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RAF propaganda scarf


Code: M21552


W: 90cm (35.4")L: 80cm (31.5")

By Jacqmar. Arnold Lever design. WW2 RAF propaganda scarf, 'Happy Landings'. Rectangular, approximately 90 x 80cm. Cream coloured woven scarf decorated with a repeat pattern of RAF pilot wings and quote from Churchill's famous speech given in tribute to Battle of Britain pilots, 'Never was so much owed by so many to so few'.  Sadly the scarf is rather faded with light marking and a couple of small frayed areas. Colour loss is very even suggesting this has occured from laundering rather than light. Jacqmar of London made propaganda scarves between 1940-1945. They were based in Mayfair and many were produced for the export market as well as for wartime sweethearts, particularly in London. Chief designer Arnold Lever continued working for the company even after he had joined the RAF. The scarves fall into three main thematic groups of the armed forces, allies and home front and usually have the Jacqmar name on the scarf. These scarves are now very highly sought after and collectable. In really good condition this would be more than two to three times this price. Stock code M21552.