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    Posted 8 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 Pencil-necked-geek, 8 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, 8 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.

    3. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 8 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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