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... read more
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. read more
The Air Defence of Britain.
1938 Penguin Special entitled ' The Air Defence of Britain '. A collection of essays by three authors, Charlton, Garrett and Fletcher, some 224pgs long on combined subjects making up the Defence of Britain including Air Raid Precautions. Good, clean condition. read more
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. read more
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. read more
Wartime Dance Poster with Gas Mask reminder.
44cm x 29cm approx. poster advertising a dance hosted by the BTH Apprentices Association in aid of their Hospitals Fund dancing to Ray Smith and his band with an exhortation to ' Bring Your Gas Mask ! '. BTH were British Thomson-Houston a British engineering and heavy industrial company, based at Rugby, Warwickshire. A subsidiary of GEC their primary products were electrical and steam turbines.... read more
WW2 Pattern West Suffolk Police Helmet Plate.
Blackened brass helmet plate for use on the police helmet worn by West Suffolk Constabulary during WW2. Two part badge with a white metal centre, three lugs to reverse. Good, used condition, slight wear to high points. read more
Embroidered, cotton on felt armband for the Womens Land Army. This is the basic armband worn on joining. This example in good condition with the exception of a smattering of moth holes, priced accordingly. read more
WVS ARP lapel 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 good, clean condition with minor abrasions which look a lot worse under magnification and ... read more
Uniforms Badges & Intelligence Data of the German Forces.
Another commercial publication in the 'Bernards' series. 48pgs aimed primarily at the Home Guard, this publication provides a compact guide to German uniforms, unit designations, awards, political organisations and a brief English/German dictionary of military words. Large number of illustrations including colour sections, one of the scarcer of the ' Bernards' Technical Books '. In good, used c... read more