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Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED
Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED

Trubenised Utility collar CC41 Wartime Second World War 17" Blue Striped UNUSED


A wartime "utility collar" from the 1940s.
This is a trubenised cotton collar, which did not require starching.

These collars were made for civilian use during the period of clothes rationing in Great Britain.
Clothes rationing was introduced to ensure that everyone had an equal opportunity to buy clothing.
 
Much of the available resources were used to make uniforms and blankets for the armed forces, leading to shortages of clothes.
Civilian clothing had to conform to government economy standards.
The CC41 mark stamped on this collar shows that it met these requirements.
Like all civilian clothing during rationing, people buying collars needed to pay for them in the normal way, but each purchase had to be accompanied by the appropriate number of clothing coupons.
 

Colour: Blue and white striped
Size: Collar size 17"
Note: this is a "separate" or detachable collar. You will need a pair of collar studs to attach it to your shirt.
 

Condition:
Unused vintage item, in very good condition, but the collar has become a little dusty during storage, and needs to be washed before use.
There are a few tiny storage spots, as shown, and a little age-related fading, but the collar is certainly still wearable, even after half a century.
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Our Price: £16.50







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