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CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing
CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing

CC41 Airman shirt collar 15.5 vintage 1940s utility mark WW2 war time clothing


Vintage 1940s "Airman" shirt collar.
This is genuine wartime "utility" clothing, made during the time of clothes rationing in Britain (1941-1949).
These collars were stamped with the official CC41 Utility mark.
During the Second World War, there were restrictions on garment design, to minimize waste, and to ensure that resources could be concentrated on providing necessary supplies for the troops, together with a basic standard of clothing for civilians. The CC41 mark showed that these garments conformed with wartime economy standards.
Rationing was also in force - people wanting to buy the utility clothing, would have had to use their clothes ration coupons (as well as paying for the garments).
This was to ensure that everyone had an equal chance of buying necessary clothes, and to prevent hoarding and profiteering.
There is no garment composition marked on the collar, but it appears to be cotton.
Size
Collar size 15 1/2"
Condition
Vintage collar, made in the 1940s.
Very good condition.
Previous owner's laundry mark is stamped in the inside of the collar, as shown.
The starch has yellowed slightly with age, but this should wash out.
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Our Price: £19.00







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