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Military Collectibles are listed by period, then in alphabetical order. ALL vintage items are originals; there are NO reproductions in the WWII or Korean War era items. To purchase anything, see the How To Order page.


CIVIL WAR

VINTAGE GERMAN

VINTAGE JAPAN

VINTAGE U.S.

MODERN ERA COLLECTIBLES

CIVIL WAR ERA MILITARY COLLECTIBLES

CONFEDERATE STATES POSTAGE STAMP: Scott CSA #6, 5˘ Jefferson Davis, 1862 Civil War Stamp, Unused, Hinged, even trim. See front and back  $16

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CONFEDERATE TWO RING BULLET: Unopened - Still in the original packaging, original price written on the package front, genuine Confederate two ring bullet fired during the American Civil War, packaged and sold by J. R. Cromwell Relics in Winchester, Virginia, labeled as either a .54 or .58 caliber bullet and considered "rare" at the time of packaging, which was circa-1973. See package front and back  $15

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WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, WW II era German and Nazi military collectibles - NO reproductions! They were all obtained from American veterans who served in Europe during the 1940s. These items are offered as pieces of military history for collectors and are NOT for sale as an endorsement of the Nazi party or Nazi beliefs. By law, the Luftwaffe Flak Badge and the Coins can not be sold to certain countries in Europe; so with regret, I won't take orders for them from any European collectors outside of the U.K.

HESSEN VETERAN'S BADGE: This medal, from the Grand Duchy of Hesse, is oval with a crowned, sword-bearing, lion in the center and topped with a Hessen crown. The front reads, "Kriegerkameradschaft Hassia" around the rampant lion. Twin red, black, and white ribbons extend from the badge with metal tassels at the bottom of each. The reverse is hallmarked by the manufacturer "L. Schmidt Rauch Darmstadt" around the edge with "Posamentier Waren Militär Effekten" in the center. Size is 3 inches long by 1.25 inches wide. Condition is very good, metal is clean with the cloth ribbons showing the most wear, some fraying on the black stripe on the right ribbon. Badge and metal tassel clasps are all present and secure. Back pin is straight and the pin hook is shaped in the typical period twist pattern. The War Veteran's Association in Hesse awarded these badges. It is possible that this is pre-WWII, but I can attest to it coming back in 1945. See badge front and back  $75

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LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE: This medal, first instituted in January 1941, was awarded to Nazi air defense crews on a 16 point requisite basis. This fine example, from mid-war, is made from zinc, in a standard two-piece construction, by Hermann Wernstein, with the "W" mint mark clearly visible on the back. Size is 2.5 inches tall by 1.75 inches wide. Condition is as close to "pristine" as I've ever seen in a used military award. Original shine still exists in areas on the badge. Barrel-hinged needle-style back pin and hook clasp are without any defects.  It is a superb example worthy of any high end collection. See badge front and back  $475

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NAZI GERMANY COIN: 50 Reichspfennig coin, aluminum, circulated, above average condition, good eye appeal, 1941-A, Deutsches Reich Eagle with swastika on obverse, World War II era Nazi coinage. See coin  $9

NAZI GERMANY COIN: 1 Reichspfennig coin, zinc, circulated, above average condition with normal patination, average eye appeal, 1943-F, Deutsches Reich Eagle with swastika on obverse, World War II era Nazi coinage. See coin  $4

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ADOLPH HITLER PROFILE STAMPS: 1941-44, Lot of 4, Unused, F or better, Lightly Hinged, Hitler head profiles in 15, 16, 20, and 24 denominations, Nazi Germany issues. See stamps  All 4 for $1.50

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WORLD WAR II JAPANESE MILITARY COLLECTIBLES

1942-46 JAPANESE 5 YEN SECONDARY NOTE:  Very good condition, circulated, folds, vertical edge stains, "Marshall Isles 1944" written on obverse (where and when the note was obtained!), P43, Serial No. 687120, size 3 x 5 inches, Sugawara no Michizane with Kitano Tenmangū on the obverse and 5 YEN with ornate design on the reverse. World War II era currency. See note  $2

JAPANESE PHILIPPINE INVASION MONEY: Lot of two 10 Centavos notes, circulated but with outstanding eye appeal, no folds, very minor corner wear, 1942, First Series, Serial No. P/AD. During World War II in the Philippines, the occupying Japanese government issued fiat currency in several denominations. This is known as the Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat peso. It was often referred to as "Mickey Mouse money" by the locals because of the huge amounts required to purchase anything. See front and back  Both for $8.50

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WORLD WAR II US MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, WW II era United States Armed Forces military collectibles - NO reproductions or reprints! They were all obtained from American veterans who served during the 1940s.

ARMY AIR FORCE SPECIAL ORDERS: Luke Field Army Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona, June 24, 1942, Special Orders No. 157, marked RESTRICTED, four page (2 sheets double-sided) assignment orders for second lieutenants to report to various flying schools and units in Roswell, Victorville, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Sacramento, and Chandler. Captain James C. Nystrom facsimile signature on page 4. Paper is in very good condition, supple, no folds or tears, light tan from age. Staple holes in top left corner. Perfect keepsake if you had a relative stationed at Luke AFB during WWII. See pages 1 and 4  $30

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ARMY CORPORAL STRIPES PATCH: An unused WWII era Corporal shoulder patch. O.D. green on a black background, vintage heavy fabric, size roughly 3 1/8 inches square. See stripes  $10

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82ND "REINFORCMENT" BATTALION ALGRANGE DAY PASS: An original US Army six hour pass issued on 22 August 1945 allowing a soldier to attend a dance in Algrange, France. This fascinating document states that the soldier is to pay 40 francs at the door of the dance hall, where the proprietor will supply "orchestra, girls, and hall" in return. Condition is very good, two minor edge chips, paper has yellowed a bit and was folded into quarters at some point, probably in 1945, but has been stored flat for several decades. Pass size is roughly 4.5 x 8 inches and was typed on the back of a recycled form (common practice of the day). See day pass  $45

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FOOD RATION TICKET: An original Ministry of Food ration ticket, issued for the week ending 2 September 1943, but not used. Issuing Officer signature is Captain Robert G. "Crosuen" (Last name is my best guess) The ticket is unpunched/unstamped for rations of "Meat, Butter/Margarine/Cooking Fats, Cheese, Bacon, Sugar, Milk, Eggs, and Tea." The ticket back has instructions for Army, Air Force and Navy personnel. Size is 2 x 5.25 inches and condition is Very Good with one straightened fold and dog-eared corner. See ticket front and back  $45

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MES VUES DE PARIS PHOTO PACKET: Condition: Photos Excellent, Slipcase VG, Published circa-1941, Printed by Lulu, 50 Rue du Temple, Paris. Includes 20 deckle edged black & white glossy photos of Paris landmarks (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Bastille & July Column, The Opera, etc.) in a red heavy paper slipcase, size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Also includes two slips of paper that describe the photos in English and French. "20 Vues Mignonnettes en Photograhie Veritable." Not really US Military related other than the fact that it was brought back by a G.I. from the WW II era. See slipcase, slip descriptions and 6 sample photos  See 5 more photos  $50

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MY VICTORY BOOK SAVINGS STAMP ALBUM for the Purchase of United States War Savings Bonds, distributed in 1942-45, VF/NM+ condition, empty, roughly 3 x 6.25 inches folded that opens to 12 x 12.5 inches. These were distributed to buyers of Saving Stamps to be filled with 187 ten cent stamps and used toward the purchase Series E War Bonds. The red, white and blue album/booklet is filled with military imagery, planes, ships, tanks, trucks, guns, etc. See covers  See inside first flap  $20

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PARIS AND SURROUNDINGS GUIDE BOOK by Fernand Saimond: Les Éditions du West, J. Debarge, 54 Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Condition VG-, Éditions Greff Paris, Published circa-1942, 144 page, squarebound, softback book for U.S. soldiers stationed in France, size 4.5 x 5.25 inches. "What you want to know about Paris and surroundings. Here it is in a small practical guidebook whith a plan of the city of Paris." Versailles, Trianon, Malmaison, Fontainebleau, Saint-Denis, Vincennes, and Saint-Germain. Lists places of interest (some gone now) including bridges, cemeteries, churches, chateaus, hotels, museums, palaces, parks, squares, theatres, and more. The original, color, 16 x 23 inch, fold-out, illustrated map is still bound on the inside back cover. See covers  $50

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PARIS MAP FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS: Condition Very Good with a one inch tear along a fold seam, Published circa-1942. Map Size 14 x 21 inches unfolded, down to 2.75 x 5.25 inches folded. Color map given to U.S. soldiers stationed in Europe. Contains the traditional U.S. Military tag line "This Map May Be Mailed Home." The top half of the front side shows a Paris street map with the Red Cross Clubs marked and the bottom half show the Paris-Métro routes and places of interest. In typical wartime frugality, this Paris map is actually printed on the back of another map that shows part of Monaghan, Ireland on it. The Monaghan section is printed in German with the country spelled "Irland." See metro route portion of map and the Monaghan side  $30

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TRUE COMICS #18, 21, 23, 27, 33, 35: Lot of 6 reading copies from November 1942 to May 1944; #18 Looks G-, but graded Pr because centerfold is missing (Story of America begins), #21 coverless with hole in first 2 pages and taped, #23 P/Fr chunk out of front cover, back cover and last 5 pages, #27 Fr/G, #33 G- (Origin & First Steve Saunders), #35 Fr/G. There's tape and writing on almost all issues. True war stories appear in all issues including many WWII stories like, Wake Island, General Lewis H. Brereton, General George S. Patton, Fighting Leathernecks, General Mark Clark & the Fighting Fifth, Captain Frank Bender, Carlson's Raiders, The FBI vs. The Nazis, U.S.S. Yorktown, Semyon Timoshenko, and many Pre-WWII war stories, as well. See 18 21 covers  See 23 27 covers  See 33 35 covers  All 6 Golden Age WWII era issues for only $30

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WAR SAVINGS BOND, CLASS A PAY RESERVATION APPLICATION: Condition is Very Good, one back quarter has a bit of carbon paper smudging, edges are a bit ragged, paper has slight yellowing and was folded into eighths at some point, probably in '43, but has been stored flat for several decades. The roughly 5 x 8 inch application is filled out in typing and is dated 19 March 1943. War Bond denomination was $25 for a soldier from Chicago in the 2nd Infantry, who would have monthly pay deductions to acquire the bond. The back of the form contains all instructions and conditions. See application  $30

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KOREAN WAR MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, Korean War era United States Armed Forces military collectibles - NO reproductions! They were all obtained from American veterans who served during the Korean war.

AIR FORCE COMMAND PILOT'S WINGS: USAF pilot's wings, 3 inches tip to tip, 1.5 inches from the bottom tip of shield to top leaf cluster encircling the star. Brass back clutch holders. "Vanguard N. Y. 14" is the hallmark on the back. Based upon the rounded shield shape I've seen on other Korean (1950-53) era wings, I'm calling this Korean era and not WWII. It was obtained from a Lt. Col. who flew in both WWII and Korea. While it's possibly WWII, most WWII era shields I've seen come to defined points on both the top left and right corners and this one does not. Condition is almost like new, superb example. See wings  $55

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AIR FORCE OFFICER'S CAP BADGE: USAF Officer's Cap Eagle. Size roughly 2.25 inches wingtip to wingtip, 2.5 inches from the bottom to top. Excellent condition, no scratches, but there is a slight bend on the right side where it was obviously shaped to the officer's cap. Screw back with screw present, single alignment pin at the top. No hallmark on the back. See cap eagle  $40

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AIR FORCE MASTER SERGEANT STRIPES: USAF old style 6-stripe Master Sergeant rank patch, used and removed from a uniform, slightly frayed at edges, nice Korean War era piece of vintage militaria, size roughly 3.5 x 3.75 inches. See stripes  $10

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UNITED STATES SAVINGS STAMPS SHEET: Scott #S1, Sheet of 100 Red “Minuteman” Savings stamps, issued in 1954 (post-Korean War). Unfortunately, the right margin where the plate number would appear has been removed (see image - scan is a bit tight on the right but all perfs are there), but fortunately the sheet condition is still VF or better, Never Hinged, Original Gum. The United States Savings stamps program was created in 1954 to encourage savings and thrift among American schoolchildren. Stamps were issued in denominations of 10˘, 25˘, 50˘, $1, and $5. The “Minuteman” Savings stamps were accompanied by albums and other materials that appealed to the spirit of patriotism. U.S. Savings stamps were purchased by school administrators at local post offices and resold to students. An album containing $18.70 in Savings stamps could be exchanged for a $25 U.S. Savings Bond. (2 available) See sheet  $60

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UNITED STATES SAVINGS STAMPS BLOCK OF 9: Scott #S1, Block of 9, Red “Minuteman” Savings stamps, issued in 1954 (post-Korean War), F-VF, NH, top left corner stamp has a corner bend for 3 perfs. See block  $4.50

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UNITED STATES SAVINGS STAMPS LOT OF 15: Scott #S1, Lot of 15 stamps, two are attached as a pair and the rest are singles, Red “Minuteman” Savings stamps, issued in 1954 (post-Korean War), condition varies from VG to XF, all NH but some with bad gum. See stamps  All 15 for $7

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EXECUTIVE ORDER 10631 CODE OF CONDUCT: NM- (found sandwiched between papers from the fifties, so it looks near pristine with a slight 65 year old patina), dated August 17, 1955 (post-Korean War), 3 double-sided pages, stapled at top, page one introduction from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, pages 2 to 6 lay out the Code of Conduct for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces. These original copies were distributed to all military personnel active at the time. Fascinating reading from a present day perspective, especially the "No physical or mental torture...may be inflicted on prisoners of war" section. See pages 1 and 6  $16

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MODERN ERA MILITARY COLLECTIBLES (All Produced After 1960)

AFA COLLECTOR'S SERIES P-51 MUSTANG CHALLENGE COIN: New/As Issued, still in the original sealed polybag, 1 3/4 inches in diameter, metal is probably brass, date unknown, Obverse: P-51 Mustang, Reverse: Air Force Association, Educate-Advocate-Support with AFA Wings logo. Images are a bit fuzzy because the scans are through the sealed polybag. See both sides  $10

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AFA LAPEL PIN: Circa-1990s, Like New-, Air Force Association lapel pin, size roughly an inch top to bottom, circular shaped with extensions, silver colored metal with red, white and blue painted AFA logo front, clutch back pin with rubber clasp. See pin  $6

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AIR FORCE ENLISTED VILLAGE T-SHIRT: Unused/As issued, Air Force Enlisted Village Proud Supporter T-Shirt, Adult XL, White with U.S. flag and stylized eagle screened on design, made by Fruit of the Loom, heavy cotton, AFEV promotional item.  As with any new cloth item, there may (or may not) be minor manufacturing imperfections present. Always stored in a smoke and pet free environment. See shirt design  $9.50

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AIR FORCE (USAF) MEMORIAL COIN: 2004, New/As Issued, on a clear acrylic stand, Commemorative Challenge Coin, 1 3/4 inches in diameter, appears to be bronze or brass, Obverse: United States Air Force Memorial, September 15, 2004, Ground Breaking, Reverse: Pride In Our Past Faith In Our Future with Air Force Wings logos. See coin on stand  $14

AIR FORCE (USAF) MEMORIAL COIN: 2004, New/As Issued in original plastic holder, 3/16 inch surface nick on reverse bottom logo (visible to the eye, but oddly not showing in the scan), Commemorative Challenge Coin, 1 3/4 inches in diameter, appears to be bronze or brass, Obverse: United States Air Force Memorial, September 15, 2004, Ground Breaking, Reverse: Pride In Our Past Faith In Our Future with Air Force Wings logos. See both sides of coin  $9

AIR FORCE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION LAPEL PIN: 2004, Like New/As Issued, MIB - still in original sealed bag, 3/4 x 5/8 inch rectangular silver colored metal/enamel clutch back pin, image of the memorial with "Air Force Memorial Foundation" text below it, no hallmark on back. The memorial is located in Arlington County, Virginia. Image fuzzy due to scan through bag. See pin  $7.50

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AIR FORCE (USAF) 1966 RETIREMENT PACKET: Lot of 6 items from the Viet Nam era, average F to VF+ condition, includes: 1) Air Force Guide For Retired Personnel Pamphlet AFP 211-1-12, 1 February 1966, much more of a book at 120 pages than a pamphlet, USAFMPC published out of Randolph AFB in Texas, roughly 7.75 x 10.25 inches, includes sections on everything from wearing your uniform to travel to base privileges, quite detailed; 2) Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet, January 1966, VA Fact Sheet IS-1, 50 pages, roughly 5 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, detailed presentation of veteran's and their family's benefits; 3) Your Social Security Booklet OASI-35, November 1965, 44 pages, covers your SSA benefits; 4) Disability Separation - Facts For Your Future Booklet, DoD PA-1, Published by Armed Forces Information and Education, Rev. 1964, 60 pages, 1.75 inch rip on back cover, more detailed info with cartoon illustrations throughout; 5) Serviceman's Group Life Insurance Certificate, VA Form 29-8290, November 1965, tri-fold flyer, and 6) Serviceman's Application for Compensation from the VA (3 copies), AF 452 Form 1 DEC 51, so this form hadn't changed in 15 years. Nice bundle of historical information regarding military retirees. See guide and booklet  See booklets and policy  See form  All for $25

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AIR FORCE (USAF) PATCHES: Lot of 4, All Unused/Vintage New, includes the Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II/Warthog (3 3/8 x 4 inches), 357th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Berlin Airlift Veterans Association (3 inches in diameter), and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress (4 x 3 inches). See patches  All 4 for $25

AIR FORCE (USAF) LAPEL PINS: Lot of 2, 1980s, NM-, 1) U.S. Air Force Logo Pin, 3/4 inch square, silver colored metal, clutch back, and 2) United States Air Force Retired Emblem Pin, 5/8 inch in diameter, "11C" and "G1" hallmarks on back, gold colored metal, the clutch back grasp was issued with an upgrade from regular pins of this type, this lapel pin comes on its original backing card, dated 6/80, and in the original opened bag. See pins  Both for $15

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AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON PAPERWEIGHTS: Pair of 2 paperweights, 1990, New/As Issued (minor manufacturing imperfections on one), laminated stone disks, 3 7/8 inches in diameter, felt bottom, with a plaque that reads, "First Reunion Of The 303rd A.R.S. Colorado Springs, CO 7, 8, 9 September 1990." These were given out at the first reunion of the gentlemen who supported SAC and the USAF from 1951 to 1963. Rather rare items, as are any KC-97 pilots out there. See paperweights  Both for $16

AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON EMBLEM PATCH: 1990s, Like New/Unused, cloth, size roughly 3 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches, 303rd ARS emblem in shades of blue, silver, gray, and gold. Ready for wear or display. See patch  $9.50

AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON LAPEL PINS: 1990s, pair of two, Like New/As Issued - minor manufactured design imperfections, 1 1/4 inch off-round metal/enamel clutch back pins, 303rd ARS emblem, backs are plain - no hallmarks, ready to wear. See pins  Both for $15

AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON BOLO TIES: Late-1990s, pair of two, Like New/As Issued, 1 1/4 inch off-round metal clasp/slide with the 303rd ARS emblem on it, "PCSI San Marcos, CA 888-709-7274 Made In China" hallmark on back, 1 inch metal tips, roughly 36 inch fabric braid from tip to tip. Ready to wear. Perfect for all U.S. Air Force cowboys. See ties  Both for $35

AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd ARS REUNION CRUISE BUTTON: 1992, NM/Like New, 2.25 inches in diameter, "3-10 October 1992 303rd ARS Reunion Cruise To Bermuda" with 303rd Air Refueling Squadron emblem. There is a large open area on the button where an attendees name was supposed to be inserted. This button is unused and is blank. See button  $3

AIR FORCE (USAF) 303rd AIR REFUELING SQUADRON CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: 2002, New/As Issued, wood Christmas tree ornament, 4 inches in diameter, green ribbon through top hanging hole, "303rd" and "2002" carved out with plane symbol in between. Rather rare item given out at the 303rd ARS reunion in 2002. See ornament  $8.50

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AIR FORCE (USAF) 317th AIRLIFT CONTROL SQUADRON CHALLENGE COIN: New/As Issued, 1 9/16 inches in diameter, date unknown, silver colored metal with red and blue highlights, Obverse: State of Texas, an armadillo and the squadron symbol, Reverse: Star with "Lone Star" and "TALCE" around it. See coin  $12

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ASMBA GOLD FILLED LAPEL PIN: Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association clutch back lapel pin/tie tack, year unknown, NM/Like New on original backing card in plastic box, size 9/16 x 7/16 inches, 10K Gold Filled, hallmarks "CTO 1/10 10K" on back. CTO is the trademark of O. C. Tanner Jewelry Co. in Salt Lake City. 1/10 10K means the piece is gold filled. 1/10 of the weight is 10K gold and the rest is a base metal. "ASMBA" with an eagle above it and an atom symbol below it. See pin in box  $10

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THE BERLIN AIRLIFT 40TH ANNIVERSARY LENOX PLATE: "Air Bridge Of Freedom," Made by Lenox in 1989, 8.25 inches in diameter, Mint condition in Original Lenox Box, out of production. Front reads: The Berlin Airlift 40th Anniversary Reunion 1949 - 1989, and the back: "Air Bridge Of Freedom" Created in Adversity Exalted In Success and Mankind's Finest Hour June 26, 1948 - September 30, 1949, with the Lenox hallmark. Fine China with 24 karat gold central image and accented borders. See plate  $22

BERLIN AIRLIFT VETERANS ASSOCIATION LAPEL PIN: 1980s, NM-, circular raised enamel, double clutch back pin, gold colored metal, design features the Berlin Airlift monument and text that reads "Berlin Airlift Vet Assn" in a banner over the central circular design, roughly 1 1/4 inches from banner side to side. See pin  $10

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DESERT STORM TRADING CARDS: Produced by Topps in 1991; this is the "Victory Series." Offered are unopened paint-out wax boxes containing 36 packs per box. 8 cards and 1 sticker per pack. 88 cards and 11 stickers make up a complete set. You can typically pull at least one complete set per box. Outstanding color photographs taken during the "Desert Storm" operation. (22 boxes available) See sample box  $10 per box / or 10 boxes for $70

DESERT STORM TRADING CARDS: Topps, 1991, Victory Series, Lot of 5 Unopened Wax Packs with 8 cards and 1 sticker per pack, fresh from the box! (14 lots available) See sample wax pack  All 5 for $2

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DESERT STORM FROSTED GLASS BEER MUG: USAF collectible beer mug, issued 1991, out of production, NM/Like new, no chips or cracks, no flaws in the images, 6 inches tall, Heavy - weighs over a pound and a half! Frosted glass with gold screened images of four air force jets and a helicopter. Top banner reads: Operation Desert Storm Commenced January 16, 1991. Bottom banner reads: Kuwait Liberated February 27th, 1991. See mug  $20

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DYESS AIR FORCE BASE 1966 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY: VF condition with a 1 inch stain on back cover, March 1966, 54 stapled pages, Dyess AFB Texas Telephone Directory with Base Access and Desired Extensions. If you know someone stationed here in Texas during the Viet Nam War era, they are most likely listed. (Please don't ask me to look up names.) See covers  $28

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FIFTH AIR FORCE INSIGNIA PATCH: Used and removed from a uniform, very good condition, slightly oval, size roughly 2.5 x 2.75 inches, originally the USAAF in WWII and today the US PACAF, not exactly sure when this patch was manufactured, but I've owned it since the mid-1960s, so it's Viet Nam era at a minimum. See patch  $6

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FIRST DAY COVERS WITH MILITARY CACHET: All are Artcraft Cachet First Day Covers except the first two cachets listed as created by Artmaster, all VF to NM condition, unaddressed envelopes. Great collectibles for Military enthusiasts. Unique birthday gifts if you can match the dates! Listed in order of issue by date, location cancelled, U.S. Scott catalog number, cachet pictured, and stamp(s). Some lots include TUPEX (Tucson Philatelic Exhibition for Tucson's Bicentennial) cancellation covers and plate blocks. For protection, all First Day Covers come in individual glassine envelopes.

May 7, 1971: Washington, DC, #1398, Artmaster, WWII Correspondent Ernest Taylor Pyle (killed during WWII in 1945), 16˘ Journalist Ernie Pyle. (2 available) See first day cover  $2.25

July 4, 1971: Washington, DC, #1432, Artmaster, 1771 Battle of Alamance N.C., 8˘ American Revolution Bicentennial. See first day cover  $2

July 4, 1973: Boston, MA, #1480-1483, Boston Tea Party - American Revolution, Se-tenant of four 8˘ Boston Tea Party. Also included is a VF/NH Plate Block of 4 of the stamps. See cover and plate block  Both for $4.75

September 28, 1973: New Orleans, LA, #1479, American Revolution Drummer, 8˘ Rising Spirit of Independence - Drummer. See first day cover  $2

December 16, 1973: Boston, MA, #UX66, Post Card, Honoring Samuel Adams – Revolutionary War Patriot, 8˘ Samuel Adams. See first day cover  $2

December 16, 1973: Boston, MA, #UY24, Post Card with Reply Card, Honoring Samuel Adams – Revolutionary War Patriot, 8˘ + 8˘ Samuel Adams. See first day cover  $2.25

March 11, 1974: Washington, DC, #1525, Veterans of Foreign Wars 75th Anniversary, 10˘ VFW. Also included is an XF/NH Plate Block of 4 of the stamp. See cover and plate block  Both for $3

July 4, 1974: Philadelphia, PA, #1543-1546, 200th Anniversary of the First Continental Congress, 10˘ Carpenters Hall, Independence Hall and 2 Quotation Stamps. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same 4 stamps, plus a F-VF/NH Plate Block of 4. See both covers and plate block  All 3 for $7

October 1, 1974: Washington, DC, #1518, Liberty Bell Coil Stamps, 6.3˘ Liberty Bell (Coil Pair of 2). Also included is an S/NH coil pair of two of these stamps. This is the first fractional U.S. coil stamp to be produced. See cover and coil pair  $3.25

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March 25, 1975: Carmel, NY, #1559, Honoring Sybil Ludington – Revolutionary War Heroine, 8˘ Sybil Ludington (2 stamps). Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same pair of stamps. See both covers  Both for $4

March 25, 1975: Cambridge, MA, #1560, Honoring Salem Poor – Revolutionary War Hero – Battle of Bunker Hill, 10˘ Salem Poor. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See both covers  Both for $4

March 25, 1975: Chicago, IL, #1561, Honoring Haym Salomon – Revolutionary War Hero – Salomon finances the American cause, 10˘ Haym Salomon. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See both covers  Both for $4

April 19, 1975: Lexington, MA, #1563, The Battles of Lexington & Concord, 10˘ Lexington & Concord. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See both covers  Both for $4

June 17, 1975: Charlestown, MA, #1564, Battle of Bunker Hill, 10˘ Battle of Bunker Hill. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See both covers  Both for $4

July 4, 1975: Washington, DC, #1565-1568, Uniforms of the Armed Forces, Block of four 10˘ Uniforms of the Armed Forces. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same block of 4 stamps. Plus, a VF or better/NH Plate Block of 12 of the stamp. See both covers and plate block  All 3 for $9

September 14, 1975: Bryn Mawr, PA, #UX68, Post Card, Honoring Charles Thomson – Revolutionary War Patriot, 7˘ Charles Thomson. See first day cover  $2

October 31, 1975: Cleveland, OH, #1595a, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Booklet Pane, 13˘ Liberty Bell, Booklet Pane of 6 stamps. Also included is an VF/NH Booklet Pane of 6 stamps. See cover and pane  Both for $5.50

November 10, 1975: Princeton, NJ, #UX69, Post Card, Honoring John Witherspoon – Revolutionary War Patriot, Clergyman and signer of the Declaration of Independence, 9˘ John Witherspoon. See first day cover  $2

November 14, 1975: Boston, MA, #1603, Old North Church, 24˘ Old North Church – Midnight Ride Definitive. Also included is an XF/NH Plate Block of 4 stamps. See cover and plate block  Both for $4.50

November 24, 1975: Washington, DC, #1591, Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble, 9˘ Peaceful Assembly Definitive (pair of 2 stamps). Also included is an XF/NH Plate Block of 4 stamps. See cover and plate block  Both for $3

November 25, 1975: Allentown, PA, #1618, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Coil Stamp, 13˘ Liberty Bell, Single Coil. See first day cover  $2

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January 1, 1976: Pasadena, CA, #1629-1631, The Spirit of 76 & American Independence, Se-tenant of three 13˘ Spirit of 76 drummers and fife. Detail from a painting by Archibald M. Willard. Also included with this is an non-cacheted/unaddressed cover of with the same #1629-1631 stamps the bears the Freedom Train cancellation dated January 29, 1976. These special cancellations were only made available at Freedom Train stops across the U.S. in 1975-76, plus a VF or better/NH extended Plate Block of 12 with both the Zip and Mail Early blocks of 4 (20 total stamps). See both covers and plate block  Both covers and the extended plate block for $11

April 2, 1976: Liberty, MO, #1595d, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Booklet Pane, 13˘ Liberty Bell (Booklet Pane of 5 + Collect Stamps for the Fun of It). See first day cover  $3

April 23, 1976: Miami, FL, #1615, Beat the Drum for Liberty and the Spirit of '76, Bulk Rate Coil Stamps, 7.9˘ Beat the Drum for Liberty, Coil Pair of 2. See first day cover  $2

July 1, 1976: Dover, DE, #UX70, Post Card, Honoring Caesar Rodney – Revolutionary War Patriot, 9˘ Caesar Rodney. See first day cover  $2

July 4, 1976: Philadelphia, PA, #1691-1694, 200th Anniversary of American Independence, 13˘ Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, Se-tenant of 4 stamps. Reproduces a painting by John Trumbull. See first day cover  $3.75

November 20, 1976: New York, NY, #1614, Marching in Step to the Music of the Union, Bulk Rate Coil Stamps, 7.7˘ Saxhorns - Marching in Step to the Music of the Union, Coil Pair of 2. See first day cover  $2

January 3, 1977: Princeton, NJ, #1704, Battle of Princeton, 13˘ George Washington at the Battle of Princeton. Based on a portrait painted by Charles Willson Peale. See first day cover  $2

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GERMAN ROACH MILK CAP/POG: 1993, Die-cut, Roach dressed like a WWII German soldier. See milk cap  $1.25

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GETTYSBURG PENNSYLVANIA POST CARDS: Lot of 7 different post cards, average NM, Early-1970s, size 3.5 x 5.5 inches, color, unused, includes "Greetings From Historic Gettysburg" card, shots of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, South Carolina Memorial, Lincoln's Speech Memorial, Barlow Knoll, Eisenhower Farm Countryside, and Howitzer Cannons. Nice lot for Civil War enthusiasts from the Pennsylvania battle site. See 3 sample cards  All 7 for $8

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GETTYSBURG VISITOR'S GUIDE: 1972, F/VF with two tour prices written in ink and an "x" on another in the "Tours" section. Published by the Gettysburg Travel Council, size 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 36 pages. An official full color information guide to historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and the surrounding Adams County. Designed for 4 days worth of touring in the area. Besides the obvious Civil War sites, other historical and cultural locations are covered. Includes maps of the battlefield, downtown Gettysburg and the Adams County valley. Lists tours, attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and campgrounds. A fun pictorial trip back in time. See covers  $5

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HICKAM AFB CLUB SYSTEM POG: Non-dated, circa 1992-93, Smooth surface, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii issue, shows Diamond Head, an outrigger canoe, palm trees, flowers, and the sun. See POG  $1.50

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HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR MAGAZINE #1 - 20: Published by Marshall Cavendish in 1973 in the U.S., condition VF to NM-. Originally published in the U.K., this well researched 96 part series on World War II contains many rare photos in color and B&W. Adolph Hitler appears on two covers. Printed on slick paper stock. The first issue includes a prelude to WWII bonus supplement. See 6 sample covers  All 20 issues for $55

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HISTORY OF THE WORLD WARS SPECIALS: Warships Of The First World War and The Big Guns Artillery 1914-1918: 1974 First U.S. Editions, Published 1973 in the U.K, Warships VF/NM-, Big Guns VF+. These well researched, 64 page, squarebound issues feature many B&W photographs and color illustrations covering the specific World War I titled areas of interest. Heavy card stock covers with wraparound artwork. See warships covers  See big guns covers  Both for $10

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JAMESTOWN / WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA POST CARDS: Lot of 5 different post cards, NM, Early-1970s, size 3.5 x 5.5 inches, color, unused, includes shots of the Jamestown Monument, Memorial Cross, an artist's rendering of the James Fort, and the Wren Building and a Powder Magazine in Williamsburg. Nice lot for Colonial War enthusiasts from the Virginia battle regions. See 3 sample cards  All 5 for $6

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KC-97 STRATOFREIGHTER LAPEL PIN: Like New, circa 1980s-90s, enamel lapel pin, gold colored metal, clutch back grasp was issued with an upgrade from regular pins of this type, size 1.5 inches long, the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, sometimes referred to as a Stratotanker, was a U.S. Air Force aerial refueling plane that was retired in 1978. See pin  $11

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KOREAN WAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY BUTTON: 2000, VF+, size 1 3/8 inches round, dark blue background with red/white/blue/gold design colors, "United States Of America," "50th Anniversary Of the Korean War," and "1950-1953 Commemoration 2000-2003" text, integrated Korean and U.S. flag design with branches. See button  $5

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MIDWAY PRESS KIT: 1976 Movie Press Kit, overall grade of VF+ due to 9 pages in the booklet having underlines and margin notes written in them and the last bio page is wrinkled. Kit Contains: A) Twenty-three (23) Black & White 8 x 10 inch glossies from the film (average VF/NM-NM), including head shots of the main stars, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Hal Holbrook, Glenn Ford, Toshiro Mifune, and Dale Ishimoto, Christina Kokubo - full figure, plus action scenes and posed stills from the film with Heston, Fonda, Holbrook, Kokubo, Ford, Mifune, Robert Webber, Edward Albert, James Coburn, Robert Wagner, Dabney Coleman, James Shigeta, Robert Ito, Cliff Robertson, and others - most stills have character or scene info pre-printed on the photograph backs; B) Color slick with details of the actual historical battle at Midway; and C) a booklet containing 15 pages of Production Notes, 3 pages of Cast & Credits, a 5 page story Synopsis (labeled "Not for Publication"), and 31 pages of Cast (main stars) and Producer Biographies. The battle at Midway in Sensurround! Great package for fans of the film or the WWII historical event. See 4 sample stills, color slick and booklet cover  See 8 more stills  See 6 more stills  All for $222

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THE 'NAM MAGAZINE #1 - 5 SET: Marvel Magazine, August - December 1988, condition NM- to NM+, 2 stories from the Marvel comic book series reprinted in each issue with extra material, Michael Golden color front covers on all, B&W back covers on #1 - 2, and interior artwork in all, Doug Murray stories. Nam Notes, Glossaries and Pin-ups throughout the set. #1 incorrectly dated May and July 1988 inside. See #1 covers  See #2 covers  See #3 covers  See #4 covers  See #5 covers  5 issue set for $25

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR UNIFORMED SERVICES L/PAT LAPEL PIN: 1980s, NM-, size 7/8 x 1 inch, gold colored metal, clutch back pin, red , white and blue Great Seal of the United States surrounded by "National Association For Uniformed Services" text with "L/PAT" below it. See pin  $7.50

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NORMAN ROCKWELL'S WORLD WAR II: IMPRESSIONS FROM THE HOMEFRONT by Susan E. Meyer, Softback book, As New with a 2 inch diagonal compression on the upper left corner (no effect the interior artwork), 1991, Unstated Edition and Printing, USAA Foundation/Roundtable Press Book, ISBN: 0-9631011-0-2, size 11 x 14 7/8 inches, 94 pages, O/P. Oversized volume that reproduces Rockwell's WWII era artwork with full color Saturday Evening Post covers and original paintings, also B&W charcoal and pencil cover studies and preliminaries. Perfect copy to use if you wanted to remove images for framing. Foreword by Robert F. McDermott. See covers  $7.50

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OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM SHOT GLASS: 2003, As Issued/Unused, no cracks, but there are about 5 very minor marks to the right of the Iraq image - a combination of production imperfections and hairline surface scratches (you really have to look to see them, but they are there, so I have to mention them), shot glass shaped like a beer mug with a black map image of Iraq peppered with a helicopter, plane and tank, "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in red letters above the image, approximately 3 inches tall, 2 inches in diameter, thick clear glass. "China" hallmark on bottom. See shot glass  $5

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PEARL HARBOR by A. J. Barker. Battle Book No. 10, Softback Book, VG, Published 1969, January 1971, Fourth Printing, Ballantine Books 345 01804, size 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages, O/P. The factual account of Japan's entry into the second world war. This book tells the story of America's and Japan's relationship in the decades prior to December 1941. Then, gives a full account of the "day that will live in infamy." The B&W photos shot before, during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor add an imposing strength to the historical perspectives presented in the pages of this book. Part of Ballantine's impressive illustrated history of World War II series. Introduction by Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart. See covers  $4.50

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REAL WAR STORIES #1: NM/M condition; Eclipse Comics, 1987, first printing, large 48-page issue on high quality paper. Alan Moore story, Brian Bolland artwork. Don't let the comic book format deceive you! These are well told actual war stories; front cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz based on drawings by El Salvadoran children. See covers  $6

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SEMPER FI' COMICS #1-3: NM-NM/M condition; Marvel Comics, 1988, excellently written war stories about the marines. John Severin, Andy Kubert, and Sam Glanzman artwork. Complete stories in each issue. Again, don't let the format deceive you. Guide Value is $15+. See all 3 covers  3 issue lot for $9

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SPIRIT OF ARIZONA PRINT: Full color print commemorating the B-2 Stealth Bomber Naming Ceremony for the Spirit of Arizona plane at Davis-Monthan AFB on March 20, 1998. NM condition, Printed on heavy coated stock, approximately 11 x 14 inches, issued in 1998, O/P. Very limited production for distribution at the ceremony. See print  $28

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SPIRIT OF ARIZONA SIGNED PRINT: Full color print commemorating the B-2 Stealth Bomber Naming Ceremony for the Spirit of Arizona plane at Davis-Monthan AFB on March 20, 1998. Printed on heavy coated stock, approximately 11 x 14 inches, issued in 1998, O/P. Very limited production for distribution at the ceremony. Identical to the above unsigned print except this one is signed by three of the representatives at the ceremony. General Richard E. Hawley (signed Dick Hawley, Gen. USAF), who has flown the B-2, and Congressman Jim Kolbe (signed Jim Kolbe, U.S. Congress) are definite and legible. The third signature, while clean, is uncertain. It is possibly Col. John D. W. Corley, who was the 355th Wing Commander at DM-AFB at the time, but this is just a guess. While the unsigned print above is NM condition, this copy shows a bit of minor handling wear at an angle from being passed around for the autographs, but nothing that detracts from the piece. When framed, it will look outstanding. See signed print  $75

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U.S. POSTAGE STAMP MILITARY PLATE BLOCKS

Scott #1315, Plate Block of 4, issued 1966, 5˘ 50th Anniversary of Marine Corps Reserve, XF/NH, gum touched on bottom left stampSee plate block  75˘

Scott #1421-1422, Plate Block of 4, issued 1971, 6˘ Disabled American Veterans 50 Years of Service and 6˘ Honoring U.S. Servicemen Prisoners of War/Missing and Killed in Action F-VF/NH. See plate block  $1.25

Scott #1477, Revolutionary War Plate Block of 4, issued 1973, 8˘ Rise of the Spirit of Independence – Pamphleteer Posting a Broadside, S/NH, light gum spot in top left margin, 1/8 inch tear at bottom right perf. See plate block  60˘

Scott #1478, Revolutionary War Plate Block of 4, issued 1973, 8˘ Rise of the Spirit of Independence - Post Rider, XF/NH, gum missing at bottom right perf tip. See plate block  $1

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U.S. POSTAGE MILITARY PRE-STAMPED POST CARD: Scott #UX64, Mint - Unused/Unaddressed, Post Card from 1972, Revolutionary War, 6˘ John Hanson Patriot.  $1

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UNITED STATES SAVINGS STAMP OFFICIAL ALBUM: 1962, SBD-551-62 Rev., VG condition, has one Scott #S1 stamp inside, Minuteman on the cover, slogans such as "Save For College With Savings Bonds" and the patriotic "Grow With America With U.S. Savings Bonds" are contained on the internal pages, the album contains space for $18.70 in Savings stamps that could be exchanged for a $25 U.S. Savings Bond. Ah, the good ol' days, when twenty-five bucks got you well on your way to a semester in college! See outer cover  $5

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USS MACON NAVY AIRSHIP PHOTOGRAPH: NM, #11 in a series from the Nut Tree Aviation Collection, 8 x 10 inches, B&W, aerial shot of the Navy's USS Macon lighter than air dirigible flying over Manhattan in 1933. This is a National Archives photo that the Nut Tree in California printed on matte finish light card stock and sold in the 1980s. See photo  $6.50

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USS PARCHE SUBMARINE CAN/BOTTLE HOLDERS: Set of 2, Unused/Like New, heavy rubber can or bottle koozies designed to keep your favorite beverage cold, 4 1/8 inches tall with a 2 1/2 inch inside diameter, one is red with a blue ship insignia and the other is dark blue with a gold ship insignia, insignias on both sides, white interior. The USS Parche SSN-683 was officially decommissioned in July 2005. She was "the most highly decorated vessel in U.S. history." For Navy or submarine enthusiasts or someone who just wants to keep their beer cold in a cool holder. See holders  Both for $12

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U.S. VETERANS' HOSPITAL POST CARDS: Lot of 3 different post cards, average Ex/M, Mid-1960s, size 3.5 x 5.5 inches, color, unused, three shots of the Veterans' Hospital in Tucson, Arizona from various angles on the grounds, which look nothing like this today. All the lovely desert grounds have been replaced with concrete and pavement. You gotta love the "located in the world famous healthful Arizona climate" plug on the card back. See all 3 cards  All 3 for $4.50

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VFW AUXILIARY ENAMEL LAPEL PIN: 1980's, Very Good condition, locking pin back, roughly 5/8 inch square, front has the Great Seal of the United States surrounded by "Auxiliary" and "VFW" in the Veterans of Foreign Wars cross. Unrecognizable hallmark on back. See pin  $5

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VFW POST 155 RITUAL TEAM LAPEL PIN: 2000's, New/NM Condition, metal clutch back pin, size roughly 1.25 x 1 inches, Post 155 is located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Ritual Team salutes fallen veterans from foreign wars. See pin  $8

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WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT KEYCHAIN: Circa-2003, metal, manufactured "antiqued," used, medallion front shows the Wounded Warrior Project logo image with "Support Our Veterans" arched over it, measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter, blank back. Length from the top of key ring to the bottom of medallion is approximately 2 3/8 inches. See keychain  $5

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YORKTOWN POST CARDS: Lot of 8 post cards (6 different + 2 duplicates), NM, Early-1970s, size 3.25 to 3.5 x 5.5 inches, color, unused, includes shots of the National Park Service Visitor Center, Colonial Parkway, Grand French Battery(2), Monument to Victory and Alliance (2), The Moore House, and the Gun Deck and Captain's Cabin from inside the frigate Charon. Nice lot for Colonial War enthusiasts from the Virginia battle region. See 3 sample cards  All 8 for $9

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