Embroidered red on light tan shoulder title. Rounded ends. In good condition.
A small matched pair of titles, with some white 'bluetack' traces to reverse otherwise in good condition.
Regimental designation of The Sherwood Foresters ( Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). The title "Foresters" was on the official June 1943 listing. This title design was worn by the 5th Battalion when serving with the 147th Lorried infantry Brigade ( TA ) in 1949. Some white bluetack traces to reverse otherwise in good condition.
In good condition except for some glue / paper traces to the reverse.
A scarce title with some slight moth grazing to title above Royal, but not holed. otherwise good condition,.
Davis No 273 refers.
Royal Hampshire, post 1946 Embroidered Yellow / Amber on Black Cloth Shoulder Title. Traces of white bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition.
Good pair, almost matching (one is slightly wider than the other) and one with traces of white bluetack to the reverse.
In very good condition with original retaining slip to the reverse. Some glue / paper stuck to the reverse. Worn on both the battledress blouse and KD shirt.
Col D R Wood No 728A refers.
Reserved for MT
A small title in stunning condition. A white hessian backing to reverse. Rare.
A good matched pair, some moth surface grazing to khaki but no holes with matching retaining straps. Worn until 1943 on battledress.
BoBD No 212 refers.
A scarce WWII printed white on red shoulder title, "Loyals" still affixed to a Chief Inspectorate of Clothing 27th March 1943 dated working pattern card. The reverse has the original wax seal and a company notation (A James & Co Limited). One corner crease to top right of card otherwise in very good condition.
Cotton or Canvas titles as they were known were the product of a fabric screen printing technology and came into use from 1943 onwards. The design was made using a series of meshes through which pigments were forced to produce a finely detailed printed fabric. Printed on a cotton twill material or cotton satin material these patches were of a two piece construction. The printed obverse fabric was bonded to a cotton backing. The edges were sealed to minimise fraying. Many printed designs were direct copies from melton felt patterns submitted by regiments and corps. Others were new designs. Only one maker, Calico Printers Association, of which A. James & Co must have been a part, produced the printed titles and patches in the United Kingdom.
There is an excellent and informative work produced by the Military Heraldry Society Issue 276 (Oct - Dec 2019) which details the stock books discovered on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow aired on 17th March 2019. The publication was supplemented with another such album of stock items which came to light following the programme. Printed titles have increased in popularity over the years and it is potentially a rich field for collectors as the Association's published history records that its affiliated firms produced over 230 million badges and flashes during WW2.
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