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  • carton, 'Demi Sanispoons

    carton, 'Demi Sanispoons

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: MHC

    EPH 4625

    A set of disposable cardboard spoons, 'Sanispoons', manufactured in the USA and supplied for British home front use during the Second World War. The set, which comes in its original cardboard box, is incomplete (it should contain twenty-five...

  • VE Day mug

    VE Day mug

    (souvenirs and ephemera) 1945

    EPH 4886

    Second World War British made earthenware mug commemorating the formal cessation of hostilities in North West Europe, VE Day, 8 May 1945. It is likely (given the method of inscription) that this commemorative item was rapidly produced to take advantage...

  • scarf, Jacqmar, 'London Wall'

    scarf, Jacqmar, 'London Wall'

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jacqmar

    EPH 4373

    Second World War period Jacqmar scarf. Jacqmar of London made propaganda scarves from 1940-1945. They were based in Mayfair (16 Grosvenor Street) and many were produced for the export market as well as for wartime sweethearts, particularly in London. The...

  • 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...

  • Collection: 'V for Victory' stickers

    Collection: 'V for Victory' stickers

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3934

    Second World War period British Home Front 'V' for Victory campaign stickers. The responsibility and origins of the campaign lay with the BBC who in July 1941, in the wake of the desperate Russian defensive operations following the German...

  • ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    (Equipment)

    EPH 2957

    Second World War period British Home Front 'ceiling pike' used by Air Raid Precautions (ARP) personnel for dislodging potentially dangerous remnants of house debris, following bomb damage by enemy action.

  • sugar, granulated, packet of, British

    sugar, granulated, packet of, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Tate and Lyle Ltd

    EPH 406

    Second World War period pack of Tate and Lyle caster sugar. British Home Front associations.

  • 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.

  • adhesive window netting, ARP, British

    adhesive window netting, ARP, British

    (Equipment)

    EPH 976

    Second World War period British manufactured 'Splinternet', an adhesive window netting product which was applied to moistened window panes in order to reduce glass splinter fragments in the event of a bomb blast. British Home Front and Air Raid...

  • playing cards, British, ('The New Bond Fabric Finish Playing Cards, Rufford All British').

    playing cards, British, ('The New Bond Fabric Finish Playing Cards, Rufford All British').

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Universal Playing Card Co Ltd, Leeds and London

    EPH 2216

    Pack of playing cards, Second World War period, made by the Universal Playing Card Company Limited (Leeds and London). The box bears the image of Field Marshal B L Montgomery. Note that Montgomery was made a Field Marshal in September 1944.

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