Tablecloth made of loosely woven paper fabric, resembling canvas. There is a seam of 1cm running around the entire edge. The cloth has a border of black thread, consisting of a single black thread, with an outward loop every 2cm. This border is repeated around a section of embroidery in each corner. The pattern features flowers in blue, red, orange and purple. There are also leaves in different shades of green. Dotted about the rest of the tablecloth are single flowers and apples, also embroidered.
The tablecloth is stained (probably water stains) around the edges where is it folded.
There is also evidence of pest activity, woolly bear casts.
There was a shop label attached to one of the corners. The label is white paper, designed to be folded over a edge and pinned. The printing is in blue ink, and features a double border. The outer line is thick, the inner thin with decorative corners.
EPH 7839 -EPH 7885. Items were found together in a Grey Crate containing many examples of ersatz material. The crate was moved from A17 to Duxford on 14/Oct/2005. Where envelopes or OHMS labels were found with the items, the handwriting is the same. A label stating 'Major General Malcolm Brit. Mil. Mission' was also found in the same crate, which is now kept in file. The handwriting on this is very similar, perhaps the same.
EPH 8709 -8715 and EPH 8570 -8600. Items were donated by the Department of War Trade Intelligence: many show similar labels and handwriting, it is likely that the objects in the Grey Crate described above were donated by the same Government Department.
Printed in blue ink. Numbers are written in pencil, with the exception of the price, which appears to be indelible pencil.
Landsehut Schl. u. Berlin W.