|Last Updated 10/31/2014|
All periods and variety of Paper material: Posters, Photos, Books, Civil War Newspapers, Coca Cola Cards, Matchbook Salesman Samples, Civil War Patriotic Envelopes, Sheet Music, Victory & WWI Paper Hats, Decks of Cards, Aircraft Identification Models & Cards, Early Mail Order Catalogs, Pilot and Aviation Items and more will be found in this section. Quite a mixture of some GREAT items and GREAT BUYS, so please scroll through all the way to the end.
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1PP - FANTASTIC WWII ICONIC CIGARETTE & BOND ADVERTISING SIGN FOR COUNTER On Layaway For Raleigh cigarettes, with a beautiful woman in period dress and hairstyle, over a huge red V. At the bottom front it says "BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS". 20 x 30". This hung in Dale's office for years. It's made of heavy board with the sign applied to front. On the back is a pull out piece of stiff cardboard made to allow this to stand on a counter in a store. Condition overall is pretty nice, with a few missing areas. Was tacked up in the past, showing some holes in the corners. We hung it (along with a bunch of other posters in his office, bedroom and living room) by sandwiching it between acid free mat and Plexiglass, held to the wall with mirror clips. I'll be listing all the other regular posters here very soon. $125
2PP - LOT OF 27 WWII AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION MODELS These are original silhouette models issued November/December 1942 by the US Army Air Forces - Aircraft Identification Section, Washington DC. There are three different sizes, and all come in their original pale yellow envelope (condition of envelopes varies; some very good, some quite tattered) and each has the name of the aircraft on the front. The small size is 7 1/2 x 11 1/2"; the medium size is 11 1/2 x 14 1/2"; the large is 14 1/2 x 23 1/2". Each envelope comes with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/4" illustrated instruction sheet. In part, and individualized for each aircraft, it states “This silhouette model airplane is designed to assist in identifying the Br. Defiant. Study and assembly of the component parts and careful observation of the completed model should enable the student to make instant identification of the plane from any angle or distance. The assembled model, when viewed against a light background at 36 feet, will show exact silhouettes of the plane from top, bottom, sides, front or rear. From any three-quarter view it will simulate the plane sufficiently for recognition purposes. It is suggested that the assembled model be observed from a distance of approximately 36 feet, which will be equivalent to the silhouette of the actual plane at one-half mile”. These come from a very old collection Dale had purchased decades ago. Each varies a bit in condition, from tattered envelopes to pieces separated from the board, to a couple pieces missing here and there. I will list all the planes below, but not all are photographed. I just picked a few to show basic condition. Giveaway price for all is $495
Small: 1.) British Defiant (missing one tiny brace, which can easily be made, using the hole in the backing as a template), envelope a bit torn; 2.) Japanese Nakajima T-97 N.S.O. Observation Seaplane (missing chunk of envelope); 3 & 4.) Japanese T-97 MKIII T.B. Torpedo Bomber (have 2); 5.) Japanese T-97 A.N.F. Nakajima Fighter; 6.) Japanese Mitsubishi T-96 N.F. Fighter; 7.) Japanese Mitsubishi T-98 A.L.R.B. Bomber; 8.) Japanese Kawasaki T-97 A.L.B. Bomber; 9.) Japanese Aichi T-99 N.D.B. Dive Bomber. Medium: 10 & 11.) Japanese Mitsubishi T-97 MC-20 Transport (have 2); 12.) German Messerschmitt Me 110 Twin Engine Fighter (envelope a bit tattered & open on edge); 13 & 14.) Japanese Mitsubishi T-97 A.N.H.B. Heavy Bomber (have 2); 15.) British Flamingo Personnel Transport; 16.) British Beaufighter; 17.) British Maryland Bomber; 18.) British Hudson III A.A.F. A-29 Reconnaissance Bomber. Large: 19 & 20.) British Halifax Heavy Bomber (have 2), one envelope tattered, piece loose inside; 21 & 22.) British Lancaster Heavy Bomber (have 2; one is missing three pieces, simply recreated using the template from the backing...vertical fuselage, horizontal nose, and one little brace), envelope quite torn up; 23.) USN PBY-5 Catalina Patrol Bomber A.A.F. OA-10 BR CATALINA (envelope tattered); 24.) Japanese Mitsubishi T-96 N.H.B. Heavy Bomber; 25. German Dornier Do 18 Reconnaissance Aircraft; 26. ) German FOCKE-WOLF FW200 KURIER 1 Heavy Bomber (missing fuselage), envelope tattered; British Short Stirling Heavy Bomber, envelope open a bit; 27.) British Wellington Heavy Bomber.
3PP - 1943 COCA COLA DECK OF CARDS, MINT IN BOX April 1, 1943 WWII cards, mint in box. The seal has been opened, but the cards are mint and do not look used. Backs and the box has has a young lady in a circular window, as if seeing her in a mirror. Coke bottle sits just under the portrait. There are two different women depicted; one is a WAC with air corps wings behind the bottle; the other is a well dressed lady with autumn leaves surrounding her photo. We obtained a lot of these original stock from the Schneir collection auction, many years back. Has Joker and a card with Coke masthead giving bridge scoring; also the title AUCTION BRIDGE on one card. Box will show trivial handling. Cards are mint. Coke symbols in and out. WAC...$50 each Lady Autumn Leaves...$45 each
4PP - BRILLIANT, SHOWY WWII HOME FRONT UNOPENED PACKAGE Top third of package face has title in blue "VICTORY PACK" with lady's face showing through the "V". Center has horizontal red bands/stars and name of product contained..."Extra Heavy Waxed Paper" in bright red letters. Bottom has message in blue "For Preserving Food - Clean - Fresh - 24 sheets". 12 x 18". Bright package never opened. 1944 dated. $25
5PP - THREE WWII MILITARY & AVIATION SUPPLY CATALOGS - Karl Ort & March Co. Sale Pending 1. KARL ORT, York Pennsylvania. This catalog is from 1939. 32 pages plus covers. 9 x 12". Glossy paper, color, great items for sale at the time to military and aviation people. Still has the original order blanks. 2. Another KARL ORT, this from 1937. 28 pages plus covers. 9 x 12". Couple pages loose inside...this one a bit more tattered than the one above. Still as wonderful to peruse for all the items we now sell as collectibles. 3. MARCH Military and Aviation Equipment Company, New York City. This one from 1941. 32 pages, including covers. 8 1/2 x 11". Non-glossy paper. More great items from the WWII period. $45
6PP - WWII FULL BOX OF PATRIOTIC GREETING CARDS FOR SOLDIERS This original box contains 16 wonderful different greeting cards, meant to send to military personnel; Army, Navy, Air Force. Also includes 14 envelopes. The box top has a plunging eagle, flying US flag and V symbols in each corner; red, white and blue stripes around the sides of the box top. Each card is charming on its own. One allows the woman to put rouge on her lips and press under a special flap. Some have V for Victory sentiments. Some have quotes from Edward Everett Hale, Daniel Webster, Benjamin Franklin, Francis M. Bellamy, John Rodman Drake, Thomas Jefferson. Others have cute poetry, some suggestive or romantic. The box measures 5 1/4 x 6 1/4". No manufacturer's marks anywhere. Priced at our cost. $50
7PP - DRAMATIC WWI LIBERTY BOND POSTER Also obviously served as a recruiting incentive. Poster features a large blood red hand print at top, symbolizing the brutality of the Hun. Text under the bloody hand reads “THE HUN – HIS MARK/BLOT IT OUT/WITH/LIBERTY BONDS”. Printed in Chicago. 19¾ x 30”. Printed on typical thin newsprint (paper). Fine condition. Have four of this poster. Each...$50
8PP - D-DAY + 50 YEARS 1994 POSTER This poster measures 20 x 30". Found it in a long stored box of old inventory. It's been rolled, as you can see in the photos, and has some minor flattening while rolled, which should smooth out if framed. This poster was made in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day, and declares "A GRATEFUL NATION REMEMBERS - NORMANDY 1994". It has photos from various places and services during the War. $15
9PP - WWI U.S. NAVY RECRUITING POSTER Top third of poster is filled with huge letters “NAVY MEN NEEDED NOW”. Center of poster has facsimile of Presidential Executive Order dated March 24, 1917, authorizing enlisted strength to be increased to 87,000. Below is a paragraph of the advantages of enlisting in the Navy. Very excellent, with no creases. There is a 3” chunk out of the bottom edge, in the middle. It took the bottom half of one letter, and the border line. Can be repaired by Xeroxing the border and using it to fill in the missing span. The letter can simply be completed with pen. The missing area is already filled in with backing. Our photos make the poster look smaller on one end, but it was simply having to take the photo from a real distance and taking it on an angle. $45
10PP - EARLY MAIL ORDER CATALOGS We've had these in our library for so many years. It's great to look through these time capsules. Media mail is inexpensive.
B, C. SOLD
11PP - UNUSED BOX OF WWII PATRIOTIC STATIONARY AND ENVELOPES 30 patriotic envelopes and 30 (I count 31) pages of writing paper. "20 DIFFERENT PRIZE WINNING DESIGNS AND SLOGANS THAT WON IN A NATIONAL CONTEST" is part of the text on the cover. 6 x 9" sheets. Original fully illustrated box. Fine condition. Complete. Just a great collectible with some great patriotic graphics, and would be a great display item for your collection. $35
12PP - 1940's 4TH OF JULY PATRIOTIC CHAPEAU STYLE HAT 15" long. Expands like an accordion. Top has crepe paper which when pulled apart, expands. Red, white and blue sides are thin card stock. Excellent. $18
13PP - NEAT PAIR OF WWI PATRIOTIC AIRPLANE & EAGLE PAPER CAPS All red, white and blue, in heavy paper. Looks like they would fit most adults (but we don't recommend wearing). 11 x 6" flat. Tops have circular star insignia against red and white stripes. Ends have blue vertical bands with white stars. Headband is different on each. One has WWI airplane, the other has a flying eagle. Unused condition. Great for display. Both...$28
14PP - WWII "V" FOR VICTORY CARDSTOCK HAT Folds flat. Red/white/blue with large silver "V" stapled on. Red/white/blue crepe paper accordion top. 11 1/2" wide across front x 4 3/8" tall to top of "V". Excellent condition, with some age darkening and minor wear. Great for display. $22
15PP - WWII VICTORY CARDSTOCK HAT 1 1/4" wide forming a red, white & blue band which goes around the head...size approximately 6 7/8. Attached, so it stands in front of and higher than the band, is a silver foil-faced, die cut "V FOR VICTORY". Near new condition with one bend in the V. Great for display. $22
16PP - ORIGINAL 1860 ZOUAVE CADETS CHICAGO SHEET MUSIC On Layaway Original and beautiful graphics. This was another item Dale had displayed in his office. 10 x 13". Front cover is full color with four soldiers (second from right is Ellsworth, I believe). The words at the bottom under an eagle with flags is "UNITED STATES ZOUAVE CADETS CHICAGO" and "Lith of Edw. Mendel,, 162 Lake St. Chicago". The inside page has "ZOUAVE Cadets Quickstep Dedicated to the U.S. ZOUAVE CADETS GOVERNORS GUARD OF ILLINOIS. BY A. J. VAAS."...Chicago, etc. Has the date 1860 at bottom. 6 pages of music, and covers. Overall excellent condition, with generalized toning and a few small tears which seem repaired. The back cover has an impression of another piece of sheet music when this one was stored on top of the other. $150
17PP - ORIGINAL 1861 SHEET MUSIC - THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER On Layaway Another piece Dale had displayed in his office. 10 x 13". Beautiful patriotic graphics on front. The words are "THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER. NATIONAL SONG DEDICATED TO THE UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS BY WILLIAM J. LEMON. Philadelphia...". These are under a full color depiction of Columbia holding a large flag on staff, a shield in right hand, an eagle at her feet, globe, wreath, harp, large eagle overhead, and she's standing on the earth with the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". The first page inside also has the title of the song, and "DEDICATED TO THE UNION VOLUNTEERS". At the bottom is the date 1861. 3 pages of music, and covers. Overall excellent condition, with generalized toning and some foxing. $120
18PP - WWII RANGERS and COMMANDOS COLORING BOOK 10 1/4 x 15". Covers have full color illustrations showing soldiers racing through the water, off a ship, bombs going off, American and British flags at the top. Inside front cover shows this was published by the Merrill Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, copyright 1943. Two pages loose from the staples at the very middle, otherwise, all others seem intact. Many of the pages have been colored, but there are many that haven't been. Overall for its age, and the fact that kids had their hands on it, it's in really good condition. $40
19PP - ORIGINAL WWII SET OF TWO MATCHBOOK SALESMAN SAMPLES Near mint condition; has only one area of darkening; see photo. Entitled "AMERICA VICTORIOUS". Copyright 1942 by the GEM MATCH CO., 74 W. Washington St., Chicago, Ill. Consists of two mint red, white and blue printed cards 9 x 12", printed both sides and meant to be folded in the middle. Each is full of dramatic, patriotic text and graphics, plus, each has six sample patriotic match books, each with different design. There are Anti-Axis, Remember Pearl Harbor, Careless Lips Sink Ships with Uncle Sam, Statue of Liberty, Defend America, Let's Go America, Keep 'Em Rolling, Keep 'Em Flying, Keep Democracy from Dying, etc. Each has a different business listed, and shows what your business could have looked liked on a matchbook. Very neat, and wonderful for display. $195
20PP - WWII VICTORY STATIONERY UNUSED PACKET 6 3/4 x 10" packet of patriotically decorated "VICTORY STATIONERY". Off white, darkened with age. The design is a large red, white and blue V, with an eagle in the middle and RWB decorations and lines on the front. There appears to be 10 sheets and envelopes inside, with a RWB V and ribband in the left corner. I can't see any further in the packet to know whether the decoration is on the envelopes. This has never been opened. It's got areas of tattered edges and the effects of handling and people trying to look inside the upper left corner. Overall, it is intact and a great display item. $25
21PP - 19 WWII KELLOGG'S PEP CEREAL MODEL WAR PLANES 19 Total. Pep was a famous cereal at that time, always giving away neat things. 5 x 7" cards, printed one side with all the punch-out parts to make an authentic scale model airplane suitable for silhouette identification. Cards are die cut so parts pop out of background. The back of the card gives information on the cereal itself, and description and specifications of the particular aircraft on the card. Also at the bottom are the words "BUY U.S. WAR BONDS AND STAMPS". There are 12 different aircraft still on the original cards, plus 7 more which are duplicates. They are: Lightning Lockheed P-38 x3; Supermarine Spitfire x2; Mosquito x4; Mosca Russian Fighter x2; Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat; Boulton Paul Defiant; Mitchell B-25; Boeing B-17E; Douglas A-17A; Havon Douglas A-20C; Sikorsky VS-300 Helicopter; Vindicator. These are widely known from the War and are shown in most books. Fine condition. Never used. $125
22PP - WWII PILOTS' INFORMATION FILE - RESTRICTED 8 3/8 x 11" manual. Tons of information in this book, of so many different topics related to flying. Lots of different dates from 1943 and 1944. Seems complicated to me, but if you were a pilot, this apparently was absolutely essential. The front cover states "NOTICE: This document contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Act, 50 U.S.C., 31 and 32, as amended. Its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law." Dale paid $50 for this in 1983. $50
23PP - 1940 FIGHTING PLANES OF THE U.S. NAVY BIG BOOK Big picture book 11¾” square. “Copyright, 1940, Grinnell Lithographic Co., Inc.” is on the lower left front cover. 7 heavy sheets plus illustrated covers. Several views of the aircraft in flying portraits, with explanatory text. Fine shape. Very heavy paper. Some few, pale drip marks on left edge of cover. Back page has numerous squadron insignia. To illustrate how early the book is, one of the planes are shown flying over the Yorktown. $25
WWII BOOKS - "BOMBS AWAY" 1943 & "WINGS FOR COMBAT" 1944 Sale
These are great magazine type books. The first is "Bombs Away" 44-6
from Victorville Army Air Field (
25PP - SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PATRIOTIC REMEMBER THE MAINE PAPER SHOPPING BAG! Featuring UNCLE SAM. Amazing original item. Heavy manila paper bag, with facing side decorated with a 5¼” tall cartoon. This consists of the figure of Uncle Sam, flanked by a soldier and a sailor, each pointing to the banner arching over Uncle Sam. It reads “WE HAVE REMEMBERED THE MAINE”. Probably given out just after the War ended. The grocer’s name and address is printed below "W. D. MELLEN, ATHOL, MASS.". A splendid and rare patriotic Homefront item. Never used; just has some storage and age darkening. 10 1/2 x 15”. Have only one... $55
26PP - ANOTHER REMEMBER THE MAINE SHOPPING BAG Has been used, but very good. Has a few little tears around top. A pencil inscription was put on back but has worn away. 10 1/2 x 15". Have only one... $45
27PP - HISTORIC 1830 NEWSPAPER ANTI-MASONIC HERALD "The Anti-Masonic Herald, and Lancaster Weekly Courier", Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Friday July 23, 1830. Volume III. No. 6. 22 x 30", folded in half, giving 4 print pages. Filled with picturesque advertising and notices, and several editorials and news items, most exhibiting the paper's clear and certain anti-Masonic sentiments, boldly inserted in their reporting on most situations and incidents reported. A trial is said to have been decided in favor of a mason, George Washington is said to have denied active membership in the masons, and many other examples. Paper shows wear and some parting on folds. Entirely legible. Fascinating reading. Illustrative of the rabid anti-Masonic sentiment which existed at that time in the country. $25
28PP - WWII PATRIOTIC SHEET MUSIC DEDICATED TO KATE SMITH 1942 copyright. Sheet music entitled TO VICTORY, this in white over a large American Shield with large 'V' across the front. Branch insignia at each corner. Brilliant red cover sheet, 3 pages. About new condition. $5
29PP - 1942 SHEET MUSIC FOR "The Song Of The SEABEES" "Dedicated to the SEABEES Construction and Fighting Men of the UNITED STATES NAVY" and "Printed for complimentary distribution by Bureau of Yards and Docks, United States Navy, by "ROBBINS MUSIC CORPORATION...". Great cover art with Seabees emblem at center, large and in color. It looks like someone folded it to put in a pocket once, but now flat in storage for many years. $10
30PP - WWII AIRCRAFT WARNING-GROUND OBSERVER CORPS MAGAZINE Monthly magazine sent to all posts, providing news of activities, articles on improving skills, contests and tests, news from various posts, lost of illustrations, and photos, all related to aircraft recognition and the official organizations created to defend our coastline. Mint condition. 9 x 12". 16 pages. Dated April 1944. Have 4. Each...$5
31PP - WWII 1944 SOLDIER "WELCOME HOME" PAPER SIGN I believe this was intended for use at home parties, or very small homecoming celebrations. 12 1/2 x 19". Wonderful large red, white and blue letters WELCOME HOME. Bottom of the face has large panel for G.I.'s name to be written in, in crayon. Bottom right has the words "COPYRIGHT 1944 BY PARENTE & PERLMAN". Very decorative. Surely an event which brought many tears. Never used. Just needs to be flattened or lightly ironed. $15
32PP - ORIGINAL WWII "VICTORY LOAN" QUOTA POSTER ON BOARD 14 x 22", on heavy poster board. Possibly stenciled on, with the department and quota progress hand lettered. "HELP BRING 'EM HOME / VICTORY LOAN OCT. 29 - DEC. 29 / THE VICTORY BONDS YOU BUY WILL HELP PAY THEIR WAY BACK TO THE U.S.A.". Bottom right corner has "DEPT. 87 / QUOTA $1350.00". Was displayed in a factory. Colorful! $50
33PP - VICTORY RUMMY - DECK OF PLAYING CARDS WITH WARTIME GRAPHICS The original box is RWB, with big letters "VICTORY, code for V, RUMMY...". Comes with leaflet with all the instructions, copyright 1942. Also comes with original VICTORY (..._ V) RUMMY OFFICIAL SCORE PAD. Full deck. Instead of suits, it has dots and dashes (from ..._V), V's, and some cards with characature of Hitler, Tojo, or Mussolini...the Axis allies. Fine condition. Backs of cards have vertical red, white, blue bands with flying eagle at center with lightning bolts coming from its talons. There is minor wear to the box, and a pushed in spot just about in the middle, but is still intact and not real noticeable. $65
34PP - WWII DECK OF AVIATOR PINOCHLE PLAYING CARDS DATED 1945 Dated “Oct. 22 1945, Aviator Pinochle Playing Cards”. A gift to the G.I.’s from the Red Cross. The box is all red with red cross on white square. The other side says “For use of U.S. Government Permit No. 1”. Mint deck. Box is excellent, with some rubs and small open seams at top. $50
35PP - WWII VINTAGE EMBOSSED PAPER TABLE CLOTH 54 x 72". Patriotic and Military designs the full length. Eagle / Shield - Anti-aircraft guns, red, white, blue looping edge designs. Folded. In original cellophane wrap (a bit ragged). Never out of the packaging. Has original label by Beach Products, Inc. Kalamazoo Michigan. Paper is embossed to give it the look of fabric. The tablecloth is in mint, unused condition. $35These are super bargains. Excellent unused condition in original paper wrap. Cardstock on which they were printed is a bit thicker than later cards. Typical inexpensive cards of the period. No numbers on the cards. Value of the card is indicated by number of times the suit is repeated on the card...i.e. 3 hearts is a 3-of-hearts. Nice colored paper wrap with label (blue or red), unopened, but wrap may be torn or have parted edges. Reads “GREAT MOGUL SUPERIOR CARDS”. These were made in Belgium for English speaking trade. Each Deck...$50
WE HAVE CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE BONDS IN THE MEXICAN-CIVIL WAR SECTION - PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT IN THAT SECTION.
37PP - IMPORTANT ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR NEWS MAGAZINES Representative sample shown A weekly, profusely illustrated publication, and the second most popular national periodical during the War. “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper”. We acquired a good number of these from 1862 to 1864, and will sell them, as they come. These are roughly 11 x 16”, and 14-16 pages (7-8 sheets). Filled with War news and pictures, as well as great advertising, from medicines, corps badges, I.D. tags, gun, and mess kits. Papers are all used showing handling…they were probably read by several family members, then saved. Folded edge will have some generalized shallow fraying as they were once bound. See what the people saw in the way of their most trusted news coverage. Offered at half our price several years ago. Each…$18 Buy 3 or more…$15 each Buy 6 or more...$12 each
38PP - THE MOST IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR NEWS MAGAZINE Representative sample shown “Harper’s Weekly - A Journal of Civilization”, 16 pages (8 sheets), 11 x 16”, profusely illustrated, always filled with War news, as well as fiction, small anecdotes, and fascinating and useful advertising of many soldier related items, for instance tobacco pouches, binoculars, mess kits, stationary, I.D. and corps badges, guns and more. Center usually has full 2-page picture of latest action of interesting event. Very good condition. Spines will show some wear and possibly shallow fraying from having once been bound in a book. No Civil War collection can convey the essence of the War and the times, without some of these…they held the images through which the population saw the War. This lot was actually subscribed to and collected by a Massachusetts soldier, Lt. George A. Reed, Mass Minuteman (6th) and the 26th, who served 1861-65 and who survived passing through the Baltimore Riots which decimated his regiment. These date 1862-1865. They are all equally excellent and interesting. As they come…Each $24 Buy 3 or more…$21 Each Buy 6 or more...$18 Each
39PP - CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPERS “THE NEW YORK HERALD”...BUY ALL FOUR FOR $80, or individually priced below
40PP - VERY IMPORTANT ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MILITARY NEWSPAPER – “THE ARMY NAVY JOURNAL – GAZETTE OF THE REGULAR AND VOLUNTEER FORCES” This paper features all War news, all of the time. Nothing could be more pertinent to the Civil War collector. These papers were eagerly awaited and read by all armed forces in the North, and more so, in the South, to learn the latest on all campaigns throughout the country…the big picture. We have a very few copies we’ve been hoarding for years. Fine, clean copies. 9¾ x 14¼”, 16 pages. Spine shows signs of having once been bound. Gorgeous eagle/shield masthead. BUY ALL THREE FOR $95, or individually priced below
41PP - CABINET PHOTO OF A U.S. ARMY BUGLER - SPANISH AMERICAN WAR Standard heavy card stock 4 1/4 x 6 1/2", with photo 3 15/16 x 5 1/2". Full standing pose, wearing regulation fatigue uniform and holding a regulation bugle against his hip. You see the entire bugle with a long, braided bugle cord. He wears standard khaki slouch hat with "28 over E" applied to front. His coat is dark blue wool 5-button with brass buttons. His belt is leather with M1851 rectangular eagle plate (it's a guess, because the plate is very faded and only traces of the design show, but I think I see the wreath). Trousers are lighter with double line of piping down outer seam. Has canvas leggings over tie shoes. Background is lightly faded but soldier and his uniform is nearly as crisp as new. Nice reference photo. Has been in my reference collection for decades. $45
42PP - HUGE 1940's UNITED STATES MAP WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION Believe this is WWII 1940's period. There is no date, unfortunately, but going by the information listed, it just makes sense it is from the 40's. If you look closely at some areas in each state, you can also determine what areas exist now that didn't exist then, and figure some of it out. A whopping 41 x 54", folded in storage down to 10 1/4 x 13 1/2". Printed on heavier paper, it's in really great shape overall with some parted areas along the folds. This map consists of a huge United States in the main portion, along with a smaller U.S. showing Air Mail routes, and another showing Minerals and Agriculture. Other boxes show states and territories. The main text box has a large "UNITED STATES / Produced under the direction of Alexander Gross, F.R.G.S. / PUBLISHED BY / GEOGRAPHIA MAP CO. 11 John St., NEW YORK". Below that are references for Railroads, Canals, Scenes of Battle. Tons of info on this map; it is quite large, and will need space to display it. $35
43PP - PACKET OF CASH USED IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION The Japs threw us out of the Philippines very early in the War, and weren't removed until very late in the War, after some of the most violent and costly battles of WWII. These packets recall MacArthur's "I shall return". Only after we reoccupied the Philippines did the money end its usefulness and was turned in, hopefully in exchange for something equally useful. Several bills show ink stamp markings indicating some sort of collection and exchange by a government entity. Fabulous collectibles from the Pacific Campaign, and the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. These are original packets containing approximately 50 bills. Same size and type of engraving as US bills. 2 3/4 x 6 1/4". The words "THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT" run across the center, over the denomination. There is one 100 peso bill, the rest being mostly 10 peso notes with an occasional 5. Some ink stamped in oval "Japanese War Notes/received for Safe Keeping/Association of the Philippines". Bills run from about new to well used. Super neat items. Each packet...$25 Buy two or more...$20 each
44PP - BOOK - FIREARMS OF THE AMERICAN WEST 1866-1894 (v. 2) [Hardcover] second printing, by Charles G. Worman & Louis A. Garavaglia We just purchased this, mistakenly thinking it was a different book. Dale already has both volumes, and highly recommends you get both. Publication Date: February 1, 1998. This is the second volume of a two-part study of firearms in the nineteenth-century American West. It traces the development of the firearm from the close of the Civil War to the beginning of its modern era, marked in 1894 by the initial army issues of a new high-velocity bolt-action rifle designed for smokeless-powder cartridges. The Winchester Model 1894, a civilian arm adapted for smokeless-powder ammunition, also appeared at that time. Within this period, the authors have discussed all the important military and civilian firearms used in the settling of the West, as well as the guns favored by Indians. As in the first volume (1803-1865), this study is encyclopedic in its detail on rifles, shotguns, and handguns and again draws on advertisements from newspapers, catalogs, and other primary sources as well. Over five hundred photographs illustrate the weapons and the famous and now-forgotten men and women who used them. This lively and thoroughly researched book examines guns as a integral part of the frontier experience in a society where peace officers and judges were few. As one Texas ranch foreman observed, "The fear of the law is not half so great as the fear of a bullet..." Condition is very lightly used, excellent+ condition. The pages are white, but just have shades of pink due to poor lighting. $50...Will ship postpaid
45PP - TEN ISSUES ORIGINAL WWII FLYING & AIR TECH MAGAZINES This first group consists of 3 issues of "Air Tech" Magazine - November, December/January 1943 and March 1944. The second group consists of 7 issues of "FLYING" Magazine - October 1943 (Special Issue, U.S. Army Air Forces At War), November, December 1943 and January, February, April, June 1944. The Air Tech magazines have from 70-80 pages each. All have been read, but are still intact and great reading, and tons of photos and info. The Flying Special Issue has 362 pages, filled with tons of information, photos, advertising, great articles. About 5/8" thick! This issue has been taken more care of, and in really excellent condition. The remaining 6 regular issues have from 160-196 pages each. All show wear and age to covers with some of the original inserts still in place. Absolutely invaluable reading for anyone interested in both aviation, and WWII. Just a great group. $75
46PP - FINE WWII STUDIO PHOTO OF TWO BROTHERS Crystal clear, in their immaculate uniforms, both sergeants, with Army Service Corps patches. 4 x 6'' in patriotic studio folio. Good as new. Studio was in Highland, Illinois. $12
1. "RECOGNITION PICTORIAL MANUAL ON ARMORED VEHICLES / RESTRICTED" 1943. 110
pages, 6 x 10 1/2". Has sections for
2. "MISCELLANEOUS AIRCRAFT" 1943. 6 x 10 1/2". Has sections for U.S.A ARMY,
3. "RECOGNITION PICTORIAL MANUAL / WAR DEPARTMENT / NAVY DEPARTMENT /
RESTRICTED" 1943. 6 x 10 1/2". Inside page also has "AIRCRAFT SUPPLEMENT No.
1". This one has sections for U.S.A. ARMY, U.S.A. NAVY,
4. "RECOGNITION PICTORIAL MANUAL OF NAVAL VESSELS / WAR DEPARTMENT / NAVY
DEPARTMENT / RESTRICTED". 1943. 6 x 10 1/4". This one has sections for "
5. "INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PUMPS / UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT / BUREAU OF SHIPS / 1943". Tons of information and diagrams, and a pull out chart. Dog-eared and rumply, but still intact with some great information for the time.
48PP - ENVELOPE WITH 1943 5 CENT PHILIPPINE ISLAND JAPANESE OCCUPATION NOTE(s) This is a 3 x 4 1/2" wide tan color envelope, with the words (in part) "BILL NO. C-3 / Contains: 1943 5 c PHILIPPINE ISLAND / JAPANESE OCCUPATION NOTE / (explanation of how the notes came about) / Net Price $ .20 / TATHAM STAMP & COIN COMPANY / STAMPS Importers - Retailers COINS / Springfield, Mass.". I think originally this envelope only had one note, but there are seven 1 Centavo notes, three 5 Centavo notes, and one 10 Centavos note. $15
49PP - CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC ENVELOPES or COVERS All are unused, all are open on the flaps, except #24, which is glued shut. No stamps. If you wish to see photos of the back sides, email with the numbers. Also note that most are more yellow tone then my photos show, just couldn't get them all edited to their exact tone. When ordering, please refer to the number on each (i.e. 5PP #7, etc.). Prices are shown on each photo. Click each thumbnail photo for larger views and prices SOLD: #7,12,15,16,17,18,23,26,29,30,31,33,37,38,47,50,54,57,63,71,72,73,77,79
50PP - NEW CIVIL AIR REGULATIONS BOOK OCTOBER 1945 8 1/4 x 10 1/2", with heavier cardstock covers. "Examination Questions and Answers" and "For all Grades of Civilian Pilots". Also on the cover "WE KEEP 'EM FLYING with FLYING ? QUESTIONS / UP-TO-DATE AS A WEATHER REPORT". The first page inside lists the title as "NEW CIVIL AIR REGULATIONS / FOR ALL CLASSES OF CIVILIAN PILOTS / WHICH BECAME EFFECTIVE JULY 1st, AND AUGUST 1st, 1945". 45 pages. All intact, in solid condition. Some foxing and the pages are browning in spots. $10
51PP - TWO WWII CHILD'S MILITARY CUT AND PASTE BOOKS Full color graphics on these neat children's books from WWII. There are ships, tanks, jeeps, planes, lots of action graphics. 1. 1943 "PUT TOGETHER AND PASTE WITHOUT PASTE" and "PLANE TANK JEEP SHIP" on the cover. Copyright 1943 by The Saalfield Pub Co. in lower left. Inside, all the pieces have been pasted in. There are other pages to color, and have not been touched. 10 x 12 1/2". 2. 1942 "CUT AND STICK / MAKE PICTURES / No Paste Needed" and "Our ARMY AND NAVY in Action" on the cover, plus company information lower left, kind of hard to make out. Inside cover has instructions, and copyright 1942 date at bottom, from the Merrill Publishing Company, Chicago. All the pieces have been pasted in. There are other blank pages. 10 1/2 x 13 1/4". Gently used condition, but still in great shape. Wonderful display pieces. $40
52PP - FIVE WWII RATION BOOKS AND ADVERTISING SLEEVE Four books "WAR RATION BOOK FOUR" and one book "War Ration Book One", plus a sleeve titled "TIP-TOP WAR RATION BOOK COVER", "Compliments of the Bakers of Enriched TIP-TOP BREAD MADE WITH VITAMINS AND FOOD IRON". Everything shows lots of handling. Some remaining ration stamps in each book. Four of the books and the cover sleeve are from Pearl and Leona Lesk, and Joseph Rohmire from the same address, once located at 3411 N. Kilpatrick Ave. in Chicago Illinois. The other book belonged to Georgia Guidas from Hazen, Arkansas. $30 for all
53PP - WWII AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION FLASH CARDS Used to teach aircraft identification to Ground Observer Corps members - people who during WWII kept a constant look at the skies. The same cards were used in combat theaters as well to teach aircrews, ground observers, gunners, etc., how to identify enemy aircraft. These cards are originals and are mostly 4 x 5'', white cardstock, printed in black, showing three views of each aircraft. These came from the Albany Air Region Ground Observer Corps. This is a nice sampling of the cards used. Have set of 10 different... $10
54PP - 2005 THE GUN REPORT 50 Years, Volume 51, Number 1 1955-2005 50 year edition of this very popular, and long running publication. Very good condition overall, no dog ears, no marks or highlighting. "The GUN REPORT Volume 51, Number 1 June 2005 / $10.00" - "50 Years Serving Firearm Collectors Around the World 1955-2005". $5
55PP - LOT OF 23 EAA SPORT AVIATION MAGAZINES, 2012-2013-2014 2012 - 7 issues: June through December 2013 - 12 issues: January through December 2014 - 4 issues: January, February, March, May. All are in excellent condition, with ordinary handling from looking through once; recent ones were not even opened. Couple have a tiny bit more handling wear on cover. Name/mailing info on back covers blacked out. $18
56PP - CIVIL WAR GENERAL N. P. BANKS CABINET PHOTO 1880 period photo. Splendid portrait of an important General and politician. Born in Waltham, Mass. Beginning as a factory worker, he studied law, and became successively a member of the state and national legislatures...Speaker of Congress 1856, then Governor of Massachusetts in 1861. In the Civil War, he commanded on the Potomac, and is known later for his capture of Port Hudson. Member of Congress until 1873. Crisp portrait by Warren's of Boston. Few pale spots of foxing at edge of card. Important Civil War General. Came from an exquisite album of top government, military and celebrity photos. The accompanying handwritten name was clipped from the page in the album (not his signature). $35
57PP - HONORABLE CHARLES SUMNER CABINET PHOTO 1880 period photo. Superb pose by Warren's of Boston, Mass (back mark). Came from an exquisite album of top period governmental, military and celebrity photos of the period. Excellent crisp image. Slight foxing on card. Comes with Xerox of biography. Senator with uncompromising position against slavery. In 1856 he was beaten severely in chambers by Preston S. Brooks of S.C., a member of Congress. Candidate for presidency in 1872. Important image. The accompanying handwritten name was clipped from the page in the album. $35
58PP - SIX GOFF & FISKE PHOTOS OF INDIAN WAR OFFICERS + FORTS These are quite crisp black & white glossy photos Dale had sitting in a pile for some years; not sure where he found them originally, but he always had things like this around for reference. They were in modern frames with glass, insignificant and cheap, so I took them out and tossed the frames for easier shipping. They are all copies of original photos from the archives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. I will list each one from left to right as shown: All for $40
1. "A-1942 LT. WM. REILY 7TH CAVALRY FORT LINCOLN, D.T. CA: 1875 PHOTO BY ORLANDO SCOTT GOFF Credit: State Historical Society of North Dakota". 7 x 9".
2. "A-5138 A CORPORAL IN THE U.S. ARMY---FORT PEMBINA---STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA". 7 x 9".
3. "FISKE #2478 UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIER FORT YATES, N.D. PHOTO BY FRANK B. FISKE/FORT YATES". 7 x 9".
4. Lower right corner of photo is written "15th Inf Band taken at Fort Buford". Rear "B-1026 STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA". 8 x 10". Wonderful crisp view of musician soldiers and some great musical instruments.
5. "FISKE #363 FORT YATES INFANTRY BARRACKS & SOLDIERS PHOTO BY FRANK B. FISKE/FORT YATES". 8 x 10". Crisp outdoor view of soldiers at attention, with rifles on their shoulders.
6. "FISKE #2796 Unidentified Cavalry Officer--Fort Yates, H.D. CA: 1900 PHOTO BY FRANK B. FISKE/FORT YATES, N.D. / CREDIT: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA". 7 1/4 X 9", attached to a grey mat board.
59PP - WWII WELCOME HOME PAPER PENNANT 15" wide x 33 1/2" long. The bottom is copyrighted 1945, B.P. BONTER, Chicago. Beautiful red, white and blue colors, with a star field at top and red and white stripes below, with a spread eagle and the words "WELCOME HOME" straight down. In the star field are the phrases "WE THANK THEE FOR THE VICTORY / WELL DONE MY BOYS" over an Uncle Sam standing with a man and woman each, one Army and one Navy. In the background is a tank on one side and a ship on the other. At the bottom of that are the words "GOD BLESS YOU ALL MY BOYS AND GIRLS". Excellent condition overall, but it was stored a bit flattened. I ironed it a bit, but it could use more, and then framed. $25
60PP - REPRINT WWII PILOT TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE P-51 MUSTANG US Army Air Force Pilot Training book for the P-51 Mustang. "RESTRICTED / AAF MANUAL 51-127-5 / PILOT TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE MUSTANG P-51 / HEADQUARTERS / ARMY AIR FORCES". Originally printed in 1945. This is a reprint done by George A. Peterson, Springfield Virginia. 105 pages. 8 1/2 x 11". Tons of info, drawings, charts, history of the P-51 Mustang airplane. $10
61PP - 1922 CALENDAR LADY STANDING IN CORN FIELD Very nice and complete wall calendar from 1922; never used. Has a photo of lady standing in a very healthy cornfield. Below is the calendar under a flip top. Total size is 5 7/16 x 9 1/4". Has little cloth hanging tab at top. $15
62PP - 1944 SKY HEROES STAMP ALBUM SINCLAIR GAS PAMPHLET 4 x 8 3/4" pamphlet with colored postage-type stamps pasted in over a concise description of their exploits as of 1944. Cover is bright red with Army, Navy and Marine Corps insignia. Has most of the greats - Scott, Foss, Bong, Boyington, Johnson & more. This was a premium given with a gas purchase at Sinclair (back cover has "Compliments of your SINCLAIR DEALER"). 22 pages, plus cover. 1944 copyright inside front cover. All the stamps were acquired. This is a really great period item, in excellent condition overall. $15
63PP - AMAZING WWII PROMOTIONAL COFFEE ADVERTISING PACKET This is an entire unsolicited proposal sent from a company which designs advertising and prints packaging, to a company which sells coffee. The folder itself is 9 1/2 x 12 1/2" tan cardstock, with a red, white and blue shield with eagles, and "Coffee goes to War". A very excellent sales letter explains the proposal, and includes sample packaging in an 8 x 12" photo and three actual full color sample packages. The company is "CONTINENTAL BAG SPECIALTIES CORPORATION, Hudson River & 27th St., New York, N.Y. There is a little card within the letter that has typed the name of the coffee seller (L. Hughes & Son, 3 Myrtle St., Pittsfield, Mass), so they can easily mail a reply. To quote just the brief introduction of the proposal, it is easy to see how effective the proposal could be to introduce patriotic themes: "COFFEE GOES TO WAR...And take a look at the "Armor" it's wearing! Here is our answer to Uncle Sam's call for patriotic packaging - our newest Victory Design!....The design that SHOUTS Victory - shrieks DEFIANCE to the enemy - FIGHTS for Victory...and withal...PROMOTES GOOD WILL FOR COFFEE!, etc., etc.". "P.S. May we submit a layout which will turn your present coffee bag into a Patriotic Coffee Bag without losing any of its present identity? Just send us a sample and check the above card." Enclosed in the folder are three suggested sample patriotic bags plus an 8 x 10" photo. Condition shows storage darkening and fading/foxing, and some slight handling. Really links today to the days of WWII. $50
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