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4778messhall.jpg (52313 bytes) "Life in the U.S. Army Cantonment Mess Hall in U.S. Army Barracks" Postcard. Unsent, but someone's name written on back. Light soiling, edge and corner wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #4778


4780armoredcarpc.jpg (48354 bytes) "U.S. Armored Motor Car " early postcard. Has marked on one side "Passed by Censor, Washington, DC" Divided back Sackett & Williams Corp., New York and Brooklyn, Printed in U.S.A. Unsent. Light soiling, corner and edge wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $6.00 item #4780


4781fieldartillerypc.jpg (43922 bytes) "Life in the U.S. Army Cantonment - Action Right, Light Field Artillery" postcard. C.T. American Art. Unsent, Light soiling, corner and edge wear. Crease top right corner. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.00 item #4781


4782emblempc.jpg (38345 bytes) "The Emblem of Democracy" Patriotic postcard. Sent to a soldier, Ira G. Newman, at Camp Lee, Virginia August 17, 1918. Some soiling, edge and corner wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.00 item #4782


4783usdirigiblepc.jpg (27699 bytes)  "U.S. Dirigible in Flight" early postcard. Has marked on one side "Passed by Censor, Washington, DC" Divided back Sackett & Williams Corp., New York and Brooklyn, Printed in U.S.A. Unsent. Light soiling, corner and edge wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $9.00 item #4783


4784japanesepcsa.jpg (39101 bytes) 4784japanesepcsb.jpg (30188 bytes) 4784japanesepcsc.jpg (30105 bytes) 4784japanesepcsd.jpg (41843 bytes) 4784japanesepcsf.jpg (27116 bytes) 4784japanesepcsg.jpg (15956 bytes) Series of four colorful Japanese patriotic postcards. All 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Shows soldier with the Japanese flag, a Japanese bomber, and finally a heavy cruiser or battleship. The last two pictures show rice paper envelopes that came with the cards, there are only three of those.. I cannot translate the printing on the cards or envelopes.The cards are in very good condition, with some light soiling, and a few stains. The envelopes though are pretty ragged. $52.50 item #4784


4787soldiershomepc.jpg (37682 bytes) "Soldiers' Home, Washington"  "for men of the regular Army discharged after 20 years of service, or disabled by wounds or Disease. The Scott building here shown is named in honor of General Winfield Scott" Early postcard. Unsent. Light soiling, corner and edge wear. $5.00 item #4787


4789soldiersgalpc.jpg (34253 bytes) "Though we must part at Duty's call - You hold my thoughts, my heart and all - Distance and time will ne'er efface - The mem'ry of this last embrace". Postcard of a soldier and his sweetheart. Sent from Spartanburg, South Carolina, I think in 1917. Some soiling, creases, corner and edge wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.00 item #4789


4790battleshiporegonpca.jpg (33626 bytes) 4790battleshiporegonpcb.jpg (27130 bytes) 4790battleshiporegonpcd.jpg (51345 bytes) "U.S. Battleship Oregon Before starting on her famous trip around the horn to join Schley's Fleet at Santiago. Was painted with Carter Pure White Lead Paint. Earyl advertising postcard. Printed with an advertising message on the back. The Oregon made a  record passage to Cuba, and fired the first shot at the Battle of Santiago. Light soiling, light corner and edge wear. A very nice postcard. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $12.50 item # 4790



4791coastguardpcsa.jpg (29820 bytes) 4791coastguardpcsb.jpg (29508 bytes) 4791coastguardpcsc.jpg (34737 bytes) 4791coastguardpcsd.jpg (27905 bytes) 4 real photo postcards form the U.S. Coast Guard training base on Government Island, California. "Colors at Government Island", "Sports at Government Island", "Coast Guard Training Station, Government Island" and "Induction Center, Government Island" are the captions for the 4 postcards.  Some soiling, few scratches. The baseball card has writing on the back, the third card has writing on the front and back. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Undated, but my thinking would be they probably are from around WW II. $26.50 item #4791


4793usnhankya.jpg (45096 bytes) 4793usnhankyb.jpg (59474 bytes)  Embroidered silk handkerchief, "Sweetheart, USN, U.S. Navy" About 9 x 9 inches when open. Light wear to the edges. $12.50 item #4793


4794ftknoxhankya.jpg (52642 bytes)  4794ftknoxhankyb.jpg (71530 bytes) Fort Knox handkerchief, hand painted soldier on it. Slight fading, Very light soiling. I did not want to clean it for fear of removing the picture. Some type of synthetic silk. 12 x 12 inches. $12.50 item #4794


4884soldiersguiderome.jpg (79888 bytes) A Soldier's Guide to Rome. Compiled and published by Information & Education Secotion, Hq., MTOUSA. As best as I can tell this guide dates to around March of 1945. Walking and driving tours of Rome and the area. Map of Rome in the middle. 96 pages. Paper has yellowed some, Some soiling and creases to cover. Little bit of insect damage to bottom left corner. 5 x 6 1/2 inches. $13.50 item #4884


4952usopina.jpg (32785 bytes) USO pinback. United Service Organization. Lithographed. Some scratches, small chips. 3/4 inch. $6.50 item #4952


Four WW II Military comic postcards. $8.00 item # 5


A.  5456busscorry.jpg (188687 bytes) B.  5456dussgrayson.jpg (205495 bytes) D.  5456eussingraham.jpg (180629 bytes) E. Four metal slugs each stamped with the name and number of a Gleaves class Destroyer built just prior to WW II at Charleston Naval Shipyard Charleston, South Carolina. All saw heavy and valiant service during WW II. I do not know the purpose of these slugs, whether they were from hull metal, and given to builders or crew? Used for testing or some technical purpose? Each 1 1/4 inches across, about the thickness of a silver dollar. I think they are steel  A. USS Swanson. B. USS Corry. D. USS Grayson. E. USS Ingraham. $12.50 each,  item #5456


5856ftleonardwoodpca.jpg (147736 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpcb.jpg (114739 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpcc.jpg (110900 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpcd.jpg (117863 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpce.jpg (122291 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpcf.jpg (117276 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpcg.jpg (149646 bytes) 5856ftleonardwoodpch.jpg (89036 bytes) Eight Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri linen postcards, showing training during WW II. Curteich, Chicago. Postally unused, light soiling, light edge and corner wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $17.50 item #5856


5857ftleonardwoodfolderpca.jpg (97978 bytes) 5857ftleonardwoodfolderpcb.jpg (112582 bytes) 5857ftleonardwoodfolderpcc.jpg (97569 bytes) Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri folder postcard. Shows 18 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 postcard size images of training during WW II. Folder is 4 x 6 inches. Postally unused, light soiling, light edge and corner wear.  $7.50 item #5857


Pocket Guide to Italian Cities. Printed in 1944 for soldiers invading, or stationed in Italy. What to see in each town, art treasures, historical sites, food & drink. Maps of major cities and towns.  It does note that some of this may have been destroyed, looted, or etc.  Would be interesting to tour Italy and see how the information and towns have changed. 90 pages. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Some wear to the cover and edges of the pages. Softbound. $14.50 item #4792

5069appelphotoa.jpg (116646 bytes) 5069appelphotob.jpg (72179 bytes) U.S. Army 8 x 10 photograph of a flyer that was dropped to the people of France sometime during the invasion asking the french people to not accept the instructions of the German run French puppet government. Some creases, edge and corner wear, light soiling. $9.50 item #5069


5468aircomputera.jpg (891133 bytes) 5468aircomputerb.jpg (763661 bytes) 5468aircomputerc.jpg (42224 bytes) Computer, Air Navigation, Dead Reckoning - Type MB-4. Device used for air navigation. Aluminum and plastic. I think it fit over a map. I think it was from the Air Force due to a stamped marking on the bottom, and probably 1957. Good condition, some soiling. Leather pouch has a good bit of soiling and wear. 4 3/4 x 6 inches. $32.50 item #5468


5093airmanmagazinea.jpg (159958 bytes) 5093airmanmagazineb.jpg (137248 bytes) April 1966 The Airman  Magazine. "Official Magazine of the U.S. Air Force" Special Vietnam Issue. Shown in the second photo is a colorful map of Vietnam inside the cover. Articles on Forward Air Controllers, Weather Forecasting, Communications, and more. Wonderful articles. 48 pages. Corner and edge wear, light soiling. Some creases on the spine. 8 1/4 x 11 inches. $12.50 item #5093


Tennessee military Institute Finals 1914. commencement program, 8 pages. Leather bound. Good condition. $27.50 item #402


5657usnavaltrainingcenter1950.jpg (110897 bytes) The Keel - United States Naval Training Center - Great Lakes, Illinois Company 431 - 1950. Training yearbook for this company. Lots of pictures in men in various phases of Naval training. It does not show individual pictures of the men, or list their names. 9 x 12 inches, about 40 pages. Cloth, hard bound. Some soiling, corner and edge wear. $24.50 item #5657


5658ftleonardwood1971book.jpg (108052 bytes) U.S. Army Training Center Fort Leonard Wood Missouri - Company B Second Battalion Third Brigade 12 November 1971. Yearbook style annual for this training company. About 60 pages, great pictures of soldiers in training, individual pictures of the men. Two great pieces of color artwork inside the cover, and on the first page. Some color pictures.  9 x 12 inches. Some soiling to the covers, especially top edge. Edge and corner wear. Slight mustiness to the book. $19.00 item #5658


Two buttons, Liberty Bond and Fourth Liberty Loan. WW II Period. Larger button 3/4 inch, smaller 5/8 inch. Whitehead Hoag made the Liberty Bond button, J.L. Lynch the Liberty Loan. Very slight scratches. $14.50 item #916


Officer's Residences, Mare Island, California postcard. Sent from California in 1934. Postally used, fading on front, light soiling, edge and corner wear.  3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #5844


5845soldierssailorshomeeriepc.jpg (130433 bytes) Soldiers and Sailors Home showing Floral Flag, Erie, PA postcard. Postally unused, light soiling, light edge and corner wear. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. $5.50 item #5845


5993colonshipwrecka.jpg (61246 bytes) 5993colonshipwreckb.jpg (75189 bytes) Stereoview Card. The gallant Cervera's magnificent Flagship "Colon"- Where the Great chase ended - Cuba" Copyright 1899 Strohmeyer & Wyman publisher. Light soiling, edge and corner wear. Spanish American war. $9.00 item #5993


5994kansasb.jpg (104561 bytes) Stereoview Card. "Grave of one of the 20th Kansas Boys on Decoration Day at Paco Cemetery, P.I. James M. Davis and B. W. Kilburn photographer and publisher.  Spanish American war in the Phillipines. soiling, edge and corner wear, some paper loss due to insects on the back. Some fading.  $9.00 item #5994


Military Prison, Melville Island, Halifax, N.S. Undivied back, but it was not sent through the mail by itself, so someone wrote a message on the back and mailed it in an envelope. Postcard, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $7.50 item #6070


Texas A. & M. Cadet Corps making its famous "T" at a half time preformance. Postcard, postally used, sent in 1955. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $5.00 item #6287


6288shawafbpcb.jpg (79154 bytes) Two postcards, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina. Chapel and Golf course. Postcards, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $7.50 item #6288


6289battlerezonvillepc.jpg (95695 bytes) Battle or Rezonville, France. Franco Prussian war. Early card, undivided back, Postally unused. Postcard, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Light soiling, light edge and corner wear. $7.50 item #6289


6290armorybaltimorepc.jpg (87565 bytes) 5th Regiment Armory I.M.N.G. Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland National Guard. Postcard, undivided back. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Some soiling, writing on front, edge and corner wear. $6.50 item #6290


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