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This is the repository for all things ephemera. That is all paper items of a Militaria nature.


Programs

 

This is a the program from Ward 6 of Salem, Massachusetts memorial to the 9 soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.

 

The State of Massachusetts and City of Boston organized a parade to honor their Yankee Division. It contains not only information about the parade but also about the division in general.

 

 

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Letters    

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When US soldiers were on their way to fight in WWI and stopped in England they got a copy of this letter from King George VI. It is a facsimile of his writing but genuine to the period and has its original envelope.

Match Books    

This is a World War II era match cover from the Salem, Massachusetts Coast Guard Air Station. the inside features a Nazi sub in half.

 

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This match cover has the logo for the Salem Mass coast guard air station.

 

This match cover is from the USS SALEM CA-139.

 

 

 

This match cover is from the USS SALEM CA-139.

 

Postal Covers    

This is a postal cover commemorates First Day Postal Service May 14, 1949, on the USS Salem CA-139.

 

 

 

This is a Cover mailed from the USS SALEM postmarked May 10, 1954

 

This is a Cover mailed from the USS SALEM postmarked June 30, 1954

 

 

 

This is a postal cover mailed from the USS SALEM commemorating the Last day of Commission October 31, 1959

 

     
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This is a scrapbook compiled by a Salem resident. in contains clippings from the local newspaper. They consist of V-E Day headlines, Soldier wedding announcements, Soldier promotions and awards and a Marine's death announcement. 

 

This pamphlet titled "Navy live begins at boot camp" was produced in the 1960's and distributed at enlistment offices.

 

 

This is a Christmas Day 1961 Menu from United States Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.

This is a Thanksgiving 1961 Menu from United States Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.

 

 


 

This postcard is from Lt. Cmdr. William H Bates' run for Congress in 1950. It is from the special election to fill his deceased Father's (George J) seat in Congress representing the Massachusetts 6th congressional district.


This memoir of the World War was presented by VFW Witch City Post 1524, Salem, Massachusetts to solders of WWI. The bookplate is unnamed.

 


 

This piece of v mail was mailed to an address in Salem. It was postmarked on 2/1/1944. It was written by a Sgt. who was stationed in New Guinea. .

 

This is a 1881 copy of the By-Laws of the Second Corps of Cadets. I was printed by T.J. Hutchinson & Sons Printers, of Salem, Mass. It is fourteen pages.