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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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • teapot, commemorative, British

    teapot, commemorative, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Ducal China, Stoke-on-Trent 1939

    EPH 4624

    'Ducal China', earthenware' teapot (14cm x 16cm x 24cm) with coloured decoration of Allied Flags overall and inscriptions: 'Liberty and Freedom / France Western Colonies / France Eastern Colonies / Canada / Newfoundland / New Zealand...

  • badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4635

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

  • dog's gas mask

    dog's gas mask

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2907

    gas mask, with cotton drill carrying bag and leaflet.

  • scarf, Careless Talk Costs Lives

    scarf, Careless Talk Costs Lives

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

    EPH 3664

    Colourful rectangular crepe scarf printed with Fougasse's 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' illustrations designed for Second World War period propaganda posters, the scarf is predominantly printed in greens / greys / yellows upon a violet...

  • cigarette lighter

    cigarette lighter

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3935

    This cigarette lighter was made during the Second World War by Mr Frank Wild from an off-cut from a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine cylinder block. Frank Wild was an Inspector at the Rolls-Royce plant at Crewe during the Second World War. Rolls-Royce made the...

  • Bundle for Britain

    Bundle for Britain

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1025

    Second World War period baby clothes and accessories sent to Britain as part of the 'Bundles for Britain' aid scheme by the Chicago Chapter of the American Red Cross. British Home Front associations.

  • 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...

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