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Are you looking for a special gift for someone who is hard to buy for? If your friend is a veteran or in the military these collector’s items may be of special interest to your friend.
CIVIL WAR, CONFEDERATE: ROSWELL S. RIPLEY. Partly Printed DS: “Approved/RS Ripley/BGen”, 1p, 7¾x9½. South Carolina, 1862 December 23. Headed: “Requisition for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores for Troops stationed/In the First Military District S.C.” For more information contact HistoryForSale. DOCUMENT 51899
Battle of Fort Sumter – Civil War Collectible – Two Authentic Dug Bullets & USPS Commemorative Stamp
- Civil War collectible commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
- Two authentic bullets dug at Gettysburg on private land with permission of owner
- US Postal Service 150th anniversary commemorative stamp
- Displayed in a 4″x5″ Riker case with white mat and navy blue felt backing
Original Item: Offered in solid usable condition, but all will show some surface rust, grime and possibly minor dents from years of neglect in storage. All lids and hinges will function.
The .30 caliber M1 steel ammunition can box was developed to deliver belts of 250 .30-06 cartridges for the .30 Cal. M1917 Browning machine gun. It has also been used for various calibers in cartons, clips, bandoleers or other packaging. The .30 cal. steel M1 ammo can replaced the wood Cal .30 Ammunition Box early in WW2.
[WALTER C. SHORT] Stars and insignia from the uniform of the Army’s top man at Pearl Harbor. Two silver General’s stars and two brass “U.S.” collar insignia worn by General Short. Each star is about an inch wide. Fine condition. The insignia are each 1x½ in length. Lightly tarnished, else fine condition. Accompanied by two copies of a typed DS: “Walter D. Short” by Short’s son, 1p, 8½x11. No place, March 12, 1988. In full: “This is to certify that I gave to Edward Whaling the following items that belonged to my father, LTG Walter C. Short: funeral flag, dog tag and two sterling silver general’s stars.” At the bottom of each copy is signed certification by Alexander Autographs that these specific items came from Short via Whaling’s collection.
AUDIE MURPHY The Hollywood actor and World War II hero’s lieutenant’s hat, a lobby card for
his film Battle at Bloody Beach and a signed document. Comprises: (1) Dark green officer’s hat. The wool hat with black and gold piping bears a silver first lieutenant’s bar pinned at front. When flattened, the hat measures 10×5. Fine condition. With color copy (on 8½x11 sheet) of the original signed card indicating that “Lt. Audie Murphy, U.S.A.” donated this hat to the “Navy Relief Fund Auction”. These auctions, held for the benefit of Navy veterans, were first held in 1944. Heavily creased. (2) Original unsigned color lobby card, color, 14×11. Battle at Bloody Beach stars Audie Murphy (pictured) as Craig Benson, a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines in WWII. His sole motive is to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years earlier. Lightly creased at lower margin.
- Genuine WWII dated pistol belt, NOT a reproduction and less expensive than most repros!!!
- Also known as the M36, M-1936, or model 1936 belt.
- Interfaces with various pouches and holsters.
- Standard equipment belt of WWII, Korea and used into the Vietnam war.
- Adjustable- approximately 42″ in length when fully let out, meaning they will fit between a 30″ and 40″ waist.
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade Russian Military medal
Medal “In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade” was given by the Governor of St. Petersburg – the inhabitants of the city: awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad”; the award of a “residents of besieged Leningrad.” The basis for the delivery of the commemorative medal “In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade” was awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad” or the sign “The residents of besieged Leningrad”, proven by a license to a medal or a sign. Comes with : medal
Original Item: Straight out of 50+ years of storage! Standard issue pack designed at the turn of the century and used by all US Army and Marine Corps infantrymen throughout WWI and WWII. These packs are all WWII issue. These are in good, serviceable condition, but may show minor tears/wear. Also, these may not be 100% complete expect small missing parts such as buckles and straps, but all should be easily replaced.
Robin Roberts Signed Honorable Discharge Document from the United States Army During World War II with Right Thumbprint – PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10
A Robin Roberts autographed Honorable Discharge document from the United States Army in black fountain ink with rare, pre-rookie signature of “Robin E. Roberts” dated November 1, 1945. The certificate “is awarded as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to this country” and gives his army serial # 16 188 972, rank of private, and associates him with “Attached AAFTTC Unassigned Sqaudron T and Attached 3502nd AAF Base Unit.”