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  1. They are all WWI except the I’ve Enlisted. It was made by McCall’s Magazine and was given to someone who pledged to participate in their Consumers All Out for Defense Effort.
  2. Nobody ever banned them in terms of a law or anything official. I have tried to assemble all of the cartoons that have been identified for having some sort of inappropriate content which usually fits into one of two categories, a) it is offensive to a group of people whether it be the portrayal of the Japanese in a WW2 cartoon or Blacks in one titled Coal Black and the Seben Dwarfes which had themes of rationing but used Black characters. 2) Sexual Themes keeping in mind that many of these early cartoons were designed for adults as well. Many of these companies simply would not show them anymore so if you use the word banned, it was self imposed. I have found some of these released in the 80s on VHS on tapes that had maybe four or five vinatge cartoons so you could still find them just not on network TV. The cartoon network used to show these old cartoons at night but now they just show weird stuff, but that is just my opiniion. Even the Disney company, withheld Donald Duck in Nutzi Land (my favorite of them all) and others for a long time including Education for Death. Sometime in the last ten years, Disney released a DVD set with them all about DIsney Goes to War and they have embraced the cartoons for their historic value. I think people like to label them as banned becuase it gets ones attention. If you saw a link that said old cartoons not shown anymore thats not exciting, but banned ... people want to see what was banned. I actually use a couple of these when I teach WW2 propaganda and they have great historic value but I am always cognizant to distinguish between historic value and makling fun of people today.
  3. Kef, I usually look for the big name comics like the Batman, Superman with some grading issues that to someone who is a WW2 collector they still display well but for a comic book collector would not fetch top dollar. Its sometimes tough because I am sure I am not the only person that does that, but like you I am not trying to keep with the guys who drop big dollars on comic books even though they are an imprtant part of our heritage.
  4. The typical selling price on one of these is a pretty big range depending on its time of sale. I have seen them fetch as little as $4000 in an auction up to the first time I tried to acquire one the price blew by my affordable range and kept going to an incredible $10,000. There is a more scarce version of the same table top arcade game with an image of a Japanese figure that usually sells for a little more than the Hitler version. They are both titled Posion the Rat and it operations by turning the dial on the side moving a simulated pill along ridges on the face of the figure evetually into the mouth of the figure to Poison the Rat.
  5. I am going to mention the thought that it is Canadian as I still do not believe it to be American.
  6. The first thing I thought when I looked at it was it looked British. Then I saw gwb123's comment and realized I was seconding that thought.
  7. That depends if you want to sell it quickly and take what you get in an auction or if you can wait to get the price you want for it. If you want to sell quickly, put it on ebay. You may however be stuck with less than what you want for it. You can ofcourse use a reserve but many bidders are turned off by reserves. If you can afford to wait until you get an offer or a price you want, try listing it for sale in places that are free and dont charge such as the category "For Sale" on this website. There are other options such as auction houses who often charge a fee but publish catalogs or taking it to a militaria or paper show. There are probably so many options one cant list them all, its really what suits you best. If you make a choice and pick one, some of the members can share experiences with you on how they fared with items they sold. Good Luck
  8. I agree Brian. While the price sounds steep, you have a cross collectible with those who collect Winton and those who collect WWII anti-axis items/home front. I had never seen these until about ten years ago and in my time searching have seen four for sale and Frank has three and I have the other. I am sure those that most who have them as collectors know what they have and it takes a pretty penny to get someone to part with theirs so yes I would agree $250 may now be on the low end. I would love to find someone who has one sitting on a shelf that gets dusted every six months as gwb123 stated but I havent been that lucky. You know one is out there somewhere but what would the fun of collecting be without the hunt. Cheers, Jim
  9. Brian, You must have been visiting the greatest collection of WW2 homefront items in the country to see those, I assume. Frank has an amazing collection. I have the Hitler Winton figure and have been searching for the others for years but they are hard to find. Good luck in your search. Jim
  10. Your pins were sold during WW2 on cards in sets of three. There were two sets. I find the one reading Dig in four Victory to be in anteresting variety as typically it reads another slogan. The sterling variety came out of the U.S.. There is a plastic variety that is more scarce and a laminated paper variety as well that came out of Australia either in the hands of soldiers during the war or collectors after. I have pics of them all and will post them in the next day or so. Of note, I have seen these sell for in the $90+ range for a single pin when they appear in a Hake's Auction. There is a collector with all three on a card and it is currently list around $275. I guess I am saying your picker had a good find.
  11. Thanks. I started by collecting all homefront items and then focused for some time on anti-axis. I have been looking for anti-axis items for 15 years. I have now branched out to pro American and anti-enemy items from other wars including WWI and Spanish American War as well as Korea and Vietnam.

  12. The two pinbacks with backpaper appear to be WWI or immediate post WWI but several others have told you that. There isnt much of a market for those plus the first one has a fair degree of foxing. The best pin is the Uncle Sam pin which is from the Spanish American War. They came in several sizes and varities and they are popular pins. The V pins are WWII which you also know and a nice bonus addition to the one with a Son in Service which makes it more valuiable than the plain V. The value of these varies and I hate to comment because everyone has an opinion and someone will disagree. The Uncle Sam pin I have seen sell in the price range of $25 to $75 depending on size and condition. There is one for sale now on the internet for $78. The V pins have a huge price range. Nick Snyders book on Sweetheart Jewelry has good price values and if I get a chance Ill see if they are included as well as the P-38 pin.
  13. I was shocked a few moments ago when a fellow teacher opened my door and shared the news. I headed here first. R.I.P. Major Winters
  14. I would buy them. Doyler is absolutely correct in that the value of all items is driven by supply and demand. If these banks werent WWII Home Front related I wouldnt be interested even if it was a great value. The price guide value on these is listed at $65 if they are in good condition so if you wonder if that is a fair value for them my opinion, yes. They appear to be the banks made by the Feibor Co. of New York.
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