Home Front

(click on pictures to enlarge)

NAAFI embroidered patch.

Patch worn by the members of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute - a civilian volunteer organization which provided meals, drinks, supplemental clothing and entertainment to all branches of the service on the home front. The soldiers, sailors and airmen will be the first to admit they couldn't have made it through the war without the NAAFI tea ladies!

$25 / £20 / €25

email to secure this item

NAAFI patch

NAAFI patch

NAAFI patch

NAAFI patch

Wartime wooden model kit - Fiat aircraft in original box.

Wartime wooden model construction kit by Master ModelCraft of New York of a Fiat biplane fighter. Labeled as a Fiat 40, it is actually more likely a Fiat 42, but it is complete! Wood fuselage requires shaping; wings are printed on wood and also require shaping. Other parts in heavy card plus turned wooden wheels and a metal propellor.  Insignia are printed on paper, to be cut out and glued on. Complete and in perfect condition, still in its box - great addition to any  WWII aviation display!

$25 / £20 / €24

email to secure this item

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

Wartime wooden model kit of a Fiat aircraft.

WWII era Home Front board game "Aviation" .

Fascinating game for wartime gatherings (or anytime!).  Aviation is the "Aerial tactics game of attack and defence."  The game itself is 100% complete and in very good condition - all that is missing is the original box! All cards and metal stands are present, as is the board and original instruction book with "hints" on how to play - all in excellent condition. While it is a shame the original box is absent, I dare say it would be easier to find a box with partial contents than to find all the pieces (42 red cards and 42 blue, featuring every type of aircraft and defences, with 84 metal stands).

$45 / £35 / €42

email to secure this item

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

WWII era board game "Aviation"

"Laughs with the Forces" - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others.

For many people growing up in England, it wasn't Christmas without the yearly book of cartoons by Giles, the famous cartoonist whose work appeared every day in the Daily Express. Giles was hard at work during the Second World War as well, and this lovely piece of nostalgia features his early work, along with cartoons from Punch, as well as numerous anecdotes and jokes about the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. 48-pages, 5.5" x 8.5" (14cm x 22cm).  Excellent condition, with one small tear at the spine. Brilliant British military humour.

$40 / £30 / €45

email to secure this item

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Laugh with the Forces - 1943 magazine featuring cartoons from Punch and Giles and others..

Wartime Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant.

Felt peanut with silk-screened and hand-coloured name/crest of Parrsboro, Canada. 

These pennants were

very popular for representing home towns, bases, ships etc. of servicemen and were collected by soldiers, sailors and airmen from all allied branches. Excellent condition and retains rich full color.

$20 / £15 / €17

email to secure this item

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Parrsboro Nova Scotia pennant

Wartime Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada pennant.

Felt peanut with silk-screened and hand-coloured crossed Union flag and Canadian flag. 

These pennants were

very popular for representing home towns, bases, ships etc. of servicemen and were collected by soldiers, sailors and airmen from all allied branches. Excellent condition and retains rich full color.

$20 / £15 / €17

email to secure this item

Halifax, Canada pennant

Halifax, Canada pennant

Halifax, Canada pennant

Halifax, Canada pennant

Halifax, Canada pennant

Halifax, Canada pennant

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards.

 

John Player cigarette card album with complete set of cards, "Aircraft of the Royal Air Force." Superb home front item for grown ups and kids and in excellent condition. Minor creasing and small rust stains around staples. All cards neatly glued in and name neatly written inside cover. C.1939. The illustrations of aircraft are quite excellent.

$35 / £28 / €28

email to secure this item

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Wartime cigarette card album with full set of cards

Unusual Home Front item from Nazi Germany: cabbage grater clearly marked DRGM.

DRGM (Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster - the equivalent of a patent mark) marked cabbage grater which may have seen military use due to its field grey painted finish. Measures 11" x 4.5" (28cm x 11cm) with six integral cutting blades  for slicing a cabbage and other vegetables for making soup etc. Much of the paint is worn off the front side from use, and more removed in cleaning,  but the back retains about 85% of its original field grey paint.  Great condition. Wonderful item to display with a Luftwaffe dinner set!

$60 / £45 / €50  email to secure this item

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

WWII era DRGM marked cabbage grater

Excellent Civilian Service Respirator dated 1940 with bag, anti-dim and instruction leaflet.

 

The Civilian Service Respirator was exclusively for issue to those civilians in wartime service capacity such as Police, ARP, etc. It was a more robust version of the civilian issue mask though sed the exact same filter. This mask is well marked, dated 1940 and in excellent condition; the rubber is pliable and the straps are still elastic. The only part which has stiffened is the rubberized canvas pad which fits on the back of the head. Includes correct canvas shoulder bag with pocket for anti-dim/fogging compound and rare instruction sheet. Made by Siebe Gorman. Great example of a home front gas mask.

$150 / £120 / €140  email to secure this item

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

ARP Civilian Service gas mask with bag

Lovely silk "Victory" handkerchief, depicting the flags of all the Allied nations that fought together and won WW2.

Unused, in beautiful, pristine condition, this small  (12" square) keepsake of WW2 is significant in that it recognizes all of the Allied nations - not just the "main contenders."  Printed in bright, rich colours flags of every country are shown from Australia, and India, China, canada, USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland, New Zealan, Free France, South Africa, Greece, Holland, Great Britain and USA, plus shields with flags of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Belgium etc. Around the edge, a border shows symbols of the countries intertwined through the word "Victory." An unusual souvenir in lovely condition.

$25 / £18 / €20  email to secure this item

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

Silk VICTORY handkerchief

AAF "Know Your Airplanes" Plane-O-Graph ID recognition disk.

One of the best aircraft ID devices of the war and a fabulous home front item! This huge (13" diameter) disk can be rotated to show a picture plus details of each aircraft. On the back is a selection of squadron patches. Disk is in excellent condition, with minimal wear and chips - but best of all is it comes with its original paper envelope, which is extremely rare and unusual to find. Envelope has some wear and tear and a few minor chips but is essentially intact. Great item.

$75 / £60 / €68  

email to secure this item

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

AAF "Know your Planes" ID disk

WWII era Police whistle "The Metropolitan" - as issued to Police all over Great Britain. 

 

Patterned after the whistle first used by the Metropolitan Police (London) in the 19th century and issued to Police everywhere, this was the standard style Police whistle used in the war years. Pewter whistle marked "The Metropolitan" and "Made in England" - great condition with minimal wear.

 

$25 / £18 / €20  email for more details

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

London Metropolitan Police whistle

Complete set of Players Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft 

Excellent "Home front" item! A complete set of Players aircraft cigarette cards featuring RAF aircraft, circa 1939. Most cards in very good to excellent condition, with some showing minor creases, corner wear etc. Still retain their gummed backing for adhering in album. Preserved and supplied in archival plastic pages.

 

$25 / £18 / €20  email to secure this item

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

Cigarette cards - RAF aircraft

WWII Kelloggs "Pep" badges / pins 

 

A giveaway with Kelloggs cereal during the war, these small pins feature the insignia of different AAF and USN aviation squadrons. Each is marked around the edge with which squadron. A colourful collectible for kids and adults alike! Now quite rare because so few survived. these have a few chips to the paint and some rust to the pins, but overall good condition. Total 8.

 

$45 / £35 / €40  email for more details

WWI Kelloggs PEP badges $55

WWI Kelloggs PEP badges $55

WWI Kelloggs PEP badges $55

WWI Kelloggs PEP badges $55