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COMMONWEALTH ARMBANDS, PENNANTS, AND FLAGS

#CD343 Canadian Civil Defence Armband
Original WWII Canadian Civil Defence (CD) armband. The Canadian federal government used a civil defence program to sustain public support for WWII, and in the post war years for a defence policy based on nuclear weapons. This armband is an interesting British made example, maker marked "FINNIGANS LTD" with British broad arrow, presumably issued to Canadian Civil Defense members serving overseas. Interesting. $45
#CD021 Canadian 7th War Loans Pennant
Original WWII Canadian 7th War Loans pennant. Nice example manufactured by J.J. Turner & Sons. $50
#BS139 British 1 Corps. Brigade Level Command Pennant
Original WWII British 1 Corps. brigade level command pennant. 1 Corps was part of the British Expeditionary and withdrew at Dunkirk. It later landed in Normandy and fought across France and Germany. Constructed of Rexine artificial leather and heavy duty reenforced canvas. Good condition, it has a crease from being folded at one point. Approximate size is 14 x 26 cm. This would look good displayed with an insignia collection. $175
#MC7 Red and Blue Armband
Original WWII British manufactured armband. We're not sure the purpose of this armband but suspect it could be Royal Artillery. War Department marked with broad arrow and dated 1944. $75
#BS54 First Canadian Army Armband
Original WWII First Canadian Army armband. Canvas printed First Canadian Army patch applied to black armband. This is an obscure armband and the first we've seen, likely for a mourning party. $100

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#BS20 WWII 3rd Canadian Infantry Division Headquarters Flag
Impressive and unique one of a kind WWII 3rd Canadian Infantry Division headquarters flag. Constructed of French-grey heavy cotton twill with re-enforced edges and individual cotton ribbon ties, large yellow cotton twill Canadian maple leafs are zig-zag stitched to the centre of each side.  We are not aware of any other examples in existence.  This iconic flag would have been flown by the Headquarters of the 3rd Canadian Division which played a major role in the invasion of Normandy.  This flag would be the centrepiece of any 3rd Division display, collection, or museum. The condition of the flag is overall excellent, there are a few spots of fading likely from being folded and near lighting or sun but it's not bad enough to detract.  The lightly faded areas are visible in the photos. There are no rips, tears, or repairs. The flag is well constructed with re-enforced folded edges.  The ties are all present and strongly attached to the flag itself. Flag was originally sold at auction by a Canadian Legion many years ago. *Sold*
#CD478 Canadian Army Stretcher Bearer's Armband
Original WWII Canadian Army "SB" Stretcher Bearer's armband. Great condition. *Sold*

#MA51 Canadian Army Medical Armband / Brassard
Original WWII Canadian Army medical armband / brassard. Worn by the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and and those assisting with first aid. The brassard is constructed of white cotton drill with a red wool flannel cross in the centre. The left side of the band is ink stamped “Army Medical Service” within a circle. This example features brass “Newey” snap buttons to be adjusted quickly onto the wearers arm. Excellent condition showing an honest patina given the age. *Sold*

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