Saw a post yesterday about WWII silk evade and escape maps and then happened to stumble upon this one from 1945 at an estate sale this morning for $2! 🙌🏻 #wwii#escapemap#1945#silk
The sun is shining and we just got some news from Timex Archives! This is the MK1 Camper in green and black. You find these and more in the store right now. ☀️
Fabulous bikini made from WW2 escape and evade silk maps. From the design and stitching is day made in the late 1940s after the end of the war when the maps were brought home by servicemen and were remade into clothing and accessories as fabric was still rationed. Love it! The latest addition to my collection
New stock in store. Framed print $270. Table lamp in antique silver finish $ 420. Other styles available. Old blue & white ginger jar $440. #Bowral#SouthernHighlands#Escapemap .
Im amzed by the detailing and the printing on these escape/evasion maps printed for the RAF in 1953. They printed the maps on silk/rayon for it's durability over paper. So if you get lost in southern Sweden it culd be a great idea to wear one of these around your neck! We got a few and you find them at @unionville_stockholm right now.
It’s Friday again and time for another blog post about a vintage piece from our archive! This time we wanted to tell you the story about the RAF evasion/escape maps printed on silk/rayon. This is a vintage originals from 1953 and if you like the story we have a few for sale in our shop and at our web shop. They are also nice gifts for people with an interest for history! Link in our stories.
Squeeeeeeal, so excited!!! Just found my perfect powder room vanity - right here in Bowral and can be made to measure to suit our perfect size requirements. Exactly what I was looking for in the gorgeous (and NEW) Escape Map @escapemap . I had to get out fast - so many gorgeous things in there!! So happy! .
Cannot get over the fact that I got this RAF/Special Forces silk escape map of China and northern French Indochina for a bargain at a local antique market.. Like... the fabric/fashion/history nerd in me is doing dances.. 🤓 Have to do some more research, but I believe this one might be from 1944. This one is going into my small but growing collection of textile maps!
During WWII, specially-constructed decks were sent to American soldiers who were being held in German camps. The United States Playing Card Company collaborated with the government in the production of these cards. What made these cards so unique was, once they became wet, they peeled apart. Inside, the prisoners found parts of maps that would lead them to freedom. #freedom#WWII#escapemap#cardcollector#cardist#bicycleplayingcards#POW#history
Picked up a 1951 silk navigational chart of Alaska today. It's double sided with the bulk of Alaska on one side and the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Straight on the other. These silk maps were produced by the US Air Force and were easier to store and maintain in case of emergencies. In the Cold War, the area around Russia would have been of great interest to the military. Measures 36" x 36"
During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a very special deck of cards. This deck was specifically created to help Allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps.
This deck of cards became known as the "map deck." It was made by hiding maps of top-secret escape routes between the two paper layers that make up all modern playing cards. The original decks would peel apart when soaked in water to reveal hidden maps that allowed escaping prisoners the ability to find their way to safety.
This commemorative deck highlights the map by bringing it to the faces of the cards. When the cards are assembled in order, you can view the entire map found in the original deck.
All in all, an awesome deck with a slightly weathered look to them. A huge thank you to all who took part in WWII! #bicycleplayingcards#map#escapemap#playingcards#cardart#cardistry#WWII
Bicycle Escape Map deck
Commemorating the brave men and women of WWII, this deck is a replica of decks used during WWII by PoWs to escape prison camps.
In the shop now. Link in profile. Rare early 1940s WW2 silk escape map. France on one side, Germany and border countries on the other side. These days we might want to escape TO France or Germany, but these were a vital tool for escape and evade in wartime. What to do with it? Why be as creative and ingenious as they were on the 40s and make something fab with them like the bralette and tap pants set at the Imperial War Museum. #madameevintage#etsyshop#escapemap#ww2#imperialwarmuseum
No filter on this one! Love this orange silk escape and evade map of Burma. It was printed during WW2 and designed to be easier to read in low light conditions. Very rare, I've only ever seen 2 of these. It will be for sale soon, wish I could keep everything but some things just have to go!