Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

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    lorne19
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    Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by lorne19 on Sun May 06, 2012 7:27 pm

    I recently picked this up from a fellow member at my Legion Branch. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by qsamike on Sun May 06, 2012 10:50 pm

    If you Google - Veterans Guard of Canada - there are a number of articles about these men.....

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by lorne19 on Mon May 07, 2012 5:45 am

    I know what the veterans guard of Canada is. I'm curious if any one can tell me what this pillow is for, and why it has a Veterans guard emblem on it.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by Bill on Mon May 07, 2012 6:32 am

    Souvenir pillow shams were very popular during the Second World War. They were made by several methods, including embroidered and flocked or sprayed, and printed. Your pillow is a nice example of a souvenir pillow with the Veterans' Guard badge.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by lorne19 on Mon May 07, 2012 7:46 pm

    What was the purpose of the pillow, ceremoninal or just souvenir?

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by Bill on Mon May 07, 2012 7:57 pm

    Strictly souvenir. Sold at many retail stores, like Eatons, Simpsons, etc.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by sarge5020 on Tue May 08, 2012 4:54 am

    These made nice gifts for Mothers and Sweathearts.
    Here's a Canadian Armoured Corps pillow cover from my collection of Armoured Corps stuff.
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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by lorne19 on Tue May 08, 2012 8:35 pm

    Very interesting this is why I love the hobby.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by Homefront on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:28 pm

    I have 9 variations of VGC pillow covers, and know of others. The closest sample I have to yours in colour is all felt cloth, not the silk material.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by lorne19 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:41 am

    Actually the colour on this one is badly faded. Originally it was red not pinkish. I would be interested to see some of the other variations, you should post some pics.

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    Re: Veterans Guard of Canada Pillow?

    Post by Homefront on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:14 pm

    Will try to send these samples.

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    I see that did not work - sorry. Will try to resolve this and geat some pictures for the site.


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