• Bundles for Britain Button

  • $2.75 USD

  • Description

    Vintage WWII "Bundles for Britain" pins. Price is for one pin. They are in overall good/decent condition. Some may have scratches or light indents. The backs may have some rust. The pins are small, measuring about 3/4" across. They are made by  Chas. M Geraghty Inc, Chicago.

     

    Bundles for Britain was started in 1940 by Natalie Wales Latham as a knitting circle in a store front in New York City. Knitted goods—socks, gloves, hats, sweaters, and scarves—were made and shipped to Britain. Within 16 months, Latham expanded Bundles for Britain to 975 branches and almost a million contributors, and by the spring of 1941, it had delivered 40,000 sweater vests, 10,000 sweaters, 30,000 scarves, 18,000 pairs of seaboot stockings, 50,000 pairs of socks, and 8,000 caps. By 1941, it had also shipped ambulances, surgical instruments, medicines, cots, blankets, field kitchen units, and operating tables, along with used clothing of all sorts. The total value of goods shipped reached $1,500,000; another $1,000,000 was raised in cash.
  • Vintage WWII Bundles for Britain Button Pin
  • Vintage WWII Bundles for Britain Button Pin
  • Bundles for Britain Button
  • Bundles for Britain Button

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