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WW2 Food Leader shopping basket home front badge

A scarce original Second World War period gilded brass badge, inlaid with green, white and brown enamelling, depicting a housewives full shopping basket with 'Food Leader' title below. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Height 24mm.

The Food Leader scheme originated with the 'WVS' in Birmigham and became a national scheme of the Ministry of Food around 1944 to give advice to housewives on food saving tips as the shortage and rationing took hold.

Code: 61221

35.00 GBP


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WW2 Ministry of Food emergency food officer badge


A good original Second World War period 'Emergency Food Officer' gilt and enamel badge', worn by a Ministry government official. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 38mm.

Code: 58879

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WW2 Dig for Victory campaign home front badge


A rare Second World War Dig for Victory celluloid tin button badge, the rim with "Copyright Reserved". Very good condition, original pin fitting, minor foxing and rust to reverse.
Diameter 25mm.
The Dig for Victory campaign encouraged people to transform gardens, parks and sports pitches into allotments to grow vegetables, as food shortage and rationing took hold.

Code: 52759

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Battle For Bread Volunteer 1946 post war rationing celluloid tin button badge

A good original 'Battle For Bread 1946 Volunteer celluloid tin button badge', designed and worn in the preceding year of the war when food was still very short and bread was added to the list of rationed goods. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
Diameter 32mm.

Code: 51364

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