• Offered is this mixed lot of U.S. Navy chinaware.  Four pieces total, of which 2 are clearly prewar and WWII era based on the manufacture dates.  One piece is postwar, 1963.  One piece is undated.  All four pieces are in excellent condition, retaining most all the gilt and coloration.
  • Offered is this unissued specimen of the U.S. Airborne invasion flag insignia.  These 48 star shoulder insignia was worn by airborne, and glider invasion troops.  This example is a cheesecloth construction.
  • This pair of shoulder boards is for the U.S. Army summer uniform of the Spanish-American War period.  These removable boards are white for the infantry branch of service.  All the hooks are intact and the button holes are tight.  This is probably an unused pair.
  • Not militaria, but we can't choose what shows up in vet lots.  Another local pick, this is a cast iron Zepplin made by the Dent company.  This is the 5" version and it retains about 80% of the original paint.  A neat vintage toy, and the first of what we hope is more Americana.
  • Trench Art Vase made from a 75mm shell casing.   This shell case vase was bought in a lot that came out of Germany  last summer, and was offered as POW art.  German or American POW, we do not know.  It does appear to be an American shell casing, but that sheds little light on who actually made it.   Heavily fluted at the base, with a floral motif at the top, the piece stands about 14 inches tall.  The top opening has gotten slightly crushed at some time, resulting in an oblong top and a fracture in the brass.  Still a very presentable piece.
  • Offered is this 5 piece lot containing various "Sweetheart" souvenir pillow covers from various U.S. bases and branches of service.  All are in good condition, with some stains and frizzing to the fringe.  A nice sampling of this common homefront souvenir.
  • Unissued arm band for  a Nurses Aide serving the Office of Civil Defense.  A nice, inexpensive wartime item.
  • Not an item we typically chase, but it was in a lot with a couple of World War II items we recently picked up.  This book is titled "The Lost Cause" by Edward A. Pollard and represents the first history of the Civil War from the Southern perceptive.  It also represents the first time the phrase "The Lost Cause" was used.  I am not an antique book dealer.  I can say that this 150 year old volume is in good condition.  (Hell, it was 100 years old before I was even born).  There are no missing pages and the binding remains intact.  Scattered discoloration to the cover and some loss of the gilt cover details.  The book contains printed engravings of prominent Confederate politicians and generals in composite images and large singles of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Joseph Johnson.  This book was in a smoker's home and smells as one would expect.  It could benefit from a good airing out.
  • Offered is this fabulous bullion patch for the 20th Air Force of the U.S. Army Air Corp. The patch is uniform removed and in wonderful condition with only minor wear and patina. The patch is interesting because the 20th Air Force operated in the Pacific Theater and it's bombardment wing carried out the Atomic bomb missions. A great addition to an Air Corp collection.
  • Here is a very clean Medic's armband for your consideration. It is full length and of the type with a separately applied red cross. The cross has some field repaired damage to one arm as shown in the photos. There are also some non-descript number stamps on the armband. These are very strong and have bled through slightly to the face side
  • Offered is this nice, large, 48 Star American Flag. This specimen in 100% printed on linen, with no multi-part construction. The colors are slightly faded, but remain strong. There are a couple of small holes and some minor opening hem stitching from being flown, and one of the metal grommets on the bunting is missing as well. Still, the flag remains solid. The white stripes and stars have taken an off-white tone over the years making for a nice aged look.
  • Theater made sleeve patch for the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater of operations. This specimen is made up of two pieces, both of printed manufacture. Maker stamped on the reverse with a "BC" split with a broad arrow mark, but not very ledgible on this example.
  • Theater made sleeve patch for the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater of operations. This specimen is made up of two pieces, both of printed manufacture. Nicely maker stamped on the reverse with a "BC" split with a broad arrow mark
  • Here is a super 8th Army shoulder patch with the cross rendered in bullion thread. A nice looking patch with an attractive patina to the silver bullion.
  • U.S.Army Air Corp Aircrew Wings in Sterling silver. A nice heavy set with good detail. Clutch back reverse.
  • Another nice set of U.S. Army Air corp Aircrew wings. Excellent condition, with a flat back and pin setup. This set is maker marked for the Balfour company (I think they made my high school class ring!) Sterling silver.