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B2 Stealth bomber coin/medallion commemorating the roll out of the first B2. 1 1/2" $22.50 item #499

 

 

5852pensacolanaspca.jpg (105850 bytes) 5852pensacolanaspcb.jpg (101262 bytes) Two postcards from the Pensacola, Florida Naval Air Station. First shows training scenes, second the Blue Angels and the Bay Bridge. Both postally unused, light soiling, light edge and corner wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #5852

 

Soviet Ship pin. Either a hat, or a lapel badge. Screw clasp on back also marked with the Soviet Star. Made out of pot metal or pewter. Red enamel star. 2 7/8" long. $32.50 item #273

 

5094soldierflynn.jpg (26787 bytes) Written on the back of this real photo postcard "Stanley Flynn, Son of Adeline & Dan"  stamped Rowland Studio. It shows Corporal rank insignia on the sleeve. Probably about WW I era. Corner and edge wear. Soiling, most apparent on the back. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $6.00 item #5094

 

 

5240distelfinka.jpg (38725 bytes) 5240distelfinkb.jpg (54472 bytes) My son is a Navy Distelfink. Ok, you tell me what this means. I have tried to research it, and as far as I can tell distelfink is Pennsylvania Dutch for a goldfinch. But I can find no connection to it in the navy. Might not even be US navy. Depicted on the button is a bird carrying some kind of missile . 2 1/4 inches. Light wear, light scratches. 

Possibly it was a battalion of Navy recruits from a specific area inhabited primary by Dutch immigrants and descendants in southern Pennsylvania. Click Here to see a link on Google about Distelfink in WW II. : 

$12.50 item #5240

 

0227civilwardoc2.jpg (93906 bytes) 1865 Civil War requisition for stationary. Camp in the Hills, Virginia. Very light document, poor scan, document much better. Signed A. Marshall 9th NY Art. $42.50 item #227

 

3030milbrothera.jpg (7875 bytes) 3030milbrotherb.jpg (7537 bytes) Sterling, gold plated. Brother in Service pin. Coro. WW II patriotic pin. A few small scratches, but overall good condition. 1 1/8 inches. $20.50 item #3030

 

1950 Edition biography of Captain Sam Grant. Civil War. Good condition. no dust jacket. 512 pages $25.00 item #0200

 

6403navyfighterpina.JPG (165369 bytes) 6403navyfighterpinb.JPG (183427 bytes) Patriotic Aircraft pin. WW II. I do not know if this was meant to represent a single fighter, or just a generic fighter. It resembles both the P-36 Curtis Hawk, and the F-2 Brewster Buffalo. That makes me think it was early in the war. 1 inch. $22.00 item #6403

 

1956 hardbound military report on the German campaign in Poland (1939) Robert M. Kennedy Good condition, some damage to cover. 141 pages $19.50 item #214

 

6404voodoobuttona.JPG (204306 bytes) 6404voodoobuttonb.JPG (162434 bytes) F-88 Voodoo fighter pinback button. This was one of the earliest swept wing jet powered fighter planes. First flown in 1948. What makes this pin so unusual is that the plane was never made operational. Only two prototypes were built, both were scrapped in the 1950s. Probably a cereal or other promotional premium made during the time when the air force was considering putting the plane into production.  1 inch, good condition. $26.50 item #6404

 

Naval landing manual 1920 revision. Very instructional, compare to the more practical WWII manuals. 760 pages. Very Good condition $32.50 item #220

 

 

6405dogtags.JPG (108227 bytes) Pair of Dog tags. For James J. Scanlan, he was inducted into the Army, and had a tetanus shot in 1950, O type blood, Catholic.  Good condition, 2 inches. $10.00 item #6405 

 

1917 Drill Regulations for Signal Troops U.S. Army manual. Owned by Captain H. Griest American Expeditionary Force 1918. Fair condition. 462 pages. $24.50 item #221

 

6406armychaplaintoken1.JPG (194883 bytes) 6406armychaplaintoken2.JPG (174169 bytes) A. 6406roaddogstoken1.JPG (163233 bytes) 6406roaddogstoken2.JPG (153375 bytes) B. 6406roughryderstoken1.JPG (163579 bytes) 6406roughryderstoken2.JPG (131580 bytes) C. 6406cpotoken1.JPG (254030 bytes) 6406cpotoken2.JPG (250405 bytes) D. 6406wareagletoken1.JPG (259575 bytes) 6406wareagletoken2.JPG (225101 bytes) E. Military challenge coins, or tokens.  Given to prove membership, or unit, to help morale. Also used in challenges in military bars for who pays for the drinks. All in good shape.  A. Chaplain's Challenge coin. 2 inches. Enamel, not sure of the metal. B. Road Dogs! B Company 602d Aviation Support Battalion 2 1/8 inch. Hole is molded in. C. Roughryders. Headquarters and Supply Company 602nd ASB. D. Navy CPO Chief Petty Officer. 1 1/2 inches. E. War Eagle Support. 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. War Horse. 1 3/4 inch. Your choice. $10.00 each item #6406

 

1946 Compilation of letters sent home from David Brown, a marine corps. officer killed on Okinawa. Compiled by his mother. Very good condition. Present from Barbara Brown to friends, inscribed.$29.50 item #217

 

6407letterkennydepota.JPG (224292 bytes) 6407letterkennydepotb.JPG (220704 bytes) 6407letterkennydepotc.JPG (223704 bytes) Letter Kenny Army Depot wooden nickels or tokens. 20th Armed Forces Week which would be around 1970 as the first was in 1950. 4 different colors. 1 1/2 inches. $12.00 for the set. item #6407

 

A study of the military arts of the Romans. very interesting reading. The only date I can find is 1888, but I think the book is later than that. 127 pages. Excellent condition. $29.50 item #213

 

6408navywoodentokena.JPG (225267 bytes) 6408navywoodentokenb.JPG (217807 bytes) Sailors have more fun !! See your local Navy Recruiter. Go Navy. Good for 1 Cup of Coffee (presumably at the recruiting office). Wooden nickel or token. 1 1/2 inches. $6.50 item #6408

 

0997navyflight.jpg (12358 bytes) 1940's ? U.S. Navy Flight School Booklet. Flight Control Systems United States Navy Flight Preparatory Schools. Not sure of the year, late 1930s, early 1940s. Very basic coverage of flight control systems, illustrated, 65 pages. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Some spine damage, creases in cover. Soft bound. This came from a retired WW II fighter pilot's estate. $13.50 item #997

 

01091a.jpg (22042 bytes) 01091b.jpg (17352 bytes) 01091c.jpg (11121 bytes) Wonderful photo of a U.S. soldier in uniform. I think it is World War 1 Era, but it isn't dated. 3 x 5 inch photo, in a nice folder. Biles Art Shop New Castle PA. Slight corner and edge wear to the folder. $8.50 item #1091

 

5115submarinesweetheartpina.jpg (43360 bytes) 5115submarinesweetheartpinc.jpg (13460 bytes) Sweetheart Submariner's pin. This is what someone who served on a submarine would have given to a wife, girlfriend or to their mother or etc. Shows a nuclear submarine's conning tower. 1 1/8 inches. Good condition, but has been worn so shows light wear. gold plated white metal.  $14.50 item #5115

 

5128spudidahob17pca.jpg (69666 bytes) 5128spudidahob17pcb.jpg (27067 bytes) "Greetings from Gowen Field, Idaho" shows a potato riding a B-17. "This card furnished for convenience of men in the armed services by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Boise, Idaho"/ Postcard. Light soiling, edge and corner wear. Creases top right corner. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #5128

 

5133snowbirdsjetpin.jpg (28263 bytes) Canada Snowbird lapel pin, enamel on metal Good condition, 1 1/4 inches. The Snowbirds are a Canadian aerobatics team similar to the US Thunderbirds. $6.50 item #5133

 

 

5531royalnavyhankya.jpg (412292 bytes) 5531royalnavyhankyb.jpg (272140 bytes) Early silk and Lace Royal Navy Handkerchief. Bears the white ensign and a defaced blue ensign. Probably a sweetheart gift given by a sailor to his sweetheart, wife, or mother. Silk and lace. Light soiling, good condition. Likely WW I  or earlier era, but possibly as late as WW II. 11 x 11 inches. $29.00 item #5531

 

 

5534bluejacketsmanuala.jpg (24819 bytes) 5534bluejacketsmanualb.jpg (30821 bytes) 5534bluejacketsmanualc.jpg (22693 bytes) 5534bluejacketsmanuald.jpg (37281 bytes) U.S. Navy Bluejackets' Manual. I have 4, 1940, 1943, 1950 and 1961 the pictures above are from the 1961 copy. The manual is a handbook for sailors which discusses everything from code of conduct, ranks, insignia,  1940 has wear to the cover, spine, and edges, light insect damage to first couple of pages, 784 pages. 1943 is the largest of the manuals at 1145 pages, which makes sense due to the addition of all the WW II materials. Cover fading, wear, book is a bit loose, edge, corner wear. Some soiling. 1950 is in about the same condition, 828 pages. 1961 edition is 640 pages. 5 1/4 x 8 inches each. Your choice of any edition $15.00 item #5534

 

5540dailytextsservicemenmoraviana.jpg (32740 bytes) 5540dailytextsservicemenmoravianb.jpg (73276 bytes) 1943 Daily Texts for Moravian United States Service Men. I expect Moravian texts are hard to find, especially those intended for men in the armed forces. Belonged to a Corporal from Winston Salem, there was a good bit of Moravian settlement around the Winston Salem, North Carolina area. Daily texts for 12 months, a list of Moravian churches around the world and in the United States. Some statistics, too, and there were only 38,000 members in the US. Some soiling, you can see some blotching on the cover, edge and corner wear. Soft bound, 4 x 5 3/4 inches. 223 pages. $10.50 Item #5540

 

5541songservicearmynavy1943a.jpg (65518 bytes) 5541songservicearmynavy1943b.jpg (71252 bytes) Song and Service Book for Ship and Field - Army and Navy 1941-1943, by A.S. Barnes & Co. Has protestant hymns, has Catholic and Jewish sections as well. Once belonged to Reverend W. Luther Hawkins. Hardbound, cloth cover, wear edges, especially the top edge where some of the cloth is gone. Light soiling, corner and edge wear. Creases on spine. 192 pages, songs, hymns, funeral services, other services. 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. $10.50 item #5541

 

5660marinecorpsflagbooka.jpg (69553 bytes) 5660marinecorpsflagbookb.jpg (54392 bytes) "How to Respect and Display Our Flag" courtesy of the United States Marine Corps. 1954. The history, customs, and instructions for the use and display of the US flag. 30 pages, soiling on front, near bottom, creases, edge and corner wear. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. $6.50 item #5660

 

5837eaawarbirdspatch.jpg (158311 bytes) EAA Warbirds of America Keep 'em Flying patch. EAA stands for the Experimental Aircraft Association based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin where they have a huge fly in every year. patch has been sewn onto a flight suit, from which it was cut, leaving nylon material on the back. But patch is in nice shape. 3 3/4 inches. $9.50 item #5837

 

5838marinetiebar.jpg (81696 bytes) US Marine Corps Tiebar. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. Unmarked. Shows light wear, plated brass. 2 3/4 inches. $12.50 item #5838

 

6030lightinfantrybookprintblocka.jpg (114590 bytes) 6030lightinfantrybookprintblockb.jpg (46322 bytes) Montags Light Infantry Print Block. Due to the raised designs I think this was used to stamp something soft, like the cover of a book, leather, vinyl, fiberboard, or etc to leave the inked, raised, design on it. Made by O. Struppmann & Co. Bronze 4 1/2 inches, Heavy. Good shape, light wear, light tarnish. I could not find a book by this name, or info on the company that made it. Maybe someone out there has more info. $32.50 item #6030

 

6031vfwauxiliarypina.jpg (108401 bytes) 6031vfwauxiliarypinb.jpg (101282 bytes) VFW Auxiliary pin. With the gavel at the bottom I would think this was for a president, or chairwoman or some such. Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary. 1 1/4 inch. Gold Filled, good condition. $15.00 item #6031

 

6066steelroofinggonetowarpc.jpg (75016 bytes) "Steel Roofing Has Gone To War" postcard explaining that asphal;t and roll roofing was still in stock at a local service center in Statesville, NC. Representation of a tank. Sent from Statesville, 1943. Postcard, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Postally used. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $5.50 item #6066

 

6067ussindianajamestownexpopc.jpg (130068 bytes) U.S.S. Indiana in Dry Dock Postcard, this is a Jamestown Exposition Card sent in 1908. Writing on front, as seen in photo. Postcard, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Postally used. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $8.50 item #6067

 

6166welcomeherospina.jpg (69729 bytes) 6166welcomeherospinb.jpg (66309 bytes) Welcome Our Heros Home. Early pinback, could be from the end of either WW I, or WW II. Some rust on the back, otherwise light wear. 1 1/4 inches. $12.50 item #6166

 

6175officersmesstoken4thfiwa.jpg (66957 bytes) Officers Open Mess 4th F.I.W. Token. I only showed one side because the same is embossed on the back. 3/4 inch. Some scratches. 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing. Possibly Korean war vintage. $9.00 item #6175

 

2086navyea.jpg (6934 bytes) 2086navyeb.jpg (4791 bytes) E for Excellence for production, Navy, WW II. Bureau of Ordnance. Carnegie Illinois. Copper, 1 1/8 inch. Good condition, light tarnishing. Screw back. $9.50 item #2086

 

6190oranalgeriamilitarycenserpca.jpg (93244 bytes) 6190oranalgeriamilitarycenserpcb.jpg (72564 bytes) Port or Oran in Algeria, sent from a soldier after we had landed in North Africa. Passed by military censor. Real Photo postcard of the docks which landed many of our troops and their supplies. Couple of creases, wear and soiling. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #6190

 

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