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    Posted 4 years ago

    TassieDevil
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    Hello everyone.

    I have collected silk scarves for quite some years now and came across this one in a church market for $1.00. The only reason I bought it was because I saw it had New Guinea on it and my mother was born in Rabaul in 1927 when her parents, brother and sister lived there while my Grandfather was a school teacher there.
    Anyway I kept it in the cupboard with all the other scarves for years, until one day I was reading about Silk scarves and Waddington monopoly and escape compasses and other ww2 related things when the penny dropped!! Raced to the cupboard, found the scarf, checked it out, found it had the prepared under the direction of the RAAF printed on it as well as some Air Rescue Dumps noted on it in and around Darwin!!!!

    How amazing is that!!! It has obviously been used as it has a couple of tiny holes... but generally in good condition. It is a single sided map and not coloured.

    I will add a link in comments......hope you think this is as special as I do. Thanks, Judy

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      http://www.escape-maps.com/escape_maps/history_of_wwii_us_cloth_escape_maps.htm#III.__RAAF_Silk_Escape_Maps_Produced_for_MIS-X
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That was a good find, Judy! The link was very helpful, as I have never heard of/seen one of these before.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie, it was wasn't it.
      I find it really amazing how many things are out there that pop up on cw that we have never seen or heard of before......makes me wonder "how did I not know about this!" LOL.
      And I still run an eye and hand over every scarf I see......just in case!!
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thomas, Bonnie, Fortapache, FleaF, Mike, Bijou, Hunter, Caperkid and Rose......many thanks to you all for the love, I very much appreciate it!
      Wishing you all a very safe and Happy Christmas!!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Great find. Do not run across something like that often.
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thank you Fortapache, I am really pleased to have it in my collection! :)
      Have a wonderful Christmas!!
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Many thanks Kyra, Sean and Fortapache for the love, it is always very much appreciated!!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Interesting scarf and history in the link, Judy. Have a warm and safe and merry Christmas, my friend. :)
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thank you Katherine. You look after yourself and I hope you have a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very happy, safe, and healthy New Year too!
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Fleafinder, Nicefice, Rick, Jean and Katherine......many thanks everyone for the love and support, it is always very much appreciated!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sean! :)
    12. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      What a beautiful piece TassieDevil:)
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much Roddy......I think it is pretty special!!! Glad you like it and thanks for the love too...very much appreciated!
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Appreciate the love f64imager, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look!!
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Jenni, Thomas and MyCountry, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to look and love this special piece, thank you:-)

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