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#1 littlebuddy

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:11 AM

We see alot of letters that were written by those brave Guys and Gals overseas or even Stateside, so i thought it would be kind of interesting to see what type of stationary they might have used ??

    It is a offshot of my USAAF collecting , in that it doesnt quite cost as much as any of the uniforms and equipment ! 

  I hope that this is of some interest to you all ?   If you have any other blank stationary that is WW2 era  please feel free to add to this thread    

 

so here goes ,and please enjoy this thread   LB  

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#2 littlebuddy

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

Close up views

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I have tried to show how well this paper is embossed  but it doesnt relly show up that well on a photo

 

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#3 Sabrejet

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

"....and make believe it came from you!"

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#4 littlebuddy

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

contd ..

 

this calendar in this kit is dated 1944 / 1945

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and looks like someone has a few postcards to write too !!!

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:22 AM

:D  :D  :D



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

i would really like to open up this set but its still sealed   probably since the day it was printed !!??? 

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hope you can make out the names they have written against each type of aircraft ?   should give som indication to its age ??

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

another 2 plus some more writing paper
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Very nice Carl. Drop me a line sometime!  ;)



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

Carl just noticed how you laid this out with the flag...very well done sir!



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

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close up of the paper

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

contd.

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i love the heading on this paper !!

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

Open it up  then      HELLOOOOOO !!!!!  

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

What?! No V-Mail blanks.....or are there?!  ;)



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

Look forward to seeing some of your kits and stationary  !!   many thanks 

 

LB



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

What?! No V-Mail blanks.....or are there?!  ;)

 Check the last photo Ian  ,  there is one tucked behind the behind of the very nice lady !! :D



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Mine in #3 and yours in #4 are the same. That's a nice off-beat collection Carl...well done!



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Carl just noticed how you laid this out with the flag...very well done sir!

 

Thanks Dan ,  i do my best  to keep it all very patriotic !!!!

 

LB



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

Mine in #3 and yours in #4 are the same. That's a nice off-beat collection Carl...well done!

 

Great minds Ian !!! ;)    



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

 Check the last photo Ian  ,  there is one tucked behind the behind of the very nice lady !! :D

 

So there is....I was distracted!   :P



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

By the way if anyone has anything like this, that needs a new home  please drop me a PM !!  (nearly said "a line " :D )



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:50 AM

You will be happy soon...that's about as big a hint as I can drop muuuahahahhaa B)  



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

Great stuff Carl.  As I am in the print industry this stuff is right up my alley.  I really love the letterhead with the B17 dropping the bombs on Berlin!!!

 

Thanks for sharing!!



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

Great stuff Carl.  As I am in the print industry this stuff is right up my alley.  I really love the letterhead with the B17 dropping the bombs on Berlin!!!

 

Thanks for sharing!!

 

My pleasure Rob !!  glad you enjoyed

 

Carl



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

Carl...it's years since I picked up that Army stationary set, I probably paid peanuts for it! I assume this kind of ephemera is still relatively inexpensive?




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