Standard issue postcard for WWII Japanese soldiers. Reads "Military Post". Front shows subtle picture of a dove on a Japanese army helmet. Rear is blank.
Nice informative book on the classic Me109 fighter. Lots of good text suitable for beginner or experienced historians. While it was eclipsed during the war by other fighters the 109 probably remains the most iconic single engine aircraft of the war. Used condition with worn dust jacket.
Old pipe cases. Lot of 2. Hinges and snaps work but other cosmetic damage. I hope this price is cheap enough.
WWII Japanese invasion currency. Printed to assist in the running of annexed territories or territories they hoped to annex. We have sheets for the pesos (Philippines), dollars (Malaya), rupees (India) and pesos for Philippino guerilla currency which is actually rather scarce. Please first call for availability as these actually do sell rather quickly when mounted like this.
Nice pair of Luftschutz goggles. Very lightweight, almost disposable. Band still has some elasticity. Plastic lenses fold into quarters to go into thick paper sleeve. Black frame is felt of all things. Just a little dirty (I don't clean anything) but excellent shape. Kind of a neat item priced cheap.
Nicely made badge of heavy tombac and enamel. Two shaking hands with a swaz in the background. A little more then 2.5cm x 3.5cm. The pin is gone so priced very low. I have seen these before but not be REDO.
Very nice map produced in 1944 by the U.S. Army Map Service. Taihoku, West SW, Formosa. "Prepared under the direction of the Chief of Engineers...". Top reads "For use by War and navy Department Agencies only. Not for sale or distribution". I am assuming the statute of limitations is up on this. Condition is great but there are obviously fold creases. Otherwise nice and clean.
Cool patriotic envelope showing Uncle Sam's show stepping on the caricature heads of Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo with the title STAMP 'EM OUT! Mailed to Staten Island in 1943. A bit of the flap on the rear right is sealed but the artwork, of course, remains funny artwork.
This is a neat little item. Priced cheap as it needs a repair but will be cool when fixed. The bag says something about 2600th anniversary which I believe is a reference to 1940 when Japan celebrated the 2600th anniversary of the Japanese empire mythically founded by Emperor Jimmu. It is an interesting date as Japan was heavily engaged in China and was being cornered into a deeper war with the western powers. Little telescoping flag pole broken in the middle. It came with the little metal ring s...
Interesting pair of tinted mountain troop goggles. These are from a surplus lot I recently acquired so I do have flexibility on multiples. I am told they are Italian but I can not verify this. Goggles come with a light metal case and fold up into a small package. Discount on multiple orders.
Interesting antique dime store novel. No graphics inside but nice cover art. These pulp type novels were not known for their quality of manufacture. Condition is decent. It is fragile as it is somewhere around 100 years old. Cool shelf display item fr western collection.
Partial cap tally for the German Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping line. This is a pre-war example. While it is a partial and only about 24cm long it is priced low and is a great reference piece to show how the stitching was done. The flag is the shipping line logo and is really nicely embroidered. Very cheap way to get a nice back piece for a nautical related display.
This patch is for a WWII German mountain troop. Excellent condition, probably unissued, it features an eidelweis flower on black background. The eidelweis has long been the symbol for German mountain troops.
Very nice undamaged RLB Luftschutz tinnie.
Very cool postcard of a large German general wearing a Mecklenburg pickelhaube helmet. His great coat looks like it could house a family of six. Very displayable postcard would lok great on the wall near a pickelhaube collection.
Fresh from my last visit is this WWII era Japanese red cross medal. Highly patinated and some oxidation, this is an honest medal for someone who likes the "been there" look. Original ribbon has some "stuff" on it that could scrape off but my hard rule is that I do not do anything to my items. Good piece to add to a display.
Very cool photo of Russian infantry boarding tanks for an assault on German positions. This is an AP press photo with full AP credits. Interesting as caption notes the photo was "radioed from Moscow to New York Dec. 13" of 1942. The caption slip is attached to the photo on the reverse.
Mirax Unistream chemical can. Neat piece is marked for US Army Air Corps which dates it to WWII. I have no idea what this product was but has the look of some sort of flight necessity. The amount of different "stuff" needed in some of those bombers was prodigious. Good piece to add to a flight related collection.