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Posted 10 days ago

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bahamaboy
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Well, this was the straw that broke the camels back. America was at war. Major forces had been trying to keep the U.S. out of any conflict but after December 7th that would not be the case anymore. I'm sure every major and minor paper in the world had something like this for the headlines on the 8th. In fact in Honolulu the Sunday paper was being read as the 1st wave were dropping their bombs. What you see in this paper is the extra running of a special "EXTRA" printed later that day. They would actually have 3 "extras" for December 7th because the causality figures were constantly being adjusted upward and dozens of new facts and pictures also flooding in. In fact, in this 1st extra edition there were only 6 known dead and 21 injured. Wow what a day. What a piece of history and to have it from the "Honolulu Star Bulletin" who was there at the time it happened. I have all three of the extras that were put out that day plus a followup paper that gave the "bottom line" figures on the death & destruction in their totality. All are in pretty good shape. My uncle was there in Hawaii and saved these and then much later, gave them to me. I'm glad he did.

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  1. wannabeapicker2 wannabeapicker2, 7 years ago
    You are lucky to have these! You sure have a lot of cool things!
  2. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 7 years ago
    Thank you. All of these years thinking I may have a serious problem in the way I have always gravitated to "all things" old and strange, has slowly revealed a part of me that is actually quite "cool" or so some say. Stay tuned for more and thanks for taking the time to look thus far.
  3. wannabeapicker2 wannabeapicker2, 7 years ago
    It is HISTORY and what is wrong with loving that? We aren't going to get it back. Enjoy your old stuff and your old soul!
  4. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 7 years ago
    I agree & will do. Thanks...
  5. Kim, 7 years ago
    Hi! I have the first second and 3rd extra originials. however, they are laminated. Do you know how this effects the value?
  6. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 7 years ago
    Hi Kim, First of all, thanks for stopping to take a peek. And congrats on having those issues as well. I am no expert by any means on "paper conservation" or storage but I would think that if what you have done, was done professionally or at least correctly, it would do nothing to jeopardize the value. In fact if I were smart, I'd probably be wise to do something to mine along these same "lamination lines". I personally think all that you've done is protect that which you have. And again, congratulations on having these very cool pieces of history.
  7. Kim Haskins, 7 years ago
    Thank you for getting back to me :) I did a little more research and found a site that said laminating eliminates all value. Not sure if it's true but I would check into it further before going ahead with your items! Thanks again!
  8. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 7 years ago
    Wow, I'm glad you told me that. I would have never thought it would have harmed the pieces. I'm just wondering what would keep you from carefully removing the plastic laminate from around them. I'm thinking that the plastic is not adhered to the paper. It's just formed just a nice seal around the perimeter. If what you say is true, this is another good example of what one may do, thinking they're doing a "good thing" when all the time they are doing something that is far from being a good thing. Kinda like when people clean coins. Unless you are a knowledgeable coin collector, one would not know that cleaning any coin destroys the value significantly. Regardless, thank you very much for sharing that info with me. Have a great one.
  9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    I'd have to agree-- lamination destroys collector value.

    I have seen Civil War solider CDVs (Carte de Visite: small baseball card size photographs) that would have been worth $300- $400 find no buyers when laminated and carrying a $100 price tag!

    Collectors want original condition and lamination cannot be removed without destroying the paper.

    With the papers. There still is some decorative value. They would display nicely when lamintated. And the CDV I mentioned probably would have found a buyer if priced in the $25- $50 range.
  10. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 7 years ago
    Thank you scottvez, This is the primary reason aside from the comradeship, that I love this site. Anyone who collects anything vintage needs to know what will happen to the value of their piece if they don't do their homework. I was steered here to C.W. by a fellow collector with my sole purpose being the "gathering of data" about a soon to be 100 year old instrument I own. My 1st post was about this musical instrument. And with as much as I wanted to just "clean it up", my many years as a rare coin collector and having the knowledge that any cleaning whatsoever destroys the numismatic value, prompted me to seek the advice of professionals. I paid $50 online to the most renown authority on stringed musical instruments for not only an appraisal, but for info as to what I should and should not do to the piece. But the vast majority of collectors would have gone ahead and altered this piece in a way that may have destroyed most of its collector value. I just wish there was a main bulletin board here so that all could read, if they wished, info such as this. I "ALWAYS" leave anything I have in the "vintage" arena original and unaltered, until I have at least 3-5 opinions from those in the know. And even then, I may still leave the piece "as is". Now after that 1st post, I am addicted to this site and have better than a couple hundred of my favorite items posted here to share with others. I have met some really great knowledgeable people that I can envision a lifetime of friendships with. Thanks Collectors Weekly and thank you Scott for this valuable info.
  11. JOHN ROLAND, 7 years ago
    I AM GLAD I READ YOUR ARTICALS ON THE PAPERS I AHVE A 1ST ADDITION IN GREAT SHAPE. I STORE IT IN PLASTIC IN MY WIFES HOPE CHEST. I HAVE A 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT THE PAPER I HAD ON THE PEARL HARBOR. THOUGHT I WOULD DO SOME RESEARCH ON IT & SAW YOUR SITE. THANKS FOR THE INPUT . LEARNED A LOT READING YOUR ARTICALS & I ALSO THINK THEY ARE COLL TOO.
  12. MacDaddyRico MacDaddyRico, 9 days ago
    It wasn't as much a surprise as one might think...

    FDR provoked the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor... https://www.brasscheck.com/video/behind-the-pearl-harbor-attack/

    WWII Was The War To End All Wars..? Think... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xITDRGkVGvw

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