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  • 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
  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT ON WAR SERVICE LAPEL BADGE W.F.S. & Co. Ltd.

    A nice bi-coloured National Service, On War Service lapel badge, W.F.S. & Co. Ltd. Good clear bright, damage free enamel badge with reverse fitting lapel pin. Brooch safety keeper absent. Issue numbered 219, with maker details ‘Thomas Fattorini, Regent St. Birmingham’. Sadly I can find no information on the factory.

  • 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.)

  • BRITISH HOME FRONT WW2 CLOTHING RATION BOOKS

    A nice group of four clothing ration books (WW2 (3) and immediate post war (1)) too the one family (see images). Books are in very good ‘used’ condition, showing coupons used. An iconic ‘thing’ representing home life during WW2 and the tough years of rationing post war.

    £40.00
  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT N.F.S. SERVICE HELMET (FF District 38)

    A very good, well used, personalised NFS (National Fire Service) service helmet, serving ‘Fire Force’ district 38 London (Wimbledon). Period khaki/dark green finish, has now worn, giving a blackened appearance due to field use. To helmet front is a very good condition NFS transfer, and FF number. Interior in its original drab olive green. Adjacent marking to the right chin strap bracket point ‘?K’ (obscured under the chin

  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT N.F.S. SERVICE HELMET (FF District 39)

    An excellent condition NFS (National Fire Service) service helmet, serving ‘Fire Force’ district 39 (Swindon). Period refinished in khaki/olive green. To helmet front is a very good condition NFS transfer and FF number. Interior in its original drab olive green. No visible under-brim maker or date details. Liner is with the early oval upper cushion pad with the chin strap in good matching, grubby condition, with a couple of

  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT N.F.S. SERVICE HELMET

    A very good, used NFS (National Fire Service) service helmet. Period refinished in khaki/dark green. To helmet front is a very good condition NFS transfer. Interior in its original drab olive green. Adjacent marking to the right chin strap bracket point the marking ‘cl S.S.   1’ with the date 1941; also period painted the original owner service number (see images). Liner and chin strap in very