Collection: forgery kit

Catalogue number
  • EPH 9976
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • Case: metal
Dimensions
  • Case: Depth 95 mm, Height 65 mm, Width 190 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: forgery kit
  • simple name: POW
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Label

Forgery kit used by Major Woodley whilst a prisoner of war in Oflag IXA, Rotenburg.

Physical description

Forgery kit comprising rectangular metal tin with removeable lid containing the following items: two pieces of cloth - one is inkstamped, brass Nazi swastika and eagle badge, an epaulette embroidered with number 266, a pair of identity discs red and blue inscribed with name WOODLEY, a metal German POW identity tag inscribed with Number 1034 and 'Kr. gef. Offz. Lager VIIC', pair of scissors, a penknife with corkscrew, a swastika pin, a white metal oak leaf wreath badge, a black and green bakelite Glolite Midget cigarette lighter, one spent bullet, 17 empty cartridges, a small tin inscribed INJEKTIONSKANULEN SUPER ERR EFF containing a flat piece of metal, gold fabric braid inside folded paper envelope, a round button, a pair of metal clips, multi-tool featuring two saws and wire cutters, a mini hacksaw, a small tin containing 23 counterfeit rubber inkstamps, mini saw blade and a large rubber inkstamp inscribed with German text.

Physical description

1 tin of Injecta

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1 large forged document stamp

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16 cartridge cases

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1 German shoulder title

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1 Third Reich eagle

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1 button

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1 laurel leaf

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1 swastika pin badge

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2 clips

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pair of pliers

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penknife

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penknife with wirecutters

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POW ID tag

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2 bullet heads

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1 unidentified gren and black object

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2 issue ID Tags

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I miniature blade

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1 miniature saw

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1 folded envelope with gold braid in

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1 tin with four circular forged stampes, I small oblong stamp and 18 small circular stamps

Physical description

all in 1 tin

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