Posted 12 months ago
The Army and Navy Needle Book. There are more than 20 different versions made and exported from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Japan, and sometimes just marked 'Foreign'. These needle books were never sent to soldiers, but were marketed to the home crowd, never during a war but afterwards. They were usually produced by our former enemies. The front covers usually depicted ships most notably the Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts but were mostly un-named. This one depicts the Battleship Iowa and was made in Germany (marked in red next to the 'k' in Book on the front and in the lower left corner on the back). It contained different sized packs of needles inside and the packs are marked also with the country of manufacture. These are silver steel from Germany. Some of the packs are missing in this book and it has been damaged by some hungry mice.