Battle of Britain Wings Appeal Poster #2
Double sided. Paper mounted on hardboard, approximately 75 x 50cm (29 x 20"). The 'basic' blank poster was designed and printed by W. H. Smith & Sons Ltd., Bridge House, London for the Royal Air Forces Association 'Battle of Britain Week' in the early 1950s. These were supplied to local RAFA branches for relevent details to be added in order to advertise upcoming events. Super period artwork showing a Hawker Hurricane fighter in flight. This poster was used in Torquay and one side is hand signwritten for a parade and 'Drumhead Service'. The reverse reads 'Help the R.A.F. Charities'. Condition is reasonable. One corner is missing and the edges are knocked and worn. Although the posters were varnished for protection at the time there is some paper loss, staining and wear. Nevertheless, these are impressive posters and would make an excellent backdrop display piece. Stock code P20212.