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WW2 Pair of Polish Celluloid Plastic “Poland” TitlesMay 18, 2023
WW2 Polish Single “Poland” Title
Circa 60.5mm x 14mm, celluloid, 1944-47, Italy
Single plastic “Poland” Title. Red arch title patch made of celluloid with white “Poland”. Reverse smooth. Near the edges of the patch are holes used for attaching insignia to the uniform.
These patches were made in Italy in the Town of Castelfidardo from July of 1944 just prior to the Battle of Ancona until around 1947. Castelfidardo was the center of accordion production (which used celluloid). However due to war, the demand for musical instruments was low, as soon as the Polish troops arrived at the local workshops began production of Polish insignia from the celluloid, patches and memorabilia such as this one.