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Specialising in WW2 Home Front And Aviation Collectables. We have over 25 years experience in selling and collecting the above, we offer a wide range of items which includes uniforms, ephemera, insignia, ceramics etc to suit the novice or established collector.

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Small (approx. 8cm high) "Save Your Pennies" tin. Printed around the tin in two colour wartime restriction blue illustrations on cream background, aircraft tanks and battleships. In overall good / average condition for age with some rusting to top edge.
War Savings Leaflet. War Savings leaflet issued by the national savings committee reference no W.F.L 60 approx 19 x 13 cm entitled "If we fail - all fails, if we fall - all fall together" this scarce leaflet is in excellent unissued condition.
"A Future In It" Booklet. A Future In It - A story of the men and women who carry on the traditions of the few - issued by air ministry information division. 1950s recruitment booklet, 30 page illustrated booklet in good sound condition with some slight damage / wear to page edges.
"Britains Air Power" Britains Air Power by R.A. Saville-Sneath - with illustrations of principal types of aircraft operated by R.A.F and Fleet Air Arm. Published 1942. Card cover booklet, 24 pages with colour illustration. Some damage to spine and slightly grubby but still in sound readable condition. A excellent and interesting wartime publication.
"Eagle News" June 1942 edition of "Eagle News" The ARP and Defence Bulletin of Sidney Flavel & Co Ltd Leamington Spa Warwickshire. Details Home Guard and ARP duties at the factory for the week. Interesting 4 page leaflet in good sound condition.
"Luftpost" Propaganda Leaflet RAF aerial dropped propaganda leaflet "Luftpost" No 22 - 14th October 1941. 4 page illustrated leaflet in good clean condition.
"Ourselves In Wartime" Britains Home Front In WW2. A good clean copy with dust jacket of the book "Ourselves in Wartime" published at the end of the war by Odhams Press Ltd with 250 pages and 150 photographs tell the story of Britains home front. This copy has the poignant inscription to the first page - To Triffy from B.Shift "On reading this book I sincerely hope the happy time we spent at Meopham Road First Aid Post will be uppermost in your memory. Alast outshine the trying times of 1941the Battle of Britain and 1944 the Flying Bomb Raids. The book is in above average condition with some slight foxing and slight damage to dust jacket.
"Slipstream" RAF Magazine. Volume 7 / Number 5 October 13th 1944 edition of the "Slipstream" airmans magazine produced by R.A.F Thornhill, Gwelo South Rhodesia. 16 page magazine in good sound condition with some foxing.
"Spiv Club" Badge. Spiv Wot Working Club badge, small approx 25mm dia badge made from plastic with a pin back and white engraved lettering. In good condition with slight wear to white lettering a rare badge.
"Spivs Gazette" A scarce copy of the "Spivs" Gazette Incorporating The Barrow - Boys Bulletin. 8 page comic style publication in overall good sound condition some damage to spine and edges. Unsure of its age maybe just postwar published by Still Studios Exeter.
"The Navys Here" Tuck Book. "The Navys Here" by Captain Bernard Acworth D.S.O, R.N. a Tuck Book illustrated with "authentic " photographs. Wartime publication published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd being part of the smaller pocket book series, 48 page illustrated booket in good condition with some slight foxing.
1930s Private Purchase Flying Helmet. 1930s inter war private purchase flying helmet as used by the RAF etc in good clean condition with Gosport tube fixing (hoses missing) size 6 7/8. Clean makers label to inner lining "S Lewis's 27 Car Burton St London. Leather in good supple condition all fixings still operate, lining in good used condition with some slight staining. A nice clean example.
1940 Birminghams War Weapons Week Programme. National Savings Campaign - Birmingham War Weapons Week - 14th to 19th October 1940 Programme. 12 page booklet in good sound condition a scarce early weapons week programme. Stock no 5142
1940 Bombed Guildhall London Souvenir Cigarette Box. Unusual blitz item a excellent quality cigarette box made from the oak timbers taken from the roof of The Guildhall London after its destruction by enemy action 29th December 1940. Oak box in very good condtion with just a couple of small stains to the polish finish, a nice quality item.
1940 Nipper Annual. Daily Mail "Nipper" Annual 1940. Good sound copy of the sort after 1940 edition of the Daily Mail cartoon book. In fairly well used condition with some damage to spine and foxing to pages however still sound and readable.
1941 Ration Book. A good used 1941 dated ration book issued in Worthing, retains 10 pages completed well stamped pages. Good clean fairly complete example, has been removed from album with some remnents to rear cover see photo.
1942 Daily Mail Nipper Annual. 1942 edition of the Daily Mail "Nipper" cartoon annual. 68 pages of cartoons also a number of interesting adverts, the book is in sound readable condition the pages have discoloured slightly from age. A good sound copy of this hard to find annual.
1942 R.A.F Wedding Card. Small card (approx 6 x 4 cm) with nicely detailed silver pilots wings to front cover, inside in silver lettering with compliments Sgt Pilot and Mrs R Smith, July 24th 1942. It would appear to be card from a wedding gift. Card in good clean condition.
1942-43 Clothing Ration Book. Good clean used example of a 1942-43 Board of Trade clothing ration book.
1943 Calendar Royal Army Medical Corps. Small (12x10cm) Royal Army Medical Corps calendar for 1943. In good clean condition, January and February pages are missing, embossed RAMC insignia, and hand written inscription to rear.
1943 Wings For Victory Cerificate. Certificate for 1943 wings for victory savings campaign issued to Crymmych A 270F/1/5 savings group in recognition of special achievement during the campaign. Certificate in poor but sound condition the paper has suffered from some foxing and has damage and repair to edges. But it is stil sound and displays well.
1944 Advertising Ration Period Calendar. Ration Period Calendar for July to December 1944 issued byThomas Hedley & Co Ltd advertising Sylvan washing powder. Produced in thin card for use by shop keepers the calendar retains good colour and is in good unused condition. A rare and unusual home front display item.
25th Bomb Group 8th USAAF A2 Jacket Patch. Excellent quality A2 jacket insignia of the 654th Bomb Squadron, 25th Bomb Group 8th USAAF flying Mosquito from Watton. The embroidered patch is of excellent quality has discoloured slighty with age on the lighter areas, i suspect that this is a British made patch. (approx 12cm dia) A really lovely and rare original 8th air force patch.
8th USAAF Shoulder Insignia Early pattern 8th USAAF shoulder insignia, British made yellow embroidered 8th on blue felt background. Some colour fade to blue background, patch has been removed from tunic and has slight damage to edge. A good original patch.
A Short Guide To Great Britain. U.S Army booklet - A Short Guide To Great Britain published 1944. Given to U.S Military personnel on arrival in Great Britain. 38 page card cover booklet in very good condition with only slight foxing.
A Winston Churchill Calendar For 1944. "The Call To Britain" A Winston Churchill Calendar For 1944. Small calendar (approx. 18 x 12cm) published by the National Childrens Home. Colour illustrated card pages with Churchill quotes. In good condition with some staining to front cover. A unusual item of Churchilliana see page 32 of Douglas Hall book. Stock no 4507
A.F.S London Breast Badge. Good used early example of A.F.S London breast insignia, red embroidered lettering on blue cloth (denim cotton) background, the type to be used on overalls etc. Good used example of this harder to find variant.
A.M Navigators Chart Table plotting Arm. R.A.F navigators chart table plotting arm, A.M ref no 6B/156 and serial no 1383/40. In good condition all joints are free moving and some slight marking to Perspex. Retains good clear markings. Stock no 4155
A.M Training Pamphlet - Bombing Sense. A.M training pamphlet 139, published September 1942 entitled "Bombing Sense" some hints for air bombers. 15 page illustrated in good sound used condition.
A.R.P - "In A Raid" Poster. A.R.P Poster entitled - In A Raid, Don't stand and stare at the sky. Take Cover at once. This original wartime poster measures approx 76 x 25 cm is in good condition for its age retains good colour, some very slight damage to one edge has been folded and one crease to L/H side. Good original poster. Stock no 4479
A.R.P Domestic Sandbag. Commercially produced "Hygienic Domestic Sandbag" linen lined, to be filled with dry sand and used in loft space etc to protect from incendiary bombs. Approx 51x36cm in good unused condition with some slight staining to rear.
A.R.P Edition London Map. Large A.R.P emergency edition map approx 80 x 95 cm of Lomdon covering the area of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood dated 1941. Map has various red and blue crayon markings showing showing post and zone areas uxb etc suspect has been used for training excercises. Map is in used condition and has some damage to edges, but still sound and readable. A interesting rare home front item
A.R.P Handbook No.10. Training in First Aid. Air Raid Precautions Handbook No 10 - Training in First Aid For Civil Defence Purposes. The larger style of A.R.P handbook, 68 pages, published by HMSO 1942 (1944 Reprint). In good sound condition.
A.R.P Handbook No6 - A.R.P In Factories and Business. Air Raid Precautions Handbook No.6 (1st Edition) - Air Raid Precautions in Factories and Business Premises. Published 1938 by HMSO, 72 page card cover handbook in excellent clean sound condition with just some slight rusting of staples. A nice example of one of the harder to find ARP handbooks.
A.R.P Identification Disc. Private purchase A.R.P identification disc by F.W Woolworth & Co Ltd. Small plastic disc which you write your name and address in ink. In good condition with it original instruction card and cord. Stock no 5244
A.R.P Lamp. Air Raid Precautions hand lamp with hood. The lamp is in good condition and retains most of its original paint finish. Clearly maker stamped and dated to hood, C.E.S Co - ARP 1941. Getting difficult to find early dated lamps.
A.R.P Shelter Badge. Small approx. 25mm dia pin back badge, tin with celluloid cover, printed in black A.R.P 6 Shelter. In good condition with some distortion and foxing. Stock code 5201
A.R.P Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training In A.R.P. Air Raid Precautions Training Manual No.1 - Basic Training In Air Raid Precautions. Published 1942 by H.M.S.O, larger style manual, card cover with illustration and 64 pages. In good used condition some slight damage to centre pages and staple rust bleed.
A.R.P Training Manual No2. Air Raid Precautions Training Manual No2 (1st edition) - Manual For Officers Responsible For A.R.P Training. Published 1942 by HMSO, 60 page card cover booklet in good sound condition.
A.R.P Triangular Bandage. Small Home Office A.R.P Department Triangular Bandage, dated February 1939, made by C.Newsome Manchester. In excellent condition.
A.R.P Whistle. Wartime A.R.P issue whistle by J. Hudson & Co Birmingham. In good overall used condition with clear A.R.P and makers stamp.
A.T.A Flight Map - The Border. R.A.F flight map, sheet 4 (R.A.F War) covering the border areas of northern England and Scotland, to the top right hand corner ink oval stamp - A.T.A White Waltham and numbered 000345. Map is in good clean sound condition for age with good clear ink stamp.
A.T.A Handling Notes For Dakota Aircraft. Rare A.T.A pilot and flight engineers handling notes for Dakota aircraft. 40 page card cover booklet dated April 1945 which supersedes the January 1944 issue, in good sound clean condition with some slight rust marks to front and rear covers. Contents include - flying particulars, engine limits, mechanical details and flight engineers supplement. A rare and hard to find A.T.A item.
Air Crew Europe Casualty Group. Air Crew Europe Casualty Group to James Patrick McEvoy 1337238, 12 squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve comprising - Air Crew Europe star, British War Medal and 39 - 45 star, named award slip and two postcard size photograph, one a portrait shot of McEvoy and group photo of No 14 course 9/6/43 signed on reverse by all airman. McEvoy was lost on operations on the 28th May 1944 to Aachen and he is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial. His aircraft Lancaster ND679, 12 Squadron were based at Wickenby. Medals are in good original condition and have been mounted on black card. A good bomber command group worthy of further research.
Air Ministry Daily Weather Report Chart. Two Air Ministry daily weather report foldout charts for the British section dated 27th November 1937 and the other 16th February 1938. Full weather details for the British Isles and chart of weather in the Northern Hemisphere. Both charts are in good condition a little discoloured with age and have been folded, approx. 66 x 32 cm.
Air Ministry Photograph - Hurricane Cockpit. Good clear detailed photograph (23 x 19 cm) showing pilots controls of the Hurricane cockpit. Photo is printed on A.M paper and stamped "Secret" also ink stamp for Royal Aircraft Establishment and dated 8th October 1942. Photograph is in clean condition with some damage to edges (see photographs).
Air Raid Precautions Handbook No.13. A hard to find copy of A.R.P Handbook No.13 - Fire Protection for the guidance of occupiers of factories and other business premises. 1st edition 1942. The 90 page handbook is in good used condition, front cover slightly soiled pages are in excellent clean condition.
Air Raid Warden Sign Air Raid Warden gate / door sign, alloy construction with brown painted background with gold lettering, measures 23 x 5 cm. Retains original paper cleaning instructions label to rear. Some flaking of the background finish (see photo) and general age corrosion. Unusual sign which still displays well.
Air Raid Warden Sign. Small metal Air Raid Warden gate or door sign measures 23 x 3 cm , chrome with blue / black background and raised lettering and border. In good condtion with some rust to chrome.
Air Transport Auxiliary Salary Statement Rare and unusual piece of ATA ephemera a monthly salary statement to H.C Elliott dated May 1945, in good condition with some slight staining.
Allinson Flour Wartime Recipe Book. Wartime recipe book - 35 Wartime Recipes for using Allinson Flour. 16 page booklet, in well used but sound condition some foxing to pages and rust bleed from staples.
Bakelite Air Raid Warden Sign. Bakelite Air Raid Warden door / gate sign measures approx. 15 x 8 cm. In good condition and retains original white lettering. Stock no 4212
Barnsley A.R.P Identity Card. County Borough Of Barnsley Air Raid Precautions fire fighting party identity card issued to A Royston. Membership card is in excellent clean condition.
Battle Of Britain / Churchill Commemorative Ashtray. Small Battle of Britain / Churchill commemorarive ashtray approx 12 x 11 cm produced between 1940 - 45 by Taylor and Kent of Longton, having printed RAF wings to top and below quotation from Churchills famous tribute to the "Few". In good overall used condition with some wear to the silver border and one small chip to corner on underside which does not distract from the appearance of this nice piece of wartime Churchilliana.
Battledress Buckle Escape and Evasion Compass. WW2 Battledress buckle escape and evasion compass designed to look like a normal buckle when not in use. A small pointer is attached along with the pointer pivot, once the buckle is removed from the tunic it can be stood on a flat surface, the pointer assembled in place working as a compass and showing north. This rare buckle compass is in good working order.
Birmingham Warship Week Badge WW2 Birmingham Warship Week celluloid pin fixing button badge. In clean bright condition with some foxing to edges and some rusting to tin backing.
Blackburn Fire Guard I.D Card and Leaflet. Two Fire Guard items issued to G. Brereton by the County Borough of Blackburn. 1. Fire Guard Service Identitiy Card dated October 1943 giving the holder powers of entry and of taking steps to extinguish fires. 2. Fire Calls leaflet giving details of the reporting system prescribed in the Fire Guard Plan. Both items are in good clean used condition.
Boxed R.A.F Cockpit Lamp. New unissued boxed A.M mark 2 cockpit lamp ref no 5C/366. Lamp is in excellent unused condition retains stores labels, dated October 1945. Box has some slight water staining otherwise in good condition.
Boxed R.A.F Mk VIII Goggles. A good used boxed pair of wartime R.A.F Mk VIII goggles (stores ref 22c930). Goggles are in sound but well used condition, brass frames retain most of its blue/grey paint finish, leather surround is in good condition , chamois backing good but fairly well soiled. Strap has wear and some loss of elasticity. Lenes are clear and in good condition for age. Box is sound conditon with some slight staining, spare tinted lenes are in fair to good condition as is 1941 dated demist cloth and container.
Bristol ARP Membership Card. Membership / Identity card for ARP service in the City and County of Bristol. Issued in February 1942 to Miss C Manktelow. Card is in good clean for its age.
Bristol Fuel Consumption Indicator. Bristol Pegasus XVIII engine economic fuel consumption indicator, with its original case, produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Co, Filton Bristol, as used in the Handley Page Hampden. Plastic calculator in good condition with directions for use on the reverse.
Camberwell Air Raid Warden Sign. Borough Of Camberwell Air Raid Warden Sign, measures approx 20 x 8 cm steel base with printed lettering, a well made sign (note screw fixing eyelets) for use on door or gate in excellent condition with just some slight staining to reverse and a couple of marks to the lettering, does not distract from the appearance of this scarce sign. Stock no 5200
Canadian Red Cross P.O.W Food Parcel Box. Canadian Red Cross Prisoner Of War Food Parcel cardboard box (no contents) in good well used condition with some damage to base (see photo) and general age wear but retains a reasonable good shape. Remains of Canadian Red Cross ink stamp to top flap. A good original used example.
Canadian Sweetheart Cushion Cover. A good colourful Canadian patriotic serviceman sweetheart cushion cover measures approx. 42 x 42 cm. It retains good colour and is in excellent condition for age with just a couple of small mark and snags. Ex Catalina R.C.A.F Flight Engineer. Stock No 5218
Chart Of War Gases Leaflet. Fold out leaflet issued by the ministry of home security entitled "Chart Of War Gases" dated 1942 and printed on thin card gives details of the effect and smell of the various gases. In good to average condition has suffered from some staining to back cover see photos.
Civil Defence Ambulance Shoulder Title. Civil Defence printed shoulder title for the Ambulance service. Yellow lettering on blue background. Title is in unissued condition with some storage discolouring to yellow lettering. Printed shoulder title were introduced mid 1943 due to material shortages.
Civil Defence Armband. Civil Defence armband this pattern introduced in 1940 and issued to all members who had not been issued with a uniform. Yellow printed lettering on blue background. This example is in used but sound condition.
Civil Defence Beret Badge. Civil Defence beret badge approx. dia 5cm yellow embroidered lettering on blue / black cloth background in good used condition. Stock no 5215.
Civil Defence Depot Shoulder Title. Printed Civil Defence shoulder title "Depot". Yellow lettering on blue background. Title is in excellent unissued condition.
Civil Defence Rescue Shoulder Title. Civil Defence printed Rescue service shoulder title. Yellow lettering on blue background. Title in good used condition, has been removed from uniform
Civil Defence Reserve Beret Badge. Printed civil defence reserve beret badge, printed yellow lettering on blue / black background. Approx dia 4cm. In excellent unissued condition. Stock no 5214
Coulsdon and Purley A.R.P Identity Card. Urban District Council Of Coulsdon And Purley identity card issued to Mrs Edwards for membership of the A.R.P first aid services. Dated February 1940. In overall good sound clean condition.
County Borough Of Reading Civil Defence Identity Card. County Borough of Reading Civil Defence Duties Identity Card issued to F.Main dated 14th April 1942 to certify that he is a member of a fire fighting party. Card is in sound well used condition and is a little grubby.
Daily Express Wartime Neddlework. Daily Express Wartime Needlework with 119 Illustrations. A good clean copy of this paperback publication,184 pages with illustrations giving details of all aspects of wartime economy needlework repairs etc. A little foxing to pages and cover otherwise sound for its age. Stock No 4650
Derbyshire ARP First Aid Training Booklet. Small 17 page illustrated booklet issued 1939 by Derbyshire County Council - Air Raid Precautions Abridged Course of First Aid Training for Wardens. Booklet in good sound condition with just a little foxing to pages.
Derbyshire Civil Defence Area Marking. Harder to find 2nd pattern straight bar style Derbyshire Civil Defence area marking. Embroidered lettering and border gold on blue background. Badge in good used removed from uniform condition.
Dig For victory Leaflet No18. Fold out 6 page leaflet issued by the ministry of agriculture in the Dig For Victory series entitled - Better Fruit - disease control in private gardens. Leaflet no 18 in good clean condition.
Early R.A.F Pilots Photograph. A good early portrait photograph of R.A.F pilot, written in ink on rear. Christmas 1933? and Foulds & Hibberd Ltd Photographers stamp. Photograph is card mounted and in good condition with some slight staining, a really nice detail early photo and good wing detail. Approx 15 x 28 cm.
F.A.A - Aircrew First Aid Outfit. Fleet Air Arm First Aid Outfit For Air Crews - complete un - opened kit in good condition with clear lettering / instruction to its waterproof rubberized canvas pouch retaining all its original contents. Dated June 1944. Produced by T.J Smith & Nephew Ltd Hull. Similar to the RAF version the Royal Navy variant is harder to find. A good example.
Fairey Barracuda Map Case - Sub Lt S Onslow F.A.A. Map case from Fairey Barracuda belonging to observer Sub Lt S.Onslow who served with 785 Squadron F.A.A from 26/9/44 to 13/11/44 and 812 Navel Air Squadron from 1/1/45 to 22/5/45 on H.M.S Vengeance. Also small uniformed photograph of Onslow and larger shot of Barracuda aircraft. Map case in good used condition and photos are in poor condition.
Fire Guard Instructor Badge. L.F.G.I - Local Fire Guard Instructor Badge pin back badge by Gaunt London. Silver backing with blue and red enamel, in good condition with some lost of silver backing see photo. Stock no 4475
First Aid In Brief Leaflet Single page leaflet issued in June 1940 by the Ministry of Health entitled "First Aid In Brief" (Read this leaflet carefully several times then carry it in your pocket or bag). Details first aid steps to be taken in an event of an air raid before the arrival of trained first aid parties. Leaflet in good condition with some slight foxing.
Group of Documents to Luftwaffe Pilot Uffz Willi Piontek. The group comprises - 1. Award document for the fighter clasp in silver dated 25th July 1944, signed by Knights Cross Holder and Oak leaves holder, and Geschwader - Kommodore Oberstleutnant Georg Jakob. 2. Colour photo of Willi Piontek 3. Photo of Willi Piontek and his family. 4. Booklet 1929/30 school reports 5. P.O.W release document. Uffz Piontek had been credited with one air victory on the 7th October 1944, he flew with III/Schlachtgeschwader 10, FW -190. A interesting group in need of further research, all item are in good clean condition. Stock no 4635
Group of Luftwaffe Document to Radio Operator Instructor. Interesting group of documents to Hauptmann Bernhard Knapp who was a ground instructor / teacher for navigation, observer and radio operators, his role would have been the training of Luftwaffe aircrew. 1, Radio certificate second class issued in 1932, photograph in civilian cloths. 2, Radio operator school, ID / certificate issued 1939 photograph removed. 3, Observer school ID / certificate photograph removed issued 1938. 4, Navigation instructor school ID / certificate issued in 1941 good uniform photograph shows him wearing navigation corps collar patches. All are in good used condition, have the correct stamps and signatures a interesting unusual Luftwaffe group.
He's A Perfect Little Gentleman-The Swine. A 16 page wartime booklet published by Raphael Tuck & Sons entitled - He's A Perfect Little Gentleman-The Swine by Ronald Frankau english comedian and musician of the 30/40s. The illustrated booklet contains propaganda verses based on Hitler. The book is in average to good condition with some slight foxing and rust bleed from the staples which have been removed and replace with new.
Heroes With Grimy Faces. Heroes with Grimy Faces by Auxiliary Fireman Ben Betts - authentic cartoons of life in the fire service and the lighter side of the blitz. 31 page card cover booklet illustrated throughout. In sound but average condition with some damage to covers and staining to pages, but still sound and readable.
Home Guard Information Circular No.51. Home Guard Information Circular No.51 issued by the War Office June 1944. 3 page leaflet in good clean condition, contents include - Honoursand adwards, Training films, Injuries etc.
Home Guard Information Circular No.52. Home Guard Information Circular No.52 six page leaflet issued by the war office 10th July 1944 gives details of shooting competitions, training courses etc. Good clean copy with some rust bleeding from the staples.
Home Guard Instruction No 41 - 1942 Home Guard Instruction no.41 - 1942, Miscellaneous notes. 17 page leaflet with issue stamp - Northumberland H.G Alnwick. Some foxing to pages and rust bleed from staples, otherwise in good readable condition. Full of interesting details.
Home Guard Instruction No 64 Booklet. Home Guard Instruction no 64 - Notes on Summer Training 1944 and Revised Range Courses. 48 page card cover booklet issued March 1944. Booklet in good clean condition with some rust bleed from staples (old staples have been removed).
Home Guard Instructions No.66 - 1944. Home Guard Instructions No.66. Published 1944 by HMSO. 12 page leaflet entitled - Scale of issue of training publications. Has useful list of all training publication. In good sound condition with some rust bleed from staples.
Home Guard Parade Ground Drill Card. Interesting Northumbrian District Home Guard School parade ground battle drill, sequence of commands and actions. Thick double sided card approx 14 x 24 cm list all the commands and actions for battle drill. Unusual piece Home Guard emphera in good clean condition.
Home Guard Sew-On Armlet. Good used example of a Home Guard sew on armlet, these were issued to save on material and would have been sewn over the earlier LDV armlet. In good used condition slightly grubby.
L.D.V. Booklet. Small booklet entited - Notes on the Duties of Patrols and Sentries and on the Use and Care of the Rifle for the L.D.V. 16 page cardcover booklet published by Harrison & Sons London. In good clean condition with some rust bleed from staples.
Lancaster Crew Photograph. Original 17 x 13cm photograph of Lancaster and crew, good detailed photograph with interesting Lancaster nose art. Unfortunately no details of squadron or crew. Stock no 5114
London G.P.O Home Guard Insignia Group. Home Guard Insignia group to the 20th City of London (3rd General Post Office, Cannon Street) Battalion, comprising rare sew on type G.P.O Home Guard armlet, single COL - 20 printed H.G distinguishing shoulder flash and single embroidered G.P.O badge also a small lapel badge for the U.P.W (union of post office workers). Items are in used condition and have been removed from uniform, the armlet has some rust type staining. A good rare original untouched Home Guard group.
Luftwaffe Single Zip Flying Boots. A pair of late pattern single zip Luftwaffe flying boots, a combination of black leather and suede construction with fleece lining not size marked but would appear to be approx 9/10. Boots are in good sound used condition have been re-soled, zips are in working order one being the original plastic variant the other being an old replacement which does not distract from the overall appearance. The leather and suede are sound, the fleece lining is good. All press studs and straps are in working order. A good pair of used boots ideal for display.
Luftwaffe Table Spoon. A good used Luftwaffe alloy table spoon, clear Luftwaffe eagle stamp to front of handle and Fl.U.V stamped on back. Overall good used condition.
Luftwaffe Target Photograph R.A.F Manby. Interesting Luftwaffe target photograph of R.A.F Manby Lincolnshire showing the airfield and surrounding area. Printed on paper and dated August 1941. In good condition with centre fold crease and slight damage to lower left hand corner.
Major Henry G Ford R.A.F Photographs & Printers Plate. Major Henry G Ford R.A.F, two postcard size photographs showing good detail one early possible just after WW1 and the second later possible WW2 both in good condition and removed from album. Also interesting engraved copper plate for the printing of calling / business cards - Major Henry G Ford, Royal Aero Club, Piccadilly, W1. in its original Harrods paper wrapper dated 14/8/18. Interesting group worthy of further research.
Middlesex Civil DefenceVictory Review. Four page programme for the Middlesex Civil Defence Victory Review and Commemoration Service held at the Empire Stadium Wembley on June 17th 1945. In good / average condition with slight foxing.
Millers Wartime Recipe Book. Millers Baking Powder wartime recipe book, 32 pages with some illustration in sound but used condition with some staining to pages. Hard to find wartime advertising cook book.
N.F.S - 4 (Leeds) Tunic Breast Badge. Embroidered N.F.S - 4 tunic breast badge, red lettering on blue / black background. Area 4 covered the Leeds district. Badge is in good used condition.
N.F.S 24 - Womens Breast Badge. (Coventry) Womens issue small size embroidered NFS breast badge. Area 24 covered Coventry region. In good used condition, red lettering on black background.
N.F.S 40 Womens Breast Badge. Womens small size printed N.F.S area 40 breast badge (Wolverhampton). In good used condition, slight fading of colour, signs of being removed from uniform.
N.F.S Womens Printed Breast Badge. Womens issue small size printed breast badge (NFS 11) area 11 covers Southend on Sea area. Red printed lettering on black background. In excellent unissued condition.
National Registration Identity Card. National Registration Identity Card second issue variant in excellent condition unusual in the fact that it made out to a woman and stamped mentally defective, the holders postal address is entered as two hospitals. Date stamp for 1943 - 1945.
National Savings Window Sticker. Small wartime National Savings window sticker "We Save For Victory Peace & Security". Approx 8cm in dia, paper gummed to front and is in unused condition.
National Service Booklet. National Service - A Guide To The Ways In Which The People Of This Country May Give Service. 48 page card cover booklet issued 1939 by HMSO. Gives detail of all civilian and armed forces with enrolment details. Good condition with some rust bleed from staples.
New Wartime Recipes Book. New Wartime Recipes - Selected by Good Housekeeping Institute and approved by The Ministry of Food. 32 page cook book published by the Good Housekeeping Magazine. In good clean sound condition with just some slight damage to spine.
Our Food Today - Wartime Leaflet Fold out leaflet issued by the Ministry of Food entitled "Our Food Today" How to eat wisely in wartime. Leaflet describes how not to waste food and also the best types of food to eat during the wartime shortage. Leaflet is in sound condition with slight staining to edge.
P.O.W Made Cigarette Case. A wonderful item a engraved aluminium cigarette case made by a P.O.W on a English farm for a Land Army girl after she had run over a donkey! Engraved on front shows her pickup truck having hit the donkey engraved on reverse is her Land Army living accommodation. Case is in good condition with clear engraving a lovely land army related item.
Pair Of Certificates To Stourbridge ARP Warden. Pair of certificates to William Jas Tilbrook who was a member of a Stourbridge A.R.P first aid party. 1. War Organisation of the British Red Cross for devoted service during 1939 - 1945. 2. Worcestershire County Council certificate for completion of anti gas training 20th December 1941. Both are in good clean condition and measure approx 25 x 21 cm. Stock no 4665
Pair Of R.A.F "VR" Patches. A unissued pair of other rank volunteer reserve colth collar badges, light blue VR embroidered on blue/black background with hessian backing.
Pilots Handbook For The Airspeed Oxford. The Pilots Handbook For The Airspeed Oxford - 2nd Edition March 1940. Produced by Airspeed Ltd, The Airport, Portsmouth. 24 page card cover booklet in good used condition some damage to spine but still sound. Pilots notes compiled by Airspeed test pilots.
Polaroid Aviation Goggle Kit 1086. U.S.A.A.F aviation goggle kit number 1086 by Polaroid, these are the early version of the B-8 goggles. The rubber frame is in good condition and is fully marked on the upper section, chamois backing is good with just a couple of small stains, fitted with tinted lenes and comes with 7 spares in various tints. Strap is good with only slight loss of elasticity. Comes with its original 8 page instruction book and early pattern fibre box of issue with is showing signs of wear.
Protection Against Gas And Air Raids Pamphlet No.3. 1939 dated War Office booklet entitled - Protection against gas and air raids, pamphlet No.3 "Passive Air Defence". Illustrated 125 page booklet, condition is not brilliant has been well used some damage to cover and spine and generally a little dog eared, but still in a sound readable condition. Contents cover organization,incendiary bombs and fire fighting,protection against gas,medical services,air raid shelters,training etc. A reasonable copy of the becoming hard to find booklet.
Public Information Leaflet No.1. Civil Defence Public Information Leaflet No.1 - Some Things You Should Know If War Should Come. 4 page fold out leaflet issued 1939. Good clean sound condition with some slight foxing.
R.A.A.F Officers Side Cap. 1943 dated Royal Austrailian Air Force officers side cap, size 7 1/4. Brass button to front and with good quality cap badge. Cap is in average condition with some moth damage to top seam and l/h side, however the cap still displays well the damage could be improved with repair. Rare wartime dated cap.
R.A.F Small R.A.F "Special Ration" Type B container, stores ref 27P/20. In good condition with some surface rust to lid, base in clean condition. (no contents).
R.A.F 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle. Good used example of a R.A.F 1941 pattern mae west whistle, Ref No 23/230, Air Ministry stamped. Overall good sound condition with just some slight loss of the chrome plating.
R.A.F 1943 Pattern Flying / Escape Boots. The boots are in very good used condition the black suede uppers are in good clean condition just a couple of marks and wear which would possible clean. The shoes sections are in sound used condition. The fur lining appears in good clean condition with just a small loss of the fur due to wear. Original soles have small holes (see photo) were possible studs have been removed however this does not distract from the overall appearance. I suspect the heels have been replaced. The broad arrow marked zips are in good working order. No size mark but would appear to be size 7? A good pair of used boots small size but ideal for display.
R.A.F 2 (AC) Squadron Presentation Serving Spoons. Nice pair of boxed presentation salad serving spoons engraved to handle - "A" Flight 2 (AC) Sqdn August 1937. The squadron was based at R.A.F Hawkinge flying Hawker Audax during this period. Spoons are in good condition slightly tarnished would clean if required, various maker marks and stamped EPNS to reverse of handle.
R.A.F 70 Squadron Blazer Badge. A good quality Kings Crown bullion R.A.F 70 Squadron blazer badge. In overall excellent condition.
R.A.F Air Gunner Log Book, 358 Squadron Special Ops. Air gunners flying log book to Sgt A.W Webb, covers the period April 1944 to June 1945. He commences training at No 7 Air Gunnery School on the 28th April 1944 on Ansons, on the 2nd November he moves to No 5 OTU Canada where his training continues on Liberators a total of 38hrs flown. May 1945 he is transferred to No 358 Squadron flying ops as a rear gunner on Liberators a total of 7 operations are completed 4 of these operation are recorded in his log as Special Duty ops as briefed, the final op states crashed landed of Ramree Island and found by A.S.R Catalina. 358 Squadron were based at R.A.F Jessore Bengal British India part of South East Asia Command, January 1945 saw a change in the squadrons role to a special duties squadron dropping agents and supplies to resistance groups in Japanese held territory which it continued until its was disbanded in November 1945. The log is in good overall sound condition with some slight water staining to front cover, has all the correct signatures, although only has 11 pages of entries this is a rare special ops log worthy of further research.
R.A.F Ashtray. Unusual art deco style blue glass R.A.F ashtay with printed transfer pilots wings to each side. Ashtray in good condition with undamaged transfer and with slight chip in the glass on top corner, which doesn't distract from this unusual very decorative R.A.F desk item.
R.A.F C-Type Flying Helmet - Late Pattern. R.A.F C-Type Flying Helmet - Late Pattern Size 3 fully wired. The helmet is in good used condition the leather is supple and retains good colour with some very slight staining which may clean. The chamois lining is in sound condition although fairly discoloured from use. Straps are all intact and working. The helmet retains its original wiring. To the front of the helmet remains remants of the owners nickname painted in yellow "Slim". Overall a good used helmet.
R.A.F Cuff Links A good pair of wartime R.A.F cuff links, oval base with embossed Kings Crown pilot wings in good sound condition with some slight tarnish to finish which may clean. Stock no 4446
R.A.F Escape Map - France / Holland / Belgium. R.A.F silk / rayon double side black and white escape map (approx 53 x 44 cm) covering part areas of France, Holland and Belgium. In good clean condition with just a couple of small marks, hemmed edges, the normal fold creases. Good sound example.
R.A.F Gold Sweetheart Wings.
R.A.F Identity Card. Wartime R.A.F Identity Card for civilians employed by the Air Ministry or the Ministry of Aircraft Production at R.A.F stations and establishments. Issued June 1942 to J Gaunt a groundsman at R.A.F Upwood. In good sound used condition with clear photograph.
R.A.F Marmalade Jar. R.A.F marmalade jar with shield shaped coloured Kings Crown R.A.F emblem to front. Makers stamp to base Martins varsity bitter marmalade makers of the worlds finest marmalade. Jar in overall good condition with some loss of the gold coloured edging to top, see photo. Nice display item.
R.A.F Medical Services Sweetheart Badge. A excellent quality and detailed small pre or early war R.A.F medical services mother of pearl sweetheart brooch. A small Kings Crowned caduceus of mercury with two serpents entwined around a winged staff detailed in mother of pearl with a pin back fixing.
R.A.F Navigators Log - 37 Squadron. Navigators log for operations to Alamein on the 1st November 1942 by Wellington X9693 of 37 Squadron who were based at Abu Sueir Egypt. Log in sound used condition completed clearly in pencil.
R.A.F Officiers Mess Silver Nut Crackers. Rare and unusual item of wartime or possible pre-war R.A.F officers mess cutlery, a pair of quality silver hallmarked nut crackers in good used condition. R.A.F creast stamped to one handle and hallmarked to other. Nice item with some wear to handles.
R.A.F Officiers Service Dress Cap. Good early war R.A.F Officers Service Dress Cap In well used but good sound condition, retians good shape. Material is a little dirty and faded in places but would possible clean if required. The peak has the early war type green leather backing, the badge and band are in good condition. The leather inner band is soiled but sound, makers stamp Muir Cap. Co. Toronto. Size 6 7/8th. A good used early eaxample.
R.A.F Other Ranks Side Cap. R.A.F Other Ranks Side Cap, in good clean condition a couple of very small holes which are not really noticeable comes with brass cap badge and black plastic economy buttons, clear W.D stamp, and maker and date stamp which are unclear looks like 1944? No size stamp but quite small.
R.A.F Pilots Wings. A unused pair of flat R.A.F pilots wings late war variant issued to Squadron Leader Woodcraft AFC, also small envelope address to him at RAF Mepal dated Nov 1945. Wings in unissued condition with a couple of rust type stains and slight damage to wing tips. Stock no 5132
R.A.F Pilots Wings. A good pair of wartime R.A.F padded pilots wings, oatmeal coloured thread on a black felt background, some slight damage to edge of black backing otherwise good quality detail and possibly unissued, original price 5 shillings in pencil on backing.
R.A.F Plastic Cap Badge. Wartime black plastic RAF airmans cap badge. In good unused condition with just some slight distortion as normal on these wartime plastic badges. Twin fixing blades to rear and maker marked - A. Stanley & Sons Walsall.
R.A.F Powder Compact. Small approx. 5 cm diameter R.A.F ladies powder compact with RAF badge to lid and mirror on inner face. Plated metal with inner tray for powder comes with original home made felt cover. In excellent condition, celluloid badge retains good colour protected over the years by the cover. Stock code 5246
R.A.F Sugar Shaker. Wartime / Pre War R.A.F Officers Mess sugar shaker, excellent quality item with RAF crest to front makers mark to base "Walker and Hall" Sheffield. In good condition with wear commensurate with use.
R.C.A.F / R.A.F 1932 Pattern Mae West. R.C.A.F / R.A.F (Battle of Britain) 1932 pattern mae west, stores ref R.C.A.F 22C/22 - R.A.F 22C/*55. (large size). Manufactured by the Dominion Rubber Company Ltd. In excellent condition, retains good colour and clear stencilled lettering, all buttons and straps, zips are intact, good clear label, a number of inspection stamps from 1940 to 1945. The jacket has some small areas of staining and a old repair to front l/h side rubberised material by the hose flap, however these do not distract from the overall excellent appearance. These yellow variants are identical to the green jacket but at a much more realistic price. Stock no 4487
R.C.A.F Airmans Personal Log Book. Royal Canadian Air Force Airmans Personal Log Book, this unusual unused wartime log book was distributed through the Canadian Legion to the men of the air force. 30 page card covered book in good unused condition with alternate pages of local advertising.
R.C.A.F Bomb Aimer Brevet A good quality padded WW2 R.C.A.F bomb aimer brevet in excellent unissued condition, slight stain to white embroidered wing which may clean, heavy padded version with hessian backing.
R.C.A.F Egg Cup. R.C.A.F egg cup larger than a standard egg cup approx. 11cm in height possible for goose egg use. In good clean condition with clear R.C.A.F emblem to front.
R.C.A.F Navigators Brevet. Wartime R.C.A.F Navigators 1/2 wing. Flat "N" brevet embroidered in cream on black backing. Has discoloured with age and use, in good used condition appears to have been removed from tunic.
R.C.A.F Officer Side Cap. Wartime R.C.A.F Officer side cap in good to excellent used condition one very small area of damage does not distract from its overall appearance (hole to non badge side approx 3mm dia would repair easily). Brass RCAF buttons to front, some staining to lining, good makers label - Hamilton Uniform Cap, Company, Hamilton Canada. No size label. A good example of a hard to find cap.
R.C.A.F Pilots Wings. A good pair of mid war period flat R.C.A.F pilots wings. Wings are in good used condition with unusual fixing to reverse, sewn to medal ribbon bar (pin missing) one small stain to the pinkish white thread of the left wing, very small amount of black backing missing from tips of wings, this does not detract from a nice wartime pair of wings. Approx 115mm in length.
R.C.A.F Wireless Operator Air Gunner Brevet. Wartime R.C.A.F Wireless Operator Air Gunner 1/2 wing. Padded "WAG" brevet embroidered in cream on black backing. In excellent unissued condition, British made variant. Stock no 5131.
R.N.A.S Silver Match Box Cover. 1916 hallmarked silver Royal Navel Air Service match box cover, super quailty R.N.A.S silver and enamel eagle to front, maker and hallmarked to reverse. A lovely quailty WW1 item.
R33 Airship Postcard. Rare postcard of the showing the R33 Airship at mooring tower Henley Airfield 1934. The reverse of the card has the Royal Airship Works Cardington drawing office stamp dated Nov 1935, plus handwritten note of location. The card is in excellent condition for its age. Stock no 5206.
RAF Cap Badge. WW2 era R.A.F other ranks cap badge. RAF initials to centre surmounted by Kings Crown. In good clean condition. No fixing pin.
RAF Foot / Bed Warmer. An unusual R.A.F item ceramic foot / bed warmer produced by Lovatt and Langley Ware England. In good condition with clear RAF stamp to top, makers stamp to rear. A nice inter war period rare display item.
RAF Sweetheart Wings. Unusually pair of RAF sweetheart wings. Pinback fixing with brass centre overlay with Kings Crowm RAF badge and long style wings. Badge is in good condition.
Royal Air Force Journal. March 1944. March 1944 (volume 2 number 3) edition of Royal Air Force Journal the official magazine of the R.A.F. Illustrated 38 pages of news and stories from the R.A.F. In good sound well used condition.
Royal Flying Corps Car Badge. Rare original R.F.C car badge, alloy construction and measures approx 29 cm. Retains original fixings bolts. The badge is in well used weathered condition and has had some damage to the right hand wing which has been twisted back please see photos, even with this the badge displays well. Stock no 4481
Royal Flying Corps Photograph. Postcard photograph of George Metcalfe R.F.C, born Darlington Co Durham, civil occupation - fitter, enlisted in army 15/4/13, transferred RFC / RAF May 1918, served Salonica aircraft park. Good uniform detail with ink signature, good condition for age with some slight staining.
Royal Flying Corps Reconnaissance Photograph. A 21x16cm Royal Flying Corps reconnaissance photograph dated 8th May 1918 showing Bethune cemetery on the left hand side, with road to La Bassee alongside the Canal d'Aire. Photograph in good condition for its age and good clear detail showing battle damage. Stock no 5139
S.F.P Armband. Street Fire Party (S.F.P) armband in blue cotton with red lettering, in what would appear to be unissued condition and retains good colour. S.F.P was renamed in 1941 to "Fire Guard".
Salute The Soldier Certificate. Certificate of Honour presented to East Woodhay savings group for achievement in the salute the soldier campaign 1944. Colourful certificate in good clean condition. (approx. 21 x 31 cm) Stock no 5211
Salute The Soldier War Savings Poster. Salute The Soldier - Remember Our Old Pals At ? - War Savings Will Speed Them Home! poster measures approx. 49 x 36 cm. National savings committee ref no L.T.23. Poster has spaces for photographs and press cuttings of boys and girls in the forces. Unusual poster for use with either factory or street saving group. Good clean condition with just some slight damage to edges. Stock no 5219
Salute The Soldier Week Plaque 1944. Salute The Soldier Week Plaque - War Savings Campaign 1944, presented by the war office to the local savings committee in appreciation of their success in salute the soldier week, this is the rarer small size version measures approx. 24 x 39 cm. The relief raised plastic plaque has maker mark to reverse and has wall mounting fixings is in excellent condition with just a couple of small marks which do not distract from this excellent example. Stock no 5210
Salvage Scheme Armband. Rare "Ashford Traders Salvage Scheme" armband, produced in canvas type material with cotton lining, printed lettering and elastic strap. In good clean condition for age with some slight damage and fading to lettering on right hand side due to storage (see photo) a rare home front armband.
Silhouettes Of Italian Aircraft Booket. Ministry of Home Security booklet - Silhouettes Of Italian Aircraft (prepared by the air ministry). Confidential booklet published 1940 by HMSO, 34 illustrated pages one in colour. Good sound condition front cover a little grubby all other pages are in clean condition.
Silver RAF Powder Compact. Solid silver R.A.F powder compact hallmark dated 1939. An excellent quality compact with RAF wings to lid, retains its original mirror, has some small minor dings to body which you would expect with age and use, otherwise a lovely 1930s compact.
Souvenir Certificate Victory Parade 8th June 1946. Colourful certificate (27 x 17cm) given to school children by the King to commemorate the Victory Celebrations which took place on the 8th June 1946. On the reverse side important war dates are listed.
Squadron 303 by Arkady Fiedler. "Squadron 303" The Polish Fighter Squadron With The R.A.F by Arkady Fiedler. 3rd edition published 1944 hardback with dust jacket, 116 pages with some illustrations. In good clean condition with some slight damage to dust jacket. Rare squadron history.
Squadron Leader Tobacco Tin. Squadron Leader Tobacco Tin, a very clean example of this 1930/40s tobacco tin (no contents) manufactured by Samuel Gawith & Co Ltd Kendal. Retains excellent colour to lid, base has discoloured slightly in storage. stock no 4760
State Express Tobacco War Service. The story of war service by the House of State Express 1939 - 1945. Wonderful 20 page card booklet detailing the war service of the State Express tobacco company and the importance of tobacco in war. Superb quailty booklet with colour illustrations. Booklet in very good clean condition with some slight damage to front cover edges.
Sterling Silver R.A.F Sweetheart Brooch. A good quality sterling silver R.A.F pilot wings sweetheart brooch, approx. 42mm in good condition with original working pin fixing marked to reverse "sterling silver".
Superb Quailty Gas Mask Case. Probably the best civilian gas mask case we have seen, the case is made from gun case thick leather with quality stitching, retains its original leather carrying strap and clasp. The case retains good colour and is in excellent condition for its age, rare to find a case of such excellent quality.
Surrey Home Guard Distinguishing Flash. Surrey Home Guard (SY-52) Surbiton Battalion printed distinguishing flash. In good used condition has been removed from uniform some wear to lower section see photographs. Stock no 4326
The Air Raid Defence League. Interesting foldout leaflet for the "Air Raid Defence League" a pre-war independant non political organisation whos purpose was to bring together ARP wardens / civil defence workers to protect the nation from air attack. Leaflet which is in good condition with some foxing to edges and list the aims of the league and joining instructions.
The Fire Guards Handbook - A.R.P No 14. Air Raid Precautions Handbook No.14 - The Fire Guards Handbook (1st Edition) Published by HMSO 1942. 45 page card covered illustrated handbook. A good clean example with some slight rust bleed from staples.
The Homeguardsmans Vade Mecum War Gases & Sprays Fold out card booklet issued to the Home Guard entitled - The Homeguardsmans Vade Mecum War Gases & Sprays. The booklet dated 1942 is in average condition with some foxing to the back page. Details the effects of gas and the precautions to be taken.
The Kings Broadcast To The Home Guard. Small foldout leaflet reprinted from The Times by the Times Publishing Company - The Kings Broadcast To The Home Guard, Sunday December 3rd 1944. The stand down of the Home Guard. In well used but sound condition with some foxing.
The Kitchen Front - Wartime Cookery Book. "The Kitchen Front" - Recipes broadcast during 1942 - 43 by Frederick Grisewood, Mabel Constanduros and others, specially selected by Ministry of Food. 1944 Edition. 40 page booklet in sound condition with some slight foxing to pages and creasing to cover. Stock no 4496
The P.D.S.A In Wartime - Leaflet. Rare double sided door drop leaflet issued by the P.D.S.A (London Area) one side details the work of the P.D.S.A and ways of helping, the other side is appealing for jumble which would be collected by vans to help raise fund for animal treatment. The leaflet is in sound but used condition which some foxing and staining.
The Penhold Log - 36 S.F.T.S. December 1942. The Penhold Log - journal of the 36 S.F.T.S (Service Flying Training School) R.A.F. Alberta Canada, Volume 11, Number 7 December 1942. 36 page card cover booklet illustrated full of articles humorous and otherwise of life on a Canadian R.A.F training base. In good sound condition with some staining to cover.
The R.T Range Finder. A interesting little item The R.T Range Finder manufactured and supplied by Turner. Richardson & Coy, Kennedy Street Manchester, with 1940 patent. Produced in white plastic measures approx 12 x 3 cm. A private purchase range finder used by the Home Guard and Civil Defence services.
The Royal Air Force Quarterly - July 1932. A good clean example of The Royal Air Force Quarterly publication - Volume 3 - Number 3, July 1932 published by Gale & Polden approx 120 pages card cover with illustration. In very good sound condition for its age with some foxing full with interesting articles and advertisements.
Travel Permit - Ireland to United Kingdom. 1941. Interesting and rare travel permit issued by the Dublin passport office in July 1941 to A. J Young to allow the holder to travel between Ireland and the United Kingdom. Photograph to first page and various official stamps for July 1941. The 16 page permit is in good condition.
USAAF "Good Look" Greeting Card. USAAF "Good Luck" Keep Em Flying greeting card in excellent unused condition complete with its original envelope the card retains good strong colours. Stock no 5220
USAAF / War Department Handbook For Bombardiers. War department technical manual - Handbook For Bombardiers - March 31st 1941. Card cover booklet, approx. 125 pages, published 1941 detailing the theory of bombing. Kelly field Texas issue in stamp to front cover. Booklet in good sound condition with some foxing to pages.
USAAF A-35 Bomb Load Adjuster. USAAF Bomb load adjuster slide rule for the Vultee A-35 Vengeance dive bomber aircraft. Load adjuster in good clean working order, comes complete with its original leather case. Case retains good clear AAF markings. Manufactured by the Cox and Stevens Aircraft Corp Mineola N.Y.
USAAF B-5 Mae West. USAAF Type B-5 Mae West in sound but fairly well used condition, retains all straps and zips are in working order, some staining and fading of colour to material, front leather patches are intact but worn, retain spec details but difficult to make out date I believe 1945?. Overall a sound but used example and although not mint it still displays well. Stock no 4029
USAAF Navigator Wings. WW2 USAAF navigator wings. Good detailed full size pair of navigator wings. Maker marked "Vanguard" New York with pinback fixing. Good detailed wings with some service wear to finish.
W.V.S Armband. W.V.S armband green cloth armband with red printed lettering and Kings Crown with elastic straps to rear. In good clean condition. Stock no 5203.
Wanstead & Woodford Fire Guard Identity Card. Wanstead & Woodford Borough Council Fire Guard Identity Card issued 10/2/42 to R. Govett. Small card in well used but sound condition. Stock no 5096
War Cookery Leaflet No 12 - Cheese. War Cookery Leaflet No 12 - Cheese. Fold out leaflet dated June 1944 issued by the Ministry of Food. In good used condition with some slight creases and edge damage.
War Cookery Leaflet No 18. War Cookery Leaflet Number 18 - High Teas and Suppers. Issued June 1944 by the Ministry Of Food. Fold out leaflet in good clean condition. Stock no 4514
War Cookery Leaflet No13 - Puddings & Sweets. War Cookery Leaflet No13 - Puddings and Sweets, fold out leaflet dated July 1944 issued by the Ministry of Food. In good clean used condition.
War Savings Leaflet - Deeds Of Daring. Leaflet issued by the national savings committee reference no W.F.L 68 entitled "Deeds Of Daring". Four page coloured leaflet in good condition promoting the need for war savings.
War Time Cookery Book. War Time Cookery Book - cooking & catering in war time by D.D Cottington Taylor published by Country Life Ltd, No 7 in the home front series. 32 pages book in good sound condition for age with some slight damage to front cover. Full of good wholesome war tie recipes!
War-Time Gardening by J.R.Wade. War-Time Gardening by J.R.Wade hard back book complete with its dust jacket, approx. 120 pages with some line illustration, deals with all aspects of war time gardening. In good condition with some foxing.
Warship Week Leaflet. Warship week leaflet issued by the national savings committee reference no W.F.L 49 entitled "Dont miss the boat its warship week" details the need to save every shilling to give the navy the ships, guns etc to bring those vital convoys safely through. Single side leaflet in good condtion with slight ink mark to top edge.
Wartime Adler -Luftwaffenspiel Board Game. German wartime board game "Adler - Luftwaffenspiel" (Eagles Air Force Game). A fighting game for two persons object being to defend the town using aircraft, flak defenses, barrage balloons and fighting vehicles. The box contains fold out board, 6 fighter aircraft and 6 bomber aircraft for both sides, dice and instruction leaflet. ( I believe this is the full contents but cannot guarantee) The box is in sound but used condition it has suffered some damage to corners over the years and the lid is a little grubby, board retains good colour. Dated 1941 the game was produced by Verlag Hugo Grafe, Dresden A24.
Wartime Dubarry Talcum Powder. Unopened box of Dubarry Talcum Powder, noted on the box - "Talcum Dubarry in new sprinker box - owing to the growing scarcity of bottles and tins the Dubarry perfumery co ltd have devised this sprinkler box as a wartime emergency package". In overall good condition with just some small damage to the box edges, complete with contents. A interesting piece of wartime packaging.
Wartime Lord Haw Haw Comic Postcard. Lord 'Haw-Haw' comic postcard, No 313 in the "Humoresque" series. Card is in good clean condition for age and retains good colour.
Wartime Playing Cards. Waddingtons Number 1 Playing Cards - Wartime Quality, Manufactured within the limits of wartime restrictions. Complete set, cards are in near mint condition box has some damage but is still sound. Box is clearly marked wartime quailty. A good clean set.
Wartime Tank Jig Saw Puzzle. WW2 "Topical Subjects" WW2 Union Jack jig saw puzzle, 200 pieces (complete). Number 5 in the series "Tanks". Original box in sound condition some damage to lower section, box marked "Wartime Pack". Full colour puzzle in excellent condition (approx 35 x 24 cm).
Water Supply During Air Raids Leaflet. Single sided leaflet issued March 1941 by Sunderland & South Shields Water Co, giving details to householders what may happen to the water supply during and after a air raid. Interesting leaflet although in poor condition is still fairly sound and readable.
What To Do About Gas Leaflet Double sided leaflet issued in 1941 by the Ministry of Home Security - entitled "What To Do About Gas" gives advice on how not to get gassed, if you do get gassed, clothing etc. Leaflet is in good condition some slight damage to edges and has discoloured with age.
Wiggins Teape Ltd 1939 -45. Interesting book detailing the wartime activities of the paper producer Wiggins Teape Ltd published 1946. Details how the factories and mills were turned over to wartime production. 32 page card cover book illustrated throughout in good condition with some rusting of staples and slight staining to covers..
Wm. Penn, Ltd A.R.P Advertising Leaflet. Magazine single sheet insert leaflet for Wm. Penn, Ltd. 623 Holloway Road, London N.19 advertising A.R.P automatic black out blinds and on the reverse womens bib and brace overalls "ideal for ARP, factory and land workers. Leaflet in good condition has been folded.
Womans A.F.S Peak Cap. Womens Auxillary Fire Service 1939 dated peak cap. Black wool / felt hat with red piping, marked inside A.F.S 39 - size 6? in white lettering, AFS cloth badge to front. Retains a fairly good shape, has some slight moth damage to rear and inner band. Displays well.
Womens Land Army Badge. Womens Land Army Badge - brass with green and red enamel with pinback fixing. In good sound condition with undamaged enamel.
Womens Land Army Shoulder Title. Women's Land Army shoulder title, red embroidered lettering on green background in used condition, shows signs of being removed uniform. Nice original badge in used condition. Stock no 5116
Woollies For The R.A.F. Wartime publication - "Woollies For The R.A.F", in collaboration with Royal Air Force comforts committee part of the Weldon knitting series No15. 20 pages of knitting patterns for pullovers, scarves etc all illustrated. A good clean sound copy with some slight staining to page edges.
WW2 R.A.F Birthday Greetings Card. Wartime R.A.F birthday greeting card, embossed silver RAF wings to front cover and spitfire style aircraft to inner cover. Good overall used condition.
WW2 R.A.F Officers Cap Badge. A good used early or pre-war example of a heavily padded R.A.F Officers cap badge. Some discolouration to the bullion wire and gilt eagle, retains good shape. Nice quality well used cap badge retianing its hessian backing.
WW2 South African Air Force Silver Sweetheart Badge. 1941 dated S.A.A.F pilot wing silver sweetheart badge, large style approx. 6cm in good used condition, excellent quality / detail. Engraved to reverse - "Cuffa from Stan 18/2/41". Stamped Silver and maker - Dobbies Ltd. Original pin fixing a nice quality badge.
Your Home As An Air Raid Shelter - Booklet Booklet published 1940 by the H.M.S.O entitled "Your Home As An Air Raid Shelter". 24 pages illustrated issued by the Ministry of Home Security details how to turn a house into an air raid shelter. In good sound condition has ink stain on the cover and first few pages.