Usaaf letterheads and stationery

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  1. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Another string to my collecting bow is USAAF related statinery and paper ephemera .
    Just for Evan @falcon_ib
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    I was expecting contract numbers. Lol. Try that one.
     
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    I doubt there was any contract ! :D
     
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    I have 4 unused sheets of USAAF stationary with full color Hap Arnold logo and a 1943 "Flight Pack" folder with 12 envelopes (no logo on those) and a dozen wing propeller logo sheets with a dozen blank second sheets. the interior of the folder has the full 1943 calendar and the cover has a B-19 bomber.

    I haven't had much luck finding any other variations that haven't been written on but I have seen other AAF stationary variations. paying $10 to $20 for one sheet is a touch call though but I'd like to add to this collection.

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    I have this small 2.5" x 6" 25 page notepad with a B-24 Liberator on it. its one month (May 1943 calendar on the cover... so naturally they did a different airplane for every month but I have yet to see another pad like this one) its from the Weaherhead Co. Cleveland OH that made flexible hydraulic hoses for the army airforces. would love to find the B-17 one! I have it in a plastic protective bag clipped to a 1941 pilot clip board.
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  6. Carl

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    I have dropped alot more than that on just one piece @Edward !
    My dearest piece was for a piece of "Manhatten Project" letter head , $100 !!
     
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    NICE! well, that's something worth getting! for me paper collectibles are worth investing in especially if its something you personally enjoy. paper ages fast and most was just tossed or gone with the paper drives. finding these items and preserving them I think is a great duty. I mean, it was just common stuff to them back in the day but today.... history!
     
  8. Carl

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    But saying that i have my eyes on a piece at the moment which could be even more !!
     
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    I anxiously await you letting us know you got it and what it is! I had my eye on a signed Hap Arnold piece but it has too many watchers so I'm sure it will go for quite a bit.
     
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    that is super nice! I saw an inkwell come up recently looked exactly like this one but said Air Corps. maybe I should have gotten it?
     
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    I have a USAF golden Cross issued ball pen from 1981...Have to dig it out...
     
  13. dmar836

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    Yeah, the AC one would have been neat. Those old Eversharps are from the period but certainly aren’t military issue.
    Dave
     
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    thats the main reason I didn't bother. I knew it was just a standard inkwell stamped for the homefront gift giver. Its amazing what those old pens go for these days to! they were the smartphone/tablets of the day! LOL! Cigarettes, lighters and ink Pens... all the rage!
     
  15. Carl

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    If you want a USAAF pen set look for the Morrison "patriot"
     
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    Morrison "patriot" thanks!
     
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    Be prepared for some deep pockets manevours !!!
     
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    ya I'm looking at archived sales and the one with the wing propeller went for almost $400 lol!
     
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    there is one on eBay now for $70.00 but it needs lots of restoration and the Air Corps Metal symbol is missing :(
     

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