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
SW091 World War II Toy "PARATROOPS IN ACTION"
This set of twenty toy soldiers is in the original box. As was done during World War II they are made of cardboard to conserve essential war metals. The radioman stands 3 inches tall. The box is in very good condition and is 7 by 9 1/2 inches in size. The twenty soldiers are in excellent condition. A nice item for the toy collector or homefront collector. $125
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 "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
SOLD SW015 World War II US Army Sweetheart Pin, sterling Springfield Model 1903 Rifle with sterling & mother of pearl heart with army insignia in sterling and enamel, rifle 2 7/8 inches wide, pinback, excellent condition, $75
SOLD SW009 World War II Sweetheart Bracelet, made of full-size aircrew member wings, sterling silver, approximately 7 3/4 inches in length, very good condition, $45
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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