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National Geographic Magazine, June 1943, With 32 Full Color Pages Illustrating Important WW2 US Military Squadron Patches And Other Wartime Military Insignia
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1UPPM-1. (3MR-46). 7-inch wide x 10-inch high format, paper covers, over 126 pages which include 32 full color pages illustrating approved wartime insignia of the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Navy, USMC and the U.S. Coast Guard. Also included are colored illustrations of Army divisional patches and over 300 beautiful,  full colored, squadron insignia of the Army Air Forces, Navy and Marines, as well as, many fantastic, nostalgic, wartime advertisements. Be sure to add this important research reference to your library. Some of these insignia are quite obscure and can only be easily found in this wartime publication. A tremendous research reference for the novice or the seasoned collector. You will find yourself referring to this publication over and over again, as we do. A very important reference for your military library. The covers are still about 90% attached; no creases; no big paper chips; some dog-eared corners; the binding has most of its paper intact. The exterior is light to moderately aged and has minor soil from years of shelf storage; the interior is near excellent. This specimen has not been heavily used or abused. About Vg. $22.00 SOLD

National Geographic Magazine, October 1943, With 16 Full Color Pages Illustrating Important WW2 US Military Insignia
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1UPPM-2. (3MR-46a). 7-inch wide x 10-inch high format, paper covers, over 127 pages which include 16 full color pages illustrating WW2 military medals, decorations, ribbons, Campaign medals, WW1 Victory medals, gunnery and marksman badges, WAC insignia and approved insignia for civilian clothing of the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Navy, USMC and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as, many fantastic, nostalgic, wartime advertisements. Be sure to add this important research reference to your library. Some of these insignia are quite obscure and can only be easily found in this wartime publication. A tremendous research reference for the novice or the seasoned collector. You will find yourself referring to this publication over and over again, as we do. A very important reference for your military library. Covers are attached, some paper missing on the binding, exterior light to moderately worn, lightly dog-eared and soiled from handling, some tiny edge tears, (nothing serious), Exterior Vg. Interior pages Vg+ or better. We have a few and will send the best one out first. $15.00 SOLD

National Geographic Magazine December 1943 With 8 Full Color Pages Illustrating Important WW2 US Military Insignia
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1UPPM-3. (3MR-46b). 7-inch wide x 10-inch high format, paper covers, over 127 pages which include 8 full color pages illustrating WW2 military insignia and badges of the U.S. Maritime Service, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Coast and Geodic Survey, U.S. Army Transportation corps Vessels, American Red Cross, Air Carrier Contract Personnel and the Civil Air Patrol, as well as, many fantastic, nostalgic, wartime advertisements. Be sure to add this important research reference to your library. Many of these insignia are quite obscure and can only be easily found in this wartime publication. A tremendous research reference for the novice or the seasoned collector. You will find yourself referring to this publication over and over again, as we do. A very important reference for your military library. Covers are 95% attached; minor paper chips on the binding, covers are lightly aged, very lightly dog-eared and have some very minor soil from shelf storage. Exterior would rate Vg+. Interior pages are excellent+. $15.00 

20th Troop Carrier Squadron Stationery
20thTropCaryStationery.JPG (33867 bytes) 1UPPM-4. Original WW2 stationery for the 20th Troop Carrier Squadron.  Approximately 8-inch wide x 10-1/2-inch high, onion skin type writing paper bearing the, full color, graphic design of the 20th Troop Carrier Squadron insignia; the paper also has a, “Dispatch Onion Skin,” watermark. Extremely light age from storage, the paper is lightly folded, (not actually creased), in the center. A delicate piece of memorabilia; I don’t think many pieces of this scarce squadron stationery could have survived. The image just shows the letterhead squadron design; the rest is the size of a standard piece of writing paper. A great piece of personal memorabilia. SCARCE. Near excellent. $5.00 each. piece peice 
Lowell Thomas, Sunoco Oil, War Map of the World
LowellThomasMap.JPG (49381 bytes) 1UPPM-5. 19-3/4-inch wide x 26-3/4-inch high, (when fully opened), 5-inch wide x 9-inch high, (when folded), full color, 2-sided paper map of the world; copyright by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, Illinois, made in the U.S.A. and distributed by the Sunoco Oil company. The front of the folded map depicts a full color rendition of the famous ABC newscaster, Lowell Thomas. The map depicts some Allied based and stations; Axes bases and stations; areas occupied or controlled by the Allies, as well as areas occupied or controlled by the Allies. The map states, “In the interest of national defense, certain vital military establishments have been omitted from this map.” A colorful and useful map produced for the U.S. home front so people could follow the progress of WW2. The map exhibits light signs of age and wear from handling storage and use; there are very small and unavoidable holes in the paper where some of the creases of the folds intersect, (a natural occurrence in a folded map, nothing serious), Great colors and graphics; a really nice piece of patriotic home front memorabilia. Vg. $15.00
Yale - IN - China, WW2 Advertising Ink Blotter
blottCBI.JPG (45978 bytes) 1UPPM-6. 8-5/8-inch long x 4-inch high, advertising ink blotter with a China-Burma-India Campaign motif showing the US CBI patch. Front of blotter is dated 1945. Could be advertising Yale locks, keys and hardware. Some minor ink and pencil marks on the front side; the backside has a few ink stains which, should be there as the blotter has been used. Nice for a GI personal item collection or a military stationery display. Vg. $7.00
Remember Pearl Harbor Commemorative Envelope and Short Letter, Posted on March 12, 1945
PearlHarborEnvelope.JPG (66679 bytes) 1UPPM-7. 6-1/2-inch wide x 3-5/8-inch high letter envelope; the front of the envelope is printed with a patriotic victory eagle with the words, “Remember Pearl Harbor, American Will Win.” The envelope is addressed to a person in Waterville, Maine and was posted at Sacramento, California on March 12, 1945, (couldn’t have gotten further apart from each other if they tried). The 3-cent “Win The War” Stamp has a Red Cross War Fund Cancellation. A, short, hand written ink note is a bit ambiguous but it appears to be about the accusation of certain collectible postage stamps. Everything is lightly aged from storage but in at least Vg. condition. The glue that holds the envelope together has turned brown over the years and has bled through the paper on the backside. An interesting piece of patriotic nostalgia. Vg. $9.00
The Army and Navy of the United States, (Includes Marine Corps), Produced During WW2 by the John Hancock Life Insurance Company
JohnHancockBooklet.JPG (61540 bytes) 1UPPM-8. 4-7/8-inch wide x 6-1/4-inch high booklet, produced in 1941 and presented by the John Hancock Life Insurance Company of Boston, Massachusetts. 39 pages of text  describing the various levels and components of the of the U.S. Armed Forces of WW2, as well as many black & white illustrations showing military rank and branch of service insignia of the U.S. Army, Navy and the Marine Corps. Other subjects covered are military strength, military pay structure, the National Guard, the Organized Reserves, explanation of the various branches of service and enlistment qualifications just to name a few. The John Hancock Life Insurance Company logo design is on the title page and on the back cover. Light exterior signs of age and wear from handling and storage; the interior pages are very lightly yellowed, otherwise they are in excellent condition. $7.00
How To Respect And Display Our Flag, By The U.S. Marine Corps With Congressman's Stamp On the Back Cover 
OurFlag.JPG (58088 bytes) 1UPPM-9. 5-inch wide x 7-1/2-inch high booklet with paper covers, printed by the Alpha Litho Co, Camden, New Jersey in 1942. 30 containing many full color illustrations and text, relative to the history, proper display and use of the flag of the United States of America. Many early flag designs are represented, as well as, obscure, and little known facts from the first US flags through WW2. The back cover has a large ink stamp of the "Congressman John L. Delaney, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Printed on wartime quality paper; lightly yellowed around edges; minor age, wear and soil from handling and storage. Vg. $7.00
42nd Infantry Division Booklet For New Soldiers Of The Rainbow Division At Camp Gruber, Oklahoma
Booklet42Div.JPG (59097 bytes) 1UPPM-10. Approximately 4-1/8-inch wide x 6-inch high, 31-page, stiff, illustrated, paper cover booklet, circa WW2. An informational booklet for the newly arriving 42nd Infantry Division soldier at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. The book provides an encapsulated history of the unit; an introduction from the commander; a map of the base; your base address; athletics; chapels; Pay; banking, insurance; passes; transportation; camp theatres; songs; etc. The covers are in Vg+ or better condition exhibiting some rust spots, from the staples, (some of the rust has transferred onto the front cover), as well as, very minor and insignificant shelf storage soil, (the soil is not seriously detracting); the corners are sharp. One page, (the one in the image), has a small rust spot, otherwise, the interior pages are in excellent condition. Appears to be unused. Nice. Near excellent. $12.00 SOLD
Pup Tent Poets – A Book of Poems Provided by The Stars and Stripes - Mediterranean Area
PuptentPoets.JPG (64285 bytes) 1UPPM-11. 6-3/4-inch wide x 9-3/4-inch high booklet published in Italy in 1945. Colorfully illustrated pulp paper covers; 113 pages containing about three hundred war related poems compiled from soldiers in the Mediterranean area of the ETO; the pages are illustrated with pen and ink drawings. The poems run the gamut of humorous to moving and inspirational; each poem has the name and rank of its author. The covers are moderately aged, lightly worn and chipped on the edges with moderate soil from handling and storage. The pulp paper pages are clean and intact with light yellowing on the edges. The original owner stamped his in initial and last four serial numbers on the first page. A very nice selection of war related poems. The covers would rate about Vg-; the interior pages are near excellent. $15.00
Home Front Publication By Dollar Savings Bank
bkltwacsavings.JPG (46925 bytes) 1UPPM-12. 5-5/8-inch wide x 9-inch high, thin paper booklet, produced in May of 1943. 
Front cover depicts an enlisted WAC, (Woman Army Corps ). 6-pages of text including several black & white photos covering latest and unique news articles, such as a huge Victory Garden under 300 acres of glass; a WW1 air ace turned aircraft artist; what post WW2 radio and television will be like, as well as, handy tips on how to maintain your house electrical system while the local electric repair man is away fighting in Europe or the Pacific. Back cover is illustrated with a nurse caring for a wounded soldier and has an advertisement for the purchase of War Bonds. Published each month by the Dollar Savings Bank, (city & state unknown). Lightly yellowed from age, slightly bent corners, otherwise, Vg. $6.00 
Plane Packet, Flash Cards, for Ground Observers of the Aircraft Warning Service
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1UPPM-13. A complete set of 56 flash cards in their original box, manufactured by “Plane Facts Co., New York, N.Y.” Each card has a black & white photograph of a military aircraft on one side and a silhouette of that aircraft on the reverse side, as well as a very brief description of the plane on the photo side; the pack includes combat aircraft from the U.S. Army & Navy; as well as, British, German, and Japanese planes. The front of the cardboard packet is printed, “Plane Packet, Flash Cards, a series of Photographs and Silhouettes adapted for instruction of Ground Observers of the Aircraft Warning Service, 56 Official Photographs reproduced with Identification Silhouettes of U.S. Army, Navy, British, German and Japanese Combat Planes;” the sides are printed, “A game for young and old combining fun and plane facts.” The wartime pulp cardboard container is heavily aged, worn and tattered, it is missing the top and bottom flaps and the seams are partly separated along the edges. The cards are in excellent condition. $12.00 SOLD

TM 30-333 Chinese Language Guide
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1UPPM-14. 4-1/4-inch wide x 5-1/4-inch high booklet, prepared by the War Department, Washington 25, D.C., 22 June 1943, printed by the Government Printing Office in 1943. Red paper covers, 62 pages of text, several black & white illustrations and a, two page, black & white map. Language Guide booklets were a series of language booklets, used in conjunction with a record, which were distributed to GI’s being sent to China with the intent of providing them with a basic knowledge of the Chinese language so they could get along with day-to-day needs such as money, time, travel, food, lodgings, medical help, etc., while they were serving in that area. The book presents the English word or phrase and its Chinese phonetic pronunciation. Owners name and rank, (Captain), inked on inside title page. A very nice item for a GI’s personal items collection or a footlocker display. Light signs of interior and exterior age from handling and storage. Vg. $12.00

TM 30-301 Portuguese, (As Spoken in Brazil), Language Guide
 

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1UPPM-14a. 4-1/4-inch wide x 5-1/4-inch high booklet, prepared by the War Department, Washington 25, D.C., June 19, 1943, printed by the Government Printing Office in 1943. Green paper covers, 71 pages of text, as well as several black & white illustrations. Language Guide booklets were part of a series of language booklets, used in conjunction with a record, which were distributed to GI’s with the intent of providing them with a basic knowledge of the Portuguese language, (As Spoken in Brazil), so they could get along with day-to-day needs such as money, time, travel, food, lodgings, medical help, etc., while they were serving in that area. The book presents the English word or phrase and its Portuguese phonetic pronunciation. Owners name lightly inked on the front cover. A very nice item for a GI’s personal items collection or a footlocker display. Light exterior age from handling and storage; interior pages near excellent. Vg. $12.00

TM 30-341 Japanese Language Guide
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1UPPM-14b. 4-1/4-inch wide x 5-1/4-inch high booklet, prepared by the War Department, Washington 25, D.C., June 18, 1943, printed by the Government Printing Office in 1944. Orange paper covers, 59 pages of text, as well as several black & white illustrations and a one page, black & white map. Japanese language Guide booklets were part of a series of language booklets, used in conjunction with a record, which were distributed to GI’s with the intent of providing them with a basic knowledge of the Japanese language, so they could get along with day-to-day needs such as money, time, travel, food, lodgings, medical help, etc., while they were serving in that area. The book presents the English word or phrase and its Japanese phonetic pronunciation. Owners name is inked on the inside title page. A very nice item for a GI’s personal items collection or a footlocker display. The covers exhibit heavy exterior age and wear from handling and storage and the cover has come loose from the staples. A good representative example. The exterior would rate about Good-; the interior pages exhibit light to moderate age and wear and are in about Vg condition. $6.00 SOLD

TM 30-344 Russian Language Guide, Featuring WW2 period “Joe Palooka” comic strip characters throughout the booklet.
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1UPPM-14c. 4-1/4-inch wide x 5-1/4-inch high booklet, prepared by the War Department, Washington 25, D.C., June 23, 1943, printed by the Government Printing Office in 1943. Purple paper covers, 73 pages of text, as well as several black & white illustrations; this booklet is very unique as it utilizes the WW2 period “Joe Palooka” comic strip characters throughout the booklet. Russian language Guide booklets were part of a series of language booklets, used in conjunction with a record, which were distributed to GI’s with the intent of providing them with a basic knowledge of the Russian language, so they could get along with day-to-day needs such as money, time, travel, food, lodgings, medical help, etc., while they were serving in that area. The book presents the English word or phrase and its Russian phonetic pronunciation. A very nice item for a GI’s personal items collection or a footlocker display. The covers exhibit very light exterior age and wear from handling and storage, they would rate about excellent; the interior pages are excellent. $15.00 SOLD

Leaflet Dropped To Philippine Patriots, With GI Hand Annotation on 9 Jan 1945, at 0930, Aboard USS Makin Island, (CVE-93)
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1UPPM-15. An English language leaflet dropped by the U.S. liberating forces, to Philippine patriots during WW2. This example is a, thin, two-sided paper document approximately 5-inch wide x 7-inch high, which was dropped in populated areas or where groups of Philippine people were likely to congregate, with the intention of informing the civilian population how to protect themselves when they are near Japanese troops or military objectives, as well as who to assist Allied soldiers who have become separated from their units. The front of the leaflet bears the following statement written in English: “Filipino Patriots: American troops have landed in your area. They come to liberate you from the Japanese. To help defeat the Japs, and for your own safety: Stay away from military objectives, wherever there are Jap soldiers or installations. Avoid roads and bridges. They will be bombed and strafed. Remember--We do not want to harm YOU, but bombs cannot tell friend from foe. So do not gather in large groups. If the Japs compel you to remain in dangerous areas, build slit trenches for yourselves. Do not wander around at night. Our patrols will shoot any moving figure. Keep Calm. Don’t act hastily and expose yourself to enemy reprisals. Remain ready to help us when the opportunity comes. If you find Allied soldiers who have been separated from their units, hide them safely from the Japs and notify the nearest American Headquarters. If they are wounded give then as much medical cars as you can. Follow these instructions and help us drive the Japs from your island! The back of the leaflet depicts Marines advancing through the jungle and has the words, “The Warriors of Freedom Have Landed on your Island!” The leaflet has yellowed from age, it exhibits light to moderate signs of soil from handling and storage; it has been folded and exhibits insignificant brownish soil along some of the folds, (nothing serious), there are two ¾-inch vertical tears on the top edge of the leaflet, as well as a ¼-inch horizontal tear on the right side neat the top edge, (the tears are tight and not evident at first glance). USS Makin Island, (CVE-93), 1944-1947,was a 7800-ton Casablanca class escort aircraft carrier built at Vancouver, Washington, commissioned in May 1944; she left the West Coast in June 1944 to transport airplanes to Hawaii and the central Pacific, then spent several months working up for combat operations. In November 1944 Makin Island escorted convoys to the contested island of Leyte, in the Philippines. She then began preparations to provide close air support for the landings at Lingayen Gulf, which, in early January 1945 marked the beginning of the American liberation of Luzon. On 3 January 1945 the carrier was subjected to fierce, almost continuous enemy air attack during the passage to the assault beaches. Although sister carrier Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) was sunk and a number of other ships were damaged, Makin Island arrived unscathed on 6 January. For the next 11 days she remained off the beachhead flying air support for the amphibious operation. The annotation along the top edge of the leaflet was hand written by an American GI on 9 Jan 1945, at the beginning of the amphibious operation. A very scarce paper document that was actually there. Vg. $85.00

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