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  • BRITISH HOME FRONT 1942 HORSE RACING EVENT TICKET NEWMARKET

    A members ticket for a horse racing event at Newmarket 1942. Excellent bi-coloured enamel and brass badge. Reverse with matching obverse issue number, and ‘non-transferable’ detail. The war was not intended to get in the way of the ‘sport of kings’.........

    £70.00
  • HENDON SCHOOL (LONDON) VINTAGE FEMALE HAT BAND

    A good vintage cap band (female) for this ‘fee paying school‘. Opened in September 1914. In 1936 former pupil Harold Whitlock planted an oak tree sapling in front of the entrance to the Gymnasium which he had received, along with his Gold Medal for the 50 kilometres (31 mi) walk, from Adolf Hitler at the Berlin Olympic Games.

    £15.00
  • WW2 BRITISH HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN CAP TALLY ‘GARTER’

    A ‘quirky’ period item being a Royal Navy cap tally for HMS Royal Sovereign, made into a ladies ‘garter strap’ Fading to the wire details and elasticated border banding, otherwise damage free. A gift from a sailor (the same sailor as the previous listing) to his sweetheart ? HMS Royal Sovereign was a ‘Revenge Class’ battleship seeing WW2 Service with the Royal Navy and from may 1944 the

    £45.00
  • WW2 BRITISH HMS DANAE CAP TALLY ‘GARTER’

    A ‘quirky’ period item being a Royal Navy cap tally for HMS Danae, made into a ladies ‘.garter strap’ Fading to the wire details and elasticated border banding, otherwise damage free. A gift from a sailor to his sweetheart ? HMS Danae was launched 1918 and saw service with the Royal Navy between the wars and the Polish Navy during WW2.

    £35.00
  • WW2 ANGLO-FRENCH PATRIOTIC ‘PIN TRAY’

    Rare for the Second World War, more common to the First war, an Anglo-French forces patriotic pin tray. Manufactured some time after the outbreak of WW2 and prior to the ‘road to Dunkirk’. A spelter made tray showing a British and French soldier guarding the ‘way ahead’ with the famous quote ‘On ne passé pas’. Chip to the right edge as viewed and with one of the reverse

    £35.00
  • BATTLE-CRUISER HMS QUEEN MARY LAPEL FAVOUR

    A superb lapel/sweetheart favour supporting a crew member serving with HMS Queen Mary. Super detail, topped of by a small enamel lapel representation of a sailor ‘bib and vest’. Complete with original fitting pin. HMS Queen Mary was a battle cruiser class ship built for the Royal Navy, completed in 1913. She took art in the Battle of Helligoland Bite. She was also involved in the interception of

    £145.00
  • WW1 BRITISH WAR BOUGHT SOUVENIR SILK EMBROIDERED POUCH

    A very nice pouch made from heavy cotton with the front flap embroidered with patriotic flags and dates. The embroidered detail has been done by machine, rather than hand, showing the ‘industrialised’ nature of this type of souvenir. Always found these war time items interesting regarding the dates, the war still had a ‘good time to run with much ferocity still to ‘come’. Such items were bought by

    £55.00
  • WW1 BRITISH HOME FRONT PATRIOTIC HANDKERCHIEF

    A nice untouched printed patriotic handkerchief showing a bull dog Superimposed over a union flag  with aircraft and ships above it. Damage free condition but grubby with some small stains throughout. Such items were produced and sold commercially with a portion of proceeds going toward the war effort.

    £40.00
  • PRE-WW2 ARP PRESENTATION ART-DECO LADIES CIGARETTE CASE

    A superb pre-WW2 hallmarked silver art-deco ladies cigarette case, presented to a lady officer by the students of her first anti-gas class. Damage and dent free with slight tarnishing. Good clear presentation engraving. Above the hallmark seems to be a pawn shop marking. A very attractive item. (77 grams of silver with a scrap value of approx £35 at the time of listings).

    £100.00
  • WW1 BRITISH HOME FRONT PATRIOTIC PHOTO PLAQUE

    A hand made treen plaque with the obverse painted with the Allied flags surrounding a central photo portrait of a British soldier (Sadly not named and difficult to definitively say which regiment he is serving with). The plaque is made and executed with some delicacy, pleasing to the eye. Damage free, with some minor chipping. (See images) Typical ‘victory’ home front item.

    £45.00
  • WW1 BRITISH WAR VOLUNTEER (WV) SERVICE BADGE WITH RED CROSS ‘CONNECTIONS’

    A superb WW1 WV lapel badge backed with a period Red Cross formation sign, mounted on its original Red Cross  ‘backing card’. A standard WV badge with reverse issue number, mounted on a felt Red Cross, showing (via the issue card) association with the British Red Cross Society, Cornwall Work Auxiliary. The backing card (in red to its revers, see images) is missing sadly the bottom arm

    £65.00
  • BRITISH HOME FRONT WW1 RAILWAY ON WAR SERVICE BADGE

    A very good condition ‘On War Service’ badge for an employee of the Midland Railway. Multi-coloured enamel on gilt brass. Good maker details and service number to the badge reverse. (Thanks to my observant internet friend for pointing out its a WW1 related badge.)