Object details

Category
Decorations and awards
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Brand, W (Undefined)
Brand, W (manufacturer/maker)
Production date
1945
Place made
Rhodesia
Materials

Plated: silver

medium: metal

Dimensions

Support: Diameter 37 mm, Thickness 0.5 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM MED 1022

Related content

a portrait of the cartoon character the Squander Bug, set within a design of a 'Wanted' poster pinned to a wall. text: WANTED FOR SABOTAGE THE SQUANDERBUG ALIAS HITLER'S PAL KNOWN TO BE AT LARGE IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE KINGDOM USUALLY FOUND IN THE COMPANY OF USELESS ARTICLES, HAS A TEMPTING LEER AND A FLATTERING MANNER WANTED ALSO FOR THE CRIME OF 'SHOPPERS DISEASE' INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PEST SHOULD BE REPORTED TO W.F.P.299.
Second World War
Meet The Squander Bug
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.