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WW2 Carrier Pigeon Capsule and Message Form

A scarce wartime Carrier Pigeon leg capsule and a blank message form.

The clear Cellulose Acetate two piece tube unscrews allowing access to the message.
A webbing strap and press stud fastener fixes the capsule to the pigeon's leg.

With the capsule is a unused message form.
If so desired, this transparent form can be placed over a map allowing the sender to give a part map tracing, so ensuring accurate map co-ordinates.
The form is made of a thin type of 'tracing' paper and is of 9" square.
It can be folded up into a very small size allowing it to fit neatly inside the pigeon capsule (see last photo).