Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Of  Buckby Cans and badges.

For those tired of old books and for whom canal hardware is more their 'thing' ! A couple of recent items at auction......

  Auctioned on eBay recently an old Buckby Can with a seemingly reasonable provenance (The vendors parents bought it in 1952) - £360.

  Inscribed round the top edge 'NATIONAL SERVICE'  and then the letters IW sitting on the waves. This badge issued to the Women recruits on the working boats during World War 2 (The so called Idle Women) must be very rare as these recruits were not exactly too numerous. On eBay recently with at least 10 bidders it made £311.

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