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Image for Fawick; War Record of the Fawick Airflex Clutch

Fawick; War Record of the Fawick Airflex Clutch

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Fawick Airflex Company: 1945

Inscription: Signed by co. president Thomas L. FAWICK

Seller ID: 0028

Condition: Good


Good, clean brochure not often seen. Tightly bound AND SIGNED and Inscribed by company president, Thomas L. Fawick, next to his photo inside the front cover which reads as follows: "To my good friend Gregg Phillips with best wishes. Sincerely, Thos, L. Fawick Oct, 20, 1957." The brochure itself precedes this date, as there is much emphasis on the company's contribution to the war effort. Measures 8-3/4"x11-1/4". Illustrated with color art and black and white photographs and technical drawings. Unpaginated, but I counted 20 pages. View more info

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Red Cross War Fund WWII Ephemera 1944

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The American Red Cross:

Seller ID: 0089


Here's a WWII trio comprised of a Red Cross sticker, a leaflet from 1944 (four sided)titled "This Is My Share", and a large folded leaflet, again four-sided and from 1944, titled "Red Cross At His Side". All are in very nice clean condition, but the large one needs to be handled carefully when opened, as old paper of this type can be easily torn. So far it's done well! The large one measures 11"x16" when closed and opens to a full page spread of photographs while the reverse shows cartoons about how the Red Cross handles the injured on the road to recovery, those in home service, prisoners of ... View more info

Image for Generale Proklamieren Friedensregierung! WWII Propaganda Leaflet July 21,1944 (ZG 34)

Generale Proklamieren Friedensregierung! WWII Propaganda Leaflet July 21,1944 (ZG 34)

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Germany, 1944

Seller ID: 0889

Condition: Good


Three tiny pin holes and remnants of two pieces of tape to upper corners are all that mar this original piece of WWII propaganda issued on July 21, 1944 following a radio speech at 1 a.m. that morning proclaiming the peace movement by leading German generals. I was able to find a translation which is the white page included with the photo. The reverse side of the original has a section which translates thus: "What This Means To You -- you know what the German Generals knew for weeks - that Germany has lost the war. The Peace Government may or may not be smashed, but no one can change the basic... View more info

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Collier's Magazine July 10, 1943 (General Jonathan Wainwright POW)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Springfield, Ohio, Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.: 1943

Edition: Volume 112, No. 2

Seller ID: 1503

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean magazine with just two faults -- a little foxing to bottom margin on reverse side of cover and the mailing label at front. Otherwise it's tightly bound and attractive. Measures 10-1/2"x13". The issues from the WWII era are especially good -- many color ads with a military theme and a military cover. This cover features General Jonathan Wainwright, Commander of U.S. Forces on Bataan Peninsula March 18-May 6, 1942 when he was taken as a prisoner of war in Formosa. There's an article inside about it. Other interesting articles include Presidential predictions for 1944; the opium... View more info

Image for Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kansas, Fred Harvey Restaurants: 1945

Seller ID: 1505

Condition: Very good


Fred Harvey was a restaurant phenomenon. On this menu it sums up his amazing growth with this line, "from Cleveland to the Pacific coast." This particular menu was printed for the restaurant located in Union Station, Los Angeles and dated Monday, May 28, 1945. In addition to the patriotic cover it's interesting to see how much food has changed in America. Of course the prices are give-away by today's standards -- imagine a cocktail for 35 cents -- but you would rarely see such offerings as what Fred Harvey was serving up for lunch in '45. How about some braised smoked beef tongue with noodles... View more info

Image for Know Your Heroes Army & Navy Service Ribbons Wonder Bread WWII Pull-Card

Know Your Heroes Army & Navy Service Ribbons Wonder Bread WWII Pull-Card

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wonder Bread: WWII (No Date)

Seller ID: 1507

Condition: Fine condition


This is a scarce movable WWII advertising item in excellent condition. Graphics are great and the card also offers a picture of each ribbon as it moves into the cut-out at the left while the description does likewise in the cut-out at the right. For Army ribbons you pull the card up and for Navy you pull it down. The card measures 4"x6-1/2" and is in great working condition. View more info

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Hit The Mark! A Play Book (Saalfield Publishing 1943)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield: 1943

Seller ID: 1510

Condition: Very good


Book is clean and crisp with no names or penciling as per directions to play the game. It's not a title you see often because of its ephemeral lifespan. Once you've played it all, it's over. There's no date on it, but given that's it a war game it's most likely from the WWII era. The game requires a pencil and a ruler and pits the players against each other volleying "bullets, bombs, torpedoes and antiaircraft." The second picture explains how it's done. Book measures 6-3/4" x 7-3/4" and has 16 pages. Very scarce. View more info

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The Story of the First Armored Division (WWII)

By: N/A

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Unknown location, Field Press: WWII

Seller ID: 1511

Condition: Good-plus


Very attractive small booklet which oddly has no publishing information other than the fact that it was approved by the Field Press Censor which sounds as though it was printed in the field of operation. I had another history which was printed likewise, so it's not without precedent. The booklet measures 4-3/4" x 6-1/2" and has 64 pages replete with numerous photographs printed on coated paper. Pages are clean and tightly boun, as is cover save some lightwear to spien sirface and a scrath to front cover near lower spine with loss of color. Over quite good. View more info

Image for Picture Scoop Magazine October, 1942 (1st Issue)

Picture Scoop Magazine October, 1942 (1st Issue)

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Picture Scoop Inc.: 1942

Edition: Vol. I, No. 1

Seller ID: 1528

Condition: Very Good


This isn't a magazine you see too often, but it's a lot of fun to read. It's big one too, measuring 10x1/2" x 13-1/2" with lots of different types of stories and many, many photographs which catch the spirit of the 40's. Some stand-out stories include: a serious piece titled "Should We Draft Labor?"; Gerald L.K. Smith, successor to Father Coughlin; How To Win An Army Commission; The Story of Uncle Sam; Pleasure and Patriotism at New York's Stork Club; and Fashion with Jane Russell. There's also Hitler jokes by Danny Kaye and others. Magazine is clean and nice save one small light stain to fro... View more info

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WWII Greeting Cards (4 Unused with envelopes)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown, Unknown: 1940's

Seller ID: 1549

Condition: Very good


Here we have four unused WWII greeting cards, all with their envelopes. Three are mildly risque and the fourth celebrates the single life. All measure 4"x5" and are crisp and clean. Envelopes show very light toning. One is for Christmas, as you can see, the others are for general use. The theme throughout is light-heartedness n the midst of war. View more info

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Army Ordnance September-October, 1945

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., The Army Ordnance Association: 1945

Edition: Vol. XXIX, No. 152

Seller ID: 2243

Condition: Very good


Very nice, tightly bound magazine with an intact spine strip and and very clean pages and cover. The portrait on the front is that of Rear Admiral George F. Hussey, Jr., who during WWII presided over Naval Ordnance. The front of the magazine contains many ads, some of which incorporate much significant information about the products. Among the article topics are these: recoilless rifles; recoil elimination; radar in the past, present and future; rockets for aircraft; the Earthquake Bomb, The Shooting Star, Lockheed's P-80 jet-propelled plane; the atomic bomb. Oran to Naples; and Britain's B... View more info

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Periodical: Journal of America's Military Past, Winter 1998 (U.S. Maine in Havana Harbor)

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Phoenix, Arizona, Council on America's Military Past: 1997

Edition: Volume XXIV, No. 4

Seller ID: 2461

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice, compact journal which covers America's footprint in military action throughout decades and skirmishes. It measures just 5-1/2" c 8-1/2" and has 92 pages, plus back matter. The type is very readable and there are a number of stories to be read. They include: The Black Watch in the Illinois Country -- The Sterling Expedition, 1765; The Forgotten Pennsylvania Civil War Camps of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County 1881-1865); The Beginning of Vint Hill Farms Station; Resume of a Flight Nurse; A POW Remembers Guam -- the Paradise, the People, and the Pummeling; Guam's WWII Camps and Airfield... View more info

Image for Bathrooms Kitchens and Heating After "V" Day By Crane Co. (1940's Relevant Ephemnera Laid-in)

Bathrooms Kitchens and Heating After "V" Day By Crane Co. (1940's Relevant Ephemnera Laid-in)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Crane Company: 1940's

Seller ID: 2706

Condition: Fine condition


This is more dream book than working catalog because it was printed while WWII raged on. The Crane Company knew there would be no building or remodeling until after Victory Day, but they also knew that people had stockpiled lots of war bonds for later. It was a good move because it sparked both creativity and interest while consumers waited. The booklet is filled with kitchens, baths, and heating and plumbing items. It measures 8-1/4" x 11" and has 21 colorful pages with only a few in black and white. Also laid-in is a booklet of the same size which shows many choices in various categories. E... View more info

Image for A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

A New Era In Housing, Palace Corporation Flint, Michigan (WWII 1940's Manufactured Homes)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, Palace Corporation: 1940's

Seller ID: 2707

Condition: Very good condition


This is a simply bound catalog which opens up to be a surprise with handsome color art showing examples of the manufactured homes built by Palace with two, three, and four bedroom models, plus a duplex. The catalog came out early to get consumers thinking about a new home after WWII ended. There is information about manufactured homes in here, plus fold-outs which show yet more homes plus a floor plan for each. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x11" and is clean and nice. View more info

Image for Quartermaster Group and Battalion Operations World War II (July, 1949)

Quartermaster Group and Battalion Operations World War II (July, 1949)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Office of the Quartermaster General: 1949

Seller ID: 2745

Condition: Very good condition


I have two of these Quartermaster magazines left at this writing. I started with four and now have one still online and this one being listed now. Each issue has different topics. This one covers the flexibility of Quartermasters of HQ and HQ detachments; Quartermasters in Anzio; the 410th QM Depot Company; Quartermasters for the shuttle bombers; planning supplies for the Sixth Army; QM Battalions operate DUKW's and trucks; commanding a QM battalion; "Nooks and Cranny Reserve" Feeds 7th Army; QM's hand over French town to infantrymen; Life of a QM Master in the Philippines; and much more. Maga... View more info

Image for Our Home Scrapbook No. 3, Masonite Corporation (1943)

Our Home Scrapbook No. 3, Masonite Corporation (1943)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Masonite Corproation: 1943

Edition: Scrapbook No. 3

Seller ID: 2792

Condition: Very good condition


I acquired this along with several other booklets advertising the dream of a new or renovated home after WWII. Most of them were dated a little closer to the end of the war -- this one is earlier at 1943. The goal was to assuage the pent-up desire with the promise of new items, new technologies, new homes. The charming French house on the first spread is the perfect opener, even if too small by today's standards. The booklet offers much information on kitchens, insulation, entrance doors, farm buildings and much more. It measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 22 pages and sports a nice Cleveland, Ohio a... View more info

Image for Application for Appointment As Flying Cadet (WWII Documents 1942)

Application for Appointment As Flying Cadet (WWII Documents 1942)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S. Government: 1942

Seller ID: 3154

Condition: Very good condition


The Flying Cadets are not heard of much today, but in WWII they provided a considerable amount of personnel. Some were even on the ground working as flight engineers, armament officers, meteorologists, and photography officers. After the war, however, the ground jobs were no longer needed. The Flying Cadets, however, came back in good numbers to serve in the Korean War as pilots, navigators and bombardiers. This five page document was submitted by a Clevelander along with three positive referrals from two Cleveland companies -- two different ones from Cleveland Diesel Engine Division of Genera... View more info

Image for New Testmanet U.S. Army for Richard N. Clark

New Testmanet U.S. Army for Richard N. Clark

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: 1943

Inscription: Presented by Your Sunday School April 10, 1943

Seller ID: 4231

Condition: Very ood condition


The names on these little New Testaments always makes me hope that the family will find it. Not too long ago I did make a match. It was a a little book of common French phrases for soldiers. He wrote his name, but I couldn't make it out, but the family rcognized his infamous scrawl This little tstament was given to the solider from his Sunay School class. Likely he was teacher. the book is small at 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" and has clean, pages with color art. The outer eges are also inked in an orange color. I wish we knew where he lived, but we don't. If this is of any help, I bought this in Ashland... View more info

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Small Homes Year Book;The Standard Guide for Home Builders 1940

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York City, National Home Builders Bureau Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 4307

Condition: Very good condition


WWII was still in motion in 1940, but the desire to buy a home had families reading whatever they could find about buying, building, designing, furnishing and paying for it all. Many people now live in those homes which would be fun if an owner found his or her house. This is not all about beauty though -- the Year Book discusses a security plan, designs, construction, financing, epuipment, and furnishings and decoration. There's also information on the economy of home buying. The Year Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 82 pages. View more info

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British and American Infantry Weapons of World War II

By: A.J. Barker

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 4817

ISBN: 0668045266

Condition: Very Good


This booklet not only has British and American weapons, but it also has photos of soldiers using them. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 78 pages. No names or highlighting and no crease to the spine. The only defect is a soft corner at the top of the front cover. A former owner helped by putting small pieces of clear tape to the front and back corner. You can hardly see it.What you CAN see is the contents of the booklet. View more info