WW1 1914-1918 SWEETHEART PINCUSHION " 1st Life Guards"

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Aug 25, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

Absolutely beautiful Sweetheart Pincushion from WW1. 1st Life Guards.

Sweetheart pincushions were made from kits while the soldier was recovering in hospital and sent to home to a loved one. �

This one is in great vintage condition. All the pins and bobbins are complete, I can't see any are missing. The colours are vibrant in rich purple and orange which can be seen clearly in the photographs

It's from the 1st Life guards as can be seen in the centre. With the allied flags on one side and a sentiment on the other. Stuffing is firm and full and backing is cream. Braiding is cream and pink.

Size 20 cm x 20 cm. �

Please examine the photos to assess the fabulous condition for yourself. It has been boxed most of it's life, so a very clean piece. �

Thank you for looking

Please mail me with any questions

� During the First World War The Life Guards saw action at Mons, Le Cateau, The Marne, Ypres, Loos, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele and most notably at Zandvoorde where The Life Guards lost two complete Squadrons.

Early in 1918 they gave up their horses and were converted to Machine Gun Battalions, becoming the 1st and 2nd Guards Machine Gun Battalions respectively. They reverted to their proper names shortly after the Armistice.

In 1922 the 1st and 2nd
... read more