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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.

  • embroidery, decorative, civilian, British

    embroidery, decorative, civilian, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: White, Sarah

    EPH 47

    An embroidered sampler (in canvas and wool) made by the British civilian Sara Chorley (née White) whilst a child living in Odiham, Hampshire (England) during the Second World War. The sampler (L 28.5cm x W 22.5cm) is made of thin strands of wool, due to...

  • 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.

  • war savings commemorative plaque, British

    war savings commemorative plaque, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: De La Rue Plastics 1943

    EPH 4621

    Second World War British home front war savings campaign plaque in moulded bakelite, manufactured by De La Rue Plastics. The rectangular ivory-coloured plastic presentation wall plaque specifically commemorates support for the 'Per Ardua Ad Astra...

  • 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.

  • tin of Fray Bentos Brand corned beef

    tin of Fray Bentos Brand corned beef

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Fray Bentos

    EPH 1293

    A tin of Fray Bentos Brand corned beef, Second World War British home front associations. A manuscript label associated with the tin bears the inscription: 'Mills 2 May 1944'.

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