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  • 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 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 WOMENS LAND ARMY TIE

    Bottle green tie with interwoven WLA detail. Very good used condition, with one very small area of edge edge ‘partial wear’. Underside with maker label ‘Tootal Tie’ (see images). Worn in an ‘off duty’/walking out capacity more so than in work situation.

    £125.00
  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT ‘REJECTED ART WORK’

    An interesting printing plate, thats been rejected detailing art work of a male and female head image in British steel helmet. Both images are somewhat typical of images used during WW2 on various propaganda posters. Reverse of the plate is the faint marking ‘rejected’. An ‘unusual’ item. I have included two poster images of the type of image that was trying to be achieved. The posters are NOT I

    £125.00
  • WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT POSTER ‘BEWARE THE SQUANDER BUG’

    Poster is approx 50cms. X 38cms. (as viewed) printed on correct period low grade paper. It is tear and damage free, and is free from age foxing or discolouration. Subject matter:- This is one of the most iconic images of the WW2 home front ‘The Squander bug’. Poster in cartoon form shows an individual ‘squandering’ money on the un-necessary, with the slogan ‘Beware the Squander Bug’ Outstanding

    £495.00