This might be a long shot, but I wonder if the Polish badge experts here might have some ideas about a badge that used to be attached to this item.
Its basically a home-made pencil case, made from a vehicle map case, which has been cut up and sewn around a piece of board. It was used (and made) by a CP ‘ack’ from the 5th Field Regt, Royal Canadian Artillery, to hold pencils, rulers, protractors and the like for use on an artillery board.
On the lower left is an outline of a badge that used to be pinned to the ruler slot. The shape looks to me like a standard Polish cap badge, but quite small and with two north/south fasteners, or a pin holding it on. What badge was it likely to have been?
Overall height about 40mm
Wingtip to wingtip about 20mm
Top of head to bottom of shield about 38mm
Width of shield about 30mm
This isn't as crazy as it might seem. The Gunner in question was a Warsaw born Polish-Canadian, who actually joined the British Dorsetshire Regiment in WWI (I believe he was a student there) and joined the Royal Canadian Artillery for WW2, serving as a CPOA/GPOA. Being part of First Canadian Army, I suppose he could have got a badge from the Polish units serving in that formation but, of course it could be from another source entirely. So any ideas? It could be a issue badge or a souvenir/sweetheart type, I don't know.
If I can identify exactly which badge it was, I think it might be nice to try to replace it.
Any thoughts welcome