find a full tin. Good overall condition with some marking/staining etc to tin and label.
By Rail to Victory - LNER in Wartime. 196pgs \'By Rail to Victory - The Story of the LNER in Wartime\' by Norman Crump. 1st Ed. 1947. Includes the blackout, Dunkirk, munitions, women and Overlord, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, fold-out maps, and diagrams. Important and useful history of the LNER. In good, clean condition with slightly stained boards.
C Company 10th Batt. Surrey Home Guard Photograph. 33cms x 17cms approx. group photo of No.10 ( Coombelands) Platoon, " C " Company, 10th ( Egham & Chertsey ) Battalion Home Guard. Photo mounted on card with East Surrey cap badge decoration and individual identification typical of the work of Gale & Polden . Good, clear image, one small ink stain to bottom corner of image and slight bumping etc of mount.
C.B.A.F. Spitfire Fund Writing case. Writing case featuring an embossed Spifire design with a Churchill quote made for sale in aid of the C.B.A.F. Spitfire Fund. This is believed to be the ' Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ' Spitfire Fund. The case has a blotter to the inside and a slip to take a writing pad. In good condition.
C.M.T. Co.Ltd. Company ARP Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel ARP lapel badge for an as yet unidentified company ' C.M.T. Co.Ltd '. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked for ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. Featuring the generic design as used by item: 11269 and is in excellent, bright condition.
Cadbury's ' Blended Chocolate ' Dummy Bar. A wartime ' dummy ' or display bar of Cadbury's ' Blended Chocolate ' to be used in shop windows/counter displays. With the introduction of confectionery rationing in 1942 the lack of full-cream milk meant that separated milk was used and the result was termed ' Blended Chocolate '. Good, clean condition with slight fading.
Cadbury\'s Ration chocolate. A rare survivor ! A complete bar of Cadbury\\\'s \\\' Ration \\\' chocolate. In it\\\'s utility, printed waxed paper wrapper bearing the slogan \\\' Cadbury\\\'s Ration Chocolate \\\' in good condition with some minor fading of the slogan. Cannot vouch for the quality of the chocolate !! - bar is intact with some whitening.
Callenders ARP badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Callenders ARP. Callender's were a cable making company and Callender's at Erith contributed to manufacturing PLUTO. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. In excellent, bright condition with a minute piece of missing enamel at 7 O'clock on the scroll.
Calling All Arms, Ernest Fairfax 1945 1st ed. ' Calling all arms ', an account of the Nuffield Organisation's war-time work. 160pgs with a large number of b/w illustrations demonstrating the large contribution made by the Nuffield group ( Morris, Wolseley ) to tank, vehicle and engine production during the war. Good, used condition with a slightly tatty d/w.
Calne Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Calne collecting group, Calne is in the Wiltshire. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition with light abrasions to surface.
Cambridgeshire Civil Defence - Blouse A.R.P.57a. WW2 Warden's ' Blouse A.R.P.57a. ' Size 6 ( Height 5'5"- 5'6", Chest 35"-37", Waist 33"-35" ) with printed Warden shoulder titles to both arms, printed war service chevrons to right arm and embroidered CD with Cambridgeshire area title to left breast pocket. A nice touch was the finding of a 1944 dated instruction to attend a course of lectures in Cottenham, Cambs in the top pocket. A good original blouse in good, used condition with some minor moth damage ( 6 x 1mm holes ).
Cambridgeshire Home Guard shoulder flashes. Pair of two piece construction, shoulder flashes worn by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely battalions of the Home Guard. The 25mm x 10mm flashes were worn by the regular battalions of the Cambs regiment and were adopted by the Cambs HG from 1940 and were worn in place of battalion titles. In excellent condition.
Cambridgeshire Home Guard shoulder flashes. Pair of two piece construction, shoulder flashes worn by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely battalions of the Home Guard. The 25mm x 10mm flashes were worn by the regular battalions of the Cambs regiment and were adopted by the Cambs HG from 1940 and were worn in place of battalion titles. In excellent condition. Shown here with the accompanying envelope in which they were issued showing positioning details ( envelope not for sale ).
Camouflage Simple Explained. c1942 \' Camouflage Simple Explained \' by Lt-Col.C.H.Smith a handy and practical book for Home Guards. 32pgs, illustrated with sketches and diagrams explaining the fundamentals of camouflage in relation to personnel, vehicles, buildings and defences. Excellent, used condition.
Canning ARP Lapel Badge. Impressive brass and enamel lapel badge for Canning ARP. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse along with manufacturer's details of ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Cannings were a Birmingham based electroplating company specialising in chrome plating. Good, clean condition with minor marks and fading to gilding.
Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge. 30mm tin and celluloid pin back Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge. Bridge Blean is a rural district council centred on the village of Blean to the north west of Canterbury. War weapons week was held in the period Feb/Mar 1941 and features a design of a British pre war Medium tank. Excellent, clean condition with some very minor corrosion to reverse. Scarce.
Cardiff City Special Constabulary Lapel badge. WW2 Cardiff City Special Constabulary lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked \' Fattorini, B\'ham \'. Bright gilt and undamaged enamel. Excellent.
Cardiff Spitfire Fund badge. 25mm tin and card, pin Bach button badge for Cardiff Spitfire Fund or War Weapons Week. Good, used condition with light rubbing.
Care of Your Cat and Dog in Wartime booklet. How to Care for your Cat and Dog in Wartime by Bob Martin. Produced by Bob Martin Ltd., this 14pg booklet giving hints on ARP, first aid and wartime feeding for cats and dogs was in reality a vehicle for Bob Martin products. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
Careless Talk Costs Lives Label. Gummed label printed by Norbury, Lockwood & Co., Manchester in support of the ' Careless Talk ' campaign. Excellent, clean condition but has one corner missing, priced accordingly.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' You Never Know Who's Listening ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline ' Be Careful What You Say & Where You Say It '. This poster is generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking to one corner . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' Of Course there's no harm in your knowing ! 'This poster is in, generally good, used condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking and two pin holes etc . Approx 20cms x 32cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline '….But for heaven's sake don't say I told you '. This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strapline '….Strictly Between You & Me '. This poster is generally in excellent condition, toned overall with some very minor foxing and marking . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' ...but of course it mustn't go any further ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 20cms.
Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of ' Careless Talk '. Designed by Punch cartoonist ' Fougasse ' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird, this poster features the strap line ' ...Don't Forget Walls Have Ears ! 'This poster is in the form of a hanging card with original string, generally in excellent condition, with some very minor edge knocks, marking etc . Approx 20cms x 32cms.
Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ARP badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ' C.B.A.F.ARP ' widely believed to be from the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest centres of Spitfire production. Generally in good, used condition with some damage to the enamel, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse. Priced to accommodate condition.
Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ARP badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ' C.B.A.F. ARP ' widely believed to be from the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest centres of Spitfire production. In good, used condition with some light abrasions to the enamel surface, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.
Castleford Spitfire Fund Flag Day Pin. Castleford Spitfire Fund Flag Day pin given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Good, used condition with pinhole to top edge.
Casualties Service armband. Screen printed red on white heavy duty cotton ' Casualties Service ' armband with ties. A generic style of armband typical of the production of ' Display Patents Ltd ' probably for use within the various frontline ARP medical services. It's style and wording would probably indicate pre-1941 usage before the reorganisation after that date. In superb unissued condition.
Casualty Service/Clearing Station Helmet. MkII, black painted helmet with white \' C S \' to front and rear. There are various options for these letter combinations but most likely stands for Casualty service or Clearing Station. Indistinct manufacturer\'s markings to rim fitted with a size 7, MkI liner by Briggs Motor Bodies dated 1939. Good, used condition with a slightly grubby interior.
Catholic Women's League Forces' Canteen Workers Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge by Fattorini of Bradford for wear by workers of the Catholic Women's League who ran one of their various canteens for H.M.Forces. Often situated at stations, these volunteer ran canteens dispensed ' chars and wads ' to the myriad of serviceman on the move during the war. Good, overall condition, patinated overall.
CC41 Utility Clothing - The Label that Transformed British Fashion. 2014 1st ed. 128pgs CC41 Utility Clothing - The Label that Transformed British Fashion by Mike Brown. ' The Utility symbol, CC41, is one of the most iconic symbols in the history of clothing in Britain; instantly recognisable to anyone who lived in Britain through the Second World War or the immediate postwar years. Mike Brown looks at the background to, and the evolution of, the clothing scheme and the symbol as it changed to include more items of clothing, from underwear to fur coats. He also addresses the often misunderstood subject of 'Super Utility', and the so-called 'Dinner plate' mark, uncovering the truth behind a subject shrouded in mystery since its introduction. A fascinating explanation of a little understood scheme with a wealth of knowledge complimented by colour photographs and original illustrations throughout.' Highly Recommended POSTFREE within UK
CC41 Utility Clothing: Mike Brown 1st 2014 \' CC41 Utility Clothing by Mike Brown \'. The Utility symbol, CC41, is one of the most iconic symbols in the history of clothing in Britain; instantly recognisable to anyone who lived in Britain through the Second World War or the immediate post-war years. Mike Brown looks at the background to, and the evolution of, the clothing scheme and the symbol as it changed to include more items of clothing, from underwear to fur coats. Useful reference to this under represented area. New copy.
CD badge for nursing overall sealed pattern. Embroidered ' CD ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall Patt. No.80. This example is a 1941 sealed pattern used by the Post Office Stores Dept. that produced much of the cloth insignia for the Civil Defence services. In good, clean condition, uncommon badge even more so as a sealed pattern.
CD Group 6 London Region Hendon Paperwork Grouping. Certificate and paperwork grouping to a Miss V.P.Finlayson who was a Local Fire Guard Instructor in London Region Civil Defence Group No.6 based at Hendon. Certificates for Wardens' Service and Anti-Gas Training with correspondence re. Fire Guard training instructor's courses , thanks for service etc. Some folding, marking and minor tears but otherwise good condition.
CD Industrial Bulletin - Flying Bomb Attacks. 1944 Civil Defence Industrial Bulletin No.14, supplement ' Notes on Flying Bomb Attacks '. Gatefold leaflet offering descriptions of the weapon, responses, and reporting. Scarce leaflet and whilst intact has suffered from staining but all content legible.
CD Leaflet ' Make Your Home Safe '. 1939 Civil Defence Leaflet entitled ' Make Your Home Safe '. Issued by the Ministry of Information the double-sided leaflet gives advice on protection from air raids. Reasonable, used condition, has been folded and has edge nibbles, creasing etc. POSTFREE within UK
CD Motor Transport Badge. Embroidered gold on blue CD ' MT ' beret badge. Excellent, clean unissued condition.
CD Motor Transport Badge. 40mm, embroidered gold on blue badge for CD Motor Transport personnel also appeared in a printed form. Unissued condition.
CD Pamphlet No.1 \' Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Missiles \'. 1943 2nd ed. RESTRICTED, CD Pamphlet No.1 \' Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Missiles \'. 46pg giving details of craters, camouflets, various explosive devices likely to be encountered. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, used condition with some minor marking to covers.
CD Pamphlet No.1 Notes on Detection & Reporting of UXBs 1943ed. RESTRICTED, CD Pamphlet No.1 ' Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Missiles '. 46pg giving details of craters, camouflets, various explosive devices likely to be encountered. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition with some minor foxing to covers.
CD Raincoat Breast badge. Machine embroidered on denim, Civil Defence breast badge for use on the gabardine raincoat. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a coat.
CD Rank Bars. A pair of gold felt on blue wool, narrow bar rank insignia. These represent a relatively uncommon rank that of Station Rescue Officer introduced in the London Region in 1944. Good, used condition.
CD Rest Centre ' Information Officer ' Armband. Scarce example of a printed Civil Defence Rest Centre Armband with the additional title for ' Information Officer '. These ' rainbow ' style official armlets feature a number of official and unofficially sanctioned job titles and are particularly uncommon. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition.
CD Rest Centre ' Person in Charge ' Armband. Scarce example of a printed Civil Defence Rest Centre Armband with the additional title for Person in Charge. These ' rainbow ' style official armlets feature a number of official and unofficially sanctioned job titles and are particularly uncommon. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition.
CD Senior Warden Rank Chevrons. Pair of felt on wool chevrons for the Civil Defence rank of Senior Warden. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
CD Senior Warden Rank Chevrons. Pair of felt on wool chevrons for the Civil Defence rank of Senior Warden. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
CD Three part National Identity Card. Three part National Identity card as issued to many of those involved in Home Front services such as the Home Guard and Civil Defence. Differing from the standard National ID card in having an extra panel with a physical description and room for a photograph of the carrier. Indication of the organisation and occupation are also allowed for. This example is for a female ARP Officer, Jessie K.Stone based in Buckingham. Issued in 1943 and in good, used condition. Accompanied by ' Ancestry ' details. Uncommon.
CD Training Bulletin No.11 1944 CD Training Bulletin No.11. 36pgs covering subjects from sandbags to Phosphorus oil bombs. Interestingly this bulletin mentions the first use of the I.B.S.E.N. complete with diagram. Good, clean condition with a Croydon ownership stamp. Scarce.
CD Training Bulletin No.3. 1941 Civil Defence Training Bulletin No.3. Issued by the Ministry of Home Security, 21 pgs covering subjects from ' Notes on Types of Bombs & Bomber Loads ' to ' Distinctive Markings on Steel Helmets ', with some illustrations. Good, clean condition.
CD Training Bulletin No.9. 1942 Civil Defence Training Bulletin No.9. Issued by the Ministry of Home Security, 12 pgs covering subjects from ' decontamination of Streets ' to the ' disposal of unignited explosive incendiary bombs '. Good, clean condition.
CD Training Pamphlet No.5 - Decontamination Technique. 1943 2nd ed. CD Training Pamphlet No.5 - Modifications in Decontamination Technique. 10pg pamphlet outlining the latest thinking re. decontamination. Good, clean condition with light rusting to staples. Uncommon
CD Training Pamphlet No.6 Rescue of Crews of Crashed Aircraft. 1942ed. 8pgs Civil Defence Training Pamphlet No.6 \'Rescue of Crews of Crashed Aircraft\'. Pub. Min. of Home Security. Gives outline guide to CD rescue parties in how to approach crashes and locate crew members, types of aircraft, parachute harnesses, avoidance of self destruct devices etc. Good, used condition with minor creases and creasing.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1943 and given a RESTRICTED classification the 39pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1941and given a CONFIDENTIAL classification the 26pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Notable for the first mention of butterfly bombs , appearing as an added sketch in the table of existing bombs . Also lists Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. In good, used condition with slightly grubby covers, minor tears, has been folded.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1944 and given a RESTRICTED classification the70pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. This edition was the final eition with only minor amendments being issued before the end of the War and includes a section on the V1. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. 1943 Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1943 and given a RESTRICTED classification the 39pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
Central Clearing House - Outcasts souvenir. 1941 Souvenir ashtray of the ' Outcasts ' - the nickname for the staff of the London Clearing Banks - the Central Clearing House or CCH, who were evacuated and temporarily housed in Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. Ashtrays were commissioned from Fieldings and manufactured under their ' Crown Devon ' range and formed companion pieces to the earlier 1940, mugs by Falcon Ware (T.Lawrence Ltd) given on 23 August 1940 by the Controller of the CCH, Percy S.Quick on the first anniversary of their evacuation. In excellent undamaged condition with light rubbing to gilding, a highly unusual aspect of the Home Front.
Central Hospital Supply Service Armband. Screen-printed cotton armband used by members of the Central Hospital Supply Service. The CHSS was created in 1939 to coordinate the efforts of volunteers from both the Red Cross and St.John organisations who volunteered to provide supplies for hospitals in the form of bandages, blankets, comforts etc. Excellent, clean condition.
Channel Islands - wartime newspapers. Copies of the Guernsey Press and The Star for 1944 featuring the news as the occupying German forces would like it to be seen in the headlines. The centre pages feature Island news, more often than not court cases brought about by the theft of food ! Other features, new rationing scales , electric shortages, digging of potatoes etc. Fascinating insight into the life of the Channel Islands under occupation. Good, clean condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
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.
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 enamel damage and loss. Numbered to the reverse.
Chart of War Gases. 1943 amended reprint, ' Chart of War Gases ' issued by the Ministry of Home Security. 6 pg folded card format listing gases and their various properties and effects. Excellent, clean condition.
Chepstow Home Guard Armband. Standard, printed Home Guard armband on general issue from late 1940. Issued in lieu of uniform and or other insignia the armband saw continued service throughout the war. This particular example carries a stamp indicating issue from Chepstow station with inked individual national identity details to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition with slight marking to reverse.
Cheshire Air Raid Warden Plaque. Pressed tin plaque for a Cheshire Air Raid Warden. Painted finish with gilded highlights. Probably served as a house or gate sign. Good overall condition with much original finish remaining.
Cheshire Home Guard sleeve badge. Embroidered diamond featuring the Cheshire Regimental colours of maroon and buff superimposed with the Regiment's acorn badge. This badge has been associated with the 17th Battalion ( Heswall ) Cheshire Home Guard . In good, unmothed condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Cheshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 9th Cheshire ( Macclesfield ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed HOME GUARD shoulder title. Both items with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but are in excellent, clean condition.
Chester Engineering Co.Ltd. National Service Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for workers employed by the Chester Engineering Co. ( 1918 ) Ltd. during WW2. Chester Engineering were commercial vehicle body and coach builders and were employed on a number of military contracts. Bright, clean condition with a small flake to the enamel at 8 o'clock. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham'.
Chesterfield ARP Lapel badge. Silver and enamel lapel badge for wear by personnel of Chesterfield ( Derbyshire ) ARP. half-moon lapel fitting to reverse and manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham '. Good used condition, patinated overall.
Chief Warden Rank badges. Felt on wool rank badges for Chief Warden to be worn at the top of the shoulder. Good, probably unused condition.
Chief Warden Shoulder Title. Unofficial and scarce ' Chief Warden ' CD shoulder title. Embroidered yellow thread on dark blue wool. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Child's ' Shelter Book ' - Tanks a Lot ! Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Tanks a Lot ! '. 32pgs with illustrations . Good condition with light creasing to cover.
Child's Shrapnel Collection. An attractive example of the fruits of a popular children's wartime pastime, a shrapnel collection. Contained in a grubby tin, the collection consists of fuze fragments, aircraft alloy and perspex, ' cooked off ' German 7.92mm case, a section of parachute mine shroud line, numerous AA shell fragments, one with it's original paint and bomb casing and short strips of window or duppel.
Child\'s \' Shelter Book \' - Spitfire Sabotage. Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Spitfire Sabotage '. 32pgs with illustrations . Used condition with worn cover, contents clean.
Child\'s \' Shelter Book \'. Small size children's story book, a so called ' shelter book '. This example, a part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series entitled ' Commando Leader '. 32pgs with illustrations and wartime themed advertising to covers. Good condition with light creasing to cover and slight damage to reverse.
Child\'s Ration Book. Juky.1942 R.B.2 /5( Child ) Ration Book issued from the Oxford Food Office. With the usual missing and cut coupons and retailers details to the inside. In good, used condition with some foxing to covers. Children\'s ration books tend to be a lot scarcer than their adult equivalents.
Child\'s Utility Boots. A pair of child's size 8 leather boots with clear Utility mark to sole. Very solid, hobnail construction with heel plate and pattern number B/BC A20 to interior. Very minor signs of usage and in excellent condition, scarce.
Children in Flight. 1940 1st ed. ' Children in Flight ' by Alfred H.Body. 95pgs contemporary account of the evacuation scheme which began on September 1st 1939. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs. Good, used condition with some foxing. Scarce in d/w.
Children's miniature book ' Captured by U-Boat ' Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Captured by U-Boat ' by Rex Racing was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children's miniature book ' Commando Leader '. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Commando Leader ' by Hugh Cleverly was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children's miniature book ' Convoy in Danger '. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Convoy in Danger ' by Dennison Robb was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children\'s Book - Bomber Aircraft of To-Day. Children\'s book produced by Juvenile Productions Ltd entitled \' Bomber Aircraft of To-Day \'. Pen inscription indicating that it was presented in 1942 the booklet features full colour illustrations of early war bombers of British and German origin. Good, used condition.
Children\'s Miniature Book \' Anti-Gas \'. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' Anti - Gas ! ' by G.B.Simpson was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a scuff to the centre that penetrates to the interior.
Children\'s miniature book \' The Big Blow-Up \'. Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' The Big Blow-Up ' by Manton Lawson was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Children\'s storybook \' FLAK \'. ' Flak ' the story of a canine hero of the war by Shirley Goulden. Children's wartime story book, 31pgs illustrated throughout with colour illustrations. Clean soft cover edition.
Chingford AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Chingford breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform. Retaining 60% of paper backing .
Chingford ARP Pamphlet. C1939 12pg, card covered, pamphlet produced by the Borough of Chingford outlining the principle ARP services provided. Covers all services inc. decontamination, FAP, warden services, rescue etc giving the manpower requirements for each section. Good, overall condition with some light foxing, marking etc.
Chingford At War 1939 - 1945. 1sr Ed. 1946 172pgs ' Borough of Chingford - A record of the Civil Defence & Allied Services and Incidents which occurred in the Borough 1939 - 1945. A comprehensive review of the CD services with numerous b/w photographs, rolls, appendices and pull out map showing bomb locations. Excellent, clean condition.
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.
Chorley Rural CD Area Title. Embroidered gold on blue area ' Chorley Rural ' title for use by Lancashire CD units in this area. Worn under the CD breast badge below the l/h pocket. Good, used condition.
Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London Midland Scottish Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse \\\'Fattorini & Sons, B\\\'ham\\\' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel.
Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LMS Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London Midland Scottish Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel with slight rubbing to high points.
Chromed LMS Railway Service lapel badge. Chromed oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the London, Midland, Scottish Railway, half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel but with light abrasions and wear to highpoints.
Chromed LNER Railway service lapel badge. Chromed LNER Railway service lapel badge. Oval, chromed brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London and North Eastern Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Chromed examples are known for all of the railway companies but their significance is speculation, possibly indicating office or management staff. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and undamaged enamel.
Chromed WLA badge. Standard, die-struck WLA cap/lapel, pin back badge. This example has been chromed for reasons unknown . Small areas of enamel damage to crown and centre but otherwise in good, used condition. This variation is uncommon and as yet no specific reason is known for this treatment.
Churchill - Roosevelt Loving Cup. An elaborate two-handled loving cup, featuring the Prime Minister as one handle and US President Roosevelt as the other, produced by the Royal Victoria Pottery part of the Wade group go Burslem. Probably produced to commemorate the signing of the Atlantic Charter or Lend-Lease agreement. In good, undamaged condition with crazing of glaze overall. Uncommon.
Churchill ' Save for Victory ' Money Box. Plaster money box in the form of a Churchill bust inscribed ' Save for Victory ' mounted on a removable wood plinth to enable removal of savings. Generally good condition with some rubbing to highlights and a hairline crack radiating from the coin slot, it is however, stable. Priced accordingly.
Churchill Patriotic wartime matchbox cover Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting a picture of Churchill and a selection of quotes from Churchill\'s 1941 message to Roosevelt and the US Premiers\' reply. Good overall condition with some rust and surface marks.
Churchill Victory Lapel Badge. Brass, finback Victory badge featuring an image of Churchill complete with his trademark cigar supplanted by a ' V ' with a scroll underneath bearing the motto ' victory '. Good, toned condition.
Churchill's Underground Army - John Warwicker. 1st 2008 ' Churchill's Underground Army ' by John Warwicker. ' 'A carefully researched book on a long-neglected subject which fills a major gap in our Second World War knowledge' - Norman Longmate, author of If Britain Had Fallen British Secret Intelligence Service officers and others in the War Office were never convinced that appeasement would prevent a Nazi invasion. Defying high-level opposition, they quietly worked instead on preemptive 'Last Ditch' survival plans. These included a secret resistance network known as the GHQ Auxiliary Units. It was the only one in Europe prepared in advance of an enemy assault.The Auxunits were civilian 'stay-behinds'. One section worked as Patrols, usually consisting of half-a-dozen men in hidden underground operational bases. They were hurriedly selected immediately after the Dunkirk evacuation then trained and equipped with firearms, explosives and booby-traps. Instructed to 'stay-behind' underground as the enemy passed over, they were then to emerge each night to commit mayhem for as long as they could stay alive. Others, men and women, would remain behind above ground, to spy on the enemy and communicate intelligence to the Defence Force by a covert radio network. These Units are still effectively secret and this is the most comprehensive history published to date. New Copy
Cirencester War Weapons Week Lapel Badge. Tin and celluloid finback badge given for the Cirencester Area War Weapons Week held between June 21st and 28th 1941. Manufacturer marked to the rim of the badge ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. The reverse has been painted for some reason but the obverse is in excellent, clean condition.
Citizens Advice Bureaux War Service lapel badge. Large, handsome brass and enamel lapel badge for war service with the Citizens Advice Bureaux. Maker marked ' Toye & Co.Ltd, London ' with strong pin fitting to reverse. The first Citizens Advice Bureau came into operation in September 1939 and had passed the 1000 mark by 1942 dispensing advice in the confusion created by the war. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel with some minor enamel overspill to one edge.
Citizens Advice Bureaux War Service lapel badge. Large, handsome brass and enamel lapel badge for war service with the Citizens Advice Bureaux. Maker marked ' Toye & Co.Ltd, London ' with strong pin fitting to reverse. The first Citizens Advice Bureau came into operation in September 1939 and had passed the 1000 mark by 1942 dispensing advice in the confusion created by the war. In good, used condition with undamaged enamel with some minor surface wear to centre enamel.
City of Birmingham ARP Manual for Air Raid Assistance. 1940 City of Birmingham ARP - \' Measures for the assistance of Persons suffering loss or damage in Air Raids \'. 31pg manual offering advice from the collection of dead bodies to compensation for damaged furniture. Also lists warden\'s sub-division centres and Citizens\' Advice Bureaux where assistance can be sought. Good, used condition.
City of Birmingham ARP Manual. 1940, 31pg aide memoire/manual issued by the City of Birmingham entitled ' Air Raid Precautions - Measures for the Assistance of Persons Suffering Loss or Damage in Air Raids '. Gives instructions and lists of rest centres, mortuaries, citizen advice bureaux etc to be used post raid. In good, clean condition with staple rusting stains.
City of Coventry ARP Warden's Warrant Card. An uncommon Warden's Warrant Card for the Assistant Head Warden of Coventry's Central Division. The owner of this card a G.W.A.Elton, was also resident in the central area of Coventry and was more than likely witness to the catastrophic events of November 1940. There are numerous boxes for further information on the card that have not been completed, presumably because of the owners rank. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
City of Coventry Special Constabulary Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the City of Coventry Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham. Good overall condition with some minor abrasions to enamel.
City of Glasgow Home Guard Titles Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard titles worn by the 1st City of Glasgow Battalion Home Guard. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform and in good used condition with some light marking. Like most of the Scottish units, their insignia is less common despite the number of battalions in the City.
City of Gloucester Civil Defence - A Record of Service. 1946. ' City of Gloucester Civil Defence - A Record of Service ' Ed.H.J.Larcombe Gloucester CD Controller. 144pgs covering aspects from the structure of the City's ARP structure to the CD in action, primarily in the raids of 1941. Thorough history. Good, clean condition with slight bumping to spine.
City of Leeds Civil Defence Rescue Grouping. A small grouping of ephemera and insignia to a Thomas E.Rickard a member of the City of Leeds Civil Defence Rescue Service. Grouping consists of the three page ID card indicating Rickard's membership of the Service, an earlier Leeds CD Rescue Service pass, CD breast badge, Rescue shoulder title and a Defence medal. Accompanied by a 1919 demob form indicating service with the K.O.Y.L.I. good, used condition with the ID card a little fragile to folds. Comes with a small quantity of research regarding WW1 service.
City of Leicester Civil Defence Welfare Services lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the City of Leicester Civil Defence Welfare Services. As CD services expanded it became apparent that some form of welfare provision was required. Often provided in the form of mobile canteens or the provision of comforts, few CD Welfare organisations were recognised with a badge, Leicester was one of the exceptions. This example in good condition with undamaged enamel and manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B\'ham to the reverse.
City of Leicester Neighbours League. Enamel and pinback badge for the City Of Leicester Neighbours League.A wartime organisation formed with the aim of alleviating the suffering of victims of bombing and the distress of the homeless. Organised along similar area guidelines to the Warden\\\'s service it had loose affiliations with the Civil Defence organisations and bore many similarities to a similar organisation in Norwich (M.A.G.N.A. - Mutual Aid Good Neighbour Association). In good condition with a minor enamel chip at approx. 3 O\\\'clock, maker marked \\\'Thos Fattorini, B\\\'ham\\\' to reverse. Uncommon.
City of Lincoln Air Raid Welfare Lapel Badge. Silver plated and enamel, pin back badge to be worn by members of Lincoln's Air Raid Welfare organisation. Attractive badge featuring the city's coat of Arms and manufactured by ' Fattorini, Bradford '. Good, used condition, patinated overall.
City of London Civic Guard lapel badge. Die-stamped, silvered, brass and enamel pinback badge for the City of London Civic Guard. Created in 1942 as part of the Square Mile of the City of London Invasion Defence organisation, its role was ill defined. Its duties however, were to assist the military and CD services in whatever was required in the advent of an invasion. Lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked \' J.R.Gaunt, London \'. In good, clean condition.
City of London Home Guard History. C1945 1st ed. \' The Book of Number Two Platoon \' A \' Company 1st City of London Home Guard \'. 46pgs outlining the history of this HG unit based in the Temple area of the City of London. Illustrated throughout with cartoons, sketches and maps with a roll of personnel at stand Down. Good, clean condition.
City of London Special Constabulary Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for a member of the City of London Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt,London '.
City of London, Post Office Battalion, Home Guard Battledress. 1941 Battledress Blouse Serge for a Sergeant in the 31st City of London ( St.Pancras ) G.P.O. battalion. Size 5, height 5' 5" - 5' 6", Chest 36 - 37ins. made by the Star Mfg.Co.Ltd., Belfast. Manufacturer's/size label to interior with WD inspection stamp. Tatty WW1 trio ribbons to l/h breast. In generally good condition with a smattering of minor moth holes which would reward invisible mending, missing button to l/h breast pocket.
City of Salford Air Raid Wardens lapel badge - variation. Brass and enamel pinback lapel badge for the City of Salford Air Raid Wardens Corps. Manufactured by the Caxton Plate Co.of London. Badge in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel. Colour variation to 11697.
City of Salford Air Raid Wardens lapel badge. Brass and enamel pinback lapel badge for the City of Salford Air Raid Wardens Corps. Manufactured by the Caxton Plate Co.of London. Badge in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
City of Wells Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the City of Wells collecting group, Wells is in the Somerset. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
City of Westminster Warden door sign. Pressed steel, chromed sign for a City of Westminster ARP Warden. Mounted on a shaped piece of wood, these signs were originally intended as door/gate signs but this one probably made into a desk sign. In excellent, clean condition with minor wear to painted area. Uncommon.
Civil Air Guard cap badge. A chromed struck, crowned wreath containing the enamelled letters ' CAG '. Intended for wear in the CAG FS style cap, the badge was introduced shortly after the formation of the CAG in 1938. The CAG was formed to expand pilot training in response to building up the RAF reserve. Badge in excellent, clean condition with both loops intact.
Civil Air Guard lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Civil Air Guard. The Civil Air Guard was a 1938 scheme in which the UK government subsidized training fees for members of flying clubs, in return for future military call-up commitments. Pin back fastener to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' W.O.Lewis, B'ham '. Good, overall condition with very minor rubbing to finish.
Civil Defence Warden's Tunic. 1942 dated ' Blouses A.R.P.57a ' Civil Defence ' Battle dress blouse ' style tunic. Size 6 - 5ft 4ins-5ft 6ins Height, Chest 35ins to 37ins and 33-35ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Rego Clothiers Ltd with WD inspection marks to interior. Over stitched, printed Warden titles to both sleeves, a common practice as many disliked the printed economy titles, with rank bars for Divisional Warden or District Warden in London. CD breast badge to left pocket with no area title, again a common occurrence and five war service chevrons to the right sleeve.Good, used example of the standard ARP uniform blouse with some very minor moth nibbles.
Civil Defence - C.W.Glover 1942ed. 816pgs ' Civil Defence - A practical manual presenting....the methods for adequate protection against aerial attack.' Standard reference dealing with all aspects of civil defence with comprehensive coverage of shelters. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, sketches and plans. Good, clean contents with sunned and faded boards. Very heavy
Civil Defence - Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Wartime, printed Civil Defence ' Report & Control ' shoulder titles. Excellent, unissued condition.
Civil Defence - Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Wartime pair of square ended Report & Control shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, unused and in good condition still with securing cotton.
Civil Defence - Terence H. O'Brien. 1955 1st Ed. ' Civil Defence ' - Terence H. O'Brien. Part of the Official History of the Second World War, 729pgs exhaustive coverage of all aspects of the civil defence effort from evacuation to shelters. Contains appendices, charts etc. Ex lib. but excellent, clean example with d/w. Required reference for any serious study of the British Home Front.
Civil Defence \' Control \' Shoulder titles. Pair of Civil Defence embroidered gold on blue \' Control \' shoulder titles. Excellent, unused condition.
Civil Defence \' Croydon \' Area title. Embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence area title for Croydon. Used condition with some edge nibbles.
Civil Defence Ambulance shoulder titles. Embroidered, orange/gold on blue \'Ambulance\' shoulder titles. One of the initially listed 1941 titles, this pair is of a probably locally sourced pattern being of a less fine weave and a distinct colour variation. Unissued condition.
Civil Defence Ambulance titles. Pair of old gold on blue, embroidered Ambulance shoulder titles to be worn by Civl Defence personnel. These examples are square ended, locally sourced types but are original wartime stock. In clean, unused condition.
Civil Defence Ambulance titles. Pair of gold on blue, embroidered Ambulance shoulder titles to be worn by Civl Defence personnel. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title - Birkenhead. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Birkenhead. Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, unmothed condition.
Civil Defence area title - Burnley. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Burnley, Lancashire . Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, used condition.
Civil Defence area title - Carshalton. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Carshalton in the London Borough of Sutton. Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, used condition with clear evidence of being removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title - Cumberland. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Cumberland with an area or unit designator 4/W. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title - Cumberland. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for Cumberland with an area or unit designator 3/M. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence area title - E.Suffolk Lowestoft. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence area title for East Suffolk and Lowestoft. Worn on the breast pocket of the tunic below the CD breast badge. In good clean, used condition.
Civil Defence area title. Gold on blue embroidered cotton on bluette Civil Defence area title for Bedfordshire. Worn on the breast pocket of the overalls below the CD breast badge. In good clean, unmothed condition.
Civil Defence armband Mint un-issued Civil Defence armband. The Civil Defence ' armlet ' was introduced in 1940 and on general issue from 1940.
Civil Defence at War. 1941ed. ' Civil Defence at War ' by Mrs Anthony Billingham ( CD Ambulance Service ) . Part of the Britain at War series, the 72pgs cover all aspects of the Civil Defence services with b/w photographs throughout and a striking colour dust wrapper. In good overall condition with some chips and minor tears to d/w.
Civil Defence badge for nursing overall. Embroidered ' CD ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall. Clear evidence of having been removed from an overall with slight marks, in good condition. Uncommon.
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 owner has also replaced the buttons with the plastic CD buttons more commonly seen on later female tunics and this characteristic and the small size suggests this was issued to a woman. Clean label to the interior.
Civil Defence Battledress Blouse (Rescue Austerity). An example of the CD Battledress Blouse (Rescue Austerity) pattern ' 59A '. This example has the CD breast badge to the l/h pocket, 4 year War Service chevrons to one sleeve and a wound badge to the other but no other insignia, a not untypical occurrence amongst Rescue squads. The Blouse is a size No.8 - Height 5'5" - 5'6", Breast 41"-43" and Waist 39"-41" and produced by Barrymores. Interestingly this example is identified as ' Blouse, A.R.P. No.60B ' a mistaken designation which should have been allocated to the accompanying Battledress Trousers (Rescue). This has been recognised and the label has been overstamped ' 59A ' with a faint date stamp ' FEB 42 ? '. In good, used condition, moth free.
Civil Defence Beret /Cap badge. Cloth CD badge introduced post 1943 after the metal ARP badge ceased manufacture and issue. Designed primarily for use on the beret, the embroidered version was not official issue but it's use was widespread. This example in excellent, unused, condition.
Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Badge. Printed wartime Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Badge. Worn on the left sleeve these badges were to be worn by CD officers who had passed a regional Bomb Reconnaissance course. The BRO\'s task was to identify and confirm reports of UXBs with visits before assigning the task to RE BD teams. First established in London Region the system was soon extended to the whole country. Initially those successful candidates had worn an armlet with the same design but the badge was authorised in 1944. In good, worn condition. Scarce and in my experience less common than the armlet.
Civil Defence Breast badges Embroidered, gold on blue wool Civil Defence breast badges. This pattern of badge was introduced from 1941 to be worn on all CD uniforms except greatcoats. Good used examples with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, several available, priced individually.
Civil Defence Felt Hat for Women. Scarce example of the ARP Pattern 44 Felt Hat, with silver ARP badge on a gold and blue Civil Defence ribbon. Clear inspection marks to the interior indicating manufacture in 1942 with a yellow and blue ' CD ' ribbon mounted onto the crepe headband along with a size ( 6 1/2 ) label. Excellent condition with evidence of face powder residue to the headband. These hats rank close to WLA hats in terms of scarcity in my experience.
Civil Defence First Aid & Light Rescue manual. 126pg, soft covered manual ' Civil Defence First Aid & Light Rescue '. C1941, illustrated booklet covering aspects of first aid and light rescue at an incident. Produced by an instructor with the Warwickshire CD services and produced in Tamworth. Excellent condition.
Civil Defence First Aid Party Shoulder Titles. Wartime pair of round ended shoulder titles for personnel of Civil Defence First Aid Parties. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition.
Civil Defence First Aid Post Shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended shoulder titles for personnel of Civil Defence First Aid Posts. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition.
Civil Defence Heavy Rescue Titles. Pair of CD, printed Heavy Rescue shoulder titles. In excellent, unissued condition.
Civil Defence helmet lamp. Civil Defence pattern helmet mounted lamp. This type of lamp was designed to be clipped onto the rim of the standard MkII helmet with the battery pack worn on the belt. It was generally worn by rescue workers and first aid parties. In excellent, probably unissued condition, war department marked.
Civil Defence Instructors\' badge. Gold on blue, embroidered Civil Defence instructors\' badge for personnel trained at a local level. This badge has been seen worn on the lower sleeve, l/h breast pocket and the upper sleeve. Good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Instructors\' Manual. Large, foolscap format Civil Defence Instructors' Manual. Complied by the Derbyshire Civil Defence Instructors' Association circa 1942/43. Exhaustive coverage ( 184pgs ) covering everything from stirrup pumps, gas, shelters, incidents, bomb identification to animals, aircraft and protective clothing. Tatty covers but clean contents with minor foxing.
Civil Defence lapel badge. Brass and enamel Civil Defence lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting, this badge features the CD design adopted from 1941. Excellent overall condition, with bright gilt, patinated to reverse.
Civil Defence Lapel Badge. Enamel and gilt Civil Defence lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered 285, manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Unknown, generic style possibly linked to a factory. Good, clean condition.
Civil Defence lapel badge. Brass and enamel Civil Defence lapel badge with gilt finish featuring the post 1940 rainbow design. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse. Badge in good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
Civil Defence lapel badge. 25mm Brass and enamel Civil Defence lapel badge featuring the post 1940 rainbow design. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Badge in bright condition with some minor surface abrasions.
Civil Defence Leather Gaiters. Leather gaiters in various ankle sizes were available to the Civil Defence services from 1941. These examples, a size 4, have manufacturing marks and date 1941 and are in good used condition.
Civil Defence Liverpool Area Title. Gold on blue Civil Defence area title for Liverpool. Worn below the CD breast badge on both the BD blouse and overalls. This example with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Local Anti-Gas Course Instructors Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by Civil defence Instructors who had trained and qualified at a local anti-gas course.Pin fitting to the reverse and maker marked indicating manufacture by ' H.W.Miller Ltd.' Good, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Civil Defence matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a Civil Defence badge to both sides. Slight staining to one corner and one edge and very minor foxing, otherwise in good overall condition.
Civil Defence matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a Civil Defence badge to both sides. Slight staining and minor foxing with some corrosion the interior, otherwise in good overall condition.
Civil Defence Medical Officer printed shoulder titles. A pair of printed gold and blue 'Medical Officer' shoulder titles. This title was one of those titles authorised in later supplements to the original list of authorised titles. Both in good, unissued condition.
Civil Defence Messenger Shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Messenger shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, removed from a uniform and in good condition.
Civil Defence Messenger titles. A pair of embroidered gold on blue ' Messenger ' shoulder titles. The Messenger title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941 and these examples are of the official pattern. Both in good condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Messenger Titles. A pair of embroidered, round-ended gold on blue ' Messenger ' shoulder titles. The Messenger title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941 and these examples are of the official pattern. Both in good, unissued condition
Civil Defence Officer Ranks Bars. Pair of gold felt on dark blue wool, Civil Defence rank bars. In this instance used by, amongst others, Assistant GIO, Assistant Ambulance Officer and Messenger Officer. Good, used condition.
Civil Defence Officer Ranks Bars. Pair of gold felt on dark blue wool, Civil Defence rank bars. In this instance used by, amongst others; Divisional Warden, District Warden in London, GIOs. Good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Overseas Column photograph. Uncommon photograph showing personnel of the No.1 Overseas Column of the Civil Defence Reserve. Most of the men are wearing the ARP Patt.65 Duffle Coat. More information is available on the excellent WW2 Civil Defence website. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Defence photograph. Clear photograph depicting a member of Staines CD, clear uniform detail including the wearing of the supervisory rank badge and white lanyard. SEE item No.8088 rank badge. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Defence Printed Ambulance titles. Pair of gold on blue, printed Ambulance shoulder titles to be worn by Civl Defence personnel. In excellent, unissued condition.
Civil Defence Rank Chevrons. Pair of printed, gold on blue rank chevrons . Officially listed for use by Senior Messengers and Deputy Party Leader Rescue Service but also used by Senior Wardens and Deputy Head Wardens. Unissued condition.
Civil Defence rank chevrons. Pair of printed blue and gold chevrons for the rank of Senior Messenger, Senior Warden, Deputy Party Leader Rescue Service amongst others. Not originally listed in the official rank structure but by 1944 had been authorised. In excellent clean condition with some evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Rank Chevrons. Pair of embroidered felt and wool, gold on blue rank chevrons . Officially listed for use by Senior Messengers and Deputy Party Leader Rescue Service but also used by Senior Wardens and Deputy Head Wardens. Unissued condition.
Civil Defence Region XII Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Civil Defence XII - South Eastern Region. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse with impressed number ' 48 '. Prior to the outbreak of WW2, it was recognised that an integrated civil defence service would be required, this resulted in the creation of the Ministry of Home Security, to be responsible for all civil defence matters. The country was then divided into 12 civil defence regions, each under a Civil Regional Commissioner, with 12 South Eastern Region having it's HQ in Tunbridge Wells. This badge was worn by members of the HQ staff. In good, used condition and scarce.
Civil Defence Rescue helmet. Black MkII helmet marked to show membership of a CD or ARP Rescue Party. Unclear Manufacturer markings to the rim with a 1938 dated, size 7 Mk I liner by Vero. In generally good, clean condition with the usual minor areas of paint loss and abrasions commensurate with use.
Civil Defence Rescue Titles. A pair of printed gold on blue ' Rescue ' shoulder titles. The Rescue title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941. Unissued, cut to shape.
Civil Defence Rescue Titles. A pair of embroidered gold on blue ' Rescue ' shoulder titles. The Rescue title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941 and these examples are of the official pattern. Both in good condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civil Defence Reserve Beret Badge. Embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence Reserve beret badge. Variation from the accepted pattern which featured a rope encircling the letters ' CD '. Good, unused condition. The CD reserve consisted of mobile parties of CD services to be deployed in areas where existing services were in need of help.
Civil Defence Reserve Beret Badge. Printed badge for the Civil Defence Reserve for use on the beret. In clean unissued condition. Uncommon.
Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column Shoulder title. Embroidered Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column X Shoulder title. The Civil Defence Reserves were borne from the acute manpower shortages experienced by all the home front services and were to provide a mobile group of all CD services. The Regional Column was a unit of between 40 and 50 personnel providing it\'s own administration, first aid, rescue, decontamination and dispatch riders. Utility parties were made up of men sent from local authorities, the column was then dispatched to the area of most need. Good, used condition
Civil Defence Rest Centre lapel badge . Brass and enamel Civil Defence Rest Centre pinback badge. A variation on the 1940 ' rainbow ' design, this badge is in excellent condition with two minor bubbles to the enamel.
Civil Defence Stationery/Forms. Three examples of unused stationery produced for varying Civil Defence bodies including those of London, Birmingham and Leicestershire. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Defence Supervisory Rank Badges. A pair of CD rank badges, with applied felt stripes surmounted by an embroidered star. Often associated with Heavy Rescue squads worn by a Rescue Clerk of the Works or Depot Supervisor but worn by Superintendents of all CD services and Post Wardens of the London Region. Good, used condition and uncommon.
Civil Defence Tie pin/brooch. Enamel and silvered brass Civil Defence badge with long pin fitting to enable it to be used as a tie pin or brooch. Good, clean condition, patinated overall.
Civil Defence Tunic. 1942 dated ' Blouses A.R.P.57 ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 12 - 5ft 7ins-5ft 8ins Height, Chest 42ins to 44ins and 39-41ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Hart & Levy Ltd with WD inspection marks to interior indicating manufacture in 1942.Has evidence of previous insignia and is in good, used condition. An area of moth damage below r/h pocket ( see photo ).
Civil Defence War Service lapel badge. Standard brass and enamel, Civil Defence lapel badge but with the addition of five war service stripes. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse. Good worn condition with wear to gilding.
Civil Defence Wound stripes. Gold braid on blue wool, Civil Defence, wound stripe. To be worn on the left forearm, this particular pattern indicated a wound sustained during the Second World War, earlier wounds indicated by red braid. Good, unissued condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Civil Fire Watcher Armband. Coated linen armband for a ' Civil Fire Watcher '. Folded to shape and secured with sting passed through brass eyelets. Has been folded and is grubby and slightly faded. Uncommon.
Civil Nursing Reserve Badge. Silver and enamel, pinback badge for a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve. The CNR was recruited initially to augment staff at hospitals during war but was later extended to provide staff for FAPs in shelters and rest centres. Maker marked ' W.J.D. B'ham ' and ' Sterling Silver ' with safety chain. Patinated overall.
Civil Nursing Reserve coat badge. Embroidered Civil Nursing Reserve badge for use on the coat. Anticipating civilian injuries from air raids prompted the government to recruit a reserve of Nursing Auxiliaries. The Civil Nursing Reserve was formed for this purpose. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Civilian Duty Respirator - Boxed. Excellent example of the Civilian Duty Respirator issued to all members of the Civil Defence services and other civilian services. This 1942 dated example manufactured by B.R.F. is in excellent condition with some easily cleaned storage dust and comes with it's carrier, still folded and a tin containing the anti-dim cloth. This is all contained in the original labelled box.
Civilian Fire Fighter manual. \' Civilian Fire Fighter - A Manual For All Members and Organisers Of Fire Patrol \' by E.C.R. Hadfield. Published 1941 by The English Universities Press.126pgs with Contents including fire watching and the law, organising fire parties, types of incendiary bomb, first aid etc. , manual in excellent, clean condition. Uncommon.
Civilian First Aid for War Wounded. 1940 ' Civilian First Aid for War Wounded ' by Douglas Lindsay. 89pgs with diagrams and sketches outlining the potential treatment for injuries produced by air attack with many lessons drawn from the Spanish Civil War. Slightly grubby but in good , used condition.
Civilian Technical Corps Armband. Screen-printed armband for the Civilian Technical Corps. The CTC was a volunteer, quasi-military uniformed organization raised in 1941 in the United States of America, to directly assist with the war effort within the United Kingdom. Their support role was primarily in connection with RADAR and radio, but was extended across a wide range of areas over time. They wore a uniform identical to the wartime Royal Air Force, but with a new rank structure and badges. Armband in good, used condition, closures have been unpicked. Uncommon.
Civilian Technical Corps Cap badge. Die struck white metal cap badge for the Civilian Technical Corps. The CTC was a volunteer, quasi-military uniformed organization raised in 1941 in the United States of America, to directly assist with the war effort within the United Kingdom. Their support role was primarily in connection with RADAR and radio, but was extended across a wide range of areas over time. They wore a uniform identical to the wartime Royal Air Force, but with a new rank structure and badges. Good, used condition with slightly deformed loops. Uncommon.
Clippie - Autobiography of a war time conductress. 1st 1944 \' Clippie - The Autobiography of a war time conductress \' by Zelma Katin. The auxiliary conductors were usually women brought in as \' clippies \' to man the buses and trams in the absence of men who had been called up. The author was a socialist, who did not see eye to eye with the trade unionists of the day who did not see a future of working women. Good, used condition with light marking to boards.
Cloches versus Hitler. 1942 ed \' Cloches versus Hitler \' a thoroughly wartime British title using 24pgs to encourage the use of glass cloches to bring about an early and bigger crop. Illustrated throughout with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams. Good, clean copy of a scarce and esoteric title.
Clyde River Patrol Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Clyde River Patrol. The Clyde River Patrol operated in shifts, searching the Clyde for mines and patrolling the docks. Its 14 launches were manned by volunteers from the Northern Yacht Club, under the command of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Resisting attempts of a takeover by the Home Guard the CRP remained independent throughout the War during which time 1300 people served. A scarce. pin back badge which is in good, used condition with some light surface abrasions.
Co Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm Brass and enamel badge with half moon lapel fitting for CWS ARP - Cooperative Workers Society or more commonly known as the Co Op. Thos. Fattorini B\'ham made badge, with bright undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for an un-identified branch of the Co-Op. Colourful and bright design manufactured by Thos.Fattorini of Birmingham. Excellent, clean and undamaged condition.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm enamel and brass lapel badge for The Co-Op ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting , manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback ARP badge for an as yet unidentified Co-Op. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Thos.Fattorini,B'ham'. In clean,bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm enamel and brass lapel badge for The Co-Op ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting , manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Co-Op ARP lapel badge. 25mm enamel and brass lapel badge for The Co-Op ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting , manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham. In, used condition with a dent and deformation of the badge, minor loss of enamel.
Coleshill Hall Victory celebration badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge given for attending the official victory celebrations at Coleshill Hall, Warks in 1946. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Combat without Weapons. 1942ed. 39pg booklet ' Combat Without Weapons ' by Capt.E.Hartley Leather. Produced by Gale & Polden this guide demonstrates a series of unarmed fighting techniques to be mastered by the ' average Home Guardsman ' and is dedicated to ' those middle-aged men who have rallied to the defence of their country '. In good, used condition with slight rusting to staples and light marking to covers and rubbing to spine.
Comforts Fund Voluntary Knitter badge - Nottinghamshire. Brass and enamel, pinback badge with a silvered finish for a Voluntary Knitter of the Nottinghamshire Services Comforts Fund. Comforts funds were established all over Britain providing everything from knitted scarves and gloves to the running of canteens for the armed forces. This example in good, used condition with undamaged enamel and wear to high points..
Comic Hitler Memorial Card. Comic In Memorium card produced by the East London Printing Co. ' In Horrible memory of Adolf Hitler alias Schicklegruber ...Gone to hell -but not forgotten '. Slightly grubby but interior clean.
Comic Postcard - Victory Effort. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a child subject and the twin subjects of make do and mend and the dig for victory campaign. Good condition with some minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ' Encirclement '. Comic postcard by the artist Laurie Taylor featuring a comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - ' Mines Scotch Wots Yours '. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Agnes Richardson ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally unused with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ' News from the Front '. Tucks postcard featuring the artist ' Dinah ' and his trademark children with the title ' News from the Front '. Postally used to a Guilford address in 1945 and featuring a wartime exhortation from the Prime Minister. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ' No Man's Land ! ' Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Taylor featuring a comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - ' To Hell with Hitler ! ' No.14 in the ' Cheerful ' series published by an East London publisher entitled ' To Hell with Hitler ! '. In good, used condition, postally used in 1939. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - \' I\'m Sticking it jus\' for you \'. Comic Postcard - featuring the artwork of Mabel Lucie Attwell entitled ' I'm Sticking it jus' for you '. Showing one of Attwell's trademark children, wearing a gas mask, posting a letter. Postally used in 1943 with a ' Kilroy ' sketch to the reverse. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - \' They also Serve....\' Scarce comic postcard published by the Medici Society with a design by Mollie Willing featuring two animal wardens. Postally unused and in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - \" Cor ! Paratroops ! ! \" One of the classic comic images of the early war period \" Cor ! Paratroops ! ! \" published by Raphael Tuck & Sons and created by the artist Laurie Taylor. This example postally unused and features a war savings exhortation to the reverse. Some creasing and water staining but scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - A.R.P. Comic postcard, part of Valentine's ' Chummy ' series, with an A.R.P. theme. Posted to a Chelmsford address in 1941. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - A.R.P. Advice. Part of the ' Kaygee ' Civil Defence series, this postcard entitled ' A.R.P. Advice ' features a sentimental image of a puppy dressed with ARP equipment. postally used. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - A.T.S. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with an A.T.S. theme. Postally used, some creasing but otherwise good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - A.T.S. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist \' Dinah \' and one of her trademark children portraying a jaunty member of the A.T.S.and her admirers. Postally used,1944, with some marking, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Absent Minded warden. Bamforth comic postcard in the \' Comic \' series with a Warden and helmet theme. Postally unused and in slightly grubby condition with a creased corner. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - AFS Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Taylor featuring a saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with light marking etc. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - Air Raid Shelter Bamforth comic postcard in the \' Comic \' series with an air raid shelter theme. Postally used and in good, used condition with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Air Raid Warning. Comic postcard by the artist \' Taylor \' published by Bamforth of Holmfirth. Featuring a cheeky air raid warning theme with message to reverse. Good, used condition with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Air Raids Warning. Bamforth comic postcard featuring a typically saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Air raids. Comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co featuring an air raid theme. Postally used 1939. Good condition, some marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Air Raids. Comic postcard featuring an air raid subject. Postally used to an address in the USA with stamps to front of card. In good condition with some creasing and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Air Raids. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Taylor ' featuring a typically risqué scene. Postally unused, excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - All Quiet on the Western Front. Comic postcard featuring a popular wartime children theme, this example entitled ' All Quiet on the Western Front '. Postally used, good, used condition with light marking including an over frank. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - any leave left? Comic postcard by the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell entitled \' Got any leave left?\' Patriotic exhortation by the Minister of Production to the reverse, postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - armaments Bamforth comic postcard by the artist \\\'Tempest\\\' featuring women munition workers. Postally used and in good used condition with some marking and bumped corners. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - ARP Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Taylor ' featuring allusions to ARP work and messing around in the pub ! Postally used in 1939 and in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme. Good condition, postally unused, but with contemporary inscription POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme. Good condition, postally unused. POSTER within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme - ' the Warren '. Good condition, postally unused, but with contemporary inscription POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a ARP theme. Postally unused and in good, clan condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme - \' the Warren \'. Good condition, postally used, POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ARP and a Fat Lady ! Comic postcard, part of the ' Humoresque ' series featuring a fat lady and a shelter and titled ' I'm Having Awful Trouble with the A.R.P. '. Classic comic postcard humour with a wartime theme. Postally unused and in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ARP Voluntary Workers. Comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co featuring an ARP Voluntary Workers theme. Postally unused Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP Warden. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children in wartime poses, in this case a warden. In good condition, some foxing to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP. Comic postcard by the artist George Willis part of Valentine\'s \' Chummy \' range featuring a canine ARP subject. Postally used but in clean condition but with one crease running across a corner. priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP. Comic postcard.... ARP subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Used example with message to reverse, some minor marks POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - ARP. Comic Postcard, part of the " Humoresque " series from the Phoney War period concerning ARP and the RAF. Postally unused . In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - ARP. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a card in the ' Tempest Kiddy ' series with an ARP theme. Postally unused but featuring a pencilled message with some soiling and light marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - ARP. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a comic wartime scene with an ARP theme. Postally unused but with some soiling and light marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - ARP. One of an early war series depicting comic doggerel with an ARP theme - \' Our Hi-De-Ho \'. Good, faded condition, postally unused, POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ARP. Comic postcard, part of the \' Humoresque \' series featuring a warden otherwise engaged on duty. Postally used in 1939 and in good, used condition with bumped corners and some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Austerity. Comic postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons featuring a fashion austerity theme. Postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Austerity. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist \' Dinah \' and one of her trademark children portraying a make do and mend dress and a clothes ration book. Postally used,1944, with some marking, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Barrage Balloon. Comic postcard, part of the Kaygee " Civil Defence " series featuring a dog and a barrage balloon. Postally used with a 1940 postmark. Good condition with some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Barrage Balloon. Comic postcard, part of the Comicus ARP series in this case featuring a little boy with a balloon looking at a barrage balloon recruiting promoting poster . In good, postally unused condition with some minor marking . As I have previously stated these comic postcards featuring iconic wartime subjects are becoming increasingly popular. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - blackout Early War comic postcard published by the Medici Society dealing with the blackout. Postally unused, good condition, some marking.
Comic postcard - blackout A good example of a Blackout themed comic postcard entitled ' somewhere in the black-out! ' Scarce example featuring the blackout. In good, used condition with some chipping to edges. postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, part of Raphael Tuck & Son's Blackout series entitled ' Hoping to see more of you '. Postally used 1940, in good used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, part of Raphael Tuck & Son\'s Blackout series entitled \' Hoping to see more of you \'. Postally unused, in good used condition with bumped corners. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Blackout . A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, published by the Valentines. Postally used, in good used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK read more
Comic Postcard - Blackout . A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, published as part of the \' Cheerful \' series. Postally used, in good used condition with some damage to one corner. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout subject. Comic postcard published by ' Raphael Tuck ' as part of their ' Blackout ' series. Postally used in 1942 and in good condition. Postcards featuring the blackout are uncommon.
Comic postcard - Blackout theme. A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, published by the Medici Society. Postally unused, in good used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Blackout theme. A good, scarce example of a Blackout themed comic postcard, part of Raphael Tuck & Son\'s Blackout series entitled \' Somewhere in the Black-Out ! \'. Postally unused with a small amount of adhesive residue to reverse.
Comic postcard - Blackout. Comic Postcard featuring the work of Brian White ( born 1902; died 1984 ) who was a British cartoonist, creating \'The Nipper\' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. This card published by Valentines features one of his trademark children in th blackout. Postally used but with a few mark, bumps , creases etc. Scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout. Comic postcard.... blackout subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children. Postally unused. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - blackout. Comic postcard by the artist \' Taylor \' published by Bamforth of Holmfirth. Featuring a blackout theme with message to reverse. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Blackout. Comic postcard ' In this Blackout, sorry I can't see you '. Postally used and in good, clean condition. Stemming from the early war period Blackout themes are uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Blackout. Comic postcard.... blackout subject.Comic postcard by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Used example with message to reverse, some minor marks POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Blackout. Comic postcard, part of the XL \' Cheerful \' series showing wardens enjoying a breach of the blackout regulations. Generally good condition with some damage to bottom r/h corner. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Blackout. Comic postcard by the artist ' Dinah ' entitled ' Blackout '. Featuring a patriotic exhortation from Churchill to the reverse. Postally used with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Bomb Proof Shelter. Bamforth comic postcard featuring a typically saucy comic wartime scene. Postally used, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Booby Trap. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - Careless talk. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children . Clean, postally unused example, with notation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Careless Talk. Comic postcard by the artist Kit Forres with a joke centring on the wartime slogan about careless talk. Churchill exhortation to reverse, postally unused. Slightly marked. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Censor/Stockings. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a stocking rationing and censor theme. Postally used with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - censorship. Comic postcard by the artist Vera Paterson featuring one of her trademark children and a censorship subject. Some very minor marks and creasing, unused. POSTFREE
Comic Postcard - Civil defence. Comic postcard part of the \' Cheerful \' series featuring a classic double entendre with a Civil Defence theme. Postally unused, good, clean condition.
Comic postcard - clothes rationing. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres - ' Really a man can't call his coupons his own. ' . Patriotic exhortation to the reverse, postally used 1944. Some minor marks, otherwise clean. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Clothes rationing. Comic postcard by the artist Violet Harford showing a charming scene ' An empty coupon-book is the mother of invention ' . Postally used in 1942 and in good condition with some light over franking to the scene. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - clothes rationing. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children pondering over her ration book. Clean, postally used example with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Combined Operations. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children with a rationing theme. Postally unused in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Cosmetic Shortages. Comic postcard by the artist Kit Forres centring on the wartime shortages of cosmetics. Churchill exhortation to reverse, postally unused with hand written messages to front and reverse. Slightly marked. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Coupons. Comic postcard.... coupons .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring her trademark children . Clean, postally used example, sent to a Woking address. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic postcard - Dig for Victory Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a card in the \' Comic \' series with a \' Dig for Victory \' theme. Postally used with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Dig for Victory. Comic postcard featuring the work of Nora Annie Birch and the popular theme of children in this case \' planting for Victory \'. Churchillian exhortation to reverse, postally used in 1944, good, used condition with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - encirclement. Comic postcard from the publisher \'Tucks\' by the artist Laurie Tayler entitled \'encirclement!\'. Postally used (1943) with a war production exhortation to the reverse \'Express your thanks by building tanks!\' Light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Evacuation. Comic postcard, part of the XL \' Cheerful \' series by an unknown artist with a comic view of evacuation. Good, used condition, postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Evacuation. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a comic wartime scene with an evacuation theme. Postally used, good condition, light marking. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Five Inches ! Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah ' and one of her trademark children portraying the energy saving practice of only using five inches of hot water. Postally used,1944, with some marking, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - food/Navy theme. Comic postcard published by Bamforth as part of their \' Tempest Kiddy \' series featuring the work of the artist Tempest. This example shows a child praying for thanks to the Navy for the safe deliverance of her food. Postally used with light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Gas Mask/Honeymoon. Comic postcard featuring the artwork of a master of the comic postcard, Donald McGill. This example centres on a double entendre with a gas mask. Postally used and in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Gas Masks ! Bamforth comic postcard in the \' Comic \' series with a gas mask theme. Postally unused and in good, used condition with light marking. POSTFREE within UK read more
Comic Postcard - Gasmask Theme. Comic postcard part of the \' Cheerful Series \' published in London featuring a gas mask theme. In good, clean condition, postally used in 1939. These classic wartime comic postcards are increasingly sought after and prices are increasing for the more uncommon examples. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Gasmask. Comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co featuring a gas mask theme. Postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Girlfriend. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally used with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Haricot Beans and Gasmasks! Wartime comic postcard featuring the hardy perennial of British comedy- the fart gag. Featuring the work of the artist Donald McGill and is postally unused and in excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Hitler. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a card in the ' Tempest Kiddy ' series with a Hitler theme. Postally unused and in excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Hitler. Comic postcard using a scene from the 1942 film Holiday Inn and featuring Hitler with the byline of the lyrics of the song " I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas ". Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., using the artistic work of Laurie Tayler and featuring a Churchillian exhortation to the reverse. Postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Hitler. Comic postcard by the artist ' Taylor ' published by the well known Yorkshire company Bamforth. Featuring a derisive image of Hitler, Churchillian exhortation to the reverse, postally used. Slightly grubby condition but scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Hitler. Comic postcard published by the well known artist and company Donald McGill. Featuring an image of Hitler's grave with derisive doggerel on the headstone. Postally unused. Good, clean condition with minor creasing, scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Hitler/Rationing. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a card in the \' Comic \' series with a Hitler and rationing theme. Postally used and in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Home Front. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist \' Dinah \'and one of her trademark children . Postally used with some marking and residue from an album, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Home Guard. Comic postcard with a children theme, popular during wartime, featuring a young boy as a member of the Home Guard. Postally unused Good, clean condition with some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - incendiary bombs. Comic postcard by the artist 'Kit Forres' featuring children gathering incendiary bombs and the strap line ' Coo! You ought to have seen ours!' Exhortation from Churchill to the reverse. In reasonable condition, postally used with some children's scibble to the reverse. Priced accordingly POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Intruder Raid. Comic postcard ' Intruder Raid ' featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children . Postally used with some marking otherwise in clean condition, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Is Your Journey Necessary ? Comic postcard by the artist ' Madge Williams ' with the strap line ' Is Your Journey Necessary ?'. Published by J.Salmon Ltd. Postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Is your journey really necessary? Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres - \' Is your journey really necessary ? \' subject. Patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse, postally used 1944. Some minor marks. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Is your journey really necessary? Comic postcard by the artist 'Dinah' featuring that wartime slogan 'Is your journey necessary?' Postally unused, with a Churchill victory slogan to reverse. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ITMA Wisecrack. Comic postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons entitled ' An ITMA Wisecrack - " It's that man again " ' featuring the catch phase of the popular wartime radio show ITMA used by Tommy Handley and after which the show was named. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ITMA. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children with an ITMA theme using one of their catchphrases ' Shall I do you now Sir ? '. Postally used in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ITMA. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Bert Thomas with an ITMA theme using one of their catchphrases ' Gee Boss - Sumpin terrible's happened '. Postally used in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - ITMA. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Bert Thomas with an ITMA theme using one of their catchphrases ' Shall I do you now Sir ? '. Postally unused in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Lord Haw-Haw Scarce Bamforth comic postcard featuring Lord Haw-Haw, the British broadcaster William Joyce who featured in widely ridiculed, German propaganda radio broadcasts. In good condition, postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Make do and Mend. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children dealing with wartime subjects, in this case make do and mend . In good condition, postally unused, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Meat Coupons. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres featuring the then popular subject of children dealing with wartime subjects, in this case meat shortages ! In good condition, postally unused, some very light marking . POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Mechanisation Phoney War. Comic Postcard, part of the " Humoresque " series from the Phoney War period concerning mechanisation of the Army. Postally unused . In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Minelayers. Comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co featuring a minelaying theme. Postally used 1944. Used condition with some marking and stamps removed. Signed ' the blonde bombshell '. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Monkey Dictator. Comic postcard.... ' Heil Gran'Pop ' .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Lawson Wood . Clean, postally used example, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - National Service. Comic postcard by an unknown artist entitled ' National Service '. Probably stems from the pre/early War period where there was a big emphasis on National Service in all sorts of non-military guises, the subject of the card being one ! Good, clean condition, postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - No Coupons. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Agnes Richardson ' with a charming wartime subject. Postally used with a patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - On Leave Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children with a leave theme. Postally used in good, condition with patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - On Leave. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children . Postally used with some marking, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Patriotic Soldier Comic postcard by the artist ' Vera Paterson ' featuring a young boy dressed as a soldier and the line ' Every Man to his post -'. Postally used sent to an Oldham address. POSTER within UK
Comic Postcard - Put that light out ! Comic postcard by Gilbert Wilkinson who was the artist behind the \' What a War ! \' series published every day in the Daily Herald. This example entitled \' Put that light out ! \' and addressed to a member of the ATS serving in a mixed heavy anti aircraft battery. Good, used condition POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Put that light Out. Comic Postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons showing a cartoon by Glibert Wilkinson captioned ' Hi, put that light out ! ' Postally unused , good condition with some very light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - queues. Comic postcard by the artist Kitt Forres entitled \' Pooh! I don\'t stand in no queue \' Patriotic exhortation by the Prime Minister to the reverse, postally used 1944. Address partially obscured by pencil. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - RAF. Comic postcard featuring the work of an unknown artist with a sentimental wartime subject. Message to the reverse. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a rationing theme. Postally used but in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing. Wartime comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co. with a rationing subject ' ( P.S. Don't tell the Gestapo ! ). Message to reverse but not postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a rationing theme. Postally used 1941 with bumped corner but otherwise in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing. Wartime comic postcard published by Bamforth & Co. with a rationing subject ' ( This rationing doesn't seem to be affecting you Bertha.... ). Patriotic essage to reverse, postally used. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Rationing/Queuing. Comic Postcard with a rationing and queuing theme ' Wishing you were here '. Postally unused, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Safe Area. Comic postcard, part of the Comicus series in this case featuring a courting couple. In good, postally used condition with some minor marking . As I have previously stated these comic postcards featuring wartime subjects are becoming increasingly popular. POSTFREE within UK read more
Comic Postcard - Salvage theme. Comic postcard by the artist Madge Wilhams featuring the popular child subject \' Doing \'Portant Government Work ! \'. In this case the collection of scrap iron as part of the salvage schemes. Postally used 1943. Good, clean condition.
Comic postcard - Sentry. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a typically comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Servicewomen. Comic postcard published by Bamforth as part of their \' Tempest Kiddy \' series featuring the work of the artist Tempest. This example shows servicewomen from the ATS, WAAF and WRENS with the title \' Thumbs Up \'. Postally unused, slight markings and bumping of corners.
Comic Postcard - Shelter. Comic postcard, part of the ' Humoresque ' series featuring the work of the artist Vera Paterson. With the popular period subject of a child sheltering in a sandbagged shelter with gas mask to the fore. Postally used and in good, used condition. These comic postcards featuring iconic wartime subjects are becoming increasingly popular. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Shelters. Comic postcard, part of the Comicus ARP series promoting the efficacy of Anderson shelters. In good, postally unused condition with some minor marking . As I have previously stated these comic postcards featuring iconic wartime subjects are becoming increasingly popular. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Shelters. Comic Postcard featuring the work of Brian White ( born 1902; died 1984 ) who was a British cartoonist, creating \'The Nipper\' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. This card published by Valentines features one of his trademark children and an ARP shelter. Postally unused but with a few mark, bumps , creases etc. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - shortages. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' featuring a message about wartime shortages. Postally used in 1940 and featuring a wartime exhortation from the Primeminister to the reverse. In good used condition, some very minor creases and bumped corners. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - shortages/censorship. Comic postcard.... clothes rationing subject.Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children pondering over her leg dye. Clean, postally unused example. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Siegfried Line. Comic Postcard published by Tuck by the artist Bert Thomas featuring the early war theme of ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line '. Postally unused, excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Siegfried Line. Comic Postcard published by Tuck by the artist Bert Thomas featuring the early war theme of ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line '. Postally unused, excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Siegfried Line. Comic Postcard featuring the early war theme of ' hanging out the washing on the Siegfried Line ' Postally unused, but addressed, good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Soldier. Comic postcard.... ' I've gone crackers over a soldier ' .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring her trademark children . Clean, postally unused example, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Soldier. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children . Postally used with some marking, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK Code: 10498
Comic postcard - Stirrup Pump. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a stirrup pump and ARP theme. Postally used with minor marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Stop Press News from Berlin. Comic postcard from the Humoresque range entitled ' Stop Press News from Berlin ' and an image of Hitler heading for the toilet. Slightly tired but scarce. Postfree within UK
Comic Postcard - Stop Press News from Berlin. Early War comic postcard, part of the \' Humoresque \' series entitled \' Stop Press News from Berlin \' referencing an optimistic report from the invasion of Poland. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Taking Off. Comic postcard ' Intruder Raid ' featuring the work of the artist ' Dinah 'and one of her trademark children . Postally used with some marking otherwise in clean condition, patriotic Churchillian exhortation to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - the Good Old Days. Comic postcard by the artist ' Tempest ' entitled ' The Good Old Days ' portraying pre ration times with an abundance of chocolate, oranges and bananas. Postally used in 1942 to a Lancashire address. Good condition with some marking. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - travel. Comic postcard by the artist \'Dinah\' featuring that wartime slogan \'Is your journey necessary?\' Postally used, sent in 1943 to a Derby address. Bumped corners and slightly dusty. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - U Boats. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist Tempest featuring a typical comic wartime scene. Postally unused, good condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Utility theme. Comic postcard featuring the work of the artist Mabel Lucie Attwell and one of her trademark children with a Utility theme. Postally unused in good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Victory. Comic postcard featuring a typically wartime children theme, this example entitled ' the Victory Smile '. Good, used condition, postally used in 1943 from Plymouth to a Birmingham address. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - WAAF. Comic postcard by the artist 'Dinah' famous for his comic depictions of children. In good, postally used condition with some marking. POSTFREE
Comic postcard - Warden. Bamforth comic postcard by the artist \' Tempest \' featuring a typically comic scene. Postally used, good condition with minor marking and creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Comic postcard - Wartime scene. Comic postcard.... general wartime scene .Comic postcard published by Valentine's by the well known artist Mabel Lucie Attwell featuring one of her trademark children in this case wearing a makeshift helmet and carrying a gas mask . Clean, postally used example, sent to a King's Lynn address. POSTFREE within UK.
Comic Postcard - Women and the ARP. Comic postcard, part of the ' Humoresque ' range entitled ' The women are responding magnificently ! ' showing a couple of wardens in front of a warden's post. Excellent image, postally unused and in good overall condition. POSTFREE within UK
Comic Postcard - Women ARP. Comic postcard, part of the \' Humoresque \' series featuring a Woman ARP outside a sandbagged warden\'s post. Postally used in 1940 and in good, used condition with bumped corners and some light marking.
Comic Sheet Music - ' Some Chicken ! Some Neck ! '. 1942 Sheet music ' Some Chicken ! Some Neck ! ' .With a wartime comic cover featuring artwork by Strube and lyrics apparently inspired by Churchill's Ottawa speech. Good, used condition with slightly tattered edges.
Comic Wartime Christmas Card. Wartime Christmas card featuring a charming scene of a policeman asking a gas mask carrying urchin for his identity card. Good, unused condition.
Company ' National Service ' Armband. Printed cotton armband ,used instead of the more common enamel badge, this uncommon armband was worn by an employee of ' SELC ' ? to indicate that they were on work of importance and not shirking the war effort. Signs of heavy use but uncommon.
Company ARP badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for ' R.M.M.&Son Ltd ARP '. In excellent, clean condition with bright gilt and enamel. No manufacturer's marks but probably one of Fattorini's generic patterns.
Company ARP Badge. Stylised chrome and enamel, pinback ARP badge for an unknown company with the initials ' JMC '. Manufacturer marked ' Roden, Hatton Gdns, London ' . In excellent, clean condition.
Consolidated Instructions to Invasion Committees. 1942 Consolidated Instructions to Invasion Committees in England & Wales. 26pg ' Confidential ' instructions for a response to an area being invaded. This was primarily an attempt ' to maintain a semblance of order in the area, ensure the roads were kept clear of refugees, assist the military where necessary and ensure the local populace were informed about water, food and cooking facilities in the event the electricity and gas were cut off '. Stained and faded cover with light rusting to staples but clean contents.
Contex Gasmask Extension Leaflet. 1940 Min. of Home Security leaflet ' The Civilian Container Extension Piece ( Contex )' giving instructions for attaching the Contex. The Contex was a filter that, due to fear of arsenical gases, began to supplement existing GC (general civilian) and CD (civilian duty) filters. Contex was attached to an existing filter via adhesive tape. What separates the Contex from its asbestos-wool predecessors was that the filtering matrix comprised a resinous-wool mixture that functioned by means of an electric charge. Good, used condition, punched for filing. POSTFREE within UK
Contex Gasmask Extension Leaflet. 1940 Min. of Home Security leaflet ' The Civilian Container Extension Piece ( Contex )' giving instructions for attaching the Contex. The Contex was a filter that, due to fear of arsenical gases, began to supplement existing GC (general civilian) and CD (civilian duty) filters. Contex was attached to an existing filter via adhesive tape. What separates the Contex from its asbestos-wool predecessors was that the filtering matrix comprised a resinous-wool mixture that functioned by means of an electric charge. Excellent, clean condition, uncommon. Two available. POSTFREE within UK
Convoy your Country to Victory Savings poster. 75cm x 50cm National Savings poster entitled 'Convoy your Country to Victory - Save and lend through our National Savings Group'. Bold, colourful,graphic print by the artist Rowland Hilder. In good condition with some minor tears to bottom edge and one following a fold to the centre, main image unaffected. Old glue marks to reverse which do not appear to the front.
Cooke's Explosives Limited National Service Badge. Superb condition National Service badge for Cooke's Explosives Limited. Based in Penrhyndeudraeth, South Wales Cookes had produced explosives largely for the mining industry but switched to producing explosives and munitions during WW2. Gilt and enamel with a half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and manufacturer marked for H.W.Miiler Ltd., B'ham.
Cooke's Explosives National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Cooke's Explosives Ltd., Penrhyndeudraeth. Cooke's site was at Penrhyndeudraeth near Porthmadog, North Wales and produced large numbers of hand grenades. Manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, Bham ' to reverse and is in good condition with bright gilt and undamaged enamel, some wear to gilt.
Cornwall Civil Defence Insignia. Standard CD embroidered breast badge with wartime bordered area title for Cornwall still mounted on the serge pocket material of a CD tunic. Insignia in excellent, used condition, the backing material shows signs of mothing, clearly why it was cut from the original tunic, item has been treated against further damage.
Cornwall Emergency Land Workers Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for wear by emergency land workers from, or employed in Cornwall. Emergency land workers were temporary or part time workers employed at times of need, harvests etc or to make up for manpower shortages in agriculture. Scarce
Cornwall NFS Photographs. 3 x 8 1/2\" by 6 1/2\" inches b/w images showing a contingent of NFS outside their station, on a march past and an inspection. Whilst unable to definitively identify the exact location in Cornwall, the men wear NFS 19 breast badges indicating the Fire Force covering Cornwall and the photographs bear the imprint of a Bodmin photographer. Good, clean condition.
Cornwall PAMS Armband. Heavy cotton construction, screen printed armband for use by the Police Auxiliary Messenger Service based in Cornwall. PAMS members were often Scouts or other youth based organisations employed as runners or bicycle messengers. Buckle and tape closure. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition.
Cornwall Rest Centres Armband. One of a series of armbands produced for the Cornwall Rest Centres, this example for use by a messenger. All of the series are the same, black printed on light khaki cotton. This example bears some staining with a few very minor holes to the reverse. Scarce.
Cornwall Special Constable\'s lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Cornwall Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham and numbered to the reverse. Good overall condition with light abrasions to the surface.
Cornwall W.A.P.C. Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back, lapel badge worn by Cornwall Women's Auxiliary Police Constable. Numbered ' 57 ' to the reverse. Excellent, clean condition and scarce.
Cotton Spinners \' Vital War Work \' lapel badge. White metal lapel badge by Fattorini & Sons with a half moon lapel fitting for the Fine Spinners & Doublers \' Vital War Work \'. Numbered to the reverse and in good undamaged condition. An interesting example of a civilian war service badge.
Cough & Sneezes Poster by Bateman. An example of a famous wartime poster issued by the Ministry of Health for the Coughs & Sneezes Spread Diseases campaign . The campaign was designed to show how thoughtlessness helps to spread not only the common cold, but also many other diseases. The whole ‘coughs and sneezes' campaign was far more to with fighting absenteeism than concern about people catching a cold. Drawn by the artist Henry Mayo Bateman ( 1887-1970 ) and printed for HMSO by Chromoworks, London measuring 76cm x 50cms. Excellent, clean and fresh condition, has been folded with one minor tear 20mm along fold at bottom. Scarce in this condition.
Council of Voluntary War Work badge. tin and card, pin back badge for a member of the Council of Voluntary War Work. Good, used condition with light rubbing.
County of Bedford Special Constable Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a County of Bedford Special Constable. Large size ( 25mm ) lapel with horseshoe fitting to reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, bright condition.
County of London Evacuation Scheme Leaflet. 1939 Government Evacuation Scheme leaflet. 4pgs outlining various aspects of the scheme including eligibility, registration, assembly, and the need for volunteers. Aimed at Boroughs in the North and East of London including Tottenham, West Ham, Walthamstow, Leyton etc. Good used condition, has been folded with one tear to one side.
Coventry Civil Defence title. Embroidered gold on blue, cotton, Wartime Coventry Civil Defence area title. Similar in design to the later post-war area titles the wartime examples are distinguishable by being embroidered on heavy duty cotton and finished with a merrow edging stitch. In good used condition.
Coventry Home Guard Anti-Aircraft grouping. An interesting grouping of items to Pte. Wilfred Holt of 106 Warwickshire Home Guard AA Rocket Battery based at Coventry, part of 26th AA Regt, Home Guard. The grouping consists of an FS cap with a Royal Warwickshire cap badge, no date or size, but approx. 6 3/4, an \'arm\' of insignia for WAR 106, AA Home Guard, and a Home Guard service certificate in it\'s original envelope with a Coventry address to Pte.W.Holt. All items in good used, unmothed condition, the certificate in clean condition whilst the envelope is slightly tatty. A good original Home Guard grouping.
Crashed Luftwaffe Aircraft Souvenirs. Contained in a grubby biscuit tin this is a small collection of aircraft fragments taken from the crash site of a Luftwaffe aircraft in Kent. Word of mouth testament from the seller indicates that these fragments were taken from the remains of a Ju88 that crashed near Bethersden in Kent in 1943. Typical of many collections that were avidly acquired by young boys.
Crosby Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for Crosby in Merseyside. In excellent, used condition.
Crown Ducal WWII 'War Against Hitlerism' Teapot. War time teapot made to replace aluminium stocks for the war effort and printed with all of the allied flags. 'Liberty and Freedom' on one side and the other with 'War Against Hitlerism. This Souvenir Teapot was made by Ducal for Dyson & Horsfall of Preston to replace aluminium stocks taken over for Allied Armaments. 1939. That Right Shall Prevail.' In good, clean condition with some very minor light crazing to lid.
Croydon and the Second World War. 1949 1st ed.' Croydon and the Second World War - The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and its Citizens from 1939 to 1945.' 581pgs contained in boards with gold blocked Croydon arms to front. Thorough history with a roll of honour ( civilian and military ) and pull out map covering every aspect of the Borough's war effort from bombing to comforts funds, war weeks, Home Guard, GTC, Salvage, Warden service etc etc. Comprehensive. Ex.Lib. and in good used condition with some rubbing and minor bumping of boards. Heavy item
Croydon ARP Grouping. Ephemera grouping pertaining to a Miss Joan French of Croydon Civil Defence services. Features various photographs including one of the personnel of Warden\'s Post M.64 Shirley, Croydon with fine detail of uniforms, badges etc. Accompanied by various BRCS and St.John certificates for completion of ARP and First Aid training. There is also a clipping showing that appears to show that Joan\'s mother organised the WVS Housewife\'s Service for Shirley. Some research ( included ) indicates that Joan served with the WLA which is born out by her Nat.ID card. Accompanied by a quantity of pre and post war ephemera which adds to the history of the French family.
Croydon Courageous. C1945 \' Croydon Courageous \', landscape format 92pg coverage of the history of Croydon under fire. Excellent, largely photographic survey from the Blitz to the V1 and V2 campaigns, excellent detail. Fold-out map present and in good, used condition with some creasing, marking etc.
Daily Express War Time Cookery book. 1939ed \' Daily Express War Time Cookery Book \'.192pgs offering \' practical advice and recipes specially prepared for War time conditions \' Featuring delights such as \' tripe au gratin and \' economy rissoles \' - one for the hardier stomached amongst us. In good clean condition with one chip and minor tears to d/w.
Daily Express War Time Cookery Book. 1940 ed.' Daily Express War Time Cookery Book ', 192pgs offering practical advice and recipes prepared for war time conditions with some dubious offerings including sheep's head with caper sauce and economy rissoles. Good overall condition with partial detachment of d/w.
Daily Mail ' Nipper Annual ' 1940. 96 pg Daily Mail ' Nipper Annual ' for 1940 by Brian White. Brian (H.B.) White (born 1902; died 1984) was a British cartoonist, creating 'The Nipper' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. Featuring a classic wartime cover the annual is in good condition with minor chips and bumps to cover with ' nibbling ' to spine.
Daily Mail \' Nipper Annual \' 1941. 64 pg Daily Mail \' Nipper Annual \' for 1941 by Brian White. Brian (H.B.) White (born 1902; died 1984) was a British cartoonist, creating \'The Nipper\' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. Featuring a classic wartime cover the annual is in good, slightly grubby condition with minor creasing and marking to cover.
Daily Mail \' Nipper Annual \' 1942. 80 pg Daily Mail ' Nipper Annual ' for 1942 by Brian White. Brian (H.B.) White (born 1902; died 1984) was a British cartoonist, creating 'The Nipper' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. Featuring a classic wartime cover the annual is in good condition with minor chips and marking to cover.
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, Birmingham. The badge is in good clean, undamaged condition and is accompanied by two cards from the Fund thanking a Mrs H.Anslow for her gift of wool seaboot stockings.
Daily Sketch War Relief Fund badge. 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, Birmingham. The badge is in good clean, undamaged condition.
Darwins, Sheffield, National Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Darwins of Sheffield. Horseshoe fitting to the reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. Darwins were ,and still are , steel casters based in Sheffield. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Death over Haggerston 1941 Death over Haggerston ‘An Account of Adventures that Befell some East Londoners between the Summers of 1940 and 1941’ by Herbert Wilson. 157pgs with a few topical chapter heading illustrations. Wilson was vicar of Haggerston parish at the time and wrote what was described as badly written, but the only book to show “any real critical appreciation of the working-class mind in these astonishing months.” Good, used condition and in common with most examples has a fragile spine to integral d/w, contents clean.
Dec.1943 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.8 No.44 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring articles on ' Anti-Gas Conference ', ' Kent the Fight Goes on ' and ' Training Plan for Casualty Services '. Featuring the usual array of related adverts and illustrations. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Dec.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.10 No.56 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 37pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' History of the Warden ', ' Folkestone....Heavy bombardment ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Dec.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.10 No.56 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring the History of the Warden. With numerous other Civil Defence related articles ' Folkestone reinforced to Cope with Heavy Bombardment ', ' Disintegration or Demobilisation ? ' and 'Factors in Medical Planning ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing and increasingly scarce.
December Edition Daily Mail - \' War\'s greatest picture \'. Original copy of the Daily Mail for 31st December 1941 featuring the \' War\'s greatest picture \'. The picture was taken by photographer Herbert Mason on 29 December 1940, during a heavy raid on London. It was first published in the Daily Mail on 31 December, with the caption “War’s Greatest Picture; St Paul’s Stands Unharmed in the Midst of the Burning City”. This is an original copy of this iconic photographic headline which went on to feature in publications across the world. Good, clean copy, has been stored folded.
Decontamination Helmet. 1941 dated Mk II helmet by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) for use by members of Decontamination teams. Mk I, 1939 dated size 6 3/4 liner by Vero. Good, used condition with some light corrosion and minor dents commensurate with use.
Decontamination Services helmet. MkII helmet with Mk2 liner, black painted with white ' DC ' indicating membership of the Decontamination Services. 1940 dated shell with 1943 dated liner, both items being manufacturer marked. In good, used condition with minor abrasions and areas of very light corrosion.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly - 1944 November 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' Home Guard Rifle Clubs ' and ' Home Guard, we salute you ' in excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting to staples.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly - 1944. January 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly ' Defence 'with articles on ' Recognition of A.F.V. ' and ' Home Guard A.A. Gunners ' in good, clean condition with some minor rusting to staples light marking etc.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly - June 44 June 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' the Story of a Yorkshire HG Battalion ' and ' Arms of the German Army '. 56pgs in excellent, clean condition with some minor creasing, rubbing etc.
Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly. September 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' the Fly Bombardment ' and ' With the HG Coast Artillery '. 56pgs in excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting to staples.
Defence - The Services\' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly - 1944 February 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' the HG O.P. ' ' Lest we Forget ' and ' Guderian on Tank Wafare'. 56pgs in excellent, clean condition with some minor creasing, rubbing etc.
Defence of the Realm poster. 38cm x 45cm poster entitled 'Defence of the Realm' setting out the imposition of defence regulations. These posters were issued to the police in mid-1939 and saw widespread use from September. In clean, unissued condition. Has been folded with some minor creasing.
Defence Regulations permit to enter. Unissued ' Permit to Enter ' under the Defence Regulations. This example preprinted for Transit Camp KH No.45 at Kentwell Hall, Suffolk but with no details of the owner entered. Excellent, clean condition, bumped corners. POSTFREE within UK
Defence-The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly-1943 September 1943 ed.containing articles on ' weapons of the German Army, Exploit your local knowledge and socks for the HG !' In good, used condition with some chipping to cover and spine.
Defence-The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly-1943 August 1943 ed. 48pgs containing articles on ' AA Battery's Mission, With the 30th Middlesex H.G. and Surprise Tactics in Training .' In good, used condition with some chipping to cover and spine.
Defence-The Services\' Magazine & Home Guard Monthly-1944. April 1944 ed. 56pgs containing articles on ' HG Auxiliaries, Training Mobile Troops, Arms of the German Army and Z Rocket Batteries in Action.' In good, used condition with some light creasing etc.
Denholme Mills NFS Helmet. 1939 dated MKII NFS helmet marked for Denholme Mills Fire Brigade. Standard NFS green paintwork featuring an NFS water slide transfer and a hand painted box ' Denholme Mills F.B. ' with the Fire Force identifier similarly hand painted below. Like many other companies Denholme Mills provided it's own fire brigade which was then administered by the local Fire Force area. 1939 dated, size 6 3/4 liner by ' T.T.C. ' . Helmet in good, used condition with the usual scrapes and abrasions with one area to the reverse showing signs of having been stored under a drip or leak.
Depty Divisional/District Warden Helmet. Deputy Divisional/District Warden helmet sporting the markings adopted by the post July 1942 standardisation of the Warden Service helmet markings. Standard 1939 MkII helmet with a 1939 MkI, size 7 liner by Helmets Ltd. Overall good condition with some light rust spotting to surface.
Deputy Chief Warden Rank Bars A pair of printed broad rank bars signifying the rank of Deputy Warden. This was extended in 1942 to include deputy head of Rescue and Decontamination services. Clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, good, clean condition and uncommon.
Deputy Chief Warden Rank Bars. Pair of gold felt on blue wool rank bars for the rank of Deputy Chief Warden. Scarce rank bars with one of the pair showing some sign of moth damage.
Deputy Officer in Charge Control CD Shoulder Insignia. Civil Defence combined Control shoulder title and Deputy Officer in Charge rank bars sewn together to form a one-piece shoulder title. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare services. These post raid services covered everything from re housing to feeding, rest centres and general help and advice to those potentially effected by bombing. Good, clean condition,
Derbyshire Home Guard Grouping. Grouping of items to a member of the 3rd Derbyshire ( Chapel-en-le Frith ) Battalion. Size 6 7/8 field service cap with Notts & Derby's cap badge, L/Cpl rank stripes, Despatch rider trade badge, white lanyard, Home Guard shoulder titles and two pairs of SF3 battalion titles. All items in good, used condition with insignia showing clear signs of having been removed from a uniform. Field service cap showing use of considerable amounts of Brylcreem with the lanyard being grubby.
Derbyshire Youth Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pin back badge for Derbyshire Youth Service, manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '.Early in the war many local authorities sought to involve young people in working for the war effort. The increasing formation and growth of the pre-service organisations caused these groups to decline. In excellent condition, patinated overall
Devon Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for DEVON. In excellent, probaly unissued condition.
Dig for Victory Leaflet N.12 Seed Potatoes. 1943ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig for Victory Leaflet N.12 ' Seed Potatoes.' Standard 4 pg leaflet giving advice on handling and storage, varieties, cutting and the sale of seed potatoes. In good, clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.1 - Vegetable Production. 1941ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.1 ' Vegetable Production in private gardens and allotments '. Early issue leaflet that was replaced with an colour wall plan version, this 8pg leaflet provided a cropping plan and planting table. Good, used condition with some minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.1 \' Grow for Winter..... Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory Leaflet No.1 ( New Series ). All colour, two sided pamphlet that doubles as a poster giving an all year round cropping plan. Good used condition and unusually clean.
Dig For Victory leaflet No.10 Jam & Jelly Making. 1942ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory leaflet No.10 ' Jam & Jelly Making '. Small format leaflet outlining the basics of jam making. In good condition with minor marking and creases. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.11 \' Bottling & Canning \' 1943ed. 4pg Dig For Victory leaflet No.11 ' Bottling & Canning Fruit and Vegetables '. Advises on all methods of preperation, processing and storage of fruit and vegetables for bottling and canning. Good, used condition with small piece missing where it has been ripped from a noticeboard. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.13 - Storing Potatoes. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No13 - Storing Potatoes for Food and Seed. Standard 4pg pamphlet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this case advising on the differing ways of storing potatoes. In good used condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.14 - Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No14 ' Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys '.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on the different methods of preserving fruits and vegetables. In , clean condition with some minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.14 Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. 1932ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No14 Drying, Salting, Pickles, Chutneys. Standard 4pg pamphlet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this case advising on the differing ways of preserving garden produce. Good clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments and Gardens.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on preperation, cultivation and planting. In good, clean condition, some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments and Gardens.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on preperation, cultivation and planting. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.15 - Potato Growing in Allotments and Gardens.4 pg leaflet published by the Min.of Agriculture giving advice on preperation, cultivation and planting. In good, clean condition, some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.16 ' Garden Pests '. 1941ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.16 ' Garden Pests and How to Deal with Them .' Dealing with everything from slugs to wireworm this leaflet identifies the pests, the plants they effect and the relevant solutions. In good, used condition with very minor marking, and creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.17 - Potato Blight. 1942ed., single sided Min. of Ag. leaflet dealing with ' potato blight ' its' diagnosis and treatment. In excellent, clean condition, punched for filing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.17 - Potato Blight. 1943ed., single sided Min. of Ag. leaflet dealing with ' potato blight ' its' diagnosis and treatment. This, second edition leaflet is unusual in the series in containing photographs. In good, used condition, with some minor tears and relatively uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.18 \' Better Fruit \'. 1944ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.18 ' Better Fruit - Disease Control in Private Gardens '. 6 page, leaflet with b/w photographs giving general advice on pruning and spaying of all types of fruit from apples and pears to soft fruits. In good, used condition with some creasing, foxing and.small tears. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 \' How to Sow Seeds \'. 1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 ( New Series ) ' How to Sow Seeds '. Gate fold, photographic leaflet outlining all steps in planting seeds. In good, clean condition.
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 - Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic. 1942ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 ' Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic ' Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of the onion family their best methods of cultivation and storage. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 - Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic. 1944ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.2 ' Onions-Leeks-Shallots-Garlic ' Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of the onion family their best methods of cultivation and storage. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.22 How to Grow Small Fruits. 1944ed. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory leaflet No.22 ' How to Grow Small Fruits ' small format leaflet outlining the basics of growing currants raspberries, gooseberries etc. In good condition with very minor marking and creases. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory Leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. All colour, two sided pamphlet giving an all year round cropping plan for a small garden or allotment. Good,clean condition with some very minor marking, edge tears and creasing. This example has a 1944 dated receipt for speed and lime gummed to the front which has been fixed to allow the text to be read. One of the more uncommon of the series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. Ministry of Agriculture Dig For Victory Leaflet No.23 ' Making the Most of a Small Plot '. All colour, two sided pamphlet giving an all year round cropping plan for a small garden or allotment. Generally clean condition with some minor marking, edge tears and creasing. One of the more uncommon of the series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.24 \' Roof and Window-Box Gardening \'. 1944ed., double sided, Dig For Victory Leaflet No.24 ' Roof and Window-Box Gardening '. Showing that no stone was unturned in an effort to maximise food production this leaflet offers advice on the planting of window boxes and making use of roof space. Good condition with some creasing and minor foxing. One of the less common of the series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.25 How to Prune Fruit Trees. 1944ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.25 ' How to Prune Fruit Tree and Bushes '. 6 side, graphic, gatefold leaflet giving all the information needed for pruning all varities of fruit trees. Good, clean example of the more uncommon later editions of the Dig for Victory series. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.3 - Storing Vegetables 1942ed. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.3 ' Storing Vegetables for Winter Use '. Following the usual Min.of Agriculture format, this leaflet describes the various properties of vegetables and their best methods of storage and the best place for doing so. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. 1941ed. Min of Ag.Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. Description of various vegetable crops and their best conditions for storage. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. 1944ed. Min of Ag.Dig For Victory Leaflet No.3 Storing Vegetables for Winter Use. Description of various vegetable crops and their best conditions for storage. Excellent,used condition with some marking and creases. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.4 Peas & Beans. 1944ed. Min of Ag.Dig For Victory Leaflet No.4 \' Peas and Beans \'. Gives advice on varieties, planting and care. Double-sided 4 page leaflet in excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.5 Cabbages. 1941 M.O.F. Dig for Victory Leaflet No.5 Cabbages and Related Crops. Everything you did and didn't need to know about cabbages, brussel sprouts, kale and cauliflowers. Good condition with some minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.6 Root Vegetables. 1941ed Dig For Victory Leaflet No.6 Root Vegetables. Double sided leaflet issued by the Min. of Agriculture dealing with various root vegetables, carrots, swedes, beets and parsnips, descriptions, growing and storing. good, clean condition with some very minor creases etc. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7 1944ed., double sided, Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7 ' How to Make a Compost Heap '. Information required to produce manure from garden rubbish. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7- Manure. 1941ed., double sided, Dig For Victory Leaflet No.7 ' How to Make a Compost Heap '. Information required to produce manure from garden rubbish. Good, used condition with two marks to front. POSTFREE within UK
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. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures. 1941ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 ' Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures '. Double - sided leaflet advice, not on the preparation of wine but fungicides ! Good clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures. 1941ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 ' Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures '. Double - sided leaflet advice, not on the preparation of wine but fungicides ! Good clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures. 1941ed.Dig for Victory Leaflet No.9 ' Bordeaux and Burgundy Mixtures '. Double - sided leaflet advice, not on the preparation of wine but fungicides ! Good clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory Planner/Poster. Colour planner produced by the Ministry of Agriculture in the form of a small poster offering cropping advice for members of the public embarking on the Dig for Victory campaign. Good, clean condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
Dig for Victory poster. Ministry of Agriculture ' Dig for Victory ' poster featuring an empty area in which to write announcements pertaining to the campaign. Printed by Fosh & Cross and in good condition with some creasing and light foxing.
Directions for the Erection of Domestic Surface Shelters. 1939ed booklet published by the Home Office entitled ' Directions for the Erection of Domestic Surface Shelters '. 10pgs illustrated with sketches and diagrams the booklet sets out recommendations for construction materials and siting. In good, used condition.
District Warden's Helmet. MkII helmet with MkI 1938 dated, size 7 liner by Vero painted to represent the rank of District Warden.The London rank markings of stripes was adopted across Britain from 1942. The helmet has been overpainted over the original black, presumably when the wearer was promoted. No manufacturer markings or dates to the rim just a painted ' 7 ' presumably size. Generally good, but honest condition. Some paint loss and minor rust marks but otherwise good example.
DiVersion \' Ronald Frankau Pictured by Laurie Taylor ' DiVersion ' by Ronald Frankau and illustrations by Laurie Taylor published by R Tuck & Sons probably in 1940. War rhymes and doggerel by Ronald Frankau with with facing mounted colour Illustrations by Laurie Taylor, with further coloured illustrations in the text. The illustrations are typical of those published by Raphael Tuck and Laurie Taylor was prominent in the production of this work and examples can be found elsewhere on this site in the form of postcards etc. Slightly grubby covers and fep but otherwise contents clean and undamaged. Uncommon.
Divisional Warden Rank insignia. Gold felt on blue wool sleeve insignia for the rank of Divisional Warden, District Warden in London. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Doing Their Bit - J.Mills Doing Their Bit is a detailed account of the many organisations which helped to win the war on Britain’s Home Front. The standard reference work since its original private publication in 1996, this is a unique record of civilian participation in the People’s War. Over 600 full colour illustrations record the lapel badges worn on civilian clothes by young and old, from the First World War veterans of the Home Guard to the young people training for eventual service in the armed forces. Detailed accounts of the activities of those who wore them are accompanied by evocative wartime posters and ephemera. This is the first edition of the now reprinted work but is still an invaluable guide. Good copy with some light marking, but clean contents. POSTFREE within UK
Doing Their Bit - J.Mills Doing Their Bit is a detailed account of the many organisations which helped to win the war on Britain’s Home Front. The standard reference work since its original private publication in 1996, this is a unique record of civilian participation in the People’s War. Over 600 full colour illustrations record the lapel badges worn on civilian clothes by young and old, from the First World War veterans of the Home Guard to the young people training for eventual service in the armed forces. Detailed accounts of the activities of those who wore them are accompanied by evocative wartime posters and ephemera. A unique feature of this 300-page book is material from Birmingham-based Thomas Fattorini Limited who were major manufacturers of Home Front badges.Extensively updated Doing Their Bit is illustrated with over 700 wartime lapel badges and ephemera and records the wartime history of over 200 organisations which wore them. This invaluable guide should be on the shelves of anyone with an interest in the history of wartime Britain. POSTFREE within UK HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Doncaster Civil Defence lapel badge. White metal,silvered, half moon fixing lapel badge for Doncaster Civil Defence. Manufactured by Fattorini, Bradford, this badge drew on the design of the standard ARP lapel badge by Eric Gill but with the inclusion of Doncaster's coat of arms and the words 'Doncaster Civil Defence'. Numbered to the reverse and in very good condition with moderate patination.
Donisthorpe Colliery ARP badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Donisthorpe Collery ARP, Moira, Leicestershire. Half-moon fitting to the reverse, numbered ' 56 ', manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. In good, used condition with some wear to the chrome finish. Colliery ARP badges are uncommon.
Dorset Special Constabulary Lapel Badge. Large ( 22mm ) chrome and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Dorset Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, clean, bright condition.
Double-sided Enamel Shelter sign. 61cms x 31cms approx, double-sided, enamel SHELTER sign. Manufactured by ' Chromo ' Wolverhampton. The Chromographic Enamel Company, Ltd., Dudley Road, Wolverhampton was a large producer of vitreous enamel products that specialised in signs, they ceased trading in the 1960's. This example was recently recovered during building works. Having all the usual edge knocks, scuffs etc. the sign has been sympathetically tidied. Heavy item.
Dowty War Sevice Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback, War Service badge for Dowty Engineering who manufactured propellers and propeller hubs. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
Dressing Cereal Seed leaflet. 1940 ' Growmore ' leaflet No.48 ' Dressing Cereal Seed ' issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Illustrated 4pg leaflet, part of the wider campaign to increase food production to meet wartime demands. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Drill, a short Manual for Soldiers.....Home Guard. 1942ed. ' Drill Up to - Date a Short Manual for Soldiers.....Home Guard ' 48pgs covering all aspects of foot drill. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Drive For Freedom. C1945 ' Drive for Freedom ' by Charles Graves. Produced very much in the style of the H.M.S.O. series of booklets, Drive for Freedom was commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders and tells the story of their War effort. 136pgs illustrated throughout with b/w illustrations. Excellent, clean condition.
Dudley ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for Dudley Air Raid Precautions. Featuring the arms of the borough of Dudley in the midlands, non maker marked. In good clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Dudley War Weapons Week Lapel badge. 25mm, tin and celluloid, pin back lapel badge probably given in exchange for a contribution to the Dudley War Weapons Week held on December 7th - 14th 1940. Manufactured by Fattorini & Sons, B\'ham. An early example of a War Weapons Week badge. In good, used condition with light corrosion to reverse.
Dudley War Weapons Week Lapel badge. 25mm, tin and celluloid, pin back lapel badge probably given in exchange for a contribution to the Dudley War Weapons Week held on December 7th - 14th 1940. Manufactured by Fattorini & Sons, B\'ham. An early example of a War Weapons Week badge. In good, used condition with light corrosion to reverse.
Dundee Home Guard Photo. 20 x 15cm image mounted on card showing a platoon of what is believed to be the Dundee Home Guard. Subjects all wearing the Black Watch cap badge, Dundee photographers stamp to reverse .POSTFREE within UK
Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Small silver and enamel ARP badge for the Dunlop Rubber Company. Marked ' silver ' to the reverse. Small enamelled shield with half moon style fitting in excellent condition with undamaged enamel, patinated overall. This is one of a series with different colourways, this is believed to indicate the position of warden. ( SEE also item 8126 )
Dunlop ARP lapel badge. Small silver and enamel ARP badge for the Dunlop Rubber Company. Marked ' silver ' to the reverse. Small enamelled shield with half moon style fitting in excellent condition with undamaged enamel, patinated overall. This is one of a series with different colourways, this one believed to indicate ' first aid '.
E.S.C. ARP Lapel Bage. Chrome and enamel ARP for an unknown company or organisation with the initials E.S.C. Featuring a stylish deco design with a half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, in good condition with undamaged enamel.
Early 1935 ARP Memorandum No.1 1935, 8pg memorandum issued by the Home Office outlining the initial provision of ARP for Councils across the country. This uncommon memorandum recognises the need for precautionary measures against air attack and sketches out the basic provisions that should be made and the first of the many that were to come. Good, clean condition accompanied by a letter from the Cardiff BRC.
Early Air Raid Warden's armband. Early war, screen printed, black on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Cloth tie with buckle fastening . Good example of an early armband. Very slightly grubby but otherwise bright and moth free.
Early Boys Brigade National Service Badge. A scarce original WW2 early pattern Boys Brigade National Service nickel badge, produced in 1940 before utility regulations came into force. The early examples are identified with fretting between the flags and anchor and polished highlights Awarded for voluntary 'War Service' undertaking similar duties to the Boy Scouts such as acting as messengers and other light duties with the CD services Very good condition
Early Fire Guard armband. Heavy duty cotton armband with the word ' FIRE ' stitched on in individual letters closed with a stainless roller buckle. This armband comes from the period in 1940 when volunteers came forward for fire prevention duties, those not under direct warden or fire brigade control often sourced their own armbands via commercial sources, this is one example. They were rendered obsolete by the provision of the Fire Guard armband. This example in good used, slightly grubby condition.
Early Fire Guard shoulder title. Early embroidered ' Fire Guard ' title . This style of title was adopted by the early Fire Guard organisation when they were administered by the Fire Brigades, the initial reorganisation of the Fire Guards bringing about their control by the Civil Defences services brought about the replacement of this pattern of title with examples in gold on blue embroidery. Good overall condition, . Uncommon.
Early Head Warden's Helmet. Mk II Helmet sporting the markings carried by a Head Warden outside London. By late 1942 these markings were discontinued in favour of those adopted by London - a series of stripes and bars. This example has a 1939 dated shell made by Jospeth Sankey & Sons with a size 7, 1939 dated MkI liner by Vero. In very good condition with 95% of paintwork present. Uncommon.
Early Issue Child's Ration Book. Oct.1939 R.B.2 ( Child ) Ration Book issued from the Finchley Food Office. With the usual missing and cut coupons and retailers details to the inside. In good, used condition with some fading to covers. Children's ration books tend to be scarcer than their adult equivalents.
Early LDV Armband. An early example of a printed LDV armband. Printed on cotton this example either predated or copied the style of the issue armband, probably printed locally to make up for a shortfall. Evidence of a safety pin closure, good, used condition.
Early Observer Corps lapel badge. Early, silvered and enamel lapel badge for the Observer Corps by Phillips of Aldershot. On issue from 1929 to recognise Observers who had no uniform and who had been awarded certificates of proficiency. Superceded in 1941 on the change of title to 'Royal Observer Corps'. In good, used condition, patinated with slight wear to highpoints.
Early War Air Raid Warden armband. Early war, screen printed, red on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Four cloth ties to the corners.. Good example of an early armband. Good, used, condition with light marking and moth free.
Early War Head Warden\'s Helmet. White painted, 1939 dated MkII helmet featuring the early diamond rank markings for a Head Warden. These rank markings were made obsolete by a Home Office Security Directive in 1942 in favour of the adoption of standardisation around the stripe system as used by the London Scheme. This example has markings indicating manufacture by Joseph Sankey & Sons of Bilston and features a size 7, MkI liner by Vero dated 1938. Excellent example with some minor abrasions, chips etc.
Early WLA Armband. WW1 Pattern WLA armband that has been reused/reissued and has seen service during WW2. Displaying signs of heavy use, fading etc, the armband has service chevrons indicating a year and half of service. In generally good condition, with some mothing, and fading. Classic case of ' make do and mend '.
Early WLA Armband. WW1 Pattern WLA armband that has been reused/reissued and has seen service during WW2. Displaying signs of use, rubbing etc, the armband has service chevrons indicating a year and half of service. In good, used condition, with some mothing. Classic case of ' make do and mend '.
Early WVS armband. Early WVS armband in unfinished state. This style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with a 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in an unfinished state with the cotton armband overlayed on some linen as a stiffener but not yet stitched together, otherwise excellent.
Early WVS Armband. Embroidered wool on cotton WVS armband. Probably locally, or individually procured armband based on the first official standard armband introduced in July 1940. Well made example in excellent, used condition.
Early WVS armband. Early WVS armband , this style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in good, used condition, slightly marked.
Early WVS Armband. Early WVS armband , this style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in good, heavily used condition, with elastic adjustment.
Early WVS Armband. Early WVS armband , this style of armband was introduced in the summer of 1940 as a standard pattern for the WVS with 100,000 being made by a London company. This example is in good, used condition, with elastic adjustment.
Early WVS Gorleston Civil Defence arm badge. First Pattern, early WVS Civil Defence arm badge and Gorleston on Sea area title. Gorleston is a seaside town in the borough of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. First introduced in 1939, these early pattern badges were embroidered on flannel which was then replaced by felt in 1941. Intended to be worn on the lower part of the right sleeve of either the jacket or overcoat it was sometimes encountered worn on civilian suits. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, scarce.
Early WVS Great Yarmouth Civil Defence arm badge. First Pattern, early WVS Civil Defence arm badge and Great Yarmouth area title. First introduced in 1939, these early pattern badges were embroidered on flannel which was then replaced by felt in 1941. Intended to be worn on the lower part of the right sleeve of either the jacket or overcoat it was sometimes encountered worn on civilian suits. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, black backing paper intact, scarce.
Early WVS Surrey Civil Defence arm badge. First Pattern, early WVS Civil Defence arm badge and Surrey area title. First introduced in 1939, these early pattern badges were embroidered on flannel which was then replaced by felt in 1941. Intended to be worn on the lower part of the right sleeve of either the jacket or overcoat it was sometimes encountered worn on civilian suits. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, black backing paper intact, scarce.
East Ham Civil Defence Insignia. Standard CD embroidered breast badge with wartime bordered area title for East Ham. East Ham CD personnel were heavily involved as the area bordered the docks and industrial area of the East End. Good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform, some surface wear to area title.
East India Docks Gas Course Photographs. 2 x excellent quality photographs showing attendees of a gas instructional course at the East India Docks probably for decontamination squads. Good detail of anti-gas suits etc., sharp focus. Photographers details to reverse.
East Lancs Regt. War Comforts Fund lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback bar brooch for the East Lancs Regiment Ladies War Comforts Fund. \'Thos.Fattorini, B\'ham\' manufacturer\'s marking to reverse, in good overall condition. Comforts Funds provided everything from cups of tea to socks, newspapers, sweets and cigarettes to the troops.
East Suffolk Youth Service Squad lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the East Suffolk Youth Service . Before the creation of the various pre service organisations, many local authorities sought to involve young people working for the war effort. This badge made by H.W. Miller, B'ham was a visible recognition of youth National Service. In good, used condition,
East Sussex Junior Service Squad lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the East Sussex Junior Service Squad. Before the creation of the various pre service organisations, many local authorities sought to involve young people working for the war effort. This badge made by H.W. Miller, B'ham was a visible recognition of youth National Service. In good, used condition, two very minor enamel flaws to r/h box.
East Wolverhampton War Comforts Group. Tin and celluloid pin back badge for wear by members of the East Wolverhampton War Comforts Group. As indicated by the design of the badge they were probably producing knitted comforts. In good, clean condition with some minor foxing.
Eastbourne 1939 to 1945 C1946 ' Eastbourne 1939 to 1945 - A Complete Record of Nearly Six Years of War in Eastbourne '. Large format, largely pictorial record of Eastbourne's War including map of flying bomb incidents, Roll of Honour and roll of CD officers. Each incident has a brief account, organised in diary format with accompanying images. Good overall condition with some minor foxing and chipping to ' parchment ' style covers.
Economise in Fuel Pledge Form. Fuel economy form in which the filler ' as a part of my personal contribution to the needs of the fighting forces and the war factories .....to do everything in my power to save coal, coke electricity ' etc etc. Unused condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
Economizer ARP Lamp. Contained in it's original packaging, the ' Economizer ' ARP lamp was typical of the plethora of products designed to deal with blackout conditions. With a base constructed from bakelite with a flexible stem the unit uses mains voltage transformed to power a 3.5V bulb shrouded by a bakelite shade. In working condition but would recommend professional testing before use. Unusual.
Economy Air Training Corps Lapel Badge. Wartime, economy plastic Air Training Corps lapel badge by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Surprisingly uncommon, this example is in good condition with some very minor deformation typical of badges made from these early plastics. 17mm
Edgbaston War Saving s Badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback lapel badge for 'Edgbaston Savings Campaign 1941 ' featuring a pleasing image of a tank. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example in excellent condition with one small area of corrosion to rim reverse.
Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund Badge. Tin and celluloid, pin back lapel badge for the Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund. Numbering to the obverse would indicate that the badge was probably given to donors to the fund. Excellent, clean condition.
Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for the ' Egham & District Air Raid Victims' Fund. Numbered badge presumably given as a reward for a contribution to the fund. In excellent, clean condition.
Eldridge Pope Brewery ARP badge. Nickel and enamel lapel badge for the brewers Eldridge and Pope Co.Ltd. Eldridge Pope was a traditional brewery situated in Dorchester, opening in 1881 before ceasing trading in 2003. 25mm badge with half moon fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Philips, Aldershot '. Good, used condition with some very light marks, abrasions etc.
Elstow Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge ' EOF - Front Line Duty ' with pinback fitting to reverse. This badge is believed to be worn by members of staff of Elstow Ordnance Factory in Bedfordshire, ROF 16, which was engaged in shell filling under the management of J.Lyons of cornerhouse fame. Numbered and maker marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, used condition.
Embroidered Civil Defence armband. Standard pattern Civil Defence\' armlet \' as issued from 1940. This example is the less common embroidered pattern as opposed to the more commonly encountered screen printed examples. Good, used condition.
Embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles. Matching pair of used Home Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered titles in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. This type of title was commonly worn by Kent units.
Emergency First Aid for Air Raid Casualties booklet. C1942, 52pgs ' Emergency Street First for Air Raid Casulaties ' by Rufus Harris. Featuring an attractive cover showing the various pennants that would be shown by the services at an incident, the text is written in the light of experience ( the writer was the commandant of the Exeter First Aid Services ) and features numerous diagrams and sketches. Good, clean condition with light marking to covers etc.
Emergency Food Officer lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for a Ministry of Food \'Emergency Food Officer\'. with the details of H.W.Miller, B\'ham to the reverse half-moon lapel fitting. Gilt is bright with minor surface abrasions. EFOs were largely administrative staff brought in to restore food supplies where disruption had been caused by air raid damage.
Emergency Hospital Scheme Stretcher Bearer lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a stretcher bearer in the Emergency Hospital Scheme. The EHS was in an essence an early form of nationalisation of the hospital system undertaken to deal with the expected large number of air raid casualties. Anticipating an equally large demand for staff such as stretcher bearers, volunteers, largely men were enrolled and late in 1940 were authorised to the wear this badge . This example in excellent condition with horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with the manufacturer marks for H.W Millers.
Emergency Hospital Scheme Stretcher Bearer. White metal and enamel for a volunteer stretcher bearer recruited in the Emergency Hospital Scheme. Anticipating a need for increased numbers of stretcher bearers, hospitals were given permission to recruit volunteers. Sanctioned in April 1940, volunteers were issued with overalls and a year later badges and numbered 25,000 by the end of the War. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' H.W.M.' indicating manufacturer by Millers. Good, used condition.
Emergency Medical Services Armband. Screen printed \' EMS \' on cotton armband. For use by members of the Emergency Medical Services. Popper fixing to the reverse, in good overall condition, slightly grubby from use.
Emergency Ration Card R.B.7 1940 issue Emergency Ration Card R.B.7. Designed to provide coupons sufficient for a weeks rations for one person they were issued where ration books were lost or destroyed or for periods where normal ration books were not to be used. This example issued to a Birmingham address and has some clipped and cancelled coupons and is in good, used condition. Uncommon.
Emergency Ration Card R.B.7A. 19401 issue Emergency Ration Card R.B.7.A. Designed to provide coupons sufficient for a weeks rations for one person they were issued where ration books were lost or destroyed or for periods where normal ration books were not to be used. This example unissued and in good, condition. Uncommon.
Emergency Relief Organisation Armband. Printed cotton armband for the Emergency Relief Organisation. The ERO was the name for most of the post-raid services including rest centres and air raid welfare in Scotland. From December 1940 the various post-raid organisations were brought under the ERO banner and insignia was issued. In good overall condition. Scarce.
Emergency Relief Organisation badge. Celluloid and tin pinback badge for the Emergency Relief Organisation. This was the name for most of the post-raid services including rest centres and air raid welfare in Scotland. From December 1940 the various post-raid organisations were brought under the ERO banner and badges issued. In good overall condition with some fading.
Emergency Relief Organisation Leaflet. 1942 Emergency Relief Organisation leaflet - A service for the care of the homeless.The ERO covered most of the post-raid services including rest centres and air raid welfare in Scotland. From December 1940 the various post-raid organisations were brought under the ERO banner. Uncommon title in good, used condition.
Emergency Road Repairs armband. Screen printed, cotton, Emergency Road Repairs armband. This armband was worn by road repair gangs going in to bomb damaged areas in the immediate aftermath of raids to make repairs to damaged roads.
Emergency Street First Aid for Air Raid Casualties. 1942 ' Emergency Street First Aid for Air Raid Casualties.' by Rufus Harris. 52pgs - a handbook of Civil Defence first aid with numerous diagrams and sketches. Features a bright cover displaying all of the identifying pennants to be found at the scene of an incident. Good, used condition with some creasing and light marking.
EMS Stretcher Bearer shoulder title. Emergency Medical Service - volunteer hospital stretcher bearer\'s shoulder title. Printed title, blue on khaki these titles were intended for wear on a specially issued khaki boiler suit. This example is in mint condition with one small pin hole to one side.
Enamel A.R.P. Warden Sign. 90mm x 125mm enamelled sign for an A.R.P. Warden typically used on a gate or door to identify the presence of a warden. Typical of the proliferation of products available early in the War. Good, used condition with a little minor damage to mounting hole with minor corrosion to reverse.
Enamel ARP Wardens' Post Sign. 23 x 23cm approx. enamel sign for an A.R.P. Wardens' Post. Areas of damage and chipping to the sides but wording intact. Enamel signs are increasingly difficult to obtain. Priced to accommodate the damage.
Enamel Cleansing Depot Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel Cleansing Depot sign. The cleansing depots were linked to the decontamination sevices and tended to be responsible for the decontamination of vehicles and equipment . Single sided sign with areas of enamel loss and damage. However, all areas of enamel loss have been treated and blackened and the sign looks very presentable. Currently very sought after but priced to accommodate condition.
Enamel First Aid Post Sign. 61cms x 31cms approx, double-sided, enamel F.A.P. First Aid Post sign. Good, overall condition with the usual nibbles to the enamel to the edges and other minor damage. A green rust proofing compound appears to have been applied to the nibbles and dings which appears to be removable, otherwise a good, presentable example.
Enamel Shelter Sign. Enamel ' Shelter S Here ' sign. Single-sided, originally 55 x 30cms approx but now bottom edge has approx. 4cms missing due to corrosion. Missing enamel around the locating holes but otherwise in good condition. Priced accordingly to reflect the damage, a cheaper example to the increasing scarce and expensive option of obtaining a better example. Heavy item.
Enamel Shelter Sign. Superb example of an early War Public Shelter sign. Measuring 60cms x 30cms approx. and in striking black and yellow enamel this example was made by ' Chromo ' Wolverhampton. The Chromographic Enamel Company, Ltd., Dudley Road, Wolverhampton was a large producer of vitreous enamel products that specialised in signs, they ceased trading in the 1960's. In excellent condition with some very minor chips this would be hard to better. Heavy item - over 2kgs
Enamel Shelter Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel shelter sign. A common sight in most towns and cities during the War pointing the way to the nearest shelter. This example displays manufacturer's details to bottom right ' R & A Mann Ltd. ' and is in generally good condition with the usual enamel loss around fixing holes and one sizeable loss to bottom l/h side. However, all areas of enamel loss have been blackened and the sign looks very presentable. Currently very sought after and priced to accommodate condition.
Enamel Shelter Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. single sided, steel and enamel shelter sign. A common sight in most towns and cities during the War pointing the way to the nearest shelter. This example is in generally good condition with the usual enamel loss around fixing holes with some marking but the sign looks very presentable. Difficult to source.
Enamel Shelter/Shelter Full Sign. 25 x 20cms approx. double sided Shelter sign. One side ' Shelter For Persons ' the other ' Shelter Full ' with two holes to the corners for hanging. In generally good/ excellent condition with minor nibbling to edges and ghosting to one side showing previous levels of shelter occupancy ( 30 ). Uncommon early War sign.
Enemy Uniforms at a Glance. 8pg, gatefold leaflet ' Enemy Uniforms at a Glance ' a " Spot at Sight " Chart issued by the Ministry of Information. Opening with sketches of a German Parachutist and including a German soldier, airman and sailor with salient recognition points identified. Issued at the same time as full colour posters with similar images at the height of the invasion scare in 1940. Good, used condition with light creasing, marking etc. An increasingly difficult to obtain leaflet.
Enemy Uniforms Poster. Poster ' Spot at Sight Chart No.1 Enemy Uniforms ' - ' German Parachutist - German Soldier ' . 35 x 25cms printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd. Iconic image produced in 1940 as the threat of invasion grew. In overall good condition with creasing and minor tears, has been folded. However, there is a larger ( now repaired ) tear at the bottom of the poster, this would be an expensive poster but is priced to accommodate this.
Enfield Battalion Home Guard insignia set. A full set of shoulder and battalion titles for the 30th Middlesex, Enfield Battalion, Home Guard. Screened printed shoulder titles with a set of battalion titles displaying different shades to the area and number designations, typical of that seen amongst Middlesex units. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Engineering & Architectural Study of Air Raid shelters by Ove Arup. 1st 1939 \' Design, Cost, Construction, and Relative Safety of Trench, Surface, Bomb-Proof and other Air-Raid Shelters \' by Ove N.Arup. Landscape format study authored by the acclaimed architectural engineer Ove Arup featuring designs, plans and scientific studies of the performance of bombs against different surfaces. Good, clean condition with light marking to boards. Scarce.
England Expects Card Game. An excellent example of the naval card game ' England Expects '. Full colour cards complete with rules leaflet feature in this early War period game. Above average example.
England\'s Glory Matches Trade Pack. A trade or multi-pack of England's Glory matches. Containing 24 individual boxes of matches overwrapped with a paper wrapper with various slogans printed to the faces including ' War Emergency - our wrapper gift scheme is now discontinued ' and ' support home industries ' . Some loss to wrapper but otherwise in good N.O.S. condition. UK ONLY.
English Electric ARP badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for the English Electric Company. English Electric were involved in the production of a large array of weapons and other contributions to wartime production. Badge with half moon lapel fitting and maker marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham and numbered to reverse. In good, clean condition.
ENSA lapel badge. Bronzed lapel badge for the Entertainments National Service Association or ENSA , an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War II. ENSA operated as part of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes. Scarce example with half moon lapel fitting in good condition with polished highlights.
ENSA shoulder title. Uncommon embroidered wool ENSA shoulder title. This title was worn by members of the Entertainments National Service Association when in uniform or by permanently uniformed members of staff. Although unissued there are two small areas of mothing.
ENSA Shoulder Title. Shoulder title for the Entertainments National Service Association or ENSA , an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War II. ENSA operated as part of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes. This title was worn by full time uniformed officials and artists when in uniform.
Essential Food National Service Badge. Attractive, chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Goodwin's Extra Self Raising Flour National Service marked ' Essential food '. Numbered to the reverse, manufactured by Thomas Fattorini, B'ham. Some minor enamel damage, grazes etc. National Service badges for food production are uncommon.
Essex ARP ' warrant ' card. 1939 ' Warrant ' card showing the appointment of Mrs Elsie Bailey as a warden for the County of Essex. Initially using a Romford address subsequently being replaced with a Chigwell Heath address. In used condition with some marking and staining to outer boards, contents clean and legible.
Essex Home Guard Battledress. '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 4th Essex ( Romford ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' ESX4 ' shoulder insignia . Large size 13 BD to fit for 5ft 11" to 6ft with worn, label indicating manufacture by Dunlop Rubber Co.Ltd with 1942 WD inspection stamp. Sergeant's rank stripes with embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms and printed War service chevron to same arm indicating four years of service. Red wound stripe to left arm and WW1 medal ribbons to left breast. Good, used condition, slightly grubby interior and with a smattering of small moth holes-2mm max. For a county that had a large number of battalions, uniform survivors are uncommon.
Essex Home Guard Greatcoat. British Army WW2 khaki greatcoat, standard other ranks type, 1940 dated, Size 4, bearing the insignia of a lieutenant of the 4th Essex ( Romford ) Battalion Home Guard. Gilt rank pips to both shoulder straps with printed ' ESX4 ' and ' Home Guard ' insignia to both arms. Indistinct manufacturer's label to the partially lined interior but date and size evident. Good, clean condition with some very minor moth damage. Heavy item.
Essex Home Guard Tunic. '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 2nd Essex ( Maldon ) Battalion Home Guard. Featuring a heavily worn manufacturer's label dated March 1941 possibly a size 12 - Chest 38ins - 39ins. Features Lieutenant rank insignia and printed Home Guard shoulder titles and ESX 2 area designations with WW1 Trio ribbon bar to left breast. What is particularly appealing about this tunic is the fob whistle to one pocket and the pocket contents - the old soldier's perennial, toilet paper and a pencil, left in the pockets from the day it was last hung up. Excellent, used condition with a small number of very small moth nips.
Essex Police War Reserve Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for members of the Essex Police War Reserve. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked \' J.R.Gaunt \'. Excellent, bright used condition.
Essex Troops Comforts Knitters Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for a member of the Essex Troops Comforts Knitters, Romford Branch. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. In good, bright condition with a very small enamel flake at 9 O'clock. Uncommon.
Evacuation Certificate. Official certificate given in recognition of taking in evacuees. 17 x 27cm illuminated certificate with facsimilie signature of Queen Elizabeth contained in it\'s original crested envelope made out to a Welwyn Garden City address and then redirected to Harrow In good, clean condition with marking to envelope.
Evacuation Holiday Notice. 1941 Ministry of Health flyer advising parents not to bring their children back to ' danger areas ' during the Easter holidays. Pin marks to one corner, otherwise clean. POSTFREE within UK
Evacuation Hostel lapel badge - Scotland. Chromed white metal and enamel pinback badge worn by the staff of the Evacuation Hostels Scotland. The hostels were conceived as part of the Government's 1939 evacuation scheme as a means of removing pregnant women away from danger prior to admission to maternity hospitals. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers). In good, used condition. Uncommon.
Evacuation Leaflet - Southampton. 1939 ' The Government Evacuation Scheme and How it Affects Southampton '. 6pg aide memoire trying to answer all the questions arising from the Evacuation Scheme from lists of clothing, gas masks, pets, luggage and transport. Includes locations of local Southampton assembly points, information points etc. Good, used condition, has been folded, replaced staple and marking to rear cover. Uncommon.
Evacuation Leaflet. 1939 3pg leaflet entitled ' Transfer of Population in Time of War - What the Householder is asked to do '. Published by the Min. of Health the leaflet outlines the Government's plans for the evacuation of schoolchildren from Britain's cities in the event of air attack. Good used condition with some creasing and light marking.
Evacuation notice. Small 1941 flyer to parents of evacuated children, urging them not to bring their children back into the cities and other ' danger areas '. Issued in April 1941 and in excellent, clean condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK.
Evacuation Officer Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel pinback lapel badge for an Evacuation Officer for an as yet unidentified district council. Probably worn by a designated organiser of an area's evacuation efforts. Excellent, bright condition and uncommon.
Evacuation Window Card. 8cm x 9.5cm card for display in windows showing involvement in the government evacuation sheme. It was primarily designed for display in the windows of houses taking evacuees or involved in the administration of the scheme. The image was designed by the well known designer Abraham Games. Good, used condition with light marking but not mounted onto card.
Evacuee billeting expense receipt. A receipt issued by the City of Hull for the recovery of the cost of billeting school children under the Government Evacuation scheme. Good, used condition with some folds and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Evesham & Dist. Warship Week Badge. 35mm tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Evesham & District Warship Week Oct.25-1st Nov. 1941. In good, used condition with minor foxing.
Exchanged Ration Coupons returned envelope. Pre-printed envelope issued by the Irthlingborough Industrial and Provident Co-op for the return of ration coupons after removal from ration books. Individual sections identifying coupon groups, heavy workers, soldiers, children etc. In good condition with minor marks. POSTFREE within UK
Exeter Cathedral - 1942 and After. 1947 ' Exeter Cathedral - 1942 and After '. 58pgs outlining the effects of the Baedekker raids of April and May 1942 including illustrations of the damage. Also includes the ARP arrangements adopted earlier in the War. Good, used condition.
Exeter CD Housewives service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Exeter Civil Defence Housewives Service. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini,Birmingham ' and numbered to the reverse. The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. In good, used condition with light surface abrasion.
Exeter CD Housewives service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Exeter Civil Defence Housewives Service. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini,Birmingham ' and numbered to the reverse. The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. In good, used condition.
Extracts From Army Training Memo....for the Home Guard. 1942 ' Extracts From Army Training Memorandum No.42 - Issued for the information of all Officers of the Home Guard '. 41pgs of information from training exercises to conservation of ammunition. Much of the advice is endorsed by examples from experience. Good, used condition with some minor foxing, lightly stamped by the 54th Essex Battalion HG, punched for filing.
Factory ARP Booklet - Leicester. Generic ARP booklet which covers various aspects of ARP, first aid, gas and respirators. Has, in this case incomplete, areas for ownership details etc. These booklets are found with various company details to the cover in this case ' Mellor Bromley & Co.Ltd., Minotaur Works, Leicester. Good, used condition with minor marking.
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.
Factory ARP Lapel Badge. 20mm chrome and enamel lapel badge for a now identified( thank you Stuart ) factory , Heavy Duty Alloys Ltd . Featuring a Deco style design with a half moon lapel fitting to reverse manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions.
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.
Factory First Aid Helmet. 1940 dated Mk2/3 helmet for use by an unidentified factory ( R.G.B. ) First Aid personnel. Grey painted shell with stencilled designation to the front, dated and manufacturer marked to rim. Fitted with a size 7 MkII liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Good, used condition with some light corrosion to rim with a slightly dusty interior.
Factory Helmet - RIS MkII helmet worn by a member of Civil Defence teams of an unidentified company ' RIS '.1940 dated helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a 1940 dated, size 6 3/4 MkII liner by the Teddy Toy Company. ' RIS ' prominently spray stencilled to the front of the helmet with 85% of the original paintwork intact. Good example of a factory helmet.
Factory Service ARP badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge featuring a generic design with the scroll ' Factory Service '. Manufacturer marked ' Miller, B'ham ' and numbered to reverse. Bright, clean condition. Uncommon variation, see item 10139.
Factory Service ARP badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge featuring a generic design with the scroll ' Factory Service '. Manufacturer marked ' Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. with half-moon lapel fixing. Good, clean condition with light rubbing to gilt with some surface abrasions.
Facts about British Railways in Wartime. 1943 ' Facts about British Railways in Wartime ' issued by the British Railways Press Office. Very much in the style of the popular H.M.S.O. factual series, this 64pg booklet outlines the working the organisation of all of the main railway operating companies during the war. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs. Good, used condition, some marking etc.
Fairey Aviation ARP Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Fairey Aviation ARP organisation. Half moon, lapel fitting with manufacturer's details for Thos Fattorini, B'ham to reverse. Based in Hayes in Middlesex and Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Lancashire. Notable for the design of a number of important military aircraft, including the Fairey III family, the Swordfish and Firefly, , it had a strong presence in the supply of naval aircraft, and also built bombers for the RAF. Good, used condition with light rubbing to surface. Uncommon
Fairey Aviation ARP lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by members of the ARP organisation of Fairey Aviation Co.Ltd. Best known for its design and building of theFairey Swordfish torpedo bomber, Fairey had centres in Hayes in Middlesex, Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Cheshire. Half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse and manufacturer marked by \' Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham \'. Good, used condition with undamaged enamel but with minor surface abrasions.
Fairey Aviation Factory Service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by workers of Fairey Aviation Co.Ltd. at their Hayes factory. Featuring a stylistic design this pin back badge features the maker\'s details \' Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham \'. Fattorini were the principle suppliers of these identity badges and were the first to suggest this system of identification of war workers. Excellent, bright condition.
Fall in, the Fire Parties ! Leaflet. C 1941, double sided leaflet issued by the Min.of Home Security urging ' householders, businessmen, shopkeepers and employers ' to join or organise fire parties. Ends with the exhortation ' Fall in, the Fire Parties ! ' Good, clean condition with minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Farewell of the 20th Sussex Bn. Home Guard. Dec 1944 ' Farewell of the 20th ( Hailsham ) Sussex Battalion Home Guard. 14pgs with a brief review of the unit and a large number of photographs of identified personalities , maps and activities. Good, used condition.
February 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 5, No.11 January 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Care of Farm Animals. Slightly tired copy with rusted staples.
Feeding the People in War-Time. 1st Ed. ' Feeding the People in War-Time ' by Sir John Orr & David Lubbock. 88pg study of the problem of ensuring the effective supply of food with discussions from dietary requirements to agricultural policy. Good, used condition with slightly grubby boards.
Fellowship of the Bellows Lapel Badges. A bit of a departure, but an interesting variation to wartime fund raising. This small collection of lapel badges were produced by the Fellowships of the Bellows was a fundraising organisation active in Latin America, initially Argentina but spreading to the rest of South America during WW2 aimed at raising money to purchase aircraft for the Royal Air Force. Its name, organisation and rituals parodied masonic-like fraternities with the badges indicating the level of contribution with ranks from ' puffs ' to ' hurricane '. Further successful contributions allowed wings to be added indicating entrance to the Order of the Bellows. A very successful fund raising campaign resulted in the creation of Squadron 193, the ' Brazilian Squadron ' and later a Mosquito squadron was formed, 692 Sqn. This grouping of badges includes the insignia for the highest member of the Order. Uncommon and an interesting adjunct to the Home Front.
Ferranti ARP Warden Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back badge for an ARP Warden employed by Ferranti. This well known company was a major supplier of electronics, fuzes, valves and was heavily involved in the early development of radar. Good, used condition with a small area of chrome loss. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse.
Ferranti ARP Warden lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for an ARP Warden of the Ferranti company. During World War II, Ferranti became a major supplier of electronics, fuzes, valves, and was, through development of the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, heavily involved in the early development of radar in the United Kingdom. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer's markings for Thos. Fatttorini, B'ham. In excellent, bright condition.
Fieldcraft and Stealth manual. One of the Gale & Polden Training Series this 1943ed. by Lt.Col N.A.D.Armstrong uses 58pgs to illustrate the methods of tactical movement using fieldcraft. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and b/w photographs featuring HG personnel this example in good lightly used condition with some very light marking to covers.
Fieldcraft for the Home Guard. 1940ed. ' Fieldcraft for the Home Guard - for Snipers, Observers and Scouts '. 116pg booklet, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams dealing with all aspects of fieldcraft with a strong emphasis on the work of the sniper and his equipment . Good, used condition with grubby covers and some minor damage to two pages. Scarce.
Fieldings Hitler Ashtray. Ashtray produced by Fieldings of Crown Devon fame featuring a figure of Hitler ensnared in a spider's web with the wording ' Caught in the Allies Web...Drop your Ashes on Old Nasty '. Produced in a similar style to the ' Hitler Po's ' but infinitely more uncommon. In excellent, clean and undamaged condition.
Fighter Controller. Another commercial publication in the \'Bernards\' series \' Fighter Controller \' by S/Ldr. J.D.V.Holmes. 70pgs, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings giving a fictional account of the work of a fighter controller. C1943. Good, used condition with creasing to card cover.
Fighting Fires in Crops - Ministry Leaflet. 1941 Ministry of Home Security 4 page leaflet ' Fighting Fires in Crops - This is how you do it . ' This uncommonly encountered leaflet suggests how to organise beaters and the construction of implements including diagrams and illustrations . Good, used condition, has been folded with some chipping. Scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Fighting Fires in Crops Leaflet. 1941 leaflet produced by the Ministry of Home Security entitled ' Fighting Fires in Crops '. Increasingly aware of the importance of crops and their vulnerability from incendiary attack the Ministry produced this illustrated leaflet. Good, clean condition, has been folded.
Fighting Forces Handbook. C1940 \' Fighting Forces Handbook \' by Arthur Holmes. One of those naive and hugely optimistic title, recommended for all services including the Home Guard and Civil Defences typical of the early war period. Covers subjects from incendiary bombs to building catapults via map reading, morse, international military ranks and aircraft recognition based on some dubious drawings which appear to have been executed by a child ! Good, used condition with some light marking.
Fighting Patrol Tactics. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series with their bold stylised covers, ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of the fighting patrol including attacking parachutists ! The 24pg booklet is illustrated with colour diagrams throughout. In good overall condition with some minor marking to covers and slight rusting to staples.
Fighting Patrol Training. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of fighting patrol training offering a number of exercises and advice. The 20pg booklet is illustrated with colour diagrams throughout. In good overall condition with some very minor marking to covers, period annotations and some rusting of staples.
Finsbury Respirator Inspection Forms. Respirator inspection forms issued by the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. Uncompleted and in good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Finsbury Warden\'s Civil Defence Tunic. 1943 ' Blouses A.R.P.57A ' CD. General & N.F.S. ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 3 - 5ft 4ins and under, Chest 37ins to 40ins and 35-38ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Manclark & Son with WD inspection marks to interior indicating manufacture in 1943. This example carries ' Warden ' titles to both shoulders with a Finsbury area title surmounted by a CD breast badge. Good, used condition with some very minor moth damage to right arm and rear left shoulder, missing top button.
Fire Axe and cloth carrier. Chromed fire Axe contained in a scarce light canvas carrier. These carriers are often associated with the AFS and Fire Guard and copies abound. This original example has rust stains and a full length shoulder strap which has some light damage. Axe is ownership marked to the handle \' Hill \'.
Fire Brigade A.R.P. lapel badge Brass and enamel ' Fire Brigade A.R.P.' lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, Bradford Works, B'ham '. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel
Fire Brigade Armband. Printed cotton armband for a member of the Fire Brigade. Good, clean condition.
Fire Force 10 NFS helmet. 1941 dated MkII raw edged helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 MkII liner by the same manufacturer. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.10 Fire Force. No.10 Fire Force covered Louth and surrounding Lincolnshire area including Grimsby. Helmet in good, used condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner, usual scuffs and marks from use, owner's number marked to chinstrap.
Fire Force 13-Norfolk NFS helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by RO & CO: Rubery Owen & Co Ltd of Leeds with a size 7 MkI, 1939 dated liner by J Compton Sons and Webb. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.13 Fire Force. No.13 Fire Force covered Norwich and surrounding area of Norfolk .Helmet in excellent, clean condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner and owner's number and probably watch number painted to rim. There is however, a loss of paint to crown and one side where a corrosive liquid has been spilt.
Fire Force 2 Leading Fireman\'s NFS helmet. Early, 1938 dated MkII helmet for a Leading Fireman in 2 Fire Force Area based in the Durham area. Helmet in good used condition with red band denoting rank and NFS and area transfers with some wear. Size 7, 1938 dated MkI liner by Vero with man\'s name \' Selvey \' scratched onto rim and his number painted on liner. Interior grubby, exterior with scratches and scrapes commensurate with use. Good example.
Fire Force 2 NFS helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by Joseph Sankey & Sons with a size 7 MkII, 194? dated liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.2 Fire Force. No.2 Fire Force covered Middlesborough and surrounding area. Helmet in excellent, clean condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner.
Fire Force 23 NFS Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by unknown manufacturers \' HFH \' with a size 7 MkI, 1939 dated liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.23 Fire Force. No.23 Fire Force covered the The area of Worcester and surrounding area.Helmet in excellent, used condition with manufacturer\'s markings stamped to rim and to liner with the usual abrasions to the crown and a missing interior pad.
Fire Force 24 NFS Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 MkI, 1938 dated liner by Vero. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.24 Fire Force. No.24 Fire Force covered the City of Birmingham and the surrounding metropolitan area. Helmet in excellent, used condition with manufacturer's markings faintly stamped to rim and to liner with some abrasions to the crown and dusty interior.
Fire Force 4 NFS helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by Joseph Sankey & Sons with a size 7 MkII, 1939 dated liner by Helmets Ltd. This example is badged for a member of NFS No.4 Fire Force. No.4 Fire Force covered Leeds and surrounding area. Helmet in excellent, used condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner.
Fire Force 6-Hessle NFS helmet. Mild steel, MKII No.2B steel helmet for use by a member of Fire 6 Hessle with it's HQ at Leeds. The helmet has a rough, factory applied khaki finish with the standard water slide transfers to the front. This finish has made the manufacturer's marks a little difficult to decipher but they are present to the rim. The liner is a standard MkII size 6 3/4. The helmet is in above average condition with one bruise near the crown and some light corrosion bleed.
Fire Force 7 NFS helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 MkI, 1939 dated liner by the same manufacturer. This example badges for a member of NFS No.7 Fire Force. No.7 Fire Force covered Derbyshire and the surrounding area with it's headquarters in Derby. Helmet in excellent, clean condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner with identity number painted to interior rim. A good untouched, above average example.
Fire Force 9 NFS helmet. 1941 dated MKII/ 3 NFS helmet marked for No.9 Fire Force. No.9 had it\'s headquarters in Leicester and covered Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.Helmet manufacturer marked, JS&S for Joseph Sankey of Bilston with a 1941 dated, size 7, MKII liner. Some paint loss to top of helmet with good ,clear undamaged decals. Individual number both painted and scratched onto the rim with minor corrosion.
Fire Guard Area Officer Shoulder title. Embroidered Fire Guard Area Officer shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for one of the higher ranks in the Fire Guard, in unissued condition. Uncommon.
Fire Guard beret badge. Embroidered, white on dark blue wool, unofficial Fire Guard badge for the CD beret. No official FG headwear badge exsisted after the 1943 reorganisation but demand was satisfied from commercial sources who based their design on the exsisting CD beret badge. In good, clean condition, probably unissued with some glue residue to reverse. Uncommon.
Fire Guard Grouping - Ashford, Kent. Small group of paperwork concerning a Fire Guard living in Ashford in Kent. Includes the less common, extended identity card given to CD, HG etc members and three notes on headed Ashford CD notepaper concerning Fire Guard manning issues. Good, used condition some minor marking, creasing etc.
Fire Guard helmet. Firewatcher\'s pattern helmet, introduced from 1941 to provide an alternative to the standard MkII which did not consume so much high grade steel which was required for ballistically proof helmets. On widespread issue to second line Civil Defence services but primarily issued to firewatchers and the Fire Guard. Manufactured marked AMC and dated 1941 to both shell and liner. Although a common pattern, this example unusual for featuring a \'Fire Guard\' decal to the front and a painted ownership to the interior \'Whitehall & Hillmorton Rd Sector\'. In good overall condition with minor spots of corrosion and a 15% approx. loss of the decal.
Fire Guard Instructor's Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back badge by Gaunt of London for wear by Fire Guard Instructors who had been trained at a national level. The F.G.I.C. indicate ' Fire Guard Instructors Course '. Excellent, clean condition and scarcer than it's partner authorised for local fire guard instructors.
Fire Guard Instructor\'s Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back badge by Gaunt of London for wear by Fire Guard Instructors who had been trained at a local level. The L. F.G.I. indicate ' Local Fire Guard Instructors ' course '. good, used condition with patinated reverse and an enamel flaw with the ' R ' of instructor.
Fire Guard Leaflet - Disposal of the Filling of Phosphorus.....bombs. 1944 Fire Guard leaflet F.G. No.20 ' Detection and Disposal of the Filling of Phosphorus-Oil-Rubber Bombs '. Two page leaflet dealing with the aftermath of unexploded incendiary devices. Minor creasing.
Fire Guard Metal Sector Point Plate - Cambridge. Hand painted Fire Guard metal Sector Point plate with sector point identification to the front and a printed form glued to reverse showing requirements for an incident . These tags were probably used by the sector control point to manage an incident. Sector Point A252 was located at 71 Montague Road, Cambridge. Good clean condition.
Fire Guard MKII Helmet with Eye Shield. Standard MkII helmet with a 1939 dated, size 7 liner by Briggs Motor Bodies with attached eye shield/face guard. Face guard is held in place by two long springs clamped to the side of the helmet by two brackets which also allows the guard to be lifted and retained to the rear of the helmet. The shield has six countered slots backed by mesh to allow for a large as field of vision as possible but fully protecting the eyes. These guards were intended for use by Fire Guards or ARP personnel who were dealing with incendiaries where protection from thermite spitting and glare were advantageous. Both helmet and shield in good/excellent condition with some light splashes of paint to shield. Uncommon item.
Fire Guard Paperwork - Oxford. Small grouping of paperwork relating to the exemption from Fire Guard duties of a resident who lived initially in Coventry and latterly in Oxford. Letters and forms relate to ongoing exemption in 1942 and 1943. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Fire Guard Printed Shoulder Title. Scarce printed \' F G \' Fire Guard shoulder title. Used where the FG service remained linked to the Wardens service and worn beneath a Warden title. Clean and unissued condition and surprisingly uncommon.
Fire Guard Sector Captain Shoulder Title. Printed Fire Guard Sector Captain shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for the lowest uniformed rank in the Fire Guard, cut to shape showing signs of having been removed from a uniform. Good used condition.
Fire Guard Sector Captain\'s Helmet - Yeovil. A 1941 dated example of the Fire Watcher's or Zuckerman pattern Civilian Protective helmet marked for a Fire Guard with the rank of Sector Captain. Medium size shell, manufacturer marked ' JSS ' for Joseph Sankey & Sons, Birmingham dated 1941 fitted with a size 7 liner held by it's original bootlace suspension with a sprung canvas chinstrap. Leather headband with owner's details inked to one side - ' Mrs K Chapman Deputy Sector Captain 119 Yeovil ' In good, used condition.
Fire Guard Shoulder Title. Embroidered Fire Guard Sector Captain shoulder title. Pre 1943 rank insignia for the lowest uniformed rank in the Fire Guard and in unused condition.
Fire Guard Shoulder Title. Embroidered Fire Guard Sector Captain shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia for the lowest uniformed rank in the Fire Guard and in unused condition.
Fire Guard Shoulder Title. Embroidered Fire Guard shoulder title. Post 1943 rank insignia when the Fire Guard became a stand alone organisation. Uncommon.
Fire Guard shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in excellent, unissued condition. POSTFREE within UK
Fire Guard shoulder titles. Wartime pair of round ended Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in excellent, unissued condition.
Fire Guard Street Party Leader\'s Helmet. A 1941 dated example of the Fire Watcher's or Zuckerman pattern Civilian Protective helmet marked for a Fire Guard with the rank of Street Party or Block Leader. Large size shell manufacturer marked ' MPB ' and dated 4-41 fitted with a size 7 liner manufactured by JRS is held by it's original bootlace suspension with a sprung canvas chinstrap. In good, clean condition.
Fire Guard Warrant Card - Portsmouth. Single-sided, card warrant for the City of Portsmouth Fire Guard. Named to a woman, it granted the holder the powers of entry to properties for extinguishing fires, protection of property, or the rescue of persons. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Fire Guard/Fire Watcher\'s Helmet. MkII helmet probably for a Fire Guard from the early war period when it was linked with the Fire Service. Black painted with red ' F '. Manufacturer's code stamped to rim and fitted with a 1939 MkII, Size 7 liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Small area of scratched paintwork to inner rim probably where previous owner's details have been removed.
Fire Guard\'s Pocket Chart Double-sided, fold out aide memoire for the Fire Guard. Covering all aspects of the Fire Guard's role in brief from stirrup pumps to explosive incendiaries. Illustrated throughout. Heavily used but in good condition with some staining and wear to folds. Unusual but priced to allow for condition.
Fire over London. \' Fire over London - The story of the London Fire Service 1940-41 \'.32pg booklet published by the London County Council in 1941 describing the Fire services role in defeating the big fire raids of 1940/41.Very much in the style of the HMSO series of wartime histories this example in excellent clean condition.
Fire Protection & ARP Year book 1941-42. Useful reference, the \' Fire Protection & ARP Year Book 1941-42 \' provides a wide array of important information. Listing all home fire brigades with their equipment from appliances to the footage of hose available. The book lists ARP officers, principle fire officers, manufacturers of ARP and Fire equipment, publications and includes information from the Salvage Corps to the Civil Nursing Reserve. Good, used condition.
Fire Service Memories - Sir Aylmer Firebrace. 1st ed.1949 ' Fire Service Memories ' Sir Aylmer Firebrace. The author was Chief of the Fire Staff and the Inspector-in-Chief of Fire Services 1941-1947, and whilst some of this book deals with his early career, it is particularly strong with his coverage of the War years. 299pgs with 70 b/w illustrations, good overall condition with repaired and protected d/w.
Fire Watcher lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used condition with some very minor rubbing.
Fire Watcher lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used, bright, condition with light abrasions.
Fire Watcher lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used, bright, condition.
Fire Watcher Street Party Lapel badge. 25mm gilt and enamel lapel badge for a member of a street party of fire watchers. Fire watchers organised themselves into parties or groups to cover specific areas or buildings. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and in good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions. Uncommon.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge Brass and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with undamaged enamel and bright gilt finish, excellent condition.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Silver gilt and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/business premises. Superceded in 1941 by the Fire Guard. Badge in good, used, bright, condition with light marking.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Brass and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Lapel fitting to reverse with undamaged enamel with some minor wear to highpoints, excellent condition.
Fire Watcher's lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Fire Watcher's lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting. Featuring a gilt phoenix ( Fire Guard symbol ) rising from a sea of flames. Good, used condition with some very minor rubbing to high points.
Fire Watcher\'s lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Fire Watcher\'s lapel badge. Lapel fitting to reverse with undamaged enamel with some minor wear to highpoints, excellent condition.
Fire-Bomb Fighting Manual. 1941 1st ed. ' Fire-Bomb Fighting ' by G.W.Underdown. 15pgs dealing with the specific threat by the incendiary bomb illustrated with sketches and b/w photographs. One of a plethora of privately published leaflets produced on ARP topics, striking cover. Good, used condition with some staple bleed and light marking. Uncommon.
Fireman Armband. Heavy cotton armband with printed \' Fireman \' title. Armband secured by four heavy duty cotton ties. This armband was typical of a series produced early in the war before standardisation and nationalisation of the Civil Defence services. Further examples in the series are shown in the third image.
Firestone publicity brochure. 32pg, card covered brochure showing the role of Firestone products during the War. Firestone produced tyres and other rubber products and this booklet with it's pictorial covers featuring Churchill on the beaches in Normandy covers all aspects of the War and the Home Front. In good, clean condition with minor creases and tears to covers.
Firewatcher\'s Armband. Unusual armband for a Fire watcher. Card-backed celluloid disc with ' F.W. ' printed directly to the surface in the manner of an oversize badge. Elastic retainer to reverse for wear on the arm. 75mm.
Firex Grenade Fire Extinguisher. Boxed Firex Grenade fire extinguisher. Fire Grenades were filled with carbon tetrachloride, which at room temperature is a liquid but when heated to about 76C becomes a gas. The gaseous carbon tetrachloride has a higher density than air so it sinks and helps smother the flames. This example complete with it's box and incendiary bomb warning tag is in good condition with it's CTC filling now removed. Packaging fragile with various rips and tears etc.
First Aid at the Incident manual. 1944ed 128pgs ' First Aid at the Incident ' by E.K.Macdonald published by the City of Leicester Civil Defence Committee. Covers a number of subjects from control at the incident, mustard gas and maternity in air raids. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. Good, used condition, clean contents, creased board cover.
First Aid at the Incident manual. 1943ed 128pgs \' First Aid at the Incident \' by E.K.Macdonald published by the City of Leicester Civil Defence Committee. Covers a number of subjects from control at the incident, mustard gas and maternity in air raids. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches. Excellent, used condition, with slight rubbing to boards.
First Aid for Fighting Men. 1943, double -sided aide mémoire ' First Aid for Fighting Men .' With a specific note for issue to the Home Guard, covers all aspects of immediate treatment of wounds with the caveat ' wounds can look frightful ' ! Good, clean, used condition with pencil name to front cover. POSTFREE within UK
First Aid in Accidents & Air Raids. 1939ed. \' The Pocket Book of First Aid in Accidents & Air Raids ( including chemical warfare ). \' 92pgs covering all aspects of first aid with specialist chapters covering gas warfare, poison, wounds and a seperate inclusion on chemical warfare. In clean condition.
First Aid in Air Raids. 1941ed. \' First Aid in Air Raids \' by D.S.Merrick Winn & H.F.Hunt. 55pgs dealing with all aspects of incident first aid from preparing stretchers to gas and dealing with the dead. Takes a fairly robust line to the subject. In good, used condition, with minor marking and rubbing to covers.
First Aid in Air Raids. 1941ed. ' First Aid in Air Raids ' by D.S.Merrick Winn & H.F.Hunt. 55pgs dealing with all aspects of incident first aid from preparing stretchers to gas and dealing with the dead. In good, used condition with minor marking to covers.
First Aid in Air Raids. 1941ed. ' First Aid in Air Raids ' by D.S.Merrick Winn & H.F.Hunt. 55pgs dealing with all aspects of incident first aid from preparing stretchers to gas and dealing with the dead. In good, used condition with minor marking and folding to covers.
First Aid in Brief Leaflet. 1940 leaflet ' First Aid in Brief ' issued by the Ministry of Health. Outlining simple first aid to be administered in the event of injuries sustained in an air attack. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
First Aid in Wartime. 1942 ' First Aid in Wartime ' 58pgs designed to provide an appendix to existing British Red Cross manuals dealing with specific wartime subjects, air raids, gas etc. Good, clean condition, minor creasing etc.
First Aid Party/Post Armband. Screen printed canvas armband for use by members of a First Aid Party or First Aid Post. Typical of the style offered by Display Patents Ltd who produced many of the armbands and much of the insignia provided to many of the CD services. Elastic retainers. Good, used condition with light marking.
First Aid Post/Party Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet for a member of a First Aid Party or Post. Shell marked J.S.S. indicating manufacture by Joseph Sankey & Sons in 1939 with a large size, 7 1/4, liner. High percentage of original black painted finish with some very abrasions with ' F.A.P.' carefully hand-painted to front. Strap has a material label sewn to it ' P-6 ' possibly indicating post No.6. Liner appears to have become soft at some point ( This often results in the typical marks when helmets have been stacked ) but is now hard and stable. Excellent, used condition.
First and Second Issue National Registration ID Cards. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all. These two examples are for the same person living at a Birmingham address issued in 1940 and the second issue in 1943. Good, used condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
First Issue National Registration ID Card with Police Endorsement. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all with this particular example with a Police Endorsement given to serving police officers. Issued in Wolverhampton in 1943 with b/w photograph. In good used condition with light marking and scuffing, uncommon.
First Issue National Registration ID Card. Created by the National Registration Act of 1939 the Identity Card was a requirement for all. This 1942 example made out for an individual in Hatch End, Middlesex. These original ID cards were replaced by the new blue issue in 1943. In good , clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
First Pattern WVS Arm Badge and Name Tab. First Pattern, early WVS Civil Defence arm badge and name tab for Croydon. First introduced in 1939, these early pattern badges were embroidered on flannel which was then replaced by felt in 1941. Intended to be worn on the lower part of the right sleeve of either the jacket or overcoat it was sometimes encountered worn on civilian suits. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, uncommon.
First Police Reserve lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge with half moon fitting by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham for the First Police Reserve. This police organisation comprised retired police officers who had volunteered to serve again during an emergency. As manpower demands grew during the war the FPR amounted to just over 2000 men by 1945. In excellent condition, an uncommon item.
Firth Brown ARP Lapel Badge. Die-struck chromed lapel badge for use by Firth Brown ARP members. Firth Brown Steels of Sheffield were heavily involved in war production. Half moon lapel fitting and in good, used condition. These badges feature a particularly poor enamel finish and very few of the various colour ways that exist seem to have survived without some damage to their finish, this is no exception.
Flare Parachute and AA fuze souvenirs. Two items that recently surfaced from a Nottingham house clearance - white silk parachute as used with German air dropped flares and a 1940 dated No.199 Fuse used with the 3.7" Anti-aircraft projectile. Parachute is in reasonable, creased condition with one panel ripped and other minor holes and rips with shroud lines tangled. Fuse patinated overall with clear indications of the projectile's detonation. Unusual and uncommon examples of the wartime souvenir habit.
Food & It\'s Protection Against Poison Gas. 1942 ( 1943 2nd ed. ) Ministry of Food pamphlet ' Food and its Protection Against Poison Gas '. 16pgs outlining the effects of gas and various foodstuffs and the methods of protection or treatment against poison gas. Light foxing and creasing.
Food Control - Licence Applications. 1939 Food Control licence to trade applications. A series of completed licence applications to the Wandsworth Food Control Committee by various retailers for specific groups. Application includes name and address of the retailer and those controlled food stuffs that were intended to be retailed. Several available, priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
Food Control Register. Register of Customers for Rationed Foods Food Control Book. Landscape format register listing Names addresses and National Registration numbers of a number of customers of an as yet unidentified grocer in North West London. Register lists address in Ladbrooke Grove and Wembley and their consumption of rationed goods from some time in 1943.Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Food Facts for the Kitchen Front. ' Food Facts for the Kitchen Front ' - a book of wartime recipes and hints with a foreword by Lord Woolton, Minister of Food. 128pgs packed with delights such as ' cow heel with parsley sauce, dandelion salad ' and of course ' Woolton Pie '. In good condition with some chipping to cover and spine and some minor staining, contents clean.
Food Leader lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a Ministry of Food ' Food Leader '. Working as a direct link between the MOF and the housewife, Food Leaders sought to educate on food and the ability to use it to the best advantage by passing on tips, distributing leaflets and manning advice centres. Mostly WVS members there were 15,000 by early 1945. In good, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
For Freedom - A Panoramic Picture Book. C1940 ' For Freedom - A panoramic picture story book of our Navy, Army and Air Force '. Landscape format, 20 pgs with text praising Britain's fighting forces and illustrated with double, pop up illustrations typical of the publisher Raphael Tuck. Good, used condition with some rubbing, small tears and light creasing.
Ford at War. 1946 ' Ford at War ' by Hilary St.George Saunders. 95pgs outlining the history of Ford Motor Co. during the War with b/w photographs, colour and fold-out plates. Covers vehicle production from tractors to Bren carriers as well as chapters on the bombing of Dagenham and the ARP response. Card covers with creasing and light marking, contents clean.
Forest of Dean Spitfire Fund badge. Generic pattern, probably made by Fattorini, Birmingham, chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Forest of Dean Fund. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
Forest of Dean War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for the Forest of Dean War Weapons Week, given in exchange for a donation to the Fund. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' In good condition with minor foxing and light corrosion to the edge and the reverse.
Forest of Dean Warship Week badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Forest of Dean's Warships Week . Maker marked Thos. Fattorini, B'ham and featuring, more unusually a submarine. In good condition, some very minor foxing and light corrosion to reverse.
Forestry Commission - Women's Forestry Service. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the Women's Forestry Service of the Forestry Commission manufactured by H.W.Miller of Birmingham. The W.F.S. was initially established in 1917 and fulfilled the role that became the Timber Corps . This was a similar story for WW2 when the Forestry Commission started recruiting women for the timber industry from 1940, once again their recruits were largely subsumed by the Timber Corps in 1942. Excellent, clean condition.
Form C.W.D. - Death Due To War Operations. The bureaucracy of war ! Form C.W.D. Civilian War Dead mortuary forms. This form outlines everything from the usual identity details, name, address etc. with identifying features, place of death, injuries, property etc where identity was not immediately obvious. This particular example was found folded in amongst the effects of a Metropolitan Police officer. A scarce, and slightly macabre reminder of the realities of war.
Fougasse Energy Saving Labels. Adhesive labels with the exhortation \' Switched on switches & turned-on-taps Make happy Huns & joyful Japs \' with two cartoon figures of Hitler and a Japanese soldier. These two examples feature the work of \' Fougasse \' the pseudonym of Cyril Kenneth Bird. Working for the Ministry of Information, War Office, London Transport, National Savings amongst others, Bird was probably most famous for his \' Careless talk \' series of posters but produced much other work. One example better than the other but good legible condition with adhesive to the reverse.
Franco-British Liason Committee lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for ' Les Francais De Grande-Bretagne ' or Franco-British Liason Committee. Set up by the French community in Britain it set about raising funds for the Free French, although membership was open to British citizens. The badge, which this the second pattern was given to indicate membership. Numbered and manufacturer marked to the reverse, excellent, bright condition.
Frog, Leather Pattern ’39 - Home Guard Issue. Essentially leather replicas of the 1st Issue Patt. ’37 Webbing Equipment frogs, the leather pattern '39 were on widespread issue with the Home Guard to accommodate their U.S. M-1917 Bayonets. Good, used condition with no obvious markings.
From Dusk Till Dawn. 1943 3rd ed. ' From Dusk Till Dawn ' by A.G.Street. One of the foremost agricultural commentators of his generation and a longstanding Farmers Weekly columnist and journalist, Street has penned an account of the formation and service of the Home Guard as detailed by the fictional platoon of Sedgebury Wallop. Charming account with a particularly attractive dust wrapper rendering of a Home Guardsman. Good overall condition with a lightly marked and chipped d/w.
From This Pool A Sword - Littlewood Pools War History. C1946 \' From this Pool a Sword \' the history of the War effort taken on by Littlewoods Pools. Based in Liverpool and the company behind the highly popular football pools and a catalogue shopping company, Littlewoods quickly turned it\'s hands and work force to diverse National service from the making of parachutes to the packing of army ration packs. This 88pg card covered history is illustrated throughout and covers all of the company\'s war work. Good, used condition with some marking, damage to spine and minor creasing and cornering this is an interesting study of one household names\' War.
From This Pool A Sword - Littlewood Pools War History. C1946 ' From this Pool a Sword ' the history of the War effort taken on by Littlewoods Pools. Based in Liverpool and the company behind the highly popular football pools and a catalogue shopping company, Littlewoods quickly turned it's hands and work force to diverse National service from the making of parachutes to the packing of army ration packs. This 88pg card covered history is illustrated throughout and covers all of the company's war work. Good, used condition with some marking, damage to spine and minor creasing and cornering this is an interesting study of one household names' War.
Fruit Preservation Kit. As rationing came into force there was increasing emphasis placed on the preservation of foodstuffs particularly valuable fruit. This product ' saves fuel & sugar ' ' without heat ! ' when preserving fruit in jam jars. Although not specifically marked as wartime the slogans and instructions mark this item out as very much from this period. Light marking to box.
Fry's Chocolate Cream Box - Rationing Information. Cardboard box with exterior label indicating that it originally contained 2 dozen Fry's Chocolate Cream bars. Complete with controlled price and other rationing information. Good, clean condition.
Fuel for Battle Bookmark. Card bookmark publicising the need to save fuel in order to help the war effort. Good clean condition with a crease across the centre. POSTFREE within UK
Fuel Watcher badge. Blue plastic \'Fuel Watcher\' pinback badge. Fuel watchers were created by the Ministry of Fuel and were intially industrial staff, who were authorised to save energy consumption by any means turning off lights etc. The scheme was extended to include non-industrial concerns, shops, schools etc. The badge could be obtained from regional Coal Offices. Scarce badge in excellent, clean condition.
Fuel Watcher badge. Blue plastic 'Fuel Watcher' pinback badge. Fuel watchers were created by the Ministry of Fuel and were intially industrial staff, who were authorised to save energy consumption by any means turning off lights etc. The scheme was extended to include non-industrial concerns, shops, schools etc. The badge could be obtained from regional Coal Offices. Uncommon badge in good, used condition, with some minor deformation, common to these early plastic badges. marked to reverse ' Patt App.For ' and probably produced by Fraser and Glass .
Fuel Watcher poster. 25cm x 37cm approx poster issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power and printed by W.R.Royle & Son as part of the \'Fuel Watcher\' campaign. Featuring an image of the small blue plastic fuel watcher badges with the strapline \'Don\'t leave it all to your Fuel Watcher - keep on helping him to save heat,steam,power,light\' In excellent, fresh, unissued condition.
Fuel Watcher poster. 25cm x 37cm approx poster issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power and printed by W.R.Royle & Son as part of the \'Fuel Watcher\' campaign. Featuring an image of the small blue plastic fuel watcher badges with the strapline \' Help your Fuel Watcher - Save Power at Work .\' In excellent, fresh, unissued condition
Full National Household Milk tin. Full USA \'National Household Milk tin which used to contain skimmed milk powder. The National Milk scheme was introduced in December 1941 after milk fell under the rationing scheme the previous month with supplies coming from the US and Commonwealth later in the war. The tin is marked \'Specially packed for the Ministry of Food\' and \'From the USA\' as well as other important information. Slightly stained and bumped label with minor corrosion. Good example.
Full size Hitler ' Po'. Full size Hitler ' Po ', a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Have This on old nasty ' and the pun ' Another violation of Poland ' around the rim. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series manufactured by Fieldings including the series of miniature Potties in the form of ashtrays featuring the Axis leaders. These full sized ' No 1 Jerry ' s are particularly scarce, second in rarity to the musical version ! In good undamaged condition.
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 Save the King ' when lifted. This example has the depressions in the base for this feature but looks to have never been fitted. Good, used condition with some fading to Hitler caricature and some minor crazing but undamaged. Scarce and iconic wartime novelty item.
Gale & Polden Training Series - Defence of Towns. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series \' The Defence of Towns \' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of Defence of these localities including Company keeps, house-to -house fighting etc., complete with separate map. 36pgs in good, used conditions with some foxing and minor creasing, marking etc. Scarce.
Gale & Polden Training Series - Fire Control. C1942 ' Fire Control ' by Col.G.A.Wade. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series which featured colourful sketches to their front covers. 31pgs with a pull-out, all colour, poster illustrating the sequence of fire control orders. Offers advice on all aspects of fire control, effect on the enemy, expenditure of SAA, selection of targets, fire orders etc. Good, used condition with some marking to covers. This series of manuals seems to be eagerly sought and increasingly difficult acquire.
Gas Cleansing Stations - A manual of Procedure against Gas Attack 1942 1st Ed.63pgs, card covers ' Gas Cleansing Stations - A manual of procedure during gas attack for casualty service personnel, Home Guard etc...' by Leslie Stewart. A thorough guide to running a decontamination service, illustrated throughout with diagrams and b/w photographs. Good, used condition with the usual marking, creasing etc to covers.
Gas Contaminated Area Warning Sign. Triangular, double sided warning sign used by GIOs to indicate the perimeter of a gas contaminated area. Provided with pre-drilled holes for attachment to rope or screwed to a building or stand. Marked to indicate manufacture by Metal Box in 1943. Good, overall condition with a light smattering of surface corrosion. Uncommon.
Gas Identification Officer Armband. Printed heavy duty cotton G.I.O. armlet 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 '. A particularly scarce armband and in good condition with some glue residue to reverse where previously mounted.
Gas Identification Officer Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet with a size 7 1/2, 1939 dated MkI liner by Helmets Ltd. GIOs were specially trained warden officers who had responsibility for the identification and treatment of gas at an incident. In excellent, used condition with the usual scuffing and marking through use with some minor rust bleed. Uncommon.
Gas Identification Officer Helmet. Introduced in 1944 to indicate the specialist qualification of GIO who were to indicate the ' Designation and Identification of War Gases ', many of whom were qualified chemists. They were to be identified by specialist badges and by the provision of a yellow painted helmet. This example, originally a black painted MkII has been hand-painted in yellow with stencilled ' GIO ' in black to front and rear. Helmet has a size 7, MkII liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. In good, used condition with the usual chips and abrasions with some loss of stencilling.
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 good condition with some glue residue to reverse where previously mounted.
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.
Gas Indicator - For Detecting Exploded Bombs. Carbon monoxide detector for use in detecting whether bomb entry points conceal a camouflet ( where a bomb has exploded underground without producing a crater ). The kit contains a metal case which would contain a disc of paper which had previously had a drop of Palladium Chloride solution applied. The metal case would be lowered via string into the hole and if when returned to the surface, the marker paper had darkened, carbon monoxide is present and the crater should be treated with caution. Kit contains case, rubber packer, spare discs and a now empty phial in a protective case and instruction sheet. An essential part of the bomb reconnaissance officer's equipment.
Gas Mask Banding Machine. A.R.P. machine for fitting the large rubber, retaining band in place on civilian Gas Masks. Made by Buss & Elston in 1938, whose impressed mark appears on the side, the machine works by placing a Civilian Gas Mask filter face down in the six open claws of the machine with the large rubber band on the outside. The gas mask is then fitted over the filter and the large handle raised to take the pressure off the retaining band which can then be slid into place. Lowering the lever releases the filter and the complete mask can be lifted out. In good, working order, handle screws off. Heavy item.
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.
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 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 by Avon. This example does have a few condition issues, a missing snap fastening to the bag compartment, minor cracking to finish to the sides and collapse of the card liner to the mask compartment. All of these issues can be easily remedied with a little tlc if so desired. Difficult and expensive to obtain, but priced to accommodate it's condition.
Gas Mask Handbag. One of the more difficult items of Home Front memorabilia to acquire, this example of a luxury gas mask handbag is in better than average condition. Made of blue leather with a watered silk effect interior with separate mirror and lipstick compartment and a separate purse. The gas mask is contained in a seperate box container under the handbag compartment which is then concealed by a lined flap held closed by two pop fasteners. The gas mask contained therein is a 1939 dated \' Medium \' civilian respirator made by Avon and is in good, supple condition. A name has been inked to a piece of plaster stuck to the filter. Minor rubbing through use with both handles complete, a fine example of the replacement for a cardboard box by the fashion conscious wartime woman.
General Civilian Respirator - Lincolnshire connection. A good example of a General Civilian Respirator contained in it's original box. The box carries a Moulton, Lincs address and also contains wartime identity cards for the same name and address as well as some post-war ration books similarly named. Excellent condition, early respirator in a large size by N.B.R. and dated 1937. Carrying box in clean condition with original tape carrying strap.
General Civilian Respirator and MB Gasmask Container A good example of a General Civilian Respirator contained in an MB Gasmask Container. Respirator is a small size by Romac made in 1940 with a label attached, written in a child's hand giving a name and an address in South Shields. It is contained in a white painted ( for blackout visibility ) MB Gasmask Container manufactured by Metal Box with room for ownership details to lid. Mask in good used condition, a little dusty but supple and intact, tin in similarly good used condition with scratches to surface obtained by a child's carefree use.
General Civilian Respirator for use by asthmatics. This version of the General Civilian Respirator is identical to the standard version, but was fitted with a flapper type exhale valve. The lack of any type of exhale valve was one of the major problems with the General Civilian Respirator, and as such this modification was made in small numbers to some later versions of the mask to aid those with trouble exhaling hard enough to push air out through the sides of the mask, including asthmatics. This version was made in much smaller numbers, and is more difficult to find today. In excellent condition with some minor corrosion to the adjustment buckles and one partial tear to one strap. Manufactured by Avon in 1940 and packed in the standard cardboard gasmask box which is in good condition with some minor marks and tears.
General Civilian Respirator. An above average example of the General Civilian Respirator. Designed in 1935 and becoming available the following year, the Government targeted the production and issue of 38 million. This example, produced in August 1939 by the Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Company is a size ' Medium ' and is fitted with the ' Contex ' pre-filter which was introduced in 1940 in order to increase protection against arsenical gases. Good, clean and supple condition contained in it's original, lightly marked boxed with the owner's name pencilled to the lid.
General Electric Company ARP Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by General Electric Company ARP teams. This style of badge is associated with the GEC factory at Witton, Birmingham who manufactured a wide array of electrical equipment for the Forces during WW2. Horseshoe fitting to reverse along with manufacturer's details ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Good, clean condition.
General Knowledge for Home Guards. 1942ed. 82pg ' General Knowledge for Home Guards ' by Mjr.G.S.Mackay. Covers all aspects of Home Guard training from grenades, signalling, anti-aircraft etc. In used condition with lightly rubbed cloth covers and some creasing, but uncommon.
General Post Office Helmet. The Post Office with it's responsibility for the telephone services was very much an integral part of the civil defence services. As such it enjoyed issues of helmets, service respirators etc for staff in exchanges, engineers, linesman etc. This example, a mild steel MkII No.2C, indicated by the three holes to the rim, is typical of the type issued to switchboard operators. Original factory grey finish with stencilled ' GPO ' in white which has then been over lacquered. Manufactured in 1941 by Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd., Bilston with a size 7, 1941 dated, MkII liner by Failsworth Hats. Good, used condition with some minor light pitting to reverse and the usual abrasions etc. Liner dry with some damage.
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Norwich. 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 excellent example is mounted on a purpose built stand with a contemporary label stamped \' German Incendiary Bomb 6-11-43 \'. The strong circumstantial evidence, including the location where it was purchased, suggests that this is a souvenir of the last raid on Norwich when 2 aircraft, possibly from KG6 dropped HE and IBs on Norwich. The IB itself retains nearly all of it\'s original finish with a profusion of stamps to body and nose. Nose cap is removable to display the struck and now inert primer. There is a profusion of similar confections available via FleaBay but I will give an unconditional money back guarantee on this item. INERT
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Shed find ! 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 example is a recent shed find from a location just outside Wantage, Oxfordshire and displays evidence of being dropped with dents and bruises to body and nose. 1937 dated with manufacturer and inspection marks to body and nose. Nose removable to display the internal striker assembly etc. Body still retains a small amount of the original silver finish although most of the body is now oxidised but stable. Tail Fin is present and again bruised and dented from the effects of being dropped. now suffer from corrosion but again stable. Good to find an item with a provenance. INERT Available within UK ONLY
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. 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 pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This particular example is fitted with a later steel nose stamped AZ13 A which is removeable.The green painted fin is complete with original paint. Clearly this IB has been dropped as the body is deformed slightly from the vertical with various other marks. The overall condition of this example is good. INERT. UK SALES ONLY
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. 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 pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a \' SNIB \' or \' tile smasher \' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This particular example is fitted with a steel nose with the body stamped with date ( 1937 ) and manufacturer and inspection marks. All items are removeable.The painted fin is complete with original paint as has the body and nose. Tail fin is partially deformed and is removable, undoubtedly done at the time to check for an explosive component. Excellent, example.
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 example was acquired recently from a location outside Nottingham and displays evidence of being dropped with dents and bruises to body and nose. residual manufacturer and inspection marks to body and nose. Tail Fin is present and again bruised and dented from the effects of being dropped and having suffered from corrosion but again stable. Not the best example but priced accordingly with IBs now fetching £200 +. INERT Available within UK ONLY
German 1kg Incendiary Bomb ( French Type ). A scarce example of a French INC 1Kg incendiary bomb. These magnesium bodied bombs were captured in large quantities after the fall of France and were utilised by the Luftwaffe. This particular example was obtained with a collection of items from a Bristol Air Raid Warden. In good overall condition, retaining 75% of it's original colouring. One of the integral, cast tail fins has broken off. Have also shown the section of CD Training Pamphlet No.2 1944 dealing with the bomb.
German air-dropped leaflet - Dieppe. English language, German air-dropped leaflet. Double sided A4 leaflet featuring photographs of the aftermath of the raid on Dieppe. These leaflets were dropped across the South coast in the autumn of 1942 in an attempt to demonstrate the folly of \'invasion\', In tired condition with some tears and creases.
German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - East Anglia. In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1941 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 9 was simply entitled \' Ost-Anglia \'. Interestingly East Anglia extends to North London with images of Dagenham, Tottenham, Hendon and Hackney in the landscape format 30pg booklet which has a number of b/w photographic views of some of the tactical points of interest identified on the maps. The card folder contains a large 1:250000 overview map of the general area with a further 1:10000 city map of Ipswich .All maps are copies of standard British OS maps of the period but have been overprinted with German annotations and identifiers of tactical locations and other areas of importance. All items are present and in generally good condition with some marking and staining. The folder is a little grubby with some damage but is substantially intact. Uncommon.
German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - North East England. In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1942 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 3 was simply entitled \' Nordost - England \'. The card folder contains a large 1:250000 overview map of the general area with further 1:10000 city maps covering York, Middlesborough x 2 and Kingston upon Hull .All maps are copies of standard British OS maps of the period but have been overprinted with German annotations and identifiers of tactical locations and other areas of importance. The folder is accompanied by a landscape format 38pg booklet with a number of b/w photographic views of some of the tactical points of interest identified on the maps. All items are present and in generally good condition with some marking and staining. The folder is a little grubby with some damage but is substantially intact. Uncommon.
German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - South England. In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1941 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 11 was simply entitled \' Sud - England \'. The card folder contains a large 1:250000 overview map of the general area with further 1:10000 city maps covering Bath, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Bristol. All maps are copies of standard British OS maps of the period but have been overprinted with German annotations and identifiers of tactical locations and other areas of importance. The folder is accompanied by a landscape format 35pg booklet with a number of b/w photographic views of some of the tactical points of interest identified on the maps. All items are present and in generally good condition with some marking and staining. The folder is a little grubby with some damage but is substantially intact. Uncommon.
German SD2B ' Butterfly Bomb '. An example of the infamous ' Butterfly Bomb ' that was dropped over the UK in profusion from 1941. Packed into containers which opened at height, the SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This example is the SD2B model with the threaded fuze pocket containing a 41 fuze - airburst or impact which is dated 1941 with an inspection mark. Bomb body has two indentations and a graze to one side, the former are probably casting shrink back whilst the last was probably incurred when dropped, it would also appear to have been repainted. Fins are in their original green paint and have a luftwaffe inspection stamp, maker's code ' jg ' and the date 43 to one disc. Springs are strong and the casing springs apart to form the arming ' butterfly '. An excellent example of a scarce piece of Luftwaffe air-dropped ordnance. INERT AVAILABLE WITHIN UK ONLY
German SD2B ' Butterfly Bomb '. - Home Guard Souvenir/Training Aid. An example of the infamous ' Butterfly Bomb ' that was dropped over the UK in profusion from 1941. Packed into containers which opened at height, the SD2s were armed as the hinged, spring loaded wings opened and rotated relative to the bomb body. The bomb either exploded on impact, after a delay or when disturbed. This example is the SD2B model containing a 41 fuze - airburst or impact which has manufacturer's markings and an inspection mark. The Butterfly arming wings are all intact and one has residual manufacturer's markings and a date 43?l. Springs are only partially functional and the whole bomb appears to have been repainted. A partial old paper label is applied to the bomb body which appears to read ' Butterfly ????? bomb H.G. Sector 21 ?? 194???. ' Whether this example was refinished by a member of the Home Guard for training purposes or to form a part of a later exhibition I can only speculate, however, in lieu of it's deficiencies refinished state etc it is priced accordingly and at a considerably cheaper price than would normally be expected for such a scarce piece of Luftwaffe air-dropped ordnance. INERT AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Gert and Daisy's Wartime Cookery Book. C1942, 101pg paperback ' Gert and Daisy's Wartime Cookery Book '. Featuring recipes that featured in a M.O.F. sponsored radio talk called ' Feed the Brute '. Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their role in the radio programme Workers' Playtime, they were played by sisters Elsie and Doris Waters who were sisters to Jack Warner of Dixon of Dock Green fame. Good, clean condition with minor foxing.
Giles Annual No.1. The first Giles Annual, featuring cartoons by the artist Giles.The start of a series of annuals showing the work of Giles that appeared in the Daily and Sunday Express. This annual contains work from 1943 onwards with cartoons lampooning Hitler,the invasion of Europe, GIs and wry and sardonic observations about wartime Britain. In excellent, clean and used condition with some bumping to corners and minor bruising to covers, uncommon.
Gilt Spitfire badge. Small gilt Spitfire badge mounted on it's original sales card. Three prong fixing to reverse. Could well be a Spitfire Fund badge given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Excellent condition,
Girdlestone & Co., Essential War Work badge. Enamel and brass, pin back badge for employees of Girdlestone & Co. Featuring what appears to be a Beaufighter, inferring the company's involvement in aircraft production for which the multitude of pumps that the company produced would find good use. Good, clean condition and scarce.
Girl Guide \' On War Service \' Arm Badge. Scarce, printed cotton Girl Guide \' On War Service \' badge. Often seen mounted onto an armband or sometimes worn on a coat sleeve. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an armband or uniform. Uncommon.
Girls Life Brigade National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for national service with the Girls Life Brigade. The wartime activities of the GLB were broadly similar to those of the other youth organisations. Good, overall condition with some abrasion. Uncommon.
Girls Training Corps Forage Cap. Woollen forage cap in the form of a field service cap for wear by an officer of the Girls Training Corps. Featuring nickelled plain buttons and a gilt and enamel GTC cap badge by Fattorini, B'ham with a dark blue woollen body with full lining and cotton sweatband. Some areas of mothing with the worst areas to the reverse.
Girls' Training Corps Officer's badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback badge for Officer ranks in the GTC. Introduced in 1943 for wear by Officers of the GTC, which had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services. Badge in good condition with undamaged enamel and wear to silvered finish, manufacturer marked to reverse.
Girls' Training Corps Section Leader's badge. Silvered brass and enamel pinback badge for the rank of Section Leader in the GTC. Introduced in 1943 for wear by Section Leaders of the GTC, which had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services. Badge in good condition with undamaged enamel and wear to silvered finish.
Girls\' Training Corps sleeve badge. Embroidered cotton GTC badge introduced in 1942 for wear by GTC officers. Worn just above the cuff on both sleeves. In good clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Glamorgan Special Constable\'s Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by a Glamorgan Special constable. Larger than the normal pattern ( 26mm ) with half moon lapel fitting, numbered to reverse with manufacturer\'s details \' H.W.Miller, B\'ham \'. Good, bright used condition with some surface abrasions.
Glasgow CD Area Title. Embroidered gold on blue area ' Glasgow ' title for use by Civil Defence units in the city area. Worn under the CD breast badge below the l/h pocket. Good, used condition.
Gloucestershire Civil Defence area title. Embroidered cotton on wool Civil Defence, gold on blue, area title for Gloucestershire. In excellent, used condition.
Gloucestershire Civil Defence Tunic. 1941 dated ' Blouses A.R.P.57 ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 3 - 5ft 4ins and under Height, Chest 38ins to 40ins and 36-38ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Prices Tailors Ltd. with WD inspection marks to interior. Warden titles to both shoulders with a CD breast badge above a Gloucestershire area title. Generally good, used condition but with some areas of minor moth damage to front left breast, which would reward some small repairs. Increasingly difficult to obtain original unaltered CD tunics.
Gloucestershire Special Constabulary - War Record. C1946 1st Ed. ' The War Record Book of the Gloucestershire Special Constabulary. 126pgs listing and in many cases a photograph of all the Specials that served during the War. Includes a breakdown of organisation and duties and relates incidents of the bombing of the county including raids on Cheltenham and Gloucester. Highly detailed and uncommon. Good, used condition with marking to covers.
Good Eating - Wartime Dishes. C1942/43 ' Good Eating - Suggestions for Wartime Dishes ' published by Hutchinson based on recipes sent by readers of the Daily Telegraph. Usual unpleasant sounding recipes such as ' mutton mould ' and concentration on energy and food saving tips. Good, clean condition with light marking to covers.
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 condition.
Grand Union Canal National Service badge. Brass and enamel National Service lapel badge for the Grand Union Carrying Co. This particularly scarce badge, numbered 70, has a half moon lapel fitting with ' Thom Fattorini, B'ham ' manufacturer to the reverse. The badge comes from one of the companies who used the canals for transportation during the war with the ' Idle Women ' being amongst them. In good, used condition with some minor abrasions to the surface.
Great Sutton, Cheshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 20th Cheshire ( Great Sutton ) Battalion. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but in good, clean condition.
Great Western Railway - Air Raid Precautions. Dec.1940 1st ed. ' GWR - ARP, Special Instructions for the Working of Railways in Wartime '. 53pgs covering subjects from blackout lighting restrictions, interference by parachute troops and tunnels as air raid shelters. Good, used condition with marked covers, uncommon.
Greenwich Civil Defence area title. Embroidered Greenwich Civil Defence area title. Similar in style to the later post-war pattern, this wartime pattern was embroidered onto heavy duty cotton and then overstitched around the edges. This pattern was also worn by other London areas and Birmingham. In mint, unworn condition.
Grenades for the Home Guard. 1944 commercially printed manual ' Grenades for the Home Guard - EY Rifle and Cup Discharger ' by Lt.E.W.Manders. Illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs the 74pg manual covers all major grenade types in service with the British Army as well as a section on German types. Slightly grubby cover but otherwise a good copy of an uncommon manual.
Grim Glory - Pictures of Britain Under Fire. 1941 ' Grim Glory - Pictures of Britain Under Fire '. 110pgs, a photographic study including work by the well known photographer Lee Miller, of Britain at war. Atmospheric shots with subjects from shelters to bomb damage. Good, used condition.
Growmore Bulletin No.2 Pests & Diseases. Started in 1940, the Growmore Campaign was one of the first practical responses to the growing need for food made evident by wartime demands. The campaign continued alongside the Dig for Victory campaign and this 1942 leaflet is evidence of this dealing with the pests and diseases likely to be encountered in the vegetable garden and giving advice on recognition and elimination of these blights. This example in good, used condition with minor chipping and creasing etc.
Growmore Bulletin No.3 Preserves from the Garden. Started in 1940, the Growmore Campaign was one of the first practical responses to the growing need for food made evident by wartime demands. The campaign continued alongside the Dig for Victory campaign and this 1942 leaflet is evidence of this dealing with the preservation of most garden crops. Giving advice on Jams, pickles, bottling and canning and drying this example in good, clean condition with minor marking and creasing.
Growmore Leaflet - Ditching and the Government Grant. Part of the larger Dig for Victory campaign the Growmore leaflets were aimed more at the agriculture sector and farmers, WLA members and agricultural workers in particular. This 1941 leaflet outlines the care and maintenance of ditches and it's importance in the ' Dig for Victory ' campaign. Good, clean condition, minor creases. POSTFREE within UK
Growmore Leaflet - Dung Must Not Be Wasted Part of the larger Dig for Victory campaign the Growmore leaflets were aimed more at the agriculture sector and farmers in particular. Like much of wartime campaigning this delightfully leaflet entitled ' Dung Must Not be Wasted ' promotes the elimination of waste and the use of every ' barrow load of dung ' ! Good, clean condition, minor creases. POSTFREE within UK
Growmore Leaflet - Thatching Corn Stacks. Part of the larger Dig for Victory campaign the Growmore leaflets were aimed more at the agriculture sector and farmers, WLA members and agricultural workers in particular. This 1941 leaflet outlines the thatching of corn stacks and it's importance in the ' Dig for Victory ' campaign. Good, clean condition, minor creases. POSTFREE within UK
GTC 5 Year Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback Girl's Training Corps 5 Year Service badge. The GTC, had been set up to provide preparation for girls aged between fourteen and eighteen for entry into all branches of the women's services, this badge was one of a series given for accumulated service and the 5 year service would cover wartime service. Manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini, B'ham and in good, clean condition.
Guerillas v Tanks. Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication describes the best ways of tackling tanks. Using a combination of diagrams, sketches and amusing cartoons to illustrate the subject. ' Cambrai ' covers subjects from camouflage, obstacles, ambushes, improvised mines and a detailed section covering grenades. Good, clean condition with contemporary ownership stamps to covers. Uncommon.
Guerrilla Warfare - Yank Levy. 1941ed. of ' Guerilla Warfare ' by Yank Levy. Albert "Yank" Levy was a soldier, military instructor and author who had served with irregular forces in several parts of the world in the 1920s and 1930s including the Spanish Civil War. He became a significant figure at the Osterley Park training school for the British Home Guard along with Tom Wintringham. This 96pg, illustrated manual outlined all aspects of irregular warfare. In good, used condition with lightly marked covers.
Guest & Chrimes National Service Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel ' On National Service ' lapel badge for Guest & Chrimes Ltd. Half moon lapel fitting, numbered to reverse with manufacturer details of Thomas Fattorini, B'ham. Guest & Chrimes were based in Rotherham and were a brassworks, they were heavily involved in war production. Good, used condition with some minor abrasions and a small enamel flake at the 10 o'clock position.
Guide to ARP and CD Services in Warwickshire 1939 1st ed. \' ARP - A guide to the Civil Defence Services in the County of Warwick \'. 69pgs with fold-out map giving extensive information including names and addresses of the principal officers involved in Warks CD. Lists of locations, sirens, FAPs, WVS and equipment. Very thorough and comprehensive. Good, clean,used condition
Guilford Home Guard SY4 - History. C1946 ' The Guilford Home Guard SY4 - May 1940-Dec 1944 ' by G.W.Geddes and published by Gale & Polden. 34pgs with a diary format of the unit's history with list of officers, awards and appendices. Good, clean condition with some marking to boards.
Gulval Home Guard - Cornish HG souvenir. Unusual poetic souvenir of the wartime history of Nos 8 and 9 platoons, A Company, 12th Cornwall ( Land\'s End ) Battalion Home Guard. 8pgs including nominal roll of both platoons. In good, clean condition.
Guns For the Home Guard. C1941 \' Guns for the Home Guard \' by K.M.Lazarus. 48pgs covering the principal weapons used by the Home Guard, including Vickers, Lewis, BAR, Thompson and AT Rifle. Good, used condition with light marking to covers. Uncommon.
GWR ARP - Special Instructions. 1940 Great Western Railway A.R.P. - ' Special Instructions for the Working of Railways in Wartime '. 56pgs covering subjects from UXBs, Parachute Mines, lighting, blackout, obstruction of lines by crashed aircraft and barrage balloons etc. Excellent, clean condition.
GWR Railway service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating employment with the Great Western Railway probably by a female employee. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with dull enamel.
H.J.Heinz Fire Brigade badge. Embroidered, cotton on wool breast badge for the famous H.J.Heinz company fire brigade. Based on the design of the pre and early war AFS badge, this particular example is in unissued condition.
H.M.S.O. - ' The Home Guard of Great Britain '. One of the H.M.S.O. series of patriotic booklets produced by the Ministry of Information ' The Home Guard of Great Britain ' remains a particularly scarce title. This example, sadly lacking it's covers, remains otherwise, in good condition. The 65pgs are full of annotated photographs from ' The Beginning.... ' and includes chapters entitled ' Battle School ' and ' When Work is Done, Soldiering Begins ' also includes a photographic George Medal Roll with other awards. Scarce title - reading copy and priced accordingly.
Halesowen\'s War Weapons Week badge. 30mm tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Halesowen\'s War Weapons Week, Apr.26 - 3 May 1941. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example with light marking and light corrosion to the reverse.
Halesowen\'s Warship Week badge. 30mm tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Halesowen\'s Warship Week, Feb.28 - 7 Mar 1942. Probably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund, this example with light foxing and corrosion with some deformation to reverse.
Half Size Salute the Soldier Plaque. Half Size Salute the Soldier, War Savings Campaign 1944 Plaque. Approx 24 x 40cms plastic plaque made by De La Rue Plastics, manufacturer's mark moulded in relief to reverse. Presented by the War Office for the 1944 war savings campaign and often to be found displayed in public buildings, council offices and banks, the half size given for a less substantial contribution to the campaign. This example in good, slightly dusty, undamaged condition.
Half size Silver AFS lapel badge. Half-size silver and enamel AFS lapel badge. Marked to the reverse ' sterling ' and in excellent, clean and toned condition. Uncommon.
Hammersmith Hospital Emergency Hospital Scheme Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Hammersmith Hospital Emergency Hospital Scheme. The EHS was in an essence an early form of nationalisation of the hospital system undertaken to deal with the expected large number of air raid casualties, in the case of inner London, casualties were to be treated locally and then transferred to less dangerous areas. As a result increasing numbers of staff were required and as with Hammersmith Hospital many were issued a badge. In good, bright condition with very light abrasions. Uncommon.
Hampshire Civil Defence shoulder title. Embroidered gold on blue shoulder title for Hampshire Civil Defence featuring the Hampshire Rose. These titles were worn in pairs on the shoulder straps or epaulettes of either the battledress blouse or tunic. This example removed from a tunic with some stitch marks and edge nips otherwise in good condition.
Hampshire Home Guard Battledress. 40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 7th Hampshire( Boscombe ) Battalion in the form of printed ' 7 H ' shoulder titles. Typical of some of the Hampshire battalions these titles were worn horizontally rather than vertically. Size 2 BD to fit for 5ft 3" to 5ft 4" with label indicating manufacture by Ben Williams & Co Ltd with 1941 WD inspection stamp and faint name. Captain's rank with padded Home Guard shoulder titles above ' 7 H ' area titles to both arms with four war service stripes to r/h sleeve. Blouse has ben tailored and altered by the addition of facings to allow for a smarter open collar appearance. These details indicate the owner was probably an ex professional borne out by the medal ribbons which show with an Army LSGC and a Territorial Decoration. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor moth grazes otherwise undamaged. Excellent example.
Hampshire Home Guard portrait. 15 x 23cms approx. b/w photographic portrait of a member of the Hampshire Home Guard. Good, clean condition.
Hampshire Spitfire Song. Sheet music entitled 'The Hampshire Spitfire Song' with all profits from the sale of the music going to the 'Hampshire Spitfire Fund'. With lyrics such as.....'See the German bomber sail limping back to Mr Goering with a Spitfire on his tail.....The Hampshire 'Planes are here!' In good condition with some foxing and minor creases.
Hampstead at War. 1st 1946, card covers ' Hampstead at War '. 40pgs account of the effects of bombing on Hampstead with extensive b/w photographs, Civil Defence awards and casualties, Flying Bombs, bombing statistics and a bomb plot map. Good, used condition with some marking and chipping of covers.
Handbook - Projector, Rocket 3 1942 Handbook for the Projector, Rocket, 3-Inch No.2, Mark I Land Service. The Z Battery was a short range anti-aircraft weapon system, which launched 3-inch (76 mm) diameter rockets from ground-based single and multiple launchers, for the air defence of the United Kingdom in World War II and from early 1942, the manning of Z Batteries began to be transferred to the Home Guard. This 33g manual, illustrated throughout with diagrams, sketches and fold out plates, give a thorough coverage of the main equipment of the Z Batteries. Excellent, clean condition with slight rusting to staples and curiously a German stamp to front cover. Scarce.
Handbook of the Thompson Submachine Gun - 1928 Model 1940ed. Handbook of the Thompson Submachine Gun Model of 1928 published by the maker of the gun the Auto-Ordnance Corporation. 58pgs with a large number of illustrations and diagrams and intended to accompany the number of 1928 Thompsons imported in 1940 that subsequently ended up in the hands of the Home Guard. Excellent, clean condition.
Hare joins the Home Guard. 92pgs 2nd ed.1942 ' Hare joins the Home Guard ' by Alison Uttley with illustrations by Margaret Tempest. A charming, patriotic children's story book following the lines of a Beatrix Potter story with the weasels playing the part of the enemy whilst the rest of the forest animals perform the roles of the heroes of the home front. In good, used condition with some marking and minor loss to spine, an old sellotape repair and cut to frontispiece. Uncommon.
Harrow Bomber Fund pin badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for the 1940 Harrow Bomber Fund. Featuring a pun in the design this badge was made by Thos.Fattorini and is marked to the rim. Like its counterparts in the Spitfire Funds this badge was probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In excellent condition with minor corrosion to the reverse, uncommon.
Hartley Witney Child\'s Respirator Record Card. Official record card from Hartley Witney in Hampshire recording details of baby helmets and children's respirators. Filled in for two separate families in the village of Rotherwick in 1943. Good condition. Two available.
Hastings & St.Leonards in the Front Line. C1945 \' Hastings & St.Leonards in the Front Line \' published by the Hastings & St.Leonards Observer. 64pgs giving an account of the bombing of the area from the lone raiders of 1940, the tip and run raids of 1942 to the V1 campaign of 1944. Chronological coverage of the raids with a large number of b/w images outlining the damage. Good, clean condition.
Hastings & St.Leonards War Weapons Week Badge. 22mm tin and celluloid lapel badge given in support for the Hastings & St.Leonards War Weapons Week March 7th - 14th 1942. Good, used condition with some foxing and light corrosion to reverse.
Hastings & St.Leonards War Weapons Week Badge. Tin and celluloid lapel badge glen in support for the Hastings & St.Leonards War Weapons Week May 10th - 17th 1941. Good, used condition with some deformation and corrosion to reverse.
Hawker Aircraft Fire Service badge. Embroidered red wool on blue breast badge for what is believed to be Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Hawkers as with many large business concerns had their own fire service and this badge demonstrates that it was affiliated to the Auxiliary units that proliferated in the pre and early War periods. In excellent , clean condition.
Hay's Wharf ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel, buttonhole ARP badge for 'Hays Wharf'. Maker Marked 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd.,Regent St. Birmingham' to reverse with half moon button hole fixing. Hay's Wharf occupied the South side of the Thames between London and Tower bridges.It was badly damaged during WW11and is now the site of London Bridge Hospital.
HB Ltd \' On National Service \' Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for workers of an as yet unidentified company ' HB Ltd ' employed on national service. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' with scratched initials, good, clean condition.
He's a Perfect Little Gentleman - the Swine ! 1st 1940 ' He's a Perfect Little Gentleman - the Swine ! ' A propaganda booklet published in the form of a poem by Ronald Frankau, a well known satirical comic of the time and illustrated by Laurie Tayler. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Uncommon example of comic propaganda in good, used condition with marking and creasing to covers, slight rusting of staples but clean content.
He\'s a Perfect Little Gentleman - the Swine ! 1st 1940 ' He's a Perfect Little Gentleman - the Swine ! ' A propaganda booklet published in the form of a poem by Ronald Frankau, a well known satirical comic of the time and illustrated by Laurie Tayler. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Uncommon example of comic propaganda in good, used condition with marking , some rusting of staples but clean content.
Head Fire Guard shoulder titles - variation. Embroidered gold on blue shoulder titles for Head Fire Guard. In good unissued condition, so called \' paste back \' type.
Head Fire Guard shoulder titles. Embroidered orange on blue shoulder titles for \'Head Fire Guard\'. Authorised for wear in 1942 these were superceded by the white on blue titles after the Fire Guard reorganisation in 1943. Clean unissued condition.
Head Warden / Post Warden (London) Insignia Grouping. Grouping of official issue gold on blue insignia for a Head Warden / Post Warden (London). Two ' Warden ' shoulder titles, two rank chevrons and a CD breast badge make up the group.All items with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic and in good condition.
Head Warden / Post Warden (London) Rank Chevrons. Pair of printed,gold on blue, rank chevrons for the ranks of Head Warden/Post Warden (London), FAP Supervisor and Ambulance Section Leader amongst others. In clean unused condition, minor glue residue to reverse..
Head Warden / Post Warden (London) Rank Chevrons. Pair of embroidered ,gold on blue, rank chevrons for the ranks of Head Warden/Post Warden (London), FAP Supervisor and Ambulance Section Leader amongst others. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Head Warden\'s Civil Defence Tunic. 1942 ' Blouses A.R.P.57 ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 17 - 5ft 11ins and over Height, Chest 36ins to 38ins and 33-35ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Montague Burton Ltd, Leeds with WD inspection marks to interior indicating manufacture in 1942. This example carries the rank chevrons for a Head Warden with embroidered Warden titles to both sleeve. CD breast badge with no area designation which is not at all uncommon, surmounted by medal ribbons indicating service during WW1. Five printed war service chevrons to bottom of r/h sleeve with an ARP whistle mounted on a white lanyard to opposite sleeve. The white lanyard was regulation, when a lanyard was worn, for the London Civil Defence services so potentially this example emanates from the London region.This example in excellent, clean condition with no evidence of moth damage and increasingly difficult to acquire.
Health for ARP Workers. C1941 and featuring an attractive graphic cover this title ' Health for ARP Workers ' was produced by the Central Council for Health Education. 24pgs covering topics from ' pests ' to psychological issues and from personal hygiene to what to eat. Clean covers but rusting staples and some marking to interior.
Heart of England War Weapons Week badge. 25mm approx, tin and celluloid pinback badge for ' Heart of England War Weapons Week Mar 15th 1941 '. Featuring a design of an aircraft flying over the Midlands,this example is in good, clean condition with some corrosion to reverse and minor areas to edge. Manufactured by ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '.
Helliwells Aircraft National Service badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for an employee of Helliwells Aircraft. Based at Walsall airfield, they specialised in aircraft repairs and maintenance and later went on the build large sub-structures. They went on to form a flying school in 1943. Numbered to obverse with lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked \' Thos Fattorini, B\'ham \'. Good, used condition with minor abrasions.
Helmet Respirator. This respirator was designed for use by those who had certain medical conditions which prevented the use of regular gas masks. This device was dubbed the Helmet Respirator, and was also sometimes called the Invalid Respirator. It was a large and alien looking contraption that fitted over the wearer\\\'s entire head and shoulders. It had two circular eye pieces and a large bellows that could be operated by the wearer. The unit was secured by cords which could be tied under the arms and around the chest. This example in excellent condition and is clearly manufacturer marked and dated 1941.
Helmet with anti-gas curtain. 1940 dated, black painted MkII helmet with anti-gas cover and curtain.Clean MkII liner, size 7 1/4. Curtain in good, used condition, pliable with some very minor rips and rubbing to edges with 1940 date to interior of curtain. Curtain has not been removed from helmet. Excellent example.
Helmets of the Home Front. Helmets of the Home Front - An introduction to the markings of non-military helmets used on the British Home Front in WW2 by Adrian and George Blake. The first book dedicated to the markings on non-military helmets used in Britain, with over 300 pages and over 1,000 helmets in full colour. A well researched study that will become the standard work on the subject. Limited edition print run and now out of print. S/h copy but pretty much as new condition and very difficult to acquire.
Help and Information Incident poster. 50cms x 38cms approx poster ' For Help and Information Go To.....' with a blank space for relevant details. These posters were commonly seen at large incidents giving information to those affected by bombing etc. In excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
Hendon Fighter Fund Savings Stamp. I penny ' Hendon Four Fighter Fund ' savings stamp. Acting as a receipt for a contribution to the fund these pre gummed stamps were stuck on to a savings card until sufficient were acquired and a golden prize stamp was earned. Scarce survivor. POSTER within UK
Herefordshire Home Guard BD. Early '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 5th Herefordshire ( Ledbury) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' HFD5 ' shoulder insignia . Size 11BD with heavily worn, indistinct label with 1940 WD inspection stamp. Embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with white lanyard to r/h shoulder and printed War service chevron to same arm . Both 'HFD ' titles appear to have been taken off, finely overstitched in dark blue cotton and then reattached with some failing of stitching to both titles. . Clean condition with a smattering of very minor moth damage to front and reverse ( 2 x minor holes ) and missing button to l/h pocket . Pocket contains a written platoon list, some 4" x 2" rifle cleaning cloth and the remains of a cigarette.Good original tunic.
Herefordshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 5th Herefordshire (Ledbury) Battalion. In good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic. Uncommon titles.
Herefordshire War Weapons Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Herfordshire War Weapons Week 1 - 8 March 1941. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and is in good, clean condition.
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 which has been applied to a lining material with block printed LDV. In excellent, used condition.
Hertfordshire Youth Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pin back badge for Hertfordshire Youth Service, manufacturer marked \' H.W.Miller, B\'ham \'.Early in the war many local authorities sought to involve young people in working for the war effort. The increasing formation and growth of the pre-service organisations caused these groups to decline. In good, used condition, patinated overall with some surface abrasions.
HG Instruction - Northover Projector. 1941ed. Home Guard Instruction No.40 ' The Northover Projector '. 6pg, gatefold leaflet giving instruction on the then, newly issued Northover Projector with diagrams. Used condition with folds , notations and grubby rear cover but uncommon.
HG Instruction No.40 - Northover Projector. HG Instruction No.40 - \' The Northover Projector. \' Gatefold, illustrated leaflet accompanying the first deliveries of the weapon to the Home Guard. Good, overall condition with some light marks. Scarce.
HG Instruction No.68 - 3 1944ed. HG Instruction No.68 - 3" OSB Gun ( Smith Gun ). Particularly scarce manual outlining the deployment, handling and use of the 3" smoothbore Smith Gun. 57pgs including illustrations with sectioned views of the ammunition. The Smith Gun was invented by the chief engineer of the Trianco Engineering Company. It was developed as a private venture in 1940 and offered to the British Army as an emergency gun for issue to the Home Guard. The gun and limber/ammunition trailer could be towed behind an ordinary car, the gun was simply turned over onto one of its wheels to become ready for action. Excellent, clean condition with Alnwick HG stamping and scarce.
HG Issued Sten MkII manual. 1942 manual \' Carbine Machine Sten 9mm. MkII \' General instructions. 16pg official manual showing exploded views of the Sten MkII with explanatory text outlining its use, stripping and maintenance. This example with ownership stamp indicating use by the 54th Surrey ( Wimbledon ) Btn, Home Guard. Good, used condition with some rusting to staples.
Hints for the Home Guard. C1940/41 64pgs ' Hints for the Home Guard - Training and Duties including the methods of defeating an armed man '. Lt.Col.D.C.L.Fitzwilliams. Early, naive study ' dealing with the enemy ' with some amusingly optimistic sketches ! In good overall condition with some light foxing.
History of 12th Northamptonshire Btn. Home Guard. 185pgs C1947 \' History of the 12th Northamptonshire Battalion Home Guard 1940 - 1944 \' by Lt.Col.L.E.Barnes. A good, detailed account of the battalion during the war with numerous b/w illustrations and extensive rolls organised by company and rolls of those who went onto to serve in the regular Forces. Excellent condition with one minor bump to spine.
History of 45th Warks ( Birmingham ) Home Guard. 1945ed ' The History of the 45th Warwickshire ( B'ham ) Battalion Home Guard ' by Lt.Col.E.D.Barclay MC. 131pg, card covered history of the battalion that was based in and around central Birmingham. Includes potted histories of the various companies that provided platoons that made-up the battalion including Webley & Scott, Ansells Brewery. Illustrated with b/w photographs with various lists of personnel, their achievements and service. Good condition with lightly stained covers with some minor scuffing and tears, clean contents.
History of 6th Perthshire Battalion Home Guard. 1st ed. History of 6th Perthshire Battalion Home Guard ( Perth City Battalion ). 63pgs from the inception to Stand Down. Comes with appendices with lists of officers and honours and awards. Ex IWM library, good, clean condition, has been folded. Scottish HG histories are not common.
History of 7 Platoon, Milton, Brockton & Walton Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. ' History of 7 Platoon, Milton, Brockton & Walton Home Guard - May,1940-December 1944 '. 30pgs, some illustrations, unusual history of a specific platoon of 40 similar who were part of the 14th Staffordshire ( Stafford ) Battalion. Good copy with some marking to covers.
History of CD in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area. 76pg C1945 'History of Civil Defence in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area 1936 - 1945'. Comprehensive review of CD services within the area including seperate chapters for each of the services WVS,Rescue,Messengers etc. Raid diary outlining aerial activity over Bath and Bristol. B/W illustrations and large roll. In good, used condition with lightly marked and rubbed card covers.
History of Civil Defence 1935-1945 - Bedfordshire. 1946 1st ed. ' County Council of Bedfordshire - History of Civil Defence 1935 - 1945 '. 67pg with b/w photographs and important appendices of personnel and locations of warden's posts, FAPs etc. Useful and uncommon history.
History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Home Guard . A good copy of the History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Battalion Home Guard by W.C. Dodkins. Published 1948 this well written 80 page card cover history details the birth of the L.D.V to stand down. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and nominal rolls. Slightly marked cover with one small tear.
History of the 5th Bideford Battalion Devon Home Guard. 1st ed. 1946, limited, signed edition 42/50 ' History of the 5th Bideford Battalion Devon Home Guard ' by Col.D.C.Crombie C.B.E. 259pgs bound with tooled covers with extensive coverage of the history of the battalion with maps, overlays, b/w illustrations and a full roll from formation to stand down. In excellent condition with some foxing to frontispiece, a scarce history in this edition.
History of the Bromley Home Guard KT51. C1945 ' A History of the Bromley Home Guard KT51 ' by ' LDV '. Card covers, 80pgs inc. b/w photographs and illustrations covering all aspects of the Battalion's history from formation to Stand Down. Includes a nominal roll of all who served, inc. women organised in date order of joining. Includes a roll of those members who went onto serve with the regular forces. Good, clean condition.
History of the Cheshire Home Guard. 1950 1st ed. ' History of the Cheshire Home Guard ' pub. Gale & Polden. 158pgs with b/w photographs outlining potted histories of all of the individual battalions including the Anti-aircraft batteries and G.P.O. battalions. Ex Army library in very good, clean condition.
History of the Ministry of Food Home Guard. C1946 1st ed. \' Bureaucrats in Battle Dress \' The History of the Ministry of Food Home Guard by Henry Smith. 168 pgs, published in 1945, illustrated throughout, with rolls of personnel and roll of honour. Good clean copy with uncommon dustwrapper ( light marking, tears etc.) The illustrations feature a photograph of the women\'s section wearing the specially designed MOF badge.
Hitler ' Po' ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Flip your ashes on old nasty ' and the pun ' The violation of Poland '. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler \' Po\' Ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler\'s face in the interior with the dedication \' Flip your ashes on old nasty \' and the pun \' The violation of Poland \'. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler \' Po\' Ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler\'s face in the interior with the dedication \' Flip your ashes on old nasty \' and the pun \' The violation of Poland \'. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series ( Jerry No.1 ) showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
Hitler Caricature Wine Stopper. Wine or bottle stopper in the form of a caricature of Hitler's head . This was one of a series of caricature heads of Allied and Axis leaders in a similar form. Made from a resin type material this example in excellent condition with minor rubbing to highlights and a small hole in the reverse of the hat brim ( not visible from the front ). Uncommon.
Hitler Hate Club badge. Bronzed lapel badge for the ' Hitler Hate Club ' Features a ' British Lion ' grappling with a snake with Hitler's head - a protected design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
Hitler Po Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler's face in the interior with the dedication ' Chums ! What Would You Do ? '. A generic copy of the series produced by Fieldings but with no indication of a manufacturer. Good condition with glazing crackling and a hairline glaze crack.
Hitler Scarecrow Card. Scarce, humorous card showing Hitler as a scarecrow with the title \' Who\'s scared ? \'. Period message to the interior indicating that the sender was working on a mobile canteen for the troops. Good condition with some light marking. POSTFREE within UK
Hitlers Terror , Churchillian Bulldog figure. Pottery Bulldog figure sporting a helmet emblazoned with the phrase \' Hitlers Terror \' . Featuring a Churchillian pose, this figure has been factory painted in a chocolate brown colour. Faint manufacturer\'s mark to side with some minor blemishes and marks otherwise excellent condition.
Hitlers Terror , Churchillian Bulldog figure. Pottery Bulldog figure sporting a helmet emblazoned with the phrase \' Hitlers Terror \' . Featuring a Churchillian pose, this figure has been factory painted in a khaki colour. Manufacturer\'s mark to side with some minor blemishes and marks otherwise excellent condition.
HMSO - 'Meet the US Army' HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., stapled card wrappers, 7 x 4.5" approx., an uncommon title, with large number of US servicemen arriving in UK. It was written by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice for the Board of Education for use in schools, to try to explain the American, his culture and his way of life to the British, lightly marked to covers, with some creasing otherwise good.
HMSO - 'Meet the US Army' HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., stapled card wrappers, 7 x 4.5" approx., an uncommon title, with large number of US servicemen arriving in UK. It was written by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice for the Board of Education for use in schools, to try to explain the American, his culture and his way of life to the British, lightly marked to covers, but in otherwise excellent condition. Scarce.
HMSO publication 'Land at War'. 96pg with paper pictorial wrapper 'Land at War' was published in 1945 authored by Laurie Lee although not acknowledged. Tells the official story of British farming including the Land Army, illustrated with photographs throughout. In good, clean condition with very minor rusting to staples and chipped spine.
HMSO publication \'Land at War\'. 96pg with paper pictorial wrapper 'Land at War' was published in 1945 authored by Laurie Lee although not acknowledged. Tells the official story of British farming including the Land Army, illustrated with photographs throughout. In good, clean condition with very minor creasing, marking etc.
HMV 1940 War Service Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating wartime employment by the HMV company. HMV or ' His Master's Voice ' was the brand name of the Gramophone Company and from the 1930s onwards, HMV manufactured radio and television sets and radiograms under the HMV and Marconiphone brand names in their factory in Hayes, Middlesex. During the War they continued similar production but with most of their production switched to military radio production. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' and numbered. Good, clean condition.
Home Doctor - First Aid & Nursing with ARP Supplement. C1939 ' Home Doctor First Aid & Nursing with information on the treatment of poison gas and A.R.P. Supplement ' by A.M.Joyce. 254pgs with illustrations, one of the plethora of early war publications that emerged as publishers initially cashed in on the war. Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Service Certificate group. Small certificate given for service with the Home Guard Anti-Aircraft forces. Awarded to Pte.A.E.Page on the stand down of the HG in December 1944 with facsimilie signature of the CO of AA Command General Pile. Accompanied by Pte.Page's HG Service certificate with original envelope made out to a Birmingham address. Unusually Service certificate has printed details, both items in good condition.
Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Service Certificate. Small certificate given for service with the Home Guard Anti-Aircraft forces. Awarded to Cpl.M.Pinder on the stand down of the HG in December 1944 with facsimilie signature of the CO of AA Command General Pile. In good, clean condition.
Home Guard Armband. Standard, printed Home Guard armband on general issue from late 1940. Issued in lieu of uniform and or other insignia the armband saw continued service throughout the war. In good, used condition with some light marking.
Home Guard Bomb Disposal badge. Printed Home Guard Bomb Disposal sleeve badge. Special badge introduced in August 1943 for members of the Home Guard Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Units. Badge was intended to be worn on the lower left sleeve of the BD blouse. This example in excellent, clean condition, cut to shape, appears to have been used.
Home Guard Cape. A highly uncommon example of the ' Cape Serge Home Guard '. Introduced in 1940, the capes soon proved to be unpopular and it would appear that most had been withdrawn by 1943. Made of serge with a partial lining and two shoulder straps with internal pockets, button fastening and closures to provide makeshift sleeves. This example in excellent + condition, size ' Medium ' Height 5' 8" to 5' 10" , Chest 40" to 42", made by J.Mandleberg & Co.,Ltd. in 1940. Unlikely to find a better example.
Home Guard Cape. A scarce example of the Home Guard cape. Designed specifically for the HG to overcome a shortage of Army greatcoats, the cape was introduced at the end of 1940. It is unclear when they ceased to be issued but they were not generally popular and quickly fell out of favour when greatcoats became more plentiful. Produced in khaki serge with a half lined interior with two internal pockets and two built-in shoulder harness cloth straps which formed the means of wearing. Five button closure with hook and eye to collar. Size \' Medium \' with a December 1940 date stamp with the label indicating manufacture by \' Raper & Bainbridge \'. In generally excellent condition with some minor moth nibbles and tracks and one small area of damage to the inner edge seam
Home Guard Certificates - relatives. Home Guard Certificates were given to all who served in the Home Guard on completion of their service. These examples are made out to members of the same family Arthur and Lewis Foster who served from 1942 until Stand Down. In good condition, minor marking.
Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual. 1943 ed. of \' A Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual \' by John Brophy. 126pg manual covers all aspects of squad drill, arms drill and field operations, also includes appendices on the Sten. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some marking to covers and some minor creasing.
Home Guard Drill and Field Service Manual. 1941 ed. of \'A Home Guard Drill book and Field Service Manual \' by John Brophy. This manual covers all aspects of squad drill, arms drill and field operations, also includes appendices on the BAR and P17 weapons. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with minor marking to covers.
Home Guard Encyclopedia. C1942 4th ed. \' The Home Guard Encyclopedia \' by A.G.Elliot. Covers all subjects that all self respecting Home Guards needed..... \' Night marauding, street fighting, sniper suits, tank destruction etc,\' illustrated with diagrams and sketches. In excellent clean condition with minor marks to cover.
Home Guard Exercise Maps and Paperwork 1943. Grouping of maps and paperwork pack for Exercise \' Mercury \' in May 1943 centred on Biggin Hill and designed to test the defence of the airfield. Four Home guard battalions were involved the 9th and 59th Surrey battalions and the 20th, 51st and 57th Kent battalions . Information is contained in a fold out folder with miniature map showing the 57th battalion Company positions which appear to be the defending forces. Further general and specific information is provided from equipment required to the location of battalion headquarters. The folder is accompanied by a large scale map of the Biggin Hill area contained in a cover with residual chinagraph markings to the acetate sheet. Further notes also accompany the group. Unusual.
Home Guard Explosives Manual. C1943 ' What the HG Needs to Know About Explosives ' by Lt.Chas.C.Knight. One of the Bernards ' Key ' guides series, the manual uses its 68pgs to give a good coverage of the general nature of explosives, their storage and care and their use in typical Home Guard scenarios. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. Good overall condition with some minor staining to cover. Uncommon.
Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual. 2nd, 1942ed of the Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual by Major John Langdon-Davies. This manual concentrates on concealment and camouflage and how to use natural cover. 173pgs including chapters on night training, sniper suits, concealment from the air and a 'reception for airborne troops'. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos and diagrams and in excellent, clean condition with some very minor marking.
Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual. 2nd, 1942ed of the Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual by Major John Langdon-Davies. This manual concentrates on concealment and camouflage and how to use natural cover. 173pgs including chapters on night training, sniper suits, concealment from the air and a \'reception for airborne troops\'. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos and diagrams and in excellent, clean condition with some very minor marking.
Home Guard Grenade. WW2 Home Guard extemporised grenade. Designed by Lt.Col.Williams Ellis of the 1st Btn. Merioneth Home Guard the grenade consisted of a rough casting sealed by a wooden plug, similar in design and construction to the WW1 Battye bomb. Filled with black powder and intiated by a piece of Bickford cord the grenade could be used as a practice or as a replacement H.E.Fragmentation grenade in place of the No.36 which was in short supply when this grenade was designed. In good condition complete with wooden sealing plug. INERT
Home Guard Group Photograph - C Company 22nd West Riding Btn. Landscape portrait of C Company ( Hipperholme & Lightcliffe ) of the 22nd West Riding ( Calder Valley ) Battalion Home Guard. 61cms x 22cms approx. In good condition, has been folded.
Home Guard Handbook. Good copy of the 'Home Guard Handbook' by John Brophy. This edition was published in 1942 and deals with widespread topics from parachute troops to road blocks and Thompson Gun to 'Molotoffs'. 126pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some minor marking and creasing.
Home Guard Handbook. 1940 Home Guard Handbook by Alfred Kerr. 110pgs, illustrated with sketches and diagrams covering subjects from identifying parachutists, first aid, map reading, camouflage and weapons handling. Good condition with d/w with some minor worm damage to interior spine.
Home Guard Handbook. Good, clean copy of the \'Home Guard Handbook\' by John Brophy. This edition was published in 1941 and deals with widespread topics from parachute troops to road blocks and Thompson Gun to \'Molotoffs\'. 126pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some marking
Home Guard Handbook. 1941 \' Home Guard Officers & Section Leaders Handbook \' by Alfred Kerr. 112pgs with illustrations, sketches and diagrams covering subjects from Bren guns to weapons pits, pillboxes and trenches. Good, clean condition with some minor foxing, creasing etc. but retaining d/w which is damaged unfortunately.
Home Guard haversack. Scarce example of the Home Guard issue haversack. Unique to the HG the haversack was made from a rubberised canvas with a single buckle fastening. Clearly dated 1940 and manufacturer marked ' L.H.B.Co. '. Good, used condition retaining it's strap adjustment in stitched condition. Minor wear to bottom corners, now scarce.
Home Guard history - 3rd Cards HG. 1947ed.62pg \'Home Guard CDN 3\' - a history of the 3rd Cardiganshire Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and maps and list of officers. Excellent, clean condition with uncommon d/w. Staining to cover boards.
Home Guard History - B Company 41st Warks, Birmingham HG. 1946 1st ed.' The Triumphs & Tragedies of a Home Guard ( Factory ) Company. - B Company 41st Warwickshire ( Birmingham ) Battalion Home Guard by Mjr.W.Percy McGeoch. 188pgs inc. b/w photographs and sketches and nominal roll. Extensive coverage of training,camps etc. of this Edgbaston unit. Good, used condition, missing approx 20mm of card spine.
Home Guard History ' C ' Tottington Company 21st Lancs HG. C1945 ' The History of "C" ( Tottington ) Company 21 Lancs. Home Guard 1940 - 1944 '. 94pgs with a detailed account of the Company's activities with appendices, a nominal roll, fold out map etc. This copy has had the boards detached at some time and has been repaired with sellotape, hence is now rated as a reading copy of what is a scarce history.
Home Guard Humour. C1945 ' Home Guard Humour - During Four and a Half Years '. 32 pgs filled with jokes and cartoons. Good, used condition with light rusting of staples.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.1. 1941, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.1, the first of a regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life from equipment to sporting guns, age limits and the wearing of uniform etc. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing. FREEPOST within UK
Home Guard Info. Circular No.2. 1941, 6pg Home Guard Information Circular No.2, the first of a regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life from equipment to honours & awards, i.d. cards and the wearing of uniform etc. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing. FREEPOST within UK
Home Guard Info. Circular No.27 1943, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.35, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular example deals with bomb disposal courses, firearms certificates and interestingly propaganda. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.37. 1943, 3pg Home Guard Information Circular No.37, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular example deals with boot repair!, press officers and training films. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.38. 1943, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.35, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular example deals with subjects as diverse as respirator spectacles to house to house fighting. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.48 1941, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.48, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This example covers some honours and awards, 2-pdr. A/Tk guns, packing cases and Smith guns. Good, clean example with light marking.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.52 1944, 5pg Home Guard Information Circular No.52, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular deals with the Country Life Home Guard rifle competition with various other updates. Ownership stamped to the 2nd ( Alnwick ) Northumberland Battalion. Good, overall condition, some minor creasing and rusting of staples.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.55 1944, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.55, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This example covers mostly honours and awards with citations for bravery. Good, clean example with light marking.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.56 1944, double-sided Home Guard Information Circular No.56, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This example offers thanks for the service of the Home Guard and the cessation of compulsory duty. Misc notes and honours and awards citations to reverse. Good, clean example with light marking.
Home Guard Info. Circular No.7 1942, 6pg Home Guard Information Circular No.7, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular deals with the use of S.I.P. grenades, vehicle markings etc.Good, overall condition, some minor creasing and rusting of staples. HG ownership stamp to cover. P
Home Guard Information Circular No.10. 1942, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.10, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular example deals with the role of the civilian population in the event of invasion, salvage of fired ammunition cases and Boys in Home Office approved schools joining the HG. Good, used condition with some light marking.
Home Guard Information Circular No.11. 1942, 6pg Home Guard Information Circular No.11, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular example deals with medical organisation, fire watchers, S.I.P. grenades etc. Good, overall condition with some creasing and marking.
Home Guard Information Circular No.15 1942 Home Guard Information Circular No.15, 4pg covering diverse subjects form Civil Defence, ' AV ' battledress and the HG and the US Army. Good, overall condition with some creasing and marking.
Home Guard Information Circular No.35 1943, 4pg Home Guard Information Circular No.35, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This particular deals with medical aspects of the Home Guard. Good, overall condition, some very minor marking.
Home Guard Information Circular No.53. 1944, 5pg Home Guard Information Circular No.53, one of the regular stream of circulars updating the Home Guard on all aspects of Home Guard life. This example includes HG award citations and notes on targets, ammunition and security. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Home Guard Instruction - No.11 1940 - Miscellaneous Notes. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.11 - 1940 Miscellaneous Notes '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications, use of dogs, shotguns, AT petrol bomb, LMG course and communication. Ex War Office Library, good clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.23 1941 - Night Training. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.23 - 1941 Night Training '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving a precis of current thinking on night fighting. Ex War Office Library, good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.24 1941 - Protection Against Gas. 15pg, leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.24-1941 - Protection Against Gas '. Covering subjects from gas masks, clothing, training and types of gases, complete with separate amendment sheet. Good, used condition, minor marking, ex. War Office Library.
Home Guard Instruction - No.25 1941 - Signalling. 39pg, leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.25-1941 - Signalling. Part of the Home Guard Instruction series but unusual for being in the form of a card covered manual. Covering all aspects of signalling from morse to semaphore with b/w plates. Good, clean condition with some marking to covers.
Home Guard Instruction - No.26 1941 - Miscellaneous Notes. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.26 - 1941 Miscellaneous Notes '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications, .300 Browning MG, Northover Projector, American ammunition etc. In good, clean condition with minor creasing.
Home Guard Instruction - No.27 1941. 11pg pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.27 - 1941 Defence in urban areas '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications. In good, clean condition, ex War Office Library.
Home Guard Instruction - No.28 1941 - Weapons. 5pg, gatefold pamphlet ' Home Guard Instruction No.28 - 1941 Weapons '. One of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office giving information and instruction to the Home Guard on subjects not covered by exsisting publications. In good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction - No.35 1941 - Miscellaneous Notes-Crete. Home Guard Instruction - No.35 1941 - Miscellaneous Notes, 4 page leaflet largely concentrating on the ' Lessons from Crete ' discussing the tactics, equipment and the relative success of parachute troops. Small section on HG exercises. Ex War Office Library, good, clean condition with minor creasing.
Home Guard Instruction - No.43 1942 - Protection Against Gas. 24pg, illustrated leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.43 1942 - Protection Against Gas '. Covering subjects from gas masks, clothing, training and types of gases. Good, used condition, minor marking and rusting of staples.
Home Guard Instruction - No.43 Protection Against Gas. Home Guard Instruction - No.43 Protection Against Gas. 1942 pamphlet, one of the regular instructions and updates issued by the War Office, giving instruction in protection against gas. Sections on care of respirators, gas identification, with illustrations, and measures to be taken in the event of a gas attack. Good, used condition with some marking and creasing.
Home Guard Instruction No.10 - General Instructions. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.10 - General instructions. 6pg, gate fold leaflet with separate amendment sheet and interesting in that it sets out the functions of the Home Guard with a separate appendix on road blocks. Marked ' Secret ' and Warrington Battalion unit stamp. Contemporary annotations and some creasing.
Home Guard Instruction No.11- Miscellaneous Notes. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.11- Miscellaneous Notes. 5pg, gatefold format leaflet covering subjects from ear protection in air raids to the use of dogs by the Home Guard. Good, used condition with some minor creasing.
Home Guard Instruction No.12 - Factory Defence. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.12 ' Factory Defence '. 4pg leaflet outlining the basic points of providing defence for factories against sabotage, ground and air attack. Early Home Guard publication ( August 1940 ) in good, used condition, some marks to cover.
Home Guard Instruction No.12 - Factory Defence. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.12 \' Factory Defence \'. 4pg leaflet outlining the basic points of providing defence for factories against sabotage, ground and air attack. Early Home Guard publication ( August 1940 ) in good, used condition, ex War Office Library,some marks to cover.
Home Guard Instruction No.15. Home Guard Instruction No.15 - 1940 ' Common German Military Expressions '. Single sided sheet containing rather optimistic German phrases centring around surrender ! Good, clean condition, ex War Office Library. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Instruction No.16 Home Guard Instruction No.16 - 1940 \' Sighting, zeroing and aiming for rifles \'. 4pg instruction specifically offering advice on sighting and zeroing of Home Guard issue rifles including the Ross, Patt14, SMLE and .300 Lee Enfield rifles. With some creasing and minor tears, otherwise clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training. Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training, 5pg, gate-fold leaflet outlining aspects of AA training. Illustrated with sketches , silhouettes and diagrams. Some light creasing, marks etc.
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training. Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Anti-Aircraft Training, 5pg, gate-fold leaflet outlining aspects of AA training. Illustrated with sketches , silhouettes and diagrams. Some light creasing, marks etc.
Home Guard Instruction No.17 - Collective Training. 1941 Home Guard Instruction No.30 ' Collective Training '. 8pg leaflet outlining section and platoon training with sections T.E.W.T.s and outdoor exercises. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.18 Care of Weapons. 1940 Home Guard Instruction No.18 ' Care and Cleaning of Weapons '. 4pg leaflet outlining the basic points of the care and cleaning of the rifle B.A.R. and the Lewis gun. Good used condition with creasing and marking to top margin.
Home Guard Instruction No.36 - Mobile Patrols against Airborne Troops. 1941ed. Home Guard Instruction No.36 ' Mobile Patrols for Action Against Airborne Troops '. Sketchy and optimistic advice for Home Guard mobile patrols to engage airborne forces. Clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.45 1942 Home Guard Instruction No.45 - Miscellaneous Notes. 5pgs covering various subjects from mobile patrols to special HG weapons, aircraft recognition and the B.A.R. Good, clean condition with light rusting to staples.
Home Guard Instruction No.51 Pts 1 - 4. 4 x manuals of Home Guard Instruction No.51 ' Battlecraft and Battle Drill for the Home Guard '. Part I ' Introduction & Battlecraft 1942 ', Part II ' Battle Drill 1942 ' , Part III ' Patrolling 1943 ', and Part IV ' The Organization of Home Guard Defence 1943 ' , the last dealing with the Smith Gun and Spigot Mortar. All manuals with the exception of Part I illustrated with sketches and diagrams and in some cases b/w photgraphs. All in good, used condition, some marking of covers and light rusting of staples. Complete set
Home Guard Instruction No.52 - Publications. 1942 Home Guard Instruction No.52 - Scale of Issue of Training Publications. 4pg listing of all of the official publications issued to the HG. Useful reference. Good, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.54 - Drill. Home Guard Instruction No.5, 1942 - Drill. 20pgs with some illustrations covering all aspects of squad, platoon and rifle drill. Good, used condition with some light foxing and rusting of staples.
Home Guard Instruction No.56 - Summer Training. Home Guard Instruction No.56 - Summer Training for 1943. 12pg leaflet outlining summer training from T.E.W.T.s to battle practice, proficiency badges and efficiency. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.59 - Winter Training. Home Guard Instruction No.59 - Winter Training for 1943-1944. 8pg small format leaflet outling aspects of winter training not covered by previous instructions. Good, used condition with some creasing and light marking.
Home Guard Instruction No.60 - Weapon Training. 1943 Home Guard Instruction No.60 - Weapon Training Miscellaneous Notes. 12pgs with some sketches and diagrams concerning various aspects of weapon training from Northover Projector to grenades. Good, used condition with some light marking and creasing.
Home Guard Instruction No.61 - Battle Inoculation. 1944ed. Home Guard Instruction No.61 - Battle Inoculation. 8pg leaflet outlining the use of explosives during battle training. Good, used condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.66 - Training Publications. 1944 Home Guard Instruction No.66 - Scale of Issue of Training Publications.11pg leaflet listing the various official manuals available to the Home Guard and the scale of issue to the various units. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Instruction No.67 - Miscellaneous Notes. 1944 Home Guard Instruction No.67 - Miscellaneous Notes. A larger than normal issue, 23pgs, covering wide ranging subjects from intelligence notes from N.Africa, signal security, German units, blank ammunition and life preserving. Good, used condition with light marking and staple rusting.
Home Guard Issue Shotgun Cartridges A pair of WD 12 Bore shotgun cartridges widely issued to the Home Guard in an effort to make a shotgun a more effective weapon by making a heavier projectile load. These cartridges were 12 bore SG containing 9x8.mm pellets and are clearly broad arrow ' SG ' marked to the side of the cartridge and manufactured by Eley-Kynoch. Visibly inert with small hole to reverse wall. Priced individually. INERT Available within the UK only.
Home Guard Issue Shotgun Cartridges - Solid Ball. A pair of WD 12 Bore shotgun cartridges widely issued to the Home Guard in an effort to make a shotgun a more effective weapon by making a heavier projectile load. These cartridges were 12 bore spherical ball cartridges which were loaded with a single 16 bore lead ball. Being undersized this allowed it to pass through a choked barrel without damage. They are clearly broad arrow marked to the side of the cartridge and manufactured by Eley-Kynoch. Visibly inert with small hole to reverse wall. Priced individually. INERT Available within the UK only.
Home Guard Issue Shotgun Cartridges - Solid Ball. WD 12 Bore shotgun cartridges widely issued to the Home Guard in an effort to make a shotgun a more effective weapon by making a heavier projectile load. These cartridges were 12 bore spherical ball cartridges which were loaded with a single 16 bore lead ball. Being undersized this allowed it to pass through a choked barrel without damage. They are clearly broad arrow marked to the side of the cartridge and manufactured by Eley-Kynoch. Visibly inert with small hole to reverse wall. Priced individually. INERT Available within the UK only.
Home Guard issue U.S. M.1917 Bayonet and frog. 1917 dated U.S. M.1917 bayonet by Winchester for fitting to the U.S. .30.06in rifle, the standard issue rifle of the Home Guard. This provenance is further reinforced by the presence of a '39 Pat. Emergency pattern leather frog. All items in good, clean condition, scabbard manufacturer marked , frog with some surface cracking and manufacturer marked and dated to reverse. Blade, clean with some minor sharpening marks, all other metal parts with original bluing. OVER 18 declaration required.
Home Guard issue U.S.M.1917 Bayonet and frog. 1918 dated U.S. M.1917 bayonet by Remington for fitting to the U.S. .30.06in rifle, the standard issue rifle of the Home Guard. This provenance is further reinforced by the presence of a '39 Pat. Emergency pattern leather frog. All items in good, clean condition, scabbard manufacturer marked and dated 1918, frog with wear to high points and faintly manufacturer marked and dated to reverse. Blade, clean with some minor marks, all other metal parts with original bluing. OVER 18 declaration required.
Home Guard lapel badge - variation. Gilt and enamel lapel badge, variation on the standard pattern. Half-moon lapel fitting to the reverse, in good clean condition.
Home Guard Lapel badge - variation. Uncommon variation of the standard pattern of the Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel badge with half moon fitting to the reverse but with the unusual choice of red enamel. Unknown purpose but possibly using up old stock for use with the second phase of the HG. Good, used condition with enamel flaw at 5 o'clock position.
Home Guard Lapel badge with Years of Service. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge with years of service banner. Variation on the more common patterns. In good ,used condition bright condition, patinated lapel fitting.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Chromed Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in excellent, clean condition with registered design number to reverse.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common pattern and in good, clean condition.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard lapel badge. Uncommon large design ( 40mm ) with half moon lapel fitting to reverse. Good used condition with bright gilt and some minor abrasions to enamel, scratched initials to reverse.
Home Guard Lapel Badge. Attractive, large size, brass and enamel Home Guard lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to reverse. This badge is an early design before the accepted designs became commonplace. Uncommon.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Home Guard lapel badge variation by Lambournes, B'ham. Slightly rough finished but bright gilt and undamaged enamel. Manufacturer marked to reverse.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard lapel badge. Standard gilt and enamel Home Guard lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting, undamaged enamel.
Home Guard lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, half moon fixing lapel badge. This badge is a variation on the standard HG lapel featuring the words \' Home Guard \' in a rectangular box. This example has bright, undamaged enamel and gilt and is in excellent condition.
Home Guard Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Home Guard lapel badges. Standard gilt and enamel Home Guard lapel badges. Half moon lapel fittings, gilt bright and fresh, undamaged enamel. Priced individually.
Home Guard Leaflet ' When the Enemy Comes '. 1941 ' When the Enemy Comes ' - ' To all Home Guard Commanders ' issued by the General Staff of Western Command. 16pg aide memoire outlining the principles and preparations that should be borne in mind in defending against an enemy attack. In reasonable condition with rusted staples and staining, however, a scarce pamphlet produced with a modest print run.
Home Guard Leather Gaiters. A pair of matching leather gaiters for wear by the Home Guard. Finished with an effect that is sometimes found on items of 1939 Pattern leather webbing but with no obvious signs of dates or manufacturing details. Well worn with some marks and cuts but entirely serviceable.
Home Guard List 1941 - Southern Command. Savannah Publications, Home Guard List 1941 Southern Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Berks, Bucks, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloms, Hants, Isles of Scilly, Off, Somerset, & Wilts including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool. New condition, slight creasing to rear cover. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard List 1941 London District. Savannah Publications of the Home Guard List 1941 London District Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Kent, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex and the City of London including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool. New condition. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard List 1941 Northern Command. Savannah Publications, Home Guard List 1941 Northern Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Lincs, Durham, Notts, Derbyshire, Rutland and Yorkshire including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool. New condition.
Home Guard List 1941 Scottish Command. Savannah Publications of the Home Guard List 1941 Western Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highland Areas. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool which in this instance is over twice the size of others in the series with 200+ pages. New condition. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard List 1941 South Eastern Command. Savannah Publications of the Home Guard List 1941 South Eastern Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Kent, Surrey and Sussex including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool. New condition. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard List 1941 Western Command. Savannah Publications of the Home Guard List 1941 Western Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Cheshire, Cumberland, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wales, Warwickshire, Westmoreland and Worcestershire including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool which in this instance is over twice the size of others in the series with 500+ pages. New condition. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard manual of Unarmed Combat. Commercially printed, pocket book size manual of 'Commando & Guerilla Warfare...Unarmed Combat', for Home Guard and Service Use. Published by Bernards Ltd, London the manual features a large number of diagrams and diagrams showing a series of improbable attacks, holds and defences. A shillings worth of optimism! In good used condition, slightly loose cover with rusty staple.
Home Guard matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring the Home Guard badge to both sides. In good, used condition with minor foxing and some light marking.
Home Guard Message form pad. Home Guard message form pad with 6 remaining forms giving sub-sections for information concerning enemy formations and the disposition of own forces. Generic form for universal HG use, in good clean condition.
Home Guard MkII Helmet with Net. 1941 dated MkIIc helmet manufactured by Briggs Motor Bodies ( BMB ) as issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel MkII No.2c helmets were identified with the holes to their brim indicating their lack of ballistic protection and as such were issued to organisations such as the Home Guard. This example has a size 7, 1940 dated liner also manufactured marked BMB and is complete with it's original net. In good, used condition with 90% of it's original paint finish.
Home Guard Pamphlet on Road Blocks and Check Points. 1941ed. ' Notes for the Home Guard on Road Blocks and Check Points ' 11pg pamphlet with diagrams. Describes the use of blocks, obstacles and mines and the use of ' EL ' vehicle labels. Minor marking of covers but clean contents. Uncommon.
Home Guard Panoramic Photograph 21st Staffs Btn. 80cm x 20cm approx. panoramic photograph of B Company, 21st Staffordshire ( Wolverhampton ) Battalion Home Guard. Dated October 1942, taken by H.Whitlock & Sons, image in good, clear condition with some minor foxing to one end. Unusual format for HG unit photos.
Home Guard patch. 15 x 9cms Home Guard patch printed on cotton. These were on issue from August 1940 intially to avoid the waste of exsisting LDV armlets by the simple expedient of sowing the patch over the LDV lettering. The patch was also worn on the denim uniform. Patch in good clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard Pocket Book. 1940 \' Home Guard Pocket Book \' by Brig-Gen.A.F.U.Green of the West Sussex Home Guard. Published with funds going to the West Sussex HG with 100pgs containing chapters on demolition, weapons, aircraft identification, musketry, drill, strategy & tactics. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. Good, clean condition and scarce.
Home Guard Pocket Manual. 1944 revised edition \' The Home Guard Pocket Manual \' by A.Southworth, RSM Sevenoaks HG.72pgs inc. b/w illustrations and sketches outlining everything from weapon training, drill, scouting and battlecraft to field fortifications. In good, used condition with minor marking to covers and one small tear.
Home Guard Post Office Armband. Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the Home Guard. Similar in format to the standard HG armband but with the addition of red GPO devices, This example in good, used condition. Unmothed with light marking and a slight 1cm unpicking of the seam.
Home Guard Post Office Armband. Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the Home Guard. Similar in format to the standard HG armband but with the addition of red GPO devices, This example in excellent, probably unissued condition with some light storage marking.
Home Guard pouches. Pair of Pouches,Web, Home Guard Pattern. Designed in 1941, the pouches are basically a scaled down version of the '37 Pattern Bren gun pouch but with ample room for BAR magazines, ammunition or grenades. On widesspread issue from 1942. These examples are in excellent condition both manufacture marked and dated, one faintly - in this case 1943. Web material is strong with all fittings present.
Home Guard pouches. Pair of Pouches,Web, Home Guard Pattern. Designed in 1941, the pouches are basically a scaled down version of the \'37 Pattern Bren gun pouch but with ample room for BAR magazines, ammunition or grenades. On widespread issue from 1942. These examples are in good, used condition both manufacturer marked for the Mills Equipment Co. and dated, 1942, one example with markings now faint. This same example has some damage to the seam of the lid which can easily be repaired, priced to accommodate this.
Home Guard Proficiency Certificate - West Riding. Home Guard Certificate of Proficiency to a L/Cpl.. in the 22nd West Riding ( Calder Valley ) Home Guard. Certificate indicates the tests required to obtain the HG proficiency badges , in this case Gen. knowledge, Sten, battlecraft, map reading and first aid. Certificate in good condition with some marking and creasing with copy roll from the unit indicating the owner served with the 2nd platoon.
Home Guard Proficiency Frame. Framed and glazed Certificate of Home Guard Proficiency awarded to a private in the 1st Hampshire ( Andover ) Battalion in 1943. Included in the frame is a printed Lewis Gun proficiency badge, a HG proficiency sleeve badge and a printed war service chevron. The frame has a number of signatures to the reverse, presumably as a result of a post War reunion.
Home Guard Proficiency manual. 1st 1942ed. \'Home Guard Proficiency\' by John Brophy. 124pgs with chapters on topics as diverse as strategy to sub-machine guns with 100 questions to quiz the keen Homeguardsman on his military knowledge. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, clean condition with some light marking.
Home Guard Register. ' Home Guard Register of Attendance at training and Operational Duties '. Unissued 1942 dated example. Excellent, clean condition with very light marking to cover.
Home Guard Report Forms. Unused Home Guard report forms for use when observing the enemy. Excellent, clean condition. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Rhymes. 1943ed of 'Home Guard Rhymes' by Lt.A.H.Watkins HG with drawings by Lt.Col.J.C.T.Willis RE. Humorous verses illustrated with cartoons on Home Guard topics. Good condition with minor marking to covers.
Home Guard service certificates. Original unused Home Guard certificates. Certificates were given to all who served in the Home Guard on completion of their service. These examples in excellent unused condition with some very minor foxing. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard Shooting Target. Cardboard target for use on small bore rifle ranges. Overprinted with ' No.82 Coy.21st Mx. Batt H.G. ' and impressed with manufacturer's details ' Banfield Bros '. The targets produced for the Barnet Battalion Home Guard were designed to replicate the profile of a German Paratrooper aiming a weapon . In excellent condition. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester Blue ,embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder title. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. This example in good, used condition with some minor glue marks to reverse.
Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester. Red, embroidered, Home Guard shoulder title. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. This example in good, issued condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard shoulder titles - Manchester. Red, embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder titles. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. These examples in good, unissued condition with slightly grubby reverse.
Home Guard shoulder titles. A pair of embroidered cotton Home Guard shoulder titles. These examples are embroidered in less commonly encountered white cotton. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, in good, slightly dusty condition.
Home Guard Shoulder Titles. Pair of embroidered, cotton on wool Home Guard shoulder titles. Probably sourced at a local level judging from their style and with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued. Sewn to shape and with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, Good, used condition.
Home Guard shoulder titles. Good pair of embroidered Home Guard shoulder titles, yellow cotton on wool. This pattern is often seen in use with some of the Surrey battalions. In good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued, cut but not shaped. Excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed, over-stitched Home Guard shoulder titles. It was quite common for the issue printed shoulder titles to be over-stitched to give a perceived enhanced appearance, with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, Good, used condition.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued. Previously sewn to shape and with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, Good, used, slightly grubby condition.
Home Guard Shoulder titles. A pair of matching, screen printed Home Guard shoulder titles as issued. Previously sewn to shape and with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, Good, used condition.
Home Guard Shoulder Titles. Pair of embroidered, white cotton on wool, Home Guard shoulder titles. Probably sourced at a local level judging from their style and with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard Shoulder Titles. Pair of embroidered, cotton on wool Home Guard shoulder titles. Probably sourced at a local level judging from their style and with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Home Guard sign. 20cm x 4cm approx, painted hardboard Home Guard sign. Similar in style to the early yellow ARP sign seen elsewhere on the site. In good, clean condition with some light marks, unusual.
Home Guard Signalling Manual. 1942ed.,56pg \'Home Guard Signalling Manual\' by Geo.G.A.Walters. Covering topics including morse, semaphore, radio and message taking. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. Excellent, used condition.
Home Guard Signalling Manual. 1942ed.,56pg 'Home Guard Signalling Manual' by Geo.G.A.Walters. Covering topics including morse, semaphore, radio and message taking. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. Good used condition with some foxing to cover and contemporary pencil notations. Bound upside down !
Home Guard Silver Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns but more uncommonly in silver and in excellent, clean condition.
Home Guard Silver Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns but more uncommonly in silver and in excellent, clean condition. Maker marked and stamped ' Sterling ' to the reverse
Home Guard silver spoon. EPNS spoon with Home Guard emblem. Spoon marked E.P.N.S. to reverse, slight rubbing to plate on the HG emblem, otherwise in excellent condition. These spoons were often given as shooting prizes.
Home Guard slip on shoulder titles. A good,original, matched pair of probably unissued, Home Guard slip-on shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on serge, these titles were unofficial and were based on the design adopted by the Regular Army and were probably sourced locally. Apparently in widespread use by 1941 these examples are in unissued condition but displaying their quick and cheap origins.
Home Guard slip-on shoulder titles. A good,original, matched pair of worn, Home Guard slip-on shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on wool, these titles were unofficial and were based on the design adopted by the Regular Army and were probably sourced locally. Apparently in widespread use by 1941 these examples are in excellent,used condition with some very minor moth grazing.
Home Guard Tie. Post War Home Guard tie. Good, clean condition, unusual. Accompanied by copy advert.
Home Guard training - Simple Tactics. 1941 ' Simple Tactics including Fieldcraft, War Certificate "A", Home Guard Training and other Schemes with Solutions '. Published by Gale & Polden with 155pgs inc. pull out map covers all aspects of operational training for the Home Guard. Good, used condition with bumped corners and some contemporary annotations.
Home Guard Training Manual. 1941ed. ' Home Guard Training Manual ' - Mjr John Langdon Davies. 156pgs covering all areas automatic weapons, rifle training, observation, fieldcraft, anti-aircraft, and village defence and street fighting with some sketches and diagrams. Langdon-Davies was a British author and journalist. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and the Russo-Finnish war and wrote prolifically on Home Guard topics.In good, used condition with some minor marking. Inscribed to a member of 5th Battalion Ulster Home Guard, Vol.William Bell.
Home Guard Training manual. 1940 \' Home Guard Training - Some lessons to Teach and Learn \' by Lt.Col.J.H.Levey. 71pgs outlining all aspects of training for the HG covering subjects from marching, blockhouses, sentries, patrols etc. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to covers.
Home Guard Unit Photo - 45th Btn. County of London Landscape portrait of ' C ' Company 45th Battalion County of London Home Guard. The 45th were one of the London Transport Passenger Board units with its headquarters in Isleworth. This photo shows the winners of their inter-battalion efficiency contest in 1943 with all individuals identified. In good, clean condition contained in it's original envelope.
Home Guard Waterbottle and Carrier. Home Guard issue water bottle and leather water bottle carrier. Manufacturer marked and dated 1942, this integral carrier and strap was on general issue to the Home Guard and allowed use of the water bottle without the necessity for wearing the full equipment set. Good, used condition with some minor moth damage.
Home Guard Waterbottle Carrier. 1940 dated, leather, Home Guard pattern water bottle carrier. Manufacture marked and dated to cradle. Good, supple condition.
Home Guarding - 32nd South Staffs Btn. Home Guard. 1945 1st ed. ' Home Guarding by the 32nd ( Aldridge ) Battalion South Staffordshire Home Guard '. 80pgs with maps, b/w illustrations and cartoons outlining this Midlands battalion. Includes sections on Women Auxiliaries, intelligence, training and exercises with an overview by the CO. Good, used condition with light marking to card covers.
Home Made Wartime Clutch Handbag. An excellent example of wartime ' make do and mend ' in the form of a home made clutch type handbag. Constructed of thick felt sewn with blanket stitch with military type snap fasteners. Embroidered with the word ' Mother ' and adorned with various military, mostly armoured, cap badges and sweethearts. An excellent example of a wartime expedient probably produced by a serving tank man. Good overall condition.
Home made, Spitfire badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Home made, Spitfire badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge 25mm, possibly silver. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Home Office ARP Gas Samples. Official Home Office gas samples for ARP instructional use. These samples of four of the main gases expected to be deployed by the Germans were intended for visual recognition. Whilst containing minute samples of the real gas they were colour enhanced to provide easy visual recognition. Safe and uncommon. SEIZED BY THE HOME OFFICE - please be aware anyone owning one of these kits is liable under 1996 Legislation governing poisonous gases to have them confiscated.
Home Office ARP Gas Samples. Official Home Office gas samples for ARP instructional use. These samples of four of the main gases expected to be deployed by the Germans were intended for smell recognition. Whilst originally containing minute samples of the real gas they have now only a vaguely chemically smell. All samples are contained in named tubes in named compartments . Safe and uncommon. SEIZED BY THE HOME OFFICE - please be aware anyone owning one of these kits is liable under 1996 Legislation governing poisonous gases to have them confiscated.
Hong Kong ARP Warden\'s Badge. ARP badges of the same design as those issued in the UK were issued in several overseas territories. Each area would add their own scroll below with the name of the locality, in this case Hong Kong. Silver, pin back construction with Birmingham hallmarks for 1938 and maker marked ' J.R.Gaunt & Sons '. Good, lightly patinated condition and scarce.
Horse Gasmask Bag. Large heavy canvas for carrying a horse's gas mask. Manufacturer marked and dated 1941 to inner surface of flap with the description ' Horse Mk I '. Excellent, clean condition with some storage marks ,all straps and closures present and working. Unusual.
Horsham AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Horsham breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform and two areas of moth damage, priced accordingly.
Horsham AFS Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on wool AFS Horsham breast badge. In good overall condition with obvious indications of having been removed from a uniform. Retaining 50% of paper backing , fraying to edges.
Hospital Respirator. The British Hospital Respirator was a special purpose civilian respirator designed for use by hospital patients who were bed-ridden with sickness or head wounds. The mask has a large clear plastic visor, which allowed medical personnel to easily see the patient\'s face. A long corrugated tube connected to a bellows was used to pump in filtered air. The bellows could be operated by the patient or by a care taker. Dated 1944 and manufacturer marked. In excellent,clean condition. Heavy item.
Hospital Supplies Comforts for Services Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel pin back lapel badge by H.W.Miller, B'ham for Hospital Supplies Comforts for Services. Many wounded servicemen were treated in civilian hospitals away from military centres and an organisation was established to provide them with small luxuries etc to aid their recovery. Excellent clean condition.
Hospitals Emergency Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel, lapel badge for the 'Hospitals Emergency Service'. The Emergency Hospitals scheme was a scheme to allow better cooperation between hospitals in particular to deal with air raid casualties that may swamp local medical facilities. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. In good, clean condition.
House to House Fighting booklet. One of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' House to House Fighting ' by Col.G.A.Wade C1941. 44pgs giving advice on mouseholing, defending houses and attacking through walls with illustrations, maps and diagrams. Good, used copy with light marking and creasing to covers and very light rusting to staples.
House to House Fighting booklet. One of the sought after Gale & Polden Training Series ' House to House Fighting ' by Col.G.A.Wade C1941. 44pgs giving advice on mouseholing, defending houses and attacking through walls with illustrations, maps and diagrams. Reasonable , used copy with light marking and creasing to covers and rusting to staples with content slightly loose.
Household Blended Starch Cartons . Full cartons of ' Household Blended Starch ' made by Rickett & Coleman to the National Controlled Formula. National control was introduced during wartime to maintain effective control of raw materials. N.O.S., good, overall condition with slight marking. Several available, priced individually.
Householder's ARP Chart. Poster size Householder's ARP Chart with a detailed diagram of a Gas - Proof Room with a list of recommendations for articles to be kept in the so - called refuge room and accompanying actions. Good, used condition, slight 20mm tear to one side with light marking etc.
Hove VE/VJ Day celebration badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge commemorating Hove in Sussex and their celebration of VE/VJ Day, June 8th to 14th 1946. Maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to reverse and in excellent, bright condition.
Hove Warship Week Fob. Celluloid disc given in exchange for a contribution to Hove\'s Warship Web held between March 14th - 21st. Double-sided originally issued with a ribbon and pin.
How to Be Safe from Air Raids - J.B.Haldane. 1938 booklet entitled \' How to be Safe from Air Raids \' by J.B.S.Haldane. 62pgs of slightly alarmist information on ARP as it stood at the time and suggestions for improvements and self-help for the future. Slightly grubby covers otherwise clean copy.
How to Get Help after air raid damage poster. 76 x 50cms approx poster entitled 'How to Get Help - after air raid damage'. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London the poster gives information about rest centres, lost gas masks, ration books etc. In excellent, clean condition with fold lines.
How to Teach Battlecraft. C1942 ' How to Teach Battlecraft ' by Capt.R.A.Humphrey. Published by Gale and Polden and featuring a colourful cover, and sketches by the well known artist Ardizzone. 20pgs covering subjects from ' movement at night ' to ' tactical crossing of obstacles '. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
HT Ltd National Service Lapel Badge. Attractive, 20mm, pin back, National Service lapel badge for as yet unidentified company, ' HT Ltd ' featuring a rendition of a coach. Chrome and enamel and numbered to the reverse, in excellent, clean condition.
HT Ltd., National Service lapel Badge. 20mm attractive, chrome and enamel, pin back badge for HT Ltd., National Service. Numbered ' 305 ' to reverse, good, clean condition.
Huddersfield Home Guard Rocket AA Battery Photo Album. Souvenir Photograph album for the 225/107 ( WRC ). H.G. Rocket AA Battery Huddersfield, 1944. Photographed in September 1944 the album contains 12 x b/w 13cms x 18cms plates showing the officers, NCO's, men and women of the battery with the senior personnel identified. Like many of the HG AA units 107 AA Battery was formed around a cadre of regular RA members in this case 225 ( M ) Rocket Battery Royal Artillery, in this case ( M ) stood for mixed, indicating both male and female ( ATS ) personnel. Most of the HG personnel formed reliefs which manned the battery in shifts. Excellent, clean condition and scarce.
Humanitarian Workers ( Quakers ) National Service Badge. Gilt and enamel National Service lapel badge for Humanitarian Workers or Quakers. The Quakers or Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church undertook, like many others, a great number of war related jobs from manufacturing bandages to running canteens. Undamaged enamel with bright gilt marked ' Lewis, London ' to reverse. Uncommon.
Humanity Keeps an Appointment War Story of the Red Cross & St John. 45pg, illustrated booklet entitled ' Humanity Keeps an Appointment - War Story of the British Red Cross Society & St John Organisations '. Gives details of their medical and humanitarian work including POWs and fund raising. Good, clean condition, some minor marking to covers.
Humber War Production Certificate. 38 x 26cms approx colour certificate awarded to employees of Humber Ltd working on War production. This particular example was awarded to Thomas Samuel Smith. Humber produced light vehicles, trucks and armoured cars during the war. Good condition with some light creasing.
Humorous/Patriotic Postcard - R.A.F. Patritotic postcard by the artist ' Zec ' highlighting the expansion of the R.A.F. between the Battle of Britain in 1940 and embarking on the ' Offensive ' in 1941. Excellent, clean condition, postally unused. POSTFREE within UK
Humours of ARP. 1941 Humours of ARP compiled by S.Evelyn Thomas with royalties going to the Civil Defence Workers Comforts Fund. 56pgs of cartoons, jokes and short stories. Includes the work of artists such as Giles, David Langdon and Fougasse. Good, used condition with some creasing, minor marking, chipping etc.
Identity Card Cover and Card. Leather effect identity card cover and unissued blank card. The cover is impressed with details indicating it was presented by the Sports Committee of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross & St.John Fund probably as a small token following a donation. Good used condition.
Identity Card endorsed ' mentally defective '. Identity Card, one of the new 1943 issues, made out to a woman and endorsed ' Mentally defective '. Her address is given as a hospital. Card is in excellent, clean condition and bears a cancellation from 1943 . An unusual example of wartime registration
If Hitler Uses Blister Gas Leaflet. Double-sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Health entitled ' If Hitler Uses Blister Gas '. Gives advice and tips for treatment and decontamination if in contact with blister gas. Printed in 1942. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
If the Invader Comes leaflet. 1941 double sided leaflet published by the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Home Security dealing with the prospect of being invaded. Offers practical advice dealing with the immobilsation of vehicles, the authorities, and instructions in the event of invasion. Good, used condition, has been folded with other minor creases, tears etc. POSTFREE within UK
Ilford Book Recovery & Salvage Leaflet Single sided, 1943 dated leaflet advertising a Book Recovery and Salvage Drive held in Ilford. The books, which were intended for the Forces, restocking damaged libraries or making paper products used in munitions were intended to be deposited at the local Wardens Post or the nearest Library. Good, clean condition, minor creasing, tears etc. POSTFREE within UK
Immobilisation of Vehicles Leaflet. 1941 Ministry of War Transport leaflet advising the population of the necessity of immobilising all vehicles in the event of invasion. Contains brief instructions on how this can be achieved. Good, clean condition. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
In Search of the Real Dad\'s Army. 2011 1st ed. ' In Search of the Real Dad's Army - The Home Guard and the defence of the United Kingdom 1940 - 1944 ' by Stephen Cullen. 246pgs with b/w illustrations, a reappraisal of the HG's contribution to the War effort looking at all aspects of their activities and dispelling many of the popular myths. Useful study, s/h but in new condition.
In the Service of the Nation-NFS Goes into Action. 1944ed, 12pg, board covered fictional account of the work of the NFS based on real incidents. Illustrated throughout with evocative colour plates. Undertaken for the NFS Benevolent Fund and printed by the stylish publishers ' Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd '. Good, clean condition with very minor marking to covers with contemporary signatures to interior covers.
In the Space Of A Single Day - Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard In the Space of a Single Day - The Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard 1940-1944 and 1952-1956 by Jon Mills and Terry Carney. 162pgs, spiral bound, colour illustrations throughout. Out of print, seminal reference to Home Guard uniform and insignia. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
In the Space Of A Single Day - Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard In the Space of a Single Day - The Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard 1940-1944 and 1952-1956 by Jon Mills and Terry Carney. 162pgs, card covers, colour illustrations throughout. Partizan press reprint, s/h but clean copy. Seminal reference to Home Guard uniform and insignia. INCLUDES POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK ONLY
Incendiary Bomb Poster. C1943 Poster ' Incendiary Bombs Cause Fires..... Don't do Hitler's Work For Him '. Featuring a bold graphic design which includes the newer patterns of exploding incendiaries. 25cms x 37cms approx and in good, clean condition.
Incident Control, CD Training Manual. Civil Defence Training Manual No.4 \' Incident Control \'. 1943 published 74 page manual dealing with all aspects of controlling an incident, in other words an area/areas where bombs had fallen. This manual was aimed directly at Incident Officers who controlled the scene and reported directly back to the Controller. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. Excellent, used but clean condition, ex.lib.
Incident Officer's Armband. Uncommon example of an Incident Officer's Armband. Designed to be worn on the left sleeve by trained wardens taking charge of all ARP/Civil Defence services at the scene of a major incident. Often worn in conjunction with a similar helmet cover to make the officer more conspicuous at the incident. Made from printed cotton oversewn to an internal stiffener. In excellent, used condition with snap fastener closures and a safety pin to secure the armlet to the uniform. Scarce.
Incident Officers badge. Printed cambridge blue on black Incident Officers sleeve badge. This 50mm badge printed on heavy cloth/canvas was designed to be worn on the left sleeve by trained wardens taking charge of all ARP/Civil Defence services at the scene of a major incident. Uncommon badge in unissued condition.
Industrial A.R.P. Helmet - A.P.E.C. MkII helmet, 1940 dated helmet for an unknown company A.R.P./ Fire Watch team. Grey, hand painted with the initials A.P.E.C. to the front. Manufacturer's details and date stamped to rim with a size 7, 1938 dated MkI liner by Vero . Good, used condition.
Industrial A.R.P. Helmet - G.R.F.F. MkII helmet, 1940 dated helmet for an unknown company A.R.P./ Fire Watch team. Black painted with the initials G.R.F.F. to the front. Manufacturer's details and date stamped to rim with a size 7, 1940 dated MkII liner by the Teddy Toy Company of Dagenham. Good, used condition with a dusty interior.
Industrial Civil Defence Helmet. Standard MkII helmet with ' N A C ' stencilled to the front, probably belonging to as yet unidentified factory or company civil defence unit. MkI, size 6 3/4 liner dated 1939 manufactured by Briggs Motor Bodies with unclear stampings to rim. Good, used condition with 90%+ paintwork with usual scuffs and knocks.
Industrial Propaganda Cards - Absenteeism. A set of four comic propaganda cards warning against the evils of absenteeism, excessive breaks and promoting hard work. Excellent, clean conditions. POSTFREE within UK
Industrial Propaganda Cards - Absenteeism. A set of four comic propaganda cards warning against the evils of absenteeism, excessive breaks and promoting hard work. Excellent, clean conditions. POSTFREE within UK
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 1938 dated example has clearly come to earth with stress marks to nose and deformed tail. Bomb has partially ignited with hole to body and a tarry residue to one side where presumably something like roofing felt has melted when ignition began. Body profusely stamped with manufacturer's and inspector's marks with similar markings to nose cap. Tail vanes distorted with only small areas of original paintwork remaining. INERT UK SALES ONLY
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 example in good condition deeply patinated with clearly visible manufacturing and inspection marks etc. to body and nose . Tail fins have been reattached but nose is detachable and retains striker assembly. INERT UK sales ONLY
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 example in excellent condition retaining much of it's original finish with visible inspection marks etc. to body and nose. Should dis-assemble with a little penetrating oil and patience. INERT UK sales ONLY
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 example in good condition retaining a good proportion of it's original finish with some visible inspection marks etc. and a line of stress marks showing where it passed through a roof or similar. It appears to have partially ignited burning through the thermite body to reveal the internal striker mechanism.This example is a true souvenir of the aerial Blitz which has probably been extinguished by the smart action of a fire watcher or warden. UK sales ONLY
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 UK SALES ONLY
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 example was recently discovered in a shed near Diss in Norfolk and has clearly worked as intended and probably extinguished before the whole body was consumed. Bomb now in two pieces with clear evidence of ignition but now heavily oxidised with only a small amount of original paint to tail fins and markings just about visible to nose. Original wartime souvenir with provenance. UK Sales ONLY
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 1938 dated example has clearly come to earth with a deformed body, bruised end cap and shattered tail vanes and various stress marks. Body profusely stamped with manufacturer's and inspector's marks, similar markings to nose cap partially obscured by bruise. Tail vanes retain 95% of their original paint which has had a coat of varnish at some point, this is easily removed with a finger nail and only 25% remains. The vanes have been forced apart by having the body of the bomb forced upwards causing the spot welds to fail. Bomb dis-assembles with the nose cap retaining the brass igniter percussion cap which is partially strippable to show it's inert status. Body retains a high percentage of it's original painted finish. INERT UK SALES ONLY
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 example has clearly come to earth with stress marks to body and dented and deformed nose. Body profusely stamped with manufacturer's and inspector's marks with similar markings to nose cap although difficult to discern. Filling plug removable. Tail vanes distorted with split seams where the body has been forced into the tail on landing. Most of the original paintwork remaining with printed inspection marks to tail vanes. INERT UK SALES ONLY
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 example in ' shed found condition ' with only the nose markings discernible. Evidence of initial ignition are evident through the holes in the body with fins retaining approx 50% original paintwork. A partially legible label was originally attached indicating that it was dropped near Lincoln. INERT - Available within UK ONLY
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 example in excellent condition with much original finish with clear markings to body and nose. Removable fin with clear stencilled markings and early inspection mark. Strippable with all internals, striker assembly etc. Difficult to find better examples. INERT - Available within UK ONLY
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 example in better than average condition with much original finish with clear markings to body and nose. Fin has faint stencilled markings Strippable with internals, striker assembly etc. Difficult to find examples that retain their original finish. INERT - Available within UK ONLY
Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles Lapel Badge. Impressive 32mm chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles. The IFV were created under the auspices of the Ministry of Supply consisting of senior engineering and administrative staff who oversaw the production of fighting vehicles by previously civilian contractors ensuring that the vehicles, from tanks to motorcycles, came up to the required standard. Large and impressive badge, numbered to the reverse and in excellent, used condition.
Instructional Notes on .300 Inch Lewis Machine Gun. 1942ed. ' Instructional Notes on .300 Inch Lewis Machine Gun ( Ground Action ). 28pgs gives notes on use of the Lewis MG in .30.06 calibre, often converted aircraft weapons, for ground use. Many 30.06 calibre weapons, supplied under Lend Lease from the USA were predominantly to be found in the hands of the Home Guard with prominent red bands painted on them indicating their different calibre. Good, used condition, with slightly grubby covers but clean content.
Instructions for Operational Link between Fire Guard and N.F.S. 1943 1st ed. ' Amended Instructions for the Operational Link between The Fire Guard and the National Fire Service '. 48pgs detailing the respective responsibility of both the Fire Guard and the N.F.S. Includes the organisation of the Fire Guard, code signs, duties, etc. and the communication and liaison with their NFS colleagues. Good, clean condition.
Intelligence And Liason. Part of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' Fighting Patrol Tactics ' by Col.G.A.Wade offers advice on all aspects of Intelligence gathering and it's subsequent dissemination. 35pg manual with colour illustrations and maps contained in the reverse. Good, clean contents with slightly grubby covers with minor creasing.
Invasion Craft - Child\'s Book. C1943/44 card covered booklet entitled ' Invasion Craft' by C.Maxwell-Smith. One of a series of books concentrating on the various arms of the Allied forces aimed at an audience of young lads. 34pgs of accurate illustrations and sectional views of the majority of the Allies landing craft. Good, clean condition with minor foxing, marking etc.
Isle of Ely Civil Defence Certificate. County of Isle of Ely Civil Defence Certificate 1939 - 1945. 20cms x 25cms issued to Joyce M.Thulborn for her wartime service. Good, used condition with light foxing.
It All Depends on Me Propaganda Cigarette Cards. Set of 24 cigarette cards issued by the Ardath Tobacco Co featuring the wartime ' It all depends on me ' campaign. The campaign was a commercial exercise promoting the everyday persons' importance in the war effort and these cards celebrate the importance whether on the ' Building Front, Farm Front , Office Front, Newspaper Front etc. Good, clean condition.
It All Depends on Me Propaganda Cigarette Cards. Set of 24 cigarette cards issued by the Ardath Tobacco Co featuring the wartime \' It all depends on me \' campaign. The campaign was a commercial exercise promoting the everyday persons\' importance in the war effort and these cards celebrate the importance whether on the \' Building Front, Farm Front , Office Front, Newspaper Front etc. Good, clean condition.
J & EH Ltd ARP Silver Badge. Handsome hallmarked silver, pinback badge for J & EH Ltd. Stylised design carrying Birmingham hallmarks for 1941. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
J&S Essential War Work Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel , pinback badge for J&S Essential War Work . The J&S in this case is believed to be a Leicester firm of Jones & Shipman Machine Tools well known not only for their specialist precision tools but also a wide ranger of ordinary and precision drills and a number of grinding machines. Numbered to the reverse with manufacturer's details of ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. In excellent, used condition.
Jam Jar Vacuum Caps with Wartime Shortage Label. Following the increasing expansion of the Dig for Victory campaign came the necessary need to deal with the produce. Preserving, jam and pickle making etc became popular and a whole industry grew up to supply these needs, these vacuum caps for use to seal jam jars were one of these products. This NOS example has a label warning of the ' Shortage of Steel ' to the front. Good, clean condition with some light marking.
Jan.1945 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.8 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Finsbury's Front Line Job ', ' Flying Bomb Casualties' ' Domestic Anumal Shelters etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
January 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 3, No.10 January 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on collective farm creches and sugar production. Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
January 1944 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.10 January 1944 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on hopes and plans and ' Why you are winning the War .' Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the rear cover, rusted staples and in slightly tired condition.
January 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 5, No.10 January 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on post-war careers for Land Girls, and ' If you were a Land Girl in Brazil.' Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, otherwise in good, clean condition.
Jersey ARP Lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the ARP services of Jersey. Featuring the coat of arms for Jersey presumably issued before the invasion of the Channel Islands, this uncommon example is in good, used, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Jim Braidy - The Story of Britain's Fireman. 1943 ' Jim Braidy - The Story of Britain's Fireman ' an account of a typical wartime fireman under the guise of the fictional ' Jim Braidy '. 64pgs illustrated throughout with the work of fireman artists and through whose work the women firefighters are acknowledged with several portraits. Slightly grubby covers with small repairs to spine, clean contents.
John Dickinson & Co. Ltd ARP badge. Brass and enamel ARP badge for John Dickinson & Co. Ltd, a major paper manufacturer based in Hemel Hempstead. Badge has a half moon, lapel fitting to the reverse. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
John Peels Hunter Spitfire Fund Badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for John Peels Hunter Spitfire Fund. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good condition with some minor foxing and rusting to reverse. Uncommon.
John.I.Thornycroft National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for National Service with John.I.Thornycroft. J.I. Thornycroft were Naval shipbuilders and engineers later to become Vosper Thornycroft. Numbered to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Marples & Beasley, B'ham '. Undamaged enamel but worn to a matt finish otherwise good condition.
Join the ARP Gummed Label. Featuring the classic ARP badge design this gummed label was used as part of the ' Join the A.R.P ' campaign. Impressed foil construction, gummed reverse designed to be attached to correspondence etc. Slightly rubbed. POSTFREE within UK
Jones & Shipman ARP Badge. 20mm Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Jones & Shipman ARP. This Leicester based firm was a manufacturer of machine tools, particularly grinders and lathes and was heavily involved in war production. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' and is in good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions.
July 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.4 July1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Wool for Lord Woolton ' and ' Fords & Fordsons ' . Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the rear cover, with a small tear, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
July 1944 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.5 July 1944 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Second Front - The Land Army's Part 'and ' Rural Domestic Economy '. Some light creasing, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
June.1944 ARP & NFS Review. Vol.9 No.50 ARP & NFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring the ' Second Front Fireman ' to the cover and articles on the ' C.D. Staff College ' and ' Blitz Surgical Chief on War-time First Aid '. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing.
Junior Ration Book 1944-45. 1944-45 Ration Book ( Junior ) R.B.4/7. Made out to a Frome address this uncommon junior ration book for the later part of the War is in good used condition with slight rusting to staples, marking to covers with the usual clipped coupons etc.
Junior Ration Book Grouping. Two Ration books issued to the same recipient at a Doncaster address. A 1942 issue R.B.2/5 Child's Ration Book with the follow on R.B.4/7 Ration Book ( Junior ) for 1944-45. Both books in good used condition with the usual clipped and cancelled coupons with the later Junior Rstion Book with an official address change label to the interior.
Junior Salvage Steward Badge. 25mm plastic pinback badge for a Junior Salvage steward, ' 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. Badge manufacturer marked ' F &G ' indicating manufacture by Fraser and Glass. These badges were awarded to the more successful collectors. Uncommon.
Kent CD Mobile Reserve Photographs. 3 x 10" x 8" b/w press photographs of Civil Defence ' Flying Columns ' . Taken in 1942, these three clear images of Kent County Civil Defence Mobile Reserve show clear uniform and insignia details. All images have extensive official captioning to reverse.
Kent County Civil Defence Mobile Reserve Shoulder title. Embroidered, gold on blue shoulder title for members of the Kent County Civil Defence Mobile Reserve. These personnel acted as a reserve to be deployed where the need was greatest including out of the county. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition and uncommon.
Kent Home Guard badge - Second Phase. Embroidered on felt, unit insignia worn by Kent Home Guard during the second phase when the organisation was reconstituted in 1952. Excellent, unissued condition.
Kent Home Guard Battledress. 40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 16th Kent (Gravesend) Battalion, in the form of printed \' KT16 \' shoulder titles. Whitened Sergeant stripes to both arms with a Home Guard proficiency badge to one sleeve and printed war service chevrons to the other. Manufacturer\'s label present but now illegible with inspection marks indicating manufacture in 1940, an approx. size 11 - 40\" chest. This example was recently recovered from a house and is a little dusty and has two small areas of moth damage to the lower r/h pocket and the l/h elbow, otherwise untouched condition.
Kent Home Guard lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for membership of the Kent Home Guard. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer's details ' H.W.Miller B'ham '. In good condition with very minor marks to otherwise undamaged enamel.
Kent Police Special Constabulary lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Kent Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B\'ham. Good overall condition with some minor chrome loss to top r/h.
Kent Special Constable\'s lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Kent Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse. Good overall condition with light wear to the surface.
Kent Special Constabulary lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for Kent Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse. Good overall condition.
Kesteven, Lincolnshire Air Raid Welfare Rest Centre badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for Kesteven County Council, Lincolnshire, Air Raid Welfare, Rest Centre. Rest Centres were an integral part of the first response to air raids. Good, used, undamaged enamel with an enamel flaw at 7 O'clock position.
Kettering Battalion Home Guard Register. Foolscap ledger containing the roll of the NCOs and men of numbers 4,5 and 6 platoon Kettering Battalion Home Guard. The ledger gives names and addresses and lists their various successes as gunners, bombers, bayonet, drill, rifleman, drill, musketry and gas, also contains notes on various exercises. Good, used condition and worthy of further research.
Kidderminster Warship Week badge. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Kidderminster's Warship Week , Dec 6th - 13th 1941. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example in good used condition, light corrosion to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ' to rim.
Kidsgrove U.D.C. Civil Defence Lapel Badge. Enamel and silver gilt lapel badge worn by personnel of Kidsgrove Urban District Council Civil Defence teams. Featuring the former Kidsgrove U.D.C. crest which consisted of goat kids gambolling in a grove of oak trees. Pin back fitting to the reverse with manufacturer details ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham '. In good used condition with wear to high points and some minor abrasions probably created by enthusiastic cleaning.
Kidsgrove Urban District Spitfire Fund badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the ' Kidsgrove Urban District Spitfire Fund '. Manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons B'ham ' to reverse. Probably worn by a collector or significant contributor to the fund. In good, clean condition, patinated finish.
King's Own Regt. P.O.W. Comforts Committee Lapel Badge. Silver gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge for the King's Own Regiment Prisoner of War Comforts Committee. Handsome badge in the regimental colours for use by those providing comforts for troops of this regiment languishing in POW camps. Excellent, bright condition, no damage but has an enamel flaw at 9 O'clock.
King\'s Commendation for Brave Conduct Badge for Civilians. Scarce, plastic King's Commendation for Brave Conduct badge . Instituted in 1942, the King's Commendation was instituted in respect of acts of civilian bravery during the Second World War and the badge was awarded in pairs for wear on suit, jacket or dress lapels, it was broadly equivalent to a Mention in Despatches in military circles. The three piece construction badge is slightly distorted as with many of the plastic badges of the era but otherwise in good, used condition. Registered design number to reverse.
King\'s Commendation for Brave Conduct Badge for Civilians. Scarce, plastic King's Commendation for Brave Conduct badge . Instituted in 1942, the King's Commendation was instituted in respect of acts of civilian bravery during the Second World War and the badge was awarded in pairs for wear on suit, jacket or dress lapels, it was broadly equivalent to a Mention in Despatches in military circles. The three piece construction badge is slightly distorted as with many of the plastic badges of the era but otherwise in good, used condition. Registered design number to reverse. On the original card of issue when issued as a pair.
King\'s Commendation for Brave Conduct badges for civilians. Scarce pair of plastic King's Commendation for Brave Conduct badges contained in their original box. Instituted in 1942, the King's Commendation was instituted in respect of acts of civilian bravery during the Second World War and the badge was awarded in pairs for wear on suit, jacket or dress lapels, it was broadly equivalent to a Mention in Despatches in military circles. Both two part badges are in good condition and attached to their original card, contained in the original box.
Kings's Broadcast to the Home Guard. Reprinted from the Times newspaper this leaflet gives a copy of the King's broadcast to the Home Guard on the announcement of their stand down in December 1944. The speech thanks the Home Guard for their ' steadfast devotion ' which had ' helped much to ward off the danger of invasion '. Good used condition with some creasing, marking and rust marking. POSTFREE within UK
L.C.C. Evacuation Armband. Screen printed cotton armband with corner ties for use by coordinators of the London County Council Evacuation scheme. Largely worn by teachers and other volunteers tasked with the onerous task of organising, accompanying and looking after the groups of children evacuated from the Capital at various times during the War. Excellent, clean condition.
L.C.C. Evacuation Armband. Screen printed cotton armband with corner ties for use by coordinators of the London County Council Evacuation scheme. Largely worn by teachers and other volunteers tasked with the onerous task of organising, accompanying and looking after the groups of children evacuated from the Capital at various times during the War. Excellent, clean condition.
L&C Co.Ltd ARP badge. 28mm silver and enamel, pinback badge for ARP personnel of an unidentified company L&C Co.Ltd. Excellent, bright condition.
L&C Co.Ltd Factory ARP badge. Silver and enamel factory ARP badge. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, this attractive badge is made using the traditional ARP style badge with a tablet with the company identity soldered to the bottom. Sadly the identity of the company has been lost. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Lancs Constabulary Air Raid Wardens Service First Aid Reference. 1939 Lancashire Constabulary Air Raid Wardens Service Pocket ' First Aid ' Ready Reference '. Issued from Accrington Police Office this 84pg booklet covers all aspects of primary first aid including fractures, wounds, poisons and a small section on ARP. Includes a fold out chart. Good, overall condition with some marking to covers and a small tear to chart.
Land Army Enrolment Card. 1942 Women's Land Army Enrolment Card signed by the volunteer pledging to ' abide by the conditions of the WLA; its good name is in your hands .' Countersigned by the director of the WLA , Lady Denman. Good, clean condition and not commonly encountered.
Land Girl - Women\'s Land Army manual. Land Girl - A manual for volunteers in the Women's Land Army by W.E.Shewell-Cooper. 123pgs, linen covers, 2nd Ed.1942. The bible for WLA members covering everything from uniforms to rat poisons ! Illustrated with various sketch diagrams and includes county admin. information and various appendices covering seeds, fertiliser, measurements and dung spreading ! Excellent, clean condition with some light marking to covers. Scarce.
LARP Instructor\'s badge. Chrome and enamel, badge for Instructors, Local Air Raid Precautions. This badge was introduced in 1942 in response to requests for a government approved badge for Civil Defence instructors. This particular example is for personnel trained at a local level. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse. In excellent condition with undamaged enamel and marked to the reverse H.W.M.Ltd (Millers).
Laugh it Off One of the series of books by the publisher Raphael Tuck & Songs combining comic verse and drawings. Laugh it Off features superb artwork by Laurie Taylor and comic verses by ' Amos ' centring on a Home Front theme. In good used condition with light marking and two areas of crayon to back cover.
Laughs Along the Lines. C1944 \' Laughs Along the Lines. \' compiled by S.Evelyn Thomas and featuring the work of the cartoonist \' Giles \' and others such as Heath Robinson, David Langdon and Fougasse amongst others. 48pgs with comic stories and jokes heavily illustrated with cartoons concerning the work of the railways at war. Good, used condition with light rubbing of spine.
Laughs with the Home Guard. ' Laughs with the Home Guard ' compiled by S.Evelyn Thomas, one of a series of booklets concentrating on Home Front humour. 48pgs of stories interspersed with cartoons by Giles, Fougasse and Sillince. Creased covers with minor damage and rusting to staples but otherwise clean.
Laughs with the Navy. C1944 ' Laughs with the Navy. ' compiled by S.Evelyn Thomas and featuring the work of the cartoonist ' Giles '. 48pgs with comic stories and jokes heavily illustrated with cartoons from various of the popular cartoonists of the time. Good, used condition with slight rusting of staples.
LDV Arm Badge. Early plastic LDV arm badge. 40mm plastic badge fitted with an elastic retainer for use as an armband. These badges are also found with a pin fitting but were clearly manufactured in the state of this example and probably originated from Leicestershire. Excellent, clean condition.
LDV Armband. Official issue ' armlet ' for issue to the Local Defence Volunteers. Printed on khaki, this pattern of armband was issued from May 1940 to be worn on the right arm in lieu of uniform. The intially slow delivery was made up for by a multiplicity of home made versions. This example in good, used condition with some minor rust stains and marks, has been stored folded.
LDV Armband. LDV armband variation. Constructed from a lined blanket type material with screen printed lettering. This pattern of armband is linked to Lincolnshire units and was produced prior to the introduction of the official issue. Good, used, slightly stained condition.
LDV Armband. Official issue \' armlet \' for issue to the Local Defence Volunteers. Printed on khaki, this pattern of armband was issued from May 1940 to be worn on the right arm in lieu of uniform. The intially slow delivery was made up for by a multiplicity of home made versions. This example in good, used condition.
LDV Handbook - J.Brophy. Good copy of \' Home Guard \' An LDV Handbook \' by John Brophy. This edition was published in 1940 and deals with widespread topics from parachute troops to road blocks and Thompson Gun to \'Molotoffs\'. 126pgs illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In excellent, above average condition.
LDV Instruction No.1. June 1940 \' Local Defence Volunteers \' , 8pg leaflet that was the first in what was to become a series of instructions. This is a significant leaflet outlining the establishment of the LDV in a meeting of the CinC Home Forces General Ironside and leaders of the LDV. The address includes the issue of arms and a call \' not to misjudge the shotgun \'. It repeats many of the Fifth Column and Parachutist obsessions that emerged from Holland and France and calls them \' brutes \' . Ex War Office Library and in slightly tired condition. Uncommon and important.
LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops. 1940ed. LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops, 8pg pamphlet on the identification, organisation, weaponry and how to engage parachute troops. Slightly tatty, used condition, has been folded with slight tears. Scarce, early LDV instruction priced accordingly to reflect condition.
LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops. 1940ed. LDV Instruction No.3 German Parachute Troops, 8pg pamphlet on the identification, organisation, weaponry and how to engage parachute troops. Has been folded and bears contemporary notations. Scarce.
LDV Instruction No.5 - Elements of Training. 1940 Dated LDV Instruction No.5 - Elements of Training, a 5pg, gate-fold leaflet emphasising key elements of training including the use of shotguns and the specialised ball ammunition. Excellent, clean condition.
LDV Instruction No.6 - Relations Between the CD Services and the LDV. LDV Instruction No.6 - 1940 Relations between the DS Services and the LDV. 4 page leaflet outlining the working relationships between the Civil Defence services and the LDV, also includes some additional notes on the CD. Good, clean condition with some minor creasing.
LDV Instruction No.7 Field Defences. 1940 Dated LDV Instruction No.7 Notes on Field Defences. Double sided leaflet outlining construction of trenches, shelters and weapons pits/loopholes. In good, used condition with very minor creasing etc.
LDV Instruction No.8 Tanks & Tank Destruction. LDV Instruction No.8 - 1940 Tanks & Tank Destruction. 4 page, illustrated leaflet outlining some optimistic advice on the stopping and eventual destruction of enemy tanks including the use of upturned soup plates to simulate AT mines ! Good, used condition with folding, some marking and small split across centre fold. Priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
LDV Instruction No.8 Tanks & Tank Destruction. LDV Instruction No.8 - 1940 Tanks & Tank Destruction. 4 page, illustrated leaflet outlining some optimistic advice on the stopping and eventual destruction of enemy tanks including the use of upturned soup plates to simulate AT mines ! Good, used condition, ex. War Office Library.
LDV Instruction No.9 Grenades. 1940ed. LDV Instruction No.9 Grenades, 8pg pamphlet on the identification, storage and use of grenades with particular emphasis on the No.36. Excellent, clean condition with very minor rust bleed from the staples.
LDV Post Office Armband. Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the LDV. Similar in format to the standard LDV armband but with the addition of red GPO devices, This example in good, used condition with marking and stains from use.
LDV Rifle Training Manual. 1940 manual entitled 'Rifle Training for War - A textbook for Local Defence Volunteers' by Cpt.E.H.Robinson. 84 pages dealing with various types of rifle and their use with line drawing illustrations. In excellent, used condition with some very light marking and creasing.
LDV Rifle Training Manual. 1940 manual entitled \'Rifle Training for War - A textbook for Local Defence Volunteers\' by Cpt.E.H.Robinson. 84 pages dealing with various types of rifle and their use with line drawing illustrations. In excellent, used condition with some very light marking.
Leamington Spa ARP Grouping. ARP paperwork grouping to a Mr E.W.Wills of King St, Leamington Spa. Consists of a 1942 Warwickshire County Council ARP Warden's warrant card, a Warks ARP course certificate, white metal ARP lapel badge and two WW1 service certificates indicating previous service with the Warks and Gloucs Regiments. Good, overall condition, some folding etc.
Leeds Knitting Circle lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Leeds Knitting Circle. Featuring the Leeds Coat of Arms and manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. Knitting Circles were popular organisations producing knitted comforts for the Forces. Excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Leeds Knitting Circle lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Leeds Knitting Circle. Featuring the Leeds Coat of Arms and manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '. Knitting Circles were popular organisations producing knitted comforts for the Forces, POWs etc. Excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
Leicester Air Raid Shelter Map. Double-sided, fold-out map showing the locations of air raid shelters in both the inner and outer areas of the City of Leicester and their availability day or night. In good condition with some foxing and very minor tears. Uncommon.
Leicester Blitz Souvenir. C1941, landscape format with pictorial board covers ' Leicester Blitz Souvenir '. 48pgs with 50+ b/w illustrations showing the damage caused by the two major raids of November 1940 and May 1941 with identified images of various locations in the City and brief history of the raids.Good, used condition, d/w with some tears and omissions.
Leicester Civil Defence Breast Insignia. Embroidered gold on blue wool breast insignia for a member of Leicester Civil Defence to be worn on and below the breast pocket of the BD blouse or four pocket tunic. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
Leicester Civil Defence Insignia. Complete set of insignia from a CD battledress for a Leicester warden. Warden shoulder titles, senior warden rank stripes, CD breast badge with a Leicester area title. All items with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition.
Leicester Spitfire Fund badge. Tin,card and celluloid, pin back button badge for the Lord Mayor's Leicester & County Spitfire Fund. In good clean condition with some minor marks and foxing.
Leicester WLA Award Grouping. Three award certificates to a member of the WLA, Ruth Harrison. Official commemorative certificate and Release Certificate to Ruth Harrison who joined the WLA in November.42 and left in November 46. Accompanied by a typed letter from the County Secretary of the Leicester WLA announcing the award of the Long Service Armlet ( probably the red 4 year armband ). In good overall condition with some folding.
Leicestershire Home Guard Title. Unissued, blue on black, printed Leicestershire Home Guard area title. Good, clean condition.
Leicestershire POW Comfort fund badge. Paper Leicestershire POW Comfort fund badge. Secured with a pin this ' flag day ' emblem was given for a donation to the fund. Good, clean, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Leicestershire POW Comforts Fund lapel badge. White metal and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Leicestershire Prisoner of War Comforts Fund. These groups banded together to provide parcels containing everything from clothing, books, sweets and games to be sent to the camps to alleviate the tedium and shortages endured in the camps. Maker marked ' William White, B'ham ' to the reverse, in good, used condition with minor abrasions.
Leicestershire Special Constable\'s lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Leicestershire Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse. Good overall condition with some minor abrasions.
Lend a Hand on the Land lapel badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for a volunteer in the 'Lend a Hand on the Land' scheme. The 'Lend a Hand on the Land' campaign started in 1942 and sought to encourage people to take working holidays on farms in order to supplement the agricultural work force. In clean, used condition.
Lend a Hand on the Land leaflet. Lend a Hand on the Land leaflet, part of the Dig for Victory campaign outlining efforts to promote agricultural production from adopting a farm to Volunteer Agricultural Camps. 4pg leaflet concluding with a list of the VAC regional offices. Good, used condition with some foxing.
Lend a hand on the Land poster. Lend a hand on the land campaign originated in 1943 to encourage urbanites into the country to help in agriculture. This particular poster was of a generic type subsequently over printed for the Londoners' Land Club. In excellent, fresh condition with bright colours, approx 38cms x 50cms.
Lever Bros Civil Defence lapel badge. Brass and enamel Lever Bros. Port Sunlight Ltd., lapel badge with half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Located on the Wirral, Port Sunlight was built by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory. The badge comes from the in-house Civil Defence services for the model village and factory complex. In good, used condition.
Lewis Gun Mechanism Made Easy. 1941ed. ' Lewis Gun Mechanism made easy ' 20pg, illustrated manual by Gale & Polden giving a complete breakdown on the Lewis machine gun with notes on the .300 ( American ) Lewis Gun. Illustrated with fold-out plates. In good, condition with some minor marking to covers.
Lewis Machine Gun ( Airplane Type ) Manual. US ed. Manual ' Hand book of the Lewis Machine Gun ( Airplane Type ) Model 1917-18 Caliber .30 '. The Home Guard were issued with numbers of US made 30.06 calibre aircraft pattern Lewis guns, they were fitted with extemporised monopods/bipods and butts to adapt them for ground use. This manual was issued with them and clearly shows it's HG origins with ownership details to front cover. Illustrated throughout and retaining the colour pull out chart. Content clean but with grubby covers and nibbled spine. Scarce
Life in a Submarine. Life in a Submarine by Capt.Bernard Acworth DSO.Published by Raphael Tuck and featuring their trademark artwork on the front cover, this 48pg booklet is essentially a recruiting tool aimed at younger readers with it's emphasis on the positives of being a member of the Navy. In generally good condition with some creasing and marking to card covers.
Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. Unissued condition. Variation in style. ( SEE item 7918 )
Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. Unissued condition. Variation in style. ( SEE item 9191 ).
Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of embroidered gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. These examples are square ended, locally sourced types but are original wartime stock. Unissued condition.
Lincoln A.R.P. Messenger Armband. Printed, heavy cotton armband for use by messengers employed by Lincoln A.R.P. department. Secured by elasticated straps to the reverse. All examples of this armband, examined to date have distinctive yellow issue numbers to the reverse. Good, used condition, grubby through use and scarce.
Lincolnshire Home Guard \'Imp\' battalion sign. Printed Lincoln \'Imp\' introduced from mid-1941 for wear by all of the Lincolnshire Home Guard battalions. With a design based on a mediaeval sculpture commemorating the legend of the construction of Lincoln cathedral this badge was worn in place of the more usual battalion numbers and letters. In good, unused condition.
Lincolnshire Home Guard Tunic. Scarce '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the Lincolnshire Home Guard in the form of the ' Lincoln Imp '. Size 16 BD ( Height 6' - 6'2", Chest 39" - 41", Waist 34" - 35" ), undated label but inspection marks suggest 1940 manufacture with Sgt's stripes, printed Lincoln Imps and printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms . Printed service chevrons to right arm. In generally good + condition with some very minor moth damage and one missing button. Initials to manufacturer's label and cutters label. Good, original and scarce item.
Lindsey CC Air Raid Wefare Armband. Lindsey County Council ' Air Raid Wefare ' armband. Screen printed on heavy canvas with cotton lining. These armbands normally had tie fixings, which in this instance have been removed with subsequent evidence of a safety pin fixing being used. Excellent, clean condition, uncommon.
Lindsey County Council Air Raid Welfare Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for members of Lindsey County Council's Air Raid Welfare teams. Lindsey is a division of Lincolnshire council. Good, used condition with some minor abrasions to enamel.
Liverpool ARP Instructor's badge. Chrome and enamel Liverpool ARP Instructor's badge. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse with registered design number and recipient's certificate number. Excellent, clean condition.
Liverpool Corporation Transport Dept. Home Guard History. 1945 1st Ed. ' Record of the Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport Home Guard May 1940 - December 1944 90th Battalion Lancashire '. Card covers, 28 pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs with lists of all Battalion personnel at Stand Down. History of the units activities. Good, overall condition, slightly marked covers. Uncommon.
Liverpool diary and shrapnel collection grouping. A collection of diaries to a University of Liverpool engineering undergraduate and English Electric apprentice accompanied by a shrapnel collection. Including diaries for 1939/40,41 and 43 some of which are sparsely filled, others filled with entries pertaining to engineering, bird watching, and Home Guard duties. Also has an entry for 1941 detailing bombing incidents, accompanied by cuttings and other ephemera. Extensive shrapnel collection with shell, bomb and fuze fragments.
Liverpool Red Cross Rally 1942. 22 x 40cm poster for Liverpool Red Cross Rally 3 - 10th October 1942 in aid of the Red Cross and St.John \'Penny a Week\' Fund. Signed \'Percy Corkhill\' and was printed by \"B.P.\" Press Ltd, Liverpool. In excellent condition with two very minor stains and some creasing.
Lloyds Under Fire - History of Lloyd's Civil Defence. 1946 1st Ed. ' Lloyd's Under Fire - Atribute to the Civil Defence Services of Lloyd's 1938 - 1945 '. Focusing on the history of the CD services of one of the City of London's most famous institutions this 128pg is heavily illustrated and gives a thorough account from training to wartime service. Covers all aspects from shelters to V2s and has a large detailed roll. In good, clean condition with some light marking to boards.
LMS ARP Aide Memoire. Fold-out card aide memoire outlining Air Raid Precautions for train crews and signalmen of the London Midland & Scottish Railway Co. Issued in 1938 information is centred around a chart of war gases. Good, heavily used condition with evidence of been carried in a pocket.
LMS at War. 1946 ed. of \'The LMS at War\' by George C Nash. 85 pg account of the London Midland & Scottish Railway from 1939 to 1945 covering topics from Dunkirk to D Day, air raids, LMS fleet, air raids, LMS workshops and evacuation. Illustrated through out with colour plates, b/w photographs and maps. Good clean copy with d/w.
LMS Railway ARP \' Danger \' Poster. 33cms x 20cms approx. poster issued by the ARP dept. of the London Midland Scottish Railway to warn of danger . Printed on card, this example is in good condition with some marking.
LMS Railway ARP \' Gas \' Poster. 33cms x 20cms approx. poster issued by the ARP dept. of the London Midland Scottish Railway to warn of the the danger of gas. Printed on heavy weight paper this example is in good used condition with some marking and has been folded.
LMS Railway Service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the London, Midland, Scottish Railway, half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel but with light abrasions and patinated overall.
LMS Railway Service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the London, Midland, Scottish Railway, half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.Above average condition, bright and clean.
LNER Railway ARP Manual. 1940ed. ' A.R.P.2 London & North Eastern Railway - Air Raid Precautions '. 19pg, foolscap format manual outlining ARP requirements specific to the LNER, covers air raid warnings to interference by parachute troops. Good, used condition, with light marking to covers, has been folded. Uncommon.
LNER Railway service lapel badge. Oval, brass and enamel, lapel badge indicating employment with the London North Eastern Railway . Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse. Railway service badges were based on a generic design with only the intials of the company to identify the individual railways, they were to be worn in and out of railway uniform. Manufacturer marked to the reverse 'Fattorini & Sons, B'ham' and individually numbered.. Clean badge with undamaged enamel but with some surface wear.
LON 55 Home Guard. C1945 ' LON 55 Home Guard ' 35pg history of the 55th ( MESC ) County of London Battalion. The 55th battalion was one of those battalions formed from the London utility companies, in this case the Metropolitan group of companies responsible for the provision of electricity to the capital. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and extensive appendices with battalion rolls, women auxiliaries and awards. Good, used condition with minor marking to covers.
London ' S ' Zone Home Guard Helmet. A MkII No.2C Helmet marked to one side ' H.G. S Zone L.D ' stencilled in red and yellow paint. London ' S Zone ' was the area to the North from Hampstead to Elstree, most of which fell under the administrative auspices of the Middlesex TAA. Whilst the 24th Middlesex Battalion HG wore an ' S ' as part of their unit designations it is difficult to ascertain who specifically wore these marked helmets possibly being sported by unattached members of the Zone staff. Helmet rim clearly marked with three punched holes to each side indicating manufacture from mild steel plate and thus unsuitability for front line service. Rim interior faintly manufacturer marked indicating production by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 1/4, 1940 dated liner by the Teddy Toy Company at Dagenham. Pencilled initials to interior rim. Featuring 95%+ of the original roughened khaki finish which now has a mottled finish indicating it might have sported a net with the stencilled zone markings clear but a little faded. MkIII chin strap with one area of damage and a missing crown pad. A scarce and original helmet.
London A.F.S. Car badge. Chrome and enamel car badge used by members of the London Auxiliary Fire Service. Manufacturer marked \' H.B.Sale, Birm \' to reverse. Good, used condition with some surface abrasions with mounting arm altered to single hole fixing. These badges were generally mounted onto the bumpers or radiators of members\' cars.
London AFS Recruiting Booklet 1939ed. published by the LCC \' Information for Intending Candidates \' was aimed at informing potential new members of Londons\' AFS. Featuring a striking colour cover the 12 pages cover everything from uniform, women members, expenses and conditions of service. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs this uncommon example is in good, clean condition with some minor marking,
London AFS Recruiting Booklet. 1939ed. published by the LCC ' Information for Intending Candidates ' was aimed at informing potential new members of Londons' AFS. Featuring a striking colour cover the 12 pages cover everything from uniform, women members, expenses and conditions of service. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs this uncommon example is in good, used condition with a chipped front cover, and minor marking, creases etc.
London Area First Aid Armband. Printed, gold on blue cotton \' First Aid \' armband for use by members of Civil Defence First Aid Parties in the London area. This style of armband was adopted by the London area and this is one of a series of at least twelve designations recorded ( see last image ). Elastic closures, good used condition and uncommon.
London Auxiliary Ambulance Service Cap Badge. Scarce WW II embroidered shoulder title," L.A.A.S " in golden yellow within an oval on a blue background worn by members of the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service on the ski style cap. Unused, uncut condition. Uncommon.
London Auxiliary Ambulance Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service. The LAAS was spawned from the London Volunteer Ambulance Service formed in 1938 and was renamed on the outbreak of war. The badge was introduced sometime in 1940/41. Manufactured by Roden, London this example is in good, used condition with a minor surface abrasion and marked 1939 to reverse. Increasingly uncommon.
London Auxiliary Ambulance Service Shoulder title. Scarce embroidered gold cotton on bluette shoulder title for use by the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service . Paper backing largely intact with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
London Civil Defence Region 1940 New Year Magazine. 1940 New Year Magazine issued by the London Civil Defence Region. 56pgs filled with cartoons, poems, plays and short stories. Good, clean condition with some abrasions and light marking and creasing to covers.
London Evacuation Registration Form. London Evacuation Registration Form . In the form of a pre paid postage application to be returned to the Education Officer ( Evacuation ) at County Hall, Westminster listing children, names, ages and school attended. In unused condition. POSTFREE within UK
London Heavy Rescue Insignia Grouping. Grouping of insignia to a Heavy Rescue Service Clerk of Works. Comprising an embroidered London Rescue bluette breast badge, a pair of embroidered gold on blue Heavy Rescue shoulder titles and finally a pair of multi-piece construction rank badges, all for probable wear on overalls. This set is quite evocative being dusty and worn with clear evidence of having been removed from a well used overall. The Heavy Rescue squads were responsible for rescuing trapped casualties, the shoring up and demolishing of dangerous structures and were one of the busier CD services during the Blitz and the later ' V ' weapon campaigns.
London Home Guard ' S ' Zone Sleeve Badge. ' S ' Zone stretching from Hampstead to Elstree in North London took to wearing a letter S on their sleeve. When battalion designations became available the S was largely removed, one battalion the 24th Middlesex continued to wear it. This example is believed to have been worn by NCOs below the battalion designation on the left arm only. This embroidered wool example is in good, used condition and has some minor staining and has clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
London Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Shoulder titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 104th County of London Anti-Aircraft Battalion based at Blackheath. Accompanied by an embroidered Home Guard shoulder title and an embroidered 1st pattern AA divisional sign. All items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
London Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 30th County of London ( Tooting ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed HOME GUARD shoulder title. Both items with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but are in excellent, clean condition.
London Home Guard Tunic. '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of a Major in 13th County of London ( Camberwell ) Battalion Home Guard. Featuring a clean manufacturer's label dated August 1940 , large size 13 - Chest 38ins - 39ins, Waist 33 to 34ins, Height 5'11ins to 6ft . Features Major's rank insignia and printed Home Guard shoulder titles and LON 13 area designations with WW1 medal ribbons to left breast. What sets this example apart is the exceptionally clean condition both inside and out, moth free and in a larger than average size. There are some very minor rust stains near the hook and eye waist closure. The added bonus is featuring the name of the original owner pencilled to the lining, a Major E.Hughes who was confirmed as being on the complement of the Camberwell Battalion in February 1941. Possibly the best HG BD blouse we have offered on the site.
London NFS Helmet. Raw edged, 1941 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies with a size 7 MkII, 1940 dated liner for a member of NFS No.37 Fire Force. No.37 Fire Force covered S/E London with it's headquarters in Eltham. Helmet in excellent, clean condition with manufacturer's markings clearly stamped to rim and to liner. Abrasions to NFS decal and Fire Force number which do not significantly detract, owner's name and number scratched to interior rim with some paint splashes , mostly to interior which will come off with a little careful effort. Good, clean example.
London Rescue Breast badge. Embroidered cotton on bluette Rescue London breast badge. This particular pattern of badge was intended for use on the overalls or working uniform and often seen worn on the arm. In unissued condition.
London Salvage Drive leaflet. 1941 leaflet produced for the London Region Salvage Drive entitled \' Don\'t Scrap your Kitchen Scraps \'. Good, clean condition.
London Transport ARP manual. 1938ed,35pgs manual for London Transport staff covering the basics of ARP. Starting with an introduction to the staff the manual concentrates mainly on poison gas but includes sections on bombs and assistance to passengers. In good clean condition with minor ink staining to front cover.
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.
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 marked and creased covers.
London Transport Home Guard lapel badge. Blackened brass lapel badge commemorating wartime service with the London Transport Home Guard. Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, maker marked ' J.R.Gaunt, London '. Good overall condition, rubbing to highlights. Uncommon.
London Transport Railways ARP Manual. 1941ed London Transport ARP - Special Instructions for the Working of Railways. 75pgs covering subjects from lighting in the blackout to working instructions in air raids. Good, used condition with light staining and creasing to covers, clean contents.
London Tube Shelter ticket. London Transport tube ticket for Swiss Cottage admitting one person to the station when in use as an air raid shelter overnight. Good, used condition with unclear issue date to reverse. Uncommon.
London\'s Hour. 1942 ' London's Hour - As seen through the eyes of the Fire Fighters ', royalties from the sales going to the London Fire Service Benevolent Fund. 51pgs illustrated throughout by images of paintings, watercolours, sketches etc made by Fireman artists of the Blitz on London. Good, used condition with marking, creasing etc.
Longbridge - Austin War Production. Superb large format book ' How Longbridge Spanned the Years of War - Austin War Production In Pictures 1939 - 1945 '. 52pgs with some full colour, packed with captioned illustrations showing the vast contribution made by Austin during the War. From Jerricans to Horsa gliders and Lancaster and Stirling bombers to lorries and cars, the Longbridge plant's efforts are chronicled in sharp detailed photographs. Lightly marked boards, otherwise excellent condition.
Longbridge - Austin War Production. C1945 ' How Longbridge Spanned the Years of War - 1939-1945 Austin War Production in Pictures .' Landscape format, 52pgs packed with photographs of Austin's war production from gliders to Jerrycans. Excellent reference and one of the more uncommon industrial war histories. Good overall condition with some rubbing and marking to card covers.
Lucas Lucas " Masklite " ARP Cycle Headlamp Shield contained in it's original card wrapping. The steel shield was designed to fit into existing cycle lamps to restrict the beam of the lamp to match the War time lighting restrictions. Shields generally in ,clean condition, wrapper with light marks and minor creases from storage. Several Available.
Ludlow & District War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for ' Ludlow & District War Weapons Week Mar 10th -17th 1941. In good, clean condition.
Luftwaffe Butterfly Bomb Fuze 41A. Type 41A Mechanical clockwork fuze for use in the SD2 Butterfly bomb. Alloy body with retaining clips which is activated by a spinning vane and has two possible operations: aerial burst or impact. This is set using the switch, pointing to ' ZEIT ' for timed or air burst or ' AZ ' for impact. This example is in semi relic condition and cannot be stripped apart from the central arming spindle .
Luftwaffe target maps - Birmingham 1939 dated Luftwaffe target maps for Birmingham - Midlands Railway Carriage and Wagon Works '. With ,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations,and a 1:50 000 map similarly marked and also marked ' Geheim ' - secret. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! Both items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Luftwaffe target maps - Leeds. 1939 dated Luftwaffe target \'pack\' for Leeds Gasworks. Containing a target description marked \'Geheim!\' - secret,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations, 2 x 1:50 000 maps similarly marked (Leeds W.Gaswerk & Gaswerk Leeds Sud) and a larger scale 1:10560 map with overprinting. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! All items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Lumber Jill - Memoire of the Women's Timber Corps. 1994 1st ed. ' Lumber Jill ' by Mavis Williams - Her story of four years in the Women's Timber Corps, 1942-45. 96pgs, entertaining and informative memoire of the Timber Corps illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, sketches etc. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Luss Detachment, 1st Dumbarton Home Guard Badge. Printed cotton rectangle featuring the family arms of the Colquhouns who owned much of the land on the western side of Loch Lomond including the village of Luss. As many of the inhabitants of the family owned village worked on the estate, the platoon emanating from the village adopted the family\'s arms in their honour. this example in excellent, unissued condition.
Luton at War. 1947 1st Ed. ' Luton at War ' compiled by the Luton News. 423pgs with numerous illustrations covering the whole of Luton's War effort from Civil Defence and air raids, Home Guard, Women's services, food production, salvage, war savings, and the extensive Vauxhall factories. Contains a Roll of Honour which includes civilian casualties as well as service personnel. Good, overall condition with slightly sunned boards and a tear to one page. Excellent and thorough contemporary account.
Lynton ' Blended Chocolate ' Display Bar. A wartime ' dummy ' or display bar of Lynton's ' Blended Chocolate ' to be used in shop windows/counter displays. With the introduction of confectionery rationing in 1942 the lack of full-cream milk meant that separated milk was used and the result was termed ' Blended Chocolate '. Good, clean condition with a small abrasion to reverse.
Lynton ' Blended Chocolate ' Display Bar. A wartime ' dummy ' or display bar of Lynton's ' Blended Chocolate ' to be used in shop windows/counter displays. With the introduction of confectionery rationing in 1942 the lack of full-cream milk meant that separated milk was used and the result was termed ' Blended Chocolate '. Good, clean condition .
M.A.P. Swordfish Badge. Die-struck, pin back badge issued by the Ministry of Aircraft Production on the cessation of Swordfish production in 1944. Manufactured by Walker & Hall Ltd., of Sheffield, these badges were presented to everyone involved in the production of Swordfish. The first badges were presented to Winston Churchill and Sir Stafford Cripps of the M.A.P. Good, clean condition. Uncommon.
M.O.F. Dried Egg Tin. Ministry of Food \' Pure Dried Egg \' tin. Typical wartime production with labelling printed directly onto tin complete with salvage slogan \' this can is steel - save for salvage \'. No contents ( thankfully! ) an iconic item from the wartime kitchen. Good overall condition with some surface spidering typical of wartime steel.
M.O.F. Dried Egg Tin. Ministry of Food ' Pure Dried Whole Eggs ' tin. Classic wartime production with direct printing to tin indicating it's origins in the USA packed specifically for the Ministry of Food. Directions for the use of this form of powdered egg are also printed to the body. Complete with contents and in good condition with some minor bruising, associated storage corrosion to lid and fading of plating.
M.O.F. Dried Egg Tin. Ministry of Food ' Pure Dried Eggs ' tin. Classic wartime production with direct printing to tin and salvage slogan, this example also features the ' spidering ' common to tins made under the changed wartime tinplate restrictions. Now empty, this tin is in far better than average condition remaining bright with very little corrosion.
M.O.F. Dried Egg Tin. Ministry of Food ' Pure Dried Whole Eggs ' tin. Classic wartime production with direct printing to tin indicating it's origins in the USA packed specifically for the Ministry of Food. Directions for the use of this form of powdered egg are also printed to the body. Complete with contents and in good condition with some minor bruising, associated storage corrosion to lid and fading of plating.
M.O.F. Leaflet - Herbs. 1943 Ministry of Food leaflet ' Herbs - in the Kitchen '. Gatefold leaflet outlining the use of herbs to improve dishes. Good, clean condition. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' How to Boil, Stew & Steam '. Gatefold Ministry of Food leaflet ' How to Boil, Stew & Steam '. Illustrated with photographs and sketches offering advice on the economical cooking of rations. Good, clean condition, has been folded. POST FREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' How to make Short Pastry ' Gatefold Ministry of Food leaflet ' How to Make Short Pastry '. Illustrated with photographs and sketches offering advice on the economical uses of short pastry. As further evidence of it's wartime heritage the opening illustration shows the subject cutting pastry with a MOF dried milk tin Good, clean condition, has been folded. POST FREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' Milk '. 1944ed. gatefold leaflet issued by the ministry of Food entitled ' Making the Most of Milk '. Offering advice on uses and recipes for fresh and tinned Household Milk from custard to soups. Good, used condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.F. Leaflet ' Soya Flour '. 1944 ed. 4pg leaflet published by the Ministry of Food outlining the properties of Soya Flour and providing recipes in which it could be used. Used condition with wear to edges. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.F.Leaflet ' One Pot Meals ' 1944ed., gate-fold leaflet entitled ' One Pot Meals ' offering a number of serving suggestions for the production of a two course meal using one ring or burner of the stove encouraging fuel economy. Good, used condition with some minor foxing. POSTFREE within UK
M.O.H. Civil Defence Shoulder Titles. Pair of unissued, printed M.O.H. Civil Defence Shoulder titles. Official issue, authorised in 1941 for wear by Medical Officer of Health. Excellent, clean condition.
M.O.H. Evacuation Hostel lapel badge. Chromed white metal and enamel pinback badge worn by the staff of the Ministry of Health Evacuation Hostels. The hostels were conceived as part of the Government's 1939 evacuation scheme as a means of removing pregnant women away from danger prior to admission to maternity hospitals. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers). In good, clean used condition.
M.O.H. Hospital Service lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for Ministry of Health 'Hospital Service'. The badge was initially issued to volunteer domestic staff giving part-time hospital service for over 96 hours per month. In April 1942 the issue was extended to all hospital staff other than doctors and nurses. In excellent, clean condition, manufacturer marked 'HWM' (Millers).
M.O.H.Evacuation Nursery badge. Enamel and white metal pinback badge for the Ministry of Health Evacuation Nurseries. Evacuation nurseries had originated as an offshoot of the Government evacuation scheme in 1939 and grew in size and importance as the numbers of women replacing men in industry grew. This badge in good, used condition. Maker marked ' HWM ' (Millers).
MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd National Service badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for ' MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd National Service '. Numbered to reverse, maker marked ' K & S '. MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd were Scottish based engineers who specialised in hydraulics primarily for Naval contracts. In excellent, clean condition.
Maginot Line/Siegfried Line patriotic handkerchief. Early War, silk handkerchief overprinted with martial scenes of the Army, Navy and Air Force surrounding a map showing the disposition of the Maginot and Siegfried Lines. Colours are fresh and the handkerchief is undamaged, an excellent souvenir of the \'Phoney War\'.
Make Do and Mend Booklet. 1943ed Board of Trade Make Do and Mend Booklet. 32pgs offering large numbers of tips to make all types of clothing last longer by care, mending and reworking. Prepared by the Board of Trade for the Min. of Information with a forward by Hugh Dalton. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In good, used condition with some marking, foxing and creases.
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.11 - Household Repairs. 1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.11 ' Simple Household Repairs and how to handle them '. The government started a Make Do and Mend campaign to encourage people to recyle, reuse and repair in the interests of wartime economy. Covering subjects as diverse as blackout curtains, saucepans, table legs and sinks ! Excellent, clean condition.
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.4 C1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.4 ' What Mothers Can do to Save Buying New '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign, this leaflet offered advice on reinforcing and looking after various items of clothing in order to prolong their life. In used condition with some minor creasing, edge nibbling etc.
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.5 Woollens. 1943ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.5 ' Woollens '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign this leaflet offered advice onlooking after woollens to make them last longer. Washing, ironing and alteration tips are given as well as warnings to avoid the perils of moth. Good, clean condition. Uncommon.
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.6 Rayon. 1943ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.6 ' How to Look after Rayon '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign this leaflet offered advice on washing, ironong and general care of Rayon garments to get the most from them. Good used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.7.L C1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.7.L ' Patches '. Part of the Board of Trades' Make Do and Mend Campaign this leaflet offered advice on patching various items of clothing in order to extend their life. In good condition with some minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Make do and Mend Leaflet No.8 1944ed. Make do and Mend Leaflet No.8 ' Every Woman her own Clothes Doctor ' . The government started a Make Do and Mend campaign to encourage people to recyle and reuse old clothes and other fabrics and resources. This example deals with renovating various type of clothing to give a new look and fresh life. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Make do and Mend Poster. Make Do and Mend was one of the many campaigns introduced by the British Government to reduce clothing consumption and save resources following the introduction of clothes rationing in 1941. Offering practical guidance on caring for, altering, and mending clothes under the Make do and Mend banner. This 24cm x 36cm approx. poster was printed for HMSO by W.R.Royle & Son Ltd. and was thought to originate from 1943. This example has been folded, has minor creases and some small repaired edge tears. Scarce.
Making the Most of Meat - M.O.F. Leaflet. 1943, folded, double sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Food ' Making the Most of Meat '. Offers advice on making the meat ration last throughout the week. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Making the Most of the Meat Leaflet. 1942 leaflet entitled ' Making the Most of the Meat ', an 8pg gatefold format leaflet ' planning the meat ration for a family of four ' with different recipes for two weeks. Used condition with marking, minor tears and creasing and one tear to page 2 which has left a small section missing ( see photo ). Uncommon leaflet. POSTFREE within UK
Malvern War Weapons Week pin badge, Tin and celluloid pin back badge for Malvern War Weapons Week, May 10th - 17th 1941. In good, slightly faded condition with some minor foxing.
Malvern War Weapons Week pin badge. Tin and celluloid pin back badge for Malvern War Weapons Week, May 10th - 17th 1941. In excellent, bright condition.
Man\'s Utility Cap. Man\'s wool cap made under the \' Ben Lomond \' label. Short peak with glazed cotton lining. Clearly marked as \' Utility \', approx. size 7.
Manchester & District ARP Instructors Assn. Lapel Badge. 20mm, Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for Manchester & District ARP Instructors Association. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel but dulled gilt.
Manchester ARP Messenger Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Manchester ARP Messenger Service. Horse-shoe lapel fitting to the reverse with manufacturer mark ' H.G.Bartlett, Manchester '. Undamaged enamel with minor surface abrasions, good, used condition.
Manchester Civil Defence breast badge and area title. Embroidered, gold on blue wool Civil Defence breast badge with attached area title for ' Manchester' . These patterns of badges were introduced from 1941 to be worn on all CD uniforms except greatcoats. In good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Manchester GPO Battalion Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 59th East Lancashire Battalion, the Manchester GPO or Post Office Battalion , accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Manchester Police War Reserve lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge by Thos.Fattorini, Birmingham with half moon button hole fitting This style of badge was in use from October of 1939 issued to members of the war reserve consisting of men over thirty recruited for wartime service only. Badge in clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel and the number 104 to the reverse.
Manchester Rest Centre Service Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the the Manchester Rest Centre Service. Badge worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids. In good, used condition.
Manual of Firemanship - Appliances. 1944ed \'Manual of Firemanship - Part 2 Appliances\'. Part 2 of a series in the Manual of Firemanship, with this particular volume dealing with the applainces in general use by the wartime fire brigades. The 186 pgs deal with fire pumps, engines, escapes, canteens, buses breakdown lorries etc in a comprehensive coverage with b/w photographs and extensive diagams and illustrations. In good, clean condition.
Manual of Firemanship Pt.7 Fireboats and ship fires. 1944ed. Manual of Firemanship Part.7 ' Fireboats and ship fires '.149pgs illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches, and diagrams this manual concentrates on the various boats fitted out for fighting fires afloat including the famous ' Massey Shaw '. Good, clean condition with some minor creasing and marks. Uncommon.
Manual of Grenades. Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication describes every major type of grenade in service, No.36,69,73,74,75,76 and 77 as well as German and US types. Diagrams throughout with sketches showing throwing and use of the EY rifle. In good, used condition with some light marking .
Manual Of Guerilla Tactics & Explosives. ' Manual Of Guerilla Tactics & Explosives - For Home Guard & Service Use ' One of the ' Key Guides ' by Bernards Publishers, this illustrated pamphlet contains sections on sniping, booby traps, fuses & house to house fighting. In clean, used condition with very minor marks to reverse.
Manual of Modern Automatic Guns. C1942 ' Manual of Modern Automatic Guns. ' part of the Bernards series of Key Guides. 18 pgs dealing with automatic guns, Sten, B.A.R., Lewis, Vickers etc. Notes and illustrations. Good, used condition with very light rusting to staples.
Manual of Rifles. C1942 ' Manual of Rifles ' part of the Bernards series of Key Guides. 17pgs dealing with rifles from the P.14 to the Garand with a small section on telescopic sights. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Good overall condition with some marking to covers.
Manual of Signal Training for Home Guard... C1942 ed. ' Manual of Signal Training for Home Guard, G.T.C. etc ' by B.T.Jones. 36pgs dealing with all aspects of signalling from semaphore to wireless. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches. In good, clean condition with minor rusting to staples.
Manual of the Sten Gun with notes on the Northover. C1942 \' Manual of the Sten Gun - with notes on the Northover \' by Lt.E.W.Manders & W.Benttly Capper. 32pgs covering the three marques of Sten guns available to the Home Guard with additional notes on the Northover projector . Rusting to staples with light marking to covers otherwise clean. One of the more uncommon of the plethora of commercial publications aimed at the Home Guard.
Map Reading & Field Training for Home Defence. C1940 ' Map Reading & Field Training for Home Defence - by the Scout '. 47pgs inc. maps, diagrams and sketches demonstrating the more practical sides of map reading including the siting of observation posts, camouflage and tracking. Intended for Home Guard consumption . In good, used condition, light marking to covers and some scuffing to spine.
Map Reading & Field Training for Home Defence. C1940 5th imp ' Map Reading, Field Training, Scouting, Observation & Camouflage for Success in Home Defence - by the Scout '. 48pgs inc. maps, diagrams and sketches demonstrating the more practical sides of map reading including the siting of observation posts, camouflage and tracking. Intended for Home Guard consumption . Printed on poor quality paper but in good, used condition, light marking to covers and some scuffing to spine.
Map Reading for the Home Guard. C1941 41pg manual ' Map Reading for the Home Guard ' by Capt.W.S.Stanley. Detailed coverage of compass usage, maps and direction finding. Good, used condition with some marking to covers.
Marconi - A War Record. 1st Ed. C1946, 127pgs ' Marconi - A War Record '. Extensive coverage of Marconi's contribution to the war effort particularly in the field of radios and importantly radar. Extensively illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches. Good condition with d/w, slight tears and blemishes to d/w.
Marks & Spencer ARP First Aid badge. Large white metal and enamel pinback badge for a member of the ARP First Aid section for the well known retailer Marks & Spencer. Manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson & Co, London '. Undamaged enamel with dark patination to all metal areas. M&S ARP badges are uncommon considering the relative size of their retail operation.
Marks & Spencer ARP Warden's badge. Large white metal and enamel pinback badge for an ARP Warden for the well known retailer Marks & Spencer. Manufacturer marked ' L.Simpson & Co, London '. Undamaged enamel with dark patination to all metal areas. M&S ARP badges are uncommon considering the relative size of their retail operation.
Match book with wartime energy saving slogans. Bryant and May match books featuring wartime energy saving slogans. One side features the ' Mr Therm ' character shouting ' War factories need more gas - use less at home ', the other features a view of houses and factories with the strap line ' Gas saved at home gives more for the factories '. Good , overall condition with slightly dusty covers. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
May 1942 The Land Girl. Early issue (No.2 Vol.3 May 1942) of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs with a new cover motif, illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA equipment advertisements. This issue contains notes on sheep , Spitfire Fund, HQ notes and county news In good condition with minor rusting to staples, marks and stains.The earlier, large format issues of the Land Girl are more uncommon
May 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.2 May1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Rat Symposium ' and ' a Tractor in Ulster ' . Has been folded and with the residue of an address label to the reverse, lightly rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
May 1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.9 No.49 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Reduced, economy format, 30pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles, many with a victory flavour . Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Good, fresh, used condition.
May 1944 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 5, No.2 May1944 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Presentation Typhoon ' and ' I am a Rat Catcher ' . Lightly rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
May 1945 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.2 May1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including Australian Land Army and Secretion of milk in the udder ! Has been folded and has rusted staples.
May.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.6 No.12 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' A.R.P.Parade ', ' Salute to the Veterans of the Zeppelin Patrol ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Mayor of Doncaster's War Comforts Funds Lapel badge. Tin and celluloid, pin back lapel badge for the Mayor of Doncaster's War Comforts Fund. Presumably given in exchange for a contribution to the fund. Good, clean condition with a point of very minor foxing.
Mayor\'s War Charities Fund Victory Badge. 35mm Tin and celluloid badge for the ' Mayor's War Charities Fund ' featuring a Victory ' V ' symbol. Excellent, clean condition although sadly no specific location.
McDougall's Flour Wartime Cookery Book. ' What to Give Them ? ' McDougall's Wartime Cookery Book. 30pgs with card covers offering sections on ' wartime economy ' and ' unrationed meat dishes ' with lots of recipes with an emphasis on the use of McDougall's flour. Good condition with some rusting of staples and marking.
McMichael Radio Ltd., ARP Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel pin back lapel badge for McMichael Radio Ltd. ARP Services. McMichael Radio based in London and Slough were involved in varied war production but primarily receiver sections for the HF Transmitter/Receiver Type WT11 for use in tanks and other vehicles, together with aircraft Receiver Type R1125. The Company was also responsible for producing the SOE suitcase radio ( B2 Receiver ). Good, used condition, undamaged enamel although there is a flaw at approx 1 O'clock position.
Mechanism of the Enfield ( 1914 ) Rifle. C1941 The Mechanism of the Enfield ( 1914 ) Rifle. ( Visualised ) Applicable for the U.S. Pat.17 Rifle published by Gale & Polden 12pg, card covered aide-memoire of the P.14 Rifle, the .303 version of the more common P.17 U.S. 30.06 that was on general issue to the Home Guard. Complete with fold-out colour plates with slightly loose pages.
Mechanism of the Ross Service Rifle. C1941, small format, card covered manual by Gale & Polden covering the Canadian Ross Service Rifle. With fold out plans, sketches and photographs this was designed as an aide memoire for one of the many rifles used by the Home Guard. In good, used condition with minor marks to covers and rusting of staples with rust bleed.
Memo - Demolition and Clearance. Issued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1942, this 16pg memo outline all aspects of demolition and clearance of bomb damage with sections on salvage, explosives, safety etc. Good, used condition.
Merchant Navy Comforts Fund badge. Chromed, pinback lapel badge for the Merchant Navy Comforts Service. The service, like many other contemporaries for other services, provided books, clothing, tobacco and other luxuries for members of the Merchant Navy. Good overall condition.
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP lapel badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for use by members of the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham ' to reverse and in good used condition with some minor surface abrasions and one small 0.8mm enamel loss.
Metro Cammell ARP Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback ARP badge for Metro Camell. The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company (MCCW) was a Birmingham, based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons. In the Second World War, Metro built tanks , including the Valentine tank and Light Tank Mk VIII. Manufacturer marked ' J.R.Gaunt '. In good, clean condition, some wear to gilt.
Metropolitan Police at War 1947 scarce HMSO title ' The Metropolitan Police at War '. 89pg soft covered title dealing with the London police force at war. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and comprehensive rolls of honour, awards and service. Good overall condition with very scuffed and marked covers.
Metropolitan Police War Reserve lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Metropolitan War Reserve. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Gaunt, London '. In good, clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
MG Cars National Service Lapel Badge. Impressive chrome and enamel lapel badge for MG Cars National Service. The MG works at Abingdon was entirely turned over to War work being heavily involved in the overhaul and final construction of tanks. It was also heavily involved in aircraft component and engine construction. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse numbered ' 929 ', in good clean condition with one enamel flaw and some small surface flakes. Scarce.
Middlesex ' Y ' Zone Sleeve Badge. Embroidered sleeve badge worn by members of ' Y ' Zone staff. ' Y ' Zone stretched from Hornsey to Cheshunt , the badge in the colours of the Middlesex Regt., whose cap badge was worn by all battalions, has three bayonets that make up an inverted Y. This example, with a tar paper type backing shows clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Good, clean, used condition. Scarce.
Midland Regional Assoc. ARP Instructors badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Midland Regional Association ARP Instructors. Horseshoe lapel fitting with manufacturer's marks for 'Millers,B'ham' to the reverse. Produced locally in the absence of a national badge for qualified ARP instructors by the Midlands ARP region. In excellent, clean condition with some light abrasions to reverse.
Millars National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for use of employees of Millars engaged on war work. Numbered to the obverse and manufacturer marked \' Thos. Flatiron, B\'ham \' to reverse. Millars were originally manufacturers of construction machinery, cranes etc. Undamaged enamel, bright condition.
Miniature ARP Lapel badge. Miniature, 1/5 size approx., chrome and enamel ARP lapel badge. One of the less common patterns with a half moon fitting to the reverse, maker marked ' Lambournes Birmingham. Good, bright condition.
Miniature ARP Lapel badge. Quarter size miniature version of the iconic ARP badge design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, marked ' EPNS ' to reverse. In excellent condition, toned overall. The miniature versions of these badges are quite uncommon in contrast to their 1/3, 1/2 and full size cousins.
Miniature Silver ARP Lapel badge. Quarter size miniature version of the iconic ARP badge design. Pin fitting to reverse, with Birmingham hallmarks for 1940. In excellent bright condition.
Miniature Silver ARP Lapel badge. Quarter size miniature version of the iconic ARP badge design. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, silver washed. In excellent bright condition.
Ministry of Agriculture Official's badge. Large ( 40mm ) brass and enamel lapel badge for wear by Ministry of Agriculture Officials. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse and numbered. Good overall condition with undamaged enamel.
Ministry of Food - Queen's Messenger lapel badge. Silver and enamel, pin back lapel badge worn by members of the Ministry of Food Queen's Messngers. Following the experiences in the aftermath of the heavy bombing raids of 1940-41, mobile relief columns were formed containing canteen vans, mobile kitchens and water bowsers. Drawing staff largely from the WVS, each convoy consisted of twelve vehicles and fifty volunteers who were entitled to wear the ' QM ' badge. These badges were highly prized and were surrendered when the volunteer ceased to work on the convoys. In excellent condition and uncommon
Ministry of Food Armband. Printed blue and white Ministry of Food ' Food ' armband. Probably for use by MOF emergency food officers this example in excellent, clean, probably unused condition.
Ministry of Food Horse Feed Coupon. M.O.F. Horse feed coupon. As with food for human consumption animal feed was also subject to rationing and had a raft of accompanying bureaucracy. These horse feed coupons issued in 1944 by the Leeds M.O.F. N/E Division are examples . Good, used condition. Two available. POSTFREE within UK
Ministry of Food Leaflet - Measures. 1943 Ministry of Food Leaflet ' How to Make a Handy Kitchen Measure '. Outlining how to make a measure from jam jar or a spoon with approximate indications of ingredients and their weights with reference to the spoon or jar. Good, clean condition with some very minor marks. Uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Ministry of Food Leaflet - Tomatoes. 1944 Ministry of Food Leaflet ' How to Preserve Tomatoes. Gate-fold, illustrated leaflet setting out various ways to preserve and store tomatoes. Good, used condition with some light staining and a small scuff. POSTFREE within UK
Ministry of Information - Committee Member Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge worn by Committee Members of the Ministry of Information. The M.O.I. was a Government department responsible for publicity and propaganda during the Second World War. The Ministry of Information was based in Senate House in London until dissolved in March 1946. In good, used condition with undamaged enamel.
Ministry of Supply Salvage Poster: The Big New Round Up. 495mm x 75mm approx. Published by the Ministry of Supply and drawn by the artist Strube this poster was part of the Ministry's salvage campaign entitled ' The Big New Round Up - for the Salvage Front ' C1944. Published by Flemings, Leicester. ' Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in making the Daily Express the best selling national newspaper in the world. In 1915, Strube enlisted in the Artists Rifles Battalion and served on the Western Front alongside other artists and writers such as Paul Nash and Wilfred Owen. Strube’s greatest creation was the ‘Little Man’, a figure large sections of the population then identified with. During the 1930s, Strube’s ridiculing of Hitler and Mussolini led the Daily Express to being banned in Germany and Italy. Strube’s name, alongside many other prominent critics of Hitler’s regime, was discovered on a Nazi hit list after the war. ' Excellent, clean condition with some very minor edge damage, has been folded.
Ministry of Transport - Organisation of Transport for Defence Emergency. 1939, 3pg leaflet issued by the Ministry of Transport entitled ' Organisation of Road Transport for a Defence Emergency - Part II Public Service Vehicles '. Outline planning for the uses of buses and trams in wartime. Good, used condition. Ex lib.IWM. POSTFREE within UK
Ministry of War Transport Canal Poster. Bi-colour, letter press poster issued by the Ministry of War Transport warning of the waste of water at canal locks and advising the use of side ponds. The loss of water from the canals would restrict the loads carried by the barges. Canals enjoyed a resurgence during the War as every mode of transport was exploited for the war effort. Canal memorabilia from the war is scarce. In good, overall condition with some minor edge chips and corner damage.
Ministry of Works & Buildings enamel A.R.P. Sign. Small, 15 x 12cms approx, enamel sign produced by the Ministry of Works and Buildings for use with ARP related equipment in Government controlled buildings. This particular example indicates the location of a damper controlling air supplies possibly to a shelter or a gas filtering system. In excellent, clean, bright condition with some very minor enamel flaking.
Ministry of Works ARP Economy Sign. 150mm x 150mm approx. cardboard, economy information sign produced by the Ministry of Works Board ARP department indicating aspects of public buildings that needed to be highlighted for ARP purposes. In this example a ' Main Gas Control Valve ' is the highlighted item. In good, used condition.
Ministry of Works ARP Economy Sign. 156mm x 100mm approx. tin, printed, economy information sign produced by the Ministry of Works ARP department indicating aspects of public buildings that needed to be highlighted for ARP purposes. In this example a ' Electric Supply Co.'s Apparatus ' is the highlighted item. In good, used condition with rubbing to some areas
Ministry of Works ARP Enamel Sign. 150mm x 120mm approx. enamel information sign produced by the Ministry of Works Board ARP department indicating aspects of public buildings that needed to be highlighted for ARP purposes. In this example a ' Damper controlling Air Supply ' is the highlighted item. In good, clean condition.
MkII No.2c Helmet with Factory Markings. 1940 dated MkII No.2c steel helmet by Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham with the markings of a company ' DE Ltd ' stencilled to the front. These markings are repeated in the form of punched details to the the underside of the rim. Size 7, 1940 MkII liner by Compton Sons & Webb. The mild steel MkII No.2c helmets were identified with the holes to their brim indicating their lack of ballistic protection and as such were issued to Civil Defence, fire watchers etc. In good, used condition with the usual scares, abrasions etc.
Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment Armband. Cotton armband for wear by a member of a Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment. Embroidered badge to obverse with a label to reverse with details ' 17312 BRCS Che ? 60 ? '. Voluntary Aid Detachments, VADs were made up of British Red Cross and St John Ambulance members. They provided trained people to act as reserves to the medical services, Mobile VADs could be sent anywhere. Good, used condition.
Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment Armband. Cotton armband with applied embroidered badge for wear by a member of a Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment. Voluntary Aid Detachments, VADs were made up of British Red Cross and St John Ambulance members. They provided trained people to act as reserves to the medical services, Mobile VADs could be sent anywhere. Good, used condition.
Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment badge. Embroidered badge for wear by a member of a Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment based in Hertfordshire. To the reverse details ' BRCS 14394 HERTS 38 '. Voluntary Aid Detachments, VADs were made up of British Red Cross and St John Ambulance members. They provided trained people to act as reserves to the medical services, Mobile VADs could be sent anywhere. Good, used condition.
Mobility for the Home Guard. C1942, commercial publication ' Mobility for the Home Guard ' by Francis Jones. 48pgs dealing with all aspects of why and how the Home Guard should be mobile. Good condition with slight rusting of staples and light marking to covers.
MOF leaflet - Cabbage Cooking. 1944ed. single sided Ministry of Food leaflet entitled ' Try Cooking Cabbage this way ' giving tips on how to cool cabbage and other green vegetables. Good condition with some minor foxing, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
MOF Leaflet - Food for Invalids. 1943ed., standard Ministry of Food format double-sided leaflet entitled ' Food for Invalids and Convalescents '. Gives details of various recipes suitable for those needing special attention to diets during or after illness. Good, used condition with light marking and foxing. POSTFREE within UK
Molins Machine Company Ltd 1939-1945. C1946 Molins Machine Company Ltd 1939-1945. 40pg history of the Deptford based company that specialized in the design, development and manufacture of secondary tobacco processing machinery. They very quickly turned their attention to War production particularly the handling of ammunition but went on to produce 87,700 signal pistols, mortar sights and aircraft undercarriages. Illustrated throughout, in good, used condition with some loss to spine.
Momento of the Royal Visit to Hull August 1941. 1941, 20pg brochure detailing the royal visit by the King and Queen to the City of Hull in August 1941. With a dedication by the Chief Warden, this largely pictorial title shows their Majesties inspecting the CD forces and the damage inflicted to the City throughout 1940 and 1941 with the most recent heavy raid the previous month. Good condition with some marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon.
Monmouthshire Home Guard BD. 1940 DATED '37 part battledress blouse bearing the insignia of the 7th Monmouth ( Ebbw ) Battalion Home Guard. Size 11 BD ( Height 5' 9" - 5' 10" Chest 38" - 39", Waist 33" - 34" ), 1940 dated label with WD inspection stamp manufactured by H.Graham & Co Ltd. Printed ' 7 MON ' and Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms. Tunic is in good, used condition with a smattering of moth with the largest being a 3mm hole to collar. Not the best tailoring in attaching insignia, raising the possibility of later reattachment however, priced to accommodate this.
More Laughs with the Forces. C1944 ' More Laughs with the Forces. ' compiled by S.Evelyn Thomas and featuring the work of the cartoonist ' Giles '. 48pgs with comic stories and jokes heavily illustrated with cartoons from various of the popular cartoonists of the time. Good, used condition with slight rusting of staples.
Morris Motors Fire Brigade factory helmet. Wartime Mk II helmet marked to a leading Fireman in the Morris Motors Fire Brigade. Size 7 liner, 1939 dated and maker marked ' BMB ' - Briggs Motor Bodies. Indistinct makers marks to rim of helemet overstamped ' M M Ltd ' , other painted and scratehed numbers to inside rim. Paint rates at approx 80% present with losses to rim and crown of helmet. Good, original factory helmet.
Morrison Shelter Notice. 1942 notice intended to be included with the Morrison Shelter leaflet advising the necessity of tightening all bolts and erecting the mesh side panels - this information based on experience of bombing. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Morrison Shelter Warning Flyer. 1942 dated small flyer or insert issuing a warning about the importance of attaching the side panels to the shelter. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
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 is in well used condition with marking and staining.
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.
Motherwell & Wishaw Warden's ARP Blouse. Blouse ARP.57 Size 15 ( Height 5'9"-5'10", Chest 39"- 41", Waist 36" -38" ) , although not dated has inspection mark for 1942 for a warden based in Motherwell & Wishaw. Good original blouse with original insignia in excellent, moth - free condition, increasingly uncommon to encounter original un tampered with Civil Defence uniform. Motherwell is situated S/E of Glasgow with the big Ravenscraig steel Mills in close proximity and was visited by the Luftwaffe on a number of occasions.
Mrs Churchills' Aid to Russia Flag Day emblem. Paper emblem given in return for a donation to Mrs Churcills' Aid to Russia Fund, designed to be worn in the buttonhole. Formed in 1942 the fund went onto provide food, vehicles and supplies that went towards Russias war effort. In good overall condition with some creasing. POSTFREE
Mrs Sew-and-Sew Chart leaflet. Mrs Sew-and-Sew Chart leaflet No.8 ' How to Reinforce for Extra Wear .' Mrs Sew-and-Sew was a character thought up by the Board of Trade and was used as a vehicle to encourage thrift when dealing with wartime clothing shortages. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.1. 1945 Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.1 ' How to Patch a Shirt . ' Mrs Sew-and-Sew was a character thought up by the Board of Trade and was used as a vehicle to encourage thrift when dealing with wartime clothing shortages. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.4. 1945 Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.4 ' How to Patch Sheets and Blankets. ' Mrs Sew-and-Sew was a character thought up by the Board of Trade and was used as a vehicle to encourage thrift when dealing with wartime clothing shortages. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.8. 1945 Mrs Sew-and-Sew leaflet No.8 ' How to Reinforce For Extra Wear . ' Mrs Sew-and-Sew was a character thought up by the Board of Trade and was used as a vehicle to encourage thrift when dealing with wartime clothing shortages. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
MTC Associate Member Lapel Badge. Bronzed, pinback, lapel badge by J.R.Gaunt of London for wear by Associate Members of the Mechanised Transport Corps. Associate members were those that did not undertake full time roles within the MTC but were members of other organisations such as the Girls Training Corps where roles overlapped or where part time tasks were undertaken. In good, used condition with wear to high points. Uncommon.
MTC cap badge. Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Corps. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in good, used condition with rubbing to highlights. Manufacture marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.
MTC Shoulder Title. Embroidered cotton on wool shoulder title worn by members of the Mechanised Transport Corps. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. In excellent, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform and scarce.
MTC Side Cap A scarce example of the side cap worn by volunteers of the the Mechanised Transport Corps. Supplied by the official uniform supplier to the MTC, Lillywhites of Piccadilly and Knightsbridge, whose label appears to the interior of the cap. Fine serge body with blue piping to crown and skirt, bronzed MTC pin back cap badge and MTC buttons. Glazed cotton lining. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Excellent, used condition.,
MTTC cap badge. Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Training Corps. The MTTC was formed in 1939 to \' train officers for various women\'s organisations and render any aid \'. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in excellent condition.
N.A.A.F.I. Cap badge. Embroidered N.A.A.F.I. ( Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes ) cap badge worn on waiting staff headbands and KD F.S. caps when abroad. Created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families the NAAFI played it\'s greatest role during WW2 when it ran 7,000 canteens and had 96,000 personnel including control of ENSA. Good, used condition, glue residue to reverse.
N.A.R.P.A.C. Registration Leaflet. Four page leaflet outlining the work and organisation of the National A.R.P. for Animals Committee, the leaflet goes on to call for volunteers. Good, overall condition, has been folded with a minor tear.
N.E.S. Co.Ltd Power Supply War Service Badge. 25mm gilt and enamel buttonhole badge for an employee of N.E.S. Co.Ltd Power Supply engaged on War service. Numbered '434' to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' J.E.Beale, Bournemouth '. Good, clean condition with enamel flaw at 6 O'clock position.
N.F.S. Matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring the N.F.S. badge to both sides. In good, used condition with some minor surface marking.
N.F.S.37 Insignia and Ephemera grouping. Mixed insignia and paperwork grouping to Fireman Dennis Lillie a resident of Catford. Lillie was a member of No.37 Fire Force based at Eltham which covered S/E London. Grouping consists of NFS 37 printed breast badge, NFS cap badge and Defence medal and a quantity of paperwork including his Certificate of Service, various correspondence and interestingly a full NFS kit list.
N.Midlands Coal Owners ARP badge. Impressive hallmarked silver badge for the North Midlands Coal Owners Rescue Stations Co.Ltd ARP personnel who had attended a local ARP course. The North Midlands Coal Owners Rescue Stations provided training and rescue personnel primarily for the coal fields of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Birmingham Hallmarked for 1940 with manufacturer mark for Fattorini & Sons, half moon lapel fitting. One small chip to enamel ( bottom left ) otherwise excellent, patinated overall.
N.S.E.W. National Sevice Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back badge for an employee of an unidentified company ' N.S.E.W. ' engaged on national service. Numbered to the reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
NAAFI Insignia Grouping. Uncommon insignia grouping for a uniformed officer of the NAAFI ( Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes ) . Created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families the NAAFI played it's greatest role during WW2 when it ran 7,000 canteens and had 96,000 personnel including control of ENSA. This grouping includes an officer's shoulder rank, a collar badge and an inspector's sleeve badge. Good, used condition.
Napier for the Ministry of Aircraft Production A.R.P. Lapel Badge. A particularly scarce, chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by members of the D.Napier & Son A.R.P. teams when engaged in Ministry of Aircraft Production work. D. Napier & Son Limited was an engineering firm best known for production of luxury cars and went on to design and build the Sabre engine which powered Typhoon and Tempest fighters during WW2. Featuring a half moon lapel fitting to reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked for ' Thos' Fattorini, B'ham '. Good overall condition with some fine surface abrasions.
NARPAC Animal Service Armband. Excellent condition armband for the ' Animal Service ' of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. Excellent, clean condition with some minor storage marks.
NARPAC Animal Steward Armband. Uncommon armband for an ' Animal Steward ' of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. The Animal Service looked after farm and working animals via Animal Stewards, many of whom were licensed to destroy injured stock. Good, used condition with minor foxing, has been folded.
NARPAC animal's collar disc. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar disc . Each disc had an individual identity number registered with NARPAC to make the identification of cats and dogs easier in a post raid situation. This is a variation to the normal plastic variety ( SEE ITEM 9249 ) being made of alloy. Good used condition.
NARPAC animal's collar disc. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar disc and owner detail brass disc. Each disc had an individual identity number registered with NARPAC to make the identification of cats and dogs easier in a post raid situation. Plastic and brass discs in good used condition with clear markings.
NARPAC Animal\'s Collar Disc. National Air Raid Precautions Animals Commitee issue identity collar disc. Each disc had an individual identity number registered with NARPAC to make the identification of cats and dogs easier in a post raid situation. Good, used condition.
NARPAC First Aid Point Poster. Poster and direction arrow for a first aid point for animals run by NARPAC - National Air Raid Precautions for Animals Committee. Intended for the identification of a temporary first aid point for animals post raid. Excellent, clean condition, have been folded.
NASC Helmet. MkII Helmet worn by a member of the National Association of Spotters Clubs, an organisation formed in 1941 for the furtherance of the recognition of aircraft. The NASC issued their own water slide transfer for use on helmets and this particular helmet features two, to front and rear of the black, hand-painted helmet. Although the rim stamps are difficult to decipher, the shell was probably made by Fisher & Ludlow Ltd of Birmingham in 1939 with the liner, a size 7, by Briggs Motor Bodies, again in 1939. Both transfers are substantially intact with paintwork rating at 75%+. Scarce helmet. SEE 10733:National Association of Spotters Clubs lapel badge. 10722:Helmets of the Home Front. This excellent reference features these helmets, pg166.
National Air Raid Distress Fund flag day badge. Double sided pin badge given for donations towards the National Air Raid Distress Fund. In excellent condition with very minor storage marks. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
National ARP for Animals - Animal Service Armband. Printed, coated calico armband for the National ARP for Animals - Animal Service. The Animal Service provided coverage for working animals such as horses etc. as opposed to domestic animals who were covered by the local animal guards and their officers and organisers. This armband in good, used condition with safety pin closures and some staining. Scarce.
National ARP for Animals - Animal Service lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with low number ' 150 ' to reverse. In good, deeply patinated, condition with some minor abrasions. The Animal Service provided coverage for working animals such as horses etc. as opposed to domestic animals who were covered by the local animal guards and their officers and organisers.
National ARP for Animals Armband. Printed, coated calico, armband for wear by an Animal Guard of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. Animal Guards provided ARP coverage for domestic animals. Originally intended to be fastened by safety pin closures. Excellent, clean condition with some minor storage marks. Scarce.
National ARP for Animals Armband. Uncommon armband for a member of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition.
National ARP for Animals Chief Guard lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Chief Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham. to reverse with impressed number 793. In good, used condition with patination overall with bright undamaged enamel. The higher N.A.R.P.A.C. officials' badges are increasingly difficult to acquire.
National ARP For Animals Horse Standing poster. 41 x 18cms paper poster issued by NARPAC to indicate a safe area for horses post-raid. Accompanied by a separate directional arrow.Good, condition with some light marking, all items have been folded.
National ARP for Animals lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard brass and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with low issue number ' 611 ' to reverse. In excellent, bright condition with the majority of the silver gilt finish remaining.
National ARP for Animals lapel badge. N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham with number ' 2812 ' to reverse. In good, bright condition with light marking to enamel.
National Association of Spotters\' Club grouping. Membership card, subs receipt, Defence medal ribbon and brass and enamel lapel badge for the National Association of Spotters Clubs or NASC. The NASC was an umbrella organisation linking the large number of aircraft spotters and recognition clubs that proliferated in schools and youth organisations. Pin fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked \' Roden, London \' with membership card with a low issue number. Good, used condition.
National Butter wrapping. Greaseproof wrapping overprinted with 'National Butter' used for the wrapping of the butter ration.National Butter was a blended butter that conformed to the standards for fats introduced under rationing. Several available. POSTFREE
National Fire Service Shoulder title. Embroidered National Fire Service shoulder title. These titles were not generally issued to NFS members and were intended for and worn by, members of the Overseas Columns, one of which ( No. 4 ) saw service in Europe. Good, unissued condition.
National Flour Bag - variation Coated linen bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are fron unused stock from Russells & Wrangham Ltd.,Malton. POSTFREE
National Flour bag. Paper bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are fron unused stock from the Chelmsford Co Op. POSTFREE within UK
National Flour bag. - variation. Paper bag for National Flour. National Flour was a blend of flour introduced by the rationing system ensuring that flour was produced to a national standard with a far higher level of wheatgerm than normal. As a result the blend was not as fine as with pre-war standards and retailers were keen to point this out noting it on bags and advertising. These examples are unused stock from a retailer in Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Several available. POSTFREE within UK
National Garden Club lapel badge. With the advent of the \' Dig for Victory \' campaign and the explosion of horticultural endeavour the National Garden Club was formed in 1940. With its motto \' Dig to Eat \' the NGC provided advice and practical help in the form of seeds and magazines to those embarking on vegetable production for the first time. A silver washed and enamel lapel badge ( 22mm ) was provided to members. This example by J.R.Gaunt, London has a half moon label fitting and is good used condition with some minor surface abrasions, uncommon.
National Identity Card and Card Holder. The standard post 1943 issue identity card with card protective cover . Card filled in to a woman living in Croxley Green with a 1943 cancellation stamp. Card and cover in good, used condition with some light marking.
National Registration Card with Endorsement - Warden. Issued in 1943 alongside the new National Registration cards but with an additional panel providing a means of establishing the identity of members of the CD Services. This example made out to a Senior Warden in the Wisbech area and is accompanied by a standard ID card, presumably of his wife to the same address. Good used condition.
National Registration ID Card Under Sixteen. Issued in 1943 alongside the new National Registration cards, the ' temporary buff card for children under sixteen ' was issued at birth or as a replacement in the event of damage or loss. Intended to last until the holder's sixteenth birthday when it would be replaced by the standard identity card, this example issued in1945 to an address in Orpington. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
National Registration ID Card Under Sixteen. Issued in 1943 alongside the new National Registration cards, the ' temporary buff card for children under sixteen ' was issued at birth or as a replacement in the event of damage or loss. Intended to last until the holder's sixteenth birthday when it would be replaced by the standard identity card, this example issued in September 1944 to an address in Chesham and re-endorsed in 1951. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
National Registration Leaflet and ID Card. Leaflet advertising National Registration Day 29th September 1939 with accompanying blank first issue identity card. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
National Savings collector\'s lapel badge. Plastic austerity stickpin lapel worn by members of voluntary savings groups and committees. This replaced the metal and enamel badge from 1942. In good overall condition with minor rubbing to high points.
National Savings Flag. Multi-piece construction, printed National Savings Flag, 200cms x 110cms approx. Used in conjunction with the huge wartime National Savings drives and was more probably designed for mounting on a pole with a reinforced sleeve sewn to one side of the flag. Generally good + condition with a small smattering of moth damage to one area ( pictured ).
National Savings Group member's badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Group. The badge features a victory V design. In good clean condition.
National Savings Group Poster. 37cm x 25 cm National Savings Poster ' We Save For Victory - Through our Savings Group.' Poster coded ' W.F.P.73 issued by the National Savings Committee and printed for HMSO by Perry Colurprint Ltd., SW.15. Good, used condition with edge chips and minor creases, has been folded.
National Savings poster. 750 x 500mm poster entitled \'Lend to Defend\' and featuring a bold graphic design by Charles Paine and dated 1940. Printed for HMSO by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, London and issued by the National Savings Committee with the exhortation \' Count every penny, every penny counts\'. In good overall condition with some minor edge tears and one ink mark to margin.
National Savings Poster. 24cms x 37cms poster entitled \' We\'ve got to keep on Saving ! \' showing troops making a beach landing at the bottom. The rest of the poster was left blank to allow details either to be printed or written of localised savings events such as Salute the Soldier. Printed for HMSO by Norbury, Lockwood & Co.Ltd, Manchester. Good clean condition with some minor foxing.
National Savings Volunteer Armband. Printed armband for use by a Voluntary Worker for the National Savings Campaign. Probably worn when out collecting for the various campaigns. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
National Savings Volunteer's badge. Celluloid and tin, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Committee or a local volunteer collector. Introduced as an economy measure to replace the earlier metal version. In good, clean condition with some light corrosion to reverse.
National Savings Volunteer's badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for a member of a National Savings Committee or a local volunteer collector. Replaced as an economy measure by a tin and celluloid version ( SEE item 9354 ) Manufacturer marked ' H.W. Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. In good condition with undamaged enamel.
National Savings Week flag day badge. Paper pin badge given for donations towards National Savings Week. Savings drives were a constant thread of wartime life in an attempt to fund the war effort. In excellent condition, some minor rust marks to the reverse. Several available. POSTFREE within UK.
National Service 'Home Front' lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback lapel badge for an unknown company for 'National Service on the Home Front'. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel manufacturer marked 'Thos. Fattorini, B'ham'. An attractive badge.
National Service for the Motorist Leaflet. Pre War leaflet advising on National Service for the motorist. 5pgs outlining the jobs available to motorist and motor cyclists in the event of war. It is worthy of note that women drivers were to be employed ' primarily for staff work ' ! Good condition, light rusting of staples and has been punched for filing.
National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel National Service badge for an as yet unidentified company. Bright condition with some very minor enamel flaws ( no damage ) featuring a large ' E ' design with a horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse. Numbered ' 337 ' and manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '.
National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for National Service with an unknown company. Striking design with a half moon fitting manufactured by H.W.Miller, good, used condition with some surface abraisons.
National Service Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back, National service lapel badge for an unidentified company with the initials ' I G '. Numbered to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Heavily used condition with wear to chrome and surface abrasions but undamaged enamel.
Navy League Comforts Supply Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the Navy League Comforts Supply. The Navy League was the charity that supported the Royal Navy and in this instance supplied comforts ( cigarettes, books, sweets, clothing etc. ) to the sailors of the Royal Navy. Worn either by a collector or an organiser, in good, used condition, manufacturer marked ' W.O.Lewis' to reverse.
NEW ...Within the Island Fortress - Insignia and Uniforms of the Home Front in Britain. 2024 \' Within the Island Fortress - Insignia and Uniforms of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 \' by Jon Mills. Originally a 16pg special published for the MHS this has been made available to the general public. A full colour potporri of things Home Front covering subjects from Auxiliary Units, WVS, WLA, FANY, HG, Youth organisations, Fire services and nursing all covered by Jon\'s and the MHS\' diligent research. POSTFREE within UK
New Book - Helmets of the Home Front. Helmets of the Home Front - An introduction to the markings of non-military helmets used on the British Home Front in WW2 by Adrian and George Blake. The first book dedicated to the markings on non-military helmets used in Britain, with over 300 pages and over 1,000 helmets in full colour. A well researched study that will become the standard work on the subject. Limited edition print run.
New Tube Shelter Camden Greetings Card. Postcard depicting the interior of the New Tube Shelter in Camden Town used as a greeting card. The New Tube shelters were part of a planned development of ten deep level shelters built across London constructed from the outset as air raid shelters. These shelters would have capacity for thousands and included facilities such as canteens. Of the eight actually constructed all remain. Specific items from the shelters are uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
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 RM
New.... Beating Firebomb Fritz - J.Mills. Hot off the press the latest title from the pen of Mr Jon Mills. \' Beating Firebomb Fritz \' was a M Her Soc special for all members but is available exclusively outside of the Society through the Home Front Collection. 74pgs outlining the threat from aerial bombing from the First World War and the steps taken to prepare for the Second. Covers all aspects of the AFS, NFS and the Fire Guard, illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Covers insignia, ephemera, helmets, markings, rank and equipment all thoroughly researched and illustrated with contemporary photographs typical of all of Jon\'s previous titles . Card covers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED POSTFREE within UK
Newey & Tayler National Service Badge. Brass and enamel National Service badge for the firm of Newey & Tayler a Birmingham based company that made steel wire and associated products. Horse shoe lapel fitting to reverse, maker marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham '. Good, clean condition.
Newport Warship Week pinback badge. Tin and celluloid pin badge for the Newport Warship Week 1942, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. 32mm. In good clean condition.
Newton Abbott Wings for Victory badge. Tin and card, pin back badge for Newton Abbott Urban and Rural District Wings for Victory campaign April 10 - 17 1943. In good, used condition with some spotting of corrosion.
NFS ' Reception Officer ' Armband. Printed heavy cotton armband for a Reception Officer of the NFS. The pattern and authorisation for this armband was sealed in 1942 but very little other information can be currently ascertained, maybe an administrative post at the scene of an incident perhaps. Excellent, clean, probably unissued condition.
NFS 1 Printed Breast Badge Sealed Pattern. Sealed Pattern for a printed breast badge for NFS Fire Force Area 1. ( Fire force 1 was for the Newcastle area with it's HQ in Gosforth ). The Jan 1944 dated pattern was held by the post Office Stores Dept. who were contracted to produce insignia for a number of the Civil Defence services. Uncommon.
NFS 15 Breast badge - Taplow, Bucks. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 15 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 15 covered the South Bucks fire force area with it's headquarters in Taplow. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic, glue residue to reverse and small moth nip at two o'clock position approx.
NFS 17 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 17 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 17 covered Somerset and had it\'s headquarters in Bristol. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 18 breast badge - Exeter. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 18 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 18 covered the Exeter area. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 24 Breast badge - Birmingham. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 24 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 24 covered the Birmingham fire force area . In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 24 Breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 24 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 24 covered the Birmingham fire force area. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 25 Breast badge - Staffordshire. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 25 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 25 covered the North Midlands and Staffordshire fire force area with it's headquarters in Stone. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 27 Breast badge - Cheadle. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 27 breast badge for wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 27 covered the South Manchester fire force area . In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 27 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 27 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 27 covered part of Manchester and had it's headquarters in Cheadle. In good condition, retaining much of it's paper backing, with evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 29 Breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 29 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Fire Force Area 29 covered the North West and the Lake District and had it\'s headquarters in Preston. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 30 breast badge. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service Area 30 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic.Fire Force Area 30 covered the East Kent areaand had it's headquarters in Maidstone. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 34 Women's Breast badge. Small size, printed NFS 34 breast badge usually issued for wear by women uniformed NFS members. Fire Force 34 covered the West of London and had it's headquarters at Ealing. In excellent condition, removed from a uniform.
NFS 35 Women's Breast badge. Small size, printed NFS 35 breast badge usually issued for wear by women uniformed NFS members. Fire Force 35 covered the area of London to the North with it's HQ at Highgate. In good, probably unissued condition with a scuff to the 10 'clock position.
NFS 36 Women\'s Breast badge Small size, printed NFS 36 breast badge usually issued for wear by women uniformed NFS members. Fire Force 36 covered Essex and had it\'s headquarters at Ilford. In excellent condition, possibly been removed from a uniform.
NFS 37 breast badge - S/E London. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 37 breast badge, for wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic.No.37 Fire Force based at Eltham which covered S/E London with it\'s headquarters in Eltham.
NFS 38 breast badge Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 38 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 38 covered S/W London and had it's headquarters in Wimbledon. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 8 breast badge - Nottingham. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 8 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 8 covered the Nottingham area. In good condition with some evidence of having been removed from a tunic.
NFS 9 Breast badge - Leicester. Embroidered red on blue wool National Fire Service area 9 breast badge. For wear on the heavy duty NFS tunic. Area 9 covered the Leicester fire force area. In good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a tunic and some minor moth damage to top l/h quadrant.
NFS Cap. Man\'s NFS peaked cap with chrome and enamel cap badge. Wool body with leather peak and headband. Maker\'s label \' Hobson & Sons, London \', 6 1/2 size visible to oil cloth protector and label. In good used condition with one area of moth damage. A good example of a lightly worn NFS cap.
NFS Certificate of Service - Leeds. National Fire Service Certificate of Service with accompanying forwarding letter for 122034 Ernest Harry Brand who served form July 1940 through to December 1941. Brand, a resident of Leeds served with No.4 Fire Force based in Leeds. Good, used condition, has been folded and bears some marking from paper clips.
NFS Certificate of Service - No.30 Area. National Fire Service Certificate of Service with accompanying envelope to 514417 Fireman Charles John Peck who served in Fire Force Area 38. No.38 Area covered the S/W London region with it's headquarters in Wimbledon, Stokes it would appear was resident in Stoneleigh, Surrey. Good, used condition with some foxing, envelope tatty.
NFS College Breast badge. Scarce embroidered cotton on bluette breast badge for wear by personnel of the NFS College. The size of this badge suggests that this was intended for wear by female staff and the small hole to the centre suggests that this example was previously a sealed pattern. Unused condition and uncommon.
NFS lapel badge. Small,20mm, silvered and enamel, NFS lapel badge. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse and in excellent bright condition and undamaged enamel.
NFS Officers\' Cap device. Bullion cap device for use by officers of the National Fire Service on service dress caps. Clear evidence of having been removed from a cap with some \' nips \' to edges. Uncommon.
NFS Relay Officer Armband. Printed armband for use by members of the NFS or AFS supervising a relay of pumps. When water was a distance from a fire or higher pressure was required, a relay was established where a number of pumps were introduced into the line to increase supply or pressure. Excellent condition.
NFS Section Officer Helmet. Khaki MkII helmet with two narrow red bands indicating use by an NFS Section Officer. MkII helmet with indistinguishable markings fitted with a size 7 MkI liner by Briggs Motor Bodies dated 1939. Good, used condition with some light corrosion. Uncommon rank.
NFS sidecap Mid to late war economy, white metal and enamel cap badge. This pattern replaced the heavier, cast or die struck examples in an effort to economize the use of raw materials. This example in excellent condition complete with white metal retaining pin.
NFS sidecap . Two coloured,wool, NFS sidecap. Approx. size 7 with chrome and enamel NFS cap badge and chromed buttons. Modelled on the Army's field service cap, this pattern of cap was particularly favoured by female ranks in both the AFS and NFS. This example in clean, used condition, with a number and name inked to the interior above the sweatband and face powder residue to the sweatband.
NFS Tiepin/brooch. Gilded tiepin/bar brooch featuring the NFS emblem. In excellent clean condition with bright gilding.
NFS Woman\'s Sidecap . Two colour wool sidecap worn by a woman of the NFS. Light blue faux silk lining with twill tape headband and the human touch common to these caps, make up powder residue to the front of the headband. This example has been personalised by having a hand domed NFS badge to the front. Good, used condition with one moth graze to reverse. Pleasing example.
NFS Women's Greatcoat Shoulder Badge. Printed NFS badge for use on the women's NFS Greatcoat. In unissued condition.
NFS Women's Greatcoat Shoulder Badge. Printed NFS badge for use on the women's NFS Greatcoat. In unissued condition.
NFS Women\'s cap. National Fire Service women's ' ski ' cap. On general issue from 1943, the reinforced cotton, peaked ski cap was intended to replace the FS style cap for wear on duty when not wearing a helmet. This cap is in good, used condition, with a smattering of moth nips to underside the peak. Clear evidence of having been worn , more often than not these caps are found in unissued condition. Cap is a size 7 and was made by L.Silberston & Sons in 1943. It features a die-struck NFS cap badge bizarrely sewn to the front of the cap.
NFS/AFS MkII Steel Helmet. A good 1939 dated Mk II steel helmet for use by the NFS of 12 Fire Force ( centred on Cambridge ). Manufacturer marked ( Fisher & Ludlow,Birmingham) and dated. Originally this helmet was used by the AFS whose white initials have been painted and can be clearly discerned to the rear. Paint work approx. 85% intact, over varnished NFS decal 95% with some scuffing and scratches. Good 1940 dated liner and chinstrap.
NFS/Fire Guard Messenger Shoulder title. Embroidered red on black Messenger shoulder title worn by NFS messengers and sometimes by Fire Guard members in the early incarnation of the organisation when it was administered by the Fire Brigades. Uncommon.
No.76 SIP Grenade. A scarce example of a No.76 ' Hand & Projector Grenade '. Invented by Allbright & Wilson the self-igniting phosphorous hand or Northover Projector grenade was quite rudimentary . A specially made bottle ( slightly stronger bottle for use in the Northover , denoted by a green cap ) containing phosphorous, benzine mixture and a strip of latex rubber which would ignite on breaking of the bottle and the exposure of the phosphorous to air. Uncommon survivor. INERT
No.9 Area ARP Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, finback badge for No.9 Area ARP. The country was divided into 12 civil defence regions, each under a Civil Regional Commissioner, No.9 was the Midlands Region with it's HQ in Birmingham. Manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini B'ham '. In good , clean condition.
No.9 Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the No.9 Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Unit. ABDs were created from factory volunteers who detected, reported and assisted RE bomb disposal squads in disposing of UXBs. . All of the units were incorporated into local Home Guard battalions in September 1942 where their numbers ceased to grow. This badge in good, used condition, numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, Bradford & B'ham '. Scarce.
Norfolk CC ARP course manual. 1938 Norfolk County Council manual for a short course in ARP. Designed to be run by a CAGS instructor, the course covers everything from decontamination, organisation, gases and protective clothing. Additional, contemporary pencil notes to the margins. In good overall condition with slightly dusty covers. POSTFREE within UK
Norfolk CD insignia grouping. Grouping of insignia removed from one uniform consisting of an embroidered CD breast badge, Norfolk area title, printed Warden's shoulder titles and an embroidered star usually associated with CD drivers. All items are in good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Norfolk County Council ARP Short Course Syllabus. 1938 Syllabus and lecture notes delivered by a C.A.G.S. Instructor of Norfolk County Council ARP services. 10pgs primarily concentrating on anti-gas warfare but including sections on ARP organisation and general ARP. Good, used condition, has been folded with some marking, foxing etc.,
Norfolk Home Guard Tunic. Early '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 11th Norfolk ( Great Yarmouth ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' NK 11 ' shoulder insignia . Size 13 BD ( Height 5' 11 - 6' Chest 38" - 39", Waist 33" - 34" ), 1939 dated label manufactured by Joseph May & Sons, Ltd, Leeds.Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with printed service chevrons to right arm. In generally v. good + condition with some very minor moth damage to reverse . Good, original tunic.
Norfolk War Charities Week Flags. Flag Day emblems given in exchange for a donation to Norfolk War Charities Week. Although not printed on the flag these came with a collecting tin and paperwork indicating their source which is borne out in the design which features a silhouette of Norwich Cathedral. In good clean condition with some minor rust bleed where pin passes through the flag. POSTFREE within UK
Norfolk Youth Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pin back badge for Norfolk Youth Service, manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham '.Early in the war many local authorities sought to involve young people in working for the war effort. The increasing formation and growth of the pre-service organisations caused these groups to decline. In good, used condition, patinated overall
North Riding Home Guard Anti Aircraft lapel badge. Silvered Home Guard lapel badge for the 101 North Riding AA Z R.A.. This translates to the 101 North Riding Home Guard Anti Aircraft Rocket Battery based around the southern areas of Middlesborough. Uncommon lapel badge for members of the Home Guard Z Batteries. Good, overall condition, toned with wear to lapel fitting.
North Riding Special Constable\'s lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the North Riding of Yorkshire Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham and numbered to the reverse. Good overall condition.
North-West (London) Frontier HG history. 76pg Home Guard history 'North-West (London) Frontier, No.6 Co. 23rd Middlesex Btn' 1946. Amusing history of the unit illustrated throughout by the work of it's most famous member the cartoonist 'Giles'. Some other sketches by other artists. Card covers with slightly rusted staples and marking to covers, otherwise a clean copy.
Northampton Women's Warden Service Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for Northampton Women's Warden Service. Established early in the ARP establishment, the organisation had a short life as a seperate entity before being rolled into the County Warden's Service in 1942. Uncommon badge in good, used condition.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP badge. Large brass and enamel lapel badge for Northamptonshire County Transport ARP. Half-moon lapel fitting, numbered to the reverse,\'123\'. Undamaged enamel, light overall patination.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP Car badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Northamptonshire A.R.P. County Transport, numbered 458. In good condition with heavy chrome with minor rubbing to highlights and undamaged enamel.
Northamptonshire County Transport ARP Car badge. Chrome and enamel car badge for Northamptonshire A.R.P. County Transport, numbered 318. In good condition with heavy chrome with minor loss of chrome finish to reverse and undamaged enamel.
Northamptonshire Home Guard titles. Printed Home Guard Battalion designation for 7th Northamptonshire ( Wellingborough Town ) Battalion accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title, a red felt proficiency diamond and embroidered war service chevrons. All in good condition, with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunis, two moth nips to diamond.
Northamptonshire Home Guard BD. Early '40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 12th Northamptonshire ( Northampton ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' NN12 ' shoulder insignia . Large size 16 BD to fit for 6ft to 6ft 2" with worn, indistinct label with 1940 WD inspection stamp. Lieutenant's rank to both shoulder straps with printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with green lanyard to r/h shoulder and printed War service chevron to same arm indicating four years of service. In very much ' out of the woodwork ' condition, slightly grubby with heavy wear to cuffs and one easily repairable tear just below the collar. The l/h pocket contains a home made, newspaper cut out decoration, probably a souvenir of the Christmas 1944 Stand Down celebrations.
Northamptonshire Special Constable\'s lapel badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Northamptonshire Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, not manufacturer marked. Good, bright overall.
Northover Projector Drill round. Solid rubber drill round for the Northover Projector. Weighing nearly 1.5lbs this drill projector was designed for loading and firing practice with the Northover Projector. Originally painted bright red, for ease of discovery, this example has approx.20% remaining and has the wording ' Northover Projector Drill Projectile ' in relief to the base. In generally, good, used condition this example has clearly been the subject of a dog's attention at some time - maybe the Home Guard unit involved trained a dog to retreive them after firing ! but this does not seriously affect the appearance of a scarce item of Home Guard artillery.
Northover Projector manual. 1941ed. ' Handbook for the Projector 2 1/2-inch Marks I & II on Mountings, 2 1/2-inch Projector Marks I & II '. 38pg manual for the ' Northover Projector ' illustrated with line drawings and diagrams outlining the use, maintenance and care of one of the Home Guard's main pieces of ' light artillery '. Good, clean condition with rusting to staples (staples replaced) andEastern Command stamp to front cover. Scarce.
Northover Projector spanner. Heavy steel, double-ended box spanner for the Northover Projector more properly known as the No.243 artillery tool. With the name ' Northover Projector ' cast into the handle, the tool was secured to the Projector mounting by a wing nut and was used in the assembly and dismantling of the Projector ( SEE later images for diagram and explanation of it's use ) In excellent condition.
Northumberland & Durham War Needs Fund Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Northumberland & Durham War Needs Fund. Probably worn by a collector or Fund worker, manufactured by Fattorini of Bradford. The Fund provided a number of services from bandages to running hostels for servicemen. Excellent, bright condition with a small surface flake at 11 o'clock.
Northumberland Civil Defence Tunic. 1942 dated ' Blouses A.R.P.57 ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 15 - 5ft 9ins-5ft 10ins Height, Chest 39ins to 41ins and 36-38ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Sunderland & Sons Ltd with WD inspection marks to interior indicating manufacture in 1942. Also indistinct date markings to label. This example carries the rank chevrons for a Head Warden in the Northumberland district indicated by the area designation carried under the CD breast badge. Printed ' Warden ' titles to both sleeves with four printed war service chevrons to bottom of r/h sleeve. This example in excellent, clean condition with no evidence of moth damage.
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 evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Norwich Under Fire. C1942 \' Norwich Under Fire - A Camera Record \' by George Swain. 32pg, largely illustration based, souvenir booklet concerning the raids on Norwich and more specifically the raid of April 1942. 8 pages of text. Good, used condition with chipped covers, and a small tear.
Notes for Balloon Operators Apr.1942 ' Notes for Balloon Operators ' - Balloon Command. 23pg manual issued by Balloon Command for the operation of one of the most ubiquitous sites of WW2, the barrage balloon. Balloon Command was a separate command of the RAF and this manual gives detailed instruction on their operation including diagrams of the balloon's construction to fold out sketches of the winch and including armament of these balloons. Good, used condition, has been folded and has some staining, creasing etc. Unusual.
Notes on Individual Fieldcraft C1941 2nd ed. ' Notes on Individual Fieldcraft '. A publication produced by the eponymous military publishers Gale & Polden this 23pg booklet covers all aspects of concealment, movement and cover. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. Good, used condition with marking to card covers.
Notes On Raid Spotting. 1940, Ministry of Home Security, double sided, 4pg leaflet outlining the principles of raid spotting to avoid disruption to vital war production on every siren. Trained spotters would give last minute warnings after a general alert if the raid looked to affect the locality. Brief notes on look-out points and protected posts. Excellent, clean condition, has been punched for filing and folded. POSTFREE within UK
Notes on the Construction.....of Sandbag Revetments. 1940 1st. Min.of Home Security ARP Dept. ' Notes on the Construction, Maintenance and Replacement of Sandbag Revetments '. 11pgs inc. diagram with a discourse of everything you ever needed to know about sandbags including insect infestation ! Good, clean condition.
Notes on the Detection and reporting of UXBs and Shells. 1941ed. Min. of Home Security leaflet 'Notes on the Detection and Reporting of Unexploded Bombs and Shells'. 13pg illustrated leaflet including a section on the then newly deployed butterfly bombs. Good clean condition with very minor marking to covers.
Nottinghamshire Home Guard titles. Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) Battalion and a printed H/G shoulder title. In good clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform, some glue marks to the reverse.
Nov.1942 ARP & NFS Review. Vol.6 No.31 ARP & NFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Large format, 50pg magazine an edition featuring the CD School Conference to the cover and articles on the ' WVS as a Second CD Line ' , ' Mobile Kitchens ' and ' Post Raid Welfare '. Good, clean condition.
Nov.1943 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.8 No.43 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring articles on ' Tactical Training of CD Personnel ', 'Mobile Squads for Phosgene Casualties ' and ' Training Plan for Casualty Services '. Featuring the usual array of related adverts and illustrations. Good, used condition, has been folded and has had an advert clipped.
Nov.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.6 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Ladders in Rescue Work ', ' Uniform Retention ' Serious London Incident 'etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing, spine has some flaking.
Nov.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.10 No.55 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring articles on ' the Baby Shelter ' ' C.D.Awards & Citations ' ' N.F.S. Men Commended for Rescue Work ' and ' How C.D.Services Operated in " Hell-Fire Corner " '. Good, clean condition.
Novelty Comic Postcard - Blackout. Novelty comic postcard by " Surprise " Cards entitled ' What Air raid Wardens do in the blackout '. The front of the card opens to reveal a full colour rendering of a canoodling couple under the searchlights. In excellent, clean condition.
Novelty Wartime \' Pop Up \' Greetings Card. Novelty greetings card by Brent Press, London featuring a pop up soldier figure entitled ' Thumbs Up ! '. Card personalised with the addition of a ' V ' for victory to the cover and Christmas greeting to the interior. Some marking and creasing but otherwise good, used condition, unusual.
Nox ARP Lampshield. Boxed NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform with blackout restrictions. Contained in it's original packaging. Carton and cover both in excellent condition with carton being a little dusty and marked from storage.
Nox ARP Lampshield. NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform with blackout restrictions. Moulded details ' NOX A.R.P. Lamp Shield-Patent '. Excellent, clean condition.
Nox ARP Lampshield. NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform with blackout restrictions. Larger, vented version, 16.5cms x 9 cms, retains original light fitting. Good, used condition.
Oakengates War Weapons Week badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for \' Oakengates War Weapons Week May 24th -31st 1941. Oaken gates was a small town to the north of Telford, Shropshire. In good, used condition with some minor foxing.
Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2 & No.3 Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2 & No.3, 4 page addendum sheets giving details of variant incendiary bombs. Illustrated with photographs and sketches. Good overall condition with some creasing and light foxing.
Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2. 1942 Ministry of Home Security ' Objects Dropped From the Air - Addendum No.2 '. Covers new type of incendiary bomb ( French I.B. ), Modified nose of 1kg I.B. ( Steel nose ) and the Incendiary Bomb Container AB 500. 4pgs with b/w photographs and diagrams with explanatory text. Hs been folded with light marking and creasing.
Observer Corps Breast Badge. Pre 1942 embroidered Observer Corps breast badge. Badge worn by the Corps prior to it's granting of the ' Royal ' prefix, replaced in January 1942. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform and in good, used condition. Increasingly uncommon.
Observer Corps Club Identification Certificate. 1942 Certificate for the Third Grade of the Observer Corps Club issued to a H.L.McDowell of post Y.4 of No.19 Group. ( 19 Group covered the London area ). The certificate was awarded for successful completion of an aircraft recognition test. Mounted on board and in good, clean condition.
Observer Corps Duty Armband. Heavy, embroidered Duty armband for use by the Observer Corps prior to 1941 and the addition of the ' Royal ' prefix and the more widespread issue of uniform. In excellent, clean condition and increasingly uncommon.
Observer Corps Duty Armband. Heavy, embroidered Duty armband for use by the Observer Corps prior to 1941 and the addition of the ' Royal ' prefix and the more widespread issue of uniform. In excellent, clean condition and increasingly uncommon.
Observer Corps Officer Cap Badge. Original Pre 1941 Observer Corps Officer\'s cap badge. Cast construction with three blade fixing all of which are intact. Gilded finish which has now worn from highpoints. Uncommon.
Observer Corps Officer's Cap Badge. Die struck nickel cap badge for use on the RAF Officers cap by officers of the R.O.C. In the form of an Elizabethan Beacon Lighter on a mound with three flat lugs to the reverse. This badge was apparently in use from 1938 to 1942. Uncommon.
Observer Corps Press Photo. 8" x 10" b/w press photo showing Obs.Sylvester and Obs.Cronaan on duty over the white cliffs of Dover. Classic image showing uniform and insignia detail with caption taped to reverse. Image punched for filing but in good, clean condition.
Observer Corps Tie Pin. Silver and enamel tie pin, marked \' silver \' to reverse. In good, clean condition, lightly toned.
Observer Corps Trousers. ' Suits, Royal Observer Corps Trousers B.G. ' in the official parlance. A 1942 dated Size 8 ( Waist 34-35" Height 5'8" ) pair of ROC trousers in excellent, used condition. Based on the design of the Army's '37 Patt trousers this ROC pattern retains all the similarities, leg closures, high waist etc. but dispenses with the large thigh pocket replacing it with a smaller pocket higher on the leg. Retaining all buttons ( a couple of contemporary replacements ), clear label and inspection stamping, excellent example.
Observers\' Tale - Story of 17 Group R.O.C. 1950 1st ed. ' Observers' Tale ' - The story of Group 17 of the R.O.C. 120pgs, foolscap format.Group 17 covered the London and immediate area North of the capital with it's HQ in Watford. Useful and informative history with large number of b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams with a roll of Seaborne observers and observers who served at Group 17 Centre. The book is divided into two sections with the second half concentrating on individual post stories. Good, clean condition with a smattering of worming to front boards ( surface only ) and rubbing to corners.
Oct.1942 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.6 No.30 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Larger format, 39pg magazine an edition heavily featuring the London Deep Shelters. With numerous other Civil Defence related articles ' Women Fire Guards ', ' Marylebone Feeding Centres ' and the ' Roescue Training in Industrial Civil Defence ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing and increasingly scarce.
Oct.1942 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.6 No.30 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Larger format, 39pg magazine an edition heavily featuring the London Deep Shelters. With numerous other Civil Defence related articles ' Women Fire Guards ', ' Marylebone Feeding Centres ' and the ' Roescue Training in Industrial Civil Defence ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing and chipping.
October 1942 Edition of the Land Girl. Vol.3, No.7 ' The Land Girl ', one of the smaller, economy editions of the in-house Land Army magazine offering articles about hostels , the Tasmanian WLA and the WLA Benevolent Fund. In good, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
October 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 4, No.7 October 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features on a day in the life of a uniform officer . Has been folded and bears a postage cancellation to the front cover, rusted staples,otherwise in good, used condition.
Official ARP Canvas Haversack. Official issue ARP canvas haversack. Multi-compartment canvas body dated 1938 and manufacturer marked to inside of flap and prominently marked with a stencilled \' ARP \' to flap. Stout, adjustable webbing strap mounted onto light canvas body. Good, used condition with one repair, surprisingly difficult to acquire.
Oh! What a Surprise for the Du-ce ! Sheet Music. 1940 sheet music entitled ' Oh! What a Surprise for the Du-ce ! ( He can't put it over the Greeks ).' Featuring lyrics ' In armoured cars they strum guitars ' and ' Till frilly white skirts play the Deuce with Blackshirts ' with a comic cover depicting Mussolini at the end of a Greek bayonet. Typical of the many humorous songs popular at the time. Good, used condition with some creasing and minor tears.
OLd Bill Stands By ! 37pg card covered, magazine format collection of Second World War cartoons by the renowned WW1 artist Bruce Bairnsfather. Featuring Bairnsfather's best known character ' Old Bill ' it sets ' an old friend in a new emergency ' with accompanying text. In good, used condition with lightly marked covers. Bairnsfather's WW2 work is not as well known or as prolific as his earlier WW1 endeavours.
Old Tins for New Poster. 90mm x 240mm Poster telling customers to bring in and swop tobacco tins every time a purchase is made ' to help the Forces '. ' Tobacco tins have to be used again because former supplies are wanted for food-packs and other service needs ' . Good, used condition, has been folded and one section ( top ) is missing-10mm approx.
Oldbury ARP Rescue Grouping. Insignia and paperwork grouping to a Mr T.W.Smith of Warley who was party of the Oldbury ARP Rescue Party. Insignia includes his boxed, silver ARP badge, ARP great badge, Rescue titles, senior warden rank chevrons and Oldbury area designation in Cash's tape, typical of Midlands' titles. Various wartime paperwork, correspondence, receipts and a commercially produced ARP notebook.
Oldbury Civil Defence area title. Embroidered, gold on blue area title for Oldbury in the Midlands. This example is a \' Cash\'s \' tape example and was known to be worn by the Oldbury Rescue units. Good, used condition with indications of having been removed from a uniform.
Oldbury Salute the Soldier campaign badge. Tin and card, badge for the Oldbury Salute the Soldier campaign with integral fixing. Drawing from the Abram Games' design this badge is in good, used condition with some minor corrosion and was probably given in exchange for a donation to the savings campaign.
Oldbury Women's Spitfire fund badge. Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Oldbury Women's collecting group, Oldbury is in the West Midlands Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition.
On Government Work J.G.G. & Co Ltd Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back badge for J.G.G. & Co Ltd ' On Government Work '. Manufacturer marked for ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to the reverse and in excellent, bright, probably unissued condition.
On Guard! A History of the 10th ( Torbay ) Battalion Devonshire Home Guard 1945 1st ed. \' On Guard! A History of the 10th ( Torbay ) Battalion Devonshire Home Guard \' Ed. G.H. Lidstone. 136pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches and includes an account of the HG AA rocket battery shooting down a Fw190 during a hit and run raid on the gasworks at Hollacombe and also the tragedy at Corbyn\'s Head coastal artillery battery. Includes extensive appendices listing all personnel. Good, clean edition.
On National Service Badge - Murphy. Gilt and enamel lapel badge for employees an unresearched company ' Murphy ' employed on war work or ' national service'. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with impressed numbers and manufacturer marked for ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Good condition with a sub enamel flaw.
On National Service Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for wear by employees of an unknown company engaged on war work. Manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' to the reverse. Deeply patinated with minor surface abrasions but otherwise undamaged.
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.
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.
Ordeal in Romford. 1945ed, 43pgs 'Ordeal in Romford' ed.Glyn Richards. A record of the trials of the Borough suffered as a front line town. Includes a civilian roll of honour, incident diary including V1 and V2 attacks and is heavily illustrated through out with b/w photographs. Good used condition with bumped and creased edges to card covers.
Organisation of Road Transport for a Defence Emergency. 1939 Pamphlet ' Organisation of Road Transport for a Defence Emergency - Goods Vehicles '. 46pg outlining the organisation of goods vehicles in local areas into groups to facilitate the best use of road transport in war conditions. Interesting ' unseen ' aspect of wartime history. Marked covers, clean contents.
Original W.L.A. Jumper. Knitted wool jumper by Healthguard for use by the Women's Land Army. Rayon label to neck indicating manufacturer and size, 5, and dated 1943. Excellent condition overall with four small snags to the reverse ( easily repairable ). A die-stamped WLA badge to the vee of the neck. A rare opportunity to acquire an original example in such excellent condition.
Orlox Suet wartime box. Orlox Plain Suet Pudding ' In a Wartime Jacket '. Un-assembled, over printed, plain card cartons for Orlox Suet. In excellent condition. POSTFREE within UK Several available.
Oundle & District Thanksgiving Week Poster. 50 x 63cm Poster for Oundle & District Thanksgiving Week C1943. Poster lists all the events for the week including involvement from the Home Guard , WVS and Junior Training Corps. Window into a wartime week with H.M.Forces being offered reduced entry into the dances. In good overall condition with minor foxing and creasing from having been folded.
Our Railways in War-time. One of the series of books by the publisher Raphael Tuck & Songs combining text and illustrations on a theme. Our Railways in War-time combines superb contemporary illustrations with text by C.J.Allen. Whilst this example is not in the best condition, with the covers being rubbed and marked with annotations, the contents are largely clean, particularly the evocative illustrations. Uncommon.
Our Wonderful Women. Our Wonderful Women by Cecil Hunt. Published by Raphael Tuck and featuring their trademark artwork on the front cover, this 48pg booklet is an outline of all of the occupations undertaken by women towards the war effort from WLA to A.T.A., illustrated throughout. Good, overall condition with some marking and denting to covers.
P.B.Cow production during air raids badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge from P.B.Cow & Co.Ltd for \' continuing production during air raids\'. P.B.Cow & Co were a company based in Streatham involved in the production of rubber and plastics. They were variously involved in the production of Mae Wests and dinghys for the RAF, gasmasks and barrage balloon components. Badge in good,clean condition, manufacturer marked \'T.Fattorini, B\'ham\' and numbered to reverse.
P.E.W. On War Work Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back lapel badge for an as yet unidentified company ' P.E.W. ' . Numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, clean condition with some sub surface fogging to enamel.
P.O.W. Association lapel badge. Gilt and enamel pinback lapel badge for the British P.O.W. Association. This subscription association had branches throughout the UK and organised everything from parties for children of P.O.W.S to sending of comforts to the P.O.W. camps. In excellent, clean condition.
Paisley Battalion Home Guard Battledress. Early '37 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 2nd Renfrewshire ( Paisley ) Battalion Home Guard in the form of printed ' 2 REN ' shoulder insignia . Size 7 BD ( Height 5' 7" - 5' 8" Chest 35" - 36", Waist 30" - 31" ), 1940 dated label manufactured by Montague Burton, Ltd, Leeds and WD inspection stamp.Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms with name and ID card number inked to label and lining ' A.Cochrane ' . In generally v. good + condition with no moth damage to reverse . Good, original tunic with scarce unit combinations.
PAK Parachute Co. National Service badge. Hallmarked silver and enamel national service badge for the PAK PARACHUTE CO., LTD.175a, Streatham Kcad, Mitcham, Surrey. Numbered 29 to reverse along with London hallmarks for 1944. The PAK Parachute Co. specialised in making parachutes, windsocks, aerial targets and other similar products. This example in excellent, undamaged condition , with very slight toning to PAK intials. Impressive badge.
Palace of Westminster Home Guard Cap badge. Very scarce die-struck white metal cap badge for use by the Palace of Westminster Home Guard. Raised from MPs, Lords and civilians working at Westminster . This example in good condition with long slider.
Panic 1941 ' Panic ' by C.D.Freeman & D.Cooper. 40pg extract from the larger work ' the Road to Bordeaux ' by the same authors, a study of the fall of France. In one section entitled ' Panic ' they examine the behaviour of the French civilian population during the invasion and how their actions contributed to the defeat of France. Intended as a warning, one of many titles intended to stiffen resolve. Good, used condition with some rubbing and marking.
Paper Salvage lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for a Waste Paper Collector. Unfortunately the N.R.F. intials to the front of the badge have not been positively identified. However, the badge looks to predate the official Ministry of Supply salvage schemes brought in from early 1942. An attractive badge in excellent condition with undamaged enamel.
Patriotic Allied Flags Badge. Moulded plastic pinback patriotic badge featuring a boat with the flags of the Allies as sails. Hand painted representations of the British, French, Russian and US flags. Good, clean condition.
Patriotic Matchbox Cover - The Forces. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the male and female members of each of the armed forces with a Victory ' V ' and the slogan ' Our Deepest Gratitude and admiration o them all '. Good, clean condition.
Patriotic Postcard - Churchill and the Spirit of Britain. Published by Valentines this patriotic postcard features Churchill and the ' Spirit of Britain ' and the text of the now famous ' we shall fight on the beaches ' speech. Good, used condition some rubbing and marking. POSTFREE within UK
Patriotic Postcard - There\'ll Always Be an England. Wartime photo-montage patriotic postcard entitled \' Th e\'ll Always Be an England \' featuring colourised photographs of men from the three services. Published by Bamforth & Co as part of their \' War-Time Greeting \' series. Postally used in 1944. Good, used condition.
Patriotic Postcard - U Boats. Wartime photo-montage patriotic postcard entitled \' U Boats \' featuring colourised photographs of men from the Navy set on a scene of the destruction of a U Boat.. Published by Bamforth & Co as part of their \' War-Time Greeting \' series. Postally unused Excellent, clean condition.
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allies leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and their respective countries\' flags to the other. A patriotic sentence celebrating the defeat of the \'Greatest Tyrany in History\' to the third side. In good clean condition.
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allies leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and their respective countries' flags to the other. A patriotic sentence celebrating the defeat of the 'Greatest Tyrany in History' to the third side. In good condition with some minor areas of foxing .
Patriotic wartime matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover sporting pictures of the Allied leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin to one side and the Generals Montgomery, Eisenhower and Alexander to the other with the words ' souvenir of the World War ' to the side. Excellent, clean condition.
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition and well made.
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Penny Spitfire Badge. Home made, pin back Spitfire badge. These badges were often made from a Penny, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition and well made, examples are becoming increasingly scarce.
Pershore & Dist. Warship Week Badge. Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Pershore & District Warship Week 15-22nd Nov. 1941. Maker marked Thom.Fattorini, B'ham. In good, clean condition with minor corrosion to reverse.
Perth & Kinross Special Constable Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel lapel badge worn by a member of the Perth & Kinross Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting and numbered to the reverse, manufactured by ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, used condition with some surface abrasions.
Perthshire, Dunblane Battalion, Home Guard Battledress. '40 Patt Battledress Blouse Serge for a Corporal the in the 5th Perthshire ( Dunblane ) battalion. Size 8, height 5' 7" - 5' 8", Chest 37 - 38ins., Waist 32ins - 33ins made by D. & H.Cohen. Indistinct WD inspection markings. Featuring HG printed shoulder titles, TAY 5 Battalion titles, Corporal stripes to both arms and a three year service stripes to r/h sleeve. First World War ribbons with Territorial Medal. In excellent condition with one 3mm moth hole to left breast.
Petroleum Board - Eastern Region Wartime History. 1945 uncommon wartime history of the work of the Petroleum Board Eastern Region 1939-1945. The "Petroleum Board" handled the distribution and rationing of petroleum products during the war and used uniformed staff to make it's deliveries. The Eastern Region was particularly busy with the Board supplying the myriad of Bomber Command airfields in the area. 54pgs with b/w illustrations, diagrams etc. Good, used condition with some light marking. ( SEE also item:8627 ).
Petroleum Board Drivers cap badge. Brass and enamel cap badge for a driver with the Petroleum Board. Marked 'J.R.Gaunt,London ' to the reverse. .The "Petroleum Board" handled the distribution and rationing of petroleum products during the war and used uniformed staff to make it's deliveries. This particular example was used by a driver who made deliveries to the RAF airfields in Lincolnshire. In used condition with damage to the enamel.
Phoenix Assurance On National Service Lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Phoenix Assurance employees on National Service. Phoenix were a fire insurance company . Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Thom. Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good, used condition with minor abrasions, edge nibbles.
Phosphorus Bombs Information Sheet. 4 size, 1942 Ministry of Home Security information leaflet detailing Phosphorus bombs and their \'use by the enemy\'. Also gives details of 1kg incendiary bombs and incendiary bomb containers. Good condition, has been folded.
Pilot Works Ltd., National Service Badge. Attractive, gilt and enamel lapel badge for workers of Pilot Works Ltd., employed on national service. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse manufacture marked ' H.W.Miller B'ham '. Excellent, bright condition.
PLA River Emergency Services lapel badge. Enamel and chrome lapel badge for the Port of London River Emergency Service. 20mm approx badge with horseshoe lapel fitting and manufacturer marked 'Thos. Fattorini, B'ham'. The RES was a uniformed civil defence force that operated on the Thames under the control of the Port of London Authority. In good condition with undamaged enamel. Uncommon.
Planes Explained. C1942 ' Planes Explained ' by Roger Tennant. One of the myriad of titles written for ' those concerned with Aircraft Recognition '.87pgs including diagrams and sketches showing the particular intricacies of aircraft designs in order to help with recognition. Good, used condition with light marking to covers.
Planned A.R.P. 1939 1st ed. ' Planned A.R.P. - Based on the investigation of structural protection against air attack in the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury '. 138pgs illustrated with sketches, diagrams, photographs and pull out plates covering the threat and effect of aerial bombing and the various responses inc. shelters, building construction, planning and layout. Ex.Lib and slightly grubby condition.
Ploughshares into Swords - 1st Suffolk Battalion HG. 1945 1st ed. ' Ploughshares into Swords - The Story of ' G ' Company 1st Suffolk ( Beccles ) Battalion Home Guard '. 95pgs with some b/w photos and cartoons and includes a nominal roll, appreciations and a general history. Signed by the commanding officer Major A.R.M.Darby M.C. Accompanying d/w with old repairs, chips and repairs, contents clean with some light foxing to edges.
Plymouth Blitz - The Story of the Raids. 1st C1946 62pgs ' Plymouth Blitz - The Story of the Raids '. Immediate Post-War overview of the destructive air raids of 1940/41 with large numbers of photographs from the Western Morning News showing before and after views of the destruction. Accompanied by brief accounts of the raids, their aftermath and the future planning for Plymouth. In excellent condition, retaining it's original tissue paper protective wrapper and the fold out bomb plot map.
Plymouth Blitz. C1941 ' Plymouth Blitz - Story and Pictures '. Largely photographic study of the results of the bombing of Plymouth and surrounding areas. Concentrating on the effects of the large raids of March 1941, this publication features photographs of the damage and subsequent clear up and the visit of the King and Queen. Grubby covers and frontispiece, otherwise clean contents.
Plymouth Salute the Soldier badge. Plymouth Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games\' \'Liberator\' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image with some minor foxing.
Police Auxiliary Messenger Service lapel badge. White metal and enamel badge for the Police Auxiliary Messenger Service. Half moon lapel fitting manufactured by Thos. Fattorini, Birmingham, in good used condition. Economy example with single colour enamel. PAMS consisted of 500 full time and a large number of part time youths between 16 and 18 who were employed as Police messengers. Put into uniform in 1941 and disbanded in 1945
Police Duty Armband. Embroidered armband which all uniformed Constables and Sergeants were required to wear on the left forearm sleeve of the tunic, signifying that the officers were on duty, this was also required by the large number of non uniformed Specials who were recruited during the War. Similarly the early members of the Observer Corps, who were initially administered by the police, were required to wear the armlet whilst on duty. This was later modified with the addition of \' Observer Corps \' embroidered to the centre. Good, used condition.
Police War Reserve lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge by Thos.Fattorini, Birmingham with half moon button hole fitting This style of badge was in use from October of 1939 issued to members of the war reserve consisting of men over thirty recruited for wartime service only. Badge in clean, bright condition with undamaged enamel
Port at War Liverpool 1939 - 1945. Card covered, landscape format , booklet published by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1946 outlining the story of the Port of Liverpool during the War 1939 - 45. 64pgs with a large number of b/w photographs. Good, used condition with slight sunning to spine.
Portslade Spitfire Fund badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Portslade Spitfire Fund, Portslade is part of Brighton. Probably given to indicate a donation to the fund this badge is once again manufacturer by the prolific Thos Fattorini, B'ham. Badge is in good condition but has suffered a blow to the front causing a doming effect to the reverse but with little damage to the obverse. Minor rust marks.
Portslade Spitfire Fund. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the Portslade Spitfire Fund. Probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund, this example is of an unusual design and is manufacturer marked Fattorini, B'ham. In clean condition with some minor foxing and corrosion to the reverse.
Portsmouth ARP City Messenger lapel badge. Large size, 35mm, chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge worn by Portsmouth ARP City Messengers. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Caxton Plate Co.,London ' and in excellent, bright condition.
Post 1943 Fire Guard armband. Fire Guard armlet introduced after the 1943 reorganisation of the FG service where all insignia was changed to white on blue to differentiate itself from the Wardens service. Printed armband in excellent, used condition.
Post D - Experiences of an Air Raid Warden. 1941ed. ' Post D Some Experiences of an Air-Raid Warden ' by John Strachey. An account of the author's experiences in London during the autumn of 1940. In excellent condition with clean but sunned d/w.
Post D - Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden. 1941ed ' Post D - Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden ' by John Strachey. Strachey was a noted left wing thinker and writer and MP later to become Minister for Food in the new post-war Labour government. During the War Strachey served as an Air Raid Warden and this semi autobiographical account of a rescue squad working in London during the Blitz is undoubtedly based on experience. Good, clean copy with d/w which has some damage to spine.
Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden. 1941 1st ed. ' Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden ' by John Strachey. 135pgs A memoir of the socialist theorist and politician John Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden; ' During the war he served in a succession of posts air raid warden, public relations officer, radio commentator, and Royal Air Force wing commander. With the war's end, Strachey was returned to Parliament in the June 1945 elections and was appointed under-secretary for air in the new Labour government '. Interesting and uncommon account, no d/w, marked boards but otherwise good condition.
Post Office Home Guard Stand Down Programme. Programme printed for a celebration of the stand down of the Post Office Home Guard held at the Connaught Roomsin London in January 1945. Featuring artwork by Eric Kenningto and listing all Post Office units and their regions. Good, used condition, has been folded with light creasing.
Post Warden (London) /Superintendent's Insignia Grouping. Grouping of official issue gold on blue insignia for a Post Warden (London) / Superintendent . Two ' Warden ' shoulder titles, two rank chevrons and a CD breast badge. All items with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic and in good condition.
Post Warden's helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) with Mk2 liner, white painted with black W indicating the junior supervisory rank of post warden. This is a contemporary over paint with clear ghosting of the earlier diamond rank system still visible. In good clean condition overall with some scuffs and marks. Interior clean with an undamaged with a 1939 dated, MkI liner by BMB.
Post Warden\'s helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by BMB ( Briggs Motor Bodies ) with MkI liner, white painted with black W to front and rear indicating the junior supervisory rank of Post Warden. Size 7, 1938 dated liner by Helmets Ltd with chin strap with initials and a name inked to interior. Above average condition with minor scuffs and marks.
Post Warden\'s helmet. MkII helmet with Mk2 liner, white painted with black W indicating the junior supervisory rank of post warden. In good clean condition overall with some scuffs and marks and one area of paint loss to rim. Interior dusty but undamaged with a 1939 dated, size 7 liner by BMB, thick paint obscures the manufacturer markings.
POSTAL STRIKES - CHRISTMAS With the current industrial action being undertaken by the Postal unions and the Christmas chaos I am picking my moments when to post. This will often add at least a couple of days to the expected delivery period to add to the existing backlogs. I have had several orders which have taken over two weeks to arrive, my only advice is patience I am afraid. Many thanks Roger
Poster ' Save Bread - Serve Potatoes '. 37 x 24cms approx. poster ' Save Bread and you save lives Serve Potatoes & you serve the country '. Advocating the use of potatoes, which were never rationed against bread which needed wheat, most of which was brought over the Atlantic at great risk. Printed for HMSO by James Haworth, London. Good, clean condition, has been folded and has a few minor rips including a larger rip to top left.
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 and uncommon.
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.
Potatoes For Victory. 1943 ' Potatoes For Victory ' by Prof: A.Ling - Recipes for tasty dishes made with potatoes in support of Lord Woolton's appeal to use more potatoes. 44pgs offering delights such as ' chip pie ' and ' old bread soup '. Good, used condition and scarce.
Potters Bar Civil Defence Insignia Grouping. Grouping of embroidered and printed insignia that would have been worn by a Warden in the Potters Bar area. Comprising Warden shoulder titles, CD breast badge, Potters Bar area title, War service chevrons and an ARP lapel badge. All items have very clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with a heavily toned lapel badge.
Potters Bar Civil Defence Tunic. An undated ' Blouses A.R.P.57a ' Civil Defence ' battledress blouse ' style tunic. Size 9 - 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins Height, Chest 33ins to 35ins and 30-32ins Waist. Clear label indicating manufacture by Leonard Klein Ltd. to interior. Warden titles to both shoulders with a CD breast badge above a Potters Bar area title. Generally good, used condition but with some areas of moth damage to front left breast, pocket and collar that have had ' darn ' style repairs. Increasingly difficult to obtain original unaltered CD tunics.
Practical Camouflage Practical Camouflage or the Art of Guile together with other Home Guardery ' by Norman Demuth. 64pgs with b/w photographs and sketches with chapters on ' sniper screens ', ' road blocks ', ' vehicles ' etc. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to covers. Uncommon.
Practical Unarmed Combat. 1942ed. ' Practical Unarmed Combat ' by M.Feldenkrais. 96pgs illustrated throughout with b/w photographs showing Home Guard personnel demonstrating all manner of holds, throws and disarming techniques. In good, used condition with chipped and creased dustwrapper.
Premier A.R.P. Sealing Tape. Original box, with contents, Premier A.R.P. sealing Tape for Gas Attacks. Slightly battered packaging with visual instructions to reverse. uncommon.
Prepared - Birmingham A.R.P. Journal. December 1939 ' Prepared ' Birmingham A.R.P. journal. 31pgs with articles, sketches and b/w photographic illustrations, includes lists of service depots and first aid posts. Good, used condition with some minor creasing.
Pressed Steel Co. Factory Badge. Enamel and chrome lapel badge worn by workers of the Pressed Steel Co., Cowley. PSC were one of the main contractors involved in the manufacture of the Civilian Protective Helmet often called the ' Zuckerman ' and their trademark demonstrated by this badge is seen stamped into the rims of these helmets ( SEE image 3 ). This particular example has some minor enamel damage and has had the lapel fitting with an overall button braised to the reverse in a classic ' make do & mend ' repair.
Printed Civil Defence Messenger Shoulder titles. A pair of printed gold on blue ' Messenger ' shoulder titles. The Messenger title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Printed Light Rescue shoulder titles. Pair of printeded gold on blue Civil Defence shoulder titles for the Light Rescue service. Unissued condition.
Printed NFS 12 Area Breast Badge. Wartime printed NFS Breast badge for Fire Force 12. With it's headquarters in Stevenage the Force covered Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. Good, unissued condition.
Printed NFS 26 Area ( Liverpool ) Breast Badge. Wartime printed NFS Breast badge for Fire Force 26 which covered Liverpool. Good, unissued condition with glue residue to reverse.
Printed Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Printed, wartime Civil Defence, Report & Control shoulder titles. Unissued, cut to shape, clean condition.
Printed Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Printed, wartime Civil Defence, Report & Control shoulder titles. Unissued, cut to shape, minor creasing.
Printed Warden shoulder titles. Printed gold on blue Warden shoulder titles. Warden title sanctioned in 1941 with the printed titles introduced from 1943. In good used condition. POSTFREE in UK
Prisoner of War Help enamel badge. Brass and enamel pinback badge for the ' POW help ' organisation. Although not much is known about this specific organisation it is typical of many groups established in order to send comforts etc. to British POWs. Numbered and maker marked ' Thos Fattorini, Bolton ' to the reverse with scratched initials In good overall condition with minor enamel loss to letter.
Private purchase \'Cromwell\' pattern helmet. An example of this highly distinctive pattern of WW II Home Front private-purchase helmet. Made from a fibre type material and rivetted together and sold under the trade name of \' The Cromwell Protector Helmet.\' Fitted with a 1941 dated MkII liner and with a gloss exterior finish. In excellent condition.
Production During Air Raids Lapel Badge. Chrome and enamel, pin back label badge given to employees of the Telephone Manufacturing Company of Norwood, South London for continuing production under air raid conditions. Given as a mark of appreciation and accompanied by a certificate this unusual badge recognises the role of employees maintaining production in the face of hugely disruptive air raids. Numbered to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. In good, used condition with one small surface blemish.
Protection of Churches....Against Incendiary Attack Leaflet. 1942 Fire Party Leaflet No.1/42 ' Protection of churches and Similar Buildings against Incendiary Attack '. Uncommon four page Min.of Home Security leaflet outlining procedures, methods and equipment to fight against incendiaries falling on church property with sketch diagram. Some marking, has been folded, uncommon.
Protection of Your Home Against Air Raids Booklet. 1938ed of Home Office booklet 'The Protection of Your Home Against Air Raids'. 36pgs of advice on everything from first aid, refuge rooms, mustard gas and respirators. Illustrated through out with diagrams. A good used copy of a booklet that saw widespread distribution early in the war.
Public Gas Cleansing Centre Enamel Sign. 60 x 30cms approx. steel and enamel Public Gas Cleansing Centre sign. These centres were intended to decontaminate members of the public in the actuality of a gas attack, many were sited at public baths or schools. Some damage ( see photos ) but otherwise in good clean condition.
Puddings without Eggs. C1945 Min.of Food leaflet No.32 ' Puddings without Eggs '. Later pattern, gatefold leaflet offering recipes that deal with the shortage of eggs brought about by rationing. Good condition with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Qualifications for the Award of the Home Guard Proficiency Badge. 1943 ' Qualifications For, and Conditions Governing the Award of the Home Guard Proficiency Badges and Certificates '. 15pg manual outlining all the requirements for the award of the badge by all members of the Home Guard including Anti-Aircraft units.
Quarter size ARP lapel badge. Quarter size version of the standard ARP lapel badge in silver wash and enamel. Oval lapel fitting to reverse . Good, bright condition.
Questions & Answers on A.R.P. C1941 ' Questions and Answers on A.R.P. - Basic Training in A.R.P. ' by S.Evelyn Thomas. 32pgs of questions and answers covering subjects from war gases, incendiary bombs, shelters and first aid designed to be used in competitions and training. Good, used condition with light marking, uncommon.
R.A.F. Merlin Ashtray. Ashtray made from a RR Merlin engine piston ' as used in the Battle of Britain - August - October 1940 ' featuring an extract from Churchill's speech about ' the Few ' and the R.A.F. crest. Manufactured and retailed under the ' Tallent ' brand, this example in good condition.
R.B.9 Ration Book Supplement. M.O.F. R.B.9 Ration Book Supplement. These were issued to eke out existing ration books before the next general issue. This one issued in 1941 from the Manchester food office. Good, used condition with some marking and the usual cancelled and removed coupons. POSTFREE within UK
R.O.C. Beret badge White metal R.O.C. beret badge introduced form June 1940. Depicts an Elizabethan coast watcher surrounded by a laurel wreath. Good clean condition.
R.O.C. Christmas Card. Unused Royal Observer Corps Christmas card featuring an embossed R.O.C. device.
R.O.C. Lapel Badge - small. Small size, 16mm, chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Royal Observer Corps. Uncommon in this size.
R.O.C. Printed Chief Observer Rank. Scarce, wartime , printed rank badge for a Royal Observer Corps, Chief Observer. Printed R.O.C. insignia is uncommon. Excellent, used condition.
R.O.C. Printed Leading Observer Rank. Scarce, wartime , printed rank badge for a Royal Observer Corps, Leading Observer. Printed R.O.C. insignia is uncommon. Excellent condition.
R.O.C.Breast badge. 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.
R.O.F. by Ian Hay. 1949 1st ed. ' R.O.F. - The Story of the Royal Ordnance Factories 1939 - 48 ' by Ian Hay. 104pgs, one of the scarcest of the H.M.S.O. publications outlining aspects of the British War effort . Comprehensive overview with b/w illustrations and roll of awards and individual chapters concerning some of the individual R.O.F.s. Good, clean condition with some loss to spine. Scarce.
R.O.F. National Industrial Mobile Squad Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge, numbered to the reverse for the Royal Ordnance Factories National Industrial Mobile Squad. NIMS were envisaged as mobile teams of expert engineers who would travel to the various provincial ROFs for up to a month offering training and advice. These ROF volunteers were issued with these badges. Manufacturer marked ' T.L.M.Ltd B'ham ' and numbered to the reverse. In excellent, bright undamaged condition.
R.O.F. Women\'s Cap. Cap for use in Royal Ordnance Factories by women employees. I believe the green peak had some significance e.g. denoting the area of the R.O.F. where the worker was employed. Good, used condition with some fading with a partial stamp to interior.
R.O.F. Women\'s Drill Shirt/Blouse. 1942 dated heavy duty cotton drill shirt/blouse for wear by Women Ordnance Factory workers. Elasticted waist and cuffs with cotton tie closures to neck. Prominently marked to neck with red stencilled \' ROF \' with label to interior. Good, used condition with some staining and marks. Scarce item.
R.T. Company ARP badge. - Richard Thomas Steel Works. Small size company or factory ARP badge for ' R.T. '. issued by the Richard Thomas Steel Works in Ebbw Vale. Badge features the standard design of ARP badge with an additional scroll with the letters ' R.T. '. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse along with manufacturer's details ' Collins, London '. In excellent, bright condition.
R.T. Range Finder. Patented in 1940 and one of the plethora of ' helpful ' commercial devices aimed for LDV, Observer Corps and Home Forces use, the R.T. Rangefinder was intended to be used with the cord held to one eye with the ' rule ' held towards the target. Using the basic figures on the rule ( fighter, bomber, parachute, house, man ) a rough range can be arrived at. Manufactured by Turner, Richardson & Coy, the rule is in excellent condition.
RAF Comforts Committee Review. 1946 1st ed. ' Farewell Berkeley Square ! - A survey of the work of the RAF Comforts Committee Oct.1939 - June 1946 '. 28pg, card covers, quality history of the RAF Comforts Committee during WW2 . Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and illustrations putting into context the voluntary worker badge . Good, clean condition with some minor creasing to covers.
Raid Spotter\'s Note Book. The idea of raid spotting was to avoid disruption to vital war production on every siren. Trained spotters would give last minute warnings after a general alert if the raid looked to affect the locality. This booklet is primarily concerned with aircraft identification and contains a large number of silhouettes as well as other aircraft information. Includes sections on incendiaries, first aid and gas. Good, used example with some marking.
Raid Welfare Officer Armband. Printed, heavy cotton, armband or armlet for use by a Civil Defence ' Raid Welfare Officer '. Part of the post raid services offering everything from cups of tea to re-homing. Good, overall condition with some ink staining.
Raid Welfare Officer Armband. Cotton, printed armband for a ' Raid Welfare Officer '. Tape and buckle closure. Probably worn by an officer based in a rest or information centre to offer help in dealing with issues created by air raids such as homelessness, missing persons, rations, accommodation etc. Good, used condition with some ink staining, particularly to the reverse.
Raiders Overhead by Nixon Barbara 1st 1943 \' Raiders Overhead \': A diary of the London blitz by Nixon, Barbara M. A personal, highly readable and absorbing account of the people of London at war seen through the eyes of a Warden in one of the more heavily bombed boroughs of London. Dixon, a Cambridge graduate, illustrated this account with her own sketches and illustrations. Better condition example with some minor foxing but with a scarce, intact and largely undamaged d/w
Rank and Badges in the Navy, Army, R.A.F. & Auxiliaries. 1942 ' Rank and Badges in the Navy, Army, R.A.F. & Auxiliaries ' a fully coloured guide to the badges worn by members of His Majesty's Forces. 32pgs of coloured plates, a useful guide and unusually for this title in excellent, clean condition.
Ration book grouping. A group of ration books to one recipient consisiting of a 1940 R.B.1, a 1941 Ration Book Supplement R.B.9 a Points Coupon book R.B.10 and a M.O.F. receipt for coupon replacement. All items named to the same person with a Chichester address. All items used with creasing, minor staple rusting an with removed coupons but in generally good order.
Ration Book R.B.3 - Traveller. Scarce early issue ration book R.B.3 for Travellers. Intended for salesman or commercial travellers or other people employed in differing locations. Issued from the Portsmouth Food Office in 1939. Usual clipped and missing coupons otherwise in good clean condition.
Ration Book renewal information poster. Printed for HMSO by Wm. Brown & Co., London this poster was designed to be filled in with information to allow residents to claim new ration books. Printed with exhortations to bring old ration books and identity cards these 25cms x 38cms posters are in unissued condition.
Red Army Day flag day badge. Paper flag issued by the Joint Committee for Soviet Aid for ' Red Army Day - for the wounded '. Probably given in exchange for a donation and in good, used condition with minor rust marks from the pin and pen markings to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Red Cross ' Penny-a-Week Fund ' Collector's Sheets and Badge. Impressed white metal, pin back Red Cross ' Penny-a-Week ' Fund collector's badge with accompanying receipt page showing collections made in the Mapperley Park area of Nottingham in late 1944 and early 1945. Good, overall condition with creasing and some tearing to receipts.
Red Cross & St John\'s Penny a Week Fund Badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback Red Cross & St John\'s Penny a Week Fund Badge. The fund raised funds for the two organisations, who joined forces during the War, to embark on their wartime tasks. This badge was probably worn by members of the organising committees . Good, clean and bright condition.
Red Cross & St John\'s War Organisation Lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pin back badge for wear by members of the Red Cross & St John\'s War Organisation. Issued to a wide range of eligible people form full time workers at headquarters to County Committee members. It was intended the badges were to be returned on completion of duties. Bright gilt and undamaged enamel with manufacturer\'s mark \' J.R.Gaunt, London \' to reverse.
Red Cross & St.John C.H.S.S lapel badge. Gilt and paper pinback lapel badge for the Red Cross & St. John Central Hospital Supply Service. The C.H.S.S. had been created to to supervise the work of hospital supply depots and the production of medical supplies, bandages etc. Good overall condition with some wear to gilding.
Red Cross & St.John Penny a Week Fund Badge. Die stamped, white metal, pin back badge for the Red Cross & St.John Penny a Week Fund. Initially established amongst industrial firms and then extended to all businesses and a house to house collection to obtain funding for the self imposed wartime tasks undertaken by these two organisations. This badge was probably worn to identify fund collectors. Good, used condition.
Red Cross Agriculture Fund Committee Member Lapel. Based around the county committees of the NFU the War Organisation of the Red Cross & St.John raised funds through various events, horse shows, fetes, county shows etc. It also ran a Rural Pennies collection and it is to this scheme that this gilt and enamel pin back badge is probably attributed. This design exists in silver and gilt and mirrors the Penny a Week fund collectors' organisation with the more ornate design presumed worn by local committee members. Surprisingly few encountered.
Red Cross Agriculture Fund Junior Official Lapel Badge. Based around the county committees of the NFU the War Organisation of the Red Cross & St.John raised funds through various events, horse shows, fetes, county shows etc. This gilt and enamel pin back badge by J.R.Gaunt, London is thought to be worn by junior officials administering the fund. Excellent, clean and bright condition.
Red Cross and St.John Flag day. Card flag day pin badge given for donations to Red Cross and St.John appeals. The Red Cross and St.John combined during the war to avoid duplication. In excellent condition with minor rust mark to reverse. Several available.
Red Cross and St.John Flag day. Card flag day pin badge given for donations to Red Cross and St.John appeals. The Red Cross and St.John combined during the war to avoid duplication. Pen date inscription for 1942 to reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Red Cross Penny a Week Fund Poster. 24cms x 37cms poster ' X.P.25 ' Extra Penny a week to the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund . As one of the registered War Charities this was a fund raising drive in support of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross & St.John Fund. In excellent, clean condition.
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.
Redhill Sand Container. Redhill sand container, heavy gauge, galvanised steel container which would originally been filled with sand and used to extinguish incendiaries. Good, used condition complete with the weight indications to both sides. Heavy item
Reeves ARP Lapel badge. Large 30mm, chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Reeves A.R.P.. Reeves, were, and still are large suppliers of paints and artists materials. The badge is in excellent condition with deep, bright enamelling with no damage, striking example.
Regulations for the Home Guard Vol.I & Vol.II 1942ed of Regulations for the Home Guard Vol.I & Vol.II Covers topics as diverse as registration of war graves for HG members to lists of army forms authorised for HG use ! Invaluable guides with a multitude of more interesting information that guided the organisation of the Home Guard. Good, used condition.
Relic 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 example in relic condition having been recovered with others from a ruined agricultural building near Iron Acton, Gloucestershire. It was recovered following the raids on Bristol during the early months of 1941 and shows signs of having been dropped and partial ignition. Markings to body and fuze are evident.
Repair Party/Gas Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies for wear by members of Gas Repair Parties. These parties were created from workers form the relevant utilities and linked to the CD services. Size 6 3/4 MkII liner by the Teddy Toy Company . Clearly marked with painted designation to front and rear and manufacturer's details to helmet rim and liner. Good overall condition with some minor surface corrosion.
Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Wartime pair of round ended A.R.P. Report & Control shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Report & Control Shoulder Titles. Wartime pair of round ended A.R.P. Report & Control shoulder titles. Embroidered gold on blue/black wool, and in good used condition with evidence of glue residue to reverse .
Rescue Helmet and Carrier. Classic ' shed find ' Rescue helmet with an original cloth carrier. 1941 dated MkII helmet marked for a member of a Rescue party with an arrow and a name ' King ' marked to the rim. In uncleaned dusty condition, with worn paint finish and tired liner. Cloth carrier in good, used condition with one split caused by the rim of the helmet and two tears where the handle joins to the body of the carrier. Helmet carriers were a commercial product rather than a general issue item. Uncommon.
Rescue Party Leader Helmet. 1939 dated MkII helmet by unknown maker ' H.S.Z ' worn by a rescue party leader. Overpainted white with black ' R ' to front and rear with clear evidence of an earlier diamond to the front . Size 7 MkI liner by Helmets Ltd dated 1939. Excellent, clean condition.
Rescue Party Leader\'s Helmet. 1939 white painted MkII helmet for wear by a Rescue Party leader. Clearly dated to rim with manufacturer's details obscured by chinstrap mounting. MkI, size 6 3/4 liner by J.Compton Sons & Webb Ltd dated 1939. Hand painted finish with ' R ' to front and rear with scapes and abrasions commensurate with the use expected by rescue parties. Good, used condition.
Respiration Service breast badge. Woven silk badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn on the right breast pocket by CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Good used example with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Respiration Service lapel badge. Gilt and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn by many of the services involved in the Home Front, including CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, fresh condition.
Respiration Service Manual and badge. 1942 13th ed. ' Artificial Respiration are you Prepared ? '. 71pgs written with an ARP audience in mind, illustrated with diagrams and sketches, complete with pull out exam report sheets. Also includes a page about the Service's badge which is included with this manual. The silvered pinback lapel badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service was worn by many of the services involved in the Home Front, including CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' J.A.Wylie & Co.,B'ham ' to reverse. In excellent, patinated condition. Manual with pencilled annotations with some marking and scuffing to covers, clean contents.
Rest Centre Marshall Armband. Well constructed ,heavy cotton armband with the title ' Rest Centre Marshall ' printed in red. Issued presumably, for those people nominated to deal with the expected rush of people to rest centres in the aftermath of an air raid. Good, slightly ' foxed ' condition.
Rest Centre Service Armband. Printed cotton armband for ' N.C.C. Rest Centre Service ' , probably worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids. The armband is believed to be linked to Northamptonshire. Good, used condition with some staining.
Rest Centre Service lapel badge. Brass and enamel Rest Centre Service pinback lapel badge. 25mm with bright, undamaged enamel. Badge worn by staff members of the Rest Centres which provided shelter,food and information post air raids.
Richard Johnson & Nephew National Service badge. Enamel and gilt, numbered, National Service badge for Richard Johnson & Nephew . The Manchester wire-drawing firm of Richard Johnson & Nephew supplied large quantities of wire during the War including components for the PLUTO pipeline . Half moon fitting to reverse with manufacturer's details ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, used condition with some abrasions to surface.
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.
RNF Comforts Fund badge, Gilt and enamel volunteer worker badge for the RNF ( Royal Navy Forces ? ) Comforts Fund. 15mm badge with pin fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked Thos Fattorini B'ham. Excellent, bright condition.
Road Blocks - Home Guard Training Manual. C1941 ' Road Blocks ' by Col.G.A.Wade M.C. 24pg manual, part of the Gale & Polden Training Series offering advice on the establishing and manning and use of road blocks so traps can be laid capable of ' landing an approaching totalitarian on his nose '. Typical of the period, full of optimistic advice to counter the ' creeping Boches ' with colour diagrams and maps. Good , overall condition with some light marking to covers, clean contents.
Robinson & Kershaw National Service Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Robinson & Kershaw Ltd of Temple Ironworks Temple Street Manchester. This was probably for use in the company\'s Cheshire tank production plant. Featuring a Cromwell tank with individual number to the obverse and manufacturer marked \' Fattorini & Sons, B\'ham \' to the reverse . In excellent, bright conditon.
Robinson Company ARP badge, Gilt and enamel lapel badge for \' Robinson ARP \'. Small size with half moon lapel fitting. In excellent condition with bright, undamaged enamel.
Roll Out the Barrel Mug. Contemporary topical Mug by \' Wade Heath \' featuring the lyrics of the popular wartime song \' Roll Out the Barrel \' sung by the Andrews Sisters amongst many. Following the wartime theme, the handle is in the form of a soldier. In good, undamaged condition with some crazing to glaze.
Roman Catholic air raid injury badge. Tin and celluloid,pinback badge carrying the slogan ' in case of injury call a Catholic priest '. Commonly worn by practising Catholics in the early part of the war concerned with the increasing liklihood of being injured in the course of an air raid. In good, used condition .
Rosedowns ARP lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for Rosedowns ARP in a stylised Deco design. Rosedowns were an engineering company based in Hull. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse but no manufacturer marks although it is typical of a Fattorini generic design. Good, used condition with some abrasions to the surface.
Rotherham Air Raid Welfare lapel badge. Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Rotherham Air Raid Welfare services. These post raid services covered everything from re housing to feeding, rest centres and general help and advice to those potentially effected by bombing. Good, clean condition, with some minor surface abrasions, manufacturer marked \' Fattorini & Sons, B\'ham \'.
Rotherham Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Shoulder titles. Printed Home Guard titles worn by 106th West Riding Anti-Aircraft Battalion based at Rotherham. Accompanied by an embroidered Home Guard shoulder title. The 106th were a Rocket AA battery. All items in good, used condition with clear evidence of haven been removed from a uniform.
Rotol Civil Defence Headquarters Lapel Badge. Wartime, pin back, chrome and enamel lapel badge used by Rotol employees involved with the company's Civil Defence Headquarters. The company was formed as Rotol Airscrews in 1937 by Rolls-Royce and Bristol Engines to take over both companies' propeller development, they were involved in the production of propellers for many British aircraft throughout WW2. Good, clean condition.
Rough Stuff for Home Guards. 1942 2nd ed. ' Rough Stuff for Home Guards ' by S.Duffield & A.G.Elliot. 80pgs detailing hand to hand fighting, suitability of shot guns, the dagger, sawn off gun etc with essays ' I caught a traitor , Treat 'em Rough etc. In good, used condition with light marking, creasing etc to covers.
Rowley Regis War Weapons Week badge. 25mm approx, tin and celluloid pinback badge for \' Rowley Regis War Weapons Week Feb 1st - 8th 1941 \'. Featuring a warship design ,this example is in good, clean condition with some minor corrosion to reverse and minor areas to edge. Manufactured by \' Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham.
Rowley Regis Warship Week badge. Approx. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Brierley Hill Warship Week March 1942. Manufacturer marked \' Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham \' and is in good used condition with light rusting to reverse and minor foxing.
Royal Arsenal Woolwich Lapel Badge. Gilt and brass lapel badge for employees of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich in South London. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked ' T&S Ltd, B'ham '. Excellent, clean condition with bright, fresh gilding.
Royal Naval Volunteer ( Wireless ) Reserve lapel badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for the Royal Naval Volunteer ( Wireless ) Reserve, a group of volunteers, often amateur radio hams, specialising in wireless operation, who with specialists form the Royal Fleet Reserve acted as a reserve for the Navy. Half moon fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham ', good condition.
Royal Naval Volunteer Wireless Reserve Lapel Badge. Originally created by the Admiralty in 1935 as the RN Wireless Auxiliary Reserve to organise those in the the Naval reserves who specialised in wireless operation. Often amateur radio hams, members received no uniform but were to hold themselves ready for mobilisation in the event of war. Regularised in early 1939 and subsequently renamed RNVWR this lapel badge was issued shortly before . Numbered and manufacturer marked ' Kenning & Son, London ' and good used condition. Uncommon.
Royal Naval Volunteer Wireless Reserve Lapel Badge. Originally created by the Admiralty in 1935 as the RN Wireless Auxiliary Reserve to organise those in the the Naval reserves who specialised in wireless operation. Often amateur radio hams, members received no uniform but were to hold themselves ready for mobilisation in the event of war. Regularised in early 1939 and renamed RNVWR this lapel badge was issued shortly after . Manufacturer marked \' J.R.Gaunt, London \' and good used condition with bright undamaged enamel.
Royal Naval Youth Entry Badge. Embroidered badge for members of the Royal Navy Y Scheme, a scheme which allowed young men to pre select service in the Navy before their call up at 18. Requirements of the scheme required members to enrol in approved forms of training which included service in the Home Guard. When worn in HG uniform it was to be worn on the left arm. In good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been worn. Scarce.
Royal Observer Corps Blouse. 1943 dated ' Suits Royal Observer Corps Blouses B.G. ' A good, used example of the standard item of uniform issued to the R.O.C. by the middle of the War, complete with R.O.C. badge to left breast and with added white metal buttons. Manufacturer's label to interior indicating size 6 - 5ft 5" to 5ft 6" with 38" to 39" chest and 35" to 36" waist. In clean, unmothed condition with light signs of wear.
Royal Observer Corps Christmas Card. Wartime Royal Observer Corps Christmas card featuring an embossed 2nd Patt ROC badge and colours. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Royal Observer Corps lapel badge. White metal and enamel lapel badge for the Royal Observer Corps. This is the post 1941 pattern brought about by the change in title of the Observer Corps to Royal. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse and in excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel, lightly patinated to reverse.
Royal Observer Corps War Service Certificate - Woman Observer. Royal Observer Corps War Service Certificate to a Woman Observer - Esther Oakes. This example has been mounted on board, presumably for framing. An outline of the small ROC breast badge has been created by the fading of the certificate around a badge that has been previously been in the frame. Uncommon to a woman observer, priced to reflect the fading.
Royal Ordnance Factory badge. Impressed plastic R.O.F.badge bearing the motto ' Front Line Duty' over crossed bombs and the letters ' ROF '. Two holes to the banner allowed it to be tacked onto clothing. It is believed that this badge was worn on the overalls. Badge in good condition with minor rubbing to the high spots
Royal Ordnance Factory badge. Impressed plastic R.O.F.badge bearing the motto ' Front Line Duty' over crossed bombs and the letters ' ROF '. Two holes to the banner allowed it to be tacked onto clothing. It is believed that this badge was worn on the overalls. Badge in good condition with rubbing to the high spots.
Royal Ordnance Factory Cloth Badge. Printed cotton, badge for Royal Ordnance Factory ' Front Line Duty '. This badge was worn on overalls, on office worker's clothing and also some ROF Home Guard units. Good, clean condition, some glue residue to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory Cloth Badge. Printed cotton, badge for Royal Ordnance Factory ' Front Line Duty '. This badge was worn on overalls, on office worker's clothing and also some ROF Home Guard units. Good, used condition, with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall, stained.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.14. Gilded alloylapel badge with pin back fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.14. which was R.O.F. Rotherham, Maltby which was an engineering factory. There is some debate that this could also be for No.14 filling factory at Ruddington. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 8075 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse, with rubbing to highlights.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.17 Gilded brass lapel badge withal moon lapel fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.17. No.17 was ROF Featherstone or Filling Factory No. 17 established in Llanishen, Cardiff. Opening in 1940 for the construction of field guns and other weaponry during World War employing over 20,000 people. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 457to reverse. Good, used condition.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.20. Gilded brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.20. No.20 was R.O.F Blackpole, Worcestershire which specialised in small arms ammunition manufacture.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 3094 to reverse. Good, used condition.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.20. Gilded brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.20. No.20 was R.O.F Blackpole, Worcestershire which specialised in small arms ammunition manufacture.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 5081 to reverse. Good, bright condition with a stain to obverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - R.O.F. Birtley Gilded brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.3. No.3 was R.O.F.Birtley, Gateshead which made cartridge cases. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B\'ham and is numbered 7249 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse, bright to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge. Chromed, brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.13. No.13 was R.O.F Radway Green, Cheshire which produced small arms ammuntion.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 11127 to reverse. This badge has been chromed with most ROF.13 examples being finished in a polished gilt.
Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge. ROF 8. Gilded brass lapel badge with pin back fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.8. No.8 was R.O.F Thorp Arch near Leeds which was a filling factory filling shells and bombs with explosives.These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 14428 to reverse. Good, clean condition, patinated to reverse.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.12 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with pin fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.12. No.12 was R.O.F Radcliffe, Wigan which specialised in engineering .These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 2752 to reverse. Large amount of bright gilding still present, excellent example.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.16 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.16. .No.16 was ROF Elstow, Bedford(Filling Factory No. 16). These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B\'ham and is numbered 1900 to reverse. Dulled guilding to reverse with light rubbing bright obverse, lapel fitting.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.18 lapel badge. Royal Ordnance Factory No.18 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge within back fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.18. No.18 was ROF Burghfield, (Filling Factory No. 18) (later part of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)). These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of the their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 2357 to reverse. bright guilding to obverse with light rubbing.
Royal Ordnance Factory No.4 lapel badge. Gilded brass lapel badge with half moon fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.4. No.3 was R.O.F.Hereford which filled shells. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out from 1942 because of their consumption of valuable raw materials. This badge made by T.L.M.Ltd, B'ham and is numbered 1759 to reverse. Dulled guilding to obverse with light rubbing bright to reverse.
Russia To-Day Society badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' Russia To-Day Society ' Let Us Go Forward Together '. In excellent, clean condition, probably given for a contribution to the cause.
Russia To-Day Society Victory badge. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for the ' Russia To-Day Society Britain + Russia = Victory '. In excellent, clean condition, probably given for a contribution to the cause.
S.A.T. Lewis Gun Manual - Wimbledon Home Guard. S.A.T. Vol I, Pamphlet No.20 ' .303-Inch Lewis Machine Gun 1939 ' with two stamps indicating use by the 54th Surrey ( Wimbledon ) Btn, Home Guard. 30pg manual outlining the use, maintenance and training of the Lewis machine gun. Good, used condition with some marking and creasing.
S.A.T. Pamphlet Vol I No.3 Rifle - Lincs Home Guard. 1942 S.A.T Vol.I, Pamphlet No.3 Rifle. 44pg manual dealing with the mechanism, deployment and use of the No.3 and No.4 rifles complete with a section on the No.4T sniper rifle. The manual bears the stamp of the 2nd Kesteven Battalion of the Lincs Home Guard. Good, used condition with some light marking and creasing.
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.
S.V.C.W Ltd. ARP Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for use by A.R.P. personnel of an unidentified company ' S.V.C.W.Ltd.' Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse and manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, Bradford '. Good, patinated condition with some surface abrasions.
Salford ARP Instructors Association Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Salford ARP Instructors Association. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse with manufacturer's mark of ' Thos. Fattorini, B'ham '. Good,overall condition, toned overall.
Salute the Soldier Certificate. 32 x 21cms Certificate of Honour for the 1944 National Campaign for Salute the Soldier. These certificates were issued for fund raising, this particular example being awarded to a ' Mrs N.Parker - Blymhill Parish No.3 '. In good, clean condition with very minor marks and creasing.
Salute the Soldier badge - Exeter. Exeter Salute the Soldier badge featuring a design by the artist Abram Games, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Tin and card construction with pin fitting to reverse. Good, used condition with some substance residue to reverse which can be picked off.
Salute the Soldier badge - Gloucester & District. 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Gloucester & District Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition.
Salute the Soldier badge - Llandudno. Tin and celluloid pinback badge for Llandudno Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition.
Salute the Soldier badge - Plymouth 25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Plymouth Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition with small areas of foxing.
Salute the Soldier campaign poster. 37cms x 48cms approx Salute the Soldier campaign poster. Featuring an image of Churchill with a letter from 10 Downing Street wishing the campaign success. Issued by the National Savings Committee and printed for HMSO by Chromoworks Ltd, London. In good overall condition with one 3cm tear near to the centre and 2cm tear at bottom l/h edge. Glue marks to one side on the reverse with some minor bleed. Has been folded.
Salute the Soldier Certificate of Honour. 1944 Certificate of Honour marking the achievement of the Camden Square Savings Group in the Salute the Soldier campaign. The Certificate of Honour was one of the lower awards for savings groups. In good, used condition with some marking and a pin hole to top centre.
Salute the Soldier Donation Badge. Generic, card and ribbon Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games' 'Liberator' design, probably given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Good, used condition.
Salute the Soldier pin badge - Poole. Poole Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games' 'Liberator' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image, excellent, used condition.
Salute the Soldier pin badge - Smethwick. Smethwick Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games' 'Liberator' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image.
Salute the Soldier pin badge. Sherbourne Salute the Soldier badge featuring the Abram Games\' \'Liberator\' design, given in exchange for a donation towards the campaign. Celluloid covered button badge with a pin fastening. Clean, bright image.
Salute the Soldier pin badge. Celluloid and tin pin badge for Rugby, Salute the Soldier campaign. The generic pattern badge is in clean and bright condition and is slightly different from the norm by having a red typeface for the location.
Salute the Soldier Plaque. Salute the Soldier, War Savings Campaign 1944 Plaque. Approx 35 x 58cms plastic plaque made by De La Rue Plastics, manufacturer's mark moulded in relief to reverse. Presented by the War Office for the 1944 war savings campaign and often to be found displayed in public buildings, council offices and banks. This example in good, undamaged condition.
Salvage Bookmark. Card bookmark, promoting the requirement for more paper and cardboard salvage. Llightly marked and creased, uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Salvage Bookmark. Card bookmark, somewhat ironically promoting the requirement for more cardboard salvage ! Llightly marked and creased, uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
Salvage Leaflet. Leaflet issued by the Ministry of Supply entitled \' Waste Collection is now compulsory \'. 4pg leaflet outlining what to salvage and how the categories contribute to the War effort. Minor marking, otherwise good condition.
Salvage poster. 38cm x 25cm approx poster exhorting the saving of newspapers, cardboard and brown paper with the slogan \' Raw materials are war materials\'. Good, condition with minor creasing and light marking.
Salvage Steward's Guide. Small 3 sided leaflet entitled ' the Salvage Steward's Guide - How you can help '. Lists priority materials, why they should be kept and where they should be taken. In excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Salvage Steward's plastic lapel badge. Ministry of Supply Salvage Steward's plastic, pinback badge. Introduced from 1942 for part-time stewards appointed by local authorities 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 ).
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 with it's red cousin.
Saunders-Roe National Service Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge worn by employees of Saunders-Roe an aircraft company based on the Isle of Wight, primarily involved in the construction of flying boats. Pin fitting to the reverse and numbered. Excellent, clean condition.
Saunders-Roe National Service Lapel Badge. Gilt and enamel lapel badge worn by employees of Saunders-Roe an aircraft company based on the Isle of Wight, primarily involved in the construction of flying boats. Horse shoe lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered. Excellent, clean condition, probably unissued.
Save for Victory silver badge. Unmarked silver, filigree style badge in the form of a \' V \' with the slogan \' Save for Victory \'. Pin fastening.
Save Fuel For Battle Poster. Issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power this 37cm x 25cm poster shows a series of domestic fuel savings scenarios in the ' Battle to Save Fuel '. In good condition, has been folded and has a minor 1cm tear along fold line.
Save Rubber Poster. Part of the Ministry of Supply aimed at lorry drivers to save rubber by taking care of tyres. Featuring a cartoon lorry and the streamline \' You lose Miles of Rubber - every time you jam on your brakes ! \'. Printed for HMSO by Lowe& Brydone Ltd, London. Excellent, clean condition with some very minor creasing.
Save to Win the Peace 1945 Badge. Tin and card pin badge featuring the flags of the Allies and the slogan ' Save to Win the Peace 1945 '. In good clean condition.
Scottish Border Home Guard Battledress. 40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of the 2nd Scottish Border ( Selkirkshire ) Galashiels Battalion in the form of printed ' SB2 ' shoulder titles. Size 6 BD to fit for 5ft 5" to 5ft 6" with clean, label indicating manufacture by Montague Burton Ltd with 1940 WD inspection stamp. Printed Home Guard shoulder titles to both arms and printed War service chevron to right arm indicating four years of service. Excellent clean condition with two small moth holes to the reverse. Items of uniform to Scottish HG units are uncommon.
Scottish Eastern Division NFS Helmet. Scotland divided its NFS Divisions into six area designations instead of the numbered regions adopted by England. This example is for the \' Eastern \' division, No.4 Fire Force with its HQ in Dundee. Interestingly this helmet seems to have been issued to two members with an earlier Division designation painted over to the reverse. The interior rim also features a set of initials in black and a number in white indicating re-issue or re-assignment. The helmet is 1939 dated, with details to the rim and is fitted with a MkI, size 7, 1939 dated liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Good example of an NFS MkII helmet form the less commonly encountered Scottish Fire Command.
Scottish Red Cross war worker pin badge. Brass and enamel, brooch type badge for a war worker of the Scottish Branch of the Red Cross Society. The style of badge suggests use by a female worker. In good overall condition.
Scottish Rest House for Sevicemen - Edinburgh. Chrome and enamel pinback badge by Fattorini, Birmingham for wear by members of staff of the Scottish Rest House for Sevicemen based in Edinburgh. Like many similar organisations that provided for the welfare of the multitude of servicemen that passed through Edinburgh during the War. Excellent, clean and bright condition.
Scottish war comforts lapel badge. Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the Highland association of societies, Edinburgh - War Comforts'. An attractive badge made by Thos' Fattorini, B'ham. for a group involved in supplying comforts to the troops.
Scottish Women\'s Auxiliary Police Corps Badge. Chrome and enamel, pinback Scottish Women\'s Auxiliary Police Corps lapel badge. Established in August 1939 the WAPC initially provided back up roles such as clerical, driving etc. Later in the War they acquired full police powers. However, by 1945 their numbers only reached 4000 across the UK and they were subsequently disbanded in 1946. Numbered to the reverse and in excellent, clean condition. Uncommon.
Scottish YMCA War Service badge. Brass and enamel pin back badge for a volunteer with the Scottish Y.M.C.A. indicating their ' Voluntary War Service '. Many Y.M.C.A.s operated as clubs and restaurants as well as offering accommodation to troops etc. Good, used condition.
Scout National Service badge. Merrow edged printed yellow on red Boy Scouts National Service badge. 60,000 were awarded during the war for ability to carry messages, local knowledge and the performance of some national service,often the putting up of air raid shelters. This example is 48mm x 18mm and is in good used condition with clear indication of having been removed from a shirt.
SD1 Anti-Personnel Bomb. SD1 anti-personnel bomb with AZ 73 A2 fuze. Cast TNT filling contained in a steel body weighing approx 1kg fitted with an AZ 73 percussion fuze. Designed as a fragmentation AP sub-munition contained in the AB series of containers containing from 70 to 224 bomblets. Rarely deployed over the UK but some instances recorded, often deployed alongside SD2 butterfly bombs. Good, sound condition with the original mustard yellow colouring darkened probably form moisture, alloy fuze intact with clear markings but with some corrosion. INERT Available within UK ONLY
Seaborne Observer Corps Shoulder title. Printed Seaborne shoulder title as worn by R.O.C. Observers aboard ships. In 1944, during preparations for the invasion of France, a request for volunteers from within the ranks of the ROC produced 1,094 highly qualified candidates, from which 796 were selected to perform aircraft recognition duties as Seaborne Observers. The Seaborne Observers assumed control of each ship's anti aircraft batteries with the intention of reducing the previously high incidence of friendly fire, between allied vessels, a function in which they were highly adept. Uncommon.
Sealed Pattern - ARP War Service Chevrons. Chief Inspectorate of Clothing ' Working Pattern ' more commonly known as a sealed pattern, of ' Chevrons War Service, Red on Blue, 4 Bar, A.R.P.171 '. Printed chevrons stapled to card and sealed to the reverse with a wax seal, dated 30/09/1943.
Seaton Colyton Beer & District War Weapons badge. tin and celluloid pin badge for the Seaton Colyton Beer & District War Weapons Week held between July 5th and 12th 1941. An uncommon souvenir of East Devon\'s war effort.
Second Phase 10th Battalion Home Guard Shoulder title. Second Phase Home Guard shoulder title for the 10th Essex ( Harlow ) battalion. Typical of Second Phase titles felt on a rubberised backing. Unissued condition.
Second Phase 12th Battalion Home Guard Shoulder title. Second Phase Home Guard shoulder title for the 12th Essex ( Stanstead ) battalion. Typical of Second Phase titles felt on a rubberised backing. Unissued condition.
Second Phase 1952 Home Guard Training Manual. Faced with growing military uncertainty and the start of the Cold War in 1952 the Home Guard was reconstituted. Based on previous wartime experience local battalions were raised in skeleton form with training on more modern arms commencing. This 1952 War Office manual was drawn up to form the basis of the New Home Guard Training. 127pgs illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams this manual gave updated lessons in modern weapons and fieldcraft with particular emphasis on a potential Russian adversary. Uncommon and in good, used condition.
Second Phase 4th Battalion Home Guard Shoulder title. Second Phase Home Guard shoulder title for the 4th Essex ( Romford ) battalion. Typical of Second Phase titles felt on a rubberised backing. Unissued condition with some minor marks.
Self Locating Bomb Remover Leaflet. Single sided leaflet advertising the ' Self Locating Bomb Remover ' - ' How to Save Your Home by removing that Incendiary Bomb '. Excellent, clean condition. POSTER within UK
Senior Fire Guard shoulder title. Uncommon shoulder title for the rank of Senior Fire Guard. Embroidered gold on blue. In good, used condition, having been removed from a uniform.
Senior Warden rank chevrons. Pair of printed chevrons for the rank of Senior Warden. In good, used condition, has been folded.
Sep.1944 ARP & AFS News. Vol.7 No.4 ARP & NFS News - The National Civil Defence Journal. Smaller format, 31pg magazine with numerous Civil Defence related articles ' Robot Bombs...( V1 ) ', ' NFS Order of the Day ' etc.. Numerous illustrations and contemporary related adverts. Lightly marked covers with some light creasing.
Sept 1945 Art & Industry - War Posters. Sept.1945 edition of Art & Industry entitled ' War Posters '. 95pg industry magazine given over to a review of posters printed by the Allies during the War. B/W illustrations throughout, interesting information on artists, campaigns etc. Good used condition.
Sept.1944 ARP & AFS Review. Vol.10 No.53 ARP & AFS Review - The Civil Defence Journal. Smaller, economy format, 37pg magazine an edition featuring the equipment chart and articles on ' Firemen of the Future ' ' Practical Training in First Aid ' ' and ' Financial Provisions relating to CD '. Good, clean condition with some chipping to cover, useful edition.
September 1943 Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6, No.4 September 1943 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features ' Thatching in Surrey ' and ' United States Model ' . Has been folded with rusted staples, marking and creasing otherwise in good, used condition.
September 1944 ' The Land Girl '. No.6 , Vol.5 issue of the 'Land Girl' the official magazine of the Women's Land Army.16pgs containing articles on ' Threshing ' . Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches with usual correspondence and news from the counties. Good, used condition with foxing to cover and rusting to staples.
September 1945 Victory Edition of the Land Girl. Volume 6 , No.6 September 1945 edition of the Land Girl.16pgs with all of the regular columns, county news etc with features including marriage !! and a cautionary tail ' pride and prejudice .Has been folded and has light rusting to staples.
Services Clothing Ration Book. Services Clothing Ration Book N1.F. Issued to service men and women often on demob to obtain rationed items of clothing or during service to obtain items of uniform not issued or privately purchased. This example issued to a member of the WRENS and is in good, used condition with a page of used coupons.
Serving a Nation at War - John Laing & Son. 1946 1st ed. ' Serving a Nation at War - A review of the building and civil engineering work of John Laing & Son Ltd '. Large format 375mm x 240mm, packed with illustrations showing the important work by the well known construction company during the War. Shows and some plans from projects such as the construction of the underground HQ of Bomber Command at High Wycombe to it's involvement in the fabrication of substantial parts of the Mulberry Harbour. Also includes chapters on aerodromes, ordnance ( including the ROF at Sellafield ) and aircraft factories as well as more usual civil engineering projects such as power stations, light industry and coal. Good, used condition with some marking to boards. Interesting study of a neglected area of wartime history. Large and heavy item.
Set of wartime Public Information Leaflets. Issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office during the course of 1939 the leaflets, numbered from 1 to 5, were intended to provide information on all of the salient topics concerning civil defence and the public. Starting with ' Some things you should know if War should come ' through ' Evacuation why and how ? ' and finishing with ' Fire precautions in Wartime ' the leaflets were intended to allay people's concerns. In good clean condition with minor creasing and marks. POSTFREE within UK
Seven Battalions - London Transport\'s Home Guard. 128pg paper covered booklet entitled \' Seven Battalions - The Story of London Transport\'s Home Guard 1940 - 1946.\' Published in 1947 by the London Passenger Transport Board in the style of the HMSO wartime accounts, illustrated throughout with rolls of officers at stand down. In good, used condition with minor creases and abrasions, tears etc with sellotape repair to spine, priced to reflect this.
SFP - Fire Party lapel badge. Silvered and enamel bar lapel badge for a member of a Supplementary or Street Fire Party. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse in good,heavily used condition showing only traces of the original silvered finish. Priced accordingly.
SFP Armband with Fire Guard Overlay. Printed cotton \' SFP \' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subseqent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original symbol. In good used condition with seams lifted allowing viewing of the original armband.
SFP Armband. Printed cotton \' SFP \' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subsequent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original symbol. Good, used condition, with some light marking and stencilled issue number to the reverse.
SFP Helmet. A 1941 dated example of the Fire Watcher's or Zuckerman pattern Civilian Protective helmet marked for members of a Supplementary or Street Fire Party. Manufactured by the Pressed Steel Company, Cowley whose logo is stamped to the inner rim along with the date. A size 7 liner manufactured by MM is held by it's original bootlace suspension with a faux leather canvas chinstrap. Marked ' S.F.P. ' in stencilled letters to front and rear and in better + condition with one minor bruise and areas of minor wear and corrosion to paint.
SFP Helmet. A 1941 dated example of the Fire Watcher's or Zuckerman pattern Civilian Protective helmet marked for members of a Supplementary or Street Fire Party. Manufactured by the Pressed Steel Company, Cowley whose logo is stamped to the inner rim along with the date. Marked ' S.F.P. ' in stencilled letters to front with a multi-coloured stencil to the rim, which I believe to be a sector identifier. In good, used condition with minor areas of wear and corrosion to paint.
Sheffield ARP Area Title. Early issue, red cotton on bluette, area title for use by Sheffield ARP personnel. Intended for wear on the ARP overall but occasionally seen on other uniform items. Good, used condition and uncommon.
Sheffield Blitz. C1941 ' Sheffield Blitz ' by James S.Abrahams. 60pgs outlining the raids on Sheffield in December 1940. Largely photographic study covering the damage caused and the work of the various services involved in Civil Defence. Good, used condition with light marking.
Sheffield Home Guard Photograph. Good, sharp image of a group of Home Guard of the 66th West Riding ( Sheffield ) Battalion. 20 x 25cm image on card photographic mount by a Sheffield photographer. Signed by some of the participants.
Sheffield Rest Centre - Emergency Feeding Lapel badge. Brass, pinback lapel badge for the ' City of Sheffield Social Welfare Dept. Rest Centres Emergency Feeding '. Part of the immediate post raid services on offer by many of the major cities. In good, clean condition, maker marked ' Fattorini, Bradford ' to reverse.
Shelley ARP Ashtray. Hand decorated china ashtray by ' Shelley ' featuring a deco design with ARP motifs in the Civil Defence colours of gold and blue. Manufacturer's marks to foot with artists codes. In excellent, clean condition with light crazing to glaze.
Shelley ARP Bon Bon Dish. Bone china Bon bon dish by Shelley featuring a hand-painted ARP badge. Good, clean, undamaged condition.
Shelter at Home leaflet. 1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 18 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrisson shelters, refuge rooms and DIY internal shelters. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and photographs. Good overall condition with some foxing to the cover
Shelter at Home leaflet. 1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 19 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrison shelters, refuge rooms and DIY internal shelters. Illust