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Posted 3 years ago

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After the wife found this at the thrift store last week, she ran in to a friend who said this type of book is rare and somewhat valuable. I've been searching online for similars, but about all I come across are CD's with scans of the original. Is it really something that collectors seek out or is it just the kind of wartime ephemera that such large-scale events produce in great volume and not particularly precious?

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  1. Pencil-necked-geek, 3 years ago
    My other question... how the heck did this get listed under "Propaganda War Posters" when I wanted it in Militaria / Books....?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Unit histories like this are sought by collectors and are desirable.

    The desirability (and value) is determined by the unit and what it did.

    The 141st was a late war unit and this history only goes to its time in Hawaii. In MAY 1945 it went on to Kwajalein and was there through the end of the War.

    A couple hundred copies were probably printed (for unit members).

    Since the unit doesn't have a significant ISLAND HOPPING or BATTLE history, its collector desirability is limited.

    It would be VERY PRECIOUS and desirable to surviving veterans and their family members.

    Scott
  3. Pencil-necked-geek, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love, guys. Scott ~ I had found that history (still don't know where Kwajalein is, however) and noticed they spent the war guarding the shores of Hilo, HI (to where my in-laws retired, as it happens). Thought that there might be some 'excitement' in their postings when I started looking, but no such luck. Thanks for the confirmation of the degree of likely interest and the number of copies printed, however.

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