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Axis Items - Winter Hilf (Help)

Civil Defense


CITIZENS’ DEFENSE CORPS ORGANIZATION: United States. World War II. The Citizens’ Defense Corps was the organization within Civil Defense responsible for actual operations to protect a community from air raids. At the local jurisdiction level this organization was lead by a Commander, assisted by a staff consisting of the Chiefs of Fire and Police, the Chief Air Raid Warden, the Chief of Emergency Medical Services, the Chief of Emergency Work Services, and the Chief of Utilities. The Commander’s deputy was the Executive Officer. This staff managed the 15 enrolled volunteer services that provided the volunteer Civil Defense force for the community:

Air Raid Wardens – managed passive defense actions in a sector that theoretically included the homes of 500 people. The Air Raid Warden emblem was a blue disc with a triangle of seven alternate red and white diagonal stripes.

Auxiliary Firemen – supplemented the staffing of the community’s regular fire department. The Auxiliary Fireman emblem was a blue disc with a red Maltese cross.

Auxiliary Policemen – supplemented the staffing of the community’s regular police department. The Auxiliary Policeman emblem was a blue disc with a red shield.

Bomb Squads – composed of personnel trained to locate, extract, and dispose of unexploded bombs (either because of failure or because the bomb had a detonator operating on a timer). The Bomb Squad emblem was a blue disc with a red silhouette of an aircraft nose down.

Rescue Squads – crews of approximately 10 personnel trained and equipped for heavy rescue from debris. The Rescue Squad emblem was a blue disc with a red ladder.

Medical Forces – doctors, trained nurses, stretcher bearers and other assistants organized as first aid parties, stretcher bearers, and staff of first aid stations. The Medical emblem was a blue disc with a red caduceus.

Nurses’ Aides – individuals trained by the Red Cross to assist nurses. The Nurses’ Aide emblem was a blue disc with a red cross.

Emergency Food and Housing Corps – individuals who provide welfare services for the needy and those rendered homeless by the attack. The Emergency Food and Housing Corps emblem was a blue disc with a red coffee cup.

Drivers Units – formed of personnel trained to drive Civil Defense vehicles. The Drivers Unit emblem was a blue disc with a red steering wheel.

Messengers – personnel assigned to carry dispatches, messages, and supplies to their destinations. The Messenger emblem was a blue disc with a red lightning bolt.

Road Repair Crews – crews assigned to restore the roads and normal traffic movement as quickly as possible. The Road Repair emblem was a blue disc with a red shovel.

Utility Repair Crews – crews assigned to restore critical utilities as quickly as possible. The Utility Repair emblem was a blue disc with a red electrical pliers.

Demolition and Clearance Crews – crews assigned to remove debris and rubble from an attack, demolish unsafe structures, and fill in bomb craters. The Demolition and Clearance emblem was a blue disc with a red pick axe, blade down.

Decontamination Squad – personnel trained to decontaminate structures, equipment, and individuals’ clothing after a gas attack. The Decontamination Squad emblem was a blue disc with a red retort.

Fire Watchers – individuals trained to spot and immediately extinguish incendiary bombs during an attack. The Fire Watcher emblem was a blue disc with a red flame.

Source: United States, Office of Civilian Defense, A Handbook for Demolition and Clearance Crews, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1941.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
CDAB-0019
World War Two USA Civil Defense Boats as Fallout Shelter Information Bulletin
This is a soft bound four page 7 x 8 inch multi colored pre telephone area code document.

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$34.99 Available
PT-101
 USA World War Two
 P T Paper Trooper War Production Board Home Front Window Decal
33 34 . This is a blue and yellow 3.5 inch square decal in G+ condition as shown.

Here is another view.
 $19.99 Available




 CDAB-991 USA  World War One FIVE Various Patriotic Home Front Patches These are all nearly 3 x 5 inches.

All are in near excellent condition with some slight staining as shown

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$49.99
LOT
Available
CDAB-001
Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Auxiliary Policeman armband.

It has a red silk floss embroidered shield on white wool felt triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.

It measures 17 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

$49.99 Available
CDAB-002
Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Auxiliary Policeman armband.

It has a red silk floss embroidered shield on white silk floss triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.  This is a view of the back.

It measures 18 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

$49.99 Available
CDAB-003
Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Air Raid Warden armband.

It has a red and white silk floss embroidered triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.  This is a view of the back.

It measures 18 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

$49.99 Available
CDAB-004
Civil Defense Medical Forces Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Medical Forces armband.

It has a red caduceus on white silk floss embroidered triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.  This is a view of the back.

It measures 18 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

$49.99 Available
CDAB-005
Civil Defense Demolition and Clearance Crew Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Demolition and Clearance Crew armband.

It has a red pickaxe on white silk floss embroidered triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.  This is a view of the back.

It measures 18 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

  SOLD
CDAB-006
Civil Defense Fire Watch Armband
This is a World War II Civil Defense Fire Watch armband.

It has a red flame on white silk floss embroidered triangle on twill blue disk on a white cotton twill band.  This is a view of the back.

It measures 17-1/2 inches long by 5 inches wide.

The condition is used, with moderate stains from field use.

$49.99 Available

US Military and Civilian Items


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  GIRLVD-1
USA
 World War Two "You're no Match for VD"
 Complete and Full Match Book
This is the smaller sized match book.  

It features a women lighting a cigarette with the message You're no MATCH & on the revese the message contiues for V. D.  No is the best tacit the next prophylactic.

The condition is near excellent overall.

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$29.99 Available
  MARBLE-1
 USA
 1930's
Medium
Size 1-1/2 Inch Diameter Clear Glass MARBLE with Animal Inside

This is a near MINT marble.  

Here is another view.
$99.99   Available
   MARBLE-2
USA
1930's
 Medium
Size
1-1/2 Inch Diameter Clear Glass MARBLE with Animal Inside

This is a near MINT marble.

Here is another view.
$99.99   Available
    MARBLE-3
USA
1930's
Medium
Size 1-1/2 Inch Diameter Clear Glass MARBLE with Animal Inside

This is a near MINT marble.

Here is another view.
$99.99    Available
  ALABET-001 USA
 1939 Dated
 pre World War Two
Animals Depicted as various Alphabet Letters Pull Out Board Game
This is a 13-1/2 x 20 inch board in near excellent condition.

Here is another view.
$234.99 Available
   CURRIER -7
USA
Early 20th Century Lizzie B CURRIER 7 Years old Alphabet & Numbers Sampler.
This is a 5 x 7 inch wooden framed sampler in near excellent condition as shown.

It was framed by A B Crowell New Bedford Mass.
$1489.99 Available
   MOUSE-1 USA
1920's MICKEY MOUSE Toy Figure Doll.

This is an early NOTCHED EYES doll as shown.

The condition is G+.

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$999.99 Available
 USMCD-001 USA US Marine Corps well dressed Doll This is a celluloid 7 inch long near excellent doll that has working closing eyes.

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$79.99 Available
 MACA-001 USA
World War Two LARGE 14 inch High Mac Arthur Doll in His 4 star Uniform.
This is a free standing doll with movable arms in near excellent condition.

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$199.99 Available
  USDV-0019
USA Home Front Lot of Ration Stamp books etc
This is as shown in near good plus condition. 

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$49.99 Available
USDV-001
USA 10K Gold De Vilbis Perfume Company Long Service Pin Badge Pair
This is a pair of 1/4 inch square badges one for 10 year the other for 15 year service.

Both are in MINT condition.

Here is another view.
$74.99 Available
USPEN-001
USA World War Two Home Front Superior Ice Cream & Buy War Bonds marked MINT Lead Pencil Lot.
These are as shown.

Each of the TWO offered pencils measure 7.5 inches & show the Naticoke 804 phone number

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$24.99
LOT
Available
USHF-1002
United War Work  Rockefeller November 16, 1918 Victory Golf Table Medal

This is as shown and measured 2.5 inches in diameter.

It features Marshal Foch on the front and the presentation details on the reverse.

Condition is near excellent.

$49.99 Available
USHF-002
US Navy Defense Contractor PT Boat Torpedo Mark XVIII Mechanical Pencil
This is a World War II US Navy Defense Contractor PT Boat Torpedo Mark XVIII Heavy Silver Plate Brass Body Mechanical Pen

It has exceptional detail, with counter-rotating propellers, fins and nose "fuse" assembly.

It measures 5 inches long by 3/8 inches in diameter.  The propellers actually turn.

The condition is used, with minor to moderate wear from years of use.

$499.99 Available
USHF-003
US Navy Defense Contractor PT Boat Torpedo Mark XVIII Pendant
This is a World War II US Navy Defense Contractor PT Boat Torpedo Mark XVIII Aluminum One Piece Pendant

It measures 2 inches long by 5/16 inches in diameter.

The condition is used, with minor to moderate wear from years of use.

$74.99 Available
USHF-004
Medical Doctor Officer License Plate Topper Identification
This is a Pre-World War II Medical Doctor Officer License Plate Topper Identification.

It has a reflective metallic blue letters and blue cross caduceus identification on a die struck heavy metal plate.

It measures 5-1/4 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high. This is the back of the plate.

The condition is very used, with heavy wear from exposure to winter weather and salt.

$65.99 Available
USHF-001
Fort Benning Officer License Plate Topper Identification
This is a World War II Fort Benning, Georgia Officer License Plate Topper Identification.

It has a reflective letter and four digit number and post identification on a heavy metal plate.

It measures 10-7/8 inches long by 3-3/8 inches high. This is the back of the plate.

The condition is used, with moderate to heavy wear from exposure to the weather.

$99.99 Available

US Military Installation and Event Souvenir Pillow Shams


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USHF-101
US Army Camp Drum Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is a Korean War Era US Army soldier's sweetheart gift to his mother sent from Camp Drum (formerly Fort Drum), New York.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-102
Detroit Michigan Industry Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This World War II Era pillow slip cover depicts a number of famous landmarks in and around the Detroit, Michigan area.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-103
Fort Lewis Tank Destroyer Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is a WWII US Army soldier's sweetheart gift to his mother sent from Fort Lewis, Washington. It features tank destroyers and infantry in action with a stooping eagle as a "V" for Victory.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$49.99 Available
USHF-104
Fort Sam Houston Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This  is a WWII US Army 2nd Infantry Division soldier's sweetheart gift to his sweetheart sent from Fort Sam Houston, Texas. It features views of the base and troops in action.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-105
Gettysburg Battle Monument Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is a WWII Era Gettysburg Civil War monuments and landmarks sweetheart gift to his mother sent from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It features views of some of the more significant monuments on the battlefield.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-106
Lackland AFB Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is a Cold War Era US Air Force Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas,  sweetheart gift to his sweetheart sent from Lackland. It features views of some of the Strategic Air Command bombers, including the B-47 and B-52, F-86 and F-105 Fighters

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-107
Charles Lindbergh Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is a 1927 dated Captain Charles A. Lindbergh New York to Paris transatlantic flight souvenir pillow sham. It features views of some of the landmarks of both the US and France and the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan aircraft. The copyright date is 1927.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$149.99 Available
USHF-108
Early WWII US Army Artillery Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is an early WWII US Army artillery soldier to his mother pillow sham. It features views of some of the new artillery of the era, including the 155mm howitzer, 37mm and other Antiaircraft Artillery.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available
USHF-109
WWI US Army Doughboy Fancy Fringed Pillow Sham
This is an early WWI US Army infantry doughboy soldier dreaming of trench warfare fancy pillow sham. It features a tent in the background which has branch insignia of Signal Corps, Air Service, Artillery, Coast Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry, etc.

It has very nice silk screen painted details, with a two-inch wide tassel fringe border.  The back is plain and incorporates a sleeve for the pillow.

It measures 20 inches square, including the fringe. It can accommodate a 16 inch square flat pillow.

The condition is near excellent, with minor creases from years of storage that can be pressed out with reasonable care.

$34.99 Available

Axis Items - Winter Hilf (Help)

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  WINTER-01 German World War Two Winter Hilf Help Salesman Sample of Various Standarte Flags  
This is a .8 inch square framed set of 15 various flags with numbers and identification names in the display as shown.

All are in near mint condition except one is detached from the pin back.

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 $229.99    Available  
    WINTER-1 German
 World War Two
HOME FRONT WHW Donation Can # 31910 with LID Seal Intact !

This is a red painted near excellent tin donation can for the WHW widows and orphans fund.

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  SOLD
  WH-01
German World War Two Winter Hilf Help THREE Different Crystal Glass Bugs 
These are as shown.

They measure 1-1/8 inch diameter.

All are in near MINT condition. 

Here is another view.
$34.99  Available 
  WH-02 German World War Two Winter Hilf Help THREE Different Crystal Badges  These are as shown.

Two are DDA and the other is a mountain flower.

 They measure 1-1/8 inch diameter.

All are in near MINT condition. 

Here is another view.  
$34.99  Available 
GTM-01
German Shield Design Unit Pin Badge Lot
A two pin lot of WWII period Norman and West German shield designs.

This is a pair of cast white alloy shield badges with semi-precious applied stones and press fitted spring pin closures. There is a West-German and 5. Jahrh. (Western German 5th Century) raised identification marks on the hexagonal shield and Normannische 1066 (11th century) and 0.1 maker mark on the teardrop shield. They are 1 inch high.

Here is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

  SOLD
GTM-02
German Ammunition Design Pin Badge Lot
A two pin lot of WWII period ammunition designs.

This is a set of four (4) cast white alloy stickpin badges. There is a Mauser K98 8x57 rifle cartridge, a potato masher grenade, an 88mm artillery shell, and a mortar round. They are about 1 inch long (the mortar shell is 1-3/8 inches high, for relative scale).

Here is a view of the back. There are no maker marks. The pins are press applied.

The condition is near good, with some moderate tarnish throughout.

$24.99 Available
GTM-03
German Miscellaneous Design Pin Badge Lot
A two pin lot of WWII period miscellaneous designs.

This is a set of four (4) cast white alloy spring pin badges. There is an old style battle ax, the horoscope sign for October, a fish and an owl. All have semi-precious stones applied. They are about 1 inch long (the owl is 1-1/4 inches high, for relative scale).

Here is a view of the back. There are no maker marks. The pins are press applied.

The condition is near good, with some moderate tarnish throughout.

  SOLD
GTM-033
German WWII Viking Sword SS Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  This is a set of three (3) cast white alloy three different Viking Sword spring pin badges.

They are about 1/4 x 2-1/4 inch

The condition is near excellent.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-131
German WWII Miscellaneous Design Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  A two pin lot of WWII Mother & Child one in hand carved wood while the other is white ceramic.

Each measures 1.5 inches diameter.

The condition is near excellent.   Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-132
German World War Two Viking Shields SS Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) cast white alloy Three different Viking Shields spring pin badges.

They are about 1-1/4 inch diameter. All have semi-precious stones applied.

The condition is near excellent.   Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-133
German World War Two Viking Shields & Axe SS Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) cast white alloy two different Viking Axe and one Viking Shield spring pin badges.

They are about 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch and are near excellent.

All have semi-precious stones applied.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-134
German World War Two Ceramic Rabbit & 2 Different Flower Blossoms Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  This is a set of three (3) one cast rabbit and two different flowers spring pin badges.

The rabbit is about 1 x 1-1/2 inch while the Blossoms are 3/4 inch diameter and are near excellent.

All have semi-precious stones applied.  The condition is near excellent.

 Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-135
German World War Two  Three Different  Ceramic Named Heads Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) spring pin badges.  The surnames are Klecksel, Nolte & Moriwz. 

They measure about 3/4 x 1 inch. 

The condition is near excellent.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-136
German World War Two Metal Three Different European Vehicle Drivers Warning Signs Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) spring pin badges No Parking, Autos Only & RR Crossing. 

They measure about 1 inch.

The condition is near excellent.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-137
German World War Two Metal Three Different European Vehicle Drivers Warning Signs Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It  is a set of three (3) spring pin badges Parking, Bikes Only & HALT.

They  measure about 1 inch.  The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-138
German World War Two Metal Glass Three Different European People in Ceremonial Dress Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) spring pin badges of 2 different women and one man named in Sutterlin Script.

They measures about 3/4 x 1-1/4 inches. 

hey are in near excellent condition.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-139
German WWII Plastic Three Different Manned landing Craft Assault Boat, UBOAT & ME-109 Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) spring pin badges.

They measure about 1/2 x 2 inches. They are in near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available
GTM-140
German WWII Plastic Three Different Canteen, Flak Gun & Artillery Shell  Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (3) spring pin badges.

They measure about 1/2 x 2 inches. Two have spring pins missing.

They are in near excellent condition.  All but one have semi-precious stones applied. 

Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available


GTM-141
German WWII Plastic FOUR Different Flower Blossoms Theme Winter Hilf Pin Badge Lot

This is as shown.  It is a set of three (4) spring pin badges as stated that measure about 1/2 x 2 inches. 

The condition is near excellent.   Here is a view of the reverse.

$24.99 Available

 
Postage Stamps, etc.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
VMAIL-1
 USA
 World War Two V-Mail Greetings Letter.
This is a near MINT greetings 164th Field Artillery BN APO SF Calif V Mail letter as shown.  $34.99 Available
VMAIL-2
 USA
World War Two V-Mail Greetings Letter.
This is a near MINT greetings 752 Tank Bn North Africa APO 372 V Mail letter as shown. $34.99 Available
VMAIL-3
 USA
World War Two V-Mail Greetings Letter.
This is a near MINT greetings HQ Army Air Force APO 952 V Mail letter as shown. $34.99 Available
 VMAIL-4
 USA
 World War Two V-Mail Greetings Letter
This is a near MINT greetings 5th Army ITAY 1944 3488 ORD APO 464 V Mail letter as shown. $34.99 Available
   Stat-1
USA
 8 cent Statue of Liberty Stamp Ceremony named to Johnny THOMPSON White House Photographer Booklet

This is a MINT heavy blue 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch folder with the title in GOLD leaf letters.

The inside contains s plate block, a canceled envelope and text as shown. Thompson was in his position during the Eisenhower presidency and several earlier ones.

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 $99.99 Available
GERST-1
 German
 World War Two Occupation of POLAND 12 Postage Stamp Mounted in set Page

This is an 8 x 10 inch page with 12 MINT stamps as shown.

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$89.99 Available