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  • metal polish, British

    metal polish, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 396

    A tin of 'Bluebell' brand metal polish made in Britain during the Second World War period. 'Bluebell' metal cleaning products were a household name in the 1930s and even merited a specific and relevant contextual reference in Patrick...

  • slippers

    slippers

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3238

    Pair of slippers with red velvet upper with green edging, string soles with a yellow fabric edge. They have fleece insoles.

  • badge, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

    badge, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Toye & Co.

    EPH 3544

    'Rex' was awarded the Dickin medal on 25 April 1945 for outstanding bravery in rescuing bomb victims, by finding them beneath debris.

  • dried eggs, tin: American

    dried eggs, tin: American

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1354

    Medium sized metal cylinder can, sealed, with printed gold and black decal: 'Pure Dried Whole Eggs [stylised stars and stripes with U.S.A. superimposed]", Ministry of Food instructions for use.

  • Bomb Component, Parachute and Cord, Luftmine, German

    Bomb Component, Parachute and Cord, Luftmine, German

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4705

    Portion of parachute and rope from a German Second World War parachute bomb ('land mine') which fell outside the council house in High Street Smethwick. The bomb was caught by the telephone wires before striking the ground and thus did not...

  • scarf, Jacqmar, 'Into Battle

    scarf, Jacqmar, 'Into Battle

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jacqmar

    EPH 1679

    Second World War period Jacqmar scarf; British 'home front' associations.

  • handkerchief, instructional and propaganda, British

    handkerchief, instructional and propaganda, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: FOUGASSE (designer)

    EPH 3034

    Second World War British handkerchief with instructional humorous cartoon designs and slogans by 'Fougasse' (Cyril Kenneth Bird, 1887-1965) for the Ministry of Information's 'Careless Talk Cost Lives' home security campaign. In...

  • identity discs, animal

    identity discs, animal

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1870

    Second World War animal identity discs produced by the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee given by Mrs Friend who was an animal warden during the war.

  • handmade wooden pen tray / desk tidy

    handmade wooden pen tray / desk tidy

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Kleinert, Max 1946

    EPH 10014

    Pen tray ('desk tidy') made by Max Kleinert (522570), a German prisoner of war (POW), at Boughton Camp (No 633), near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, between 1945 and 1946. The item was acquired by Company Quartermaster Sergeant Guy William Reckin (...

  • bridesmaid dress made from parachute silk

    bridesmaid dress made from parachute silk

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3218

    Second World War period (British Home Front) bridesmaid's dress made for and worn by Janet Saunders for the wedding of Ted Hillman (4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment) and Ruby Mansfield in 1945.

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