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Military Collectibles are listed by period, then in alphabetical order. ALL vintage items are originals; there are NO reproductions in the WWII or Korean War era items. To purchase anything, see the How To Order page.


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WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, WW II era German and Nazi military collectibles - NO reproductions! They were all obtained from American veterans who served in Europe during the 1940s. These items are offered as pieces of military history for collectors and are NOT for sale as an endorsement of the Nazi party or Nazi beliefs. By law, the Luftwaffe Flak Badge can not be sold to certain countries in Europe; so with regret, I won't take orders for it from any European collectors outside of the U.K.

HESSEN VETERAN'S BADGE: This medal, from the Grand Duchy of Hesse, is oval with a crowned, sword-bearing, lion in the center and topped with a Hessen crown. The front reads, "Kriegerkameradschaft Hassia" around the rampant lion. Twin red, black, and white ribbons extend from the badge with metal tassels at the bottom of each. The reverse is hallmarked by the manufacturer "L. Schmidt Rauch Darmstadt" around the edge with "Posamentier Waren Militär Effekten" in the center. Size is 3 inches long by 1.25 inches wide. Condition is very good, metal is clean with the cloth ribbons showing the most wear, some fraying on the black stripe on the right ribbon. Badge and metal tassel clasps are all present and secure. Back pin is straight and the pin hook is shaped in the typical period twist pattern. The War Veteran's Association in Hesse awarded these badges. It is possible that this is pre-WWII, but I can attest to it coming back in 1945. See badge front and back  $75

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LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE: This medal, first instituted in January 1941, was awarded to Nazi air defense crews on a 16 point requisite basis. This fine example, from mid-war, is made from zinc, in a standard two-piece construction, by Hermann Wernstein, with the "W" mint mark clearly visible on the back. Size is 2.5 inches tall by 1.75 inches wide. Condition is as close to "pristine" as I've ever seen in a used military award. Original shine still exists in areas on the badge. Barrel-hinged needle-style back pin and hook clasp are without any defects.  It is a superb example worthy of any high end collection. See badge front and back  $475

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WORLD WAR II US MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, WW II era United States Armed Forces military collectibles - NO reproductions or reprints! They were all obtained from American veterans who served in Europe during the 1940s.

ARMY CORPORAL STRIPES PATCH: An unused WWII era Corporal shoulder patch. O.D. green on a black background, heavy fabric, but not wool. See patch  $7.50

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82ND "REINFORCMENT" BATTALION ALGRANGE DAY PASS: An original US Army six hour pass issued on 22 August 1945 allowing a soldier to attend a dance in Algrange, France. This fascinating document states that the soldier is to pay 40 francs at the door of the dance hall, where the proprietor will supply "orchestra, girls, and hall" in return. Condition is very good, two minor edge chips, paper has yellowed a bit and was folded into quarters at some point, probably in '45, but has been stored flat for several decades. Pass size is roughly 4.5 x 8 inches and was typed on the back of a recycled form (common practice of the day). See day pass  $28

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FOOD RATION TICKET: An original Ministry of Food ration ticket, issued for the week ending 2 September 1943, but not used. Issuing Officer signature is Captain Robert G. "Crosuen" (Last name is my best guess) The ticket is unpunched/unstamped for rations of "Meat, Butter/Margarine/Cooking Fats, Cheese, Bacon, Sugar, Milk, Eggs, and Tea." The ticket back has instructions for Army, Air Force and Navy personnel. Size is 2 x 5.25 inches and condition is Very Good with one straightened fold and dog-eared corner. See ticket front and back  $28

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MES VUES DE PARIS PHOTO PACKET: Condition: Photos Excellent, Slipcase VG, Published circa-1941, Printed by Lulu, 50 Rue du Temple, Paris. 20 deckle edged black & white glossy photos of Paris landmarks (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Bastille & July Column, The Opera, etc.) in a red heavy paper slipcase, size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Also includes two slips of paper that describe the photos in English and French. "20 Vues Mignonnettes en Photograhie Veritable." Not really US Military related other than it was brought back by a G.I. from the WW II era. See slipcase and sample photo  $45

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PARIS AND SURROUNDINGS GUIDE BOOK by Fernand Saimond: Les Éditions du West, J. Debarge, 54 Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Condition Very Good-Fine, Éditions Greff Paris, Published circa-1942, 144 page, squarebound, softback book for U.S. soldiers stationed in France, size 4.5 x 5.25 inches. Lists places of interest (some gone now) including bridges, cemeteries, churches, chateaus, hotels, museums, palaces, parks, squares, theatres, and more. The original, color, 16 x 23 inch, fold-out, illustrated map is still bound on the inside back cover. See cover  $40

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PARIS MAP FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS: Condition Very Good with a one inch tear along a fold seam, Published circa-1942. Map Size 14 x 21 inches unfolded, down to 2.75 x 5.25 inches folded. Color map given to U.S. soldiers stationed in Europe. Contains the traditional U.S. Military tag line "This Map May Be Mailed Home." The top half of the front side shows a Paris street map with the Red Cross Clubs marked and the bottom half show the Paris-Métro routes and places of interest. In typical wartime frugality, this Paris map is actually printed on the back of another map that shows part of Monaghan, Ireland on it. The Monaghan section is printed in German with the country spelled "Irland." See metro route portion of map and the Monaghan side  $28

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TRUE COMICS #18, 21, 23, 27, 33, 35: Lot of 6 reading copies from November 1942 to May 1944; 18: Good with centerfold gone (Story of America begins), 21: coverless, 23: Poor/Fair with chunk out of front cover, back cover and last 5 pages, 27: Good, 33: Good (Origin/1st Steve Saunders), 35: Good. There's tape and writing on almost all issues. True war stories appear in all issues including many WWII stories like, Wake Island, General Lewis H. Brereton, General George S. Patton, Fighting Leathernecks, General Mark Clark & the Fighting Fifth, Captain Frank Bender, Carlson's Raiders, The FBI vs. The Nazis, U.S.S. Yorktown, Semyon Timoshenko, and many Pre-WWII war stories. See 4 covers  All 6 Golden Age WWII era issues for only $30

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WAR SAVINGS BOND, CLASS A PAY RESERVATION APPLICATION: Condition is Very Good, one back quarter has a bit of carbon paper smudging, edges are a bit ragged, paper has slight yellowing and was folded into eighths at some point, probably in '43, but has been stored flat for several decades. The roughly 5 x 8 inch application is filled out in typing and is dated 19 March 1943. War Bond denomination was $25 for a soldier from Chicago in the 2nd Infantry, who would have monthly pay deductions to acquire the bond. The back of the form contains all instructions and conditions. See application  $22

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KOREAN WAR MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
These are all original, Korean War era United States Armed Forces military collectibles - NO reproductions! They were all obtained from an American veteran who flew during the Korean war.

AIR FORCE COMMAND PILOT'S WINGS: USAF pilot's wings, 3 inches tip to tip, 1.5 inches from the bottom tip of shield to top leaf cluster encircling the star. Brass back clutch holders. "Vanguard N. Y. 14" is the hallmark on the back. Based upon the rounded shield shape I've seen on other Korean (1950-53) era wings, I'm calling this Korean era and not WWII. It was obtained from a Lt. Col. who flew in both WWII and Korea. While it's possibly WWII, most WWII era shields I've seen come to defined points on both the top left and right corners and this one does not. Condition is almost like new, superb example. See wings  $50

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AIR FORCE OFFICER'S CAP BADGE: USAF Officer's Cap Eagle. Size roughly 2.25 inches wingtip to wingtip, 2.5 inches from the bottom to top. Excellent condition, no scratches, but there is a slight bend on the right side where it was obviously shaped to the officer's cap. Screw back with screw present, single alignment pin at the top. No hallmark on the back. See cap eagle  $35

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MILITARY COLLECTIBLES (NON-WWII or KOREAN WAR ERA)

CHRISTMAS SEALS - VFW NATIONAL HOME GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Sheet of 68 small and 8 large Christmas seals, issued by the VFW in 1975, VF-NH, still in the original quad-fold, central perforation has split for only part of one far right stamp, sheet size 8 x 10.25 inches, stamp features a line drawing of a church in snow with the faces of two children dropped in the top left corner. VFW tag line at the bottom of the sheet. See sheet  $5

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DESERT STORM TRADING CARDS: Produced by Topps in 1991; this is the "Victory Series." Offered are unopened paint-out wax boxes containing 36 packs per box. 8 cards and 1 sticker per pack. 88 cards and 11 stickers make up a complete set. You can typically pull at least one complete set per box. Outstanding color photographs taken during the "Desert Storm" operation. (22 boxes available) See wax pack  $11 per box / or 10 boxes for $80

DESERT STORM TRADING CARDS: Topps, 1991, Victory Series, Unopened Wax Pack fresh from a box. 8 cards and 1 sticker per pack. (36 wax packs available) See wax pack  50˘

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DESERT STORM FROSTED GLASS BEER MUG: USAF collectible beer mug, issued 1991, out of production, NM/Like new, no chips or cracks, no flaws in the images, 6 inches tall, Heavy - weighs over a pound and a half! Frosted glass with gold screened images of four air force jets and a helicopter. Top banner reads: Operation Desert Storm Commenced January 16, 1991. Bottom banner reads: Kuwait Liberated February 27th, 1991. See mug  $20

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FIRST DAY COVERS MILITARY CACHET: All are Artcraft Cachet First Day Covers except the first two cachets listed as created by Artmaster, all VF to NM condition, unaddressed envelopes. Great collectibles for Military enthusiasts. Unique birthday gifts if you can match the dates! Listed in order of issue by date, location cancelled, U.S. Scott catalog number, cachet pictured, and stamp(s). Some lots include TUPEX (Tucson Philatelic Exhibition for Tucson's Bicentennial) cancellation covers and plate blocks. For protection, all First Day Covers come in individual glassine envelopes.

May 7, 1971: Washington, DC, #1398, Artmaster, WWII Correspondent Ernest Taylor Pyle (killed during WWII in 1945), 16˘ Journalist Ernie Pyle. (2 available)  $2.25

July 4, 1971: Washington, DC, #1432, Artmaster, 1771 Battle of Alamance N.C., 8˘ American Revolution Bicentennial. See first day cover  $2

July 4, 1973: Boston, MA, #1480-1483, Boston Tea Party - American Revolution, Se-tenant of four 8˘ Boston Tea Party. Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, Plate Block of 4 of the stamps. See cover and plate block  Both for $4.75

September 28, 1973: New Orleans, LA, #1479, American Revolution Drummer, 8˘ Rising Spirit of Independence - Drummer.  $2

December 16, 1973: Boston, MA, #UX66, Post Card, Honoring Samuel Adams – Revolutionary War Patriot, 8˘ Samuel Adams.  $2

December 16, 1973: Boston, MA, #UY24, Post Card with Reply Card, Honoring Samuel Adams – Revolutionary War Patriot, 8˘ + 8˘ Samuel Adams.  $2.25

March 11, 1974: Washington, DC, #1525, Veterans of Foreign Wars 75th Anniversary, 10˘ VFW. Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, Plate Block of 4 of the stamp. See cover and plate block  Both for $3

July 4, 1974: Philadelphia, PA, #1543-1546, 200th Anniversary of the First Continental Congress, 10˘ Carpenters Hall, Independence Hall and 2 Quotation Stamps. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same 4 stamps, plus a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, Plate Block of 4. All 3 for $7

October 1, 1974: Washington, DC, #1518, Liberty Bell Coil Stamps, 6.3˘ Liberty Bell (Coil Pair of 2). Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged coil pair of 2 of these stamps. The first fractional U.S. coil stamp to be produced.  $3

March 25, 1975: Carmel, NY, #1559, Honoring Sybil Ludington – Revolutionary War Heroine, 8˘ Sybil Ludington (2 stamps). Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same pair of stamps. Both for $4

March 25, 1975: Cambridge, MA, #1560, Honoring Salem Poor – Revolutionary War Hero – Battle of Bunker Hill, 10˘ Salem Poor. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. Both for $4

March 25, 1975: Chicago, IL, #1561, Honoring Haym Salomon – Revolutionary War Hero – Salomon finances the American cause, 10˘ Haym Salomon. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. Both for $4

March 25, 1975: Greensboro, NC, #1562, Honoring Peter Francisco – Revolutionary War Hero - 1st Maryland charges the British, 18˘ Peter Francisco. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. Both for $4.50

April 19, 1975: Lexington, MA, #1563, The Battles of Lexington & Concord, 10˘ Lexington & Concord. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See first day cover and TUPEX cancellation  Both for $4

June 17, 1975: Charlestown, MA, #1564, Battle of Bunker Hill, 10˘ Battle of Bunker Hill. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same stamp. See first day cover and TUPEX cancellation  Both for $4

July 4, 1975: Washington, DC, #1565-1568, Uniforms of the Armed Forces, Block of four 10˘ Uniforms of the Armed Forces. Also with this FDC is a TUPEX (Tucson Bicentennial) special cancellation non-cacheted/unaddressed NM cover, dated August 20, 1975, with the same block of 4 stamps. See first day cover and TUPEX cancellation  Both for $6.50

September 14, 1975: Bryn Mawr, PA, #UX68, Post Card, Honoring Charles Thomson – Revolutionary War Patriot, 7˘ Charles Thomson.  $2

October 31, 1975: Cleveland, OH, #1595a, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Booklet Pane, 13˘ Liberty Bell, Booklet Pane of 6 stamps. Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum Booklet Pane of 6 stamps.  Both for $5.50

November 10, 1975: Princeton, NJ, #UX69, Post Card, Honoring John Witherspoon – Revolutionary War Patriot, Clergyman and signer of the Declaration of Independence, 9˘ John Witherspoon.  $2

November 14, 1975: Boston, MA, #1603, Old North Church, 24˘ Old North Church – Midnight Ride Definitive. Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum Plate Block of 4 stamps.  Both for $4.50

November 24, 1975: Washington, DC, #1591, Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble, 9˘ Peaceful Assembly Definitive (pair of 2 stamps). Also included is a VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum Plate Block of 4 stamps.  Both for $3

November 25, 1975: Allentown, PA, #1618, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Coil Stamp, 13˘ Liberty Bell, Single Coil.  $2

January 1, 1976: Pasadena, CA, #1629-1631, The Spirit of 76 & American Independence, Se-tenant of three 13˘ Spirit of 76 drummers and fife. Detail from a painting by Archibald M. Willard. Also included with this is an non-cacheted/unaddressed cover of with the same #1629-1631 stamps the bears the Freedom Train cancellation dated January 29, 1976. These special cancellations were only made available at Freedom Train stops across the U.S. in 1975-76. See first day cover  Both covers for $7

April 2, 1976: Liberty, MO, #1595d, Liberty Bell Moved to Allentown, Americana Series Booklet Pane, 13˘ Liberty Bell (Booklet Pane of 5 + Collect Stamps for the Fun of It).  $3

April 23, 1976: Miami, FL, #1615, Spirit of ’76 – Beat the Drum for Liberty, Bulk Rate Coil Stamps, 7.9˘ Beat the Drum for Liberty, Coil Pair of 2.  $2

July 1, 1976: Dover, DE, #UX70, Post Card, Honoring Caesar Rodney – Revolutionary War Patriot, 9˘ Caesar Rodney.  $2

July 4, 1976: Philadelphia, PA, #1691-1694, 200th Anniversary of American Independence, 13˘ Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, Se-tenant of 4 stamps. Reproduces a painting by John Trumbull.  $3.75

November 20, 1976: New York, NY, #1614, Marching in Step to the Music of the Union, Bulk Rate Coil Stamps, 7.7˘ Saxhorns - Marching in Step to the Music of the Union, Coil Pair of 2.  $2

January 3, 1977: Princeton, NJ, #1704, Battle of Princeton, 13˘ George Washington at the Battle of Princeton. Based on a portrait painted by Charles Willson Peale. See first day cover  $2

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GERMAN ROACH MILK CAP/POG: 1993, Die-cut, Roach dressed like a WWII German soldier. See Milk Cap  $1

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HICKAM AFB CLUB SYSTEM POG: Non-dated, circa 1992-93, Smooth surface, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii issue, shows Diamond Head, an outrigger canoe, palm trees, flowers, and the sun. See POG  $1.50

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THE HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR MAGAZINE: #1 - 20, plus the Warships of the First World War Special and the The Big Guns Artillery 1914-1918 Special. VF/NM-NM, 1973-74; Originally published in the U.K., this was a well researched 96 part series on WWII, hundreds of outstanding photos in color and B&W, slick paper, and the 2 specials are large squarebound issues. Hitler covers. Great research set for WWII collectors. See 6 sample covers  All 22 issues for $75

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MIDWAY PRESS KIT: 1976 Movie Press Kit, overall grade of VF+ due to 9 pages in the booklet having underlines and margin notes written in them and the last bio page is wrinkled. Kit Contains: A) Twenty-three (23) Black & White 8 x 10 inch glossies from the film (average VF/NM-NM), including head shots of the main stars, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Hal Holbrook, Glenn Ford, Toshiro Mifune, and Dale Ishimoto, Christina Kokubo - full figure, plus action scenes and posed stills from the film with Heston, Fonda, Holbrook, Kokubo, Ford, Mifune, Robert Webber, Edward Albert, James Coburn, Robert Wagner, Dabney Coleman, James Shigeta, Robert Ito, Cliff Robertson, and others - most stills have character or scene info pre-printed on the photograph backs; B) Color slick with details of the actual historical battle at Midway; and C) a booklet containing 15 pages of Production Notes, 3 pages of Cast & Credits, a 5 page story Synopsis (labeled "Not for Publication"), and 31 pages of Cast (main stars) and Producer Biographies. The battle at Midway in Sensurround! Great package for fans of the film or the WWII historical event. See 5 sample stills, color slick and booklet cover  $195

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THE 'NAM MAGAZINE #1-5: NM-NM/M condition; Marvel 1988, well-produced B&W series covering stories from the Viet Nam war with Michael Golden artwork in all. See all covers  5 issue set for $24

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REAL WAR STORIES #1: NM/M condition; Eclipse 1987, 1st print, larger 48-page issue on high quality paper. Alan Moore story, Brian Bolland artwork. Don't let the comic book format deceive you! These are well told actual war stories; cover based on drawings by El Salvadoran children. See cover  $5

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SEMPER FI' COMICS #1-3: NM/M-M condition; Marvel 1988, excellently written war stories about the marines. John Severin, Andy Kubert, and Sam Glanzman artwork. Complete stories in each issue. Again, don't let the format deceive you. See all 3 covers  3 issue set for $7.50

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SPIRIT OF ARIZONA PRINT: Full color print commemorating the B-2 Stealth Bomber Naming Ceremony for the Spirit of Arizona plane at Davis-Monthan AFB on March 20, 1998. NM condition, Printed on heavy coated stock, approximately 11 x 14 inches, issued in 1998, O/P. Very limited production for distribution at the ceremony. See print  $30

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SPIRIT OF ARIZONA SIGNED PRINT: Full color print commemorating the B-2 Stealth Bomber Naming Ceremony for the Spirit of Arizona plane at Davis-Monthan AFB on March 20, 1998. Printed on heavy coated stock, approximately 11 x 14 inches, issued in 1998, O/P. Very limited production for distribution at the ceremony. Identical to the above unsigned print except this one is signed by three of the representatives at the ceremony. General Richard E. Hawley (signed Dick Hawley, Gen. USAF), who has flown the B-2, and Congressman Jim Kolbe (signed Jim Kolbe, U.S. Congress) are definite and legible. The third signature, while clean, is uncertain. It is possibly Col. John D. W. Corley, who was the 355th Wing Commander at DM-AFB at the time, but this is just a guess. While the unsigned print above is NM condition, this copy shows a bit of minor handling wear at an angle from being passed around for the autographs, but nothing that detracts from the piece. When framed, it will look outstanding. See print  $75

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SPIRIT OF ARIZONA B-2 ENAMEL PIN: 1998, Like New/NM, Size approximately 0.75 x 1 inches on the longest side, raised enamel coated gold colored metal clutch back pin, multi-colored image showing the Spirit of Arizona B-2 Stealth Bomber with the state of Arizona in the background. Obtained at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson during the inauguration ceremony for the plane in March 1998. See print  $15

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS STICKER: NM - the peel away portion has some scuffing, but the actual sticker is NM; 4 inches in diameter, metallic surface sticker, USMC emblem, red/white/blue/gold/silver colors, deckle edge around the circumference of the sticker, sharp item. See sticker  $3

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U.S. POSTAGE STAMP MILITARY PLATE BLOCKS

Scott #1315, Plate Block of 4, from 1966, VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, 5˘ 50th Anniversary of Marine Corps Reserve.  $1.25

Scott #1421-1422, Plate Block of 4, from 1971, VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, 6˘ Disabled American Veterans 50 Years of Service and 6˘ Honoring U.S. Servicemen Prisoners of War/Missing and Killed in Action.  $1.25

Scott #1477, Revolutionary War Plate Block of 4, from 1973, VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, 8˘ Rise of the Spirit of Independence – Pamphleteer Posting a Broadside.  $1.25

Scott #1478, Revolutionary War Plate Block of 4, from 1973, VF or better/Never Hinged/Original Gum, 8˘ Rise of the Spirit of Independence - Post Rider.  $1.25

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U.S. POSTAGE MILITARY PRE-STAMPED POST CARD: Scott #UX64, Mint - Unused/Unaddressed, Post Card from 1972, Revolutionary War, 6˘ John Hanson Patriot.  $1

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