NOSE-ART & TAIL-ART

We can only show a very small selection of our over 800 of aviation and space patches.

For our full catalogue send TWO first class stamps to be sent to a UK address. Overseas, send 2 International Reply Coupons which you get from your Post Office.

Badge illustrations are not to scale

Check approximate sizes in the descriptions

These badges are beautifully embroidered copies of the original nose-art on aircraft. The origin of nose-art dates right back to ancient times when warriors decorated their shields to distinguish themselves from others. Like a talisman in battle. The crewmen of the bombers in WW2 did not think of their aircraft as just a B17, or just a serial number or call sign to them it was all that kept them alive in an uncertain situation. It became a ‘she’, with a gender and a name. The ideas came from many different things, comics, girlfriends, events or wishes. The most remembered ones are, of course, the pin-ups! Real moral-boosters, not only to the crew who actually flew that aircraft either! The painting itself was done by anyone that the crew could find that had any artistic talent (or not!!) so there was as much variation in skill as in design.

We have started our collectors series here with some famous ones and some not so famous ones, and also some modern ones. These really ARE collectable, and we will add to the series at least annually. Postage on badge orders is £2.00 per complete order to UK, £3 to Europe and £4 outside Europe. A catalogue can be sent with any paid order FREE if requested. Do remember if you want a custom-stitched one, either to your OWN design or one that we do not show here, then we can HAND-STITCH you one as it would have been done back in the wartime days, for around £20 at the 4 to 4½” size. A larger version, for a back patch, can cost around £45 but it really is an eye-opener! These hand-worked one-offs take around 8 weeks. For this service See our hand crafted page.

Badge illustrations are not to scale. Check approximate sizes in the descriptions, and in the stock list.


REF: 535 Memphis Belle Size 4 inch. £3.75

REF: 535 Memphis Belle Size 4 inch. £3.75

536 Shoo Shoo Size 4 inch. £3.75

536 Shoo Shoo Size 4 inch. £3.75

539 Miss Barbara. Size 4¼ inch. £3.75

539 Miss Barbara. Size 4¼ inch. £3.75

519 Jokers wild Size 4 inch. £3.75

519 Jokers wild Size 4 inch. £3.75

527 Tantalizing Takeoff. Size 4¼ inch. £3.75

527 Tantalizing Takeoff. Size 4¼ inch. £3.75

516 Our Gal Sal. Size 4 inch. £3.75

516 Our Gal Sal. Size 4 inch. £3.75

544 Sentimental Journey Size 4½

544 Sentimental Journey Size 4½" £3.75

537 Heavenly Body Size 4 inch. £3.75

537 Heavenly Body Size 4 inch. £3.75

543 Miss B. Haven  Size 4½ inch. £3.75

543 Miss B. Haven Size 4½ inch. £3.75

500 Sack Time Size 4 inch. £3.75

500 Sack Time Size 4 inch. £3.75

517 New Orleans Lady Size 4½ inch. £3.75

517 New Orleans Lady Size 4½ inch. £3.75

505 Tailart on SU-25. Size 4 inch. £3.75

505 Tailart on SU-25. Size 4 inch. £3.75


CURRENT STOCK LIST OF EMBROIDERED NOSE-ART BADGES
499 Lucky Strike  Rd,wht,blu,2xpnk,trq,blk
500 Sack Time  Blu,trq,wht,2xpnk,rd,yel
505 SU-25 Tail-Art  Brn,rd,yel,org,blu,crm
506 Heartbreaker  Rd,wht,blu,2xpnk,yel,gry
507 Lusty Lindy  Crm,wht,blk,blu,2xpnk
513 Texas Raiders  Rd,wht,blu,pnk,brn,gry,yel
516 Our Gal Sal  Brn,blk,wht,yel,rd,pnk
517 New Orleans Lady  Grn,blu,wht,gry,yel,rd,pnk
518 Once Bitten  Blk,wht,rd,yel,blu,snd,pnk
519 Jokers Wild  Blk,grn,wht,yel,rd,pnk
527 Tantalizing Takeoff  Blu,yel,rd,brn,tan,wht,pnk
535 Memphis Belle  Rd,wht,blu,blk,yel,tan
536 Shoo Shoo  Rd,wht,tan,2xpnk,yel,blk
537 Heavenly Body  Rd,wht,grn,yel,2xtan,blk
538 Bit O’Lace  Rd,yel,blu,blk,wht,2xpnk
539 Miss Barbara  Yel,grn,gry,2xpnk,2rd
100mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
113mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
107mm   £3.75p
120mm   £3.75p
113mm   £3.75p
113mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
107mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
100mm   £3.75p
113mm   £3.75p
107mm   £3.75p
CURRENT STOCK LIST OF EMBROIDERED NOSE-ART BADGES
540 Just Once More  Yel,gry,org,2xblu,2xpnk
541 Vigilance B52  Yel,crm,rd,wht,blu,blk,2xbrn
542 The Ghost B-2  Blk,blu,2xgry
543 Miss B. Haven  Wht,gry,rd,yel,mrn,flesh
544 Sentimental Journey  Rd,blk,tan,blu,wht,flesh
545 Sally B.  Grn,tan,rd,blk,2xpnk
546 Carolina Moon  Yel,tan,rd,blk,2xpnk
547 Hard To Get  Blk,rd,yel,gry,pnk
548 Queenie  Blk,wht,rd,yel,pnk,2xblu
549 Love ‘Em All  Grn,rd,yel,pnk
550 Maid In The USA  Rd,yel,wht,flesh,2xblu
551 Yellow Rose  Brn,yel,wht,grn,flesh
552 Persian Princess  Org,blk,rd,wt,blu,yl,gry,flesh
553 It’s Show Time  Gry,wt,blk,blu,nvy,rd,tan,flesh
554 Diamond Lil  Snd,brn,tan,wht,rd,blu,blk,flesh
555 It’s Hawg Wild  Blk,rd,pnk,wht,tan,2xgry
113mm  £3.75p
 94mm  £3.75p
107mm  £3.75p
113mm  £3.75p
113mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
113mm  £3.75p
113mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
 94mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
100mm  £3.75p
108mm  £3.75p

NEED A CATALOGUE?

We can only show a very small selection of our 100’s of aviation and space patches. Send TWO first class stamps for our catalogue to be sent to a UK address. Overseas, send 2 International Reply Coupons which you get from your Post Office. We will sent a catalogue with any paid badge order ask for one when you order.

POSTAGE / SHIPPING CHARGE

Postage on badge orders is £2.00 per complete order to UK, £3 to Europe and £4 outside Europe. This postage covers any number of badges from one to one hundred. We will sent a catalogue with any paid order ask for one when you order.