I had spent this last week trying to remember who it was that collected these vintage items for his office/ WW2 style.The 1940s office chair arrived today and it is even way better in person. and the "Property Of" decal is much clearer than the eBay picture showed. so nice second piece for the office. (sorry, I ain't gots nobody else ta show this stuffs off ta.)
all original, very solid.
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Hey Edward.....you need some real pin ups for your WW2 office. I have some originals that I would consider trading......minor update to my footlocker. well, maybe not quite so minor... I had a large 5" x 7" repro Betty Grable photo in it but it seemed out of place considering everything else in it and on it is legit vintage... I forgot to post that I finally got not only a real vintage and appropriate size (3.5" x 5.5") Betty Grable post card photo but also a matching Rita Hayworth to go with it. As it is said before, "buy the item not the story" I still enjoyed the seller's entry about these two items; "
One of four postcards that my grandfather treasured during this service in the Army in the Pacific during WWII.
She also had listings for Hedy Lamarr and Ann Sheridan but I decided not to get those.
If you look closely the Postcards have six carefully placed pin holes along the edge which I would like to believe are thumbtack holes from being in a footlocker or on his bunker wall. One can imagine it anyway! Just the same it lends that much more authenticity to my footlocker. I decided to not tack them up (using the same holes )but to put them in protective sleeves and tack them up that way.... okay so that takes something away from it so I may change that one day but these are particularly rare to find today.
She also mentioned her grandfather put the American flag sticker on the Rita card and that just makes it that much cooler in my opinion! (I paid $12.50 each )
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Buy a real original do you mean actual paintings not prints? Because I can’t afford those! LOL! I actually have over 100 vintage pinups from Vargas and George Petty printed back in the 1930s and 40s framed from calendars true magazine and Esquire magazine but I just don’t have room on the walls for them all so most of them are still sitting on the floor. I even have actual 1940s printers press proofs from Esquire magazine that were never printed on the backside nor folded and stapled into the magazine and they are extremely rare. One is a Varga girl that the San Francisco art exchange valued at over $10,000 in today’s auction market. The other is a George Petty. (Both now Museum quality matted and framed)I had spent this last week trying to remember who it was that collected these vintage items for his office/ WW2 style.
I see that it was you
Hey Edward.....you need some real pin ups for your WW2 office. I have some originals that I would consider trading......
This is great! thanks for sharing these! we are all here to show off our collections and passions! please continue! I love pinup art. very impressive collection you have! I love Rolf Armstrong. I have a nice coffee table book on his work. amazing man.I hope you guys do not take this display of my art collection as some kind of showing off for ego stroking. I am not doing this for such reasons. I just wanted to share a part of my life, some of the things that I have a passion for. I started this newer collection after my daughter was born and this is for her to inherit after I am gone, so by the time of her getting up in age she is sitting on a nice golden egg.
well, thats for my OTHER insane collection hobby my WWII USAAF stuffs... then I sits in my 1940s WWII era office and looks at me USAAF flight crew collection... and talk to myself about it.It’s cool as hell..., although I’m not sure where this will fit in with your office and desk items ... but it is pretty cool.