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Received a call this morning from a local fellow who said he had some original landing charts from Iwo Jima. He wanted me to look at them and give him some idea as to value or how he could sell them. I was skeptical at first but when I saw what he had there was no doubt as to the grouping being original. He has the provenance in letters and documents from a Navy officer who served aboard the U.S.S. Mellette (APA156) an Attack transport ship that provided the transportation to members of the 4th Marine Division to the beach.

I am not certain how many of the original, near mint condition, groupings there are out there but this one appears complete. I will be returning to take some photos in a couple days. He has had these documents stored for several years and did not think too much about them. His interest was peaked when he saw pawn stars and discovered that Rick sold one of the documents for $10,000. I guess that would energize most anyone! Regardless, he is interested selling the documents so if there is anyone interested I would be happy to send photos or post them on the forum when I complete them. Again, not knowing how common a complete, original Iwo Jima grouping like this may be, I am assuming he has a treasure there.

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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I understand that. I just mentioned it because what he saw on pawn stars was what prompted him to bring these important documents out of storage.

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Photos of the grouping of both Iwo Jima & Okinawa plans 1944 & 45.

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Has all 6 maps as indicated

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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I have reviewed the Thread, thanks. The owner wants to get the grouping appraised. I have no idea where he might go to do that. If anyone knows of a source I will relay it on to him. Regardless of the appraisal he wants to sell the grouping. If anyone might be interested or knows someone who would be, let me know and I will forward the Phone number.

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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I'm an ETO map collector so Pacific maps are not in my field of expertise but the maps marked Secret are tremendous. I would estimate that to the right collector the group 6 maps and the Bulletin would be in the $2,000. range

I assume you are talking about the 6 Okinawa maps and bulletin?

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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I'm an ETO map collector so Pacific maps are not in my field of expertise but the maps marked Secret are tremendous. I would estimate that to the right collector the group 6 maps and the Bulletin would be in the $2,000. range

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okinawa secret map not rare ; several for sale each year , range price $10 to $100

bought set of 6 on usmf for $400 and 3 on ebay for $37 ....

bulletin also not rare , bought one for around $100 , supplement for $60

for iwo , secret map usually $400 $500

bought one this year , named , with casualty list on reverse for $200 , crazy good price !!!!

last beach diagram set go for $1400

 

 

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Jblodg it's fantastic lot !!!!

 

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Great information, thanks, is appreciated. J

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Seeking USMC insignia, ega's Aviation, Airborne. U.S. Army Airborne patches & wings. U.S. Navy Specialty rates patches

 

In Memory of a loyal friend & WWII Vet Major Earl C. Willey and his USMC Brother Lloyd Vernon Willey who survived three years and 6 months as a Japanese POW in Burma & Thailand prison camps.

 

 

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