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WW2 U.S. GI Personal & First Aid Items, Razor, Razor Blades, Shaving Brushes, Tooth Powder, Talcum Powder, Insect Repellant, Matches, Whistle, Individual Chemical Prophylactic Packet, Bandages, ID Bracelet, Money Belt, etc., as available.

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KOLYNOS Tooth Powder
kolynos.JPG (42661 bytes) 1UPI-1. 1940's vintage, FULL 2-oz  metal can with snap on metal lid.  Made by Whitehall Pharmacal Company, New York, New York, U.S.A. We removed this tooth powder from a WW2 dated master container destined for the WW2 armed forces. A Great piece for your footlocker or personal item display.  White mark on front of can is from camera flash. Light age, as well as light scratches from years of storage, (Nothing of a serious nature). Unissued. Excellent.  $12.00
SQUIBB Tooth Powder
squibb.JPG (38774 bytes) 1UPI-2. 1940's vintage, FULL 2-1/2-oz metal can with gray colored metal snap on lid.  Made by E. R. Squibb & Sons, New York. We removed this tooth powder from a WW2 dated  master container destined for the WW2 armed forces. A great piece for your footlocker or personal item display. White mark on front of can is from camera flash. Light age, as well as light scratches from years of storage, (Nothing of a serious nature). Unissued. Excellent.  $12.00
MENNEN Talcum For Men
1UPI-3. 1940's vintage, FULL 4-oz cylindrical green and white striped cardboard container with shaker top. Made in the USA by the Mennen Co. of  Trenton, New Jersey and Toronto, Ontario. Labeled as The Victory container. "Offered to the men in the Armed Forces Overseas, at a special reduced price."  We removed this talcum powder from a WW2 dated master container destined for the WW2 armed forces. A great piece for your footlocker or personal item display. Light age from storage. Unissued. Excellent. $12.00  SOLD OUT 
MERITT Foot Powder
merrit.JPG (42018 bytes) 1UPI-4. 1940's vintage, FULL 2-oz metal can with snap on metal lid.  Made by Meritt Chemical Co., Inc., Greensboro, N.C. Old stock, directly from the factory that made them in the late 1930’s and 1940’s. A popular foot comfort product of that period. A great piece for your footlocker display. Light age from storage. Unissued. Excellent  $12.00 SOLD OUT
Insect Repellent
bugjuice.JPG (35813 bytes) 1UPI-5. Unopened 2-oz.bottle with perfect label, made by "Skat Div., Gallowhur Chem., Corp, Windsor, Vt." for "Skol Company, Inc, New York, N.Y." Found in many first aid and survival kits, as well as being found in the USMC jungle first aid kit. Of course, this item is sold strictly as a collector’s item; no other use is suggested or implied.  Light age from storage. Unissued. Excellent.  $12.00
Olive Drab Plastic GI Whistle With Issue Whistle Chain – Dated 1943
WhistleWithChainPlast.JPG (63180 bytes) 1UPI-7. Olive drab plastic whistle with a cork interior ball; one side of the whistle is embossed, “U.S. Army, L. P. 1943.” 16-1/2-inch long blackened metal chain with a heavy-duty hook on one end and a 7/8-inch diameter split ring on the other end; The plastic is moderately aged, scuffed and scratched from actual use; the whistle is about Vg; the chain is in excellent+ condition. Military issue whistles have always been quite elusive. $25.00 SOLD
Early WW2 Saddle Soap Tin – Empty
SaddleSoalTin.JPG (53868 bytes) 1UPI-8. 5-inch diameter, olive drab painted tin container for US Army Saddle Soap, early design with press on lid. Top marked, “Soap, Saddle, U.S.A. Specification 4-9C, Purchase Order No. 727-42-8188 FS, J. L. Prescott Company, Net Weight 1 Pound.” Bottom of tin is stamped, “POISON, Do Not Use As A Food Container.” The exterior of the tin exhibits light to moderate signs of age and wear to the painted surface, light soil and a few minor, small, dents; the bottom of the tin has four medium sized spots of rust and a moderate area of paint wear; the inside is empty and exhibits heavy signs of age, wear and rust. This early looking tin would look great in a footlocker display. Vg. $12.00
Victory Matchbook
1UPI-9. WW2 period matchbook, overall patriotic red, white & blue design. Large white letter "V" for "Victory." Backside depicts Minute Man and "For Victory Buy United States War Savings Bonds and Stamps.” All matches intact, striker never used.  Near mint condition, very light age from storage.  Made in U.S.A. by the Diamond Match Co.,  N.Y.C. A super item for a foot locker or personal item display, Classic WW2 nostalgia. Unused.  Vg+.  $3.50
Please Note:
Local sale only as we cannot send matches through the mail. We would be happy to cut the match heads off to make them safe for mailing; pleases make note in your order.
Issue Whistle Chain
chain.JPG (59871 bytes) 1UPI-10. Blackened metal chain approximately 14-inch long with a heavy-duty hook at one end and a 7/8in diameter split ring on the other end; overall length about 6-1/2in long. Nice item for a WW2 GI's footlocker display.  Unissued. Excellent+. $12.00
WW2 GI Pro-Kit, Made By, “The American Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio”
ProKit3var.JPG (59469 bytes) 1UPI-11. The ever-popular WW2, U.S. Army, “Pro-Kit,” Otherwise known as, “Individual Chemical Prophylactic Packet,” consisting of a 3-1/2-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high manila envelope; the front of the envelope is marked, “Pro – Kit, U.S. Pat. Off. Reg. App. For, Individual Chemical Prophylactic Packet, (for protection against venereal disease only), contents: 1. Tube containing 5 grams of ointment. Active ingredients: 30% calomel U.S.P., 155 sulfathiazole U.S.P.; 2. Soap Impregnated Cloth; 3. Direction Sheet; 4. Cleansing tissue.  Item No. 9N588-10, The American Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.” The contents are intact and unused, however, over the past 61 years of storage, the glue securing the closing flap on the backside has dried out and the packet can be opened. Overall signs of moderate age, as well as light soil from storage; the manila envelope is intact, with the exception of some extremely minor and insignificant wear. A very unique item for a WW2 GI personal item collection, or WW2 GI footlocker display. “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” About Vg. $25.00
SOLD
WW2 GI Pro-Kit, Made By, “The American Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio”
ProKit4var.JPG (59813 bytes) 1UPI-11a. WW2, U.S. Army, "Pro-Kit," same description as above, except, the back flap is slightly torn, (nothing serious). About Vg. $22.00
Manila Envelope For WW2 GI Pro-Kit, "Envelope Only No Contents." Made By, “The American Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio”
ProKit5var.JPG (55279 bytes) 1UPI-11b. Empty manila envelope for WW2, U.S. Army, "Pro-Kit;" the front is marked the same as item# UPI-11. Vg-.$10.00 
GI Money Belt
monyblt.JPG (41589 bytes) 1UPI-12. A great personal item that seems to show up in every veteran’s footlocker. The money belt was a popular item with the US GI. They came in a multitude of styles, designs and colors, they could be purchased almost anywhere. This specimen is constructed of light olive drab cotton poplin material with a web strap and OD plastic buckle. Two small openings for change and valuables and one large opening for paper money. Each opening has its individual flap closure as well as a large flap for the whole belt. Cloth makers label reads, “Style King Buchsbaum, Manufacturers since 1888, Chicago.” The original price of $. 24 cents is stamped in ink on fabric. Sorry it’s a bit more than that now. Unissued. Vg+.  $15.00
WW2 GI Pro-Kit, Made By, “G. Barr & Co., Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.”
ProKit6var.JPG (51991 bytes) 1UPI-13. The ever-popular WW2, U.S. Army, “Pro-Kit,” Otherwise known as, “Individual Chemical Prophylactic Packet,” consisting of a 3-1/2-inch wide x 2-1/8-inch high manila envelope; the front of the envelope is marked, “Pro – Kit, U.S. Pat. Off. Reg. App. For, Individual Chemical Prophylactic Packet, (for protection against venereal disease only), contents: 1. Tube containing 5 grams of ointment. Active ingredients: 30% Calomel U.S.P., 15% Sulfathiazole U.S.P. 2. Direction Sheet. 3. Soap Impregnated Cloth. 4. Cleansing tissue. Item No. 9N558-10, G. Barr & Co. --- Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., Printed in U.S.A.” The contents are intact and unused. Overall signs of moderate age, as well as light and insignificant soil from storage; the manila envelope is intact, with the exception of light to moderate signs of age and wrinkling from storage. There is one tiny insect hole, on the front, just above the letter “I,” in the word “Individual,” nothing of a serious nature. A very unique item for a WW2 GI personal item collection, or WW2 GI footlocker display. “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” About Vg. $25.00 SOLD
U.S. Army PX Type Leather Cigarette Box & Vintage Pack Of Lucky Strike Cigarettes
CigaretteCase.JPG (53545 bytes) 1UPI-14. A very nice, light brown, grained leather cigarette box with gold embossed U.S. military eagle design and is stamped on the front, “U.S. Army. The box will hold one pack of regular size cigarettes. The inside of the flap is ink stamped, “made In England,” and the original owner hand annotated the words, “San Antonio, Texas.” The box is machine stitched on all sided and is in near excellent condition exhibiting very light signs of handling and use; there is a moderate water stain under the leather strap that secures the flap closure; this cannot be seen when the flap is closed. The box comes with a WW2 vintage pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes; the cigarettes are unopened and till wrapped in its original cellophane wrapping that is just starting to come apart in spots and the paper is wrinkled on one side. The cigarettes fit very tightly in the box. Great display items. Everything at least Vg. $55.00 SOLD
Plaster Of Paris Bandage
plasterband.JPG (57349 bytes) 1UPI-15. Plaster of Paris Bandage 3-inch wide x 5-yards long Sealed in brown waterproof paper. Stock no. 2-115, “A Product of Chaard Laboratories, Inc., Lansing, Mich. U.S.A.” Used in making casts to immobilize an extremity. Unissued. Excellent.  $10.00

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