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CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR
CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR

CC41 shirt collar 15 vintage 1940s war UTILITY clothes WW2 white CLIMAX STAR


One vintage 1940s white semi-stiff shirt collar for civilian use.
This is genuine wartime "utility" clothing, made during the time of clothes rationing in Britain (1941-1949).
This is a Climax "Star" collar, made in England
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.
As you can see, the collar has been worn.
It has the previous owner's laundry marks written on the inside of the collar.
The collar has been lightly starched.
If you prefer your semi-stiff collars to be unstarched, you can just wash and iron it.
 
Size
Collar size 15"
 
Condition
Vintage collar, made in the 1940s.
There is a little discolouration along the fold line.
The collar has been lightly starched.
Previous owners' laundry marks are written in the inisde of the collar, as shown.
If you are thinking of wearing the collar, you would probably be wise to wash it first, because of its age.
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Our Price: £19.50







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