Interesting Warden's Household Register from the County of Warwick. Going by the A.R.P./W/2 notation on the cover I assume these were issued nationwide but they appear to be quite scarce. A warden's sector would cover a few streets and the details of the households in the sector would be noted down (there is also space for detailing the issue of respirators). Following an air raid incident it would be used to find out how many people were to be expected to be found at each address.
Currently doing the rounds are these fake helmet visors. Several have appeared on the tat bazaar this year. Usually they are extremely rare items to find. They are often attached to Zuckerman helmets but this sale has one on a warden's helmet. The usual dodgy sellers are flogging these items and they have all the hallmarks (the acid-dip staining being the prime forger's trademark) of the fake First World War tank crew visors.
Prices have been ridiculous on eBay and people are being regularly fleeced. Please do your research, join a few forums or Facebook groups to get up to date regarding a whole host of military fakes and forgeries.
A rare showing of the Civil Defence rainbow (more often seen on the armbands) on a WW2 helmet.
Currently up for sale on eBay is this enamel sign. There are quite a number of designs made during the war but these yellow ones appear to be particularly scarce.
These Cumberland badges would appear to have similar colours to insignia issued by the Civil Defence Services during WW2 and the later Civil Defence Corps. Several numbered versions are in evidence but to date no definite identification has been found. They may of course have nothing to do with Civil defence. If you happen to know more, please contact me.
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