This pin is pinback, 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches in size, hallmarked "LN" inside a diamond and in excellent condition. It consists of a letter "V" flanked by American and British flags. $35
SW127 WW II U.S. Army Coast Artillery Sweetheart Pin
This sorority style sweetheart pin has an American eagle insignia on one end of a 1 3/4 inch long chain and a Coast Artillery insignia on the other end. It is unmarked, pinback and in excellent condition. $35
SW126 WW II U.S. Army Coast Artillery Sweetheart Pin
This Coast Artillery sweetheart pin is pinback, 1/2 by 1 5/8 inches in size and in excellent condition. $35
SW125 WW II U.S. Army Air Corps Sweetheart Pin
This Army Air Corps sweetheart pin is 1 by 1 1/2 inches in size, hallmarked "STERLING", pinback and in excellent condition. $50
SW124 WW II U.S. Army Sweetheart Pin
This sorority style sweetheart pin has an American eagle insignia on one end of a 1 3/4 inch long chain and a pearl rimmed "USA" diamond on the other end. It is hallmarked "STERLING CRAFT BY Coro", pinback and in excellent condition. $35
SW123 "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR" Pin
This pin is 1/2 by 3/4 inches in size, pinback and in excellent condition. $20
SW122 WW I Machine Gun Sweetheart Pin
This World War I sweetheart pin is for a girlfriend or mother who had a loved one in a macine gun company. It is 1 by 1 1/8 inches in size, pinback and in very good condition. $65
This flag is 24 by 36 inches in size and in like-new condition. it appears to be made of silk or an early synthetic material. The stars are fully embroidered and the stripes are individually sewn together. $55
SW119 World War I U.S. Navy Pilow Sham
This U.S. navy pillow sham is World War I era (or possibly earlier), is 22 by 22 inches in overall size and in excellent condition. $65
SW118 Folk Art 45 Star "Old Glory" Pillow Sham
This pillow sham is 16 1/2 by 20 inches in size, constructed of hand embroidery on linen and in excellent condition. $335
SW117 World War II ARMY AIR CORPS Sweetheart Pin
Both parts of this sweetheart pin are hallmarked STERLING, pinback and in excellent condition. The Service Flag portion is 5/16 by 1/4 inches in size. $30
SW116 World War II FORT JACKSON Sweetheart Pin
This Fort Jackson sweetheart pin is connected to a single-star service flag pinthat indicates having one loved one in the service. It is pinback, 3/4 inches in side and in excellent condition. $35
SW114 Vintage MERCHANT MARINE Sweetheart Pin
This sweetheart pin is hallmarked STERLING, pinback, 1 by 1 1/4 inches in size and in excellent condition. $35
SW112 1944 "RATION NEWS" Pamphlet
This pamphlet is 3 1/2 by 5 5/8 inches in size, folds out to 5 5/8 by 7 1/8 inches in size, four pages, dated April, 1944 and in very good condition. It was a promotional item distributed by the Tom Boy markets here in St. Louis. $12.50
SW111 WW II Merchant Marine Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 1/2 by 3/4 inches in size, pin back, has a hallmark of a circle with a dot inside and is in excellent consition. $12.50
SW110 Baltimore's "The Boulevard Theater" Programs
The first program is 5 1/2 by 8 inches in size, 4 pages, dated March 12, 1944 and has a notice from the Baltimore Committee on Civilian Defense discussing the 28,000 fire pumps installed about the city and how to use them. The second program is 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches in size and 4 pages. Both are in excellent condition and advise "BUY U.S. WAR STAMPS AND BONDS AT THIS THEATER." $20 for both
SW109 WW II Dave Wolpers HURRICANE Souvenir Book
This souvenir book is 9 by 12 inches in size, 12 pages and in excellent condition. The entire rear cover is a pin-up photo and states "She's placed here for the Men in Service Just cut her out and pin her up." $20
SW108 WW II "THIS WEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS" Pamphlet
This pamphlet is 5 by 9 inches in size, 16 pages, dated April, 1943 and in excellent condition. There is a photo and map of the central business district and numerous advertisements. $20
SW107 WW II Brass Rail Restaurants Menu
This large menu is 9 1/2 by 13 inches in size, 4 pages and in good condition. It has references to meat rationing and OPA price ceilings. There is an ink stamp that reads "DUE TO RATIONING, only some of these, MEAT ITEMS are available., Please ask your waiter." You can address the rear page and the management will mail the menu for you. $20
SW106 WW II "Hooper's Restaurants" Menu
This menu is 8 1/2 by 11 inches in size, dated March 23, 1944, 4 pages and in very good condition. The entire back page speaks of rationing, OPA price controls and manpower shortages. The inside advises "Rationing Prevents the Serving of Extra Butter." $20
SW105 WW II Pennsylvania Station Restaurant Menu
This Baltimore Maryland menu is dated 2-19-44, is 7 by 11 inches in size, 4 pages and in very good condition. Included is a 6 by 10 inch single-page insert. The menu makes references to sugar rationing, meat rationing, OPA price ceilings and a 10% discount for servicemen. The insert also makes reference to "meatless Tuesdays and Fridays." A nice addition to a homefront or rationing collection. $20
SW104 WW II "BUY WAR STAMPS AND BONDS Drink Menu
This drink menu is from the Chanticleer lounge and restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland. It is 6 by 9 inches in size, 12 pages and in very good condition. Two pages are printed with the "BUY WAR STAMPS AND BONDS." $15
SW103 World War II Christmas Card
This World War II Christmas card is 4 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches in size and blank on the inside. It is in new, unused condition and complete with the original envelope. $5.00
SW102 WW II Homefront Cigarette Gambling Game
In this World War II gambling game for two cents you could win up to sixty cigarettes. The game is 12 3/4 by 20 3/4 inches in size, constructed of cardboard and in new, unused condition. It would look nice when framed in a WW II, homefront or gambling collection. $125
SW101 Marine Corps Sweetheart Necklace
This beautiful USMC necklace has an eagle, globe and anchor on a red heart surrounded by rhinestones and pierced by an arrow. An 18 inch long chain is included. I would date this necklace as 1960 or later. Excellent condition. $45
SW100 USMC Marine Corps Sweetheart Pin
This two-part pin consists of a 1/2 inch tall EGA connected by a short chain to an oval with another EGA surrounded by "UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS". Both parts are pinback and in excellent condition. It is not hallmarked. I would date it at 1960 or later. $25
SW099 WW II Sterling USMC Sweetheart Necklace
This Marine Corps sweetheart necklace is 1 inch in diameter, marked "STERLING", is complete with an 18 inch chain and is in excellent condition. NOTE: There is a glass dome over the Eagle-Globe-Anchor that makes it look there are cracks. Those are reflections in the glass. $165
SW098 WW II Sterling Marine Corps Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 1 1/8 by 1 1/8 inches in size, pinback, has the Hamburg-Hillbourne hallmark, marked "STERLING", and in excellent condition. $75
SW097 WW II 8th Air Force Sweetheart Pin
This Army Air Corp sweetheart pin is 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches in size, pinback, unmarked and in excellent condition. $115
SW096 WW II Sterling Silver Eagle Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 2 7/8 inches wide, pinback, hallmarked "BEAU, STERLING" and in excellent condition. $65
SW095 World War II Homefront Paper Coffee Cup
This coffee cup is 3 3/4 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. On one side is a depiction of Uncle Sam carrying an armload of weapons and on the other side is a depiction of a Minuteman and "FOR VICTORY, BUY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS AND STAMPS." Along the inside bottom rim is "NO. 8 CUP FOR HOT DRINKS A PRODOCT OF CUPPLES-HESSE SAINT LOUIS U.S.A." They are extremely difficult to find as they were made to be disposable and most were used until the supplies were exhausted. A desirable item for a Homefront collector, World War II collector, "VICTORY" item collector or War Bond and Stamp collector. Excellent condition. $150
SW094 World War II Planters Peanuts Publication
This publication is copyright 1943 by the RandMcNally Co., 10 by 13 inches in size, 20 pages and in good condition. Besides various maps of the world it includes information on the uniforms and insignia of the German, Italian and Japanese military, insignia and patches of the U.S. military, U.S. ribbons and ships and airplanes of the U.S. Army and Navy. $35
SW093 World War II Homefront Sweetheart Scarf
This World War II homefront item is a 22 by 24 inch scarf. It is printed with depictions of tanks, planes, jeeps with artillery, paratroopers and marching soldiers and sailors. Good condition. $40
SW092 World War II Homefront Celluloid Pencils
These two pencils are constructed of celluloid, 5 and 5 1/2 inches long and in good condition. I do not know if they are good mechanical condition. Both have references to Pearl Harbor and "V" for Victory. They have a place in a Victory, "Remember Pearl Harbor", writing implement or homefront collection. $35 each
SW090 World War I Bronze "WAR SERVICE" Plaque
This plague is of heavy cast bronze, 4 1/2 by 5 inches in size and in new, unused condition. I have collected "IN SERVICE" memorabilia for about forty-five years. In that time I have only seen four of these plaques. The other three are in my collection and consist of a single star version, a three-star version and a single star version engraved on the bar under the star "19 - EDWARD M. BURTON - 18". I have researched these plaques and have never found any reference to them or any advertisements for them. $265 (Or trade for a two-star version.)
SW089 World War II Souvenir Victory "In God We Trust" Hanky
This hanky is 15 by 15 inches in size, has a green scalloped border and is in excellent condition. One corner has embroidered a Victory "V" with a torch, stylized versions of the American and Phillippines flags and "IN GOD WE TRUST." The "V" and torch are of heavy somewhat three-dimensional embroidery. $25
This July, 1943 issue is 6 by 9 inches in size, 68 pages and in good condition. $20
SW086 World War II Sugar Ration check
This check is 3 by 8 inches in size and in fair condition. It is dated 9/22/1943, is from the Office of Price Administration and transfers 300 pounds of sugar to R. Kennedy's food market. This is the only example of a sugar ration check that I have eve seen. $15
SW084 World War II Victory Coupon
This Victory Coupon is 2 1/2 by 4 inches in size, printed on paper and in excellent condition. $22.50
SW083 World War II "VICTORY RECIPES" Cook Book
This cookbook is 6 by 9 inches in size, spiral bound, 200 pages and in good condition. It was dedicated to the housewives of the Kansas City area and has many advertisements from businesses in that area. $65
SW082 World War I "A LIBERTY BOND IN EVERY HOME" Stickers
These stickers are 1/2 by 3 inches in size and in new, unused condition. They were intended to be stuck on letters, packages and correspondence to promote the purchase of Liberty Bonds. Three stickers for $5 postage paid in the U.S.
SW080 World War II First Sergeant Sweetheart Pin
This pin is for a woman who had a loved who was a First Sergeant. It is 1 by 1 1/2 inches in size, pinback, sterling silver and in excellent condition. $20
SW079 World War I Infantry Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 1 by 1 1/8 inches in size, pinback and in excellent condition. $35
SW078 World War I Infantry Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 1/2 by 1 1/8 inches in size, pinback and in excellent condition. $25
SW077 World War II Army Air Corps Sweetheart Bracelet
This bracelet is 7 1/2 inches in length, constructed of gold-colored metal, has copper links and is in good condition. $35
SW076 World War II Navy Sweetheart Pin
This pin is 7/8 by 1 1/8 inches in size, pinback and in excellent condition. $20
SW074 Ohio Oil company "The BEACON"
This publication by the Ohio Oil Company is 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches in size, 40 pages, dated September 1944 and in excellent condition. It has articles about the emmployees serving in the military and photos of employees "Victory Gardens." $20
SW073 World War II "JOHNNY JEEP" Coloring Book
This coloring book is 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches in size, 42 pages, published by the MERRILL publishing company of Chicago, copyright 1943 and in good condition. Approximately half of the pages have been colored. $75
SW072 Vintage "Son in Service" Pins
We usually have in stock single and double blue star service pins. Single star pins are $10 and double star pins are $15.
Styles may vary.
SW070 Gillette Razor Company "How To Recognize The Rank of Uncle Sam's Men Afloat and Ashore" Booklet.
This booklet is 3 1/4 by 6 inches in size, 32 pages, dated 1918 and in good condition. The front cover has a crease down the center. It is a wealth of information about the U.S. Army and Navy. It identifies uniforms, insignia, patches. Also it explains much about the military such as signaling by semaphore, gun salutes, branch of service colors, the navy "bell" times, different ship types and much more. It is also a catalog of Gillette razors for military men. $20
SW069 World War II Stamp Album for War Savings Bonds.
This album is 3 by 6 1/4 inches in size, 12 pages and in new, unused condition. The photo is taken with the album open to show both the front and rear covers. $12.50
SW068 World War I "COUNCIL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, ST. LOUIS WOMAN'S COMMITTEE" Framed Certificate
This framed certificate is 12 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches in size, dated 1917-1918, in the original vintage frame and in good condition. It was presented to "Mrs. Ivers." Listed at the bottom are over seventy prominent St. Louis women who were the officers and governing board of the Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense for these years. $235
SW067 "Victory" Programme for Billy Rose's Diamond horshoe
This programme is 9 by 12 inches in size, 24 pages and in very good condition. The Post War Preview is described as "The Musical Shape of Things to Come." $25
SW065 Child's "G.I. JR. PARATROOPER" Pin
This homefront pin is 1 1/4 by 1 5/8 inches in size, of stamped tin construction, pinback and in very good condition. $15
SW064 World War II Blackout Light Bulb.
This bulb is 2 by 4 inches in size, is in excellent condition and works!
The black paper label reads "WASHBASH BLACKOUT UNIT, For Blackout Lighting, MFD. BY, WABASH APPLIANCE CORP. BROOKLYN, N.Y., Patent Pending."
A rare item for your homefront collection. $135
SW064A Package of 2 BLACKOUT CANDLES
This original World War II set of two blackout candles is still wrapped with the original label. The label reads "BLACKOUT CANDLES, Will burn 9 hours each, STANDARD OIL COMPANY, (INDIANA)."Each candle is 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 5 inches long with a heavy cord wick. A nice addition to your homefront or Civil Defense collection. Very good condition. $22.50
SW062 World War II Patriotic Match Box
This World War II match box is 3/4 by 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches in size and in excellent condition. It has the "V" for Victory with the Morse Code and "Buy War Bonds and Stamps," "Keep 'Em Rolling" and "Keep 'Em Flying" slogans. A great piece of World War II homefront memorabilia. $20
SW061 World War II TIP-TOP Bread Advertising Premium
This TIP-TOP Bread company premium is 5 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches in size, cunstructed of cardboard, copyright 1945, by Ward Baking Company of New York City and in good condition. It has a rotating wheel that can be turned to find out "When and how to display 'Old Glory'". $12.50
World War II "Victory" Flower Vases These vases are of glazed china construction and have the Morse code "dot dot dot dash" for "V" at the bottom. They are in very good condition.
SW060 Small, 6 by 6 inches in size, $75
SW059 Large, 9 by 9 1/4 inches in size, $135
SW057 World War II U.S. Army Son In Service Pin.
U.S. Army eagle emblem hanging from a single-star Son In Service pin, 9/16 by 1 3/16 inches in size, pinback, sterling silver, excellent condition, $20
SW055 World War II Three-Star Son In Service Pin.
On original card, sterling silver, 1/4 by 5/8 inches in size, pinback, excellent condition, $25
SW054 World War II Two-Star Son In Service Pin.
On original card, sterling silver, 1/4 by 5/8 inches in size, pinback, excellent condition, $12
SW053 World War II US Coast Guard Sweetheart Pin.
On original card, sterling silver, 3/8 by 3/8 inches in size, pinback, excellent condition, $20
SW051 World War II Sweetheart Scarf.
This scarf is made of a silk-like fabric and is thirty inches square with screen printed designs of a caduceus and stars in one corner. Excellent condition. $10
World War II Sweetheart Hankerchiefs. Embroidery on silk-like fabric, 9 inches square, white embroidered edging, very good condition. $6.50 each
SW048 "WIFE" with eagle and "U.S.A."
SW049 "SWEETHEART" with caduceus and "U.S.A."
SW050 "FRIEND" with Air Corps Insignia and "A.A.F."
SW047 World War II U.S. Army Signal Corps Sweetheart Pin.
Pinback, top piece marked sterling, good condition, $15
SW046 World War II Greeting Card: "To You in the Air Force."
New, unused condition, $7.50
Original World War II Greeting Cards In New, Unused Condition.
SW044 "'Hello" To Someone In the Marines." $20
SW045 "Greetings to a W.A.C." $20
SW046 "Greetings to You In The Service." $10
Original World War II Greeting Cards for Someone In The Military. All cards are in unused and excellent condition. A great addition to your "Sweetheart" collection. $7.50 each.
SW040 SOLD"Greetings to Someone in the Air Force."
SW041 "To You In The Army, A Greeting Because I Miss You."
SW042 "Hi! G.I. Joe, What d'ya know?"
SW043 "To You In The Service."
SW013 World War II US Navy Sweetheart Pendant, Sterling Silver Heart surrounded by marcasites, hallmarked: "STERLING, THEDA", excellent condition, $65
SW011 World War II First Sergeant insignia hanging from "USA", Sterling, Pinback, on original card, $20
SW01 Sweetheart pin. World War II. Army Insignia connected by chain to guard. On Original Card "Military Emblem Pin & Guard. Pin Very Good. Card Fair. $12.50
SW012 World War II Master Sergeant insignia hanging from "USA", Sterling, Pinback, on original card, $20
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