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A good original wartime gilt and painted enamel finish miniature matchbox cover depicting an embossed lion rampant on a crowned shield with French motto "Dieu et mon Droit"; the reverse bearing the title 'British War Relief Society' on red and blue stripes, the gilt spine bearing the patriotic caption 'There'll Always Be An England", complete with "La Petite Made in Sweden" matchbox and three matches. Very good condition, minor wear to the painted enamel finish and surface scratches.
A good original wartime gilt and painted enamel finish badge depicting a lion rampant on a crowned shield with French motto "Dieu et mon Droit"; the reverse impressed in relief "Official B.W.R.S and B.B by Accessocraft" and "U.S. Patent No. 123071". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working order, minimal wear to the painted enamel finish.
A good original Second World War 'RAF BWRS badge', in the form of a Royal Air Force gilt wings with red painted crown, the reverse stamped in relief "Official B.W.R.S Pat.Apld For by Accessocraft". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working order.
A scarce original Second World War period superior quality 'Bundles For Britain from Union of South Africa silver badge'; depicting a three - dimensional chest on a band of ripple waves, the reverse impressed "925" (Sterling Silver) and with maker's details "S.A.M" (South African Mint). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
A reference was made to this organisation in the 'Birmingham Daily Gazette - Friday 31 December 1943' when children at a party provided by Messrs. Ansells at the 'Crippled Children's Hospital, Broad-street, Birmingham were each given a packet of sweets by "Bundles For Britain from Johannesburg" through the 'South African Voluntary Service'.
A rare original wartime period 'Official American War Workers' badge; very small gilt and enamel example depicting the national flag of the United States of America "Stars and Stripes" and pre 1801 Union Flag of Great Britain inlaid with red,white and blue enamelling, with ribbon scroll below in white inscribed 'Bundles For Britain'; the reverse with single screw post with impressed maker's details to the cap "American Emblem Co Utica, N.Y.". Very good condition, enamel good, minor service wear to gilt finish.
Bundles for Britain was founded by Natalie Wales Latham in 1940 as a knitting circle in a store front in New York, within sixteen months it had expanded into an organization with 975 branches and by 1941 had raised over a million dollars in cash and a further million and a half in goods. Mrs. Latham was highly recognized for this wartime effort, being invested by the Queen as an honorary Commander, Order of the British Empire, the first non-British subject to receive this honour.
A scarce original Second World War period 'RAF BWRS badge', in the form of a Royal Air Force gilt and painted enamel wing, the reverse stamped in relief "Official Bundles For Britain By Monet". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings incorporating safety roller catch.
A scarce gilt finish Royal Air Force style wing badge, the reverse stamped in relief "Official Bundles For Britain By Monet". Very good condition, original pin fittings incorporating safety catch.
A good gilt and painted enamel finish large hollow badge, the reverse with stamped encircled details "Official B.W.R.S and B.B by Accessocraft" and "U.S. Patent No. 123 071". Very good condition, original pin fittings incorporating safety catch, no damage to the paintwork.
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