A scarce original Second World War period gilt brass badge, inlaid with green, white and brown enamelling, depicting a housewives full shopping basket inscribed with 'Food Leader' title below. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
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.
A scarce original post war period '1946 Battle For Bread Volunteer celluloid tin button badge'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
In the Summer of 1946 continual rain ruined Britain's wheat crops and post war Bread rationing started.
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.
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.
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.
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