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Other rare and interesting collectibles: German and Non German – Military and non military

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  • AUSTRALIA - BOOK - A GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL by PETER STANLEY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    AUSTRALIA – BOOK – A GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL by PETER STANLEY

    SKU: 10-712

    $20.00

    Australia was an active participant in WW I. It contributed a large number of troops to the Commonwealth. Their contributions are historically well noted. The book describes in great detail the Australian War Memorial, which was opened in 1941. It is Australia’s single-most-visited building. It commemorates the service of brave men from that country.

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  • CANADA - BOOK - A NURSERY OF THE AIR FORCE By W. BRIAN COSTELLO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CANADA – BOOK – A NURSERY OF THE AIR FORCE By W. BRIAN COSTELLO

    SKU: 16-364

    $20.00

    This is a soft cover book that deals with Canadian airmen during WW I, principally from Carleton Place. It is liberally illustrated. It also deals with the Roy Brown/Manfred von Richthofen saga. The book was written in 1979 and has been autographed by the author.

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  • CANADA - BOOK - CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR by S. F. WISE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CANADA – BOOK – CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR by S. F. WISE

    SKU: 16-300

    $40.00

    The book deals with Canadian aviators of WW I. It is a large volume, with 700+ pages. It is liberally illustrated. It has a dust cover.

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  • CANADA - BOOK - GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CANADA – BOOK – GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915

    SKU: 12-833

    $15.00

    BOOK – GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915. The fighting at the Battle of Ypres was some of WW I’s most violent, with massive casualties on both sides. This small soft cover book deals with the role that Canadian forces played at Ypres. While the book has less than forty pages, it contains many fine charts and maps showing how the Canadians were engaged with the Germans. You will find this a useful book for studying the Great War.

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  • CANADA - BOOK - THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE - THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE VOLUME II by W. A. B. DOUGLAS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CANADA – BOOK – THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE – THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE VOLUME II by W. A. B. DOUGLAS

    SKU: 16-299

    $40.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a large volume, the second in a series regarding the creation of the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). The book has 700+ pages. It is profusely illustrated. The book is in excellent condition. It has a dust cover.

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  • ENGLAND - BOOK - GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by ROBERT GRAVES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ENGLAND – BOOK – GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by ROBERT GRAVES

    SKU: 10-709

    $30.00

    This is an interesting book about the wartime and postwar experiences of Robert Graves. The book was originally published during 1929 in England. This is a later, revised edition. It comes with a slip cover, and makes for interesting reading.

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  • ENGLAND - BOOK- POSTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS - GROßER BILDER=ATLAS des WELTKRIEGES: DER KRIEGES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ENGLAND – BOOK- POSTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS – GROßER BILDER=ATLAS des WELTKRIEGES: DER KRIEGES

    SKU: 12-774

    $195.00

    This is a photo album that features posters and photos from WW I’s English Home Front. It is a German publication produced for the German home market that displays posters and photographs primarily from 1914 to 1916. It incorporates fascinating contemporary photos, including English press coverage of the Lusitania’s sinking, and information about zeppelins bombing England. The large-format, soft-cover publication measures 12″ x 15.”

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  • GERMANY - BOOK - THE GOVERMENTS OF EUROPE - BY FREDERIC AUSTIN, OGC, PHD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – BOOK – THE GOVERMENTS OF EUROPE – BY FREDERIC AUSTIN, OGC, PHD

    SKU: 12-851 XES

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE GOVERMENTS OF EUROPE – BY FREDERIC AUSTIN, OGC, PHD. This is an English-language book. Published in 1918, it was written by a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, who also wrote Social Progress in Contemporary Europe. The book was written to afford open and comparative study of political institutions of the time.

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  • ITALY - CARICATURE - KING VICTOR EMANUEL III - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ITALY – CARICATURE – KING VICTOR EMANUEL III

    SKU: 12-838

    $95.00

    CARICATURE – KING VICTOR EMANUEL III – ITALY. This is a large caricature of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy (1869-1947). He served as the King of Italy from 1900 to 1946. He was the King during WW I, when Italy was one of the Western Allies fighting against Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. Victor Emanuel III was very slight in stature and stood only five feet tall. The caricature is matted. The overall size of the matted product is 18” x 12.” The actual image within the matte measures 12” x 9.” At the caricature’s top a German inscription reads “Our contemporaries.” Beneath it is another German inscription that says “The archetype of faithfulness.” In between them is an oversized image of Victor Emmanuel III. His size is shown in contrast to his sword and scabbard, which both are larger than he is. His rather puffed up appearance depicts him in his military uniform, along with his medals and kepi. The matte is made of light, white cardboard. Its condition is very fine, overall.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR LITHOGRAPH - TWO OFFICERS - HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR LITHOGRAPH – TWO OFFICERS – HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17

    SKU: 12-516

    $75.00

    This is a color lithograph of two men from Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig. I am told by one of our eagle eyed readers that this lithograph comes from a book written by Heinrich Ambros Eckert and Dietrich Monten by the name of “Das Deutsche Bundesheer 1835-1843.” There were a total of 421 color plates in this book and this is number 258. The lithograph shows one officer in an Interim Attila, and the other officer in an Überrock. They are mounted on horses. The lithograph measures 14 1/4″ x 9 3/4.” It can be displayed as is or framed.

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  • U.K. - BOOK - THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN by MAJOR RAYMOND H. FERDETTE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.K. – BOOK – THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN by MAJOR RAYMOND H. FERDETTE

    SKU: 16-362

    $35.00

    This book deals with the bombing of Great Britain in WW I by German bombers. A great deal has been written about the 1940 Battle of Britain, when Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe battled English fighters. WW I’s version, while not as extensive, remains quite interesting. This book was written in 1966. It is a first-edition with its dust jacket that is in near-mint condition. It is liberally illustrated and a great read.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY

    SKU: 16-492

    $20.00

    BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY. This is the third volume of this book series. Volume Three starts out with early attempts at aviation, from ancient attempts at winged flight on through the early balloons of 18th Century France. It then goes on to detail the history of modern aviation, but does NOT deal with WW I to any great extent. It focuses instead on civil aviation before and after WW I on up to just before its 1963 copyright date. The book is a first edition that comes complete with its dust jacket. It is in excellent condition.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN

    SKU: 16-491

    $30.00

    BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN. The Medal of Honor, once known as the Congressional Medal of Honor, is the highest award that the United States can confer on a soldier, sailor (from the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Coast Guard), marine, or airman. Like Great Britain’s Victoria Cross, it is awarded to personnel of ALL ranks, not just officers (as was Prussia’s Pour le Mérite). The Medal of Honor was first awarded during the U.S. Civil War. Since its inception, it has been awarded 3,515 times (621 times posthumously). This book was first published in 2002, and covers aviation Medal of Honor winners from WW I, WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy all have had famous aviation winners. The book features all of them and includes many interesting photos of the pilots and their planes. The more than 290-page book comes with its dust jacket. Its condition is just like new!

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  • U.S. - BOOK - AIR SERVICE MEDICAL MANUAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – AIR SERVICE MEDICAL MANUAL

    SKU: 16-324

    $35.00

    This is an official publication from the U. S. War Department (later, it was considered to be more politically correct to call it the Department of Defense) in 1918. It deals with the U. S. Army Air Service’s medical issues. It is fascinating. It deals with aviator’s problems. It also shows the criteria that was used in 1918 to select potential aviators. The book is illustrated to accompany the text.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

    SKU: 16-53

    $10.00

    This is the tour book from the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This museum houses a fine collection of historically significant aircraft from the beginning of aviation early in the 20th Century up until modern days. My personal favorite is the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which marked the first solo flight across the Atlantic. Many fine airplanes are featured in this tour book. You don’t have to be a WW I enthusiast to enjoy it.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN

    SKU: 12-825

    $25.00

    BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN. This is American Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw’s (1837-1863) interesting story. Shaw’s life and death were immortalized in the hit 1989 movie Glory, which starred Matthew Broderick as Shaw. Robert Gould Shaw was born to one of the wealthiest families in Massachusetts and grew up in Boston and New York. He traveled extensively abroad and spent two years at Harvard. He and his family were staunch abolitionists. When the Civil War broke out in 1861 he enlisted in a regiment from New York as a private, then later served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. While with that regiment, he participated in battles at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, and Antietam. Later, when Massachusetts raised the first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, his father urged him to take its command and Shaw did so. After its training was complete, the regiment was sent to South Carolina. On 18 July 1863 his regiment, along with two brigades of white troops, assaulted the Confederate positions at Battery Wagner. Shaw was mortally wounded at the head of his troops. The attack ultimately failed and Battery Wagner was never captured. The 54th Massachusetts suffered more than 50% casualties. As an insult, the Confederates buried Shaw in a mass grave with his soldiers. His family back North instead considered it an honor that also honored them. Robert Gould Shaw was twenty-five at the…

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  • U.S. - BOOK - DERE MABLE: LOVE LETTERS OF A ROOKIE by EDWARD STREETER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – DERE MABLE: LOVE LETTERS OF A ROOKIE by EDWARD STREETER

    SKU: 12-417

    $35.00

    This is a book written by an American soldier who served in France during WW I. The book was written and released in 1918. The first edition was released in April 1918. This copy is a SIXTH edition, which was released in July 1918. Streeter served in the 27th (N. Y.) Division. The book is illustrated with thirty-five black and white drawings by a fellow Division member. It is a humorous look on war in France by a man who had never traveled before. It is VERY “country” When it was published, it was extremely popular. This is a quick read. I guarantee you will have a laugh or two (or twelve) with it.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES 1924-1927 by JOSEPH M. MASSARO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES 1924-1927 by JOSEPH M. MASSARO

    SKU: 16-315

    $40.00

    This book deals with the various units within the U. S. Army Air Force during the 1924-1927 period. It also shows their assorted unit insignias.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION by MICHAEL J. H. TAYLOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION by MICHAEL J. H. TAYLOR

    SKU: 16-366

    $15.00

    This is a hard cover book complete with its dust jacket. It was published in 1989 and is long out-of-print. It measures 11″ x 11.” It focuses on American aviation. It tells of the Wright Brothers and other high points in American aviation, including Charles Lindbergh’s solo Atlantic flight.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - MARINE CORPS AVIATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1912-1940 by LT. COL. EDWARD C. JOHNSON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – MARINE CORPS AVIATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1912-1940 by LT. COL. EDWARD C. JOHNSON

    SKU: 16-292

    $15.00

    This is a soft cover book that deals with the early years of USMC aviation. It is a subject that I have not seen covered before. I find it most interesting. It has many unique photographs.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - MEDAL OF HONOR AVIATORS OF WORLD WAR ONE VOLUME 1 by ALAN E. DURKOTA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – MEDAL OF HONOR AVIATORS OF WORLD WAR ONE VOLUME 1 by ALAN E. DURKOTA

    SKU: 14-383

    $40.00

    This is a soft cover book that was written in 1998. The Medal of Honor or Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest decoration given by the U.S. to its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Like the Victoria Cross, and unlike the Pour le Mérite, it was awarded regardless of rank. It could be awarded to privates and generals alike. It was awarded for a specific act of bravery. It was established in 1861 and was awarded during the War Between the States (Civil War), and is still awarded to this day. The book concentrates on the aviators of WW I. It concentrates on eight men who received it during the brief time that the U.S. participated in WW I. Perhaps the best-known of the awardees are Frank Luke and Eddie Rickenbacker. The book is liberally illustrated with many fine photographs.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - MICKEY MOUSE BOOK: MICKEY SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – MICKEY MOUSE BOOK: MICKEY SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND

    SKU: 12-777

    $95.00

    Here is a Special Blast From the Past! Mickey Mouse is a worldwide icon and the “face” of the Walt Disney Company, Inc. International sensation Mickey first emerged in 1928’s famous cartoon “Steamboat Willie.” He went on to appear in a cartoon strip series and has appeared in countless cartoons and movies. During the 1930’s, Whitman (a division of the Western Publishing Company) developed an inexpensive paperback book series for children, the Big Little Books® (BLB’s). The Walt Disney Studio was the first company to license their comic characters with Whitman for inclusion in the BLB’s. In 1935, the book series included this thrilling tale about Mickey Mouse and his adventure sailing to Treasure Island. The vintage book has Mickey walking the plank and being grabbed by a gorilla. Keeping with the BLB’s commitment to printing bulky but small paperbacks that could be easily handled and read by young children, Mickey Sails to Treasure Island measures 3 ½” x 4 ½” x 5/8,” and consists of 192 pages. Several illustrations are included that will be sure to bring back fond childhood memories of the famous mouse. [Please note that this book was published a mere seven years after Mickey first burst on the screen]. Interestingly, the BLB’s were given away as premiums distributed by stores, gas stations, food products, and radio programs. Our find was sponsored by Kolynos dental cream. Kolynos was created in 1908 and sponsored several well-known radio programs and book series during the Depression era. Kolynos was…

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  • U.S. - BOOK - MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS, AND GREENS by JON A. MAGUIRE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS, AND GREENS by JON A. MAGUIRE

    SKU: 16-377

    $50.00

    This book deals with the uniforms, wings, and insignia used by the USAS, USAAC, and USAAF from 1913-1945. The hard back book is quite large and liberally illustrated. It is a must if you are interested in the uniforms and insignias of the U.S. Air Force from 1913-1945.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - STEEL POTS - BY CHRIS ARMOLD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD

    SKU: 12-817

    $95.00

    BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD. This fascinating book chronicles the USA’s military’s use of steel helmets, which began with WW I. At that time, the USA adopted Great Britain’s primary helmet, continuing its use into WW II’s early days, when a new version was introduced. While the previous sentence sums up the essential history of “steel pots,” the author goes far beyond mere basics by covering the years between the two World Wars and details some of the U.S. Army’s experimental helmets from the period. The latter spearheaded the relatively quick transition from the 1917’s helmet to the style used during WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The author discusses the helmet currently used by all US Armed Forces, which are now made of Kevlar™ to provide greater protection from bullets and shrapnel (the same material used for police and military forces’ body armor). Kevlar helmets also are far lighter and cooler to wear. [If you look at the USA’s current helmet, you will note that it is very similar to Germany’s WW I and WW II stahlhelme. American troops often refer to their helmets as “Fritz.”] The book has 270+ photographs (both color and black and white, as well as sketches and graphs detailing the helmets’ evolution). While not Imperial German, it is comprehensive and makes for good reading. [Let me include a word about its author, Chris Armold. Chris is a retired senior U.S. Air Force NCO who spent more than three years researching and…

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  • BOOK - THE CALL OF DUTY - MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER.

    U.S. – BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER

    SKU: 12-839

    $50.00

    BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER. While it is a bit outside our normal Imperial German offerings, nevertheless it remains a useful book that depicts many U.S. decorations. This hardback edition was published in 1994. It has three hundred eighty-two pages. The book centers on decorations for valor, describing the different decorations awarded by the USA’s Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is followed by extensive sections on Good Conduct Medals, those for long service, campaign and service, commemorative medals, proficiency medals, commendation and service ribbons, appurtenances (adjuncts or accessories), presentation cases, and MUCH more. If you want to know about U.S. medals, THIS is the book for you. The book is heavy with black and white (as well as color) photographs of the medals and the men to whom they were awarded. It provides a fascinating read!

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  • U.S. - BOOK - THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD

    SKU: 12-835

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD. This is a soft cover book that was first published in 1933. It tells many interesting details and statistics regarding life in the trenches. You will find that it gives you a different view of trench life.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - THE HAWKS THAT GUIDED THE GUNS by LAWRENCE L. SMART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – THE HAWKS THAT GUIDED THE GUNS by LAWRENCE L. SMART

    SKU: 16-287

    $25.00

    This is a consignment item. It was written by 1st Lt. Lawrence L. Smart, a pilot in the 135th Aero Squadron. The book deals with America’s involvement in WW I aviation, from the perspective of a young American pilot. It is a soft cover book, illustrated and autographed by the author.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - THE NATIONS AT WAR - BY WILLIS JOHN ABBOT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – THE NATIONS AT WAR – BY WILLIS JOHN ABBOT

    SKU: 12-849 XES

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE NATIONS AT WAR – BY WILLIS JOHN ABBOT. This is an English-language book. It was published as a current-history book containing numerous illustrations, from drawings by the foremost war artists to photographs taken in the field by experts of every nation. The author Willis J Abbot also wrote Panama and the Canal, The story of Our Navy,” and “ The story of our army.” has put together 338 well written pages of the WW1.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - UNITED STATES NAVY WINGS OF GOLD - FROM 1917 TO THE PRESENT by Ron L. WILLIS & THOMAS CARMICHAEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – UNITED STATES NAVY WINGS OF GOLD – FROM 1917 TO THE PRESENT by Ron L. WILLIS & THOMAS CARMICHAEL

    SKU: 16-361

    $45.00

    This is a hardback book. It is complete with its dust jacket. It is an English-language book that details U.S. naval aviators’ wings from 1917 until today. The book is comprehensive, including all the various types of badges and a listing of naval aviators.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - UNLOCKING THE SKY - GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS AND THE RACE TO INVENT THE AIRPLANE by SETH SHULMAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – UNLOCKING THE SKY – GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS AND THE RACE TO INVENT THE AIRPLANE by SETH SHULMAN

    SKU: 16-379

    $10.00

    This is the biography of Glenn Curtiss. Curtiss and the Wright Brothers were leading aviation pioneers in the USA. In addition to his story (and his difficult relationship with the Wright Brothers), the hardback book has many photos. It has its dust jacket.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - WILD BLUE YONDER AN AIR EPIC by DON CLARK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – WILD BLUE YONDER AN AIR EPIC by DON CLARK

    SKU: 16-295

    $30.00

    This is a hard bound book from the early 1970’s that is long out-of-print. It deals with aviation in WW I, focusing on pilot training before they reached the front. Many photographs accompany the text.

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  • U.S. - BOOK - WINGS OF VALOR - WINGS OF GOLD - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL AVIATION by AMY WATERS YARSINSKE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BOOK – WINGS OF VALOR – WINGS OF GOLD – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL AVIATION by AMY WATERS YARSINSKE

    SKU: 16-378

    $60.00

    This book, published in 1998, is quite large (9 3/8″ x 12 5/16″) and tells the story of naval aviation from its earliest days to the jet age. It has a fascinating text and is profusely illustrated.

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  • U.S. - LITHOGRAPHS - TWO CIVIL WAR BLACK AND WHITE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – LITHOGRAPHS – TWO CIVIL WAR BLACK AND WHITE

    SKU: 39-34

    $75.00

    This is a pair of black and white lithographs. They are matted and ready to frame. The top lithograph measures 6 3/4″ x 4.” It shows the Confederate States of America (CSA) Ironclad C. S. S. Virginia shelling Union frigates on 8 March 1861 at Hampton Roads, VA. On that date the Virginia sank two Union frigates. On the morning of 9 March 1862, the Virginia, more commonly known as the Merrimack (her Union name before she was scuttled and raised by the CSA to be rebuilt as an ironclad) met the U. S. S. Monitor in the first battle of iron ships. This revolutionized the world’s navies. The two vessels fought to a draw. Nevertheless, sailing vessels were soon replaced by iron vessels. The lower lithograph, which measures 11 1/4″ x 6 1/4,” shows Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, SC in 1863. Fort Sumter was shelled in April 1861 by CSA forces and the Union garrison surrendered. This lithograph shows the Fort occupied by CSA troops and being shelled by a Union Naval Fleet.

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  • BOOK - THE PEOPLES WAR BOOK & ATLAS - AUTOGRAPHED EDITION

    U.S. / CANADA – BOOK – THE PEOPLES WAR BOOK & ATLAS – AUTOGRAPHED EDITION – Canadian ace Billy Bishop

    SKU: 12-855 XMD

    $150.00

    BOOK – THE PEOPLES WAR BOOK & ATLAS – AUTOGRAPHED EDITION – Canadian ace Billy Bishop A joint publication by the U.S. and Canada, this book covered the Great War from those two countries’ perspectives. The book is autographed by Canadian ace Billy Bishop.  It was published with soldiers in mind, and with the hope that they would buy it. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and maps that reveal the war’s four years. It is a hard backed edition that contains more than four hundred pages. The binding has suffered some separation, so caution must be used when handling it. The separation is not so severe that the book is in danger of falling apart but, nevertheless, caution should be exercised. It is a consignment item.

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