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Featured Items US Marine Corps Band Document
Maps US Military Tribunal War Crime Trials Documents
Admiral F. J. Bell WWII Documents Pearl Harbor First Person Account
US Military Medal Award Documents FDR Staff ORIGINAL Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board
Admiral Peary Arctic Exploration Lot US Army Civil War Telegraph Corps Document
Allied Military Documents Miscellaneous Documents
Allied Military Propaganda and Surrender Leaflets Photographs

Featured Items


USA US Marine Corps GI Diary August 7 – December 23, 1943 during his ENTIRE stay on Guadalcanal


 

This exceptional Diary is written by Julian B. Pocius a Machine Gunner in the “famous” 1st Marine Division.  If you saw the HBO series “The Pacific”….this is an ACTUAL handwritten in the Field WWII Diary from a 1st Marine Division Machine AA Gunner who was actually there!  Lots of BATTLE CONTENT action.  Unfortunately, Julian died in December of 1954 (during his time in Korea) - he was actually in Japan at the time.

This Diary has handwritten entries just about everyday (August 7 – December 23, 1943) during his ENTIRE stay at Guadalcanal.  He writes of smelling the dead bodies of the Japanese, the taking of the Airfield, struggling through the dense Jungle, no food, submarines, Naval Ship battles, Japanese Aircraft they shot down, entries of important key Battles on Guadalcanal, constant daily Air Raids, attacks in the Jungle – it has everything a military collector would want.  He kept a record of all the events he witnessed and actually kept this worn historical book in his pocket (you can see that from the worn condition)!

Here is a copy of the entire Diary (every written page) in a pdf file.  READ it for yourself to see what I mean!  There are also copies of his WWII documents from the archives as well as the original envelope that the Diary was in.  His Brother Felix kept it all those years.  And here are copies of photographs that were from the Family. 

SOLD


American Revolutionary War Officer Society of Cincinnatus Document


This is a very rare and historic American Revolution Officer John Clarke with President George Washington signature 14 x 21 Inch document

It is named to John Clarke, who originally enlisted as a Private in the Virginia Line.  It is noted in the Original Members and Other Officers Eligible to the Society of Cincinnati (published in 1938), on page 86.

The document measures 14 by 21 inches overall.  It has been been museum-quality conserved by being sealed in a ultraviolet light protected transparent envelope and injected with argon gas, then sealed to prevent oxidation and reduce further deterioration.  It has been floated in a frame mount behind UV protective glass.  The frame measures 22 by 28 inches.

Documents with George Washington signatures are EXTREMELY rare and very seldom encountered on a privately owned document.

Price on Request


American Revolutionary War George Washington Signed Discharge Document


This is a very rare and historic American Revolution discharge with President George Washington signature 7 x 12 Inch document

It is named and dated, however there is significant deterioration of the document that has degraded the readability of the document.  Portions of the name and date are readable and it should be possible to track down the original soldier's name with proper research tools and sources.

These are closer views of the top, middle, and bottom of the entire document.

The document measures 7 by 12 inches overall.  It has been museum-quality conserved by being sealed in a ultraviolet light protected transparent envelope and injected with argon gas, then sealed to prevent oxidation and reduce further deterioration.  It has been floated in a frame mount behind UV protective glass.  The frame measures 15 by 20 inches.

Documents with George Washington signatures are EXTREMELY rare and very seldom encountered on a privately owned document.

Price on Request


President Ulysses Simpson Grant Signed Pardon Framed Document Lot


This is a very scarce presidential pardon issued by President Grant in 1870.

This is a hand-signed by U.S. Grant document.  The document is shown in close-up here and the period engraving here.

The text of the document is as follows:

[script printed] I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to [handwritten script] a Warrant for the pardon of Peter Short [script printed] dated this day, and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant. [signature] U. S. Grant [script printed] Washington, [handwritten script] March 26, 1870.

The frame measures 12-1/2 by 19-1/4 inches.  The pardon measures approximately 7-1/2 inches square, and the engraving about 5 by 7-1/2 inches.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

Offered at $1,999.99


American Revolutionary War Hero Henry Dearborn Document Lot


This is a very rare and historic American Revolution Officer Henry Dearborn handwritten 8 x 14 Inch January 31, 1804 dated document.

When fighting in the American Revolutionary War began, Henry Dearborn organized and led a local militia troop of 60 men to Boston where he fought at Battle of Bunker Hill as a captain in Colonel John Stark’s First New Hampshire Regiment. He then volunteered to serve under Benedict Arnold during the ill-fated American expedition to Quebec. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Secretary of War, a post he held for eight years until March 7, 1809. In 1812, when he was appointed senior major general in the United States Army in command of the northeast sector from the Niagara River to the New England coast.

This particular letter appointed Erastus Granger as Indian Agent to the Six Nations of Indians (comprising the Mohawks, Onondagas, Oneidas, Senecas, Cayugas and Tuscaroras) in New Amsterdam (later to be renamed Buffalo), New York. Henry Dearborn signed the document while he was Secretary of War serving Thomas Jefferson, who was executing an order originally given by George Washington:

"An Agent shall soon be appointed to reside in some place convenient to the Senekas and six Nations. He will represent the United States. Apply to him on all occasions."
-President George Washington, December 29, 1790, in his reply to Seneca Chief Ki-On-Awog-Ky (Known as "Cornplanter") shown at the lower right. The Chief of the Six Nations -- Ahyouwaighs -- is at the lower left.  Both are hand-colored lithographs by McKenney and printed by J. T. Brown, Philadelphia.  The document measures approximately 9-1/2 by 7-1/2 inches. There is a brief description of the content of the document and the McKenney artworks.  The frame measures 22-1/2 inches by 30-1/2 inches.

The lot is museum quality framed, with the Dearborn document encapsulated (removable) sealed with inert gas, and the glass is UV resistant to protect the contents.

Offered at $4,999.99


Revolutionary War Hero Major Richard Sill Court Appointment Document


This is an outstanding document dated June Second Tuesday 1783 appointing one of the heroes of the American Revolution as a practicing lawyer in New London, Connecticut.

Richard Sill of Lyme, Connecticut was a graduate of Yale University and appears prominently in their Roll of Honor.  He was an officer during the revolution and some of his campaigns include the Siege of Boston in 1775-76.  He also served with Col. Parson's 10th Foot Regiment during the battle of Long Island, and the retreat to New York. He was appointed an officer, and transferred to Col. Chandler's 8th Regiment and served in Germantown and was at Valley Forge.He served throughout the rest of the war as Aid de Camp to Lord Sterling. He studied law with Aaron Burr and was acquainted with Alexander Hamilton.  A brief biographical extract from Yale and Her Honor-roll in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 is shown here.

The document is shown in close-up here.  Note the recommendation of Benjamin Huntington referenced.  Huntington was a very high profile hero of the war as well.

The signature of the New London magistrate is very difficult to read, it appears to be Wm. Sutton Watt, Clk. (that's very approximate).

Major Sill was a member of the Connecticut Cincinnati Society (Order of Cincinnatus).

The document measures 7-1/2 by 10 inches and has a red wax seal applied.  The frame is 11-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches.

Offered at $499.99


WWII Atomic Bomb OPERATION CROSSROADS HUGE DOCUMENT LOT Belonging to a Senior Engineer on the Project
(This LOT includes many Original Photographs, ID Cards and MANY Other Documents)

These items are as shown.  All are in near excellent condition.  Here are other photos  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17.

 $1,499.99


USA War of 1812 1855 President Buchanan Signed Omaha Nebraska Land Document for
Mary Link widow of Thomas Link of Captain Wilson's Virginia Militia War 1812


 This is a 10 x 16 inch document as shown. It is faded and still in near excellent condition

More views 1, 2, 3

$449.99  


General John J. Pershing Signed Colonel Frederick A. Snyder 28th Infantry Division on
April 19 1918 Exceptionally Meritorious & Conspicout Services Document


This officer later received the DSC.  It measures 11 x.13 inches.  The condition is MINT.   Here is a view of the back.

$449.99


USA 1870 President U S Grant Signed Montgomery County KANSAS Land Document for Owen G. Romig


This is a 10 x 16 inch document as shown. It is faded and still in near excellent condition. Here are other views  1  2  3  4.

$449.99


General John J.  Pershing Signed PFC Carl L. McKelvy Co M. 110th Infantry on July 30th 1918 KIA Document


It measures 11 x.13 inches.  The condition is MINT.  Here is a view of the back.

$249.99


Maps & Other Documents, etc.


We also have a number of silk, tissue, and paper SOE and OSS escape and evasion and escape route maps available here.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   BAILEY-1
 USA 
Pre World War Two US Military Academy Graduate Donald Janser BAILEY Promotion to Captain dated
December 12th, 1935 Document

This is a 12 by 14 inch near excellent condition document signed by the Secretary of War and the Adjutant General.
$39.99 Available
   VERMONT-1
 USA 
Pre World War Two State of VERMONT Discharge for Charles Waren WHIPPEN 
302nd Field Artillery Document.
 

This is a 11 by 14 inch document dated May 1, 1920 in near mint condition as shown.
$34.99 Available
   BOSTONM-1
USA
Mid 19th Century
July 4th,1847
Boston Mass. Museum Advertising Poster Bbroadside for a Play

This is a 7 1/2 by 20 inch poster in near excellent condition as shown.

Here is another view.
$64.99 Available
    KUTZ-1
 USA
World War Two
GI Dairy Belonging to Arthur E. KUTZ

There are over 100 handwritten pages chopped full of his various activities from his drafting in 1943 to his going overseas in December of that same year.

This hard bound book meausres 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches and is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
 $69.99 Available
    CHEW-1812
USA
Transfer of Property from
War of 1812
 Purser
Lucy C. CHEW
 to
George R. LEWIS Dated
September 29th 1848

This is a 10 inch by 16 inch 4 page document transfering property numbers 92 and 98 on Willow Street Brooklyn, NY. The amount paid for the property was $1,000.

The condition of the document is near excellent.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4
$399.99 Available
   SQUIRE-1
 USA
World War Two
Daily Squire Ship 130 Issue #4
Newsletter
 

This is an 8 by 13 inch 10 page newsletter with interesting ship board information.

The condition is good plus.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
    SQUIRE-2
USA
World War Two
 Daily Squire Ship 130 Issue #5
Newsletter


This is an 8 by 13 inch 10 page newsletter with interesting ship board information.

The condition is good plus.

Here is another view.

$19.99 Available
  KORLEAF-1
USA
Korean War
 Combat Leaflet and Description of
5th Air Force Aircraft Bombing Various Targets

This is a 6 inch by 8 inch multi colored leaflet with an 8 inch by 10 inch translation included as shown.

The condition is near excellent.
$34.99 Available
   WESPACCURRENT-1
 USA
World War Two Escape and Invasion Silk Aviators Map Showing Ocean Currents and Surface Winds for the West Pacific Area

This is a single sided 18 inch by 19 inch silk map for currents during November through April.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1  2
$49.99   Available
      WWONEEND-1 USA
World War One Status of US Divisions Along Combat Line

This is a LARGE map dated 29th Engineers 1919 showing the 30 US Combat Divisions plus related units.

The folded map measures 36 x 40 inches & is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.  1   2  3  4  5  6 
$99.99    Available
   NIAFA-1
USA
19th Century NIAGRA FALLS Winding Stairs under the Table Rock Signed by Ira GRANBEY & Dated
8 July 1834 Certificate
This is a 3-1/2 x 6 inch certificate issued to Mr Tom Rafell  BARTTOM.

The condition is near G+.
$99.99    Available
   JOELOUIS-1 USA
Unused $40
Rain Check Wed Thurs July 8 & 9 LOUIS & SCHMELING Dinsbury Theater Walden Fight Films Ticket
This is a 3 x 7-1/4 inch ticket removed form an album in near excellent condition.

There is paste residua on the reverse as shown.
$129.99 Available
CWHOSP-1
USA
Civil War US General Hospital Beadville July 30 1864 Surgeon Signed Document.
This is a 5 x 7-1/2 inch quill ink pen hand written document in near MINT condition.

The surgeon John Kearny requests the description list of Sgt J F DORSEY of Co K 25th Rgt of Infantry.
$149.99 Available
  MEXW-1
 Mexican War 1837 Letter to Josiah C CABB 2 Lt 3rd OHIO Infantry
This is a 6 x 7-1/2 inch fair condition quill pen written folded letter from Falmouth dated June 1 1837 to him signed E S SUKSBURG.

Here are other views.   1   2  
 $129.99 Available
HPZZ-6
FRANCE 2nd Empire hand written two page letter to President Prince LOUIS NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Document.
This is 8 x 10.5 inch near excellent document .

Here is another view.
$249.99 Available
PHPZZ-16
USA
pre World War Two US PRESIDENT Theodore ROSSEVELT Signed Letter to Major General C J Bailey Jr Dated November 6, 1922
This is 7 x 10 inch near excellent dated document. $149.99 Available
PHPZZ-17
USA
World War Two USN Department Discharge Document Signed by James FORRESTAL to Commander Norman FREILE Dated 27 October,1946
This is 7 x 10 inch near excellent dated document. $59.99 Available
PERS- 001
USA
 World War One GENERAL PERSHING Document lot re Letter from his Chief of Staff G-1 concerning US Units being assigned to British Units.

This is a PERIOD carbon copy of a TWO page 8 x 12 inch memorandum letter from US General W W Robertson 10-1.18 concerning attaching US BN units to British Brigades.

The first paragraph reads"...you will consider temporary employment with British infantry brigades. We have verbally discussed the mater at some length during the last two days, and as you are aware the present request is the same as that made to Colonel House by Mr. Lloyd George on the 2nd December last, except it now refers to battalions and not, as previously, to companies or battalions...."

Condition is near excellent.  Here are other views.   1   2
 $299.99   Available
PERS- 0011
USA
World War One GENERAL PERSHING Document lot re Letter from PETAIN concerning US Units being assigned to French Units.  

This is a PERIOD carbon copy of a TWO page 8 x 12 inch memorandum letter from PETAIN April 10 1918 concerning attaching all US units now in France to French combat forces.

The first paragraph reads"....When you were at my headquarters the 25th of last month you spontaneously offered to place at my disposition all the American Forces now in Franc, also these which will be sent you by American tonnage, as they arrive. We agreed to send as soon as possible your 1st Division to take part in the battle and to place in sector in calm parts of he front the three other divisions of  the 1st American corps which could relieve French divisions which could go the battle...."..

Condition is near excellent .  Here is another view.
 $299.99   Available
 USAPA-001
 USA
World War Two APO 403 709th US Army Military Police BN Paris France Stolen Goods Report 1 March 1945  Document.
This is an 8 x 11 inch one page signed report concerning military goods found in a home 23 Rue Mazon and turned over to C-I-C for disposition.

Condition is near excellent.
$34.99   Available
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794(1794-11-28) (aged 64)
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Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by Charles Willson Peale
TE-001 USA 19th Century Unveiling of Statue of Gen' l Fredr. von Steuben DENKMAL Washington D C PERIOD Framed Photograph. SThis is a 13 x 15 inch black wood framed period photograph of this ceremony. The condition is near excellent.

Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794), also referred to as the Baron von Steuben,[1] was a Prussian-born military officer who served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines.[2] He wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war. Steuben became an American citizen by act of the Pennsylvania legislature in March 1784 (and later by the New York authorities in July 1786). With the war over, Steuben resigned from service and first settled on Manhattan Island, where he became a prominent figure and elder in the German Reformed Church.

However, even with Congress giving him large sums of money, he still managed to become largely indebted. Thus, Congress gave him a pension $1 a year which he had to keep until his death. Steuben eventually settled on a small estate in the vicinity of Utica, New York, on land granted to him for his military service.

He later assisted in the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati and was appointed a Regent for what evolved into the State University of New York. He never married and had no children. He left his estate to General Benjamin Walker and Captain William North, who had served as his aides-de-camp during the war, and with whom he had an "extraordinarily intense emotional relationship ... treating them as surrogate sons".[8] He is buried what is now the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site.
$199.99 Available
LGR-001
USA President Buchanan Signed War of 1812 Sands Point Wisconsin Land Grant For Henry Solomon Private in Captain Sharpe's Company Tennessee Militia War of 1812 Document
This is a wood framed 10 x 14 inch document as shown.

There is foxing at the top as shown.
$449.99 Available
USMEX-001
USA Mexico War 1847 General Worth 1st Division US Army Sketch of Operations 8 Sept 1847 Map
This is a 14 x 20 inch map printed on paper showing the above information.

 The condition is near excellent with folds as shown.

Here are other views  1  2.
$239.99 Available
USMD-1102
1901 Dated Company P.R. Infantry RGT Corporal Appointment Document
This is a 9.5 x 14 inch fancy document as shown.

The condition is worn and near good.  Here are additional views  1  2  3.
 
$99.99 Available
USMD-1202
Handwritten account of the
Aztec Club of 1847 including some members names etc.
This is a multi page hand written document pertaining to the Aztec Club of 1847.

The condition is near excellent.  Here are additional views  1  2  3  4 

5  6
 
 
$1199.99 Available
USMD -0801
USN 1801 Dated Ensign Appointment for Philip D Lasher Countersigned by Governor George Clinton
This is a 10 x 15 inch document as shown. It is nearly separated as you can see.

The condition is fair plus.  Here is an additional  view.
$129.99 Available
USMD -0811
 
10 page document belonging to Gen. Fox Conner of the ABBEVILLE Conference May 1918
This is a 8.5 x 11 inch document as shown comprising of 10 typewritten pages from the original pencil notes taken during the meeting by LeRoy Eltinge (and signed) who later became a US Army General and the ship USS General LeRoy Eltinge (AP-154)  was named after. Leroy Eltinge was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the American expeditionary forces under General Pershing at this historic meeting.

During World War I, Conner was tapped by General John J. Pershing to be the chief of operations (G3) for the American Expeditionary Force in France with Colonel John McAuley Palmer under his immediate supervision. Another one of his subordinates was then-Lieutenant Colonel George C. Marshall, for whom Conner developed an immense respect, later recommending Marshall as the ideal soldier and a military genius. For his service as the "brain" of the AEF, Conner was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Croix de Guerre. After the war, Conner wrote the after-action report that influenced the 1920 National Defense Act that set the course of the interwar Army.

At a meeting of the Supreme War Council held at Abbeville May 1st and 2nd, the entire question of the amalgamation of Americans with the French and British was reopened.

An urgent appeal came from both French and Italian representatives for American replacements or units to serve with their armies.  After prolonged discussion regarding this question and that of priority generally the following agreement was reached, committing the Council to an independent American Army and providing for the immediate shipment of certain troops.



It is used & in good  plus condition.

$649.99 Available
   ABBEVILLE-1839 FRANCE
Two Page
Handwritten Document Dated 1839 to
FRANCE Emperor Prince Louis NAPOLEON

This 8 x 10-1/2 inch document address to NAPOLEON is in near G+ condiiton.

Napoleon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon -
 (French: Napoléon Bonaparte [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt], Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military.

Here are other views.   1   2
$599.99 Available
USMDD-0881
World War Two WWII German Map Used by 1st Infantry Division Senior Officer in the France Invasion.
 This is a 20 x 30 inch German map is dated 1906. It came in a collection of items belonging to this officer that I bought nearly 35 years ago.

The condition is fair with many edge tears and separations as shown.

Here are additional views.  1  2  3
 $29.99 Available
USMD -0881
 US Army Map Service 1942 Dated Invasion Map of
Northwest Africa
This is a very large 24 x 44 map that was used in one of the senior officers invasion kit.

It is used & in good  plus condition.

A COA will be issued as to the circumstances of the find. 

Here are additional views  1  2.
$149.99 Available
USMD-02
WWII 1945 Atomic Bomb Third Strike Priority Target Map
This is an extremely scarce ORIGINAL 1945 Atomic Bomb Priority Third Strike Target area map.

This is the June 1945 edition made from the latest known data of the target area of Koriyama, in the Koriyama sector of Central Japan. Koriyama was designated list of Priority targets in a leaflet dropped on Japan on August 6th, indicating the Japanese people needed to evacuate the cities listed below. Note the names were not in any particular priority order (on the leaflet) to preclude any effective air defense by the Japanese:

· Nagano
· Takaoka
· Kurume
· Fukuyama
· Toyama
· Maizuru
· Otsu
· Nishinomiya
· Maebashi
· Suido
· Hachioji
· Koriyama

It is marked For Use by War and Navy Department Agencies Only. Not for Sale or Distribution. This classification was lifted after the end of the war.

This is a close-up of the key, showing the edition. The 6-45 publication date is in the other corner.

It measures 19-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches. The back is blank.

The condition is very good to near excellent condition, with some minor soiling present.

$249.99 Available
USMD-04
WWII 1948 Japanese POW Camps In Russia 1949 Geneva Convention Evidence Map
This is a UNIQUE One of a Kind 1948 Japanese Prisoner of War interment camp locations in the Soviet Union map.

This is completely hand rendered map in red and black India ink on silk protected in wax. There are hundreds of camps and locations indicated in Japanese. The only landmarks written in English are the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.

There is a typewritten key annotation indicating the map was compiled from Japanese sources, with the notation the Russians provided no information. This map was provided by the Welfare Minister of Japan, Mr. Saito for use (if needed) at the 1949 Geneva Convention.

This map would be a wealth of information to the historian or researcher compiling information regarding the location and disposition of Japanese POWs and MIAs.

This is a closer view of the left side of the map and one of the right side. The annotation detail is shown here. An extreme close-up showing the hand rendered details is here (note that this is a 400Kb photo, it'll take time over slower connections.)

It measures 19-1/2 by 44 inches. The back is blank. There are literally hundreds of camps, prisons, and detention facilities listed.

This map was part of an extensive collection of items from the estate of G. T. Hagen, a US legal representative to the Geneva Convention of 1949 and War Crimes Trials of Japanese War Criminals from 1945 to 1950.

The condition is very good condition, with some minor soiling and period annotations and markings present.

$999.99 Available

USMD-101
USA post WW II Regular Commission MAJOR to Stanley Young Kennedy Jr. Signed by Wilber M Brucker Sec retry of the Army 2 January 1957 D document.
This is a 10 x 14 inch document in near excellent condition.

Here is the back side
$49.99 Available
USMD-102
USA post WWII NASA Astronaut Watercolor Titled" First Flight on Pad 5 May 1981"
 This is a signed 9 x 12 inch art work mounted in a 14 x 18 inch wood frame as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are additional views.  1  2
$349.99 Available
MAP-01
USA WW II
 XIX Corps Brandenberg Bergstein Zerkall Aberden RUR River & RUR & URFT Dam Area

This map shows XIX Corps defense locations along with Axis combat locations.

22 x 29 inch Near MINT Combat Map

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
MAP-02
USA WW II XIX Corps Mersch, Pattern, Welldorf, Gusten, N E of JULICH Area 
This map shows XIX Corps defense locations along with Axis combat locations.

22 x 29 inch Near MINT Combat Map

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
MAP-03
USA WW II XIX Corps Sector All Known Enemy Defenses Area
 
This map shows XIX Corps defense locations along with Axis combat locations.  Staatforst, Hambauch Julich, Welldorf, Hasselsweiler, Oberembt, Titz

22 x 29 inch Near MINT Combat Map.

Here are other views. 1   2
 $29.99 Available
MAP-04
USA WW II SPECIAL Gemente Heerlen Holland Area
 
This map shows XIX Corps defense locations along with Axis combat locations including Anti Paratroop Warning Station locations.

22 x 29 inch Near MINT Combat Map

Here are other views.   1   2  3
$34.99 Available
MAP-05
USA WW II
 Hor Steinstroos, Stetternich Scheidt, Hambach, Area Combat Map

This map shows XIX Corps defense locations along with Axis combat locations.

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
USMD-091
USA Civil War 148th Illinois Infantry US Archives Photo Printed Discharge for Michael D Lynne

It is 8.5 x 11 inches, dated 1 June 1865.

It is in near good condition.

$34.99 Available
USMDP-001
USA World War Two Period Philippine Invasion Map Printed on Linen
This is a well defined 16 x 24 inch map as shown.

The condition is near excellent. 

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$79.99 Available
USMD-0019
 USA State Department Document
This is a faded with some water staining 14 x 127 inch document given to Doctor Thomas H Healy, Georgetown University designated as a delegate to the International Society of Commercial Education to be held in London July 25, 1932.

The condition is fair.

Here are other views  1  2.
$29.99 Available

US Military Tribunal War Crimes Trials Documents


This section contains a number of original and true copies of many of the proceedings, rulings, memoranda, orders, and supporting documentation, including some signed first person accounts (translated into English) from Japanese War Criminals; accounts of the Sugamo Prison riot; Original mug shot photographs of Sugamo Prison war criminal inmates and trustees; a very detailed set of documents relating to a Japanese insurgent shooting incident known as the Shibuya Affair and similar documents.

These items were part of an extensive collection of items from the estate of George T. Hagen, a US legal representative to the Geneva Convention of 1949 and War Crimes Trials of Japanese War Criminals from 1945 to 1950.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status


NURTR-001 USA world War Two Goering Cheats Gallows & 18 Other Scrap Book Pages of the Hangings etc at Nuremberg Germany This is a set of great images of the Trails & outcomes of these events.

The condition overall is near good plus.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5.
$149.99 Available
USMD-10
WWII Shibuya Affair Shooting At Police Chief Incident Document Lot
This is a unique lot, comprising documents and first-hand eyewitness accounts and reports of the Shibuya Affair, which occurred on July 19, 1946 in Toyko City, Japan. 

There are twelve pages of documents and signed affidavits, and 25 black and white photographs of weapons, location, bullet holes in vehicles, including a US Army Jeep windshield. All the documents and photographs in this lot are relating or referring to the Shibuya Affair alone.

This is a close-up of the extract describing the incident and a preliminary report.

The photos each measures approximately 4-1/2 by 5 inches. More than 90% are captioned and mounted. This is a view of some of the photos here and here.

The condition is near good to very good.

$799.99 Available
USMD-12
WWII Rules of Procedures in War Crimes Document Lot
This is a group lot, comprising hundreds of pages of original and true copies (period carbons, flimsies, etc) of materials relating to the legal aspects of the War Crimes trials in the Far East, with references to the procedures and modifications of the Nuremberg War Crimes trials incorporated. This is a very rare set of original source documents.

Documents included in this lot include:

  • Joint Chiefs Memoranda regarding appendices with recommendations from the Senate based on the 1949 Subcommittee Report of the Malmady Massacre (RESTRICTED) ~15 pages
  • Specific direction regarding the distinctions between Crimes Against Humanity and lesser degrees of atrocities. ~20 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)
  • Notes Re: 1949 Geneva Convention (heavily annotated and edited) ~ 31 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)
  • Extract of Ilse Koch War Crimes trial based on Senate Resolution 189, etc.~ 4 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)
  • Outlines, Checklists, and Rule of Procedure memoranda, misc documents (RESTRICTED) ~ 15 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)
  • Charter of the International Military Tribunal and London Agreement Appendix ~ 11 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches) (2 copies)
  • Memoranda on Reporting War Crimes ~ 20 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)
  • Rules, Regs, and related documents ~ 100 pages (8-1/2 by 14 inches)

This is an extensive collection of documents. Most appear intact and complete. There are a few missing (or misfiled) pages.

Here are views of the documents: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

The condition is near very good overall.

$2,499.99 Available
USMD-13
Japanese War Crimes Against the Chinese 1947-1950 Document Lot
This is a group lot, comprising several hundreds of pages of original and true copies (period carbons, flimsies, etc) of materials relating to the legal aspects of the War Crimes trials in the Far East. There are original signed eyewitness and war criminal documents, in kanji and translations. This is a very rare set of original source documents.

There are EXTENSIVE hand written annotations, corrections, additions, deletions, edits, and similar markings throughout.

Documents included in this lot include:

  • Roster of the 260 Japanese War Criminals (9 Acquitted, 251 convicted) and dispositions (incarcerated in Sugamo from 1 year to Life) ~16 pages
  • Roster of the ~50 non-Japanese War Criminals (Korean, Okinawan, Formosan, Chinese, etc.) and dispositions.
  • Petitions and Requests for Parole from various sources ~50 pages
  • Roster of 31 Japanese War Criminals executed by the Chinese.
  • Numerous first person documents (many signed) and translations ~75 pages
  • Fukuda Case #74 regarding the trials of Japanese War Criminals: Fukuda (Death), Shimitzu (Death), Ise (Death), Kono (Life), Motoi (Acquitted), Shibata (Acquitted), Miura (20 Years), Goto (20 Years). (RESTRICTED) ~110 pages
  • Nakagawa, et al Case #356 More trials, various dispositions (RESTRICTED) ~20 pages)

This is an extensive collection of documents. Most appear intact and complete. There are a few missing (or misfiled) pages.

Here are views of the documents: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

The condition is near very good overall.

$3,499.99 Available
USMD-14
Japanese War Crimes Notes Regarding the murder of 62 US aviators at Shibuya Prison fire Document Lot
This is a group lot, comprising 25 pages of original and true copies (period carbons, flimsies, etc) of materials relating to the War Crimes trials in the Far East of Fukuda and the Shibuya Military Prison fire and deaths of 62 US aviators of 25-26 May 1945. This is a very rare set of original source documents.

Documents included in this lot include:

  • Extract of Case #74 US vs. Kingoro Fukuda 28 Nov 47- 1 Mar 48. Sentenced to Death by Hanging.
  • Disposition of trials against Tashiro (Death), Koshikawa (Death), Kambe (Death), Okubo (Death), Kimimoto (Death) and Kukuchi (Acquitted).
  • 8 by 10 inch photo of Shibuya Prison

Here is a view of some of the documents.

The condition is near very good overall.

$999.99 Available
  POWLJPN-001
 War Crimes Evidence of USA Killings-Fukuoka Kyushu Lot
This is a five page typewritten list of evidence photographs of the various places where these crimes wore committed.

 The lot also has over 26 7.5 x 8.5 inch US Army photographs of the various places as shown.

All is in near excellent condition.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5.
$1,199.99 Available
USMD-101
German War Crimes Trials Preliminary POW Record Document Lot
This is a group lot, comprising 30 pages of original and true copies (period photographic copies) of the PRELIMINARY Prisoner of War Record including fingerprints, signature, NOK, rank and assignment, occupation, location of capture, and similar biographical data. This is a very rare set of original Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945 period source documents printed on a Haloid Rectigraph (or similar) photocopier.

Each page measures approximately 8 by 9 inches.  There are rough edges at the top and bottom from when they were detached from the roll.  There are ample margins for framing.

Some representative images are linked in the list below.

Documents included in this lot include (in alphabetical order):

  •  von Broetticher, Friedrich (General)

  •  Borchers, Dr. Hans (Colonel General)

  •  Buch, Walter (Reichsleiter)

  •  Buechs, Herbert (Major)

  •  Buerkner, Leopold (Vice Admiral)

  •  Dethleffsen, Erich (Major General)

  •  Frank, Hans (Reichsminister)

  •  von Freyland, John Ernst (Lieutenant Colonel)

  •  Frick, Wilhelm (Reichsminister)

  •  Funk, Walter (President of Reichsbank)

  •  Goering, Hermann (Reichsmarschall)

  •  Kerencsi, Miklos (Civilian house servant)

  •  Kritzinger, Friedrich Wilhelm (State Secretary)

  •  Kropp, Robert (Civilian, Goering's valet)

  •  Luedde-Neurath, Walter (Korvetten-Kapitaen)

  •  Meissner, Otto (State Minister)

  •  Nagel, Jakob (State Secretary, Postal)

  •  von Papen, Franz (Ambassador)

  •  Riecke, Hans Joachim (State Secretary, Agriculture)

  •  Rosenberg, Alfred (Reichsminister)

  •  Salman, Otto (Korvetten-Kapitaen)

  •  Scherleitner, Karl (Orderly to Grand Admiral Doenitz)

  •  Schwerinvon, Graf Lutz (Reichsminister)

  •  Seldte, Franz (Reichsminister, Labor)

  •  Steengracht, Baron Gustav Adoph (State Secretary)

  •  Stroelin, Dr. Karl (Oberburgermeister of Stuttgart)

  •  Wagner, Gerhard (Admiral)

  •  Wegener, Paul (State Secretary Doenitz Cabinet)

  •  Wirges, Heinrich (Military auto mechanic)

  •  Zschintzsch, Werner (State Secretary)

The condition is very good to near excellent overall.  Some pieces have creases at the corners or edges that do not detract significantly. The Goering card is the one in the worst condition, with some minor damage at the bottom, visible in the image. The other pieces shown are representative of the remainder of the lot.

$2,499.99 Available
CID-007
German World War Two 24 Page Allied Published List of all German Army Generals and Staff Officers

This is theater published CID published list as stated. It was printed on local paper and is very  fragile.

The condition is near excellent overall.

$499.99 Available

Rear Admiral Frederick Jackson Bell Wartime Documents


This section contains a number of original and true copies of many of the memoranda, orders, logs, manuals, and supporting documentation, including some signed first person accounts from the estate of Rear Admiral Frederick Jackson Bell (USNA Class of '24). His 1944 book Condition Red: Destroyer in the South Pacific" detailed the exploits of the destroyer USS GRAYSON (DD-435), which he commanded during the Marine Corps invasion landings at Guadalcanal. It was critically acclaimed, his sense of honor and duty to country conveyed with style, grace, and humor.

The highlights of these lots include the Dispatch logs covering the period 24 August to 14 October 1942. There is an EXTENSIVE amount of traffic for 24-27 August 1942. It was for these actions Admiral Bell (then Commander Bell) was awarded the Navy Cross while Captain of the GRAYSON. Also included are the Dispatch logs for traffic between GRAYSON and  and USS VIREO (AM-52) the USS MEREDITH (DD-434)rescue at sea of 75 surviving crew members. A first hand account of the MEREDITH actions and rescue is here.

Items are described and priced separately.


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USMD-34
WWII Bell USNA Document Lot
This is scarce set of documents named to Admiral Bell when he was a midshipman at the US Naval Academy..

The documents are mounted on an album page.  The appointment (shown at the left) is on one side, and a signed letter of lost addressed to the Executive Officer of the Second Battalion and a stamped copy of Regimental Order 20 on the reverse side.

The appointment document measures approximately 9-1/2 by 15 inches.  It is quill pen signed by the Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels and Midshipman Fred Jackson Bell. The letter of loss measures 8 by 10-1/2 inches and the Order measures 5 by 8 inches.

The condition is near excellent.

$499.99 Available
USMD-35
WWII Bell Presidential Commission Document
This is scarce document named to Admiral Bell when he was commissioned as an Ensign following his graduation from the US Naval Academy..

The document has a calligraphy name of President Calvin Coolidge at the top, and a signature block with the Secretary of the Navy, Curtis D. Wilbur (also a USNA graduate). The appointment document measures 15 by 19 inches.

The condition is near excellent.

$499.99 Available
USMD-20
WWII Guadalcanal Invasion Bell Navy Cross Time Period Document Lot
This is unique lot, comprising documents named to the USS GRAYSON which occurred from 24 August 1942 to 14 October 1942 in the South Pacific in and around the vicinity of Guadalcanal.

There are approximately 100-150 dispatches from various commands to their fleet, task forces, and ships. Details such as enemy aircraft, enemy submarine and surface ship activity, and other operational communications are detailed.

The document measures approximately 6-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, and about 3/4 inches thick. Some pages have notations made by Commander Bell, and others handling the documents at the time. This is a view of some of the detail: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

The condition is near good to very good.

$999.99 Available
USMD-21
WWII Guadalcanal Invasion Bell MEREDITH Rescue Time Period Document Lot
This is unique lot, comprising documents named to the USS GRAYSON which occurred from 15 October to 14 February 1942 in the South Pacific before and after the rescue of the crewmembers of VIREO and MEREDITH.

There are approximately 150-200 dispatches in one log, and 300-400 in the other, from various commands to their fleet, task forces, and ships. Details such as enemy aircraft, enemy submarine and surface ship activity, and other operational communications are detailed.

The documents measure approximately 7 by 9 inches, and about 1-1/2 inches thick for both logs. Some pages have notations made by Commander Bell, and others handling the documents at the time. This is a view of some of the detail: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

The condition is near good to very good.

$999.99 Available
USMD-22
WWII Guadalcanal Invasion Bell MEDEDITH Rescue Logs Document Lot
This is unique lot, comprising documents named to the USS GRAYSON which occurred from 18 October to 27 October 1942 in the South Pacific during the rescue of the crewmembers of VIREO and MEREDITH.

There are approximately 150-200 dispatches and communications between the Commander of the VIREO and the GRAYSON (some quite humorous, considering the grim circumstances). Details such as survivor and casualty lists, SECRET dispatches and mailgrams, and similar related documents. This is the cover of the folder, with the title.

The documents measure approximately 7 by 9 inches, some are 8-1/2 by 11 and about 3/4 inches thick overall. Some pages have notations made by Commander Bell, and others handling the documents at the time. This is a view of some of the detail: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

The condition is near good to very good.

$999.99 Available
USMD-23
WWII Transfer of Command of USS GRAYSON Document
This is hand signed flimsy of the transfer of command of the USS GRAYSON (DD-435) from Commander Bell to LTC H. O. Hansen, effective 22 April 1943.

This was to be Admiral Bell's last at-sea command of a ship. He was bumped up to a series of higher level commands and directorates, and promoted to Captain in 1944.

The document measures approximately 8-1/2 by 11 inches and was classified CONFIDENTIAL. It was signed in blue quill pen by both Commander Bell and LTC Hansen.

The condition is near good with some edge wear and tear from being filed.

$199.99 Available
USMD-24
WWII US Navy Pacific Fleet Destroyer Officer Roster December 1942 Document
This is Roster of Officers of the Destroyers in The Pacific Fleet effective 01 December 1942.

This document was classified CONFIDENTIAL. It shows Commander Bell in the ship detail section (bottom of the page), and in the alphabetical list of officers (top of the right column).

This is an extensive and detailed list, showing each officer and billet on each destroyer in the fleet at the time the document was printed. It would be an invaluable resource for the historian of the Guadalcanal invasion timeframe.

It has 41 pages of content and measures 8-1/4 by 13 inches.

The condition is near good with some edge and cover wear and tear from being filed.

$124.99 Available

Vice Admiral Niblack ORIGINAL Photograph and Appointment Lot


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USMD-33
Vice Admiral Niblack ORIGINAL Photograph and Document Lot
This is a unique lot, comprising a President Woodrow Wilson SIGNED Appointment and a LARGE portrait photographs.

The large studio portrait photograph measures 18 by 22 inches.  There is edge wear and some wrinkling and a tear in the right margin not affecting content.

There are several large format 11 by 14 inch photographs of the Admiral Niblack Memorial Trophy for Excellence in Communications in the Cruiser Class in glossy and matte.  The matte photo has a list on the first ten ships to earn the award (1929-1940).

The 11x14 photo of his medals and awards including foreign decorations incidental to WWI has a complete listing identifying each.

There is also a photograph of his widow, with the Champagne bottle at the christening of the USS NIBLACK (DD-424) which was laid down 8 August 1938 by the Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath, Maine; launched 18 May 1940; sponsored by Mrs. Albert P. Niblack, widow of Vice Admiral Niblack; and commissioned 1 August 1940, Lieutenant Commander E. R. Durgin in command.

The centerpiece of this lot is the Appointment to Vice Admiral and assignment as Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters dated 31 December 1920.  This spectacular document has a quill pen signature of President Woodrow Wilson and is endorsed with a heavy quill pen signature of the Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels.  It measures 15 by 19 inches.

The condition is near excellent for all pieces, with the sole exception of the slight damage in the portrait photograph, as shown at the left.

$999.99 Available

Admiral Robert Peary ORIGINAL Photograph Lot


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USMD-26
1st Successful North Pole Admiral Robert E. Peary ORIGINAL Photograph and Document Lot
This is a unique lot, comprising 10 ORIGINAL and probably unpublished snapshot photographs.

There are 10 snapshot photographs of various members of the expedition and some location scenes, as shown.

Included is a map of the arctic, with the Peary Route marked in red pencil, a lithograph of nine famed Arctic explorers, including Peary. And two period newspaper clippings, one a brief biography of Admiral Peary, the other a drawing of his wife when she accompanied him on one of his earlier exploration attempts.

The condition is near excellent. The photographs and supporting documents are mounted on a heavy sheet, as shown. The overall measurement is 22 by 15 inches. The ten period photos are mostly 3-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches. There is some fading from age.

$1,999.99 Available

ORIGINAL FDR Staff Annotated Copy of the Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board


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USMD-28
WWII FDR Staff Copy of the ORIGINAL Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board Document Lot
This is a unique lot, comprising the original document and first-hand FDR Presidential Staff notations.  The CONFIDENTIAL declassification notice by Presidential Secretary Charles D. Ross, effective August 29, 1945 is also included. This report was originally classified TOP SECRET.

There are 304 pages of content.  The entire document has been transcribed electronically by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is viewable here.

This is the table of contents. Some of the detail is here and here.  Note the marginal annotations.  Of topical interest, note the wire tapping of the Japanese Consul's cook's phone prior to the attack.

The condition is near excellent. There is some minor edge wear and yellowing from age, however, the document is readable with reasonable care in handling.  The original cover is absent, however, all content from the title page to recommendations (page 304) is intact and present.

  SOLD

Medal Award Documents


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USMD-36
WWII OSS SPY Robert D. Urbanowicz for the award of Special Breast Order of Yun Hui (Order of the Cloud and Banner), China Document Lot
This is a multiple document lot named to Robert D. Urbanowicz, which includes the original Chinese presentation document, envelope, and original translation, serial numbered 235 for the award of Special Breast Order of Yun Hui (Order of the Cloud and Banner), which was China's highest decoration bestowed on foreigners for exceptional bravery by the President of the Republic of China, Chiang Chung Cheng (also known in the West as Chiang Kai-shek).

Additional documents are an original 1944 Certificate of Merit Number 210, dated June 1944, Chungking, presented via the USATC stationed in India.  It is complete with the President's chop and serial numbered, as shown at the left.

There is also the routing paperwork forwarding the award from China via the US Army, to include two documents from Major General Edward F. Witsell (one is signed by direction, the other is the Witsell's signature).

Additionally, there is a 1978 US Army records center document citing the receipt of the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star Medal.

There is also a Certificate of Meritorious Service to the Chinese Combat Command signed by Major General Robert B. McClure.  This document has some damage and tape repairs to the back, as shown.

Urbanowicz was assigned as a special agent in the OSS. This very high order was RARELY presented to enlisted men, except in extremely trying circumstances involving personal bravery in combat actions.

The condition is near very good with some fading from age. Three of the documents (the US transmittal documents and the English translation of the Breast Order) are sealed in plastic.  The rest of the documents are near excellent with some creases from folds when they were originally mailed in 1946, except as noted above.

$1,499.99 Available

USMD-27
WWII Purple Heart Medal to KIA Soldier Document Lot
This is a two document lot, comprising the 1944 wartime dated and issued Purple Heart for a 29th Infantry Division soldier Killed In Action.

This document has the quill pen signed signature of the Adjutant General and printed signature of Secretary of War Henry L. Stinson.

The other document is an early church school document, also named to William Dude of Baltimore Maryland.

The condition is near very good with some fading from age. A small corner is torn from the church document.

$199.99 Available
USMD-40
WWII Certificate of Merit 105mm Howitzer Soldier Document Lot
This is a framed and matted document lot, comprising the 1945 wartime dated and issued Certificate of Merit for a 323rd 83rd Infantry Division artilleryman assigned to the 29th Infantry Division in the ETO.

This document has the citation for meritorious service against the enemy from 27 June 1944 (landing at Normandy) until the VE Day (8 May 1945), citing service in France, Luxembourg, Belgium (at the Battle of the Bulge), and Germany (Hurtgen Forest).

This is close-up of the document so it can be read. The frame measures 12 by 13-1/2 enclosing the 8 by 10 inch document.  It will be shipped without the glass to avoid damage from possible breakage in shipment.

The condition is near very good with some fading from age.

$99.99 Available

Allied Military Documents


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AMMD-101
WWI English CLASSIFIED German Zeppelin Attack Map Document
An Original and Authentic 14 x 24 Inch One Sided WWI German Zeppelin Airship Raid 2 and 3 September 1916 Route Map and Monetary Damage and Causalities.

This is a RARE period Military Intelligence map. It was initially classified CONFIDENTIAL and declassified after the war.  The document is signed by the Military Intelligence officer, Lieutenant Raymond Dukes.  It has a period notation that the Schütte-Lanz airship S-L 11 was lost on the 3rd of September, 1916.

This map covers the raid of the 2-3 September 1916, which involved 463 bombs being dropped, killing 4 and wounding 12, with monetary damage of 21,072 Pounds.

This is a view of coastal attack detail, and London attack detail.

This is a historic map and of interest to any serious military airship historian or collector.

It is in near excellent condition with some wear as shown.

$299.99 Available

Other Miscellaneous Documents

 

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USMD-091  USA
Civil War 148th Illinois Infantry US Archives Photo Printed Discharge for Michael D Lynne
It is 8.5 x 11 inches, dated 1 June 1865 and near good condition.



. $34.99 Available


Tagalog
USMDS-001

Three Language
1939 Submarine Deep Domain Certificate
This is a three language (Chinese, Tagalog, and English) 1939 Submarine Deep Domain Certificate for the submarine S-39 (Naval designation USS-144)

Notable events involving S-39 include:

7 Dec 1941
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) was already on patrol off southern Luzon. She was ordered to shift her patrol area to the San Bernardino Strait.

21 Dec 1941
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ends her 1st war patrol at Manila Bay.

1 Jan 1942
On or around this date, USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) departs Manila Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She is ordered to patrol her way south and end the patrol at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

24 Jan 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ends her 2nd war patrol at Surabaya.

15 Feb 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) departs Surabaya for her 3rd war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and Java Sea.

4 Mar 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese fleet tanker Erimo (6500 GRT) south of Billiton Island in position 04º19'S, 108º25'E.

18 Mar 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ends her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. Later she proceeds to Brisbane.

10 May 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. F.E. Brown) departs Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

6 Jun 1942
On or around this date USS S-39 (Lt. F.E. Brown) ends her 4th war patrol at Brisbane.

10 Aug 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. F.E. Brown) departs Brisbane for her 5th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

Condition is near excellent overall with some small tears.. 
$349.99 Available
USMDCW-001
Union Civil War Letter from Henry Hibler
This is a Union Civil War Letter from Henry Hibler Company C, 87 PA RGT to a Friend in Lancaster County PA.

The 8 x 10 inch letter is written from near Petersburg VA on both sides.

The envelope is addressed to Emanuel H Baker,Landisville, Lancaster County PA.

It was mailed from Washington DC.

Condition is near good plus overall. 
  SOLD
USMDIW-001
Fort Assinbone Montana March 9, 1890 Orders Number 47 For Major D D Van Valzah. 20th Infantry
This is an order signed by the 20th Infantry Adjutant H A Greese giving Van Valzah 37 days leave to visit Helena Montana.

The condition is fair with much spotting as shown. 

Click the image for larger view.
$79.99 Available
USMDIW-002
Special Orders 125 Headquarters Department of Dakota dated July 20, 1891
This 8 x 10 inch special order appoints Major David D. Van Valzah to a board to examine qualifications of Sgt Lafayette Davis Band as ordnance Sgt. Ink signed Hayden G Cole 2nd Lt 3rd Infantry.

The condition is fair.

Click the image for a larger view.
$59.99 Available
USMDIW-0003 Quartermaster Dept Washington City D C Dec 7, 1886 Pertaining to Co D 20th Inf. Shoes per pair $1.95 etc for Supply 4   4A This is a  Quartermaster Dept. Washington City DC, Dec 7, 1886, Pertaining to Co. D 20th Inf. Shoes per pair $1.95 etc for Supply.

 David D. Van Valzah with 1st endorsement Fort Meade D. T., Oct 11, 1883 signed St C. L. Tilford, etc.

Here is a view of the back.
$79.99 Available
 USMDIW-004
 General Orders 11 US Army Post Name Change Washington Feb 27,1888.
 This 5.5 x 7.7 inch order designates the new military post at Hightower near Chicago, Illinois to be named Fort Sheridan in honor of LTGEN Philip Henry Sheridan, US Army.

The condition is fair.

Click the image for a larger view.
  SOLD
USMDIW-005
General Orders 27 Washington Feb 27,1888 General Courts Martial at Fort Douglas Utah
This 5.5 x 7.7 inch 5 page order that tried First Lt Montgomery D Parker, 9th Cavalry for conduct unbecoming of an officer and gentleman. Parker stated to another officer at Fort Du Chesne Utah that his commanding officer Major James F. Radlett was insane , etc. He was found guilty and drummed out of the US Army.

Condition is poor. 

Here are additional photos  1  2.
$99.99 Available
USMDIW-006
Fort Assinnboine M. T. (Montana Territory) Major David D. Van Valzah  Nov 29, 1889 Quartermaster Receipt
This is a  Fort Assinnboine M. T. (Montana Territory) Major David D. Van Valzah  Nov 29, 1889 Quartermaster Receipt.

This is a 7 x 8.5 inch bill for 10 gallons of 2 x oil $1.63 and $1.62.

The condition is poor.

Here is a view of the back.
$49.99 Available
USMDIW-007
5 x 7 inch Order to Designalte the Colors of an Engineer and an Artillery BN
This is a  5 x 7 inch Order to Designate the Colors of an Engineer and an Artillery BN.

The condition is poor.

Here is a view of the back.
$39.99  
USMD-139
US NY State 1801 Philip D Lasher Appointment as Ensign Columbia County George Clinton Governor Signed  Document
This is a 15 x 19 inch folded document as stated above. It is coming apart at the folds as shown. The condition is fair.  Here is another view.
 
$49.99 Available
USMD-1139
Commanding Officer Puerto Rica Territorial Infantry Appointment to Corporal Francisco Maldonado.
This is a 9-1/2 x 14 inch  document as stated above.  The condition is good plus.  Here are additional views  1  2  3.
$99.99 Available
USMD-1410
Signed Letter From Vice Admiral C. T. Joy to Commandant USMC General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr USMC
This 7 x 8 inch typed 2 may 1959 letter is on Superintendent US Naval Academy stationery. It is quill pen signed Turner.

Condition is near excellent. 
$149.99 Available
USMD-140
ULTRA Security Section Lt CMDR Robert L. Densford USN LOT
This s lot of documents and photographs belonging to this USN Officer.

He as first posted to US Submarine SS-27 and later became the security section commander in the underground ULTRA section at Pearl Harbor. 

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21.
$399.99
LOT
Available
USMD-39
US Civil War Service Document
This is an unusual early Civil War era document (undated) describing the early to mid-19th century service of several US Navy officers.

This document was drafted during the course of a medical investigation.  Officers included in this document include Captain Ellison, aboard the PORPOISE at Pensacola in 1831 and the COLUMBUS at Boston in 1842; Commander Lanier on board the SARATOGA off the coast of Mexico in 1847 and the ROANOKE off the coast of Nicaragua in 1858 and the ALABAMA in the South Atlantic in 1862; Commander Baldwin on board the GERMANTOWN at Boston in 1853 and the LANCASTER in the Pacific in 1860 and the WYANDOTTE at Pensacola in 1861; Commander French on board the PREBLE in 1862; and Lieutenant Hawley on board the MARION off that coast of Africa in 1858 and the SANTIAGO off Key West in 1862.

This document is not signed.

It measures 12-1/2 by 7-3/4 inches.  There is some minor yellowing and fading of the black quill pen ink from age.

$199.99 Available
USMD-38
World War I US AEF ID Card for Brigadier General (retired) J. Bryan Hobbs
This is an unusual WWI era document signed by Hobbs and issued in France.

This document identifies the holder in both English and French.  At the time, Hobbs was a junior officer, working as a US Army Field Clerk at General Pershing's Headquarters. For his service, General Pershing awarded him a citation for Meritorious and Conspicuous Service. This is documented here and here.

It measures 2-5/8 by 4 inches.  There is some minor yellowing and fading of the black quill pen ink from age, and some nicks from when it was tacked to a wall.

$149.99 Available
USMD-38
US Citizenship Document
This is an unusual Indian Wars era document (dated 1884) citizenship document issued in Pennsylvania.

This document confers US citizenship to an Irish immigrant named James Thompson in 1884. It has the usual seal (Philadelphia) and signatures on nicely engraved and watermarked paper.

It measures 14-3/4 by 10-1/4 inches.  There is some minor yellowing and fading of the black quill pen ink from age, and some creases from when it was folded for mailing.

$149.99 Available
USMD-37
US Secret Service U. E. Baughman Signed Document
This is an unusual post WWII era document dated December 14, 1949 regarding the retirement of a White House Police force member after 29 years of service.

This document is typed on US Secret Service Treasury Department letterhead.  This is WWII era letterhead, note the War Bond imprint at the upper right corner.

This letter has a very early U. E. Baughman signature. He served as the head of the US Secret Service from 1948 through 1961.

This document is signed in black quill pen.

It measures 10-5/8 by 8 inches.  There is some minor edge wear from age.

$199.99 Available
USMD-35
Nebraska WWI KIA Gold Star Document
This is a very scarce State of Nebraska soldier Killed In Action document.

This document is named to Joseph I. Lisenbee, reported as KIA on 16 November 1918 (the date reported was not the date of his death, not uncommon as casualty reports from France lagged from communications).  His name is on the list of the 349 reported as KIA during WWI.  He was from Omaha, Douglas County and he was buried in Europe.

This document was signed by Governor Samuel R. McKelvie, the Secretary of State, and the Adjutant General.

It measures 12-1/4 by 16-1/4 inches.  There are some stains from age and a tear at the left margin that reaches into the gold embossed metal seal.

$299.99 Available

USMD-32
Pearl Harbor Attack and Memorial With Booklet 30th Anniversary Document Lot
This is a related set of 30 color slides and a booklet that documents the events of Pearl Harbor attack (15 slides) and the memorials at Pearl Harbor (15 slides).

This document was assembled for the 30th Anniversary of the attack in 1971.  The cover and detail of the booklet is shown here and here.  The set was prepared from original Official US Navy photographs by the Peal Harbor Film Service in Honolulu, Hawaii for the occasion.

All slides are labeled with content on one side of the durable numbered film frames.

The slides are unopened and unused in the original plastic sleeves.  The condition of all pieces is near mint.  The colors are still vibrant.

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USMD-132 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Singed USMC Officer Appointment & Related Documents.
This is an 8 x 10 inch commission letter signed by FDR as Ast Sec Navy dated Marc 5, 1919, another signed by Josephine Daniels SECNAV and other photographs etc pertaining to this officer.



Condition overall is good with ageing as shown.
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USMD-142
 KIA Silver Star Citation Narrative to PFC Jay M. Smith stamped with Adj. General Seal
This is as stated above. It was awarded posthumously for actions in Waimer Belgium 13 January 1945.

Condition is near excellent. 
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USMD-152
USS GRAYSON 435 Four Page Carbon Copy Recommend For Awards to Personnel march 30, 1943
The recommended awards are for TWO Navy Cross & THREE Sliver Stars.

 

Condition is near excellent and a good read.  
 
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USMD-162
Rev War State Of CT Money Chit to Barnes Nine Pounds June 1, 1780
This is a 5.5 x 6.6 inch warrant issued by the CT treasurer.

The condition is near excellent. I have several so the one you get will be similar.
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USMD-163

Framed and Matted photo of a Naval Academy Color Guard
This is a 9.75 x 11.75 inch framed and matted photo of a Naval Academy Color Guard.

The condition is near excellent.

$74.99 Available
USMD-172
WWI Funeral
This is a 9.75 x 11.75 inch matted photo of a WWI Serviceman's funeral.

The condition is near excellent.
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Photographs


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   FININSPECT-1 Finland
World War Two 1940 Dated Combat Troops at an Inspection Photograph

This is an 8 inch by 9 inch near excellent hand captioned photograph as shown.
$19.99 Available
    DEADCHE-1 Bolivia
Cold War Confirms Death of Guevera Photograph
This is an 8 inch by 10 inch captioned 10.12.67 dated photograph showing the body of this hated communist spy in a Bolivian morgue.

The condition is near excellent.
$99.99 Available
   DEADCHE-2 Bolivia Cold War Confirms Death of Guevara Photograph
This is an 8 inch by 10 inch captioned 10.12.67 dated photograph showing the whole body of this hated communist spy in a Bolivian morgue.

The condition is near excellent.
$99.99 Available
   DEADCHE-3 Bolivia Cold War Valle Grande Officials show Ernesto Che Guevara finger prints photograph This is a near excellent 8 inch by 10 inch photograph of his fingerprints as shown. $99.99 Available
   DEADCHE-4 Bolivia Cold War Valle Grande final page of Ernesto Che Guevera's personal diary photograph.
This is a near excellent 8 inch by 10 inch photograph showing the two pages dated October 6th and 7th 1967.
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